How do they do it? Despite graduation losses and the changing landscape of high school football, somehow Coldwater continues to win state titles - their seventh in 2020. No surprise, they're one of our nine area teams of intrigue for 2021 in today's Press Pros feature.

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Our Area Teams, League, Of Intrigue For 2021….
Aug
1

Our Area Teams, League, Of Intrigue For 2021….

How do they do it? Despite graduation losses and the changing landscape of high school football, somehow Coldwater continues to win state titles – their seventh in 2020. No surprise, they’re one of our nine area teams of intrigue for 2021 in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Warren’s Failures Make OSU’s B1G Membership A Risk
Jul
28

Warren’s Failures Make OSU’s B1G Membership A Risk

With Texas and Oklahoma leaving the Big 12 for the SEC, every member of the Big Ten should be nervous about the future under the leadership of Commissioner Kevin Warren. That includes Ohio State, which may be motivated to react in a way unthinkable. Bruce Hooley writes for today’s Press Pros.

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The Most Approachable Pros You’ll Ever Meet…
Jul
25

The Most Approachable Pros You’ll Ever Meet…

The guys you watch on ESPN will be here in three weeks to compete in the annual Coldwater PBA Classic, only they don’t seem like people you watch on TV.  Professionals at their craft, the most impressive thing is that they’re just regular people. Read about bowling in Press Pros Sunday feature.

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Blackledge:  Hartings Building More Than Just A Program…
Jul
20

Blackledge: Hartings Building More Than Just A Program…

Five years ago St. Henry native and former NFL All-Pro Jeff Hartings said he had a calling to become a high school head coach.  That calling is amounting to more than just a football program at Worthington Christian. (Press Pros Feature Photos by Brian Bayless)

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JFK Shocks Loramie, 3-2, In Div. IV State Semi-Final Loss
Jun
12

JFK Shocks Loramie, 3-2, In Div. IV State Semi-Final Loss

Frustration!…The offense was out of synch, and Warren pitcher Cam Hollobaugh kept it there, putting Loramie away with a 3-2 loss to Warren JFK in the Division IV semi-finals. Read about it on Press Pros.

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Old Habits Haunt:  Mistakes Kill Tipp In District Loss
May
27

Old Habits Haunt: Mistakes Kill Tipp In District Loss

Matt Salmon’s home run in the seventh drew them close, but too many mistakes prior ended up costing Tippecanoe a chance do more. They fell to Wyoming in the Division II district final on Thursday. Read about the game.

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McCoy: Another UD Stunner…Flyers Take Down St. Bonnie
Mar
1

McCoy: Another UD Stunner…Flyers Take Down St. Bonnie

Which Flyers do you get?  The ones who turned out miserable last week against St. Joseph…or the ones who rebounded to take A-10 champs St. Bonaventure Monday night?  Freshman Mustapha Amzil (below) gave them a big lift. Read Hal McCoy.

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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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‘Til We Meet Again (?)…Remembering ‘Roz’
Jul
30

‘Til We Meet Again (?)…Remembering ‘Roz’

One of the most interesting people I’ve ever met, and one I’ll certainly never forget.  Roz taught me to appreciate psychics for their ability to do things you cannot understand.  You just wonder how they do it.

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What Schmidt, Cards’ Know That They Didn’t Know Then
Jul
29

What Schmidt, Cards’ Know That They Didn’t Know Then

The reigning champions in Division VII open fall camp on Monday with a fresh respect for who they are, if others are still wondering.  Now New Bremen Cardinal coach Chris Schmidt hopes they understand, and remember, how they got there.

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The Week Of ‘PC’, Greed…Finally Is Heard A Discouraging Word
Jul
26

The Week Of ‘PC’, Greed…Finally Is Heard A Discouraging Word

Following the headlines of the last week, opinions on the Cleveland Indians caving to political pressure over their iconic nickname – and Texas and Oklahoma crying hardship and saying they can’t compete unless they leave for the SEC.  So, how much money do you need?

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Jim Abrams:  A Little Fishing…With ‘Bass’ Curtis
Jul
25

Jim Abrams: A Little Fishing…With ‘Bass’ Curtis

An early investment of time by his uncle, and some hard-earned gear helped Zanesville’s Solomon Curtis find a calling that brings him, and those he hopes will follow his example, a lifetime of peaceful satisfaction. Outdoors contributor Jim Abrams writes for Press Pros.

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Big Ten Media Day: Ohio State Responds to Harbaugh
Jul
24

Big Ten Media Day: Ohio State Responds to Harbaugh

The Michigan coach said his team “will die trying” to defeat the Buckeyes and Michigan State to regain footing in their annual rivalry games.  Ryan Day, though, said it’s first things first, and that’s defeating Minnesota in the opener.

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The Reader Speaks (And Loudly)…July 24th, 2021
Jul
24

The Reader Speaks (And Loudly)…July 24th, 2021

To our recent post about summer baseball, those who agreed and disagreed came out of the shadows to share their own views and experience on finding a better solution for those…who want to play without wearing a winter coat. Enjoy the latest comments from our readers.

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Roll, Lehman Set To Re-Emerge In The TRC
Jul
22

Roll, Lehman Set To Re-Emerge In The TRC

Roster numbers and optimism are up as Dick Roll and Lehman Catholic seek to rebound from a 3-3 Covid season in the new Three Rivers Conference. Read about them in Friday’s Press Pros.

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If It’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing Right…And Difficult
Jul
21

If It’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing Right…And Difficult

Even if you deem the NBA unwatchable or irrelevant, there was an enduring moment that arose in the aftermath of the Finals that rang true for professional basketball and far beyond. Yes, all the way to the high school ranks of the State of Ohio. Bruce Hooley writes for Thursday’s Press Pros.

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Commentary:  On The Last Day Of Baseball, 2021…
Jul
19

Commentary: On The Last Day Of Baseball, 2021…

Despite the weekend turmoil in major league baseball, the enthusiasm and commitment to local amateur baseball and softball was never more impressive than what we observed in the season of 2021. Read more.

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All MVP…18s Bests 17s For Best Of Ohio Weekend Title
Jul
18

All MVP…18s Bests 17s For Best Of Ohio Weekend Title

The wrap-up of the Best of Ohio summer tourney series came down to all area, and all Miami Valley Prospects, 17s vs. 18s, in the final weekend title game at Newton. In the end if was all Steve Jones (below) in a 4-0 18u win. Read more.

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On Your Worst Day…Baseball, Fun, The Warmth Of The Sun
Jul
17

On Your Worst Day…Baseball, Fun, The Warmth Of The Sun

Heavy overnight rains could not dampen the spirits or the enthusiasm for Saturday at the Minster classic.  St. Henry’s Rya Buschur fires a pitch (below), once again proving that on your worst day imaginable, baseball, like the warmth of the sun, can make life more bearable.

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Play Ball! … Or Soccer Or Run Cross Country While You Can!
Jul
17

Play Ball! … Or Soccer Or Run Cross Country While You Can!

Most of Rusty Allen’s baseball players are multi-sport athletes … and that’s just fine with the Ohio Starz 15U baseball coach. Allen and Monroe Swarm coach Ed Beck prefer trying a variety of sports compared to specialization, even if it means having to share athletes or find replacements for family vacations.

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Minster Classic:  Once Again Proving…What’s In A Name?
Jul
17

Minster Classic: Once Again Proving…What’s In A Name?

There’s a reason why the annual Minster classic for baseball and softball is so popular, and why area teams participating in it have such a rich legacy of success.  Check the names here this weekend (like Minster’s James Niemeyer, below) and their relationship to winning.  It all adds up.

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Travel Team, 7-Year-Old Form Baseball Bond
Jul
16

Travel Team, 7-Year-Old Form Baseball Bond

It was a simple moment. But what was supposed to be a quick game of toss to fill time before a game ended up forming a lasting bond. The Butler County Bombers 16U baseball team earned a fan for life when they befriended 7-year-old Cody.

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Best Of Ohio:  What I Did On Summer Vacation
Jul
15

Best Of Ohio: What I Did On Summer Vacation

On the final week of the Best of Ohio Tourney series, some thoughts about who improved in the past two months…and how? Northmont’s Jaren Slusher (below) showed his talent in an 8-0 Thursday win. Read More in Friday’s Press Pros.

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L’backer Bloodlines Run Deep In Future Buckeye Powers
Jul
14

L’backer Bloodlines Run Deep In Future Buckeye Powers

Gabe Powers appears cut from the same cloth as legendary as Ohio-born and bred Ohio State linebackers Randy Gradishar, Chris Spielman and A.J. Hawk. But before becoming a Buckeye he will serve as the cornerstone of Marysville High School’s hopes for an extended playoff run his senior season.

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