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Nov
14

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
9

Covington Overcomes Mental Mistakes, Advances In Playoffs

Covington got off to a fast first half start, then held off a Worthington Christian comeback in the second half to post a 33-27 opening night playoff win. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
9

Trojans Fall To Olentangy…Tradition To Be Continued

After a quick start, Olentangy unleashed its offense to score 42 unanswered points, ending Troy’s season and crushing the Trojans’ playoff ambitions for another year. Guest writer David Barger share the details in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
4

Fall Hunting, Fishing Times Are Here….

The cool fall days make for an ideal time to spend in the woods, or on the water.  Chances are, you enjoy either and be equally successful. Guest writer Dan Hickey share some details in the latest outdoor post, sponsored by Olde English Outfitters.

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Oct
19

Who Da’ Thunk It? Anna Runs Wild, Routs Coldwater

Division VI’s fifth-ranked team, Anna, ran wild and shut down the state’s top-ranked team, Coldwater, in giving the Cavaliers their first loss, 49-8, Friday night — a result that sent the Midwest Athletic Conference into a four-way tie for first place. Read the story in today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
14

Deja Vu: Versailles Loses Two-Set Lead, Match, To Troy

Deja vu comeback…Once again prosperity eludes the Versailles Tigers as the Troy Trojans used hustling plays from Emmie Jackson (below) to overcome a two-set deficit and win in five sets over the Tigers. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
14

Friday The 13th; But No Bad Luck For The Anna Rockets…

Anna laughs at superstition…no bad luck at all with a ‘black cat’ effort from Bart Bixler and Riley Huelskamp as the Rockets roll on in a win over New Bremen. Read about the game from guest writer Paige Thobe.

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Sep
2

Hunting Season Opens With A Challenge…Doves!

For the shotgunner itching for some challenging shooting before traditional upland hunting, and a different wild game on the table…don’t forget dove season! Outdoor columnist Dan Hickey tells you where, and how to do it.

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Aug
31

Covington Shocks St. Henry In Opening Win….

Special teams, some special plays, and youthful mistakes on the part of an opponent set the stage for a big opening night for Covington…and a road win over St. Henry. Guest writer Dale Barger tells the story in today’s Press Pros.

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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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