Big Ten Moves Ohio State-Michigan Game To October 24

Just in case...Big Ten Conference wants best match-ups to be played earlier in order to give teams a fail-safe if positive tests for COVID-19 force postponements to later in the season. Mark Znidar writes today's Press Pros update.

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Big Ten Moves Ohio State-Michigan Game To October 24
Aug
5

Big Ten Moves Ohio State-Michigan Game To October 24

Just in case…Big Ten Conference wants best match-ups to be played earlier in order to give teams a fail-safe if positive tests for COVID-19 force postponements to later in the season. Mark Znidar writes today’s Press Pros update.

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Stammen, Newton Tourney:  And Why We Play….
Jun
22

Stammen, Newton Tourney: And Why We Play….

On a blistering summer weekend, with national issues as a negative backdrop, why do men and boys commit to playing baseball while others call it risky, and unnecessary? Why?  Why does anyone do anything that provides opportunity for renewal and reward? Read today’s Press Pros feature.

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Bixler, Gephart Garner Press Pros SCL Honors
May
17

Bixler, Gephart Garner Press Pros SCL Honors

Anna’s Bart Bixler (below) and Fort Loramie’s Kennedi Gephart have been chosen as recipients of the 2019-20 sponsor scholarship award for top male and female student athletes in the Shelby County League.

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Michael Schoenherr’s Not-To-Be-Forgotten Year…
Apr
26

Michael Schoenherr’s Not-To-Be-Forgotten Year…

In the midst of pandemic and panic or what comes next – of depression over unfinished and unstarted seasons – those in local bowling circles should also remember the recent past…where Coldwater and senior Michael Schoenherr left quite the indelible mark. Read today’s inside feature.

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Saints ‘All In’, Selecting Flyers’ Trautman In 3rd Round
Apr
25

Saints ‘All In’, Selecting Flyers’ Trautman In 3rd Round

New Orleans stunned the  fan base, and the draft experts, by trading its remaining picks in the draft Friday to move up and take Dayton’s Adam Trautman in the third round.

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Sidney Rallies … But Butler Responds To The Challenge
Feb
16

Sidney Rallies … But Butler Responds To The Challenge

After beating Sidney by 3o and 48 points a season ago, Butler held off Sidney 51-48 in the first round of the Division I sectional tournament on Saturday that featured a pair of teams loaded with youthful potential. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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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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Znidar:  Borland To Captain Buckeyes For a Third Straight Season
Aug
5

Znidar: Borland To Captain Buckeyes For a Third Straight Season

A senior linebacker from Bollingbrook, Illinois, Tuff Borland has been voted one of six leaders based on a vote by coaches and players. His resume’?  He has more than 180 career tackles and has played in 44 games. Read Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros.

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Cates, Covington, Hope For Fun Farewell Tour….
Aug
4

Cates, Covington, Hope For Fun Farewell Tour….

Home, sweet home…In his four years as head football coach Ty Cates has found his footing, established as ‘the coach’ in Covington.  Now a new league and a new challenge loom…as the Buccaneers seek a happy farewell tour of the Cross County Conference.

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Gostomsky: Let Us Play…And The Politicization Of The Virus
Aug
3

Gostomsky: Let Us Play…And The Politicization Of The Virus

The state’s weekend order for mandatory testing buys the governor time, costs athletes time, and shifts the burden of fall sports onto those who cannot defend themselves…or live their lives. What you might have missed over the weekend…in today’s Press Pros.

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Hal Answers:  August 3, 2020
Aug
2

Hal Answers: August 3, 2020

What Julia Child was to food, Hal McCoy is to the Cuban cigar and readers’ questions on all things baseball.  If you have questions on baseball for Hal, send them via the ‘contact’ prompt in his latest articles. Until then…enjoy today’s inside feature.

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DeWine, Faceless Bureaucrats Put Dark Cloud On Fall Sports
Aug
2

DeWine, Faceless Bureaucrats Put Dark Cloud On Fall Sports

What’s taking so long to approve fall sports?  It might have something to do with state bureaucrats who don’t know the difference between what’s a contact sport, and what’s not.  Believe it or not, they can’t agree. Bruce Hooley tries to sort it out in today’s Press Pros.

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Are You Tired Of The Daily Dose Of ‘Stupid’?
Aug
1

Are You Tired Of The Daily Dose Of ‘Stupid’?

At a time when we desperately need leadership at every level of culture, there’s only one person at the top that we blame.  In reality, we need to look to your left and your right.  We’re surrounded…by us. Something to consider in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Perspective Gained Since Glory Days Resonates With St. Henry’s Legends In COVID Era
Jul
30

Perspective Gained Since Glory Days Resonates With St. Henry’s Legends In COVID Era

Three St. Henry legends, Jeff Hartings (with high school coach, Tim Boeckman, above), Bob Hoying and Jim Lachey, speak out on the array of emotional investments by coaches, fathers and parents – and the risks of indecision – associated with the decision to have school and sports. Bruce Hooley writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Jul
30

My Last Game With Marty, And The Buckeyes….

Looking back I could have been bitter, like some others, with my experience playing for Ohio State hall of fame coach Marty Karow. But I’m not. I remember my last baseball game – my last game as a Buckeye – with the satisfaction of having done all I could do with the tools I had – maybe too much! Baseball nostalgia in today’s inside feature.

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What’s Relevant About Sports, And Live While You Can…?
Jul
28

What’s Relevant About Sports, And Live While You Can…?

A mini-fest of commentary on four points, about sports as a priority, athletes and when they become a priority, and the convenience of priorities, yours and mine. Enjoy your Wednesday with a read from Press Pros.

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McCoy At-Large: What Happened To The Game I Played?
Jul
28

McCoy At-Large: What Happened To The Game I Played?

Is this so hard? The game has changed so much they no longer play to win, but rather…to see who can hit it the farthest, strike out the most, and for television ratings.  So why did I spend all that time learning to catch…and bunt? Hal McCoy writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Meeting A Hall Of Famer…Warren Spahn On Pitching
Jul
27

Meeting A Hall Of Famer…Warren Spahn On Pitching

Forty years after the fact, I still have the notes from a conversation with whom many say was the best left-handed pitcher in the history of baseball.  His opinions pitching, and how to teach it, will make you shake your head. A good read about one of baseball’s best…in today’s Press Pros.

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COVID Looms As Threat As Teams Lean Into Football…
Jul
26

COVID Looms As Threat As Teams Lean Into Football…

As high school football and the Covid virus go forward on parallel paths, area high school coaches (Coldwater’s Chip Otten, below) speak to the values of routine, adjustment, and extra-curricular activity in the face of something you cannot control. Columnist Bruce Hooley writes for today’s Press Pros.

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The Bear Story Is True…And The Taxpayer’s Ultimate Reprisal
Jul
25

The Bear Story Is True…And The Taxpayer’s Ultimate Reprisal

Some weekend commentary and catchup from those who wrote to share their own version of a funny story…and from one who wrote, “Why are we paying so much for something we’re not getting?” Read more in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Baseball, Finally: Old Memories Are The Best
Jul
23

Baseball, Finally: Old Memories Are The Best

Do you remember?…Caught as we all are in the snare of Covid19, I find myself thinking about the things that matter most – memories from baseball.  Earl Lawson, the Hall of Fame baseball writer, and John McNamara, the former manager of the Reds, offered me their friendship and guidance in the early days of what turned out to be a long trail. Greg Hoard writes in today’s Press Pros.

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The Reader Speaks:  July 23, 2020…Those Wanting More!
Jul
22

The Reader Speaks: July 23, 2020…Those Wanting More!

The mailbox burst at its seams since July 7 with letters, especially those in response to Jerry Snodgrass being dismissed as Executive Director by the OHSAA.  Too many to share them all, but here is a sampling….! Read more in today’s inside feature.

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On Sports, Schools, Covid, and Who’s Lying…
Jul
20

On Sports, Schools, Covid, and Who’s Lying…

After five months of scientific inconsistency and political maneuvering over a germ, I’m to the point of wanting to know, yes…and the only person left to trust is myself. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Buckeyes, ‘Family’, Friends Honor Zach Farmer
Jul
18

Buckeyes, ‘Family’, Friends Honor Zach Farmer

Five years ago Piketon, Ohio and the Ohio State Buckeyes lost pitcher Zach Farmer to cancer.  Saturday, both came together to ensure that his legacy, his attitude, and a work in his honor will never be forgotten. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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It’s ‘Classic’…How Baseball Works In Minster
Jul
17

It’s ‘Classic’…How Baseball Works In Minster

They start ’em young…Minster’s July festival of baseball (and softball) is for everyone, every age, and every skill. Even if all you have to offer is a good story…a guy fighting a bear, for instance! Read more in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Your Rights, And Your Responsibilities…
Jul
16

Your Rights, And Your Responsibilities…

A weekend reader suggested that I ‘‘educate” myself from the example of a more responsible journalist…one who cares about people, not just sports. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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