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Sep
25

Defense Shuts Down Run…Tigers Outlast New Bremen

Landon in the end zone…Versailles’ Landon Henry lunged for this first half touchdown and ended with 82 yards and a pair of scores in the Tigers’ Friday night win over New Bremen. Read the game story in Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Sep
23

Tipp Continues The Build, Blanks ‘No-Name’ Xenia

More than just smoke…there’s fire behind the Tipp Red Devils as they won their fifth consecutive game Thursday, a 30-0 shutout of visiting Xenia. Read about them, and the game, in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Sep
23

Week 6: We Could Use A Few Good Games….

Week 6 sees conference play in full bloom, some suspect matchups, and a couple of telling contests that will no doubt answer the question…contender, or pretender? Enjoy this week’s Friday Night ‘Picks’ on Press Pros.

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Sep
22

Volleyball The New Friday Night In High School Sports…

The surge of its popularity is undeniable.  Area high school volleyball is taking its place as an alternative fan favorite on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, and it checks a lot of boxes for the fact of the numbers of girls who now play.

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Sep
21

To Serve, To Receive…New Bremen Beats Coldwater

It’s in, and we win…New Bremen’s Ella Pape (background), celebrates the line judge’s call for the final point in Tuesday’s anticipated match between New Bremen and Coldwater. The Cards performed according to script in an impressive, convincing win . Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
19

What I Saw…Reality That Buckeye Fans Won’t Like

They’ve become so spoiled by success that a mere win is no longer good enough.  The ‘fans’ weren’t happy with 41-20 over Tulsa, because of too many yards given up, and too many questions yet to be answered. Read this week’s Monday observations on Press Pros.

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Sep
18

Gameday: “So, What Do You Think Of The Band…?”

Fifty years after actually playing in the best damned band in the land, I’m often asked now by people if it isn’t better than it was when I was a member.  My stock answer is…time, and change has surely shown.

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Sep
18

Cardinals Crush Anna…Homan’s Big Night Nets 5 TDs

New Bremen stunned Anna with 20 first quarter points, 459 yards of offense, and a record-tying five touchdowns by quarterback David Homan (below) on the way to a thorough 48-13 win over Anna. Read about the game in Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Sep
16

Coldwater Sends St. Henry Home Empty…In Straight Sets

They made it hard to score…Coldwater used its size, superior serving, and the ability to block to shut out St. Henry in MAC volleyball Thursday. Read more about the match in Friday’s Press Pros.

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Sep
14

“I Needed My Team”…Cardinals Win For Their Coach

Skinned knees and elbows? It didn’t matter. Rianna Paul scrambled to save a point (below) in New Bremen’s Tuesday volleyball win over South Adams, and one of the most emotional moments of a team’s time together. Read more in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Sep
12

Monday Questions? Are The Buckeyes ‘One’ And Done…?

Their loss to Oregon was stunning (below), and not just for the fact of losing to an underdog.  The perennial expectation for Ohio State football could suddenly be in jeopardy after Saturday’s hiccup.  And, was it just a hiccup? Some commentary in Monday’s Press Pros.

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Sep
11

Coldwater Shows Its Stuff, Hands New Bremen 1st Loss

Coldwater showed it had plenty for the doubters with a convincing display of ground attack, big plays, and defense that was up to a formidable individual challenge in an impressive win over New Bremen. Read about the game in Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Sep
10

Arcanum Gets Physical Test, Wears Down Ansonia

The offense was hit and miss before Zade Shank scored on this sixty yard strike before halftime. But Arcanum’s defense rose to the occasion in the second half to help claim a physical win for the undefeated Trojans on Thursday night television. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
8

Forgotten Hits: The Song Everyone Loves, And Knows Nothing About….

It was written as a score for a prison movie 65 years ago, and Bobby Hatfield’s recording of it still stops people in their tracks. What you don’t know about ‘Unchained Melody’.

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Sep
7

Brian Kelly, Requiem For Humor In Sports, And Stroud’s Impressive Start

Not the biggest Brian Kelly fan, but you support a little humor in interviews?  Which is exactly what he did on ABC following Notre Dame’s win over Florida State. Or did you take it with a ‘woke’ perspective? And exactly what did you find wrong with CJ Stroud’s Buckeye debut? We’d like to know.

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Aug
31

As Good As Loramie Gets…Hands JC First Loss

Almost artful…They were powerful, they were efficient, and Fort Loramie made it look easy (Riley Heitkamp, below), handing Jackson Center its first loss in Tuesday Shelby County League volleyball. Read about the match in today’s inside feature.

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Aug
29

The ‘MAC’ In Washington County A Big Deal…

Curiosity and local enthusiasm was high in Washington County Saturday as the hometown Fort Frye Cadets hosted the MAC, and gave them a warm welcome of memorable proportion.

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Aug
28

Henry Bears Watching…In Three Seasons

He’s not your average three-sport MAC athlete…because he doesn’t play basketball.  But he does what he likes, and he does it well.  And don’t ever bet your lunch money with Landon Henry in a bowling alley.

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Aug
28

Osborne, Versailles Crushes Loramie In Points Avalanche

Versailles running back Jack Osborne had his biggest night of ‘Tigerball’ with 200 yards on just 7 carries, and three touchdowns in the Tigers’ impressive 48-7 road win Friday at Fort Loramie. Read about the game in Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Aug
28

Osborne, Tigers Crush Loramie In Points Avalanche

Jack attack, indeed….Versailles running back Jack Osborne had his biggest night of ‘Tigerball’ with 200 yards on just 7 carries, and three touchdowns in the Tigers’ impressive 48-7 road win Friday at Fort Loramie. Read about the game in Saturday’s Press Pros.

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