Five Miles, And Then Some…Versailles Tops Russia in Volleyball

A Matter Of Size And Strength...Versailles was dominant at the net and used an aggressive game plan to put away Russia in straight games in Monday's non-conference match between backyard rivals. Read more in today's Press Pros inside feature.

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Five Miles, And Then Some…Versailles Tops Russia in Volleyball
Aug
22

Five Miles, And Then Some…Versailles Tops Russia in Volleyball

A Matter Of Size And Strength…Versailles was dominant at the net and used an aggressive game plan to put away Russia in straight games in Monday’s non-conference match between backyard rivals. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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How A Good Defender Will Make Marion Better…On Offense!
Aug
16

How A Good Defender Will Make Marion Better…On Offense!

He’ll tell you he’d rather be hitting people on defense. But Marion’s Duane Leugers is also the most capable candidate to assume football’s most important offensive position on one of the state’s most anticipated teams. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside pre-season football feature.

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For The Good Of The Program….
Aug
2

For The Good Of The Program….

The annual Diamond Club golf outing proved to be an extension of the remarkable success of the Ohio State Buckeyes’ breakout year in baseball. Check out the mid-summer appreciation and love affair for Buckeyes baseball in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Life As Number #1(s)….
Jul
29

Life As Number #1(s)….

Tyler Stephenson (above) and Nick Senzel have more in common than just being teammates on the Dayton Dragons. In successive years they’re the Reds’ #1 draft picks, playing under the expectation that they’re going to be stars…and soon! Read more about their journey so far in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Hal At Large:  Joe Torre, Of All People, On Balls And Strikes…?
Jul
19

Hal At Large: Joe Torre, Of All People, On Balls And Strikes…?

Once a feared hitter with the Braves, Cardinals, and Mets, and later a manager, Joe Torre, the player, had a reputation for being critical of ball and strike calls. Now, as a baseball administrator, he says it detracts from the integrity of the game, and umpires. And interesting read from Hal McCoy in his latest “at large” column.

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Boys Of Summer:  UD’s Nick Ryan, And One Last Hurrah….
Jul
2

Boys Of Summer: UD’s Nick Ryan, And One Last Hurrah….

The second baseman of the UD Flyers is unhappy about his team’s season, his season, concerned over improvement for 2017. As a result, he’s playing in Chillicothe this summer to get better and hedge any negative carryover. Read more on this 4th of July weekend in our Press Pros inside feature.

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Hoard: A Sad Ending, A Familiar Tale, Bengals Implode In Playoff Game…
Jan
10

Hoard: A Sad Ending, A Familiar Tale, Bengals Implode In Playoff Game…

Marvin, You Have A Problem…It was a loss that will linger and may – just may – return the Bengals to the laughing stock status of the past, back when they were primarily known for poor judgment. Read commentary from Greg Hoard on the Bengals’ stunning playoff loss in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Craig Stammen:  A Summer Off from Baseball
Oct
5

Craig Stammen: A Summer Off from Baseball

Craig Stammen’s story of hard work and determination to return to form next year after Tommy John surgery makes for an interesting read and great insight into a less-than-happy side of major league baseball. Read more in today’s Press Pros 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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“Just What I’ve Always Wanted…”
Aug
21

“Just What I’ve Always Wanted…”

As I unwrapped it I remembered Uncle Mel’s words … and his laugh. The Winchester, 65 years old, still looked like it did the last day he carried it — in collectible condition and with a lot of character. An outdoors remembrance from guest writer Tom Cappell, sponsored by Olde English Outfitters, in Tipp City.

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Press Pros’ Five Area (Football) Teams Of Intrigue For 2016….
Aug
21

Press Pros’ Five Area (Football) Teams Of Intrigue For 2016….

If Looks Tell A Story…Marion Local’s Tim Goodwin saw his chance for a fifth straight title last season lost in the most un-Marion of ways – a fumble and a flip of momentum in the second half, negating a 20-7 lead. From the looks of things, the Flyers will seek to atone in 2016. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Greg Billing:  Tipp Runs Wild In Final Tuneup Against Eaton…
Aug
20

Greg Billing: Tipp Runs Wild In Final Tuneup Against Eaton…

Off And Running? Tipp City showed that all of those graduated seniors will not impact the way they do business. The Red Devils ran (Nyles Anderson, above) and scored at will Friday with an impressive performance against Eaton in their final scrimmage. Read more from Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sidney Stung By Chaminade In Scrimmage Finale…
Aug
18

Sidney Stung By Chaminade In Scrimmage Finale…

An Early Highlight…Darren Taborn took a would-be touchdown away with this interception, but it was far from enough for Sidney as Chamindade-Julienne made a three-touchdown second quarter outburst the difference in Thursday’s pre-season loss to the Eagles. Read about it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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At Lehman Next Week:  Chris Herren’s Story Captivating, And A Lot Frightening
Aug
18

At Lehman Next Week: Chris Herren’s Story Captivating, And A Lot Frightening

From the penthouse of life, to less than the shack out back as a slave to addiction…is one perspective of Chris Herren’s amazing life story. You can hear it for yourself next week, in Sidney.

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Kim Metz And The Tigers…Are Working On A Repeat
Aug
18

Kim Metz And The Tigers…Are Working On A Repeat

The Jackson Center Lady Tigers volleyball team is something this season they have never been before: defending state champions. While there is much work to be done, the cupboard is far from bare for veteran coach Kim Metz. It’s today’s inside feature on Press Pros.

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McCoy At-Large: When Saying Hello Is The Happiest Good-Bye
Aug
16

McCoy At-Large: When Saying Hello Is The Happiest Good-Bye

As an example of when saying goodbye is the most gratifying hello…remember Josh Hamilton. And has there ever been a better example of a baseball team wasting money on ludicrous long-term, huge-money contracts?

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The Difference In Clayton Murphy….
Aug
16

The Difference In Clayton Murphy….

Unknown to many Americans who watched him win the 800 meter bronze medal Monday, Clayton Murphy distinguished himself by taking his opportunity to dream…and making the most of it.

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“Crabby” Gabby Is No Big Deal
Aug
15

“Crabby” Gabby Is No Big Deal

Now that she plays second fiddle to gold medalist Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas can expect to the slings and arrows of those who underachieve, and over-criticize.

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Buckeyes Would Be Better Off With Cincinnati-less Big 12
Aug
15

Buckeyes Would Be Better Off With Cincinnati-less Big 12

Meyer makes surprising comment about supporting Bearcats’ bid to move up … Cincinnati would be opened up to Big 12 schools if conference dips into Ohio … Buckeyes best-served by keeping their big-time football monopoly.

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If Clothes Make The Man:  A Commentary On The “Look” Of Modern Football
Aug
14

If Clothes Make The Man: A Commentary On The “Look” Of Modern Football

On the threshold of another football season, some words on the best looks in area football, and how to make a good look go bad. There’s a reason why Penn State has always stayed simple; and why no football team should ever, ever, ever…wear brown pants. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Troy Scrimmage: Trojans Generating Buzz Again
Aug
13

Troy Scrimmage: Trojans Generating Buzz Again

A strong running game with Shane Shoop (above) and stout defense helped Troy impress in its first scrimmage…and build confidence heading into the 2016 season. Greg Billing writes about it in today’s inside feature.

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Piqua vs. Lima Senior: Indians “Hot” On Opening Night
Aug
13

Piqua vs. Lima Senior: Indians “Hot” On Opening Night

On a warm and muggy night, Piqua held their own with an athletic Lima Senior team, leaving Indian Nation to wonder what might lie ahead. Anthony Grunkemeyer quenches his thirst, as Press Pros quenches yours…for a little football. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature from Joe Neves.

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Troy Football, 2016:  It Matters, And Here’s Why…
Aug
9

Troy Football, 2016: It Matters, And Here’s Why…

Back For Seconds….If the unaffected choose not to believe, Troy football coach Matt Burgbacher is willing to address the prevailing issue. The Trojans are going to be better. And yes, football is going to matter again. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dove Hunters Should Be Gearing Up…
Aug
9

Dove Hunters Should Be Gearing Up…

August is here and if you plan to dove hunt, it’s time to prepare. Drawings for hunting spots on nearby Ohio wildlife areas are scheduled for Aug. 27.

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After Six Years:  The Glass Half Full/Half Empty
Aug
9

After Six Years: The Glass Half Full/Half Empty

After almost six years of publication, we continue to discover what motivates people to read, and to react. Keep it positive, optimistic. And never divulge the name of the kid who dropped the winning pass!

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The Reader Speaks…August 9, 2016
Aug
9

The Reader Speaks…August 9, 2016

Our monthly review and more first-time readers than ever before took the opportunity to write and let us know their thoughts on recent Press Pros posts, the movie ‘Concussion’, and more. We appreciate your taking the time, and your patronage. Read today’s Press Pros inside feature. (Photo Courtesy of Sony Pictures)

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Most Wonderful Time Of The Year…August?
Aug
7

Most Wonderful Time Of The Year…August?

Area Eyes On Football…There isn’t a Christmas tree in sight, but with apologies to Andy Williams and the Christmas song he made popular, August is the best month of the year. Practices are underway, and everyone is undefeated with hopes of staying that way. Joe Neves surveys some area football landscape in today’s inside feature.

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