Prep Football: Coldwater answers L-B in regional final win

By ANDREW WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER LIMA — On the opening possession of the game, Liberty-Benton did precisely what it wanted to do. The Eagles went 80 yards in 19 plays without attempting a pass, while chewing up 10:03 and grabbed a 7-0 lead after Austin Combs bulled in from a...

Prep football: Eagles face tough test against Coldwater

By ANDREW WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER By the time the high school football season reaches Week 13, the regional finals in Divisions II through VII, it’s safe to say that all of the teams still competing are quality opponents. With only eight teams remaining in each division, the...

Division VII playoffs: Schafer’s Bulldogs back in regional final

By ANDREW WILLIAMS Staff Writer Growing pains are, by definition, generally not enjoyable things to go through. However, in most cases, they are necessary if progress is going to be made in a positive direction. Columbus Grove coach Andy Schafer knows all about the growing pains....

WITH VIDEO: Division VII playoffs: Babb steps up as Arlington downs McComb

By ANDREW WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER When the starting quarterback goes down with an injury in the first quarter of a playoff game against a conference rival, there are probably going to be more than a few uneasy moments for the coach when he turns it over to the second-string guy. In...

Prep Football: Babb steps up in Arlington win over McComb (with video)

Arlington powered its way to a 34-14 playoff victory over McComb on Saturday at Donnell Stadium in Findlay. By ANDREW WILLIAMS Staff Writer When the starting quarterback goes down with an injury in the first quarter of a playoff game against a conference rival, there are probably...

Prep Football: Schafer’s Bulldogs are back in the regional finals

By ANDREW WILLIAMS Staff Writer Growing pains are, by definition, generally not enjoyable things to go through. However, in most cases, they are necessary if progress is going to be made in a positive direction. Columbus Grove coach Andy Schafer knows all about the growing pains....

Prep volleyball: McComb falls in title match

By ANDREW WILLIAMS Staff Writer DAYTON — Saturday was a day of firsts at Wright State University’s Ervin J. Nutter Center. McComb and Fort Loramie were each playing in the state championship volleyball match for the first time. The McComb Panthers lost more than one...

State Volleyball: Fort Loramie takes down McComb in title match

By ANDREW WILLIAMS Staff Writer DAYTON — Saturday was a day of firsts at Wright State University’s Ervin J. Nutter Center. McComb and Fort Loramie were each playing in the state championship volleyball match for the first time. The McComb Panthers lost more than one...

Girls soccer: O-G Titans fall in state final

By ANDREW WILLIAMS Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Winning a high school state championship is something only a small percentage of student-athletes ever get to experience. While Ottawa-Glandorf fell short of the OHSAA’s highest athletic award, the Titans showed how they had...

State volleyball: Panthers find something extra

By ANDREW WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER DAYTON — “Winners find a way.” It’s been McComb volleyball coach Dave Reinhart’s motto since his days at Hopewell-Loudon, where he led the Chieftains to five straight state championships from 1997-2001. When things...