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Mar
1

State Tourney: Wayne’s House Proves Tough For Area Girls

Lights, action, at the state bowling tournament…It’s the biggest high school bowling tournament of the year, but what you don’t know about the state tournament is…it might be the best atmosphere of any of the OHSAA tournaments.

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Feb
28

“Wishin’ And Hopin'”…

On this date fifteen years ago…the passing of a name you might not know, but for the sake of her contribution to the world of music, one you should never forget!

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Feb
28

Franklin Monroe Cancels Covington’s Season In Sect. Final

Headache, heartache for Lauren Christian (above)…They used clutch first half shooting and a stifling defense to do it. Franklin Monroe atones for an earlier loss, knocking league rival Covington out of the Division IV sectional finals at Brookville High School. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Feb
26

Versailles Turns The Early Surprise…Knocks Out TVS

They saved their best for when their best means more.  Connor Van Skyock and the Versailles Tigers surprised the Div. III sectional bracket and Northmont High School Tuesday with a thorough win over Twin Valley South. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Feb
26

Thoughts On My Birthday….

With appreciation to all who have sent me birthday wishes, I’ve taken the time to answer at least some who have asked, “If you could have anything for your birthday…what would it be?”

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Feb
25

Old Ways, Or Getaway Day? Bucks Lose Weekend Finale

Bummer by the Gulf…A 3-2 loss to Corpus Christi on getaway day made for a longer flight home for the Buckeyes…that and the disparity between one good weekend of baseball and one that bodes corrections as soon as they land in Columbus. Read more…

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Feb
25

Brent Todys…And The Hometown Dream

A year ago this time no one had heard of him. Now, after two weeks it’s hard to talk about Ohio State baseball without mentioning him. Welcome to the unlikely, whirlwind story…of catcher Brent Todys.

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Feb
24

Buckeyes ‘Role’ Up ORU…Play For Weekend Split

All lined up for Dominic…Buckeye hitters were waiting to greet Dom Canzone after his fifth inning homer broke open Sunday’s 8-3 win over Oral Roberts. Read more on the Buckeyes’ latest win in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Feb
24

Wild, Uncertain Finish Costs Buckeyes…In Late Loss To Corpus Christi

A questionable call on a walk-off home run ruined it and no amount of convincing was going to satisfy Greg Beals (above). What should have been a night of ‘what went right’ turned into instant ‘what went wrong’ in the bottom of the ninth. The Buckeyes lose a Saturday heart-breaker in Corpus Christi. Read about it in Press Pros.

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Feb
23

Things You See, And Some Ballpark Stats….

We’re about 1,400 miles from home, and decidedly in the land of how the other half lives. Corpus Christi is an interesting place, and on day one of the Buckeyes’ road trip…a hard place to hit a baseball.

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Feb
22

One Bad Inning Breaks OSU’s Win String…Bucks Fall To BYU

You can’t get ’em all…Kobie Foppe (above) the Buckeyes came up empty in south Texas on Friday, dropping their first game of the 2019 season to Brigham Young. Read more about the game in today’s Buckeyes feature.

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Feb
22

The Song Everyone Loves, And What You Might Not Know About It….

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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Feb
21

How College Sports Does Its Business…Even Baseball!

If you wonder why college sports teams travel so much, and so far (even baseball), the answer lies with simple marketing concepts of extended profile and visibility. Read more in today’s Press Pros update from south Texas.

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Feb
20

Why Matt Burgbacher Left Troy For Tipp…And Versailles Takes Its Own Chance!

The coaching carousel is in full spin, with Matt Burgbacher (above) leaving Troy to go back to Tipp City – and the Versailles Tigers surprised MAC followers Tuesday by announcing their new football coach. Some words on both…in the latest Press Pros feature update.

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Feb
19

On The Body Of Work: Anna Rolls Russia To Wrap Season

It was never close, and there was never a doubt Tuesday – or all season – who the best team in the Shelby County League would be come title, or tournament time. Anna and Griffin Doseck (left) left no doubt of it Tuesday with a reminding win over Russia. Read about the Rockets in today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
18

Smith, Bucks, And “Uncle Mo” Sweep FGCU, Weekend…

It was emotional…Closer Andrew Magno reacts to the final out of OSU’s 3-hit shutout over Florida Gulf Coast on Monday to complete their season-opening four-game sweep on the Florida Sun Coast. Read more in today’s Press Pros Buckeye feature.

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Feb
18

Buckeyes All Smiles Over Opening Weekend

No one in Big Ten baseball has had better opening weekend as the Buckeyes fly home later today to repack, regroup, and reload for week 2. What they’ve seen so far has almost been too good to be true.

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Feb
17

Change Of Pace, As Bucks Sweep Seton Hall

The buzzword of the weekend continued to be pitching, as junior Jake Vance pitched the first five innings Sunday…and the young bullpen maintained the final four for an Ohio State 5-3 win over Seton Hall. Read about the Buckeyes’ win in today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
17

Some Words On Opening Weekend…As Perfect As It Gets!

No politics, no money, no harping about a wall. College baseball starts this weekend and all everyone wants is sun and the sound of ball meeting bat. All other issues are set aside for a boys game and hope that springs eternal.

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Feb
16

Burhenn Masterful In Debut…Buckeyes Win Again!

Freshman starter Garrett Burhenn was masterful in a one-hit performance as the Buckeyes won their second game in a row in impressive fashion. Read more about the game in today’s Buckeyes baseball update on Press Prosl

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