Covington's Lilli Hamilton (#12, below) gets all ball in her block attempt against Russia Tuesday. But it was something much great she had to block to even play at all. Read more about the Buccaneers' emotional win in today's Press Pros inside feature.

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Basketball At Its Hardest…Covington Grinds Over Russia
Jan
15

Basketball At Its Hardest…Covington Grinds Over Russia

Covington’s Lilli Hamilton (#12, below) gets all ball in her block attempt against Russia Tuesday. But it was something much great she had to block to even play at all. Read more about the Buccaneers’ emotional win in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Loramie “Wins The Moment” Over Minster….
Jan
13

Loramie “Wins The Moment” Over Minster….

Huge Moments, And Missed Moments…It took a pair of overtimes to do it, and there was the matter of missed opportunities by both teams to win it in regulation, but a big three-pointer by Dana Rose (left) helped Fort Loramie finally survive and hand Minster its first defeat. Read more in the latest Press Pros feature.

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‘Moving Day’…Minster Shoots Past Coldwater
Jan
11

‘Moving Day’…Minster Shoots Past Coldwater

High contested…As Coldwater’s Cole Frilling (above, in black) matched Minster’s Jarod Schulze at the rim. But in the end Minster took care of their business enough to come away with a 51-42 win over a determined Coldwater. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature on the game.

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Strike-A-Thon…Troy Tops Sidney In GWOC Bowling
Jan
11

Strike-A-Thon…Troy Tops Sidney In GWOC Bowling

It rained strikes at Sidney’s Bel-Mar Lanes Thursday as Troy topped Sidney in GWOC bowling…and as Troy’s Preston Gambrell took individual high honors for the day with a 275. Read more in our latest bowling post, today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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McCoy: Flyers’ Zone Makes Richmond Itsy-Bitsy Spiders
Jan
6

McCoy: Flyers’ Zone Makes Richmond Itsy-Bitsy Spiders

UD’s Josh Cunningham and Obi Toppin captured the real estate under the basket the way U.S. Grant took downtown Richmond. And turned Richmond into Itsy-Bitsy Spiders. Read more on the Flyers by Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Slump Buster … Tipp Ends Offensive Woes Vs. Versailles
Jan
5

Slump Buster … Tipp Ends Offensive Woes Vs. Versailles

After watching too many shots rattle in and out the last two games, Tipp shot itself out of a slump to sink the Versailles Tigers in a battle of state powers. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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MSU Dominates Second Half…Beats Ohio State
Jan
5

MSU Dominates Second Half…Beats Ohio State

The battle of the big men went to Michigan State – too many, and OSU’s Kaleb Wesson (25 points) fouled out late in the game. The Buckeyes suffer their first Big Ten loss of the year. Read more about the game from Mark Znidar in the latest Buckeyes feature update.

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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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Hal McCoy: UD’s Crutcher A Diamond On The Court
Jan
13

Hal McCoy: UD’s Crutcher A Diamond On The Court

Jalen Cruther’s transformation to a dependable scorer continued Sunday, with 19 points, in the Flyers’ win over Massachusetts. Hal McCoy writes the story for the latest Flyer update on Press Pros.

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This Week in Basketball…January 14, 2019
Jan
13

This Week in Basketball…January 14, 2019

Hoopin’ It Up In Loramie….Both Fort Loramie teams made big statements last week…the Piqua Lady Indians are having, for them, a one of a kind season…the Anna Rockets remain the only unbeaten team in the area heading into the week…and the Tippecanoe Lady Red Devils get their toughest challenge of the season.

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Hoard: Does the NFL Need a Clean-Up Crew?
Jan
13

Hoard: Does the NFL Need a Clean-Up Crew?

I’m so tired of professionals who embarrass themselves, their team, and their family…I’m convinced that the Colts spent more time preparing to act badly Saturday than they did to play good football.

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Ohio State Has 21 Turnovers…Hammered By Iowa
Jan
12

Ohio State Has 21 Turnovers…Hammered By Iowa

Too many turnovers and ineffective backcourt play spelled doom for the Buckeyes, who lost to Iowa Saturday for their third Big Ten loss in a row. Mark Znidar tells the story in his latest Buckeye post.

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Would It Kill Anyone To Serve A Better Wiener…?
Jan
12

Would It Kill Anyone To Serve A Better Wiener…?

I’ve given up eating hot dogs over the years, and here’s why. Eat a hot dog at a high school game and you might forget the game, but remember the hot dog until the wee hours of the morning. But I’ve found some notable exceptions. Read on.

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Extra! Extra! … Russia Goes OT To Stop Jackson Center
Jan
12

Extra! Extra! … Russia Goes OT To Stop Jackson Center

The look on TJ Esser’s face tells it all as he watches the ball go out-of-bounds from his touch, giving Russia possession in OT. Raiders perfect from free-throw line in OT to avenge earlier loss to Tigers in another tough SCAL battle. Read more on the OT battle between Jackson Center and Russia by Greg Billing in today’s feature of Press Pros.

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‘Moving Day’…Minster Shoots Past Coldwater
Jan
11

‘Moving Day’…Minster Shoots Past Coldwater

It was highly contested for three quarters. But in the end Minster took care of their business enough to come away with a 51-42 win over a determined Coldwater. Read more in today’s Press Pros MAC feature.

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The Good News, Win Or Lose….St. Henry Takes Road Win At Bremen
Jan
10

The Good News, Win Or Lose….St. Henry Takes Road Win At Bremen

St. Henry’s defense was stifling, and the ‘Skins got just enough offense to manage a tough road win Thursday against New Bremen – a dress rehearsal for even tougher games to come…for both teams.

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Ohio State Loss To Rutgers Exposes Shortcomings Again
Jan
9

Ohio State Loss To Rutgers Exposes Shortcomings Again

This outcome was the clearest signal yet that these Buckeyes are not going to challenge for the conference championship and probably will have to dog paddle hard just to keep their snouts above water. Read more by Mark Znidar on OSU basketball inside todays feature.

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Team Effort Helps Sidney Topple Xenia
Jan
9

Team Effort Helps Sidney Topple Xenia

Xenia standout Samari Curtis got his 47 points, but Sidney’s Andre Gordon countered with 32 and the Yellow Jackets’ team effort lifted the team to an eighth straight win. Andre Gordon (20) powers past one of his basketball best friends and Xenia’s Samari Curtis in a showdown of D-I recruits.

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Troy Flips Course…Suffers Bad Second Half Loss To Fairborn
Jan
8

Troy Flips Course…Suffers Bad Second Half Loss To Fairborn

For sixteen minutes they played like the Duke Blue Devils. Then, in a total change of course in the third period they played like your average devil. In the end it amounted to another frustrating loss for the Troy Trojans. Read more on the game in today’s GWOC feature.

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Hot Fishing With No Ice…On A Cold Winter’s Day
Jan
8

Hot Fishing With No Ice…On A Cold Winter’s Day

After a decade, it still stands as one of the best fishing experiences of my life, and it happened in the middle of winter. Here’s a hint about an off-season road trip that could be just as good for you. Enjoy our latest outdoors feature from columnist Tom Cappell, sponsored by Olde English Outfitters, in Tipp City.

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This Week In Basketball…January 7, 2019
Jan
6

This Week In Basketball…January 7, 2019

The first full week of 2019 will be highlighted by several big games…several teams continued streaks last week, both good and bad…and two area players hit personal milestones on back to back nights…and Press Pros was there for both of them.

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Words On Appreciating Your Own…
Jan
6

Words On Appreciating Your Own…

It passes by quickly, and without enough reflection…the times and the lives of a community’s best young people, with the qualities and the daring to succeed at what they love at another, higher level.

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Anna Stays Clean, Barely, With Heart-Stopping Win Over Marion Local
Jan
6

Anna Stays Clean, Barely, With Heart-Stopping Win Over Marion Local

Pressure-packed, and heart-stopping…Describes the action Saturday as Anna and Marion Local battled down the final thirty seconds before the Rockets salvaged a 68-67 win to remain unbeaten. Read more about the game in the latest Press Pros Shelby County League feature.

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