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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Carroll wrestling looks ahead to sectional after emotional win at GCL
 The Carroll Patriots are excited to see what their wrestlers can do this weekend at the Division II sectional tournament. Whatever happens, it’ll be tough to top what the Patriots did at last week’s Greater Catholic League Co-Ed championships. Carroll held off Chaminade Julienne to win the conference title by 6.5 points in an...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Carroll Patriots are excited to see what their wrestlers can do this weekend at the Division II sectional tournament. Whatever happens, it’ll be tough to top what the Patriots did at last week’s Greater Catholic League Co-Ed championships. Carroll held off Chaminade Julienne to win the conference title by 6.5 points in an...
More laughs than nerves for state-bound Centerville swimmers
 When the Centerville Elks step onto the starting blocks Friday and Saturday they’ll be flanked by the state’s best swimmers. There’s no time to be nervous. Good thing that’s never been a problem for the Elks, who are as good at keeping each other laughing as they are at swimming. Centerville seniors Liz Quarin, Lauren...

Posted: 2 days ago

When the Centerville Elks step onto the starting blocks Friday and Saturday they’ll be flanked by the state’s best swimmers. There’s no time to be nervous. Good thing that’s never been a problem for the Elks, who are as good at keeping each other laughing as they are at swimming. Centerville seniors Liz Quarin, Lauren...
High School Wrestling: Mechanicsburg on a roll entering D-3 sectional
 In the past three weeks the Mechanicsburg High School wrestling team reached the regional final of the Division III dual team tournament and won its 11th straight Ohio Heritage Conference championship. Coach Cameron Doggett hopes that’s only a start of what’s to come. “I don’t think we’ve hit the top yet,&rdquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

In the past three weeks the Mechanicsburg High School wrestling team reached the regional final of the Division III dual team tournament and won its 11th straight Ohio Heritage Conference championship. Coach Cameron Doggett hopes that’s only a start of what’s to come. “I don’t think we’ve hit the top yet,&rdquo...
Catholic Central’s Engel twins look to make waves at state swimming
 Catholic Central swimming coach Kaiti Mader calls the Engel twins two of the sweetest girls she’s ever coached. Well, until the juniors get on the starting blocks in swimming. Or the starting line in cross country. Or on the soccer field. “They are the two sweetest and yet most competitive girls I think I have ever coached,&rdquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

Catholic Central swimming coach Kaiti Mader calls the Engel twins two of the sweetest girls she’s ever coached. Well, until the juniors get on the starting blocks in swimming. Or the starting line in cross country. Or on the soccer field. “They are the two sweetest and yet most competitive girls I think I have ever coached,&rdquo...
High School Bowling: Urbana dedicates season to coach’s father
 The Urbana Hillclimbers were on the edge of elimination at the Division II sectional boys bowling tournament. It was an unusual spot for the ‘Climbers, who had won four of the past five sectional titles. But the Hillclimbers weren’t going to be denied a spot in the district championships. Not in the year of #carrythegary. »...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Urbana Hillclimbers were on the edge of elimination at the Division II sectional boys bowling tournament. It was an unusual spot for the ‘Climbers, who had won four of the past five sectional titles. But the Hillclimbers weren’t going to be denied a spot in the district championships. Not in the year of #carrythegary. »...
One year after ‘very scary’ injury, Northwestern’s Snyder wins title
 Northwestern High School senior Nathan Snyder stood tall atop the podium during the Central Buckeye Conference wrestling awards ceremony on Saturday. A season ago Snyder was happy to simply be standing. Last season Snyder was thrown while wrestling Bellefontaine’s Garrett Gross, also his opponent in Saturday’s 195-pound championship...

Posted: 6 days ago

Northwestern High School senior Nathan Snyder stood tall atop the podium during the Central Buckeye Conference wrestling awards ceremony on Saturday. A season ago Snyder was happy to simply be standing. Last season Snyder was thrown while wrestling Bellefontaine’s Garrett Gross, also his opponent in Saturday’s 195-pound championship...
High School Swimming: Springboro ready for district championships
 Hosting some of the state’s best talent, the Southwest District championships is as good test for next week’s state meet. Consider the Springboro Panthers ready. Springboro enters the Division I district meet Saturday at Miami University with the state’s top times in both the 200-yard medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay...

Posted: 7 days ago

Hosting some of the state’s best talent, the Southwest District championships is as good test for next week’s state meet. Consider the Springboro Panthers ready. Springboro enters the Division I district meet Saturday at Miami University with the state’s top times in both the 200-yard medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay...
High School Swimming: Waynesville’s Conley eyes more state hardware
 A new champion will be crowned in the 500-yard freestyle at the Division II state meet next week. But those swimming the 200 free are on notice: watch out for Waynesville junior Owen Conley. Conley won a pair of state championships last season in the 200 individual medley and that 500 free title. This season he elected to drop down from the...

Posted: 8 days ago

A new champion will be crowned in the 500-yard freestyle at the Division II state meet next week. But those swimming the 200 free are on notice: watch out for Waynesville junior Owen Conley. Conley won a pair of state championships last season in the 200 individual medley and that 500 free title. This season he elected to drop down from the...
High School Swimming: Springfield’s Turner sisters motivate each other
 There’s no coasting for swimming sisters Rylie and Reese Turner when it comes to their quest for state. The Springfield High School students won’t let each other. “They push each other. They make each other better,” Springfield swim coach Stephanie Scholl said. “They call it the grind. If one tries to skip out...

Posted: 8 days ago

There’s no coasting for swimming sisters Rylie and Reese Turner when it comes to their quest for state. The Springfield High School students won’t let each other. “They push each other. They make each other better,” Springfield swim coach Stephanie Scholl said. “They call it the grind. If one tries to skip out...
Prep wrestling: Greenon looks to end Mechanicburg’s 10-year OHC run
 The Ohio Heritage Conference wrestling championship has been the Mechanicsburg’s to win dating back to 2001. And the Indians have responded with 13 titles in 17 seasons, including 10 straight. This season Mechanicsburg faces one of its toughest challenges from the Greenon Knights, a team that hasn’t won a league wrestling title...

Posted: 9 days ago

The Ohio Heritage Conference wrestling championship has been the Mechanicsburg’s to win dating back to 2001. And the Indians have responded with 13 titles in 17 seasons, including 10 straight. This season Mechanicsburg faces one of its toughest challenges from the Greenon Knights, a team that hasn’t won a league wrestling title...
Prep wrestling: Wortham, CJ teammates eye another GCL Co-Ed title
 For many kids, their introduction to youth wrestling can be complicated and confusing. Such was the case for now Chaminade Julienne junior Isaiah Wortham. There were no rings, no ropes and especially no top rope to leap off. “So what happened was,” Wortham said, telling the story of how he got started as an 8-year old, &ldquo...

Posted: 9 days ago

For many kids, their introduction to youth wrestling can be complicated and confusing. Such was the case for now Chaminade Julienne junior Isaiah Wortham. There were no rings, no ropes and especially no top rope to leap off. “So what happened was,” Wortham said, telling the story of how he got started as an 8-year old, &ldquo...