Landon Henry scored twice and set up one of those TDs with a crucial interception, indicative of the determination Versailles' 18 seniors showed in getting the Tigers into the Division V state championship game.

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Marion Local Churns Toward Canton, Record 12th Title
Nov
28

Marion Local Churns Toward Canton, Record 12th Title

It’s on to Canton and a date with Newark Catholic in the Division VII championship game for Tim Goodwin and the Marion Local Flyers, who made short work of Hopewell-Loudon in the state semifinals. Colin Foster has the story of the Flyers’ quest for their record 12th title.

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Coldwater Punches Ticket to Championship Saturday
Nov
28

Coldwater Punches Ticket to Championship Saturday

Coldwater’s fast start on Saturday night carried the Cavaliers past West Jefferson and into the Division VI state title game. Coldwater — along with Marion Local and Versailles — attempt to add to the MAC’s state title haul next weekend in Canton, which currently stands at 37 state football championships.

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Versailles Toughens Up, Clamps Down, Moves On
Nov
28

Versailles Toughens Up, Clamps Down, Moves On

Landon Henry scored twice and set up one of those TDs with a crucial interception, indicative of the determination Versailles’ 18 seniors showed in getting the Tigers into the Division V state championship game.

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Jones’ Hopes At Versailles Coming To Fruition
Nov
26

Jones’ Hopes At Versailles Coming To Fruition

Three years into his tenure at Versailles, Ryan Jones is on the cusp of playing for the state championship he thought was possible when he took the job.

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Dellinger, Cavs Earn Passing Grade In Region 24 Romp
Nov
21

Dellinger, Cavs Earn Passing Grade In Region 24 Romp

Coldwater is two wins away from a state championship. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Behind a near-flawless effort in every phase of the game, the Cavaliers cruised to a 49-7 victory over the upstart Allen East Mustangs in the Division VI, Region 24 Final. Running back, Isaac Fullenkamp (pictured) flips with excitement into this touchdown. Read about Coldwater’s win in today’s PresPros.

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Versailles Shuts Down, Overwhelms Preble Shawnee
Nov
21

Versailles Shuts Down, Overwhelms Preble Shawnee

Versailles relies on a host of two-way players, all of whom are capable on both offense and defense, as quarterback/linebacker Carson Bey showed again Saturday in the Tigers’ Region 20 championship victory.

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Otte’s Big Plays Lift Marion Local Over St. Henry
Nov
20

Otte’s Big Plays Lift Marion Local Over St. Henry

Marion Local has been on a mission since losing in the regional finals last season, but Saturday night the Flyers’ Drew Lause and his teammates overcame St. Henry to win Region 28 and move into the state semifinals.

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The Most Community-Friendly Regional Final This Week…?
Nov
17

The Most Community-Friendly Regional Final This Week…?

Can’t speak for the rest of the state, or the rest of the divisions.  But if you’re asking about which local playoff football game has the greatest mutual community interest this weekend, look no farther than the dream matchup along route 119 in Mercer County…Marion Local plays St. Henry. Read more in the latest Press Pros update.

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New Knoxville Shows Its Mettle As D-IV Champs
Nov
14

New Knoxville Shows Its Mettle As D-IV Champs

It took four sets and the anticipation of an entire community.  New Knoxville wins the Division IV volleyball title over St. Henry to take its place among MAC volleyball royalty.

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Versailles Goes 97 The Hard Way (Twice) To Eliminate Taft
Nov
14

Versailles Goes 97 The Hard Way (Twice) To Eliminate Taft

Versailles quarterback Carson Bey scored both his team’s touchdowns and joined with his defensive teammates to deny top-seeded Taft its typical ground dominance in the Tigers’ 14-0 regional semifinal victory

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Coldwater Blasts Mechanicsburg, And That Old Familiar Feeling
Nov
14

Coldwater Blasts Mechanicsburg, And That Old Familiar Feeling

It took just two plays for Coldwater to impart its playoff voodoo on #1 seed Mechanicsburg Saturday night.  And Tanner Muhlenkamp made it academic in a 42-6 romp. Read about the game in Sunday’s Press Pros.

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New Knoxville Will Meet St. Henry To Determine Another MAC Champion
Nov
11

New Knoxville Will Meet St. Henry To Determine Another MAC Champion

Behind 30 kills by Carsyn Henschen, and a united resilience to adversity, New Knoxville ousted South Webster in the Division IV volleyball semi-final to meet St. Henry in Saturday’s championship match.

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St. Hank Comes Up Aces, Advances To Division-IV Final
Nov
11

St. Hank Comes Up Aces, Advances To Division-IV Final

What a rush…St. Henry celebrates the final point from Brianna Siefring (middle, below) following Thursday’s 3-1 win over Monroeville in the OHSAA Div. IV volleyball semi-final round at the Nutter Center. Read about it in our inside feature.

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What I Saw Last Week…McNeilan’s Return To Versailles’ Sideline
Nov
8

What I Saw Last Week…McNeilan’s Return To Versailles’ Sideline

Twenty years ago I wrote about him as the fullback on Al Hetrick’s last Versailles championship team.  Now, Ryan McNeilan is the team doctor, and young enough to still have a feel for competition. Read more in our inside feature.

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All Systems Go, Marion Local Rolls Past Loramie
Nov
7

All Systems Go, Marion Local Rolls Past Loramie

Marion Local amassed 422 yards of offense and spread it around, while the defense looked in championship form, holding Fort Loramie to just six points – nearly perfection. Read more in the latest inside feature.

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Versailles’ First-Half Burst Breaks Away From Carlisle
Nov
7

Versailles’ First-Half Burst Breaks Away From Carlisle

Versailles’ is balanced offensively, and its balance has balance, with ample receivers and running backs who did damage in a 34-6 win over Carlisle…all of it directed by quarterback Carson Bey (PressPros Features photos by Lee Woolery).

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Speed Thrills: Tri-Village ‘Wehr’s’ Down New Bremen
Nov
7

Speed Thrills: Tri-Village ‘Wehr’s’ Down New Bremen

Tri-Village sophomore Reed Wehr made the biggest plays in the biggest moments to advance the Patriots past New Bremen and into a Region 28 regional semifinal against another MAC opponent, St. Henry (PressPros Feature Photos by Dale Barger).

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Aggressive St. Henry, Loramie, Advance To Regional Final
Nov
5

Aggressive St. Henry, Loramie, Advance To Regional Final

St. Henry and Chloe Gels (below) ousted Jackson Center in four sets, and Fort Loramie knocked rival Russia out in straight sets Thursday to advance to the Division IV regional volleyball finals on Saturday.

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Fort Recovery Helps MAC Flex Playoff Muscle Again
Oct
31

Fort Recovery Helps MAC Flex Playoff Muscle Again

The lessons Fort Recovery learned during an always-brutal Midwest Athletic Conference schedule were applied in the first round of the playoffs as the Indians knocked off Arcanum 40-30 on Saturday night. Fort Recovery, the No. 14 seed, slowed down the No. 3 Trojans’ vaunted passing attack to advance in the Division VI playoffs.

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Schaefer Shines, New Bremen Routs Lockland In The Mud
Oct
31

Schaefer Shines, New Bremen Routs Lockland In The Mud

Hunter Schaefer ran for 123 yards and three touchdowns, and New Bremen’s defense held Lockland to just four first downs in a 51-0 rout. The Cardinals advance to round two in Division VII.

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