Archive for Features
Jan
26

A Personal Henry Aaron Story…..

He’s remembered as one of baseball’s legends, and by some…still the all-time legitimate home run king.  But I will remember former Braves great Henry Aaron as a really kind and interesting human being who took the time to just talk about the game. A baseball memory in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jan
25

A Rant About The Worst Two Weeks In Sports…..

In a perfect world it would be played next week and each network would get 30 minutes to preview the game. Not so. Prepared to be asphyxiated by Super Bowl carbon monoxide. Honestly, read and see if you don’t agree.

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Jan
24

What You Might Ask…Questions For Dr. Matt Heckler

The highly respected director of Wilson Health Sports Medicine speaks candidly about what some might wonder about, because none of ‘us’ know for sure. Is there a connection between viruses and injuries? And more. The doctor is ‘in’…with today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
23

McCOY: VCU Takes UD’s Flyers To The Wood Shed, 66-43

The Flyers were stripped naked by Virginia Commonwealth, 66-43. It was a street mauling and mugging. VCU brought brass knuckles and UD brought mittens.

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Jan
23

It’s Officially A Thing: Another Saturday, Another OSU Upset

A mid-week home loss to Purdue stung badly, but Ohio State has discovered some weekend magic of late and rode the same formula that’s worked the past two weeks to another unlikely Saturday triumph. Bruce Hooley writes for Press Pros.

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Jan
23

Area Girls Bowling Says, ‘What About Us?’

Three weeks from the qualification for the state tournament, MAC women bowlers (like Coldwater’s Alison Fox, below) remind that they intend to be just as competitive as the boys. Read about them in this week’s Press Pros feature.

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Jan
23

Day Must Replace Mattison, Indoctrinate Freshmen, Find a QB

It has been only two weeks since Ohio State was defeated by Alabama in national championship game, but third-year coach is more concerned about getting his staff, players recharged mentally in time for spring football.

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Jan
21

Better Than They Practiced…Minster Crushes Marion Local

Turnovers and points in transition…The essential showdown for MAC dominance in girls basketball lasted a quarter.  And then Minster turned on jets, and defense (below), and left Marion Local in their wake.

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Jan
19

Buckeyes Flirt With Danger And Suffer The Consequences

In a league as deep and competitive as the Big Ten, there are no easy possessions – no easy shots. Ohio State and Duane Washington, Jr. (below) know that feeling all too well after another defeat in a game it controlled most of the way. Bruce Hooley writes for Press Pros.

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Jan
19

Questions Answered: From What We’ve Seen So Far….

At the mid-point of the area high school basketball season…we respond to readers’ questions as to the best teams – most improved, most interesting – and the most dynamic players (like Minster’s Ivy Wolf, below) we’ve seen. Our mid-term report in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
17

Loramie’s O-G Win: Mirror Images & The Tried And True

The bread and butter…Their win over #3-ranked Ottawa Glandorf had its beautiful moments, but it was hardly a thing of beauty. Still they won despite a sputtering offense…when they called upon the old tried and true. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Jan
17

McCoy: Blazing Starts Carries UD Past George Washington, 67-54

A hot start by the offense – and a sizzling first half by Jalen Crutcher – boosted the Flyers to a Sunday win over George Washington. Hal McCoy writes for Monday’s Press Pros.

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Jan
16

Parks, And No Recreation…St. Marys Throttles Coldwater

Behind sophomore center Austin Parks’ 23 points (and a lot of blocks and deflections), St. Marys gains a weekend split with a dominating Saturday night win over Coldwater. Read about the game on Press Pros.

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Jan
16

Versailles’ Do-It-All Man…Landon Henry

Proficient in three sports (football, baseball and bowling), Versailles’ Landon Henry is good at all of them…and differentiates himself with his versatility. Read more.

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Jan
15

Seven Tragic Minutes…St. Henry Quiets Versailles

It was ‘any given night’  for the first sixteen minutes.  But then fate, or defense, or the rim shrinking – something – flummuxed Versailles on their way to a 48-36 loss to St. Henry. Read more in the latest Press Pros MAC feature.

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Jan
14

Marion Stays In The Hunt, ‘Squeezes’ Fort Recovery

Big Shots At Big Times…Marion’s Lindsey Koenig’s shot at the buzzer gave Marion Local a 21-13 halftime lead, and they rode their defense Thursday for an eventual 42-32 win over Fort Recovery. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
14

McCoy: UD Opts Out Of Spring PFL Football Games

UD reverses course, cancels plans for spring football in 2021. Why? And what’s next? Hal McCoy writes.

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Jan
12

Minster ‘D’ Crushes Russia…Second Half Dooms Raiders

Minster feasted off its defense, got a big moment from Bryan Falk (below), and held the Raiders to 10 points in the second half. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
12

McCoy: A ‘Players-Led’ Timeout Launched Flyers Past Davidson

Jalen Crutcher and Ibi Watson turn statesmen, as their late-game leadership turned uncertainty into a certain Flyers win over Davidson. Hal McCoy writes.

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Jan
12

First Call: The Hal McCoy Scholarship Award, 2021

If you want a career like that of our resident hall of fame columnist Hal McCoy, or if you just want to teach the King’s English, you might want to read, and apply, for an annual Press Pros opportunity that can help your dream come true.

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