Go crazy, broadcaster Jack Buck once said...Jacob Wenning pitched a four-hit shutout and scored the game's only run (below) Sunday night, sending the Coldwater Cavaliers to their seventh state title in baseball. Hal McCoy writes the story for Press Pros in our final tournament update.

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Cavaliers Win 7th State Title With 1-0 Gem….
Jun
9

Cavaliers Win 7th State Title With 1-0 Gem….

Go crazy, broadcaster Jack Buck once said…Jacob Wenning pitched a four-hit shutout and scored the game’s only run (below) Sunday night, sending the Coldwater Cavaliers to their seventh state title in baseball. Hal McCoy writes the story for Press Pros in our final tournament update.

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After Three Days Minster, Russia Finally Get To Play!
Jun
1

After Three Days Minster, Russia Finally Get To Play!

Minster led from the first pitch in its Division IV regional semifinal game. Russia lost on the final pitch in its D-IV semifinal. After three days of waiting the Wildcats and Raiders finally got to play ball! Minster junior starter Austin Brown (Pictured) held Mechanicsburg in check with six hits, two walks and three strikeouts.

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One Hit Away… Tigers Come Up Short Against Roger Bacon
May
31

One Hit Away… Tigers Come Up Short Against Roger Bacon

The Versailles Tigers gave it a good run in the Division III regional final on Friday behind solid pitching from Garrett Toops and defense. All that was missing was a clutch hit in a 2-0 loss to Roger Bacon at Wright State University. (Pictured) Versailles finished ahead of Roger Bacon for this out, but the Tigers couldn’t stay in front of the Spartans for good in the D-III regional final.

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Versailles Avenges Loss, Win Away From State
May
31

Versailles Avenges Loss, Win Away From State

The Versailles Tigers didn’t face the best the Madison Mohawks had to offer Thursday in the D-III regional semifinals. It might not have mattered. Clutch hitting and stellar defense lifted the Tigers to an 8-4 victory and one win away from the D-III state semifinals.

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Tangeman, Deitsch Named MAC Press Pros Standouts
May
19

Tangeman, Deitsch Named MAC Press Pros Standouts

Marion Local’s Nick Tangeman (#24, below) and St. Henry’s Carleigh Deitsch garner honors as this year’s Press Pros Scholar Athletes of The Year. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Minster Softball:  “It Really Does Take A Village…”
May
9

Minster Softball: “It Really Does Take A Village…”

Off to a exciting start, Jenna Poeppelman (below) and the once-beaten Minster girls are relying on themselves and the support of the community as they press forward with their best softball season in years. Read more in a Thursday Press Pros inside feature.

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Tigers Rally To Top Milton’s Ace…
May
4

Tigers Rally To Top Milton’s Ace…

Versailles slid safely into another win and benefits from timely hits, and a few Milton-Union miscues, to rebound from Friday night’s loss to Russia. Columnist Greg Billing writes the story for today’s Press Pros inside MAC feature.

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Bremen Threatens, But Coldwater ‘Walks’ To 17th Win
May
2

Bremen Threatens, But Coldwater ‘Walks’ To 17th Win

Coldwater’s Zack McKibben high-steps it across home plate during a sixth-run fourth inning, fueling an 11-3 win over New Bremen Thursday and the Cavaliers’ 17th consecutive win. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Deitsch ‘Knuckles’ Down, As St. Hank Takes Minster
Apr
30

Deitsch ‘Knuckles’ Down, As St. Hank Takes Minster

St. Henry used classic St. Henry baseball to do it – pitching, defense, and some timely hitting on Tuesday – a senior effort by pitcher Rylee Deitsch, to beat Minster on the road. Read about the game in our latest MAC baseball update.

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Marion Local Strikes .500 On A Knapschaefer Gem
Apr
23

Marion Local Strikes .500 On A Knapschaefer Gem

Marion Local’s Tim Knapschaefer proved he’s all the way back from a knee injury, and delivered the gem of his high school baseball career. He struck out 13 in a complete-game three-hitter in Tuesday’s win over Ft. Recovery. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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The Same Coldwater…But For A Day, A Different Minster
Apr
11

The Same Coldwater…But For A Day, A Different Minster

Coldwater’s Noah Miller had a big day Thursday (below) as a week after the death of a teammate the Minster Wildcats struggled to represent baseball, and their legacy, in a lopsided loss to the Cavaliers. Read more about it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Coldwater ‘Evens’ Things…At St. Henry’s Expense
Apr
4

Coldwater ‘Evens’ Things…At St. Henry’s Expense

Not the Coldwater of the past, still the Cavaliers have fought their way back from an 0-3 start and evened their record Thursday with a little ‘small ball’. Pitcher Cole Frilling dives for the plate to score in a conference-opening win over St. Henry. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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‘Skins’ Luck Runs Dry…St. Henry Falls To Hiland
Mar
22

‘Skins’ Luck Runs Dry…St. Henry Falls To Hiland

Not their day…They say you gotta’ be good, and you gotta’ be lucky to win a state championship.  St. Henry and Caden Niekamp (below) came up just a bit short on both ends in Friday’s loss to Berlin Hiland. Read more in the latest Press Pros feature from the tournament.

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Picture This: St. Henry Is State-Bound
Mar
16

Picture This: St. Henry Is State-Bound

Jackson Center’s Trent Platfoot and Co. cut St. Henry’s nine-point lead to a one possession game in the final minute, but the Redskins’ pulled out the win to earn a Division IV regional title and trip to the state semifinals.

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Minster Dominates Second Half…Returns To State
Mar
10

Minster Dominates Second Half…Returns To State

It was intense…it was physical…it was Minster and Fort Loramie for the D-IV regional championship. Loramie took the lead midway through the third quarter, but the Wildcats responded like championship teams do to claim their second straight regional title.

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#1 Fort Loramie, #2 Minster To Play For A Trip To Columbus
Mar
8

#1 Fort Loramie, #2 Minster To Play For A Trip To Columbus

Minster and Fort Loramie both had their stressful moments Thursday, but in the end both advanced for a rematch of last year’s Division IV regional final…with a berth in Columbus at stake. Joe Neves writes the story in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Too Much, Too Far…Tigers’ Comeback Falls Short
Mar
6

Too Much, Too Far…Tigers’ Comeback Falls Short

They probably dug themselves a hole too deep at the outset, but they definitely ran into a talent the likes of which you remember (Rachel Murray, #21, left). The Versailles girls staged a valiant comeback attempt in the second half Wednesday, but fell in the Div. III regional semi-final to Waynesville, 55-45. Read about it today’s Press Pros.

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How 2 For 21 Can Get You Beat…St. Henry Drops Minster
Mar
5

How 2 For 21 Can Get You Beat…St. Henry Drops Minster

‘Big’ defense…St. Henry’s Caden Niekamp (left, #40 in white) got a hand on the shot attempt of Minster’s Jarod Schulze, and it set the tone for Tuesday’s district tourney encounter. A frightening start doomed the Minster Wildcats Tuesday in the Division IV semi-final at Wapakoneta. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Versailles Turns The Early Surprise…Knocks Out TVS
Feb
26

Versailles Turns The Early Surprise…Knocks Out TVS

They saved their best for when their best means more.  Connor Van Skyock and the Versailles Tigers surprised the Div. III sectional bracket and Northmont High School Tuesday with a thorough win over Twin Valley South. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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The “Eye of the Tiger”… for Versailles!
Feb
25

The “Eye of the Tiger”… for Versailles!

Versailles used a smothering defense to frustrate Anna and avenge a defeat from earlier in the season with a convincing 48-26 win in the sectional final at Covington High School.

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