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Sep
10

Darby Stays Perfect, Downs Davidson In Thriller

In a battle of high-powered rushing offenses, Hilliard Darby held off cross-town rival Davidson and star tailback Jonny Weir in a down-to-the-wire thriller that hinged on surprise ending (PressPros Feature Photo by John Hulkenberg)

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Sep
10

Ohio State Has Concerns, But Oregon Has Many More

Buckeyes are breaking in a new quarterback, there are injury concerns and the defense was sketchy in the opener, but the Ducks almost lost their opener against Fresno State and the fan base is getting weary of their team falling flat in important games. Mark Znidar’s preview in today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
10

Arcanum Gets Physical Test, Wears Down Ansonia

The offense was hit and miss before Zade Shank scored on this sixty yard strike before halftime. But Arcanum’s defense rose to the occasion in the second half to help claim a physical win for the undefeated Trojans on Thursday night television. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
9

Former Oregon Fan Olave Hungry For Duck Soup

The Ohio State senior captain was not highly recruited until after his senior season at Mission Hills High School in San Ysidro, California, and by then former coach Urban Meyer had a commitment from the wide receiver.

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Sep
8

Forgotten Hits: The Song Everyone Loves, And Knows Nothing About….

It was written as a score for a prison movie 65 years ago, and Bobby Hatfield’s recording of it still stops people in their tracks. What you don’t know about ‘Unchained Melody’.

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Sep
8

Ohio State: 10,000 Tickets Available for Oregon

Head coach Ryan Day wants Ohio Stadium to be as loud as possible for a 12th-ranked Ducks team that has had one of the most prolific offenses in college football for more than a dozen seasons.

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Sep
7

Brian Kelly, Requiem For Humor In Sports, And Stroud’s Impressive Start

Not the biggest Brian Kelly fan, but you support a little humor in interviews?  Which is exactly what he did on ABC following Notre Dame’s win over Florida State. Or did you take it with a ‘woke’ perspective? And exactly what did you find wrong with CJ Stroud’s Buckeye debut? We’d like to know.

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Sep
6

Ohio State Opener Looks Pretty Good in Comparison

Forced to show their depth sooner than expected, new faces like linebacker Tommy Eichenberg (below) gave the Buckeyes plenty to feel good about from their opening win over Minnesota. Read Mark Znidar in Press Pros.

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Sep
5

Front Line Powers Troy Past Butler

It’ll likely come sooner than later for the Butler Aviators, but the Troy Trojans’ volleyball team kept a pair of streaks intact after Thursday’s three-set win. Troy’s Anna Boezi powers a shot past Butler’s Abby Plsek (13) and Olivia Follick (4)(all pictured above) Read more MVL volleyball inside today’s PressPros by Greg Billing.

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Sep
4

Off And Running: Troy Christian Stays Grounded To Beat Dayton Christian

With 35 players on the roster, Troy Christian coach Steve Nolan has concerns about his team’s depth with injuries. There’s no such worries at running back. The Eagles’ offense runs deep in the backfield … and they put it on display Friday night against Dayton Christian.

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Sep
2

Front Line Powers Troy Past Butler

It’ll likely come sooner than later for the Butler Aviators, but the Troy Trojans’ volleyball team kept a pair of streaks intact after Thursday’s three-set win. Troy’s Anna Boezi powers a shot past Butler’s Abby Plsek (13) and Olivia Follick (4)(all pictured above) Read more MVL volleyball inside today’s PressPros by Greg Billing.

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Aug
31

Mystery Man Stroud Getting Dream Shot With Buckeyes

Only teammates and coaches know exactly what the second-year quarterback from Rancho Cucamonga, California, might bring in the season opener against Minnesota on Thursday; Head coach Ryan Day calls this an opportunity for him rather than an accomplishment.

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Aug
30

Ohio State: Day Discusses His Beard and Good Start

The Big Ten and season opener is against Minnesota on Thursday in Minneapolis, and the third-day coach just wants a “gritty win” by any means necessary. Mark Znidar writes for Monday Press Pros.

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Aug
29

The ‘MAC’ In Washington County A Big Deal…

Curiosity and local enthusiasm was high in Washington County Saturday as the hometown Fort Frye Cadets hosted the MAC, and gave them a warm welcome of memorable proportion.

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Aug
29

“Too Much Went Wrong”… St. Henry Falls To Fort Frye

Their last gasp…Miserable conditions begat a miserable outcome for St. Henry after a long bus ride to Southeastern Ohio, where the Redskins saw a potential victory become a frustrating defeat. Bruce Hooley writes for Sunday Press Pros.

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Aug
28

Versailles Pulls Off Three-Set Rally To Stop Russia

Kenzie Bruggeman’s Versailles volleyball team faced an 0-2 deficit to the Russia Raiders on Saturday. She told herself she was okay with a three-set loss as long as the Tigers’ kept competing. They did … right into the fourth and fifth sets … capturing a stunning 3-2 victory at home.

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Aug
28

Henry Bears Watching…In Three Seasons

He’s not your average three-sport MAC athlete…because he doesn’t play basketball.  But he does what he likes, and he does it well.  And don’t ever bet your lunch money with Landon Henry in a bowling alley.

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Aug
28

No Flash In The Pan: Milton Strikes Down Valley View

After a pair of humbling losses to Valley View last season, the Milton-Union Bulldogs delivered some payback to win a key Division IV, Region 16 game on Friday night.

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Aug
28

Osborne, Versailles Crushes Loramie In Points Avalanche

Versailles running back Jack Osborne had his biggest night of ‘Tigerball’ with 200 yards on just 7 carries, and three touchdowns in the Tigers’ impressive 48-7 road win Friday at Fort Loramie. Read about the game in Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Aug
28

Darby Flashes Passing Chops To Dispatch Bradley

Hilliard Darby did most of its damage through the air in a 21-13 win over cross-town rival Bradley, which benefitted from a sure tackle by linebacker Peyton Murphy (15) on Darby’s Nathan Burdick (12) on this play. (Press Pros feature photo by John Hulkenberg)

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