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Sep
26

Willis, Defense Dominates In Troy Christian Victory

A career night by a defensive end and some better-late-than-never offense carried to Troy Christian to its second win of the season…over Dayton Christian. Andy Anders writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
16

Of Squirrels, Kids, Dogs and Dads….

To the veteran of the woods, fall season means squirrel season and a bounty of enjoyment scanning the treetops for one of nature’s most overlooked, and under-appreciated delicacies. New outdoors contributor Jim Abrams shares a different twist.

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Sep
15

Out Of Sight, But Not Out Of Mind…Playoffs Loom Already

With Week 7 and the football playoffs looming, Press Pros looks at perennial opponents from other parts of the state, and their strength of potential challenge.  Guest writer Danny Huff shares information about teams and the playoff process in today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
12

Piqua Decimates Greenville On Senior Night…Within First Quarter

Piqua led 28-0 by the end of the first quarter against Greenville Friday, then cruised to a 49-0 win to highlight senior night. Andy Anders writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
9

Tipp Topples Troy In Five-Set Battle Of Undefeateds

The Red Devils rode key contributions from a first-time libero and several attackers to scratch out a 3-2 thriller against the Trojans. Lady Red Devil Corinn Siefring (pictured) totaled up 14 kills, one ace and added thirteen points in an important Tuesday win over Troy.

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Sep
5

Troy Finds Feature Back On Senior Night…In A Sophomore

Troy evens its record at 1-1, and unveiled a sophomore running back that captured the imagination of the moment, and who knows…the future? Since Nick Kawecki was in second grade, his father knew the now-sophomore speedster was destined to be a running back. And just as Jeff Kawecki first witnessed his son Nick breaking away […]

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Aug
29

Capitalizing On Mistakes…Piqua Turns Away Troy

Social distancing…Piqua’s Cory Miller does his best to distance himself from a Trojan tackler in Friday’s renewal of the ‘rivalry’. Piqua broke a four-game losing streak with a 26-10 win over Troy. Andy Anders writes the story for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Aug
26

The Pressure Of An Entire Town: Troy And Piqua In The Opener

They’ve played 135 times, overall, and Troy leads the series by a scant three games (66-63-6).  But that doesn’t begin to tell the story of how much this game means…even if it’s played this year before anyone knows, or appreciates it. Columnist Andy Anders experiences the Troy-Piqua hype for the first time on Press Pros.

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Jul
16

‘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
27

Collins Brings All-Around Talent To Cyclones

Collins brings all-around talent to Cyclones… though he once thought he wouldn’t be back. Rundown between third and home… Ian Salters (pictured) gets tagged out at the plate. Read Andy Anders’ feature story inside today Press Pros.

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Jun
20

Perfected By Pillows… Rindler’s Curveball Closes Victory For Marion

Success comes through all kinds of trial and error.  Marion Local Pony League pitcher Ian Rindler has a system that drives opposing hitters (and his mother) crazy. Andy Anders writes the story.

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Jun
20

Stammen Classic: “Firecracker” Learned From Minster’s Best…His Brothers

Learning the hard, but sure, way from two older Schmiesing brothers, Minster looks toward the future leadership of what’s hoped to be a baseball prodigy. Andy Anders writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Jun
18

What Has Happened To The Good Old Hunting Stories….?

It used to be the reason people subscribed to Field and Stream and Outdoor Life – they wanted a good story. Now writing about wildlife adventure is about as rare as the Dodo bird…and it follows a pattern.

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Jun
8

Karaffa Finishes Hot, Key Piece For 2021 Buckeyes

After a slow start for the first two weeks of baseball in Florida and Georgia, freshman Nate Karaffa ignited in the final two weeks to portend big things for the Buckeyes in 2021. Andy Anders writes his story for today’s Press Pros.

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May
4

Channels, Blues, And The Mighty Mizzou….

It was as good an education as I ever got in the outdoors, and by far the best eating. How I learned the fine art of catfishing. Outdoors writer Tom Cappell contributes today’s Press Pros feature.

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Mar
30

Cappell: Mind Over Matter Fishing….

Because some are forced to remain home-bound, the past memories of living ‘American’ have cast us in a different shadow. One man’s answer to quarantine as a positive health option. Guest writer Tom Cappell shares a poignant experience for the times.

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Mar
17

Cappell: A Sunday Crow Hunt….

At least once a year Uncle Mel would summon me to the farm for what he called a little off-season sharpening of the eye…and man’s way of keeping the balance of nature in place. I just called it…crow hunting. Tales of the outdoors with guest writer, Tom Cappell.

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Mar
10

Why Bluegills Excite Me…Still!

They’re the most popular and accessible of all fish to catch, and probably the least sexy.  But when it comes to just plain fun and the excitement of what might bite next, nothing beats catching bluegills. Outdoors writer Tom Cappell writes for Press Pros.

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Mar
1

Rebounding Pushes Versailles Over The Top In District Title

Dominant performances in the post from Lindsey Winner and Brooke Stonebraker combined with a spark from point guard Caitlin McEldowney pushed Versailles to a district title Saturday. Andy Anders writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
29

Anna Captures District Title After 17-Pt. Comeback

Anna women’s basketball pulled off a 17-point comeback in the final 11:30 of action Saturday to capture a district title against Arcanum. Contributing writer Andy Anders writes the story for our Press Pros tournament coverage.

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