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Jun
24

Singing (But Not Loud) With The Statler Brothers….

Ever Seen These Guys? ….. An old newspaper clipping reminded me this week of another memorable occasion as a minor league umpire…one that had nothing at all to do with baseball. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
23

Something Old, Something New At Houston….

After 30 years the Houston has a new basketball coach, but not without a bit of familiarity…and even the blessing of the former coach. Former Russia assisatant Brad Francis is the new coach of the Wildcats. Read more in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
22

Cavaliers Win, And Dale Wasn’t Here To See It…..

52 years after the last championship in Cleveland, my friend and colleague Dale Meggas missed something he would have dearly loved – and not just for the sake of a title. If life’s really not fair, it must have gotten that way, in part, at Dale’s expense. Read more in today’s remembrance on Press Pros.

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Jun
21

Southwest District Board Honors Its Scholar Athletes

An annual rite of passage, the Southwest District Board of the Ohio High School Athletic Association took time Tuesday evening to honor its elite student athletes at the Dayton Marriott for accomplishment on the playing field and in the classroom. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
18

Different Boys Of A Different Summer….

Boys Will Be Boys…Long removed from the namesake of the activity they love, a new generation of players took advantage of Versailles’ native Craig Stammen’s weekend yourth tournament to hone their skills and have fun playing baseball. Read more in the latest inside feature on Press Pros.

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Jun
17

Coaches On The Move…..

A familiar face to Shelby County basketball has made a move for this fall. John Willoughby is the new coach at Sidney, heading the list of new coaching faces in some old familiar places. Read more in our latest inside feature on Press Pros.

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Jun
16

Baseball As The People Want It (Apparently)…

Responding to a recent post on the “soft” character of modern baseball, some have spoken out, pro and con, with reasons why the term “playing hard” is a subject for debate.

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Jun
15

When Is Enough, Enough…?

The shootings in Orlando are tragic, and horrifying; because the proof is it can happen to you. And the greater fear going forward must be…how will you defend yourself?

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Jun
14

Caleb Martin: If The First Time Was The Toughest…

Ft. Recovery quarterback Caleb Martin returns in the fall with a state title in his pocket, a solid returning cast, and the confidence of knowing he’s already proven he’s the best quarterback in the MAC. Still, he takes nothing for granted. The first of our series of summer prep profiles…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
8

Waiting For The Promised “Finals”…..

We were told that the rematch between Golden State and the Cleveland Cavaliers would be something epic to remember. From what we’ve seen…who can forget soon enough?

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Jun
7

Reds And Teams Like Them At A Draft Crossroads…..

If you’re an optimistic Reds fan because they have the have the #2 pick in this week’s MLB draft, “curb your enthusiasm”. Their recent record in that mirrors their current record on the field. Coincidence?

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Jun
6

Two Announcements to Start Summer On Press Pros…

Before you hit the road for summer trips, camps, and whatever you do, give some consideration before you leave to what’s yet to come this week on Press Pros. Read about it in the latest inside feature on Press Pros.

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Jun
5

Thoughts On Perspective, In Baseball Tournaments, And Life….

The OHSAA tournament season is over now, with new champions (and some old ones), and the same old questions regarding whether some teams (some schools) simply play by a different set of rules. Read more in today’s first “summer” inside feature on Press Pros.

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Jun
4

State Tournament: Defiance Repeats As Champs In Division II

Wide View Of A Championship…With at least two Ohio school vying for back-to-back titles, Defiance becomes the first with an extra-inning win over Hamilton Badin. In Division I, Pickerington North has won the title over Cincinnati LaSalle. Read more.

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Jun
3

Mistakes Costly, Disappointing, In Recovery Loss

What could have been, might have been, even should have been, never had a chance of being as Ft. Recovery’s hopes for a second chance went awry.

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Jun
2

From The State Tournament: How Titles Get Won At Newark Catholic…..

After 21 years and eight state titles Newark Catholic’s John Cannizzaro pretty much has it figured out. Just keep doing it the way you’ve always done it.

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Jun
1

Why This Week’s State Tourney Is The Best Of Them All….

There’s a lot of reasons why the state baseball tournament is the best of all the OHSAA championships. And while this year’s tourney doesn’t have as many southwest teams as in year’s past, I say it’s the toughest of all high school team titles to win. And I’ll tell you why…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
31

On State Baseball Tournament Eve: What I Learned At The Big Ten Tourney…..

If you think respect and appreciation come automatically with playing at the highest level of college baseball, think again. Here’s what I observed at last week’s Big Ten Tourney.

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May
30

Buckeyes Outlast Iowa To Win Big Ten Tourney…Titles Don’t Come Easy

They had it won, gave it back, and won it again. In a capsule, victory never tasted so sweet as the manner in which the Ohio State Buckeyes won the 2016 Big Ten Conference tourney crown. Read more in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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May
29

Buckeyes Playing For Big Ten Title …

The Ohio State Buckeyes have won the second semi-final game against Michigan State on Sunday morning by a 7-3 score and will now play Iowa at 1:25 pm (central time) for the Big Ten Conference tourney championship. Complete coverage to follow the championship game.

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