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Nov
11

Too Much Marion For Spencerville…

Marion Local set up a rematch with MAC rival Coldwater in the Regional Final by dispatching an outmanned Spencerville team 35-0 at Piqua’s Alexander Stadium.

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Nov
4

Miami East Falls In “A Game Of Inches”…

Miami East came up inches short on a fourth down attempt of a potential game-winning drive with 1:23 left in the game and fell to Cincinnati Reading 27-25 in the opening round of the state playoffs. Read about the game in today’s Saturday Press Pros edition.

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Oct
23

What I’ve Learned From Guns…And Gun Men!

How do you best teach responsibility for human life to young people? Well once we did it hands-on. What it now illustrates is the breakdown of the American home, and the men who should be there now to teach the sanctity of life, even through firearms. A timely read from guest columnist Tom Cappell.

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Jul
3

The Grandest, And Best, 4th Of My Life….!

If you remember, and dream, of simpler and fun 4th of Julys, share in a wonderful story submitted by contributing writer Tom Cappell. Before politics and political correctness…the enthusiasm and fun of being a boy. Happy 4th of July!

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Jun
24

‘Coons In The Corn…

For those who profess to love all God’s creatures without reservation, some words about those willing to reconsider when the creatures come between them and their stomach. Guest writer Tom Cappell provides the latest weekend feature update on Press Pros.

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Jun
2

State Baseball Tournament: How Russia Won….

A stirring comeback, topped by a ‘sophomoric’ climax, sent the Russia Raiders to Saturday’s Division IV championship game against Minster.

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Jun
2

State Baseball Tournament: How Minster Won….

The D-IV portion of this year’s State Baseball Tourney will provide the most compelling matchup in this weekend’s season ending tournament. And everyone in Press Pros country will be cheering for a Minster-Russia rematch.

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May
28

Wildcats Hang On And Punch Ticket To Final Four

Minster hangs on for a breath-taking win over Leipsic to gain their bid in next week’s Final Four in Division IV, seeking their third state title. Read more in Press Pros.

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May
27

Wildcats (Minster) Dump Wildcats (New London) To Advance

Minster continued its run of hot baseball, beating New London and Kent State-bound pitcher, Ryan Lane, to advance to Saturday’s regional final.

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May
22

Tom Cappell: The ‘Queen’ In The Back Of The Safe…

Long overlooked as too rare, too expensive, and too fancy to shoot and have fun with, a story of appreciation for one of America’s best and most coveted guns of all time…the Winchester Model 52 rifle. Veteran outdoors writer, Tom Cappell, favors us with one of his tales about sporting Americana in today’s Press Pros feature.

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May
18

Sturwold’s Youngsters Show Grit In Sectional Final…

Fort Loramie took advantage of Triad mistakes to pull away for a 7-4 win in the Sectional Final in Piqua on Wednesday. Read More on baseball tournaments inside today’s Press Pros feature.

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May
12

Minster Slips Past St. Henry (Again) To Advance In Tourney

In a Sectional Tourney game expected to be close, it played out as expected. In a repeat from the MAC regular season, Mike Wiss’s Minster Wildcats edged John Dorner’s and St. Henry by a single run!

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May
10

Raiders Edge Flyers In A Classic Repeat

Like “deja vu all over again”, Dayton and Wright State hooked up Tuesday with the exact same results of their game earlier this season. Funny, unless you’re a Flyer fan…or Tony Vittorio. Read the latest Flyer update in today’s Press Pros.

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Apr
25

‘Skins (Wapak) Down ‘Dogs (Celina) In WBL Battle For First

A record crowd turned out to watch the two state-ranked powers battle it out for first place in the WBL. They got their money’s worth. Wapakoneta outlasted Celina in extra inning, 4-3.

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Mar
25

Turnovers Take Their Toll In Division Four Finals: Lutheran East Wins

The game featured two teams similar in a number of ways: Wellington and Lutheran East are both relative newcomers to State Tourney play,and both featured rosters with D1 length and athleticism. It made for an interesting Division IV final.

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Mar
25

No Luck Needed For The Irish On This Day…

In a contest that many of the fans in attendance figured to be a blowout, the Wauseon Indians stood tall for 29 of the game’s 32 minutes. Read more about the Boys state basketball finals by Stan Wilker inside Press Pros.

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Mar
12

State Wrestling: Romero Treats The Schott…

Mechanicsburg’s Kaleb Romero became the 29th four-time state champion in the history of Ohio high school wrestling and in the process treated his fans with a little O-H-I-O. Read more from the state wrestling meet in today’s Press Pros features.

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Feb
19

Barhorst’s (Barlage) HOF Induction The Crown On Something “Big”

When Ft. Loramie’s Faye Barhorst accepted a scholarship to play volleyball at UD she wanted to make a name for herself. Four years later…she’d made a name for the UD program that still stands tall. Read more in today’s special Press Pros feature from another Loramie native, Bucky Albers. (Photos by Erik Schelkin)

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Feb
14

A Message to All of You Who Support Us

Our 2017 coverage of college baseball begins this weekend, and with more than little appreciation for those people behind the scenes. Before the first pitch, a message…from University of Dayton pitching coach, Ryne Romick.

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Feb
8

From The Dugout: Pitching ‘Inside’….

Our 2017 series on learning baseball from those who teach it best debuts with this week’s feature on one of baseball’s most misunderstood pitches…from University of Dayton pitching coach, Ryne Romick.

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