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Oct
18

Week 9: Games That Have To Be Won…And The Law Of Averages

After a frigid Week 8, things get hot again this week with critical games that will determine the post-season chances for a number of area teams. Good games, and better weather if you want to go watch…and none better than Coldwater and St. Henry, with running back Zach Niekamp (above). Who wins? Read more in today’s Friday ‘Picks’ on Press Pros.

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Oct
18

This Thing Called Volleyball….

I grew up understanding the game as something you did in the backyard on Sunday afternoons after church. Now, I just watch and shake my head – at the action, the athleticism, …and the spandex! A summary of the evolution of volleyball in today’s inside feature. Read, remember, and enjoy!

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Oct
14

Hal McCoy: What I’d Like To See Happen In Sports….

“If I had my way there would be no baggy shorts in basketball,” says hall of fame columnist and Press Pros contributor, Hal McCoy? Why? Well, read Hal’s opinions on this and other things he’d change (if he could) about contemporary sports. Enjoy today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
13

Buckeyes Bruised By Gophers But Hang On For Win

Haskins has big day again while leading offense against Minnesota …K.J. Hill has an even bigger day…Ohio State defense and rushing game still lacking … Buckeyes hike record to 7-0 but need improvement with tougher foes ahead. Read Saturday’s game story from Doug Harris on Press Pros.

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Oct
13

Butterfingers, But Butler Hangs On Enough To Beat Piqua….

Butler nearly fumbled away a golden opportunity against Piqua, but the Aviators escape with a 27-25 win over rival Piqua. Read Andy Anders’ story of the game in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Oct
13

Gift Of Grab: Trojans’ Secondary Picks Off Sidney Six Times…

All four members of Troy’s starting secondary had interceptions, including three by Weston Smith, as the Trojans’ top-ranked GWOC defense held Sidney in check for a 38-19 win. Greg Billing writes the story for Press Pros.

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Oct
12

Versailles And Some Total Recall: Tigers Tops Recovery In Season Finale

The Versailles Tigers finished their season on a high note, after coming back from a two-games-to-one deficit Thursday, knocking off state-ranked Fort Recovery in five games. Read about the Tigers and the match in Thursday’s inside feature.

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Oct
10

Crowning achievement: Hewitt Recalls Historic 4-Crown Sweep

In 1998, Troy’s Jack Hewitt arrived at Eldora Speedway looking to win just one of the four features at the 4-Crown Nationals. He left with a clean sweep. The legendary nigiht still ranks as one one of dirt racing’s greatest achievements. Columnist Greg Billing tells the story in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Oct
8

The Reader Speaks…October 9, 2018

The latest responses from Press Pros readers across the cyber world…on psychics, the Reds and major league baseball, Roy Baker, and appreciation from out of the area on our high school volleyball coverage. With appreciation for your taking the time to write, we share in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
7

Build It…And They Will Come!

Retired game warden Dan Hickey has turned his passion for the wildlife management into a working project that brings him peace and satisfaction every time he looks out his kitchen window. If he wants a better view…he just walks across the road. A unique story of land management…in today’s inside feature.

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Oct
4

What’s Working Against Baseball, Reds….

As another lost season for the Reds comes to a close, it sheds new light on future seasons and an alarming trend of apathy for the game at all levels. Here’s why – quality of play, expense, watered down talent, and too many other options for entertainment. Read more about baseball in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
1

Most Influential: Roy Baker, And The Luxury Of Work….

There was a time in 1988 when I did not know my way in life. It took a retired teacher, and a basement entrepreneur named Roy Baker (above, right) to show me (and others) the way through confidence in a plan, and patience. Truly one of the most influential people I’ve ever met…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sep
30

Buckeyes Pull Out Stunning One-Point Win Against Nittany Lions

They saved their best for last – literally – the Buckeyes scoring a pair of touchdowns in the final eight minutes Saturday night to pull victory from the jaws of defeat. Doug Harris writes about the game in today’s Press Pros Buckeye feature.

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Sep
29

Young Buccs Come Of Age In Epic Battle…

Covington and Miami East have had some memorable battles over the years in a rivalry that dates back to 1959 and Friday’s 19-17 come-from-behind win by the Buccaneers ranks up there with the best games in the history between the two programs.

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Sep
24

“Do What We Do” Earns Jackson Center Win Over New Knoxville….

Do what we do…It took five sets (it nearly always does), and a wake-up rout in the third set, but Jackson Center again resurrected in time to celebrate their twelfth win of the season Monday, over New Knoxville. Read how they did it in today’s Press Pros Shelby County League feature.

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Sep
23

Why You Don’t Play Poker…With Nick Tangeman

It’s what he does…Marion Local split end Nick Tangeman (above, #24) has made a name for himself and his ability to make the difficult catch. Now he hopes to use it to even greater effect as the Flyers prepare for another championship run in Division VI. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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