Prep Football: L-B plows past Van Buren

By ANDREW WILLIAMS Staff Writer At 6-foot-1, 230 pounds, it’s an understatement to say Austin Combs is big for a high school running back. The Liberty-Benton senior outweighs all but three players on the Eagles’ roster and on Friday night, he showed why that kind of...

Division III volleyball: Rams knock off Mohawk for third time

By ANDREW WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER ATTICA — There is an old coaching adage that says that it’s tough to beat the same team three times in one season. If the task was difficult for Upper Sandusky in a Division III district semifinal matchup with Northern 10 foe Mohawk,...

Boys soccer: Turner’s hat trick sends Van Buren to district final

By ANDREW WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER OTTAWA HILLS — With the score knotted at 2-2 one minute into the second half, Van Buren’s J.J. Mowrey lined up for a corner kick. But instead of putting a sharp strike on the ball, he merely tapped it to teammate Trenton Boyette a few...

Prep volleyball: Vikings rally past Arcadia

By ANDREW WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — For two and a half games Tuesday night, the Leipsic Vikings were dead in the water. Then, things changed dramatically. Leipsic’s block at the net showed up, which in turn created offense for its powerful hitters, and the...

Prep football: Devils Power past Bucyrus

By ANDREW WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER CAREY — The weight of a standard size high school football is slightly less than one pound when fully inflated. But in the arms of Bryan Powers, it seemed much lighter Friday night. The Carey senior running back carried 19 times for 143...

Prep volleyball: Slow start doesn’t stop Elmwood

By ANDREW WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER BLOOMDALE — It was fitting that four of Elmwood’s final five points of the match came courtesy of the long arms of Ashley Veryser. The senior turned in a monstrous night at the net, putting away 20 kills to lead the Royals to a 25-13,...

Prep football: Knights win Valley Division showdown

By ANDREW WILLIAMS Staff Writer LEIPSIC — Legendary Ohio State coach Woody Hayes once said, “No back in the history of football was ever worth two fumbles a game.” With all due respect to Hayes, Van Buren’s Ross Adolph may have disproved that theory Friday...

Prep Golf: Van Buren ready to tee it up at state

By ANDREW WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER A season’s work, and in some cases a career, will culminate for several area golfers at this week’s Division III boys state golf tournament at NorthStar Golf Club in Sunbury. The top 12 teams and 12 individuals not on a qualifying team...

BVC football: L-B Eagles rally past Red Devils

By ANDREW WILLIAMS Staff Writer ARLINGTON — In rivalry games, all preconceived notions about how things should play out can usually be discarded at kickoff. Individual players, statistics, records and past history mean nothing for 48 minutes. The only thing that matters is...

District Golf: Boyer breaks 34-year state drought for N. Baltimore

By ANDREW WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — Thirty-four years is a long time to wait. In fact, it’s almost twice the age of senior Brock Boyer, who accomplished something no other North Baltimore golfer has since 1980. With a 78 on Thursday at the Division III...