Archive for Features
Jun
30

The Thinking Man’s Impression Of The Dem Debates….

I listened for a while, I really did.  Hoping to hear something from this week’s Dem debates that would tell me something about what the average American would want to know about the alternative candidate for the 2020 election. I wonder if I missed something?

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Jun
28

Uncle Mel, Fence Posts, And The Birthday Marlin….

I wanted my own .22 so bad I could taste it.  But it took of summer of hard work and hard persuasion to make it happen…and my Uncle Mel coming to the rescue. A Tom Cappell classic tale in today’s Press Pros.

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Jun
27

Troy’s Kendall No Longer Concerned With Elbow….

Former Troy Trojan, Zach Kendall, has resurrected his career at the University of Rio Grande, and Chillicothe, in the summer Prospect League. Columnist Mark Znidar shares his story in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jun
25

An ‘Old’ Twist On A League Of Their Own…

In a twist of history, Piqua, Troy, Sidney, and Greenville will turn back the clock this fall to a fondly-remembered league affiliation called the Miami Valley League…while in two years the Cross County Conference follows suit for reasons with familiar overtones. Read about it in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jun
24

Michigan’s CWS Win Over Vandy…Textbook!

Undaunted by mighty Vanderbilt, Michigan’s impressive tournament run continued Monday with pitching gem and an impressive 7-4 win in Game 1 of the CWS Finals.

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Jun
23

Who Loses…If We Disregard Winning?

A letter to PPM this week brings perspective to the change in culture that prefers participation over performance…and that pride in finishing first may be holding everyone else back. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
21

Mike Martin’s Final Walk…

After 40 years and 2,000 wins Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin came within a couple of games of a perfect career, a perfect destiny.  His parting words give us all a vision of our own destiny.

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Jun
20

Press Pros Honors SCL Athletes Tonight In Sidney….

Our final tribute to area athletes is tonight…honoring Shelby County League athletes…at the Bridge Restaurant, in Sidney…the public is invited. Read more!

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Jun
19

SWDAB Honors, Pays Tribute To Its Best….

The Southwest District Board of the Ohio High School Athletic Association held its annual Scholar-Athlete Reception Wednesday at the Dayton Marriott to honor nearly fifty of its best and brightest and support their future growth at the next step. Read more about it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
19

Missing…Joe ‘B’

Sadly, we share the bad news of the passing of one of our most colorful readers.  With our thanks and condolences, we won’t forget him.

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Jun
19

Hoard: The Baby Bull, “That Would Be Me”….

We’re often requested to post more of Greg Hoard’s nostalgic stories of the major league baseball past, and the hall of famers who made an indelible impression of fans for generations. Here’s one of his best, on former Rookie of The Year, MVP, and hall of famer Orlando Cepeda. Enjoy today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
17

Hal Answers: June 17, 2019

The latest questions from fans of baseball, and the latest answers from baseball hall of famer Hal McCoy, who doesn’t promise you’ll be happy with the answers – just willing to face the music if you’re not. Always an enjoyable read…Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
16

Happy Father’s Day: Tomatoes, And Dad….

If he were here he’d cock one eye and give me his lecture on why it’s too late in the season to plant tomatoes.  As it is, I smiled yesterday and planted them anyway…in honor of Dad.

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Jun
16

Some Final Words On Climate, And Baseball, 2019

Another season, and new champions in the book.  But still, baseball (and spring sports) lag behind the others in terms of priority and fair competitive conditions.  Some thoughts on what to do with some final words in today’s inside feature.

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Jun
14

Songs Of Summer: ALL I Have To Do…The Everly Brothers

In the summer of 1958 its tune and unforgettable harmony helped propel the Everly Brothers to the most successful harmonic duo of their time. And fifty years later, they’re still at the top of that list.

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Jun
14

Cappell: Thoughts On Hunting As I Knew It….

I’m at the stage of my life where I can truly look at hunting with a different perspective.  Have I done it the hard way all these years;  or, have I done it the right way?  I don’t expect you to agree with me, but my opinion…on how hunting has changed.

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Jun
13

MAC Scholar Athletes, Deitsch, Tangeman, Cash In….

St. Henry’s Carleigh Deitsch and Marion Local’s Nick Tangeman received scholarship recognition Thursday as the 2019 MAC scholar-athlete award winners. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
12

Willie Stargell, An Old Soul and A Good One

The late Willie Stargell was a man who gained respect in countless ways, one of baseball’s most popular players, and a hall of famer on and off the field.  And yet, he was more than that. He was an old soul and a good one. For the true baseball fan, and those who love Greg Hoard nostalgia, today’s front page feature is one of his best.

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Jun
10

The Reader Speaks…June 11, 2019

Since our last reader post we’ve received a number of responses, pro and con, regarding our Memorial Day (veterans) column, as well as issues with ‘psychics’, and compliments for Hal McCoy’s work at this past weekend’s OHSAA state baseball tournament. Interesting feedback in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
9

At The Tourney: C-J Wins Second Straight In Division II

They used their superior pitching again, and seven timely hits to achieve the second Division II baseball titles in as many years for the Chaminade-Julienne Eagles. And coach Mike Barhorst rides off into the sunset a winner. Read Hal McCoy’s account in today’s Press Pros feature.

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