Are You Ready For Some Football…?

Area players and teams tune up this weekend for next Friday's opener, leaving some observers to wonder as to who's more ready...the teams or the fans? Arcanum's Dylan Burns was impressive, busting a nice run in the Trojans' dress rehearsal against Milton-Union. Read more. (Photo by Julie McMaken Wright)

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Seth Lonsway, And The Choice Of Choices
Aug
19

Seth Lonsway, And The Choice Of Choices

The Buckeyes’ incoming freshman from Celina comes with firepower, expectation and curiosity from those who wonder how he could turn down the Cincinnati Reds. But Seth Lonsway says he’s coming to Ohio State simply for the tradition, the degree, and to get better. Read more in our latest Buckeye baseball update.

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Are You Ready For Some Football…?
Aug
18

Are You Ready For Some Football…?

Area players and teams tune up this weekend for next Friday’s opener, leaving some observers to wonder as to who’s more ready…the teams or the fans? Arcanum’s Dylan Burns was impressive, busting a nice run in the Trojans’ dress rehearsal against Milton-Union. Read more. (Photo by Julie McMaken Wright)

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JC “Under Construction”:   Building A New Legacy…
Aug
17

JC “Under Construction”: Building A New Legacy…

Veteran coach Kim Metz begins her 30th season as head coach of the Jackson Center Tigers, with back to back state titles, and plenty of holes to fill. A little volleyball for your pleasure if you take the time to read today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Football 2017:  So…What About Minster?
Aug
16

Football 2017: So…What About Minster?

Just nine months removed from their second state finals appearance in three years, Minster’s Geron Stokes has the Wildcats poised to replace key departees…and compete. And knowing his story, why would you expect anything else? Read more about the Wildcats in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Hal Answers:  Volume 9
Aug
14

Hal Answers: Volume 9

Got a question for the ‘famer’? Send it to us and Hal McCoy will give you a more-or-less educated answer from his 50 years of covering the Reds and major league baseball. But hurry, because where has the summer gone…along with the Reds?

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Sidney Ready To Take The Next Step…
Jul
18

Sidney Ready To Take The Next Step…

Plagued by key injuries, youth and inexperience, the Sidney Yellow Jackets had a disappointing 2016 season. Now, anchored by a pair of Division one college recruits, a host of returning lettermen, and the return of one dynamic QB, the Jackets are looking for a breakout year. Read more from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros feature.

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The Most Interesting Player In Area Division IV Basketball…?
Jun
11

The Most Interesting Player In Area Division IV Basketball…?

At 6’8” and 275 pounds, Troy Christian’s James Anderson casts a long shadow wherever he goes. But will that shadow make him the area’s most interesting figure in Division IV basketball come December? Read more in today’s Pres Pros off-season feature on area athletes.

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Raiders Edge Flyers In A Classic Repeat
May
10

Raiders Edge Flyers In A Classic Repeat

Like “deja vu all over again”, Dayton and Wright State hooked up Tuesday with the exact same results of their game earlier this season. Funny, unless you’re a Flyer fan…or Tony Vittorio. Read the latest Flyer update in today’s Press Pros.

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From The Dugout:  The “Changeup”…..
Jan
9

From The Dugout: The “Changeup”…..

Our 2017 series on learning baseball from those who teach it best debuts with this week’s feature on one of baseball’s most underutilized pitches…from University of Dayton pitching coach, Ryne Romick.

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Greg Hoard: Youth Prevails in Bengals’ Finale
Jan
1

Greg Hoard: Youth Prevails in Bengals’ Finale

And again we wait. If the true test of an NFL team is the ability to sustain and maintain a consistently successful performance, and to build on that success week after week…with the Bengals’ win in Sunday’s finale, we’re in an all-too-familiar position. Once again…we wait to see. Read Greg Hoard in the latest 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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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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Seth Lonsway, And The Choice Of Choices…
Aug
19

Seth Lonsway, And The Choice Of Choices…

The Buckeyes’ incoming freshman from Celina comes with firepower, expectation and curiosity from those who wonder how he could turn down the Cincinnati Reds. But Seth Lonsway says he’s coming to Ohio State simply for the tradition, the degree, and to get better.

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Eclipse Day will be Memorable
Aug
19

Eclipse Day will be Memorable

Monday, Aug. 21 won’t be just another Monday for many Americans. It will be a day when an eclipse travels diagonally across the U.S. For most of us, it will be partial, but it’s still a special day.

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Hal at Large: Why Gene Bennett Meant So Much To Me….
Aug
17

Hal at Large: Why Gene Bennett Meant So Much To Me….

He was a guy who you hoped would call, one you hated to see leave if he came to visit. And for Reds fans everywhere, Gene Bennett was largely responsible for the success during the era of the Big Red Machine. He found talent, and one of the nicest people I ever met.

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Gene Bennett: One Of The Last Truly “Good” Ones….
Aug
17

Gene Bennett: One Of The Last Truly “Good” Ones….

I knew him personally for a very short time, but in that decade Reds scout Gene Bennett taught me a lot I didn’t know about people…and a little bit about baseball.

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Guarded Optimism In Delphos…
Aug
15

Guarded Optimism In Delphos…

With opening night of the 2017 season looming, veteran Delphos St. John’s coach Todd Schulte reflects on the past two years, and looks with anticipation to the latest edition of his Blue Jay squad. Read more Schulte and the six-time state champion Jays in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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The Day “The Mick” Died…
Aug
13

The Day “The Mick” Died…

The career and passing of Mickey Mantle served as a sad reminder…that there’s a difference in role models and heroes. Unfortunately, it took a figure as outwardly popular as Mantle to make us understand. On the anniversary of his death, a tribute to “The Mick” in today’s Press Pros feature.

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The Next Big Thing At Marion…Revisited
Aug
12

The Next Big Thing At Marion…Revisited

Big, And Bigger….Recovered and back for his senior year, Marion Local tackle John Dirksen (above, #74) regrets his missed junior season, a missed state championship. But he’s back now, and eager to make up for lost time and enjoy the simple joy of football. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature

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Don’t Toss Minnows Back in the Water
Aug
12

Don’t Toss Minnows Back in the Water

It’s so easy. To empty out unused minnows at the end of a fishing trip, you often just dump them in the lake. And that’s illegal. So don’t do it anymore!

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My Annual Teams Of Intrigue…And Best Guess For Their Success
Aug
11

My Annual Teams Of Intrigue…And Best Guess For Their Success

My neck has more wrinkles than it once had, but I’ll stick it out nonetheless as another high school football season launches in just two weeks. Here’s my picks for teams of interest in 2017…and just how well they MIGHT do. Enjoy and discuss amongst yourselves…today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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The Good Guy Who Finishes First…About 87.5% Of The Time
Aug
10

The Good Guy Who Finishes First…About 87.5% Of The Time

At the time he was seeking his fourth consecutive football title, and his eighth overall, and if you didn’t see our summer feature on Marion Local’s Tim Goodwin in 2014 we thought you’d enjoy reading it now. If you did see it before, enjoy this Press Pros encore, to date the most-read feature profile in the history of the site.

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Lehman:  Lofty Goals for 2017…Starting With Week 1
Aug
8

Lehman: Lofty Goals for 2017…Starting With Week 1

They need a better start than usual, for sure. But a veteran group of Lehman Cavaliers, led by Dick Roll (above) and junior quarterback Elliott Gilardi, looks to build on last season’s success with a deep run into November. Read more pre-season football from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Hoard: The Baby Bull, “That Would Be Me”….
Aug
7

Hoard: The Baby Bull, “That Would Be Me”….

We’re often requested to post more of Greg Hoard’s nostalgic stories of the major league baseball past, and the hall of famers who made an indelible impression of fans for generations. Here’s one of his best, on former Rookie of The Year, MVP, and hall of famer Orlando Cepeda. Enjoy today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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On Making The Tougher Choice…And Some Words About Robbie
Aug
5

On Making The Tougher Choice…And Some Words About Robbie

Some words on a young man who chose the tougher path and higher expectations in order to play college football…and our best wishes to another whose heart and will to live is fighting to do just that.

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Jason Schondelmyer, And The Second Time Around….
Aug
5

Jason Schondelmyer, And The Second Time Around….

A decade after building the Arcanum Trojans into a perennial champion contender, their former coach, Jason Schondelmyer, finds himself in the position of being their present coach…trying to build the Trojans into a champion contender again. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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The Reader Speaks…August 4, 2017
Aug
3

The Reader Speaks…August 4, 2017

It continues to be one of our most popular, and anticipated features…the mail continues to pour in as readers return from vacation and back into their Press Pros habit. In this edition: Jack Albers…coaches on the hot seat…and our top ten football players. Read and be entertained with today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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