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Basketball: Craft just wants a shot

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER There was only one full-grown, life-size Aaron Craft at the University of Findlay’s Koehler Center on Friday. But there might have been a few promising pint-sized versions of the former Liberty-Benton and Ohio State standout and NBA hopeful in...

Leipsic’s Cupp is motivated to get better

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER LEIPSIC — Leipsic lineman Gavin Cupp said he tried to contact someone from the Michigan State University football program before taking part in a Friday Night Lights camp at Ohio State University last Friday, but did not get through to anyone...

McComb football coach remembered for his passion, success

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER In masonry, “mud” is what holds cement blocks together. Used as a proper name, it sort of meant the same thing. Football coach Tom “Mud” Maidlow could appreciate the importance of a strong wall. During his years at McComb High...

Concussions becoming concern even in high school sports

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER From kids’ sports to the NFL, the buzzword in athletics is “concussion,” and more attention is being focused on prevention, especially in soccer. “Concussions in general have become an issue for all high school coaches,”...

Prep Sports: Northwest District happy with financials

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Volleyball generated the most tournament revenue during the 2014-15 school year, boys basketball was second and boys and girls soccer also did well according to financial records shared by the Northwest District Athletic Board. Ohio has six districts...

GLIAC loses five members; Ashland, Tiffin staying in conference

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER BAY CITY, Mich. — The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference will lose over a third of its membership with the announcement on Monday that five schools, including the University of Findlay, were breaking from the league to join the...

Legion baseball: Adolph, Findlay top Sandusky, 8-6

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Orange and black were Ross Adolph’s colors during his prep baseball career at Van Buren. But he’s playing for the Findlay Legion team now, and when he came to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning on Wednesday, all he was seeing...

Prep baseball: Miller City aced out

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER HAMLER — Jake Greer tossed and turned a lot Thursday night. But, it’s a good bet the Hicksville freshman slept like a baby on Friday. Greer is still too young to drive, and likely was on a Pony League roster a year ago. But the...

Prep Baseball: Miller City advances to regional final

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER HAMLER — Miller City’s Ross Lehman had an atypical game on the pitching mound on Thursday. But the rest of his game was typically clutch. Lehman faced just seven Toledo Christian batters in Thursday’s Division IV regional baseball...

Prep Tennis: Teatsorth ready for his return to state

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER It was only one year ago that Reid Teatsorth qualified for the OHSAA state tennis tournament. But the difference in the player, then and now, can’t be measured in mere days, weeks and months. “Reid Teatsorth, as a junior, was in awe of...