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Aug
13

Cappell: Uncle Mel And The ‘Monkey’ Man

Della and Boss were his pride and joy. And my Uncle Mel was so proud of his dogs – so sure they couldn’t be topped by any other animal – he bet a month’s wages on it…and lost.

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Aug
2

Eagles’ Comeback Big Success For Buckeye State

Thanks to the collaborative efforts of divisions of wildlife, zoos, rehab centers and concerned landowners, the Bald Eagle has been removed from the endangered species list, and Ohio now has one of the Midwest’s most thriving populations. Guest writer Dan Hickey shares the story.

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Jul
27

Paige Thobe: Volleyball 2019…4th Annual Mark Ruschau Classic

If you had an itch for some pre-season volleyball, area teams from the MAC, the SCL, and the WBL got together for a little ‘scratch’ Friday at New Bremen’s annual Barh Ruschau ‘Classic’. Summer intern Paige Thobe shares the story.

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Jul
2

Dan Hickey: ‘The Pond’

There’s a lot more that’s important about catching fish…than just catching fish.  Guest writer Dan Hickey shares more than just bait and tackle…in today’s outdoor feature.

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Jun
28

Uncle Mel, Fence Posts, And The Birthday Marlin….

I wanted my own .22 so bad I could taste it.  But it took of summer of hard work and hard persuasion to make it happen…and my Uncle Mel coming to the rescue. A Tom Cappell classic tale in today’s Press Pros.

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Jun
14

Cappell: Thoughts On Hunting As I Knew It….

I’m at the stage of my life where I can truly look at hunting with a different perspective.  Have I done it the hard way all these years;  or, have I done it the right way?  I don’t expect you to agree with me, but my opinion…on how hunting has changed.

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Mar
18

How I Got Taken To School…By ‘Ol Ben

A summer of the greatest lesson in life. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch; and never underestimate the value of experience. Old eyes, and old habits, go down hard. Guest outdoors writer Tom Cappell returns to Press Pros with a classic story for anyone who remembers shooting clay targets behind the barn.

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Feb
28

A Commentary On Gun Shows…

I’ve been to a lot of events over the years, including World Series and Super Bowls. But I never felt safer around better people than I did at the country’s largest gun show. Thoughtful words about the noble trading of firearms, and the responsible community of gun enthusiasts from guest writer Tom Cappell.

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Feb
25

The “Eye of the Tiger”… for Versailles!

Versailles used a smothering defense to frustrate Anna and avenge a defeat from earlier in the season with a convincing 48-26 win in the sectional final at Covington High School.

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Feb
6

The Best Day Fishing…Ever!

I had never set foot on a frozen pond – it didn’t seem my style. But my first experience turned out to be not on therapeutic, but episodic. If you haven’t ice-fished, it’s just what the doctor ordered for a bad case of ‘cabin fever’.

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Jan
8

Hot Fishing With No Ice…On A Cold Winter’s Day

After a decade, it still stands as one of the best fishing experiences of my life, and it happened in the middle of winter. Here’s a hint about an off-season road trip that could be just as good for you. Enjoy our latest outdoors feature from columnist Tom Cappell, sponsored by Olde English Outfitters, in Tipp City.

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Dec
9

A Hunt In The Snow…

No amount of snow or cold weather can discourage a boy’s opportunity to claim his first ringneck pheasant…no matter how cold, or how many times it takes you to do it. A classic outdoor story shared by guest columnist, Tom Cappell.

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Nov
20

A Bird Story: Old Guns Are The Best Guns…!

It’s not popular to say with friends and some family members, but in my opinion if you want a dependable bird hunting experience carry a dependable shotgun, especially in snow and cold weather. Plan now if you’re thinking about late-season hunting. Outdoors writer Tom Cappell shares a story in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
4

Opening Day With Uncle Mel….

There was nothing more anticipated than the phone call from downstate…and the invitation to hunt my first opening day with Uncle Mel. To commemorate a generational tradition amongst outdoorsmen everywhere, columnist Tom Cappell graces the pages of Press Pros, sponsored by Olde English Outfitters, in Tipp City.

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Nov
3

Niekamp, St. Henry Far Too Much For Mechanicsburg

St. Henry ran away with their playoff opener, handling the Mechanicsburg Indians on the road behind a huge night from their star tailback. Columnist Andy Anders writes the story for Press Pros.

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Oct
27

Minster Dominates First Half, Clinches Home Playoff Game With Win Over Rival New Bremen

With home field on the line, Minster came out as the stronger, faster team and beat rival New Bremen 25-15 on the back of a huge first half.

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Oct
13

Butterfingers, But Butler Hangs On Enough To Beat Piqua….

Butler nearly fumbled away a golden opportunity against Piqua, but the Aviators escape with a 27-25 win over rival Piqua. Read Andy Anders’ story of the game in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Oct
7

Squirrels Along The Creek With Uncle Mel….

You talk about the experiences of your life that you’ll never forget…for a twelve-year-old boy his first morning of real hunting is one that ranks at the very top. To this day I’ll never forget it, or, the man who taught me what it meant.

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Oct
6

Anna’s Heroes Show Up, Lead Comeback Win Over Fort Recovery

Anna’s big-time players made the big-time plays needed for a big-time win Friday night over Fort Recovery. Columnist Andy Anders writes the story in today’s weekend edition of Press Pros.

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Sep
29

Young Buccs Come Of Age In Epic Battle…

Covington and Miami East have had some memorable battles over the years in a rivalry that dates back to 1959 and Friday’s 19-17 come-from-behind win by the Buccaneers ranks up there with the best games in the history between the two programs.

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