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Mar
1

Why Baseball Matters To Me…And To Many Of You!

He was the first big leaguer I ever met personally…and my chance meeting with Wally Post set me on a baseball path that’s sustained me for much of my life. On the threshold of another baseball season I’ll explain what that means to anyone who’s played? Read today’s Press Pros feature.

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Feb
28

Buckeyes Baseball: Bullpen Huge Piece In Shortened Season

With opening day a week away, the Buckeyes look for some areas of quick certainty in a shortened season of uncertainty, and no place more important than the bullpen. Our final tuneup for Buckeye baseball in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Feb
27

Masteller’s Record Night Sends Anna Past Meadowdale

Unstoppable…Isaiah Masteller (below) and McKane Finkenbine combined for 72 points, and Masteller would score a school record 46 in the Anna Rockets’ 96-85 sectional title win Saturday over Meadowdale. Read about the game in the latest Press Pros post.

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Feb
27

Whatever Happened To Dave Dudley…..?

He was a former baseball player who couldn’t hit, but hit it big in country music with one song that the trucking world (and anyone driving late at night) adopted as their personal motivation to get home. A quick read – and a listen – you’ll remember and enjoy.

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Feb
27

‘Card’ Sharks…New Bremen Outlasts Marion For Sect. Title

It was physical, it was thrilling, and it was prototype MAC basketball.  And New Bremen played well enough, and long enough, to overtake Marion Local in overtime for the sectional title. Read the latest Press Pros feature.

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Feb
25

Wolf Paces Minster, New Knoxville Shuts Down Marion

Ivy, of course…Ivy Wolf played well, shot well, and led Minster to a convincing win over Fort Recovery, while New Knoxville knocked out Marion Local in the other Division IV district final Thursday at Wapakoneta. Read the latest Press Pros feature.

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Feb
24

Another Year, A Few More Pains…And Nothing Different

On the occasion of turning another year older this week, let me share the reality of people with experience, why we are what we are, and that life goes on with, or without you.

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Feb
23

The Anonymous #1…Tri-Village Opens Impressively

Lost on much of the Ohio basketball public, Tri-Village, with Layne Sarver (#15, below) is unbeaten, ranked #1 in Division IV, and prepared to reprise their title run of 2015.  What others don’t know…is their own problem. Read about the Patriots in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Feb
23

Carroll Ends Tipp’s Run…2nd Half Dooms Devils’ Season!

Can’t stand to watch….Up by nine points at halftime, the roof caved in on Tipp’s season in the second half, with a 57-48 loss to Carroll in the district semi-final game. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
22

Lehman’s Season, Pat Carlisle, And The Time Capsule….

Excited over their 14-5 record, and relevance in the current Division IV sectional tournament, Lehman basketball fans can justly claim that it’s been a long, winding road since they felt this way…way back then!

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Feb
21

How ‘Dirt Bag’ Baseball Is Working For The Buckeyes’ Nick Erwin…

Waiting not-so-patiently with everyone else to play baseball sometime this spring, Buckeyes third baseman Nick Erwin has no issues with any of it.  After what he’s been through, all he wants is to get back on the field.

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Feb
20

Russia, Lehman, JC Sweep Piqua Saturday Sectionals

Xavier Phlipot (below) led Russia in scoring and to a win over Newton as Shelby County basketball took honors in Saturday’s Division IV sectional triple-header at Piqua. Read about it in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Feb
20

Russia, Lehman, JC Sweep Piqua Saturday Sectionals

Xavier Phlipot (below) led Russia in scoring and to a win over Newton as Shelby County basketball took honors in Saturday’s Division IV sectional triple-header at Piqua. Read about it in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Feb
19

Masteller’s ‘Big’ Night Powers Anna Past Mechanicsburg

Frustrated by a slow start, Anna’s Isaiah Masteller (below) warmed to the task and put on a show, driving the Anna Rockets to a workman-like win over Mechanicsburg in the D-III sectional opener at Northmont.

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Feb
18

East Bows Out To Cassoni, Waynesville In D-III

Miami East got off to a slow start…and never quite caught up with a mercurial talent named Isabella Cassoni (below) and the Waynesville Spartans. The Vikings bowed out of the Division III tournament sectional Thursday, 40-25. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
17

Rematch Set…Anna, Arcanum Advance At Covington Div. III

It was no contest as Anna and Ella Doseck (below) easily wiped past Northridge, and Arcanum coasted over Indian Lake to set up the anticipated rematch of last year’s Division III sectional final. Read more in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Feb
15

How Do We Make Boys and Girls Tournament Basketball…Better?

Marooned with winter, snow, and awful TV, have you taken inventory on things you’ve seen enough? And more important, are lopsided tournament games one of those things? Do you care?  And how do you fix it? Opinion offered in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Feb
14

Totally Todys…Bucks’ Catcher An Anchor In Uncertainty

In a winter off-season of don’t know what to expect next, the Buckeyes know exactly what to expect from senior catcher Brent Todys. He’s going to play…and produce! Relax from the winter storm with a little baseball in today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
12

The Game You Expected…But Anna Claims Title Share

Isaiah Masteller scored 21 points and Anna’s defense turned the tables on Jackson Center to split the season series and claim a share of the Shelby County League title. Read about the game in Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Feb
11

Best D-III Team You Don’t Know…Arcanum’s Mission

Hailey Unger (below) and Arcanum made a statement with their play Thursday, pursuing a season-long quest.  They easily dispatched Twin Valley South…with a bigger mission in mind.

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