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Nov
21

Week 13: And Who Saw This Coming…?

The final week of Friday ‘Picks’ and four area teams that stand on the threshold of a year’s hard work…and dreams.  For Covington (above), Marion Local, New Bremen, and Anna…it’s regional finals week.

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Nov
21

Music Trivia, 101: What Song Has Made The Most Money For The Most People…?

You rarely hear it anymore because of the decline of music radio.  But of all the hit songs ever recorded, this one stands out for being a hit for no fewer than 70 different artists…and making money for every one of them.  But none more than Tom Jones.

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Nov
20

Ryan Mikesell: “Rosie Would Have Loved It….”

The Dayton Flyers senior is playing the best basketball of his life, and life beyond basketball looks even better.  The best part?  His current role is a testament to what he learned at home. Read more in the latest UD update on Press Pros.

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Nov
19

Showtime: UD Tunes Up For Maui With Win Over Omaha

Big night in the new arena, the Flyers showed their most complete game of the year. Dayton tuned up for bigger things ahead Tuesday night with an impressive win at the Arena over Nebraska-Omaha. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
18

Hal ‘Dinged’, But Doing Fine…Apply Now For His Scholarship

If you haven’t heard, our resident hall of famer Hal McCoy suffered a setback last week, but he’s on the road to recovery and reminds high school seniors…it’s time to apply for next spring’s journalism scholarship from Press Pros.

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Nov
17

Marino, Rockets, No Longer A MAC ‘Sidebar’…

The key to Anna’s prolific running game isn’t just Bart Bixler (below, right) and Riley Huelskamp. It’s the other nine guys, too. Rockets football is now ‘power’ football, and everyone is looking for someone to block. Read more on their evolution in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
17

Marion Outlasts Fort Loramie In D-VII Overtime Thriller

Otte’s Big Play…Marion Local’s Peyton Otte tight-roped the sideline to score the tying touchdown with a minute left, sending the game into overtime, where the Flyer’s knocked out Fort Loramie Saturday in the Div. VII regional semi-final with a field goal. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
16

Anna Crushes Fairview, Advances To Reg. Finals

Riley’s big night…After a slow start the Anna Rockets reeled off 34 unanswered points…and Riley Huelskamp (below) ran for 291 yards and six touchdowns…to drop Sherwood Fairview from the tourney and advance to next week’s Division IV regional final. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
15

Browns, Garrett Justify Attitudes About NFL….

Sad as it was to see, the end of Thursday’s Browns-Steelers game gave us all the more reason not to watch the NFL, and question those who fail to understand that first, second, and third impressions go a long way towards determining the future of a sport.

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Nov
11

Three Awful Picks…And Hot Sauce With My ‘Crow’

In the wake of last weekend’s first round football games, explanation has been requested – and hereby granted – on how we (I) could make three such obviously poor picks.  Hint:  It seemed like a good idea at the time. Some self deprecation in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
11

Their Story Told By The Wind…

Throughout my life and travels I’ve always wondered about the soldiers who fought and died to make America what it would become.  Because there had to be a moment, right before their end, when they knew exactly what they were doing.

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Nov
9

New Bremen Claims Title…What Loramie Missed!

Excited? Diana Kramer and the New Bremen Cardinals redeemed themselves by capturing the 2019 Div. IV volleyball title Saturday with a four-set win over Fort Loramie. Read about how they did it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
9

The Most Anticipated Opening Day….

While most focused on the state volleyball finals and the opening weekend of the football playoffs Saturday, another and even more anticipated season for the next new culture in Ohio High School sports.

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Nov
9

The Most Anticipated Opening Day….

While most focused on the state volleyball finals and the opening weekend of the football playoffs Saturday, another most anticipated season for the next new culture in Ohio High School sports. Read about it in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Nov
8

From State V’Ball: Bremen, Loramie Play For D-IV Title

New Bremen struggled, but found itself in time to win in Saturday’s Division IV state semi-final…and after taking a two-set lead Fort Loramie had to fight off a determined Newark Catholic to claim its chance to battle the Cardinals for the 2019 title! Read about it on Press Pros.

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Nov
5

Handicapping, Part 3: Troy, Milton, And Covington

In the third installment of our series on area playoff teams, coaches and football observers share their playoff insights on three more schools…Troy, Milton Union, and Covington. Read about all three in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
4

Handicapping D-VI: Anna, Coldwater, Minster

In the second installment of our series on area playoff teams, coaches and football observers share their insights on Division VI schools, Anna, Coldwater, and Minster. Read about ’em in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
3

Handicapping The Playoffs: Area Division VII

In a preamble to the first round of this week’s state playoffs, Press Pros profiles each of the teams involved from our principal coverage area for football – Miami, Shelby, Darkle, Auglaize, and Mercer counties…starting today with Division VII.

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Nov
2

Loramie Advances To State…Ousts Russia In Regional

“Tired of losing in the regional finals,” Fort Loramie executed like a well-tuned machine, withstood a determined Russia challenge, then sent the Raiders home with a four-set win in Saturday’s Division IV regional tournament. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
2

Minster Makes Statement…Crushes New Bremen In Season Finale

Minster and New Bremen entered Friday’s season finale seeking to make a personal statement about their season, and their immediate future.  It went as planned for the Wildcats. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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