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Feb
10

Baseball: Lonsway Looks Past Draft, Bets On Himself…

It was pretty much accepted that Celina’s Seth Lonsway would forego his senior season at Ohio State with last June’s MLB draft. But not so fast, as it turned out…and now he explains.

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Feb
9

The ‘True’ Anna Tops New Bremen In Home Finale

We got this covered…Anna’s defense clamped down (below), and an adjusted lineup showed the Rockets are ready for a league showdown Friday…and then the tournament! Read about Tuesday’s game with New Bremen in today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
7

Seriously, If You’re A Fan Of Football Recruiting….

I don’t get it, but maybe you do.  And in case you do, here’s some scouting comments about this year’s crop of college recruits that make the rest of us – the doubters – wonder. If you do get it, consider this photo. It’s worth at least a thousand words!

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Feb
6

Anna Escapes Troy Christian…By Five Minutes!

They trailed by 14 at the half, and 18 in the third quarter.  But Anna righted itself in time (Isaiah Masteller, below) to thwart Troy Christian’s attempt at a Saturday night shocker. Read about the game in Sunday’s Press Pros.

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Feb
5

Cue The Ghosts…Piqua Takes Rubber Game From Troy

Playing for what’s left of a disappointing season, Piqua (and Jerell Lewis, below) rallied to beat Troy for the second time in three days…and looked good doing it! Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Feb
4

Dezenzo Has Lots To Show, Prove…Reason To Play

A year of Covid near-inactivity has a physically transformed Zach Dezenzo itching to play, and the Buckeyes’ shortstop is determined to improve, and committed to compete and prove himself.

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Feb
3

Barhorst, Anna Exceed Expectations…No Surprise!

His best work?…4-5 at the three-quarters mark of the regular season, Nate Barhorst’s Anna Rockets are more than justifying his system and faith in his players…and the notion that this may be his best season of coaching, yet! Read more in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Feb
2

Anna Uses Finkenbine’s ‘Cushion’, Beats Versailles

It happened so quickly you could have missed it.  But in the span of just six minutes Anna’s McKane Finkenbine provided the margin of victory that Anna protected all night long to beat Versailles. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
1

The Worst, Best-Kept Secret(s) In This Year’s Tournament Basketball

The brackets are out for the OHSAA girls tournament, along with some apparent confusion as to who’s playing who, and ‘ultimately’…where?

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Jan
30

Anna Survives 3-Point Barrage To Beat Miami East

Anna survived torrid 80% three-point shooting from Miami East in the first half…to come back in the second half with balanced scoring (Isaiah Masteller, below), some physical defense, and beat the Vikings, 76-69. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros home page feature.

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Jan
29

Johnny On The Spot…The ‘Other’ Nixon Sinks St. Henry

Too many ‘Cats…The Nixon advantage spelled the difference for Minster, but not the one you expected.  Younger brotherJohnny goes for 24 and he had plenty of help in the Wildcats commanding win Friday over St. Henry. Read about the game on Press Pros.

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Jan
29

Johnny On The Spot…The ‘Other’ Nixon Sinks St. Henry

Too many ‘Cats…The Nixon advantage spelled the difference for Minster, but not the one you expected.  Younger brotherJohnny goes for 24 and he had plenty of help (below) in the Wildcats commanding win Friday over St. Henry. Read about the game on Press Pros.

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Jan
28

Bremen Overcomes Versailles, Themselves, To Win Their 9th

New Bremen and senior Elli Roetgerman (below) found some extra internal toughness to come from behind, fight to stay in front, and finish Thursday with their fifth league win – 62-53 – over Versailles. Read about it in the latest Press Pros update.

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Jan
27

#6 Tipp Girls Remain Unbeaten With Win Over Troy

They represent the quietest unbeaten team in area girls basketball.  And Tipp stayed clean Wednesday with their defense (below) and a sluggish win over Troy, sweeping the season series over the Trojans. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
27

Why The Hall Of Fame Is Now The Second Greatest Show On Earth

Another year of balloting and another year of no Barry Bonds, Roger Clemons, and Curt Schilling…and one last big, broad smile from Hank Aaron. Thoughts on who belongs, and why.

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Jan
26

A Personal Henry Aaron Story…..

He’s remembered as one of baseball’s legends, and by some…still the all-time legitimate home run king.  But I will remember former Braves great Henry Aaron as a really kind and interesting human being who took the time to just talk about the game. A baseball memory in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jan
25

A Rant About The Worst Two Weeks In Sports…..

In a perfect world it would be played next week and each network would get 30 minutes to preview the game. Not so. Prepared to be asphyxiated by Super Bowl carbon monoxide. Honestly, read and see if you don’t agree.

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Jan
24

What You Might Ask…Questions For Dr. Matt Heckler

The highly respected director of Wilson Health Sports Medicine speaks candidly about what some might wonder about, because none of ‘us’ know for sure. Is there a connection between viruses and injuries? And more. The doctor is ‘in’…with today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
24

Except For The ‘Lapses’, Perfection…Tigers Top Flyers

Does this give you an idea? It was about defense, and Jackson Center and Marion Local put on a clinic Saturday night. Jackson survived, in the words of coach Scott Elchert, with a 46-36 win. Read more in Sunday’s Press Pros.

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Jan
23

Area Girls Bowling Says, ‘What About Us?’

Three weeks from the qualification for the state tournament, MAC women bowlers (like Coldwater’s Alison Fox, below) remind that they intend to be just as competitive as the boys. Read about them in this week’s Press Pros feature.

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