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Jan
15

The Great Unifier…..

Former Reds slugger George Foster answered questions and kept the crowd in stitches on Saturday night in Versailles. On a night when the bigger cares of life are set aside for things with at least some degree of local control, it was about having a good time in the name of baseball. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jan
14

Versailles Takes A Punch…And Punches Back!

More than just Justin…Versailles proved they had plenty of complementary scoring in Friday’s win over Marion Local. Justin Ahrens had a team high 20 for the Tigers, but Alex Wendel (above) and company supplied an additional 36 in a 56-41 win over the Flyers. Read the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
14

Versailles Takes A Punch…And Punches Back

More than just Justin…Versailles proved they had plenty of complementary scoring in Friday’s win over Marion Local. Justin Ahrens had a team high 20 for the Tigers, but Alex Wendel (above) and company supplied an additional 36 in a 56-41 win over the Flyers. Read the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
13

Loramie Gets Sweep Over Anna: The School Of Hard Knocks….

It wasn’t vintage, perhaps, but it was Anna vs. Loramie…competitive. Hattie Meyer (above) led the Redskins to a workman-like win over the host Rockets Thursday, their ninth of the season. Read more on the youth movement in progress for coach Carla Siegel in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
12

Can We Possibly Live…Without George Clooney, Hollywood?

It’s always been a tenet of our democracy, that being, the right to protest. But to the point where one group feels so self-important as to threaten that we can’t go on without them…well, I would defer to history, and honest Abe.

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Jan
12

You Know Baseball’s Coming, When….

It’s when the locals in Scioto County come together on a January night to raise funds to keep the legacy of Branch Rickey alive (above), and celebrate their incredible impact on major league baseball. A local once called it…baseball of the people, and for the people. And interesting read for today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
10

Tough Start Dooms Loramie…Versailles Earns A Hard Win

Help When They Needed It Most…Justin Ahrens scored 29 points, but it was the contribution of teammates like Austin Knapke (above, with ball) that helped Versailles overcome Loramie’s second half comeback bid to win. Read about Tuesday’s backyard get-together in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
10

Clemson’s Win Historic, Just Too Late To Watch…

It’s was a game worthy of watching over and over, and I will…I can. It finished so late I fell asleep and taped the ending. Didn’t you?

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Jan
9

My Best Sports Memories (And Hopefully Some Of Yours)….

Bird’s Eye View…An unusual photo of Game 7, 1960 World Series, taken from the Cathedral of Learning tower at the University of Pittsburgh, overlooking Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. Sports memories of lasting value are the subject in today’s Press Pros inside feature. Read and enjoy.

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Jan
9

Time For A Couple Of Reminders

The annual Versailles Diamond Club baseball fundraiser is this weekend in Versailles, hosted by major league pitcher Craig Stammen (above). And, some words of reminding about the ongoing topic of what sportsmanship is, and how you teach, and learn it. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
8

Anna and Marion: A Frigid Night And A Phantom(?) Finish….

A heave and a hope! But Wyatt Bensman’s three-quarter court three-pointer at the buzzer, while on line, fell short of the rim. Marion hung on to survive a great basketball game – and a bizarre finish – to win over Anna Saturday night. Read about the game in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
5

Where There’s A Will….

‘Will-fully to the rim….Ft. Recovery’s Whitney Will slashes to the rim for a pair of her 22 points against St. Henry Thursday, an impressive performance by Ft. Recovery to stay unbeaten, and challenge Versailles and Minster for league supremacy. Read more in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
5

Remembering Gary Wright….

Few, outside of classmates and area coaches would have cause to remember him. And that’s a shame…because former Fairborn attorney and high school basketball official Gary Wright was, in a word, special.

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Jan
3

Mike Piatt: Back On The Firing Line

A decade after he coached Lehman to its best record in the new millenium, Mike Piatt is back on the sidelines at West Milton, enjoying the challenge of building, and eager to make up for lost time. Read more in the latest Press Pros profile feature.

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Jan
3

Words On Failure, And The Double Standard….

If you get upset over missed field goals, if you suffer from the outrage that comes with expectation, you might want to consider how serious an outcome has become to you…and why?

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Jan
2

Tim Goodwin: Our 2016 Sportsman Of The Year….

If you compare commitment to a goal, and the records concerning success in achieving a goal, there’s little argument that Marion Local football coach Tim Goodwin is the gold standard for our inaugural Press Pros Sportsman of The Year recognition. Read more in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
1

Sonny: Some Perspective With The Buckeyes’ ‘Tease’

They were dominated by a better team, pure and simple. And now we know just what stands between what the Buckeyes are…and what we want them to be.

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Dec
30

Starting 2017 With A Bang…And A Bust

Sharing some reflections on 2016, and some thoughts on why 2017 holds more promise for sports fans actually getting their money’s worth.

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Dec
28

Highland Revisited…Better Than Basketball And Birthdays

It’s a favorite New Year’s ritual…that one last trip to the pheasant fields of the West for sustaining memories better than even football and basketball. And read how you could easily do this, too, in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
26

Our Best Moments Of 2016…(And Maybe Yours)

2016 Highlights abound, but in truth Marion Local’s ninth state title in football (their fifth in the last six years) gets the headline. Some of our favorite moments witnessed personally, in today’s Press Pros inside feature. Remember, and enjoy!

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