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Prep football: Trojans roll to 5-0

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER It was a perfect night for football when Findlay hosted Oregon Clay Friday on Senior Night at Donnell Stadium. But the way Mark Ritzler saw it, it was not a perfect night of football, and with a meat grinder of a Three Rivers Athletic Conference...

Prep Football: FHS hoping for big senior night vs. Clay

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER After playing three of its first four games on the road, Findlay returns home to celebrate Senior Night when the Trojans host Oregon Clay on Friday in a 7 p.m. Three Rivers Athletic Conference matchup at Donnell Stadium. COACHES: Mark Ritzler, in his...

Prep Football: Trojans improve to 4-0

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER TOLEDO — Findlay’s D’on Stinson was a marked man in the first half of Friday’s Three Rivers Athletic Conference game against Toledo St. Francis. In the second half, Stinson looked like a man on a mission. “The key was we...

Prep football: Trojans open TRAC play against St. Francis

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Findlay heads up I-75 for the second straight week and third time this season on Friday. This time the destination is the Glass Bowl on the University of Toledo campus, where the Trojans will battle Toledo St. Francis in the Three Rivers Athletic...

Prep football: Trojans rout Southview

By DAVE HANNEMAN Staff Writer SYLVANIA — Dewey Lee doesn’t break the game of football down with the strategy of Xs and Os. Findlay’s veteran senior offensive lineman puts it in a more basic perspective. “We cry. We bleed. We hustle. That’s all we...

Prep football: Findlay is a win away from 3-0

                                          By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Findlay heads north for the second time in three weeks, this time to take on the Cougars of Sylvania...

Prep football: Trojans blast Harrison, 62-14

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Cam Dillon had never scored a touchdown as a varsity football player for Findlay High School. But he liked doing is so much he decided to do it twice, and from both sides of the ball to boot. “The coaches prepared us really well all...

Prep football: Harrison next up for Findlay High

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Findlay welcomes a first-time opponent to Donnell Stadium on Friday when the Harrison Wildcats come to town for the Trojans’ home opener. WHEN & WHERE: Friday, 7 p.m. at Donnell Stadium. COACHES: Mark Ritzler in his 11th season as...

Prep football: Trojans dominate Generals

By DAVE HANNEMAN Staff Writer WHITEHOUSE — Mark Ritzler knew he might not have as much big-play firepower as most years. But he also knew doing a lot of the little things right could produce the same results. “All three things were working well tonight,” Ritzler...

Former coach had ‘contagious energy’

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Tim Nichols was struck by the saying on the memorial card at Steve Ickes’ viewing. In his estimation, it was spot on. “The card had a really notable quote on it,” Nichols said. “It was something about fighting the good fight,...