Week 13:  And Then There Were Two (Games)…..

The 'Moore' the merrier?...Fort Loramie's offense revolves around arm and legs of quarterback Collin Moore (#3, above), who leads the Redskins in their first-ever regional final Friday against Convoy Crestview. Read our final installment of the Friday 'picks' for 2018 - today's Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
15

Week 13: And Then There Were Two (Games)…..

The ‘Moore’ the merrier?…Fort Loramie’s offense revolves around arm and legs of quarterback Collin Moore (#3, above), who leads the Redskins in their first-ever regional final Friday against Convoy Crestview. Read our final installment of the Friday ‘picks’ for 2018 – today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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High School Bowling:  A Passion For Pins…..
Nov
13

High School Bowling: A Passion For Pins…..

Versailles’ Jay Mumaw (above), and others, bear watching, and you may be surprised to see regular coverage of high school bowling on Press Pros this winter. But you’d be more surprised to go see for yourself…just how good “the next level of athlete” really is. A preview of what’s to come in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
11

Buckeyes Hit Century Mark, Blow Out Purdue-Fort Wayne

The Buckeyes got impressive shooting from C.J. Jackson (below), lock-tight defense from freshman Luther Muhammad, and hit the century mark for a blowout win Sunday over Purdue-Fort Wayne. Read more, including a rival coach’s assessment of what to expect from Ohio State basketball…in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Hail To The Champions…Versailles Wins Div. III, And The MAC’s 130th!
Nov
10

Hail To The Champions…Versailles Wins Div. III, And The MAC’s 130th!

Not to rush things…but why not if you’ve just won your second consecutive title in volleyball? The Versailles Tigers knocked off Independence in straight sets to win their third overall, and the 130th in the history of the MAC. Read more about the Tigers in the latest Press Pros update.

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Rubber Match … Troy Bounced Out Of Playoffs By Anderson In Third Meeting
Nov
10

Rubber Match … Troy Bounced Out Of Playoffs By Anderson In Third Meeting

Troy took it to Anderson early, but a late interception — and the Redskins’ uptempo offense — sealed the Trojans’ playoff fate in a stunning 38-35 loss in the regional semifinals.

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McCoy: Flyers Put North Fla. Ospreys In A ‘Pickle’
Nov
7

McCoy: Flyers Put North Fla. Ospreys In A ‘Pickle’

No Toppin’ This….Redshirt freshman Obi Toppin made the most of a surprise start, and led the UD Flyers to an opening night win over the North Florida Ospreys at the ‘new’ UD Arena. Read about the Flyers winning debut from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Next Step, State…Jackson Center, New Bremen Score Regional Semi-Final Wins
Nov
2

Next Step, State…Jackson Center, New Bremen Score Regional Semi-Final Wins

For defending state champion New Bremen it was business as usual in a three-set sweep over Fort Loramie; while Jackson Center won the rubber match against fellow Shelby County Athletic League opponent Russia in the regional semifinals Thursday. Read Greg Billing’s account of the action in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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‘Feathers’…JC Crushes Triad In Div. IV Tourney Opener
Oct
16

‘Feathers’…JC Crushes Triad In Div. IV Tourney Opener

Raquel Kessler (above) supplied the power as sixth-ranked Jackson Center made short work of Triad in the Division IV sectional opener. The Tigers move on to Saturday’s second round with a convincing straight-set win. Read about it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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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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Michael Davidson, And The Pro Next Door…
Sep
26

Michael Davidson, And The Pro Next Door…

Fresh upon the Professional Bowlers tour, Versailles’ Michael Davidson hopes to make his mark before he makes his 25th birthday. They’re doing that these days, you know, and he could be next. A good read on bowling…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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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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Ohio State Defeats Creighton 69-60 In Gavitt Tipoff
Nov
16

Ohio State Defeats Creighton 69-60 In Gavitt Tipoff

It wasn’t easy, in a place where it’s NEVER easy, but the baby Buckeyes hold on to beat Creighton in the Dave Gavitt Tippoff. Mark Znidar writes about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Hoard: A Tale of Traveling and Turning It Over
Nov
14

Hoard: A Tale of Traveling and Turning It Over

It doesn’t look right. It doesn’t fit. You know something’s wrong. It’s somewhat obvious, just like you don’t have to be a chef to know that when there’s smoke in the kitchen, something isn’t kosher. Columnist Greg Hoard talks about the epidemic of “traveling”…in basketball.

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Buckeyes Get A Real Road Test At Creighton….
Nov
14

Buckeyes Get A Real Road Test At Creighton….

After wins against Cincinnati and Purdue-Fort Wayne, Kaleb Wesson (above) and the Ohio State Buckeyes get a chance to really see what they’re made of against one of the country’s toughest opponents in their own building…the Creighton Blue Jays. Buckeyes beat writer Mark Znidar previews the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Hal McCoy: Mikesell ‘Relieved’ He No Longer Needs Mom’s Help…
Nov
11

Hal McCoy: Mikesell ‘Relieved’ He No Longer Needs Mom’s Help…

Thanks to a revamped lineup and a repaired Ryan Mikesell, the Flyers improved to 2-0 with a Saturday night massacre of Coppin State. Read Hal McCoy in the latest Press Pros update.

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Loramie Enters Unchartered Waters…Redskins Shut Out Lehman In Regional Semi-Final
Nov
10

Loramie Enters Unchartered Waters…Redskins Shut Out Lehman In Regional Semi-Final

Collin Moore was electric, and the defense pitched a shutout. Loramie makes a statement about its football pedigree with regional semi-final win over Lehman.

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Buckeyes Grab Key Road Win Behind Defense, Special Teams
Nov
10

Buckeyes Grab Key Road Win Behind Defense, Special Teams

Ohio State holds Michigan State offense down in 26-6 victory … Defensive lineman Dre’Mont Jones gets touchdown with fumble recovery in end zone … Offense never really clicked, but punter Drue Chrisman had monster day. Read more OSU football by Doug Harris inside today’s PressPros.

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Bremen Falls In The Division IV Final….
Nov
10

Bremen Falls In The Division IV Final….

The match, the title, and the season…New Bremen’s Blake Snider dives for a shot in Saturday’s Division IV title game with Tiffen Calvert. Seeking their second title in as many years, it was not to be on this day for the Cardinals. Read more on Press Pros.

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Rubber Match … Troy Bounced Out Of Playoffs By Anderson In Third Meeting
Nov
10

Rubber Match … Troy Bounced Out Of Playoffs By Anderson In Third Meeting

Troy took it to Anderson early, but a late interception — and the Redskins’ uptempo offense — sealed the Trojans’ playoff fate in a stunning 38-35 loss in the regional semifinals.

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Agony Of Da’ ‘Feet’…Missed Kick Sends Coldwater To Regional Final
Nov
10

Agony Of Da’ ‘Feet’…Missed Kick Sends Coldwater To Regional Final

Big Night For Mitch (Niekamp, #41 above)…as the Coldwater Cavaliers bested MAC rival St. Henry to advance to next week’s Division IV regional final. Read about Niekamp and a cold, snowy playoff game of twists and turns in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Statement Win:  Versailles Crushes Tuscarawas Valley In Division III…
Nov
9

Statement Win: Versailles Crushes Tuscarawas Valley In Division III…

In straight sets 18-10 Versailles dispatched a 25-2 team to advance to the Division III Finals on Saturday and proved that the power seat of state volleyball is to be found in west-central Ohio.

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Resurrection!  Cardinals Stay Aggressive, And Win….!
Nov
8

Resurrection! Cardinals Stay Aggressive, And Win….!

Match point (above) when match point didn’t look possible. New Bremen comes from two games down to overtake Monroeville, and win the Div. IV semi-final. Cardinals play now for a second straight state title. Read about it in Press Pros.

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McCoy: Flyers Put North Fla. Ospreys In A ‘Pickle’
Nov
7

McCoy: Flyers Put North Fla. Ospreys In A ‘Pickle’

Redshirt freshman Obi Toppin made the most of a surprise start, and led the UD Flyers to an opening night win over the North Florida Ospreys at the ‘new’ UD Arena. Read about the Flyers winning debut from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Buckeyes Ruin The House Warming…Beat UC 64-56
Nov
7

Buckeyes Ruin The House Warming…Beat UC 64-56

They only play once every fifty years, but the Ohio State Buckeyes walked into the renovated Fifth Third Bank Arena and beat UC at its own game, on its own court. Read Mark Znidar’s account of the game in today’s Press Pros.

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The Reader Speaks…Nov. 6, 2018
Nov
6

The Reader Speaks…Nov. 6, 2018

Since our last post of reader comments we’ve had the largest increase yet of response to recent articles…on chicken salad from Wagner’s IGA, Friday night lights going out in your town, and one man’s gift back to nature. The rest…you can read for yourself. Enjoy the best of the last month in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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