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May
11

The Reader Speaks…May 11, 2020

The latest reader responses to Press Pros content since mid-April, with opinions, pro and con, on summer baseball…sports and the pandemic…and umpiring war stories.  Enjoy the latest installment of ‘The Reader Speaks’.

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Apr
16

The Reader Speaks…April 16th, 2020

The sun rises on the latest reader responses…on what ‘I Will Follow Him’ really means (if anything), should there be default state champions, the day Elvis died…and more. As always, we appreciate your support, and for taking the time to contribute in today’s ‘Reader Speaks’ feature.

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Mar
26

‘TRS’, March 27…Corona, Hoard, Znidar Head Your Comments

No sports to watch live, so Press Pros Readers have made the most of our recent posts.  In this edition of TRS (The Reader Speaks)…they share opinions on the Corona sports shutdown, and the recent columns from Greg Hoard and Mark Znidar, among other topics.

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Mar
15

Area Bowling Stars, And A Champion Crowned In Sidney

The cancellation of the state basketball tournaments and some other sports opens a door for long-overdue recognition of standouts in a different winter sport…including a new state champion in Sidney, their first. Read more in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
14

Greg Beals’ Weekend…Virus Impact One Step Higher

Like so many other competitive activities, sports at the next level (Buckeyes baseball) is another casualty of the coronavirus.  All dressed up for the home-opener weekend, Greg Beals (below) and his team has no game to play. Read today’s Press Pros feature.

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Mar
2

The Reader Speaks…March 3, 2020

This edition of reader comments dealt largely with one topic – that of our recent post on mismatched blowouts in tournament basketball games.  And the readers, pro and con, left little question as to their own passions.

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Feb
17

The Reader Speaks….In Defense Of ‘Baseball’

For those who question why we spend the time to cover the Buckeyes instead of local kids, we ask…does Conner Pohl (below, from Arcanum) count? Appreciation today from some who wrote over the weekend to make sure that everyone knows…amateur baseball – Little League, high school, and college – does matter. Read more!

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Feb
6

The Reader Speaks…Feb. 7, 2020

The latest mail received from January posts…on wood stoves…poor shooting in high school basketball…loyalty to the Browns…cheating in baseball…and equal time for unequal performance. Your comments to Press Pros in today’s inside feature.

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Feb
5

For Pride And Standing…Versailles Pulls MAC Surprise

Sophomore Jay Mumaw (pictured) and the Versailles Tigers pulled the surprise in Tuesday’s boys MAC bowling tournament, beating Coldwater in match finals, 3-1. Read more about it in today’s Press Pros bowling update.

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Jan
5

The Reader Speaks…January 5, 2019

What’s wrong with this picture? Well, there’s no one watching, of course…and the latest ‘Reader Speaks’ comments deal with that, along with stories on rabbit hunting, the OSU-Clemson game, and ‘flopping’ in basketball. Enjoy the best of what we’ve received in today’s feature.

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Jan
4

Showdown At McBo’s…New Bremen Rolls Past Coldwater

In a showdown for first place in the Western Ohio High School Bowling Association, New Bremen rolled a pair of school records to top Michael Schoenherr (below) and favored Coldwater. Read more in the latest bowling feature on Press Pros.

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Dec
16

Our 2019 Area Football COTY…Anna’s Nick Marino

He did what a generation ago no one forsaw, or even thought possible.  Anna’s Nick Marino defied history in taking the Anna Rockets to the 2019 OHSAA Division VI title…in FOOTBALL.  And for that, and the way he did it…he garners Press Pros recognition as our area coach of the year.

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Nov
20

The Reader Speaks…Nov. 18, 2019

The mailbag was full again this time with comments relative to volleyball, football, competitive balance…and yes, even one who found something negative to say about bowling.  Enjoy the best of what the readers write in this week’s forum.

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Nov
16

Covington Overcomes Adversity, Southeastern

Covington lost two key players early in its regional semifinal game, but the “next man up” mentality lifted the Buccs’ to a 36-20 victory and spot in next week’s regional title game. Greg Billing writes the story for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Oct
30

The Reader Speaks…October 30, 2019

The latest of letters (emails) from readers of Press Pros, mostly pro (a few con), with their views on…Northridge coach Bob Smith, the Friday night ‘Picks’, Jason Schondelmyer, Charley Pride, and Riley Huelskamp. Read today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
7

The Reader Speaks…October 7, 2019

The latest batch of responses seem to crack down on not what we say, but how it gets said.  And in the case of the Reds and the Bengals…is there any other way to actually say it? An enjoyable read from people like you…in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Sep
24

The Reader Speaks…September 24, 2019

Our recent columns on why kids…and adults…behave badly has obviously touched a nerve, as evidenced by letters received since we published on the second week of September. Comments from our readers highlight today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sep
23

What We Learned In Week 4….

If you paid $75 to watch Ohio State beat Miami on Saturday, did you feel like you got your money’s worth?  And if that cost $75, what would you pay this week when the play Michigan State?

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Sep
7

Mistakes, Big Game ‘Cool’ Lifts Minster Past Covington

Behind the level-headed mindset of senior quarterback Jacob Niemeyer and the downhill running of senior Alex Schmitmeyer (below), the Minster Wildcats captured a big road win over a gritty Covington team on Friday. Read about it in today’s Press Pros MAC feature.

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Sep
3

The Reader Speaks…September 3, 2019

The first edition of reader comments for another school year…regarding the future of football – why Cleveland is still a Browns town – why baseball is losing its appeal – and one reader suggested we set our sights higher…for soccer! Read the latest in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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