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Sep
3

Notes On Football: From What I’ve Seen So Far…

After a week of college, and two weeks of high school football, some thoughts on trends, looks, and behavior we could all do without.

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Sep
2

Commentary: What It’ll Cost To See The Buckeyes….

For those who already have their tickets…they’re numb already, or will turn a deaf ear. But if you’re thinking about seeing the Buckeyes in person this year…start collecting your couch change.

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Sep
2

Coldwater Falls To Clinton-Massie: “The Greatest Game In The History Of…”

What it looked like….It was Christian Poynter left, Christian Poynter right, and Christian Poynter for a pair of Clinton-Massie touchdowns. The Division IV Falcons staved off a second half comeback attempt by Coldwater Friday night to beat the Cavaliers 24-14. Read more in the latest MAC update on Press Pros.

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Aug
29

Who’s Playin’?…Loramie Shuts Out Botkins In Volleyball

Working hard to build back to state tournament contention, Fort Loramie and Emily Austin (in black, above) took down Shelby County rival Botkins Tuesday night in three games. Read more about the game, and Coach John Rodgers rebuilding effort in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Aug
27

TBDBITL Then…TBDBITL Now: ‘Time And Change’, With Dr. Paul Droste

If you played in the Ohio State Marching Band during any point of its history, the age-old questions always bring conversation as to the band then, and now. There have always been issues; and questions without official answers. But no more. Read our “Q” and “A” with past director Dr. Paul Droste in today’s feature.

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Aug
27

Why Competitive Balance Is Not For Everyone…!

Friday’s area games gave a glimpse of one possible failing in the OHSAA competitive balance agenda. There may be too many miles, and not enough players, between what we have now…and what some seek! Read more in today’s Sunday inside feature.

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Aug
26

‘Blue By You’, II: Marion Routs CJ In Opener

Another opening…There was no fanfare, no fireworks, or records set…just new faces and a thorough victory as Marion doused an athletic Chaminade for the second year in a row in the season opener. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature

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Aug
25

Opening Thoughts: Miller’s Win Over Alter A Vindication…?

Proponents of competitive balance will say, “I told you so.” But proponents of Dave Miller will also tell you after his win over Alter in Thursday’s opener, “I told you so.”

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Aug
22

Before All Else Fails: The ‘Shaman’ Of Jackson Center….

For 34 years Dr. Kreg Huffer has worked at perfecting the art of chiropractic and alternative healing methods. Now, at the height of a boom in popularity, Huffer simply wants to get the word out. Read more about it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Aug
20

Media Day With The Flyers….

It was actually fun – time on the field with the players, and freedom to ask whatever you wanted to whomever you wanted, for as long as you wanted. It was media day as you like it to be…with the UD Flyers.

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Aug
19

Seth Lonsway, And The Choice Of Choices

The Buckeyes’ incoming freshman from Celina comes with firepower, expectation and curiosity from those who wonder how he could turn down the Cincinnati Reds. But Seth Lonsway says he’s coming to Ohio State simply for the tradition, the degree, and to get better. Read more in our latest Buckeye baseball update.

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Aug
18

Are You Ready For Some Football…?

Area players and teams tune up this weekend for next Friday’s opener, leaving some observers to wonder as to who’s more ready…the teams or the fans? Arcanum’s Dylan Burns was impressive, busting a nice run in the Trojans’ dress rehearsal against Milton-Union. Read more. (Photo by Julie McMaken Wright)

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Aug
17

Gene Bennett: One Of The Last Truly “Good” Ones….

I knew him personally for a very short time, but in that decade Reds scout Gene Bennett taught me a lot I didn’t know about people…and a little bit about baseball.

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Aug
16

Football 2017: So…What About Minster?

Just nine months removed from their second state finals appearance in three years, Minster’s Geron Stokes has the Wildcats poised to replace key departees…and compete. And knowing his story, why would you expect anything else? Read more about the Wildcats in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Aug
13

The Day “The Mick” Died…

The career and passing of Mickey Mantle served as a sad reminder…that there’s a difference in role models and heroes. Unfortunately, it took a figure as outwardly popular as Mantle to make us understand. On the anniversary of his death, a tribute to “The Mick” in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Aug
12

The Next Big Thing At Marion…Revisited

Big, And Bigger….Recovered and back for his senior year, Marion Local tackle John Dirksen (above, #74) regrets his missed junior season, a missed state championship. But he’s back now, and eager to make up for lost time and enjoy the simple joy of football. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature

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Aug
11

My Annual Teams Of Intrigue…And Best Guess For Their Success

My neck has more wrinkles than it once had, but I’ll stick it out nonetheless as another high school football season launches in just two weeks. Here’s my picks for teams of interest in 2017…and just how well they MIGHT do. Enjoy and discuss amongst yourselves…today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Aug
10

The Good Guy Who Finishes First…About 87.5% Of The Time

At the time he was seeking his fourth consecutive football title, and his eighth overall, and if you didn’t see our summer feature on Marion Local’s Tim Goodwin in 2014 we thought you’d enjoy reading it now. If you did see it before, enjoy this Press Pros encore, to date the most-read feature profile in the history of the site.

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Aug
5

On Making The Tougher Choice…And Some Words About Robbie

Some words on a young man who chose the tougher path and higher expectations in order to play college football…and our best wishes to another whose heart and will to live is fighting to do just that.

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Aug
5

Jason Schondelmyer, And The Second Time Around….

A decade after building the Arcanum Trojans into a perennial champion contender, their former coach, Jason Schondelmyer, finds himself in the position of being their present coach…trying to build the Trojans into a champion contender again. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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