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Aug
18

Daugherty’s Question, Osaka’s Answer, Reveals What We’ve Become

It was an honest, straight-forward question that a professional athlete should expect from a professional journalist.  And from it tennis start Naomi Osaka revealed just how fragile we’ve become as a culture, regarding sports, mental health…just about everything.

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Aug
15

‘Zuihou’ (Finally),Tang Wins 1st PBA Title In Coldwater

After two grueling days of bowling, Darren Tang of Las Vegas hoists the trophy after winning the 13th annual Coldwater Classic PBA title. It was his first tour win, and he outlasted five former champions to do it. Read about it in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Aug
15

‘Zuihou’ (Finally),Tang Wins 1st PBA Title In Coldwater

After two grueling days of bowling, Darren Tang of Las Vegas hoists the trophy after winning the 13th annual Coldwater Classic PBA title. It was his first tour win, and he outlasted five former champions to do it. Read about it in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Aug
14

Coldwater Classic, Day 2: Pla-Mor Plays Hardball

Saturday’s qualifying round was marked by tough conditions, and strong-willed competition to advance to Sunday’s championship.  Thirty two of the toughest (Chris Via, below) struggled to make the cut.

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Aug
13

PBA Bowling: What You’d Like To Know About Kyle Troup

Having the best year of his professional career, Kyle Troup is the headliner this weekend in Coldwater, a former winner of the event, and candid about his game, his look…everything. Read about him in Press Pros Saturday feature.

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Aug
13

In West Milton…The Size Of The Dog In The Fight

Actually, he’s pretty happy…Coach Bret Pearce likes his 2021 football team, one he believes to be as good as any he’s had in two tenures of coaching at Milton Union. Read about them in today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
12

Ron Duncan Passes: “He Touched Us All”

Veteran official and assigner Ron Duncan has passed, leaving a legacy of a life in sports well lived, and a whole lot of people who benefited from either working with him…or by calling him friend. A tribute in today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
10

PBA Pays Back Time During Stops In Minster, Coldwater

Adding more lustre to a brilliant week of area professional bowling, PBA professionals like Versailles’ Michael Davidson (left) and Jakob Butturff (from Tempe, Arizona)are spending their time paying it forward to those who would follow in their shoes. Read about them in today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
9

Reality: Why People Don’t Get Shots, And Still Play Sports…

Prompted by a reader’s email this week, is it OK to live life by your normal routines…and why the unvaccinated continue to stay that way?

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Aug
7

Your Gress Good As Mine…Troy Out To Prove In ’21

After a frustrating 2020 season cut short by Covid, and a pair of unthinkable losses, Troy looks to retool around quarterback Josh Mayfield and get back to Trojan football in 2021. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
6

‘Dad’s’ Final Wish….

We didn’t know the man – had never met. He’d never written to the website.  But somewhere along life’s way we made a good impression on George Kessler.

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Aug
4

How To Fix A Bad Memory – Basics And A Fast Start

A haunting reminder of attention to details frames pre-season camp for coach Tim Goodwin (below) and 11-time champion Marion Local. And to no one’s surprise they’ve retooled to avenge a disappointing, and surprising, conclusion to their 2020 season. Read more about them in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Aug
2

Raising Funds, And Farewell To Covid, 2021 Season

The putt, like the season, just didn’t go as planned. And on the occasion of their annual summer golf fund raiser, Ohio State coach Greg Beals shared the frustrations of a baseball season where nothing was normal, and spoke of planning for the unknown going forward.

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Aug
1

Our Area Teams, League, Of Intrigue For 2021….

How do they do it? Despite graduation losses and the changing landscape of high school football, somehow Coldwater continues to win state titles – their seventh in 2020. No surprise, they’re one of our nine area teams of intrigue for 2021 in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jul
30

‘Til We Meet Again (?)…Remembering ‘Roz’

One of the most interesting people I’ve ever met, and one I’ll certainly never forget.  Roz taught me to appreciate psychics for their ability to do things you cannot understand.  You just wonder how they do it.

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Jul
29

What Schmidt, Cards’ Know That They Didn’t Know Then

The reigning champions in Division VII open fall camp on Monday with a fresh respect for who they are, if others are still wondering.  Now New Bremen Cardinal coach Chris Schmidt hopes they understand, and remember, how they got there.

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Jul
26

The Week Of ‘PC’, Greed…Finally Is Heard A Discouraging Word

Following the headlines of the last week, opinions on the Cleveland Indians caving to political pressure over their iconic nickname – and Texas and Oklahoma crying hardship and saying they can’t compete unless they leave for the SEC.  So, how much money do you need?

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Jul
25

The Most Approachable Pros You’ll Ever Meet…

The guys you watch on ESPN will be here in three weeks to compete in the annual Coldwater PBA Classic, only they don’t seem like people you watch on TV.  Professionals at their craft, the most impressive thing is that they’re just regular people. Read about bowling in Press Pros Sunday feature.

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Jul
22

Roll, Lehman Set To Re-Emerge In The TRC

Roster numbers and optimism are up as Dick Roll and Lehman Catholic seek to rebound from a 3-3 Covid season in the new Three Rivers Conference. Read about them in Friday’s Press Pros.

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Jul
19

Commentary: On The Last Day Of Baseball, 2021…

Despite the weekend turmoil in major league baseball, the enthusiasm and commitment to local amateur baseball and softball was never more impressive than what we observed in the season of 2021. Read more.

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