Week 9:  They Are Who We Thought They Were (Are)….

As the 2014 season comes to a close, a combination "Reader Speaks" and predictions on games this week that say a lot about the modern culture of area high school football. Read more in the weekly Friday "Picks" page, sponsored by Speedpro Imaging, in Vandalia.

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Oct
23

Week 9: They Are Who We Thought They Were (Are)….

As the 2014 season comes to a close, a combination “Reader Speaks” and predictions on games this week that say a lot about the modern culture of area high school football. Read more in the weekly Friday “Picks” page, sponsored by Speedpro Imaging, in Vandalia.

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Hoard:  Bengals Bucked By Colts!
Oct
19

Hoard: Bengals Bucked By Colts!

In short, it was a horrible, terrible, no good, very bad day. The Bengals never threatened Andrew Luck and the Colts. “We didn’t execute at all,” said tackle Andre Smith. “We played horrible.” Read more from Greg Hoard in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Hooley:  Wait…You Remember Braxton Miller, Don’t You?
Oct
19

Hooley: Wait…You Remember Braxton Miller, Don’t You?

J.T. Barrett has been amazingly successful and remarkably productive after being thrust into the starting role. But that one Braxton Miller tangible has to make you wonder “what if” in the Virginia Tech game…and “what if”, come Michigan State?

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“It’s All About The Kids”… Jackson Center’s Title Chase In Volleyball
Oct
18

“It’s All About The Kids”… Jackson Center’s Title Chase In Volleyball

The Jackson Center Lady Tigers are unbeaten and ready for another run at an elusive state title under long-time head coach Kim Metz. And after Saturday’s win in the sectional final they’re one step closer. Read more from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Coldwater Crushes Versailles:  The Night Brody (Hoying) Got His “Groove” Back…!
Oct
18

Coldwater Crushes Versailles: The Night Brody (Hoying) Got His “Groove” Back…!

Admittedly making up for lost time and games missed, Coldwater’s Brody Hoying left no doubt Friday that he’s back and intent on delivering the Cavaliers to another playoff run. Read more in the latest Press Pros MAC 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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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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The Reader Speaks…Oct. 23, 2014
Oct
22

The Reader Speaks…Oct. 23, 2014

Your comments on a range of recent topics from lumping politicians together, to handshakes after games…Bruce Hooley, to our “preoccupation” with the Midwest Athletic Conference (above). As always, we appreciate the opportunity to hear from you…whether you like us, or not! Read about it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Some Tips for Fall Lake Erie Perchin’
Oct
22

Some Tips for Fall Lake Erie Perchin’

Here’s one more column designed to get you into the mood for some fall fishing. Lake Eric is a great place to fish until the “Gales of November” come around.

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Staars Academy:  A Head Start On Another Season Of Better Baseball…
Oct
21

Staars Academy: A Head Start On Another Season Of Better Baseball…

If you think baseball’s about to go into hibernation for another year, think again. On South Dorset, in Troy, a “new” start is signaling a head start for those with designs on being next spring’s “staars”, like Troy High School’s Brandon Emery (above). Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Concussions: And Why Marvin Thinks It’s Media’s Fault…?
Oct
20

Concussions: And Why Marvin Thinks It’s Media’s Fault…?

Marvin Lewis says there’d be no concussions if someone wasn’t there to write about it. Kind of reminds you of the tree falling in the forest…if no one’s there to see it. Doesn’t it? Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Gambling No Longer Pete’s Achilles Heel, But Hypocrisy…!
Oct
19

Gambling No Longer Pete’s Achilles Heel, But Hypocrisy…!

I, like Pete Rose, am convinced. His banishment from baseball is now one of simple convenience. If they need him…or if they need cash…they’ll call him.

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Hooley:  Wait …You Remember Braxton Miller, Don’t You?
Oct
19

Hooley: Wait …You Remember Braxton Miller, Don’t You?

J.T. Barrett has been amazingly successful and remarkably productive after being thrust into the starting role. But that one Braxton Miller tangible has to make you wonder “what if” in the Virginia Tech game…and “what if”, come Michigan State?

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Game Day:  Jay Berwanger, First And Last Of A Kind
Oct
18

Game Day: Jay Berwanger, First And Last Of A Kind

At the top of two of the most prestigious lists in all of football sits the name of a player few people remember: the first Heisman Trophy winner and the NFL’s first draftpick, Jay Berwanger.

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At Last:  Troy Gets Off The “Hook” With Win Over Sidney
Oct
18

At Last: Troy Gets Off The “Hook” With Win Over Sidney

The 1961 Etta James Classic was not blaring in the Troy Trojans locker room Friday night, but it would have been appropriate after the Trojans ended their losing streak and grabbed their first win of the season. Read about the game from Joe Neves on Press Pros inside feature.

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Coldwater Crushes Versailles:  The Night Brody (Hoying) Got His “Groove” Back….!
Oct
18

Coldwater Crushes Versailles: The Night Brody (Hoying) Got His “Groove” Back….!

Admittedly making up for lost time and games missed, Coldwater’s Brody Hoying left no doubt Friday that he’s back and intent on delivering the Cavaliers to another playoff run.

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The Best Reason They Can Give You Not To Vote For Someone….?
Oct
16

The Best Reason They Can Give You Not To Vote For Someone….?

Typically, a guy that can save individuals from paying unnecessary taxes, and save small business owners overhead expense is a someone you’d think would have unilateral support. Apparently that’s not so with Bill Beagle.

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The Reality Of The Handshake:  What We Want Is A “Feel Good”….
Oct
15

The Reality Of The Handshake: What We Want Is A “Feel Good”….

Questions and controversy over whether high school athletes should shake hands to promote sportsmanship is as far removed from modern reality as another fable of the past…Gone With The Wind! Read more in a reprint of a Press Pros inside feature from a year ago.

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Do You Really Want To Play Better Football….?
Oct
15

Do You Really Want To Play Better Football….?

Three-quarters into the high school football season, I’m reminded of a pre-season statement that never gets fulfilled…and it could so easily!

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Hoard:  Devin (Mesoraco) On The Phone…..
Oct
13

Hoard: Devin (Mesoraco) On The Phone…..

The question for Devin Mesoraco was simple. After working so hard through 162 games in 180 days, through spring training and a last month that was nothing but empty hope, and lost cause, how hard is it to watch these games? Read his answer in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Area  Lakes Offer Good Fall Bass Fishing Opportunities
Oct
13

Area Lakes Offer Good Fall Bass Fishing Opportunities

Last week it was crappie fishing tips. This week we learn from one of the top area tournament anglers about fall bass fishing.

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Hooley: The Age-Old Issue And Todd Gurley
Oct
13

Hooley: The Age-Old Issue And Todd Gurley

The rules say they cannot profit from their celebrity, or their likeness, so they can receive no money for autographs, taking a photo with a fan, appearing at a restaurant or bar…while the University of Georgia is making millions off Todd Gurly, as are other schools with athletes like him.

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