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May
10

Troy Falls To Centerville’s Wild Seventh Inning Rally….

Three outs separated Troy from a first-round sectional tournament victory against Centerville. But the Elks didn’t oblige, sending 14 batters to the plate and scoring 10 runs in the seventh (including Ardyn Hopf’s grand slam, above) for a 14-6 victory on Monday.

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May
9

The ‘One’ Song They Were Known For…Hamilton, Joe Frank, And Reynolds

The music industry is defined by groups that were one-hit wonders. But while this group had more, it’s only known for one.

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May
9

Mom, Mother’s Day, And Making The Most Of It…

If I had to select a one-word definition for personal success (however you define success) it’s as easy as the picture of the person who showed me how it’s done…’Mom’. Enjoy Mother’s Day and read our Press Pros inside feature.

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May
4

Greg Hoard: A Thought, A Memory, A Reason To Win

There has been so much written and debated on the topic of winning in this space–some of it thoughtful and well-intended, some of it shallow and mean-spirited.  But in the end words that my dad once said to me are everything I ever needed to know on the subject, and might come in handy even in this day of trophies before triumph.

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May
3

The Reader Speaks…May 3, 2021

Immediate response from Press Pros readership over the OHSAA’s recent decision to expand the high school football playoffs.  One called it…another sign of our times. Read the latest sent to Press Pros in our latest feature.

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May
3

OHSAA Announces: Boys, Girls Hoops Finals Hosted By UD Through ’24

The Ohio High School Athletic Association and the University of Dayton made it official Monday…the boys and girls state basketball tournament has found a new home, at least through 2024!

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May
2

Ohio State Puts Purdue On Boil In 12-2 Victory

Shortstop Zach Dezenzo went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and starter Seth Lonsway was exquisite in giving up four hits and striking out nine over eight innings. Read Mark Znidars Ohio State Baseball in today’s Press Pros.

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May
1

As Patient As A Pharmacist, Jerry Kaup’s Prescription For Fort Baseball

In his eleventh year as coach at Fort Recovery, Jerry Kaup has taken his team to the verge of ultimate success twice, and patiently waits for the next cycle of talent to come of age.

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May
1

Late-Inning Drama Carries Bradford To Horstman Title

In a regular-season tournament that felt more like the postseason with three state-ranked teams, Bradford scored a dramatic win to capture the Katie Horstman Classic on Friday night. The 1-0, 11-inning victory against Russia capped a quality … and cold … night of softball. Greg Billing writes for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Apr
29

Buckeyes: Not Much Wiggle Room In A ‘Must’ Scenario…Purdue Comes To Town

15-13 with five weeks left in their season, the Buckeyes face their prospect of making the NCAA post-season tourney with little wiggle room. “Just win, Baby”!

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Apr
28

Railroaders Keep Chugging Behind Miller’s No-Hitters

Bradford fireballer Skipp Miller threw her eighth no-hitter this season … and just missed her sixth perfect game … as the Railroaders continued their impressive run this season with an 18-0, five-inning victory at Tri-Village this week. Greg Billing writes their story in today’s Press Pros.

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Apr
27

Anna’s Krites gives Rockets a boost

Justin Krites came up aces while Anna’s offense heated up for an 11-6 victory over Botkins on Monday. (pictured) Anna teammate #11 Carter Seigle signals ‘The Out’ as McKane Finkenbine tags out a Botkin’s runner. Read more high school baseball inside today’s PressPros by Colin Foster.

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Apr
25

Blackledge: The Truth Of The Matter Lies Somewhere In Between

According to survey, the percentage of coaches favoring playoff expansion to those who don’t is about 50-50.  But the inconsistencies between stories, and demographics, and regions of the state lead one believe that we might never know the truth. Steve Blackledge shares perspective from central Ohio.

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Apr
24

Lonsway At His Best, Puts Up Zeroes In Buckeyes’ Win

It was lefthander Seth Lonsway as good as it gets in a 7-0 Buckeye win Saturday over Penn State. Mark Znidar writes the story for Press Pros.

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Apr
24

“A Desperate Move For Money….” OHSAA Expands Football Regionals To 16 Teams

The OHSAA announced Thursday that it would expand the 2021 high school football playoffs, and not by a little.  Apparently, some actual football people are not on board.

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Apr
23

Buckeyes Outlast Penn State to Take Series Opener

Streak snapped, as Buckeyes take game one of the weekend series with Penn State. Mark Znidar writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Apr
23

So, What’s Wrong With The Buckeyes…?

Three games past the halfway point of their season, the Buckeyes face a crossroads series this weekend against Penn State at Bill Davis Stadium…with the clock ticking.

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Apr
21

Jim Abrams: Morel Season in Ohio April, 2021

If you don’t hunt turkeys in the spring, you might get your outdoors fix by hunting a different, and just as popular species.  Join the ever-growing community of mushroom hunters…for the mighty Morel!

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Apr
21

The Only Time You Have Nothing To Prove…Is When You’re Dead

Steph Curry probably meant what he said earlier this week, but the reality of what he said is always the same with sports and entertainment. You’re only as good as your next game, and the next guy to come along and do something different.

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Apr
20

Duel In The Cold…Coldwater-Bremen Snowed Out

Wind and rain and the blur of Coldwater pitcher Reece Dellinger, who came within three outs of an official game no-hitter against New Bremen Tuesday before play was suspended for inclimate weather. Read about it in the latest Press Pros update.

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