If You’re Talking About Coach Of The Year….?

Our annual consideration of which area high school coach moved the needle the farthest in terms of accomplishment and improvement in 2017 comes down to a handful of worthy candidates. But one, Sidney's Adam Doenges, stood out over all the rest. Read more in today's Press Pros inside feature.

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If You’re Talking About Coach Of The Year….?
Nov
21

If You’re Talking About Coach Of The Year….?

Our annual consideration of which area high school coach moved the needle the farthest in terms of accomplishment and improvement in 2017 comes down to a handful of worthy candidates. But one, Sidney’s Adam Doenges, stood out over all the rest. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Hal: Dayton Flyers Bridge Collapses With A Loss To Valparaiso
Nov
18

Hal: Dayton Flyers Bridge Collapses With A Loss To Valparaiso

The team’s motto this year was, “Build That Bridge,” but the bridge was never completed and collapsed many times this season for a lack of big plays at important and opportune times.  Dayton suffers just its second losing season in 40 years with Saturday’s loss at Valparaiso. Read Hal McCoy’s account in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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‘Cats Take Div. VII Region Title: Stokes…We Have To Get Better…
Nov
18

‘Cats Take Div. VII Region Title: Stokes…We Have To Get Better…

Minster continues defy the odds, winning their fifth straight Friday in the Region 28 regional final to advance to next week’s state semi-final in Division VII. Read more in today’s inside MAC feature.

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Why Winter Looks Like Winning…In Fort Loramie
Nov
13

Why Winter Looks Like Winning…In Fort Loramie

Armed with a veteran lineup of shooters, five seniors (above), and size, Corey Britton and Fort Loramie basketball can’t wait for cold weather…and some hot nights! Read some earnest pre-season basketball anticipation from the Shelby County League in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Buckeyes’ Playoff Hopes Ended After Lopsided Loss To Iowa
Nov
5

Buckeyes’ Playoff Hopes Ended After Lopsided Loss To Iowa

Barrett throws four interceptions after having only one in the first eight games … Buckeyes fail to build on last week’s win over Penn State … Ohio State can still capture Big Ten title by winning out. Read more from Doug Harris in today’s Press Pros Buckeyes feature.

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Seven Blasts From The Cannon:  Sidney Advances To Round Two…!
Nov
4

Seven Blasts From The Cannon: Sidney Advances To Round Two…!

Sidney had a blast – seven of them, actually – as the town has embraced the football program and running back Isaiah Bowser (above). It was standing-room only with 4,000 fans packing home-side grandstand. Read more on Sidney’s big win over Belmont of the first-round play-offs by Greg Billing inside today’s feature.

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Oct
16

The ‘Word’ Man: Hal McCoy, Beyond Hal McCoy

Wondering what you’re going to read now that the Reds are done and Hal McCoy has moved on to a richer baseball palette? Take a moment to consider the man beyond balls and strikes. Learn why it’s the way he writes about balls and strikes that makes him special. Something I’ll never hear the end of…in today’s inside feature.

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Buckeyes Pull Away From Pesky Indiana
Sep
1

Buckeyes Pull Away From Pesky Indiana

Fireworks at the end….Ohio State trailed at halftime but found its groove in the second half. … Barrett has a strong game after a so-so start … Dobbins runs for 181 yards and may be tough to pull from the lineup. Read about the opening win from Doug Harris 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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For A Time, Being In The Hunt Enough
Oct
14

For A Time, Being In The Hunt Enough

On Top Of Their World, For Now…Undefeated at the halfway pole Ohio State fans can only watch and hope…for a clean finish by a “good” Buckeyes team, and a stumble by one or two others perceived to be “great”. Read more in today’s Press Pros 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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Readers’ Thoughts On Who Plays Whom, And Why…!
Nov
19

Readers’ Thoughts On Who Plays Whom, And Why…!

Some interesting thoughts post-weekend on the regional finals in football – who won, public versus private, and what competitive balance could ultimately mean to your kids. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Ohio State Claims Big Ten East Title With Easy Victory
Nov
18

Ohio State Claims Big Ten East Title With Easy Victory

Buckeye offense performs at torrid pace in blowout victory … Illinois no match for Ohio State on Senior Day … Barrett has strong showing in final game at Ohio Stadium. Read Doug Harris’s account of the action in today’s OSU inside feature.

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‘Cats Take Div. VII Region Title: Stokes…We Have To Get Better…
Nov
18

‘Cats Take Div. VII Region Title: Stokes…We Have To Get Better…

Minster continues defy the odds, winning their fifth straight Friday in the Region 28 regional final to advance to next week’s state semi-final in Division VII. Read more in today’s inside MAC feature.

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Nov
18

Competitive Imbalance: Marion Crushes Coldwater In Reg. Final

Marion Local used the run game to flex some championship muscle against Coldwater, eliminating any question about competitive balance in Region 24, and sending a powerful message once again to those who still wait. Read today’s inside feature.

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On This Date:  “Gitty Up Go, Daddy…!”
Nov
16

On This Date: “Gitty Up Go, Daddy…!”

Many won’t remember, and others will scoff, but on this date 35 years ago the truckers’ troubadour left the highway for the last time.

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A Word About How We Do It, And With Whom….
Nov
16

A Word About How We Do It, And With Whom….

As we draw to the end of another fall sports season I would take a few moments to pay some tribute to hard-working people who frankly choose love of a job over the love of more money.

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The Reader Speaks…November 16, 2017
Nov
15

The Reader Speaks…November 16, 2017

Our coverage of all volleyball and the recent state tournament was the subject of many who took the time to write since our last post…and who knew there were so many out there who just liked to hear, and read about, their favorite songs. Take the time for an interesting read…in today’s inside feature, from YOU!

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Coldwater-Marion Bittersweet For Fans, League, OHSAA…
Nov
14

Coldwater-Marion Bittersweet For Fans, League, OHSAA…

Friday’s regional final might well be the one-and-done for many waiting to see if, and how, competitive balance is supposed to work. One thing sure…there were many over last weekend convinced that it doesn’t mean to eliminate yourself from the playoffs. Some interesting perspective in today’s inside feature.

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Of High Risk…And High Reward
Nov
12

Of High Risk…And High Reward

It was on full display this weekend…why New Bremen and Versailles captured two of the OHSAA’s four titles in volleyball – and why Marion Local and Minster may soon be doing the same in football. How do they do it? Read more in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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What You Didn’t Know…About ‘Softly And Tenderly’
Nov
12

What You Didn’t Know…About ‘Softly And Tenderly’

When Carrie Underwood sang it at last week’s CMA Awards, it awakened millions of people to one of gospel music’s best, and best-loved, hymns. But as good as Carrie’s version was…there’s one I think better, and one you really should hear.

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Versailles Shines The MAC’s Star One Brighter…Champs In Div. III
Nov
11

Versailles Shines The MAC’s Star One Brighter…Champs In Div. III

Orange You Glad?…Teams with common colors, and common competitive traditions, Versailles outlasted Coldwater in a war of wills, and skills, to claim its second Div. III volleyball title. Read our latest update from the state tournament at the Nutter Center in today’s inside feature on Press Pros.

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Ohio State Gets Back On Track With Blowout Of Michigan State
Nov
11

Ohio State Gets Back On Track With Blowout Of Michigan State

Running attack carries Buckeyes to 48-3 victory … Barrett has bounce-back game after fiasco at Iowa … Ohio State takes control of Big Ten East. Read more from Doug Harris in today’s inside feature.

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New Bremen Captures School’s, County’s First, #122 For The MAC…
Nov
11

New Bremen Captures School’s, County’s First, #122 For The MAC…

Something to jump about…New Bremen’s Paige Jones leaps for joy at match point, and the village behind her hails the first state title in the history of the school…and the first volleyball title in the history of Auglaize County. Read more in our Press Pros inside feature from the state volleyball tournament.

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Huelsman And Company Hold Off Kline And Company…In A Classic
Nov
11

Huelsman And Company Hold Off Kline And Company…In A Classic

Jared Huelsman and Minster staged another “classic” cardiac finish to top an irrepressible Convoy Crestview in Friday’s Division VII regional semi-final. The Wildcats move on, with a date in Week 13 with Delphos St. John. Read more in today’s Press Pros MAC feature.

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Hal McCoy: UD Wins The Opener On A Prayer…Kind Of!
Nov
11

Hal McCoy: UD Wins The Opener On A Prayer…Kind Of!

All’s well that ends well…Anthony Grant directed the game-winning play before a packed house of onlookers – the Dayton Flyers win his debut as head coach in a thriller. Read more from Hal McCoy in today’s Flyer feature.

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Nov
11

Hal McCoy: UD Wins The Opener On A Prayer…Kind Of!

All’s well that ends well…Anthony Grant directs traffic and the game-winning play before a packed house of onlookers – the Dayton Flyers win his debut as head coach in a thriller. Read more from Hal McCoy in today’s Flyer feature.

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