Archive for Features
Jun
28

Blast From The Past….Twice Blessed: Loramie Wins Its Second Girls Title In Div. IV

Something to Remember….Janell Hoying Clutches The Trophy as Ft. Loramie claims its second state title in women’s basketball in three years, a 55-48 win in the 2015 Division IV title game over Waterford. A Press Pros encore – a good memory from the past – graces today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
26

Conner Pohl, Dom Canzone, And Good News From The Eastern Front…

Summering Well…Arcanum’s Connor Pohl is refining his fine freshman season at Ohio State with teammate Dom Canzone, seeing some new country and hitting fastballs and sliders from other parts of the country. They’re taking Virginia’s Blue Ridge Valley like Stonewall once did. Read the latest Press Pros summer update.

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Jun
25

What Sport Teaches…Whether You Like It Or Not

Responding to one recent reader of the Press Pros site, and those who advocate for a softer, more inclusive world, some of the best lessons of life are learned through competition and disappointment…and there’s not a thing you can (or should) do about it! Take some time to read more in the latest Press Pros summer feature.

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Jun
24

‘Coons In The Corn…

For those who profess to love all God’s creatures without reservation, some words about those willing to reconsider when the creatures come between them and their stomach. Guest writer Tom Cappell provides the latest weekend feature update on Press Pros.

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Jun
22

The Reader Speaks…June 22, 2017

The latest cmments received post-state tournament from readers with issues over the issues of amateur baseball…extended season, pitch count…and even a few kind words! Take a few moments to read and see how the other side thinks…today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
20

One Final Piece Of Business: SWDAB Honors Standout Scholar Athletes

An annual rite of passage, the Southwest District Board of the OHSAA took time Tuesday evening to honor its elite student athletes for accomplishment on the playing field and in the classroom. An impressive group, and presentation, headlines today’s edition of Press Pros.

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Jun
18

Encore 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
17

Stammen Classic Meets Luke Sudhoff….

Coldwater’s 12-year-olds made a good impression in Saturday’s continuation of the Craig Stammen youth tournament in Versailles. And their shortstop, in just two at bats, gave baseball blue-bloods enough to remember all summer (and year) long. A summer weekend read in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
16

The Craig Stammen Classic: Boys Playing Baseball….

There is no better description, and there is no better reason for getting together on a sultry June evening. It was nothing more than boys playing baseball on opening night of the 2017 Craig Stammen youth baseball “Classic”. Read about it in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
15

Boys Of A Different Summer…Revisited

Every good reason to play, and support, youth baseball is on display this weekend in Versailles – Craig Stammen’s annual tournament for a different generation of boys – who will tell you its one of the best things about summer.

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Jun
14

Hoard: Another Pete Party; What It Means And To Whom

His could have been one of the greatest sports stories of all time, but the last pages were not good ones. Pete violated Major League Baseball’s cardinal rule. Once more, this weekend, Reds fans will be asked to both remember once again…and forget.

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Jun
13

First Round Draft Picks I’ve Known…..

Clint Hurdle then, and Clint Hurdle now….With the excitement surrounding Monday’s major league draft, and the Reds pick of prep phenom Hunter Greene, there must be some perspective relative to where baseball’s first round choices are concerned…all that glitters is not gold! Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Jun
12

Tyler Cowles: What I Did With My Summer Vacation…!

The Buckeyes’ outfielder from Grove City left campus with a bad taste in his mouth…and Tyler Cowles has vowed to spend his summer proving that his name should be foremost for a corner outfield position next spring. He’s playing in Chillicothe this summer to make his case. Read more on summer Buckeyes baseball.

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Jun
12

Turkey Take is Up Over 2016

More birds and more hunters meant a larger harvest during the 2017 Ohio spring wild turkey hunting season, which concluded May 28.

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Jun
10

Thad, We Barely Knew You….

The manner in which Ohio State changed basketball coaches this week wasn’t smooth, and it left many with the impression that change for the sake of change is no change at all. That being the case, here’s some reasons why I’m going to miss Thad Matta.

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Jun
9

Arcanum’s Franchesca Hackworth Wins McCoy Scholarship

Hal McCoy came to town…and Arcanum’s Franchesca Hackworth (above), with Arcanum superintendent John Stephens (left), and principal Jason Stephan (far right), came away $2,500 the better, the winner of this year’s Hal McCoy Scholarship for journalism and communications. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
8

Meyer, Lessing Honored As SCL Top Athletes

The facts don’t lie…Jackson Center’s Cassie Meyer and Fairlawn’s Nate Lessing have been recognized as the league’s Press Pros top athletes and awarded the scholarships for their achievement.

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Jun
6

Three Letters From Fans Of Baseball: Letter #1

Our blog from last week on the state of amateur baseball drew swift response from readers in the area and from around the state…who took the time to share their own opinion on the state of a boys game that in the words of one, “is just too simple for the times.” Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
4

Some Best Moments Of 2016-17…And Those That Made Them

Dawn Goodwin (far right, above) had to wait a year for her winning family picture in Ohio Stadium, but it was worth the wait. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and with another sports year passed here are some from Press Pros that remind us of the year’s memorable highlights…today’s inside feature.

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Jun
3

A Different Niemeyer, Another Niemeyer Moment…Minster Wins Div. IV Title

Can You Guess?..Russia’s Jack Dapore (left) agonizes as Minster’s Jared Huelsman (center, right) is mobbed by teammates after scoring the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday, giving the ‘Cats their third state baseball title. One of more memorable games in the history of area baseball…in today’s inside feature.

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