Troy Falls To Centerville’s Wild Seventh Inning Rally….

Three outs separated Troy from a first-round sectional tournament victory against Centerville. But the Elks didn't oblige, sending 14 batters to the plate and scoring 10 runs in the seventh (including Ardyn Hopf's grand slam, above) for a 14-6 victory on Monday.

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Troy Falls To Centerville’s Wild Seventh Inning Rally….
May
10

Troy Falls To Centerville’s Wild Seventh Inning Rally….

Three outs separated Troy from a first-round sectional tournament victory against Centerville. But the Elks didn’t oblige, sending 14 batters to the plate and scoring 10 runs in the seventh (including Ardyn Hopf’s grand slam, above) for a 14-6 victory on Monday.

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Youth Movement Has Coldwater Going Places
May
10

Youth Movement Has Coldwater Going Places

Coach Kyle Ahrns’ softball team needs one win to tie the school record. And if they get it the Cavaliers look to continue one of the most successful regular seasons in program history with a strong run in the Division III tournament. Greg Billing writes.

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Green Wave Claim Win No. 25 … And Counting
May
7

Green Wave Claim Win No. 25 … And Counting

The Greenville Green Wave celebrated a Miami Valley League championship Friday evening. Sidney native Warren Davidson, (Pictured) U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 8th Congressional District, threw out the first pitch to Greenville catcher Susie Blocher prior to Greenville’s 8-3 victory against Sidney. Read girls softball by Greg Billing inside today’s Press Pros.

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The Next Natural?  Meet Hartley’s Kami Kortokrax
May
5

The Next Natural? Meet Hartley’s Kami Kortokrax

Accustomed to competition and expectation, Bishop Hartley’s Kami Kortokrax makes it look easy as one of the top players in the country.  And she doesn’t get it from strangers. Steve Blackledge writes about her in the latest Press Pros.

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Ohio State Again Can’t Sweep A Big Ten Series….
May
3

Ohio State Again Can’t Sweep A Big Ten Series….

The pitching staff and starter Jack Neely was knocked around by Purdue and nullified a four home run performance by the batting order. Buckeyes get their toes stepped on (pictured) in series finale. Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros.

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Anna’s Krites gives Rockets a boost
Apr
27

Anna’s Krites gives Rockets a boost

Justin Krites came up aces while Anna’s offense heated up for an 11-6 victory over Botkins on Monday. (pictured) Anna teammate #11 Carter Seigle signals ‘The Out’ as McKane Finkenbine tags out a Botkin’s runner. Read more high school baseball inside today’s PressPros by Colin Foster.

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McCoy: Another UD Stunner…Flyers Take Down St. Bonnie
Mar
1

McCoy: Another UD Stunner…Flyers Take Down St. Bonnie

Which Flyers do you get?  The ones who turned out miserable last week against St. Joseph…or the ones who rebounded to take A-10 champs St. Bonaventure Monday night?  Freshman Mustapha Amzil (below) gave them a big lift. Read Hal McCoy.

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No MAC Showdown: Cavs, Tigers Fall In State Semifinals
Feb
27

No MAC Showdown: Cavs, Tigers Fall In State Semifinals

Despite valiant efforts and lofty expectations, both Coldwater and Versailles came one victory short of the state championship match.

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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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The ‘One’ Song They Were Known For…Hamilton, Joe Frank, And Reynolds
May
9

The ‘One’ Song They Were Known For…Hamilton, Joe Frank, And Reynolds

The music industry is defined by groups that were one-hit wonders. But while this group had more, it’s only known for one.

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Mom, Mother’s Day, And Making The Most Of It…
May
9

Mom, Mother’s Day, And Making The Most Of It…

If I had to select a one-word definition for personal success (however you define success) it’s as easy as the picture of the person who showed me how it’s done…’Mom’. Enjoy Mother’s Day and read our Press Pros inside feature.

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Muhlenkamp, Knapke Bail Out Coldwater In ‘Walkfest’
May
7

Muhlenkamp, Knapke Bail Out Coldwater In ‘Walkfest’

Ugly weather and ugly baseball, but somehow Coldwater survived to edge Lincolnview Friday, thanks to Alex Knapke’s…bat and an inexplicable turnaround by reliever Carson Muhlenkamp. Read about it.

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Schmidt Brilliant, Nixon’s Timely Hit Tops Versailles
May
6

Schmidt Brilliant, Nixon’s Timely Hit Tops Versailles

His teammates mob Justin Nixon following his seventh inning base hit that drove in the game’s only run Tuesday in a 1-0 Minster win over Versailles. Read more about the game in the latest Press Pros update.

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Greg Hoard: A Thought, A Memory, A Reason To Win
May
4

Greg Hoard: A Thought, A Memory, A Reason To Win

There has been so much written and debated on the topic of winning in this space–some of it thoughtful and well-intended, some of it shallow and mean-spirited.  But in the end words that my dad once said to me are everything I ever needed to know on the subject, and might come in handy even in this day of trophies before triumph.

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The Reader Speaks…May 3, 2021
May
3

The Reader Speaks…May 3, 2021

Immediate response from Press Pros readership over the OHSAA’s recent decision to expand the high school football playoffs.  One called it…another sign of our times. Read the latest sent to Press Pros in our latest feature.

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OHSAA Announces:  Boys, Girls Hoops Finals Hosted By UD Through ’24
May
3

OHSAA Announces: Boys, Girls Hoops Finals Hosted By UD Through ’24

The Ohio High School Athletic Association and the University of Dayton made it official Monday…the boys and girls state basketball tournament has found a new home, at least through 2024!

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Ohio State Puts Purdue On Boil In 12-2 Victory
May
2

Ohio State Puts Purdue On Boil In 12-2 Victory

Shortstop Zach Dezenzo went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and starter Seth Lonsway was exquisite in giving up four hits and striking out nine over eight innings. Read Mark Znidars Ohio State Baseball in today’s Press Pros.

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As Patient As A Pharmacist, Jerry Kaup’s Prescription For Fort Baseball
May
1

As Patient As A Pharmacist, Jerry Kaup’s Prescription For Fort Baseball

In his eleventh year as coach at Fort Recovery, Jerry Kaup has taken his team to the verge of ultimate success twice, and patiently waits for the next cycle of talent to come of age.

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Late-Inning Drama Carries Bradford To Horstman Title
May
1

Late-Inning Drama Carries Bradford To Horstman Title

In a regular-season tournament that felt more like the postseason with three state-ranked teams, Bradford scored a dramatic win to capture the Katie Horstman Classic on Friday night. The 1-0, 11-inning victory against Russia capped a quality … and cold … night of softball. Greg Billing writes for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Ohio State Rides Pohl’s Bat In Ripping Purdue
May
1

Ohio State Rides Pohl’s Bat In Ripping Purdue

The fifth-year senior first baseman hit his ninth home run of the season and had a double and single; Starter Garrett Burhenn threw 120 pitches in six innings to get his fourth victory. (Pictured) Looking at the Umpire for an answer… the runner was out! Read more Buckeyes baseball by Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros.

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Clank!….Defense Haunts Tipp Again In Loss To Sidney
Apr
30

Clank!….Defense Haunts Tipp Again In Loss To Sidney

Sidney’s Carson Taylor chugs in to score an insurance run in the sixth inning as Tipp’s defense lets the Red Devils down again in a 4-1 loss Friday to the Yellow Jackets. Read more in the latest Press Pros MVL update.

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Buckeyes:  Not Much Wiggle Room In A ‘Must’ Scenario…Purdue Comes To Town
Apr
29

Buckeyes: Not Much Wiggle Room In A ‘Must’ Scenario…Purdue Comes To Town

15-13 with five weeks left in their season, the Buckeyes face their prospect of making the NCAA post-season tourney with little wiggle room. “Just win, Baby”!

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Railroaders Keep Chugging Behind Miller’s No-Hitters
Apr
28

Railroaders Keep Chugging Behind Miller’s No-Hitters

Bradford fireballer Skipp Miller threw her eighth no-hitter this season … and just missed her sixth perfect game … as the Railroaders continued their impressive run this season with an 18-0, five-inning victory at Tri-Village this week. Greg Billing writes their story in today’s Press Pros.

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Jace Middleton:  En Route With A Family Tradition
Apr
27

Jace Middleton: En Route With A Family Tradition

Jace Middleton says he was born on a baseball diamond, and seems destined to follow in the steps of his father as a Buckeye recruit and as far as his talent and pedigree will take him. Steve Blackledge writes for today’s Press Pros.

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