My ‘You Never Thought Of’ List For Christmas……

A different view on things....There comes an age when there’s really nothing left to give, or get, for Christmas. So consider some things you’ve never thought of...that I’d take in a minute. Some seriousness, and a few grins...in today's Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
11

My ‘You Never Thought Of’ List For Christmas……

A different view on things….There comes an age when there’s really nothing left to give, or get, for Christmas. So consider some things you’ve never thought of…that I’d take in a minute. Some seriousness, and a few grins…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Brother Act Lifts New Bremen Bowling….
Dec
8

Brother Act Lifts New Bremen Bowling….

Brothers Nick and Spencer Alig (above) combined for a 463 and 450 series, respectively, to pace New Bremen in Saturday league action in Union City. Bowling is packing the house this winter in community establishments like Union City’s Woodcrest Lanes. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Good, Better, Best…Sidney Does Sidney On Troy
Dec
7

Good, Better, Best…Sidney Does Sidney On Troy

Sidney held Troy to just five field goals in the first half, and Andre Gordon (below) served a reminder that he’s back home and ready to create havoc on the GWOC North. Not the prettiest, but the ‘Jackets took it anyway in a Friday win over the Trojans. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Hal McCoy: Flyers Show The ‘Dunk’, But No Mercy…
Dec
5

Hal McCoy: Flyers Show The ‘Dunk’, But No Mercy…

No mercy at either end…UD showed no mercy to Detroit Mercy, and sent them packing north with a clinic on dunks in a blowout 40-point win Tuesday at UD Arena. Read Hal McCoy’s account of the Flyers’ latest win in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Size Does Matter…Flyers Fall To Kirtland in Div. VI Final
Nov
30

Size Does Matter…Flyers Fall To Kirtland in Div. VI Final

A different color trophy….Marion Local’s seniors accept the runner-up trophy from OHSAA commissioner Jerry Snodgrass after falling to Kirtland Friday in the D-VI title game. The loss denied the Flyers of a record-tying eleventh title win. Read about the game in our latest tourney 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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No. 23 Ohio State Awakens To Defeat Samford, 68-50
Nov
21

No. 23 Ohio State Awakens To Defeat Samford, 68-50

Kaleb Wesson’s 19 points (above) and a second half defensive effort that allowed just 18 points helped the Buckeyes to their fifth straight win, 68-50 over Samford. Columnist Mark Znidar writes about in the latest Press Pros 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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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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The Song Behind A Charlie Brown Christmas….
Dec
10

The Song Behind A Charlie Brown Christmas….

It’s so recognizable, and yet hardy anyone knows anything about when, where, and how the theme to a Charlie Brown Christmas was born, or the man behind it. A break from sports for some season’s trivia we hope you’ll listen to, and enjoy.

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Holiday History:  “Our Little Song Broke Us Up”…Do You Hear What I Hear?
Dec
10

Holiday History: “Our Little Song Broke Us Up”…Do You Hear What I Hear?

One of the most popular holiday songs in history, it was written as a protest warning during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, adapted to a Christmas tune, and made famous by a man desperately searching to record one more hit. An interesting read to an all-time Christmas favorite.

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A Hunt In The Snow…
Dec
9

A Hunt In The Snow…

No amount of snow or cold weather can discourage a boy’s opportunity to claim his first ringneck pheasant…no matter how cold, or how many times it takes you to do it. A classic outdoor story shared by guest columnist, Tom Cappell.

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Our 2018 Coach Of The Year In Area Football…Spencer Wells
Dec
9

Our 2018 Coach Of The Year In Area Football…Spencer Wells

They surprised almost everyone by winning twelve games in a row before falling in the state semi-final round of the tournament. But Fort Loramie head coach Spencer Wells made good on a pre-season promise that they would surprise…and for that he earned our COTY honors. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Joe Neves:  This Week In Basketball
Dec
9

Joe Neves: This Week In Basketball

One team’s drive to stay perfect…Some familiar names are at the top of the MAC Girls standings…three area teams make their season debuts this week…and there is a new single game scoring leader at Franklin Monroe. Joe Neves outlines area basketball on our weekly ‘This Week in Basketball’ page.

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Life After Ahrens…Versailles Cruises Past Covington
Dec
8

Life After Ahrens…Versailles Cruises Past Covington

A big second quarter burst put Versailles in front to stay, and balanced scoring, made the Tigers an easy winner in non-league action Saturday night over Covington. Read high school basketball in the latest inside feature on Press Pros.

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Brother Act Lifts New Bremen Bowling….
Dec
8

Brother Act Lifts New Bremen Bowling….

Brothers Nick and Spencer Alig combined for a 463 and 450 series, respectively, to pace New Bremen in Saturday league action in Union City. Bowling is packing the house this winter in community establishments like Union City’s Woodcrest Lanes. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Our Coach Of The Year In Area Volleyball…Kenzie Bruggeman
Dec
6

Our Coach Of The Year In Area Volleyball…Kenzie Bruggeman

To answer the rhetorical question, “What next?”, after she won the 2017 Division III title, Versailles’ Kenzie Bruggeman followed that by doubling up in 2018, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that her skills as a coach and system builder are worthy of our Coach of The Year honors. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Sonny:  Why Urban’s Decision Felt Like Business….
Dec
6

Sonny: Why Urban’s Decision Felt Like Business….

Unexpected by many, and long-anticipated by some, Urban Meyer’s decision to step down at Ohio State is no surprise at all if you look at Buckeye football with this inarguable perspective.

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Znidar:  Ohio State Knew Meyer’s Time Was Running Out…
Dec
5

Znidar: Ohio State Knew Meyer’s Time Was Running Out…

There good and bad with Urban Meyer leaving Ohio State, but mostly good. Ohio State fans like macho, and that’s what Meyer gave them. His players were strong and tough and had just the right amount of arrogance. And, boy, could he recruit.

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Harris:  Meyer Deserves High Praise For All He Did At Ohio State
Dec
5

Harris: Meyer Deserves High Praise For All He Did At Ohio State

Urban Meyer leaves Ohio State with far more pluses and than minuses, and is saying by retiring at 54 that he has other priorities without making football and coaching his god.

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Hal McCoy: Flyers Show The ‘Dunk’, But No Mercy To Detroit Mercy…
Dec
5

Hal McCoy: Flyers Show The ‘Dunk’, But No Mercy To Detroit Mercy…

UD showed no mercy to Detroit Mercy, and sent them packing north with a clinic on dunks…in a blowout 40-point win Tuesday at UD Arena. Read Hal McCoy’s story on the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Scott Elchert:  Attention To Detail, Without Attention…!
Dec
4

Scott Elchert: Attention To Detail, Without Attention…!

The dean of Shelby County League basketball coaches again goes about his yearly job of building a winning program without stars and fanfare. And if he sneaks up on a few people…fine. That’s just how he likes it. Read our profile of Jackson Center’s Scott Elchert…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Whiteman And Covington Cruise…Win Over TV South
Dec
3

Whiteman And Covington Cruise…Win Over TV South

Without question they’re under the radar, but Jim Meyer’s Covington girls can play some ‘ball’, and they have the best area Division IV player you may not have heard of…a girl named Sammi Whiteman (below). Read more about them in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Why I’m Not Upset Over The Buckeyes….
Dec
3

Why I’m Not Upset Over The Buckeyes….

As always, there are inconsistencies with the final selections for the national championship playoff. But look at the bright side, all you ticked-off Buckeye fans. They got the best bowl game, and they play at a decent hour.

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Ohio State Routs Minnesota In Big Ten Opener…
Dec
3

Ohio State Routs Minnesota In Big Ten Opener…

The Buckeyes used balanced scoring, a rebounding edge, and physical defense to beat Minnesota Sunday in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Press Pros columnist Mark Znidar writes about the game in today’s OSU feature.

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