College basketball: UF men thump Malone

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER CANTON — Alphonso Baity had no intentions of letting history repeat itself. He remembers what happened to the University of Findlay men’s basketball team a year ago against Malone on the road. No way was he about to leave town with a loss...

Prep swimming: Trojans compete in state junior varsity meet

CANTON — Findlay’s Ryan Schmidt, Trent Shaffer, Kaleb Scott and Matthew Hucke finished 13th (4:20.10) in the 400 freestyle relay and 15th (1:57.12) in the 200 free at the junior varsity state swimming competition held in Canton on Saturday. Abigail Spitler in the 500...

College basketball: Bluffton men rally, defeat Hanover

HANOVER, Ind. — Billy Taflinger finished with 32 points and Thayne Recker (Arlington) added 14 points and 13 rebounds as Bluffton University upset Hanover College 76-66 Saturday in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference competition. The Beavers (7-12, 3-9 HCAC) trailed...

Prep hockey: Trojans travel to Indiana, come away a winner

HAMILTON, Ind.– Findlay scored three power-play goals, one breaking a 2-2 tie late in the second period and another opening some breathing room in the third, as the Trojans rallied to beat Hamilton, Ind., 4-2 in prep hockey action on Saturday. Noah Hindall, with Kirby...

Boys basketball: Fast start pushes Arlington past Falcons

MOUNT BLANCHARD — Arlington got off to an 18-8 start against Riverdale on its way to a 62-57 nonconference boys basketball win Saturday over the Falcons. Andrew Hunter and Michael Blunk both scored 19 points. Blunk also finished off a double-double with 10 rebounds. Jordan...

Boys basketball: Carey tops state-ranked Buckeye Central

CAREY — Bryan Powers’ 31 points, 20 from Zach Boes and a 32-12 first-quarter advantage helped Carey defeat state-ranked Buckeye Central 79-66 in a nonconference boys basketball matchup on Saturday. Buckeye Central, which entered the game 14-1 and ranked eighth among...

Girls basketball: Leipsic wins PCL crown

LEIPSIC — Leipsic got out to an early lead and had little trouble taking care of Ottoville for a 48-31 victory over the Big Green that clinched the outright Putnam County League girls basketball championship. Leipsic (15-3, 6-0 PCL) earned its first PCL crown since 2009...

A normal day gone freakishly wrong

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer A Findlay man is hoping his successful recovery from a traumatic brain injury will provide inspiration for others facing challenges. Phil Beatty was driving to work on the morning of Jan. 24, 2013, when a freak accident occurred. An orange road...

Carey firefighters battle duplex fire

CAREY — The Carey Fire Department responded to a duplex fire at 11:55 a.m. Saturday. The fire damaged the living room and front porch area of a duplex at 232 E. South St. in Carey. Nobody was injured in the fire and no estimate of cost of damages has been made yet, said...

College wrestling: Roughnecks post 1-2 mark at GLIAC tourney

The University of Findlay wrestling team posted a 1-2 record at Saturday’s Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament Saturday at Croy Gymnasium. The Roughnecks began the day with a 31-15 loss to GLIAC champion Lake Erie before dropping a 28-10 decision to...