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Sep
25

Golden Bears Show They’re More Than Just Gresock

Upper Arlington didn’t loom as an Ohio Capital Conference favorite off its modest success last season, but the Bears continue to show themselves a legitimate title contender with their latest dominant victory.

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Sep
24

Golden Bears Show They’re More Than Just Gresock

Upper Arlington has turned its opponents, not just Bradley running back Trevor Schuler, upside down this season with a hard-hitting defense and an offense that’s showing it has plenty of teeth besides talented running back Carson Gresock (PressPros Feature Photos by Brian Bayless)

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Sep
23

Week 6, Central Ohio: OCC Division Play Intensifies

The push toward the Playoffs continues as the season passes the midpoint and division play in the Ohio Capital Conference begins in earnest.

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Sep
18

Neither Quarantine Nor Darby Can Keep Lincoln Down

Gahanna Lincoln sprinkled the rushing of Diore Hubbard (29) with dual-threat quarterback Maxwell Cummings and a nasty defense to ruin Hilliard Darby’s unbeaten season and its Homecoming. (PressPros Feature Photos by Brian Bayless)

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Sep
17

Neither Quarantine Nor Darby Can Keep Lincoln Down

Gahanna Lincoln sprinkled the rushing of Diore Hubbard (29) with dual-threat quarterback Maxwell Cummings and a nasty defense to ruin Hilliard Darby’s unbeaten season and its Homecoming. (PressPros Feature Photos by Brian Bayless)

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Sep
16

Week 5, Central Ohio: Darby, UA Hope To Stay Unbeaten

The midpoint of the regular season approaches and will be in the rear-view mirror after this week, which should provide a clearer picture of which teams have the stuff to ascend to the top of their Ohio Capital Conference division. (PressPros Feature Photo by Brian Bayless)

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Sep
16

Week 5, Central Ohio: Darby, UA Hope To Stay Unbeaten

The midpoint of the regular season approaches and will be in the rear-view mirror after this week, which should provide a clearer picture of which teams have the stuff to ascend to the top of their Ohio Capital Conference division. (PressPros Feature Photo by Brian Bayless)

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Sep
11

Troy Christian Flexes Muscle In Dominating Covington

Troy Christian encountered little resistance in its first ever league game, but the Eagles know the rest of the Three Rivers Conference schedule won’t be as inviting, starting with next week’s challenge from Milton-Union.

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Sep
9

Week 4, Central Ohio: Hilliard, Dublin Battles Loom

The expansion of the playoff fields in each region allow more margin for error, but teams under .500 need to get busy in what for most OCC teams will be their final week of play outside their division.

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Aug
29

“Too Much Went Wrong”… St. Henry Falls To Fort Frye

Their last gasp…Miserable conditions begat a miserable outcome for St. Henry after a long bus ride to Southeastern Ohio, where the Redskins saw a potential victory become a frustrating defeat. Bruce Hooley writes for Sunday Press Pros.

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Aug
28

Darby Flashes Passing Chops To Dispatch Bradley

Hilliard Darby did most of its damage through the air in a 21-13 win over cross-town rival Bradley, which benefitted from a sure tackle by linebacker Peyton Murphy (15) on Darby’s Nathan Burdick (12) on this play. (Press Pros feature photo by John Hulkenberg)

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Aug
26

Week 2 Central Ohio: A Hilliard Showdown; Elder Invades

Hilliard Darby’s option attack with QB Blake Horvath and RB James Hakes will probe the interior of cross-town rival Hilliard Bradley’s defense (Press Pros feature photo by Brian Bayless)

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Aug
21

Darby’s Youthful Defense Puts 17-0 Squeeze On Orange

Hilliard Darby’s defense bared teeth few figured it possessed to turn the Panthers’ opener into a comfortable win over Olentangy Orange on a night where everything felt blissfully bizarre.

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Aug
3

OSU QB Hopefuls Have Minds On Competition, Not Ewers

Incoming OSU quarterback Quinn Ewers is part unicorn (impossible to find) and part GOAT (given his perfect recruiting ranking), but the thunder of his footsteps suggests he’s a different animal in advance of his eventual arrival. Bruce Hooley writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
2

For The Man With Everything: OSU’s Next Big Thing

What do you give the man who has everything? More of what he already has, and now Buckeye coach Ryan Day has five-star high school quarterback Quinn Ewers enrolling early, and the ripples he’ll make diving into the Buckeyes’ quarterback battle are sure to be dramatic. Bruce Hooley writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Jul
28

Warren’s Failures Make OSU’s B1G Membership A Risk

With Texas and Oklahoma leaving the Big 12 for the SEC, every member of the Big Ten should be nervous about the future under the leadership of Commissioner Kevin Warren. That includes Ohio State, which may be motivated to react in a way unthinkable. Bruce Hooley writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Jul
21

If It’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing Right…And Difficult

Even if you deem the NBA unwatchable or irrelevant, there was an enduring moment that arose in the aftermath of the Finals that rang true for professional basketball and far beyond. Yes, all the way to the high school ranks of the State of Ohio. Bruce Hooley writes for Thursday’s Press Pros.

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Jul
5

Liddell Returns To OSU, And All That Comes With It…!

E.J. Liddell listened to what the scouts said and will return to Ohio State for his junior season, which raises the stakes for the Buckeyes on the court and establishes a test case for the value of an OSU basketball player in a football-obsessed market. Bruce Hooley writes for Monday’s Press Pros.

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Jun
29

Hooray, Ohio State Players Can Cash In…But, Now What?

Governor DeWine adds to the whip-saw remake of college athletics and gives OSU coach Ryan Day everything he wants, which is likely to thrill Ohio State fans…if and until it doesn’t. Bruce Hooley writes for Press Pros.

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Jun
19

Experience, Eye To Future Give Acme Baseball Impact

There are lots of options for young men in the midst of summer, but investing in their future baseball dreams under the watchful eye of their high school coach makes Acme baseball a wise investment of time and effort. Bruce Hooley writes for Sunday Press Pros.

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