Encore:  TBDBITL Then…TBDBITL Now: ‘Time And Change’, With Dr. Paul Droste

If you played in the Ohio State Marching Band during any point of its history, the age-old questions always bring conversation as to the band then, and now. There have always been issues; and questions without official answers. But no more. Read our "Q" and "A" with past director Dr. Paul Droste in today's feature.

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Encore:  TBDBITL Then…TBDBITL Now: ‘Time And Change’, With Dr. Paul Droste
Aug
19

Encore: TBDBITL Then…TBDBITL Now: ‘Time And Change’, With Dr. Paul Droste

If you played in the Ohio State Marching Band during any point of its history, the age-old questions always bring conversation as to the band then, and now. There have always been issues; and questions without official answers. But no more. Read our “Q” and “A” with past director Dr. Paul Droste in today’s feature.

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Beals, Buckeyes, Alone In Their Own Improvement….
Aug
18

Beals, Buckeyes, Alone In Their Own Improvement….

Days away from welcoming the 2019 team back to campus and Bill Davis Stadium, Ohio State coach Greg Beals talks about a summer of transition, new faces, and some adherence to a rival’s model of success in 2018. Read more in the latest Buckeye baseball update…exclusively on Press Pros.

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California Dreamin’…..And A Kid You Might Remember!
Jul
28

California Dreamin’…..And A Kid You Might Remember!

Matt Fulks left for the left coast to pursue life and the dream of becoming what you want to be without having to explain. And his invitation for me to see the first fruits has been enlightening. A good read about the of worries of being a pairent…in today’s inside feature.

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Summer Grid Profiles:  Trojans’ Horse As Versatile As They Come….
Jul
13

Summer Grid Profiles: Trojans’ Horse As Versatile As They Come….

He may be Troy’s most versatile impact player in years, which is just the way senior tight end Spencer Klopfenstein wants it. The more he can play, the better! Are you ready for some football? Check out today’s inside feature from columnist Greg Billing.

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McCoy: ‘Eight Is Enough’ For Fort Loramie To Win Division IV Title
Jun
2

McCoy: ‘Eight Is Enough’ For Fort Loramie To Win Division IV Title

Redskins, down 4-0 in the fifth inning, put all eight eggs in one basket, an eight-run inning that featured three triples, en route to an 8-4 win over Hicksville in Division IV title game. Read about the game from Hal McCoy, on Press Pros.

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McCoy From The State Tournament: Coldwater Pours Hot Water On Minford
May
31

McCoy From The State Tournament: Coldwater Pours Hot Water On Minford

Coldwater took advantage of its big-game experience…and Minford’s lack thereof, to score early, and often, and win in run-rule fashion. The Cavaliers advance to Saturday’snDivision III state final game seeking their seventh state title in baseball, all-time. Read more from Hal McCoy.

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Thunderstruck:  Red Strikes Twice In Final 36 Seconds To Win UD Scrimmage
Apr
15

Thunderstruck: Red Strikes Twice In Final 36 Seconds To Win UD Scrimmage

The rain cut things short, but not before UD got in a half of spring football…and sophomore Ryan Skibinski made a big impression in the final minute of play. Read about the game from PPM columnist Greg Billing 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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Sounds Of Sunday…..
Aug
19

Sounds Of Sunday…..

Life is not all about football, or sports of any kind for that matter. And at a certain point we all look back at the times and the events that made a spiritual impression on our lives. Let me share with you one of my favorites…in today’s Press Pros Sunday feature.

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Where Were You When You First Heard…‘Downtown’?
Aug
18

Where Were You When You First Heard…‘Downtown’?

Released 55 years ago this fall, it vaulted a little-known British pop vocalist to instant world fame. And now, at 85, Petula Clark is still touring, and still wowing audiences with ‘Downtown’.

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Beals, Buckeyes, Alone In Their Own Improvement….
Aug
18

Beals, Buckeyes, Alone In Their Own Improvement….

Days away from welcoming the 2019 team back to campus and Bill Davis Stadium, Ohio State coach Greg Beals talks about a summer of transition, new faces, and some adherence to a rival’s model of success in 2018. Read more in the latest Buckeye baseball update…exclusively on Press Pros.

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My Eight Teams Of Intrigue For 2018….
Aug
17

My Eight Teams Of Intrigue For 2018….

Read ‘em and weep, or leap for the joy of a touchdown (like Covington’s Gage Kerrigan (above). It depends on your perspective. But I know area fans love opinion on who to watch (and why) in high school football, and I won’t disappoint. Here’s my list of interesting teams, and why, for 2018. Today’s inside feature on Press Pros.

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Seeing More Red? And The Cardinals’ Destiny In ’18
Aug
16

Seeing More Red? And The Cardinals’ Destiny In ’18

The whispers are out…the New Bremen Cardinals are a team on the rise, a team with young talent and an agenda for improvement. “We plan to take the next step and move this program forward,” says coach Chris Schmidt. Read more about how…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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The Reader Speaks, August 16, 2018
Aug
15

The Reader Speaks, August 16, 2018

As things rev up for the coming sports season, so as well the comments of those reading and responding to the latest topics on Press Pros…specifically, hall of fame coach Al Hetrick (above), baseball in the shadow of New Carlisle’s skyline, and “the man who could be your next coach”, but probably not. Enjoy your latest!

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Do The Rich Get Richer In Area Volleyball…?
Aug
14

Do The Rich Get Richer In Area Volleyball…?

Nine months after the state awarded half of Ohio’s titles to area volleyball programs at Versailles and New Bremen, the question remains if at least half of this year’s titles are not destined the same. Read some pre-season perspective on the area’s, and state’s best, right here at home…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Marion’s Nate Bruns…And The Choice Of Choices
Aug
13

Marion’s Nate Bruns…And The Choice Of Choices

At 6’6” he’s not only the biggest quarterback in the MAC, but nearly every school in southwest Ohio. A state title winner last season for Marion Local in his first varsity football season, the irony is…Nate Bruns just got a full ride to play college BASKETBALL! Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Question: Does The Urban Meyer Story Validate Trump…?
Aug
12

Question: Does The Urban Meyer Story Validate Trump…?

As the story of who knew what, when, and what did they do about it rolls on, doesn’t it make you wonder if anyone, anywhere, is content to report the truth…when it’s confirmed that it is the truth?

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Who Starts Tougher Than Covington…?
Aug
12

Who Starts Tougher Than Covington…?

A Covington comeback in 2018?….With a year’s experience under their youthful belts, Ty Cates’ Covington Buccs are poised to improve on 5-5 and return to form in Division VII football. To do that…they have to survive their first three weeks! Read more about that challenge in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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What’s The Bass Fishing Capital Of The Midwest…?
Aug
11

What’s The Bass Fishing Capital Of The Midwest…?

I’ve been wettin’ a line for a long time, and in a lot of ponds, lakes, and streams. And for my money you can’t beat the experience (the pictures don’t lie) I’ve had in a bass fishing place you’ve never heard of. Tony Vittorio adds his latest post…on Press Pros.

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Piqua, And Things To Do Better Before Springboro and C-J….
Aug
10

Piqua, And Things To Do Better Before Springboro and C-J….

Their Friday night scrimmage with Celina left something to be desired, but Bill Nees expects a lot of improvement between now and next Friday’s scrimmage with Springboro, and then Chaminade on opening night. A first look at the Piqua Indians in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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What Everyone Wants To Know About Marion Local…?
Aug
9

What Everyone Wants To Know About Marion Local…?

Winners of five of the last six state titles in Division VI and VII, Tim Goodwin and Marion Local now stand on the threshold of history. One more and they tie the OHSAA record for championships with Cleveland St. Ignacius. And given their record of efficiency, how can anyone stop them in 2018? Well, read today’s PPM feature.

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Greg Hoard:  Harry Caray…Live!
Aug
9

Greg Hoard: Harry Caray…Live!

To know him was to love him…unless you had to interview him. Greg Hoard shares one of his absolute best memories of his thirty years covering baseball, and baseball nostalgia. His one and only (un)forgettable moment with the one and only Harry Caray…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Versailles Volleyball: When Encores Aren’t Automatic….
Aug
8

Versailles Volleyball: When Encores Aren’t Automatic….

Unreal? Youthful Kenzie Bruggeman won last year’s Division III state volleyball title in just her second year as coach at Versailles. But after losing half her roster to graduation, she now faces the daunting task of not only trying to repeat, but compete, in the talent-rich MAC. Read more in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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What You Immediately Notice About Football…..
Aug
7

What You Immediately Notice About Football…..

It’s another year of high school football, and one with an overtone of safety that’s immediately noticeable. Keep your head out of harm’s way, coaches are teaching, because win or lose, the word for now in the modern football is better safe, than sorry! Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Boys Of Summer:  Baseball In The Shadow Of A Grain Elevator….
Aug
5

Boys Of Summer: Baseball In The Shadow Of A Grain Elevator….

In the shadow of New Carlisle’s landmark, grown men from all fields gather to play a boys’ game and rekindle memories of their youthful passion for baseball. You’re never old, the saying goes…as long as you can do what you dream. A tribute to those who love the game…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nobody Wins In The Urban Meyer Story…!
Aug
5

Nobody Wins In The Urban Meyer Story…!

We may never know the facts of who knew what, and when, in the Ohio State coaching and abuse scandal. But whatever comes, it’s doubtful there’s going to be a clear-cut winner in the end.

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