Archive for Features
Mar
3

Hal: Homer Not Horsing Around (Much)…!

Coming back from off-season arm surgery Homer Bailey is feeling good, and biding his time to rejoin the Reds rotation…sooner rather than later. Read more from Hal McCoy in Goodyear in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
3

The Reader Speaks…March 3, 2015

The bag burgeons this week from messages received from near and far…first-timers and all-the-timers…on the topic of property tax, Troy Christian, and “Margie”, among others.

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Mar
2

Hoard: Baseball Bucks Dealing With Bumps In The Road

Their record may reflect it, but Greg Beals’ Buckeyes are learning to deal with bad weather and adversity. Just wait until it, and they, get warm.

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Mar
1

Hal: Joey Votto, On Joey Votto..

He’s says he learned from the frustrations of his past…from the expectations for his future. Joey Votto is what he is, for better or worse! Read more from Hal McCoy in Goodyear in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
1

Troy Christian Eagles: Another Game, Another Blowout.

Springfield Catholic Central never had a chance against state-ranked Troy Christian in the opening round of the D-IV Sectional at Troy High School. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature from Joe Neves.

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Feb
28

Lehman Cavaliers: Win and Move On!

A big second quarter propelled Lehman past Covington in the opening round of the Division IV sectional at Piqua High School. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature from Joe Neves.

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Feb
25

Changes Proposed For Next Ohio Deer Hunting Season

Some significant changes are afoot for whitetail deer hunters in Ohio in the fall with more – perhaps many more – the following season.

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Feb
24

“Cabin Fever” For The Bird Hunter….

Motivated by recent letters, we’ll share some additional words about hunting…a little tonic for those as one described, “housebound with a case of cabin fever”. With my son Matt (right) on a recent trip to the pheasant fields of Iowa (and some video), today’s inside feature on Press Pros.

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Feb
24

Hoard: OSU’s Battle For The Little Things…

After a 4-0 start, the Buckeyes discovered that winning baseball means you have to do the little things that help you win…and you have to do them every day!

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Feb
24

Seeing Blue…A State Of Mind

Reeling from their second stressful loss in a row, John Tollefson and Lehman are about to enter post-season play at a crossroads.

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Feb
24

Troy Christian Gears Up For Tourney With Lopsided Win

Soaring…Troy Christian’s Chris Landrum flew through Lehman defenders for 10points Monday, helping the Eagles to another 20-win season and momentum for next week’s sectional tournament. Read more from Press Pros columnist Doug Harris in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Feb
22

Hal From Goodyear: The Reds’ “Tower Of Power”

When pitchers advance to the Reds from Louisville they invariably talk about how much Ted Power aided and abetted their advancement. Why is that? And what makes him so good? Read more in Hal McCoy’s column from Goodyear, Arizona…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Feb
22

Marion Local At Russia…No Love In The House

The Raiders and Flyers pushed, held, shoved, and smacked each other from one end of the floor to the other Saturday night at Russia High School, with the Flyers escaping with a 73-68 win. A game that was actually painful to watch at times, it was that physical. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature from Joe Neves.

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Feb
21

Lehman “Cooked” In Loss To #1 Tri-Village

Star Spangled Performance…Tri-Village senior Damion Cook ruined Senior Night for Lehman with a career high 50 points to keep the Patriots undefeated and the Cavaliers searching for a defensive identity. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Feb
20

Hoard: OSU, The Mix and Match of a Pitching Staff

It’s a method based on the best minds and practices in baseball history, and a tactic that has already proven its worth. If hitting is timing, then pitching is the ability to upset that timing.

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Feb
18

15 People You Should Know More About…!

As another basketball season closes, some very special local people (like Russia coach Paul Bremigan, above) that likely won’t be recognized for their service and quality of performance outside their record, that have special qualities that many more people would appreciate…if they only knew. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Feb
18

Hoard: Beals’ Bucks Bust Out Of The Blocks

The Ohio State Buckeyes launched their 2015 baseball season by winning three straight games in Florida, yes…but winning in ways seldom seen in 2014. Games they never won at all!

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Feb
18

Deer Numbers Down At End Of Season

The deer hunting season is over for 2014-15 and, as expected, the numbers are down. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, since it contributes to the success of the state’s deer management program.

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Feb
15

Greg Hoard: In Appreciation Of Spring…!

Who Can Remember?…Your first time in Crosley Field, warm breezes, and memories you’ve yet to forget. As we patiently wait fo the break of spring that signals baseball it’s a time of eagerness, anticipation, and hot dogs washed down with a cold one. An overture to spring training from Greg Hoard in today’s inside feature.

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Feb
14

Hal McCoy: UD Dealt Another Blow, But Passes Test…

Forced to play extended minutes, UD’s Jordan Sibert made the most of Saturday, logging 38 minutes, scoring 24 points, and had seven steals in the Flyers 18 consecutive home win…this time over St. Bonaventure. Read more from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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