Archive for Features
Mar
8

Mother Nature Having The Last Laugh Down South…And Words On Area Hoops!

In South Carolina for their final southern tuneup, the Buckeyes look to for some last-minute fixes before coming north next week to what promises to be a frigid home debut. And Mother Nature is doing her part here in the Smokies.

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Mar
8

#1 Fort Loramie, #2 Minster To Play For A Trip To Columbus

Minster and Fort Loramie both had their stressful moments Thursday, but in the end both advanced for a rematch of last year’s Division IV regional final…with a berth in Columbus at stake. Joe Neves writes the story in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Mar
7

Kaleb Wesson-less Ohio State Dunked By Northwestern

The Buckeyes played themselves off the NCAA tourney bubble Wednesday night with an ugly loss in Chicago, to Northwestern. Read Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Mar
5

How 2 For 21 Can Get You Beat…St. Henry Drops Minster

‘Big’ defense…St. Henry’s Caden Niekamp (left, #40 in white) got a hand on the shot attempt of Minster’s Jarod Schulze, and it set the tone for Tuesday’s district tourney encounter. A frightening start doomed the Minster Wildcats Tuesday in the Division IV semi-final at Wapakoneta. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
4

Second Inning Costs Ohio State In Loss To B-C

The Buckeyes give up five unearned runs in a disastrous second inning and end up settling for series split against Bethune-Cookman in Daytona. Read Mark Znidar’s take on things in today’s Press Pros update.

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Mar
4

Adults Behaving Badly…At A Basketball Game?

It’s happening on an increasing scale – people being escorted from high school sporting events for behavior unbecoming the example of character and sportsmanship, the thing we most want to teach the kids. And the question is…why does it matter that much? Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Mar
4

Last Call: The Hal McCoy Scholarship Award, 2019

If you want a career like that of our resident hall of fame columnist Hal McCoy, or if you just want to train someone to be like Hal, you might want to read, and apply, for an annual Press Pros opportunity that can help your dream come true.

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Mar
3

West Ignites Ohio State’s Win Over Bethune-Cookman

On a humid, windy 82-degree day, the Buckeyes scored 14 runs the first two innings and went on to win the third game of the four-game series with no sweat.

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Mar
3

What Real Reds Fans Will Miss When Marty’s Gone….

The clock is ticking on the final days of Marty Brennaman’s tenure as Reds broadcaster, and with it…probably the last days of someone with a legitimate platform telling us the truth about athletes, sports, and what he sees.

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Mar
2

The ‘Dirvish’ Rolls On: “Like Beating Auriema…”

Off and running…Fort Loramie has stormed through the Division IV tournament so far. Saturday they won their 24th district title, and did it so convincingly as to bear comparison to an even higher standard of basketball. Read more in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Mar
2

The ‘Dirvish’ Rolls On: “Like Beating Auriema…”

Off and running…Colleen Brandewie’s feet barely hit the floor (left), symbolic of how Fort Loramie has stormed through the Division IV tournament so far. Saturday they won their 24th district title, and did it so convincingly as to bear comparison to an even higher standard of basketball. Read more in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Mar
2

Ohio State Can’t Put Pitching, Hitting Together…Lose To Bethune-Cookman

The Buckeyes lack of quality at bats, especially with runners on base, strikes again in their third one-run loss in four games. Columnist Mark Znidar made the trip and writes the story in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Mar
2

McCoy: Flyers Wake Up Late, Upset By Rhode Island

The Flyers fiddled as the Rams caught fire, and it cost them an embarrassing home overtime loss that should have never gotten to that point. The Ides of March, indeed! Read about the game from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Mar
1

Four-gone Conclusion … Redskins Return To District For Fourth Straight Time

Perfect ending … Fort Loramie’s five seniors cap undefeated run through D-IV sectional tournament with 33-23 victory against Ansonia. Columnist Greg Billing shares the story in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Feb
28

“Wishin’ And Hopin'”…

On this date fifteen years ago…the passing of a name you might not know, but for the sake of her contribution to the world of music, one you should never forget!

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Feb
28

A Commentary On Gun Shows…

I’ve been to a lot of events over the years, including World Series and Super Bowls. But I never felt safer around better people than I did at the country’s largest gun show. Thoughtful words about the noble trading of firearms, and the responsible community of gun enthusiasts from guest writer Tom Cappell.

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Feb
28

Franklin Monroe Cancels Covington’s Season In Sect. Final

Headache, heartache for Lauren Christian (above)…They used clutch first half shooting and a stifling defense to do it. Franklin Monroe atones for an earlier loss, knocking league rival Covington out of the Division IV sectional finals at Brookville High School. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Feb
27

Ahrens Explodes For 29 In Bucks’ Win Over Iowa

The Buckeyes’ freshman from tiny Versailles, Ohio burst on the scene Tuesday to lead them over #22-ranked Ohio, and give hope yet for an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament. Mark Znidar writes about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
26

Thoughts On My Birthday….

With appreciation to all who have sent me birthday wishes, I’ve taken the time to answer at least some who have asked, “If you could have anything for your birthday…what would it be?”

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Feb
25

The “Eye of the Tiger”… for Versailles!

Versailles used a smothering defense to frustrate Anna and avenge a defeat from earlier in the season with a convincing 48-26 win in the sectional final at Covington High School.

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