Archive for Features
Jul
6

Rolling Down The Great Miami River….

Although the stormy weather of June caused high water, Adventures on the Great Miami is ready for plenty of action both on and off the river. The facility near Charleston Falls is more than a rental place for canoes and kayaks, much more.

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Jul
5

Mid-Term Grades For The Sports Year…!

Beat This!…Tri-Village winning the boys title in basketball was certainly an A+, but at the midpoint of the local sports year it’s time to rethink you priorities, your anticipations. The best of the year may be yet to come. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature!

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Jul
4

The 4th Of July: The “End” Of Summer…?

Ask you cook those burgers today and wash ’em down with some “coldies”, I’ll share some insight on how fast life is actually lived. A summer milestone stands as testimony that “vacation” is over…another school year and sports season is just one month away! Share for a moment today’s inside feature.

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Jul
2

4th Of July: And What Could Be Grander…Than Baseball?

If you want to see baseball in its purest form, the good learning to be better, this weekend’s Best Of Ohio Showcase tournament (Nick Thwaits, above) at area venues provides the perfect opportunity. Read about in the latest feature update inside Press Pros.

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Jul
1

The Reader Speaks…July 2nd, 2015

The very latest, and the very best, from readers of June features on Press Pros: On scammers and con artists…Jacki Stonebraker…youth baseball…”Ball Four”…shotguns for birthday gifts…and life after 50! Read ’em all in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
30

152 Years Ago This Week…

Yes, it’s 4th of July, but lest you forget, there’s another anniversary that we should also be mindful to observe, come July 1, 2, and 3. The equestrian monument of Confederate General Robt. E. Lee looks over the battlefield at Gettysburg. Read more in our latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
29

Hoard: How Can We Save The All-Star Game…?

Once upon a time it was about the best players among their peers and not the most popular players among fans, as the National League All-Stars welcome Stan Musial (far left) after his walk-off homer won the 1955 Mid-Summer Classic. Read more from Greg Hoard in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
27

Questions For The “Famer”…Vol. 8

Volume 8 of this year’s questions for hall of famer Hal McCoy, and good ones…on whether a trip to the men’s room violates baseball’s speed-up rules, chocolate syrup celebrations, and if you’re a baseball fan does voting for the starting lineup in the all-star game matter? Read more in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Jun
27

Greg Hoard: Another Birthday; And What Have We Come To…?

Once upon a time my parents taught me how and I was allowed freedoms as a child to grow and learn personal responsibilities. And one of the opportunities given me then would be unthinkable by today’s standards, and by today’s cultural paranoia over gun control!

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Jun
25

In One Word….”Max”

The popular and productive coach of the Vikings has built a culture of football at Miami East as he reaches the venerable stage of his career; and carries on with the same passion for the game and his kids as he had on the day he arrived. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature on Max Current.

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Jun
25

Youth Baseball, Good or Bad?

When I was a kid it was more than just baseball to me. It was the babysitter, it was entertainment, and it was a daily dose of life’s lessons about competition and teamwork. It was Little League as Little League was intended to be.

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Jun
24

Clean Water Rule Set; Yea! … Wait a Minute

Who doesn’t want clean water – for drinking, bathing, washing, cooking, swimming, boating, etc.? Apparently clean water is not only clean, it’s political.

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Jun
24

LeBron James Plays The Fool

LeBron James’ statements about his greatness has become tiresome to many. But had someone who was really making a difference in the world said the same thing, the ire of the pundits wouldn’t have been raised. Read more Nate Jenkins in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
23

40 Receive Financial Aid At Annual SWDAB Scholarship Banquet

40 southwest student athletes were recognized for their accomplishments in competition and the classroom Tuesday at the annual Southwest District Athletic Board Scholarship Banquet hosted by the Dayton Marriott. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
22

A Night With Jim Bouton, 37 Years Ago….

A signed copy of his book, Ball Four, is more important to me than most others. Just six years after his book came out, I saw Jim Bouton and his knuckleball…eye to eye! Almost forty years later, he’s still pitching his passion for the game of baseball. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Jun
22

The Doctor Is In: On Sports Injuries To The Mouth….

You don’t see it often, but when the unthinkable happens in sports it’s what you need to know on what to do, and when to do it, for injuries to your mouth. Our expert, Dr. Mark Armstrong, of Troy, tells you here…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
20

Father’s Day: Things I Would Have Done Differently…But Didn’t!

If you’re one to reflect, what man doesn’t take a moment each year to think about what is, and what might have been, when he thinks of his own father…of himself? To the honor of all “Dads”, read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
19

Entourage…Is Gar-bage For The Soul

For something so anticipated, movie theaters are empty, and after seeing it, one has to wonder about the empty character of those who paid to make the movie, Entourage.

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Jun
19

Hal McCoy: Believe It Or Not, Frazier The Forgotten Red

He’s having the best season of any third baseman in baseball, but Todd Frazier isn’t even close to being voted on the team. So he has some changes in mind. Read more from Hal McCoy.

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Jun
18

Starting Over…In Troy

Someone’s Watching?…In Troy they’re hoping that a new regime under Matt Burgbacher (above), and a constant reminder of the past, can turn around the bad fortunes of a once-proud football program. The question is…how, and how soon? Read more in the latest Press Pros inside summer profile.

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