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Jun
5

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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May
26

Ohio State Runs Out Of Arms, Falls To No.1 Minnesota

Ohio State’s tired bullpen collapsed in the sixth inning against Minnesota Saturday, resulting in the team’s elimination from the Big Ten tournament after reaching the semifinals.

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May
25

Unexpected Heroes Help OSU Past Michigan In Big Ten Tournament

Seth Kinker and Tyler Cowles still had their say, but a cast of unlikely characters provided Ohio State with the extra boost needed to move on to the final four of the Big Ten tournament.

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May
24

Stellar Pitching From Feltner & Kinker Secure Shutout For OSU…

Ryan Feltner and Seth Kinker delivered exactly what the Ohio State baseball team needed in Thursday’s do-or-die win against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Consequently, the Buckeyes are still alive in the Big Ten tournament.

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May
23

Purdue’s Andrews Pitches Boilermakers Past Buckeyes In BIG Opener

An outstanding performance by Purdue starting pitcher Tanner Andrews and an inescapable sixth inning lead to an Ohio State loss in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament, forcing the Bucks into the losers’ one-and-done bracket.

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May
22

Seth Kinker Snubbed For First-Team All-Big Ten

From Omaha…The seeds are in, the games are set. But when the Big Ten announced the coaches’ all-conference selections Tuesday, a notable omission from the first team was Ohio State senior reliever Seth Kinker.  Some reaction from Omaha on the eve of the tournament in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
2

From The Baseball Field To The Hunting Woods…

It was his son’s first chance at taking a whitetail deer, and he wasn’t going to miss it…bad back and all. Former Dayton Flyer coach Tony Vittorio shares his outdoors story as a Press Press guest writer.

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Nov
27

The Last Hunt With Uncle Mel….

It’s painful to think about him being gone, but when I think about our last day together it always brings a smile. For that day was especially good, and one I’m happy to share. A classic tale of the pheasant field from guest writer Tom Cappell, in our latest Press Pros inside update…sponsored by Olde English Outfitters.

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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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