Archive for Features
Nov
10

McCoy: Neither Food Poisoning Nor Marist Can Slow UD Offense

The perfect recipe…Dayton’s offense was again cooking, scoring 59 while giving up 35 in a win over Marist to move to 6 and 3 on the year, and 4 and two in the Pioneer Football League. Hal McCoy writes the story in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Nov
10

Fort Loramie Has Hardin Northern’s Number

The #3 seed Fort Loramie dominated from the start in their Division VII, Region 28 quarterfinal with nine straight touchdowns against Hardin Northern to set up a showdown with Marion Local next Saturday. Greg Billing shares the details in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
9

New Bremen Claims Title…What Loramie Missed!

Excited? Diana Kramer and the New Bremen Cardinals redeemed themselves by capturing the 2019 Div. IV volleyball title Saturday with a four-set win over Fort Loramie. Read about how they did it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
9

The Most Anticipated Opening Day….

While most focused on the state volleyball finals and the opening weekend of the football playoffs Saturday, another and even more anticipated season for the next new culture in Ohio High School sports.

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Nov
9

Covington Overcomes Mental Mistakes, Advances In Playoffs

Covington got off to a fast first half start, then held off a Worthington Christian comeback in the second half to post a 33-27 opening night playoff win. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
9

Trojans Fall To Olentangy…Tradition To Be Continued

After a quick start, Olentangy unleashed its offense to score 42 unanswered points, ending Troy’s season and crushing the Trojans’ playoff ambitions for another year. Guest writer David Barger share the details in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
9

Rocket Man Huelskamp Fuel’s Anna Win Over Minster

Anna’s Riley Huelskamp, the MAC’s offensive player of the year, backed up the honor with 291 yards rushing and four touchdowns in Anna’s 47-21 win at Minster in the opening round of the D-VI playoffs.

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Nov
8

From State V’Ball: Bremen, Loramie Play For D-IV Title

New Bremen struggled, but found itself in time to win in Saturday’s Division IV state semi-final…and after taking a two-set lead Fort Loramie had to fight off a determined Newark Catholic to claim its chance to battle the Cardinals for the 2019 title! Read about it on Press Pros.

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Nov
5

Ohio State Basketball: Rematch With Cincinnati Blind Man’s Bluff for Holtmann

New-Look Bearcats as first-year coach John Brannen has brought in five freshmen, three graduate transfers, and two other transfers.  Read Mark Znidar’s preview of UC vs. the Buckeyes on Press Pros.

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Nov
5

Handicapping, Part 3: Troy, Milton, And Covington

In the third installment of our series on area playoff teams, coaches and football observers share their playoff insights on three more schools…Troy, Milton Union, and Covington. Read about all three in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
5

Ohio State Basketball: New Faces Should Bring Lots of Smiles

Four highly-rated freshmen and Florida State transfer C.J. Walker inject the Buckeyes’ roster with fresh talent…and a fresh competitive profile for the program. Mark Znidar preview to the 2019-20 Buckeyes in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
4

Handicapping D-VI: Anna, Coldwater, Minster

In the second installment of our series on area playoff teams, coaches and football observers share their insights on Division VI schools, Anna, Coldwater, and Minster. Read about ’em in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
4

Fall Hunting, Fishing Times Are Here….

The cool fall days make for an ideal time to spend in the woods, or on the water.  Chances are, you enjoy either and be equally successful. Guest writer Dan Hickey share some details in the latest outdoor post, sponsored by Olde English Outfitters.

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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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