Fall Baseball:  First Look At The 2020 Buckeyes

The best four weeks of baseball in the fall? The Buckeyes' Scottie Seymour takes a throw off the helmet as he attempted to steal second in Wednesday's intrasquad scrimmage. JUCO transfer Sam Wilson attempted to catch the ball and apply the tag. Read more in today's Press Pros feature.

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Fall Baseball:  First Look At The 2020 Buckeyes
Sep
18

Fall Baseball: First Look At The 2020 Buckeyes

The best four weeks of baseball in the fall? The Buckeyes’ Scottie Seymour takes a throw off the helmet as he attempted to steal second in Wednesday’s intrasquad scrimmage. JUCO transfer Sam Wilson attempted to catch the ball and apply the tag. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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On-The-Job Training… Russia Takes Down Jackson, Again
Sep
17

On-The-Job Training… Russia Takes Down Jackson, Again

The second time around…Russia withstood some lost leads and youthful inexperience to beat Jackson Center in straight sets, sweeping the season series from the Tigers. Read more about the match 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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Simon Interception Squeaks Dayton Past Robert Morris
Sep
14

Simon Interception Squeaks Dayton Past Robert Morris

Quarterback Jack Cook was again efficient – productive – and a lead-saving interception by safety Tim Simon helped the Dayton Flyers to a 34-31 win on the road against Robert Morris. Read more from Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Deja Vu:  Versailles Loses Two-Set Lead, Match, To Troy
Sep
14

Deja Vu: Versailles Loses Two-Set Lead, Match, To Troy

Deja vu comeback…Once again prosperity eludes the Versailles Tigers as the Troy Trojans used hustling plays from Emmie Jackson (below) to overcome a two-set deficit and win in five sets over the Tigers. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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Buckeyes Impressive Again Over Indiana…
Sep
14

Buckeyes Impressive Again Over Indiana…

Dobbins surpasses 200 total yards against Indiana … Defense and Chase Young (below) is stingy again in 51-10 victory … Fields doesn’t have big game, but the new QB keeps progressing. Doug Harris writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Coldwater Waits Out Storm, Flattens Versailles…
Sep
14

Coldwater Waits Out Storm, Flattens Versailles…

It took two and a half hours to finally play, but when they did play Coldwater came out quick, put the game away early, and served notice once again that any talk of league titles will probably go through Jake Hemmelgarn (below) and Coldwater.

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Loramie Extends String To 8…Three Straight Over Anna
Sep
10

Loramie Extends String To 8…Three Straight Over Anna

Playing as well as any team in southwest Ohio, Fort Loramie ‘extended’ its string of dominance at Anna’s expense Tuesday…straight sets in a win over the Rockets. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Trojan’s Air Game Upends Aviators…Troy Goes 2-0
Sep
7

Trojan’s Air Game Upends Aviators…Troy Goes 2-0

Troy’s passing game, led by quarterback Brayden Siler, did enough to deliver Friday night and ground the Butler Aviators. Troy’s Kevin Walter’s (pictured) went over the century mark for the second straight game with 104 yards on 13 carries.

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Trojans Net Another Win
Aug
29

Trojans Net Another Win

A potent offense and strong serve reception game has the Trojans in the hunt for MVL championship. Troy’s Hallie Westmeyer (11), Brianna Slusher (10) and Lauren Schmitz (13) threw a block party at Vandalia’s Student Activity Center on Thursday.

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Coldwater ‘Classic’:  Every Day’s Good For EJ Tackett
Aug
22

Coldwater ‘Classic’: Every Day’s Good For EJ Tackett

He’s 27 years old, from Bluffton, Indiana, and ranked the second-best bowler in the world.  Pressure?  Nah.  EJ Tackett (below) has a good day even on days when he’s not his best. Read more from the Coldwater PBA ‘Classic’ in the latest inside feature.

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Thanksgiving, Lincoln’s Address, And Why He (Still) Has The Stage To Himself
Nov
21

Thanksgiving, Lincoln’s Address, And Why He (Still) Has The Stage To Himself

155 years after the Civil War, Gettysburg, and the most famous speech ever made by an American politician on the occasion of that Thanksgiving, I’m bold to say that the significance and sincerity of those words – of that moment – will never again be duplicated. Words for us to think about as we consider our blessings today.

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Greg Hoard:  How I Met…Stan “The Man”
Oct
15

Greg Hoard: How I Met…Stan “The Man”

There are times when fame holds no sanctuary, and when irony and awkwardness become as one and inseparable. That’s how I met my first true hall-of-famer face to face…the great Stan Musial! In one of the most popular baseball stories ever on Press Pros, an encore of this nostalgic story from columnist Greg Hoard.

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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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Lessons From The Squirrel Woods…With Dad
Sep
17

Lessons From The Squirrel Woods…With Dad

Some of the best lessons I learned from my dad were those learned while we were simply having fun in the woods. And now that he’s gone I remember him best for teaching me responsibility in the “old school” manner. Read more, in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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What We Learned In Week 3…
Sep
16

What We Learned In Week 3…

A harmless opinion this week relative to adult behavior at high school games brought a storm of response from readers who wrote to tell us two things.  They’re embarrassed by what they see and hear, and they may be afraid to go back.

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Hoard: Reds, Bengals Stand on A Dangerous Brink, But Do You Even Care?
Sep
16

Hoard: Reds, Bengals Stand on A Dangerous Brink, But Do You Even Care?

Can’t bear to watch? Given the history of both in the past twenty seasons, can you actually remember the last time that either the Reds or the Bengals were something you anticipated, or even talked about? Greg Hoard writes about it in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Simon Interception Squeaks Dayton Past Robert Morris
Sep
14

Simon Interception Squeaks Dayton Past Robert Morris

Quarterback Jack Cook was again efficient – productive – and a lead-saving interception by safety Tim Simon helped the Dayton Flyers to a 34-31 win on the road against Robert Morris. Read more from Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Buckeyes Impressive Again Over Indiana…
Sep
14

Buckeyes Impressive Again Over Indiana…

Dobbins surpasses 200 total yards against Indiana … Defense and Chase Young is stingy again in 51-10 victory … Fields doesn’t have big game, but the new QB keeps progressing. Doug Harris writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Coldwater Waits Out Storm, Flattens Versailles…
Sep
14

Coldwater Waits Out Storm, Flattens Versailles…

It took two and a half hours to finally play, but when they did play Coldwater came out quick, put the game away early, and served notice once again that any talk of league titles will probably go through Jake Hemmelgarn and Coldwater.

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Friday The 13th; But No Bad Luck For The Anna Rockets…
Sep
14

Friday The 13th; But No Bad Luck For The Anna Rockets…

Anna laughs at superstition…no bad luck at all with a ‘black cat’ effort from Bart Bixler and Riley Huelskamp as the Rockets roll on in a win over New Bremen. Read about the game from guest writer Paige Thobe.

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Beware Of ‘Dogs … Milton Bites Down On Northwestern
Sep
14

Beware Of ‘Dogs … Milton Bites Down On Northwestern

A diverse offense led by high-flying AJ Lovin (#9, below) and hard-hitting defense has the Milton Union Bulldogs off to their first 3-0 start since 2007. Read about their Friday win over Northwestern in today’s Press Pros feature.

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‘Toothless’ In A Day Of Helplessness…
Sep
13

‘Toothless’ In A Day Of Helplessness…

The governing body for Ohio high school sports issued a statement Wednesday on adult behavior at sporting events.  If it was meant to rehabilitate, it came far short.  We’re way past the point of begging people to be better.

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#1 St. Henry Better In Win Over #2 Bremen…At Least This Time
Sep
13

#1 St. Henry Better In Win Over #2 Bremen…At Least This Time

Back and forth…back and forth…Division IV’s top two teams slugged it out Thursday for league bragging rights and ‘official’ state recognition.  And in the end, #1 (St. Henry) proved worthy of all the hype. Read about it on Press Pros.

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Purple Reign: Ft. Recovery Outlasts Franklin Monroe
Sep
9

Purple Reign: Ft. Recovery Outlasts Franklin Monroe

Mind if I play through? Fort Recovery’s Paige Jutte (background, #2) whistles a shot past a pair of Jet defenders during Monday’s non-conference match with Franklin Monroe. Greg Billing shares the score and the details in today’s Press Pros feature.

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What We Learned In Week 2…About Area Volleyball
Sep
8

What We Learned In Week 2…About Area Volleyball

Week 2 revealed once again…that the state in volleyball will likely go through area athletes like Hannah Bruns (below) and teams like St. Henry, Fort Loramie, Coldwater, Troy, Tipp…and the list goes on. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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