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Apr
6

April 6…The Day The “First Lady” Died

It doesn’t seem possible, but 19 years ago today the woman known as the “Queen” of country music moved on. Her voice, thankfully, through her recordings…stays behind!

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Apr
4

Sophomoric, But A Lot Like Loramie….

I don’t want to see how it ends! And in fact, Marion pitcher Kendall Bruns wasn’t around at the end as Fort Loramie scored four in the third, two in the fifth, and one in the sixth to stage a comeback win Tuesday over the Flyers. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
3

Armed And Ready…Versailles Seeks Another Long Ride In Baseball

All The Arms You Need?…Versailles likes its chances for another league, sectional, district and regional appearance in the post-season tournament – based on the most valuable commodity in baseball. They have pitching depth, like Noah Richard (above). Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Apr
2

Bucks ‘Confidence’ Shaken…Lose Series To Purdue

They got a great-pitched game and could not take advantage of it , even with a Dominic Canzone fifth inning triple (above). The Buckeyes didn’t hit enough…in a 2-1 “rubber game” loss to Purdue. Read more in the latest update on Press Pros.

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Apr
1

Off-Again…Bucks Lose To Purdue, 6-1

All About The ‘Boilers…Lefthander Gareth Stroh was masterful, pitching six-hit baseball into the eighth and leaving would-be runs on third (background) to beat the Buckeyes Saturday, 6-1. It sets up another ‘must’ in Sunday’s rubber game. Read more about the Baseball Bucks in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Apr
1

Why “Daddy Ball” Doesn’t Work…..

With baseball starting next week, the emails have never been more brisk on the topic of competition, winning, and why more kids, perhaps, aren’t playing high school baseball.

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Mar
31

Rain, Wind, Attitude…And A Win Over Purdue

When They Needed It Most…The Buckeyes hit, Yianni Pavlopoulos pitched, and Tre Gantt (above) made a spectacular play in center to fuel a 13-2 uprising in the opening game of their weekend series with Purdue. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Mar
30

Why Archie Is The ‘Next’ Indiana Basketball Coach….

They’re hailing the hiring of Archie Miller as basketball coach, as they always do at Indiana – like this time it’s the “sure” thing. But they have short memories in Bloomington, and a case of entitlement…when it comes to basketball.

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Mar
29

If You Don’t Believe Me….

Pursuant to the recent columns on “winning” and reader reactions on the current reader comments page, I’m amused to share the words of one of this week’s hottest names in basketball…South Carolina’s Frank Martin.

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Mar
29

Bucks Fine Tune For The Weekend…With Shutout Of The Bobcats

Something to smile about….Behind great pitching, and just enough hitting, the Ohio State Buckeyes ‘rehearsed’ for a date with Purdue with a Tuesday night win over Ohio University. Read more about the game, and the ‘Base-Bucks’ in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
27

Last Words On Basketball, And The State Tournament…

Technically speaking…there was a lot of talk in Columbus last weekend about the state of basketball in Ohio, and, the state tournament. Issues of cost, competitive disparity, and facilities made for interesting discussion on the sidelines and in the halways. Read more in today’s final chapter for basketball, 2017, in our inside feature.

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Mar
25

Division I Thriller For Encore: Massillon Jackson Breaks Moeller’s Heart

Purple Reign…They’re excited in Massillon, as the Jackson High School Tigers knocked off undefeated and #1-ranked Moeller Saturday night for the Division I title. Read about the game and the boys tourney weekend on Press Pros.

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Mar
25

Buckeyes Drop Twin Bill, And Get Swept, In Series With Gophers…

Not Many Highlights…Minnesota came to Columbus and swept the Buckeyes for the first time in 27 years, despite a great throw and tag at the plate to knock of the Gophers Jordan Smith in Saturday’s first game. Read more in Press Pros.

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Mar
25

Villa Angela Hangs On To Win Again, in Division III…

As close you could play throughout, there was finally a compelling final on championship Saturday. Villa Angela-St. Joseph hung on to win, 54-52, over Roger Bacon.

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Mar
24

Buckeyes Drop Big Ten Opener To Gophers, 5-2….

Jake Post turned in another quality starting performance, but for want of hitting and a lost inning of momentum, the Buckeyes drop their Big Ten opener to the Gophers…and to 9-12 on the season. Read the latest baseball update on Press Pros.

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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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