Encore:  TBDBITL Then…TBDBITL Now: ‘Time And Change’, With Dr. Paul Droste

If you played in the Ohio State Marching Band during any point of its history, the age-old questions always bring conversation as to the band then, and now. There have always been issues; and questions without official answers. But no more. Read our "Q" and "A" with past director Dr. Paul Droste in today's feature.

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Another Good Baseball Story:  August Heat, And The Art Of The Ejection
Aug
4

Another Good Baseball Story: August Heat, And The Art Of The Ejection

Thirty years after the fact, I found some notes from a miserably hot week in August, 1979, and remember how baseball reacts proportionately with the rise and fall of the thermometer. A story from the days when baseball meant “hardball”, and “hardball” meant baseball…in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Billing:  Sky’s The Limit For Russia Volleyball
Aug
3

Billing: Sky’s The Limit For Russia Volleyball

New faces, new enthusiasm…Gone are some familiar faces, but with a new support cast around her, Russia aims for a second consecutive regional tournament appearance. It’s been a a long time since they’ve done it, but a long time since someone like Laurissa Poling. too. Read more from PPM’s Greg Billing.

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The Man Who Could Be Your Next Coach…But Don’t Count On It!
Aug
1

The Man Who Could Be Your Next Coach…But Don’t Count On It!

Buoyed by two state football titles in four years, Minster’s Geron Stokes finds his name as the subject of rumors as to where he’ll coach next. Is he going, or is he staying? The answer is in the reading…today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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The Reader Speaks…August 1, 2018
Jul
31

The Reader Speaks…August 1, 2018

The dreaded Ernie Broglio baseball card from 1960, never famous for what he did, but for the future hall of famer he was traded for. Can you name him? This, high school football profiles, and your choice between Pete Rose and Congress in today’s Inside feature. Enjoy.

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Back Where It’s Simpler…And First Responses On “The Noose”
Jul
31

Back Where It’s Simpler…And First Responses On “The Noose”

My weekend trip to California was eye-opening, for sure, and another reason to appreciate how the other half lives. And by the way…it’s a very good reason to appreciate how we live back here in the Midwest, too.

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Most Influential:  The Man Versailles Remembers, And Misses Most…
Jul
29

Most Influential: The Man Versailles Remembers, And Misses Most…

His legacy is awe-inspiring to Versailles football fans, and his influence, 13 years after retiring, is still legendary. Al Hetrick created ‘Tigerball’ as a cornerstone of the Midwest Athletic Conference. Our ‘most influential’ series continues in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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California Dreamin’…..And A Kid You Might Remember!
Jul
28

California Dreamin’…..And A Kid You Might Remember!

Matt Fulks left for the left coast to pursue life and the dream of becoming what you want to be without having to explain. And his invitation for me to see the first fruits has been enlightening. A good read about the of worries of being a pairent…in today’s inside feature.

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Billing: Title Town In Casstown
Jul
26

Billing: Title Town In Casstown

The senior-dominated Miami East Vikings look to celebrate their 60th season of high school football with a third conference title in the last four seasons. Thinking blue…in today’s Press Pros inside feature from Greg Billing.

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The Noose Tightens On Football…!
Jul
25

The Noose Tightens On Football…!

Just weeks from the opening of the 2018 football season the pressure on football grows, as culture demands to know…has the game outgrown the body’s ability to withstand it, and are the risks still worth the benefits? Some thoughts on both sides of the question, and ideas for change in today’s inside feature.

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Impressive Summer Stats Point To Breakout Ahead For Buckeyes’ Dingler
Jul
24

Impressive Summer Stats Point To Breakout Ahead For Buckeyes’ Dingler

Coming off a freshman season where he showed great versatility in the field, the Buckeyes’ Dillon Dingler (above, right) has found his hitting stroke in summer baseball – proving reliable as a fixture in the middle of their batting order next spring.

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The Day “The Mick” Died…
Jul
24

The Day “The Mick” Died…

The career and passing of Mickey Mantle served as a sad reminder…that there’s a difference in role models and heroes. Unfortunately, it took a figure as outwardly popular as Mantle to make us understand. On the anniversary of his death, a tribute to “The Mick” in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Who Are We Kidding? Pete Rose, Or Congress…?
Jul
24

Who Are We Kidding? Pete Rose, Or Congress…?

They open the doors to baseball heaven next weekend for a handful of new members, and none of them with Pete Rose’s credentials. Just beneficiaries of America’s most curious double standard.

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Diana Kramer’s Fabulous, Fast Summer Vacation….
Jul
22

Diana Kramer’s Fabulous, Fast Summer Vacation….

Her year as the coach of the reigning champions in Division IV volleyball has gone much too quickly. Now, New Bremen’s Diana Kramer (above, in black) tries to make the most of time…while she regroups to defend a title. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Ask And You Might Receive…The Second Coming Of John Husa
Jul
21

Ask And You Might Receive…The Second Coming Of John Husa

Fresh out of Ohio University’s school of journalism, former Lehman running back John Husa is getting his start as a writer…with Press Pros.

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Most Influential:  The Man Who Taught Me That Corn In A Crib Means Money….
Jul
21

Most Influential: The Man Who Taught Me That Corn In A Crib Means Money….

Historian, publisher, businessman…and curmudgeon, Bob Younger (above, right) ranks as the one man who taught me more about grass roots business than anyone I’ll ever meet again. And, he taught me that anyone can be successful…if you’re the first on the job, and the last to leave. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Husa:  Elliott Gilardi, And What It Takes To Be A Leader….
Jul
20

Husa: Elliott Gilardi, And What It Takes To Be A Leader….

In his senior year the fortunes of Lehman football relies heavily upon his experience and potential to lead. And quarterback Elliott Gilardi has no intention of letting his team, or himself, down. Guest writer John Husa shares a profile on the Lehman Cavaliers’ quarterback in today’s inside feature.

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My Version Of Jack (Kilpatrick) And Shana (Alexander)…On The Reds
Jul
20

My Version Of Jack (Kilpatrick) And Shana (Alexander)…On The Reds

It used to be the most eagerly anticipated bit on 60 Minutes each week – the back-and-forth banter on a given topic between columnist Jack Kilpatrick and Shana Alexander. I’ll reprise that just a bit, responding to Hal McCoy’s mid-term assessment on the Reds…and what lies ahead.

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Hoard: A Duke Snider Ballcard And A Big Assist
Jul
19

Hoard: A Duke Snider Ballcard And A Big Assist

If you grew up with baseball cards, the story will bring a smile to your face. Once upon a time, in the heyday of Topps, Bowman and Fleer, the competition for cardboard talent at the local store and ball diamond was as intense as the pennant race. Classic baseball card nostalgia from columnist Greg Hoard.

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McCoy: An All-Star Break Report On The Reds
Jul
18

McCoy: An All-Star Break Report On The Reds

From the depths of their start, to the pinnacle of the last month, Hal McCoy on why the Reds are what they are and what they’re likely to be between now and October.

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The GWOC’s Worst-Kept, Little-Known Secret…
Jul
18

The GWOC’s Worst-Kept, Little-Known Secret…

Small, but mighty, Troy’s Jaydon Culp-Bishop returns as the GWOC North’s premier running back this fall – a fact that coach Matt Burgbacher would rather no one knew. But after his break-out season a year ago, the word is out. A summer football profile in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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