Week 2:  The Greatest Improvement….

Troy's Hayden Kotwica wants to prove that last week's Trojan win over Chaminade was no fluke. And after a so-so start, we'd like to prove that last week's "picks" were a fluke. We think we can do much better with our Week 2 predictions in today's Press Pros inside feature.

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Sep
3

Week 2: The Greatest Improvement….

Troy’s Hayden Kotwica wants to prove that last week’s Trojan win over Chaminade was no fluke. And after a so-so start, we’d like to prove that last week’s “picks” were a fluke. We think we can do much better with our Week 2 predictions in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sep
2

Harris: Meyer May Be Leaning Towards Two-QB System

Just Pick One…Urban Meyer has an enviable problem on his hands; two experienced, quality quarterbacks from which to pick…a problem most college football coaches would love to have. Read more from Doug Harris in today’s feature.

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Matt Burgbacher:  Risk, And (For Now) A Small Reward
Aug
30

Matt Burgbacher: Risk, And (For Now) A Small Reward

His first win as coach at Troy left Matt Burgbacher with a broad smile and even bigger appetite for more…and the satisfaction that (for now) he’s the happiest guy on Staunton Road. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Coldwater Crushes Kenton:  And The Bad News For Division V…?
Aug
29

Coldwater Crushes Kenton: And The Bad News For Division V…?

Without Brody Hoying and graduated standouts from their previous three state titles, Coldwater sent a message to the league and state Friday…the shelf is hardly bare.

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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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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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Goodell vs. Brady:  Two Wrongs Has Made Nothing Right!
Sep
4

Goodell vs. Brady: Two Wrongs Has Made Nothing Right!

Absolutely nothing good came out of the judge’s ruling for Tom Brady vs. the National Football League, and if you’re a rational thinker with any conscience at all, here’s why!

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Rethinking My Stance On Football’s Mercy Rule
Sep
3

Rethinking My Stance On Football’s Mercy Rule

It’s taken a year, but I will totally admit that I’ve reversed course on my original disdain for high school football’s “mercy rule”. And here’s why.

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What I’ve Learned From Opening Nights….
Aug
31

What I’ve Learned From Opening Nights….

Friday’s football scores reaffirmed what I’ve known for a long, long time. Getting a high school football team ready to play competitively in a month’s time is maybe the toughest task in sports! Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Harris:  Ohio State RB Coach Glad To Be Wrong About Elliott
Aug
31

Harris: Ohio State RB Coach Glad To Be Wrong About Elliott

After posting the second highest rushing season rushing total in school history a year ago, what’s next for Ezekiel Elliott? And is Eddie George’s mark within range? Read more from Doug Harris on opening week of Ohio State football in today’s feature.

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Hoard: The Boys On The Side, A Piece of Americana
Aug
30

Hoard: The Boys On The Side, A Piece of Americana

I believe it has to be the ultimate high school football experience in Cincinnati on a Friday night; and one that anyone who claims to be a “true fan” has to make an effort to see…whether you like the Elder Panthers, or not!

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Troy Christian: Eagles Soar In Opener
Aug
29

Troy Christian: Eagles Soar In Opener

Off And Running….Troy Christian and Luke Dillahunt scored early and often to kick off the season with a 49-0 romp over Lima Perry. Read about the game from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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2015 Season Opener: Trojans Overcome Adversity, Stun Eagles.
Aug
28

2015 Season Opener: Trojans Overcome Adversity, Stun Eagles.

The Troy Trojans shook off adversity several times, and used a high powered offense to win their opener for the first time since 2011. Read more football by Joe Neves every Friday Night.

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What Another Sports Year Really Means….
Aug
26

What Another Sports Year Really Means….

It’s more than the game, and it’s more than the work of covering the game. It’s the realization that even the best things don’t last forever…without change. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Hooley:  My Rotten, Unenlightened Childhood
Aug
26

Hooley: My Rotten, Unenlightened Childhood

Apparently, I grew up more unenlightened and with my human frailties more exposed than I thought. It took the modern culture of sound reason to set me straight…thank God!

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Doug Harris:  Cardale Jones Talks About His Attitude Change….!
Aug
24

Doug Harris: Cardale Jones Talks About His Attitude Change….!

Pulling His Weight….After sitting at start of last season, quarterback Cardale Jones needed time to get his mind right , and did he ever. But how? He details his change in attitude with PPM writer Doug Harris in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Would “You” Question Football…or Chris Borland?
Aug
24

Would “You” Question Football…or Chris Borland?

Chris Borland’s premature retirement from professional football and outspoken thoughts now on what he observed first hand has to at least raise the awareness of the unresolved questions about football. Or do they?

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Covington, 2015:  A Familiar Crossroads….
Aug
22

Covington, 2015: A Familiar Crossroads….

With a smaller roster and no marquee name in 2015, Covington and coach Dave Miller are undaunted, and undeterred, to make another run at a league title and an impact in the post-season. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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2015 Versailles Tigers…Ready For The Next Step.
Aug
22

2015 Versailles Tigers…Ready For The Next Step.

With 16 returning Seniors, the Versailles Tigers will need that veteran leadership to combat a murderous schedule. “Being in Division V, we have to be ready to bring it every week,” says coach Adam Miller. Read more football by Joe Neves every Friday Night.

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Hoard:  Tony Perez…More Precious Than Bronze
Aug
21

Hoard: Tony Perez…More Precious Than Bronze

Mere bronze is hardly enough to express the love and gratitude of a city for one of its treasured baseball icons. But still, it’s a good place to start.

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Football Encore:  Marion 4-Peats …”The Closest Thing To A Sure Thing”
Aug
20

Football Encore: Marion 4-Peats …”The Closest Thing To A Sure Thing”

In The Midst Of History…They did it in typical convincing fashion, to those in Ohio Stadium, and to the rest of the state who watched at home. Marion Local powered (again) to their fourth consecutive state title in football. Read about it on Press Pros.

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Rules, Among Other things, Ruin The Reds
Aug
20

Rules, Among Other things, Ruin The Reds

You could make your points about why the Reds don’t win, but when all else fails a simple knowledge of the rules would seem to help. Don’t you think?

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