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May
23

Happy Memorial Day: The Truth About CW Re-enactments….

As much as I admire the period and the commitment of every Civil War veteran, come Memorial Day you won’t find me taking part in, or even showing up to watch…a re-enactment. Read why in today’s Press Pros holiday feature.

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May
22

From The Big Ten Tournament: That Which Baseball, And The Buckeyes, Seek….

The gloom of Ohio State’s ouster from the Big Ten tournament is in sharp contrast to the confidence and a certain “je ne sais quoi” of teams remaining. Read more in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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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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May
20

K-O’d: Francis No-Hits Loramie In Sectional Final

Knockout Punch: Russia’s Nolan Francis struck out 16 and didn’t allow a hit Wednesday as the Raiders knocked out Shelby County League rival Ft. Loramie to advance to the next round of the state tournament. Read more in the latest inside feature on Press Pros.

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May
19

From The Big Ten Tournament: Cliches’ And Conflicts In Baseball

The Buckeyes aren’t the only ones trying to figure out a way to win this week. Baseball-wide, a lot of coaches are finding it’s easier to talk about the game than play it.

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May
18

Questions To Hal: Volume V

The latest in reader questions to hall of famer Hal McCoy: On man crushes in baseball, should baseball fights be broken up, and why are sacrifice bunts sometimes, and sometimes not? Want a good smile? Read the latest Press Pros inside feature from Hal.

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May
17

A Letter To Press Pros: For The Sake Of Better Baseball, Why Can’t We Be Like Iowa…?

Owing to a recent Press Pros commentary on spring baseball in Ohio…and the power of the internet…apparently one reader got the message and has responded with an opinion of his own.

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May
16

In Division III: The ‘Burg Is The Word…Again!

The Sign Says It All…Seeking their fourth consecutive trip to the state finals, Wheelersburg is once again challenging in Division III, and perhaps more formidable than the teams that won back to back titles. Read more in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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May
14

Troy Downs Centerville: The Big Surprise Is No Surprise….

Mob Scene…Troy’s Colin Moeller (center, #9) is greeted at home plate by happy teammates after his fifth inning grand slam put Thursday’s sectional tourney game with Centerville out of reach. Can the Trojans go on another impressive post-season run? Read more in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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May
14

Handicapping The Area Field For A Friend….

If you think the state doesn’t care…if you think there aren’t people out there watching…you’re wrong. Interest is very high for area teams vying for Columbus and the baseball finals.

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May
12

Coldwater vs. St. Henry…For Braggin’ Rights

Launched…Kraig Schoenherr put the first of his two home runs into orbit in Tuesday’s game with St Henry, a fun game between backyard rivals, that could reprise itself in a couple of weeks with far more at stake. Read more in the latest inside feature on Press Pros.

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May
12

From The Dugout: 2 “K” 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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May
11

Sports, And Sports Moms….

All moms are special, and unique, but the extra something, whatever it is, that moms with athletes have make the relationship all the more special.

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May
10

Bucks Suffer “Disturbing” Loss Of Game, Series, To Maryland

Ka-Boom…Maryland’s Jose Cuas lowers the boom on his seventh inning grand slam that jerked the lead, and ultimately, the game away from Ohio State in it’s home finale Sunday. Read how the Buckeyes lost a heartbreaker in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
9

Buckeyes Outlast Maryland: You Wouldn’t Believe It……!

Big Knock For Sabby…Catcher Connor Sabanosh (#14) is greeted at home plate Saturday after his grand slam home run in the fifth staked the Buckeyes to a 13-6 lead over Maryland. It almost wasn’t enough. Read more on how the Buckeyes to force the deciding game in their weekend series in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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May
8

When Nothing Comes Easy….

Dirty Work, But Fun…Versailles’ Jace Barga didn’t have his best day Friday, but for the fact of pure baseball contribution, he couldn’t have had a better time. Read more about the Tiger’s win over Minster in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
8

Athletes And Taxes….

Recent blogs on the fact of paying taxes led one reader to ask the inevitable, relative to the average taxpayer. Do professional athletes pay enough?

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May
6

What I Learned From Kevin Duchene…

He’s a candidate for Big Ten Pitcher of The Year and even national recognition, but the Illinois lefthander is really doing nothing more what’s comes naturally…and he’s doing it differently than most coaches teach. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
5

What No One Needs To Know On Facebook

I continue to be amazed at the time wasted on social media, the outright surrender of personal privacy, and worse…the naivete’ regarding the worst possible scenario possible.

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May
3

Commentary: Two Endangered Species You Can’t Live Without….!

With the risks and expectations from an increasingly polarized society regarding justice, accountability, and fairness, why would anyone want these two jobs?

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