The 4th Of July:  The “End” Of Summer…?

Ask you cook those burgers today and wash 'em down with some "coldies", I'll share some insight on how fast life is actually lived. A summer milestone stands as testimony that "vacation" is over...another school year and sports season is just one month away! Share for a moment today's inside feature.

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The 4th Of July:  The “End” Of Summer…?
Jul
4

The 4th Of July: The “End” Of Summer…?

Ask you cook those burgers today and wash ’em down with some “coldies”, I’ll share some insight on how fast life is actually lived. A summer milestone stands as testimony that “vacation” is over…another school year and sports season is just one month away! Share for a moment today’s inside feature.

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Summer Vacation…And A Second Lease
Jun
16

Summer Vacation…And A Second Lease

Road Map Of A Pitcher’s Journey…What it feels like to have that which you’ve done for so long, that which for a time was threatened, now restored in full bloom in the best summer of your life. Just ask Adam Niemeyer to show you his scar (top). Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature!

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How Jacki Stonebraker’s Spending Her Summer Vacation….
Jun
14

How Jacki Stonebraker’s Spending Her Summer Vacation….

Ninety days removed from the Versailles Lady Tigers winning their second state title under coach Jacki Stonebraker, her words might surprise you about the process of winning, and winding down. The first in our series of summer profiles on Press Pros…in today’s 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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From Big Ten Tourney:  Bucks Ousted By Indiana…The “Back End” Of The Bubble!
May
21

From Big Ten Tourney: Bucks Ousted By Indiana…The “Back End” Of The Bubble!

Gut Punch…Ohio State coach Greg Beals yields to the reality of dropping 10 of their last 11 league games as the Buckeyes were ousted from the Big Ten Tournament, 5-3, at the hands of Indiana Thursday. Read more in the latest inside feature from Minneapolis…on Press Pros.

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UD Baseball:  One Too Many Sunrises For Vittorio, Flyers….!
Apr
24

UD Baseball: One Too Many Sunrises For Vittorio, Flyers….!

A losing season has seen more breakdowns than “breakouts” for the UD Flyers and coach Tony Vittorio, who with three weeks left has set new, forward-reaching goals for a turnaround. Read more about it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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“Cheat” Counts When Hitting…..
Apr
15

“Cheat” Counts When Hitting…..

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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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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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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On Images Of Hate, And Reminders….
Jul
5

On Images Of Hate, And Reminders….

If we equate with condemnation the Confederate flag as an image of hatred, what do we do with the rest of American iconic symbols derived from Southern heritage?

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Nate Jenkins:  The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be
Jul
4

Nate Jenkins: The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

Another birthday come and gone for a pair of Press Pros columnists, and the latest personal introspective gaze from one…into the future.

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4th Of July:  And What Could Be Grander…Than Baseball?
Jul
2

4th Of July: And What Could Be Grander…Than Baseball?

If you want to see baseball in its purest form, the good learning to be better, this weekend’s Best Of Ohio Showcase tournament (Nick Thwaits, above) at area venues provides the perfect opportunity. Read about in the latest feature update inside Press Pros.

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The Reader Speaks…July 2nd, 2015
Jul
1

The Reader Speaks…July 2nd, 2015

The very latest, and the very best, from readers of June features on Press Pros: On scammers and con artists…Jacki Stonebraker…youth baseball…”Ball Four”…shotguns for birthday gifts…and life after 50! Read ’em all in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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If Today’s Media Had Covered Gettysburg….
Jul
1

If Today’s Media Had Covered Gettysburg….

It dawned upon me as I thought about it…the anniversary of the battle of Gettyburg. How could they possibly have done it back then without ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox….Ellen and The View? A reprint of one of last year’s most popular writes, in today’s Press Pros.

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152 Years Ago This Week…
Jun
30

152 Years Ago This Week…

Yes, it’s 4th of July, but lest you forget, there’s another anniversary that we should also be mindful to observe, come July 1, 2, and 3. The equestrian monument of Confederate General Robt. E. Lee looks over the battlefield at Gettysburg. Read more in our latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Hoard:  How Can We Save The All-Star Game…?
Jun
29

Hoard: How Can We Save The All-Star Game…?

Once upon a time it was about the best players among their peers and not the most popular players among fans, as the National League All-Stars welcome Stan Musial (far left) after his walk-off homer won the 1955 Mid-Summer Classic. Read more from Greg Hoard in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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The Reality Of Pete’s (Our Own) Issues, And Baseball
Jun
29

The Reality Of Pete’s (Our Own) Issues, And Baseball

Last week’s revelations about Pete Rose betting as a player no baseball don’t move me away from a position of having him reinstated. Compared to the rest of the issues we turn a deaf ear to, it’s no big deal.

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The Sad Fact Of Life After 50….
Jun
28

The Sad Fact Of Life After 50….

What it’s like to discover that you can no longer hold your morning coffee (or anything else) til noon. And worse, to find that you’re just like people you never thought you’d be!

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Questions For The “Famer”…Vol. 8
Jun
27

Questions For The “Famer”…Vol. 8

Volume 8 of this year’s questions for hall of famer Hal McCoy, and good ones…on whether a trip to the men’s room violates baseball’s speed-up rules, chocolate syrup celebrations, and if you’re a baseball fan does voting for the starting lineup in the all-star game matter? Read more in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Greg Hoard:  Another Birthday;  And What Have We Come To…?
Jun
27

Greg Hoard: Another Birthday; And What Have We Come To…?

Once upon a time my parents taught me how and I was allowed freedoms as a child to grow and learn personal responsibilities. And one of the opportunities given me then would be unthinkable by today’s standards, and by today’s cultural paranoia over gun control!

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Bruce Hooley:  What I Liked About Fox, And The Open
Jun
26

Bruce Hooley: What I Liked About Fox, And The Open

There was a lot I liked about Fox’s first broadcast of its 10-year $1 billion deal to broadcast the Open. They crossed some boundaries, used new technologies, and almost made up for the fact of Tiger Woods being terrible…again!

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Why The “Grand Plan” Is Doomed To Fail….
Jun
25

Why The “Grand Plan” Is Doomed To Fail….

A column in the recent National Review details why the liberal agenda has finally reached its peak without actually getting to the top. I say…it never had a chance!

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In One Word….”Max”
Jun
25

In One Word….”Max”

The popular and productive coach of the Vikings has built a culture of football at Miami East as he reaches the venerable stage of his career; and carries on with the same passion for the game and his kids as he had on the day he arrived. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature on Max Current.

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Youth Baseball,  Good or Bad?
Jun
25

Youth Baseball, Good or Bad?

When I was a kid it was more than just baseball to me. It was the babysitter, it was entertainment, and it was a daily dose of life’s lessons about competition and teamwork. It was Little League as Little League was intended to be.

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Clean Water Rule Set; Yea! … Wait a Minute
Jun
24

Clean Water Rule Set; Yea! … Wait a Minute

Who doesn’t want clean water – for drinking, bathing, washing, cooking, swimming, boating, etc.? Apparently clean water is not only clean, it’s political.

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LeBron James Plays The Fool
Jun
24

LeBron James Plays The Fool

LeBron James’ statements about his greatness has become tiresome to many. But had someone who was really making a difference in the world said the same thing, the ire of the pundits wouldn’t have been raised. Read more Nate Jenkins in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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40 Receive Financial Aid At Annual SWDAB Scholarship Banquet
Jun
23

40 Receive Financial Aid At Annual SWDAB Scholarship Banquet

40 southwest student athletes were recognized for their accomplishments in competition and the classroom Tuesday at the annual Southwest District Athletic Board Scholarship Banquet hosted by the Dayton Marriott. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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A Night With Jim Bouton, 37 Years Ago….
Jun
22

A Night With Jim Bouton, 37 Years Ago….

A signed copy of his book, Ball Four, is more important to me than most others. Just six years after his book came out, I saw Jim Bouton and his knuckleball…eye to eye! Almost forty years later, he’s still pitching his passion for the game of baseball. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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