Archive for Features
Apr
2

Jim Abrams: Spring Walleye Run Is On….

Nothing is more fun to catch and better in the frying pan.  The spring walleye run is on in Ohio lakes and rivers and as popular as any land sport you can find. Outdoors writer Jim Abrams writes for this week’s Press Pros.

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Apr
2

Hooley: Legacy Programs See In Holtmann What OSU Fans Miss

Chris Holtmann has positioned Ohio State for monster success in the future, when there will likely be monster jobs that have interest in him. Bruce Hooley writes for weekend Press Pros.

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Apr
2

Ohio State: Williamson Plays On Thanks to Wrestling

Fifth-year senior from Westerville thanks his years of unseen sweat and toil on the wrestling mat for helping him overcome injuries…and getting buried at cornerback on the depth chart. Mark Znidar writes spring football for Press Pros.

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Mar
31

Greenville Rallies Past Troy For Two-Day Sweep

After scoring a 19-0 victory over Troy on Monday, Greenville rallied to hand Troy a second straight loss with a comeback 11-6 victory at Lady Wave Stadium on Tuesday. Greg Billing writes for Press Pros.

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Mar
30

Ohio State Pro Day: Fields Gives NFL Teams An Eyeful

Quarterback runs 4.44-second 40-yard dash and gets off one throw that was estimated to travel 65 yards before settling into the hands of receiver CJ Saunders; Togiai bench-presses 225 pounds 40 times and Browning shows off his athleticism as potential multi-position player. Read more of Mark Znidar’s OSU football inside PressProsMagazine.

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Mar
30

No Surprise…Sean Powell PPM 2021 Area Men’s COTY

From the day he arrived to the announcement of him being our 2021 area men’s Coach of The Year, Botkins coach Sean Powell should be no surprise to anyone.  He’s done what he said he could do. With our congratulations, enjoy today’s feature read.

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Mar
28

Buckeyes Scratch One Out Against Terrapins, 5-4

Long, Tall Texan…It took an 11-strikeout start by Jack Neely (below), a 3-for-3 day by Zach Dezenzo, and another clutch save by the bullpen and TJ Brock to get victory number 8, over Maryland, on Sunday. Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros.

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Mar
28

Baseball Still About The Fastball, But the Game Is About Changing Speeds

They say the more things change the more they stay the same. There’s no better example of that than with baseball…and the art of throwing the baseball – pitching!

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Mar
27

Our 2021 Area Basketball Women’s COTY…Carla Siegel

There can be little doubt after leading her Fort Loramie Redskins to a two-year mark of 55-1, and the 2021 Division IV state title as to who deserves the honor of being tabbed…our 2021 area basketball Women’s Coach of The Year.

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Mar
27

Buckeyes’ Batting Order Shut Down by Iowa

Redshirt junior left-hander Cam Bauman has pedestrian career numbers, but he was more than good enough to dominate through seven innings Saturday against the Buckeyes. Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros.

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Mar
27

Stars Gone, But Ohio State Linebacker Coach Washington Returns

The University of Tennessee threw big bucks at him to become defensive coordinator, but the timing wasn’t right for him to make the jump because of family, coach Ryan Day and his role with perennial national power.

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Mar
26

Home Cookin’, Burhenn, Recipe For Buckeye Win In Opener

They got a well-pitched game and backed it up with timely hitting from who else – Kade Kern.  And just like they drew it up, the Buckeyes scored an impressive home-opening win over Iowa.

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Mar
26

Press Pros Loses An ‘Original’

When you lose one of those who once encouraged, and continually supported, you take time to remember.  Our condolences to the family of Press Pros reader and friend, Doug Simon, of Covington.

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Mar
26

More On Rough Play, And Those Who ‘Could’ Clean Up Basketball

Pursuant to our March 15 column, and the recent ‘Reader Speaks’ page that shared readers’ opinions on the state of rough play in basketball – a final word before we embark upon a new season and the ‘timid’ play set forth for amateur baseball.

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Mar
24

Online Approval Is An Untrustworthy Mistress

Young people and athletes aren’t the only ones obsessed with others’ opinions, but granting that power is a dangerous decision likely to result in more harm than good. Bruce Hooley writes for Thursday Press Pros.

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Mar
23

Ohio State Dietician Aids Players In Properly Fueling Up

Caila Olson even goes on grocery trips with players to make sure the candy bars and potato chips stay on the shelves.  This is point of spring practice where everyone is taught to prepare and recover. Mark Znidar reports from spring practice.

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Mar
22

Murphy Stops Rutgers, Helps Buckeyes Salvage Series

Graduate transfer from Marshall, by way of Canton Central Catholic, pitched 2 2/3 innings in relief, and his best work was getting out of a bases-loaded, one-out situation in the fifth. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Mar
22

The Reader Speaks…March 23, 2021

Reader comments flooded the mailbox last week over officiating in high school basketball, tournament coverage, amateur baseball, and Geron Stokes’ leaving Minster to take the football job at Dublin Coffman. Enjoy a good post-tournament read in todays Press Pros.

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Mar
22

Every Reason To Play Like A Champ…Botkins WINS Div. IV

After an excruciating century-long wait, and an almost lost-from-memory appearance in the tournament 27 years ago, the Botkins Trojans made the best kind of history on Sunday with their first-ever state title in basketball. Read the latest Press Pros update.

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Mar
22

Masters Of Survival, Central Comes Up Short To Centerville

Joy unspeakable!….Given how it survived in the district and regional, the final seconds of the state championship seemed tailored to Westerville Central’s liking until the script shifted at the worst possible time for the Warhawks. Centerville survived a dramatic last second shot by Landon Tilllman to claim its first basketball title in school history. Bruce Hooley writes for Press Pros.

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