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Jan
29

Bucks Mash Terps: “You Can’t Say Enough…!”

D’Angelo Russell continued to play like the best freshman in the country, and sophomore Marc Loving lit it up from outside, as Ohio State made a statement Thursday that had everyone talking (almost) in their win over Maryland. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
28

For One Night…The Greatest Pitcher Ever!

His accomplishment on May 26, 1959 is now little more than a footnote because he didn’t win…but no one since has even come close to doing what Harvey Haddix did one night in Milwaukee! Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
27

“Slump” Buster…Hoying’s 27 Bests Ft. Loramie

Big Win For The Raiders…Russia’s Nolan Francis flies to the rim for 2 of his 8 points in Tuesday’s win over rival Loramie, but the big story was teammate Gavin Hoying’s 27, and how he helped the Raiders break their two-game losing streak. More in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
27

If We Have The Freedom To Speak….!

Regardless of who wins this week’s Super Bowl, consider some ironies that cast doubts on the basic premise of fair play, journalistic credibility, and freedom of speech!

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Jan
25

To Whom Much Is Given….!

Proud Dad…North Star’s Jeff Stammen looks on as son Craig headlined an evening of baseball and fund raising Saturday at the Versailles Diamond Club’s annual benefit. If you want an insight as to why some communities, and even some teams seem to have all the luck, look no farther. Just read in today’s Press Pros inside feature..

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Jan
24

Remembering Ernie Banks…A Beautiful Man!

His passing Friday brought to me a particular sadness, of memories of good days in baseball, our one meeting and his words on loving the game and optimism. He was Mr. Cub…Ernie Banks!

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Jan
24

What Everyone Now Knows About St. Henry….!

On a quiet night by Ryan Mikesell, a different St. Henry, and a different leader, emerged to defeat MAC rival Marion Local for the second time. Read more in the latest MAC feature story on Press Pros.

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Jan
22

Sixth Annual Versailles Baseball Dinner Something You Should Do…!

A couple of Friday reminders, lest your weekend is thus far lacking. One, have a good time for a good cause with Versailles’ native and Washington Nationals’ pitcher Craig Stammen. And two, if you’re looking for college money next fall take the time to apply for the Press Pros Hal McCoy Award.

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Jan
22

The Reader Speaks…January 22, 2015

The new year continues to bring many first-time readers to the Press Pros site, and those willing to express their frustration and delight with what they’ve read.

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Jan
22

The (Baseball) People’s Choice….

Hal Telling Fish Stories?…Well, sort of, as Mr. McCoy delighted the crowd Wednesday at Portsmouth’s Baseball Murals Banquet with anecdotes and excerpts from his soon-to-be-released book, “The Real McCoy”. For the true baseball fan, the best night imaginable. And read why in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
21

Like He’d Never Left…!

Mike Piatt’s first night back as a head coach left him wanting…for time, for a better result, and most assuredly, a different circumstance.

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Jan
20

Press Pros Welcomes Doug Harris….!

The latest of area “pros” to join the editorial staff of Press Pros, Doug Harris brings the total package as former athlete, and award-winning writer.

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Jan
18

Do You Know Ryan Mikesell….?

His 30 points trumped that of Versailles’ standout Kyle Ahrens, as St. Henry senior Ryan Mikesell made it more than plain Friday…he and the St. Henry Redskins are basketball entities you should know.

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Jan
17

Good Week Ends With A Good Win…For Loramie!

Overcoming a first quarter deficit, Ft. Loramie hung tough, played even tougher, and beat Minster…on the road!

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Jan
17

Do You Know Ryan Mikesell…?

They did all they could do to stop him, but couldn’t. St. Henry’s Ryan Mikesell splits a pair of Versailles defenders to score 2 of his 30 points, “helping” his team to an impressive 72-49 win Friday over the Tigers. Read more about the game and a player you should know more about…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
16

A Final Thought On Football, 2014-15…!

No, nothing to do with concussions, or coaches, or school boards, or even the OHSAA. But before another season here’s two things I hope the better minds of football fix!

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Jan
15

Understanding (And Appreciating) The Buckeyes…!

The Difference Across The Street…Freshman D’Angelo Russell (above) makes the Ohio State Buckeyes one of the most respected team in the Big Ten, but enough to win the hearts of those in Buckeye Nation who now long for September, and another football season? Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Jan
13

And For Good Measure, Bucks Hammer Michigan…!

Motivated by their latest football title the night before, Ohio State’s Shannon Scott drives for two of his seven first half points in Tuesday’s win over Michigan. The basketball Bucks wanted to put on a good show against the team up north…and they did! Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Jan
13

Buckeyes Dominate Oregon In Title Win…!

The Greatest Story…Urban Meyer called the Buckeyes’ win Monday one of the greatest stories in the history of college football. If so, then quarterback Cardale Jones surely played Horatio Algiers in a real life rags-to-riches tale. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
12

What Doesn’t Make $ense About O$U And Oregon….

Like the rest of you, I’ll be up tonight watching as the Buckeyes and Oregon play for the national championship…if I can stay awake that long!

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