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  • Ohio State Again A Controversial Pick For CFP

    The CFP selection committee went with the Buckeyes over Alabama, despite that open wound of a 45-23 loss to Michigan in the final game of the season. Mark Znidar writes for Monday Press Pros....

    December 5, 2022
  • Commentary: What We Saw This Weekend (in Canton)

    Put the helmets away, along with any notion that anyone - everyone - can win a state title in OHSAA football...if they're just given a chance.  We saw, heard, differently first-hand, in Canton....

    December 4, 2022
  • McCoy: Just Call Him ‘Mike The Passer’

    Known as Mongolian Mike, his passes approach the speed of light but are just slow enough so that they don’t ignite in flight.  The true freshman point guard of the University of Dayton basketball team and already a fan favorite. Hal McCoy writes UD ...

    December 4, 2022
  • Glenville Controls Wyoming, Claims Elusive Title

    With running back D’Shawntae Jones piling up 195 yards and scoring three touchdowns, Cleveland Glenville overpowered Cincinnati Wyoming’s ballyhooed defense for a 26-6 win in the Division IV championship game. Canton, OH – They did it for...

    December 4, 2022
  • Homan’s 4 TDs Trigger New Bremen Rout Of JFK

    New Bremen took a lot of teams by surprise when it rolled to the 2020 Division VII state championship, but if anyone thought that was a fluke, the Cardinals proved otherwise Saturday with yet another running-clock domination and another title triumph...

    December 3, 2022
  • McCoy: UD Recovers To Avoid Trap Game Defeat

    Flyers overcome a halftime deficit to narrowly avert disaster...they won 80-74 against Southeastern Louisiana to go one game over .500. Hal McCoy writes for Press Pros....

    December 3, 2022
  • Hooley: The Struggle Makes It Special For Marion Machine

    It proved one of the tougher slogs Marion Local has experienced in its record-setting run of now 13 Ohio state football championships. But that figured, given the quality of the Division VI field that's loomed since late spring and a finals opponent ...

    December 3, 2022
  • Their Toughest Title Yet? Marion Local Outlasts Kirtland For #13

    In windy conditions, dropping temperatures, and facing a near mirror-image of itself, Marion Local parlayed just one offensive touchdown, 142 total yards, and a vital 'pick six' into a 14-6 win over Kirtland, and their 13th state title, overall....

    December 3, 2022
  • McCoy: What’s Ahead For The UD Flyers?

    Lagging in record from where they thought they might be, UD looks to regroup, refocus, and get about the business of meeting lofting expectations in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Hal McCoy writes for Press Pros....

    December 3, 2022
  • Hooley: Schondelmyer Sacked, Springfield Can’t Conquer St. Ed’s

    Sacked nine times, Springfield's Bryce Schondelmyer nonetheless directed the Wildcats within striking distance of knocking off #1-ranked Lakewood St. Edward before falling 28-14 in the Division I final at Tom Benson Stadium, in Canton. Read about th...

    December 3, 2022
  • Bloom-Carroll Can’t Get Untracked, Falls to Canfield

    Dual-threat Indiana-bound quarterback Broc Lowry (12) accounted for five touchdowns as Canfield used its speed and unpredictability to trump Bloom-Carroll's power-based run game and take home its first title....

    December 2, 2022
  • Big Plays, And A Good Football Team Stop Ironton…South Range Takes Div. V

    South Range denied Ironton its third state title with big plays, physicality, and 564 yards of offense (148 from Shane Lindsrom, above) to win the Division V state title Friday at Canton. Read our feature from the state tournament....

    December 2, 2022
  • Defensive Stops Help Toledo CC Hold Off Hoban

    Toledo Central Catholic jumped out to leads of 21-0 and 28-7, but had to hold on for dear life to shut down record-setting running back Lamar Sperling on two key plays late in the fourth quarter and beat Hoban, 28-21, for its fourth state title....

    December 2, 2022
  • State Tournament: !st Fumble Belongs To American Airlines

    There's an old saying that goes...if you've got time to spare, go by air.  But flying isn't that glib anymore, that leisurely, and surely isn't a model of consistency for how to run a business....

    December 1, 2022
  • McCoy: It Was An Inside Job For UD Win

    Western Michigan University was the perfect medicine for what ailed the University of Dayton Flyers during a three-game losing streak and UD took advantage of its underwhelming prey for a 67-47 victory Wednesday night in UD Arena. Hal McCoy write UD...

    December 1, 2022
  • Hooley: Duke Proves Too Tall An Order For OSU

    Hoping to score an eye-opening upset on the road, Ohio State instead found that it still has a ways to go before having the poise and precision necessary to knock off a Top 25 opponent on its turf. Bruce Hooley writes for Press Pros....

    November 30, 2022
  • McCoy: Chamberlin Proved Nice Guys Finished First

    He retires as much a winner off the field as he was on it.  Rick Chamberlin stepped away as football coach of the Flyers this week, and left a legacy of class and decency that may never be matched. Hal McCoy writes for Press Pros....

    November 30, 2022
  • Which Are The Best Games…? A Look At The Tournament

    As much as we've ever been able to say, this week's football finals promises compelling matchups that might be as good, as memorable, as any from the past.  Springfield's Shawn Thigpen (above) hopes to reverse the outcome of last year's Division I lo...

    November 29, 2022
  • McCoy: Flyers Need Major Clean-Up In All Facets

    UD was ranked No. 21 in the country before a loss at UNLV in Las Vegas. The Flyers were favored in all three Battle 4 Atlantis games.  With four losses in their last five games, the Flyers have disappeared from the rankings....

    November 29, 2022
  • Commentary: What’s Changed About The State Tournament(s)….

    In the past two decades I’ve seen some things change with the state tournament, mostly relative to the people you see, as well as those you don’t see anymore. And whoever believed that one day it would be so easy not to go at all?...

    November 28, 2022
  • C’mon Man! Marion Takes Its Time, Pushes Past Columbus Grove For 16th Title Appearance

    Columbus Grove made it tough...or, Marion Local took its time to enjoy the moment, finally wearing down the Bulldogs in the second half to advance to next week's Division VI title game with anticipated Kirtland! Read about the game in Sunday's Press...

    November 27, 2022
  • Homan, Cardinals Fight Back To Reach Title Game

    With no margin for error offensively, New Bremen recovered from a 14-0 deficit to score every single time it touched the ball thereafter until a game-ending kneel-down clinched its advance to a second Division VII state championship game in three sea...

    November 27, 2022
  • Mark Znidar: Michigan Blows Up Ohio State’s Season

    Long Gone....! Michigan's Cornelius Johnson hauls in the second of his first half touchdown bombs as OSU's Tommy Eichenberg watches...The Buckeyes hopes for a Big Ten title, and a national title playoff opportunity disappeared with Saturday's 45-23 ...

    November 26, 2022
  • Bloom Carroll Muscles Tipp Aside In D-III Semi

    What looks like perfect pass defense from Tippecanoe's Payton Bey (3) on Bloom Carrol's Brodyn Bishop drew a pass-interference call, typifying a night when the Red Devils couldn't make or catch a break in a 35-12 loss in the Division III state semifi...

    November 26, 2022
  • Tipp’s Size Differential Finally Proves Fatal

    Early turnovers stalled Tippecanoe's momentum and its undersized defense couldn't bear up against Bloom Carroll's massive offensive line in a 35-12 Division III state semifinal defeat....

    November 26, 2022
  • McCoy: Flyers Return From The Bahamas Three-Time Losers

    The University of Dayton Flyers were favored in all three games in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, but lost all three to Wisconsin, North Carolina State and Brigham Young to finish eighth in the eight-team field. Hal McCoy writes for Press Pros....

    November 26, 2022
  • St. Edward Overpowers Mistake-Prone Gahanna

    Defending Division I state champion Lakewood St. Edward proved too much for Gahanna Lincoln, in skill and size, with Ed's Kyan Mason (1) and lineman Ben Roebuck celebrating the Eagles' advance. (PressPros Feature Photos by John Hulkenberg)....

    November 26, 2022
  • Schondelmyer’s 4 TDs, Clutch Defense, Sends Springfield Past Moeller To Div. I Final

    In a thrilling Division I state semi-final, Arcanum transfer Bryce Schondelmyer threw for 256 yards and four touchdowns to push Springfield past #1-ranked Moeller and on to the Division I title game for a second year in a row. Read about the game in...

    November 26, 2022
  • OSU-UM: Talking is Over and Time to Play Ball

    The No. 2-ranked Buckeyes have had to endure almost 365 days of insults and trash talk from the Wolverines after a 42-27 loss in Ann Arbor and are raging inside for payback.  Mark Znidar's preview of Saturday's game for redemption....

    November 25, 2022
  • Schondelmyer Brings His Show Close To Home With Division I Reg. Final Against Moeller

    Springfield’s Bryce Schondelmyer (shown last year playing for Arcanum), threw for 3,298 yards and 45 touchdowns before transferring to the Division I Wildcats.  He plays in the Div. I state semi-final game tonight, against Moeller, in Piqua.  (...

    November 25, 2022
  • McCOY: Flyers Fall Flat Via 17-0 NC State Run

    For the second straight game in The Bahamas, the University of Dayton Flyers came up short against a quality opponent. After losing to Wisconsin by one point Wednesday, the Flyers fittingly threw in a turkey on Thanksgiving Day and dropped a 76-64 de...

    November 25, 2022
  • Hooley: Sueing’s Career Night Lifts OSU Over Texas Tech

    With his family looking on in his native Hawaii, Justice Sueing found a shooting touch he had been missing and Ohio State reaped the benefits with its first win over a ranked team this season. Bruce Hooley writes for Press Pros....

    November 23, 2022
  • McCoy: Bad Shooting Brings Defeat To Flyers

    The University of Dayton Flyers and Wisconsin Badgers put on a clinic on how not to shoot straight in the first round of the Bad Boy Mower Battle 4 Atlantis tournament Wednesday in The Bahamas and they produced an old-school score with Dayton losing,...

    November 23, 2022
  • Thornton’s Steady Hand Helps OSU Subdue UC

    Playing like the veteran he is not, freshman point guard Bruce Thornton scored 17 points and patiently navigated Cincinnati's pressure defense to help Ohio State claim an easy second-round victory in the Maui Classic. (Photo courtesy of OSU)....

    November 22, 2022
  • McCoy: UD On Rhythm Search In The Bahamas

    The 3-1 Flyers are about to play the boys who ride the big bus down in the Bahamas - the possibilities include Kansas, North Carolina State, Tennessee, Southern Cal, Brigham Young, Butler and Wisconsin.  None of them will be impressed by a win over R...

    November 22, 2022
  • Znidar: Ohio State Already Wearing Game Faces For “The Game”

    Head coach Ryan Day and seven players brought to interviewsTuesday spoke softly and with little meat in their words. That was their way of saying, "The talking is over. It's time to play ball.'' Mark Znidar shares data from the Tuesday press confere...

    November 22, 2022
  • Matt Burgbacher: ‘In Your Wildest Dreams…..!’

    In Tipp City the hometown boy that became the head football coach talks about the reality of leading a team that no one gave a chance in August...to the doorstep of the OHSAA state football finals this Friday. Read the latest inside feature on Press...

    November 22, 2022
  • Small Lapse Means Trouble in Paradise For OSU

    Justice Sueing hoped to play well in returning to his native Hawaii, but his struggles in an opening loss to San Diego State were a key factor in the defeat. (PressPros Feature Photo by Sonny Fulks)....

    November 22, 2022
  • What We Saw Last Weekend…November 21, 2022

    What we saw was three Press Pros teams advance to the state semi-final round of the OHSAA football tournament...and the human condition intervene that simply defies explanation as to why there wasn't four....

    November 21, 2022
  • New Bremen Gets Second Regional In Three Years

    The Cardinals run like the wind and shut out a Fort Loramie offense grounded by the wind to move a step closer to a possible second Division VII title in three years. ...

    November 20, 2022
  • Big Plays Knock Dayton Off Path To Playoffs

    The Flyers couldn't stop Davidson enough and were bit the big-play bug again in a 24-23 loss that came down to two missed kicks....

    November 20, 2022
  • Ohio State Digs Deep to Put Away Maryland

    It took true freshman Dallan Hayden to run for 146 yards and three touchdowns, a blocked punt, two long field goals by Noah Ruggles and, of course, two huge sacks by Zach Harrison at the end for OSU to defeat Maryland.  College Park, MD – What Maryla...

    November 20, 2022
  • Marion Tightens Defensive Vice In Regional Rout

    Kyle Otte scored four touchdowns in the first half to power Marion Local's offense and the Flyers' defense flashed its customary dominance in a 55-0 rout of Allen East in the Division VI, Region 24 championship. (PressPros Feature Photos by Lee Woole...

    November 20, 2022
  • McCoy: Smith Returns To Knock Off Rust

    Point guard Malachi Smith made his first start of the season for the University of Dayton Flyers after missing the first three games with an ankle injury. His numbers weren't great during a 60-51 win over Robert Morris, but his presence is settling t...

    November 20, 2022
  • Tipp’s Upset Train Rolls On, Takes Out No. 1 Badin

    Liam Poronsky expertly operated Tippecanoe's offense, countering every Hamilton Badin score and driving his team into position for a 20-17 triumph in the Division III, Region 12 finals. (PressPros Feature Photo by Julie McMakin Wright)....

    November 19, 2022
  • Milton Can’t Find Its Mojo, Suffers First Defeat

    A magical season with so much promise met its end on a frigid night, to an opponent Milton-Union had vanquished before, but could not defeat again....

    November 19, 2022
  • Big Plays Help Gahanna Hold Off New Albany

    New Albany’s Joseph Flauto can't get away from Gahanna’s Romearo Wells, whose dogged defense typified the Lions' determination in holding off the Eagles' upset attempt in the Division I, Region 3 finals. (PressPros Feature Photo by John Hulkenberg)....

    November 19, 2022
  • OSU Dominates Columbia As Appetizer for UNC

    Freshman Jesse Mendez showed what all the fuss is about with a 12-2 major decision that typified Ohio State's superiority over Columbia (PressPros Feature Photo by Sheri Hooley)....

    November 18, 2022
  • Ohio State Still Playing Guessing Game at Tailback

    Head coach Ryan Day said Henderson, Williams and Trayanum could return for the Maryland game, but Hayden and Johnson are prepared for extensive duty if needed. Read Mark Znidar's OSU-Maryland preview....

    November 18, 2022
  • Ohio State’s Depth Has Overcome Rash of Injuries

    The cornerback and running back rooms particularly have been hard-hit. Head coach Ryan Day said he doesn't get a feel for which players will be able to play until 48 hours before kickoff....

    November 17, 2022
  • Buckeyes Struggle In Advance of Maui Challenge

    Brice Sensabaugh's 20 points off the bench were a welcome sight for OSU, which shot 31% in the first half and just 40% for the game in an unimpressive win over outmanned Eastern Illinois....

    November 16, 2022
  • McCoy: It Was Not Viva Las Vegas For UD

    After drawing deuces and treys in a loss to UNLV in Las Vegas, the University of Dayton Flyers basketball team tries to get back to winning Saturday in UD Arena against Robert Morris, with a mission to cut down on turnovers....

    November 16, 2022
  • McCoy: UD Flyers Pull Vegas Disappearing Act

    The UD Flyers suffer their first defeat in a place where a lot of people come up empty...60-52 to the UNLV Runnin' Rebels....

    November 16, 2022
  • From The Pheasant Fields…Men Being Boys

    I don’t get to do this as much I used to, or as much as I’d like. And sadly,time is running low for all of us who knew the joys of boyhood, only to lose it when life interfered. A story of reliving the days of our youth...in today's Press Pros, spon...

    November 15, 2022
  • The Reader Speaks…Nov. 15, 2022

    This edition of TRS is understandably jammed with responses about the football playoffs - too many teams, not enough teams, and is anyone making any money? Read in today's Press Pros feature....

    November 15, 2022
  • McCoy: It’s All Business For UD Flyers In Vegas

    Their first significant road trip is no gimme...Flyers travel to Las Vegas for a Tuesday affair with UNLV...Anthony Grant happy with what he's seen so far from Friday's win over Southern Methodist....

    November 14, 2022
  • What I Saw Last Weekend…How Family Trees Spring Up Everywhere

    A chance meeting of a major leaguer fifty years ago keeps turning up through succeeding generations.  It really is true.  You never know who you're going to see or meet, because family trees are apt to spring up everywhere. Read more in today's Pres...

    November 14, 2022
  • Who’s Hot: Diana Kramer, New Bremen…And Dynasties

    The coach of the New Bremen Cardinals won her third state title this week, in a span of just six years.  And when she hasn't won, she's finished runner-up, creating a standard for girls volleyball that both thrills, and makes people question....

    November 13, 2022
  • Death By A Thousand Cuts…Marion Vanishes Versailles From The Playoffs

    On a snowy, nasty night...defending state champs Marion Local and Versailles engaged in a nasty, physical playoff slugfest that left its mark in bruises, and sent Versailles home for the holidays. Read about the game in Sunday's Press Pros....

    November 13, 2022
  • Homan, Cardinals Find A Way In Regional Thriller

    It's hard to score without the football, and New Bremen didn't touch it for nearly two quarters. Fortunately for the Cardinals, they have David Homan...and he had the magic touch that allowed his team to survive and advance past Ansonia....

    November 13, 2022
  • Fort Loramie Pulls Away From Minster

    Fort Loramie quarterback Caleb Maurer did a little bit of everything with two passing TDs, two rushing TDs and even a TD reception as the Redskins dealt the Minster Wildcats a season-ending defeat....

    November 13, 2022
  • Flyers Romp In The Snow, Control Playoff Fate

    Senior day at Welcome Stadium meant 205 yards for Jake Chisholm and a fifth straight win. And upsets in the western reaches of the Pioneer Football League put the Flyers in a win-and-they-get-in-the-playoffs position next Saturday at Davidson....

    November 13, 2022
  • Coldwater Comes Up Short, But Stands Tall In Defeat

    In a season that's inflicted some hard emotional lessons outside of volleyball, Coldwater wound up one match short of its ultimate goal, while modeling a maturity many teams never achieve....

    November 12, 2022
  • Buckeyes Dominate Indiana From Start to Finish

    Marvin Harrison Jr. rises above the Indiana defense for a completion, a metaphor for Ohio State's continued occupation of a level far above its Big Ten competition as the rivalry with Michigan creeps ever closer. ...

    November 12, 2022
  • Why Not Now, Why Not Us?…Bremen Captures The Division IV Volleyball Crown

    They played as they've prepared all year long.  Nothing left to chance - attack, defend, and play with confidence.  New Bremen displayed it all in a straight-set sweep of Monroeville to capture the 2022 Division IV volleyball title. Read the latest ...

    November 12, 2022
  • Poronsky Powers Tipp Past Western Brown, Novak

    Facing down one of the most-prolific passers in Ohio high school history, Tippecanoe rode its own difference-making quarterback to a pulsating comeback victory that moves the Red Devils into the regional finals. Bruce Hooley writes the exciting stor...

    November 12, 2022
  • McCoy: UD, All Decked Out In Blue, Whips SMU

    The Flyers used some powder blue throwback uniforms and a collective effort to dump a Southern nemesis - er, Southern Methodist - on a Friday 'special' at UD Arena.  Hal McCoy writes for Saturday Press Pros....

    November 12, 2022
  • Milton-Union: Bulldogs Crush Brookville To Advance To Division V Regional Final

    Their offensive line was magnificent....opening holes like this touchdown run for tailback Michael Elam (above). Milton Union put up 38 points and 266 first half yards to cruise to a 38-6 win over Brookville in Friday's Division V regional semi-fina...

    November 12, 2022
  • Buckeyes Pull Out Season-Opener Against Va Tech

    OSU used this win by Malik Heinselman at 125 pounds to battle through a difficult home debut match against Virginia Tech and get its season off to a promising start. (PressPros Feature Photo by John Hulkenberg)....

    November 12, 2022
  • Four Picks Help New Albany Oust UA, 20-7

    Christian Manville rushed for 122 yards and a pair of TDs and New Albany’s attacking defense yielded big results as New Albany avenged a lopsided loss to Upper Arlington in a 2021 regional semifinal. Westerville, OH – The momentum changed hands...

    November 12, 2022
  • Ohio State Will Be Beauty Pageant Contestant Against Indiana

    The 3-6 Hoosiers have lost six straight games, which means the No. 2 Buckeyes must be overpowering to impress the College Football Playoff committee.  Mark Znidar previews Saturday's game with the Hoosiers....

    November 11, 2022
  • Coldwater Moves On; Versailles Comes Up Short

    The hoped for all-MAC, all-orange Division III state volleyball title match won't happen on Saturday, with Coldwater instead set to face Mentor Lake Catholic after the parochial powerhouse took down Versailles. Bruce Hooley writes the "MAC" State Fi...

    November 11, 2022
  • OSU Blasts Charleston Southern In First Half…And A Little Good News

    The Buckeyes shot 51% from the field, Zed Key (above, #23) showed his most complete game yet as a Buckeye....and they came away with an 82-56 win Thursday night over Charleston Southern at Value City Arena. Read about the game in Friday's Press Pros...

    November 10, 2022
  • Central Ohio, Week 13: Chasing A Championship

    Regional championships are tantalizingly in range -- like the proximity of this pass to Olentangy Liberty's Alex Okuley -- for teams that have claimed a pair of Playoff wins. Okuley and the Patriots hope to continue their post-season run against four...

    November 10, 2022
  • ‘Confident’ New Bremen Closes Out Crestview In State Semi-Final

    In four sets New Bremen cruised past Convoy Crestview to earn their way to Saturday's Div. IV final, and a hoped-for third OHSAA state title in volleyball. Read about the match on Press Pros....

    November 10, 2022
  • Week 13: The ‘Probabilities’ Emerge In Round Three

    Tipp will need its best defensive effort of the year against Western Brown and quarterback Drew Novak...and other area teams will show why this week's winners have arrived (survived) to play for at least one more game.  Just six games this week in t...

    November 9, 2022
  • Running Game Still A Burr In Ohio State’s Offense

    The Buckeyes' running game hasn't produced, especially on third down, since the Iowa to put even more pressure on quarterback CJ Stroud and the passing game.  Any ideas as to why? Mark Znidar writes from the mid-week press conference....

    November 9, 2022
  • What I Saw (Heard) On Election Day…..

    Like many of you, I still prefer to cast a ballot on the day those smarter than we are set aside for the quick, and efficient, means of the constituents having their voices heard.  Tuesday, I heard that, and a whole lot more. I have always voted in p...

    November 9, 2022
  • McCoy: Flyers Face SMU With Revenge In Their Hearts….

    The Flyers (Kobe Elvis, above) and Anthony Grant evaluate Monday's opening night win, while preparing for a different Southern Methodist on Friday from the one that's had their number the last two years. Writer Hal McCoy shares what he knows in the ...

    November 8, 2022
  • Toumani Camara rejects a Lindenwood shot

    McCoy: Flyers Lay The Wood To Lindenwood

    Lindenwood University played its first game ever as a Division I team against the Dayton Flyers Monday night in front of a raucous full-house in UD Arena and was handed a 73-46 lesson....

    November 8, 2022
  • Hooley: Sueing Looks Like His Old Self In OSU Rout

    Sidelined longer than he envisioned, Justice Sueing's (above, #14) season debut raised hopes he can be the veteran presence Ohio State will need on a roster laden with freshmen and transfers. Bruce Hooley writes the Buckeyes' season-opening win over...

    November 7, 2022
  • Glass Half Full…Mosiello ‘Excited’ As Fall Practice Comes To A Close

    Good first impressions...As fall baseball camp came to a close on Sunday, first-year Buckeye coach Bill Mosiello was generally pleased with what he saw - with the roster, with progress made, a change in thinking...and a different perspective concerni...

    November 6, 2022
  • Flyers Run Over Presbyterian For 700th Win

    Dayton scored 28 straight points in the first half, Jake Chisholm scored four touchdowns and the Flyers stayed in hunt for a PFL title with a 52-28 victory. Jeff Gilbert write UD football....

    November 5, 2022
  • Wind Forces Ohio State to Squeak One Out

    There were 20 to 30-mile-per-hour gusts with a high of 61, and that forced quarterback CJ Stroud and the Buckeyes to find another way to win against struggling Northwestern. Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros....

    November 5, 2022
  • So Long, Frustration…It’s Party Time For Tigers

    Three straight years of regional championship losses couldn't deter Versailles from taking a fourth bite of the apple and tasting sweet victory Saturday in the Division III title match....

    November 5, 2022
  • Division IV Regional: Bremen Blows Past Fort Loramie To Another Final Four…!

    Winners in straight sets, the #1-ranked New Bremen Cardinals blew past Shelby County League representative Fort Loramie to capture the Div. IV regional title...and advance to the state Finals, seeking their third title in volleyball in five years....

    November 5, 2022
  • Simply Miraculous: Blasingame’s Return Ignites Coldwater Past Huron

    Coldwater's Marcel Blasingame (#5, above) accepts congratulations from teammates after coming off the bench Friday to lead the Cavaliers to a 14-3 comeback win over Huron in a Division V playoff game. Three weeks ago, he broke his left leg, requirin...

    November 5, 2022
  • Tippecanoe Shuts Down Trotwood In 43-14 Rout

    Tippecanoe didn't return much experience from 2021, but has found an array of reliable threats on what's shaping up as a well-rounded roster that's taken the Red Devils into the Division II regional semifinals....

    November 5, 2022
  • Liberty Knocks Off Top-Seeded Jerome, 28-14

    Dublin Jerome's Tarek Tzagournis (11) brings the heat on Olentangy Liberty's Ryan Shapker, but the Patriots brought down the curtain on their top-seeded opponent with a 28-14 upset of the Celtics. (PressPros Feature Photo by Brian Bayless)....

    November 5, 2022
  • Northwestern Should be Steppingstone for Ohio State

    The Buckeyes are No. 2 in the first College Football Playoff rankings, but there's not much they can do to improve their standing against Northwestern, an opponent with a disappointing 1-7 record. Mark Znidar writes his weekly preview for Friday Pre...

    November 4, 2022
  • Central Ohio: Week 12…Regional Semifinals Await

    Top seeds can't coast now that the Playoff field has thinned, meaning teams like No. 1 Dublin Jerome will need more plays like this interception by Cole Saneholtz to survive and advance. (PressPros Feature Photo by Brian Bayless)....

    November 4, 2022
  • Versailles Rolls; East Falls In Five At D-IV Regional

    Versailles knows what it feels like to flirt with a regional championship, but the Tigers hope the feeling of hoisting the championship trophy will be a new experience for them on Saturday. ...

    November 4, 2022
  • Week 12: The Contenders Emerge….

    A week after an awful collection of blowouts across the state, the tops seeds (Marion Local, New Bremen, above) begin to step forward in Week 2 to prove, or state their case, for regional relevancy....

    November 3, 2022
  • McCoy: Will ‘Deuce’ Go Wild This Year For UD

    The reigning Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of The Year started all 35 games and led the team in minutes played.  Now he's back, in the media spotlight, and ready to become a "man among men" in the A-10. Hal McCoy writes UD Flyer basketball....

    November 3, 2022
  • New Bremen, Fort Loramie Sweep Their Way To The Div. IV Regional Finals

    One advances, and one goes home...What Wednesday night's regional semi-finals lacked in drama, they more than made up for in executionary excellence.  New Bremen and Fort Loramie swept back Jackson Center and Russia to claim a berth in Saturday's Div...

    November 2, 2022
  • Day Concerned Only about State of Buckeyes

    Ohio State is ranked No. 2 in the first College Football Playoff rankings, but the lone goal is to take down 1-7 Northwestern to keep or improve that status. He doesn't care about "Tunnel-Gate'' or any other outside noise. News from the mid-week pre...

    November 2, 2022
  • Hooley: Holden’s 25 Powers OSU Rout Of Chaminade

    New faces make an auspicious entrance...Rough patches are bound to arise, and maybe a pothole, as well. But Ohio State's youth (Brice Sensabaugh, above) seems blissfully unaware of the danger that lurks in the Big Ten as it begins the 2022-23 season....

    November 1, 2022
  • McCOY: UD Flyers Commit ‘Capital’ Offense

    It was only an exhibition game against Division III Capital University, coached by former UD player Damon Goodwin, but the UD Flyers took it seriously in front of a full house in UD Arena to post an 80-42 victory....

    October 30, 2022
  • Shelby County League Volleyball ‘Sweeps’ Into Division IV Regional Round

    Avery Brandewie (above) and the Fort Loramie Redskins advanced Saturday to next week's Division IV regional tournament, along with fellow Shelby County League members, Russia and Jackson Center. Read more about it in Sunday's Press Pros....

    October 30, 2022
  • Ohio State’s Huge 4th Quarter Takes Down Penn State

    The Buckeyes scored four touchdowns after going down 21-16 with 9:26 to play on two touchdown runs by TreVeyon Henderson, a touchdown catch by Cade Stover, and a pick six by JT Tuimoloau.  They stay unbeaten with thrilling win in Pennsylvania. State ...

    October 29, 2022
  • Dayton Flattens Valpo With Late Chisholm Touchdown

    The Flyers showed their fourth-quarter mettle again with key plays on offense and defense...improve to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in the Pioneer Football League with 31-24 win over Valparaiso. Jeff Gilbert writes the story for Sunday Press Pros....

    October 29, 2022
  • Stephey, Schmiesing Carry Minster Past Recovery

    Any concern about Brogan Stephey's late-season injury has gone away much easier than Minster will now that its sophomore QB is back and has a running game to go with his throwing abilities....

    October 29, 2022
  • Braylen Rocks, Coldwater Rolls Over North Union In Division V Opener

    Quarterback Braylen Harlamert clicked on all cylinders in the backup role, and the rest of the Coldwater Cavaliers returned to predictable form (Jack Broering, above) in a 41-7 win in the opening round of the Division V playoffs. Read about the game...

    October 29, 2022
  • Late TD Drive Lifts Marysville Over Coffman

    In a back-and-forth affair that knocked paint off plenty of helmets, Marysville wound up with a final stop that Griffin Johnson celebrated and a 28-24 victory over Dublin Coffman. (PressPros Feature Photo by John Hulkenberg)....

    October 29, 2022
  • Romero, Wrestling Buckeyes Going Trophy-Hunting

    With a host of talented veterans like Mechanicsburg's Kaleb Romero and a collection of highly-touted freshmen, Ohio State has designs on denting Penn State's rein atop NCAA Wrestling. Bruce Hooley writes for Friday Press Pros....

    October 28, 2022
  • Week 11: The Journey Begins, And Teams Out To Prove….

    Can Marion do it one more time? The #1s vs. #16s may not be that thrilling in Week 1 of the playoffs, but like the stock market, the good stuff is to be found amongst the blue-collar games between mid-seeds trying to prove that they're better than t...

    October 27, 2022
  • Ohio State in High Alert Mode for Penn State

    The Buckeyes were closed-mouthed during interviews, and that's a clear sign that they realize how difficult their task will be to beat Penn State in Happy Valley. Read Mark Znidar's preview in Friday's Press Pros....

    October 27, 2022
  • Day Looks For Answers For Buckeyes Running Game

    Although the result was a 54-10 victory over Iowa, tailbacks TreVeyon Henderson and Miyan Williams had nowhere to run and made things difficult for quarterback CJ Stroud. Columbus, OH. – Ohio State is ranked No. 2 nationally behind 2021 national cham...

    October 27, 2022
  • McCoy: The Importance Of Being Malachi Smith

    What ails Malachi?  No one's saying, for sure.  But one thing is sure...history proves the Flyers aren't the same team if he can't play. Hal McCoy writes Flyer basketball for Press Pros....

    October 26, 2022
  • Loramie, Russia Roll In District Volleyball….

    Not on Kate, you don't!...Russia's Kate Sherman smothers the shot attempt of Lehman's Taylor Geise during Division IV district semi-final volleyball action in Troy Tuesday. Two Shelby County League teams, Russia and Fort Loramie, advanced to the wee...

    October 25, 2022
  • Encore: The ‘Dean’ Is Still Here…And Looking For More In Piqua

    In his 30th season as the coach of the Piqua Indians, Bill Nees is a hall of famer, a state champion, and among Miami Valley football colleagues, the 'dean' of area coaches. Having eclipsed 200 career wins, he prepares for another playoff journey th...

    October 25, 2022
  • What We Saw Last Week…Oct 24, 2022

    What we saw in the final football rankings, and tournament seedings, represents the changing standard of Ohio football.  Does it make sense? Or does it make cents? 1-9 is playing 9-1 in Division I. Read more in today's Press Pros feature....

    October 23, 2022
  • Who’s Hot…Matt Burgbacher – Tippecanoe High School

    Matt Burgbacher – Tipp City Head Football Coach In a culture of coaching where the public asks too often, what have you done for us lately, and without regard for…’treat it good while you’ve got it’…you cannot over...

    October 23, 2022
  • Dayton Offense Rallies Behind New QB Hamm

    The defense and the special teams were doing their part. And when Shane Hamm started making plays, the offense brought the Flyers back for a three-point victory. Jeff Gilbert writes for Sunday Press Pros....

    October 22, 2022
  • Ohio State Defense Picks Up Balky Offense

    Don't let the points fool you...the Buckeyes' defense (Zach Harrison, above) allowed for time for the offense to finally catch up in Saturday's 54-10 romp over visiting Iowa at Ohio Stadium. Mark Znidar writes the story for weekend Press Pros....

    October 22, 2022
  • Berlin Breaks Fast, Pulls Away From Hayes

    Upset in the first round of the OHSAA Playoffs last season, Olentangy Berlin parlayed a fast start into a comfortable victory this time, with quarterback Harrison Brewster leading the way.  By Chris Miles Powell, OH – In a distance race, it’s often b...

    October 22, 2022
  • Dominant Marion Rolls Over Coldwater To Claim MAC Title

    Kyle Otte (above) and #1-ranked Marion Local's running game supplied most of the 351 yards of offense, and the defense pitched its seventh shutout of the season to secure the outright MAC football title Friday with a surprising 35-0 shutout win over ...

    October 22, 2022
  • Milton-Union Wins TRC Title Behind ‘Dog-Gone Good D

    Milton-Union scored touchdowns on two of its first three plays and the defense was equally impressive as the Bulldogs beat Riverside 51-7 on Friday night. The 10-0 regular season was Milton's first since 1982 and sends the 'Dogs into the postseason w...

    October 22, 2022
  • Workmanlike UA Beats Davidson For Central Title

    Davidson’s Mikey Clark couldn't get away from Upper Arlington on this kickoff return, nor did any of his Wildcats' teammates fare much better with a stingy UA defense all night. (PressPros Feature Photo by John Hulkenberg). ...

    October 22, 2022
  • Ohio State’s Smith-Njigba Might Return For Iowa

    The star-spangled wideout missed the previous three games with a hamstring issue, and it would help having him against a Hawkeyes defense Saturday that is ranked No. 3 nationally. Mark Znidar previews OSU-Iowa in Friday Press Pros....

    October 21, 2022
  • Central Ohio, Week X: It Comes Down to This

    Dublin Jerome has tailback Luke McLoughlin back healthy as the regular season ends, but there's work left to complete for the Celtics and other title-chasing teams in advance of the Playoffs. (PressPros Feature Photo by Brian Bayless)....

    October 20, 2022
  • Tournament Volleyball, Sports’ Equivalent To A Blind Date

    You don't know what you'll get until you get there, which make the next two weeks of area volleyball an irresistible reason to show up and watch....

    October 19, 2022
  • Day, Assistants Remember 55-24 Iowa Loss in 2017

    The offensively challenged Hawkeyes are coming to Columbus to play Ohio State on Saturday, and the coaching staff is reminding the players about that awful day five years ago, and to be on guard. Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros....

    October 19, 2022
  • Tom Cappell Encore: The Last Hunt With Uncle Mel….

    It was painful to think about him being gone, but when I think about our last day together it always brings a smile. For that day was especially good, and one I'm happy to share. A classic tale of the pheasant field from former outdoors columnist T...

    October 18, 2022
  • Buckeye Baseball Needs A Different Kind Of NIL

    The question of what it takes to win in college baseball is not as simple as name, image, and likeness. What's just as important are the names, images, and likenesses that sit in the stands and watch. Read more:...

    October 17, 2022
  • Buckeyes Show Positive Signs In UC Exhibition

    Up to his old tricks...Marcus Ernst went 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs in the first seven innings of the Buckeyes' Sunday exhibition with the University of Cincinnati. Some things familiar, some things new, and the coach's impressions in the latest Press Pros ...

    October 16, 2022
  • Who’s Hot: Braylen Harlamert, Coldwater High School

    Braylen Harlamert – Coldwater High School We’ll never know how things would have unfolded had Braylen Harlamert’s first pass Friday night at Versailles not bounced off the arms of a defender and directly into the hands of teammate Blade Buscher...

    October 16, 2022
  • Dayton Rebounds From Shutout Just Like Coach Expected

    The defense is stout and the offense does enough under new quarterback Shane Hamm on the road in upstate New York....

    October 15, 2022
  • Russia’s Dave Borchers Leaves Imprint, Impact

    Words to the wise from the lessons learned from wise men who walked among us almost anonymously.  They're old-fashioned and unappreciated in today's world...men like Dave Borchers and Brian Harlamert. Columnist Bruce Hooley writes for Sunday Press P...

    October 15, 2022
  • McCoy: Fans Get Quick Glimpse Of 2022-23 UD Flyers

    They're expected to be good, and the old familiar suspects did nothing in Saturday's scrimmage to damage the optimism.  Hal McCoy writes for Press Pros. Hal McCoy writes for weekend Press Pros....

    October 15, 2022
  • Arlington Climbs Back Into Central Contention

    With a chance to clinch a share of the OCC Central Division championship, Dublin Coffman came out flat and allowed Upper Arlington back into the race entering the season's final week....

    October 15, 2022
  • New Bremen, Homan, Ground Game, Rolls Over Minster

    44 of his 178 rushing yards on this play....New Bremen's Hunter Schaefer had a big night, scoring three touchdowns in the Cardinals' 45-21 win over the Minster Wildcats. Read about the game in Saturday's Press Pros....

    October 15, 2022
  • Putting It On The Line … Bulldogs’ Offense Has Bite

    Following its 51-0 victory at Northridge on Friday night, Milton-Union set up at Week 10 showdown with Riverside for the TRC title. Behind a standout offensive line, the Bulldogs ended the Polar Bears' shot at an upset with four first-half TDs and a ...

    October 15, 2022
  • Harlamert Keeps Cavs Perfect Without Blasingame

    It looked dicey when do-it-all quarterback Marcel Blasingame went down early, but Coldwater found a way to survive Versailles in overtime and preserve a monster MAC title matchup in Week 10 at unbeaten Marion Local....

    October 15, 2022
  • Griffith’s Pick-Six Gets New Albany Past North

    New Albany’s Chidi Mabatah pursues Pickerington North’s Chris Lewis in an OCC Ohio showdown that turned on big plays by the defenses, the last of which tilted the outcome to New Albany. (PressPros Feature Photo by John Hulkenberg)....

    October 15, 2022
  • Buckeyes Defeat Pitt 5-3 With 12 Hits, Sharp Pitching

    It was only a practice game, but first-year coach Bill Mosiello liked what he saw after 12 hard practices loaded with fundamentals…and new faces. Columbus, OH – There was a lot going on inside Value City Arena on Friday with “The Millennium Tou...

    October 15, 2022
  • Ohio State Going into Bye Week 6-0 and in Great Shape

    Head coach Ryan Day has no problems with this week's break in the schedule because the team will work on technique and fundamentals...and they get time off to get healthier....

    October 14, 2022
  • Central Ohio, Week IX: Division Titles In Range

    Hilliard Bradley quarterback Bradyn Fleharty hopes to free the Jaguars from a five-game losing streak and wreak havoc in the OCC Central Division race (PressPros Feature Photo by Brian Bayless)....

    October 13, 2022
  • Hal: UD Flyers Out To Prove George Bernard Shaw Is Wrong

    Like the first robin in spring, the return of hall of famer Hal McCoy is a welcome sight, writing about UD Flyer basketball, picked by the experts as the team to be beat this winter in the A-10 Conference....

    October 13, 2022
  • Week 9: What They’re Contending For….!

    Serious games headline our Week 9 pick list...in the TRC, the MVL, the MAC, and the WOAC.  Titles and seeds are on the line in some do-or-die situations. Who wins? Read this week's Friday night 'Picks'....

    October 13, 2022
  • Loramie ‘Ruins’ Things, Denies Russia Outright SCL Volleyball Title, 3-1

    Not meant to be...Hoping for their first outright title in recent history, rival Fort Loramie spoiled the night for coach Aaron Watkins (above) and the Russia Raiders. Loramie won in four sets to claim a share of the title. Read more in Wednesday's...

    October 11, 2022
  • Jeff Gilbert: Former Piqua Standout Ben Schmiesing’s Smarts Spark Dayton Defense

    Piqua graduate and linebacker Ben Schmiesing is distinguishing himself as a student-athlete, likes making plays on defense, and loves being a member of the Flyers’ football fraternity. Columnist Jeff Gilbert writes his story of Tuesday's Press Pros....

    October 11, 2022
  • What I Saw Last Week…October 10

    Things that turn me off to Sunday football, the police state that has become major league baseball...and seeing history without destroying it in the process....

    October 10, 2022
  • Who’s Hot: Jackson Kleather…Tippecanoe High School

    Jackson Kleather  – Tippecanoe High School It was not only interesting, but quite telling – how Tippecanoe coach Matt Burgbacher explained his willingness to accept a first-quarter field goal in an eventual 23-20 win over Piqua. Faced wit...

    October 9, 2022
  • Chamberlin A Genuine Gem In A Desert Of Counterfeit Personalities

    As good at his craft, and as genuine in his regards for others as they come, Dayton's Rick Chamberlin is a dying breed in culture of contemporary college football coaches....

    October 9, 2022
  • Third 6 TD Game of Season Nets Buckeyes’ Stroud Big Ten Record

    As good as they come....Quarterback CJ Stroud became the first Big Ten quarterback in history to throw for six touchdowns in a game three times in the same season...as the Buckeyes romped over Michigan State in East Lansing. Press Pros' Mark Znidar ...

    October 9, 2022
  • Flyers Smoked By Butler, Shut Out For First Time Since 1976

    The Dayton Flyers played poorly at Butler, and paid for it with their first shutout loss in 501 games, dating back to 1976. Read about it in Saturday's Press Pros. (Photos by Julie McMaken Wright)...

    October 8, 2022
  • Coffman Blitzes Davidson With Early Lightning

    Hilliard Davidson's Colin Neimeister (6) wraps up Dublin Coffman tight end Braden Dougherty (9) on this catch, but the Shamrocks passing game had more than enough early success to provide a comfortable cushion in their 28-14 victory (PressPros Featur...

    October 8, 2022
  • Tipp Finds Late Magic To Overcome Piqua

    Steeled by the painful lessons from a two-week-old defeat, Tippecanoe reached down and found enough to rally past Piqua and end an extended streak of frustration against its MVL Miami Division rival....

    October 8, 2022
  • Blasingame, Coldwater Tested, Outlasts New Bremen In MAC Showdown

    It wasn't a skip in the park..but quarterback Marcel Blasingame's 147 yards and three rushing touchdowns helped Coldwater stay unbeaten with a 35-28 win over New Bremen in Friday's MAC showdown. Read about the game in Saturday's Press Pros....

    October 8, 2022

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