Archive for Features
Dec
2

Division I: St. X Outlasts St. Ignatius, 27-20 (2 ot)….

St. Xavier outslugged 11-time winner St. Ignatius in Division I to claim the Bombers’ third title in football.

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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
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
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
28

Hoard: Bengals Undone By ‘The Golden Toe'; Time To Kick Lewis To The Curb

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has had his run. He rescued this team from police blotters and show dogs on the sidelines, from the days when the Bengals players got more ink for illegal activity than they did on the sports wires. But now…..!

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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

Most Hunters Dream of Trophy Bucks

Although the archery season has been going on since late September, some Ohio hunters don’t get into deer hunting until the gun season begins. The first part of this year’s deer gun season begins Monday, Nov. 28 and ends Sunday, Dec. 4. This year’s bonus weekend will be Dec. 17-18.

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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

Hoard: ‘I Think Mrs. Brady Likes You.’

Good days, and good memories of being there in Tommy Lasorda’s office…and the people you met, like “Mrs. Brady”, in the name of the Dodgers.

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Nov
26

Ohio State Beats Michigan In Game For The Ages

Buckeyes come back to pull out victory in double overtime … Dormant offense comes alive in fourth quarter and extra sessions … Ohio State should be part of College Football Playoffs. Read Doug Harris in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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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
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
20

Prove Them Wrong: The Class That Everybody Said Couldn’t Make The Play-Offs…

“Our motto is PTW – Prove Them Wrong. This was the class that everybody said couldn’t win the league. I challenged each kid and told them that they couldn’t do it. I told them they proved everybody wrong to this point so let’s finish it off.” – Coach Chip Otten. Read about it from Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros feature on the Cavaliers.

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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
19

Marion Stops The Burg/Romero: Advance To Final Four For Sixth Straight Year

Duane Leugers scored three times and the Marion Local defense kept Kaleb Romero under control for most of the night as the Flyers broke Mechanicsburg’s heart yet again and advanced to the Division-VI State Semifinals. Read about it from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros feature on the Flyers.

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