Anna Puts The Sleeper Hold (On Russia)…..

Out Of This World...A streaking rocket, Anna's Alex Brinkman took advantage of a big night of offensive support to beat Russia in Monday's rematch of Shelby County League powers. Read more in today's Press Pros inside feature.

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Anna Puts The Sleeper Hold (On Russia)…..
Apr
27

Anna Puts The Sleeper Hold (On Russia)…..

Out Of This World…A streaking rocket, Anna’s Alex Brinkman took advantage of a big night of offensive support to beat Russia in Monday’s rematch of Shelby County League powers. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sam LeCure, And The Bumps In The Road….
Apr
26

Sam LeCure, And The Bumps In The Road….

A mainstay in the Reds bullpen for the past five seasons, Sam LeCure found himself on the outside looking in with a demotion to Triple-A Louisville in March. He took it as just another challenge from baseball, and life. Read more on how he’s working his way back in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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UD Baseball:  One Too Many Sunrises For Vittorio, Flyers….!
Apr
24

UD Baseball: One Too Many Sunrises For Vittorio, Flyers….!

A losing season has seen more breakdowns than “breakouts” for the UD Flyers and coach Tony Vittorio, who with three weeks left has set new, forward-reaching goals for a turnaround. Read more about it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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How Shutouts Happen…!
Apr
21

How Shutouts Happen…!

St. Henry’s Mitchel Stammen braved the howling wind and blew right by the Versailles for a shutout win Tuesday over the Tigers. And for good measure, he scored the game’s only run. 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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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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“Cheat” Counts When Hitting…..
Apr
15

“Cheat” Counts When Hitting…..

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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Hitting “Infield”, And More…With Chris Holick
Apr
16

Hitting “Infield”, And More…With Chris Holick

An Eye For The Little Things…OSU assistant coach Chris Holick is generational in his passion for baseball, and the little things that give one team an advantage over another. And if you dream of playing for the Buckeyes someday, you might just want to know more about what he’s got to say…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Hoard: A Northwestern Weekend and OSU’s Trump Card
Apr
28

Hoard: A Northwestern Weekend and OSU’s Trump Card

The Buckeyes have won seven in a row, sit 13th in the NCAA/RPI rankings, with Big Ten rival and nationally-ranked Illinois coming to Bill David Stadium this weekend. OSU will rely on a “deep roster” as it seeks to make a national splash of its own.

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“Taxes” Hit A Nerve….
Apr
25

“Taxes” Hit A Nerve….

In the week following the annual IRS lottery a lot of readers have shared their own views on whether paying taxes is still a proud American obligation.

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The Coldest Cold Of All…?
Apr
23

The Coldest Cold Of All…?

Even Moms Were Miserable….On a frigid Thursday afternoon, St. Henry beat Marion, but the bigger issue was, and is…why does high school baseball have to be played in such awful conditions? Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nate Jenkins:  Aaron Hernandez, A Joke And Proverb
Apr
23

Nate Jenkins: Aaron Hernandez, A Joke And Proverb

The best word(s) yet written on the sad story of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez. Nate Jenkins shares age-old perspective on the contemporary choices that each of us has to make, often not so wisely. Enjoy a good read!

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Questions For Hal:  Volume III…
Apr
23

Questions For Hal: Volume III…

Pants Make The Man…The latest from those of you who understand the true essence of two weeks worth of Reds baseball, and ask: Does 100 mph matter anymore? Where are the bullpens? And how can you run when your pants drag the ground (above)? Read the latest from Hal McCoy in today’s inside feature.

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Before You Dump On Bryan Price….
Apr
22

Before You Dump On Bryan Price….

If you didn’t like the outburst from the Reds manager, or his choice of words, consider some perspective before you turn up your nose and then climb on an ivory throne.

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Troy Takes Two Big Steps Back
Apr
21

Troy Takes Two Big Steps Back

After a blazing start to begin the season, the Troy Trojans hit two major speed bumps in two days against Vandalia Butler.

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A Very Good Bang For Your Baseball “Bucks”…..
Apr
20

A Very Good Bang For Your Baseball “Bucks”…..

What’s His Argument?…Well, if you factor in everything, cost, competition, and convenience, Ohio State’s Greg Beals can make the case that the Buckeyes are the best baseball game around…and “Buckeye Nation”, they’re fighting for a championship. Read more on another rainy April day…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Hoard:  Good, But They Can’t “Slip Up”!……
Apr
20

Hoard: Good, But They Can’t “Slip Up”!……

They’re playing well. They’ve matured and they’re focused. With last weekend’s series win over Nebraska the thing now is…the Bucks “can’t slip up!”

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Jones Displays Lively Arm At Spring Game
Apr
20

Jones Displays Lively Arm At Spring Game

6-foot-5, 250-pound Cardale Jones was hoping to impress while the other combatants in the heated three-man race for the starting QB job, J.T. Barrett (ankle) and Braxton Miller (shoulder), sat out while recovering from injuries. And he didn’t exactly distance himself from the competition. Read more from columnist Doug Harris in our latest Press Pros OSU update.

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The Reader Speaks…Antwon Lillard And “The Dunk”, Revisited
Apr
19

The Reader Speaks…Antwon Lillard And “The Dunk”, Revisited

Nearly a month removed for the 2015 boys state basketball tournament, we’re still hearing the pros and cons from PPM readers on when to “dunk” in basketball, how to “dunk” in basketball, and whether you should “dunk” at all, in basketball!

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Southwest Ohio Has Many Excellent “Fishing Holes”
Apr
19

Southwest Ohio Has Many Excellent “Fishing Holes”

Here is my annual spring fishing forecast for southwest Ohio – thanks to the research of two hard-working fish management supervisors at the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

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Troy Extends Its Streak:  Clutch In The Clutch In Win Over Tipp
Apr
18

Troy Extends Its Streak: Clutch In The Clutch In Win Over Tipp

How ‘Bout That?…Hayden Kotwica (#10, above) celebrates the final out of Saturday’s come-from-behind win over Tipp and at least for another day, preservation of Troy’s unbeaten streak. Read more from Joe Neves on how they did it…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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“Fresh” In A Very Familiar Way…..
Apr
18

“Fresh” In A Very Familiar Way…..

Versailles catcher Nick Moorman blocked the plate and put the tag on Loramie’s Tanner Rosengarten for the final out as he attempted to score the tying run in the bottom of the seventh. An impressive Saturday high school baseball game to read about…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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“Fresh” In A Very Familiar Way…..
Apr
18

“Fresh” In A Very Familiar Way…..

No, You Don’t…Versailles catcher Nick Moorman blocked the plate and put the tag on Loramie’s Tanner Rosengarten for the final out as he attempted to score the tying run in the bottom of the seventh. An impressive Saturday high school baseball game to read about…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Hoard: Pat Porter, OSU’s ‘Rock’
Apr
17

Hoard: Pat Porter, OSU’s ‘Rock’

It’s what separates good hitters, good players, from the merely mortal. After 33 games this season Pat Porter is at the top or leads Ohio State in virtually every offensive category.

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