Archive for Features
Oct
29

Regional Volleyball: One Up, One Down….

Caleigh Barhorst and Ft. Loramie played their hearts out and advances in the regional round with an impressive win Wednesday over rival Minster, while favored Jackson Center bowed out in stunning fashion, in three games, to Springfield Catholic Central. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
28

Meggas: We Couldn’t Have Done It Without Friends And Family….

How many dads do you know that got to enjoy a late season game with his son at Yankee Stadium, and seeing Derek Jeter in one of the last home games of his illustrious career? Nothing like September baseball when the stadium is nearly full.

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Oct
26

Hoard: Good Andy, Bad Andy, Beats Ravens…

Keepin’ ‘Em Off The “Loss-calators”….After three dismal weeks of winless football, humbling losses to New England and Indianapolis with a tie sandwiched in between, the Bengals appeared back on their game. Read more from Greg Hoard in our latest inside Bengals feature.

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Oct
26

Buckeyes’ Season, Like Everyone Else’s, A Crapshoot..!

After somehow blowing a 17-point lead Saturday night, J.T. Barrett and the Ohio State Buckeyes proved that anything can happen on a given Saturday, and probably will. Read the latest word on the Buckeyes in today’s inside feature.

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Oct
26

Hooley On Browns: “Maybe It’s Good We Lost”, Not So Good

Browns fans don’t want to hear it, nor do they want to consider that Hoyer’s NFL-worst completion rate among starters might be a hint that the Browns’ quarterback search is a lot closer to, “Still in Progress”, than it is to, “Over and Done”.

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Oct
25

Luke Dillahunt, And The Story Within The Story…

Leading the area in nearly every rushing statistic, Troy Christian’s Luke Dillahunt (above, #32) stands as area football’s most remarkable footnote of the area’s most remarkable football story for 2014. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
25

Nate Jenkins On Game Day: Seriously, The Best Fight Song In America!

Last year when I wrote about who I thought had the best band in the land it surprised (and angered) more than a few. This year I’m letting you know which school I really do think takes the cake for best fight song in all of America. Hint: It’s not Ohio State, again!

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Oct
25

Troy vs Butler: A Good Night to Forget…

The Troy Trojans rolled into Vandalia Friday night intent on ruining Butler’s Senior night festivities and building momentum for next week’s showdown with Piqua. The Aviators had other ideas. Read more about the game from Joe Neves on Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
25

Minster “Passes” By Anna: All In A Night’s Work…!

Minster’s #2 Man…Minster’s Ryan Dues (#2) celebrates his winning TD catch Friday night, a night when passing records were broken and new ones set, but they were secondary to the Wildcats finding a way to beat Anna…and make the playoffs! Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
22

The Reader Speaks…Oct. 23, 2014

Your comments on a range of recent topics from lumping politicians together, to handshakes after games…Bruce Hooley, to our “preoccupation” with the Midwest Athletic Conference (above). As always, we appreciate the opportunity to hear from you…whether you like us, or not! Read about it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
22

Some Tips for Fall Lake Erie Perchin’

Here’s one more column designed to get you into the mood for some fall fishing. Lake Eric is a great place to fish until the “Gales of November” come around.

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Oct
21

Staars Academy: A Head Start On Another Season Of Better Baseball…

If you think baseball’s about to go into hibernation for another year, think again. On South Dorset, in Troy, a “new” start is signaling a head start for those with designs on being next spring’s “staars”, like Troy High School’s Brandon Emery (above). Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
20

Concussions: And Why Marvin Thinks It’s Media’s Fault…?

Marvin Lewis says there’d be no concussions if someone wasn’t there to write about it. Kind of reminds you of the tree falling in the forest…if no one’s there to see it. Doesn’t it? Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
18

Game Day: Jay Berwanger, First And Last Of A Kind

At the top of two of the most prestigious lists in all of football sits the name of a player few people remember: the first Heisman Trophy winner and the NFL’s first draftpick, Jay Berwanger.

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Oct
18

At Last: Troy Gets Off The “Hook” With Win Over Sidney

The 1961 Etta James Classic was not blaring in the Troy Trojans locker room Friday night, but it would have been appropriate after the Trojans ended their losing streak and grabbed their first win of the season. Read about the game from Joe Neves on Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
15

The Reality Of The Handshake: What We Want Is A “Feel Good”….

Questions and controversy over whether high school athletes should shake hands to promote sportsmanship is as far removed from modern reality as another fable of the past…Gone With The Wind! Read more in a reprint of a Press Pros inside feature from a year ago.

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Oct
13

Hoard: Devin (Mesoraco) On The Phone…..

The question for Devin Mesoraco was simple. After working so hard through 162 games in 180 days, through spring training and a last month that was nothing but empty hope, and lost cause, how hard is it to watch these games? Read his answer in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
13

Area Lakes Offer Good Fall Bass Fishing Opportunities

Last week it was crappie fishing tips. This week we learn from one of the top area tournament anglers about fall bass fishing.

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Oct
13

Hooley: The Age-Old Issue And Todd Gurley

The rules say they cannot profit from their celebrity, or their likeness, so they can receive no money for autographs, taking a photo with a fan, appearing at a restaurant or bar…while the University of Georgia is making millions off Todd Gurly, as are other schools with athletes like him.

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Oct
12

Halloween Comes Early…Did Someone See A Ghost?

In a game featuring eight touchdowns, nine turnovers, and one very strange penalty, the Lehman Cavaliers outlasted Fort Loramie and solidified its playoff hopes. Read about the game from Joe Neves on Press Pros inside feature.

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