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Dec
2

Division III Belongs to Bishop Hartley…Again!

The high-flying Hartley Hawks take their second consecutive Division III title by blocking a field goal attempt by Steubenville…and then won it by making one of their own.

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Dec
2

Marion Wins Division VI: Eight Was Never Enough…!

Absolutely, it never gets old! They weren’t perfect, but as Cuyahoga Heights discovered…they were Marion. And in the end, with incentive special enough to win their ninth state football title. Read the latest from the state tournament on Press Pros.

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Dec
2

If Urban Meyer Had Thrown A Headset…Would It Have Mattered?

Laugh, thumb your nose at him, and have your fun while fun is to be had at Jim Harbaugh’s expense. But remember, if you don’t have a passion for winning you’re branded forever as something worse than a whiner.

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Dec
1

Div. II: LaSalle Opens The Tournament With A “Three-Peat”

Game-Winner….LaSalle’s Tre’Sean Smith breaks the plane of the end zone in front of the pylon with the winning score in Friday’s Div. II title win over Massillon Perry. The LaSalle Lancers scored the hat trick with a hard-fought win for their third consecutive title. Complete tournament coverage all weekend on Press Pros.

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Dec
1

From The Finals: Last Stand For “The Shoe” (At Least For A While)

Will you miss the Horseshoe?….If you’ve enjoyed the convenience of the football finals being in Columbus, prepare to renew old habits and a relationship with Stark County. The tournament returns to Massillon and Canton…next year! Read our opening lines from the 2016 state football finals on Press Pros.

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Nov
30

Remembering Lou “The Toe” Groza…..

It’s hard to imagine football for what it’s become in Ohio this week without remembering the life, career, and legacy of one of the state’s finest…former Browns kicker, Lou Groza.

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Nov
28

If Clothes Make The Man: What To Wear At The Championship Game…!

Looking back at old photos of coaches from state tournament’s past, from the attire worn it’s hard to tell who was where, and when. But one thing is apparent. Fashion has had nothing to do with MAC dominance in football. For a good grin, read today’s inside feature on Press Pros.

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Nov
28

Hal At Large: …And How Much Bad News Can One Team Take?

The obstacles keep jumping up in the middle of the road…while the Flyers just go about their business as if it’s business usual. It’s not even December yet, so this could get really good. Read the latest from Hal McCoy…at large!

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Nov
27

The Best Part(s) Of Championship Week….

There’s plenty to pay attention to this week, and for locals in Mercer and Auglaize Counties the best possible week of the year if you’re a football fan. But at Press Pros we have an entirely different reason for welcoming the state football final. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Nov
27

It’s Groundhog Day: Coldwater Gets Its Shot At Five In A Row

There were some who said it couldn’t be done, given the attrition of graduation losses from back-to-back-to-back previous champions. But Coldwater is now on the brink of proving them wrong…something they’ve vowed to do all along.

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Nov
26

Flyers Ground Game Grinds Patrick Henry…Marion Packs For State

Moeller Truckin’…Behind a sparkling performance by senior Nate Moeller and a defensive effort that rattled some fillings…Marion put aside Patrick Henry for its sixth consecutive trip to state. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
24

What To Be Thankful For…If You’ve Lost Track

Despite your misgivings about politics, about sports, your mortgage, or paying off college loans, there really are more things to like than you realize…even if you have a warm bed and a place to sit down. Take the time to read and consider your blessings…with this Press Pros Thanksgiving reminder.

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Nov
23

What’s Left To Rank….?

We’ve considered coaches, we’ve considered players, so what’s left? Well, man does not live by football alone. There has to be either beer, or pizza, or burgers, or atmosphere before the game. Let me share some of the best for 2016.

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Nov
22

The State Comes Callin': Will The MAC Send Three…Again?

The haters hate and the jealous feign indifference. But respect it or not, the “MAC” conference again stands on the threshold of sending three to Columbus next week with players like Minster’s Bryce Schmiesing (above)…and winning three more state titles. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
21

For Lack Of Protest…Signs Of A Different Time

There were no protestors in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania over the weekend…just those who came together to remember our differences and celebrate that which most now recognize as the event that brought us together.

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Nov
20

Injuries, Missed Kicks, No Offense: Bengals Awful In Loss To Bills

When There Is Nothing Dependable…They could not have played worse, or with worse karma. Their broadcast voice called the offense “putrid”. That sums up the Bengals’ loss to the Bills. Read today’s Press Pros inside feature.,

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Nov
19

Ohio State Avoids Disaster, Squeaks By Michigan State

Buckeyes’ 17-16 win wasn’t pretty, but they stayed in the playoff race with a 10-1 record … Barrett and passing game leave a lot to be desired … Balance will be a necessity in season-finale against Michigan.

By Doug Harris

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Nov
19

Now It Gets Interesting….

Down to the final two games of the football season, and the playoffs, the quality of programs, and their preparation, are on center stage as the “state” comes calling.

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Nov
16

My Baker’s Dozen Of Most “Impactful Players…For 2016

Time To Take A Bow… Short of singling out one and calling him the “player of the year”, here’s our group from first-hand observation that made the biggest impact, and impression, during Press Pros coverage of the 2016 football season. Read about it in today’s inside feature.

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Nov
15

Bengals The Latest Model For Truth…

If you’re concerned over the realities of day to day, of the elections, our country, and the future…consider the example of what’s being written about the Bengals (of what’s been written), and maybe give truth a chance!

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