Archive for Features
Jan
27

“Slump” Buster…Hoying’s 27 Bests Ft. Loramie

Big Win For The Raiders…Russia’s Nolan Francis flies to the rim for 2 of his 8 points in Tuesday’s win over rival Loramie, but the big story was teammate Gavin Hoying’s 27, and how he helped the Raiders break their two-game losing streak. More in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
26

Ice Can Be Nice For Anglers

When the temperatures linger around zero, most folks are uncomfortable when they venture out … but not ice fishing fanatics. Here are a few ice fishing tips .

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Jan
25

To Whom Much Is Given….!

Proud Dad…North Star’s Jeff Stammen looks on as son Craig headlined an evening of baseball and fund raising Saturday at the Versailles Diamond Club’s annual benefit. If you want an insight as to why some communities, and even some teams seem to have all the luck, look no farther. Just read in today’s Press Pros inside feature..

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Jan
25

Russia vs. Loramie: The ‘Cardiac ‘Skins’ Strike Again

Behind a superb fourth quarter from Jessica Boerger, Fort Loramie survived another razor thin decision to win its 14th straight game.

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Jan
25

Hal McCoy: Like Grant Took Richmond…!

While his scoring line said he scored only eight points, Kyle Davis had the biggest basket of the game — the last one. It gave Dayton a thrilling win and maybe some time on ESPN Top Ten. Read more in the latest Press Pros inside feature from Hal McCoy.

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Jan
24

Anna @ Russia: Rockets Shake Up The Shelby County League Leaderboard.

Behind the red-hot shooting of Evan Romie, Anna shook off a three game losing streak and tightened up the Shelby County League race. Read more from Joe Neves inside Press Pros.

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Jan
24

Troy’s Hudson Leads Way For Rivalry Win

Behind Tre Hudson’s career night Troy surprises Piqua on a night when both communities rally to support Wounded Warriors. Read more from columnist Doug Harris in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
22

Sixth Annual Versailles Baseball Dinner Something You Should Do…!

A couple of Friday reminders, lest your weekend is thus far lacking. One, have a good time for a good cause with Versailles’ native and Washington Nationals’ pitcher Craig Stammen. And two, if you’re looking for college money next fall take the time to apply for the Press Pros Hal McCoy Award.

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Jan
22

The Reader Speaks…January 22, 2015

The new year continues to bring many first-time readers to the Press Pros site, and those willing to express their frustration and delight with what they’ve read.

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Jan
22

The (Baseball) People’s Choice….

Hal Telling Fish Stories?…Well, sort of, as Mr. McCoy delighted the crowd Wednesday at Portsmouth’s Baseball Murals Banquet with anecdotes and excerpts from his soon-to-be-released book, “The Real McCoy”. For the true baseball fan, the best night imaginable. And read why in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
21

Doug Harris: Tipp Moves On Without Staley…!

The New Man…An abrupt coaching change at Tipp City comes as a surprise to those who admired Jim Staley, his 540 career wins, and a place in the Ohio High School Basketball Coach Hall of Fame. Why, and what now, as assistant Mike Piatt (above) takes the reins? Read today’s inside feature from Doug Harris.

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Jan
19

Hal: Stuff That Bothers Me (And Probably No One Else)…!

January, no Browns again (there hasn’t been for years), so the off-the-cuff stuff I wonder about, stuff that bothers me while I study my fingernails. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature…that is, if you have nothing better to do!

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Jan
18

Calendar Filled With Outdoor Shows….

It’s that time of year again, when the outdoors moves indoors. It’s time for outdoors/sports/boat and travel shows. Here’s a list to have handy when the cold and snow start you dreaming about spring.

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Jan
18

Do You Know Ryan Mikesell….?

His 30 points trumped that of Versailles’ standout Kyle Ahrens, as St. Henry senior Ryan Mikesell made it more than plain Friday…he and the St. Henry Redskins are basketball entities you should know.

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Jan
17

Minster-Fort Loramie Girls: A Crazy, But Memorable Afternoon.

On a day the junior varsity team reached a milestone, the varsity Lady Redskins rallied from a nine point deficit and survived 28 turnovers to win their 12th straight game.

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Jan
17

Good Week Ends With A Good Win…For Loramie!

Overcoming a first quarter deficit, Ft. Loramie hung tough, played even tougher, and beat Minster…on the road!

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Jan
17

Covington vs. Miami East: The Defense Never Rests…

Miami East’s smothering zone made it tough for Covington to get a shot, let alone score as the Vikings rolled to their fifth straight Cross County Conference win. Read more from Joe Neves.

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Jan
15

Understanding (And Appreciating) The Buckeyes…!

The Difference Across The Street…Freshman D’Angelo Russell (above) makes the Ohio State Buckeyes one of the most respected team in the Big Ten, but enough to win the hearts of those in Buckeye Nation who now long for September, and another football season? Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Jan
13

Buckeyes Dominate Oregon In Title Win…!

The Greatest Story…Urban Meyer called the Buckeyes’ win Monday one of the greatest stories in the history of college football. If so, then quarterback Cardale Jones surely played Horatio Algiers in a real life rags-to-riches tale. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
11

Press Pros Encore: Vern Ruhle…And A Tribute To The Working Man

When we first published this column last year we received a number of responses complimentary of the story, and the ethic for which it’s written. Sadly, the one man I wish could read it, cannot. But I thank him all the same. He taught me something one spring day in Alabama.

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