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Jun
23

What’s Clear With The NBA Draft…

You don’t have to read between the lines. Thursday’s NBA draft made two things perfectly clear about the priority of basketball. And depending on how much you value a good plan ‘B’…neither one of them are good.

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Jun
23

How Is The Reds’ Rebuild Working…For You?

Their record at the midway point of the season is identical to how they finished last year. Fans were promised better, or at least exciting baseball. But…don’t you eventually have to win, too?

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Jun
18

Chips (Off The Old Block) Come In Diff’rent Shapes….

A lot of us will claim similarities this weekend with our dads. That’s the proud part. But how can you explain the differences?

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Jun
17

Stammen Classic Meets Luke Sudhoff….

Coldwater’s 12-year-olds made a good impression in Saturday’s continuation of the Craig Stammen youth tournament in Versailles. And their shortstop, in just two at bats, gave baseball blue-bloods enough to remember all summer (and year) long. A summer weekend read in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
16

The Craig Stammen Classic: Boys Playing Baseball….

There is no better description, and there is no better reason for getting together on a sultry June evening. It was nothing more than boys playing baseball on opening night of the 2017 Craig Stammen youth baseball “Classic”. Read about it in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
15

Opinion: Lonsway’s, Others’, Choice Not That Tough…!

For pitchers and position players who were selected outside the first ten rounds of this week’s draft the choice of whether to learn in ‘A’ Ball, or college, is not that tough to make. Just ask around.

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Jun
15

Boys Of A Different Summer…Revisited

Every good reason to play, and support, youth baseball is on display this weekend in Versailles – Craig Stammen’s annual tournament for a different generation of boys – who will tell you its one of the best things about summer.

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Jun
13

First Round Draft Picks I’ve Known…..

Clint Hurdle then, and Clint Hurdle now….With the excitement surrounding Monday’s major league draft, and the Reds pick of prep phenom Hunter Greene, there must be some perspective relative to where baseball’s first round choices are concerned…all that glitters is not gold! Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Jun
12

Tyler Cowles: What I Did With My Summer Vacation…!

The Buckeyes’ outfielder from Grove City left campus with a bad taste in his mouth…and Tyler Cowles has vowed to spend his summer proving that his name should be foremost for a corner outfield position next spring. He’s playing in Chillicothe this summer to make his case. Read more on summer Buckeyes baseball.

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Jun
11

The Most Interesting Player In Area Division IV Basketball…?

At 6’8” and 275 pounds, Troy Christian’s James Anderson casts a long shadow wherever he goes. But will that shadow make him the area’s most interesting figure in Division IV basketball come December? Read more in today’s Pres Pros off-season feature on area athletes.

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Jun
11

Tyler Cowles: What I Did With My Summer Vacation…!

The Buckeyes’ outfielder from Grove City left campus with a bad taste in his mouth…and Tyler Cowles has vowed to spend his summer proving that his name should be foremost for a corner outfield position next spring. He’s playing in Chillicothe this summer to make his case. Read more on summer Buckeyes baseball.

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Jun
10

Thad, We Barely Knew You….

The manner in which Ohio State changed basketball coaches this week wasn’t smooth, and it left many with the impression that change for the sake of change is no change at all. That being the case, here’s some reasons why I’m going to miss Thad Matta.

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Jun
8

Meyer, Lessing Honored As SCL Top Athletes

The facts don’t lie…Jackson Center’s Cassie Meyer and Fairlawn’s Nate Lessing have been recognized as the league’s Press Pros top athletes and awarded the scholarships for their achievement.

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Jun
6

Three Letters From Fans Of Baseball: Letter #1

Our blog from last week on the state of amateur baseball drew swift response from readers in the area and from around the state…who took the time to share their own opinion on the state of a boys game that in the words of one, “is just too simple for the times.” Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
4

Some Best Moments Of 2016-17…And Those That Made Them

Dawn Goodwin (far right, above) had to wait a year for her winning family picture in Ohio Stadium, but it was worth the wait. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and with another sports year passed here are some from Press Pros that remind us of the year’s memorable highlights…today’s inside feature.

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Jun
3

A Different Niemeyer, Another Niemeyer Moment…Minster Wins Div. IV Title

Can You Guess?..Russia’s Jack Dapore (left) agonizes as Minster’s Jared Huelsman (center, right) is mobbed by teammates after scoring the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday, giving the ‘Cats their third state baseball title. One of more memorable games in the history of area baseball…in today’s inside feature.

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Jun
3

Chaminade Loses In Div. II…Eagles Grounded By Tallmadge

Bummer….Chaminade-Julienne’s quest for their second baseball title in school history came to an end at the hands of the Tallmadge Blue Devils, who won their second at the Eagles’ expense. Read the latest update from the state tournament on Press Pros.

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Jun
3

Tournament Shocker: Warren Champion Knocks Out Berlin Hiland In D.III

The one and only run….Lucas Nasonti scored in the first inning for Warren Champion, the game’s only run as Champion pulled off the stunning shocker, beating top-ranked Berlin Hiland for the D.III crown. Read the latest baseball update from the tournament on Press Pros.

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Jun
3

The Future Of HS Baseball…And The Elephant In The Room

Among the discussion on championship Saturday are plenty of concerns over the future of high school baseball – for the fact of climate, competition for athletes, cost, and plain and simply…priority.

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Jun
2

Minster Topples #1 Toronto: As Old As The Game Itself….!

Behind another pitching gem by Aaron Ernst, some age-old baseball wisdom, and frankly, a little luck…Minster knocks out the state’s #1 team to advance to Saturday’s championship round. Read the latest update from the state tournament.

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