Conner Pohl, Dom Canzone, And Good News From The Eastern Front…

Summering Well...Arcanum's Connor Pohl is refining his fine freshman season at Ohio State with teammate Dom Canzone, seeing some new country and hitting fastballs and sliders from other parts of the country. They're taking Virginia's Blue Ridge Valley like Stonewall once did. Read the latest Press Pros summer update.

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Conner Pohl, Dom Canzone, And Good News From The Eastern Front…
Jun
26

Conner Pohl, Dom Canzone, And Good News From The Eastern Front…

Summering Well…Arcanum’s Connor Pohl is refining his fine freshman season at Ohio State with teammate Dom Canzone, seeing some new country and hitting fastballs and sliders from other parts of the country. They’re taking Virginia’s Blue Ridge Valley like Stonewall once did. Read the latest Press Pros summer update.

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Schroer, Leugers, Garner Press Pros Awards For The MAC…
Jun
14

Schroer, Leugers, Garner Press Pros Awards For The MAC…

In the most competitive selection process yet, Marion Local’s Duane Leugers and New Knoxville’s Kenzie Schroer, with Press Pros publisher Sonny Fulks, received financial aid Wednesday as the MAC’s male and female Student Athletes Of The Year. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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The Most Interesting Player In Area Division IV Basketball…?
Jun
11

The Most Interesting Player In Area Division IV Basketball…?

At 6’8” and 275 pounds, Troy Christian’s James Anderson casts a long shadow wherever he goes. But will that shadow make him the area’s most interesting figure in Division IV basketball come December? Read more in today’s Pres Pros off-season feature on area athletes.

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Hal Answers:  Volume 5
Jun
8

Hal Answers: Volume 5

There’s a little bit of everything in this edition of answers from Hal McCoy – Reds players with funny names…the price of beer in the ‘good ol’ days…progress of #1 draft choice Nick Senzel (pictured)…and whatever happened to the vintage ball bats of the past. Read today’s inside feature if you’re dying to know.

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Special Delivery:  Monnier Delivers Russia To Division IV Final…
Jun
2

Special Delivery: Monnier Delivers Russia To Division IV Final…

Who Da’ Thunk It? The Russia Raiders pulled off a stirring comeback and a dramatic finish to punch their ticket for Saturday’s Division IV final against Minster. Read more about the game and Saturday’s most compelling title game in the latest update from the state tournament.

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Raiders Edge Flyers In A Classic Repeat
May
10

Raiders Edge Flyers In A Classic Repeat

Like “deja vu all over again”, Dayton and Wright State hooked up Tuesday with the exact same results of their game earlier this season. Funny, unless you’re a Flyer fan…or Tony Vittorio. Read the latest Flyer update in today’s Press Pros.

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From The Dugout:  The “Changeup”…..
Jan
9

From The Dugout: The “Changeup”…..

Our 2017 series on learning baseball from those who teach it best debuts with this week’s feature on one of baseball’s most underutilized pitches…from University of Dayton pitching coach, Ryne Romick.

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Greg Hoard: Youth Prevails in Bengals’ Finale
Jan
1

Greg Hoard: Youth Prevails in Bengals’ Finale

And again we wait. If the true test of an NFL team is the ability to sustain and maintain a consistently successful performance, and to build on that success week after week…with the Bengals’ win in Sunday’s finale, we’re in an all-too-familiar position. Once again…we wait to see. Read Greg Hoard in the latest inside feature.

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For A Time, Being In The Hunt Enough
Oct
14

For A Time, Being In The Hunt Enough

On Top Of Their World, For Now…Undefeated at the halfway pole Ohio State fans can only watch and hope…for a clean finish by a “good” Buckeyes team, and a stumble by one or two others perceived to be “great”. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Adam Niemeyer’s Summer Of Anticipation
Jul
4

Adam Niemeyer’s Summer Of Anticipation

Armed And Ready…College-bound and owner of two state championships in baseball, Minster’s Adam Niemeyer prepares for the next step, the next challenge, and hopefully more success as a Buckeye. Read more of our summer series on area athletes…where they’ve been, and where they’re going…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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What Sport Teaches…Whether You Like It Or Not
Jun
25

What Sport Teaches…Whether You Like It Or Not

Responding to one recent reader of the Press Pros site, and those who advocate for a softer, more inclusive world, some of the best lessons of life are learned through competition and disappointment…and there’s not a thing you can (or should) do about it! Take some time to read more in the latest Press Pros summer feature.

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‘Coons In The Corn…
Jun
24

‘Coons In The Corn…

For those who profess to love all God’s creatures without reservation, some words about those willing to reconsider when the creatures come between them and their stomach. Guest writer Tom Cappell provides the latest weekend feature update on Press Pros.

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What’s Clear With The NBA Draft…
Jun
23

What’s Clear With The NBA Draft…

You don’t have to read between the lines. Thursday’s NBA draft made two things perfectly clear about the priority of basketball. And depending on how much you value a good plan ‘B’…neither one of them are good.

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How Is The Reds’ Rebuild Working…For You?
Jun
23

How Is The Reds’ Rebuild Working…For You?

Their record at the midway point of the season is identical to how they finished last year. Fans were promised better, or at least exciting baseball. But…don’t you eventually have to win, too?

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The Reader Speaks…June 22, 2017
Jun
22

The Reader Speaks…June 22, 2017

The latest cmments received post-state tournament from readers with issues over the issues of amateur baseball…extended season, pitch count…and even a few kind words! Take a few moments to read and see how the other side thinks…today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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One Final Piece Of Business:  SWDAB Honors Standout Scholar Athletes
Jun
20

One Final Piece Of Business: SWDAB Honors Standout Scholar Athletes

An annual rite of passage, the Southwest District Board of the OHSAA took time Tuesday evening to honor its elite student athletes for accomplishment on the playing field and in the classroom. An impressive group, and presentation, headlines today’s edition of Press Pros.

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Encore Hoard:  How Can We Save The All-Star Game…?
Jun
18

Encore Hoard: How Can We Save The All-Star Game…?

Once upon a time it was about the best players among their peers and not the most popular players among fans, as the National League All-Stars welcome Stan Musial (far left) after his walk-off homer won the 1955 Mid-Summer Classic. Read more from Greg Hoard in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Chips (Off The Old Block) Come In Diff’rent Shapes….
Jun
18

Chips (Off The Old Block) Come In Diff’rent Shapes….

A lot of us will claim similarities this weekend with our dads. That’s the proud part. But how can you explain the differences?

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Stammen Classic Meets Luke Sudhoff….
Jun
17

Stammen Classic Meets Luke Sudhoff….

Coldwater’s 12-year-olds made a good impression in Saturday’s continuation of the Craig Stammen youth tournament in Versailles. And their shortstop, in just two at bats, gave baseball blue-bloods enough to remember all summer (and year) long. A summer weekend read in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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The Craig Stammen Classic:  Boys Playing Baseball….
Jun
16

The Craig Stammen Classic: Boys Playing Baseball….

There is no better description, and there is no better reason for getting together on a sultry June evening. It was nothing more than boys playing baseball on opening night of the 2017 Craig Stammen youth baseball “Classic”. Read about it in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Opinion:  Lonsway’s, Others’, Choice Not That Tough…!
Jun
15

Opinion: Lonsway’s, Others’, Choice Not That Tough…!

For pitchers and position players who were selected outside the first ten rounds of this week’s draft the choice of whether to learn in ‘A’ Ball, or college, is not that tough to make. Just ask around.

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What’s Good For Basketball?
Jun
15

What’s Good For Basketball?

It’s long been a theory that if not for ESPN there would be no NBA, the two as financially connected as Siamese twins. But with up-and-down ratings, and a clear fall-off in interest for teams outside Golden State and Cleveland, can anyone say for sure if that’s best for basketball; or can anyone refute that it’s all about what’s good for ESPN?

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Boys Of A Different Summer…Revisited
Jun
15

Boys Of A Different Summer…Revisited

Every good reason to play, and support, youth baseball is on display this weekend in Versailles – Craig Stammen’s annual tournament for a different generation of boys – who will tell you its one of the best things about summer.

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Hoard: Another Pete Party; What It Means And To Whom
Jun
14

Hoard: Another Pete Party; What It Means And To Whom

His could have been one of the greatest sports stories of all time, but the last pages were not good ones. Pete violated Major League Baseball’s cardinal rule. Once more, this weekend, Reds fans will be asked to both remember once again…and forget.

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First Round Draft Picks I’ve Known…..
Jun
13

First Round Draft Picks I’ve Known…..

Clint Hurdle then, and Clint Hurdle now….With the excitement surrounding Monday’s major league draft, and the Reds pick of prep phenom Hunter Greene, there must be some perspective relative to where baseball’s first round choices are concerned…all that glitters is not gold! Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Tyler Cowles:  What I Did With My Summer Vacation…!
Jun
12

Tyler Cowles: What I Did With My Summer Vacation…!

The Buckeyes’ outfielder from Grove City left campus with a bad taste in his mouth…and Tyler Cowles has vowed to spend his summer proving that his name should be foremost for a corner outfield position next spring. He’s playing in Chillicothe this summer to make his case. Read more on summer Buckeyes baseball.

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Three Letters From Fans Of Baseball:  Letter #3
Jun
12

Three Letters From Fans Of Baseball: Letter #3

Our recent blog on the state of high school baseball drew swift response from around the state…who took the time to share their own opinion on the state of a boys game that in the words of one, “is just too simple for the times.” In the third of three letters posted, another writer shares that no one’s listening because changing the baseball season would inconvenience too many adults.

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Turkey Take is Up Over 2016
Jun
12

Turkey Take is Up Over 2016

More birds and more hunters meant a larger harvest during the 2017 Ohio spring wild turkey hunting season, which concluded May 28.

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