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Russia High School volleyball player Taylor Daniel is shown in action during tournament play. The Lady Raiders had an excellent season, advancing to play for a district championship this season.

Olivia Slagle and Lehman Volleyball advance to regional competition. Anna High School's Rachel Noffsinger and Natalie Billing go up for a block against Lehman's Olivia Slagle during the regular season. Both teams won district championships this season, Anna in Division III and Lehman in Division IV.

Troy's Jenna Selby goes up for a kill during a match against Butler. Troy beats Butler three times during the season, won the GWOC North title — as well as its first-ever overall GWOC Tournament championship — and went on to win a Division I Sectional title and play in the district title game. Fort Loramie High School's Julie Hoying is shown in action this season. The Lady Redskins enjoyed a successful campaign, winning a district championship and playing for a regional championship in Division IV.

(Left) The Jackson Center Lady Tigers finished off the season with a district championship and a berth in the Division IV Regional Tournament this season.

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The Minster High School football team had another good season, finishing 8-2 during the regular campaign and advancing to the postseason, where it won one playoff game before losing to eventual state champion Marion Local.

Miami East's Michael Fellers carries the ball during a regular-season game against Bradford. The Vikings qualified for the Division V Region 20 playoffs.

Fort Loramie's Tyler Kazmaier takes down a St. Henry runner in a Division IV playoff game. The Redskins finished the regular season with an 8-2 record to advance to the postseason for the fourth year in a row.

Tippecanoe's Jacob Hall looks for room to run during a game this season.The Red Devils qualified for the Division II Region 8 playoffs.

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Covington’s football team advanced to the regional finals.

Bradford’s football team advanced to the playoffs.

Miami East's Kendra Beckman controls the ball against Lehman in the Division III Sectional title game. The Vikings won their second straight CCC title in the regular season but fell to the Cavaliers for the sectional championship.

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Troy Christian's Amanda Slone shoots the ball during the Division III Regional championship game against Summit Country Day. The Eagles won sectional and district titles and were one win away from the state tournament, finishing as regional runners-up.

Samuel Prakel of Versailles runs in the Division III State Cross Country Meet. Prakel won the race for the second consecutive year, and recently was named the winner of the Wendy's High School Heisman.

Troy's Branden Nosker led the Trojan boys cross country team to a second-place finish at the Division I District meet and qualified to the state meet as an individual.

Kyle Poling and Caleb Ball of Russia High School run in the Division III State Cross Country Meet after the Raiders qualified for the event as a team this season. Also running for the Raiders were Brandon Barlage, Bryan Drees, Jordan Geriety, Alex Herron and Steven Stickel.

Tippecanoe senior Sam Wharton won the Division I State championship as an individual, leading the Red Devil boys team to a berth at the state meet.

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Tippecanoe's Sierra Nellessen competes at the Division II District tournament at Centerville High School. Nellessen qualified for the state tournament for the second time in her career.

Tippecanoe's Allison Sinning qualified for the Division II State meet during her first season with the Red Devils after transfering from Arkansas.

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