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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The 4th Of July As I’ve Known It, As We See It Now…..
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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It’s Time to Drop Politics and Get Back to the Outdoors
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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Remembering Ernie Banks…A Beautiful Man!
Jun
30

Remembering Ernie Banks…A Beautiful Man!

His passing brought to me a particular sadness, of memories of good days in baseball, our one meeting and his words on loving the game and optimism. He was Mr. Cub…Ernie Banks!

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A Small Step In Springfield…Vance and Curlis Tune Up For 2018
Jun
27

A Small Step In Springfield…Vance and Curlis Tune Up For 2018

Sophomore-to-be Jake Vance (above, pitching Tuesday for the Springfield Champion Kings), and junior Connor Curlis, are putting their summer to good use, preparing to make a major contribution with the 2018 Buckeyes. Read more about summer collegiate baseball in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Conner Pohl, Dom Canzone, And Good News From The Eastern Front…
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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What Sport Teaches…Whether You Like It Or Not
Jun
25

What Sport Teaches…Whether You Like It Or Not

Responding to one recent reader of the Press Pros site, and those who advocate for a softer, more inclusive world, some of the best lessons of life are learned through competition and disappointment…and there’s not a thing you can (or should) do about it! Take some time to read more in the latest Press Pros summer feature.

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‘Coons In The Corn…
Jun
24

‘Coons In The Corn…

For those who profess to love all God’s creatures without reservation, some words about those willing to reconsider when the creatures come between them and their stomach. Guest writer Tom Cappell provides the latest weekend feature update on Press Pros.

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What’s Clear With The NBA Draft…
Jun
23

What’s Clear With The NBA Draft…

You don’t have to read between the lines. Thursday’s NBA draft made two things perfectly clear about the priority of basketball. And depending on how much you value a good plan ‘B’…neither one of them are good.

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How Is The Reds’ Rebuild Working…For You?
Jun
23

How Is The Reds’ Rebuild Working…For You?

Their record at the midway point of the season is identical to how they finished last year. Fans were promised better, or at least exciting baseball. But…don’t you eventually have to win, too?

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The Reader Speaks…June 22, 2017
Jun
22

The Reader Speaks…June 22, 2017

The latest cmments received post-state tournament from readers with issues over the issues of amateur baseball…extended season, pitch count…and even a few kind words! Take a few moments to read and see how the other side thinks…today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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One Final Piece Of Business:  SWDAB Honors Standout Scholar Athletes
Jun
20

One Final Piece Of Business: SWDAB Honors Standout Scholar Athletes

An annual rite of passage, the Southwest District Board of the OHSAA took time Tuesday evening to honor its elite student athletes for accomplishment on the playing field and in the classroom. An impressive group, and presentation, headlines today’s edition of Press Pros.

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Encore Hoard:  How Can We Save The All-Star Game…?
Jun
18

Encore Hoard: How Can We Save The All-Star Game…?

Once upon a time it was about the best players among their peers and not the most popular players among fans, as the National League All-Stars welcome Stan Musial (far left) after his walk-off homer won the 1955 Mid-Summer Classic. Read more from Greg Hoard in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Chips (Off The Old Block) Come In Diff’rent Shapes….
Jun
18

Chips (Off The Old Block) Come In Diff’rent Shapes….

A lot of us will claim similarities this weekend with our dads. That’s the proud part. But how can you explain the differences?

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Stammen Classic Meets Luke Sudhoff….
Jun
17

Stammen Classic Meets Luke Sudhoff….

Coldwater’s 12-year-olds made a good impression in Saturday’s continuation of the Craig Stammen youth tournament in Versailles. And their shortstop, in just two at bats, gave baseball blue-bloods enough to remember all summer (and year) long. A summer weekend read in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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The Craig Stammen Classic:  Boys Playing Baseball….
Jun
16

The Craig Stammen Classic: Boys Playing Baseball….

There is no better description, and there is no better reason for getting together on a sultry June evening. It was nothing more than boys playing baseball on opening night of the 2017 Craig Stammen youth baseball “Classic”. Read about it in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Opinion:  Lonsway’s, Others’, Choice Not That Tough…!
Jun
15

Opinion: Lonsway’s, Others’, Choice Not That Tough…!

For pitchers and position players who were selected outside the first ten rounds of this week’s draft the choice of whether to learn in ‘A’ Ball, or college, is not that tough to make. Just ask around.

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What’s Good For Basketball?
Jun
15

What’s Good For Basketball?

It’s long been a theory that if not for ESPN there would be no NBA, the two as financially connected as Siamese twins. But with up-and-down ratings, and a clear fall-off in interest for teams outside Golden State and Cleveland, can anyone say for sure if that’s best for basketball; or can anyone refute that it’s all about what’s good for ESPN?

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Boys Of A Different Summer…Revisited
Jun
15

Boys Of A Different Summer…Revisited

Every good reason to play, and support, youth baseball is on display this weekend in Versailles – Craig Stammen’s annual tournament for a different generation of boys – who will tell you its one of the best things about summer.

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Schroer, Leugers, Garner Press Pros Awards For The MAC…
Jun
14

Schroer, Leugers, Garner Press Pros Awards For The MAC…

In the most competitive selection process yet, Marion Local’s Duane Leugers and New Knoxville’s Kenzie Schroer, with Press Pros publisher Sonny Fulks, received financial aid Wednesday as the MAC’s male and female Student Athletes Of The Year. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Hoard: Another Pete Party; What It Means And To Whom
Jun
14

Hoard: Another Pete Party; What It Means And To Whom

His could have been one of the greatest sports stories of all time, but the last pages were not good ones. Pete violated Major League Baseball’s cardinal rule. Once more, this weekend, Reds fans will be asked to both remember once again…and forget.

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