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Feb
29

McCoy: “The Flyers Are Legitimate,” – Dick Vitale

Cinderella’s Castle was packed to the max with die-hard UD fans (13,407) to see the ‘Real Deal’ UD Flyers play their game, and they went home happy. Trey Landers and Obi Toppin (pictured) celebrate back-to-back slam dunks by Obi as the Flyers blow out Davidson. Hal McCoy writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
28

Coldwater Wins State Title In Bowling…Cavs’ Schoenherr and Bremen’s Alig All-State

On the back of senior Michael Schoenherr and a breakout performance from Trent Berkenstock, Coldwater captured its fourth state bowling title Friday. Contributing writer Andy Anders writes the story for our Press Pros tournament feature.

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Feb
28

Bucks Fight The Virus…Win Opener Over Lipscomb

Freshman Nate Karaffa hit his first home run, sparking a 5-run inning for the Buckeyes, who got well for a day with an 11-6 win Friday over Lipscomb. Read more in our baseball feature on the Buckeyes.

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Feb
28

Just win … Jackson Center, Troy Christian Stay Alive

They took different paths to get there, but Jackson Center (below) and Troy Christian both won their sectional tournament games to set up a district semifinal showdown on Saturday. Greg Billing writes about the action in Thursday’s Piqua sectional.

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Feb
28

Ohio State Does The Expected In Blowout Of Nebraska

The Buckeyes use a complete effort in Lincoln to wipe out Nebraska, win their seventh game out of the last nine, and stoke their seeding prospects for the NCAA tourney. Mark Znidar writes the story for Press Pros.

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Feb
26

What The Buckeyes Need Most In Nashville….

Week three of the college baseball season is upon us…and some thoughts on how the baseball Buckeyes can turn things around against Lipscomb, in Nashville.

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Feb
25

Nearly ‘Pointless’…Loramie, Botkins Advance In Sectional

A sluggish night in scoring signified Tuesday action in the Piqua Division IV sectional.  But struggle as they might, Loramie and Botkins (with Jayden Priddy-Powell, below) made it through to play in Friday’s final. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Feb
24

Versailles Dominates Inside For Shot At District Title

Versailles struggled early to find its shot. But once the Tigers did … there was no stopping them as Tracy White’s team cruised to a seventh straight district final appearance with a 62-39 win over Middletown Madison. More from Greg Billing Monday Night.

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Feb
23

Buckeyes Swept In Georgia: Come Home To Regroup…

They were outpitched, outhit, and outplayed.  The Buckeyes dropped game 3 of their weekend series with Georgia Tech and come home to do a hasty reboot before Lipscomb.

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Feb
22

Student Vs. Mentor Not That Unusual, Except….

There’s an unusual overtone of reunion with this weekend’s series, as OSU coach Greg Beals tees it up against his former college coach…Georgia Tech’s Danny Hall. Read about it in our latest Buckeye baseball post.

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Feb
22

Of Good People, And Their Rewards….

No one is irreplaceable, they say.  I beg to differ…as I say goodbye to a family member that set the standard for kindness, making total strangers feel welcome, and for just doing things right.

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Feb
22

Buckeyes Bog Down In Georgia, But Bullpen A Lift

#19 Georgia Tech can hit and they jumped on Buckeyes starter Garrett Burhenn. But the pre-season question about the bullpen took another step in making a case for itself.

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Feb
21

Ohio State Doesn’t Have Right Stuff To Take Down Iowa

Buckeyes coach Chris Holtmann was disappointed…that his team wasn’t tough enough, or focused enough, to defeat the Big Ten’s best home team. Mark Znidar writes in today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
20

A Shore Thing: Miami East’s Girls Wrestling Team Gets Boost From Club

Readers of Press Pros Magazine might do a double take seeing a wrestling story. Though there are no plans to add extensive wrestling coverage into the fold at this time … there are stories worth sharing. The very first Miami East Vikings all-girls high school wrestling team … and the first girls state championship tournament in Ohio … is one of them.

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Feb
19

Buckeye Notes: Snapshot Of The Weekend, And A Bigger Picture To Come…

The Buckeyes take their 2-1 record south again this weekend, to Atlanta, to face #19 Georgia Tech and the challenge for facing one of the nation’s best on their home turf. Here’s what’s coming in our pre-weekend advance.

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Feb
19

Ohio State Staring Down Big Ten Giant In Iowa’s Garza

The Hawkeyes junior center is a Division I national player of the year candidate for filling up the statistics sheets and leading Iowa to 18 victories…so far.  The Buckeyes hope to slow him down in their Thursday matchup. Mark Znidar previews the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
18

‘Confident’ Versailles Blasts Past Dayton Christian…

Versailles played like they owned the place, and improved to 16-8 with a 37-point win over Dayton Christian in the Covington Div. III sectionals…and now move on to meet Middletown Madison. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Feb
17

The Reader Speaks….In Defense Of ‘Baseball’

For those who question why we spend the time to cover the Buckeyes instead of local kids, we ask…does Conner Pohl (below, from Arcanum) count? Appreciation today from some who wrote over the weekend to make sure that everyone knows…amateur baseball – Little League, high school, and college – does matter. Read more!

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Feb
16

Sunday Notes: Milheim Back, Dingler ‘Throwing’ A Long Shadow

A couple of Buckeyes have debuted with impressive style so far, back healthy, and making their presence seen and felt this weekend.

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Feb
16

Young’s Energy, 17 Points Propel Ohio State Past Purdue

The Buckeyes’ junior forward wows a sold out crowd in The Schott with hustle and rare scoring outbreak, helping his team win for the fifth time in six games. Mark Znidar writes Buckeye basketball in today’s Press Pros feature.

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