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Nov
10

McCoy: Indiana State (without Larry Bird) Gives Flyers Stern Test In Opener

Indiana State, sans Larry Bird, gave the Flyers a stern test on opening night, in the ‘new’ arena, with a lot of new faces on the floor and a ton of anticipation in the stands. Hal McCoy was there for Press Pros.

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Nov
10

McCoy: Neither Food Poisoning Nor Marist Can Slow UD Offense

The perfect recipe…Dayton’s offense was again cooking, scoring 59 while giving up 35 in a win over Marist to move to 6 and 3 on the year, and 4 and two in the Pioneer Football League. Hal McCoy writes the story in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Oct
26

McCoy: San Diego Ignores Rain To Rip Flyers, 50-38

Adam Trautman caught only three passes and UD was without No. 1 running back Sean Prophit. Translation: Jake Chisolm was a more than capable stand-in, but the Flyers couldn’t stop a potent San Diego attack Saturday at Welcome. Read Hal McCoy’s accout in today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
26

McCoy: San Diego Ignores Rain To Rip Flyers, 50-38

Adam Trautman caught only three passes and UD was without No. 1 running back Sean Prophit. Translation: Jake Chisolm (below) was a more than capable stand-in, but the Flyers couldn’t stop a potent San Diego attack Saturday at Welcome. Read Hal McCoy’s accout in today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
20

McCoy: Nestor, Injuries, And Stetson All Problems…Too Much For UD

Hurricane conditions and a well-prepared football team spelled doom for the UD Flyers…as the Stetson Hatters applied both in UD’s 38-21 Pioneer Football League defeat Saturday in Deland, Florida. Read Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
12

McCoy: Defense Struggles, But ‘O’ Carries UD Past Valpo

Another week and another record for Adam Trautman (below)…Dayton gives up more yards and points than they would have liked, but for good reason.  Nonetheless, the Flyers improved to 4 and 1 with a win in Indiana over Valparaiso. Hal McCoy writes the story in today’s Press Pro feature.

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Oct
7

UD’s Trautman Record Setting, Flyers Rip Jacksonville

Tight end Adam Trautman became the all-time leader in pass receptions, and quarterback Jack Cook set a record for most TDs in a game. Aside from that, all the Flyers was send Jacksonville back to Florida with a 28-point loss. Hal McCoy writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
5

UD’s Trautman Record Setting, Flyers Rip J’ville

Tight end Adam Trautman became the all-time leader in pass receptions, and quarterback Jack Cook set a record for most TDs in a game.  Aside from that, all the Flyers was send Jacksonville back to Florida with a 28-point loss. Hal McCoy writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
3

Hal McCoy: Why Baseball Is Losing Its Appeal…

Baseball worries that its fans are being turned off.  And what do they do?  It constantly trades favorite players, changes the rules, and eliminates the plays that have generated excitement for decades.  To paraphrase Casey Stengel, “Doesn’t anyone know how to run this game?” Hal McCoy shares in today’s inside feature.

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Jul
27

Hal McCoy: Don’t tell me baseballs aren’t ‘juiced’

You think the 2019 major league baseballs aren’t cherry bombs waiting for detonation?  Last week a foul ball hit the concrete aisle beside a dugout and bounced into the upper deck.  Hal McCoy shares his own thoughts on MLB’s worst-kept secret.

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Jul
19

Hal Answers: Volume 7…July19, 2019

New questions for Hal McCoy on the Reds, and why no one bunts…comparing bad Reds now to bad Reds past…shouldn’t the baseballs be switched…and why to they even play baseball in Florida?

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Jul
2

Hal Answers: Volume Six

Stuff you won’t read anywhere else – your questions and some frank answers from hall of fame writer Hal McCoy…on the sad demise of former all-star Reds second baseman Johnny Temple…would anyone hire an 83 year old pitching coach…and why Hal no longer appears on Reds TV broadcasts. Today’s feature on Press Pros.

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Jun
17

Hal Answers: June 17, 2019

The latest questions from fans of baseball, and the latest answers from baseball hall of famer Hal McCoy, who doesn’t promise you’ll be happy with the answers – just willing to face the music if you’re not. Always an enjoyable read…Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
9

Cavaliers Win 7th State Title With 1-0 Gem….

Go crazy, broadcaster Jack Buck once said…Jacob Wenning pitched a four-hit shutout and scored the game’s only run (below) Sunday night, sending the Coldwater Cavaliers to their seventh state title in baseball. Hal McCoy writes the story for Press Pros in our final tournament update.

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Jun
9

At The Tourney: C-J Wins Second Straight In Division II

They used their superior pitching again, and seven timely hits to achieve the second Division II baseball titles in as many years for the Chaminade-Julienne Eagles. And coach Mike Barhorst rides off into the sunset a winner. Read Hal McCoy’s account in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jun
8

From The Tourney: Coldwater Does It (Wins) Abnormally

Frilling starts on the mound, moves to second base, then returns to the mound to finish. Cavaliers come from behind to beat Roger Bacon, 12-7, and advance to Division III state finals.

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Jun
8

From The Tourney: CJ In Line For Repeat, Beats Van Wert

Squeeze it…The Chaminade-Julienne Eagles are going back to the Division II title game with their win over Van Wert in Saturday’s first semi-final game. Read hall of famer Hal McCoy account of the game on Press Pros.

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Jun
7

Minster Runs Into Lefty Bound For Wright State

Minster’s bid for fourth state Division IV title gets halted by Hillsdale, 1-0. Jay Luikart, a future Wright stateRaider, holds Minster to two hits, just a touch better than Minster’s Austin Brown. Jacob Niemeyer (pictured) walks off after he was retired for the game’s final out. Hal McCoy writes the story from Akron.

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Jun
7

Mentor Short-Circuits Springboro’s Division I Hopes

Panthers’ first trip to state tournament halted, 4-0, on a two-hitter by Mentor’s Justin Wilson.  Springboro’s Tyler Kean impressive before departing for Ohio State.

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Jun
3

Hal Answers: Volume 4

From far and wide, your questions for Hal McCoy on this and that, here and there, then and now related to baseball.  A little bit of everything in his most recent ‘Q’ and ‘A’. Enjoy a good read in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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