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Aug
22

Coldwater ‘Classic’: Every Day’s Good For EJ Tackett

He’s 27 years old, from Bluffton, Indiana, and ranked the second-best bowler in the world.  Pressure?  Nah.  EJ Tackett (below) has a good day even on days when he’s not his best. Read more from the Coldwater PBA ‘Classic’ in the latest inside feature.

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Aug
21

What I Never Thought I’d Hear From MLB….

It is, I’m convinced, another sign of the imminent apocalypse – Major League Baseball personnel advocating a mercy rule for lopsided games.  And one more reason for true baseball fans to find another, different game to watch.

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Aug
20

Two Perspectives On A Win…Loramie Clips Minster

It wasn’t good enough to win you a title, but what Fort Loramie and Ava Sholtis (below) showed in Tuesday’s volleyball win over MAC rival Minster WAS good enough to put the Redskins in the conversation of teams THAT WILL be good enough by season’s end. Read today’s Press Pros feature.

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Aug
19

Coldwater ‘Classic’: How The Other Half Bowls….

Monday was meet-and-greet night for the pro bowlers assembling for this week’s Coldwater PBA Bowlerstore.com Classic, and if first impressions are an indicator, Sean Rash (below), Michael Davidson, Marshall Kent, and others will not disappoint.

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Aug
19

My Area Teams Of Intrigue For 2019

Does Fort Loramie have another run in them in 2019? Can Marion Local retool in time to keep their playoff string alive? What about a veteran Covington team, and sophomorish schools like St. Henry, Tipp, and Piqua? And Anna..can the Rockets finally win an outright title in the MAC. Intriguing? Read today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
14

If The Reds Have An Issue, It Isn’t Bell…

Struggling to make a move in the NL Central standings, and struggling to make believers out those who want to believe so badly.  But the Reds biggest struggle continues to be consistency, and that starts at the top.

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Aug
11

The 15-Pound Tsunami…Coldwater ‘Classic’ Tip Of The Wave

To answer the numerous questions about bowling coverage (and this month’s PBA tourney in Coldwater) in the midst of anticipation about fall sports, football and volleyball, we might answer…you ain’t seen nothing yet. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
10

Tigerball ‘5.0’… And The Man Who Replaced ‘The Man’, Etc.

They’re listening in Versailles, as a new era began to take shape with Saturday’s scrimmage. Former Troy Christian coach Ryan Jones (foreground) becomes the fourth coach since the retirement of venerable Al Hetrick, trying to restore the roar to Tiger football. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Aug
8

Newton Plays Their Brand Of ‘Futbol’…Impressively!

Just out of the glare of traditional Friday night lights, the Newton Indians play their own brand of ‘futbol’ (in red, below and look to make noise in area Division III soccer. Read about them in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Aug
4

On Our 10th: And They Said It Wouldn’t Last…!

No applause necessary…In a few short days we’ll achieve a Press Pros milestone that many never thought they’d see – 10 years.  Over that period a lot of people have asked how, when, and why. So, a look back on how we started, and how far we can yet go…today’s inside feature on Press Pros.

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Aug
4

Volleyball 2019: The ‘Standard’ Against The State?

Fort Loramie junior Kenzie Hoelscher missed much of last season with a back injury, but her return and addition makes the Redskins a formidable favorite to win the Shelby County and beyond in 2019. Read why the state casts a wary eye at local Div. III and IV teams in today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
1

The ‘Dean’ Is Still Here…And Looking For More In Piqua

Starting his 27th season as coach of the Piqua Indians, Bill Nees has his sights set on 200 wins with the ever-present optimism that 2019 might again be the start of something big in ‘Indian Nation’. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jul
31

Sonny:  Commentary On Baseball, Fights, And Who’s To Blame

If you wonder why there’s so many arguments, fights, and bean-ball incidents in major league baseball, look no further than a juiced-up baseball and the fools who run the game – ones that never played the game, and one in particular who’s turned his back on ‘the code’.

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Jul
29

Buckeye Baseball Golf Outing Raises Money, Awareness

Ohio State baseball coach Greg Beals came out swinging at the Buckeyes’ annual golf fund raiser Monday…and left no doubt that bigger than their 36 wins last spring was the awareness of what yet can be done. And their motivation came in maize and blue. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jul
28

Say Goodbye To Summer…The Start-Up Begins

Just three weeks from the start of another fall sports season, we’ve put down time in the rear-view mirror and here’s what we observed (along with Craig Stammen) on the ‘last week’ of summer. More in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jul
27

You Wonder About Marion? A Few Words From Tim Goodwin

After massive graduation losses from last December’s state runner-up team they slip a division, back to D-VII.  Winners of six of the last eight state titles in Divisions VI or VII, people are writing, texting, and outright asking if Marion Local can still throw enough together to make another title run. Who better to say than Tim Goodwin in today’s inside feature.

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Jul
25

Nick Marino…And The Year Of The Rocket (?)

There are high expectations for the Anna football Rockets in 2019, but you’d never know it from head coach Nick Marino’s expression.  Tough sport, tough league, and tough people…”We haven’t done nothing, yet,”  he says.  That’s his story, and he’s sticking to it. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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Jul
21

Sometimes It Takes An Undertaker…Cleaning Up Baseball History

At the suggestion of one Press Pros reader from out of the area, we got involved with a project that proves fame does not protect you from time and neglect.  And now baseball icon  Branch Rickey can rest with pride.

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Jul
19

Little Boys, And Why Baseball Works In Minster….

They’re understandably proud of their winning tradition in all sports, but in Minster, Ohio it’s youth baseball that takes center stage in late July. Read more on this weekend’s ‘Classic, in Minster, in today’s Press Pros.

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Jul
17

Piqua Loses A Friend, An Icon….

He popularized the practice of chiropractic locally.  He was cool before chiropractic was cool.  And Dr. Conrad Booher created a legacy of professionalism and service that made a legion of friends and followers feel good, inside and out.

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