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Nov
29

The Sum Of Expansion, And Was The ‘Fuss’ Worth It?

We packed in an extra week of games, and a lot of extra travel and fuss. But in the end…check out who’s playing this weekend in Canton. And answer this question.  Who’s surprised?

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Nov
28

What I Saw Saturday…Michigan Desperate For Win

In the history of mankind there’s two things that are hard to argue, or win against.  One is Mother Nature.  Two is the law of averages.  And weather had nothing to do with the Buckeyes losing to Michigan.  The law of averages, in human terms, had a lot to do with it.

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Nov
25

Things We Actually Should Be Thankful For…On Thanksgiving

I don’t mean to be cliche’, or this to be just another token Thanksgiving column. But on this day in particular I’m taking inventory of those things that still make my life a lot better than it would be if I didn’t have them.

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Nov
22

Meechie’s Last-Second ‘Three’ Lifts Buckeyes Past Seton Hall

Meechie’s Big Shot….EJ Liddell and Justin Ahrens were brilliant, the defense clamped down on a hot start by #21 Seton Hall, but it took some last-second heroics by freshman Meechie Johnson (below) to lift Ohio State past Seton Hall in the Fort Myers Tip-Off tourney.

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Nov
22

What I Saw This Weekend…The Other Half Watches

As excited as Darke County and Mercer County are to have three teams vying for a spot in the OHSAA state football finals in two weeks…outside the area there might be more interest — as the state watches and wonders about the MAC. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Nov
20

One Grand Parade…!

Sidelined for the past two years because of Covid and concerns over political objection, the annual Remembrance Parade honoring those who fought at Gettysburg returned this weekend to huge crowds and adoring recognition.

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Nov
17

The Most Community-Friendly Regional Final This Week…?

Can’t speak for the rest of the state, or the rest of the divisions.  But if you’re asking about which local playoff football game has the greatest mutual community interest this weekend, look no farther than the dream matchup along route 119 in Mercer County…Marion Local plays St. Henry. Read more in the latest Press Pros update.

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Nov
16

Thoughts On The Passing Of Dick Finn, Former OSU Baseball Coach

I knew him for four developmental years of my life.  And while they weren’t all good years, I learned something from former OSU baseball coach Dick Finn that’s universal about school, sports, business…and life.

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Nov
14

New Knoxville Shows Its Mettle As D-IV Champs

It took four sets and the anticipation of an entire community.  New Knoxville wins the Division IV volleyball title over St. Henry to take its place among MAC volleyball royalty.

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Nov
14

Coldwater Blasts Mechanicsburg, And That Old Familiar Feeling

It took just two plays for Coldwater to impart its playoff voodoo on #1 seed Mechanicsburg Saturday night.  And Tanner Muhlenkamp made it academic in a 42-6 romp. Read about the game in Sunday’s Press Pros.

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Nov
13

New Knoxville Shows Its Mettle As D-IV Champs

It took four sets and the anticipation of an entire community.  New Knoxville wins the Division IV volleyball title over St. Henry to take its place among MAC volleyball royalty.

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Nov
13

Bellbrook Leaves Tipp Out In Cold, Out Of The Tournament

They used their monster running attack, dominated physically, and proved to be the better team…as Bellbrook brought an end to Tipp’s season in the regional semi-finals at Sidney. Read about the game in Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Nov
11

New Knoxville Will Meet St. Henry To Determine Another MAC Champion

Behind 30 kills by Carsyn Henschen, and a united resilience to adversity, New Knoxville ousted South Webster in the Division IV volleyball semi-final to meet St. Henry in Saturday’s championship match.

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Nov
11

St. Hank Comes Up Aces, Advances To Division-IV Final

What a rush…St. Henry celebrates the final point from Brianna Siefring (middle, below) following Thursday’s 3-1 win over Monroeville in the OHSAA Div. IV volleyball semi-final round at the Nutter Center. Read about it in our inside feature.

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Nov
11

Fear, As Another Sign Of Who We Are…

We hear it over and over.  “I’d like to say something – respond to what I read and hear.  But I won’t because I’m afraid to.”  The realities of living in the world of ‘woke’. 

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Nov
8

What I Saw Last Week…McNeilan’s Return To Versailles’ Sideline

Twenty years ago I wrote about him as the fullback on Al Hetrick’s last Versailles championship team.  Now, Ryan McNeilan is the team doctor, and young enough to still have a feel for competition. Read more in our inside feature.

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Nov
7

All Systems Go, Marion Local Rolls Past Loramie

Marion Local amassed 422 yards of offense and spread it around, while the defense looked in championship form, holding Fort Loramie to just six points – nearly perfection. Read more in the latest inside feature.

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Nov
7

A Family’s Baseball, World Series Memories, As Close As Each Other

World Series retrospective…Sixty years after Wally Post was one of baseball’s most feared power hitters for the Reds, the Phillies, and the Indians, his memory lives on through a family dedicated to his memory…and each other. Read about them in weekend Press Pros.

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Nov
7

All Systems Go, Marion Local Rolls Past Loramie

Marion Local amassed 422 yards of offense and spread it around, while the defense looked in championship form, holding Fort Loramie to just six points – nearly perfection. Read more in the latest inside feature.

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Nov
6

Piqua Wins Physical Slugfest With Withrow To Advance

Senior Jasiah Medley had them dancing at the end, accounting for 200 of Piqua’s 244 total yards in a physical, thrilling 17-13 regional quarter-final win Friday over Cincinnati Withrow. Read about the game in Saturday’s Press Pros.

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