If You’re Talking About Coach Of The Year….?

Our annual consideration of which area high school coach moved the needle the farthest in terms of accomplishment and improvement in 2017 comes down to a handful of worthy candidates. But one, Sidney's Adam Doenges, stood out over all the rest. Read more in today's Press Pros inside feature.

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Too Much Marion For Spencerville…
Nov
11

Too Much Marion For Spencerville…

Marion Local set up a rematch with MAC rival Coldwater in the Regional Final by dispatching an outmanned Spencerville team 35-0 at Piqua’s Alexander Stadium.

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Lehman’s Lost Opportunities Ends Season Vs. St. John…
Nov
11

Lehman’s Lost Opportunities Ends Season Vs. St. John…

A hobbled Lehman Catholic saw opportunity slip through their fingers – along with the football – as they lose the battle of turnovers (and a regional semi-final) to Delphos St. John.

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Versailles Knocks Off Undefeated Tuscarawas Valley In Div. III…
Nov
10

Versailles Knocks Off Undefeated Tuscarawas Valley In Div. III…

Big Stuff At The Finals…They hadn’t lost as much as a set all year…until they met Versailles.  Tuscarawas Valley falls in four sets to the Tigers in the Division III semi-finals. Read more in the latest inside feature.

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Coldwater Sweeps Independence To Advance In Div. III…
Nov
10

Coldwater Sweeps Independence To Advance In Div. III…

They gave little wiggle room…#1-ranked Coldwater was tough at the net and made few mistakes in taking out Independence in to advance to Saturday’s Division III finals. Read more in our latest state finals update from Fairborn. (Feature Photo by Julie McMaken Wright)

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Volleyball Finals:  Day Two, And What They’re Still Saying….
Nov
10

Volleyball Finals: Day Two, And What They’re Still Saying….

Less than 24 hours after Paige Jones’ tourney record, those that hadn’t seen her play previous are still shaking their heads.

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Jones Sets Tourney Record – Bremen Will Play For The Div. IV Title
Nov
9

Jones Sets Tourney Record – Bremen Will Play For The Div. IV Title

Paige Jones set a tourney record for kills to sweep New Bremen through the semi-final round. And happy doesn’t start to describe the opportunity to win the school’s first team title in Saturday’s title round. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature. (Press Pros Feature Photo by Julie McMaken Wright)

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Week 12:  And A Narrowing Of The Local Field…
Nov
9

Week 12: And A Narrowing Of The Local Field…

Division VI Marion Local will attempt to bust through Spencerville Friday in its bid to win state title number #10. Read more on area playoff matchups in our weekly Friday ‘picks’ page, sponsored by Vandalia Asphalt and Sealcoat – today’s inside feature on Press Pros.

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Bert Kaempfert…And Songs You’ve Always Wondered About
Nov
8

Bert Kaempfert…And Songs You’ve Always Wondered About

Motivated to write from a recent tribute to pianist Floyd Cramer, one reader took the time to challenge us, and ask for herself…whatever happened to the “Match Game” song? We’re happy to fill you in.

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Remembering The Greatest Of The Greats…Man O’ War
Nov
8

Remembering The Greatest Of The Greats…Man O’ War

Not many will know or remember, but 70 years ago this week the most respected animal in thorougbred racing was laid to rest, and was done so in a manner as to immortalized forever.

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Fifty Years Later, Ryan To Collins Endures…If The Browns Don’t!
Nov
8

Fifty Years Later, Ryan To Collins Endures…If The Browns Don’t!

Municipal Stadium is long gone, but the memory of what once was, Frank Ryan-to-Gary Collins, endures in the minds of Browns fans who wonder if miracles like that will happen again. To those long-suffering Browns fans, an encore from friend and columnist Dale Meggas’s last post on Press Pros, from January 2015.

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Some Good News…About High School Football!
Nov
7

Some Good News…About High School Football!

In a culture of questions about football – safety, expense, and necessary time commitment – the good news is that there are men out there (like Lehman coach Dick Roll, above) trying to make it safer, better, and to secure its place for the future. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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How Empires Come To An End….
Nov
7

How Empires Come To An End….

In a scene eerily reminiscent of other cultures breaking down, the Bengals took another step Sunday towards the need for total makeover.

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Macy Puthoff, And As Big As The Moment…!
Nov
6

Macy Puthoff, And As Big As The Moment…!

Senior commendations…New Bremen’s Paige Jones (#10, right) congratulates sophomore teammate Macy Puthoff after a “kill” in Saturday’s regional final win over Fort Loramie. Read more about Puthoff’s timely impact on the match in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Hoard: Those Bengal Stripes Continue To Fade
Nov
5

Hoard: Those Bengal Stripes Continue To Fade

How long can this go on? Well, when you best play and consummate professional finally blows, as happened Sunday, it’s a sign for change. And somewhere Paul Brown is in full agreement.

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If Your Head Hurts…Rub Your Foot?
Nov
5

If Your Head Hurts…Rub Your Foot?

As funny as it sounds, every ache you have does not necessarily mean taking a pill to get rid of it. Sometimes it’s as easy as simply rubbing your foot. It’s called “reflexology”…and it works!

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What To Say About The Football Playoffs, And Competitive Balance….?
Nov
5

What To Say About The Football Playoffs, And Competitive Balance….?

You can check the scores and then tell me…why are we playing so many lopsided playoff games, and do the benefits outweigh the facts of better football, and a more managed season? Read weekend reader comments on Round 1 playoff games…in today’s Press Pros inside features.

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Buckeyes’ Playoff Hopes Ended After Lopsided Loss To Iowa
Nov
5

Buckeyes’ Playoff Hopes Ended After Lopsided Loss To Iowa

Barrett throws four interceptions after having only one in the first eight games … Buckeyes fail to build on last week’s win over Penn State … Ohio State can still capture Big Ten title by winning out. Read more from Doug Harris in today’s Press Pros Buckeyes feature.

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Buckeyes’ Playoff Hopes Ended After Lopsided Loss To Iowa
Nov
5

Buckeyes’ Playoff Hopes Ended After Lopsided Loss To Iowa

Barrett throws four interceptions after having only one in the first eight games … Buckeyes fail to build on last week’s win over Penn State … Ohio State can still capture Big Ten title by winning out. Read more OSU football by Doug Harris inside today’s feature of Press Pros.

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Hal McCoy: UD Continues Late Rebound With Win Over Marist
Nov
4

Hal McCoy: UD Continues Late Rebound With Win Over Marist

The Flyers took advantage of good health, experience, and end-of-season momentum to win their third straight and fourth in the last five…36-17, over Marist.

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Hal McCoy: UD Continues Late Rebound With Win Over Marist
Nov
4

Hal McCoy: UD Continues Late Rebound With Win Over Marist

Cole Kaparos wiggled in for a touchdown (above) and the Flyers took advantage of good health, experience, and end-of-season momentum to win their third straight and fourth in the last five…36-17, over Marist.

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