Archive for Features
Jan
15

Basketball At Its Hardest…Covington Grinds Over Russia

Covington’s Lilli Hamilton (#12, below) gets all ball in her block attempt against Russia Tuesday. But it was something much great she had to block to even play at all. Read more about the Buccaneers’ emotional win in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
13

Hal McCoy: UD’s Crutcher A Diamond On The Court

Jalen Cruther’s transformation to a dependable scorer continued Sunday, with 19 points, in the Flyers’ win over Massachusetts. Hal McCoy writes the story for the latest Flyer update on Press Pros.

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Jan
13

This Week in Basketball…January 14, 2019

Hoopin’ It Up In Loramie….Both Fort Loramie teams made big statements last week…the Piqua Lady Indians are having, for them, a one of a kind season…the Anna Rockets remain the only unbeaten team in the area heading into the week…and the Tippecanoe Lady Red Devils get their toughest challenge of the season.

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Jan
12

Ohio State Has 21 Turnovers…Hammered By Iowa

Too many turnovers and ineffective backcourt play spelled doom for the Buckeyes, who lost to Iowa Saturday for their third Big Ten loss in a row. Mark Znidar tells the story in his latest Buckeye post.

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Jan
12

Extra! Extra! … Russia Goes OT To Stop Jackson Center

The look on TJ Esser’s face tells it all as he watches the ball go out-of-bounds from his touch, giving Russia possession in OT. Raiders perfect from free-throw line in OT to avenge earlier loss to Tigers in another tough SCAL battle. Read more on the OT battle between Jackson Center and Russia by Greg Billing in today’s feature of Press Pros.

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Jan
11

‘Moving Day’…Minster Shoots Past Coldwater

It was highly contested for three quarters. But in the end Minster took care of their business enough to come away with a 51-42 win over a determined Coldwater. Read more in today’s Press Pros MAC feature.

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Jan
10

The Good News, Win Or Lose….St. Henry Takes Road Win At Bremen

St. Henry’s defense was stifling, and the ‘Skins got just enough offense to manage a tough road win Thursday against New Bremen – a dress rehearsal for even tougher games to come…for both teams.

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Jan
9

Ohio State Loss To Rutgers Exposes Shortcomings Again

This outcome was the clearest signal yet that these Buckeyes are not going to challenge for the conference championship and probably will have to dog paddle hard just to keep their snouts above water. Read more by Mark Znidar on OSU basketball inside todays feature.

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Jan
9

Team Effort Helps Sidney Topple Xenia

Xenia standout Samari Curtis got his 47 points, but Sidney’s Andre Gordon countered with 32 and the Yellow Jackets’ team effort lifted the team to an eighth straight win. Andre Gordon (20) powers past one of his basketball best friends and Xenia’s Samari Curtis in a showdown of D-I recruits.

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Jan
8

Troy Flips Course…Suffers Bad Second Half Loss To Fairborn

For sixteen minutes they played like the Duke Blue Devils. Then, in a total change of course in the third period they played like your average devil. In the end it amounted to another frustrating loss for the Troy Trojans. Read more on the game in today’s GWOC feature.

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Jan
8

Hot Fishing With No Ice…On A Cold Winter’s Day

After a decade, it still stands as one of the best fishing experiences of my life, and it happened in the middle of winter. Here’s a hint about an off-season road trip that could be just as good for you. Enjoy our latest outdoors feature from columnist Tom Cappell, sponsored by Olde English Outfitters, in Tipp City.

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Jan
6

This Week In Basketball…January 7, 2019

The first full week of 2019 will be highlighted by several big games…several teams continued streaks last week, both good and bad…and two area players hit personal milestones on back to back nights…and Press Pros was there for both of them.

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Jan
6

Words On Appreciating Your Own…

It passes by quickly, and without enough reflection…the times and the lives of a community’s best young people, with the qualities and the daring to succeed at what they love at another, higher level.

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Jan
5

Slump Buster … Tipp Ends Offensive Woes Vs. Versailles

After watching too many shots rattle in and out the last two games, Tipp shot itself out of a slump to sink the Versailles Tigers in a battle of state powers. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
5

MSU Dominates Second Half…Beats Ohio State

The battle of the big men went to Michigan State – too many, and OSU’s Kaleb Wesson (25 points) fouled out late in the game. The Buckeyes suffer their first Big Ten loss of the year. Read more about the game from Mark Znidar in the latest Buckeyes feature update.

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Jan
5

Ready Or Not, Ohio State Must Contend With MSU’s Size

The Buckeyes must contend with one big body Saturday, while eighth-ranked Michigan State has a stable full of them. “We’ll need to be at our very, very best,” says coach Chris Holtmann.

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Jan
5

What Goes Around…Marion’s Defense Evens Things!

Defense was the difference, as Marion Local held St. Henry big man Caden Niekamp to just four points Friday in a 48-43 Marion win. The offensive highlight was Marion’s Nate Bruns scoring his 1,000th career point. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
3

Bigger, Stronger, Wiser…Minster Romps Over Recovery

They hit their first five shots, Ivy Wolf (left) scored 21, and the Division IV defending champs handled rival Fort Recovery Thursday in a manner that sent a message to all would-be contenders. The Division IV title this year, come March, probably has to go through Minster again. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jan
2

The Reader Speaks…Jan 3, 2019

We begin 2019 with responses from a number of first-time responders to the site, and polarizing views on the tradition of hunting…as well as people who can’t sing, Christmas then, as opposed to Christmas now, and Mark Znidar’s addition to our Press Pros staff. ‘The Reader Speaks’ in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jan
2

Memorable Ohio State Season Ends With Rose Bowl Win

Buckeyes didn’t put on an offensive show but did enough to hold off Washington … Ohio State builds 28-3 lead and survives 20-point fourth quarter for Huskies … Ryan Day takes over for Meyer and needs to consider staff changes. Read our Rose Bowl wrap-up from Doug Harris in today’s Press Pros feature.

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