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Jan
21

Better Than They Practiced…Minster Crushes Marion Local

Turnovers and points in transition…The essential showdown for MAC dominance in girls basketball lasted a quarter.  And then Minster turned on jets, and defense (below), and left Marion Local in their wake.

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Jan
19

Buckeyes Flirt With Danger And Suffer The Consequences

In a league as deep and competitive as the Big Ten, there are no easy possessions – no easy shots. Ohio State and Duane Washington, Jr. (below) know that feeling all too well after another defeat in a game it controlled most of the way. Bruce Hooley writes for Press Pros.

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Jan
19

Questions Answered: From What We’ve Seen So Far….

At the mid-point of the area high school basketball season…we respond to readers’ questions as to the best teams – most improved, most interesting – and the most dynamic players (like Minster’s Ivy Wolf, below) we’ve seen. Our mid-term report in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
17

Loramie’s O-G Win: Mirror Images & The Tried And True

The bread and butter…Their win over #3-ranked Ottawa Glandorf had its beautiful moments, but it was hardly a thing of beauty. Still they won despite a sputtering offense…when they called upon the old tried and true. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Jan
17

McCoy: Blazing Starts Carries UD Past George Washington, 67-54

A hot start by the offense – and a sizzling first half by Jalen Crutcher – boosted the Flyers to a Sunday win over George Washington. Hal McCoy writes for Monday’s Press Pros.

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Jan
16

Parks, And No Recreation…St. Marys Throttles Coldwater

Behind sophomore center Austin Parks’ 23 points (and a lot of blocks and deflections), St. Marys gains a weekend split with a dominating Saturday night win over Coldwater. Read about the game on Press Pros.

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Jan
16

Versailles’ Do-It-All Man…Landon Henry

Proficient in three sports (football, baseball and bowling), Versailles’ Landon Henry is good at all of them…and differentiates himself with his versatility. Read more.

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Jan
15

Seven Tragic Minutes…St. Henry Quiets Versailles

It was ‘any given night’  for the first sixteen minutes.  But then fate, or defense, or the rim shrinking – something – flummuxed Versailles on their way to a 48-36 loss to St. Henry. Read more in the latest Press Pros MAC feature.

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Jan
14

Marion Stays In The Hunt, ‘Squeezes’ Fort Recovery

Big Shots At Big Times…Marion’s Lindsey Koenig’s shot at the buzzer gave Marion Local a 21-13 halftime lead, and they rode their defense Thursday for an eventual 42-32 win over Fort Recovery. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
14

McCoy: UD Opts Out Of Spring PFL Football Games

UD reverses course, cancels plans for spring football in 2021. Why? And what’s next? Hal McCoy writes.

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Jan
12

Minster ‘D’ Crushes Russia…Second Half Dooms Raiders

Minster feasted off its defense, got a big moment from Bryan Falk (below), and held the Raiders to 10 points in the second half. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
12

McCoy: A ‘Players-Led’ Timeout Launched Flyers Past Davidson

Jalen Crutcher and Ibi Watson turn statesmen, as their late-game leadership turned uncertainty into a certain Flyers win over Davidson. Hal McCoy writes.

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Jan
12

First Call: The Hal McCoy Scholarship Award, 2021

If you want a career like that of our resident hall of fame columnist Hal McCoy, or if you just want to teach the King’s English, you might want to read, and apply, for an annual Press Pros opportunity that can help your dream come true.

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Jan
12

Where Are They Now: Mykal McEldowney, And A Different Vision….

He grew up like most other kids in Covington, Ohio, and did many of the same things.  But when Mykal McEldowney left he found a rare and different talent for which millions now recognize him…and he likes the person it’s helped him become.

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Jan
12

Notebook: Ohio State Outmatched In National Championship

Covid, a pair of key injuries, DeVonta Smith and Alabama proved to be too much for the Buckeyes in the CFP title game. Columnist Andy Anders shares his post-game notebook.

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Jan
12

Ohio State No Match for Alabama From Get-Go in Title Game

Good as advertised…Alabama’s DaVonta Smith had 12 catches for 215 yards and three touchdowns in the first half alone, as the Crimson Tide punished Ohio State 52-24 in the CFP title game and coach Nick Saban claims his sixth national title with Alabama. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
10

Ohio State-Alabama Ready To Go After All The Talking

Top-ranked Crimson Tide boasts enough award winners for an entire conference, including Heisman Trophy winning receiver DeVonta Smith, going into the national championship game; Buckeyes are 7 1/2-point underdogs Columbus – Ohio State has put a pretty good football team on the field this season. It is undefeated, the Big Ten champion for the fourth […]

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Jan
10

Olave Gives OSU Hope Vs. ‘Bama’s Smith, Harris

With Ohio State and Alabama’s national championship showdown Monday night, we analyze three key battles that could determine who leaves the stadium atop college football’s throne.

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Jan
10

What Would Woody Think…If He Were Here Now?

To a response received pertaining to this week’s ‘Reader Speaks’ column, it raised a wonderful question about former Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes.  What would he think…if he were here today?

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Jan
10

Hoard: To An Absent Friend…Tommy Lasorda

Time didn’t seem to matter to Tommy Lasorda. It didn’t matter if it had been a day, a week or years since you had last seen him, nothing changed. His greeting was always loud and warm, a verbal embrace that made you feel good about all things. Greg Hoard remembers a friend in today’s Press Pros.

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