Prep football: Grove wins Round 2 against Rockets

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS GROVE — Columbus Grove went 5-4 against bigger schools this season. And the way Bulldogs’ coach Andy Schafer sees it, that’s not a bad thing. “We’ve been through some tough games this year. We were definitely...

Prep Football: Grove uses 5-minute burst to top P-G

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS GROVE — Pandora-Gilboa waited 10 weeks and a whole season to get a rematch with Columbus Grove. But it took just a 5-minute stretch in the third quarter for the Rockets’ plans to go awry. Columbus Grove opened the second half...

Prep Football: A long time coming for Van Buren, Masters

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER VAN BUREN — The wind whipping around the red brick school building and across the Van Buren football field was enough to catch a man’s breath in his throat and cause his eyes to water. Yeah, that was it. The wind, and just maybe the...

Prep Football: Monster night for Mogolu

By DAVE HANNEMAN Staff Writer TOLEDO — Findlay got nothing from Emmanuel Mogolu’s first big run of the game. But the Trojans plenty of redemption from the rest of them. Mogolu rushed for a school single-game record 392 yards and scored four touchdowns in powering...

Prep Football: Findlay hoping to contain Carswell

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER The dream of every football coach in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference is also the looming nightmare of every coach in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference. That’s the Catch-22 dilemma of facing Toledo St. Francis running back Lamar...

TRAC Football: Findlay comes up short in Fremont

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER FREMONT– Chandler Stillings is 6 feet, 1 inch tall. If he was 6 foot 2, Findlay and Fremont Ross might still be playing football. Stillings grabbed a fourth-down pass from Brandon Muehl at the 3-yard line and reached, stretched and extended...

Prep football: It’s rivalry week for Findlay

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER There’s been a changing of the guard in the Fremont Ross football camp. While the names and faces may change, though, the rivalry never does. Findlay (5-3, 2-3 TRAC) and Fremont Ross (5-3, 3-2 TRAC) clash for the 92nd time in the long and...

Prep soccer: Trojans fall in overtime

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Coach Andrew Screptock says Springfield used to be a stepping stone for a lot of high school soccer teams. Now, the Blue Devils are one step away from the regional tournament. Senior captains Steven Sekerak and Joe Yeager teamed up for two goals...

Prep football: Whitmer runs past FHS

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Findlay doesn’t hold its home track meets at Donnell Stadium anymore, not since the completion of the Cooper Tire Track and Field Complex at the high school. But there was a track meet at Donnell on Friday, and Toledo Whitmer had the...

Prep football: Findlay faces crucial game against Whitmer on Friday

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Findlay High’s football team has faced one of the favorites to win the Three Rivers Athletic Conference. Friday, the Trojans will face the other when Toledo Whitmer pays a visit to Donnell Stadium. In a preseason poll of TRAC football coaches,...