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Sep
18

Gameday: “So, What Do You Think Of The Band…?”

Fifty years after actually playing in the best damned band in the land, I’m often asked now by people if it isn’t better than it was when I was a member.  My stock answer is…time, and change has surely shown.

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Sep
18

Passing Grade: Milton Throws Troy Christian For Loss

With their top two rushers out, the Milton-Union Bulldogs used an efficient passing game to stay atop the Three Rivers Conference standings. Milton’s Blake Brumbaugh (pictured) hauls in a long pass from Nate Morter. Read Greg Billing every Friday night for high school football inside PressProsMagazine.

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Sep
15

The Reader Speaks…September 16, 2021

The most recent comments received on fall sports from Press Pros readers everywhere, questioning MAC football, the Friday night ‘Picks’ page, and “is anyone in Columbus actually reading?” Enjoy the latest installment of the ‘Reader Speaks’ page.

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Sep
15

Day On Oregon Fiasco: “We Can Figure This Out”

Ohio State’s staff is taking a hard and honest look at Kerry Coomb’s defense and not worrying about hurting anyone’s feelings after a 35-28 loss to the Ducks that knocked the team from third to ninth in the Associated Press poll.

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Sep
13

Hoard: Shhooosh! Let The Game Do The Talking

Baseball and time change, as do the voices we come to depend on to describe the action.  Too much change, for some of us, I fear.  It’s been two years since Marty left.  It seems…like light years.

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Sep
12

Monday Questions? Are The Buckeyes ‘One’ And Done…?

Their loss to Oregon was stunning (below), and not just for the fact of losing to an underdog.  The perennial expectation for Ohio State football could suddenly be in jeopardy after Saturday’s hiccup.  And, was it just a hiccup? Some commentary in Monday’s Press Pros.

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Sep
11

The Bucs Stopped Here: Indians, Ouhl Throw Xenia For Loss

A big lead in one game and monsoon-like conditions in another prevented Piqua from throwing the ball during its first two games. On Friday night — a night where Piqua celebrated first responders and honored Patriots Day with post-game fireworks — the Indians gave Brady Ouhl the green light. The result was a pair of TD passes (including a 70-yarder) and a 35-6 victory.

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Sep
11

Troy Christian Flexes Muscle In Dominating Covington

Troy Christian encountered little resistance in its first ever league game, but the Eagles know the rest of the Three Rivers Conference schedule won’t be as inviting, starting with next week’s challenge from Milton-Union.

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Sep
11

Stokes, Coffman Make First Win Memorable In OT

Dublin Coffman made its first win this season both memorable and difficult, overcoming two kick-return touchdowns and overtime to edge cross-town rival Jerome and make a winner of new coach Geron Stokes.

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Sep
10

Ohio State Has Concerns, But Oregon Has Many More

Buckeyes are breaking in a new quarterback, there are injury concerns and the defense was sketchy in the opener, but the Ducks almost lost their opener against Fresno State and the fan base is getting weary of their team falling flat in important games. Mark Znidar’s preview in today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
10

Arcanum Gets Physical Test, Wears Down Ansonia

The offense was hit and miss before Zade Shank scored on this sixty yard strike before halftime. But Arcanum’s defense rose to the occasion in the second half to help claim a physical win for the undefeated Trojans on Thursday night television. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
9

Former Oregon Fan Olave Hungry For Duck Soup

The Ohio State senior captain was not highly recruited until after his senior season at Mission Hills High School in San Ysidro, California, and by then former coach Urban Meyer had a commitment from the wide receiver.

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Sep
8

Forgotten Hits: The Song Everyone Loves, And Knows Nothing About….

It was written as a score for a prison movie 65 years ago, and Bobby Hatfield’s recording of it still stops people in their tracks. What you don’t know about ‘Unchained Melody’.

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Sep
8

Ohio State: 10,000 Tickets Available for Oregon

Head coach Ryan Day wants Ohio Stadium to be as loud as possible for a 12th-ranked Ducks team that has had one of the most prolific offenses in college football for more than a dozen seasons.

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Sep
7

Brian Kelly, Requiem For Humor In Sports, And Stroud’s Impressive Start

Not the biggest Brian Kelly fan, but you support a little humor in interviews?  Which is exactly what he did on ABC following Notre Dame’s win over Florida State. Or did you take it with a ‘woke’ perspective? And exactly what did you find wrong with CJ Stroud’s Buckeye debut? We’d like to know.

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Sep
6

Ohio State Opener Looks Pretty Good in Comparison

Forced to show their depth sooner than expected, new faces like linebacker Tommy Eichenberg (below) gave the Buckeyes plenty to feel good about from their opening win over Minnesota. Read Mark Znidar in Press Pros.

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Sep
5

Front Line Powers Troy Past Butler

It’ll likely come sooner than later for the Butler Aviators, but the Troy Trojans’ volleyball team kept a pair of streaks intact after Thursday’s three-set win. Troy’s Anna Boezi powers a shot past Butler’s Abby Plsek (13) and Olivia Follick (4)(all pictured above) Read more MVL volleyball inside today’s PressPros by Greg Billing.

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Sep
4

Off And Running: Troy Christian Stays Grounded To Beat Dayton Christian

With 35 players on the roster, Troy Christian coach Steve Nolan has concerns about his team’s depth with injuries. There’s no such worries at running back. The Eagles’ offense runs deep in the backfield … and they put it on display Friday night against Dayton Christian.

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Aug
31

Mystery Man Stroud Getting Dream Shot With Buckeyes

Only teammates and coaches know exactly what the second-year quarterback from Rancho Cucamonga, California, might bring in the season opener against Minnesota on Thursday; Head coach Ryan Day calls this an opportunity for him rather than an accomplishment.

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Aug
30

Ohio State: Day Discusses His Beard and Good Start

The Big Ten and season opener is against Minnesota on Thursday in Minneapolis, and the third-day coach just wants a “gritty win” by any means necessary. Mark Znidar writes for Monday Press Pros.

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