Archive for Features
Apr
6

Encore: A Face In The Crowd…And An Old Umpire’s Call For Redemption!

A Good Baseball Story….From my long-since past I was reminded this weekend of a night in baseball forgotten for years…a story of a lit cigarette that burns as bright for one man today as it did back then. You’ll understand when you read. You like a good yarn? Read today’s Press Pros feature.

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Apr
4

Butler Routs Piqua To Remain Unbeaten

Vandalia-Butler spotted Piqua a pair of first-inning runs, but the Aviators proved unstoppable in rolling to their 8th win without defeat. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature from Joe Neves.

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Apr
3

Armed And Ready…Versailles Seeks Another Long Ride In Baseball

All The Arms You Need?…Versailles likes its chances for another league, sectional, district and regional appearance in the post-season tournament – based on the most valuable commodity in baseball. They have pitching depth, like Noah Richard (above). Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Apr
3

Opening Day With Greg Hoard: Just An Old Cardboard Box

Long after my arm, my glove, and my dream of playing baseball has deteriorated, the passion of my youth is still preserved in the cards that probably represented my best baseball memories. Yours, too. Opening day nostalgia from columnist Greg Hoard for opening day…in today’s feature.

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Apr
1

Off-Again…Bucks Lose To Purdue, 6-1

All About The ‘Boilers…Lefthander Gareth Stroh was masterful, pitching six-hit baseball into the eighth and leaving would-be runs on third (background) to beat the Buckeyes Saturday, 6-1. It sets up another ‘must’ in Sunday’s rubber game. Read more about the Baseball Bucks in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Mar
31

Rain, Wind, Attitude…And A Win Over Purdue

When They Needed It Most…The Buckeyes hit, Yianni Pavlopoulos pitched, and Tre Gantt (above) made a spectacular play in center to fuel a 13-2 uprising in the opening game of their weekend series with Purdue. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Mar
29

Greg Hoard: ‘Sweet Swinging Billy Williams,” Smile-On

As opening day of the 2017 baseball season approaches, many have written to express appreciation for the nostalgic baseball stories of colleague Greg Hoard. Here’s one of his most recent, and best, remembering hall of famer and Chicago Cub great Billy Williams. Enjoy…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
28

No Substitute for Extensive Boater Education

Boating comes with plenty of fun, but also some very real risks. If you plan to own or use a boat, safety should be your top priority. To be as safe as you can, boater education is the answer.

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Mar
27

Last Words On Basketball, And The State Tournament…

Technically speaking…there was a lot of talk in Columbus last weekend about the state of basketball in Ohio, and, the state tournament. Issues of cost, competitive disparity, and facilities made for interesting discussion on the sidelines and in the halways. Read more in today’s final chapter for basketball, 2017, in our inside feature.

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Mar
26

The Reader Speaks…March 26, 2017

The value of winning? In this edition of reader comments – the latest from those moved to share on recent content on Press Pros: In particular, thoughts on “winning at all costs”, Un-American Airlines, and remembering Piqua hall of fame coach, Jim Hardman. Enjoy, in this month’s volume of “The Reader Speaks”.

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Mar
25

Division I Thriller For Encore: Massillon Jackson Breaks Moeller’s Heart

Purple Reign…They’re excited in Massillon, as the Jackson High School Tigers knocked off undefeated and #1-ranked Moeller Saturday night for the Division I title. Read about the game and the boys tourney weekend on Press Pros.

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Mar
25

Buckeyes Drop Twin Bill, And Get Swept, In Series With Gophers…

Not Many Highlights…Minnesota came to Columbus and swept the Buckeyes for the first time in 27 years, despite a great throw and tag at the plate to knock of the Gophers Jordan Smith in Saturday’s first game. Read more in Press Pros.

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Mar
25

Villa Angela Hangs On To Win Again, in Division III…

As close you could play throughout, there was finally a compelling final on championship Saturday. Villa Angela-St. Joseph hung on to win, 54-52, over Roger Bacon.

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Mar
25

Turnovers Take Their Toll In Division Four Finals: Lutheran East Wins

The game featured two teams similar in a number of ways: Wellington and Lutheran East are both relative newcomers to State Tourney play,and both featured rosters with D1 length and athleticism. It made for an interesting Division IV final.

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Mar
25

No Luck Needed For The Irish On This Day…

In a contest that many of the fans in attendance figured to be a blowout, the Wauseon Indians stood tall for 29 of the game’s 32 minutes. Read more about the Boys state basketball finals by Stan Wilker inside Press Pros.

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Mar
24

Moeller’s Second Half Comeback Takes Down Pickerington

Down by four points at the half, unbeaten Moeller used a rousing second half comeback to stay undefeated and in the Division I title hunt on Saturday.

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Mar
24

Division III: Roger Bacon Crushes Archbold – Will Face VASJ In Final

In one of the tournament’s most dominating exhibitions yet, Roger Bacon erased Archobold to advance to Saturday’s Division III final against Villa Angela-St. Joseph.

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Mar
24

Fairland Bowed By VASJ, But Vowed To Be Back….

Dream Denied…After 60 years one would hope for better. But the Fairland Dragons’ dream was diminished Friday by a team that makes the Final Four a regular thing…and VASJ played like it. Read the latest update from the state tournament on Press Pros.

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Mar
23

Lutheran East Overwhelms Delphos St. John In Division IV

Close for a half, Delphos St. John could not keep up with bigger, faster Lutheran East in the second half. The Blue Jays fall in the Division IV semi-finals.

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Mar
23

Day 1, Div. II Stunner: Trotwood Falls In Rematch With SV-SM

Game Winner….Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary’s Jayvon Graves (#3) gets to the rim as timed runs out to score the winning basket, stunning Trotwood in the second Division II semi-final. Follow the tournament throughout the weekend on Press Pros Magazine.

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