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Oct
27

Fort Recovery, Marion Local Move On To D-IV Dist. Final

Worth a thousand words…Fort Recovery’s Kierra Wendel reacts to match point in Tuesday’s Div. IV district win over Lincolnview. In the night’s finale, Marion Local won over St. Henry to set up an all-MAC district final (one of two) on Thursday. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
27

Znidar: Buckeyes’ Opener Looks Better than Penn State Pratfall

Buckeyes had some defensive leaks in first half and the running game was a no-show, but coach Ryan Day and his staff get A+ after all the uncertainty with COVID-19 and long wait to play. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
25

Covington Takes ‘Rough Ride’ Out Of Playoffs….

Hoping for more and expecting better, neither played out for Covington in a forgettable playoff loss to West Jefferson. Read about the game in Sunday’s Press Pros.

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Oct
24

Ohio State Ready To Show Why It Wanted To Play So Badly

Buckeyes open season behind Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback Justin Fields, and as heavy favorites to defeat Nebraska. Mark Znidar writes for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Oct
24

Piqua ‘Thrown’ For A Loss…Falls To Anderson In D-II

The Piqua Indians ran into a hot quarterback, missed some opportunities, made some mistakes, made a run…and at game’s end came up a play short in a Division II loss to Cincinnati Anderson. Read more.

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Oct
24

Piqua ‘Thrown’ For A Loss…Falls To Anderson In D-II

The Piqua Indians ran into a hot quarterback (Jackson Kuhn, below), missed some opportunities, made some mistakes, made a run…and at game’s end came up a play short in a Division II loss to Cincinnati Anderson. Read more.

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Oct
22

The Reader Speaks…Oct. 22, 2020

We’re late in getting the latest in reader response to recent articles, and that’s on us.  But like always…we wouldn’t do this, or couldn’t do this…without you.  Enjoy the latest read, and thank you again.

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Oct
21

Commentary: Are You A ‘Hater’?

It’s become the most misused, and overused, word in modern culture, and usually because we don’t like it when we don’t get our way.  Some commentary today on what ‘hate’ actually is…and not just a difference in opinion. Read more.

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Oct
19

Remembering Margie…And No More Worries

Pets have a way, as you know, and when it comes time to say good-bye you’re never ready – worse than the kids leaving home, or even human demise.  Last week…we said good-bye to ‘Margie’. Enjoy her life, as we did.

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Oct
18

Ten Critical Minutes…Buccs Comeback Shocks Arcanum

Crowning score…Down 24-7 in the second half, Covington staged the biggest comeback in its playoff history as Trentin Alexander (above, #32) scores late to beat Arcanum and move Covington on in the Division VI tournament. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
17

All-Cylinders Piqua…Thrashes Harrison In DII Opener

Embarrassment of riches…Four different Indians scored Friday, and Ca’Ron Coleman (below) scored twice as Piqua opened tournament play with a thorough win over Harrison in the Division II regional. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
15

‘Knox’ Knocks Marion Local To Take MAC Title….

They weren’t the favorite at season’s beginning, but New Knoxville has become the darling of Division IV with wins in the span of a week over #1 New Bremen and #4 Marion Local…and oh yeah, the 2020 MAC champion. Read about the champs in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Oct
13

Things Flipped…New Knox Sweeps #1 New Bremen

Something to shout about…They saved their best for when it mattered most.  #2-ranked New Knoxville pulls a straight-set shocker with a win over defending champ New Bremen. Read about the match in today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
13

The Case For Joe Morgan…Baseball Talk…And A Story You Just Have To Hear

You can make the case for Joe Morgan that he’s the only five-tool second baseman in baseball’s hall of game.  And I will…along with some other weekend ‘entertainment’.

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Oct
11

You Can Go Home Again…The Symmes Valley Story

A story of perseverance and commitment…and none more poignant than the football story of the Symmes Valley Vikings, in Lawrence County, where 58 years has produced a winner and a special appreciation for past and present. Read about it in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Oct
10

“That Kid’s A Beast”…And What You Missed From The Stands

Lost in the yawn of Troy’s 49-6 blowout win Friday were some plays (performances) that would play against better teams…a hopeful harbinger of more good Fridays to come. Read more….

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Oct
8

When There’s No Alternative…And Nothing Better Than Do It Yourself

I’m saying goodbye to the garden this week, the finishing touches to soil, time and effort that once again been good to me, and for me.  And nothing can take its place…nor do I want it to.

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Oct
6

Rock’em, Sock’em…Marion Knocks Out Ft. Loramie

In a match that resembled a five-set roller coaster, #6 ranked Marion Local outlasted #4 ranked Fort Loramie with a finish that had ’em on their feet. Read about a Tuesday night ‘thriller’ in today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
6

There’s Playoff Football, And Then…There’s Playoff Football!

Family affair…This year’s open playoff format for high school football only magnifies the difference between those who get to play an added game…and those who’ve made title football a life experience (Marion Local’s Tim Goodwin and family with the 2016 title trophy, below).

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Oct
5

The Reality Of These (2020) Playoffs, And Beyond…..

The pretext of the 2020 football playoffs is as arguable as some of the games are apt to be competitive.  But given the conditions of Covid, it’s better than no football at all because kids get to play.  And the adults? That’s another matter. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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