Archive for Features
Sep
28

McCoy: What’s Happening On The Flyer Basketball Front?

The season at hand is up in the air more than Obi Toppin.  But UD athletic director Neil Sullivan is doing his best to have every thing grounded by November 25.  Keep your fingers crossed. Hal McCoy writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
27

Fore!… St. Henry Starts Bid For Fourth Straight Trip To State

Since she started golfing in junior high, St. Henry senior Ellen Naumann has had the drive — and distance — to get better on the golf course. The defending Midwest Athletic Conference player hopes to lead the Redskins to a fourth straight trip to the Division II state tournament.

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Sep
27

Time And Change…But ‘Tigerball’ Is Alive And Well

They say what goes around, comes around.  And that the more things change the more they stay the same.  And in Versailles the current crop of footballers (Carson Bey, below) are adding to that age-old cliche’. More in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Sep
26

Redemption: Loramie Ousts Bremen From Unbeatens

They gained a measure of revenge, but more…Fort Loramie took a huge step in self confidence and momentum with a thorough and impressive win over unbeaten state champion New Bremen. Read about a key Division IV rematch in today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
26

Coleman’s Running, Stout Defense Power Piqua

Indians earn outright Miami Valley League Miami Division championship with 5th straight victory over Tippecanoe; Hike record to 5-0 with one game remaining in regular season. Mark Znidar writes ‘MVL’ for today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
26

Injuries Bite Bulldogs Again…Milton Falls To Valley View

Injuries have bitten the Milton-Union Bulldogs hard this season. Milton started Friday night missing five defensive starters. Three more went down … including one that also plays quarterback … during Milton’s 57-14 loss at Valley View. Greg Billing writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
26

Willis, Defense Dominates In Troy Christian Victory

A career night by a defensive end and some better-late-than-never offense carried to Troy Christian to its second win of the season…over Dayton Christian. Andy Anders writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
25

Marion Bounces Back, Drops Minster

The Marion Local Flyers were looking to snap a two-match losing streak … albeit to a pair of state-ranked teams. They did it in decisive fashion with a 3-0 win over Minster to stay in the Midwest Athletic Conference title hunt on Thursday. Kinsey Thobe hammers one down for the three set win over the Minster Wildcats.

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Sep
24

Ohio State Athletics Facing $107 Million Budget Deficit

Athletic director Gene Smith says some department employees will take pay cuts and others will be furloughed to help ease the crunch caused by COVID-19.

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Sep
23

Sidebar On History…And Some Wednesday Observations

With respect to Kim Metz’s Tuesday record-breaking win…what really stands out about coaching in an age of AAU, Junior Olympics, and all those camps.

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Sep
22

Ohio State Secondary Has Challenge To Remain “Best in America”

Defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs has only four returning players with any kind of experience; and there is no one with the ability of first-round Jeff Okudah on the roster. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
20

‘Arguably’, The Best Time Of The Year…

Depending on your point of view there’s no better time of the year than right now, but of course, that’s arguable…like just about anything else you can name. For lack of anything better…commentary in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Sep
19

Mc’Small’ McKibbon Looms Even Mc’Bigger’ As Teammates Fall

For his size you’d never guess.  But Coldwater senior Zack McKibbon’s presence on the field grows ever larger as the Cavs’ backfield gets smaller and smaller. Read about him in this weekend’s Press Pros feature.

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Sep
19

For Old Times’ Sake…Tipp Upends Troy In Burgbacher Homecoming

A Tippecanoe victory over Troy has been a long time coming for the Red Devils. How long? How about since 1939. Tipp scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:36 left in the fourth … then came out on the right side of some controversy … for one of the biggest wins in program history.

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Sep
19

Coldwater Shakes Off Injuries, Throttles New Bremen

Coldwater persevered through a growing list of injuries to show considerable teeth defensively with a Friday road win over New Bremen. Bruce Hooley writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
18

Loramie Blasts Covington To Take Control Of CCC…

Collin Moore (below) exploded for a 65 yard touchdown run, and unbeaten Fort Loramie proved to be a good as suspected in a eye-opening Thursday night win over previously unbeaten Covington. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
16

Battle of Ohio Leaning On Baker vs. Burrow To Breathe Life Back into Rivalry

The stories about the Browns vs. Bengals have become better than the football itself.  And until one or the other (or both) of the present quarterbacks goes boom or bust that’s about all the Battle of Ohio has left for meaning. Bruce Hooley writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
16

Of Squirrels, Kids, Dogs and Dads….

To the veteran of the woods, fall season means squirrel season and a bounty of enjoyment scanning the treetops for one of nature’s most overlooked, and under-appreciated delicacies. New outdoors contributor Jim Abrams shares a different twist.

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Sep
15

Little Bit Rusty Raiders Too Much For Anna…

It wasn’t smooth at times, but after a two-week layoff due to Coronavirus Russia (and Kendall Monnin, below) came back to beat Anna Tuesday in three straight sets. Read about how in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Sep
15

Out Of Sight, But Not Out Of Mind…Playoffs Loom Already

With Week 7 and the football playoffs looming, Press Pros looks at perennial opponents from other parts of the state, and their strength of potential challenge.  Guest writer Danny Huff shares information about teams and the playoff process in today’s Press Pros.

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