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Oct
8

Bob Huelsman: My Last Article…!

On behalf of everyone associated with Press Pros we take this opportunity to thank our colleague Bob Huelsman for his time and loyalty in helping this website get off and running. We’ll take it from here, Bob!

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Sep
18

Bob Huelsman: My Old “Coach”….

Time passes on, and so do the men and women who shaped your life and made profound impressions. Like the old Reader’s Digest series, Paul Maltinsky was one of those people…a great coach and a most unforgettable character.

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Aug
27

Bob Huelsman: Again, I Beg To Differ

Don’t be swayed by the media profiling injuries in football as a reason for less participation…when my figures actually show the opposite!

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Aug
19

The Breakfast Club

A long-standing community tradition lives on every Friday, long before most have hit the snooze button…the issues of the day settled over coffee and breakfast by those who’ve been there, and done that. Read more in the latest Press Pros inside feature by Bob Huelsman..

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Aug
9

What’s Up…With The OHSAA And SWDAB?

What’s new with the coming sports season and school year? New faces, free parking, more coaching time in the summer, and a little cash!

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Jul
10

545 Against 300,000,000 People…!

The problem with our economy is clear and as easy to understand as can be. If we had a fraction of the money that we waste by sending it to Washington all “tax”payers would be able to pay their bills, educate their kids, pay for health insurance, and live the American dream. The average taxpayer never gets the forum to say it publicly, but our own Bob Huelsman does…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
19

Coaches…And The Kiss Of Death!

As a profession, coaches are the hardest working people around. But people look at them and appreciate their efforts as little more than adults having fun at recess.

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May
1

Public vs. Private…A Different Perspective

Issues Of Private vs. Public…As competitive balance comes to a head again, no one really knows the consequences of having it pass or fail. For all anyone knows, the biggest issue seems to be…is it possible to make someone, anyone, happy? Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature from Bob Huelsman.

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Apr
4

New Conference In The Works…?

Is there a new small-school athletic conference in the works? That’s a question to be answered, or should be answered, in the near future.

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Mar
26

Please, Don’t Make Me Laugh!

Contrary to what’s been written, or what you might think, not every athletic director is compensated in the manner written about recently…nor is every athletic director’s responsibilities the same. Read on.

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Mar
11

Lonesome Town…Where Coaches Go

To my former colleagues who lost their state tournament dream the past couple of weeks, I know just what you’re going through. You feel, and I still feel, just like this old song from the past.

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Feb
27

Do We Need A Mercy Rule (In Basketball)?

The question is how to eliminate the unsportsmanlike impact of lopsided games in the opening rounds of the girls’ tournament. The answer is not so apparent.

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Feb
9

I’m Back, And Catchin’ Up…

Changes in the football playoffs, more questions pertaining to competitive balance, and how you “might” spend your summer vacation head the list of latest OHSAA headlines.

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Jan
3

Separation Of Public And Private School Tournaments

What to do about public and private schools tournaments? Can we just compete for a unified title, or does everyone deserve a trophy?

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Dec
22

When You Wish Upon A Star…

For former Newton star Kyler Booher, stardom in one sport wasn’t enough. His real goal is yet to be fulfilled as he pursues what he hopes to be a professional future in golf.

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Dec
13

On Wrestling: Having One’s Cake And Eat It, Too!

If you liked my ideas about better competitive scheduling opportunities for small-school football, you’re going to love my thoughts about wrestling, I’m sure!

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Nov
28

Do Somethin’, Huelsman…!

I heard it for years when I was coaching, and now I have a chance to suggest something that would make a difference in the competitive makeup of Cross County Conference football.

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Nov
6

The “Grinch” Who Would Steal The Playoffs

The Sonny Fulks column advocating reduction of the football playoff process is counter to the goal of exposing as many deserving student athletes as possible to the ultimate competitive process.

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Oct
17

How Bradford Is Destroying The Image Of Purdue University…Right!

You’d like to believe that Division I colleges have more important things to do. But apparently strict enforcement of high schools borrowing from their marketing logos is at the top of the list.

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Oct
5

Cross Country…Alive And Well

Apparently, running has never been so popular. Cross country running is enjoying “boom” times, with an new venue announced for the 2011 OHSAA state meet.

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