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East Bows Out To Cassoni, Waynesville In D-III
Feb
18

East Bows Out To Cassoni, Waynesville In D-III

Miami East got off to a slow start…and never quite caught up with a mercurial talent named Isabella Cassoni (below) and the Waynesville Spartans. The Vikings bowed out of the Division III tournament sectional Thursday, 40-25. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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It’s No Bull, There’s Some Bullwinkle in Holtmann’s Touch
Feb
18

It’s No Bull, There’s Some Bullwinkle in Holtmann’s Touch

Both ample skill and considerable good fortune lie at the root of Ohio State’s ascent to No. 4 in the country, but don’t overlook the masterful touch of Chris Holtmann in expertly mixing all the ingredients in the Buckeyes’ success.  Bruce Hooley writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Rematch Set…Anna, Arcanum Advance At Covington Div. III
Feb
17

Rematch Set…Anna, Arcanum Advance At Covington Div. III

It was no contest as Anna and Ella Doseck (below) easily wiped past Northridge, and Arcanum coasted over Indian Lake to set up the anticipated rematch of last year’s Division III sectional final. Read more in the latest Press Pros feature.

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McCoy: Mismanaging Flyers Lose In Double OT
Feb
17

McCoy: Mismanaging Flyers Lose In Double OT

Freshman Zimi Nwokeja had the best night of his career (29 pts), but after building a 58-40 lead with 10 minutes to play, the Dayton Flyers went into snooze mode and watched Rhode Island thunder back and win a stunner in double over-time. Hal McCoy writes today’s feature.

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The Reader Speaks…February 17
Feb
16

The Reader Speaks…February 17

As per usual, a lot of first-time writers shared their opinions from recent posts – on will we have a state tournament…are the Buckeyes for real…and has the state sabotaged the future of high school sports? Another good read in the latest post of the ‘Reader Speaks’.

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How Do We Make Boys and Girls Tournament Basketball…Better?
Feb
15

How Do We Make Boys and Girls Tournament Basketball…Better?

Marooned with winter, snow, and awful TV, have you taken inventory on things you’ve seen enough? And more important, are lopsided tournament games one of those things? Do you care?  And how do you fix it? Opinion offered in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Totally Todys…Bucks’ Catcher An Anchor In Uncertainty
Feb
14

Totally Todys…Bucks’ Catcher An Anchor In Uncertainty

In a winter off-season of don’t know what to expect next, the Buckeyes know exactly what to expect from senior catcher Brent Todys. He’s going to play…and produce! Relax from the winter storm with a little baseball in today’s Press Pros.

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Eyink And Company lead Marion Local Past Russia
Feb
14

Eyink And Company lead Marion Local Past Russia

Marion Local surged past Russia in the second quarter and didn’t look back, charged by a 19-point night from Alex Eyink. Andy Anders writes for PressPros. Andy Anders writes the latest Press Pros feature.

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Eyink And Company Lead Marion Local Past Russia
Feb
14

Eyink And Company Lead Marion Local Past Russia

Marion Local surged past Russia in the second quarter and didn’t look back, charged by a 19-point night from Alex Eyink. Andy Anders writes for PressPros. Andy Anders writes the latest Press Pros feature.

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#10 Westerville Central Edges DeSales
Feb
13

#10 Westerville Central Edges DeSales

Playing short-handed, DeSales put up a heckuva’ fight before bowing to #10-ranked Westerville Central in a Saturday showdown. Steve Blackledge shares the game story on Press Pros.

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Where You Least Expect Is Where OSU Does Damage
Feb
13

Where You Least Expect Is Where OSU Does Damage

EJ Liddell was again unstoppable, and Ohio State won its sixth straight and ninth in the last ten – a complete win 78-59 win over Indiana. Bruce Hooley writes for today’s Press Pros.

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From Dayton to Daytona: Racing Has Rich History In Miami Valley
Feb
13

From Dayton to Daytona: Racing Has Rich History In Miami Valley

It’s one of the largest auto racing fan clubs in the country. The Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club (DARF) even left a lasting impression on Richard Petty. As NACAR kicks off its season with the Daytona 500 on Sunday, here’s a look back to when The King made a pit stop in Dayton years ago.

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Worth The Wait: Botkins Claims Share Of SCAL Title
Feb
13

Worth The Wait: Botkins Claims Share Of SCAL Title

The Botkins Trojans took the Russia Raiders’ best shot Friday night. And despite being a little stunned in the first half, the Trojans rallied in the second to secure their first SCAL title since the 1992-93 season. Russia’s Jonathan Bell (pictured) came up with the loose ball in the game’s final seconds, but the Raiders ran out of time before a final shot. Read more Greg Billing.

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Top-Ranked Worthington Christian Rolls On With Win Over Whitehall
Feb
13

Top-Ranked Worthington Christian Rolls On With Win Over Whitehall

Top-ranked, Division III Worthington Christian marches on with a Friday night 58-48 win over talented Whitehall. Steve Blackledge shares the story in Saturday’s Press Pros.

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The Game You Expected…But Anna Claims Title Share
Feb
12

The Game You Expected…But Anna Claims Title Share

Isaiah Masteller scored 21 points and Anna’s defense turned the tables on Jackson Center to split the season series and claim a share of the Shelby County League title. Read about the game in Saturday’s Press Pros.

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A Tale of Two Coaches That Ended Well For OSU
Feb
12

A Tale of Two Coaches That Ended Well For OSU

Indiana and Ohio State both hired new coaches four seasons ago, and so far the comparison isn’t close as the teams prepare for their only scheduled meeting of 2021. Bruce Hooley previews today’s Ohio State-Indiana coaching matchup.

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McCoy: Postponed Game Gives UD’s Flyers Much-Needed Rest
Feb
12

McCoy: Postponed Game Gives UD’s Flyers Much-Needed Rest

As Covid continues to put a damper on teams and travel, UD and center Jordy Tshimanga takes some time to rest and prepare for the homestretch of their season. Hal McCoy writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Best D-III Team You Don’t Know…Arcanum’s Mission
Feb
11

Best D-III Team You Don’t Know…Arcanum’s Mission

Hailey Unger (below) and Arcanum made a statement with their play Thursday, pursuing a season-long quest.  They easily dispatched Twin Valley South…with a bigger mission in mind.

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Baseball: Lonsway Looks Past Draft, Bets On Himself…
Feb
10

Baseball: Lonsway Looks Past Draft, Bets On Himself…

It was pretty much accepted that Celina’s Seth Lonsway would forego his senior season at Ohio State with last June’s MLB draft. But not so fast, as it turned out…and now he explains.

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Watterson Claims CCL Title With Buzzer-Beater Win Over Hartley
Feb
10

Watterson Claims CCL Title With Buzzer-Beater Win Over Hartley

Back and forth for four quarters, it took a buzzer beater Tuesday from Watterson’s Danielle Grim to claim the outright CCL championship with a 39-38 win over Hartley. Steve Blackledge writes the story for Press Pros Magazine.

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