They're understandably proud of their winning tradition in all sports, but in Minster, Ohio it's youth baseball that takes center stage in late July. Read more on this weekend's 'Classic, in Minster, in today's Press Pros.

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Little Boys, And Why Baseball Works In Minster….
Jul
19

Little Boys, And Why Baseball Works In Minster….

They’re understandably proud of their winning tradition in all sports, but in Minster, Ohio it’s youth baseball that takes center stage in late July. Read more on this weekend’s ‘Classic, in Minster, in today’s Press Pros.

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Why The PBA Comes To Coldwater….
Jul
15

Why The PBA Comes To Coldwater….

Mark your calendar and buy your tickets…the Pro Bowlers Tour comes to Coldwater the week of August 20 to compete, entertain, and simply enjoy the pace of a community that gives as good as it gets. Read about it in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Burgbachers Back In Tipp…Old Broom, New Handle
Jul
13

Burgbachers Back In Tipp…Old Broom, New Handle

With August camp just three weeks away, Tippecanoe’s Matt Burgbacher is enjoying the familiarity of home and friends like Dale Pittenger (above)…and the challenge of making the Red Devils again what they once were…before he left for Troy. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Doseck And Cordonnier Honored As SCL Standouts…
Jun
20

Doseck And Cordonnier Honored As SCL Standouts…

Two of the best examples of scholar-athletes you can find, Russia’s Jenna Cordonnier and Anna’s Griffin Doseck garnered end-of-the-year Press Pros honors and a sponsor’s scholarship for the Shelby County League. Read about them in today’s Press Pros.

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Cavaliers Win 7th State Title With 1-0 Gem….
Jun
9

Cavaliers Win 7th State Title With 1-0 Gem….

Go crazy, broadcaster Jack Buck once said…Jacob Wenning pitched a four-hit shutout and scored the game’s only run (below) Sunday night, sending the Coldwater Cavaliers to their seventh state title in baseball. Hal McCoy writes the story for Press Pros in our final tournament update.

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McCoy: UD Flyers Seniors Go Out In A Blaze Of Glory
Mar
7

McCoy: UD Flyers Seniors Go Out In A Blaze Of Glory

For 27 minutes, the Flyer and Explorers played ‘Put Dents in the Backboards,’ shooting as if they all were members of the Amalgamated Bricklayers Union, Local 937. Then the Flyers exploded to emphatically win their 20th game of the season, 70-39, over LaSalle. Read Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros.

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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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Hal Answers:  Volume 7…July19, 2019
Jul
19

Hal Answers: Volume 7…July19, 2019

New questions for Hal McCoy on the Reds, and why no one bunts…comparing bad Reds now to bad Reds past…shouldn’t the baseballs be switched…and why to they even play baseball in Florida?

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To Luke, And Those Whose Dreams Come True….
Jul
17

To Luke, And Those Whose Dreams Come True….

After weeks of delay, Troy’s Luke Severt received his award Wednesday for being 2019’s Hal McCoy Scholarship Award for continued studies in journalism and communications…and he got it from the man himself. Read more in today’s feature.

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Piqua Loses A Friend, An Icon….
Jul
17

Piqua Loses A Friend, An Icon….

He popularized the practice of chiropractic locally.  He was cool before chiropractic was cool.  And Dr. Conrad Booher created a legacy of professionalism and service that made a legion of friends and followers feel good, inside and out.

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What’s Your Best Baseball City…?
Jul
16

What’s Your Best Baseball City…?

Someone asked me recently, “What’s the best baseball city you remember?”  It didn’t take me long to answer, and if you want to go, you can…and see for yourself why Chattanooga, Tennessee (pictured), where the Reds’ Double A team plays, has a little something for everyone.

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They Raised The Dead In Gettysburg….
Jul
14

They Raised The Dead In Gettysburg….

I went to Gettysburg for a little peace and quiet…a little history.  No one told me it was ‘bikers’ week’, and no one will have to tell me again.

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Ghosts And Other Oddities On The Battlefield
Jul
12

Ghosts And Other Oddities On The Battlefield

Road trip…On a weekend retreat to Gettysburg, you never know what you’re apt to see, in person, in spirit, or remnants of the past. A true story (as opposed to those you pay to hear) from one evening on the slopes of Little Round Top. Enjoy!

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Catching Up…With Connor Curlis
Jul
11

Catching Up…With Connor Curlis

The former Buckeye from Findlay is learning the ropes of professional baseball…and how to live out of a suitcase. It’s life in the minor leagues, one bus trip at a time. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Some Words About Coaching, From A Coach….
Jul
10

Some Words About Coaching, From A Coach….

With the change in cultural expectations, communities are looking harder at the personality of coaches…and the expectations that coaches have for those they coach.  It’s obvious, they’re often aren’t the same. The stress that comes with coaching, in today’s inside feature.

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Football 2019: Dan Gress, And A Good First Impression
Jul
8

Football 2019: Dan Gress, And A Good First Impression

Are you ready for some football? The first year coach of the Troy Trojans is young, enthusiastic, and positive…a product of great football upbringing. Now, all he has to do is live up to a winning tradition. The Dan Gress story in today’s Press Pros feature.

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A Night With Jim Bouton, 42 Years Ago….
Jul
6

A Night With Jim Bouton, 42 Years Ago….

From time to time we relive stories previously published, simply because they’re good stories.  This one originally shared in July of 2014, one of those minor league baseball experiences you never forget.  In this case a most unforgettable person.  Former Yankee and author of ‘Ball Four’, Jim Bouton (above) turns 80 this year.

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More Comments On Winning, Woody…Comparing Home Run Derbys
Jul
5

More Comments On Winning, Woody…Comparing Home Run Derbys

Some additional reader thoughts for this 4th of July long weekend – people who still write in about ‘winning’, about Woody Hayes…and comparing the modern All-Star Game home run derby to the days when the game’s hall of fame Goliath’s slugged it out.

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Hoard: Robbie, Earl, The Trade, & Wounds Of The Past
Jul
5

Hoard: Robbie, Earl, The Trade, & Wounds Of The Past

A controversial star and misunderstood for his time in Cincinnati, Frank Robinson (Robbie) had the last laugh on one of baseball’s worst trades…and on those whom he felt had treated him badly. Columnist Greg Hoard writes a haunting account of his story in today’s Press Pros.

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What History Has Forgotten About The 4th Of July….
Jul
4

What History Has Forgotten About The 4th Of July….

Some notable events about July 4th – and notable sounds – that we’ve forgotten over the course of 245 years…but not forgotten by Press Pros.  Enjoy today’s read, and Happy Fourth of July!

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July 4th Turns The Page…
Jul
3

July 4th Turns The Page…

In some respects it’s the shot that signals summer, hot weather, and pool time.  But the real fireworks loom just six weeks away, with the start of another school year and a new season of high school sports. So summer to us is just the overture to the opera. Read more.

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Milheim Getting Back To Strength In Chillicothe
Jul
3

Milheim Getting Back To Strength In Chillicothe

Buckeyes left-hander is trying to making up for lost time after emergency appendectomy in April.  Summer league baseball in nearby Chillicothe is presently his ‘operating’ room.

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Hal Answers:  Volume Six
Jul
2

Hal Answers: Volume Six

Stuff you won’t read anywhere else – your questions and some frank answers from hall of fame writer Hal McCoy…on the sad demise of former all-star Reds second baseman Johnny Temple…would anyone hire an 83 year old pitching coach…and why Hal no longer appears on Reds TV broadcasts. Today’s feature on Press Pros.

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Dan Hickey:  ‘The Pond’
Jul
2

Dan Hickey: ‘The Pond’

There’s a lot more that’s important about catching fish…than just catching fish.  Guest writer Dan Hickey shares more than just bait and tackle…in today’s outdoor feature.

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