Fairland Bowed By VASJ, But Vowed To Be Back….

Dream Denied...After 60 years one would hope for better. But the Fairland Dragons' dream was diminished Friday by a team that makes the Final Four a regular thing...and VASJ played like it. Read the latest update from the state tournament on Press Pros.

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Fairland Bowed By VASJ, But Vowed To Be Back….
Mar
24

Fairland Bowed By VASJ, But Vowed To Be Back….

Dream Denied…After 60 years one would hope for better. But the Fairland Dragons’ dream was diminished Friday by a team that makes the Final Four a regular thing…and VASJ played like it. Read the latest update from the state tournament on Press Pros.

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Sunshine On A Cloudy Day…Flyers Prep For Conf. With Win Over BG
Mar
21

Sunshine On A Cloudy Day…Flyers Prep For Conf. With Win Over BG

While the sun was shining, a freshman pitcher came up aces – and the bullpen got a final tuneup before this weekends conference opener with Richmond. Dayton beat Bowling Green Tuesday, 3-1. Read about the game in today’s inside feature on Press Pros Magazine.

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Mar
19

Devastating Double Dip: Bucks Lose Twice To Xavier In Bottom Of Ninth

The view from out there….Center fielder Tre’ Gantt looks back to watch Xavier’s Joe Gellenbeck circle the bases after his two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth swept Ohio State in Sunday’s double-header in Cincinnati. On a day of individual highlights, there was little to celebrate. Read more in the latest Press Pros feature.

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From The State Tourney:  Tigers Put On A Clinic In Win Over Eastern Brown
Mar
17

From The State Tourney: Tigers Put On A Clinic In Win Over Eastern Brown

How good were they? Well, the Versailles Tigers pretty much made everything look easy, natural, in their semi-final win Friday over Eastern Brown. They’ll play Gilmour Academy now on Saturday for their third state title. Read more in our latest update from the tournament.

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A Shot Away From A Great Finish…Jackson Center Falls In Semi Finals
Mar
16

A Shot Away From A Great Finish…Jackson Center Falls In Semi Finals

It was a grind, thrilling…a would-be comeback. But one possession away from a miracle comeback and a chance to advance to Saturday’s finals, the Jackson Center Tigers lost on a buzzer beater shot by Waterford. Read more in the latest update from the 2017 girls state tournament.

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Reese Stole The Ball:  Last Second Play Sends Jackson Back To Final Four
Mar
12

Reese Stole The Ball: Last Second Play Sends Jackson Back To Final Four

Tiger Time, Again…The Jackson Center Tigers, and Kennedie Reese, came up big when big really matters, knocking off favored Minster to earn a return trip back to Columbus and the Division IV Final Four. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature from Joe Neves.

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A Baseball Story:  How Steve Carlton Helped Me Get A Job In Baseball…
Jan
22

A Baseball Story: How Steve Carlton Helped Me Get A Job In Baseball…

The first professional ball and strike I ever called came via a hall of famer and makes for a remarkable memory; one I’ll share for the sake of anyone who thinks he (or she) wants to be a professional umpire. A break from high school basketball in today’s Press Pros inside feature story.

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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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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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Moeller’s Second Half Comeback Takes Down Pickerington
Mar
24

Moeller’s Second Half Comeback Takes Down Pickerington

Down by four points at the half, unbeaten Moeller used a rousing second half comeback to stay undefeated and in the Division I title hunt on Saturday.

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Division III:  Roger Bacon Crushes Archbold – Will Face VASJ In Final
Mar
24

Division III: Roger Bacon Crushes Archbold – Will Face VASJ In Final

In one of the tournament’s most dominating exhibitions yet, Roger Bacon erased Archobold to advance to Saturday’s Division III final against Villa Angela-St. Joseph.

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Lutheran East Overwhelms Delphos St. John In Division IV
Mar
23

Lutheran East Overwhelms Delphos St. John In Division IV

Close for a half, Delphos St. John could not keep up with bigger, faster Lutheran East in the second half. The Blue Jays fall in the Division IV semi-finals.

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Day 1, Div. II Stunner:  Trotwood Falls In Rematch With SV-SM
Mar
23

Day 1, Div. II Stunner: Trotwood Falls In Rematch With SV-SM

Game Winner….Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary’s Jayvon Graves (#3) gets to the rim as timed runs out to score the winning basket, stunning Trotwood in the second Division II semi-final. Follow the tournament throughout the weekend on Press Pros Magazine.

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In Div. II:  Wauseon Too Big, Too Good, For Eastmoor
Mar
23

In Div. II: Wauseon Too Big, Too Good, For Eastmoor

Too big, too much….In the opening game of the 2017 state tournament, favored Wauseon played according to script, frustrating Columbus Eastmoor, keeping them short of the rim, to knock the Warriors from the Division II bracket. Follow the action all day long on Press Pros Magazine.com.

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My Sentimental Favorite For The Boys Tournament? — The Fairland Dragons
Mar
20

My Sentimental Favorite For The Boys Tournament? — The Fairland Dragons

Back then they called them “The Untouchables”, the class of southeast basketball in the state of Ohio. And with an exceptionally broad field in this weekend’s boys state basketball tournament, it’s easy for me have an emotional rooting interest. Here it is…and why. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Buckeyes Frigid In Home Opener, Lose To Xavier In 13th
Mar
18

Buckeyes Frigid In Home Opener, Lose To Xavier In 13th

The Buckeyes and Coach Greg Beals will be looking for offense when their home-opening weekend series with Xavier shifts to Cincinnati on Sunday. Read more about the baseball Buckeyes in our latest Press Pros update.

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In Division III:  Versailles Runs Out Of Time, Falls to Gilmour
Mar
18

In Division III: Versailles Runs Out Of Time, Falls to Gilmour

What it must have looked like to Kami…A spirited comeback at the end wasn’t enough to salvage the lapses throughout, and a very good Gilmour Academy defense never let the Versailles Tigers off the ropes. Read more on the Division III final in the latest Press Pros update.

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In Division IV:  It’s Hiland…Again!
Mar
18

In Division IV: It’s Hiland…Again!

Berlin Hiland has done it again…their fifth state title in basketball, overall, and did it by beating the defending Division IV state champs, Waterford! Read the latest update from the girls state tournament on Press Pros.

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Title Day: Alter Gets Its Three-Peat…
Mar
18

Title Day: Alter Gets Its Three-Peat…

Behind another stellar championship performance by Braxtin Miller and Libby Bazelak, the Alter Knights made it three in a row…capturing the Division II title over Hathaway Brown. Read the latest update from the girls state tournament on Press Pros.

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In Div. III:  Gilmour Surprises Africentric To Advance….
Mar
17

In Div. III: Gilmour Surprises Africentric To Advance….

Gilmour Academy rode a 38-point second half to edge ahead of Africentric and advance to Saturday’s Division III finals. Read the latest update from the 2017 girls state tournament in Columbus…on Press Pros!

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People You Want In Your Schools…And Community
Mar
17

People You Want In Your Schools…And Community

If you ever question the value of those who coach, who teach, and who help run your schools…the feet on the ground…come to a state tournament and just observe. You’ll see what I mean.

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Div.III:  Miami Trace Edges Hathaway-Brown At Wire….
Mar
16

Div.III: Miami Trace Edges Hathaway-Brown At Wire….

Stressful!…Miami Trace blew a first half lead in the tournament’s second Division III semi-final, and watched Hathaway-Brown stage a four-quarter comeback to advance to Saturday’s finals. Follow tournament action all day on Press Pros.

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From State Tournament:  Alter Advances In Div. II, Tops #1 Ottawa-Glandorf
Mar
16

From State Tournament: Alter Advances In Div. II, Tops #1 Ottawa-Glandorf

Alter, seeking its third consecutive title in girls basketball, withstood a furious second half charge by #1-ranked Ottawa-Glandorf to advance to Saturday’s championship round. Read our opening report from the girls state tournament.

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Hoard On OSU: Bucks Come Home 8-8 And Baggage In Tow
Mar
16

Hoard On OSU: Bucks Come Home 8-8 And Baggage In Tow

Ohio State comes home for the Big Ten schedule with both questions and answers…and the reality that they can play with the mighty and handle the pack.

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