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Minster ‘D’ Crushes Russia…Second Half Dooms Raiders
Jan
12

Minster ‘D’ Crushes Russia…Second Half Dooms Raiders

Minster feasted off its defense, got a big moment from Bryan Falk (below), and held the Raiders to 10 points in the second half. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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McCoy: A ‘Players-Led’ Timeout Launched Flyers Past Davidson
Jan
12

McCoy: A ‘Players-Led’ Timeout Launched Flyers Past Davidson

Jalen Crutcher and Ibi Watson turn statesmen, as their late-game leadership turned uncertainty into a certain Flyers win over Davidson. Hal McCoy writes.

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First Call:  The Hal McCoy Scholarship Award, 2021
Jan
12

First Call: The Hal McCoy Scholarship Award, 2021

If you want a career like that of our resident hall of fame columnist Hal McCoy, or if you just want to teach the King’s English, you might want to read, and apply, for an annual Press Pros opportunity that can help your dream come true.

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Where Are They Now:  Mykal McEldowney, And A Different Vision….
Jan
12

Where Are They Now: Mykal McEldowney, And A Different Vision….

He grew up like most other kids in Covington, Ohio, and did many of the same things.  But when Mykal McEldowney left he found a rare and different talent for which millions now recognize him…and he likes the person it’s helped him become.

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Notebook: Ohio State Outmatched In National Championship
Jan
12

Notebook: Ohio State Outmatched In National Championship

Covid, a pair of key injuries, DeVonta Smith and Alabama proved to be too much for the Buckeyes in the CFP title game. Columnist Andy Anders shares his post-game notebook.

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Ohio State No Match for Alabama From Get-Go in Title Game
Jan
12

Ohio State No Match for Alabama From Get-Go in Title Game

Good as advertised…Alabama’s DaVonta Smith had 12 catches for 215 yards and three touchdowns in the first half alone, as the Crimson Tide punished Ohio State 52-24 in the CFP title game and coach Nick Saban claims his sixth national title with Alabama. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Ohio State-Alabama Ready To Go After All The Talking
Jan
10

Ohio State-Alabama Ready To Go After All The Talking

Top-ranked Crimson Tide boasts enough award winners for an entire conference, including Heisman Trophy winning receiver DeVonta Smith, going into the national championship game; Buckeyes are 7 1/2-point underdogs Columbus – Ohio State has put a pretty good football team on the field this season. It is undefeated, the Big Ten champion for the fourth […]

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Olave Gives OSU Hope Vs. ‘Bama’s Smith, Harris
Jan
10

Olave Gives OSU Hope Vs. ‘Bama’s Smith, Harris

With Ohio State and Alabama’s national championship showdown Monday night, we analyze three key battles that could determine who leaves the stadium atop college football’s throne.

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What Would Woody Think…If He Were Here Now?
Jan
10

What Would Woody Think…If He Were Here Now?

To a response received pertaining to this week’s ‘Reader Speaks’ column, it raised a wonderful question about former Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes.  What would he think…if he were here today?

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Hoard: To An Absent Friend…Tommy Lasorda
Jan
10

Hoard: To An Absent Friend…Tommy Lasorda

Time didn’t seem to matter to Tommy Lasorda. It didn’t matter if it had been a day, a week or years since you had last seen him, nothing changed. His greeting was always loud and warm, a verbal embrace that made you feel good about all things. Greg Hoard remembers a friend in today’s Press Pros.

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Hit Me With Your Best Shot… Tipp Survives Upset Bid…
Jan
9

Hit Me With Your Best Shot… Tipp Survives Upset Bid…

Tipp escaped Sidney Saturday, but it wasn’t easy. A clutch effort from behind the arc in the fourth quarter by Gavin Garletz fueled a Red Devils comeback to stay unbeaten. Colin Foster writes the story for Press Pros.

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Bucks’ Balance Overcomes Injury Woes, No. 15 Rutgers
Jan
9

Bucks’ Balance Overcomes Injury Woes, No. 15 Rutgers

A sustained rally spanning the late first half and early second half gave Ohio State enough separation to withstand a shrinking point-guard supply…and some late adventures. Bruce Hooley shares the details of the Buckeyes’ latest basketball win.

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Sermon Comes Alive Just in Time For Ohio State
Jan
9

Sermon Comes Alive Just in Time For Ohio State

Oklahoma transfer overcame LCL injury and finally adapted to new surroundings in running for team record 331 yards against Northwestern in Big Ten championship game and another 193 against Clemson in College Football Playoff. Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros.

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Maverick Nelson’s Story…..
Jan
9

Maverick Nelson’s Story…..

He bowls and he plays baseball, and does one better than the other.  But the reason his coaches and people around him root for New Bremen sophomore Maverick Nelson is…he’s just a good guy, and a rapidly improving bowler. Read about him in today’s Press Pros.

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McCoy: Flyers Upset Davidson Behind Crutcher, Watson
Jan
9

McCoy: Flyers Upset Davidson Behind Crutcher, Watson

Escaping the fowl air of New York, UD went south Friday and breathed new life again with an impressive 89-78 overtime win over Davidson. Read Hal McCoy’s story in today’s Press Pros.

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Troy Shakes Off Rust Against Improving Greenville
Jan
9

Troy Shakes Off Rust Against Improving Greenville

Greenville nearly pulled off their first win Friday night before the Troy Trojans — who last played 21 days ago — rallied for a 51-44 victory. Greg Billing writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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“Beat Us At Our Own Game”…Botkins Gets Jackson, Again
Jan
8

“Beat Us At Our Own Game”…Botkins Gets Jackson, Again

It was vintage Shelby County League – vintage Jackson Center.  But Botkins’ Jayden Priddy-Powell’s driving layup at the end proved the difference as Botkins held on for a 29-26 win to take both games of the season series from the Tigers. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Davis and Myers To Suit Up Beside Each Other For Last Time
Jan
8

Davis and Myers To Suit Up Beside Each Other For Last Time

Starting beside each other at center and right guard their past two seasons at Ohio State, Monday is likely the final time Josh Myers and Wyatt Davis will play on the same offensive line. Andy Anders writes for PressPros.

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The Thursday ‘Goods’…Marion Local Tames Tigers
Jan
7

The Thursday ‘Goods’…Marion Local Tames Tigers

They scored in all the familiar ways…Marion shot the three, scored inside, and got a bunch of points off their defense and in transition (below) to take down Versailles Thurday night, 66-37. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Ohio State Football: Shaun Wade Faces Toughest Test Of Season
Jan
7

Ohio State Football: Shaun Wade Faces Toughest Test Of Season

With Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith suiting up against him Monday, Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade faces his toughest task of the season. Andy Anders writes for Press Pros.

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