This Week In Basketball…January 22

Up 'n Arms...The fans will rise for a critical week of area programs seeking to prove their worth as league title contenders...and for others just wanting to prove that they shouldn't be taken lightly. In short, some good games to go out and see. Check 'em out on 'TWIB' - This Week In Basketball.

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This Week In Basketball…January 22
Jan
21

This Week In Basketball…January 22

Up ‘n Arms…The fans will rise for a critical week of area programs seeking to prove their worth as league title contenders…and for others just wanting to prove that they shouldn’t be taken lightly. In short, some good games to go out and see. Check ’em out on ‘TWIB’ – This Week In Basketball.

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Hometown Rivals:  Sidney Too Much For Lehman…
Jan
21

Hometown Rivals: Sidney Too Much For Lehman…

Sidney had too much size and too many weapons, handing Lehman a 69-44 loss in Sidney’s version of a cross-town rivalry. Read Greg Billing’s story about the game.

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Whew!  Take A Breath…Loramie Survives Minster In Another Overtime Scare
Jan
20

Whew! Take A Breath…Loramie Survives Minster In Another Overtime Scare

What would you expect from Loramie and Minster? It was head-to-head, and back and forth, and in the end Fort Loramie survived overtime to keep its unbeaten string intact with a tense win over rival Minster. A Saturday night MAC-SCL thriller is the subject of today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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McCoy:  The Numbers ‘Do’ Lie…UD Bullied By The Rams
Jan
20

McCoy: The Numbers ‘Do’ Lie…UD Bullied By The Rams

Percentages weren’t enough…UD’s numbers were nice, but Rhode Island’s 17-1 first half run too much to overcome. The Flyers fall to 8-9 on the season with an 88-74 A-10 loss to the league-leading Rams. Read more about the game with Hal McCoy in the latest Press Pros feature.

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History Made:  Ahrens Blows Up Scoring Record In Win Over Ft. Recovery
Jan
19

History Made: Ahrens Blows Up Scoring Record In Win Over Ft. Recovery

Keeping it in the family…Kyle Gehle (right, above) admitted it was nice to see the MAC scoring mark stay in Versailles. The new scoring champ, Justin Ahrens (left), made sure it did with 38 point Friday in the Tigers win over Fort Recovery. Read about the game and the record in the latest Press Pros update.

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Pre-Season Baseball:  Connor Curlis…The Day He Started To Become His Best!
Jan
17

Pre-Season Baseball: Connor Curlis…The Day He Started To Become His Best!

Beat The Cold With Some Baseball…The Buckeyes junior lefthander is being counted on heavily for 2018, and no one is expecting more than Connor Curlis himself. And he has plenty of reason, following a strong finish in 2017 and a successful summer in the Prospect League. Read the latest Press Pros feature.

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Tiger ‘Fall’…. Loramie Upends Versailles In Overtime!
Jan
10

Tiger ‘Fall’…. Loramie Upends Versailles In Overtime!

It was tough, it was physical, and in the end the winning coach call it a win over adversity as much as it was against a great basketball team. Unbeaten Fort Loramie handed Versailles its first loss of the season Tuesday, 48-46…in overtime! Read about it in the latest Press Pros 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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OSU Preseason Baseball: McGowan Tested and Ready
Jan
21

OSU Preseason Baseball: McGowan Tested and Ready

From a disappointing season and some personal uproar in the middle of it, Noah McGowan has come back to take responsibility for himself and the surging prospects for a better Buckeye season in 2018. Read an uplifting and encouraging account in the latest Press Pros feature.

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If Records Are So Important…Why Isn’t Winning?
Jan
21

If Records Are So Important…Why Isn’t Winning?

A few words of consideration regarding people who criticize an obsession with winning, while maintaining an appreciation for individual milestones.

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McCoy:  The Numbers ‘Do’ Lie…UD Bullied By The Rams
Jan
20

McCoy: The Numbers ‘Do’ Lie…UD Bullied By The Rams

Percentages weren’t enough…UD’s numbers were nice, but Rhode Island’s 17-1 first half run too much to overcome. The Flyers fall to 8-9 on the season with an 88-74 A-10 loss to the league-leading Rams. Read more about the game with Hal McCoy in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Last Second Hero…Monnier’s Shot Sinks Jackson Center
Jan
20

Last Second Hero…Monnier’s Shot Sinks Jackson Center

In a game of buzzer-beater shots…of hustle and wrestling for possessions…Evan Monnier’s last-second layup gave Russia a hard-earned win and Jackson Center a heart-breaking loss. Read about the game from Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros Shelby County League feature.

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History Made:  Ahrens Blows Up Scoring Record In Win Over Ft. Recovery
Jan
19

History Made: Ahrens Blows Up Scoring Record In Win Over Ft. Recovery

Keeping it in the family…Kyle Gehle admitted it was nice to see the MAC scoring mark stay in Versailles. The new scoring champ, Justin Ahrens, made sure it did with 38 point Friday in the Tigers win over Fort Recovery. Read about the game and the record in the latest Press Pros update.

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Nearly ‘Pointless’… Russia Survives Jackson Center
Jan
18

Nearly ‘Pointless’… Russia Survives Jackson Center

What can you say about a basketball game where a TOTAL of ten points were scored in the first half?  Well, obviously it was tough to score, which precisely describes Thursday’s Shelby County League matchup between Russia and Jackson Center. Read about the game and the outcome in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Sidney ‘Centered’ By 3-Point Shooting…Centerville Wins!
Jan
16

Sidney ‘Centered’ By 3-Point Shooting…Centerville Wins!

Too little, and too late….Centerville came out blistering, and Sidney had to fight in the second half to make it a game. The result? Too many Elks’ three-pointers at the outset, and Sidney falls despite winning the second half. Read more about the game in the latest Press Pros GWOC feature.

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This Week In Basketball….January 15
Jan
15

This Week In Basketball….January 15

The neck tightens in the bottle as Flyin’ To The Hoop is passed and area teams settle down to compete for conference titles now…and tournament seeds. For a preview of the best in area basketball this week…read the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Two Things About The Vikings-Saints Game…
Jan
15

Two Things About The Vikings-Saints Game…

I admit to being older. I admit to being cynical in my view of culture. But when I watched the conclusion of Sunday’s Saints-Vikings game…for the life of me there’s no way I could bring myself to understand two very obvious issues.

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The Best ‘Aroma’ Of Spring?  It’s Baseball….
Jan
14

The Best ‘Aroma’ Of Spring? It’s Baseball….

Need Wood?….It’s just five weeks from the start of big league spring training…and opening weekend of the the college baseball season. And for those in the business of ‘wood’, at the Phoenix Bat Company, the first fragrance of spring comes in ash, birch, and maple. Read the first baseball feature of the new year…on Press Pros.

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Versailles Tops Sidney In Game Of Anticipated Matchups…
Jan
14

Versailles Tops Sidney In Game Of Anticipated Matchups…

The final score was almost secondary; because for most of the knowing that packed into Trent Arena Sunday to see Sidney versus Versailles…it was the matter of how Ahrens (above) versus Gordon would play out. Read about the game in the latest Press Pros basketball feature.

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Pre-Season Baseball:  ‘Great Expectations’, Will OSU’s Feltner Shine In 2018?
Jan
14

Pre-Season Baseball: ‘Great Expectations’, Will OSU’s Feltner Shine In 2018?

Armed with the tools to be a dominant pitcher at any level, the Buckeyes (and yes, Ryan Feltner, too) hope this is the year that he begins by conquering the Big Ten.

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Baseball Men I’ve Known…Memories And Old Leather!
Jan
14

Baseball Men I’ve Known…Memories And Old Leather!

A quick rummage through the closet reminded me of a life-long journey around baseball and men who have shaped my love for the game. Thankfully, after all these years I still have the evidence to prove where I’ve been.

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Troy Christian Continues To Roll…Eagles Too Much For Miami East
Jan
14

Troy Christian Continues To Roll…Eagles Too Much For Miami East

‘Big’ Win For Eagles…Center James Anderson led them with 13 points and 10 rebounds, but it was their defense that propelled suddenly formidable Troy Christian to an impressive road win Saturday over Miami East. Read about the game from Greg Billing in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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