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,...

Woman spent 33 years with Ottawa EMS

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Sue Williams’ training taught her how to care for the injured and the infirm. Her proclivity to care, well, that came naturally. Williams, 52 when she died on March 13, worked for 28 years as a Putnam County dispatcher and for 33...

Shoemaker seeks state golf title

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Spencer Shoemaker has a horde of state championship trophies with a guy holding a racquet. This week, he’d like to add a guy holding a golf club to his collection. Shoemaker will be making his fourth straight trip to the state golf tournament...

Prep football: Irish overtake Trojans

By DAVE HANNEMAN sTAFF WRITER It was a perfect night for football at Donnell Stadium Friday night. But it was not a perfect night of football, and the difference between those two little prepositions explained how Toledo Central Catholic was able to erase a 14-0 deficit and...

Prep Football: Findlay seeks rebound against Toledo Central Catholic

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Findlay jumps out of the frying pan and into a bigger one this week with Toledo Central Catholic visiting Donnell Stadium for a Three Rivers Athletic Conference contest. A 31-7 win over Central Catholic was a key stepping stone in Findlay’s...

Prep volleyball: Titans clinch share of WBL crown

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Madalyn Shalter wasn’t in Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium Tuesday night. Probably hasn’t been for years. But Ottawa-Glandorf volleyball coach Ann Ellerbrock credited the former all-Ohio standout with having as much influence...

TRAC football: Spartans defend home turf, whip Trojans

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER LIMA — Findlay and Lima Senior traded haymakers in the first quarter of Friday’s Three Rivers Athletic Conference showdown. But it was the lightning quick jab, jab, jabs of the Spartans that finally floored the Trojans. Junior quarterback...