It couldn't have been much better...The Buckeyes and starter Seth Lonsway (left) pitched well, played great defense, and got enough timely hits to win their opener over Seton Hall in impressive fashion. Read more about the game in today's inside feature.

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A Sparkling Debut…Bucks Impressive In Opening Win
Feb
15

A Sparkling Debut…Bucks Impressive In Opening Win

It couldn’t have been much better…The Buckeyes and starter Seth Lonsway (left) pitched well, played great defense, and got enough timely hits to win their opener over Seton Hall in impressive fashion. Read more about the game in today’s inside feature.

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How To Win…Butler Outlasts Sidney For GWOC Crown
Feb
13

How To Win…Butler Outlasts Sidney For GWOC Crown

Big Shots At The Biggest Times…Butler’s Braedon Norman’s 18 points (left, #4) and three-point shooting trumped the impact of Sidney’s Andre Gordon Tuesday, helping the Aviators to a 49-41 conference showdown win over the Yellow Jackets. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Feb
9

The Official “Unofficial” Champs Of The MAC…In Bowling

Champions Smile…St. Henry’s boys bowling team captured league honors, if not an official title, in the first ‘annual’ conference bowling tournament to determine a champion. But Saturday’s crown came with an asterisk, as you’ll read about in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Cold Night Kills Coldwater In Loss To Versailles
Feb
9

Cold Night Kills Coldwater In Loss To Versailles

Tough Tiger to stop…Evan Hiestand (left, #30 in white) scored a team-high 22 points to help the Versailles Tigers knock off visiting Coldwater Friday. But his effort wasn’t the only thing chilling for the visiting Cavaliers. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros MAC feature.

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How Sweep It Is: Sidney Pulls Away From Piqua…
Feb
9

How Sweep It Is: Sidney Pulls Away From Piqua…

For Seventh Straight. Sidney’s Andre Gordon entertained the crowd with seven dunks, but Piqua freshman Elise Cox stole the show – and brought the rivals to their feet – as the Yellow Jackets’ swept the Indians on Friday night.

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McCoy: UD Does It The Hard Way In Win Over Duquesne
Feb
3

McCoy: UD Does It The Hard Way In Win Over Duquesne

They were down by eleven points down with fourteen minutes left, but Dayton rallied behind Obi Toppin’s 26 points (left) and late three-point shooting from Jalen Crutcher for a thrilling win over Duquesne. Read Hal McCoy’s account for the game in today’s Press Pros UD feature.

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Billing: Jackson Center Hands Anna Their First Loss
Feb
2

Billing: Jackson Center Hands Anna Their First Loss

Anna was looking to clinch back-to-back league titles. Jackson Center had its back against the wall. The SCAL rivals played a thriller in front of a packed house that saw the Tigers avenge an earlier 17-point defeat with a 51-47 win. Read more about Jackson Center handing Anna its first loss of the season…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Thanksgiving, Lincoln’s Address, And Why He (Still) Has The Stage To Himself
Nov
21

Thanksgiving, Lincoln’s Address, And Why He (Still) Has The Stage To Himself

155 years after the Civil War, Gettysburg, and the most famous speech ever made by an American politician on the occasion of that Thanksgiving, I’m bold to say that the significance and sincerity of those words – of that moment – will never again be duplicated. Words for us to think about as we consider our blessings today.

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Greg Hoard:  How I Met…Stan “The Man”
Oct
15

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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Adam Niemeyer’s Summer Of Anticipation
Jul
4

Adam Niemeyer’s Summer Of Anticipation

Armed And Ready…College-bound and owner of two state championships in baseball, Minster’s Adam Niemeyer prepares for the next step, the next challenge, and hopefully more success as a Buckeye. Read more of our summer series on area athletes…where they’ve been, and where they’re going…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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The Weekend Checklist….
Feb
16

The Weekend Checklist….

Just one day into the season, some thoughts about prioritizing most important revelations of opening weekend. Read more college baseball in today’s Press Pros.

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Crowning Achievement … St. Henry Earns Share Of MAC Title
Feb
16

Crowning Achievement … St. Henry Earns Share Of MAC Title

St. Henry outlasted Minster in a physical MAC showdown to claim at least a share of the conference title on Friday night. Read Greg Billing’s story about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Stuff You Remember On Opening Day……
Feb
15

Stuff You Remember On Opening Day……

They say that hope springs eternal with spring and the start of another baseball season. But I say I’m too old for hope at this point – I’ll just settle for some of the better memories, and a few laughs. Read along and you’ll laugh, too.

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Ohio State Swallowed By Illinois Defense…
Feb
15

Ohio State Swallowed By Illinois Defense…

Low shooting and high turnovers plagued the Buckeyes again…Illini snaps an eight-game losing skid in Columbus…orange and blue defense limits Ohio State to just two basket in the last five minutes for a 63-56 loss.

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Feb
14

First Pitch: Culture Versus The ‘Revenue’ Sports…And The Ultimate Payoff

Some thoughts on sports like college baseball, and the perception that its cost outweighs the benefits derived…from those who play and compete for success – for an entirely different title. Interesting insight in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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This Week In Basketball…February 11, 2019
Feb
10

This Week In Basketball…February 11, 2019

Tournament basketball tips off this week, but all eyes will be on Sidney Tuesday night…we will break down the showdown between the Yellow Jackets and the Butler Aviators…Anna and Twin Valley South can clinch conference titles this week… the MAC boys race goes down to the wire.

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Buckeyes, 2019:  A Prediction, And ‘Youthful’ Reality…
Feb
10

Buckeyes, 2019: A Prediction, And ‘Youthful’ Reality…

The enthusiasm and anticipation is there for Buckeyes baseball 2019, based on pure talent. But the reality of 2019 boils down to one irrefutable fact. How long will it take their young pitching to grow to the task? Some vision from the Press Pros crystal ball in today’s baseball feature.

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OSU Follows Familiar Script In Win Over Indiana
Feb
10

OSU Follows Familiar Script In Win Over Indiana

Nicknames for this team just don’t do them justice. But as long as they keep finding a way to win ugly…Chris Holtmann’s Buckeyes edge closer to a season of remarkable accomplishment – notwithstanding a few warts. Mark Znidar explains Sunday’s win over Indiana in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Cold Night Kills Coldwater In Loss To Versailles
Feb
9

Cold Night Kills Coldwater In Loss To Versailles

Versailles’ Evan Hiestand scored a team-high 22 points to help the Tigers knock off Coldwater Friday. But his effort wasn’t the only thing chilling for the visiting Cavaliers. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros MAC feature.

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Error-Prone Ohio State Squeaks Past Penn State
Feb
8

Error-Prone Ohio State Squeaks Past Penn State

Luther Muhammad (left) always plays defense, but Thursday his game-high 20 points helped the Buckeyes survive Penn State to win, 74-70. Columnist Mark Znidar writes the story in today’s Press Pros.

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Ohio State Respects PSU, Despite Record
Feb
6

Ohio State Respects PSU, Despite Record

Penn State is 1-10 in Big Ten play, but Chris Holtmann and the Buckeyes are taking no chances. They lost twice to PSU last year, and their NCAA hopes hinge on every game here on out. Read Mark Znidar on Buckeye basketball in today’s Press Pros.

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The Best Day Fishing…Ever!
Feb
6

The Best Day Fishing…Ever!

I had never set foot on a frozen pond – it didn’t seem my style. But my first experience turned out to be not on therapeutic, but episodic. If you haven’t ice-fished, it’s just what the doctor ordered for a bad case of ‘cabin fever’.

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Too Many Aviators:  Butler Flies By Versailles
Feb
5

Too Many Aviators: Butler Flies By Versailles

High-flyin’….Butler’s Michael Kreill scores two of his 13 points during the Aviators 17-4 second half run Tuesday against Versailles. They’re impressive, ranked #9 in the state, and headed for a late-season GWOC North showdown next week with Sidney. Read more about them in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Hal McCoy: Phoenix Rising Fast In Wood Bat Industry
Feb
4

Hal McCoy: Phoenix Rising Fast In Wood Bat Industry

To most, a baseball bat is just a bat, but others beg to differ. There’s aluminum, and there’s wood. And the local Ohio company in Plain City that specializes in only wood bats would differ even more poignantly. There’s no wood…like Phoenix wood. Read from Hal McCoy (getting the story, left) in today’s ‘cabin fever’ Press Pros feature.

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This Week In Basketball–February 4, 2019
Feb
4

This Week In Basketball–February 4, 2019

Area girls teams have their seeds and first round opponents after Sunday’s tournament draw…The boys draw is Sunday and every area conference is still up for grabs…and we preview the big games of the week. Read what Joe Neves says about it all…in today’s Press Pros feature.

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