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Apr
14

Buckeyes At The Mid Term…Big Picture, Short Memories!

A thrilling sweep of Indiana and a disappointing showing in Michigan leaves the Buckeyes in position to control their own destiny.  The question is…how do you do it when the bats don’t work? Preview of this weekend series at Maryland in today’s Press Pros.

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Apr
13

Here Comes Butler…And Can Anybody Stop Them?

They got a head of steam…Vandalia Butler and Mike Masters (below) swept past Sidney, 10-0, Tuesday for their tenth win of the season. Looking as formidable as Aviator teams of the past, the question is always…how far can they go? Read more about them in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Apr
10

Buckeyes’ Bullpen Has Its Irish Up…Pat Murphy Shines

Not to be overlooked during their current win streak is the emergence of a dependable bullpen, and who’s been more dependable than set-up man Patrick Murphy?

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Apr
8

Bremen Is Heard, Again…Tops Minster 4-1 In The Wind

Well-pitched, and well-played despite a 20 mile-per-hour gale, New Bremen flashed arms and enough hitting (Kyle Tenkman, below) to out-duel Minster in a MAC masterpiece.

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Apr
6

Covington Wins Its Third…And A Man With A Better Smile!

All smiles now…Mired in the worst baseball situation imaginable just three years ago, Covington’s Andy Johnson and the Buccaneers have emerged from baseball purgatory to win games and compete against teams they didn’t have a prayer against back then. Read about them in the latest Press Pros update.

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Apr
5

Buckeyes’ Weekend Provides The Best Kind Of Perspective

Their season, their prospects, turned around in the matter of four games and seventy two hours.  But as important as their place now in the Big Ten standings, the emergence of the qualities hoped for with the 2021 baseball Buckeyes comes just in time.

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Apr
3

Fort Loramie ‘Loose’ In Loss To Wheelersburg

Hoping to make a good showing against a state-title caliber opponent, Fort Loramie came up short and a bit messy in a Saturday loss to Division III Wheelersburg.

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Apr
2

Rockets Red Flare…Errors Kill Anna In Loss To Miami East

Miami East showed it potential while Anna showed its rust, the Vikings using some athleticism and a couple of impressive pitching arms (Garrett Lemaster, below) to move to 5-0.

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Apr
2

Jim Abrams: Spring Walleye Run Is On….

Nothing is more fun to catch and better in the frying pan.  The spring walleye run is on in Ohio lakes and rivers and as popular as any land sport you can find. Outdoors writer Jim Abrams writes for this week’s Press Pros.

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Apr
1

Forget The Numbers…”We Need To Be Better”

The Buckeyes are 8-7 for the front third of their 2021 baseball schedule…without having played league-leaders Indiana and Michigan.  They’ve got to be better, admits coach Greg Beals.  And guess who’s up next on the schedule?  Indiana and Michigan.

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Mar
30

No Surprise…Sean Powell PPM 2021 Area Men’s COTY

From the day he arrived to the announcement of him being our 2021 area men’s Coach of The Year, Botkins coach Sean Powell should be no surprise to anyone.  He’s done what he said he could do. With our congratulations, enjoy today’s feature read.

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Mar
29

Oh, To Play Again…Troy Returns With Win Over G’ville

Returning to high school baseball for the first time in two years, Troy showed its youth and some elements on which to build in a 7-2 Miami Valley League win over visiting Greenville. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Mar
28

Baseball Still About The Fastball, But the Game Is About Changing Speeds

They say the more things change the more they stay the same. There’s no better example of that than with baseball…and the art of throwing the baseball – pitching!

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Mar
27

Our 2021 Area Basketball Women’s COTY…Carla Siegel

There can be little doubt after leading her Fort Loramie Redskins to a two-year mark of 55-1, and the 2021 Division IV state title as to who deserves the honor of being tabbed…our 2021 area basketball Women’s Coach of The Year.

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Mar
26

Home Cookin’, Burhenn, Recipe For Buckeye Win In Opener

They got a well-pitched game and backed it up with timely hitting from who else – Kade Kern.  And just like they drew it up, the Buckeyes scored an impressive home-opening win over Iowa.

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Mar
26

Press Pros Loses An ‘Original’

When you lose one of those who once encouraged, and continually supported, you take time to remember.  Our condolences to the family of Press Pros reader and friend, Doug Simon, of Covington.

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Mar
26

More On Rough Play, And Those Who ‘Could’ Clean Up Basketball

Pursuant to our March 15 column, and the recent ‘Reader Speaks’ page that shared readers’ opinions on the state of rough play in basketball – a final word before we embark upon a new season and the ‘timid’ play set forth for amateur baseball.

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Mar
23

Beals Not Wringing His Hands Over Buckeyes’ 6-5 Record

They’d like to be better than 6-5, but things could be worse.  The Buckeyes come home this weekend to play Iowa and Maryland, needing reps and some home cooking to move them up in the Big Ten standings. Coach Greg Beals is hoping that Bill Davis Stadium is just the recipe they need. Read more in today’s Press Pros update.

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Mar
22

Every Reason To Play Like A Champ…Botkins WINS Div. IV

After an excruciating century-long wait, and an almost lost-from-memory appearance in the tournament 27 years ago, the Botkins Trojans made the best kind of history on Sunday with their first-ever state title in basketball. Read the latest Press Pros update.

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Mar
21

Every Reason To Play Like A Champ…Botkins WINS Div. IV

After an excruciating century-long wait, and an almost lost-from-memory appearance in the tournament 27 years ago, the Botkins Trojans made the best kind of history on Sunday with their first-ever state title in basketball. Read the latest Press Pros update.

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