Archive for Features
Aug
1

If Clothes Make The Man: A Commentary On The “Look” Of Modern Football

On the threshold of another football season, some words on the best looks in area football, and how to make a good look go bad. There’s a reason why Penn State has always stayed simple; and why no football team should ever, ever, ever…wear brown pants. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jul
29

Coaches Under Fire…The Next Endangered Species?

The question is…what do you want in a coach? Success, consistency, longevity, or all of that while making everyone happy? Is that even possible? Some interesting points about culture and what we demand from the culture of coaching, even coaches who win (like Bill Sturwold, above), in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jul
26

Loramie Leaps To CCC

The 2017 football season will see a continuation of changes in conference affiliations as Fort Loramie will cast their lot with the Cross County Conference. Read more with Stan Wilker on inside today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jul
25

Covington Football: Making A Good Thing Even Better

The Covington Buccaneers put together another unbeaten season in 2016, but like so many other years, there was playoff disappointment. Now, a young group of Buccaneers look to take the program to even greater heights. Read more in Joe Neves’ story inside today’s feature.

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Jul
24

A Swipe At Finishing Second…?

If you didn’t learn something from watching Jordan Spieth win Sunday’s conclusion to the British Open…you overlooked one of the year’s great examples of everything we USED to teach in sports. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jul
24

A Girl Named Jonni…

“You walk in the gym and I could immediately spot which one I’d heard about,” said Miami East volleyball coach Dan Peterson. Read more on Vikings’ standout Jonni Parker…Greg Billing’s inside feature in today’s edition of Press Pros.

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Jul
22

Jack Albers…Or Else!

Remembered by everyone who played basketball for him, or sat in his math class, former coach and educator Jack Albers still believes that expectations and high standards – the old ways – are still the best ways. Read more about one of the area’s most memorable coaches in today’s feature.

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Jul
21

Hoard: Back From The Health Hole

For the past six months, Greg Hoard has been missing from these pages and not by choice. Time and some bad habits caught up with him, he’ll tell you. And, you never really do know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone. Read more about that in today’s inside feature.

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Jul
18

Encore Press Pros: Still Hooked On The Feeling…..

Encore Post….After 40 years of touring, recording, and surviving, singer B.J. Thomas “wowed” ’em at Kettering’s Fraze Pavilion Saturday night, and proved that some of the best things never change. Read more in today’s inside feature, and encore presentation of one of last summer’s most popular posts.

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Jul
15

Reunion…And The Long Way Home

For those families that gather regularly, or only once a year, the road back home as we get older is relative not only to distance, but as I find now…in time and change, as the song says. A reflective read in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jul
15

Followup: What One Small Tweak Did For The GWOC North….

Add Tipp and drop Trotwood…and a turnaround year in Troy. Some long overdue adjustments that added competitive interest, more rivalry, and more butts in the seats for the GWOC North last year. And now…what’s the next step and who will take it in 2017? Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jul
13

The Top Ten High School Football Players I’ve Seen….

Brody Hoying made my list, and it made for a great conversation – and once I had time to think about it, an even better column. Challenged by a friend to list the top ten high school football players in my time of writing sports. This took some time, so take your own time to enjoy today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jul
12

Ben Schmiesing: Leader Of The Tribe

On the field and in the classroom. Piqua’s Ben Schmiesing is the epitome of the term student-athlete. Returning as one of the GWOC’s top senior performers in 2017, he anchors the Indians’ hopes for a conference title and return to the post-season playoffs. Our latest summer football profile…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jul
9

A Better Thing To Look Back On….

Fond Memories, Or Bad Precedent…Recent comments from our new and divided culture on attitudes, winning, and personal achievement reflect another startling omen to our future. Are we doomed if we become satisfied with everyone being just alike? A reflective feature in today’s inside Press Pros.

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Jul
7

In the End, Politics Wins…

Ray Petering, chief of the Ohio Division of Wildlife, wanted more money to operate his division and its many programs. To do that, he was pushing for an annual $3 increase for resident hunting and fishing licenses. His boss, the director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, did not agree. Now Petering is the former chief.

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Jul
4

The Reader Speaks…July 6th, 2017

More recent, and in some cases, passionate response from readers on recent Press Pros columns concerning…winning, youth baseball, coons in the corn, and has anyone seen Greg Hoard lately? Enjoy a popular feature in today’s Press Pros.

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Jul
3

The Grandest, And Best, 4th Of My Life….!

If you remember, and dream, of simpler and fun 4th of Julys, share in a wonderful story submitted by contributing writer Tom Cappell. Before politics and political correctness…the enthusiasm and fun of being a boy. Happy 4th of July!

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Jul
3

The 4th Of July As I’ve Known It, As We See It Now…..

Rally To The Flag?…241 of them now and counting, with some perspective on 4th of Julys past, and how one can make the argument that the present relates not so comparably to the holiday we once celebrated. Read about it in our Independence Day Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
30

It’s Time to Drop Politics and Get Back to the Outdoors

Long-time Ohio outdoors advocate Mike Budzik resigns his position as an adviser to Ohio Gov. John Kasich. The reason wasn’t personal; it was professional. It was obvious to him that he was no longer wanted.

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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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