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Mar
24

Moeller’s Second Half Comeback Takes Down Pickerington

Down by four points at the half, unbeaten Moeller used a rousing second half comeback to stay undefeated and in the Division I title hunt on Saturday.

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Mar
24

Division III: Roger Bacon Crushes Archbold – Will Face VASJ In Final

In one of the tournament’s most dominating exhibitions yet, Roger Bacon erased Archobold to advance to Saturday’s Division III final against Villa Angela-St. Joseph.

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Mar
24

Fairland Bowed By VASJ, But Vowed To Be Back….

Dream Denied…After 60 years one would hope for better. But the Fairland Dragons’ dream was diminished Friday by a team that makes the Final Four a regular thing…and VASJ played like it. Read the latest update from the state tournament on Press Pros.

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Mar
23

Lutheran East Overwhelms Delphos St. John In Division IV

Close for a half, Delphos St. John could not keep up with bigger, faster Lutheran East in the second half. The Blue Jays fall in the Division IV semi-finals.

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Mar
23

Day 1, Div. II Stunner: Trotwood Falls In Rematch With SV-SM

Game Winner….Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary’s Jayvon Graves (#3) gets to the rim as timed runs out to score the winning basket, stunning Trotwood in the second Division II semi-final. Follow the tournament throughout the weekend on Press Pros Magazine.

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Mar
23

In Div. II: Wauseon Too Big, Too Good, For Eastmoor

Too big, too much….In the opening game of the 2017 state tournament, favored Wauseon played according to script, frustrating Columbus Eastmoor, keeping them short of the rim, to knock the Warriors from the Division II bracket. Follow the action all day long on Press Pros Magazine.com.

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Mar
21

Sunshine On A Cloudy Day…Flyers Prep For Conf. With Win Over BG

While the sun was shining, a freshman pitcher came up aces – and the bullpen got a final tuneup before this weekends conference opener with Richmond. Dayton beat Bowling Green Tuesday, 3-1. Read about the game in today’s inside feature on Press Pros Magazine.

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Mar
20

My Sentimental Favorite For The Boys Tournament? — The Fairland Dragons

Back then they called them “The Untouchables”, the class of southeast basketball in the state of Ohio. And with an exceptionally broad field in this weekend’s boys state basketball tournament, it’s easy for me have an emotional rooting interest. Here it is…and why. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
19

Devastating Double Dip: Bucks Lose Twice To Xavier In Bottom Of Ninth

The view from out there….Center fielder Tre’ Gantt looks back to watch Xavier’s Joe Gellenbeck circle the bases after his two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth swept Ohio State in Sunday’s double-header in Cincinnati. On a day of individual highlights, there was little to celebrate. Read more in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Mar
18

In Division III: Versailles Runs Out Of Time, Falls to Gilmour

What it must have looked like to Kami…A spirited comeback at the end wasn’t enough to salvage the lapses throughout, and a very good Gilmour Academy defense never let the Versailles Tigers off the ropes. Read more on the Division III final in the latest Press Pros update.

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Mar
18

In Division IV: It’s Hiland…Again!

Berlin Hiland has done it again…their fifth state title in basketball, overall, and did it by beating the defending Division IV state champs, Waterford! Read the latest update from the girls state tournament on Press Pros.

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Mar
18

Title Day: Alter Gets Its Three-Peat…

Behind another stellar championship performance by Braxtin Miller and Libby Bazelak, the Alter Knights made it three in a row…capturing the Division II title over Hathaway Brown. Read the latest update from the girls state tournament on Press Pros.

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Mar
17

From The State Tourney: Tigers Put On A Clinic In Win Over Eastern Brown

How good were they? Well, the Versailles Tigers pretty much made everything look easy, natural, in their semi-final win Friday over Eastern Brown. They’ll play Gilmour Academy now on Saturday for their third state title. Read more in our latest update from the tournament.

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Mar
17

In Div. III: Gilmour Surprises Africentric To Advance….

Gilmour Academy rode a 38-point second half to edge ahead of Africentric and advance to Saturday’s Division III finals. Read the latest update from the 2017 girls state tournament in Columbus…on Press Pros!

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Mar
17

People You Want In Your Schools…And Community

If you ever question the value of those who coach, who teach, and who help run your schools…the feet on the ground…come to a state tournament and just observe. You’ll see what I mean.

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Mar
16

Div.III: Miami Trace Edges Hathaway-Brown At Wire….

Stressful!…Miami Trace blew a first half lead in the tournament’s second Division III semi-final, and watched Hathaway-Brown stage a four-quarter comeback to advance to Saturday’s finals. Follow tournament action all day on Press Pros.

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Mar
16

From State Tournament: Alter Advances In Div. II, Tops #1 Ottawa-Glandorf

Alter, seeking its third consecutive title in girls basketball, withstood a furious second half charge by #1-ranked Ottawa-Glandorf to advance to Saturday’s championship round. Read our opening report from the girls state tournament.

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Mar
16

Div. III: And Then There Were None…Too Much Bacon For Versailles

No Respect For Rank…A faster, stronger, athletic Roger Bacon left little doubt Wednesday with the #2-ranked Versailles Tigers…why so many state basketball titles go through Cincinnati. The Tigers fall from the tournament, ending a sparkling season of anticipation. Read about it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
15

The Facts About “The National Emblem”, And Our National March….

It’s a well-recognized tune, one of the most famous in America, but for the sake of fact…some words about a “national” tune not written by John Phillip Sousa, but one he admitted that he liked as much as his own.

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Mar
15

On This Date, Remembering A Favorite Red…Bob Purkey!

It doesn’t seem possible that the names and heroes of your youth can possibly be gone, taken away, but thanks to baseball cards – and memories- they live on as if those times were only yesterday.

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