At the mid-point of the area high school basketball season...we respond to readers' questions as to the best teams - most improved, most interesting - and the most dynamic players (like Minster's Ivy Wolf, below) we've seen. Our mid-term report in today's Press Pros.

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Questions Answered:  From What We’ve Seen So Far….
Jan
19

Questions Answered: From What We’ve Seen So Far….

At the mid-point of the area high school basketball season…we respond to readers’ questions as to the best teams – most improved, most interesting – and the most dynamic players (like Minster’s Ivy Wolf, below) we’ve seen. Our mid-term report in today’s Press Pros.

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Buckeyes’ Depth Delivers Another Road Upset
Jan
16

Buckeyes’ Depth Delivers Another Road Upset

Twenty-four points off the bench, a career-high in scoring from E.J. Liddell and more timely three-pointers from Justin Ahrens lifted Ohio State to its third straight victory, and second win in eight days over a Top 15 opponent. Bruce Hooley writes it for Press Pros.

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Loramie Celebrates 50 Seasons … And Another Win
Jan
16

Loramie Celebrates 50 Seasons … And Another Win

Fort Loramie hosted past coaches, players and support staff to celebrate the 50th season of the girls basketball program. Decades later little has changed. Fort Loramie won again Saturday with a hard-earned victory over Ottawa-Glandorf, a team with a proud tradition of its own.

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Versailles’ Do-It-All Man…Landon Henry
Jan
16

Versailles’ Do-It-All Man…Landon Henry

Proficient in three sports (football, baseball and bowling), Versailles’ Landon Henry is good at all of them…and differentiates himself with his versatility. Read more.

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Target practice: Tipp Marked Team With State Ranking
Jan
16

Target practice: Tipp Marked Team With State Ranking

Tippecanoe is ranked No. 5 in the Division II state poll, meaning the Red Devils are a target for every opponent. Piqua took its best shot Friday night. The Indians trailed by three midway through the fourth quarter before Tipp pulled away for the 68-53 win.

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Seven Tragic Minutes…St. Henry Quiets Versailles
Jan
15

Seven Tragic Minutes…St. Henry Quiets Versailles

It was ‘any given night’  for the first sixteen minutes.  But then fate, or defense, or the rim shrinking – something – flummuxed Versailles on their way to a 48-36 loss to St. Henry. Read more in the latest Press Pros MAC feature.

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McCoy: UD’s Weaver, Flyers Weave Way Past Duquesne
Jan
14

McCoy: UD’s Weaver, Flyers Weave Way Past Duquesne

Two depleted teams, Dayton and Duquesne, put survivors on the floor and Flyers used a 15-1 run with a lineup full of freshmen to score a 72-63 Atlantic-10 victory. Crutcher, Watson lead the scoring, but freshman lead the 15-1 breakaway.

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“Beat Us At Our Own Game”…Botkins Gets Jackson, Again
Jan
8

“Beat Us At Our Own Game”…Botkins Gets Jackson, Again

It was vintage Shelby County League – vintage Jackson Center.  But Botkins’ Jayden Priddy-Powell’s driving layup at the end proved the difference as Botkins held on for a 29-26 win to take both games of the season series from the Tigers. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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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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Loramie’s O-G Win:  Mirror Images & The Tried And True
Jan
17

Loramie’s O-G Win: Mirror Images & The Tried And True

The bread and butter…Their win over #3-ranked Ottawa Glandorf had its beautiful moments, but it was hardly a thing of beauty. Still they won despite a sputtering offense…when they called upon the old tried and true. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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McCoy: Blazing Starts Carries UD Past George Washington, 67-54
Jan
17

McCoy: Blazing Starts Carries UD Past George Washington, 67-54

A hot start by the offense – and a sizzling first half by Jalen Crutcher – boosted the Flyers to a Sunday win over George Washington. Hal McCoy writes for Monday’s Press Pros.

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Buckeyes’ Depth Delivers Another Surprising Road Upset
Jan
16

Buckeyes’ Depth Delivers Another Surprising Road Upset

Twenty-four points off the bench, a career-high in scoring from E.J. Liddell and more timely three-pointers from Justin Ahrens lifted Ohio State to its third straight victory, and second win in eight days over a Top 15 opponent. Bruce Hooley writes it for Press Pros.

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Parks, And No Recreation…St. Marys Throttles Coldwater
Jan
16

Parks, And No Recreation…St. Marys Throttles Coldwater

Behind sophomore center Austin Parks’ 23 points (and a lot of blocks and deflections), St. Marys gains a weekend split with a dominating Saturday night win over Coldwater. Read about the game on Press Pros.

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Versailles’ Do-It-All Man…Landon Henry
Jan
16

Versailles’ Do-It-All Man…Landon Henry

Proficient in three sports (football, baseball and bowling), Versailles’ Landon Henry is good at all of them…and differentiates himself with his versatility. Read more.

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Seven Tragic Minutes…St. Henry Quiets Versailles
Jan
15

Seven Tragic Minutes…St. Henry Quiets Versailles

It was ‘any given night’  for the first sixteen minutes.  But then fate, or defense, or the rim shrinking – something – flummuxed Versailles on their way to a 48-36 loss to St. Henry. Read more in the latest Press Pros MAC feature.

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Marion Stays In The Hunt, ‘Squeezes’ Fort Recovery
Jan
14

Marion Stays In The Hunt, ‘Squeezes’ Fort Recovery

Big Shots At Big Times…Marion’s Lindsey Koenig’s shot at the buzzer gave Marion Local a 21-13 halftime lead, and they rode their defense Thursday for an eventual 42-32 win over Fort Recovery. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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McCoy: UD Opts Out Of Spring PFL Football Games
Jan
14

McCoy: UD Opts Out Of Spring PFL Football Games

UD reverses course, cancels plans for spring football in 2021. Why? And what’s next? Hal McCoy writes.

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Ahrens’ Three-Pointer Spares OSU A Colossal Collapse
Jan
14

Ahrens’ Three-Pointer Spares OSU A Colossal Collapse

Flushed…Kyle Young got his usual double figures with emphasis (below) in Wednesday’s win against Northwestern. But Ohio State escaped trouble when Versailles product Justin Ahrens delivered a welcome three-pointerin the nick of time. Bruce Hooley writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Minster ‘D’ Crushes Russia…Second Half Dooms Raiders
Jan
12

Minster ‘D’ Crushes Russia…Second Half Dooms Raiders

Minster feasted off its defense, got a big moment from Bryan Falk (below), and held the Raiders to 10 points in the second half. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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McCoy: A ‘Players-Led’ Timeout Launched Flyers Past Davidson
Jan
12

McCoy: A ‘Players-Led’ Timeout Launched Flyers Past Davidson

Jalen Crutcher and Ibi Watson turn statesmen, as their late-game leadership turned uncertainty into a certain Flyers win over Davidson. Hal McCoy writes.

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First Call:  The Hal McCoy Scholarship Award, 2021
Jan
12

First Call: The Hal McCoy Scholarship Award, 2021

If you want a career like that of our resident hall of fame columnist Hal McCoy, or if you just want to teach the King’s English, you might want to read, and apply, for an annual Press Pros opportunity that can help your dream come true.

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Where Are They Now:  Mykal McEldowney, And A Different Vision….
Jan
12

Where Are They Now: Mykal McEldowney, And A Different Vision….

He grew up like most other kids in Covington, Ohio, and did many of the same things.  But when Mykal McEldowney left he found a rare and different talent for which millions now recognize him…and he likes the person it’s helped him become.

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