Now or never? A number of critical games outline this week’s area football, and Joe Neves and Sonny Fulks were collectively 17 of 18 in picking winners in Week 8. And if you’re wondering about Week 9, and who wins, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to give today’s Friday’s “pick” page a read to find out. Today’s Press Pros inside feature.
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My formative years as an Indians fan included surviving whooping cough, Dusty Rhodes, and writing two stories at the expense of Jose Mesa in a lifetime of chasing dreams and World Series with the Cleveland Indians. Today’s feature from Hal McCoy.
For 17 years, he made his way through the big leagues earning a reputation as a top-notch hitter in clutch situations, playing for both the Cleveland Indians and the Toronto Blue Jays. This week Pat Tabler found himself in a position of divided loyalties. Read Greg Hoard in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
His story is heart rending, uplifting, and one that gives rise to optimism in succeeding generations. All that, and Covington’s Trevor Miller is a pretty good basketball player, too. As a prelude to the coming basketball season, think ‘hoops’ and enjoy today’s inside feature on Press Pros.
Arnold Palmer was one of those “fringe” legends in sports, like Gordie Howe and Bobby Hull, Rod Laver and Tony Trabert, Eddie Arcaro and A.J. Foyt, men who had ascended the highest peaks of their sport, but doing so in a world that leaned toward baseball, football and basketball to find their idols.
Piqua used its two-headed running game, a developing passing game, and several Butler mistakes to extend its winning streak to five, and stop the Aviators for the first time in five years.
Troy combined big plays on offense and a smothering defense to continue its momentum and atone for a memorable 2015 loss to Sidney. The Trojans moved to 7-1 with 31-6 win over the Yellow Jackets Friday at Memorial Stadium. Read more from Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
Familiar names lead St. Henry down a familiar path…Blake Hoyng had a big night running and receiving (above), scored three times, and led the surging Redskins to an impressive win over Delphos St. John. Read more in the latest Press Pros MAC feature.
I grew up in southern Indiana, but thanks to my dad and his work driving a moving truck I became a Cleveland Indians fan…through a set of discarded baseball cards. Years later, I’ve graduated to a set of vintage hats. I’ll be rooting for them against Toronto.
There was nothing more anticipated than the phone call from downstate…and the invitation to hunt my first opening day with Uncle Mel.
It was orange and black versus orange and black, two of the kingpins of the MAC playing for league and bragging rights. Our photo essay of a thrilling Versailles win Tuesday, three games to one. Check it out in the today’s Press Pros inside feature.
It took overtime to decide it, but St. Henry and Anna squared off in an epic struggle Friday to enhance their respective prospects for the league and the post-season. St. Henry came away the winner. Read more about the game in the latest Press Pros inside feature.
Offense…defense…Troy used the total package to continue their impressive resurgence at the expense of Vandalia Butler. Greg Billing tells the story.
Faced with another second half collapse, this time the Tippecanoe Red Devils rallied. The Red Devils took advantage of Sidney mistakes and an overpowering running game to gain their first GWOC American North victory.
Jackson Center’s Kim Metz joins rarified company, the joining the ranks of the legendary with her 500th win in Volleyball.
They dinked and they dunked, they went over the top. And oh yes, the new Covington Buccs still had plenty of power game when they needed it to beat Miami East.
They say it’s the best time of year for baseball, the playoffs, World Series in daytime (above), and all that was good from a different era. But for a number of reasons I say baseball, the game that I love, will never see that day again. Thoughts on how I’ll view the post-season in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
As the football season draws to a climax, so do the area games this weekend portend climactic outcomes relative to the post-season. Sidney (above) finds itself in ‘must-win’ territory, and here’s some suggestions we’ll make for you if you want to get out and see one for yourself. They say…the weather will be beautiful!
If you like to fish, are new to the area or just want to visit a place you’ve never tried, there are many options for anglers in southwest Ohio.
Letters (emails) from a lot of first-time readers populate this month’s page, with comments on Vin Scully, and support for the notion that nothing good really does happen after midnight…and hard work and commitment seems to trump many of our social issues! Our latest installment of the ‘Reader Speaks’.