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Boys basketball: Trojans trounce Titans

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Saturday’s boys basketball game between Findlay and Ottawa-Glandorf was barely a minute old when Trojans’ forward Drew Hapner took a charge from O-G’s Owen Hiegel. A short time later, he took another from the...

Boys Basketball: Findlay takes charge at O-G

By DAVE HANNEMAN Staff Writer OTTAWA — Saturday’s game between Findlay and Ottawa-Glandorf was barely a minute old when Trojans’ forward Drew Hapner took a charge. A short time later, he took another. Hapner and the Trojans sent an early message against a big,...

Boys basketball: Titans step up late to top Trojans

By DAVE HANNEMAN Staff Writer TOLEDO — Toledo St. John’s didn’t go into Friday’s game with Findlay as the undisputed leader in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference standings. For 32 gut-check minutes, though, the Titans sure played like they were. Riddling...

Boys basketball: Big weekend for the Trojans

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Three coaches with over 1,200 career wins and three programs steeped in history and tradition form an interesting backdrop for what promises to be a “Titan-ic” weekend for Findlay High’s basketball team. On Friday, the Trojans (6-3)...

Prep boys basketball: Nunn finishes off Toledo Central Catholic

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Findlay didn’t get the shot Jim Rucki drew up when he took a timeout with the score tied 52-52 and just 27 seconds left in Tuesday’s Three River Athletic Conference game with Toledo Central Catholic. But Kyle Nunn made sure the Trojans...

Prep Boys Basketball: O-G rolls past LCC, remains unbeaten

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Lima Central Catholic’s Mark Janowski finally got the bleeding stopped Monday night. But there wasn’t a bandage big enough to cover all the cuts Ottawa-Glandorf was putting on the Thunderbirds. Ottawa-Glandorf carved out a...

Boys Basketball: Findlay High takes down Lima Senior

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Findlay High’s 67-56 win over Lima Senior on Friday didn’t earn the program a league championship or a tournament title. But it did give the Trojans a sense of what they could do, and that was worth its weight in gold. “Coming off a...

Prep sports: Rucki’s future reflected Jones’ past at Findlay

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER When he was Findlay’s football coach, Bill Jones probably never imagined he’d end up at Rocky River High School some day. When he was Rocky River’s baseball and basketball coach, Jim Rucki probably never imagined he would end up at...

Prep basketball: FHS prepping for Lima Senior

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Of the seven other schools in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference, Lima Senior is closest to Findlay. Ironically, Lima Senior is the school FHS coach Jim Rucki and his staff, who chart game by game results of their opponents, may know the least...

Boys basketball: St. Francis thumps Trojans

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER TOLEDO — It’s spelled B-U-R-N-H-A-M. But it’s pronounced “burn ’em,” and against Findlay High on Tuesday, that’s pretty much what he did. Toledo St. Francis senior John Burnham hit his first four 3-point...