Pick up your laptop and cool off like Coldwater coach Chip Otten (above). Football Week 1 is finally here and you can loiter on the Friday “Picks” page every week. If you want to know who’s going to win…this ain’t a bad place to hang, or check the scores on the Wilson Minute to Minute Scoreboard. Read today’s inside feature.
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Senior Moment…Coldwater’s Chip Otten (center) and his seniors appreciate the moment one more time…state champions in Division V for a fourth consecutive time. Read more in our latest encore installment of football 2015 as we prepare for the debut of this Friday’s opening night. Enjoy!
Bigger teams, bigger games, and bigger stakes are what await senior quarterback Aaron Hughes and his Red Devil teammates – a little “big game” hunting for the Tippecanoe in 2016.
Among some pretty good opening games this Friday, the one that portends the most risk is this one. Quarterback Ryan Peltier and Chaminade will host Marion Local, who goes up two divisions for what could be an eye-opening test for both teams. Read more in the latest Press Pros inside feature.
A Matter Of Size And Strength…Versailles was dominant at the net and used an aggressive game plan to put away Russia in straight games in Monday’s non-conference match between backyard rivals. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
As I unwrapped it I remembered Uncle Mel’s words … and his laugh. The Winchester, 65 years old, still looked like it did the last day he carried it — in collectible condition and with a lot of character. An outdoors remembrance from guest writer Tom Cappell, sponsored by Olde English Outfitters, in Tipp City.
If Looks Tell A Story…Marion Local’s Tim Goodwin saw his chance for a fifth straight title last season lost in the most un-Marion of ways – a fumble and a flip of momentum in the second half, negating a 20-7 lead. From the looks of things, the Flyers will seek to atone in 2016. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
Off And Running? Tipp City showed that all of those graduated seniors will not impact the way they do business. The Red Devils ran (Nyles Anderson, above) and scored at will Friday with an impressive performance against Eaton in their final scrimmage. Read more from Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
An Early Highlight…Darren Taborn took a would-be touchdown away with this interception, but it was far from enough for Sidney as Chamindade-Julienne made a three-touchdown second quarter outburst the difference in Thursday’s pre-season loss to the Eagles. Read about it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
The Jackson Center Lady Tigers volleyball team is something this season they have never been before: defending state champions. While there is much work to be done, the cupboard is far from bare for veteran coach Kim Metz. It’s today’s inside feature on Press Pros.
As an example of when saying goodbye is the most gratifying hello…remember Josh Hamilton. And has there ever been a better example of a baseball team wasting money on ludicrous long-term, huge-money contracts?
On the threshold of another football season, some words on the best looks in area football, and how to make a good look go bad. There’s a reason why Penn State has always stayed simple; and why no football team should ever, ever, ever…wear brown pants. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
A strong running game with Shane Shoop (above) and stout defense helped Troy impress in its first scrimmage…and build confidence heading into the 2016 season. Greg Billing writes about it in today’s inside feature.
On a warm and muggy night, Piqua held their own with an athletic Lima Senior team, leaving Indian Nation to wonder what might lie ahead. Anthony Grunkemeyer quenches his thirst, as Press Pros quenches yours…for a little football. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature from Joe Neves.
Back For Seconds….If the unaffected choose not to believe, Troy football coach Matt Burgbacher is willing to address the prevailing issue. The Trojans are going to be better. And yes, football is going to matter again. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
August is here and if you plan to dove hunt, it’s time to prepare. Drawings for hunting spots on nearby Ohio wildlife areas are scheduled for Aug. 27.
Our monthly review and more first-time readers than ever before took the opportunity to write and let us know their thoughts on recent Press Pros posts, the movie ‘Concussion’, and more. We appreciate your taking the time, and your patronage. Read today’s Press Pros inside feature. (Photo Courtesy of Sony Pictures)
Area Eyes On Football…There isn’t a Christmas tree in sight, but with apologies to Andy Williams and the Christmas song he made popular, August is the best month of the year. Practices are underway, and everyone is undefeated with hopes of staying that way. Joe Neves surveys some area football landscape in today’s inside feature.
If you question the Sidney Yellow Jackets’ athleticism and the coming football season, consider this photo of then freshman Andre Gordon playing basketball last winter…then read coach Adam Doenges’ comments in our latest summer profile. It’s today’s inside feature on Press Pros.
A Testimony To Hard Work…After a year of surgery, rehab, setback, and waiting, Versailles’ Craig Stammen is finally within a month of making back to the big leagues. He needs to make it…a GOOD month! Read more about his comeback journey in today’s Press Pros inside feature.