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Sep
17

Memories Of September….

There was a time when one could not wait for the seasons, and the leaves, to change. Fall meant more than football at my house…it meant squirrel season, and time and lessons learned in the woods with my Dad. Sponsored by Olde English Outfitters, in Tipp City, today’s inside feature on Press Pros.

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Sep
15

The Challenge Of Being A Champion: Versailles’ Saturday Woes Continue….

Twelve games deep into their season, Division III champion Versailles struggled with another weekend opponent Saturday, falling to non-league Troy in five sets. A study in frustration thus far, read about the Tigers and coach Kenzie Bruggeman’s search for consistency in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sep
15

The Hemmelgarns’ Big Night Helps Coldwater Past Minster

Jake be nimble…Coldwater quarterback Jake Hemmelgarn (above, #10) had his best game to date – 387 total yards – in Friday’s game between top-ranked teams in Divisions VI and VII. Read about the game, and the Cavaliers’ win, in today’s Press Pros MAC inside feature.

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Sep
14

Thoughts On A Current Trend…Of Snubbing The Press

While the big boys in big markets cry because Nick (Saban) won’t talk, or Urban says the same thing when he does talk, I say…it’s not that big a deal. There’s more to a good story than just writing.

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Sep
14

When #1 Meets #2: Errors Costly As St. Henry Tops New Bremen…

#1-ranked St. Henry celebrated a Thursday win over #2-ranked New Bremen in Division IV MAC action…and in the minds of some a likely preview of tournament drama yet to come. Read about the match and enjoy the photos in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sep
13

When #1 Meets #2: Errors Costly As St. Henry Tops New Bremen

Net Gain…#1-ranked St. Henry celebrates its Thursday win over #2-ranked New Bremen in Division IV MAC action…and in the minds of some a likely preview of tournament drama yet to come. Read about the match and enjoy the photos in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sep
12

Anna’s Comeback Wins In Five…Loramie Fails To Finish

They saw their last-match lapse habit continue…How Fort Loramie lost an early advantage, and how Anna surged at the end to take a five-set win Tuesday in Shelby County League play. Read about the match in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sep
10

What’s Next For The Reds, And, Uh…The Bengals

I’m on the Cody Carnes theme again – nobody asked me, but – so let me share a prediction about the Reds. Votto (above) will hit. And, a very few words of prediction about your “Who Dey” Bengals, 2018. Because no one else is going to say it…read today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sep
10

Serena Williams, And Double Standards…..

When Serena Williams went on a rant last week about double standards at the US Open she did little to help the cause, other than remind us that when people of her reputation act that way…you usually get your way. And what’s not double about that?

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Sep
9

What’s Obvious (But None One Is Saying) About Area Sports….

A third of the way into the area fall sports season, some thoughts about a change in dominance. The girls, and volleyball (with players like Hannah Bruns (above), have taken center stage. Read more in our Monday Press Pros inside feature. Better yet…go see a volleyball match!

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Sep
9

Death, And Dealing With That Which We Cannot Control….

They say that bad things come in threes, and when they do come we’re seldom prepared to understand why. Which is why you live every day as if it might be your last.

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Sep
8

Zach Niekamp, St. Henry, ‘Clocks’ St. John…

No contest, and no question as to the better team, as St. Henry runs past a diminished Delphos St. John to open MAC play with an easy win. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros MAC feature.

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Sep
7

A Tribute To “Mo”…And The Man Who Made Bluegills Relevant

Our year of sadness at Press Pros continues, as we say goodbye to an iconic figure in area journalism…our colleague, and a friend to everyone who ever baited a hook. Jim Morris has passed, at 73.

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Sep
6

Exhausting, But Worth It…New Bremen Wins Battle Of Champions

It took ‘new-look’ New Bremen five sets to do it, but they proved again that there’s something about Cardinal volleyball that you just can’t measure. They beat the other MAC state champion Friday, the Versailles Tigers. Read about the match in today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
5

Swooshed…Nike’s Latest Statement May Cost Them Their Soul (Sole)

In an odd marketing move on Monday, Nike Corporation chose fallen NFL star Colin Kapernick to be the face of the company in their new ad campaign. For the sake of ‘sacrifice’, they might have chosen better.

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Sep
5

Nothing Comes Easy For Jackson Center…Nothing!

It was frantic at times, frustrating, and breath-taking at the end…as Jackson Center prevailed in a five-set win over Fort Loramie Tuesday. Their defense was such that one observer called it, “Like ants at a picnic. They’re everywhere.” Read more on the game in today’s Press Pros inside Shelby County League feature.

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Sep
4

What Sports, And Time, Has Meant To Me (And You)….

It slips up on you…time and the events that you either cherish or would as soon forget. Here’s part of my own list, and what I remember thinking when it happened. More often than not…I wasn’t even close to being right.

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Sep
2

Hal McCoy…And The ‘Man Cave’ Revealed

The oft-spoken-about source for years of Hal McCoy’s observations on Reds baseball, finally the facts are revealed about what constitutes the ‘man cave’. You might be – no, you will be – surprised. One of mankind’s great mysteries unraveled…in today’s Press Pros inside feature. Enjoy!

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Sep
1

Groundhog Day For Versailles…Div. III Champs Drop Five Set Match To Loramie

Their Saturday record continues to be a problem for the Division III defending champs. Versailles drops a grueling five-set match to Fort Loramie as the Tigers continue to play with early inconsistencies. Read about it on Press Pros.

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Sep
1

Friday Night ‘Special…Young Guns, Air Game, Help Coldwater Stun Clinton-Massie

They made even the tough plays (Will Broering, above, with his fingertip catch of a first quarter touchdown), and after five hours and ten minutes of football and lightning, the Coldwater Cavaliers surprised the state Friday with a stunning win over Division IV runner-up Clinton Massie. Read about it in today’s inside feature.

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