ON DECK: Prep hoops and area prep football coaching moves

There are a handful of area prep basketball games on the local sports schedule tonight and we’ll have the latest on of the action and more for you tonight here at The Courier. There are three all-area nonconference girls basketball matchups of note tonight. McComb travels to...

School resource officer replaced

Hancock County’s school resource officer has been replaced for breaking internal policy, according to the sheriff. Deputy Mike McGuire was removed from the position on Dec. 9 for lagging behind on reports, said Sheriff Michael Heldman. McGuire had been on administrative leave for...

Prep Wrestling: Falk wins for Bluffton

LIMA — Bluffton’s Dustin Falk posted a perfect 5-0 record to win the 132-pound division at Saturday’s Allen County Invitational at Lima Senior. Lima Bath topped Delphos St. John’s 406-281 for the team title. Bluffton was ninth with 121 points. Falk earned...

College Basketball: Bluffton sweeps Anderson

ANDERSON, Ind. — The Bluffton University men’s basketball team hit nearly 70 percent of its shots from the field and Arlington native Thayne Recker tossed in a career-high 28 points as the Beavers cruised to an 89-79 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference win over...

College Wrestling: Walters reaches Midwest Classic semis

INDIANAPOLIS — The University of Findlay’s Adam Walters is the lone Roughneck wrestler left in the tournament after the first day of the Midwest Classic at the University of Indianapolis. Walter whipped East Stroudsburg’s Joey Fogle 11-1 in his opening-round...

Weekend: Mental Health Moment

By LINDA J. STOCKTON Triangles are useful when learning about geometry. They’re not so helpful if we’re talking about communication and relationships. In fact, triangular communication contributes to dysfunctional relationships. Triangular communication occurs when...

Sunday’s Scoreboard

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL Saturday’s Results Northern Ohio League Norwalk Senior at Shelby, ppd. Firelands Conference Ashland Mapleton at Ashland Crestview, ppd. Monroeville at South Central, ppd. Norwalk St. Paul at Plymouth, ppd. Western Reserve at New London, ppd. Sandusky...

Weekend: Simple swaps to help you eat healthy over the holidays

By BRITTANY BUCHER With the holiday season here, healthy eating is often lost among the presents, parties, and, of course, holiday foods. It is important to remember that a holiday meal can be healthy. Often the holidays are overloaded with Christmas cookies, pies, cakes and...

College Basketball: Yoder breaks 1,000 in ONU win

ADA — Ohio Northern University senior Cenzie Yoder became the 12th player in Ohio Northern women’s basketball history to score 1,000 career points, as the Polar Bears defeated Muskingum 81-71 in an Ohio Athletic Conference women’s basketball game Saturday. The...

Women’s Basketball: Defensive woes stymie Oilers

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER In a tight game, defense can make the difference in deciding the outcome of a game. When it mattered most Saturday afternoon, the University of Findlay women’s basketball team was unable to make the key defensive plays, which led to a 71-66 loss...