Prep soccer: Falcons down L-B in shootout

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR TIFFIN — After 110 minutes of soccer Thursday’s Division III boys soccer district semifinal between Riverdale and Liberty-Benton, the match was in the hands of goalkeepers Austin Clark and Connor Oldaker. Shootout style. Clark made a pair...

Boys soccer: St. Marys downs O-G Titans 2-0

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR ELIDA — A quick one. That’s what St. Marys Memorial wanted, and that’s what it got in Monday’s 2-0 Division II district semifinal boys soccer win over Ottawa-Glandorf. When Matt Dine shot the ball past Ottawa-Glandorf keeper...

Prep soccer: Rodriguez, Frey lift Falcons to 2-0 win over Bluffton

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR MOUNT BLANCHARD — Locked in a scoreless tie with Bluffton, Gabi Rodriguez and Taylor Frey gave Riverdale the 1-2 scoring punch it needed Tuesday. It’s no surprise; they’ve been doing it all season for the Falcons. Rodriguez broke the...

Eagles sweep first BVC championship meet

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR The first Blanchard Valley cross country championship was a Liberty-Benton sweep. The Eagles captured both team titles at the first-ever BVC cross country meet Saturday at Owens Community College’s Findlay campus. Liberty-Benton’s girls...

BVC Cross Country: L-B rolls to BVC titles

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR The first Blanchard Valley cross country championship was a Liberty-Benton sweep. The Eagles captured both team titles at the first-ever BVC cross country meet Saturday at Owens Community College’s Findlay campus. Liberty-Benton’s girls...

District Golf: Findlay’s Shoemaker qualifies for state

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR Mixed emotions. That’s the best way to describe the way the Findlay High School’s boys golf team was feeling as the final scores were posted at Thursday’s Division I district tournament at Red Hawk Run. Spencer Shoemaker earned a...

Prep cross country: League meets are this Saturday

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR It’s been a long time coming. On a yearly basis Liberty-Benton’s girls cross country team has been one of the best in the region. The boys program at L-B has been very good, too. One thing that’s always been missing for both programs...

Prep boys golf: District tourneys tee off Thursday

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR State tournament berths will be on the line for several area teams and individuals on at 9 a.m. Thursday when the OHSAA Division II and III district boys golf tournaments begin. The top two teams and top two individuals not on a qualifying team in the...

Prep soccer: Falcons win key NCOSA contest

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR MOUNT BLANCHARD — When Riverdale and Van Buren meet on the soccer field, it’s always a physical battle. Saturday’s game was no exception. Ethan Melroy recorded his second game-winning goal of the season to lift the Falcons past the...

Prep Boys Soccer: Melroy lifts Riverdale past Van Buren

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR MOUNT BLANCHARD — When Riverdale and Van Buren meet on the soccer field it’s always a physical battle. Saturday’s match was no exception. Ethan Melroy recorded his second game-winning goal of the season to lift the Falcons past the...