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Sep
16

What We Learned In Week 3…

A harmless opinion this week relative to adult behavior at high school games brought a storm of response from readers who wrote to tell us two things.  They’re embarrassed by what they see and hear, and they may be afraid to go back.

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Sep
14

Coldwater Waits Out Storm, Flattens Versailles…

It took two and a half hours to finally play, but when they did play Coldwater came out quick, put the game away early, and served notice once again that any talk of league titles will probably go through Jake Hemmelgarn and Coldwater.

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Sep
14

Coldwater Waits Out Storm, Flattens Versailles…

It took two and a half hours to finally play, but when they did play Coldwater came out quick, put the game away early, and served notice once again that any talk of league titles will probably go through Jake Hemmelgarn (below) and Coldwater.

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Sep
13

‘Toothless’ In A Day Of Helplessness…

The governing body for Ohio high school sports issued a statement Wednesday on adult behavior at sporting events.  If it was meant to rehabilitate, it came far short.  We’re way past the point of begging people to be better.

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Sep
13

#1 St. Henry Better In Win Over #2 Bremen…At Least This Time

Back and forth…back and forth…Division IV’s top two teams slugged it out Thursday for league bragging rights and ‘official’ state recognition.  And in the end, #1 (St. Henry) proved worthy of all the hype. Read about it on Press Pros.

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Sep
10

Loramie Extends String To 8…Three Straight Over Anna

Playing as well as any team in southwest Ohio, Fort Loramie ‘extended’ its string of dominance at Anna’s expense Tuesday…straight sets in a win over the Rockets. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Sep
8

What We Learned In Week 2…About Area Volleyball

Week 2 revealed once again…that the state in volleyball will likely go through area athletes like Hannah Bruns (below) and teams like St. Henry, Fort Loramie, Coldwater, Troy, Tipp…and the list goes on. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
7

Something Wonderful On The Wabash…Flyers Win Opener

Game saver…Redshirt freshman Zach Rumpke’s interception (below) with 29 second remaining sealed a ‘remarkable’ UD Flyers win over Indiana State on opening day. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sep
6

Flyers To Open Season At Indiana State….

The Dayton Flyers open Saturday on the road with Indiana State, and a stark comparison to college football as you know it.  But if you knew how the other half plays I think you’d like it…and it’s easy to like! Read our game preview of the Flyers and Sycamores in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Sep
5

The Beat Goes On: Bremen Tops Tigers In 3…

New Bremen stayed unbeaten, but suffered a much more significant loss…while Versailles again struggled to find their way.  Close, but no cigar, as the Tigers fall in three to the Cardinals. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
4

The Adult(s) In The Room….?

Let’s not make excuses. There’s no difference in what happened in last week’s Dunbar football game and what could happen in any other local football game, except for one thing.

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Sep
3

To Early To Talk Standard? Loramie Romps Over JC

Nothin’ Doing…For the second time in as many matches Fort Loramie defeated an area power in volleyball Tuesday and did it straight-set fashion.  It prompts the question…are they just good, better, or best in area Division IV? Or is it too soon for that? Read today’s Press Pros feature.

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Sep
1

What We Learned From Week 1….

Motivation to improve? One thing we learned from opening night is that Collin Moore and the Fort Loramie Redskins are talented and have as much incentive as any area team to play better in week two. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Aug
31

Honors Course…Loramie Sweeps The Champs

Playing as well as you could possibly play after seven matches, Fort Loramie served notice of the best being yet to come with a three-set sweep Saturday over D-III champ Versailles. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
31

Minster Conditioned To Win…Tops Loramie In Opener

First score, first win…Minster’s Trent Roetgerman clutches a first quarter touchdown pass from quarterback Jake Niemeyer as the Wildcats opened the season with a 20-14 win Friday over rival Fort Loramie. A great win, but an ever greater opportunity to get better before Week 2, said Geron Stokes. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
29

Heavyweights: C’Water Goes Five To Upend St. Henry

It was a slugfest…a clash between MAC powers, dictated by spectacular effort to determine early season pecking order in volleyball. And in the end Coldwater outlasted unbeaten St. Henry to claim temporary bragging rights. Read the latest MAC feature.

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Aug
27

Marion’s Surprise Comeback Costs Lehman First Loss…

Flyer Liftoff…Lydia Griesdorn (below, #3) and teammates celebrate Marion Local’s dramatic comebacks in the third and fourth sets Tuesday to hand Lehman its first volleyball loss of the year. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Aug
25

What Is Opening Night’s Best Game…?

Friday Night Lights…Opening night of football season is just days away. And lest anyone make a claim that their opening game is anything more than just that, there’s really only one in the area that can back it up with some history. Read today’s Press Pros feature.

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Aug
24

Lehman Tops Jackson…And A Notable Return

Into It…Pyper Sharkins (below, in white) stomped in appreciation of match point as Lehman stayed unbeaten Saturday with a four-set win over Jackson Center Saturday.  But the most inspiring person, for those who understood, had no serves, no kills, or digs.  She just coached.

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Aug
23

Final Word On ‘Classic’: MLB, NFL, NBA…You Could Learn

This week’s PBA tournament in Coldwater featured bowlers from five continents and eleven different countries. And every one of them, regardless of culture, was a delight to meet and watch. Read some final thoughts in the latest Press Pros feature.

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