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Nov
15

Week 13: And Then There Were Two (Games)…..

The ‘Moore’ the merrier?…Fort Loramie’s offense revolves around arm and legs of quarterback Collin Moore (#3, above), who leads the Redskins in their first-ever regional final Friday against Convoy Crestview. Read our final installment of the Friday ‘picks’ for 2018 – today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
13

High School Bowling: A Passion For Pins…..

Versailles’ Jay Mumaw (above), and others, bear watching, and you may be surprised to see regular coverage of high school bowling on Press Pros this winter. But you’d be more surprised to go see for yourself…just how good “the next level of athlete” really is. A preview of what’s to come in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
10

Loramie Enters Unchartered Waters…Redskins Shut Out Lehman In Regional Semi-Final

Collin Moore was electric, and the defense pitched a shutout. Loramie makes a statement about its football pedigree with regional semi-final win over Lehman.

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Nov
10

Hail To The Champions…Versailles Wins Div. III, And The MAC’s 130th!

Not to rush things…but why not if you’ve just won your second consecutive title in volleyball? The Versailles Tigers knocked off Independence in straight sets to win their third overall, and the 130th in the history of the MAC. Read more about the Tigers in the latest Press Pros update.

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Nov
10

Bremen Falls In The Division IV Final….

The match, the title, and the season…New Bremen’s Blake Snider dives for a shot in Saturday’s Division IV title game with Tiffen Calvert. Seeking their second title in as many years, it was not to be on this day for the Cardinals. Read more on Press Pros.

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Nov
10

Agony Of Da’ ‘Feet’…Missed Kick Sends Coldwater To Regional Final

Big Night For Mitch (Niekamp, #41 above)…as the Coldwater Cavaliers bested MAC rival St. Henry to advance to next week’s Division IV regional final. Read about Niekamp and a cold, snowy playoff game of twists and turns in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
9

Statement Win: Versailles Crushes Tuscarawas Valley In Division III…

In straight sets 18-10 Versailles dispatched a 25-2 team to advance to the Division III Finals on Saturday and proved that the power seat of state volleyball is to be found in west-central Ohio.

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Nov
8

Resurrection! Cardinals Stay Aggressive, And Win….!

Match point (above) when match point didn’t look possible. New Bremen comes from two games down to overtake Monroeville, and win the Div. IV semi-final. Cardinals play now for a second straight state title. Read about it in Press Pros.

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Nov
6

Week One, And Some Basis For The Argument…..

If you noticed, Week 1 of the high school football playoffs gave some evidence that for the sake of quality the process is too big…and too many teams that won’t remember their weekend experience fondly. Maybe there is merit to the argument that less is more. Read about it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
5

Seth Lonsway, And The Awaited….

The Buckeyes’ sophomore lefthander raised some eyebrows when he turned down the Reds’ signing offer to become a Buckeye. Now, he’s anxious to prove that the decision, and the wait for his debut has been worth it. Our profile on Celina’s Seth Lonsway in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
5

Seth Lonsway, And The Awaited….

The Buckeyes’ sophomore lefthander raised some eyebrows when he turned down the Reds’ signing offer to become a Buckeye. Now, he’s anxious to prove that the decision, and the wait for his debut has been worth it. Our profile on Celina’s Seth Lonsway in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
4

Post-Season Business, As Usual…Minster Sinks The Riverside Pirates, 51-6

The best thing to be said about it was…it was a win and no one got hurt. Minster sunk the Riverside Pirates without much of a fight in their Division VII playoff opener. Read about the game as the MAC concluded first round play with a 4-1 mark…the latest Press Pros feature.

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Nov
3

Versailles Survives Mistakes, Miracles, And Mystery To Return To Final Four….

Lindsey Winner (above, right), points to match point as the Versailles Tigers withstood a stressfull, grinding, four-set match to best Marion Pleasant in the Division III regional final at Trent Arena. The Tigers now make their second consecutive trip to the Final Four. Read more in the latest MAC update on Press Pros.

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Nov
3

A Night Of Remembrance, As Marion Serves Notice…

Matt Rethman (in blue) battles a Spencerville player for the football as Marion Local extended the state’s most enviable streak at the expense of Bearcats in the opening round of the Division VI playoffs. And lest you doubt, the champions did plenty of reminding. Read more in today’s MAC inside feature.

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Nov
2

Div. III: Anna Falls In Four To Marion Pleasant, But Versailles Sweeps Miami East To Advance

Anna saw its tourney journey come to an abrupt halt after a fast start, while Versailles late-season momentum continued to build. The Tigers swept past Miami East in three straight to advance to Saturday’s regional final! Read more in today’s Press Pros tourney feature.

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Nov
1

Playoff Picks, Week 1: New Faces, And One And You Could Be Done…..

The stakes are higher as we embark on playoff football, 2018, and no one has a bigger challenge than Anna and RB Riley Huelskamp (above). OK, you wanted it, and here it is, the Friday ‘picks’ a day early…our best instinct about who wins in Week 1. Today’s inside feature on Press Pros.

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Oct
30

Sonny: Some Things I’d Change About Sports (And Sports Reporting)…..

With respect to what Hal McCoy and Greg Hoard have already shared about sports and change, I have my own…and if I had my way, I’d go a few steps farther, and probably melt down aluminum baseball bats (above). The final installment of things we’d change about sports – if we could – in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
28

What We Were Told, What We Saw…Who Did The Most In Area Football?

Who knew about Jake Hemmelgarn (above) back then?….As the regular season schedule is now concluded, a look back at those teams we wrote about in August, and from a perspective now of who actually accomplished by season’s end. Read and decide for yourself in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
27

They Found A Way…Coldwater Snaps Marion’s 36-Game Win Streak In Overtime

Evan Dysert celebrates the winning touchdown in overtime as Coldwater outlasted Marion Local, snapped their win streak, and won its way into next week’s first round of the playoffs. Read more about a thrilling conclusion to the regular season in today’s Press Pros MAC football feature.

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Oct
26

Seeing Red: #1 St. Henry Squanders Early Lead, Falls To New Bremen In District Final

New Bremen’s Josie Reinhart dives to save a point (above), but it was her serving in Game 3 of Thursday’s Div. IV district final that turned the tide of the match, and perhaps the Cardinals’ season. Read about it in today’s Press Pros tournament feature.

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