“Slump” Buster…Hoying’s 27 Bests Ft. Loramie

Big Win For The Raiders...Russia's Nolan Francis flies to the rim for 2 of his 8 points in Tuesday's win over rival Loramie, but the big story was teammate Gavin Hoying's 27, and how he helped the Raiders break their two-game losing streak. More in today's Press Pros inside feature.

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“Slump” Buster…Hoying’s 27 Bests Ft. Loramie
Jan
27

“Slump” Buster…Hoying’s 27 Bests Ft. Loramie

Big Win For The Raiders…Russia’s Nolan Francis flies to the rim for 2 of his 8 points in Tuesday’s win over rival Loramie, but the big story was teammate Gavin Hoying’s 27, and how he helped the Raiders break their two-game losing streak. More in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Greg Hoard:  “Maz”
Jan
26

Greg Hoard: “Maz”

Former Pirate Bill Mazeroski and the most unlikely of finishes to the 1960 World Series endure, and still proves that when you swing the bat in baseball…anything can happen! Classic nostalgia on a cold January day from Greg Hoard in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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What Everyone Now Knows About St. Henry….!
Jan
24

What Everyone Now Knows About St. Henry….!

On a quiet night by Ryan Mikesell, a different St. Henry, and a different leader, emerged to defeat MAC rival Marion Local for the second time. Read more in the latest MAC feature story on Press Pros.

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From The Dugout:  You “Must” Get The Sacrifice Bunt Down…!
Jan
20

From The Dugout: You “Must” Get The Sacrifice Bunt Down…!

Our 2015 series on learning baseball from those who teach is best continues with this week’s feature on executing the sacrifice bunt…from University of Dayton coach, Tony Vittorio.

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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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Hoard:  The Lesson Of XVI…!
Jan
19

Hoard: The Lesson Of XVI…!

Wicky-Wacky And The Bengals…It took a post-season face-to-face with a Bengals linebacker to make me realize that the players’ perception of football, and a writer’s perception of football, are sometimes not mutually appreciated. Remembering the last Bengals team to play in a Super Bowl, Greg Hoard in today’s inside feature.

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And For Good Measure, Bucks Hammer Michigan…!
Jan
13

And For Good Measure, Bucks Hammer Michigan…!

Motivated by their latest football title the night before, Ohio State’s Shannon Scott drives for two of his seven first half points in Tuesday’s win over Michigan. The basketball Bucks wanted to put on a good show against the team up north…and they did! Read more in today’s inside feature.

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If We Have The Freedom To Speak….!
Jan
27

If We Have The Freedom To Speak….!

Regardless of who wins this week’s Super Bowl, consider some ironies that cast doubts on the basic premise of fair play, journalistic credibility, and freedom of speech!

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Ice Can Be Nice For Anglers
Jan
26

Ice Can Be Nice For Anglers

When the temperatures linger around zero, most folks are uncomfortable when they venture out … but not ice fishing fanatics. Here are a few ice fishing tips .

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To Whom Much Is Given….!
Jan
25

To Whom Much Is Given….!

Proud Dad…North Star’s Jeff Stammen looks on as son Craig headlined an evening of baseball and fund raising Saturday at the Versailles Diamond Club’s annual benefit. If you want an insight as to why some communities, and even some teams seem to have all the luck, look no farther. Just read in today’s Press Pros inside feature..

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Hoard:  Things That Confound…
Jan
25

Hoard: Things That Confound…

It’s mid-winter and while I stare daily at Ohio’s gray skies and colorless landscape…I look about to find and concede that it’s perhaps the little things that really drive me nuts, not temps and flora, or worry over Ohio State’s next recruiting class.

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Russia vs. Loramie:  The ‘Cardiac ‘Skins’ Strike Again
Jan
25

Russia vs. Loramie: The ‘Cardiac ‘Skins’ Strike Again

Behind a superb fourth quarter from Jessica Boerger, Fort Loramie survived another razor thin decision to win its 14th straight game.

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Hal McCoy:  Like Grant Took Richmond…!
Jan
25

Hal McCoy: Like Grant Took Richmond…!

While his scoring line said he scored only eight points, Kyle Davis had the biggest basket of the game — the last one. It gave Dayton a thrilling win and maybe some time on ESPN Top Ten. Read more in the latest Press Pros inside feature from Hal McCoy.

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Remembering Ernie Banks…A Beautiful Man!
Jan
24

Remembering Ernie Banks…A Beautiful Man!

His passing Friday brought to me a particular sadness, of memories of good days in baseball, our one meeting and his words on loving the game and optimism. He was Mr. Cub…Ernie Banks!

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Anna @ Russia: Rockets Shake Up The Shelby County League Leaderboard.
Jan
24

Anna @ Russia: Rockets Shake Up The Shelby County League Leaderboard.

Behind the red-hot shooting of Evan Romie, Anna shook off a three game losing streak and tightened up the Shelby County League race. Read more from Joe Neves inside Press Pros.

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Troy’s Hudson Leads Way For Rivalry Win
Jan
24

Troy’s Hudson Leads Way For Rivalry Win

Behind Tre Hudson’s career night Troy surprises Piqua on a night when both communities rally to support Wounded Warriors. Read more from columnist Doug Harris in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Sixth Annual Versailles Baseball Dinner Something You Should Do…!
Jan
22

Sixth Annual Versailles Baseball Dinner Something You Should Do…!

A couple of Friday reminders, lest your weekend is thus far lacking. One, have a good time for a good cause with Versailles’ native and Washington Nationals’ pitcher Craig Stammen. And two, if you’re looking for college money next fall take the time to apply for the Press Pros Hal McCoy Award.

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The Reader Speaks…January 22, 2015
Jan
22

The Reader Speaks…January 22, 2015

The new year continues to bring many first-time readers to the Press Pros site, and those willing to express their frustration and delight with what they’ve read.

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The (Baseball) People’s Choice….
Jan
22

The (Baseball) People’s Choice….

Hal Telling Fish Stories?…Well, sort of, as Mr. McCoy delighted the crowd Wednesday at Portsmouth’s Baseball Murals Banquet with anecdotes and excerpts from his soon-to-be-released book, “The Real McCoy”. For the true baseball fan, the best night imaginable. And read why in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Doug Harris:  Tipp Moves On Without Staley…!
Jan
21

Doug Harris: Tipp Moves On Without Staley…!

The New Man…An abrupt coaching change at Tipp City comes as a surprise to those who admired Jim Staley, his 540 career wins, and a place in the Ohio High School Basketball Coach Hall of Fame. Why, and what now, as assistant Mike Piatt (above) takes the reins? Read today’s inside feature from Doug Harris.

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Like He’d Never Left…!
Jan
21

Like He’d Never Left…!

Mike Piatt’s first night back as a head coach left him wanting…for time, for a better result, and most assuredly, a different circumstance.

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Press Pros Welcomes Doug Harris….!
Jan
20

Press Pros Welcomes Doug Harris….!

The latest of area “pros” to join the editorial staff of Press Pros, Doug Harris brings the total package as former athlete, and award-winning writer.

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Hal:  Stuff That Bothers Me (And Probably No One Else)…!
Jan
19

Hal: Stuff That Bothers Me (And Probably No One Else)…!

January, no Browns again (there hasn’t been for years), so the off-the-cuff stuff I wonder about, stuff that bothers me while I study my fingernails. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature…that is, if you have nothing better to do!

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