Prep football: Fostoria tabs Derek Kidwell as grid coach

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA — Derek Kidwell remembers walking off the football field on many Friday nights, the high-banked lights of Memorial Stadium illuminating another winning effort by the Redmen. A generation later, he wants the Fostoria players now coming...

Prep football: Banging the drum for spring football

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER With snow on the ground and a cold wind blowing, it sure felt like football weather on Tuesday. If Ohio State coach Urban Meyer had his way, spring could be as important to the sport as August two-a-days and frosty fall nights. At a coaches clinic...

Prep basketball: L-B’s Williman steps down

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Steve Williman’s first win as a varsity basketball coach came against Liberty-Benton. But it’s the 516 wins he earned coaching the Eagles, not against them, that will some day earn him a spot in the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches...

Prep football: Myers takes reins at Pandora-Gilboa

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER PANDORA — Chris Myers has walked the sidelines many times when McComb traveled to Pandora-Gilboa for a football game. But things will be much different when the Rockets host the Panthers in Week 2 of the 2014 season. This time, he’ll be the guy...

Boys regional basketball: Titans, T-Birds set to battle again for a title

By DAVE HANNEMAN sTAFF WRITER Bragging rights are always on the line when Ottawa-Glandorf and Lima Central Catholic get together. This time of year, there’s sought-after hardware at stake as well. For the fifth straight year, O-G and LCC will square off in tournament play...

Boys Basketball: O-G rolls to regional final

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER ADA — For a team struggling with slow starts in tournament play, Ottawa-Glandorf sure seemed in a hurry to get to the regional final. O-G blitzed Huron 16-8 in the first quarter, padded the lead to 35-23 at the half and beat back every comeback bid...

Regional Boys Basketball: O-G kicking it up a notch

By DAVE HANNEMAN sTAFF WRITER Ottawa-Glandorf ended the regular season with three straight losses. But when they flipped the page on the calendar, the Titans flipped an internal switch as well. “Our guys understand that when March comes around you have to kick it up a...

Girls basketball: Lyon created legacy at Findlay High

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Connie Lyon will never, ever define her coaching career by wins and losses. She could fill a couple of scrapbooks, though, with the photos, mementoes and memories of the lives she has touched. “What I love most about coaching is being the...

Boys Basketball: Findlay can’t connect late in loss to Perrysburg

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER TONTOGANY — Matt Mesker spent most of Thursday’s game being a bit defensive. But when the Perrysburg senior went on the offensive, the Yellow Jackets were headed to the district championship game. Mesker, 5-foot-9 and stickier than duct tape,...

Boys Basketball: Findlay to take on NLL champs

By DAVE HANNEMAN sTAFF WRITER Findlay and Perrysburg don’t play each other during the regular season. But the Trojans and Yellow Jackets will renew a long-running tournament rivalry when they clash Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Division I district semifinals at Otsego High...