Prep basketball: Homegrown talent on the floor in Division IV

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Little Berlin Hiland High School never really showed up on anybody’s prep basketball radar until Sports Illustrated ran an article about how Perry Reese Jr., a young black Catholic coaching a rural white boys team in the heart of Holmes County...

State Girls Basketball: Ottoville looking to knock off No. 1 Berlin Hiland

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Berlin Hiland girls basketball coach Dave Schlabach says Ottoville will “probably be the best team we’ll play this year.” Considering some of the teams the Hawks have squared off against, that’s quite a compliment. Hiland,...

Girls regional basketball: Titans head back to state

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER MANSFIELD — Ottawa-Glandorf coach Troy Yant called a timeout when Norton’s Jordan Bird stole a pass and raced to put in a layup that tied Friday’s regional final game 11-11. A quick breather seemed to be just what the Titans needed....

Regional girls basketball: Big Green roll into regional final

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER ELIDA — Buckeye Central wanted to play fast Thursday night. Unfortunately for the Buckettes, they ran into someone faster. Ottoville set the tone quickly with an 11-6 edge in the first quarter, blew the game open with a 14-0 run in the second...

District Boys Basketball: Rams just a win away from regional

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER ADA — Falling behind Wapakoneta 10-0 in the first four minutes of Wednesday’s Division II district semifinal was definitely not the best thing for Upper Sandusky. But Rams’ coach Jeff Winslow knew it wasn’t the worst that...

District Girls Basketball: Ottoville wins ugly vs. Arlington

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Ottovlle girls basketball coach Dave Kleman won’t be nominating Saturday’s 45-34 win over Arlington for any Oscars, Emmys or Golden Globes. But the gold trophy they handed the Big Green for winning a Division IV district...

Girls Basketball: Ottoville gets ugly win over Arlington

By DAVE HANNEMAN Staff Writer OTTAWA — Ottovlle girls basketball coach Dave Kleman won’t be nominating Saturday’s 45-34 win over Arlington for any Oscars, Emmys or Golden Globes. But the gold trophy they handed the Big Green for winning a Division IV district...

Boys Basketball: Bowsher spoils Nunn’s career milestone night

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA — Kyle Nunn added another footnote on Friday to his basketball career at Findlay High School He would have liked to have added another chapter. Nunn scored 22 points in the Trojans’ Division I district final matchup with Toledo...

Prep boys basketball: Big Green beat PCL champs

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — The 2016-17 Putnam County League championship trophy will look mighty good in Pandora-Gilboa’s trophy case. Ottoville made sure it would not have company. Entering tournament play on a five-game losing streak and winless in 10 of...

Prep boys basketball: Big Green beat PCL champs

By DAVE HANNEMAN Staff Writer OTTAWA — The 2016-17 Putnam County League championship trophy will look mighty good in Pandora-Gilboa’s trophy case. Ottoville made sure it would not have company. Entering tournament play on a five-game losing streak and winless in 10 of...