Greg Billing

Greg Billing, a life-long Miami County resident, grew up near Casstown and graduated from Miami East High School. A 1994 graduate of Wright State University, he covers high school sports and motorsports. He lives in West Milton with his wife and two daughters.

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Girls Basketball: Tipp’s final shot falls short in loss to Versailles
 Andy Holderman knows a good shot when it sees it. So the Tippecanoe High school girls basketball coach – and former college three-point specialist – wasn’t disappointed in his team’s final look to take down the Versailles Tigers. Even after the shot from the corner missed – bouncing off the far side of the rim...

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Andy Holderman knows a good shot when it sees it. So the Tippecanoe High school girls basketball coach – and former college three-point specialist – wasn’t disappointed in his team’s final look to take down the Versailles Tigers. Even after the shot from the corner missed – bouncing off the far side of the rim...
Centerville girls win fourth straight cross country title
 As Troy senior Morgan Gigandet sprinted to her first Division I cross country state championship, Centerville senior Kelli Walsh surged through the final mile to help the Centerville Elks claim their record-tying fourth straight team title. The girls Division I state cross country championships was dominated by the Greater Western Ohio Conference...

3:16 AM Sunday, Nov. 05, 2017

As Troy senior Morgan Gigandet sprinted to her first Division I cross country state championship, Centerville senior Kelli Walsh surged through the final mile to help the Centerville Elks claim their record-tying fourth straight team title. The girls Division I state cross country championships was dominated by the Greater Western Ohio Conference...
Shawnee’s Warax places 12th, sets school record at state cross country
 At first glance, the numbers suggested an off day for the Shawnee Braves cross country program at the state meet Saturday. But as Shawnee coach Brian DeSantis likely told his team after, any day at the state meet is a good day. Competing in Division II, the Shawnee girls finished 16th out of 20 teams but extended their streak of state appearances...

2:50 AM Sunday, Nov. 05, 2017

At first glance, the numbers suggested an off day for the Shawnee Braves cross country program at the state meet Saturday. But as Shawnee coach Brian DeSantis likely told his team after, any day at the state meet is a good day. Competing in Division II, the Shawnee girls finished 16th out of 20 teams but extended their streak of state appearances...
East’s Horter outduels Middletown’s Smith for repeat state title
 Dustin Horter passed the torch to Conant Smith on Saturday afternoon. But not until after Horter had won his second straight Division I state cross country championship. After all, Horter still needed the torch for his birthday candles. The Lakota East High School senior celebrated his 18th birthday with a dramatic sprint to the finish, edging...

11:12 PM Saturday, Nov. 04, 2017

Dustin Horter passed the torch to Conant Smith on Saturday afternoon. But not until after Horter had won his second straight Division I state cross country championship. After all, Horter still needed the torch for his birthday candles. The Lakota East High School senior celebrated his 18th birthday with a dramatic sprint to the finish, edging...
Greenon’s state cross-country goal: ‘Run as fast as we can’
 The Division III regional championship meet wasn’t the Greenon Knights’ best race. But it might have been their greatest moment. Senior front runner Max Pettit started out too fast. No. 2 runner and sophomore Calvin Wise started too slow. Freshman Gavin Patrick and sophomore Sean Glaze ran as expected. Through their first four...

5:31 PM Friday, Nov. 03, 2017

The Division III regional championship meet wasn’t the Greenon Knights’ best race. But it might have been their greatest moment. Senior front runner Max Pettit started out too fast. No. 2 runner and sophomore Calvin Wise started too slow. Freshman Gavin Patrick and sophomore Sean Glaze ran as expected. Through their first four...
State cross-country: Better late than never for Lebanon’s breakthrough
 The Lebanon Warriors’ trip to the high school boys cross-country state meet came one season later than expected. But when you’ve waited 52 years between appearances, what’s one more? Lebanon’s only appearance at the state meet came in 1964 when the championship race was two miles. For that reason the Warriors consider...

5:13 PM Friday, Nov. 03, 2017

The Lebanon Warriors’ trip to the high school boys cross-country state meet came one season later than expected. But when you’ve waited 52 years between appearances, what’s one more? Lebanon’s only appearance at the state meet came in 1964 when the championship race was two miles. For that reason the Warriors consider...
Regional Volleyball: Tough test awaits Kenton Ridge
 Kenton Ridge volleyball coach Angie Arthur has heard her Cougars say it numerous times. Tonight, they get their wish. “My girls always say they want to be tested and pushed. Here it is,” Arthur said of the loaded Division II regional semifinal field. “From here on out that’s all you’re going to get.” »...

5:54 PM Wednesday, Nov. 01, 2017

Kenton Ridge volleyball coach Angie Arthur has heard her Cougars say it numerous times. Tonight, they get their wish. “My girls always say they want to be tested and pushed. Here it is,” Arthur said of the loaded Division II regional semifinal field. “From here on out that’s all you’re going to get.” »...
Soccer: Creek, Centerville renew ‘friendly rivalry’ in regional semis
 The weather forecast for the start of the Division I boys soccer regional semifinal is 47 degrees with rain. That might keep some spectators away, but Centerville boys soccer coach Jeff Monbeck tells his players to approach the situation with a different attitude. The same message applies to the Elks’ opponent, the Beavercreek Beavers...

8:01 PM Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

The weather forecast for the start of the Division I boys soccer regional semifinal is 47 degrees with rain. That might keep some spectators away, but Centerville boys soccer coach Jeff Monbeck tells his players to approach the situation with a different attitude. The same message applies to the Elks’ opponent, the Beavercreek Beavers...
Girls Soccer: Defense leads Springboro into regional semifinals
 The Springboro Panthers high school girls soccer team has enjoyed measures of success since the program started in 1982. But the Panthers have really taken strides in the past several seasons. In 2015 the Panthers won their first district title. In 2016 the Panthers won their first regional title. What does 2017 have in store? Springboro...

9:32 PM Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

The Springboro Panthers high school girls soccer team has enjoyed measures of success since the program started in 1982. But the Panthers have really taken strides in the past several seasons. In 2015 the Panthers won their first district title. In 2016 the Panthers won their first regional title. What does 2017 have in store? Springboro...
Girls Soccer: West Liberty-Salem ready for state’s top-ranked team
 There’s no need for rah-rah speeches or fiery pre-game pep talks for the West Liberty-Salem Tigers girls soccer team on Tuesday. The Tigers know what they’re up against in the Division III regional semifinals 7 p.m. at Beavercreek High School. West Liberty-Salem (17-2-0) makes the program’s first regional appearance against...

6:26 PM Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

There’s no need for rah-rah speeches or fiery pre-game pep talks for the West Liberty-Salem Tigers girls soccer team on Tuesday. The Tigers know what they’re up against in the Division III regional semifinals 7 p.m. at Beavercreek High School. West Liberty-Salem (17-2-0) makes the program’s first regional appearance against...