Marion Wins Division VI:  Eight Was Never Enough…!

Absolutely, it never gets old! They weren't perfect, but as Cuyahoga Heights discovered...they were Marion. And in the end, with incentive special enough to win their ninth state football title. Read the latest from the state tournament on Press Pros.

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Marion Wins Division VI:  Eight Was Never Enough…!
Dec
2

Marion Wins Division VI: Eight Was Never Enough…!

Absolutely, it never gets old! They weren’t perfect, but as Cuyahoga Heights discovered…they were Marion. And in the end, with incentive special enough to win their ninth state football title. Read the latest from the state tournament on Press Pros.

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Ohio State Beats Michigan In Game For The Ages
Nov
27

Ohio State Beats Michigan In Game For The Ages

Buckeyes come back to pull out victory in double overtime … Dormant offense comes alive in fourth quarter and extra sessions … Ohio State should be part of College Football Playoffs. Read Doug Harris in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Injuries, Missed Kicks, No Offense:  Bengals Awful In Loss To Bills
Nov
20

Injuries, Missed Kicks, No Offense: Bengals Awful In Loss To Bills

When There Is Nothing Dependable…They could not have played worse, or with worse karma. Their broadcast voice called the offense “putrid”. That sums up the Bengals’ loss to the Bills. Read today’s Press Pros inside feature.,

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Hal McCoy:  Beat-Up Flyers Beat ‘Bama…Barely!
Nov
15

Hal McCoy: Beat-Up Flyers Beat ‘Bama…Barely!

Big win for the Flyers, with an even bigger loss of forward Josh Cunningham. And with a shortage of size inside, sophomore Ryan Mikesell comes up big at the end in UD’s win over Alabama. Read more from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Titles For Jackson Center And Miami East That Can’t Be Overlooked….
Nov
13

Titles For Jackson Center And Miami East That Can’t Be Overlooked….

Congratulations to Jackson Center for repeating as state champions in volleyball; and to Miami East who came through to claim its third title in six years over the weekend. Read more about their respective accomplishments in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Trevor Miller…And The Forward Next Door
Oct
17

Trevor Miller…And The Forward Next Door

His story is heart rending, uplifting, and one that gives rise to optimism in succeeding generations. All that, and Covington’s Trevor Miller is a pretty good basketball player, too. As a prelude to the coming basketball season, think ‘hoops’ and enjoy today’s inside feature on Press Pros.

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Craig Stammen:  A Summer Off from Baseball
Oct
5

Craig Stammen: A Summer Off from Baseball

Craig Stammen’s story of hard work and determination to return to form next year after Tommy John surgery makes for an interesting read and great insight into a less-than-happy side of major league baseball. Read more in today’s Press Pros 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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Division I:  St. X Outlasts St. Ignatius, 27-20 (2 ot)….
Dec
2

Division I: St. X Outlasts St. Ignatius, 27-20 (2 ot)….

St. Xavier outslugged 11-time winner St. Ignatius in Division I to claim the Bombers’ third title in football.

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Division III Belongs to Bishop Hartley…Again!
Dec
2

Division III Belongs to Bishop Hartley…Again!

The high-flying Hartley Hawks take their second consecutive Division III title by blocking a field goal attempt by Steubenville…and then won it by making one of their own.

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If Urban Meyer Had Thrown A Headset…Would It Have Mattered?
Dec
2

If Urban Meyer Had Thrown A Headset…Would It Have Mattered?

Laugh, thumb your nose at him, and have your fun while fun is to be had at Jim Harbaugh’s expense. But remember, if you don’t have a passion for winning you’re branded forever as something worse than a whiner.

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Div. II:  LaSalle Opens The Tournament With A “Three-Peat”
Dec
1

Div. II: LaSalle Opens The Tournament With A “Three-Peat”

Game-Winner….LaSalle’s Tre’Sean Smith breaks the plane of the end zone in front of the pylon with the winning score in Friday’s Div. II title win over Massillon Perry. The LaSalle Lancers scored the hat trick with a hard-fought win for their third consecutive title. Complete tournament coverage all weekend on Press Pros.

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From The Finals:  Last Stand For “The Shoe” (At Least For A While)
Dec
1

From The Finals: Last Stand For “The Shoe” (At Least For A While)

Will you miss the Horseshoe?….If you’ve enjoyed the convenience of the football finals being in Columbus, prepare to renew old habits and a relationship with Stark County. The tournament returns to Massillon and Canton…next year! Read our opening lines from the 2016 state football finals on Press Pros.

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Remembering Lou “The Toe” Groza…..
Nov
30

Remembering Lou “The Toe” Groza…..

It’s hard to imagine football for what it’s become in Ohio this week without remembering the life, career, and legacy of one of the state’s finest…former Browns kicker, Lou Groza.

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College Football Should Go To Eight-Team Playoff
Nov
30

College Football Should Go To Eight-Team Playoff

A four-team playoff just doesn’t give enough deserving teams a chance to play for the national title…or enough people like me to write about why eight “is” enough!

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If Clothes Make The Man:  What To Wear At The Championship Game…!
Nov
28

If Clothes Make The Man: What To Wear At The Championship Game…!

Looking back at old photos of coaches from state tournament’s past, from the attire worn it’s hard to tell who was where, and when. But one thing is apparent. Fashion has had nothing to do with MAC dominance in football. For a good grin, read today’s inside feature on Press Pros.

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Hal At Large:  …And How Much Bad News Can One Team Take?
Nov
28

Hal At Large: …And How Much Bad News Can One Team Take?

The obstacles keep jumping up in the middle of the road…while the Flyers just go about their business as if it’s business usual. It’s not even December yet, so this could get really good. Read the latest from Hal McCoy…at large!

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Hoard: Bengals Undone By ‘The Golden Toe'; Time To Kick Lewis To The Curb
Nov
28

Hoard: Bengals Undone By ‘The Golden Toe'; Time To Kick Lewis To The Curb

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has had his run. He rescued this team from police blotters and show dogs on the sidelines, from the days when the Bengals players got more ink for illegal activity than they did on the sports wires. But now…..!

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The Best Part(s) Of Championship Week….
Nov
27

The Best Part(s) Of Championship Week….

There’s plenty to pay attention to this week, and for locals in Mercer and Auglaize Counties the best possible week of the year if you’re a football fan. But at Press Pros we have an entirely different reason for welcoming the state football final. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Most Hunters Dream of Trophy Bucks
Nov
27

Most Hunters Dream of Trophy Bucks

Although the archery season has been going on since late September, some Ohio hunters don’t get into deer hunting until the gun season begins. The first part of this year’s deer gun season begins Monday, Nov. 28 and ends Sunday, Dec. 4. This year’s bonus weekend will be Dec. 17-18.

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Refuse To Lose–Minster Escapes McComb For D-VII Title Shot
Nov
27

Refuse To Lose–Minster Escapes McComb For D-VII Title Shot

The Wildcats saved their season with a critical defensive stop and game winning fourth quarter drive, advancing to state for the second time in three years and third in school history. Alex Lehmkuhl’s (above) leaping interception with 3 minutes left… ended the Panthers final chance and gave the Wildcat fans something to celebrate.

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It’s Groundhog Day:  Coldwater Gets Its Shot At Five In A Row
Nov
27

It’s Groundhog Day: Coldwater Gets Its Shot At Five In A Row

There were some who said it couldn’t be done, given the attrition of graduation losses from back-to-back-to-back previous champions. But Coldwater is now on the brink of proving them wrong…something they’ve vowed to do all along.

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Hoard: ‘I Think Mrs. Brady Likes You.’
Nov
26

Hoard: ‘I Think Mrs. Brady Likes You.’

Good days, and good memories of being there in Tommy Lasorda’s office…and the people you met, like “Mrs. Brady”, in the name of the Dodgers.

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Ohio State Beats Michigan In Game For The Ages
Nov
26

Ohio State Beats Michigan In Game For The Ages

Buckeyes come back to pull out victory in double overtime … Dormant offense comes alive in fourth quarter and extra sessions … Ohio State should be part of College Football Playoffs. Read Doug Harris in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Flyers Ground Game Grinds Patrick Henry…Marion Packs For State
Nov
26

Flyers Ground Game Grinds Patrick Henry…Marion Packs For State

Moeller Truckin’…Behind a sparkling performance by senior Nate Moeller and a defensive effort that rattled some fillings…Marion put aside Patrick Henry for its sixth consecutive trip to state. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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What To Be Thankful For…If You’ve Lost Track
Nov
24

What To Be Thankful For…If You’ve Lost Track

Despite your misgivings about politics, about sports, your mortgage, or paying off college loans, there really are more things to like than you realize…even if you have a warm bed and a place to sit down. Take the time to read and consider your blessings…with this Press Pros Thanksgiving reminder.

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