The final week of Friday 'Picks' and four area teams that stand on the threshold of a year's hard work...and dreams.  For Covington (above), Marion Local, New Bremen, and Anna...it's regional finals week.

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Nov
21

Week 13: And Who Saw This Coming…?

The final week of Friday ‘Picks’ and four area teams that stand on the threshold of a year’s hard work…and dreams.  For Covington (above), Marion Local, New Bremen, and Anna…it’s regional finals week.

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Showtime:  UD Tunes Up For Maui With Win Over Omaha
Nov
19

Showtime: UD Tunes Up For Maui With Win Over Omaha

Big night in the new arena, the Flyers showed their most complete game of the year. Dayton tuned up for bigger things ahead Tuesday night with an impressive win at the Arena over Nebraska-Omaha. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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Buckeyes Hand Stetson Its Hat…Ohio State Now 4-0
Nov
19

Buckeyes Hand Stetson Its Hat…Ohio State Now 4-0

An Eye For Defense…Ohio State’s E.J. Liddell got all ball and treated Stetson’s Mamahadou Diawara to one of his four blocks in Monday’s Buckeye blowout win. Now 4-0, Mark Znidar explains how it happened in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Anna Crushes Fairview, Advances To Reg. Finals
Nov
16

Anna Crushes Fairview, Advances To Reg. Finals

Riley’s big night…After a slow start the Anna Rockets reeled off 34 unanswered points…and Riley Huelskamp (below) ran for 291 yards and six touchdowns…to drop Sherwood Fairview from the tourney and advance to next week’s Division IV regional final. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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The Most Anticipated Opening Day….
Nov
9

The Most Anticipated Opening Day….

While most focused on the state volleyball finals and the opening weekend of the football playoffs Saturday, another most anticipated season for the next new culture in Ohio High School sports. Read about it in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Loramie Advances To State…Ousts Russia In Regional
Nov
2

Loramie Advances To State…Ousts Russia In Regional

“Tired of losing in the regional finals,” Fort Loramie executed like a well-tuned machine, withstood a determined Russia challenge, then sent the Raiders home with a four-set win in Saturday’s Division IV regional tournament. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Siler, O’ Line Lead Troy To Big Win Over Piqua
Nov
2

Siler, O’ Line Lead Troy To Big Win Over Piqua

Troy quarterback Brayden Siler runs for 4 touchdowns, and his offensive line dominates, as Troy wins its 4th straight in county rivalry game with Piqua. Mark Znidar writes the story in today’s Press Pros home page 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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Music Trivia, 101:  What Song Has Made The Most Money For The Most People…?
Nov
21

Music Trivia, 101: What Song Has Made The Most Money For The Most People…?

You rarely hear it anymore because of the decline of music radio.  But of all the hit songs ever recorded, this one stands out for being a hit for no fewer than 70 different artists…and making money for every one of them.  But none more than Tom Jones.

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The Reader Speaks…Nov. 18, 2019
Nov
20

The Reader Speaks…Nov. 18, 2019

The mailbag was full again this time with comments relative to volleyball, football, competitive balance…and yes, even one who found something negative to say about bowling.  Enjoy the best of what the readers write in this week’s forum.

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Ryan Mikesell:  “Rosie Would Have Loved It….”
Nov
20

Ryan Mikesell: “Rosie Would Have Loved It….”

The Dayton Flyers senior is playing the best basketball of his life, and life beyond basketball looks even better.  The best part?  His current role is a testament to what he learned at home. Read more in the latest UD update on Press Pros.

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Hal ‘Dinged’, But Doing Fine…Apply Now For His Scholarship
Nov
18

Hal ‘Dinged’, But Doing Fine…Apply Now For His Scholarship

If you haven’t heard, our resident hall of famer Hal McCoy suffered a setback last week, but he’s on the road to recovery and reminds high school seniors…it’s time to apply for next spring’s journalism scholarship from Press Pros.

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Ohio State Has A Lot Of Believers With 10-0 Start
Nov
18

Ohio State Has A Lot Of Believers With 10-0 Start

Coaches of vanquished foes highly complimentary of Buckeyes … Rutgers not much of a match, as expected … Fields, Dobbins dominate in lopsided victory. Start your week off with a good Buckeye read from Doug Harris.

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Marino, Rockets, No Longer A MAC ‘Sidebar’…
Nov
17

Marino, Rockets, No Longer A MAC ‘Sidebar’…

The key to Anna’s prolific running game isn’t just Bart Bixler (below, right) and Riley Huelskamp. It’s the other nine guys, too. Rockets football is now ‘power’ football, and everyone is looking for someone to block. Read more on their evolution in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Talk Of The Town: New Bremen Decks Perry
Nov
17

Talk Of The Town: New Bremen Decks Perry

Once on the verge of shutting down the program, the Cardinals have rallied to reach the Division VII, Region 28 championship game for the second time in program history.

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Znidar: New-Look Flyers Take Care of Charleston Southern
Nov
17

Znidar: New-Look Flyers Take Care of Charleston Southern

Obi Toppin put on an individual show…and the Dayton Flyers rallied behind him to put on a collective one, blasting Charleston Southern in a tune-up for the upcoming Maui Invitational tournament. Mark Znidar subs for Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Marion Outlasts Fort Loramie In D-VII Overtime Thriller
Nov
17

Marion Outlasts Fort Loramie In D-VII Overtime Thriller

Otte’s Big Play…Marion Local’s Peyton Otte tight-roped the sideline to score the tying touchdown with a minute left, sending the game into overtime, where the Flyer’s knocked out Fort Loramie Saturday in the Div. VII regional semi-final with a field goal. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Covington Overcomes Adversity, Southeastern
Nov
16

Covington Overcomes Adversity, Southeastern

Covington lost two key players early in its regional semifinal game, but the “next man up” mentality lifted the Buccs’ to a 36-20 victory and spot in next week’s regional title game. Greg Billing writes the story for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Browns, Garrett Justify Attitudes About NFL….
Nov
15

Browns, Garrett Justify Attitudes About NFL….

Sad as it was to see, the end of Thursday’s Browns-Steelers game gave us all the more reason not to watch the NFL, and question those who fail to understand that first, second, and third impressions go a long way towards determining the future of a sport.

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Opening Day With Uncle Mel….
Nov
14

Opening Day With Uncle Mel….

There was nothing more anticipated than the phone call from downstate…and the invitation to hunt my first opening day with Uncle Mel. To commemorate a generational tradition amongst outdoorsmen everywhere, columnist Tom Cappell graces the pages of Press Pros, sponsored by Olde English Outfitters, in Tipp City.

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Znidar:  Buckeyes’ Hot Shooting Throttles ‘Nova…
Nov
14

Znidar: Buckeyes’ Hot Shooting Throttles ‘Nova…

The Buckeyes got double figures scoring from five players, led by Duane Washington (pictured) with 14 points on four three-pointers. The game was, well, a slam dunk. Ohio State had six of them. Mark Znidar writes the story for Press Pros in today’s inside feature.

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Three Awful Picks…And Hot Sauce With My ‘Crow’
Nov
11

Three Awful Picks…And Hot Sauce With My ‘Crow’

In the wake of last weekend’s first round football games, explanation has been requested – and hereby granted – on how we (I) could make three such obviously poor picks.  Hint:  It seemed like a good idea at the time. Some self deprecation in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Their Story Told By The Wind…
Nov
11

Their Story Told By The Wind…

Throughout my life and travels I’ve always wondered about the soldiers who fought and died to make America what it would become.  Because there had to be a moment, right before their end, when they knew exactly what they were doing.

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Buckeyes Basketball: Wesson, Carton Lead Win Over UMass
Nov
10

Buckeyes Basketball: Wesson, Carton Lead Win Over UMass

Four Buckeye freshmen play major minutes in the Buckeyes tuneup win over UMass Lowell.  Next…Villanova comes calling. Mark Znidar writes the story for Press Pros in today’s inside feature.

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