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Ohio State Basketball: Rematch With Cincinnati Blind Man’s Bluff for Holtmann
Nov
5

Ohio State Basketball: Rematch With Cincinnati Blind Man’s Bluff for Holtmann

New-Look Bearcats as first-year coach John Brannen has brought in five freshmen, three graduate transfers, and two other transfers.  Read Mark Znidar’s preview of UC vs. the Buckeyes on Press Pros.

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Handicapping, Part 3:  Troy, Milton, And Covington
Nov
5

Handicapping, Part 3: Troy, Milton, And Covington

In the third installment of our series on area playoff teams, coaches and football observers share their playoff insights on three more schools…Troy, Milton Union, and Covington. Read about all three in today’s Press Pros.

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Ohio State Basketball: New Faces Should Bring Lots of Smiles
Nov
5

Ohio State Basketball: New Faces Should Bring Lots of Smiles

Four highly-rated freshmen and Florida State transfer C.J. Walker inject the Buckeyes’ roster with fresh talent…and a fresh competitive profile for the program. Mark Znidar preview to the 2019-20 Buckeyes in today’s Press Pros.

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Handicapping D-VI:  Anna, Coldwater, Minster
Nov
4

Handicapping D-VI: Anna, Coldwater, Minster

In the second installment of our series on area playoff teams, coaches and football observers share their insights on Division VI schools, Anna, Coldwater, and Minster. Read about ’em in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Fall Hunting, Fishing Times Are Here….
Nov
4

Fall Hunting, Fishing Times Are Here….

The cool fall days make for an ideal time to spend in the woods, or on the water.  Chances are, you enjoy either and be equally successful. Guest writer Dan Hickey share some details in the latest outdoor post, sponsored by Olde English Outfitters.

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Minster, Area Teams Setting The Pace In Cross Country
Nov
4

Minster, Area Teams Setting The Pace In Cross Country

Minster did it again Saturday at the Division III state cross country meet, winning the Wildcats’ fourth straight title and 13th overall. And Fort Loramie wasn’t far behind. The area’s strong cross country presence is expected to continue next season … and beyond.

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Handicapping The Playoffs:  Area Division VII
Nov
3

Handicapping The Playoffs: Area Division VII

In a preamble to the first round of this week’s state playoffs, Press Pros profiles each of the teams involved from our principal coverage area for football – Miami, Shelby, Darkle, Auglaize, and Mercer counties…starting today with Division VII.

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Loramie Advances To State…Ousts Russia In Regional
Nov
2

Loramie Advances To State…Ousts Russia In Regional

“Tired of losing in the regional finals,” Fort Loramie executed like a well-tuned machine, withstood a determined Russia challenge, then sent the Raiders home with a four-set win in Saturday’s Division IV regional tournament. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Title Towns … Flyers Forge Three-Way Tie For MAC Crown
Nov
2

Title Towns … Flyers Forge Three-Way Tie For MAC Crown

Marion Local set the tone early with a 57-yard run to start the game, and it was all Flyers from there on with a 24-0 victory over Coldwater that clinched a share of the MAC title. Greg Billing shares the story in today’s Press Pros.

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Siler, O’ Line Lead Troy To Big Win Over Piqua
Nov
2

Siler, O’ Line Lead Troy To Big Win Over Piqua

Troy quarterback Brayden Siler runs for 4 touchdowns, and his offensive line dominates, as Troy wins its 4th straight in county rivalry game with Piqua. Mark Znidar writes the story in today’s Press Pros home page feature.

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Minster Makes Statement…Crushes New Bremen In Season Finale
Nov
2

Minster Makes Statement…Crushes New Bremen In Season Finale

Minster and New Bremen entered Friday’s season finale seeking to make a personal statement about their season, and their immediate future.  It went as planned for the Wildcats. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Trick Or Treat … Tigers Carve Out Win vs. Miami East
Nov
1

Trick Or Treat … Tigers Carve Out Win vs. Miami East

Versailles brought out all the tricks on Thursday nights semifinals in the regional volleyball tournament against Miami East.  And in the end they got all the treats with getting to advance to the regional finals for their eighth state semifinal appearance. Greg Billing shares the story in today’s Press Pros.

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Karma?…Bremen Sweeps St.Henry In Regional
Oct
31

Karma?…Bremen Sweeps St.Henry In Regional

Everybody shout…their supporters (background) matched their excitement at match point as #2 New Bremen celebrated Thursday’s regional win over MAC rival #1 St. Henry. Read about the match in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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The Toughest Critics In The Front Row….
Oct
31

The Toughest Critics In The Front Row….

Sharing some morning-after remarks on Wednesday’s OSU hoops debut, and what was seen compared to what was expected.

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OSU Hoops: Four Freshmen Are In Tune For Exhibition
Oct
31

OSU Hoops: Four Freshmen Are In Tune For Exhibition

Exhibitionist…Freshman DJ Carton showed why his leaving Iowa to be a Buckeye was such a big deal, but he had plenty of help in a Buckeye blowout exhibition win Wednesday over Cedarville. Mark Znidar writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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The Reader Speaks…October 30, 2019
Oct
30

The Reader Speaks…October 30, 2019

The latest of letters (emails) from readers of Press Pros, mostly pro (a few con), with their views on…Northridge coach Bob Smith, the Friday night ‘Picks’, Jason Schondelmyer, Charley Pride, and Riley Huelskamp. Read today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Competitive Balance At Its Most Questionable
Oct
29

Competitive Balance At Its Most Questionable

The football playoffs start in a week, and I offer this observation – that you’ll see how competitive balance works in Divisions VI and VII, and whether we weren’t better when we had one less division. Read today’s Press Pros feature.

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Songs You Remember: The Vogues “Turn Around…”
Oct
28

Songs You Remember: The Vogues “Turn Around…”

It’s a popular theme to a Volkswagen commercial presently, but how many people remember it as a huge hit in the 60s…a song looking for the right sound, and it found ‘The Vogues’.

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Commentary: V’ball Signals A Change Of Thinking, Culture
Oct
27

Commentary: V’ball Signals A Change Of Thinking, Culture

Not in sheer numbers, perhaps, but proportionately, area growth in volleyball shows clear evidence of a cultural metamorphosis in our thinking about sports. Points to ponder in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Buckeyes Show Poise In Overcoming Badgers With Strong Second Half
Oct
27

Buckeyes Show Poise In Overcoming Badgers With Strong Second Half

Wisconsin kept it close for a while, but Ohio State scored on four straight possessions on way to blowout … Dobbins out-duels Taylor in battle of two top backs … Young ties program record with four sacks in dominant performance. Doug Harris writes his weekly commentary in today’s Press Pros.

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