The Executive Director of the OHSAA sat down at last week’s state tournament to bring clarity to issues of our and your asking. And in the end, he’ll tell you...there’s always more questions than answers, but we're working on it. More with the Commissioner of the OHSAA, Jerry Snodgrass, in today's Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
20

More Questions (And Some Of Yours) For Jerry Snodgrass…

The Executive Director of the OHSAA sat down at last week’s state tournament to bring clarity to issues of our and your asking. And in the end, he’ll tell you…there’s always more questions than answers, but we’re working on it. More with the Commissioner of the OHSAA, Jerry Snodgrass, in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
17

Whew! Buckeyes Win One The Old-Fashioned Way….

They got a quality start from Seth Lonsway (below), some timely hitting, and a nail-biter finish from reliever Joe Gahm (yes, that Joe Gahm). The Buckeyes hold on to take a series from Lipscomb Sunday at Bill Davis Stadium. Read about it….

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Disappointment At Trent – Rockets Fall In Regional Final
Mar
17

Disappointment At Trent – Rockets Fall In Regional Final

The further you go, the more it hurts when it ends. Anna’s sensational season comes to a sour end as Purcell Marian rolls in the Regional Final. Read Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Picture This: St. Henry Is State-Bound
Mar
16

Picture This: St. Henry Is State-Bound

Jackson Center’s Trent Platfoot and Co. cut St. Henry’s nine-point lead to a one possession game in the final minute, but the Redskins’ pulled out the win to earn a Division IV regional title and trip to the state semifinals.

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McCoy: UD Flyers Seniors Go Out In A Blaze Of Glory
Mar
7

McCoy: UD Flyers Seniors Go Out In A Blaze Of Glory

For 27 minutes, the Flyer and Explorers played ‘Put Dents in the Backboards,’ shooting as if they all were members of the Amalgamated Bricklayers Union, Local 937. Then the Flyers exploded to emphatically win their 20th game of the season, 70-39, over LaSalle. Read Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros.

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Heartbreak Again:  Jackets Fall To Springfield In Sect. Final
Mar
3

Heartbreak Again: Jackets Fall To Springfield In Sect. Final

End of an era…An emotional Andre Gordon leaves the court for the final in his remarkable career at Sidney – 2,013 points, 550 assists, the Jackets’ all-time scoring leader, and a 20-win season in his senior year. “We gave it all we had,” said Gordon. Read more from Joe Neves as Sidney falls to Springfield in the Div. I sectional final.

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State Tourney:  Wayne’s House Proves Tough For Area Girls
Mar
1

State Tourney: Wayne’s House Proves Tough For Area Girls

Lights, action, at the state bowling tournament…It’s the biggest high school bowling tournament of the year, but what you don’t know about the state tournament is…it might be the best atmosphere of any of the OHSAA tournaments.

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How To Win…Butler Outlasts Sidney For GWOC Crown
Feb
13

How To Win…Butler Outlasts Sidney For GWOC Crown

Big Shots At The Biggest Times…Butler’s Braedon Norman’s 18 points (left, #4) and three-point shooting trumped the impact of Sidney’s Andre Gordon Tuesday, helping the Aviators to a 49-41 conference showdown win over the Yellow Jackets. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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How Sweep It Is: Sidney Pulls Away From Piqua…
Feb
9

How Sweep It Is: Sidney Pulls Away From Piqua…

For Seventh Straight. Sidney’s Andre Gordon entertained the crowd with seven dunks, but Piqua freshman Elise Cox stole the show – and brought the rivals to their feet – as the Yellow Jackets’ swept the Indians on Friday night.

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Thanksgiving, Lincoln’s Address, And Why He (Still) Has The Stage To Himself
Nov
21

Thanksgiving, Lincoln’s Address, And Why He (Still) Has The Stage To Himself

155 years after the Civil War, Gettysburg, and the most famous speech ever made by an American politician on the occasion of that Thanksgiving, I’m bold to say that the significance and sincerity of those words – of that moment – will never again be duplicated. Words for us to think about as we consider our blessings today.

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Greg Hoard:  How I Met…Stan “The Man”
Oct
15

Greg Hoard: How I Met…Stan “The Man”

There are times when fame holds no sanctuary, and when irony and awkwardness become as one and inseparable. That’s how I met my first true hall-of-famer face to face…the great Stan Musial! In one of the most popular baseball stories ever on Press Pros, an encore of this nostalgic story from columnist Greg Hoard.

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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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Buckeye Bats Stay Hot In Win Over NKU
Mar
19

Buckeye Bats Stay Hot In Win Over NKU

Buckeyes even their record at 10-10 with explosive hitting and ‘on again’ performance from the bullpen. Read more about the game in today’s ‘diamond’ update.

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Our 2019 Girls Hoops Coach Of The Year…Back-To-Back, Mike Wiss
Mar
18

Our 2019 Girls Hoops Coach Of The Year…Back-To-Back, Mike Wiss

Is it coincidence that the area team that won back to back state titles in Division IV basketball would also have a coach that earned similar recognition for taking them there?  We think not, and proudly tab Minster’s Mike Wiss as our 2019 Coach of The Year.

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How I Got Taken To School…By ‘Ol Ben
Mar
18

How I Got Taken To School…By ‘Ol Ben

A summer of the greatest lesson in life. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch; and never underestimate the value of experience. Old eyes, and old habits, go down hard. Guest outdoors writer Tom Cappell returns to Press Pros with a classic story for anyone who remembers shooting clay targets behind the barn.

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Ohio State Paired Aainst Iowa State In NCAA Tournament
Mar
18

Ohio State Paired Aainst Iowa State In NCAA Tournament

There were nervous times during the selection show, but the Buckeyes get an 11th seed, and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Mark Znidar was there, and writes about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Disappointment At Trent – Rockets Fall In Regional Final
Mar
17

Disappointment At Trent – Rockets Fall In Regional Final

The further you go, the more it hurts when it ends. Anna’s sensational season comes to a sour end as Purcell Marian rolls in the Regional Final. Read Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros feature.

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“Free Bases” Enable Lipscomb To Push Around Ohio State
Mar
16

“Free Bases” Enable Lipscomb To Push Around Ohio State

Buckeye pitchers have a total lapse in a Saturday loss to Lipscomb – twelve walks, two hit batters, and one wild pitch. Buckeye hitters struck out 12 times in a 9-3 loss at Bill Davis Stadium. Mark Znidar writes the story in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Crowning Achievement…Minster Repeats In Div. IV
Mar
16

Crowning Achievement…Minster Repeats In Div. IV

Give yourself a hand, ladies….It was Courtney Prenger in the paint (16 pts) and Janae Hoying (19 pts) from the outside, and it added up to the Minster Wildcats claiming their second consecutive Division IV title in girls basketball yesterday at Value City Arena. Read about it on Press Pros.

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Picture This: St. Henry Is State-Bound
Mar
16

Picture This: St. Henry Is State-Bound

Jackson Center’s Trent Platfoot and Co. cut St. Henry’s nine-point lead to a one possession game in the final minute, but the Redskins’ pulled out the win to earn a Division IV regional title and trip to the state semifinals.

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Buckeyes Do It All, Win Home Opener Over Lipscomb
Mar
15

Buckeyes Do It All, Win Home Opener Over Lipscomb

The losing streak is over, and the Buckeye offense warmed things up, complementing Garrett Burhenn’s third win with a 14-run outburst to beat Lipscomb in the home opener. Mark Znidar shares how they did it in today’s Buckeye baseball feature.

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Michigan State Makes Ohio State Two And Done In Big Ten Tournament
Mar
15

Michigan State Makes Ohio State Two And Done In Big Ten Tournament

They were in it, then they lost mojo when Kaleb Wesson fouled out early.  Now the Buckeyes must sit and wait for NCAA selection show if they get an at-large bid.

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Minster Blasts Way Past Cornerstone To D-IV Finals….
Mar
15

Minster Blasts Way Past Cornerstone To D-IV Finals….

Courtney Prenger (below) scored 18 points to lead ’em, and the Minster Wildcats punched their ticket for Saturday’s championship round in Division IV Friday afternoon with a more-than-convincing 65-31 win over Cornerstone Christian. Read more in our latest update from the state tournament.

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The Reader Speaks…From The State Tournament, March 15
Mar
15

The Reader Speaks…From The State Tournament, March 15

We get letters, you know.  Even at the state tournament.  And one we think you should know about (if you’re a basketball fan) is from a fan who says there’s another, even better, Coldwater story in this weekend’s boys regional.  Enjoy.

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Wesson Returns, Directs OSU Over Indiana In Big Ten Tourney
Mar
14

Wesson Returns, Directs OSU Over Indiana In Big Ten Tourney

Kaleb Wesson totaled 17 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, three blocked shots and two steals…and was welcomed back in OSU’s quarterfinal win over Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament. Mark Znidar covers the game for Press Pros.

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Is There A Better Story Than Coldwater, And ‘Fish’….?
Mar
14

Is There A Better Story Than Coldwater, And ‘Fish’….?

Defending champs Minster leads Cornerstone Christian at halftime, 34-19. Center Courtney Prenger (below) is 5 of 6 from the field and has 10 points. Meanwhile, Coldwater Cavaliers and coach Nick Fisher are standing on the threshold of doing what a month ago…no one dared dream! Read more…

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To Those Who Wait…Anna Earns The Regional Final
Mar
14

To Those Who Wait…Anna Earns The Regional Final

In a tale of two games, and two fortunes, it was a Wednesday split for area boys teams in Division III.  Versailles fell to Purcell Marian, but the Anna Rockets, and Riley Huelskamp (above, #21) powered past Stivers to earn their first regional final berth in a decade. Read more in today’s Press Pros. (Cover Photo by Julie McMaken Wright)

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Kids Behaving Badly At A Basketball Game, And How Do They Learn?
Mar
13

Kids Behaving Badly At A Basketball Game, And How Do They Learn?

We’re rapidly coming to a point where if we don’t want incidents to happen at basketball games that cannot be justified, or that overshadow the game itself, it’s time to face the reality that bad behavior deserves consequences.

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