The Shot!...Versailles' Caitlin McEldowney launches the three-pointer from the wing with 25 seconds remaining that finally caught Marion Local and sent Thursday's game to overtime, and an eventual Tigers win. Read more about the game in today's Press Pros inside feature.

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McEldowney’s Shot, Versailles’ OT Win, Trips Marion
Dec
13

McEldowney’s Shot, Versailles’ OT Win, Trips Marion

The Shot!…Versailles’ Caitlin McEldowney launches the three-pointer from the wing with 25 seconds remaining that finally caught Marion Local and sent Thursday’s game to overtime, and an eventual Tigers win. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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300 More (?)…Versailles Romps DSJ In Home Opener
Nov
27

300 More (?)…Versailles Romps DSJ In Home Opener

Guarded front and back (below), Versailles’ Caitlan McEldowney still hit four three-pointers to help pace the Tigers to a home-opener win Tuesday over Delphos St. John. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Experience, Big Plays, Help Marion Crush Seneca East
Nov
24

Experience, Big Plays, Help Marion Crush Seneca East

Fast start…Marion Local’s Nolan Habodasz struck first (above) as the Flyers posted four first half touchdowns against Seneca East and won convincingly, 34-6, in Friday’s Division VI state semi-final game. Read more about the game as the Flyers now seek their record tying 11th title…today’s Press Pros feature.

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Hail To The Champions…Versailles Wins Div. III, And The MAC’s 130th!
Nov
10

Hail To The Champions…Versailles Wins Div. III, And The MAC’s 130th!

Not to rush things…but why not if you’ve just won your second consecutive title in volleyball? The Versailles Tigers knocked off Independence in straight sets to win their third overall, and the 130th in the history of the MAC. Read more about the Tigers in the latest Press Pros update.

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Agony Of Da’ ‘Feet’…Missed Kick Sends Coldwater To Regional Final
Nov
10

Agony Of Da’ ‘Feet’…Missed Kick Sends Coldwater To Regional Final

Big Night For Mitch (Niekamp, #41 above)…as the Coldwater Cavaliers bested MAC rival St. Henry to advance to next week’s Division IV regional final. Read about Niekamp and a cold, snowy playoff game of twists and turns in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Post-Season Business, As Usual…Minster Sinks The Riverside Pirates, 51-6
Nov
4

Post-Season Business, As Usual…Minster Sinks The Riverside Pirates, 51-6

The best thing to be said about it was…it was a win and no one got hurt. Minster sunk the Riverside Pirates without much of a fight in their Division VII playoff opener. Read about the game as the MAC concluded first round play with a 4-1 mark…the latest Press Pros feature.

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New Bremen Quiets Doubters With Regional Title Win Over Jackson Center
Nov
3

New Bremen Quiets Doubters With Regional Title Win Over Jackson Center

Jackson Center gave it a good run, but the Cardinals’ balanced offense has the team two wins away from repeating as the D-IV state champions.

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Versailles Survives Mistakes, Miracles, And Mystery To Return To Final Four….
Nov
3

Versailles Survives Mistakes, Miracles, And Mystery To Return To Final Four….

Lindsey Winner (above, right), points to match point as the Versailles Tigers withstood a stressfull, grinding, four-set match to best Marion Pleasant in the Division III regional final at Trent Arena. The Tigers now make their second consecutive trip to the Final Four. Read more in the latest MAC update on Press Pros.

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Niekamp, St. Henry Far Too Much For Mechanicsburg
Nov
3

Niekamp, St. Henry Far Too Much For Mechanicsburg

St. Henry ran away with their playoff opener, handling the Mechanicsburg Indians on the road behind a huge night from their star tailback. Columnist Andy Anders writes the story for Press Pros.

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A Night Of Remembrance, As Marion Serves Notice…
Nov
3

A Night Of Remembrance, As Marion Serves Notice…

Matt Rethman (in blue) battles a Spencerville player for the football as Marion Local extended the state’s most enviable streak at the expense of Bearcats in the opening round of the Division VI playoffs. And lest you doubt, the champions did plenty of reminding. Read more in today’s MAC inside feature.

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Div. III:  Anna Falls In Four To Marion Pleasant, But Versailles Sweeps Miami East To Advance
Nov
2

Div. III: Anna Falls In Four To Marion Pleasant, But Versailles Sweeps Miami East To Advance

Anna saw its tourney journey come to an abrupt halt after a fast start, while Versailles late-season momentum continued to build. The Tigers swept past Miami East in three straight to advance to Saturday’s regional final! Read more in today’s Press Pros tourney feature.

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Minster Dominates First Half, Clinches Home Playoff Game With Win Over Rival New Bremen
Oct
27

Minster Dominates First Half, Clinches Home Playoff Game With Win Over Rival New Bremen

With home field on the line, Minster came out as the stronger, faster team and beat rival New Bremen 25-15 on the back of a huge first half.

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They Found A Way…Coldwater Snaps Marion’s 36-Game Win Streak In Overtime
Oct
27

They Found A Way…Coldwater Snaps Marion’s 36-Game Win Streak In Overtime

Evan Dysert celebrates the winning touchdown in overtime as Coldwater outlasted Marion Local, snapped their win streak, and won its way into next week’s first round of the playoffs. Read more about a thrilling conclusion to the regular season in today’s Press Pros MAC football feature.

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Seeing Red:  #1 St. Henry Squanders Early Lead, Falls To New Bremen In District Final
Oct
26

Seeing Red: #1 St. Henry Squanders Early Lead, Falls To New Bremen In District Final

New Bremen’s Josie Reinhart dives to save a point (above), but it was her serving in Game 3 of Thursday’s Div. IV district final that turned the tide of the match, and perhaps the Cardinals’ season. Read about it in today’s Press Pros tournament feature.

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Home Grown:  The Influence Of St. Henry Volleyball On This Year’s Title
Oct
24

Home Grown: The Influence Of St. Henry Volleyball On This Year’s Title

One of the youngest of current title holders, Versailles’ coach Kenzie Bruggeman can trace her success back to the same roots as New Bremen’s Diana Kramer, Minster’s Cami Garman, St. Henry’s Tricia Rosenbeck, and Carolyn Danmeyer. They’re all alumni of St. Henry High School. Read more from columnist Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Like Once In A Lifetime…Streak Ends As St. Henry Finally Beats Coldwater!
Oct
20

Like Once In A Lifetime…Streak Ends As St. Henry Finally Beats Coldwater!

It took a complete and dominating effort to do it, and 218 yards and four touchdowns from Zach Niekamp (above), but St. Henry finally broke their Coldwater drought with a win over the Cavaliers. Read more about the game and some historical perspective in the latest MAC feature on Press Pros.

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Ft. Recovery – New Bremen Advance In Div.4 Sectional….
Oct
18

Ft. Recovery – New Bremen Advance In Div.4 Sectional….

Almost without a hitch the state’s #2 and #3 Division IV teams advanced to Monday’s volleyball sectional final. And no surprise…they’ll play each other! Read about it in today’s Press Pros!

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Near Miss(es) For Minster…35th Straight For Marion
Oct
13

Near Miss(es) For Minster…35th Straight For Marion

Nolan Habodasz’s first quarter TD (above) stood as the game winner, and a missed field goal and a fourth quarter fumble by Minster let undefeated Marion Local off the hook. Marion extends its streak in epic fashion…if you were brave enough to watch. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Versailles And Some Total Recall…Tigers Tops Recovery In Season Finale
Oct
12

Versailles And Some Total Recall…Tigers Tops Recovery In Season Finale

Winner, winner, chicken dinner…The Versailles Tigers celebrate match point to finish their season on a high note, after coming back from a two-games-to-one deficit Thursday, knocking off state-ranked Fort Recovery in five games. Read about the Tigers and the match in Thursday’s inside feature.

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Finishing Touches:  #1 St. Henry Preps For Tourney With Sweep Of Minster
Oct
9

Finishing Touches: #1 St. Henry Preps For Tourney With Sweep Of Minster

Winners…They won their 20th match of the year in the manner in which they won the others. St. Henry’s athleticism overwhelmed Minster in straight sets as the #1 Redskins prep for next week’s tournament and a hoped-for title run. Read more about the match, and the Redskins, in today’s Press Pros feature.

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