The doubt over whether Ohio State’s season would ever get started is finally behind us. And although it’s now a long way from over, there’s a likely inevitability to where the Buckeyes will wind up, and who they’ll see once they get there. Commentary from Bruce Hooley in today's Press Pros feature.

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Redskins Renewed…Get Well In Win Over Troy Christian
Oct
17

Redskins Renewed…Get Well In Win Over Troy Christian

Fort Loramie erased the memory of a poor performance against Tri-Village with a resounding performance and Division VII playoff win over Troy Christian. Read about the today’s game inside Press Pros feature.

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All-Cylinders Piqua…Thrashes Harrison In DII Opener
Oct
17

All-Cylinders Piqua…Thrashes Harrison In DII Opener

Embarrassment of riches…Four different Indians scored Friday, and Ca’Ron Coleman (below) scored twice as Piqua opened tournament play with a thorough win over Harrison in the Division II regional. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Buckeye Football: Proctor And Hooker Next Up For Free Safety
Oct
16

Buckeye Football: Proctor And Hooker Next Up For Free Safety

Since Jordan Fuller’s departure from Ohio State following 2019, Josh Proctor and Marcus Hooker have been working to replace him at free safety. Andy Anders writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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‘Knox’ Knocks Marion Local To Take MAC Title….
Oct
15

‘Knox’ Knocks Marion Local To Take MAC Title….

They weren’t the favorite at season’s beginning, but New Knoxville has become the darling of Division IV with wins in the span of a week over #1 New Bremen and #4 Marion Local…and oh yeah, the 2020 MAC champion. Read about the champs in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Who’s No. 2? Hoak, Stroud and Miller backing up Fields
Oct
14

Who’s No. 2? Hoak, Stroud and Miller backing up Fields

Ohio State quarterbacks coach Corey Dennis has faith that any of the three can step in and do the job in an emergency.  At the moment, Gunnar Hoak would be that man, but the freshmen are highly regarded prospects. Columbus – If Ohio State fans have their wish, graduate transfer Gunnar Hoak and must-have freshmen […]

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Things Flipped…New Knox Sweeps #1 New Bremen
Oct
13

Things Flipped…New Knox Sweeps #1 New Bremen

Something to shout about…They saved their best for when it mattered most.  #2-ranked New Knoxville pulls a straight-set shocker with a win over defending champ New Bremen. Read about the match in today’s Press Pros.

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The Case For Joe Morgan…Baseball Talk…And A Story You Just Have To Hear
Oct
13

The Case For Joe Morgan…Baseball Talk…And A Story You Just Have To Hear

You can make the case for Joe Morgan that he’s the only five-tool second baseman in baseball’s hall of game.  And I will…along with some other weekend ‘entertainment’.

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McCoy: Thirty-Five Years Of Not Speaking To Joe Morgan
Oct
12

McCoy: Thirty-Five Years Of Not Speaking To Joe Morgan

His play was a statement for the little guy in baseball.  Joe Morgan was the first of the game’s great second baseman that could literally do it all…and at a hall of fame level. Hal McCoy remembers “the wheels of the Big Red Machine” in today’s Press Pros.

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How Sweet It Is: New Knoxville Serving Up Wins In Volleyball
Oct
11

How Sweet It Is: New Knoxville Serving Up Wins In Volleyball

The Rangers volleyball team celebrates victories with trips to Dairy Queen. They’ve become regulars with a 15-0 record and chance at the program’s first Midwest Athletic Conference title since 2006. Columnist Greg Billing writes for today’s Press Pros. (Cover Photo Courtesy of Lange Photographics, Inc.)

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Ohio State Football: Tommy Togiai Quiet “Foundation” Of Defensive Line
Oct
11

Ohio State Football: Tommy Togiai Quiet “Foundation” Of Defensive Line

It’s fitting Tommy Togiai’s name isn’t always mentioned alongside those of Zach Harrison, Tyreke Smith or Jonathon Cooper when fans discuss the biggest pieces of Ohio State’s defensive line this year. Andy Anders writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Carey On: Anna QB Lifts Rockets To Playoff win
Oct
11

Carey On: Anna QB Lifts Rockets To Playoff win

First-year starter Kohlten Carey threw for 161 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 139 yards and another score as the Rockets won their sixth straight playoff game with a 40-7 victory over Miami East. Greg Billing writes for Sunday’s Press Pros.

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You Can Go Home Again…The Symmes Valley Story
Oct
11

You Can Go Home Again…The Symmes Valley Story

A story of perseverance and commitment…and none more poignant than the football story of the Symmes Valley Vikings, in Lawrence County, where 58 years has produced a winner and a special appreciation for past and present. Read about it in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Sidney Wins 4th Playoff Victory Ever…
Oct
10

Sidney Wins 4th Playoff Victory Ever…

…By Pasting The Pirates. Quarterback Ced Johnson runs and passes the offense up and down the field in accounting for three touchdowns and Curtis Spangler intercepts two passes to push team into second round against Stebbins. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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“That Kid’s A Beast”…And What You Missed From The Stands
Oct
10

“That Kid’s A Beast”…And What You Missed From The Stands

Lost in the yawn of Troy’s 49-6 blowout win Friday were some plays (performances) that would play against better teams…a hopeful harbinger of more good Fridays to come. Read more….

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Troy O-Line, Ground Game, Crushes Franklin Heights
Oct
10

Troy O-Line, Ground Game, Crushes Franklin Heights

Troy’s ground game (386 rushing yards, six touchdowns), and Nick Kawecki (below) ran Columbus Franklin Heights out of Friday’s playoff matchup at Memorial Stadium. Andy Anders writes for today’s Press Pros.

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When There’s No Alternative…And Nothing Better Than Do It Yourself
Oct
8

When There’s No Alternative…And Nothing Better Than Do It Yourself

I’m saying goodbye to the garden this week, the finishing touches to soil, time and effort that once again been good to me, and for me.  And nothing can take its place…nor do I want it to.

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Teague Thinks He’s A Better Player After Achilles Injury….
Oct
7

Teague Thinks He’s A Better Player After Achilles Injury….

The Buckeyes’ redshirt sophomore running back did more than rehabilitate the injury that would have wiped out his spring practice.  He says he has come back a quicker and more agile player. Mark Znidar writes for Thursday’s Press Pros.

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Rock’em, Sock’em…Marion Knocks Out Ft. Loramie
Oct
6

Rock’em, Sock’em…Marion Knocks Out Ft. Loramie

In a match that resembled a five-set roller coaster, #6 ranked Marion Local outlasted #4 ranked Fort Loramie with a finish that had ’em on their feet. Read about a Tuesday night ‘thriller’ in today’s Press Pros.

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Field Notes:  A Pleasant Pheasant Forecast From Jim Abrams…
Oct
6

Field Notes: A Pleasant Pheasant Forecast From Jim Abrams…

If you looking for shootin’, and not just huntin’, your best bet is still to go west in search of the ringneck pheasant.  If you’re determined to find birds in Ohio, the south-central part of the state seems to have had the best management success. Jim Abrams shares his report in today’s Press Pros.

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There’s Playoff Football, And Then…There’s Playoff Football!
Oct
6

There’s Playoff Football, And Then…There’s Playoff Football!

Family affair…This year’s open playoff format for high school football only magnifies the difference between those who get to play an added game…and those who’ve made title football a life experience (Marion Local’s Tim Goodwin and family with the 2016 title trophy, below).

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