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Dec
17

This Week In Basketball…

A week before Christmas what we don’t know about area basketball is about the same…as what we do know. It’s early, even the good teams are vulnerable, and in Division IV the anticipation will continue to grow as to just HOW GOOD are…the Fort Loramie Redskins. Read more in this week’s ‘Basketball’ post on Press Pros.

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Dec
15

A Lot Of Red Glare…Anna Blasts Off On Jackson Center

Blast Off…Anna’s Wyatt Bensman got to the rim for 22 points, and collectively, the Rockets kept rival Jackson Center away from the rim in a dominating effort Friday to stay unbeaten overall, and unchallenged so far in the Shelby County League. Read more on the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
14

Versailles Stays Clean: Tigers’ Subs Sink New Bremen

No Changin’ Their Stripes…Kami McEldowney and the Versailles Tigers remained unbeaten, and thanks to a hot-shooting display from their bench…with a decisive win over another unbeaten in Thursday night MAC action. Read about the game in our Friday inside feature on Press Pros.

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Dec
13

Jack Albers, Revisited…And What’s Wrong With Modern Basketball!

If you want the politically correct response on life…don’t ask. But if you want an honest opinion about the modern game of basketball just ask former Marion Local head coach Jack Albers. If you know him you won’t be surprised…he’s more than willing to share! Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
13

Me, Bret Favre…And Real, Comfortable Jeans

If you’re trying to buy some pants for Dad for the holidays, you might want to take the time and trouble to ask him before you do…if he wants to be fashionable, or just comfortable. I have my own opinion.

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Dec
12

Memories Of Roger Bacon Banished, For Now: Versailles Passes The CJ Challenge

They wanted, and expected, a physical challenge from Chaminade Tuesday night. And the Versailles Tigers and A.J. Ahrens (above) got that, and passed with flying colors, shedding some bad memories with their effort. Read more on the game and outcome in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
10

New Feature: This Week In Basketball….

Borrowing from our Friday night ‘picks’ in football, we debut a weekly preview of Press Pros coverage of area basketball – boys and girls. If it’s anything like football, we think you’ll enjoy the time and the read. Our newest feature is today’s Press Pros inside post.

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Dec
10

On This Date: Don’t Know Much About History?…The Death Of Sam Cooke

He was back then dubbed the father of modern soul music. But to fans who loved his unmistakable voice and music, then and now, they didn’t care about labels. They just loved Sam Cooke.

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Dec
10

Irony Of Ironies: Bensman’s ‘4’ Powers Anna Past New Knoxville…!

Joel Cathcart (#23, above) led them with 20 points, and the Anna Rockets ran their record to 3-0 with hot shooting on a cold Saturday night. Read about how they beat New Knoxville in the latest inside feature on Press Pros.

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Dec
9

Troy Crushes Greenville: And Bring On SV-SM…!

The Troy Trojans and Zach Reichelderfer (above) scored impressively, yes. But it was their defense that pleased coach Paul Bremigan more and paved the way for a dominating performance over GWOC rival Greenville. Read more about the game in our latest GWOC update on Press Pros.

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Dec
7

Shame On The NFL…And Don’t Call It Football!

Like many of you, I made the mistake of watching the Bengals-Steelers game. I wish I hadn’t; and here’s why!

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Dec
5

Minster Muscles The Redskins…Out’misses’ Fort Loramie

Minster’s size and pressure forced Loramie into 16 first half turnovers…and a hole too great for the Redskins to escape despite and scrappy second half effort. In the early battle of unbeatens Tuesday, it was Minster who came out on top. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature debut of basketball coverage for the 2017-18 season.

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Dec
5

Holiday History: “Our Little Song Broke Us Up”…Do You Hear What I Hear?

One of the most popular holiday songs in history, it was written as a protest warning during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, adapted to a Christmas tune, and made famous by a man desperately searching to record one more hit. An interesting read to an all-time Christmas favorite.

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Dec
4

Tournament Wrap-Up: What No One Heard, And Pics Not Seen

It’s tough to tell the entire story of a tournament, and of a title, in one game story…what Paul Harvey used to call, “the rest of the story”. Here’s a little more of what we reported over the weekend from Canton, and the OHSAA state football finals. Enjoy today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
2

Marion Remembers: Takes 10th State Title In Rematch With Kirtland

Heads above the rest…Junior Nick Tangeman had a huge day and the Marion Local Flyers played their absolute best when it mattered to win their 10th state title in their Division VI rematch with Kirtland. Read about it in our latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
1

In Division V: The ‘Burg Borrows, And Wins The Division V Title

Wheelersburg punctuates its unbeaten season with a dream effort, and a dream outcome, claiming the Division V title in football with an overtime win over Pemberville Eastwood.

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Dec
1

Nearly Perfect: Minster Takes The Division VII Title!

Isaac Schmiesing’s dive for the pylon came up short, but there would be plenty more opportunities for Minster in Friday’s Division VII title game. The Wildcats crushed Cuyahoga Heights in convincing fashion, 32-7. Read more in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Nov
29

A ‘Stinky’ Lump Of Coal…Humbug!

Faced with an odor from under my office desk…and house and home itself…this holiday season has started out with something a little different from the usual stocking stuffer.

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Nov
29

Our 2017 Top Ten Performances…In Area High School Football

It’s our list and our list alone. Arguable? Sure, but if you were there to see it, as we were, you’d have to work hard to make a different case. Our Top Ten individual performances witnessed in the 2017 football season. Read about them in today’s inside feature on Press Pros.

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Nov
28

Leroy Anderson…And The Music That Made People Happy

You won’t know the name, and you’d never pick him out of a police lineup. But composer Leroy Anderson left a musical legacy unlike few before or after him. He wrote the songs that sounded like everyday life, songs that have made people smile…for years!

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