State Track Column: One last run for the Mohawks

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR The end of a 94-year run of athletics at St. Wendelin came to a conclusion on the track at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Stadium Saturday morning. And that end couldn’t have been scripted much better. Senior Sophia Volpe picked off a runner on...

Findlay’s Ramsey wins D-I district title

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR TIFFIN — In the 300 hurdles, it’s a thin line between love and hate. Just ask Findlay senior Mikaela Ramsey, a returning 300 low hurdles state qualifier. Ramsey was Findlay’s lone district champ as she won her specialty at...

Competitive balance: What you need to know

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR It’s the dawn of a new day in Ohio high school sports. On Thursday, the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s long-awaited competitive balance plan was put into action with the release of its 2017 fall sports divisions. The new rules...

Football Competitive Balance: Findlay High smallest in Division I

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR Findlay High School is the smallest among the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s big boys when it comes to football. That’s OK with FHS coach Mark Ritzler. The OHSAA released the divisional breakdown for the state’s 717 football...

OHSAA Competitive Balance: Less change for volleyball, soccer

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR If you thought the OHSAA’s competitive balance plan might bring big change to sports other than football, such as volleyball and soccer, think again. The changes were a little more subtle in those two sports as the OHSAA released its new...

OHSAA state wrestling: Elmwood’s Grossman places third in Division III

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR COLUMBUS — They don’t make ’em much tougher than Elmwood senior Jace Grossman. Physically and mentally. Saturday was a day of redemption for Grossman as he led area state placers by finishing third on the final day of the OHSAA state...

OHSAA state wrestling: Elmwood’s Grossman takes third

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR COLUMBUS — They don’t make ’em much tougher than Elmwood senior Jace Grossman. Physically and mentally. Saturday was a day of redemption for Grossman as he led area state placers by finishing third on the final day of the OHSAA state...

OHSAA state wrestling: O-G’s Beemer falls in battle of unbeatens

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR COLUMBUS — The deck was stacked against the area’s three Division III wrestling state semifinalists. Two returning state champs and a returning finalist, all from Northeast Ohio, blocked the paths to the state finals for Ottawa-Glandorf...

OHSAA state wrestling: PH’s Petersen beats Carey’s Racheter as friends square off

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR COLUMBUS — When it’s a question of “him or me” at the OHSAA state wrestling tournament, the answer will always be “me”. Wrestling someone you know at the state tournament can be tough, and Patrick Henry’s Kent...

OHSAA state wrestling: Findlay duo gained experience

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR COLUMBUS — Findlay High School’s wrestlers and coaches were hoping for a long weekend at this year’s OHSAA state wrestling tournament. Unfortunately, it turned into a one-night stand. While Findlay High School juniors Dru Hernandez...