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Ahrens Wants A Shot At Taking The Shot In The Schott
Nov
30

Ahrens Wants A Shot At Taking The Shot In The Schott

E.J. Liddell, Justin Ahrens and their Ohio State teammates will need everything to fall their way if they’re to take down No. 1 Duke on Tuesday at Value City Arena.

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The Sum Of Expansion, And Was The ‘Fuss’ Worth It?
Nov
29

The Sum Of Expansion, And Was The ‘Fuss’ Worth It?

We packed in an extra week of games, and a lot of extra travel and fuss. But in the end…check out who’s playing this weekend in Canton. And answer this question.  Who’s surprised?

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Versailles Toughens Up, Clamps Down, Moves On
Nov
28

Versailles Toughens Up, Clamps Down, Moves On

Landon Henry scored twice and set up one of those TDs with a crucial interception, indicative of the determination Versailles’ 18 seniors showed in getting the Tigers into the Division V state championship game.

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Lakewood St. Ed’s Slows UA Offense In 16-10 Final
Nov
26

Lakewood St. Ed’s Slows UA Offense In 16-10 Final

An unbeaten season that ends shy of a state championship never ends painlessly, and such was the case with Upper Arlington after its 16-10 loss to Lakewood St. Edward, with Henry Rappolt (67) consoling Jake Badgeley (66) when the Golden Bears ran out of time.

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McCoy: UD Flyers Take Another Body Blow
Nov
20

McCoy: UD Flyers Take Another Body Blow

Even layups came hard…Dayton falls for the third straight game to the kind of team they should be fattening up against. Read Hal McCoy.

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Winton Woods Drives Spikes In Piqua’s Title Dreams
Nov
20

Winton Woods Drives Spikes In Piqua’s Title Dreams

Winton Woods maintained the roll on which it’s sailed through the Playoffs, ending Piqua’s attempt for a second state championship of the Bill Nees era.
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Watkins’ Time:  Russia Gets Past Fairlawn In Dist. Semis
Oct
26

Watkins’ Time: Russia Gets Past Fairlawn In Dist. Semis

Kate Sherman (below) and company got hot at just the right times to send Russia past Fairlawn, 3-1, in Tuesday’s Division IV district final at Troy High School. Read about the match in Wednesday’s Press Pros.

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‘Zuihou’ (Finally),Tang Wins 1st PBA Title In Coldwater
Aug
15

‘Zuihou’ (Finally),Tang Wins 1st PBA Title In Coldwater

After two grueling days of bowling, Darren Tang of Las Vegas hoists the trophy after winning the 13th annual Coldwater Classic PBA title. It was his first tour win, and he outlasted five former champions to do it. Read about it in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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An Artist’s Memories Of Troy, Eldean Bridge
Sep
16

An Artist’s Memories Of Troy, Eldean Bridge

The man who shared the scenes of the Miami River and the Eldean Bridge with the world is still painting, and remembers fondly his time spent a quarter century ago in Troy. We catch up with wildlife artist David Maass in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Ahrens Wants A Shot At Taking The Shot In The Schott
Nov
30

Ahrens Wants A Shot At Taking The Shot In The Schott

E.J. Liddell, Justin Ahrens and their Ohio State teammates will need everything to fall their way if they’re to take down No. 1 Duke on Tuesday at Value City Arena.

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What I Saw Saturday…Michigan Desperate For Win
Nov
28

What I Saw Saturday…Michigan Desperate For Win

In the history of mankind there’s two things that are hard to argue, or win against.  One is Mother Nature.  Two is the law of averages.  And weather had nothing to do with the Buckeyes losing to Michigan.  The law of averages, in human terms, had a lot to do with it.

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McCoy: UD Flyers Stun The Basketball World With ESPN Title
Nov
28

McCoy: UD Flyers Stun The Basketball World With ESPN Title

The glass slippers still fit Cinderella and after winning the ESPN Events Invitational tournament they’re being worn by the University of Dayton basketball team. Hal McCoy writes for Press Pros.

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Versailles Toughens Up, Clamps Down, Moves On
Nov
28

Versailles Toughens Up, Clamps Down, Moves On

Landon Henry scored twice and set up one of those TDs with a crucial interception, indicative of the determination Versailles’ 18 seniors showed in getting the Tigers into the Division V state championship game.

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Marion Local Churns Toward Canton, Record 12th Title
Nov
28

Marion Local Churns Toward Canton, Record 12th Title

It’s on to Canton and a date with Newark Catholic in the Division VII championship game for Tim Goodwin and the Marion Local Flyers, who made short work of Hopewell-Loudon in the state semifinals. Colin Foster has the story of the Flyers’ quest for their record 12th title.

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Coldwater Punches Ticket to Championship Saturday
Nov
28

Coldwater Punches Ticket to Championship Saturday

Coldwater’s fast start on Saturday night carried the Cavaliers past West Jefferson and into the Division VI state title game. Coldwater — along with Marion Local and Versailles — attempt to add to the MAC’s state title haul next weekend in Canton, which currently stands at 37 state football championships.

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Michigan Huffs, Puffs, Finally Blows Down Ohio State
Nov
28

Michigan Huffs, Puffs, Finally Blows Down Ohio State

Michigan rises…Hassan Haskins scored five times as Michigan broke the Buckeyes’ eight-game win steak over TTUN…in dominating fashion. Read Mark Znidar’s game story.

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Michigan Huffs, Puffs, Finally Blows Down Ohio State
Nov
27

Michigan Huffs, Puffs, Finally Blows Down Ohio State

Michigan rises…Hassan Haskins scored five times as Michigan broke the Buckeyes’ eight-game win steak over TTUN…in dominating fashion. Read Mark Znidar’s game story.

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Jones’ Hopes At Versailles Coming To Fruition
Nov
26

Jones’ Hopes At Versailles Coming To Fruition

Three years into his tenure at Versailles, Ryan Jones is on the cusp of playing for the state championship he thought was possible when he took the job.

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This Time, Michigan Might Have A Shot (At Ohio State)
Nov
25

This Time, Michigan Might Have A Shot (At Ohio State)

Who wins? The Wolverines are treating this rivalry a lot differently and doing a lot less talking about it publicly.  And there’s no question they have the upgrade in talent to finally win after eight straight losses. Read Mark Znidar’s game preview in the latest Press Pros.

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Things We Actually Should Be Thankful For…On Thanksgiving
Nov
25

Things We Actually Should Be Thankful For…On Thanksgiving

I don’t mean to be cliche’, or this to be just another token Thanksgiving column. But on this day in particular I’m taking inventory of those things that still make my life a lot better than it would be if I didn’t have them.

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Another Down-The-Stretch Collapse Costs OSU This Time
Nov
25

Another Down-The-Stretch Collapse Costs OSU This Time

In possession of a double-figure lead in the second half, owning the ball and all the time on the clock to take the final shot or force overtime, Ohio State instead gave Florida a chance in regulation and the Gators didn’t waste it.

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Michigan Keeping Mouth Shut Going Into The Game
Nov
24

Michigan Keeping Mouth Shut Going Into The Game

Head coach Jim Harbaugh agreed to have his contract and coaching staff reworked in an effort to close the gap on Ohio State and end its losing streak in the rivalry at eight games. Read Mark Znidar.

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Ohio State Ready For Walk Through Michigan’s Tunnel
Nov
23

Ohio State Ready For Walk Through Michigan’s Tunnel

Dwyane Haskins came off the bench as a relative unknown in 2017 to lead an Ohio State comeback to another win at Michigan Stadium, where the Buckeyes will try to extend their winning streak on Saturday.

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Meechie’s Last-Second ‘Three’ Lifts Buckeyes Past Seton Hall
Nov
22

Meechie’s Last-Second ‘Three’ Lifts Buckeyes Past Seton Hall

Meechie’s Big Shot….EJ Liddell and Justin Ahrens were brilliant, the defense clamped down on a hot start by #21 Seton Hall, but it took some last-second heroics by freshman Meechie Johnson (below) to lift Ohio State past Seton Hall in the Fort Myers Tip-Off tourney.

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What I Saw This Weekend…The Other Half Watches
Nov
22

What I Saw This Weekend…The Other Half Watches

As excited as Darke County and Mercer County are to have three teams vying for a spot in the OHSAA state football finals in two weeks…outside the area there might be more interest — as the state watches and wonders about the MAC. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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