Injured in the Division VI football Final, the Marion Local senior and leader of the reigning champs in Division VI basketball had for a moment the most famous knee in area high school basketball. And he wants everyone to know...it's just fine! Read more in today's inside feature.

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Our Coach Of The Year In Area Volleyball…Kenzie Bruggeman
Dec
6

Our Coach Of The Year In Area Volleyball…Kenzie Bruggeman

To answer the rhetorical question, “What next?”, after she won the 2017 Division III title, Versailles’ Kenzie Bruggeman followed that by doubling up in 2018, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that her skills as a coach and system builder are worthy of our Coach of The Year honors. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Sonny:  Why Urban’s Decision Felt Like Business….
Dec
6

Sonny: Why Urban’s Decision Felt Like Business….

Unexpected by many, and long-anticipated by some, Urban Meyer’s decision to step down at Ohio State is no surprise at all if you look at Buckeye football with this inarguable perspective.

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Znidar:  Ohio State Knew Meyer’s Time Was Running Out…
Dec
5

Znidar: Ohio State Knew Meyer’s Time Was Running Out…

There good and bad with Urban Meyer leaving Ohio State, but mostly good. Ohio State fans like macho, and that’s what Meyer gave them. His players were strong and tough and had just the right amount of arrogance. And, boy, could he recruit.

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Harris:  Meyer Deserves High Praise For All He Did At Ohio State
Dec
5

Harris: Meyer Deserves High Praise For All He Did At Ohio State

Urban Meyer leaves Ohio State with far more pluses and than minuses, and is saying by retiring at 54 that he has other priorities without making football and coaching his god.

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Hal McCoy: Flyers Show The ‘Dunk’, But No Mercy To Detroit Mercy…
Dec
5

Hal McCoy: Flyers Show The ‘Dunk’, But No Mercy To Detroit Mercy…

UD showed no mercy to Detroit Mercy, and sent them packing north with a clinic on dunks…in a blowout 40-point win Tuesday at UD Arena. Read Hal McCoy’s story on the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Hal McCoy: Flyers Show The ‘Dunk’, But No Mercy…
Dec
5

Hal McCoy: Flyers Show The ‘Dunk’, But No Mercy…

No mercy at either end…UD showed no mercy to Detroit Mercy, and sent them packing north with a clinic on dunks in a blowout 40-point win Tuesday at UD Arena. Read Hal McCoy’s account of the Flyers’ latest win in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Scott Elchert:  Attention To Detail, Without Attention…!
Dec
4

Scott Elchert: Attention To Detail, Without Attention…!

The dean of Shelby County League basketball coaches again goes about his yearly job of building a winning program without stars and fanfare. And if he sneaks up on a few people…fine. That’s just how he likes it. Read our profile of Jackson Center’s Scott Elchert…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Whiteman And Covington Cruise…Win Over TV South
Dec
3

Whiteman And Covington Cruise…Win Over TV South

Without question they’re under the radar, but Jim Meyer’s Covington girls can play some ‘ball’, and they have the best area Division IV player you may not have heard of…a girl named Sammi Whiteman (below). Read more about them in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Why I’m Not Upset Over The Buckeyes….
Dec
3

Why I’m Not Upset Over The Buckeyes….

As always, there are inconsistencies with the final selections for the national championship playoff. But look at the bright side, all you ticked-off Buckeye fans. They got the best bowl game, and they play at a decent hour.

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Ohio State Routs Minnesota In Big Ten Opener…
Dec
3

Ohio State Routs Minnesota In Big Ten Opener…

The Buckeyes used balanced scoring, a rebounding edge, and physical defense to beat Minnesota Sunday in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Press Pros columnist Mark Znidar writes about the game in today’s OSU feature.

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Joe Neves:  This Week In Basketball….Dec. 2, 2018
Dec
2

Joe Neves: This Week In Basketball….Dec. 2, 2018

With football now closed for another year, the question now becomes…can any area school break through for a basketball title, boys or girls, as Minster (above) and Marion Local last March? Joe Neves offers insights on it in this week’s first edition of This Week In Basketball…today’s Press Pros feature.

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Ohio State Wins Big Ten But Likely Will Fall Short Of Playoffs
Dec
2

Ohio State Wins Big Ten But Likely Will Fall Short Of Playoffs

Haskins was brilliant again as Buckeyes win back-to-back conference titles … Committee probably will go with Georgia or Oklahoma for last spot … Playoffs need to expand to eight teams so no legitimate title contenders get left out. Read Doug Harris in today’s Press Pros.

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Ohio State Will Be Without Muhammad For Big Ten Hoops Opener…
Dec
2

Ohio State Will Be Without Muhammad For Big Ten Hoops Opener…

Buckeyes open Big Ten play later today with Minnesota – will be missing star freshman defender Luther Muhammad – the importance of the bench to contribute in his absence. Columbus – It took about as long as it takes to run a fast break for Duane Washington Jr. to make an impression on his future […]

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D-VII:  McComb’s Hometown Win – First Title in 35 Years…!
Dec
1

D-VII: McComb’s Hometown Win – First Title in 35 Years…!

Behind quarterback Tanner Schroeder (above, with ball), an awesome running game, and determination to succeed, McComb claims the Division VII title…the school’s first in 35 years. Our latest update from the state football tourney in today’s Press Pros.

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McCoy: Late Defensive Lapses Continue To Ruin Solid UD Performances
Dec
1

McCoy: Late Defensive Lapses Continue To Ruin Solid UD Performances

UD loses third straight in disappointing fashion, squanders late lead and outscored 17-4 over last five minutes by Mississippi State. Read more about the game from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros Flyers feature.

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McCoy: Late Defensive Lapses Continue To Ruin Solid UD Performances
Dec
1

McCoy: Late Defensive Lapses Continue To Ruin Solid UD Performances

UD loses third straight in disappointing fashion, squanders late lead and outscored 17-4 over last five minutes by Mississippi State. Read more about the game from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros Flyers feature.

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St. Ed Explodes In Second Half To Win In Division I
Dec
1

St. Ed Explodes In Second Half To Win In Division I

Lakewood St. Edward scored 17 unanswered points in the second half to take the Division I crown over Cincinnati Colerain. Read the game summary on Press Pros.

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Kenston Crushes Kettering Alter In Div. III
Nov
30

Kenston Crushes Kettering Alter In Div. III

The Kenston Bombers (Geauga County) racked up 425 yards and 42 points to take the Division III title over Kettering Alter. Read a profile on the game in the latest Press Pros update.

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Size Does Matter…Flyers Fall To Kirtland in Div. VI Final
Nov
30

Size Does Matter…Flyers Fall To Kirtland in Div. VI Final

A different color trophy….Marion Local’s seniors accept the runner-up trophy from OHSAA commissioner Jerry Snodgrass after falling to Kirtland Friday in the D-VI title game. The loss denied the Flyers of a record-tying eleventh title win. Read about the game in our latest tourney update.

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From The Tournament:  Trip To Canton Almost Perfect….
Nov
29

From The Tournament: Trip To Canton Almost Perfect….

From the state tournament…high anticipation for possible history in the making, and a touch of sadness as Press Pros descends upon Canton with one empty chair. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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