Archive for Features
Nov
4

Minster, Area Teams Setting The Pace In Cross Country

Minster did it again Saturday at the Division III state cross country meet, winning the Wildcats’ fourth straight title and 13th overall. And Fort Loramie wasn’t far behind. The area’s strong cross country presence is expected to continue next season … and beyond.

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Nov
3

Handicapping The Playoffs: Area Division VII

In a preamble to the first round of this week’s state playoffs, Press Pros profiles each of the teams involved from our principal coverage area for football – Miami, Shelby, Darkle, Auglaize, and Mercer counties…starting today with Division VII.

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Nov
2

Minster Makes Statement…Crushes New Bremen In Season Finale

Minster and New Bremen entered Friday’s season finale seeking to make a personal statement about their season, and their immediate future.  It went as planned for the Wildcats. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
31

Karma?…Bremen Sweeps St.Henry In Regional

Everybody shout…their supporters (background) matched their excitement at match point as #2 New Bremen celebrated Thursday’s regional win over MAC rival #1 St. Henry. Read about the match in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
31

The Toughest Critics In The Front Row….

Sharing some morning-after remarks on Wednesday’s OSU hoops debut, and what was seen compared to what was expected.

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Oct
30

The Reader Speaks…October 30, 2019

The latest of letters (emails) from readers of Press Pros, mostly pro (a few con), with their views on…Northridge coach Bob Smith, the Friday night ‘Picks’, Jason Schondelmyer, Charley Pride, and Riley Huelskamp. Read today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
29

Competitive Balance At Its Most Questionable

The football playoffs start in a week, and I offer this observation – that you’ll see how competitive balance works in Divisions VI and VII, and whether we weren’t better when we had one less division. Read today’s Press Pros feature.

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Oct
28

Songs You Remember: The Vogues “Turn Around…”

It’s a popular theme to a Volkswagen commercial presently, but how many people remember it as a huge hit in the 60s…a song looking for the right sound, and it found ‘The Vogues’.

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Oct
27

Commentary: V’ball Signals A Change Of Thinking, Culture

Not in sheer numbers, perhaps, but proportionately, area growth in volleyball shows clear evidence of a cultural metamorphosis in our thinking about sports. Points to ponder in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
27

Buckeyes Show Poise In Overcoming Badgers With Strong Second Half

Wisconsin kept it close for a while, but Ohio State scored on four straight possessions on way to blowout … Dobbins out-duels Taylor in battle of two top backs … Young ties program record with four sacks in dominant performance. Doug Harris writes his weekly commentary in today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
26

SCL: Loramie, Russia, Fairlawn Sweep Troy Districts

Hair-raising…Fort Loramie’s Kenzie Hoelscher admires her work as she whistles a point past Cincinnati Country Day’s Julia Recker. The Redskins, along with Russia and Fairlawn, swept Saturday’s Div. IV district titles at Troy. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
26

McCoy: San Diego Ignores Rain To Rip Flyers, 50-38

Adam Trautman caught only three passes and UD was without No. 1 running back Sean Prophit. Translation: Jake Chisolm was a more than capable stand-in, but the Flyers couldn’t stop a potent San Diego attack Saturday at Welcome. Read Hal McCoy’s accout in today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
26

Niemeyer’s Big Night…Minster ‘Runs’ Past Versailles

They weren’t at their best.  There were mistakes.  But quarterback Jacob Niemeyer (below) showed enough of his best to sweep by Versailles with ease and set up a conference title opportunity next week. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Oct
24

“It Never Gets Old”…New Bremen Tops Marion In District Final

They started out like a house afire, cooled off, then ignited again at the end…New Bremen tops Marion Local in four sets to gain another district title in Division IV volleyball.

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Oct
23

Hoard: The Yankees and The Boys

As the World Series plays out, Press Pros nostalgic Greg Hoard shares a story of his baseball journey from the backwoods of Indiana to the backstop at Yankee Stadium. Read one of his best…in today’s Press Pros features.

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Oct
22

Defense: FM Takes Sectional Title In Stunning Comeback….

Chloe McGlinch and her teammates challenged everything, as Franklin Monroe provided the Tuesday night volleyball thriller with a defensive gem and a comeback win over #4 seed Jackson Center. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
21

Brad Goldberg, And Baseball (Now) By The Numbers…

After five years of professional baseball, former Buckeye pitcher Brad Goldberg has come back home – back to campus – to ground himself by giving back through coaching in the modern sense – by the numbers.

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Oct
21

St. Hank Handles Crestview…Advances In D-IV

Addy Vaughn (#1, below) and St. Henry played like the state’s #1 team, rolling past Convoy Crestview Monday to advance to the Thursday’s district final round. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Oct
20

Matt Carpenter, And The Working Man’s View Of ‘Fall Ball’

The happiest guy at this weekend’s Buckeye Scarlet and Gray World Series may be the one who can simply appreciate the opportunity the most.  Like the old Smith-Barney commercials, second baseman Matt Carpenter has “earned it”.

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Oct
19

Who Da’ Thunk It? Anna Runs Wild, Routs Coldwater

Division VI’s fifth-ranked team, Anna, ran wild and shut down the state’s top-ranked team, Coldwater, in giving the Cavaliers their first loss, 49-8, Friday night — a result that sent the Midwest Athletic Conference into a four-way tie for first place. Read the story in today’s Press Pros.

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