Greg Hoard:  How I Met…Stan “The Man”

There are times when fame holds no sanctuary, and when irony and awkwardness become as one and inseparable. That's how I met my first true hall-of-famer face to face...the great Stan Musial! In one of the most popular baseball stories ever on Press Pros, an encore of this nostalgic story from columnist Greg Hoard.

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Dec
9

An Artist’s Memories Of Troy, Eldean Bridge

The man who shared the scenes of the Miami River and the Eldean Bridge with the world is still painting, and remembers fondly his time spent a quarter century ago in Troy.

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If You Think College Football Is Better, Different….
Nov
25

If You Think College Football Is Better, Different….

What really happens to the local high school “can’t miss” when they get to a college sports program and suddenly disappear? Well, thanks to the human element, it’s not as tough to figure out as you might think.

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Reconsidering Tipp:  Face To Face With Joel Derge!
Nov
9

Reconsidering Tipp: Face To Face With Joel Derge!

We’re reminded this week that the worst underestimate of Week 1 playoffs…the worst prediction…was that we didn’t take the Tippecanoe Red Devils seriously enough against Piqua. But head coach Joel Derge is hardly bothered in today’s inside feature.

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Hooley:  Meyer Record, Pace, The Stuff Of Legends
Sep
10

Hooley: Meyer Record, Pace, The Stuff Of Legends

Reason To Smile…Woody Hayes, Earle Bruce, John Cooper and Jim Tressel may have been legends, but Urban Meyer is the first coach who’s taken every asset at Ohio State’s disposal and maximized it. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Matt Burgbacher:  Risk, And (For Now) A Small Reward
Aug
30

Matt Burgbacher: Risk, And (For Now) A Small Reward

His first win as coach at Troy left Matt Burgbacher with a broad smile and even bigger appetite for more…and the satisfaction that (for now) he’s the happiest guy on Staunton Road. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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What We Could All Learn…From A.J. Ouellette
Jul
31

What We Could All Learn…From A.J. Ouellette

His story and his telling it on a recent Press Pros video provides a powerful contrast between how life is…and how most of us are telling our kids that it should be. Consider the lessons to be learned from Ohio University’s A.J. Ouellette in the latest inside feature.

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Runner’s “Lib” In Covington…..
Jul
21

Runner’s “Lib” In Covington…..

She runs 40 miles a week just for fun. And by the way, Libby McMaken Long (above, left) is in such good condition she doesn’t even pay attention anymore. Read more (if it doesn’t make you tired) in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Starting Over…In Troy
Jun
18

Starting Over…In Troy

Someone’s Watching?…In Troy they’re hoping that a new regime under Matt Burgbacher (above), and a constant reminder of the past, can turn around the bad fortunes of a once-proud football program. The question is…how, and how soon? Read more in the latest Press Pros inside summer profile.

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Summer Vacation…And A Second Lease
Jun
16

Summer Vacation…And A Second Lease

Road Map Of A Pitcher’s Journey…What it feels like to have that which you’ve done for so long, that which for a time was threatened, now restored in full bloom in the best summer of your life. Just ask Adam Niemeyer to show you his scar (top). Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature!

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What 99.99% Of People In Sports…Can’t Do!
Jun
10

What 99.99% Of People In Sports…Can’t Do!

Forget LeBron and the repetitive stories about the Cavaliers trying to win a championship in Cleveland for the first time in 50 years. Try doing what Pat Venditte does and tell me if that’s not a whole lot tougher!

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Sam LeCure, And The Bumps In The Road….
Apr
26

Sam LeCure, And The Bumps In The Road….

A mainstay in the Reds bullpen for the past five seasons, Sam LeCure found himself on the outside looking in with a demotion to Triple-A Louisville in March. He took it as just another challenge from baseball, and life. Read more on how he’s working his way back in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Press Pros Replay:  A Broken Arm, And A Bond For Friendship…
Apr
2

Press Pros Replay: A Broken Arm, And A Bond For Friendship…

It Happened Here…McCarver Stadium, in Memphis, and in minor league baseball you amass a lot of great moments and even greater stories about people. Few evolve to better ends, but here’s one that did. Not so happy at the time, it turned out to be something I wouldn’t trade for anything now. Read today’s Press Pros replay feature.

Baseball This Weekend…The Ft. Loramie Invitational Tournament, on-air and online with Press Press, always the best call of the best games!

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From The State Tournament:  History That Almost Didn’t Happen
Mar
28

From The State Tournament: History That Almost Didn’t Happen

The story behind the Patriots’ title will last as long as the title itself. The best memories always do.

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Division Four State Championship: Linkous Preserves History, Saves The Patriots
Mar
28

Division Four State Championship: Linkous Preserves History, Saves The Patriots

How Sweet!…Colton Linkous reacts to his game-winning shot Saturday, the moment that preserved the Patriots’ perfect season and a long-awaited championship in basketball. Read more in our latest Press Pros update from the state tournament.

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Tyler VanWinkle:  The Point Is…!
Mar
18

Tyler VanWinkle: The Point Is…!

The engine behind Tri-Village’s quest for another Final Four barely scored in Tuesday’s win over Russia, but the Patriots would not have won without him.

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Short On Frills…Long On Frilling!
Mar
4

Short On Frills…Long On Frilling!

Ft. Loramie’s senior forward is fortunate to be back playing at all, but the Redskins are the ones counting their blessings to have Ty Frilling coming into his own at the most important part of their season.

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Meet Margie….
Feb
21

Meet Margie….

If it’s a “dog’s life”, as the adage goes, I’d like to have the life of one French bulldog, in particular. You would, too…once you hear about her.

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Aaron’s Little Sister:  It’s Great To Be Cait…!
Feb
17

Aaron’s Little Sister: It’s Great To Be Cait…!

Playing (and living) in the shadow of her more famous older brother, Ohio State’s Cait Craft is forging her own identity and her own contribution to Buckeye basketball. And yes, she too, likes to play defense (#13, above). Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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For One Night…The Greatest Pitcher Ever!
Jan
28

For One Night…The Greatest Pitcher Ever!

His accomplishment on May 26, 1959 is now little more than a footnote because he didn’t win…but no one since has even come close to doing what Harvey Haddix did one night in Milwaukee! Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Greg Hoard:  “Maz”
Jan
26

Greg Hoard: “Maz”

Former Pirate Bill Mazeroski and the most unlikely of finishes to the 1960 World Series endure, and still proves that when you swing the bat in baseball…anything can happen! Classic nostalgia on a cold January day from Greg Hoard in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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