This Week In Basketball:  One And Done Begins, And Now Every Game Counts…!

It’s the most exciting time of the basketball season. High school tournaments move into the sectional semifinal round for the girls and the opening round for the boys…and nobody is taking anything for granted. Read more about this week's tournament matchups on TWIB (This Week In Basketball).

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Flyer Baseball, 2018:  Why Dayton? Well, Why Not Dayton…?
Feb
7

Flyer Baseball, 2018: Why Dayton? Well, Why Not Dayton…?

New Flyer baseball coach Jayson King kicks off his inaugural season at Dayton next weekend with optimism over some things old, some things new, some borrowed baseball wisdoms…and of course, new blue uniforms. Read our latest Flyer baseball update in today’s inside feature.

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Outdoor Participation is on an Upswing
Feb
7

Outdoor Participation is on an Upswing

Half of the U.S. population got outdoors for recreation at least once in 2016. Want to guess what the most-popular activity was?

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Better Late Than Never…Butler Outlasts Versailles In Double OT
Feb
7

Better Late Than Never…Butler Outlasts Versailles In Double OT

Bummer! Justin Ahrens’ expression says it all (above, center) as he was forced to sit and watch Butler overtake Versailles and win in double overtime Tuesday. Ahrens fouled out in the first of the two overtime periods. Read more about the game in the latest Press Pros feature update.

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Now That It’s Over….
Feb
6

Now That It’s Over….

Some reflection on the latest football season finally coming to a close…and what we’ve learned from watching the recent Super Bowls. That is, if we really pay attention.

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Buckeyes Baseball 2018:  Meet The Team…And A Remake Of The Mindset!
Feb
4

Buckeyes Baseball 2018: Meet The Team…And A Remake Of The Mindset!

The 2018 Ohio State Buckeyes were sobered by their 11th place finish in 2017. But back healthy, fortified, and optimistic, they vow a return to form and to again be in the race for another Big Ten championship. Read our ‘Meet The Team’ assessment of the Buckeyes in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Fort Loramie Defense Prevails Again…Redskins Shut Down Marion Local
Feb
4

Fort Loramie Defense Prevails Again…Redskins Shut Down Marion Local

A back and forth first half turned into a defensive clinic after the break, as the 5th-ranked Fort Loramie Redskins improved to 18-1 with a convincing win over Marion Local.

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Give Me Your One Best Reason To Watch The Super Bowl…
Feb
3

Give Me Your One Best Reason To Watch The Super Bowl…

Fifty two years ago I watched the first Super Bowl in its entirety, and thought it was ‘Super’. Now I just watch until I get tired of the commercials. And I’m not alone.

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Tipp Outlasts Piqua For GWOC North Win…
Feb
3

Tipp Outlasts Piqua For GWOC North Win…

Tipp worked for a big first half lead, then saw it evaporate to a strong Piqua comeback in the second half. But in the end the Red Devils used 25 points from Josh Wildermuth and a strong finish of their own to squeek out a GWOC North win over the Indians. Read about in today’s Press Pros GWOC feature.

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Marion Marches On With Win Over Minster…!
Feb
3

Marion Marches On With Win Over Minster…!

High Flyers? Marion Local and Nate Bruns (above) gave evidence that they’re now fully in basketball mode Friday with a convincing 70-44 win over Minster. So the question now is…just how good is Marion, and can they play with the consistency of other area Division IV favorites. Read more in the latest MAC feature.

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How You Remember People:  And ‘Dad’ On His Birthday…
Feb
2

How You Remember People: And ‘Dad’ On His Birthday…

He’s been gone six years now, but every February 1st I remember my dad because of one of his most enjoyable winter habits. Read on as I share.

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The Reader Speaks…February 2, 2018
Feb
1

The Reader Speaks…February 2, 2018

Our readership has been particularly active, and responsive to recent articles and topics covered on Press Pros: On records vs. Winning…on baseball bats…on Coach Jim Hardman…and, on Proctorville, Ohio and the Fairland Dragons. Enjoy a good read in today’s inside feature.

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Whatever Happened To:  Marion Local’s Ryan Bruns…?
Feb
1

Whatever Happened To: Marion Local’s Ryan Bruns…?

He was a ‘big’ deal at Marion Local. But now Ryan Bruns (above, center) is making a big deal out of Ohio Northern basketball, leading the team in scoring and blocked shots as a junior. And, he’s only getting started. Read more about his story in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sidney Gets Back On Track:  Yellow Jackets Hold Off Tippecanoe…
Jan
31

Sidney Gets Back On Track: Yellow Jackets Hold Off Tippecanoe…

Andre Gordon scored a game-high 29 points and Sidney bested Tipp for a second time this season, 79-74. Read about the game from Joe Neves in the latest GWOC basketball feature on Press Pros.

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Buckeyes Pre-Season Baseball:  Tyler Cowles And A Mission To Prove…
Jan
31

Buckeyes Pre-Season Baseball: Tyler Cowles And A Mission To Prove…

After a disappointing junior year the Buckeyes leftfielder has been been given a vote of confidence – to come back in 2018 and prove he’s the player coaches thought he was when he was recruited. He’s determined to not let himself, or his teammates, down.

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One For Wikipedia:  Anna Snake Bit Again By Russia…!
Jan
31

One For Wikipedia: Anna Snake Bit Again By Russia…!

What Happened?…Anna’s Wyatt Bensman seems to be asking exactly that as a frantic made shot at the buzzer came a split second late Tuesday, sending Russia home a winner over Anna for the second time this season. Read about the game (and it was a doozy) in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Redskins Roll On:  St. Henry Over Minster In Do…Or Die!
Jan
30

Redskins Roll On: St. Henry Over Minster In Do…Or Die!

Right Atcha’! Tyler Schlarman (#5, above) and company made sure their streak of efficiency, defense, and wins continued Monday. St. Henry simply outplayed, and out-‘numbered’, Minster to stay in the contention for the MAC. Read about the game in the latest Press Pros MAC update.

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St. Henry Wins Ninth Straight With Comeback Over Wapakoneta
Jan
28

St. Henry Wins Ninth Straight With Comeback Over Wapakoneta

It took a little of everything..hard work, patience, some ‘grind’, and most of all…27 points from Tyler Schlarman and Zach Niekamp’s shot (above) that tied the game. St. Henry beat Wapakoneta Saturday night for its ninth straight win. Read more about the game in the latest MAC update on Press Pros.

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Loramie Nips East On Second Half Comeback…
Jan
27

Loramie Nips East On Second Half Comeback…

Stagnant at both ends of the floor for the first twenty minutes, Fort Loramie went to its bread and butter – defense – to change the momentum, and win, over Miami East. Read about the game in our latest SCL update.

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Versailles Silences The Crowd, Minster Offense, In MAC Win…
Jan
27

Versailles Silences The Crowd, Minster Offense, In MAC Win…

Versailles stays clean in league play, and Justin Ahrens built on his career scoring total. But it was the Tigers’ defense that made the biggest impression, holding Minster 18 points beneath their season’s average. Read about the game in the latest Press Pros MAC feature.

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Like Deja-Vu:  Except…Tanner’s Buzzer-Beater Lifts ‘TC’ Over ‘DC’
Jan
27

Like Deja-Vu: Except…Tanner’s Buzzer-Beater Lifts ‘TC’ Over ‘DC’

The picture tells the story…Troy Christian’s Colt Tanner holds the pose of his game-winning shot (background) as a Dayton Christian player (foreground) signals a desperate timeout. A wild and memorable finish Friday to one of the season’s best basketball games. Read more about it in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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