For The Sake Of Safety, And Controversy…Just Eliminate The Dunk!

Any Need For This?....Saturday's example in the Division II title game gives some strong incentive for more cultural change regarding safety in sports, and some "kumbaya". Just eliminate the dunk in basketball! Read more in today's Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
29

For The Sake Of Safety, And Controversy…Just Eliminate The Dunk!

Any Need For This?….Saturday’s example in the Division II title game gives some strong incentive for more cultural change regarding safety in sports, and some “kumbaya”. Just eliminate the dunk in basketball! Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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The Real Ryan Riga Has Grown Up, Is Standing Up…!
Mar
29

The Real Ryan Riga Has Grown Up, Is Standing Up…!

Back healthy and matured in the responsibilities of baseball and life, senior Ryan Riga is making a name for himself now, and hopefully, the future. Read more in our latest Press Pros feature on the Buckeyes.

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Division Four State Championship: Linkous Preserves History, Saves The Patriots
Mar
28

Division Four State Championship: Linkous Preserves History, Saves The Patriots

How Sweet!…Colton Linkous reacts to his game-winning shot Saturday, the moment that preserved the Patriots’ perfect season and a long-awaited championship in basketball. Read more in our latest Press Pros update from the state tournament.

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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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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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Flyers Warm To The Task…They’re Finally Winning!
Mar
9

Flyers Warm To The Task…They’re Finally Winning!

Freshman Tyson Schnitkey (above) gained his first collegiate win Monday as the UD Flyers battled plummeting temperatures and the University of Buffalo to win 9-7. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Div. III:  Versailles Makes Good On A Pledge
Mar
21

Div. III: Versailles Makes Good On A Pledge

Lauren Bruns made good on a pledge, and Versailles took its second state title behind the performance of a mercurial freshman and some seniors not willing to let time leave them behind, or disappointed. More in the latest state tournament update.

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OSU Baseball:  The Real Ryan Riga Has Grown Up, Is Standing Up….!
Mar
29

OSU Baseball: The Real Ryan Riga Has Grown Up, Is Standing Up….!

Back healthy and matured in the responsibilities of baseball and life, Ohio State senior Ryan Riga is making a name for himself now, and hopefully, the future.

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In Division I: Wayne Coasts To Victory Behind Trice
Mar
29

In Division I: Wayne Coasts To Victory Behind Trice

Wayne claims its first-ever state basketball title in Division I behind a balanced attack and a family legacy for strong point guard play.

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In Division II:  Defiance Comes Back To Win…!
Mar
28

In Division II: Defiance Comes Back To Win…!

A controversial call and a scrappy defensive effort aided Defiance in winning their first state championship.

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From The State Tournament:  History That Almost Didn’t Happen
Mar
28

From The State Tournament: History That Almost Didn’t Happen

The story behind the Patriots’ title will last as long as the title itself. The best memories always do.

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Division Three Final: Sweet Revenge For Villa Angela-St. Joseph
Mar
28

Division Three Final: Sweet Revenge For Villa Angela-St. Joseph

VASJ atones for last year’s loss in a Division III their to win rematch with Lima Central Catholic.

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From The State Tournament:  An Empty Championship…?
Mar
28

From The State Tournament: An Empty Championship…?

Good basketball through the tournament’s first two days has been received by something less than packed house!

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Div. I Semi-Final: Wayne surges in overtime to beat Lakewood St. Edward
Mar
28

Div. I Semi-Final: Wayne surges in overtime to beat Lakewood St. Edward

Big Boy Basketball…Wayne’s Xeyrius Williams, all 6′ 8″ of him, still had his shot blocked by St. Ed’s 6′ 9″ Derek Funderburk. St. Ed’s block 11 shots in the game, but could not turn away a determined Wayne, who won in overtime in the Div. I semi-finals. Read more in the latest Press Pros update.

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Division One Semifinals: Westerville South Outlasts Garfield Heights
Mar
27

Division One Semifinals: Westerville South Outlasts Garfield Heights

Don’t worry about the numbers. Westerville South Wildcats prevailed in an up-tempo Division One Semifinal.

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Div. II:  Defiance Beats Dunbar To Reach Title Game
Mar
27

Div. II: Defiance Beats Dunbar To Reach Title Game

The Unexpected…Dunbar’s A.J. Harris is consoled by an assistant coach as the Wolverines leave the floor following their surprising ouster from the state tournament by Defiance. Read more from columnist Doug Harris in our latest Press Pros update.

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Division Two Semifinals: Cleveland Central Catholic Survives
Mar
27

Division Two Semifinals: Cleveland Central Catholic Survives

Dunk-A-Thon In The Big School Divisions…The game is being played above the rim on day 2 of the boys state tournament. Cleveland Central Catholic has already advanced. Locally, Dunbar and Wayne wait for their chance later in the day. Check results on Press Pros.

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From The Boys State Tournament:  The Reader Speaks
Mar
27

From The Boys State Tournament: The Reader Speaks

Catching up with recent mail, including comments from last week’s girls state tournament…on prep basketball, difference in boys and girls, race in sports, and Hal McCoy’s new book.

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McCabe The “Quiet Assassin” In Patriots’ Win
Mar
27

McCabe The “Quiet Assassin” In Patriots’ Win

Overlooked and unaffected by the lack of attention, Tri-Village’s Mason McCabe loves his undercover role in the Patriots’ quest for a title.

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Division III:  Chaminade’s Comeback Falls Short
Mar
27

Division III: Chaminade’s Comeback Falls Short

Chaminade’s poor start, and poor shooting from the foul line, was too much to overcome against defending state champion Lima Central Catholic.

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Division Three Semifinals: Villa Angela-St Joseph Rolls To A Third Straight Title Game
Mar
26

Division Three Semifinals: Villa Angela-St Joseph Rolls To A Third Straight Title Game

VASJ too big, too talented, sweeps past Columbus Eastmoor in the tourney’s opening Division III semi-final.

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Division IV Semi-Final:  The Mission A Step Closer For Tri-Village
Mar
26

Division IV Semi-Final: The Mission A Step Closer For Tri-Village

Big Day On The Big Stage…Damion Cook had 24 points and Tri-Village atoned for their semi-final failure of a year ago. They advanced to the Division IV championship round with a gritty win over Tuscarawas Cent. Catholic. Read the best tournament coverage on Press Pros!

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From The Boys State Tournament: Harvest Prep Advances in D-IV
Mar
26

From The Boys State Tournament: Harvest Prep Advances in D-IV

Game one of the 2015 boys state tournament is in…Harvest Prep advances in Division IV to face the winner of Tri-Village and Tuscarawas Central Catholic. Follow the best in area coverage all day on Press Pros Magazine.

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Ice-Out Productive Time For Walleye Fishing
Mar
25

Ice-Out Productive Time For Walleye Fishing

If you don’t mind banging up the boat a bit, early spring is an ideal time to do some Lake Erie walleye fishing. Do you take those large egg-filled females? It’s your call.

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