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Mar
20

More Questions (And Some Of Yours) For Jerry Snodgrass…

The Executive Director of the OHSAA sat down at last week’s state tournament to bring clarity to issues of our and your asking. And in the end, he’ll tell you…there’s always more questions than answers, but we’re working on it. More with the Commissioner of the OHSAA, Jerry Snodgrass, in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
18

Our 2019 Girls Hoops Coach Of The Year…Back-To-Back, Mike Wiss

Is it coincidence that the area team that won back to back state titles in Division IV basketball would also have a coach that earned similar recognition for taking them there?  We think not, and proudly tab Minster’s Mike Wiss as our 2019 Coach of The Year.

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Mar
18

How I Got Taken To School…By ‘Ol Ben

A summer of the greatest lesson in life. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch; and never underestimate the value of experience. Old eyes, and old habits, go down hard. Guest outdoors writer Tom Cappell returns to Press Pros with a classic story for anyone who remembers shooting clay targets behind the barn.

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Mar
17

Disappointment At Trent – Rockets Fall In Regional Final

The further you go, the more it hurts when it ends. Anna’s sensational season comes to a sour end as Purcell Marian rolls in the Regional Final. Read Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Mar
16

Crowning Achievement…Minster Repeats In Div. IV

Give yourself a hand, ladies….It was Courtney Prenger in the paint (16 pts) and Janae Hoying (19 pts) from the outside, and it added up to the Minster Wildcats claiming their second consecutive Division IV title in girls basketball yesterday at Value City Arena. Read about it on Press Pros.

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Mar
16

Picture This: St. Henry Is State-Bound

Jackson Center’s Trent Platfoot and Co. cut St. Henry’s nine-point lead to a one possession game in the final minute, but the Redskins’ pulled out the win to earn a Division IV regional title and trip to the state semifinals.

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Mar
15

Minster Blasts Way Past Cornerstone To D-IV Finals….

Courtney Prenger (below) scored 18 points to lead ’em, and the Minster Wildcats punched their ticket for Saturday’s championship round in Division IV Friday afternoon with a more-than-convincing 65-31 win over Cornerstone Christian. Read more in our latest update from the state tournament.

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Mar
14

Wesson Returns, Directs OSU Over Indiana In Big Ten Tourney

Kaleb Wesson totaled 17 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, three blocked shots and two steals…and was welcomed back in OSU’s quarterfinal win over Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament. Mark Znidar covers the game for Press Pros.

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Mar
14

Is There A Better Story Than Coldwater, And ‘Fish’….?

Defending champs Minster leads Cornerstone Christian at halftime, 34-19. Center Courtney Prenger (below) is 5 of 6 from the field and has 10 points. Meanwhile, Coldwater Cavaliers and coach Nick Fisher are standing on the threshold of doing what a month ago…no one dared dream! Read more…

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Mar
14

To Those Who Wait…Anna Earns The Regional Final

In a tale of two games, and two fortunes, it was a Wednesday split for area boys teams in Division III.  Versailles fell to Purcell Marian, but the Anna Rockets, and Riley Huelskamp (above, #21) powered past Stivers to earn their first regional final berth in a decade. Read more in today’s Press Pros. (Cover Photo by Julie McMaken Wright)

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Mar
13

Defense, Defense…JC, St. Henry Reach Reg. Finals

On a night dictated by hard, physical defense, Jackson Center out of the Shelby County League (above)…and St. Henry, from the MAC…advanced in the Division IV regional semis to meet come Friday for a trip next week to the Final Four. Read how they did it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
11

Anna, Versailles Show Well…Collect Div. III District Titles

The games were different, but the results the same. Versailles started fast and then held on, while Anna pulled away late to win Division Three District titles. Joe Neves writes about the action at UD Arena for today’s Press Pros.

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Mar
10

Players Playing For When, And Where….

Aside from the record itself, the final southern tuneup stands as the last impression for some as to playing time when the team comes north, and in conference play. Greenville, SC – No one says as much, but this is how college baseball works. These first four weeks in Florida, Texas, and South Carolina count […]

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Mar
10

Ohio State Surge Falls Short In Overtime Loss To Wisconsin

The Buckeyes nearly come back from 22-point deficit, but fall to Wisconsin, 73-67, in the regular season finale at Value City Arena. Read Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Mar
9

Jackson Center, Loramie Win Division IV Boys District Titles

A dedicated team effort shut down one of the most prolific scorers in the area and Jackson Center answered every challenge at both ends of the floor to win their 21st game and a district title. Read about Division IV district action from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros.

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Mar
8

Radio History…And Songs Like You Just Don’t Hear Anymore

Written as a theme for a movie of the same name, ‘A Summer Place’ was subsequently recorded and released in the fall of 1959…and became such a popular tune that it set records that stood for decades.

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Mar
8

Mother Nature Having The Last Laugh Down South…And Words On Area Hoops!

In South Carolina for their final southern tuneup, the Buckeyes look to for some last-minute fixes before coming north next week to what promises to be a frigid home debut. And Mother Nature is doing her part here in the Smokies.

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Mar
8

#1 Fort Loramie, #2 Minster To Play For A Trip To Columbus

Minster and Fort Loramie both had their stressful moments Thursday, but in the end both advanced for a rematch of last year’s Division IV regional final…with a berth in Columbus at stake. Joe Neves writes the story in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Mar
7

Kaleb Wesson-less Ohio State Dunked By Northwestern

The Buckeyes played themselves off the NCAA tourney bubble Wednesday night with an ugly loss in Chicago, to Northwestern. Read Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Mar
5

How 2 For 21 Can Get You Beat…St. Henry Drops Minster

‘Big’ defense…St. Henry’s Caden Niekamp (left, #40 in white) got a hand on the shot attempt of Minster’s Jarod Schulze, and it set the tone for Tuesday’s district tourney encounter. A frightening start doomed the Minster Wildcats Tuesday in the Division IV semi-final at Wapakoneta. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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