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Jan
21

Better Than They Practiced…Minster Crushes Marion Local

Turnovers and points in transition…The essential showdown for MAC dominance in girls basketball lasted a quarter.  And then Minster turned on jets, and defense (below), and left Marion Local in their wake.

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Jan
20

Troy Squanders Big Night From Olden…Falls To Butler

Butler welcomed Tyler Montague back from an injury (below) and his 10 points of the bench. But Troy got 29 points from Shaeden Olden off the bench…and it wasn’t enough. The Trojans fell to the Aviators in Wednesday night Miami Valley League action.

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Jan
19

Buckeyes Flirt With Danger And Suffer The Consequences

In a league as deep and competitive as the Big Ten, there are no easy possessions – no easy shots. Ohio State and Duane Washington, Jr. (below) know that feeling all too well after another defeat in a game it controlled most of the way. Bruce Hooley writes for Press Pros.

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Jan
19

Questions Answered: From What We’ve Seen So Far….

At the mid-point of the area high school basketball season…we respond to readers’ questions as to the best teams – most improved, most interesting – and the most dynamic players (like Minster’s Ivy Wolf, below) we’ve seen. Our mid-term report in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
17

Loramie’s O-G Win: Mirror Images & The Tried And True

The bread and butter…Their win over #3-ranked Ottawa Glandorf had its beautiful moments, but it was hardly a thing of beauty. Still they won despite a sputtering offense…when they called upon the old tried and true. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Jan
16

Parks, And No Recreation…St. Marys Throttles Coldwater

Behind sophomore center Austin Parks’ 23 points (and a lot of blocks and deflections), St. Marys gains a weekend split with a dominating Saturday night win over Coldwater. Read about the game on Press Pros.

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Jan
16

Versailles’ Do-It-All Man…Landon Henry

Proficient in three sports (football, baseball and bowling), Versailles’ Landon Henry is good at all of them…and differentiates himself with his versatility. Read more.

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Jan
16

Versailles’ Do-It-All Man…Landon Henry

Proficient in three sports (football, baseball and bowling), Versailles’ Landon Henry is good at all of them…and differentiates himself with his versatility. Read more.

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Jan
15

Seven Tragic Minutes…St. Henry Quiets Versailles

It was ‘any given night’  for the first sixteen minutes.  But then fate, or defense, or the rim shrinking – something – flummuxed Versailles on their way to a 48-36 loss to St. Henry. Read more in the latest Press Pros MAC feature.

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Jan
15

Seven Tragic Minutes…St. Henry Quiets Versailles

It was ‘any given night’  for the first sixteen minutes.  But then fate, or defense, or the rim shrinking – something – flummuxed Versailles on their way to a 48-36 loss to St. Henry. Read more in the latest Press Pros MAC feature.

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Jan
14

Marion Stays In The Hunt, ‘Squeezes’ Fort Recovery

Big Shots At Big Times…Marion’s Lindsey Koenig’s shot at the buzzer gave Marion Local a 21-13 halftime lead, and they rode their defense Thursday for an eventual 42-32 win over Fort Recovery. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
12

Minster ‘D’ Crushes Russia…Second Half Dooms Raiders

Minster feasted off its defense, got a big moment from Bryan Falk (below), and held the Raiders to 10 points in the second half. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
12

Where Are They Now: Mykal McEldowney, And A Different Vision….

He grew up like most other kids in Covington, Ohio, and did many of the same things.  But when Mykal McEldowney left he found a rare and different talent for which millions now recognize him…and he likes the person it’s helped him become.

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Jan
10

What Would Woody Think…If He Were Here Now?

To a response received pertaining to this week’s ‘Reader Speaks’ column, it raised a wonderful question about former Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes.  What would he think…if he were here today?

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Jan
9

Maverick Nelson’s Story…..

He bowls and he plays baseball, and does one better than the other.  But the reason his coaches and people around him root for New Bremen sophomore Maverick Nelson is…he’s just a good guy, and a rapidly improving bowler. Read about him in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
8

“Beat Us At Our Own Game”…Botkins Gets Jackson, Again

It was vintage Shelby County League – vintage Jackson Center.  But Botkins’ Jayden Priddy-Powell’s driving layup at the end proved the difference as Botkins held on for a 29-26 win to take both games of the season series from the Tigers. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
7

The Thursday ‘Goods’…Marion Local Tames Tigers

They scored in all the familiar ways…Marion shot the three, scored inside, and got a bunch of points off their defense and in transition (below) to take down Versailles Thurday night, 66-37. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
6

Tipp Gets Challenge, Passes By Vandalia Butler

After three weeks of inactivity, a bit of Covid, and just sitting around, Tipp wanted a challenge and got it from the rival next door Wednesday. They passed, but they could have been better. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
5

Loramie’s Best Game Of The Year Swamps Bremen

Energizer bunny? Fort Loramie’s tireless Caitlyn Gasson (below) scored just three points, but her five steals and four assists led the Redskins past New Bremen in convincing fashion Tuesday – the best they’ve been all year. Read about them in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
2

Modern Sports, College Football, Impossible to Label….

If you learned anything from Friday’s big bowl games…it’s that outcomes are determined on the field and not in the press box.  And this, too…there’s a chance that a lot of teams are just about as good as the team we say they can’t beat.  So don’t be surprised when they do. Commentary on football players’ football…in today’s Press Pros.

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