Archive for Features
Nov
28

Coldwater Punches Ticket to Championship Saturday

Coldwater’s fast start on Saturday night carried the Cavaliers past West Jefferson and into the Division VI state title game. Coldwater — along with Marion Local and Versailles — attempt to add to the MAC’s state title haul next weekend in Canton, which currently stands at 37 state football championships.

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Nov
26

Jones’ Hopes At Versailles Coming To Fruition

Three years into his tenure at Versailles, Ryan Jones is on the cusp of playing for the state championship he thought was possible when he took the job.

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Nov
25

This Time, Michigan Might Have A Shot (At Ohio State)

Who wins? The Wolverines are treating this rivalry a lot differently and doing a lot less talking about it publicly.  And there’s no question they have the upgrade in talent to finally win after eight straight losses. Read Mark Znidar’s game preview in the latest Press Pros.

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Nov
21

Dellinger, Cavs Earn Passing Grade In Region 24 Romp

Coldwater is two wins away from a state championship. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Behind a near-flawless effort in every phase of the game, the Cavaliers cruised to a 49-7 victory over the upstart Allen East Mustangs in the Division VI, Region 24 Final. Running back, Isaac Fullenkamp (pictured) flips with excitement into this touchdown. Read about Coldwater’s win in today’s PresPros.

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Nov
8

What I Saw Last Week…McNeilan’s Return To Versailles’ Sideline

Twenty years ago I wrote about him as the fullback on Al Hetrick’s last Versailles championship team.  Now, Ryan McNeilan is the team doctor, and young enough to still have a feel for competition. Read more in our inside feature.

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Nov
7

A Family’s Baseball, World Series Memories, As Close As Each Other

World Series retrospective…Sixty years after Wally Post was one of baseball’s most feared power hitters for the Reds, the Phillies, and the Indians, his memory lives on through a family dedicated to his memory…and each other. Read about them in weekend Press Pros.

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Nov
7

Speed Thrills: Tri-Village ‘Wehr’s’ Down New Bremen

Tri-Village sophomore Reed Wehr made the biggest plays in the biggest moments to advance the Patriots past New Bremen and into a Region 28 regional semifinal against another MAC opponent, St. Henry (PressPros Feature Photos by Dale Barger).

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Nov
7

All Systems Go, Marion Local Rolls Past Loramie

Marion Local amassed 422 yards of offense and spread it around, while the defense looked in championship form, holding Fort Loramie to just six points – nearly perfection. Read more in the latest inside feature.

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Nov
6

Poronsky Has Career Night As Red Devils Edge Alter

Liam Poronsky threw for 229 yards and three touchdowns, leading Tippecanoe past Alter by a count of 37-28 in Friday’s Division III, Region 12 quarterfinal. Colin Foster writes for Saturday Press Pros.

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Nov
5

Aggressive St. Henry, Loramie, Advance To Regional Final

St. Henry and Chloe Gels (below) ousted Jackson Center in four sets, and Fort Loramie knocked rival Russia out in straight sets Thursday to advance to the Division IV regional volleyball finals on Saturday.

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Nov
2

If Bremen Hopes To Stop Tri-Village, Cards Must Be-Wehr

He won’t turn any heads walking off the bus, but once the 5-9, 160-pound blur that is Tri-Village sophomore Reed Wehr gets free in the open field, it’s hard to pivot your neck fast enough to keep him in view. Bruce Hooley shares a playoff profile in the latest Press Prosl

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Oct
31

McCoy: Offense Has Its Day As Flyers Stop Butler

The Butler Bulldogs piled up more yardage than did UD’s Flyers, 527 to 443, and ran 90 plays t9 54 for the Flyers, but they pay off in points and UD outscored Butler 38-31 as quarterback Jack Cook and running back Jake Chisholm had big days. Read Hal McCoy in the latest Press Pros update.

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Oct
30

Tipp Romps Past Mt. Healthy In One-And-Done Rematch

Tippecanoe won a dogfight with Mt. Healthy in the 2020 playoffs. It was a different story in Friday’s rematch (but the same result), as the Red Devils opened the 2021 playoffs with a 50-6 romp of the Fighting Owls. 

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Oct
28

Watching The ‘Series’ With A Better Analyst

It was not only a great story idea, but it scratched an itch that no one else can touch. I watched Game 2 of the World Series Wednesday with San Diego Padres pitcher Craig Stammen…and we talked more about baseball, and life after baseball, than the World Series, itself. Read today’s feature.

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Oct
24

What I Saw This Weekend…

To borrow from a competing story idea, here’s five things that stood out Saturday night in the Buckeyes’ lopsided win over the Indiana Hoosiers…and what you might expect the rest of the way.

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Oct
24

McCoy: UD Flyers Run Into ‘Trap Game’ At Valparaiso

The Flyers took its first possession and looked as if they wouldn’t stop until they reached the banks of Lake Michigan. The Beacons took it right away with that long second half kickoff return. Despite a 1-5 record, the Beacons outscored the Flyers Saturday afternoon on Brown Field, 45-28.

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Oct
23

History Made, Milton Captures Outright Three Rivers Crown

Milton Union’s Michael Elam (#38, below) ran hard for 146 yards and set the stage for the Bulldogs to capture the inaugural title of the resurrected Three Rivers Conference, with a 37-14 over Riverside Friday. Read more in Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Oct
23

Monnin Tosses Four TDs, UA Completes 10-0 Season

Upper Arlington thumped rival Hilliard Davidson 42-14 to win the OCC Central Division title and secure the tradition-laden program’s first perfect slate since 2000, when the Golden Bears captured the Division I state championship. Steve Blackledge writes for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Oct
22

Ohio State Has Something To Prove Against Indiana

The Buckeyes defense will be on the spot to prove that it has improved greatly in the last three weeks and that last season’s 42-35 squeaker of a victory was a fluke. Columbus, OH – It’s a fact that Ohio State’s football team did indeed defeat Indiana last season by the score of 42-35, and […]

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Oct
21

The Reader Speaks…Oct. 21, 2021

Concerns over which teams get noticed, while other play in anonymity;  and…is an obsession with ‘winning’ turning kids off to participating in sports.  Your thoughts shared in the latest ‘Reader Speaks’.

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