The GWOC’s Worst-Kept, Little-Known Secret…

Small, but mighty, Troy’s Jaydon Culp-Bishop returns as the GWOC North’s premier running back this fall - a fact that coach Matt Burgbacher would rather no one knew. But after his break-out season a year ago, the word is out. A summer football profile in today's Press Pros inside feature.

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The GWOC’s Worst-Kept, Little-Known Secret…
Jul
18

The GWOC’s Worst-Kept, Little-Known Secret…

Small, but mighty, Troy’s Jaydon Culp-Bishop returns as the GWOC North’s premier running back this fall – a fact that coach Matt Burgbacher would rather no one knew. But after his break-out season a year ago, the word is out. A summer football profile in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Most Influential:  Don Flinn…And Why There Is No Good Writing!
Jul
8

Most Influential: Don Flinn…And Why There Is No Good Writing!

Of all the influential people in my life, one educator heads the list for making the most lasting of impacts. Not music, not business, or even baseball, it was my high school English teacher, Don Flinn (above), who heads the list of people who helped me find my eventual calling. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Buckeye Bash In ‘Champion City’….
Jun
27

Buckeye Bash In ‘Champion City’….

Five Ohio State players counted on to anchor the 2019 Buckeyes (including Celina’s Seth Lonsway, above) were on hand Wednesday when Springfield (aka Champion City) hosted Chillicothe in Prospect League play. There’s work to be done for each in the summer proving ground…today’s inside story.

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McCoy From The State Tournament: Coldwater Pours Hot Water On Minford
May
31

McCoy From The State Tournament: Coldwater Pours Hot Water On Minford

Coldwater took advantage of its big-game experience…and Minford’s lack thereof, to score early, and often, and win in run-rule fashion. The Cavaliers advance to Saturday’snDivision III state final game seeking their seventh state title in baseball, all-time. Read more from Hal McCoy.

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Thunderstruck:  Red Strikes Twice In Final 36 Seconds To Win UD Scrimmage
Apr
15

Thunderstruck: Red Strikes Twice In Final 36 Seconds To Win UD Scrimmage

The rain cut things short, but not before UD got in a half of spring football…and sophomore Ryan Skibinski made a big impression in the final minute of play. Read about the game from PPM columnist Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Hal McCoy: Is ‘The Greek Freak II’ Coming Of Age For UD’s Flyers?
Feb
21

Hal McCoy: Is ‘The Greek Freak II’ Coming Of Age For UD’s Flyers?

Tuesday, Kostas Antetokounmpo played for a glorious 19 minutes…and the Flyer Faithful gave him a standing ovation when he left the floor late in the game, hoping they had just gotten a sneak peek of what might be in the future. Read about the game from Hal McCoy in our latest UD feature.

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Greg Hoard: Youth Prevails in Bengals’ Finale
Jan
1

Greg Hoard: Youth Prevails in Bengals’ Finale

And again we wait. If the true test of an NFL team is the ability to sustain and maintain a consistently successful performance, and to build on that success week after week…with the Bengals’ win in Sunday’s finale, we’re in an all-too-familiar position. Once again…we wait to see. Read Greg Hoard in the latest inside feature.

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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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McCoy: An All-Star Break Report On The Reds
Jul
18

McCoy: An All-Star Break Report On The Reds

From the depths of their start, to the pinnacle of the last month, Hal McCoy on why the Reds are what they are and what they’re likely to be between now and October.

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Home Run Derby…As It Was, With “The St. Wendelin Walloper”
Jul
16

Home Run Derby…As It Was, With “The St. Wendelin Walloper”

Before you get blown away by today’s home run derby, once upon a time it seemed much more real…and St. Henry’s Wally Post will immediately make area readers of Press Pros sit up and take notice of how it was then, and should be again. The story and “The St. Wendelin Walloper” in today’s inside feature.

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Too Hot For Man, Or Fish
Jul
16

Too Hot For Man, Or Fish

Why is this a bad time to go fishing? Basically, it’s too damn hot! But unless you can get out at 5 a.m., forget it. You might get a bite in the wee hours, but not later.

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Culture Catches Up To Mike Matheny
Jul
16

Culture Catches Up To Mike Matheny

Culture, as much as the record, will account for the dismissal of St. Louis Cardinals’ manager Mike Matheny on Saturday. A reality that cooks at a slow boil in sport at every level.

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Most Influential:  Bob Huelsman…And Home Is Where Your Heart Is
Jul
15

Most Influential: Bob Huelsman…And Home Is Where Your Heart Is

He devoted nearly four decades of his life to Covington, as a teacher, coach, and administrator. But statistics aside, the greatest impression Bob Huelsman made was in creating standards to which opponents aspired. In retirement, what he helped build stands as a lasting legacy. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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To The Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, And Home…Then And Now
Jul
14

To The Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, And Home…Then And Now

The new bridge in Ironton, Ohio rises like a nighttime peacock across the Ohio River. Signs of progress and change in the community and amongst the people I still call home. They say the older you get the harder it is to go home to past places, old haunts, and family. Here’s how I do it…in today’s inside feature.

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Summer Grid Profiles:  Trojans’ Horse As Versatile As They Come….
Jul
13

Summer Grid Profiles: Trojans’ Horse As Versatile As They Come….

He may be Troy’s most versatile impact player in years, which is just the way senior tight end Spencer Klopfenstein wants it. The more he can play, the better! Are you ready for some football? Check out today’s inside feature from columnist Greg Billing.

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McCoy: Rose’s All-Star Collision Heard ‘Round The World
Jul
11

McCoy: Rose’s All-Star Collision Heard ‘Round The World

50 years of Pete Rose, then and now…And what happened in Cincinnati nearly a half century ago, 48 years, to be exact, is etched in my mind as if it happened last year. Let me share some details of the ’70 All-Star game – as Paul Harvey would say – the rest of the story. Hal McCoy remembers…in today’s inside feature.

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Hal Answers…July 9, 2018
Jul
9

Hal Answers…July 9, 2018

As the fortunes of the Cincinnati Reds have improved, so too, it seems, is the interest in readers who write to hall of famer Hal McCoy – about Jim Riggleman, Tyler Mahle, and where to the Reds go from here. Enjoy the latest installment of ‘Hal Answers’ in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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On This Date In 1965….Hang On Sloopy!
Jul
8

On This Date In 1965….Hang On Sloopy!

For fifty three years it has been the iconic rally song of the Ohio State Marching band, but few no much if anything about, Hang On Sloopy, or even ‘The McCoys’, the group that gave it life. Read about Ohio’s official ‘rock’ song in today’s Press Pros.

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Leroy Anderson…And The Music That Made People Happy
Jul
7

Leroy Anderson…And The Music That Made People Happy

You won’t know the name, and you’d never pick him out of a police lineup. But composer Leroy Anderson left a musical legacy unlike few before or after him. He wrote the songs that sounded like everyday life, songs that have made people smile…for years!

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Jul
7

A Conversation About Competitive Balance…And What It Cannot Solve!

With the advent of another year, another OHSAA commissioner, there are still the questions as to how to make the playing field more level between those that do…and those that dream of doing. Here’s some thoughts on why things may never change. From the staff at Press Pros…enjoy your weekend!

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The Grandest, And Best, 4th Of My Life….!
Jul
4

The Grandest, And Best, 4th Of My Life….!

If you remember, and dream, of simpler and fun 4th of Julys, share in a wonderful story submitted by contributing writer Tom Cappell. Before politics and political correctness…the enthusiasm and fun of just being a boy. To extend your holiday, read today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Happy 4th Of July:  And…What ‘Is’ America’s Song?
Jul
3

Happy 4th Of July: And…What ‘Is’ America’s Song?

The story behind two of America’s most recognizable songs, traditional favorites from the 19th century…and how Ray Charles would make one of them a contemporary patriotic masterpiece that sealed his place as an American musical icon. The story behind the story in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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The Year In Photos….2018
Jul
1

The Year In Photos….2018

Tribute to Dan (Ross), and the year we saw…This photo of OHSAA commissioner Dan Ross was his last as a presenter of a state tournament football trophy, and our tribute to him and another outstanding year of memorable moments made possible by those who played. Some of the best photos from ’17-’18, in today’s feature.

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Summer Fishing:  Uncle Mel Nabs The Game Warden….
Jun
28

Summer Fishing: Uncle Mel Nabs The Game Warden….

Guest columnist Tom Cappell shares one of his best outdoor columns from a lifetime of hunting and fishing stories. The age-old moral of the story is…what goes around comes around, in his latest Press Pros feature. Enjoy today’s Press Pros outdoors feature, sponsored, as always, by Olde English Outfitters, in Tipp City, Ohio.

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Summer Hoops, And Tourney Talk In June….
Jun
26

Summer Hoops, And Tourney Talk In June….

Amidst this week’s summer league basketball tourney play for area high schools (Russia’s Mason Dapore, above), the subject of the much bigger OHSAA state tournament was the topic for question to some area coaches. What to change to make it better? Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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