Archive for Features
May
3

Clutch Hits Lead Tippecanoe Past Butler

It ranked with the best in baseball history…Tippecanoe squandered an early lead, but got two clutch two out hits late to hand Butler its first division loss in three seasons. Read more about the game (and history) in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
1

Lehman Rolls On…Despite The Questions

Their 19-2 mark has them ranked #4 in the state in Division IV. But is their record deceiving, based on the strength of schedule? It doesn’t seem to matter to Dave King and the Lehman Cavaliers. Read about them in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
29

Buckeyes Split With Nebraska…And What They Say!

The Buckeyes (and Brady Cherry, above) used a 6-run inning in Saturday’s suspended game to beat Nebraska, but for lack of imitating that effort in game two they split their double-header with the Cornhuskers. Read more in today latest update on Buckeye baseball in Press Pros.

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Apr
27

Bellefontaine Man Makes Dreams Come True 

It took a number of years for him to hone his skills to the point where he thought he could make it, fishing on a professional walleye tour. But at age 43, he and his family decided now is the time – and is it ever!

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Apr
25

Wendel (When Will ) You See Better?

The more the area Division IV picture begins to take shape for the post-season, the more the picture begins to focus on Fort Recovery. The Indians and Cade Wendel (above) proved Tuesday…they have the luxury that’s oh-so-coveted in high school baseball. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Apr
25

‘Skins (Wapak) Down ‘Dogs (Celina) In WBL Battle For First

A record crowd turned out to watch the two state-ranked powers battle it out for first place in the WBL. They got their money’s worth. Wapakoneta outlasted Celina in extra inning, 4-3.

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Apr
24

“You know, Tipp City Is Pretty Good…!”

They combined 11 hits, 11 runs, and an impressive performance at the plate and on the mound by Aaron Hughes (above) Monday to prove that the 2017 Tipp Red Devils are to be taken seriously. The question is…what makes them different, or better, than Tipp teams of the past? Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
22

Team Chemistry Is Everything…It’s The Seth Lonsway Way

Celina’s Seth Lonsway started out in Little League, working his way through the baseball ranks with his Bulldog teammates. “It’s great to play ball every day with your buds. Team chemistry is everything,” says Lonsway (above middle). Read more on the Buckeyes’ recruit in today’s Press Pros feature by Greg Billing.

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Apr
22

Hal at Large: Garrett Taking Charge Of Mound, Opportunity

Rookie Amir Garrett is making quite an impression on young and old. And he looks to the old dog in the Reds rotation, who says, “take care of your body and play until they rip the jersey off your back.”

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Apr
21

“Stretch”….

“Mays was great,” Joe Nuxhall once said. “But when McCovey came to the plate, Gawd, how you hated to see him stepping in with that bat in his hands.” For those who enjoy Greg Hoard’s nostalgic remembrances of baseball’s greats…his latest, on former Giant great Willie McCovey.

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Apr
20

Remembering Mark Fidrych – “The Bird”

As fate would have it baseball gave me many opportunities to meet and observe some boyhood heroes, and some of truly unique people I’ve ever met. This past Easter weekend puts me in mind of one of the most unique…a guy nicknamed “The Bird”.

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Apr
19

April showers … When it rains it pours for Flyers, who drop to 2-12 in April

Inconsistency struck again at Spectrum Stadium. The UD Flyers committed miscues and couldn’t come up with that clutch hit in an 11-7 loss to Toledo on Wednesday.

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Apr
17

How Hayden Kotwica Almost Beat Butler…‘Til Troy Ran Out Of ‘Contain’

One of the best in the area, Butler sophomore Braedon Norman had to do extra duty to beat Troy Monday – a game that saw Troy push the top-ranked Aviators to what coach Ty Welker termed…as far as the young Trojans could contain them. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
16

Buckeyes’ Frustration, For A Day, Over…Explode In Win Over MSU

Stymied for lack of a big hit in the first two games of the series, the Buckeyes made up for lost time in the finale – 21 hits, and 13 runs in win over the Spartans.

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Apr
15

Buckeyes Comeback Bid Falls Short…Fall To Michigan State In Game 2

A day of promise falls short in the top of the ninth. The Buckeyes leave the tying run at second in a Saturday loss to Michigan State.

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Apr
15

Rutschilling Powers Versailles Past Loramie In Zac Richard Classic

In one of Saturday’s best area high school baseball games Versailles found a way, with a dramatic finish, to squeeze past Fort Loramie in the opener of the Zac Richard Classic. Read about it from Press Pros columnist Greg Billing…in today’s inside feature.

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Apr
15

Snakebit, Or Worse…Flyers Drop Series To George Mason

The Flyers scored early, and often enough through the first five innings; but could not withstand prosperity. They lost the first game of their Saturday twinbill, and the series, to George Mason.

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Apr
14

Morris: Southwest Ohio Offers Fine Fishing

It’s time to go fishing. April is here and there will be some good fishing days ahead. So if you have your tackle ready, you will find some excellent opportunities at southwest Ohio lakes.

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Apr
11

Troy Turnaround Continues; Trojans Sweep Sidney

Sophomore Cole Brogan starred on the mound, Hayden Kotwica hit a lead-off homer, and the defense (above) made plays. Troy won its fourth game in the last five starts Tuesday with a quality 5-2 performance over Sidney. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature from Joe Neves.

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Apr
11

“Harley’s” Young Cavs Come Of Age…? Coldwater Opens MAC Play With Win Over Minster

They pitched, they caught the ball, and they played with confidence. But most of all, Brian Harlamert’s youthful Coldwater Cavaliers hit with abandon in league-opening win over Minster.

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