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Dec
8

Kirtland Shuts Down Ironton To Take Div. V Title

The Kirtland Hornets made it back-to-back titles, and claimed their fifth overall, with a physical win over Ironton in the 2019 state football finals finale. Read more about the game on Press Pros.

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Dec
7

Znidar: Buckeyes Blast Penn State To Go 9-0

Ohio State continues to flex its muscle, and depth, hitting the century mark against Penn State for its latest impressive win. Mark Znidar writes the story for Press Pros.

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Dec
7

Marion Wins D-VII And Their 11th To Share History

History making….Tim Goodwin (below) and the Marion Local Flyers took their place in history Saturday by tying the OHSAA all-time record for title wins in football with a 28-6 win over Lucas in the Division VII final. Read more about it in the latest Press Pros update.

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Dec
6

Trotwood Takes Mansfield To Overtime To Win Division III

From the state tournament…Trotwood wins its third title in nine years, 14-7, in an overtime thriller over Mansfield Senior. Read about the game on Press Pros.

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Dec
6

Buckeyes Face Early Big Ten Test With Penn State

Ohio State celebrates its national TV win over North Carolina with a critical Big Ten matchup Sunday with the 7-1 Penn State Nittany Lions at the Schott.  And make no mistake.  This is not the Penn State you remember. Mark Znidar previews the game for Press Pros.

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Dec
6

State Champions!…Anna Rocks Springfield For Title

They left no doubt…Riley Huelskamp (below) and the Anna Rockets took the Division VI title Friday and left no question that they were as good as their record, as good as advertised, and good enough to join the proud fraternity of MAC football champions. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
5

Buckeyes’ Impressive Half Buries North Carolina…Take BIG/ACC Challenge

The Buckeyes stayed unbeaten, spread the wealth, showed their depth, and made a statement for the Big Ten by beating North Carolina (at home) to take the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

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Dec
5

2019 Football Tourney: If You’re Coming To Canton…

Eyeing a better trophy…Marion Local will seek to redeem its runner-up finish last year with a win in Division VII and tie the all-time mark for titles won (11). Read more on this weekend’s state tournament in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
4

Buckeyes Face North Carolina In Big Ten – ACC Challenge

The Buckeyes go on the road for the first time, and it’s a doozy – Roy Williams and North Carolina in the ‘Dean Dome’, trying to break an ignominious streak.  They’ve lost five straight in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge. Mark Znidar previews the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
2

Dan Hegemier: The Present, And Reflections On The Past

After 33 seasons of triumph (and a little tumult) one of the area’s coaching legends returns to the high school sidelines this winter.  St. Marys’ Dan Hegemier has come back to add to his legacy, and saddle up with the Roughriders. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Dec
1

Lessons Learned(?) From OSU-Michigan Game….

I’m moved to remind any of us who complain that sports is too focused on winning…that it doesn’t focus enough on sportsmanship…and that it too often reflects something other than what we teach our kids…of Saturday’s Ohio State-Michigan game.

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Dec
1

Ohio State Finishes Perfect Regular Season With Another Rout of Michgan

Fields masterful in 56-27 victory in Ann Arbor … Dobbins also bolsters Heisman case by running over and through Wolverines … Buckeyes solidify hold on No. 1 ranking going into Big Ten championship. Read Doug Harris’s account of the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
30

State Bound: Rockets Soar Past M’Burg In D-VI Semi…

Big night for Riley, huge night for Anna…Riley Huelskamp (below) scores the fourth of his four touchdowns Friday to give Anna the state semi-final win over Mechanicsburg and the Rockets their first trip to Canton in football. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
28

On This Date: George Harrison, And What Is Life

It’s been nearly two decades since the passing of former Beatle George Harrison…and honoring his memory with people’s favorite Harrison song in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
26

OSU-Michigan…And The Other Side Of The Story

I’ll smile at all the hype given, and the beer guzzled, in preparation for Saturday’s renewal of the ‘rivalry’.  And I’ll share what I’ve learned over the years from those who’ve lived it from the other side. Some perspective you might not know about the OSU-Michigan game.

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Nov
26

Buckeyes Return To St. John To Clip Kent State…

Kent State proved to be more major than ‘mid’, but the Buckeyes kept their record clean with a 71-52 win Monday night in St. John Arena. Mark Znidar writes the story for today’s Press Pros

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Nov
25

Hoard: A Wake-Up Call From Carl Erskine…

I watched him as a kid, and waited a lifetime for the opportunity to tell him how much his example had meant to my childhood.  But when we at last came fact to face it wasn’t what I thought it would – hoped it would be.  I discovered that we all need a change of life. One of Greg Hoard’s best baseball stories to enjoy.

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Nov
25

Those Teams We Wrote About…?

Now there are only two area teams remaining in the OHSAA playoffs, and ironically the two that headed our August list of teams that had Thanksgiving football in their futures. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
24

Buckeyes Clinch Big Ten East Division Again With Hard-Fought Victory

Ohio State loses turnover battle, 3-1, but manages to pull out 28-17 win … Dobbins has big day against stout Penn State defense … Fields gets job done as Buckeyes run record to 11-0.

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Nov
24

Schmidt, Cards Take Quantum Step…

Their 2019 season came to a close Saturday night.  But while the New Bremen Cardinals sadly bowed out of the tournament hoping for more, coach Chris Schmidt’s ‘work in progress’ took a quantum leap towards the future.

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