After sixteen years as the coach of the Lehman Cavaliers, Dick Roll is calling it quits in his usual manner - no fanfare, and no fireworks.  Just a smile and a quiet appreciation for the time and the memories. Read more.

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Oct
25

Why I, And Area Football, Will Miss Dick Roll

After sixteen years as the coach of the Lehman Cavaliers, Dick Roll is calling it quits in his usual manner – no fanfare, and no fireworks.  Just a smile and a quiet appreciation for the time and the memories. Read more.

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In Synch Ohio State Shows Indiana Who’s Boss, 54-7
Oct
24

In Synch Ohio State Shows Indiana Who’s Boss, 54-7

When it rained, it poured…Buckeye running back TreVeyon Henderson scored in a Saturday night downpour and set the tone for an Ohio State washout over Indiana. Read Mark Znidar in Sunday’s Press Pros.

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McCoy: UD Flyers Run Into ‘Trap Game’ At Valparaiso
Oct
23

McCoy: UD Flyers Run Into ‘Trap Game’ At Valparaiso

The Flyers took its first possession and looked as if they wouldn’t stop until they reached the banks of Lake Michigan. The Beacons took it right away with that long second half kickoff return. Despite a 1-5 record, the Beacons outscored the Flyers Saturday afternoon on Brown Field, 45-28.

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Monnin Tosses Four TDs, UA Completes 10-0 Season
Oct
23

Monnin Tosses Four TDs, UA Completes 10-0 Season

Upper Arlington thumped rival Hilliard Davidson 42-14 to win the OCC Central Division title and secure the tradition-laden program’s first perfect slate since 2000, when the Golden Bears captured the Division I state championship. Steve Blackledge writes for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Fate Reversed:  Walkoff FG Lifts Marion Over Coldwater
Oct
16

Fate Reversed: Walkoff FG Lifts Marion Over Coldwater

In a magnificent match of will and toughness, Marion Local bested Coldwater Friday in a familiar fashion from games past.  They turned the tables with a last-second field goal by kicker Kevin Partington (below) to win, 24-21. Read about the game in Saturday’s Press Pros.

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What A Rush: Medley’s 310 Yards Carries Piqua Past Tipp
Oct
9

What A Rush: Medley’s 310 Yards Carries Piqua Past Tipp

Three carries into the game Piqua’s Jasiah Medley had 136 yards and two touchdowns. It didn’t end there. Medley and the Indians moved a game closer to chasing down the Miami Valley League title with a 42-23 victory against the surging Tippecanoe Red Devils on Friday night. As for Medley?(pictured) He finished with 310 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries. Read more MVL football inside today’s Press Pros by Greg Billing.

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Loramie Wins 13th, Rodgers Looks For More Consistency
Oct
5

Loramie Wins 13th, Rodgers Looks For More Consistency

While they won their 13th match of the season, and took Marion Local down in three sets, Fort Loramie’s John Rodgers appreciates the remaining games on their schedule to put the finishing touches on their tournament resume’. Read today’s inside feature.

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‘Zuihou’ (Finally),Tang Wins 1st PBA Title In Coldwater
Aug
15

‘Zuihou’ (Finally),Tang Wins 1st PBA Title In Coldwater

After two grueling days of bowling, Darren Tang of Las Vegas hoists the trophy after winning the 13th annual Coldwater Classic PBA title. It was his first tour win, and he outlasted five former champions to do it. Read about it in the latest Press Pros inside 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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In Synch Ohio State Shows Indiana Who’s Boss, 54-7
Oct
24

In Synch Ohio State Shows Indiana Who’s Boss, 54-7

When it rained, it poured…Buckeye running back TreVeyon Henderson scored in a Saturday night downpour and set the tone for an Ohio State washout over Indiana. Read Mark Znidar in Sunday’s Press Pros.

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What I Saw This Weekend…
Oct
24

What I Saw This Weekend…

To borrow from a competing story idea, here’s five things that stood out Saturday night in the Buckeyes’ lopsided win over the Indiana Hoosiers…and what you might expect the rest of the way.

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McCoy: UD Flyers Run Into ‘Trap Game’ At Valparaiso
Oct
24

McCoy: UD Flyers Run Into ‘Trap Game’ At Valparaiso

The Flyers took its first possession and looked as if they wouldn’t stop until they reached the banks of Lake Michigan. The Beacons took it right away with that long second half kickoff return. Despite a 1-5 record, the Beacons outscored the Flyers Saturday afternoon on Brown Field, 45-28.

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History Made, Milton Captures Outright Three Rivers Crown
Oct
23

History Made, Milton Captures Outright Three Rivers Crown

Milton Union’s Michael Elam (#38, below) ran hard for 146 yards and set the stage for the Bulldogs to capture the inaugural title of the resurrected Three Rivers Conference, with a 37-14 over Riverside Friday. Read more in Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Monnin Tosses Four TDs, UA Completes 10-0 Season
Oct
23

Monnin Tosses Four TDs, UA Completes 10-0 Season

Upper Arlington thumped rival Hilliard Davidson 42-14 to win the OCC Central Division title and secure the tradition-laden program’s first perfect slate since 2000, when the Golden Bears captured the Division I state championship. Steve Blackledge writes for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Mechanicsburg Pounds Out A Win And Rubs It In
Oct
23

Mechanicsburg Pounds Out A Win And Rubs It In

Two proud small towns with storied football traditions and a lot on the line in a season finale brought the pot to a boil Friday night before things thankfully simmered down and a rivalry gathered more animus for the future.

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Ohio State Has Something To Prove Against Indiana
Oct
22

Ohio State Has Something To Prove Against Indiana

The Buckeyes defense will be on the spot to prove that it has improved greatly in the last three weeks and that last season’s 42-35 squeaker of a victory was a fluke. Columbus, OH – It’s a fact that Ohio State’s football team did indeed defeat Indiana last season by the score of 42-35, and […]

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Ohio State: Matthew Jones Pressing to Start at Left Guard
Oct
21

Ohio State: Matthew Jones Pressing to Start at Left Guard

Thayer Munford (75) is getting stiff competition from Matthew Jones as the Ohio State offensive line toils to protect quarterback C.J. Stroud and reach the College Football Playoff (PressPros Feature Photo by Sonny Fulks).

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The Reader Speaks…Oct. 21, 2021
Oct
21

The Reader Speaks…Oct. 21, 2021

Concerns over which teams get noticed, while other play in anonymity;  and…is an obsession with ‘winning’ turning kids off to participating in sports.  Your thoughts shared in the latest ‘Reader Speaks’.

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Week 10…Central Ohio: Unbeatens Seek Perfection
Oct
21

Week 10…Central Ohio: Unbeatens Seek Perfection

Whatever happens from here forward, no one can take away the prestige of an unbeaten regular season. That’s in range for four Ohio Capital Conference teams, along with the division titles that would accompany the accomplishment.

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Znidar:  Washington Thinks Linebackers ‘Can Get It Done’
Oct
19

Znidar: Washington Thinks Linebackers ‘Can Get It Done’

It has been a stressful first six games for the third-year coach with a new defensive coordinator in Matt Barnes, Dallas Gant and K’Vaughan Pope transferring and six untested players being thrown into action. Linebacker Tommy Eichenberg (below) is one of the new faces making the grade. Mark Znidar writes for Wednesday Press Pros.

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OSU Starts No. 17, Knowing Much More Is Expected
Oct
18

OSU Starts No. 17, Knowing Much More Is Expected

Awash in veterans still stung by an upset NCAA loss that prematurely ended its Final Four hopes, Ohio State starts the college basketball season well back among the nation’s Top 25, but with the talent (EJ Liddell, below) and motivation to become elite. Bruce Hooley writes for Press Pros.

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Buckeyes Welcome New Year, New Faces, New Confidence
Oct
17

Buckeyes Welcome New Year, New Faces, New Confidence

The Buckeyes’ fall ‘Scarlet and Gray’ series is showcasing the future, starting with the most important position on the field.  Pitching (Isaiah Coupet, below) and a fresh start, may be the strength of the 2022 baseball Buckeyes. Read more in Monday’s inside feature.

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McCoy: Officials Play ‘Drop The Hankie’ On UD Flyers
Oct
16

McCoy: Officials Play ‘Drop The Hankie’ On UD Flyers

The University of Dayton Flyers football team saw yellow all over Welcome Stadium turf, 11 penalties for 114 yards to only two penalties for 10 yards against Marist, which used the help to defeat the Flyers, 20-17. Nevertheless, UD had a chance to pull it out late but misfired on a fourth-and-three pass.

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Eye Of ‘Tiger-Ball’ Turns To Playoff Push
Oct
16

Eye Of ‘Tiger-Ball’ Turns To Playoff Push

Versailles won a sixth straight game Friday night, beating St. Henry 27-7 in a matchup between a pair of teams looking to keep an outside shot of a co-Midwest Athletic Conference crown. Colin Foster writes for Saturday Press Pros. (PressPros Feature Photos by Julie McMaken Wright).

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