This Week In Basketball…

A week before Christmas what we don't know about area basketball is about the same...as what we do know. It's early, even the good teams are vulnerable, and in Division IV the anticipation will continue to grow as to just HOW GOOD are...the Fort Loramie Redskins. Read more in this week's 'Basketball' post on Press Pros.

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This Week In Basketball…
Dec
17

This Week In Basketball…

A week before Christmas what we don’t know about area basketball is about the same…as what we do know. It’s early, even the good teams are vulnerable, and in Division IV the anticipation will continue to grow as to just HOW GOOD are…the Fort Loramie Redskins. Read more in this week’s ‘Basketball’ post on Press Pros.

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McCoy: Flyers Survive In Overtime… Score Win Over Georgia State
Dec
17

McCoy: Flyers Survive In Overtime… Score Win Over Georgia State

Josh Cunningham had a phenomenal game, and the Dayton Flyers used him to force overtime and gain a win Saturday over Georgia State. Read more on The Flyers win by Hal McCoy inside today’s latest Flyer feature on Press Pros.

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Butler Impressive…Aviators Soar Past Troy
Dec
16

Butler Impressive…Aviators Soar Past Troy

Not Enough Trojans…The Vandalia Butler Aviators started hot and finished hotter in thumping Troy for its fifth straight win, the Aviators best start in 14 years. Read about the game from Joe Neves in our latest update on Greater Western Ohio Conference (GWOC) basketball.

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Versailles Stays Clean:  Tigers’ Subs Sink New Bremen
Dec
14

Versailles Stays Clean: Tigers’ Subs Sink New Bremen

No Changin’ Their Stripes…Kami McEldowney and the Versailles Tigers remained unbeaten, and thanks to a hot-shooting display from their bench…with a decisive win over another unbeaten in Thursday night MAC action. Read about the game in our Friday inside feature on Press Pros.

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Ohio State Holds On Against Wisconsin To Win Big Ten
Dec
3

Ohio State Holds On Against Wisconsin To Win Big Ten

Buckeyes make their case for college football playoffs with 27-21 win … Barrett shows guts while playing six days after surgery … Defense and Dobbins lead the way as Ohio State improves to 11-2. Read more from Doug Harris in the latest Buckeye update on Press Pros.

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Oct
16

The ‘Word’ Man: Hal McCoy, Beyond Hal McCoy

Wondering what you’re going to read now that the Reds are done and Hal McCoy has moved on to a richer baseball palette? Take a moment to consider the man beyond balls and strikes. Learn why it’s the way he writes about balls and strikes that makes him special. Something I’ll never hear the end of…in today’s inside feature.

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Buckeyes Pull Away From Pesky Indiana
Sep
1

Buckeyes Pull Away From Pesky Indiana

Fireworks at the end….Ohio State trailed at halftime but found its groove in the second half. … Barrett has a strong game after a so-so start … Dobbins runs for 181 yards and may be tough to pull from the lineup. Read about the opening win from Doug Harris in today’s Press Pros inside 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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For A Time, Being In The Hunt Enough
Oct
14

For A Time, Being In The Hunt Enough

On Top Of Their World, For Now…Undefeated at the halfway pole Ohio State fans can only watch and hope…for a clean finish by a “good” Buckeyes team, and a stumble by one or two others perceived to be “great”. Read more in today’s Press Pros 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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Butler Impressive…Aviators Soar Past Troy
Dec
16

Butler Impressive…Aviators Soar Past Troy

The Vandalia Butler Aviators started hot and finished hotter in thumping Troy for its fifth straight win, the Aviators best start in 14 years. Read about the game from Joe Neves in our latest update on Greater Western Ohio Conference (GWOC) basketball.

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A Lot Of Red Glare…Anna Blasts Off On Jackson Center
Dec
15

A Lot Of Red Glare…Anna Blasts Off On Jackson Center

Blast Off…Anna’s Wyatt Bensman got to the rim for 22 points, and collectively, the Rockets kept rival Jackson Center away from the rim in a dominating effort Friday to stay unbeaten overall, and unchallenged so far in the Shelby County League. Read more on the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jack Albers, Revisited…And What’s Wrong With Modern Basketball!
Dec
13

Jack Albers, Revisited…And What’s Wrong With Modern Basketball!

If you want the politically correct response on life…don’t ask. But if you want an honest opinion about the modern game of basketball just ask former Marion Local head coach Jack Albers. If you know him you won’t be surprised…he’s more than willing to share! Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Me, Bret Favre…And Real, Comfortable Jeans
Dec
13

Me, Bret Favre…And Real, Comfortable Jeans

If you’re trying to buy some pants for Dad for the holidays, you might want to take the time and trouble to ask him before you do…if he wants to be fashionable, or just comfortable. I have my own opinion.

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Memories Of Roger Bacon Banished, For Now:  Versailles Passes The CJ Challenge
Dec
12

Memories Of Roger Bacon Banished, For Now: Versailles Passes The CJ Challenge

They wanted, and expected, a physical challenge from Chaminade Tuesday night. And the Versailles Tigers and A.J. Ahrens (above) got that, and passed with flying colors, shedding some bad memories with their effort. Read more on the game and outcome in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Tipp Stays Unbeaten, Rolls Past Fort Loramie
Dec
12

Tipp Stays Unbeaten, Rolls Past Fort Loramie

Tipp City got a great one-two punch from Allison Mader and Maddie Frederick (above) to roll over Fort Loramie’s young Redskins. The Red Devils enjoyed a strong second half to streak to their fifth straight win. Read more from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Deer Numbers Take Upward Turn
Dec
11

Deer Numbers Take Upward Turn

The first part of the deer-gun hunting season is in the books. And so far, hunters have been successful all across Ohio. Note: every county in this region had a larger deer kill than last year.

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New Feature:  This Week In Basketball….
Dec
10

New Feature: This Week In Basketball….

Borrowing from our Friday night ‘picks’ in football, we debut a weekly preview of Press Pros coverage of area basketball – boys and girls. If it’s anything like football, we think you’ll enjoy the time and the read. Our newest feature is today’s Press Pros inside post.

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On This Date:  Don’t Know Much About History?…The Death Of Sam Cooke
Dec
10

On This Date: Don’t Know Much About History?…The Death Of Sam Cooke

He was back then dubbed the father of modern soul music. But to fans who loved his unmistakable voice and music, then and now, they didn’t care about labels. They just loved Sam Cooke.

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Hal: UD Flyers Vs. Ivy League Penn Game Mirrored Until The Flyers Blinked…
Dec
10

Hal: UD Flyers Vs. Ivy League Penn Game Mirrored Until The Flyers Blinked…

The Flyers game lacked in zone defense while Penn’s sharp-shooters stuck it in the shredder. Not out-smarted, but outplayed, UD falls to Ivy League Penn. Read Hal McCoy’s account of the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Irony Of Ironies:  Bensman’s ‘4’ Powers Anna Past New Knoxville…!
Dec
10

Irony Of Ironies: Bensman’s ‘4’ Powers Anna Past New Knoxville…!

Joel Cathcart (#23, above) led them with 20 points, and the Anna Rockets ran their record to 3-0 with hot shooting on a cold Saturday night. Read about how they beat New Knoxville in the latest inside feature on Press Pros.

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Hal: UD Flyers Vs. Ivy League Penn Game Mirrored Until The Flyers Blinked…
Dec
9

Hal: UD Flyers Vs. Ivy League Penn Game Mirrored Until The Flyers Blinked…

The Flyers game lacked in zone defense while Penn’s sharp-shooters stuck it in the shredder. Not out-smarted, but outplayed, UD falls to Ivy League Penn. Read Hal McCoy’s account of the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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“Game-Ready” Sidney Rebounds, Holds Off Tippecanoe For GWOC North Win…
Dec
9

“Game-Ready” Sidney Rebounds, Holds Off Tippecanoe For GWOC North Win…

Andre Gordon was eye-popping; and he had plenty of help. The Sidney Yellow Jackets held off a determined Tippecanoe effort to win the GWOC American North opener. Read more on the game from Press Pros columnist Joe Neves… in today’s GWOC inside feature.

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Troy Crushes Greenville:  And Bring On SV-SM…!
Dec
9

Troy Crushes Greenville: And Bring On SV-SM…!

The Troy Trojans and Zach Reichelderfer (above) scored impressively, yes. But it was their defense that pleased coach Paul Bremigan more and paved the way for a dominating performance over GWOC rival Greenville. Read more about the game in our latest GWOC update on Press Pros.

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Shame On The NFL…And Don’t Call It Football!
Dec
7

Shame On The NFL…And Don’t Call It Football!

Like many of you, I made the mistake of watching the Bengals-Steelers game. I wish I hadn’t; and here’s why!

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Hal:  Flyers Keep Kostas Off The Bench, And Waltz Over Tennessee Tech
Dec
7

Hal: Flyers Keep Kostas Off The Bench, And Waltz Over Tennessee Tech

The Flyers had five players in double figures, and “Greek Freak II”, Kostas Antetokounmpo didn’t foul out – a good combination – and good enough for record-leveling win Wednesday over Tennessee Tech. Read Hal McCoy’s account of the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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