Archive for Features
Apr
26

Sam LeCure, And The Bumps In The Road….

A mainstay in the Reds bullpen for the past five seasons, Sam LeCure found himself on the outside looking in with a demotion to Triple-A Louisville in March. He took it as just another challenge from baseball, and life. Read more on how he’s working his way back in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
23

The Coldest Cold Of All…?

Even Moms Were Miserable….On a frigid Thursday afternoon, St. Henry beat Marion, but the bigger issue was, and is…why does high school baseball have to be played in such awful conditions? Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
23

Nate Jenkins: Aaron Hernandez, A Joke And Proverb

The best word(s) yet written on the sad story of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez. Nate Jenkins shares age-old perspective on the contemporary choices that each of us has to make, often not so wisely. Enjoy a good read!

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Apr
23

Questions For Hal: Volume III…

Pants Make The Man…The latest from those of you who understand the true essence of two weeks worth of Reds baseball, and ask: Does 100 mph matter anymore? Where are the bullpens? And how can you run when your pants drag the ground (above)? Read the latest from Hal McCoy in today’s inside feature.

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Apr
21

Troy Takes Two Big Steps Back

After a blazing start to begin the season, the Troy Trojans hit two major speed bumps in two days against Vandalia Butler.

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Apr
20

A Very Good Bang For Your Baseball “Bucks”…..

What’s His Argument?…Well, if you factor in everything, cost, competition, and convenience, Ohio State’s Greg Beals can make the case that the Buckeyes are the best baseball game around…and “Buckeye Nation”, they’re fighting for a championship. Read more on another rainy April day…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
20

Hoard: Good, But They Can’t “Slip Up”!……

They’re playing well. They’ve matured and they’re focused. With last weekend’s series win over Nebraska the thing now is…the Bucks “can’t slip up!”

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Apr
20

Jones Displays Lively Arm At Spring Game

6-foot-5, 250-pound Cardale Jones was hoping to impress while the other combatants in the heated three-man race for the starting QB job, J.T. Barrett (ankle) and Braxton Miller (shoulder), sat out while recovering from injuries. And he didn’t exactly distance himself from the competition. Read more from columnist Doug Harris in our latest Press Pros OSU update.

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Apr
19

The Reader Speaks…Antwon Lillard And “The Dunk”, Revisited

Nearly a month removed for the 2015 boys state basketball tournament, we’re still hearing the pros and cons from PPM readers on when to “dunk” in basketball, how to “dunk” in basketball, and whether you should “dunk” at all, in basketball!

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Apr
19

Southwest Ohio Has Many Excellent “Fishing Holes”

Here is my annual spring fishing forecast for southwest Ohio – thanks to the research of two hard-working fish management supervisors at the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

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Apr
18

Troy Extends Its Streak: Clutch In The Clutch In Win Over Tipp

How ‘Bout That?…Hayden Kotwica (#10, above) celebrates the final out of Saturday’s come-from-behind win over Tipp and at least for another day, preservation of Troy’s unbeaten streak. Read more from Joe Neves on how they did it…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
18

“Fresh” In A Very Familiar Way…..

Versailles catcher Nick Moorman blocked the plate and put the tag on Loramie’s Tanner Rosengarten for the final out as he attempted to score the tying run in the bottom of the seventh. An impressive Saturday high school baseball game to read about…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
17

Hoard: Pat Porter, OSU’s ‘Rock’

It’s what separates good hitters, good players, from the merely mortal. After 33 games this season Pat Porter is at the top or leads Ohio State in virtually every offensive category.

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Apr
17

Olberding In Groove In Win Over Lehman

In The Groove…Ft. Loramie’s Grant Olberding delivered his second dominant performance in as many weeks Friday, a 2-hit shutout over Lehman that has more than a few wondering if Loramie’s getting that special feeling again for a run in the tournament. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
15

Questions For Hal: Volume #2…..

Was Rolen The Last Good Trade?…Volume #2 of questions from our regular Press Pros readers for hall of famer Hal McCoy…on clubhouse fights, baseball management admitting its mistakes, and the last really impactful trade made by the Reds. Entertaining reading, in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
15

“Cheat” Counts In Hitting…

Our 2015 series on learning baseball from those who teach it best continues with this week’s feature on being offensively sound…from University of Dayton coach, Tony Vittorio.

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Apr
15

Hoard: OSU Creates A New Memory, Drops No. 4 Louisville

Ohio State salved an old wound Tuesday with an impressive show of pitching depth, defense, and playing under pressure. They beat #4-ranked Louisville, 2-0.

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Apr
13

Adam Neimeyer: Perseverance Is Rewarded….

Barely a year removed from “Tommy John” surgery, Minster’s Adam Niemeyer prepares to make the biggest start of his career Tuesday for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
11

When Minster Meets Loramie….

Eye Of A Different ‘Cat…Minster catcher Ben Stubbs hold the ball and his ground as he awaits contact with a Loramie runner in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader between old rivals. Read more on how it turned out in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
10

Mike Stafford’s (Very) Special Baseball Story

Like many who have success in the game of baseball, Ohio State pitching coach Mike Stafford owes a lot to the influence of his dad’s inspiration and guidance. What makes Stafford’s story different…is just how “special” his dad was! For your enjoyment… today’s inside feature.

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