Just out of reach...Troy got off to a slow start in the rematch, fought back, but couldn't keep Tipp from winning its first outright Miami Valley League volleyball title. Read about it in today's Press Pros.

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Tipp Takes Outright MVL Title…Sweeps Troy
Sep
29

Tipp Takes Outright MVL Title…Sweeps Troy

Just out of reach…Troy got off to a slow start in the rematch, fought back, but couldn’t keep Tipp from winning its first outright Miami Valley League volleyball title. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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McCoy: What’s Happening On The Flyer Basketball Front?
Sep
28

McCoy: What’s Happening On The Flyer Basketball Front?

The season at hand is up in the air more than Obi Toppin.  But UD athletic director Neil Sullivan is doing his best to have every thing grounded by November 25.  Keep your fingers crossed. Hal McCoy writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Versailles Shows Its Hand…Scorches Ft. Recovery
Sep
26

Versailles Shows Its Hand…Scorches Ft. Recovery

Jack’s Big Night…The blocking was great (background) and Versailles benefited from Jack Osborne’s 82 yards rushing (below, #36) and a pair of touchdowns in a 49-28 win Friday over Fort Recovery. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Metz Sets New Win Mark:  What A Long Strange Trip….
Sep
22

Metz Sets New Win Mark: What A Long Strange Trip….

It took her 32 years, and when she got there she couldn’t say enough about the people who helped her on her journey.  But Jackson Center’s Kim Metz now owns the all-time record for volleyball wins by a coach in the Shelby County League;  and she broke the old record that she helped set. Read about it in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Ohio State: Fields, Cooper Ready To Play, Not Talk
Sep
18

Ohio State: Fields, Cooper Ready To Play, Not Talk

The redshirt junior quarterback in particular was a loud voice in getting the Big Ten to reverse course and allow football teams to play in 2020; Now, the Buckeyes attempt to shake off the “rust” to get ready for season opener.

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Michael Schoenherr’s Not-To-Be-Forgotten Year…
Apr
26

Michael Schoenherr’s Not-To-Be-Forgotten Year…

In the midst of pandemic and panic or what comes next – of depression over unfinished and unstarted seasons – those in local bowling circles should also remember the recent past…where Coldwater and senior Michael Schoenherr left quite the indelible mark. Read today’s inside feature.

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An Artist’s Memories Of Troy, Eldean Bridge
Sep
16

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. We catch up with wildlife artist David Maass in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Ohio State Football: Olave Still Can’t Forget “The Play”
Sep
30

Ohio State Football: Olave Still Can’t Forget “The Play”

If the Big Ten did not play this calendar year, junior receiver said he never had plans to leave early for the NFL; The regret and pain of the final play against Clemson is spurring him to get his team over the top. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Fore!… St. Henry Starts Bid For Fourth Straight Trip To State
Sep
27

Fore!… St. Henry Starts Bid For Fourth Straight Trip To State

Since she started golfing in junior high, St. Henry senior Ellen Naumann has had the drive — and distance — to get better on the golf course. The defending Midwest Athletic Conference player hopes to lead the Redskins to a fourth straight trip to the Division II state tournament.

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Coleman’s Running, Stout Defense Power Piqua
Sep
27

Coleman’s Running, Stout Defense Power Piqua

Indians earn outright Miami Valley League Miami Division championship with 5th straight victory over Tippecanoe; Hike record to 5-0 with one game remaining in regular season. Mark Znidar writes ‘MVL’ for today’s Press Pros.

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Time And Change…But ‘Tigerball’ Is Alive And Well
Sep
27

Time And Change…But ‘Tigerball’ Is Alive And Well

They say what goes around, comes around.  And that the more things change the more they stay the same.  And in Versailles the current crop of footballers (Carson Bey, below) are adding to that age-old cliche’. More in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Redemption:  Loramie Ousts Bremen From Unbeatens
Sep
26

Redemption: Loramie Ousts Bremen From Unbeatens

They gained a measure of revenge, but more…Fort Loramie took a huge step in self confidence and momentum with a thorough and impressive win over unbeaten state champion New Bremen. Read about a key Division IV rematch in today’s Press Pros.

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Injuries Bite Bulldogs Again…Milton Falls To Valley View
Sep
26

Injuries Bite Bulldogs Again…Milton Falls To Valley View

Injuries have bitten the Milton-Union Bulldogs hard this season. Milton started Friday night missing five defensive starters. Three more went down … including one that also plays quarterback … during Milton’s 57-14 loss at Valley View. Greg Billing writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Willis, Defense Dominates In Troy Christian Victory
Sep
26

Willis, Defense Dominates In Troy Christian Victory

A career night by a defensive end and some better-late-than-never offense carried to Troy Christian to its second win of the season…over Dayton Christian. Andy Anders writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Marion Bounces Back, Drops Minster
Sep
25

Marion Bounces Back, Drops Minster

The Marion Local Flyers were looking to snap a two-match losing streak … albeit to a pair of state-ranked teams. They did it in decisive fashion with a 3-0 win over Minster to stay in the Midwest Athletic Conference title hunt on Thursday. Kinsey Thobe hammers one down for the three set win over the Minster Wildcats.

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Ohio State Athletics Facing $107 Million Budget Deficit
Sep
24

Ohio State Athletics Facing $107 Million Budget Deficit

Athletic director Gene Smith says some department employees will take pay cuts and others will be furloughed to help ease the crunch caused by COVID-19.

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Sidebar On History…And Some Wednesday Observations
Sep
23

Sidebar On History…And Some Wednesday Observations

With respect to Kim Metz’s Tuesday record-breaking win…what really stands out about coaching in an age of AAU, Junior Olympics, and all those camps.

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Ohio State Secondary Has Challenge To Remain “Best in America”
Sep
22

Ohio State Secondary Has Challenge To Remain “Best in America”

Defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs has only four returning players with any kind of experience; and there is no one with the ability of first-round Jeff Okudah on the roster. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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‘Arguably’, The Best Time Of The Year…
Sep
20

‘Arguably’, The Best Time Of The Year…

Depending on your point of view there’s no better time of the year than right now, but of course, that’s arguable…like just about anything else you can name. For lack of anything better…commentary in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Mc’Small’ McKibbon Looms Even Mc’Bigger’ As Teammates Fall
Sep
19

Mc’Small’ McKibbon Looms Even Mc’Bigger’ As Teammates Fall

For his size you’d never guess.  But Coldwater senior Zack McKibbon’s presence on the field grows ever larger as the Cavs’ backfield gets smaller and smaller. Read about him in this weekend’s Press Pros feature.

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For Old Times’ Sake…Tipp Upends Troy In Burgbacher Homecoming
Sep
19

For Old Times’ Sake…Tipp Upends Troy In Burgbacher Homecoming

A Tippecanoe victory over Troy has been a long time coming for the Red Devils. How long? How about since 1939. Tipp scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:36 left in the fourth … then came out on the right side of some controversy … for one of the biggest wins in program history.

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Piqua Roughs Up Stebbins…5 Turnovers Aid In 27-0 Win
Sep
19

Piqua Roughs Up Stebbins…5 Turnovers Aid In 27-0 Win

Indians Everywhere…But an interception in the end zone by defensive back Braiden Strayer (below) kept the Stebbins Indians off the scoreboard Friday, helping the undefeated Piqua Indians to their fourth consecutive win and setting up next weekend’s showdown with Tipp. Mark Znidar writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Coldwater Shakes Off Injuries, Throttles New Bremen
Sep
19

Coldwater Shakes Off Injuries, Throttles New Bremen

Coldwater persevered through a growing list of injuries to show considerable teeth defensively with a Friday road win over New Bremen. Bruce Hooley writes for today’s Press Pros.

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