Hal At Large: Crosby Cashes In For A Win And A Standing “O”…

Sometimes a hero can emerge from strange places, like a fox hole or the inside of a doghouse, places least expected. Tuesday night in UD Arena, Crosby not only emerged from season-long funkadelics, when he left the game against George Mason he received a standing ovation. Read Hal McCoy inside feature on the Flyers.

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Hal At Large: Crosby Cashes In For A Win And A Standing “O”…
Feb
22

Hal At Large: Crosby Cashes In For A Win And A Standing “O”…

Sometimes a hero can emerge from strange places, like a fox hole or the inside of a doghouse, places least expected. Tuesday night in UD Arena, Crosby not only emerged from season-long funkadelics, when he left the game against George Mason he received a standing ovation. Read Hal McCoy inside feature on the Flyers.

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What Are Their Chances…?
Feb
21

What Are Their Chances…?

Wait ‘Til You See What Happened…At least the expression from Jackson Center’s Olivia Clark might lead you to wonder, as Jackson Center moved on in Division IV Monday with an easy, but impressive, win over Mississinawa Valley. Read the latest Press Pros SCL feature.

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Back To Back: Minster Claims Second Straight MAC Championship
Feb
16

Back To Back: Minster Claims Second Straight MAC Championship

In what was a balanced scoring effort for Minster, Courtney Prenger (#30) led the Wildcats with 9 points – and more importantly, to a MAC Championship with a 48-42 win over Fort Recovery. (Photo by Dale Barger)

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A Baseball Story:  How Steve Carlton Helped Me Get A Job In Baseball…
Jan
22

A Baseball Story: How Steve Carlton Helped Me Get A Job In Baseball…

The first professional ball and strike I ever called came via a hall of famer and makes for a remarkable memory; one I’ll share for the sake of anyone who thinks he (or she) wants to be a professional umpire. A break from high school basketball in today’s Press Pros inside feature story.

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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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Coldwater Blanks Minster:  “Jack Be Slick”
Sep
12

Coldwater Blanks Minster: “Jack Be Slick”

A Picture Tells It All…How great line play, execution, and a stellar night by his receivers helped quarterback Jack Hemmelgarn (#10) have a career night in Coldwater’s shutout win Friday over Minster. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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From The Dugout:  We Need More Rocks…!
Jun
7

From The Dugout: We Need More Rocks…!

Our 2015 series on learning baseball from those who teach it best continues with this week’s feature on being offensively sound…from University of Dayton coach, Tony Vittorio.

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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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Life (And Baseball) In The Desert….
Feb
23

Life (And Baseball) In The Desert….

The man who once wrote that Arizona is untamed and unspoiled didn’t live long enough to see it now. The snowbirds are all here…for life, and baseball.

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Why February Baseball…And Why Not?
Feb
23

Why February Baseball…And Why Not?

To respond to our weekend mailbag following last week’s opening to NCAA baseball, some thoughts on the choice of early baseball content, and its relevance to what’s good for “kids”.

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What Are Their Chances…..?
Feb
21

What Are Their Chances…..?

Wait ‘Til You See What Happened…At least the expression from Jackson Center’s Olivia Clark might lead you to wonder, as the Tigers moved on in Division IV Monday with an easy, but impressive, win over Mississinawa Valley. Read the latest Press Pros SCL feature.

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The Reader Speaks…February 21, 2017
Feb
21

The Reader Speaks…February 21, 2017

Volume #3 of your best comments about posts on Press Pros for 2017. In this edition: The “outdoors, fishing, and birds”, pitch counts in high school baseball, Greg Hoard, basketball’s “black eye”… and “Mom(s)”. Read and enjoy the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Forget the ’27 Yankees:  Flyers Pound Their Way To First Win
Feb
19

Forget the ’27 Yankees: Flyers Pound Their Way To First Win

The Dayton Flyers continued their torrid hitting and got just enough pitching and defense to notch their first win of the season…over Furman. Read about the game in our latest Flyer post.

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Hoard On OSU: Weaknesses Exposed, Buckeyes Settle For Split In ‘Classic’
Feb
19

Hoard On OSU: Weaknesses Exposed, Buckeyes Settle For Split In ‘Classic’

The Florida Sunshine Classic wasn’t all clear skies and balmy breezes for the Buckeyes. Ohio State left here Sunday afternoon forced to settle with a split in the four-game event and the full realization that much needs to be done.

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Barhorst’s (Barlage) HOF Induction The Crown On Something “Big”
Feb
19

Barhorst’s (Barlage) HOF Induction The Crown On Something “Big”

When Ft. Loramie’s Faye Barhorst accepted a scholarship to play volleyball at UD she wanted to make a name for herself. Four years later…she’d made a name for the UD program that still stands tall. Read more in today’s special Press Pros feature from another Loramie native, Bucky Albers. (Photos by Erik Schelkin)

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Consistency Vital To Flyers’ Immediate Future…
Feb
19

Consistency Vital To Flyers’ Immediate Future…

After disappointing losses in their first two games against Furman, the Dayton Flyers look to salvage a win, and confidence, in Sunday’s series finale.

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Hoard on OSU: Buckeyes Soar, Then Go ‘Thud’
Feb
19

Hoard on OSU: Buckeyes Soar, Then Go ‘Thud’

There were five home runs, two by Zach Ratcliff; and three grand slams, one each by Brady Cherry and Noah McGowan… It was literally a career day for Ratcliff. The redshirt senior had a career high in hits (four), runs scored (four), home runs (two) and RBI (six). Read Greg Hoard in today’s inside feature.

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Offensive Highlights, But No Win:  Flyers Drop Second Game To Furman
Feb
18

Offensive Highlights, But No Win: Flyers Drop Second Game To Furman

Could Have, Should Have…The Dayton Flyers scored enough runs to win, but for the second day in a row the pitching couldn’t keep Furman off home plate. Catcher Bailey Montoya stretches to try to tag out a runner in the Paladins’ three-run third. Read more on the game in today’s inside feature.

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Hardman Legacy Leaves Its Mark On Flyer Baseball
Feb
18

Hardman Legacy Leaves Its Mark On Flyer Baseball

The baseball passion of one Dayton Flyers comes with a very familiar story, and from a very familiar source.

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All They Do Is Win: Russia Outlasts Fort Loramie…
Feb
18

All They Do Is Win: Russia Outlasts Fort Loramie…

The Russia Raiders trailed for most of the second half at Fort Loramie Friday night, but, as they almost always seem to do, Sophomore Daniel Kearns (above) scored off the left baseline with 3.3 seconds remaining… to pull out a very satisfying victory. Read more from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros SCL inside feature.

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Opening Day Blues (Purple):  Flyers Fall To Furman In Baseball Opener
Feb
17

Opening Day Blues (Purple): Flyers Fall To Furman In Baseball Opener

Two bad innings spelled doom for UD in their baseball opener against Furman. But in between…glimpses of better things to come.

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Hoard on OSU: Buckeyes Open With A Solid Win Over K-State
Feb
17

Hoard on OSU: Buckeyes Open With A Solid Win Over K-State

The Buckeyes turned six hits into six runs, scoring three in the third and three in the fourth, and took it to the house on the strength of a premium pitching performance by Adam Niemeyer. The Buckeyes open the season hitting on all cylinders. Read Greg Hoard in today’s inside feature.

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On The Road With The Flyers:  It Happens Every Spring….!
Feb
17

On The Road With The Flyers: It Happens Every Spring….!

They call college baseball the purest form of good baseball. But I had forgotten… life on a bus, dinner at Golden Corral, and the fun that comes with a baseball team on the road.

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Hoard on OSU: Time To Go, It Starts With K-State
Feb
16

Hoard on OSU: Time To Go, It Starts With K-State

Recruiting, fall practice, and anticipation is over. The Buckeyes open this weekend in Florida with purpose…to see if talent, plus chemistry, can equal early wins.

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Dayton Baseball:  Flyers Open With Spring ‘Retraining’….
Feb
16

Dayton Baseball: Flyers Open With Spring ‘Retraining’….

Coming off back-to-back seasons of “less than anticipated”, Tony Vittorio and the Dayton Flyers are out to prove that some old theories still add up to wins in baseball.

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