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Feb
23

Life (And Baseball) In The Desert….

The man who once wrote that Arizona is untamed and unspoiled didn’t live long enough to see it now. The snowbirds are all here…for life, and baseball.

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Feb
23

Why February Baseball…And Why Not?

To respond to our weekend mailbag following last week’s opening to NCAA baseball, some thoughts on the choice of early baseball content, and its relevance to what’s good for “kids”.

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Feb
21

What Are Their Chances…..?

Wait ‘Til You See What Happened…At least the expression from Jackson Center’s Olivia Clark might lead you to wonder, as the Tigers moved on in Division IV Monday with an easy, but impressive, win over Mississinawa Valley. Read the latest Press Pros SCL feature.

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Feb
21

What Are Their Chances…?

Wait ‘Til You See What Happened…At least the expression from Jackson Center’s Olivia Clark might lead you to wonder, as Jackson Center moved on in Division IV Monday with an easy, but impressive, win over Mississinawa Valley. Read the latest Press Pros SCL feature.

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Feb
19

Forget the ’27 Yankees: Flyers Pound Their Way To First Win

The Dayton Flyers continued their torrid hitting and got just enough pitching and defense to notch their first win of the season…over Furman. Read about the game in our latest Flyer post.

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Feb
19

Consistency Vital To Flyers’ Immediate Future…

After disappointing losses in their first two games against Furman, the Dayton Flyers look to salvage a win, and confidence, in Sunday’s series finale.

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Feb
18

Offensive Highlights, But No Win: Flyers Drop Second Game To Furman

Could Have, Should Have…The Dayton Flyers scored enough runs to win, but for the second day in a row the pitching couldn’t keep Furman off home plate. Catcher Bailey Montoya stretches to try to tag out a runner in the Paladins’ three-run third. Read more on the game in today’s inside feature.

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Feb
18

Hardman Legacy Leaves Its Mark On Flyer Baseball

The baseball passion of one Dayton Flyers comes with a very familiar story, and from a very familiar source.

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Feb
17

Opening Day Blues (Purple): Flyers Fall To Furman In Baseball Opener

Two bad innings spelled doom for UD in their baseball opener against Furman. But in between…glimpses of better things to come.

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Feb
17

On The Road With The Flyers: It Happens Every Spring….!

They call college baseball the purest form of good baseball. But I had forgotten… life on a bus, dinner at Golden Corral, and the fun that comes with a baseball team on the road.

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Feb
16

Dayton Baseball: Flyers Open With Spring ‘Retraining’….

Coming off back-to-back seasons of “less than anticipated”, Tony Vittorio and the Dayton Flyers are out to prove that some old theories still add up to wins in baseball.

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Feb
15

Tournament, Schmournament…Basketball’s Not-So-Secret Black Eye

A season-long trial of ups and downs by many teams makes you question the direction of basketball. On the eve of the tournament trail…some thoughts on the state of the union of amateur basketball, from people with anything but an amateur’s perspective. Read today’s inside feature.

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Feb
14

New Pitch Count Rule Means Well, But…..

I’m sure the brains behind the new rule limiting the wear and tear on high school pitching arms is well-intended, but I join a lot of veteran baseball people who say…it takes even more fun out of playing baseball.

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Feb
12

Who…And Why!

In our tradition of assessing the pre-tournament fortunes of our coverage area’s best basketball teams, some answers to your questions about who’s good (or the best), and how far does Press Pros think they can go on a tournament run?

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Feb
12

“Sag’s” Time Of Year…

Coldwater struggled with the inside-outside presence of Gavin Richards and Trace Couch (above, #15), as Division IV contender Tri-Village traveled north and took home a 52-44 non-conference win on Saturday. Read more about the game, and the Patriots, in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Feb
11

“Pressure Cooker” Finish Yields Russia A Fourth Straight Title

Russia made it tough on SCL all-time scorer Nathan Lessing (above), but the Fairlawn Jets staged a furious second half comeback to make the Raiders earn their fourth consecutive Shelby County League title Friday. They beat the Jets, 48-46. Read more on the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Feb
10

Mom…And Another Happy Return Of The Day

She’s truly the epitome of one who’s ageless as she ages. My mom turns 89 today, and still ranks me in most things about which I should be better

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Feb
10

Russia Doubles Down on Loramie: Like Once In A Lifetime….

“This is huge,” said Russia guard Maria Herron (above, #23 in blue). For the first time in her high school career the Raiders beat Ft. Loramie not just once, but twice in the same season. In fact, it was the first time since anyone could remember. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Feb
9

Lebron, And What ‘Hate’ Doesn’t Mean….

As good a player as he is, LeBron James might do well to figure out that criticism isn’t the same thing as hate.

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Feb
8

Dayton Baseball 2017: A Campaign To Regain….

Just five years removed from being the A-10 champs and a NCAA regional qualifier, Tony Vittorio and the Dayton Flyers find themselves in a position of regaining a baseball profile as lofty as the one on their center field scoreboard. Read about the progress being made in today’s Press pros inside feature.

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