Good To The Last Shot…Tipp Slips Past Versailles

Winner, winner, keep the chicken dinner...Tipp's Taylor Prall sinks the winning bucket over Versailles' Ellen Peters Monday to hand the Tigers their second loss of the year...and pump new confidence into a young Tipp team 'bonding' for an extended post-season run. Read Joe Neves in today's Press Pros inside feature.

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Good To The Last Shot…Tipp Slips Past Versailles
Jan
16

Good To The Last Shot…Tipp Slips Past Versailles

Winner, winner, keep the chicken dinner…Tipp’s Taylor Prall sinks the winning bucket over Versailles’ Ellen Peters Monday to hand the Tigers their second loss of the year…and pump new confidence into a young Tipp team ‘bonding’ for an extended post-season run. Read Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Fort  Loramie Gets Back To Form, Clips Anna…
Jan
14

Fort Loramie Gets Back To Form, Clips Anna…

It was a battle, but Fort Loramie broke out of its mini-slump with a big third quarter…and a dominating defensive performance in the second half to keep its share of the lead in the Shelby County League. Read more from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros SCL inside feature.

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Versailles Takes A Punch…And Punches Back
Jan
14

Versailles Takes A Punch…And Punches Back

More than just Justin…Versailles proved they had plenty of complementary scoring in Friday’s win over Marion Local. Justin Ahrens had a team high 20 for the Tigers, but Alex Wendel (above) and company supplied an additional 36 in a 56-41 win over the Flyers. Read the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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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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Hal McCoy:  Flyers Reap Benefits Of A Birthday Performance
Jan
7

Hal McCoy: Flyers Reap Benefits Of A Birthday Performance

The NBA scouts were there to see an over-stuffed Rhode Island roster. What they saw was a course of grass roots basketball 101 by the UD Flyers. Click on the UD page to read Hal McCoy’s story about the game.

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Mike Piatt:  Back On The Firing Line
Jan
3

Mike Piatt: Back On The Firing Line

A decade after he coached Lehman to its best record in the new millenium, Mike Piatt is back on the sidelines at West Milton, enjoying the challenge of building, and eager to make up for lost time. Read more in the latest Press Pros profile feature.

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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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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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The Reader Speaks…January 17, 2017
Jan
17

The Reader Speaks…January 17, 2017

The mail bag’s again full and begs sharing. As usual, new readers from near and far took the time to write about: The ‘double standard’ and OSU football…Gary Wright…story priorities…and ‘Best Sports Memories’. Read and enjoy.

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The Great Unifier…..
Jan
15

The Great Unifier…..

Former Reds slugger George Foster answered questions and kept the crowd in stitches on Saturday night in Versailles. On a night when the bigger cares of life are set aside for things with at least some degree of local control, it was about having a good time in the name of baseball. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Cincinnati Show Celebrates 60th Year
Jan
14

Cincinnati Show Celebrates 60th Year

As the Cincinnati Travel, Sports and Boat Show opens for the 60th time, the list of outdoor/boat shows within a day’s drive of the Miami Valley is impressive.

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Houston’s Bid For A Homecoming Surprise Ruined By Russia…
Jan
14

Houston’s Bid For A Homecoming Surprise Ruined By Russia…

It was homecoming for former Russia assistant Brad Francis, and his 1-10 Houston Wildcat team almost made it one he’d never forget. Read more from Press Pros columnist Greg Billing.

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Versailles Takes A Punch…And Punches Back!
Jan
14

Versailles Takes A Punch…And Punches Back!

More than just Justin…Versailles proved they had plenty of complementary scoring in Friday’s win over Marion Local. Justin Ahrens had a team high 20 for the Tigers, but Alex Wendel (above) and company supplied an additional 36 in a 56-41 win over the Flyers. Read the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Loramie Gets Sweep Over Anna: The School Of Hard Knocks….
Jan
13

Loramie Gets Sweep Over Anna: The School Of Hard Knocks….

It wasn’t vintage, perhaps, but it was Anna vs. Loramie…competitive. Hattie Meyer (above) led the Redskins to a workman-like win over the host Rockets Thursday, their ninth of the season. Read more on the youth movement in progress for coach Carla Siegel in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Can We Possibly Live…Without George Clooney, Hollywood?
Jan
12

Can We Possibly Live…Without George Clooney, Hollywood?

It’s always been a tenet of our democracy, that being, the right to protest. But to the point where one group feels so self-important as to threaten that we can’t go on without them…well, I would defer to history, and honest Abe.

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You Know Baseball’s Coming, When….
Jan
12

You Know Baseball’s Coming, When….

It’s when the locals in Scioto County come together on a January night to raise funds to keep the legacy of Branch Rickey alive (above), and celebrate their incredible impact on major league baseball. A local once called it…baseball of the people, and for the people. And interesting read for today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Lights Out: Piqua Gets Much Needed Win Over West Carrollton
Jan
11

Lights Out: Piqua Gets Much Needed Win Over West Carrollton

After two straight blowout losses, and with three consecutive road games coming up, the Piqua Indians needed a bit of a breather. The West Carrollton Pirates turned out to be just what the doctor ordered. Read more from Joe Neves in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Tough Start Dooms Loramie…Versailles Earns A Hard Win
Jan
10

Tough Start Dooms Loramie…Versailles Earns A Hard Win

Help When They Needed It Most…Justin Ahrens scored 29 points, but it was the contribution of teammates like Austin Knapke (above, with ball) that helped Versailles overcome Loramie’s second half comeback bid to win. Read about Tuesday’s backyard get-together in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Clemson’s Win Historic, Just Too Late To Watch…
Jan
10

Clemson’s Win Historic, Just Too Late To Watch…

It’s was a game worthy of watching over and over, and I will…I can. It finished so late I fell asleep and taped the ending. Didn’t you?

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My Best Sports Memories (And Hopefully Some Of Yours)….
Jan
9

My Best Sports Memories (And Hopefully Some Of Yours)….

Bird’s Eye View…An unusual photo of Game 7, 1960 World Series, taken from the Cathedral of Learning tower at the University of Pittsburgh, overlooking Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. Sports memories of lasting value are the subject in today’s Press Pros inside feature. Read and enjoy.

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Dayton Outdoor Show is Gone Again
Jan
9

Dayton Outdoor Show is Gone Again

It’s here, it’s gone. The only consistent thing about the annual Dayton outdoor/boat show is its inconsistency.

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From The Dugout:  How To Throw The “Changeup”….
Jan
9

From The Dugout: How To Throw 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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Time For A Couple Of Reminders
Jan
9

Time For A Couple Of Reminders

The annual Versailles Diamond Club baseball fundraiser is this weekend in Versailles, hosted by major league pitcher Craig Stammen (above). And, some words of reminding about the ongoing topic of what sportsmanship is, and how you teach, and learn it. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Anna and Marion:  A Frigid Night And A Phantom(?) Finish….
Jan
8

Anna and Marion: A Frigid Night And A Phantom(?) Finish….

A heave and a hope! But Wyatt Bensman’s three-quarter court three-pointer at the buzzer, while on line, fell short of the rim. Marion hung on to survive a great basketball game – and a bizarre finish – to win over Anna Saturday night. Read about the game in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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