Brian Plasters

Reporter

Brian Plasters covers a wide range of sports at the Springfield News-Sun: high school football in the fall, boys basketball in the winter and softball in the spring. He's also the outdoors writer, and reports on everything from hunting to fishing to camping in Springfield. His beats cover Clark, Champaign and north Greene counties.Blog:Springfield OutdoorsBlog:Springfield Ohio Sports

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Fairmont defensive switch keys win over Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — The offense was sharp and the defense was forcing turnovers. And just when the Wildcats clawed their way to a brief lead, it vanished in a long scoring drought.After the Springfield High School boys basketball team led 32-30 with 5:50 left in the third quarter, Fairmont switched its ...

DePriest named top D-I defensive player in Southwest District

SPRINGFIELD — In January, Trey DePriest will start a new football journey at the University of Alabama.But first he needs to clear some space for a few awards.DePriest, a Springfield High School senior, was named the Southwest District Division I Defensive Player of the Year on Wednesday. The district team ...

Springfield sprints past Northmont into playoffs

CLAYTON — The Big Three is no more. Make room for The Big Four.After a dazzling fourth quarter, the Springfield High School football team beat Northmont 39-21 on Friday in the regular-season finale in another Greater Western Ohio Conference Central Division slugfest.Centerville, Wayne and Northmont have dominated the division since ...

Springfield's Hayden Davis tackles Centerville's Tristin Boykin in mid-air during Friday's game. 
Check out more game photos at SpringfieldNewsSun.com. Staff photo by Bill Lackey

Centerville's defense too much for Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — The Wildcats’ defense was good. The Elks were better.Centerville High School shut out Springfield 14-0 on Friday night at Evans Stadium to end the Wildcats’ seven-game winning streak and stop its own two-game skid in a big Greater Western Ohio Conference Central Division rivalry.Springfield had the ball only ...

Cedarville QB goes from protector to protected

CEDARVILLE — Corey Shelton played left guard the last two years, blocking for Cedarville High School’s quarterback. Now Shelton is the Indians’ quarterback. It was a big change for the 6-foot, 180-pound senior. “On the line all you do is worry about blocking and making sure there are holes for ...

Springfield's Titus Montgomery looks for an opening against Wayne. Montgomery scored a first-quarter touchdown.

Wayne mounts rally but Springfield recovers

HUBER HEIGHTS — It will go down as one of the most dramatic and memorable games in Springfield High School’s young history, a 28-21 victory over Wayne.The Wildcats led 21-0 in the fourth quarter on Friday at Heidkamp Stadium before the Warriors woke up. They scored three touchdowns in three ...

Springfield's defense shuts down Trotwood-Madison

SPRINGFIELD — The Wildcats covered all the angles and clogged all the lanes. The Rams had nowhere to run.Springfield beat Trotwood-Madison 36-6 on Friday behind a dominating defensive effort. The Rams had five first downs in the entire game and didn’t score until the fourth quarter when the Wildcats’ offense ...

Yellow Springs considers canceling football

YELLOW SPRINGS — Lack of participation has caused Yellow Springs High School to consider canceling its football program.The district school board will need to approve a proposal to cancel the season. The move was recommended by Principal Tim Krier on Thursday, Aug. 5.Julie Speelman, the school’s dean of students and ...

Springfield High School football star Trey DePriest, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker, revealed Friday, July 30, that he will attend the University of Alabama. The announcement took place at Buffalo Wild Wings in downtown Springfield. Staff photo by Barbara J. Perenic

DePriest’s decision was based on comfort level

SPRINGFIELD — Everything about Trey DePriest’s decision to attend the University of Alabama revolved around his comfort level.DePriest, a Springfield High School senior, announced his verbal commitment in the comfort of his favorite restaurant, the Buffalo Wild Wings downtown, Friday, July 30. His comfort level was padded as he was ...

Long process ends with DePriest in Tuscaloosa

SPRINGFIELD — Trey DePriest went from a great linebacker to a national name during his junior year. Central Michigan was the first to offer a football scholarship. It wasn’t long before bigger names like Alabama, Ohio State, Virginia Tech and Notre Dame piled on.DePriest unofficially ended his recruiting process on ...

 
 

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