Archive for Features
May
5

While Others Assume….Don’t Take The Raiders Lightly!

Raiders ready and waiting….They’ve fought the elements, the cold, and too many “moral victories” in the words of their coach. Now, it’s time for the Russia Raiders to make some noise in the post-season tournament. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature. (Feature Photo by Julie Wright)

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May
4

Lake Erie Fishing: It Doesn’t Get Much Better

Like most lakes, Erie has its ups and downs as far as fishing goes. Bad hatches mean difficult fishing down the line. But at the same time, a string of quality hatches can put a fishery on top … and that’s how it is right now for Lake Erie walleyes and yellow perch.

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May
4

Different 15s…A First Look At Anna

The Anna Rockets say they have what every high school baseball program covets…enough pitching to be relevant on any given day. Their best-kept secret is…no one else may know that. Read more about the Rockets in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
3

McCoy: A Long Year Of Candidates…And Frauds!

How are all those trades working out? Frazier, Cueto, Leake, Latos? Dusty let go in place of Bryan Price? And now, even Pete Mackanin (remember him?) is winning in Philly. It’s anyone’s quess as to what’s next for the Reds.

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May
3

Buckeyes And The Horrible, Mortal, “C” Word….

After a stirring sweep for three games at Purdue the Buckeyes find themselves solvent again in the Big Ten race. Only thing is, they’re going to have to beat some odds to beat the remaining teams they “have” to beat.

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May
2

Armed, And Suddenly More Dangerous….

Looks Easy, But Hard To Hit…Ft. Recovery flexed its pitching, defense, and scored enough Monday to knock off Versailles in the most impressive fashion imaginable. In a word, they, and Jackson Hobbs (above), looked unbeatable! Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
1

Five “Favorites” In Area Baseball, And Why….

Coldwater, with Kyle McKibben (above) has it. And there have emerged five teams in this miserably cold, wet spring that I believe must be considerable favorites to make a strong tournament run; because they all have the same requisite…pitching! Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
29

Hoard: The Education and Advanced Studies of OSU’s Ronnie Dawson

He is not yet the ‘King of Swing’ in the Big Ten, but the OSU junior has found the beat and he’s dancing to a new and improved tune.

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Apr
28

Hooley: How The Draft Fails The Model Of The Job Interview

Want to know how flawed the NFL draft is? Two years ago, the Cleveland Browns traded down from No. 4 to bypass wide receiver Sammy Watkins, then traded back up to No. 8 to take cornerback Justin Gilbert…only to find out he likes getting paid to play more than he likes to play.

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Apr
27

Troy Saves Best For Last….

Sophomore Jake Daniel and senior Noah Roswell save the day for the Troy Trojans, leading to a sweep of Sidney.

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Apr
27

Coldwater Reverses A Hollowing Loss, Beats Ft. Recovery….

Will Homan scored a late run (above), but in a game that promised drama and delivered it eventually, Coldwater atoned for a stinging loss a year ago and beat Ft. Recovery in surprising fashion. Read more about the MAC showdown on Tuesday in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
25

Questions For Hal: Volume 5….

The latest in volume 5 of questions for Hal McCoy: On alternative faces on the $20 bill, the Rosie Reds, why some ballparks (like GABP, above) give up more homers than others, and why is there an infield fly rule? Read and enjoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
24

Bucks’ Hopes Drop With Series Loss To Illinois

Ronnie tore ’em up…with an outstanding weekend series against the Illini. But for want of a two-out hit in the top of the ninth Sunday the Buckeyes dropped two of three to Illinois. Read more in the latest inside update.

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Apr
24

Minster Wins 24th Annual Ft Loramie Invitational

The weather was good, baseball was good, and Minster took advantage of both to win the 24th annual Loramie invitational tournament. Onlookers from across the street in Loramie watch as Aaron Ernst pitches from the 4th inning with 6 strikeouts and 2 walks to end the game with a win.

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Apr
23

Joe Neves: Surprise! Russia Rocks Versailles…

Connor Monnin and Jonah Counts lead the way as Russia breaks out the lumber and gets a statement win by beating highly regarded Versailles. Read more from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
22

Nennig’s Strength Up The Middle Advantage For Buckeyes

If the hitters are stymied by a tough Illinois pitching staff this weekend, Greg Beals will at least rest on some senior resolve, and defense, knowing he won’t be giving runs away.

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Apr
21

New Marina at Caesar Creek About to Open

It’s been long-awaited. In fact, about 38 years. But at long last the state of Ohio is about to open a full-service marina at Caesar Creek State Park.

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Apr
21

Questions For Hal: Volume #4….

The latest from Press Pros readers, and some old regulars that we welcome back to the page…this week on early wins, high pitch counts, Jay Bruce (above), free Cokes at the ballpark, and, are attendance figures for baseball…rigged?

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Apr
20

Almost Perfect—Butler’s Norman One-Hits Troy…

Butler freshman Braedon Norman just missed the second no-hitter of his very young career as the Aviators completed a sweep of punchless Troy. Read more on Butler and Troy by Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
18

Butler Bests Troy: And How Good Is 13-0…?

Great pitching, greater hitting, and solid defense have the Butler Aviators off to their best start in years, and thinking…they haven’t done anything yet! Read more on our first look at Butler and Troy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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