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Dec
11

My ‘You Never Thought Of’ List For Christmas……

A different view on things….There comes an age when there’s really nothing left to give, or get, for Christmas. So consider some things you’ve never thought of…that I’d take in a minute. Some seriousness, and a few grins…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
10

The Song Behind A Charlie Brown Christmas….

It’s so recognizable, and yet hardy anyone knows anything about when, where, and how the theme to a Charlie Brown Christmas was born, or the man behind it. A break from sports for some season’s trivia we hope you’ll listen to, and enjoy.

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Dec
10

Holiday History: “Our Little Song Broke Us Up”…Do You Hear What I Hear?

One of the most popular holiday songs in history, it was written as a protest warning during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, adapted to a Christmas tune, and made famous by a man desperately searching to record one more hit. An interesting read to an all-time Christmas favorite.

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Dec
9

A Hunt In The Snow…

No amount of snow or cold weather can discourage a boy’s opportunity to claim his first ringneck pheasant…no matter how cold, or how many times it takes you to do it. A classic outdoor story shared by guest columnist, Tom Cappell.

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Dec
9

Our 2018 Coach Of The Year In Area Football…Spencer Wells

They surprised almost everyone by winning twelve games in a row before falling in the state semi-final round of the tournament. But Fort Loramie head coach Spencer Wells made good on a pre-season promise that they would surprise…and for that he earned our COTY honors. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
9

Joe Neves: This Week In Basketball

One team’s drive to stay perfect…Some familiar names are at the top of the MAC Girls standings…three area teams make their season debuts this week…and there is a new single game scoring leader at Franklin Monroe. Joe Neves outlines area basketball on our weekly ‘This Week in Basketball’ page.

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Dec
8

Life After Ahrens…Versailles Cruises Past Covington

A big second quarter burst put Versailles in front to stay, and balanced scoring, made the Tigers an easy winner in non-league action Saturday night over Covington. Read high school basketball in the latest inside feature on Press Pros.

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Dec
6

Our Coach Of The Year In Area Volleyball…Kenzie Bruggeman

To answer the rhetorical question, “What next?”, after she won the 2017 Division III title, Versailles’ Kenzie Bruggeman followed that by doubling up in 2018, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that her skills as a coach and system builder are worthy of our Coach of The Year honors. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Dec
4

Scott Elchert: Attention To Detail, Without Attention…!

The dean of Shelby County League basketball coaches again goes about his yearly job of building a winning program without stars and fanfare. And if he sneaks up on a few people…fine. That’s just how he likes it. Read our profile of Jackson Center’s Scott Elchert…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
3

Whiteman And Covington Cruise…Win Over TV South

Without question they’re under the radar, but Jim Meyer’s Covington girls can play some ‘ball’, and they have the best area Division IV player you may not have heard of…a girl named Sammi Whiteman (below). Read more about them in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
3

Ohio State Routs Minnesota In Big Ten Opener…

The Buckeyes used balanced scoring, a rebounding edge, and physical defense to beat Minnesota Sunday in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Press Pros columnist Mark Znidar writes about the game in today’s OSU feature.

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Dec
2

Joe Neves: This Week In Basketball….Dec. 2, 2018

With football now closed for another year, the question now becomes…can any area school break through for a basketball title, boys or girls, as Minster (above) and Marion Local last March? Joe Neves offers insights on it in this week’s first edition of This Week In Basketball…today’s Press Pros feature.

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Dec
2

Ohio State Wins Big Ten But Likely Will Fall Short Of Playoffs

Haskins was brilliant again as Buckeyes win back-to-back conference titles … Committee probably will go with Georgia or Oklahoma for last spot … Playoffs need to expand to eight teams so no legitimate title contenders get left out. Read Doug Harris in today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
2

Ohio State Will Be Without Muhammad For Big Ten Hoops Opener…

Buckeyes open Big Ten play later today with Minnesota – will be missing star freshman defender Luther Muhammad – the importance of the bench to contribute in his absence. Columbus – It took about as long as it takes to run a fast break for Duane Washington Jr. to make an impression on his future […]

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Dec
1

D-VII: McComb’s Hometown Win – First Title in 35 Years…!

Behind quarterback Tanner Schroeder (above, with ball), an awesome running game, and determination to succeed, McComb claims the Division VII title…the school’s first in 35 years. Our latest update from the state football tourney in today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
1

McCoy: Late Defensive Lapses Continue To Ruin Solid UD Performances

UD loses third straight in disappointing fashion, squanders late lead and outscored 17-4 over last five minutes by Mississippi State. Read more about the game from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros Flyers feature.

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Nov
30

Kenston Crushes Kettering Alter In Div. III

The Kenston Bombers (Geauga County) racked up 425 yards and 42 points to take the Division III title over Kettering Alter. Read a profile on the game in the latest Press Pros update.

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Nov
29

Hoard: Beating A Dead ‘Cat’ and The Greatest Loss of All

Like a recurring dream – the image of losing and frustration and hopelessness that is Bengals football. And the dream (nightmare) goes on as other franchises figure it out and take their vengeance out on a helpless scenario. There is no ‘Who Dey’? Not any longer. Read Greg Hoard in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Nov
27

Ohio State Wary of Syracuse Zone Defense In ACC-Big Ten Challenge Game

The Buckeyes prepares for Syracuse and the ‘zone wizard’ in this Friday’s ACC-Big Ten Challenge game against Jim Boeheim and the Orange. Read more from Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
26

The People Get Their Wish (?) With This Week’s Football Finals….

For the first time in recent years the MAC will not be playing for multiple titles in this week’s OHSAA football finals. And I have a pretty good idea…that that’s just how some people want it. Some thought-provoking commentary on this week’s football state tournament finals in today’s Press Pros feature.

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