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Aug
29

Trojans Net Another Win

A potent offense and strong serve reception game has the Trojans in the hunt for MVL championship.

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Aug
27

Marion’s Surprise Comeback Costs Lehman First Loss…

Flyer Liftoff…Lydia Griesdorn (below, #3) and teammates celebrate Marion Local’s dramatic comebacks in the third and fourth sets Tuesday to hand Lehman its first volleyball loss of the year. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Aug
25

What Is Opening Night’s Best Game…?

Friday Night Lights…Opening night of football season is just days away. And lest anyone make a claim that their opening game is anything more than just that, there’s really only one in the area that can back it up with some history. Read today’s Press Pros feature.

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Aug
24

Lehman Tops Jackson…And A Notable Return

Into It…Pyper Sharkins (below, in white) stomped in appreciation of match point as Lehman stayed unbeaten Saturday with a four-set win over Jackson Center Saturday.  But the most inspiring person, for those who understood, had no serves, no kills, or digs.  She just coached.

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Aug
23

Final Word On ‘Classic’: MLB, NFL, NBA…You Could Learn

This week’s PBA tournament in Coldwater featured bowlers from five continents and eleven different countries. And every one of them, regardless of culture, was a delight to meet and watch. Read some final thoughts in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Aug
21

What I Never Thought I’d Hear From MLB….

It is, I’m convinced, another sign of the imminent apocalypse – Major League Baseball personnel advocating a mercy rule for lopsided games.  And one more reason for true baseball fans to find another, different game to watch.

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Aug
20

Two Perspectives On A Win…Loramie Clips Minster

It wasn’t good enough to win you a title, but what Fort Loramie and Ava Sholtis (below) showed in Tuesday’s volleyball win over MAC rival Minster WAS good enough to put the Redskins in the conversation of teams THAT WILL be good enough by season’s end. Read today’s Press Pros feature.

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Aug
19

My Area Teams Of Intrigue For 2019

Does Fort Loramie have another run in them in 2019? Can Marion Local retool in time to keep their playoff string alive? What about a veteran Covington team, and sophomorish schools like St. Henry, Tipp, and Piqua? And Anna..can the Rockets finally win an outright title in the MAC. Intriguing? Read today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
14

Dale Meggas Encore: Why Is Cleveland Still A “Browns Town” ?

The irony of time and change…After years of ineptness and fan disappointment, our former friend and colleague…a frustrated Dale Meggas wrote this column in August of 2012, asking why Cleveland is still a “Browns Town”? He passed away before ever getting his answer. An interesting look back in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Aug
13

Cappell: Uncle Mel And The ‘Monkey’ Man

Della and Boss were his pride and joy. And my Uncle Mel was so proud of his dogs – so sure they couldn’t be topped by any other animal – he bet a month’s wages on it…and lost.

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Aug
13

The Reader Speaks…August 13, 2019

The latest from readers of Press Pros, opinions on cleaning up baseball history, how baseball is played now, and back then…and fans of bowling took the time to write, as well. One wrote, “nothing bad ever happens to people who go out to bowl.” A good read from people just like you…in today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
11

The 15-Pound Tsunami…Coldwater ‘Classic’ Tip Of The Wave

To answer the numerous questions about bowling coverage (and this month’s PBA tourney in Coldwater) in the midst of anticipation about fall sports, football and volleyball, we might answer…you ain’t seen nothing yet. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
8

Newton Plays Their Brand Of ‘Futbol’…Impressively!

Just out of the glare of traditional Friday night lights, the Newton Indians play their own brand of ‘futbol’ (in red, below and look to make noise in area Division III soccer. Read about them in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Aug
4

On Our 10th: And They Said It Wouldn’t Last…!

No applause necessary…In a few short days we’ll achieve a Press Pros milestone that many never thought they’d see – 10 years.  Over that period a lot of people have asked how, when, and why. So, a look back on how we started, and how far we can yet go…today’s inside feature on Press Pros.

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Aug
4

Volleyball 2019: The ‘Standard’ Against The State?

Fort Loramie junior Kenzie Hoelscher missed much of last season with a back injury, but her return and addition makes the Redskins a formidable favorite to win the Shelby County and beyond in 2019. Read why the state casts a wary eye at local Div. III and IV teams in today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
3

Hal McCoy: Why Baseball Is Losing Its Appeal…

Baseball worries that its fans are being turned off.  And what do they do?  It constantly trades favorite players, changes the rules, and eliminates the plays that have generated excitement for decades.  To paraphrase Casey Stengel, “Doesn’t anyone know how to run this game?” Hal McCoy shares in today’s inside feature.

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Aug
2

Eagles’ Comeback Big Success For Buckeye State

Thanks to the collaborative efforts of divisions of wildlife, zoos, rehab centers and concerned landowners, the Bald Eagle has been removed from the endangered species list, and Ohio now has one of the Midwest’s most thriving populations. Guest writer Dan Hickey shares the story.

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Jul
30

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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Jul
28

Say Goodbye To Summer…The Start-Up Begins

Just three weeks from the start of another fall sports season, we’ve put down time in the rear-view mirror and here’s what we observed (along with Craig Stammen) on the ‘last week’ of summer. More in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jul
27

You Wonder About Marion? A Few Words From Tim Goodwin

After massive graduation losses from last December’s state runner-up team they slip a division, back to D-VII.  Winners of six of the last eight state titles in Divisions VI or VII, people are writing, texting, and outright asking if Marion Local can still throw enough together to make another title run. Who better to say than Tim Goodwin in today’s inside feature.

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