Archive for Features
Aug
31

What I’ve Learned From Opening Nights….

Friday’s football scores reaffirmed what I’ve known for a long, long time. Getting a high school football team ready to play competitively in a month’s time is maybe the toughest task in sports! Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Aug
30

Hoard: The Boys On The Side, A Piece of Americana

I believe it has to be the ultimate high school football experience in Cincinnati on a Friday night; and one that anyone who claims to be a “true fan” has to make an effort to see…whether you like the Elder Panthers, or not!

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Aug
29

Troy Christian: Eagles Soar In Opener

Off And Running….Troy Christian and Luke Dillahunt scored early and often to kick off the season with a 49-0 romp over Lima Perry. Read about the game from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Aug
28

2015 Season Opener: Trojans Overcome Adversity, Stun Eagles.

The Troy Trojans shook off adversity several times, and used a high powered offense to win their opener for the first time since 2011. Read more football by Joe Neves every Friday Night.

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Aug
26

What Another Sports Year Really Means….

It’s more than the game, and it’s more than the work of covering the game. It’s the realization that even the best things don’t last forever…without change. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Aug
24

Doug Harris: Cardale Jones Talks About His Attitude Change….!

Pulling His Weight….After sitting at start of last season, quarterback Cardale Jones needed time to get his mind right , and did he ever. But how? He details his change in attitude with PPM writer Doug Harris in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Aug
22

Covington, 2015: A Familiar Crossroads….

With a smaller roster and no marquee name in 2015, Covington and coach Dave Miller are undaunted, and undeterred, to make another run at a league title and an impact in the post-season. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Aug
21

Hoard: Tony Perez…More Precious Than Bronze

Mere bronze is hardly enough to express the love and gratitude of a city for one of its treasured baseball icons. But still, it’s a good place to start.

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Aug
19

Now’s The Time To Prep For Fall Hunting

If you are a hunter, the activity is too important with many things to consider to leave it for the last minute. Preparation should being weeks or even months before you actually go hunting. You have equipment to check or replace, safety and physical conditioning to consider and don’t forget to get your dog in shape for the tasks.

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Aug
18

Kaleb Romero: Pound For Pound….!

Strong Words…You might not have heard of him, but those who’ve seen him wrestle, and increasingly, those who see him quarterback the Mechanicsburg Indians, believe there’s no one better for his size anywhere in Ohio…than Kaleb Romero. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Aug
17

Nate Jenkins: Players’ Union Close, But Yet So Far!

Hold The Celebration…The refusal of the NLRB to take up the case of the Northwestern players union doesn’t quite put college athletes’ rights as university employees back at square one, but it hasn’t altered the landscape of college sports, either … yet! Read more from Nate Jenkins in today’s inside feature.

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Aug
16

The Reader Speaks…Aug. 16, 2015

The latest from our readers pertaining to recent columns on Press Pros…on A.J. Ouellette, the Reds, Troy Christian football…and Zach Farmer. Read more in today’s latest post of letters to Press Pros, our inside feature.

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Aug
15

Politicians Should Stop Dancing, Start Solving Algae Bloom Problems

Farmers are some of the most important people in the world. They produce the food that feeds out nation. But at the same time, one practice by farmers is hurting people economically and recreationally, contributing to the pollution of many lakes. Farmers don’t seem to get what they must do right now to solve the problem. And at the same time the state’s politicians have to realize it’s time to step up.

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Aug
14

Piqua And Xenia Scrimmage: Indians Offensive In A Good Way

Nees Likes What He Sees…Despite early mistakes in Friday’s scrimmage with Xenia, veteran coach Bill Nees is optimistic for 2015; and the Indians justified his optimism. They almost pulled off a comeback win. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Aug
14

From The Dugout: Hard Work In Baseball

If you want to do something bad enough, there’s only one way to do it. You go after it, not just hard, but as aggressively as you can!

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Aug
12

Will You Need An Attorney…To Watch Your Kid Play Sports?

Concerns about competitive balance and making it “fair” for everyone has made high school sports a case study in politics and jealousy. Which begs the question: How long before you might need legal representation with you…to just watch? Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Aug
12

Sidney Football 2015: Jackets Look For Wins And Respect

The numbers are up and so are expectations as Sidney tries to rebound from a disastrous 2014 season. Read more about the Yellow Jacket’s in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Aug
11

Questions For Hal: Volume 10

Another edition of questions for Hal McCoy…on trades, rules, old catchers, Todd Frazier sacrificing his season for a few meaningless home runs, and, were Cueto and Leake anxious to get away from the Reds? More, in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Aug
10

Snapshots Of Life….

Some words on how a travel hobby turned into a life’s obsession to get the “picture”, any picture, and pictures now that I thought I’d never see. For a little change of pace, read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature

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Aug
9

There’s A Good Story In Minster…..

Buoyed by Minster’s first football title in 25 years, third-year coach Geron Stokes is taking nothing for granted as he prepares not just to defend his Division VI title…but just compete in the football-crazy MAC. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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