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Jul
24

The Reader Speaks (And Loudly)…July 24th, 2021

To our recent post about summer baseball, those who agreed and disagreed came out of the shadows to share their own views and experience on finding a better solution for those…who want to play without wearing a winter coat. Enjoy the latest comments from our readers.

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Jul
11

The Reader Speaks…July 12, 2021

Mid-summer and many of the locals are traveling while lots of first-timers from our audience weigh in on pouting athletes,  Covid fear, community baseball….with some excellent ‘first-timers’. Read, and enjoy!

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Jul
2

Lost Ballparks, And The Subtleties Of A Photo….

Old photos never die, they just get better.  And what people remember about old ballparks and old ballplayers is often better than the experience when it happened.  Read and enjoy what someone sent this week to Press Pros.

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Jun
23

The Reader Speaks: June 23, 2021

The latest from those who read, have read, and whether they like, or not, they’re reading…on state tournament(s) coverage, OHSAA tournament venues, youth baseball, and DeWine.  Thanks for letting us know. Enjoy the latest edition of the ‘TRS’ (The Reader Speaks).

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Jun
13

Tourney Update: Lincolnview’s Magical Ride Derailed in D-IV

Hard to watch it end…Lincolnview’s magical tourney run came to an end at the hands of the most improbable baseball champion in modern OHSAA history. With just eleven players on their roster, Warren took the Division IV title, 4-0.

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Jun
13

Tournament Update: Akron Hoban Skips To Div. II Title

It took them five tries and and ten innings to do it…Akron Hoban wins its first OHSAA baseball title in ten innings over Bloom-Carroll. Read about the game on Press Pros.

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Jun
13

From The Tournament: CHCA Claims Division III Title

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy claims the Division III baseball title with a 4-1 win over Archbold. Read details of the game on Press Pros.

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Jun
11

From The State Tournament: Images From Opening Day…..

In perfect weather the 2021 OHSAA state baseball tournament got underway Friday with good play, and one very ‘big’ surprise in Division II. On day two Lincolnview and Fort Loramie play for a spot in the Division IV Finals on Sunday.

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Jun
2

The Reader Speaks..June 2, 2021

Remember this? Some have yet to forget as they’re already asking about MAC football in this edition of the Reader Speaks – along with central Ohio sports, amateur baseball and stuff for the good of the order. Read!

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May
23

Loramie Scores A First – Sweeps Press Pros Awards

It hasn’t happened previously, but due to the remarkable run of success on and off the court at Fort Loramie High School, seniors Grant Albers and Jadyn Puthoff sweep the 2021 Press Pros Shelby County League Scholar-Athlete awards.

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May
17

Press Pros Scholys…To Be Announced This Week

Earlier than in previous years, the annual Press Pros area scholarships for journalism, scholar-athlete from MAC and SCL to be announced this week.

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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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