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Oct
25

Hooley: It’s Ohio State-Clemson At Season’s End

The doubt over whether Ohio State’s season would ever get started is finally behind us. And although it’s now a long way from over, there’s a likely inevitability to where the Buckeyes will wind up, and who they’ll see once they get there. Commentary from Bruce Hooley in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Oct
25

Ohio State Starts Slowly, Finishes Fast in 52-17 Victory

The Buckeyes took some time to get their legs, but once found they finished in a flourish with an impressive 52-17 opening day win over Nebraska. Mark Znidar writes the story for Press Pros.

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Oct
25

Versailles Moves On With Pile-Driving, Throwback Win

Borrowing from a bygone era that built the foundation on which Versailles’ tradition stands proved the perfect tonic for the Tigers, who bounced back from a head-scratching defeat in their most recent game to breeze into the Region 20 semifinals. Bruce Hooley writes for Press Pros.

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Oct
25

Covington Takes ‘Rough Ride’ Out Of Playoffs….

Hoping for more and expecting better, neither played out for Covington in a forgettable playoff loss to West Jefferson. Read about the game in Sunday’s Press Pros.

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Oct
24

Andy Anders: Ohio State-Nebraska Notebook…

While the passing game appeared electric for Ohio State Saturday, the defense showed several areas that could use work. Andy Anders shares some thoughts on opening day.

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Oct
24

Ohio State Ready To Show Why It Wanted To Play So Badly

Buckeyes open season behind Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback Justin Fields, and as heavy favorites to defeat Nebraska. Mark Znidar writes for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Oct
24

Buckeyes Opening Day…Defense Talented, But Inexperienced

Returning just a handful of starters from the 2019 team, Ohio State’s defense still has the potential to be one of the nation’s best again, but will that talent deliver? Andy Anders writes for opening day on Press Pros.

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Oct
24

Thunderstruck: Fort Loramie Rumbles Past Ansonia

In what coach Spencer Wells called his team’s most complete game, the Fort Lormie Redskins rolled to a 42-0 victory over Ansonia in the D-VII, Region 28 playoffs. The Redskins slowed down the Tigers’ talented running attack to set up a regional semifinal meeting with New Bremen next week. Greg Billing writes for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Oct
24

New Bremen Starts Slow, Finishes Fast Over St. Henry

Third-seeded Bremen reeled off 28 straight points after halftime and went on to post a 28-13 victory over sixth-seeded St. Henry in the third round of the Division VII playoffs. Colin Foster writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
24

Piqua ‘Thrown’ For A Loss…Falls To Anderson In D-II

The Piqua Indians ran into a hot quarterback, missed some opportunities, made some mistakes, made a run…and at game’s end came up a play short in a Division II loss to Cincinnati Anderson. Read more.

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Oct
23

Buckeye Football: Thayer Munford Healthy, Ready To Anchor O-Line

 Operating at full strength for the first time since 2018, Thayer Munford is back and better than ever in his third year starting for Ohio State at left tackle. By Andy Anders for Press Pros Columbus, OH – Hampered by a back injury, Thayer Munford trudged through the 2019 season at 80 percent capacity. The […]

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Oct
22

The Reader Speaks…Oct. 22, 2020

We’re late in getting the latest in reader response to recent articles, and that’s on us.  But like always…we wouldn’t do this, or couldn’t do this…without you.  Enjoy the latest read, and thank you again.

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Oct
22

Ohio State: Mattison Moving from Sideline to Pressbox

The Buckeyes’ co-defensive coordinator has not coached any other place other than on the field since 1990 with Texas A&M.   He says too many assistants on the sideline can be counterproductive.

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Oct
21

Commentary: Are You A ‘Hater’?

It’s become the most misused, and overused, word in modern culture, and usually because we don’t like it when we don’t get our way.  Some commentary today on what ‘hate’ actually is…and not just a difference in opinion. Read more.

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Oct
19

Ohio State Game Day Team Confident in Virus Protocols

Athletic director Gene Smith (below) said he and his staff have worked so hard to get a “clean” field for the players…that he has now switched to “football mode” for season opener against Nebraska on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
19

Remembering Margie…And No More Worries

Pets have a way, as you know, and when it comes time to say good-bye you’re never ready – worse than the kids leaving home, or even human demise.  Last week…we said good-bye to ‘Margie’. Enjoy her life, as we did.

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Oct
18

Ten Critical Minutes…Buccs Comeback Shocks Arcanum

Crowning score…Down 24-7 in the second half, Covington staged the biggest comeback in its playoff history as Trentin Alexander (above, #32) scores late to beat Arcanum and move Covington on in the Division VI tournament. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
17

Redskins Renewed…Get Well In Win Over Troy Christian

Fort Loramie erased the memory of a poor performance against Tri-Village with a resounding performance and Division VII playoff win over Troy Christian. Read about the today’s game inside Press Pros feature.

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Oct
16

Buckeye Football: Proctor And Hooker Next Up For Free Safety

Since Jordan Fuller’s departure from Ohio State following 2019, Josh Proctor and Marcus Hooker have been working to replace him at free safety. Andy Anders writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
15

‘Knox’ Knocks Marion Local To Take MAC Title….

They weren’t the favorite at season’s beginning, but New Knoxville has become the darling of Division IV with wins in the span of a week over #1 New Bremen and #4 Marion Local…and oh yeah, the 2020 MAC champion. Read about the champs in today’s Press Pros feature.

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