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Around The Hirn

High school and college sports from the 419 and Northwest Ohio as told by Michael Hirn. Each episode will feature recaps, previews and interviews with players and coaches from the area.

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Week 15

Nelaya Burden, the newest 1,000 point scorer at Spencerville and Colin Foster, the Sports Editor of the Celina Daily Standard are the guests this week.Also news and notes from the area and a look at girls basketball's conference awards.


21 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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Week 19

Baseball talk with two of Division 4's best this week:Minster's baseball and girls hoops boss Mike WissMiller City baseball head coach Dusty PesterAlso Jerry Snodgrass remarks from the OHSAA press conference held on Thursday and updates on spring/winter/fall seasons.


20 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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Week Twenty

4 of the best coaches in the state of Ohio appear on this weeks show as I'm honored to have these guys on:Coldwater Baseball coach Brian Harlamert#1 Columbus Grove Bulldogs Boys Basketball coach Chris SautterOttawa Glandorf Boys Basketball coach Tyson McGlaughlinMarion Local Boys Basketball coach Kurt GoettemoellerAll four coaches talk about their seasons as well as look back to a pair of titles and talk about the OHSAA's cancellation of the winter championships.

1hr 18mins

26 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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Week Twenty One

While the Covid-19 virus may be cancelling sports we've still got plenty of things to talk about with this weeks guest:ONU standout and Marion Local graduate Ryan Bruns returns to talk about the cancellation of his season in Spain, Van Buren 3 sport star Cade Whitticar explains his thoughts on having two sports he participates in cancelled, and Parkway coach Doug Hughes reflects on his Panthers dream season.


1 Apr 2020

Rank #4

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Week Thirteen

Two scheduled guests and a bonus guest this week!Leipsic AD/Girls Basketball coach Gary Kreinbrink discusses his teams success, tournament draw and the schools new Hall of Fame honors.Broadcaster and NWCC head honcho Aaron Matthews talks his broadcasting career, brings up some memories of various things and discusses what's next on his agenda. St. Marys Girls basketball coach Jon Burke joins the show to talk all things Roughriders in a surprise addition and becomes the first guest to appear live twice on the podcast.All of that plus a look at the girls basketball tournament and a throwback from my days as an intern reading scores on Friday nights.

1hr 5mins

6 Feb 2020

Rank #5

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Week twelve

Week 12 features Fort Jennings baseball coach Matt Dube as he talks about fundraising a new field project in the Fort, DHI Media's Joe Dray who speaks on the female wrestlers in the area and his story on it, and Spencerville junior Emma Leis who chats about breaking the school record for points in a game on Thursday night.Hear also about this weeks basketball schedule and so much more.


31 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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Week Twenty Two

Two great guests on this weeks show talk about life and sports. Doug Jenkins explains his recent news on stepping away from calling Ottawa Glandorf sports and reminisces about some classic Titan(ic) struggles while Lincolnview baseball coach Eric Fishpaw opines about the possibility of the high school baseball season and what it might look like if it does indeed happen.Be sure to tweet us @michaelhirnpbp with what you think of the show and who you'd like to hear on next.

1hr 5mins

11 Apr 2020

Rank #7

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Week eleven

This weeks episode takes a look at the area winter standings as well as Perry basketball with Matt Tabler and Ottoville basketball after their experience at Flyin to the Hoop with Keith Utendorf.


24 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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Week Eighteen

Guest this week include:Jerry Snodgrass, Exec Director of OHSAA to talk about recent events caused by the CoronavirusCarla Siegel, HC of the Ft Loramie girls basketball team that will play in ColumbusJeff Maurer, HC of the Anna girls hoops squad that will play in Cbus.Also talk about local athletes getting recognition and local sports news.

1hr 10mins

12 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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Week Twenty Three

Another week looking back at classic games with Spencerville's girls basketball coach Greg Ekis about his teams 2019 win over Columbus Grove.Wapak baseball coach Jason Brandt chats about classic games and his recent twitter bracket of best Redskin squads. Coldwater graduates Cole Frilling and Jacob Wenning reminisce on their run to a regional finals appearance in basketball in their senior seasons.


16 Apr 2020

Rank #10

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Week Fourteen

This weeks episode features two coaches with #1 ranked teams in the state as Columbus Grove boss Chris Sautter and Shawnee head coach Mark Triplett talk basketball while Spencerville head cheerleading coach Kimberly Ekis chats about her teams State Championship appearance coming up in March.Also on the show I chat about the WBL Coaches Pre-Season baseball poll, Girls league championships that were decided last night, and the St. Marys Bowling team.


14 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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Week 17

This weeks episode features Eric McCracken aka Big E of Lee Kinstle who talks about his love for the area and all he does for the local sports scene and why.Rick Hartings, the bowling coach at Coldwater speaks about his teams state title and runner up run from this past weekend.A look at local sports and the teams still alive takes place as well.


6 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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Week 16

WBL Girls Basketball Player of the Year Kelsey Erford and bowling expert and fanatic Scott Frey are the guests this week as they discuss their seasons and the tournament landscape in the area respectively.Also on this weeks episode I talk about the tournament draws for both boys and girls and the schedule of what is happening in the area.


28 Feb 2020

Rank #13

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Week Twenty Nine

Two great interviews this week as the Celina Daily Standard's Gary Rasberry shares his thoughts on classic games he's called and a project the paper is working on in the area. Kalida graduate and BGSU pitcher Owen Recker chats about his injury, his time as a Falcon and the possible future of the program as well as his times as a Wildcat.Also hear the latest area news in the coaching realm and college signings.

1hr 8mins

28 May 2020

Rank #14

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Week Twenty Seven

New Celina Boys Basketball Coach Adam Johns talks about his hiring and his trek from Wapak and St. Marys to the new job as well as his memories of the 2004 St. Marys State Title game.Lincolnview and BGSU standout Brandon Pardon reminisces about his teams 1997 championship as well as what he remembers about his playing career and so much more. In this episode we also take a look at area news and another college closes the doors to their fall and winter seasons.

1hr 8mins

14 May 2020

Rank #15

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Week Twenty Five

Fort Loramie graduate and Hanwha Eagles outfielder Jared Hoying is this weeks guest as he talks about his journey to the Korean League and the shape of his world and so much more.


1 May 2020

Rank #16

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Week Twenty Four

This week on Around the Hirn we talk about local athletes signing to play college ball as well as the end of the spring season officially and the local university shutting it's doors. Guest this week include:Coldwater duo Jacob Wenning and Cole Frilling are back to talk about the Cavaliers state baseball run from 2019.Luke Krouse tells us what it was like to be a part of an Antwerp team who reached the final 4.Drew Johnson opines about his days at Pandora Gilboa and now at Huntington University.Luke Knapke recaps his tremendous career at Toledo and talks about signing his first pro contract.

1hr 18mins

23 Apr 2020

Rank #17

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Week 10

This week features a look around big area games as well as Flyin to the Hoop this weekend in Kettering.Guest this week include Coldwater's 3 sport athlete Noah Miller and Lincolnview standout pitcher Landon Price as both talk about their seasons and where and why they chose to continue playing at the next level.


16 Jan 2020

Rank #18

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Week nine

This weeks guests include WLIO Sports Director Jayson Geiser as he chats about growing up in the area, his favorite memories and replacing Vince Koza.Lee W Mowen of the Dayton and Cincinnati Sports Podcast talks about his podcast and his growth in the business with a microphone doing both play by play and PA announcing.Also on the show some thoughts about the tragedy in Ottawa this morning and a look ahead to the big games on this Friday night.Personal note: My heart goes out to the community in their time of need.


10 Jan 2020

Rank #19

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Week 8

Ryan Bruns of Marion Local/ONU stops by to talk about playing professional basketball in Spain as well as Tyson McGlaughlin the head coach of the OG Boys program breaks down his teams Friday night matchup with Africentric.Favorite sports moments of the past decade at the local level and remembering Vince Koza also highlight this weeks show.


3 Jan 2020

Rank #20