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Boys basketball: Russia dominates Lancaster Fisher Catholic in regional semifinal


KETTERING — Russia’s regional semifinal against Lancaster Fisher Catholic on Tuesday at Trent Arena went a smoothly as its sectional games.

Drug investigation leads to arrest


ARCANUM — The Darke County Sheriff Deputies initiated a traffic stop at the 3600 block of state Route 49. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Lester Bergman, 39, of Houston, on March 7, 2024.

Girls basketball: Russia can ‘keep heads high’ after strong effort against Fort Loramie


VANDALIA — Russia steadily progressed throughout the season. Just how much the squad improved was evident in a Division IV regional semifinal on Thursday.

Girls basketball: Fort Loramie one win away from state berth after rallying against Russia


VANDALIA — Fort Loramie rolled over rival Russia in both Shelby County Athletic League matchups in regular season and rolled in its first four tournament games.

Girls basketball: Shappie’s buzzer-beater lifts Russia over Botkins in district final


TROY — Russia players give their coaches cards before each game with funny, non-serious “most likely to,” predictions.

Boys basketball: Russia dominates Newton, advances to second straight district final


TROY — Russia completed its tournament run through Troy High School with another running-clock win on Friday. The victory earned the Raiders a spot in a district final for the second straight year.

Boys basketball: O’Leary big in Lehman Catholic’s rally against Southeastern


TROY — Lehman Catholic senior forward Donovan O’Leary had the biggest night of his career on Wednesday. The Cavaliers needed it to make a huge rally in a Division IV sectional final.

Boys basketball: Olding buzzer-beater lifts Lehman over Southeastern, Botkins dominates Triad


TROY — Lehman Catholic played terrible in the first half of a Division IV sectional final. It didn’t exactly play well in the second half, but it played well enough to make a tremendous comeback.

Girls basketball: Russia beats Covington, Fort Loramie dominates Lehman Catholic in district semifinals


SIDNEY — With one lone returnee on the court, Russia struggled in the first half of the season but has played strong in the second half.

Photos, videos: Sidney’s Payne wins two events in state swimming meet


Sidney senior Jarrett Payne, pictured above, won two events in the state swimming meet this weekend at C.T. Branin Nataorium in Canton. Payne finished first in the Division I boys 100 Backstroke in 46.78 seconds, nearly one second ahead of the second-place finisher. Payne also finished first in the boys 200 Medley in 1:48, over a second ahead of second place. They were the first individual state titles for Payne, who finished fourth in two events last year. He signed to compete for the University of Alabama in late December. More photos and videos from Payne’s weekend are below.


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