Archive for Features
Jul
3

July 4th: How Will You Live, Now And Beyond?

It’s a July 4th like none other we’ve ever seen – a crossroads in our culture and the choice of living life to its fullest, or life according to what inconsistent experts mandate…and politicians, hoping to save face come election time. Important to consider…in today’s Press Pros.

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Jul
1

July 2: The Facts About “The National Emblem” – ‘Officially’

It’s a well-recognized tune, one of the most famous in America, but for the sake of fact…some words about a “national” tune not written by John Phillip Sousa, but one he admitted that he liked as much as his own. A holiday tribute in today’s Press Pros.

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Jun
30

Is Your Child’s Sports As Good As You’d Like…?

It’s the modern paradox for millennials.  We want sports to teach our kids all the right lessons, and yet…if the lessons don’t fit the adults’ expectations it’s not fair, or good enough. Commentary on the day in which we live in today’s Press Pros.

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Jun
28

A Day Trip To Lehman’s…And A Simpler Life

If you’re looking for every last thing under sun, and a reminder of how others live and enjoy a simpler, more contented, life…plan a visit to Kidron, Ohio, and feast your eyes on Lehman’s Hardware Store. A road trip…in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jun
28

Sunday Baseball: The Best Things We Saw…

The Best of Ohio baseball tournaments continued on Sunday with players and plays that made you notice…and want to remember.  These Press Pros photos help. Enjoy!

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Jun
27

Motivation Was All Ables, Hutchinson Needed….

One night after an embarrassing 16-strikeout loss to the Ohio Cyclones, Miami Valley Prospects’ Evan Ables and Connor Hutchinson turned the tables on Canes Baseball in 15u tourney play at Newton. Read Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Jun
27

Collins Brings All-Around Talent To Cyclones

Collins brings all-around talent to Cyclones… though he once thought he wouldn’t be back. Rundown between third and home… Ian Salters (pictured) gets tagged out at the plate. Read Andy Anders’ feature story inside today Press Pros.

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Jun
25

O’Rourke Flings Gem At Prospects In 15u…

A ho-hum day of 15u tournament baseball finished on a high note Thursday at Newton…Lancaster’s Layton O’Rourke (below) saw to it, striking out 16 in the day’s finale. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Jun
23

A Prayer For Sports, Or A Prayer For The Heart?

Suddenly the country reacts to social injustice by tearing down history and mandating systemic change.  Teach the young people through sports, one reader says (below). But the problem stems from history deeper than our own, while the solution really isn’t that deep at all. Read today’s feature.

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Jun
22

Are You Ready For Some Football…And Activism With It?

If there are fall sports you may actually need a program, not to know who’s playing, but to know the issues being protested…that might supersede the game. Bruce Hooley writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Jun
21

Fort Loramie Prevails While Learning Who They Are….

The biggest competition came from within.  Fort Loramie outscores four opponents 38-3 to take the 2020 Newton Summer Invite tournament. Hall of famer Hal McCoy shares how they did it in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Jun
20

The Family Meyer Pushes Fort Loramie To Another Win

Senior Griffin Meyer highlights Loramie’s perfection so far in the Newton Summer Invite Tournament with a six-inning no-hitter Saturday over Bethel. Hal McCoy writes the story.

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Jun
20

Perfected By Pillows… Rindler’s Curveball Closes Victory For Marion

Success comes through all kinds of trial and error.  Marion Local Pony League pitcher Ian Rindler has a system that drives opposing hitters (and his mother) crazy. Andy Anders writes the story.

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Jun
20

Not A Lot Of Difference Between Pandemic, Baseball….

An observation about people dealing with a pandemic and the loss of major league baseball.  If you think about it…there really isn’t much difference.

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Jun
20

The ‘Positives’ Of A 16-2 Victory By Newton

Newton and Fort Loramie power their way through day 2 of the Newton Summer Invite. setting up an interesting Saturday of so-far unbeatens. Hal McCoy writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Jun
20

Stammen Classic: “Firecracker” Learned From Minster’s Best…His Brothers

Learning the hard, but sure, way from two older Schmiesing brothers, Minster looks toward the future leadership of what’s hoped to be a baseball prodigy. Andy Anders writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Jun
19

Stammen Classic: Tigers Take It Out On The Baseball

Running wild…Versailles twelve-year-old Ethan Wilker legs out a triple, one of his three hits, as Versailles cranked out 18 hits in an 11-8 win Friday over Coldwater in the Stammen Classic. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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Jun
18

Hal Of Fame…McCoy Watches A Different Game

They say if you’re around baseball long enough you’ll see something you’ve never seen before…or do something you’ve never done before. It happened to me – a chance to learn from the master.

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Jun
18

Grass Roots Baseball On Newton’s Gem Of A Diamond

While MLB quarrels, the locals simply appreciate a chance to play – Thursday opening action at the Newton Summer Invite held a couple of things you just don’t see very often in a baseball game…even in the big leagues. Hal McCoy writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Jun
18

What Has Happened To The Good Old Hunting Stories….?

It used to be the reason people subscribed to Field and Stream and Outdoor Life – they wanted a good story. Now writing about wildlife adventure is about as rare as the Dodo bird…and it follows a pattern.

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