Archive for Features
Dec
1

St. Ed Explodes In Second Half To Win In Division I

Lakewood St. Edward scored 17 unanswered points in the second half to take the Division I crown over Cincinnati Colerain. Read the game summary on Press Pros.

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Nov
30

Kenston Crushes Kettering Alter In Div. III

The Kenston Bombers (Geauga County) racked up 425 yards and 42 points to take the Division III title over Kettering Alter. Read a profile on the game in the latest Press Pros update.

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Nov
29

From The Tournament: Trip To Canton Almost Perfect….

From the state tournament…high anticipation for possible history in the making, and a touch of sadness as Press Pros descends upon Canton with one empty chair. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
29

Hoard: Beating A Dead ‘Cat’ and The Greatest Loss of All

Like a recurring dream – the image of losing and frustration and hopelessness that is Bengals football. And the dream (nightmare) goes on as other franchises figure it out and take their vengeance out on a helpless scenario. There is no ‘Who Dey’? Not any longer. Read Greg Hoard in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Nov
28

Znidar: Syracuse’s Zone, Shooting, Too Much For Buckeyes

Syracuse’s zone defense was befuddling, and outstanding perimeter shooting in the second half was too much…and enough to hand Ohio State its first loss of the season. Mark Znidar writes about it for the latest Press Pros OSU feature.

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Nov
27

Ohio State Wary of Syracuse Zone Defense In ACC-Big Ten Challenge Game

The Buckeyes prepares for Syracuse and the ‘zone wizard’ in this Friday’s ACC-Big Ten Challenge game against Jim Boeheim and the Orange. Read more from Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
26

The People Get Their Wish (?) With This Week’s Football Finals….

For the first time in recent years the MAC will not be playing for multiple titles in this week’s OHSAA football finals. And I have a pretty good idea…that that’s just how some people want it. Some thought-provoking commentary on this week’s football state tournament finals in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Nov
25

‘Real Life’ Sports Coverage…And How The Other Half Writes

There’s a lesson to observe for those who believe that the glass should always be half full in writing about games, and kids, and sports. Want proof? Read what they’re writing in Michigan after Saturday’s Ohio State game. Thoughtful commentary in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
25

Harris: Ohio State Pounds Michigan To Earn Big Ten Title Shot

Buckeyes put it all together for seventh straight win in rivalry … Haskins has another record-setting day as Ohio State puts up 62 points … Ohio State defense outshines highly touted unit from Michigan. Read more OSU football by Doug Harris inside today’s PressPros.

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Nov
25

Loramie Falls In Division VII Semi-Final…And Too Much Of A Good Thing

McComb quarterback Tanner Schroeder (above, #10) turned out to be a good thing, and for the sake of the Fort Loramie Redskins…too much of a good thing in a season-ending loss in the state semi-final game. The Redskins bow out of the tournament and the best season in their short football history. Read more…

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Nov
24

Coldwater Takes Saturday MAC ‘Quad’ Meet In Bowling

You wouldn’t guess it, given the popularity of the current state football tournament, but they’re packing places like Pla-Mor Lanes in Coldwater to see area high school teams tune up for another, different state title come spring. Read more in the latest Press Pros post on bowling.

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Nov
24

Znidar: Ohio State Defeats Cleveland State, 89-62

The Buckeyes mixed nostalgia with contemporary fact – they’re playing like a team that can adept to any building – 89-62 winners in a Friday night blowout over Cleveland State. Read columnist Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
24

Experience, Big Plays, Help Marion Crush Seneca East

Fast start…Marion Local’s Nolan Habodasz struck first (above) as the Flyers posted four first half touchdowns against Seneca East and won convincingly, 34-6, in Friday’s Division VI state semi-final game. Read more about the game as the Flyers now seek their record tying 11th title…today’s Press Pros feature.

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Nov
20

A Bird Story: Old Guns Are The Best Guns…!

It’s not popular to say with friends and some family members, but in my opinion if you want a dependable bird hunting experience carry a dependable shotgun, especially in snow and cold weather. Plan now if you’re thinking about late-season hunting. Outdoors writer Tom Cappell shares a story in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
18

Buckeyes Overcome Horrendous Defense To Stay Alive In Big Ten

Buckeyes get gashed for big plays again at Maryland … Except for turnovers, Haskins and Dobbins were nearly unstoppable in 52-51 win … Late two-point conversion fails for Terps as Ohio State improves to 10-1. Read Doug Harris’s account of the game.

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Nov
18

Talk Of The Town: Fort Loramie Wins Regional Title

Carter Mescher’s 82-yard kickoff return started a string of 20 unanswered points as the Redskins bounced Convoy Crestview out of the playoffs, 48-20, on Saturday. Read more of Greg Billing’s story inside today’s feature.

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Nov
17

Marion Local Upends Coldwater; state semis up next

In a match-up of tradition-rich programs, Marion Local added to its legendary football status with another trip to the state semifinals … beating Coldwater 40-19. Read more by Greg Billing inside today’s feature.

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Nov
17

Hal: UD Survives Thunderstorm Of Three-Pointers To Beat Purdue Fort Wayne

Flyers figure out some second half defense, overcome halftime deficit, and rally to win and push their record to 3-0. Read about the game from Hal McCoy.

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Nov
16

Ohio State Defeats Creighton 69-60 In Gavitt Tipoff

It wasn’t easy, in a place where it’s NEVER easy, but the baby Buckeyes hold on to beat Creighton in the Dave Gavitt Tippoff. Mark Znidar writes about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
14

Hoard: A Tale of Traveling and Turning It Over

It doesn’t look right. It doesn’t fit. You know something’s wrong. It’s somewhat obvious, just like you don’t have to be a chef to know that when there’s smoke in the kitchen, something isn’t kosher. Columnist Greg Hoard talks about the epidemic of “traveling”…in basketball.

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