Running: Marathon man

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER CINCINNATI — Steve Miller ran cross country during his high schools days at Riverdale High School. Eighteen years later he’s still running cross country — literally — 26.2 miles at a time. Miller completed a rare feat this...

Prep basketball: Roth steps down as McComb coach

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb will have a new boys basketball coach this season with the recent announcement that Aaron Roth, who followed a Hall of Fame career at the University of Findlay with a 200-win coaching career, is stepping down after 17 seasons as...

Junior golf: Shoemaker shoots 73 to finish sixth at Ohio Junior Golf Championship

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Even with golfers still on the course, Spencer Shoemaker knew he wouldn’t be taking home the trophy for winning the 2014 Ohio Junior Golf Championship. Inside, though, Shoemaker knew he’d be taking home a lot more than some hardware to...

Prep football: Kenton’s Furbush suiting up for Ohio, then U of M

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Noah Furbush won’t be on one of charter buses heading back to Michigan following Saturday’s Border Classic All-Star game at Donnell Stadium. But the big linebacker from Kenton won’t be far behind. “Saturday I’ll be...

Prep football: All-Star prep is underway

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Buckeyes. Wolverines. In few other places than in the English language do two words so singly identify two states and so universally identify one sport. Ohio State won’t be playing Michigan this week with a Big Ten football title, a berth in a...

Prep softball: Alvelo shuts down Titans

By DAVE HANNEMAN Staff Writer BELLEFONTAINE — Mother Nature might have delayed the regional softball semifinals at Bellefontaine High School, but even she couldn’t prevent the inevitable. Ottawa-Glandorf finally squared off against Carroll Bloom-Carroll and its ace...

Prep baseball: McComb, Patrick Henry keeping it loose

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER McComb baseball coach Rob Quiroga still remembers the game, the score and the circumstances that may best define his identity as a baseball coach. “I started coaching in 1990, with a team that nobody else wanted to coach ,” Quiroga says....

Prep tennis: Findlay’s Teatsorth ready for state tourney debut

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER The elite names on the bracket sheet won’t be the most intimidating thing facing Reid Teatsorth this week. But the surroundings might raise a goose bump or two. “Playing at Ohio State University and knowing there are (college) coaches...

District baseball: McComb thumps Arlington, moves on to regional

By DAVE HANNEMAN sTAFF WRITER A year ago, McComb’s baseball team made history. At Findlay High School’s baseball diamond on Friday, the Panthers made a statement. Clay Grubb came through with an overpowering four-hit, 16-strikeout effort on the mound and Mitch...

Prep baseball: McComb, Arlington to battle for district title

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Arlington and McComb, the top-seeded teams in the Division IV tournament at Findlay High, will battle today for the district championship. But a pair of six-win underdogs made the top dogs earn their spots in the final. Arlington, seeded second among...