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May
3

The Reader Speaks…May 3, 2021

Immediate response from Press Pros readership over the OHSAA’s recent decision to expand the high school football playoffs.  One called it…another sign of our times. Read the latest sent to Press Pros in our latest feature.

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Apr
17

Spring Game: Nothing Official On Who’s Quarterback

The final verdict fans hoped would be rendered on a starting quarterback didn’t happen Saturday at the end of Ohio State’s spring practice, and it likely won’t happen until the Buckeyes reach game week in late August. Steve Blackledge shares highlights of the OSU spring game.

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Apr
7

The Reader Speaks…April 8, 2021

Reader postscripts from the state basketball tournaments and other recent topics.  We’re always pleased to hear from you and enjoy some different perspective. Check out today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
22

The Reader Speaks…March 23, 2021

Reader comments flooded the mailbox last week over officiating in high school basketball, tournament coverage, amateur baseball, and Geron Stokes’ leaving Minster to take the football job at Dublin Coffman. Enjoy a good post-tournament read in todays Press Pros.

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Feb
24

Reader Response: Blowout Tourney Games, And The ‘Fix’

It took a matter of days for readers of Press Pros to weigh in requisite wins to qualify for the state basketball tournament. And would it make the tournament process something you’d pay more to see? Interesting opinion from you, the readers, in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Feb
16

The Reader Speaks…February 17

As per usual, a lot of first-time writers shared their opinions from recent posts – on will we have a state tournament…are the Buckeyes for real…and has the state sabotaged the future of high school sports? Another good read in the latest post of the ‘Reader Speaks’.

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Feb
9

‘Blackie’…Steve Blackledge Joins Press Pros

The latest edition to our Press Pros writers roster needs little introduction, and certainly no break-in period.  He’s been writing high school sports (and a bit of everything else) for three decades.

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Feb
6

Big Numbers, Ambitions, Mark MAC Bowling Tourney

The action is hot at the inaugural MAC bowling tourney, hosted by Coldwater’s Pla-Mor Lanes. Maverick Nelson (below) represented the New Bremen Cardinals. Read more…..

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Feb
6

Big Numbers, Ambitions, Mark MAC Bowling Tourney

The action is hot at the inaugural MAC bowling tourney, hosted by Coldwater’s Pla-Mor Lanes. Maverick Nelson (below) represented the New Bremen Cardinals. Read more…..

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Jan
26

The Reader Speaks…January 27, 2021

The latest of reader responses with a change in year, and yet, some of the same old issues. As always, we appreciate your taking the time to share your opinions on Press Pros. Enjoy…..

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Jan
12

First Call: The Hal McCoy Scholarship Award, 2021

If you want a career like that of our resident hall of fame columnist Hal McCoy, or if you just want to teach the King’s English, you might want to read, and apply, for an annual Press Pros opportunity that can help your dream come true.

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Jan
5

The Reader Speaks…January 5, 2021

Holiday gatherings might have been subdued, but the holiday responses to Press Pros content were as strong as always.  Here are some of the best…on priority of content, support for hunting, the future of sports and Covid, and Woody Hayes slugging that player from Clemson in the 1978 Gator Bowl.  Thanks again, and enjoy.

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Dec
9

The Reader Speaks…My Best Gift Of The Season

Happy to be home, and to hear from on old protagonist. Forget about holiday shopping for me if you’re inclined. I’ve already received everything I could have wished for. Contempt for those who enjoy hunting…and from one who’s confused by the actual numbers and consequences of Covid 19…in the latest ‘
Reader Speaks’.

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Nov
26

The Reader Speaks, 11/2/20…Tourney Comments, More

It took no time at all to reap the harvest of reader response after a long, wet weekend of OHSAA football tourney coverage.  With appreciation for a lot of new voices, friends, and readers of the site, we’re happy to share your own thoughts about what you either did see…or weren’t allowed to see. Have a good holiday, and remember to give thanks for the first amendment.

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Oct
1

St. Henry Rallies To Take Down Minster In Volleyball…

They overcame slow start and caught fire at the end.  St. Henry improves to 9-6 with a four-set win over Minster in Thursday MAC volleyball. Read about the match in the latest Press Pros update.

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Sep
6

The Reader Speaks…August 6, 2020

A large response in recent weeks over fall high school sports…is it important for kids to have ‘fun’ (given the circumstances), politics governing sports, and the debut of the Press Pros Wednesday Night Huddle show. Read the latest ‘Reader Speaks’ feature.

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Aug
28

Wilson Scoreboard Tonight, New Names, And Expanded Coverage For Fall Sports…

If you’d like something different, or new, with your daily dose of Press Pros, you’re going to get it…with a full-blown debut with coverage of area high school football and volleyball. Read more.

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Aug
10

The Reader Speaks…August 10, 2020

Tons of mail in the past two weeks, dealing with the issue of health and sports, priorities, ‘faceless bureaucrats’, and most of all…our collective frustration with lack of leadership, lack of truth, or the perception thereof. Check out the latest readers’ comments.

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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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Jul
6

The Reader Speaks…July 7, 2020

Lots of first-time reader/respondents wrote to share their thoughts on…sports or Covid, sports and activism, summer baseball…and Hal McCoy and ‘grass roots’. Read what people just like you are writing to Press Pros in today’s feature.

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