Bellefontaine’s Pattison takes 8th at GMVWA tournament

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Bellefontaine sophomore Bruno Pattison placed eighth in a strong field of competition to provide a local highlight in the 64-team Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association wrestling tournament Wednesday at Wright State University’s Ervin J. Nutter Center in Fairborn.

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Benjamin Logan girls run past M’burg 76-45

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Benjamin Logan’s girls basketball team grabbed control early against visiting Mechanicsburg on Wednesday and rolled to a 76-45 non-league victory.

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Coates help St. Francis win NAIA title

Bellefontaine High School graduate Doug Coate and his son Seth helped the University of St. Francis football team to an NAIA title with a 38-17 victory over Baker University.

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Raiders dig deep to edge LTC

On a night with peaks and valleys, Benjamin Logan hit a high note at the right time Tuesday night against Lima Temple Christian.

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Benjamin Logan’s Joel Dixon drives to the basket during Tuesday’s home game against Lima Temple Christian. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

The Raiders fell down by seven points in the second half before rallying for a 48-47 victory over the visiting Pioneers in a non-league boys basketball game.

Ben Logan is now 5-4, while LTC falls to 3-3.

“Any time you are able to beat a quality opponent in a close game it does a lot for your confidence,” said Ben Logan head coach Matt McCurdy. “We are 5-4 going into the new year and that is a pretty good feeling.”

Trailing 44-43, Austin VanBuskirk drilled a three-pointer from the top of the key with 1:23 remaining to give the Raiders the lead for good.

“Austin has a ton of confidence and he hit a huge shot for us,” said McCurdy.

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