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Sep
26

Ohio State Blows Out Akron Behind McCord, Henderson

He did just fine…True freshman Kyle McCord stepped in at quarterback to lead the Buckeyes to a 38-7 halftime lead, and to an eventual 59-7 win over the Akron Zips. Mark Znidar shares the details in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Sep
25

McCoy: Flyers Barge Back From 23-0 Deficit

After falling behind by 23 points in the first quarter to Presbyterian and its unorthodox way of playing football, the University of Dayton Flyers scored 49 unanswered points and won, 63-43, in a game UD coach Rick Chamberlin called, “Wild and woolly,” and it was much, much more than that as the Flyers won the Pioneer Football League Opener. Read more UD Football by Hal McCoy inside todays Press Pros.

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Sep
25

Fast Start Pushes Coldwater Past Anna

After two weeks of close calls, the Coldwater Cavaliers jumped out to a quick lead and added to it Friday night against the Anna Rockets. The win kept Coldwater perfect at 6-0 and atop the Midwest Athletic Conference. Pictured, Tyler Schwieterman hauls in a 59-yard TD pass on the Cavs’ first play from scrimmage. Read more football inside today’s Press Pros by Greg Billing.

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Sep
25

Golden Bears Show They’re More Than Just Gresock

Upper Arlington didn’t loom as an Ohio Capital Conference favorite off its modest success last season, but the Bears continue to show themselves a legitimate title contender with their latest dominant victory.

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Sep
24

Ohio State Leaning On McCord Or Miller Vs. Akron

OSU coach Ryan Day says he has confidence in either quarterback with CJ Stroud getting the week off to rest a sore right throwing shoulder (PressPros Feature Photos by Sonny Fulks)

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Sep
24

Must-See ‘D’: Troy Slows Down Sidney in Prime Time

As the featured game of the week on Thursday Night Lights, Troy’s defense provided the action with a 23-6 win against Sidney. A muddy, messy field didn’t help either offense … both of which played without their regular QBs … in a Miami Valley League clash.

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Sep
23

Tipp Continues The Build, Blanks ‘No-Name’ Xenia

More than just smoke…there’s fire behind the Tipp Red Devils as they won their fifth consecutive game Thursday, a 30-0 shutout of visiting Xenia. Read about them, and the game, in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Sep
23

Week 6: We Could Use A Few Good Games….

Week 6 sees conference play in full bloom, some suspect matchups, and a couple of telling contests that will no doubt answer the question…contender, or pretender? Enjoy this week’s Friday Night ‘Picks’ on Press Pros.

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Sep
22

Volleyball The New Friday Night In High School Sports…

The surge of its popularity is undeniable.  Area high school volleyball is taking its place as an alternative fan favorite on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, and it checks a lot of boxes for the fact of the numbers of girls who now play.

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Sep
21

Buckeyes Need More Fresh Faces To Deliver On Hype

When Ohio State recruits five-star talent every other school wants, it’s the envy of the nation. But when it actually has to play those prospects right away, it’s an explanation for the Buckeyes’ uneven start.

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Sep
19

What I Saw…Reality That Buckeye Fans Won’t Like

They’ve become so spoiled by success that a mere win is no longer good enough.  The ‘fans’ weren’t happy with 41-20 over Tulsa, because of too many yards given up, and too many questions yet to be answered. Read this week’s Monday observations on Press Pros.

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Sep
19

McCoy: Salukis Take Large Bite Out Of Flyers

The University of Dayton football team took a couple of giant steps upward in scheduling Southern Illinois, the eighth-ranked team in the Football Championship Subdivision, and the Flyers suffered one of their all-time worst defeats, but kept their scoring streak alive. Read more UD Football by Hal McCoy inside todays Press Pros.

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Sep
18

Gameday: “So, What Do You Think Of The Band…?”

Fifty years after actually playing in the best damned band in the land, I’m often asked now by people if it isn’t better than it was when I was a member.  My stock answer is…time, and change has surely shown.

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Sep
18

Passing Grade: Milton Throws Troy Christian For Loss

With their top two rushers out, the Milton-Union Bulldogs used an efficient passing game to stay atop the Three Rivers Conference standings. Milton’s Blake Brumbaugh (pictured) hauls in a long pass from Nate Morter. Read Greg Billing every Friday night for high school football inside PressProsMagazine.

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Sep
18

Neither Quarantine Nor Darby Can Keep Lincoln Down

Gahanna Lincoln sprinkled the rushing of Diore Hubbard (29) with dual-threat quarterback Maxwell Cummings and a nasty defense to ruin Hilliard Darby’s unbeaten season and its Homecoming. (PressPros Feature Photos by Brian Bayless)

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Sep
16

Week 5, Central Ohio: Darby, UA Hope To Stay Unbeaten

The midpoint of the regular season approaches and will be in the rear-view mirror after this week, which should provide a clearer picture of which teams have the stuff to ascend to the top of their Ohio Capital Conference division. (PressPros Feature Photo by Brian Bayless)

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Sep
15

The Reader Speaks…September 16, 2021

The most recent comments received on fall sports from Press Pros readers everywhere, questioning MAC football, the Friday night ‘Picks’ page, and “is anyone in Columbus actually reading?” Enjoy the latest installment of the ‘Reader Speaks’ page.

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Sep
15

Day On Oregon Fiasco: “We Can Figure This Out”

Ohio State’s staff is taking a hard and honest look at Kerry Coomb’s defense and not worrying about hurting anyone’s feelings after a 35-28 loss to the Ducks that knocked the team from third to ninth in the Associated Press poll.

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Sep
13

Hoard: Shhooosh! Let The Game Do The Talking

Baseball and time change, as do the voices we come to depend on to describe the action.  Too much change, for some of us, I fear.  It’s been two years since Marty left.  It seems…like light years.

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Sep
12

Monday Questions? Are The Buckeyes ‘One’ And Done…?

Their loss to Oregon was stunning (below), and not just for the fact of losing to an underdog.  The perennial expectation for Ohio State football could suddenly be in jeopardy after Saturday’s hiccup.  And, was it just a hiccup? Some commentary in Monday’s Press Pros.

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