Cinderella’s Castle was packed to the max with die-hard UD fans (13,407) to see the ‘Real Deal’ UD Flyers play their game, and they went home happy. Trey Landers and Obi Toppin (pictured) celebrate back-to-back slam dunks by Obi as the Flyers blow out Davidson. Hal McCoy writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Botkins Junior Takes Over Trojans Win Against Newton
Feb
22

Botkins Junior Takes Over Trojans Win Against Newton

The Newton Indians stayed around for three quarters against the Botkins Trojans on Friday night, nagging and annoying the higher-seeded Trojans. That changed in the fourth with Botkins’ game-clinching 28-5 outburst in the Division IV sectional tournament. Jayden Priddy-Powell (Pictured) was poetry in motion in the fourth quarter with 14 of his game-high 19 points. More from Greg Billing Friday Night.

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Buckeyes Bog Down In Georgia, But Bullpen A Lift
Feb
22

Buckeyes Bog Down In Georgia, But Bullpen A Lift

#19 Georgia Tech can hit and they jumped on Buckeyes starter Garrett Burhenn. But the pre-season question about the bullpen took another step in making a case for itself.

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Hoard: Ohio State Stung by No.19 Georgia Tech
Feb
22

Hoard: Ohio State Stung by No.19 Georgia Tech

Put it behind, and learn…Garrett Burhenn gave up three home runs in a rare poor start, and the Buckeyes simply could not dig themselves out of an early hole that was just too deep. Read more about the game from Greg Hoard in today’s inside feature.

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Ohio State Doesn’t Have Right Stuff To Take Down Iowa
Feb
21

Ohio State Doesn’t Have Right Stuff To Take Down Iowa

Buckeyes coach Chris Holtmann was disappointed…that his team wasn’t tough enough, or focused enough, to defeat the Big Ten’s best home team. Mark Znidar writes in today’s Press Pros.

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What A Blast: Anna Pastes Northridge In 47-Point Win
Feb
20

What A Blast: Anna Pastes Northridge In 47-Point Win

The Anna Rockets cruised into the Division III district semifinal … setting up another meeting with Miami East … with a stout defense effort that put a deep freeze on the Northridge Polar Bears on Thursday night. Anna’s Lauren Barhorst (pictured) was one of 10 players to score for the Rockets, she finished with 10. Read Thursday’s story by Greg Billing inside today’s Press Pros.

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A Shore Thing: Miami East’s Girls Wrestling Team Gets Boost From Club
Feb
20

A Shore Thing: Miami East’s Girls Wrestling Team Gets Boost From Club

Readers of Press Pros Magazine might do a double take seeing a wrestling story. Though there are no plans to add extensive wrestling coverage into the fold at this time … there are stories worth sharing. The very first Miami East Vikings all-girls high school wrestling team … and the first girls state championship tournament in Ohio … is one of them.

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Buckeye Notes:  Snapshot Of The Weekend, And A Bigger Picture To Come…
Feb
19

Buckeye Notes: Snapshot Of The Weekend, And A Bigger Picture To Come…

The Buckeyes take their 2-1 record south again this weekend, to Atlanta, to face #19 Georgia Tech and the challenge for facing one of the nation’s best on their home turf. Here’s what’s coming in our pre-weekend advance.

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Ohio State Staring Down Big Ten Giant In Iowa’s Garza
Feb
19

Ohio State Staring Down Big Ten Giant In Iowa’s Garza

The Hawkeyes junior center is a Division I national player of the year candidate for filling up the statistics sheets and leading Iowa to 18 victories…so far.  The Buckeyes hope to slow him down in their Thursday matchup. Mark Znidar previews the game in today’s Press Pros.

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‘Confident’ Versailles Blasts Past Dayton Christian…
Feb
18

‘Confident’ Versailles Blasts Past Dayton Christian…

Versailles played like they owned the place, and improved to 16-8 with a 37-point win over Dayton Christian in the Covington Div. III sectionals…and now move on to meet Middletown Madison. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros feature.

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The Reader Speaks….In Defense Of ‘Baseball’
Feb
17

The Reader Speaks….In Defense Of ‘Baseball’

For those who question why we spend the time to cover the Buckeyes instead of local kids, we ask…does Conner Pohl (below, from Arcanum) count? Appreciation today from some who wrote over the weekend to make sure that everyone knows…amateur baseball – Little League, high school, and college – does matter. Read more!

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Bucks Beat Disaster, ISU…Come Home 2-1
Feb
16

Bucks Beat Disaster, ISU…Come Home 2-1

It took four hours and twenty one minutes, with more twists and turns than you can are about, but in the end the Ohio State Buckeyes took Indiana State’s best punch to win 10-6, in ten innings, to come home winners from opening weekend.

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Sunday Notes:  Milheim Back, Dingler ‘Throwing’ A Long Shadow
Feb
16

Sunday Notes: Milheim Back, Dingler ‘Throwing’ A Long Shadow

A couple of Buckeyes have debuted with impressive style so far, back healthy, and making their presence seen and felt this weekend.

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Young’s Energy, 17 Points Propel Ohio State Past Purdue
Feb
16

Young’s Energy, 17 Points Propel Ohio State Past Purdue

The Buckeyes’ junior forward wows a sold out crowd in The Schott with hustle and rare scoring outbreak, helping his team win for the fifth time in six games. Mark Znidar writes Buckeye basketball in today’s Press Pros feature.

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All Even:  Bats Awaken, Lonsway Dominates Pitt
Feb
16

All Even: Bats Awaken, Lonsway Dominates Pitt

Power Surge…The Buckeyes flipped the script overnight…a twelve strikeout, 1-hit performance by starter Seth Lonsway (below), and the bats came alive in a 4-1 OSU win over Pitt. Read about the game in the latest Press Pros update.

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Sidney Rallies … But Butler Responds To The Challenge
Feb
16

Sidney Rallies … But Butler Responds To The Challenge

After beating Sidney by 3o and 48 points a season ago, Butler held off Sidney 51-48 in the first round of the Division I sectional tournament on Saturday that featured a pair of teams loaded with youthful potential. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Sidney Rallies … But Butler Responds To The Challenge
Feb
16

Sidney Rallies … But Butler Responds To The Challenge

After beating Sidney by 3o and 48 points a season ago, Butler held off Sidney 51-48 in the first round of the Division I sectional tournament on Saturday that featured a pair of teams loaded with youthful potential. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Opening Weekend…And The ‘Art’ Of Baseball
Feb
15

Opening Weekend…And The ‘Art’ Of Baseball

For a kid who grew up reading Sport Magazine and Sports Illustrated, the start of a baseball season means opportunity to emulate the work of my heroes…the photographers (then and now) who gave us reason to dream. Read our latest post from opening weekend in Port Charlotte, Florida.

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Znidar:  Injuries Plague Buckeyes As Much As Inconsistency
Feb
15

Znidar: Injuries Plague Buckeyes As Much As Inconsistency

They just can’t seem to get healthy!  Seven players in rotation for the Buckeyes have sat out for stretches going into Saturday’s game against Purdue. Mark Znidar tells you story in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Team Chemistry Bonds Versailles, Run To MAC Title
Feb
15

Team Chemistry Bonds Versailles, Run To MAC Title

The brotherhood enjoyed by the Versailles boys basketball team will make the Tigers a tough out in the Division III postseason tournament.

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Ah, Nuts!  Buckeyes Disappointed In Opening Loss
Feb
14

Ah, Nuts! Buckeyes Disappointed In Opening Loss

It didn’t go as planned…But St. Joe played well on opening day – pitched well, hit a pair of home runs – while the Buckeyes did not. They fell to the Hawks, 7-3. Read more about it in the latest Press Pros update from Florida.

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