Archive for Features
Dec
17

This Week In Basketball…

A week before Christmas what we don’t know about area basketball is about the same…as what we do know. It’s early, even the good teams are vulnerable, and in Division IV the anticipation will continue to grow as to just HOW GOOD are…the Fort Loramie Redskins. Read more in this week’s ‘Basketball’ post on Press Pros.

Share
Dec
16

Butler Impressive…Aviators Soar Past Troy

The Vandalia Butler Aviators started hot and finished hotter in thumping Troy for its fifth straight win, the Aviators best start in 14 years. Read about the game from Joe Neves in our latest update on Greater Western Ohio Conference (GWOC) basketball.

Share
Dec
15

A Lot Of Red Glare…Anna Blasts Off On Jackson Center

Blast Off…Anna’s Wyatt Bensman got to the rim for 22 points, and collectively, the Rockets kept rival Jackson Center away from the rim in a dominating effort Friday to stay unbeaten overall, and unchallenged so far in the Shelby County League. Read more on the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

Share
Dec
13

Jack Albers, Revisited…And What’s Wrong With Modern Basketball!

If you want the politically correct response on life…don’t ask. But if you want an honest opinion about the modern game of basketball just ask former Marion Local head coach Jack Albers. If you know him you won’t be surprised…he’s more than willing to share! Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

Share
Dec
11

Deer Numbers Take Upward Turn

The first part of the deer-gun hunting season is in the books. And so far, hunters have been successful all across Ohio. Note: every county in this region had a larger deer kill than last year.

Share
Dec
10

New Feature: This Week In Basketball….

Borrowing from our Friday night ‘picks’ in football, we debut a weekly preview of Press Pros coverage of area basketball – boys and girls. If it’s anything like football, we think you’ll enjoy the time and the read. Our newest feature is today’s Press Pros inside post.

Share
Dec
10

On This Date: Don’t Know Much About History?…The Death Of Sam Cooke

He was back then dubbed the father of modern soul music. But to fans who loved his unmistakable voice and music, then and now, they didn’t care about labels. They just loved Sam Cooke.

Share
Dec
10

Hal: UD Flyers Vs. Ivy League Penn Game Mirrored Until The Flyers Blinked…

The Flyers game lacked in zone defense while Penn’s sharp-shooters stuck it in the shredder. Not out-smarted, but outplayed, UD falls to Ivy League Penn. Read Hal McCoy’s account of the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

Share
Dec
9

“Game-Ready” Sidney Rebounds, Holds Off Tippecanoe For GWOC North Win…

Andre Gordon was eye-popping; and he had plenty of help. The Sidney Yellow Jackets held off a determined Tippecanoe effort to win the GWOC American North opener. Read more on the game from Press Pros columnist Joe Neves… in today’s GWOC inside feature.

Share
Dec
5

Holiday History: “Our Little Song Broke Us Up”…Do You Hear What I Hear?

One of the most popular holiday songs in history, it was written as a protest warning during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, adapted to a Christmas tune, and made famous by a man desperately searching to record one more hit. An interesting read to an all-time Christmas favorite.

Share
Dec
5

Here are Some Outdoor Gift Ideas  

With all of your family and friends to be considered, you, no doubt, have some outdoor people to buy for when Christmas shopping this year. Here are a few unique ideas.

Share
Dec
4

Tournament Wrap-Up: What No One Heard, And Pics Not Seen

It’s tough to tell the entire story of a tournament, and of a title, in one game story…what Paul Harvey used to call, “the rest of the story”. Here’s a little more of what we reported over the weekend from Canton, and the OHSAA state football finals. Enjoy today’s Press Pros inside feature.

Share
Dec
3

Trotwood Captures Div. III Title For School’s Second

In the seventh and final game of the OHSAA Football Championship weekend, the Trotwood Madison Rams earned their second big trophy by holding off a determined Tri-Valley team 27–19. Read more from Stan Wilker on Press Pros.

Share
Dec
2

Marion Remembers: Takes 10th State Title In Rematch With Kirtland

Heads above the rest…Junior Nick Tangeman had a huge day and the Marion Local Flyers played their absolute best when it mattered to win their 10th state title in their Division VI rematch with Kirtland. Read about it in our latest Press Pros inside feature.

Share
Dec
1

In Division V: The ‘Burg Borrows, And Wins The Division V Title

Wheelersburg punctuates its unbeaten season with a dream effort, and a dream outcome, claiming the Division V title in football with an overtime win over Pemberville Eastwood.

Share
Dec
1

Nearly Perfect: Minster Takes The Division VII Title!

Isaac Schmiesing’s dive for the pylon came up short, but there would be plenty more opportunities for Minster in Friday’s Division VII title game. The Wildcats crushed Cuyahoga Heights in convincing fashion, 32-7. Read more in the latest Press Pros feature.

Share
Nov
29

Our 2017 Top Ten Performances…In Area High School Football

It’s our list and our list alone. Arguable? Sure, but if you were there to see it, as we were, you’d have to work hard to make a different case. Our Top Ten individual performances witnessed in the 2017 football season. Read about them in today’s inside feature on Press Pros.

Share
Nov
28

Leroy Anderson…And The Music That Made People Happy

You won’t know the name, and you’d never pick him out of a police lineup. But composer Leroy Anderson left a musical legacy unlike few before or after him. He wrote the songs that sounded like everyday life, songs that have made people smile…for years!

Share
Nov
27

The Last Hunt With Uncle Mel….

It’s painful to think about him being gone, but when I think about our last day together it always brings a smile. For that day was especially good, and one I’m happy to share. A classic tale of the pheasant field from guest writer Tom Cappell, in our latest Press Pros inside update…sponsored by Olde English Outfitters.

Share
Nov
26

Football Finals Like Back To The Future For Players, Fans, OHSAA

Despite any questions and complaints about competitive balance, this weekend’s football Final Four looks a lot like that to which we’ve grown accustomed…which leads you to wonder if some traditions aren’t bound to die hard. Read our overview of this weekend’s tournament…today’s Press Pros inside feature.

Share