Archive for Features
Jun
1

In Division II: And Then…A Gem!

Chamindade-Julienne’s Garrett Wissman delivered the pitching performance of his life Thursday afternoon to move the Eagles into Saturday’s Division II championship game. Read more about the tournament in the latest Press Pros update.

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Jun
1

Hiland Wins Tough To Set UP #1 vs. #2 In Division III Final

In the tournament’s first heart-stopper – it took extra innings for #1-ranked, and undefeated, Berlin Hiland to take down Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, 2-1. Keep track of the state baseball tournament throughout the weekend on Press Pros.

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Jun
1

MAC, SCL, and McCoy Press Pros Endowment Awards Announced…!

We’re pleased to announce the respective winners of the 2016-17 Press Pros Student Athlete awards for the MAC and the Shelby County Athletic League.

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May
31

The Reader Speaks…And Just In Time For The Baseball Tournament

On the eve of the state baseball tournament in Columbus this weekend, we share the thoughts of a number of correspondents over the recent column on the subject of pitch counts in high school baseball. And if the rules makers are reading…they’re going to like what they see. Comments from the tournament in today’s inside feature.

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May
28

Memorial Day 2017: Another Chapter Of Understanding

To fully understand the significance, and the lives honored on Memorial Day, you really need to leave home for a site of the sacrifice at least once in your life. In my case…I make it a yearly pilgrimage. Read more in this holiday edition of our Press Pros inside feature.

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May
28

The Number #1 Question (About Minster and Russia)….

There are not so many as what you have in football, but the baseball people out there are already writing to ask if two Division IV teams ten miles apart could win the state tournament, and how?

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May
28

Wildcats Hang On And Punch Ticket To Final Four

Minster hangs on for a breath-taking win over Leipsic to gain their bid in next week’s Final Four in Division IV, seeking their third state title. Read more in Press Pros.

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May
27

Wildcats (Minster) Dump Wildcats (New London) To Advance

Minster continued its run of hot baseball, beating New London and Kent State-bound pitcher, Ryan Lane, to advance to Saturday’s regional final.

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May
27

Triple Threat: Russia Proves That Third Time’s A Charm…

Russia delivered a little payback for two regular season losses…and a painful memory from the sectional basketball tournament…with an 8-4 win Friday in the regional baseball tournament.Read more from Greg Billing in today/s Press Pros feature.

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May
25

What You Should Think About…Before Playing College Baseball

Playing college baseball is a dream come true for many high schoolers…that sometimes turns into a nightmare for college coaches who deal with those dreams with much higher personal stakes. What most never think about is the subject of today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
24

Finding Clear Water Key to Bass Tourney Win

Covington man battles the elements to find success in Bass Fishing League event at Grand Lake St. Marys.

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May
24

The Toughest Title Just Got Tougher….

It’s already tough enough to win a state title in baseball, but the new regulations on pitchers and the number of pitches allowed will undoubtedly break some hearts this weekend. Read about why in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
22

Tom Cappell: The ‘Queen’ In The Back Of The Safe…

Long overlooked as too rare, too expensive, and too fancy to shoot and have fun with, a story of appreciation for one of America’s best and most coveted guns of all time…the Winchester Model 52 rifle. Veteran outdoors writer, Tom Cappell, favors us with one of his tales about sporting Americana in today’s Press Pros feature.

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May
20

Let’s Do It Again: Minster Wins 7th District Championship

The Minster offense finally awoke to support the efforts of a sophomore left-hander, and the Wildcats roared to their 7th district championship under Mike Wiss. Read more inside todays feature with Joe Neves.

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May
20

Long Night, Short Straw…Buckeyes Killed By One Bad Inning

Looking Towards Brighter Things?….One bad inning spelled doom for the Buckeyes Friday, a seven-run third that sent them down to the Indiana Hoosiers, 8-4. Read more on the game in today’s latest Buckeye update from Press Pros.

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May
19

Announcements Pending For Press Pros MAC, SCL, and Hal McCoy Award Winners

The data is in, evaluations are in progress…and the winners of this year’s Press Pros post-year awards for scholar-athletes will be coming in a few short days. Stay tuned!

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May
19

Cold Bats For Tipp… Hot Night For Kenton Ridge…

Tipp’s string of sectional titles broken…Bats fall silent against Kenton Ridge ace…A promising season falls short of the promise. Read about the game from Greg Billing in Press Pros.

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May
18

Bucks Beat IU: With Nothing To Play For…So Much To Play For

Shea Murray’s clutch double in the sixth broke the game open, and gave the Indiana Hoosiers a surprise look at the what’s to come in Buckeye baseball in 2018 – a renewed culture and updated blueprint. Read about the Buckeyes’ big win in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
18

Odd Man In? Newton Has A Chance To Remake History

If you’re not in the habit of thinking Newton and baseball in the same thought, first-year coach Jordan Kopp is thinking exactly that, with a chance Friday to re-write some school history. Read more in our inside feature on the Indians.

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May
18

Extra Innings Led Russia With A Win Over Lehman…

In one of the most contested of all area games, Russia used a pair of pitchers and it took 10 stressful innings to beat the #2-ranked Lehman Cavaliers in the Division IV sectional final at Sidney. Read more on the win inside today’s Press Pros.

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