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Nov
21

Week 13: And Who Saw This Coming…?

The final week of Friday ‘Picks’ and four area teams that stand on the threshold of a year’s hard work…and dreams.  For Covington (above), Marion Local, New Bremen, and Anna…it’s regional finals week.

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Nov
21

Music Trivia, 101: What Song Has Made The Most Money For The Most People…?

You rarely hear it anymore because of the decline of music radio.  But of all the hit songs ever recorded, this one stands out for being a hit for no fewer than 70 different artists…and making money for every one of them.  But none more than Tom Jones.

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Nov
20

The Reader Speaks…Nov. 18, 2019

The mailbag was full again this time with comments relative to volleyball, football, competitive balance…and yes, even one who found something negative to say about bowling.  Enjoy the best of what the readers write in this week’s forum.

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Nov
20

Ryan Mikesell: “Rosie Would Have Loved It….”

The Dayton Flyers senior is playing the best basketball of his life, and life beyond basketball looks even better.  The best part?  His current role is a testament to what he learned at home. Read more in the latest UD update on Press Pros.

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Nov
18

Hal ‘Dinged’, But Doing Fine…Apply Now For His Scholarship

If you haven’t heard, our resident hall of famer Hal McCoy suffered a setback last week, but he’s on the road to recovery and reminds high school seniors…it’s time to apply for next spring’s journalism scholarship from Press Pros.

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Nov
18

Ohio State Has A Lot Of Believers With 10-0 Start

Coaches of vanquished foes highly complimentary of Buckeyes … Rutgers not much of a match, as expected … Fields, Dobbins dominate in lopsided victory. Start your week off with a good Buckeye read from Doug Harris.

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Nov
17

Marino, Rockets, No Longer A MAC ‘Sidebar’…

The key to Anna’s prolific running game isn’t just Bart Bixler (below, right) and Riley Huelskamp. It’s the other nine guys, too. Rockets football is now ‘power’ football, and everyone is looking for someone to block. Read more on their evolution in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
17

Talk Of The Town: New Bremen Decks Perry

Once on the verge of shutting down the program, the Cardinals have rallied to reach the Division VII, Region 28 championship game for the second time in program history.

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Nov
17

Marion Outlasts Fort Loramie In D-VII Overtime Thriller

Otte’s Big Play…Marion Local’s Peyton Otte tight-roped the sideline to score the tying touchdown with a minute left, sending the game into overtime, where the Flyer’s knocked out Fort Loramie Saturday in the Div. VII regional semi-final with a field goal. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
16

Covington Overcomes Adversity, Southeastern

Covington lost two key players early in its regional semifinal game, but the “next man up” mentality lifted the Buccs’ to a 36-20 victory and spot in next week’s regional title game. Greg Billing writes the story for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Nov
15

Browns, Garrett Justify Attitudes About NFL….

Sad as it was to see, the end of Thursday’s Browns-Steelers game gave us all the more reason not to watch the NFL, and question those who fail to understand that first, second, and third impressions go a long way towards determining the future of a sport.

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Nov
14

Opening Day With Uncle Mel….

There was nothing more anticipated than the phone call from downstate…and the invitation to hunt my first opening day with Uncle Mel. To commemorate a generational tradition amongst outdoorsmen everywhere, columnist Tom Cappell graces the pages of Press Pros, sponsored by Olde English Outfitters, in Tipp City.

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Nov
11

Three Awful Picks…And Hot Sauce With My ‘Crow’

In the wake of last weekend’s first round football games, explanation has been requested – and hereby granted – on how we (I) could make three such obviously poor picks.  Hint:  It seemed like a good idea at the time. Some self deprecation in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
10

Chase Young Situation Another Case Of NCAA Over-Reaction

Star defensive end could get four-game suspension for loan that soon will be legal with changing rules … Buckeyes look dominant on defense without him against Maryland … Ohio State, Fields sharpen passing game against inferior opponent. Read Doug Harris in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
10

McCoy: Indiana State (without Larry Bird) Gives Flyers Stern Test In Opener

Indiana State, sans Larry Bird, gave the Flyers a stern test on opening night, in the ‘new’ arena, with a lot of new faces on the floor and a ton of anticipation in the stands. Hal McCoy was there for Press Pros.

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Nov
10

McCoy: Neither Food Poisoning Nor Marist Can Slow UD Offense

The perfect recipe…Dayton’s offense was again cooking, scoring 59 while giving up 35 in a win over Marist to move to 6 and 3 on the year, and 4 and two in the Pioneer Football League. Hal McCoy writes the story in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Nov
10

Fort Loramie Has Hardin Northern’s Number

The #3 seed Fort Loramie dominated from the start in their Division VII, Region 28 quarterfinal with nine straight touchdowns against Hardin Northern to set up a showdown with Marion Local next Saturday. Greg Billing shares the details in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
9

New Bremen Claims Title…What Loramie Missed!

Excited? Diana Kramer and the New Bremen Cardinals redeemed themselves by capturing the 2019 Div. IV volleyball title Saturday with a four-set win over Fort Loramie. Read about how they did it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
9

The Most Anticipated Opening Day….

While most focused on the state volleyball finals and the opening weekend of the football playoffs Saturday, another and even more anticipated season for the next new culture in Ohio High School sports.

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Nov
9

Covington Overcomes Mental Mistakes, Advances In Playoffs

Covington got off to a fast first half start, then held off a Worthington Christian comeback in the second half to post a 33-27 opening night playoff win. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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