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Mar
28

In Division II: Defiance Comes Back To Win…!

A controversial call and a scrappy defensive effort aided Defiance in winning their first state championship.

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Mar
28

From The State Tournament: History That Almost Didn’t Happen

The story behind the Patriots’ title will last as long as the title itself. The best memories always do.

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Mar
28

From The State Tournament: An Empty Championship…?

Good basketball through the tournament’s first two days has been received by something less than packed house!

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Mar
27

McCabe The “Quiet Assassin” In Patriots’ Win

Overlooked and unaffected by the lack of attention, Tri-Village’s Mason McCabe loves his undercover role in the Patriots’ quest for a title.

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Mar
27

Division III: Chaminade’s Comeback Falls Short

Chaminade’s poor start, and poor shooting from the foul line, was too much to overcome against defending state champion Lima Central Catholic.

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Mar
24

Does The Door Close On Area Teams…?

Richly represented by both girls and boys programs from the area this year, the state basketball tournaments pose more than one lifetime challenge to both athlete and coach alike, like Tri-Village’s Josh Sagester, (above). Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
23

Last Call For Hal McCoy Award Applications…!

If you haven’t applied yet, you have not weeks, but days, to get your name in the hat for this year’s Hal McCoy Award. Act now!

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Mar
21

Alter Stays Unbeaten In Second Title Win

Alter wins its second Division II title in girls basketball with a commanding performance over Toledo Rogers.

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Mar
21

Div. III: Versailles Makes Good On A Pledge

Lauren Bruns made good on a pledge, and Versailles took its second state title behind the performance of a mercurial freshman and some seniors not willing to let time leave them behind, or disappointed. More in the latest state tournament update.

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Mar
21

Twice Blessed: Loramie Wins Its Second Girls Title In Div. IV

Janell Hoying Clutches The Trophy…Ft. Loramie’s second state title in women’s basketball in three years, a 55-48 win in Division IV Saturday over Waterford. Read more in our latest state tournament feature from Columbus.

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Mar
20

In Division II: Alter Atones For A Bad Feeling….

The Pressure To Defend…Defending champs West Holmes fell victim to Kettering Alter’s relentless pressure and apparent march towards what the Lady Knights hope to be their second state championship. Read more in our latest state tournament feature.

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Mar
20

Memories Of The Spartans…And The Dennis Ribant “Sinker”

Seeing the Michigan State Spartans at Bill Davis Stadium this weekend brings back one of my best, and funniest, baseball memories…an example of doing whatever’s necessary to stay in the game, and win!

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Mar
20

From The State Tournament: Proud Day For Proctorville Falls Short

My childhood community made it to the state tournament and evoked memories of my having been there 50 years ago, to see a another, different Fairland team.

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Mar
20

From The State Tournament: Way Bigger Problems Than Getting A “T”…..

For those who take exception to “behavioral” fouls in basketball, and write to express that opinion, consider the other, more serious issues of modern athletic culture as a matter of priority.

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Mar
19

Cool In The Spotlight, Versailles Wins In Div. III

The smallest player on the court (Versailles’ freshman Kami McEldowney, #10 ) had a huge impact on the Tigers’ winning their Division III semi-final contest Thursday against Doylestown-Chippewa. The Tigers move on to Saturday’s championship round. Read more in our latest feature from the state tournament.

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Mar
19

Cool In The Spotlight, Versailles Wins In Div. III

The smallest player on the court (Versailles’ freshman Kami McEldowney, #10 ) had a huge impact on the Tigers’ winning their Division III semi-final contest Thursday against Doylestown-Chippewa. The Tigers move on to Saturday’s championship round. Read more in our latest feature from the state tournament.

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Mar
19

Loramie Survives: Good, But Not Their Best

Kelly Turner wants a basketball title to close out her high school career, and played well enough Thursday to give Loramie a shot at it. The ‘Skins beat Berlin Hiland 45-36 in the Division IV semi-final. Read about it on Press Pros.

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Mar
18

Hal’s New Book Is A “Must Read”

I’m not in the habit of plugging books, but the books I normally read you wouldn’t like anyway. This one, I promise, is the exception!

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Mar
18

Chris Borland’s Decision Opens Some Eyes….

After one year in the NFL, San Francisco linebacker Chris Borland announced Tuesday that football simply isn’t worth the risk. Any questions?

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Mar
18

Tyler VanWinkle: The Point Is…!

The engine behind Tri-Village’s quest for another Final Four barely scored in Tuesday’s win over Russia, but the Patriots would not have won without him.

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