Archive for Features
Jan
17

The Reader Speaks…January 17, 2017

The mail bag’s again full and begs sharing. As usual, new readers from near and far took the time to write about: The ‘double standard’ and OSU football…Gary Wright…story priorities…and ‘Best Sports Memories’. Read and enjoy.

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Jan
16

Good To The Last Shot…Tipp Slips Past Versailles

Winner, winner, keep the chicken dinner…Tipp’s Taylor Prall sinks the winning bucket over Versailles’ Ellen Peters Monday to hand the Tigers their second loss of the year…and pump new confidence into a young Tipp team ‘bonding’ for an extended post-season run. Read Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
15

The Great Unifier…..

Former Reds slugger George Foster answered questions and kept the crowd in stitches on Saturday night in Versailles. On a night when the bigger cares of life are set aside for things with at least some degree of local control, it was about having a good time in the name of baseball. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jan
14

Cincinnati Show Celebrates 60th Year

As the Cincinnati Travel, Sports and Boat Show opens for the 60th time, the list of outdoor/boat shows within a day’s drive of the Miami Valley is impressive.

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Jan
14

Houston’s Bid For A Homecoming Surprise Ruined By Russia…

It was homecoming for former Russia assistant Brad Francis, and his 1-10 Houston Wildcat team almost made it one he’d never forget. Read more from Press Pros columnist Greg Billing.

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Jan
14

Versailles Takes A Punch…And Punches Back!

More than just Justin…Versailles proved they had plenty of complementary scoring in Friday’s win over Marion Local. Justin Ahrens had a team high 20 for the Tigers, but Alex Wendel (above) and company supplied an additional 36 in a 56-41 win over the Flyers. Read the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
13

Loramie Gets Sweep Over Anna: The School Of Hard Knocks….

It wasn’t vintage, perhaps, but it was Anna vs. Loramie…competitive. Hattie Meyer (above) led the Redskins to a workman-like win over the host Rockets Thursday, their ninth of the season. Read more on the youth movement in progress for coach Carla Siegel in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
12

You Know Baseball’s Coming, When….

It’s when the locals in Scioto County come together on a January night to raise funds to keep the legacy of Branch Rickey alive (above), and celebrate their incredible impact on major league baseball. A local once called it…baseball of the people, and for the people. And interesting read for today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
11

Lights Out: Piqua Gets Much Needed Win Over West Carrollton

After two straight blowout losses, and with three consecutive road games coming up, the Piqua Indians needed a bit of a breather. The West Carrollton Pirates turned out to be just what the doctor ordered. Read more from Joe Neves in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Jan
9

My Best Sports Memories (And Hopefully Some Of Yours)….

Bird’s Eye View…An unusual photo of Game 7, 1960 World Series, taken from the Cathedral of Learning tower at the University of Pittsburgh, overlooking Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. Sports memories of lasting value are the subject in today’s Press Pros inside feature. Read and enjoy.

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Jan
9

Dayton Outdoor Show is Gone Again

It’s here, it’s gone. The only consistent thing about the annual Dayton outdoor/boat show is its inconsistency.

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Jan
9

From The Dugout: How To Throw The “Changeup”….

Our 2017 series on learning baseball from those who teach it best debuts with this week’s feature on one of baseball’s most underutilized pitches…from University of Dayton pitching coach, Ryne Romick.

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Jan
9

Time For A Couple Of Reminders

The annual Versailles Diamond Club baseball fundraiser is this weekend in Versailles, hosted by major league pitcher Craig Stammen (above). And, some words of reminding about the ongoing topic of what sportsmanship is, and how you teach, and learn it. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
8

Lehman Steals One: Comeback Stuns Houston

Saturday night’s Lehman-Houston match featured the Arnold brothers in different uniforms. While Houston’s Cameron won the scoring duel, it was brother Dylan who made the key plays down the stretch and led his team to victory.

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Jan
7

Minster Comeback Falls Short In Loss To Delphos St. John

An early 15-0 first quarter run ended up being too much to come back from as Minster’s fourth quarter comeback fell short to Delphos St. John.

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Jan
7

Russia-Fort Loramie Gets Physical: Raiders Hand The Redskins Their First Loss

Something worth shouting about! It was loud, it was physical, it was Shelby County League basketball at its best. Russia’s Jack Dapore (above, left) and Loramie’s Tyler Siegel (right) set the tone for a fantastic Friday showdown…the subject of today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
4

The Reader Speaks…January 5, 2017

Are you happy, Reds fans? Our opening share for 2017 of the best responses from daily readers of Press Pros, with appreciation for those who’ve taken the time to write…on hunting, good will towards mankind, the Reds’ rebuild (but with whom…above) – and the struggle to understand basketball. Read, think, and enjoy!

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Jan
3

Down To The Wire: Milton Outlasts Covington For First Win

Keep Away…Which is what Milton’s William Morris did to Covington in the final minute of Tuesday game, forcing the Buccs to foul and send him to the line. The Bulldogs cashed in from the stripe to ice the game and collect their first win of the season. Read more from Joe Neves in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Jan
2

Greg Hoard: Youth Prevails in Bengals’ Finale

The true test of an NFL team is the ability to sustain and maintain a consistently successful performance, and to build on that success week after week. That’s the way it is and will always be. With the Bengals’ win in Sunday’s finale, we’re in an all-too-familiar position. Once again…we wait!

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Jan
2

Tim Goodwin: Our 2016 Sportsman Of The Year….

If you compare commitment to a goal, and the records concerning success in achieving a goal, there’s little argument that Marion Local football coach Tim Goodwin is the gold standard for our inaugural Press Pros Sportsman of The Year recognition. Read more in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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