Back To Back: Minster Claims Second Straight MAC Championship

In what was a balanced scoring effort for Minster, Courtney Prenger (#30) led the Wildcats with 9 points - and more importantly, to a MAC Championship with a 48-42 win over Fort Recovery. (Photo by Dale Barger)

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Coldwater Falls In Division V:  The One That Got Away….
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4

Coldwater Falls In Division V: The One That Got Away….

What’s Different About This Picture? After disappointing blowout losses to Coldwater in each of the last two Division V title games, Canton Central Catholic celebrated Saturday night with a dramatic, come-from-behind win in the fourth quarter. Read more in the latest tournament update from Press Pros.

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Minster Runs Out Of Season…Falls In Division VII Final
Dec
3

Minster Runs Out Of Season…Falls In Division VII Final

Minster’s remarkable run came to an end with an admirable concession from coach Geron Stokes. John F. Kennedy played well. “They’re deserved to be a state champion.” Read more in the latest Press Pros feature from the state tournament.

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Marion Wins Division VI:  Eight Was Never Enough…!
Dec
2

Marion Wins Division VI: Eight Was Never Enough…!

Absolutely, it never gets old! They weren’t perfect, but as Cuyahoga Heights discovered…they were Marion. And in the end, with incentive special enough to win their ninth state football title. Read the latest from the state tournament on Press Pros.

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Refuse To Lose–Minster Escapes McComb For D-VII Title Shot
Nov
27

Refuse To Lose–Minster Escapes McComb For D-VII Title Shot

The Wildcats saved their season with a critical defensive stop and game winning fourth quarter drive, advancing to state for the second time in three years and third in school history. Alex Lehmkuhl’s (above) leaping interception with 3 minutes left… ended the Panthers final chance and gave the Wildcat fans something to celebrate.

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It’s Groundhog Day:  Coldwater Gets Its Shot At Five In A Row
Nov
27

It’s Groundhog Day: Coldwater Gets Its Shot At Five In A Row

There were some who said it couldn’t be done, given the attrition of graduation losses from back-to-back-to-back previous champions. But Coldwater is now on the brink of proving them wrong…something they’ve vowed to do all along.

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Flyers Ground Game Grinds Patrick Henry…Marion Packs For State
Nov
26

Flyers Ground Game Grinds Patrick Henry…Marion Packs For State

Moeller Truckin’…Behind a sparkling performance by senior Nate Moeller and a defensive effort that rattled some fillings…Marion put aside Patrick Henry for its sixth consecutive trip to state. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Prove Them Wrong: The Class That Everybody Said Couldn’t Make The Play-Offs…
Nov
20

Prove Them Wrong: The Class That Everybody Said Couldn’t Make The Play-Offs…

“Our motto is PTW – Prove Them Wrong. This was the class that everybody said couldn’t win the league. I challenged each kid and told them that they couldn’t do it. I told them they proved everybody wrong to this point so let’s finish it off.” – Coach Chip Otten. Read about it from Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros feature on the Cavaliers.

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Instant Classic: Minster Holds Off Fort Recovery In Regional Finals
Nov
20

Instant Classic: Minster Holds Off Fort Recovery In Regional Finals

Minster and Fort Recovery threw everything they had at each other in the D-VII Region 28 championship game. When the clock finally ran out, the Wildcats claimed their 7th straight win and a berth in the state semifinals next week. Minster coach Geron Stokes (above) quote of the night “So What… Now what?”

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Marion Stops The Burg/Romero: Advance To Final Four For Sixth Straight Year
Nov
19

Marion Stops The Burg/Romero: Advance To Final Four For Sixth Straight Year

Duane Leugers scored three times and the Marion Local defense kept Kaleb Romero under control for most of the night as the Flyers broke Mechanicsburg’s heart yet again and advanced to the Division-VI State Semifinals. Read about it from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros feature on the Flyers.

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Block Party…Deflected Field Goal Gives Coldwater 10th Straight Regional Final
Nov
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Block Party…Deflected Field Goal Gives Coldwater 10th Straight Regional Final

Cavaliers’ bid for a fifth straight state championship gets a helping hand from junior lineman as Coldwater overcomes a 17-0 deficit to scrappy Greeneview team. Read about it from Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros feature on the Cavaliers.

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Fort Recovery Ruins Covington’s Unbeaten Season
Nov
13

Fort Recovery Ruins Covington’s Unbeaten Season

Three plays and 30 seconds turned the Division VII, Region 28 semifinal into a one-sided affair. Now Fort Recovery heads to the regional finals for the second year in a row, while Covington begins another long off-season. Read more in the latest Press Pros MAC inside feature.

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Marion Defense Stuffs St.Henry; Advances To Sixth Straight Regional Title Game
Nov
12

Marion Defense Stuffs St.Henry; Advances To Sixth Straight Regional Title Game

The Flyers used two rushing touchdowns from multi-talented quarterback Duane Leugers and another standout performance by their defense to eliminate stubborn St Henry. Read more in the latest Press Pros MAC inside feature.

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“Bam” … Minster Takes Out Lehman In Div. VII
Nov
6

“Bam” … Minster Takes Out Lehman In Div. VII

The ‘Dog’ Barked…Bryce Schmiesing (above) was officially in playoff mode and the Minster Wildcats looked reminiscent of another over-achieving team from a couple years back with Saturday’s win over Lehman. Read more in our latest MAC feature in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Marion Local Opens With Convincing Win—St Henry Next
Nov
5

Marion Local Opens With Convincing Win—St Henry Next

Dominating both sides of the line of scrimmage, the Marion Local Flyers made it look easy in a dominating win over West Liberty-Salem in the opening round of the Region 22, D-Vi Playoffs. The Flyers now get a rematch with MAC foe St Henry in the Regional semifinals next week.

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Luttmer, Big Second Half, Sends St. Henry To Second Round
Nov
5

Luttmer, Big Second Half, Sends St. Henry To Second Round

Jaren Fishbaugh got the first St. Henry touchdown (above), but he had plenty of help. And in the end it was teammate Ryan Luttmer who emerged to help lead the Redskins’ to a Division VI first round win over Spencerville Friday. Read more in the latest Press Pros MAC inside feature.

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Schmiesing’s Big Night…And Three Critical Minutes…Dooms Anna
Oct
29

Schmiesing’s Big Night…And Three Critical Minutes…Dooms Anna

“Dudes Were Dudes”…His teammates throng Bryce Schmiesing in the foreground, while the official signals in the background…Schmiesing’s winning touchdown in Friday’s dramatic win over Anna. Read more in the latest MAC feature from Press Pros.

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Coldwater Keeps Title Hopes Alive, Convincingly….!
Oct
22

Coldwater Keeps Title Hopes Alive, Convincingly….!

If anyone wondered how Coldwater would respond after their first loss in 29 games…how about a win over Versailles, and an even bigger, more convincing, win Friday over Anna.

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Marion Reminds St. Henry…It Happens Every Fall
Oct
22

Marion Reminds St. Henry…It Happens Every Fall

Downright nasty…Marion’s defense pitched its fourth shutout in a row, and St. Henry quarterback Nathan Lefeld to the ground…in the Flyers’ convincing win Friday over the Redskins. Read the latest MAC feature on Press Pros. (Press Pros Feature Photo by Sonny Fulks)

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With Destiny In Their Hands…St. Henry Turns For Home
Oct
15

With Destiny In Their Hands…St. Henry Turns For Home

Familiar names lead St. Henry down a familiar path…Blake Hoyng had a big night running and receiving (above), scored three times, and led the surging Redskins to an impressive win over Delphos St. John. Read more in the latest Press Pros MAC feature.

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St. Henry Stops The Clock…At Least For Now
Oct
8

St. Henry Stops The Clock…At Least For Now

Can you guess the outcome? It took overtime to decide it, but St. Henry and Anna squared off in an epic struggle Friday to enhance their respective prospects for the league and the post-season. St. Henry came away the winner. Read more about the game in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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