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Jan
4

Tipp Runs, Sidney Runs Out Of Time In Loss To Devils

It was athletic and a game of runs, fun to watch if you weren’t coaching.  But Tipp used one giant run to start the second half that turned the tables on Sidney, handing the Yellow Jackets their second loss of the season. Read about the game in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Jan
3

Hunt Gets 1,000th, Tri-Village Crushes Division I Sidney

Tough place to score, win…Tri-Village won its fifth game of the season Monday, 59-31, with dominating post defense (below), three-point shooting, and the occasion of Morgan Hunt’s 1,000th career point. Read more about the game in the latest Press Pros feature.
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Jan
1

Commentary: It’s Just That The Rest Of Us Were Taught Differently…

Reactions to college players skipping out on bowl games to protect their athletic futures are interesting and diverse. One asked, how did we get to this point? It’s not that hard to figure out. Some New Year reflections on January 1

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Dec
30

‘Skins, Sholtis Shellac West Liberty For Tenth Straight Win

Senior Ava Sholtis (below) scored 14 of her game-high 21 points in the first half and the Fort Loramie Redskins cruised to their tenth straight win with a romp over West Liberty Salem. Read about the Redskins in the latest Press Pros feature update.

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Dec
30

Russia Wins At Covington’s Expense, Turnovers Costly

Covington played arguably its best fifteen minutes of basketball this year before turnovers and cold shooting in the second half helped Hayden Quinter (below) Russia to its fifth win of the year. Read about the game in Thursday’s Press Pros.

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Dec
29

‘Festivus’ Grievances For The Rest Of Us, 2021

Frank Costanza provided us all with the perfect template to say publicly what’s built up all year long…just never the right time to share.  Having failed miserably with the feats of strength part of it, ‘Festivus’ allows for more.

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Dec
25

Christmas Memory: ‘Good Will Hunting’, And Pheasants In The Snow

We all reflect upon our lives and memories at Christmas, and I’m no different for times spent hunting at Christmas with my dad, family, and friends.  Here’s a particularly good one for those who grew up with a love of the outdoors. Merry Christmas to everyone, and a Happy New Year from Press Pros.

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Dec
24

Christmas Coal…Jackson Scores 53, Falls To Bremen

It was tough, and it was competitive, and for 31 minutes it looked like vintage Jackson Center basketball.  But New Bremen and David Homan flipped the script in the final minute to escape Thursday with a pre-Christmas 56-53 win over the Tigers.

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Dec
23

Christmas Coal…Jackson Scores 53, Falls To Bremen

It was tough, and it was competitive, and for 31 minutes it looked like vintage Jackson Center basketball.  But New Bremen and David Homan (below) flipped the script in the final minute to escape Thursday with a pre-Christmas 56-53 win over the Tigers.

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Dec
22

Holiday Music: “Our Little Song Broke Us Up”…Do You Hear What I Hear?

One of the most popular holiday songs in history, it was written as a protest warning during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, adapted to a Christmas tune, and made famous by a man searching for one more hit record. An interesting read on an all-time Christmas favorite.

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Dec
22

Schulze, Coldwater Face Climb To Maintain Sovereignty, Title

Nine months removed from winning the Division II state title in girls bowling, junior Jasmine Schulze and Coldwater are back in a familiar position of trying to peak at the right time to defend that title, come February.

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Dec
21

Troy Goes Cold At Line, Falls To Tipp City, 64-45

Griffin Caldwell supplied some clutch three-point shooting, and Tipp took advantage of Troy’s cold shooting from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to pull away and win in Tuesday MVL action. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Dec
20

What I Saw Over The Weekend…December 20

Nixon never looked this good…There really aren’t that many good teams in any sports anymore, and if you doubt that statement…just listen to how hard the talking heads work to make it sound like there are with Monday morning analysis. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Dec
19

How Charlie Brown’s Christmas Theme Came To Be…

It’s been around for 56 years, and everyone loves it, but few actually know that the Charlie Brown Christmas Theme has nothing to do with the Christmas season, at all. Here’s the story.

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Dec
18

Versailles Takes Another Step, Drops Fort Loramie, 57-46

Playing their third game in a week, Versailles is not the team it will be, but showed more of what’s to come (Connor Stonebraker, below) with a Saturday night ‘special’ over Fort Loramie. Read about the game in Sunday’s Press Pros.

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Dec
18

Youth Is Served In MAC Bowling, At The Nelson House

On opening day of Press Pros 2021-’22 bowling coverage, women’s bowling stood out for the promise of its future in the person of young talent that’s already setting records.

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Dec
18

Youth Is Served In MAC Bowling, At The Nelson House

On opening day of Press Pros 2021-’22 bowling coverage, women’s bowling stood out for the promise of its future in the person of young talent (New Bremen’s Marina Nelson, below) that’s already setting records.

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Dec
18

Troy Christian Shows The ‘Goods’ To Knock Off East

They used tough defense (below) to limit East’s best scorers…while sharing the basketball on offense and getting most of the rebounds. It was enough to push Troy Christian past Miami East, 53-38, Friday night in an early Three Rivers Conference showdown. Read about the game on Press Pros.

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Dec
16

Basketball…And A Difference In Personality

For years I’ve noticed a difference in talking with basketball coaches as opposed to football coaches. And is there really a difference?  Veteran coaches shared with me their thoughts.

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Dec
15

Jackson’s Defense, Offensive Fireworks Crush Fairlawn

For a while they couldn’t miss. Nolan Fark (below) and the Jackson Center Tigers put on a shooting show Tuesday while holding an opponent to less than twenty points for the third game in a row. Fairlawn was the victim this time, losing to JC, 64-18. Read about the game in today’s inside feature.

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