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Boys Basketball: Leipsic makes its own breaks in 44-43 win

By ANDREW WILLIAMS Staff Writer LEIPSIC — Sometimes in a close game, all a coach can ask is for the ball to bounce his team’s way at a critical point. In the case of Scott Maag and his Leipsic Vikings, it did on multiple occasions Friday night when they needed it...

Boys basketball: Turnovers doom Blue Jackets in loss to Bucks

By ANDREW WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER NEW RIEGEL — To say New Riegel got off to a rocky start in Monday night’s nonconference contest with Buckeye Central would be an understatement. The Blue Jackets trailed 18-6 at the end of the first quarter, committing eight turnovers...

Boys Basketball: Efficient L-B takes down Leipsic in BVC

By ANDREW WILLIAMS Staff Writer It wasn’t flashy. But then again, nobody ever claimed it had to be. It was methodical and most importantly, it was efficient. The “it” being referred to here was Liberty-Benton’s performance in the season opener Friday...

Girls basketball: Elmwood tops McComb in OT

By ANDREW WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER MCCOMB — Elmwood’s Ashley Veryser scored seven of her team’s first nine points of the game as the Royals grabbed a 17-13 lead at the end of the first quarter. It was her final two points of the game, a pair of free throws with...

BVC Girls Basketball: Leipsic handles Riverdale in conference opener

By ANDREW WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER LEIPSIC — Throughout the course of a game, it is generally a team’s key players who control the flow of the action. But when crunch time hits and those players aren’t available, it’s up to someone else to make a play and...

Prep Football: Columbus Grove no match for Marion Local

By ANDREW WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER LIMA — When a speeding train is headed toward the station, the best thing to do is just stay off the tracks. Unfortunately for Columbus Grove, it didn’t get that option Saturday night. Senior Jacy Goettemoeller carried 15 times for 177...

Prep Football: Grove no match for Marion Local

By ANDREW WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER LIMA — When a speeding train is headed toward the station, the best thing to do is just stay off the tracks. Unfortunately for Columbus Grove, it didn’t get that option Saturday night. Senior Jacy Goettemoeller carried 15 times for 177...

Prep football: Hoying rallies Coldwater past L-B in regional final

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, all on the ground while chewing up 10:03 off the clock, and grabbed a 7-0 lead after Austin Combs bulled in...

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...