Archive for Home Features
Nov
30

Ahrens Wants A Shot At Taking The Shot In The Schott

E.J. Liddell, Justin Ahrens and their Ohio State teammates will need everything to fall their way if they’re to take down No. 1 Duke on Tuesday at Value City Arena.

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Nov
29

The Sum Of Expansion, And Was The ‘Fuss’ Worth It?

We packed in an extra week of games, and a lot of extra travel and fuss. But in the end…check out who’s playing this weekend in Canton. And answer this question.  Who’s surprised?

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Nov
28

What I Saw Saturday…Michigan Desperate For Win

In the history of mankind there’s two things that are hard to argue, or win against.  One is Mother Nature.  Two is the law of averages.  And weather had nothing to do with the Buckeyes losing to Michigan.  The law of averages, in human terms, had a lot to do with it.

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Nov
28

McCoy: UD Flyers Stun The Basketball World With ESPN Title

The glass slippers still fit Cinderella and after winning the ESPN Events Invitational tournament they’re being worn by the University of Dayton basketball team. Hal McCoy writes for Press Pros.

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Nov
28

Versailles Toughens Up, Clamps Down, Moves On

Landon Henry scored twice and set up one of those TDs with a crucial interception, indicative of the determination Versailles’ 18 seniors showed in getting the Tigers into the Division V state championship game.

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Nov
28

Marion Local Churns Toward Canton, Record 12th Title

It’s on to Canton and a date with Newark Catholic in the Division VII championship game for Tim Goodwin and the Marion Local Flyers, who made short work of Hopewell-Loudon in the state semifinals. Colin Foster has the story of the Flyers’ quest for their record 12th title.

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Nov
28

Coldwater Punches Ticket to Championship Saturday

Coldwater’s fast start on Saturday night carried the Cavaliers past West Jefferson and into the Division VI state title game. Coldwater — along with Marion Local and Versailles — attempt to add to the MAC’s state title haul next weekend in Canton, which currently stands at 37 state football championships.

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Nov
28

Michigan Huffs, Puffs, Finally Blows Down Ohio State

Michigan rises…Hassan Haskins scored five times as Michigan broke the Buckeyes’ eight-game win steak over TTUN…in dominating fashion. Read Mark Znidar’s game story.

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Nov
25

Things We Actually Should Be Thankful For…On Thanksgiving

I don’t mean to be cliche’, or this to be just another token Thanksgiving column. But on this day in particular I’m taking inventory of those things that still make my life a lot better than it would be if I didn’t have them.

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Nov
24

Michigan Keeping Mouth Shut Going Into The Game

Head coach Jim Harbaugh agreed to have his contract and coaching staff reworked in an effort to close the gap on Ohio State and end its losing streak in the rivalry at eight games. Read Mark Znidar.

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Nov
23

Ohio State Ready For Walk Through Michigan’s Tunnel

Dwyane Haskins came off the bench as a relative unknown in 2017 to lead an Ohio State comeback to another win at Michigan Stadium, where the Buckeyes will try to extend their winning streak on Saturday.

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Nov
22

Meechie’s Last-Second ‘Three’ Lifts Buckeyes Past Seton Hall

Meechie’s Big Shot….EJ Liddell and Justin Ahrens were brilliant, the defense clamped down on a hot start by #21 Seton Hall, but it took some last-second heroics by freshman Meechie Johnson (below) to lift Ohio State past Seton Hall in the Fort Myers Tip-Off tourney.

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Nov
22

What I Saw This Weekend…The Other Half Watches

As excited as Darke County and Mercer County are to have three teams vying for a spot in the OHSAA state football finals in two weeks…outside the area there might be more interest — as the state watches and wonders about the MAC. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Nov
21

Dellinger, Cavs Earn Passing Grade In Region 24 Romp

Coldwater is two wins away from a state championship. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Behind a near-flawless effort in every phase of the game, the Cavaliers cruised to a 49-7 victory over the upstart Allen East Mustangs in the Division VI, Region 24 Final. Running back, Isaac Fullenkamp (pictured) flips with excitement into this touchdown. Read about Coldwater’s win in today’s PresPros.

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Nov
20

McCoy: UD Flyers Take Another Body Blow

Even layups came hard…Dayton falls for the third straight game to the kind of team they should be fattening up against. Read Hal McCoy.

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Nov
20

One Grand Parade…!

Sidelined for the past two years because of Covid and concerns over political objection, the annual Remembrance Parade honoring those who fought at Gettysburg returned this weekend to huge crowds and adoring recognition.

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Nov
19

Ohio State Not Tucker’s Blueprint For Michigan State

The former Buckeyes assistant under Jim Tressel has said that the Spartans are building their football team their own way, and that has translated to a 9-1 record and No. 7 spot in the College Football Playoff rankings. Columbus, OH – Nearly 20 years ago, when Jim Tressel won a national championship in his second […]

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Nov
18

Don’t Miss The Magic If You’re Fortunate To Have It

Piqua coach Bill Nees has his team in the regional finals, but regardless of what happens Friday or the rest of the way, the impact he and other transformative coaches make on their players lasts longer than whatever achievements their teams accumulate.

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Nov
18

Buckeyes’ Stroud Stiff-Arming Heisman Talk Like Trophy Itself

Numerous straw polls have him in a tight race with Alabama quarterback Bryce Young and Michigan State running back Kenneth Walker, but he has told even his family to back off talk about awards. Read Mark Znidar.

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Nov
16

Buckeyes Not Caught Up With Playing Final Home Game

This will be it for seniors and some draft eligible juniors for their playing days in Ohio Stadium, but the drive to get into the Big Ten championship game and qualify for the College Football Playoff is more important than sentimentality. Mark Znidar writes the Tuesday press conference for Press Pros.

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