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Jun
11

The Most Interesting Player In Area Division IV Basketball…?

At 6’8” and 275 pounds, Troy Christian’s James Anderson casts a long shadow wherever he goes. But will that shadow make him the area’s most interesting figure in Division IV basketball come December? Read more in today’s Pres Pros off-season feature on area athletes.

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Jun
11

Tyler Cowles: What I Did With My Summer Vacation…!

The Buckeyes’ outfielder from Grove City left campus with a bad taste in his mouth…and Tyler Cowles has vowed to spend his summer proving that his name should be foremost for a corner outfield position next spring. He’s playing in Chillicothe this summer to make his case. Read more on summer Buckeyes baseball.

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Jun
10

Thad, We Barely Knew You….

The manner in which Ohio State changed basketball coaches this week wasn’t smooth, and it left many with the impression that change for the sake of change is no change at all. That being the case, here’s some reasons why I’m going to miss Thad Matta.

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Jun
8

Meyer, Lessing Honored As SCL Top Athletes

The facts don’t lie…Jackson Center’s Cassie Meyer and Fairlawn’s Nate Lessing have been recognized as the league’s Press Pros top athletes and awarded the scholarships for their achievement.

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Jun
6

Three Letters From Fans Of Baseball: Letter #1

Our blog from last week on the state of amateur baseball drew swift response from readers in the area and from around the state…who took the time to share their own opinion on the state of a boys game that in the words of one, “is just too simple for the times.” Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
4

Some Best Moments Of 2016-17…And Those That Made Them

Dawn Goodwin (far right, above) had to wait a year for her winning family picture in Ohio Stadium, but it was worth the wait. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and with another sports year passed here are some from Press Pros that remind us of the year’s memorable highlights…today’s inside feature.

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Jun
3

A Different Niemeyer, Another Niemeyer Moment…Minster Wins Div. IV Title

Can You Guess?..Russia’s Jack Dapore (left) agonizes as Minster’s Jared Huelsman (center, right) is mobbed by teammates after scoring the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday, giving the ‘Cats their third state baseball title. One of more memorable games in the history of area baseball…in today’s inside feature.

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Jun
3

Chaminade Loses In Div. II…Eagles Grounded By Tallmadge

Bummer….Chaminade-Julienne’s quest for their second baseball title in school history came to an end at the hands of the Tallmadge Blue Devils, who won their second at the Eagles’ expense. Read the latest update from the state tournament on Press Pros.

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Jun
3

Tournament Shocker: Warren Champion Knocks Out Berlin Hiland In D.III

The one and only run….Lucas Nasonti scored in the first inning for Warren Champion, the game’s only run as Champion pulled off the stunning shocker, beating top-ranked Berlin Hiland for the D.III crown. Read the latest baseball update from the tournament on Press Pros.

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Jun
3

The Future Of HS Baseball…And The Elephant In The Room

Among the discussion on championship Saturday are plenty of concerns over the future of high school baseball – for the fact of climate, competition for athletes, cost, and plain and simply…priority.

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Jun
2

Minster Topples #1 Toronto: As Old As The Game Itself….!

Behind another pitching gem by Aaron Ernst, some age-old baseball wisdom, and frankly, a little luck…Minster knocks out the state’s #1 team to advance to Saturday’s championship round. Read the latest update from the state tournament.

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Jun
1

In Division II: And Then…A Gem!

Chamindade-Julienne’s Garrett Wissman delivered the pitching performance of his life Thursday afternoon to move the Eagles into Saturday’s Division II championship game. Read more about the tournament in the latest Press Pros update.

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Jun
1

Hiland Wins Tough To Set UP #1 vs. #2 In Division III Final

In the tournament’s first heart-stopper – it took extra innings for #1-ranked, and undefeated, Berlin Hiland to take down Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, 2-1. Keep track of the state baseball tournament throughout the weekend on Press Pros.

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Jun
1

MAC, SCL, and McCoy Press Pros Endowment Awards Announced…!

We’re pleased to announce the respective winners of the 2016-17 Press Pros Student Athlete awards for the MAC and the Shelby County Athletic League.

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May
31

Dads And Moms…And Graduation!

If you’re feeling a certain emptiness over the weekend’s graduation – over your son or daughter’s passing through to another, better challenge and the change that comes with it – consider how empty it would if they didn’t have something better to anticipate.

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May
28

Memorial Day 2017: Another Chapter Of Understanding

To fully understand the significance, and the lives honored on Memorial Day, you really need to leave home for a site of the sacrifice at least once in your life. In my case…I make it a yearly pilgrimage. Read more in this holiday edition of our Press Pros inside feature.

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May
28

The Number #1 Question (About Minster and Russia)….

There are not so many as what you have in football, but the baseball people out there are already writing to ask if two Division IV teams ten miles apart could win the state tournament, and how?

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May
25

What You Should Think About…Before Playing College Baseball

Playing college baseball is a dream come true for many high schoolers…that sometimes turns into a nightmare for college coaches who deal with those dreams with much higher personal stakes. What most never think about is the subject of today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
24

The Toughest Title Just Got Tougher….

It’s already tough enough to win a state title in baseball, but the new regulations on pitchers and the number of pitches allowed will undoubtedly break some hearts this weekend. Read about why in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
21

How Will You Yell At A Robot….?

On the subject of umpires and officiating, the question of “right” and “wrong” is age-old, but now there’s a different concern about where the next generation of officials is coming from, and what they know about the sports they work.

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