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Nov
22

From The Tournament: Saving The Best For Last….?

In another state tournament marked by good football, the anticipation is about the MAC being here – again – and will they go away – again – with more than one OHSAA title?

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Nov
21

When Hope Wore Orange And Black….

Hoping for their first state title since 1989, and their third in ten tries, the Ironton Tigers saw their 31-year wait for championship relief go for naught with Saturday’s Division V loss to Kirtland.

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Nov
21

“That Style Of Play….” Keys A Cardinal Win

Once again the state recognized and paid tribute to the consistency and style of play in Darke, Auglaize, Mercer, Allen and Shelby County that has now claimed 36 ‘official’ titles, with 37 hanging in the balance.

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Nov
20

Cardinal Rule: New Bremen Pounds JFK For D-VII Title

Title bath…New Bremen coach Chris Schmidt didn’t mind at all – the 2020 Division VII OHSAA football championship for the Cardinals, and that fraternal feeling of belonging to something much bigger that’s respected state-wide. Read about their impressive win over Warren John F. Kennedy in the latest Press Pros update.

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Nov
18

Can Football Do More With Less?…And Some Area Standouts In 2020

In hindsight, I actually like the way the 2020 football season turned out, and with some tweaks I think it’s something to build on in the foreseeable future.  And some players that might not make anyone else’s all-something team, but they sure made an impression on us. Something to ponder in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
16

Some Thoughts On Volleyball And Future OSHAA Events….

The only negative to last weekend’s volleyball tournament in Vandalia was that no local teams won.  The obvious positive was…you don’t need 13,000 seats and rude ushers to stage a state tournament.

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Nov
15

New Bremen Falls In Division IV Final…To Calvert

It wasn’t their day…a pair of lost leads and a stubborn opponent who refused to let up cost New Bremen dearly in the Division IV volleyball championship finale. Read about the match in the latest Press Pros update.

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Nov
15

Lucky 13?…Cavs Muzzle Grove For State Return

Zach McKibbon left a lasting impression Saturday, with 199 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns in Coldwater’s Division VI state semi-final win over Columbus Grove. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
14

One Win Away…Bremen Cruises Past Newark Catholic

They did it in four sets, and at times made it look tantalizingly easy.  Elli Roetgerman (below) and New Bremen advances to Sunday’s championship round with a convincing win over New Catholic in the Division IV volleyball semi-finals. Read the latest weekend update on Press Prosl

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Nov
14

Tale Of Two Halves: Bremen Roars Past LCC To State

Mitchell Hays scored late and put LCC’s back to the wall, capping a remarkable second half comeback by New Bremen to win the Division VII state semi-final game and punch their ticket for their first-ever trip to the state tournament. Read about it today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
13

Addressing The Critics Of ‘Play On’….Is That You?

To those who write and ask if it’s responsible to put sports before safety in the face of the current spike…and claim it’s irresponsible to question science and the government’s efforts.  How do you face the inevitable question of which science you believe, and how long do you put your life on hold?

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Nov
9

Thoughts On A Season Of Empty ‘Feel Goods’….

It strikes me ironic that the state volleyball tourney will have the atmosphere of a JV football game, there’s no reason to even go to the state football semi-finals – ironic that all those people who refused to accept the results of the last presidential election expect just the opposite now. And when is the right time to even believe the president of your university?

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Nov
8

Coldwater Returns To State With Win Over Mechanicsburg

The ol’ 89 play…Tyler Schwieterman leaves Mechanicsburg tacklers in his wake on his way to an 89-yard touchdown run, Coldwater’s biggest ‘offensive’ play of the night in Saturday’s 35-14 regional final win. Read more in the latest Press Pros update.

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Nov
7

Bremen Punches Ticket To Final Four…Tops Russia In Four

It took four games for the New Bremen Cardinals to advance to their fourth consecutive state Final Four.  They’ll take it, as always! Read about the match in the latest Press Pros weekend update.

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Nov
7

New Bremen ‘Blocks’ Marion’s Path With Stunning Win

Building ‘Block’…Dan Homan’s block of a Marion Local punt (below) and touchdown flipped the script on the game and the future of the surging New Bremen Cardinals. They scored a stunning win over defending champion Marion Local Friday in the Division VII regional final. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Nov
6

One More Reader Speaks…”If We Don’t Learn From Our History!”

The mess with electing a president has never painted a more clear picture what our democratic process has becomen – anything for the sake of getting elected…and power!

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Nov
6

New Bremen, Russia Advance To D-IV Regional Finals

One win closer…Russia coach Aaron Watkins reacts to his Raiders’ win over Fort Loramie in Thursday’s Div. IV volleyball regional…as they advance to a rematch in Saturday’s championship round with defending champ New Bremen. Read about in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
4

The Reader Speaks…Nov. 5, 2020

Catching up with reader responses from the past month, we share those on…Ron Duncan, Dave Zeller, Are You A ‘Hater’, and can we have the ‘old’ MAC back? Enjoy a good read in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
3

Commentary…Why People Are Voting!

No one is more anxious for this to be over than me personally, unless it’s you. And this time people showed up in record numbers over concerns about what’s next…regardless of who wins on Tuesday?

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Nov
1

Any Questions? Coldwater Roughs Up Riders To Advance

They played nearly perfect football on both sides of the ball (Myles Blasingame sprinting for the end zone, below), impressed their guests, and advanced to next week’s regional final game with an “old-time” Coldwater win over West Jefferson. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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