Prep tennis: Findlay tops Irish for TRAC victory

Max MacDonald and Jake Elbin posted two-set victories at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively, and Findlay High swept both doubles matches for a 4-1 Three Rivers Athletic Conference win against Toledo Central Catholic on Thursday at the FHS Courts. MacDonald won a tight first...

Friday’s scoreboard

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American League East Division W L Pct GB New York 5 5 .500 — Tampa Bay 5 5 .500 — Toronto 5 5 .500 — Baltimore 4 5 .444 ½ Boston 4 6 .400 1 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 5 2 .714 — Chicago 5 5 .500 1½ Cleveland 5 5 .500 1½...

Friday calendar

TODAY Findlay Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose Ave.; fitness center open, 5 a.m.-9 p.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; SilverSneakers, 9-9:50 a.m.; Bible study, 9-10:30 a.m.; SilverSneakers yoga, 10-10:50 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sequence and cards, 1-4 p.m.; SilverSneakers...

Prep track: Van Buren hosting Mowrey Invitational tonight

It will be an all-area field at Friday night’s Doug Mowrey Invitational track and field meet at Van Buren. Van Buren’s girls and Elmwood’s boys teams will both be back to defend the team titles they won last season. Arcadia, Carey, McCiomb, North Baltimore and...

College football: Expectations have been raised for Oilers

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER Expectations have been raised for the University of Findlay football team. The Oilers closed the 2013 season with four consecutive wins to finish 8-3 overall and 7-3 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Findlay turned that momentum...

Prep softball: Kliesch fires 1-hitter in Vanlue victory

VANLUE — Olivia Kliesch fired a one-hitter and hit a two-run home run as the Wildcats pounded McComb 15-0 in five innings in a Blanchard Valley Conference game on Thursday. Haley Bonham singled twice, doubled and drove in two runs, Chelsi Hartman added two singles and three RBIs...

Prep baseball: Findlay High falls to Defiance

Defiance drilled seven extra-base hits and used a five-run second inning to knock off Findlay 11-2 in a nonconference baseball game Thursday. Dom Gentile ripped a triple, single and drove in three runs to lead Defiance (3-1), the defending Division II state champs. Austin Hancock...

Electrical engineer also served as VB scorekeeper

By TED RADICK Staff Writer Bruce Basil enjoyed helping people. “He was a people person. He loved giving hugs,” said his widow, Sharon Basil. “He was someone who wanted to make a difference, he wanted to help. “He didn’t want accolades, he just wanted...

La Scola restaurant closes down

La Scola Tuscan Grill has shut its doors after two years in Findlay. The Italian restaurant at 2215 Tiffin Ave. closed on Thursday, said Moussa Salloukh, owner and partner of the restaurant. “We had a great time while we were there,” Salloukh said. Salloukh declined...

C-R board to meet

RAWSON — Cory-Rawson school board will hold its April meeting at 8 a.m. Saturday in the elementary conference room. Immediately after, the board will hold a work session for board member training until 2:30 p.m.