Buckeyes offensive burst in final two innings proved to be too little, too late. They fell to MInnesota, 9-6, in the first of two games against the Gophers in the semi-final round. Read more from Mark Znidar.

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Minnesota Stuns Ohio State In Semifinal…
May
25

Minnesota Stuns Ohio State In Semifinal…

Buckeyes offensive burst in final two innings proved to be too little, too late. They fell to MInnesota, 9-6, in the first of two games against the Gophers in the semi-final round. Read more from Mark Znidar.

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Cordonnier, Doseck Named Top SCL Scholar-Athletes
May
20

Cordonnier, Doseck Named Top SCL Scholar-Athletes

Russia’s Jenna Cordonnier (below) and Anna’s Griffin Doseck grab honors as this year’s Press Pros Scholar-Athletes of The Year in the Shelby County League. Click to read more about this year’s honorees in today’s SCAL feature.

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Tangeman, Deitsch Named MAC Press Pros Standouts
May
19

Tangeman, Deitsch Named MAC Press Pros Standouts

Marion Local’s Nick Tangeman (#24, below) and St. Henry’s Carleigh Deitsch garner honors as this year’s Press Pros Scholar Athletes of The Year. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Minster Softball:  “It Really Does Take A Village…”
May
9

Minster Softball: “It Really Does Take A Village…”

Off to a exciting start, Jenna Poeppelman (below) and the once-beaten Minster girls are relying on themselves and the support of the community as they press forward with their best softball season in years. Read more in a Thursday Press Pros inside feature.

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‘Community’ Passes The Torch…Bowling Center Changes Hands In Minster
May
6

‘Community’ Passes The Torch…Bowling Center Changes Hands In Minster

After 48 years Minster’s Community Lanes is under new direction and no one could be happier than both the old management, and the new. Minster’s Joe Baumer (pictured above) has turned over the reins of the old girl to Versailles bowling entrepreneur, Doug Davidson. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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The Butler (Aviators) Did It, Again
Apr
30

The Butler (Aviators) Did It, Again

Vandalia Butler takes advantage of four Tipp errors for the series sweep, winning Tuesday’s game in a pitcher’s duel, 2-1. Columnist Greg Billing writes the story for today’s Press Pros inside GWOC feature.

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McCoy: UD Flyers Seniors Go Out In A Blaze Of Glory
Mar
7

McCoy: UD Flyers Seniors Go Out In A Blaze Of Glory

For 27 minutes, the Flyer and Explorers played ‘Put Dents in the Backboards,’ shooting as if they all were members of the Amalgamated Bricklayers Union, Local 937. Then the Flyers exploded to emphatically win their 20th game of the season, 70-39, over LaSalle. Read Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros.

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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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Ohio State Staff Figuring Out Starter For Big Ten Semifinal
May
24

Ohio State Staff Figuring Out Starter For Big Ten Semifinal

Beals said Pfennig, a freshman right-hander, could get the call. Canzone extended his team record streak of reaching base to 53 games with a walk in the first inning. He has walked six times in two games and needs two more to tie the tournament record of eight set by Swisher in 2001.

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Magno Finishes Off Maryland In Ohio State’s 3-2 Victory
May
24

Magno Finishes Off Maryland In Ohio State’s 3-2 Victory

Buckeyes lean on their closer in advancing to Big Ten semifinals.  Buckeyes pitcher Garrett Burhenn gave the go-ahead point the morning after a suspended weather delay to Andrew Magno “You’ve Got This Mag” before Magno’s first pitch of the five-outs needed for the save of the second game the morning after – in the bottom of the eighth.

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Ohio State-Maryland Game Postponed By Thunderstorm
May
24

Ohio State-Maryland Game Postponed By Thunderstorm

Play to resume at 11 a.m. today with Buckeyes leading 3-2 in bottom of 8th.  Big advantage lies with the Buckeyes because they have the lead and need five outs to get the victory. Read about the final 5 outs (Friday) in Press Pros Feature story written by Mark Znidar.

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Russia Wins:  Raiders Celebrate Another District Title
May
22

Russia Wins: Raiders Celebrate Another District Title

Newton was forced to fight some ‘small ball’ and a couple of game-changing decisions by the umpires.  But in fact, the Indians had to fight a Russia team that’s finding itself at just the right time. Greg Billing writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Maligned Bullpen Stands Out In Buckeyes Win Over Wolverines
May
22

Maligned Bullpen Stands Out In Buckeyes Win Over Wolverines

Pfennig and Magno have learned from growing pains early in season. Mark Znidar writes the story for Press Pros.

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Ohio State Rallies in 8th, beats Michigan In Big Ten Tourney
May
22

Ohio State Rallies in 8th, beats Michigan In Big Ten Tourney

Buckeyes parlay a gutty start from Seth Lonsway, clean bullpen work from Will Pfennig and Andrew Magno, and a game winning single by Dillon Dignler to take Big Ten tournament opener over Michigan. Mark Znidar writes the story for Press Pros.

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Tangeman, Deitsch Named MAC Press Pros Standouts
May
22

Tangeman, Deitsch Named MAC Press Pros Standouts

Marion Local’s Nick Tangeman and St. Henry’s Carleigh Deitsch garner honors as this year’s Press Pros Scholar Athletes of The Year. Read more in this Press Pros exclusive feature.

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Act 4 For OSU – UM Comes In Big Ten Tournament Opener
May
21

Act 4 For OSU – UM Comes In Big Ten Tournament Opener

Buckeyes took 2 of 3 games from Wolverines in Columbus in April. The rivalry continues Wednesday in the Big Ten Tournament. Mark Znidar writes the story for today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Words From The ‘Duke’: PBA’s Norm Duke On Bowling, Present and Future
May
21

Words From The ‘Duke’: PBA’s Norm Duke On Bowling, Present and Future

If you believe in the adage of good things that come from small packages, they don’t any better than Professional bowler Norm Duke, who took the time last week to talk with Press Pros about his sport now, and about its future. A unique opportunity with one of the best in history…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nebraska’s Erstad Says Big Ten Tournament Unlike Regular Season
May
21

Nebraska’s Erstad Says Big Ten Tournament Unlike Regular Season

Tourney Tidbits…Scramble for championship, and the immense TD Ameritrade Park changes everything as top eight teams vie for an NCAA bid. Mark Znidar previews the Big Ten baseball tourney from Omaha, Nebraska in today’s Press Pros.

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Cordonnier, Doseck Named Press Pros Top SCL Scholar-Athletes
May
20

Cordonnier, Doseck Named Press Pros Top SCL Scholar-Athletes

Russia’s Jenna Cordonnier and Anna’s Griffin Doseck grab honors as this year’s Press Pros Scholar-Athletes of The Year in the Shelby County League. Click to read more about this year’s honorees in today’s SCAL feature.

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The Quietest Team…Newton Advances in Dist. Semis
May
20

The Quietest Team…Newton Advances in Dist. Semis

Missed him by that much…Newton’s Patrick Hughes leans to avoid the tag attempt of Franklin Monroe catcher Gabe Sargent in the sixth inning of Monday’s 6-0 Indians win. Read more in the latest tournament update from Press Pros.

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Buckeyes Get Into B1G Tourn. With Help From Minnesota
May
19

Buckeyes Get Into B1G Tourn. With Help From Minnesota

Three-run homer by Pohl, iron man relief job by Magno are the catalysts. Andrew Magno gave an emphatic double fist pump and an aerial high five with catcher Dillon Dingler after the last out and the win over Purdue. Mark Znidar writes the story for today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Lonsway Strikes Out 14 In Leading Ohio State Over Purdue
May
18

Lonsway Strikes Out 14 In Leading Ohio State Over Purdue

Three-run homer in 4th by Todys gets team on way to 2nd win in series. Seth Lonsway flies through the air with the greatest of ease in getting an out on a ground ball. Mark Znidar writes the story for today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Troy’s Severt 2019 Hal McCoy Scholarship Winner….
May
17

Troy’s Severt 2019 Hal McCoy Scholarship Winner….

Troy High School senior Luke Severt is the Press Pros 2019 Hal McCoy Scholarship winner for continued studies in journalism, and his story, and dream, is a near-parallel to that of the Hal McCoy’s own. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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Buckeyes’ ‘Unsungs’ Big In Thursday Win Over Purdue
May
17

Buckeyes’ ‘Unsungs’ Big In Thursday Win Over Purdue

What a shock, eh!  Thursday’s shutout over Purdue again contained another sizeable dose of unsung contribution from a couple of guys no one saw coming back in March.

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Ohio State Rides Burhenn’s Arm To Victory Over Purdue
May
17

Ohio State Rides Burhenn’s Arm To Victory Over Purdue

Dingler, Todys and Cherry fuel offense with home runs in Game 1 of final Big Ten series of season. Indiana bred pitcher Garrett Burhenn (pictured) returns home to dominate in a must-win situation. Read Mark Znidar on Press Pros.

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