On a blistering summer weekend, with national issues as a negative backdrop, why do men and boys commit to playing baseball while others call it risky, and unnecessary? Why?  Why does anyone do anything that provides opportunity for renewal and reward? Read today's Press Pros feature.

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Stammen, Newton Tourney:  And Why We Play….
Jun
22

Stammen, Newton Tourney: And Why We Play….

On a blistering summer weekend, with national issues as a negative backdrop, why do men and boys commit to playing baseball while others call it risky, and unnecessary? Why?  Why does anyone do anything that provides opportunity for renewal and reward? Read today’s Press Pros feature.

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Puthoff, Roetgerman, Press Pros’ MAC Awards Recipients
May
19

Puthoff, Roetgerman, Press Pros’ MAC Awards Recipients

New Bremen’s Macy Puthoff (below) and Minster’s Trent Roetgerman have been tabbed for the 2019-20 sponsor scholarship award for top male and female student athletes in the Midwest Athletic Conference. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Blue Chip Day…Wolf, Stonebraker, Hoying Choose
Apr
22

Blue Chip Day…Wolf, Stonebraker, Hoying Choose

Got Game!…In the span of seven days three of the MAC’s top female athletes, including Minster’s Ivy Wolf (pictured) all make significant commitments to play college basketball…at Miami, Northern Illinois, and Findlay. Read more in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Only game in town…Is A Waiting Game
Apr
9

Only game in town…Is A Waiting Game

Currently sitting and waiting, Coldwater enjoys it’s seventh state title in baseball from last June (below), and a commanding legacy in area championship baseball. Greg Billing writes for today’s Press Pros feature.

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A Better Sequel…Parkway Tastes 1st District Title
Mar
7

A Better Sequel…Parkway Tastes 1st District Title

Why not the Panthers?…Corey Walls lifts Parkway’s first-ever district title for all to see as the Panthers knocked off Marion Local Friday, 41-31, to advance to the regional round of the Division IV tournament. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Marion Advances In Double OT…Parkway Ousts Minster
Mar
3

Marion Advances In Double OT…Parkway Ousts Minster

Marion mob scene…Marion Local players grab Alex Eyink and Brady Ronnebaum (#20, in white) after Ronnebaum’s three-pointer and Eyink’s running layup gave the Flyers a district semi-final win over New Bremen in Tuesday’s game at Wapakoneta. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Rebounding Pushes Versailles Over The Top In District Title
Feb
29

Rebounding Pushes Versailles Over The Top In District Title

Dominant performances in the post from Lindsey Winner and Brooke Stonebraker combined with a spark from point guard Caitlin McEldowney pushed Versailles to a district title Saturday. Contributing writer Andy Anders writes the story for our Press Pros tournament coverage.

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The Day Of Days….
Feb
26

The Day Of Days….

It’s become more a habit, almost tradition…thoughts on living for another year, what you see, hear, and can’t believe it’s real. And sadly, did you ever believe you’d see the day when a grand slam was as good for the other team as it is yours?

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Versailles Dominates Inside For Shot At District Title
Feb
24

Versailles Dominates Inside For Shot At District Title

Versailles struggled early to find its shot. But once the Tigers did … there was no stopping them as Tracy White’s team cruised to a seventh straight district final appearance with a 62-39 win over Middletown Madison. Lindsey Winner (pictured) dominated inside with 16 points despite missing much of the first quarter in foul trouble. More from Greg Billing Monday Night.

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Team Chemistry Bonds Versailles, Run To MAC Title
Feb
15

Team Chemistry Bonds Versailles, Run To MAC Title

The brotherhood enjoyed by the Versailles boys basketball team will make the Tigers a tough out in the Division III postseason tournament.

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Why Hegy’s Back?…’Riders ‘Rough’ Up Minster
Feb
9

Why Hegy’s Back?…’Riders ‘Rough’ Up Minster

Size does matter…as Minster’s Trent Roetgerman (below, in white) and the Wildcats discovered against St.Marys superior size and Austin Parks. However, the Wildcats played tough, and played well in a losing effort. Read about the game in the latest Press Pros feature.

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#1 Versailles Escapes Minster, Stays Unbeaten…
Feb
1

#1 Versailles Escapes Minster, Stays Unbeaten…

And you gotta’ be lucky, too…#1-ranked Versailles turned in another clutch performance, and needed it, because Minster’s Jacob Salazar was fouled just before his half-court shot (below) would have tied Friday’s game with two seconds left. Read about it in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Ambushed…Recovery Crushes #4 Marion Local
Jan
30

Ambushed…Recovery Crushes #4 Marion Local

Purple Reign…Marion Local was no match for Fort Recovery’s full court pressure, turning the ball over, and struggling to score. The Indians snapped the Flyers unbeaten streak in league play to claim a share of the MAC lead. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Loramie Slows Down Tigers … But Tigers Stay Undefeated
Jan
26

Loramie Slows Down Tigers … But Tigers Stay Undefeated

 Versailles faced a difficult three-game stretch this week that left the Tigers battle-tested … but not beaten. Versailles used a pair of clutch free throws from Michael Stammen Saturday to hold off Fort Loramie’s upset bid. Read more about the game from Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros.

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A Challenge To Be Best…Versailles Turns Back Parkway
Jan
24

A Challenge To Be Best…Versailles Turns Back Parkway

For a half Parkway played #1-ranked Versailles even, and posed a legitimate threat.  But hot shooting by Michael Stammen (below) in the second half and Parkway’s inability to make shots kept Versailles atop MAC standings all by themselves. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Versailles Overcomes Adversity To Bounce Butler
Jan
21

Versailles Overcomes Adversity To Bounce Butler

Battling a tough Butler team and boisterous student section, the Versailles boys basketball team got the last word with an impressive 53-45 victory in overtime on Tuesday night. Versailles’ Michael Stammen (pictured) drives the lane as Butler’s Quincy Rackley defends. More from Greg Billing Friday Night.

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Minster Survives Late Run…Marion’s Woes Continue
Jan
17

Minster Survives Late Run…Marion’s Woes Continue

Tough to score, tough to win…But Minster’s Eric Schmidt (#2, below) and his mates made enough shots at the right time Friday to win their 9th game of the season, while sending Marion Local to its fourth consecutive loss. Read about the game on Press Pros.

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Marion Stuns Minster In Last-Second Thriller…..
Jan
17

Marion Stuns Minster In Last-Second Thriller…..

Brooke’s big shot…Brooke Homan’s twelve-footer with six seconds left proved to be the winning shot as Marion Local stunned Minster with a dramatic finish Thursday…to stay unbeaten atop the MAC. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Parkway Strikes Again…Knocks Off Marion
Jan
11

Parkway Strikes Again…Knocks Off Marion

The drive is alive Rockford…After beating Coldwater for the first time in nearly 20 seasons, the Parkway Panthers did it again Friday night beating Marion Local for the first time in a decade with a last-second win. Greg Billing tells you how in today’s Press Pros.

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Minster Gets Well At Coldwater’s Expense…
Jan
9

Minster Gets Well At Coldwater’s Expense…

All the shots…They hit a bunch of three-pointers, but Minster’s Ivy Wolf also had the touch shot working at the rim, on her way to a game-high 20 points in Thursday’s 61-31 win over Coldwater. Joe Neves writes the story for Press Pros in today’s feature.

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