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Jul
18

McCoy: An All-Star Break Report On The Reds

From the depths of their start, to the pinnacle of the last month, Hal McCoy on why the Reds are what they are and what they’re likely to be between now and October.

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Jul
11

McCoy: Rose’s All-Star Collision Heard ‘Round The World

50 years of Pete Rose, then and now…And what happened in Cincinnati nearly a half century ago, 48 years, to be exact, is etched in my mind as if it happened last year. Let me share some details of the ’70 All-Star game – as Paul Harvey would say – the rest of the story. Hal McCoy remembers…in today’s inside feature.

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Jul
9

Hal Answers…July 9, 2018

As the fortunes of the Cincinnati Reds have improved, so too, it seems, is the interest in readers who write to hall of famer Hal McCoy – about Jim Riggleman, Tyler Mahle, and where to the Reds go from here. Enjoy the latest installment of ‘Hal Answers’ in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
3

McCoy: C-J Does It Their Way To Take Division II Title

It hadn’t happened for a long time…a baseball title in the city of Dayton. But Chaminade-Julienne made history Saturday night by winning the city’s first since 1970, when it was won by…Chaminade! Read about the game from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jun
2

McCoy: Coldwater’s Division III Run Ends Because Of South Range Glovework

Cavaliers’ quest for seventh state championship stopped by newcomer South Range, which made three game saving defensive plays to win, 3-2.

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Jun
2

McCoy: ‘Eight Is Enough’ For Fort Loramie To Win Division IV Title

Redskins, down 4-0 in the fifth inning, put all eight eggs in one basket, an eight-run inning that featured three triples, en route to an 8-4 win over Hicksville in Division IV title game. Read about the game from Hal McCoy, on Press Pros.

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May
31

McCoy From The State Tournament: Coldwater Pours Hot Water On Minford

Coldwater took advantage of its big-game experience…and Minford’s lack thereof, to score early, and often, and win in run-rule fashion. The Cavaliers advance to Saturday’snDivision III state final game seeking their seventh state title in baseball, all-time. Read more from Hal McCoy.

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May
31

McCoy From The State Tournament: Loramie Gets ‘Ultimate’ Sacrifice

In the tournament’s first Division IV semi-final game, the Fort Loramie Redskins rolled into Saturday’s championship final on Shane Hilgefort’s sacrifice fly…Jared Middendorf’s pitching. Read more on the game from Hal McCoy. (Update: Loramie will meet Hicksville on Saturday, which beat White Oak, 4-1)

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Apr
19

Hal McCoy: On Price’s Firing And The Reds’ Future….

If you think this was all about Bryan Price, think again. His firing was the culmination of bungled priorities, tired cliches’, bad pitching, bad hitting, and bad base running. And fans, with or without Price, get used to more of it.

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Apr
3

Hal Answers: Volume 2

In our second installment of readers’ questions for hall of famer Hal McCoy…Reds on the ‘cheap’, players you’ve never heard of, why the big hurry, and politics in the broadcast booth. Got one you want answered? Send it to us at Press Pros. Have yourself some Hal in today’s inside feature.

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Mar
7

Hal Answers: March 7, 2018

Another baseball season, and another opportunity already for baseball fans to send their questions to Press Pros columnist and hall of famer Hal McCoy…regarding Reds baseball, baseball in general, or other matters that may have confused you for years. Enjoy!

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Mar
4

Hal McCoy: Darrell Davis Celebrates Senior Day…22 points In UD Victory

Darrell Davis scored 22 points, and reached the 1,000 point plateau for his Dayton career. But the best thing – the Flyers beat George Washington at UD Arena Saturday…on Senior Day! Read about the game from Hal McCoy.

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Feb
21

Hal McCoy: Is ‘The Greek Freak II’ Coming Of Age For UD’s Flyers?

Tuesday, Kostas Antetokounmpo played for a glorious 19 minutes…and the Flyer Faithful gave him a standing ovation when he left the floor late in the game, hoping they had just gotten a sneak peek of what might be in the future. Read about the game from Hal McCoy in our latest UD feature.

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Feb
17

Hal McCoy: UD’s Landers (Gold), Crutcher (Silver) Pace Flyers Past “International” Fordham

The Flyers rode the hot hand of Trey Landers and Jalen Crutcher to a convincing win over Forham…complete with an Olympic flavor.

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Feb
7

Hal McCoy: UD Slams, And Jams, And Dunks Duquesne…

The Flyers enjoyed a rare shooting night to remember Wednesday, and atoned with emphasis an earlier loss to the Duquesne Dukes. Read more about the game from hall of famer Hal McCoy in our latest University of Dayton feature.

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Jan
24

McCoy: Dayton Pulls The Surprise On Davidson…

The Flyers ride the steady game of sophomore Trey Landers, and pull the surprise…a 65-64 win over visiting Davidson.

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Jan
20

McCoy: The Numbers ‘Do’ Lie…UD Bullied By The Rams

Percentages weren’t enough…UD’s numbers were nice, but Rhode Island’s 17-1 first half run too much to overcome. The Flyers fall to 8-9 on the season with an 88-74 A-10 loss to the league-leading Rams. Read more about the game with Hal McCoy in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Jan
20

McCoy: The Numbers ‘Do’ Lie…UD Bullied By The Rams

Percentages weren’t enough…UD’s numbers were nice, but Rhode Island’s 17-1 first half run too much to overcome. The Flyers fall to 8-9 on the season with an 88-74 A-10 loss to the league-leading Rams. Read more about the game with Hal McCoy in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Jan
12

McCoy: Snow Storm Outside, Torrid Flyers Ambush VCU Inside…!

Darrell, Dealin’…They made it look easy. Dayton set a school record for made ‘threes’ (17), and all five starters finished in double figures in a blowout win over Virginia Commonwealth. Read about the game before you shovel your walks…in the latest Press Pros inside feature from Hal McCoy.

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Jan
6

McCoy: Flyers Take A Backward Step In Loss To UMass…

It was a reach, at best…Coming off their best performance of the season in the win against St. Bonaventure, Josh Cunningham (above) and the Dayton Flyers took a step backward Saturday, losing to an under-manned UMass team at UD Arena. Read about the game from Hal McCoy in the latest Press Pros feature.

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