Archive for Features
Oct
1

Barrett Has Big Night, But Rutgers A Pushover

Senior quarterback sets career records for Buckeyes … Barrett needs to prove he can excel against tougher foes … Defense shines in 56-0 victory. Buckeyes move to 4-1 in a pushover win against lowly Rutgers. Read about the game from Doug Harris in today’s inside story.

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Sep
30

A Tipp Of The Hat (Helmet)…To Charlie

In a notable coaching career that somehow has cruelly denied him the crowning achievement of his profession, Charlie Burgbacher has always taught – is still teaching – everyone at least a little something about football.

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Sep
30

Troy Uses Second Half Comeback To Knock Off Tippecanoe…

The Troy Trojans played what head coach Matt Burgbacher called “one of the most complete games we played in recent memory”, survived a first-half deficit, and came back to gain their fourth win of the year in a 28-13 win over Tipp. Read more from Stan Wilker in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Sep
30

No Rockets’ Red Glare…Marion Upends Anna In Test Of Unbeatens!

Missing starting quarterback Travis Meyer, the Anna Rockets went rather quietly, losing to Marion Local, and Jack Beuning, in the battle of the unbeatens.

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Sep
29

A Little “Wow” With Your Volleyball?…New Bremen Takes Down Coldwater

It went five sets and by the end it seemed the air had been sucked out of the gym. A thriller between a pair of state #1’s, and New Bremen came out the winner over Coldwater. Start off your sports weekend with a good volleyball read…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sep
27

Hal At Large: Just Some Observations….!

On a slow sports day (no one called anyone an “SOB” today)…the annual “what ifs” from hall of famer Hal McCoy – revealing, thought provoking, and in his own words…bordering on a grin. Enjoy a few moments with Hal…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sep
26

The Question: “How Can You Not Care…?”

To the person who wrote in response to Monday’s blog to ‘protest’ my insensitivity to protesting, I say…a healthy dose of perspective would do us all a world of good!

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Sep
26

Hoard: Enough Already, Go Marvin!

The odd thing is, says columnist Greg Hoard, that he’s come full circle on Bengals coach Marvin Lewis. “I want to see him pull this thing off,” he says. I don’t know if he can, but I hope so. Read more in today’s feature on the Bengals’ coach.

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Sep
25

A Picture That Brings Back A Lotta’ Memories

Decked out for a Browns game…Every true Cleveland fan remembers the ‘mistake on the lake’, Municipal Stadium. The old ballpark had a special meaning for me, and I even had my own chair – a special seat right behind home plate. I’ll explain with some Press Pros nostalgia in today’s inside feature.

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Sep
24

From Areas Outside Your Consciousness…What The Other Half Thinks

How Do We Stack Up?…At the midway point of the season teams from around the state are already sizing up the area perennials in Divisions V, VI, and VII. On a weekend road trip, I found out that others are watching Marion and Minster, and asking about just how closely they might compare. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Sep
23

Buckeyes Romp Over UNLV But Questions At QB Remain

Barrett throws for five touchdowns but didn’t always look sharp … Back-up Haskins shows he has a high ceiling while playing two quarters … UNLV not able to provide much opposition.

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Sep
21

A Match With No Easy Points…Jackson Center Outlasts Russia

Jackson Center’s Racquel Kessler was dominant with 29 kills, and after dropping the opening set, Jackson came back to beat Russia in five. Read more about Thursday’s Shelby County League showdown in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Sep
21

Hoard: When A Chicken Dance Is The High Point In A Season

They’ve done the typical; they’ve done the atypical. And still, the Bengals are bad. With nothing to compare with the league best franchises, it leaves little with which to elicit fan favor. They’re now the featured guests for Oktoberfest, and beer drinking!

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Sep
20

Lake Erie Perch Fishing Heats up in Fall

Fall is the season for pumpkin pies, apple cider and colorful leaves. For anglers, it’s also traditionally the best time to go perch fishing on Lake Erie. If you go, here are a few tips that might just point you toward a limit of 30.

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Sep
18

Area Football Mid-Term: If The People Only Knew….

At the midway point of the high school football season, my main observation is that it’s taken for granted…and is so poorly marketed that many people don’t even know it’s there.

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Sep
17

The Reader Speaks…September 18, 2017

The latest received from near and far on subjects recently posted on Press Pros: TBDBITL…the value of dreams…attacks on football…and “Big Wes”. One of the most popular reads on Press Pros. Enjoy this month’s edition of “The Reader Speaks”.

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Sep
17

Versailles vs. St. John: The One That Could Not, But Did, Get Away…

Needing a victory to even their season’s record and to restore a winning confidence, Versailles saw a late lead slip away…and the game with it, in triple-overtime. Read more about the game in today’s MAC feature on Press Pros.

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Sep
17

Barrett, Offense Show Promise In Romp Over Army

Buckeyes amass 586 total yards in victory … Barrett may have silenced critics with solid outing … Offense looks like it can be effective this year. Read about Saturday’s win from Doug Harris in today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
16

East Surprises Fort Loramie: Vikings Catch Redskins At The End

Fort Loramie’s mistakes were huge, and paved the way for visiting Miami East to hang around long enough to eventually capture a thrilling outcome. Read more on Greg Billing’s story inside today’s feature on Press Pros.

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Sep
13

Stoked…?

On the week of his team’s first genuine conference test, Minster’s Geron Stokes is out to measure the size of the fight in the dog…not the size of the dog itself. Read more on a pair of 3-0 teams that meet Friday to establish early braggin’ rights in the MAC. Today’s inside feature.

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