Wednesday calendar

TODAY Senior Center, fitness center open, 5 a.m.-9 p.m.,; billiards, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; SilverSneakers Splash, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Birchaven; low impact cardio-toning class, 9-9:40 a.m.; conversation and needlecraft, 9-11 a.m.; SilverSneakers classic, 10-10:50 a.m.; water exercise class...

Shooting sports: Decker to be inducted into trapshooting hall of fame

Findlay’s Merle Decker Jr. will be inducted into the Ohio State Trapshooting Association Hall of Fame during the organization’s 128th annual tournament in June. Decker achieved his American Trapshooting Association Grand Slam in August of 1963 when he broke 200...

Prep track: Elmwood trio qualifies for regionals

OAK HARBOR — The Elmwood trio of Katie Dewey, Liz Garner and Courtney Emmitt qualified for regional competition in their respective events on the first day of the girls Division II District I track and field meet at Oak Harbor Tuesday. Eastwood leads Bellevue 40-24 in the...

Prep softball: Elmwood rolls to 11-0 win

BLOOMDALE — Miranda Benschoter tossed five innings of one-hit ball and recorded eight strikeouts, while also adding a double, a single and six RBIs at the plate as Elmwood pounded Fostoria 11-0 in Northern Buckeye Conference action Tuesday. The game was scoreless heading...

Prep baseball: Sexton does it all for Van Buren

MOUNT CORY — Van Buren junior Isaac Sexton put a hurting on Cory-Rawson in more ways than one in the Black Knights’ 10-0 Blanchard Valley Conference victory Tuesday. Sexton recorded a five-inning no-hitter, allowing a single base runner to reach on a walk while...

Local roundup: Area schools sweep top NWC Awards

BLUFFTON — Area athletes and coaches swept all of the top awards in the Northwest Conference as the league released its top award winners for track and field. Columbus Grove swept the NWC Boys Coach of the Year award as Chris Grothaus was voted the NWC Coach of the Year...

Prep baseball: Findlay advances to TRAC semifinal

Findlay High School took advantage of strong pitching and timely hitting in a 4-2 win Tuesday over Whitmer in the first round of the Three Rivers Athletic Conference baseball tournament. The Trojans (14-11) will play Toledo St. John (18-1) in the semifinals at noon, Monday at...

Prep football: Ohio football mercy rule adopted for 2014 season

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Knowing when to call off the dogs in one-sided football games has always been an in-game decision for officials and coaches. This year, that decision may be predetermined. A “mercy rule” for high school football was approved last week by...

Prep softball: Jackets rally for win

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER KENTON — When a good hitting team battles at the plate by fouling off pitch after pitch and waiting for the right one, the outcome is often good. In New Riegel’s case in Tuesday’s Division IV district semifinal softball game...

Wednesday’s scoreboard

PREP BASEBALL State Coaches Poll Division I SCHOOL (1st-place votes) RECORD PTS 1, Walsh Jesuit (27) 23-0 279 2, Lakota West (2) 21-4 237 3, Cincinnati Moeller 19-4 212 4, Hudson 20-3 137 5, Springboro 21-4 104 6, Olentangy Liberty 21-5 103 7, Grove City 20-5 100 8, Westerville...