Pro baseball: Mets’ Blevins to be featured at free baseball camp

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR The New York Mets get four days off during Major League Baseball’s All-Star break. During some of that time, Mets relief pitcher Jerry Blevins is going to do a little camping. In Fostoria. Blevins, an Arcadia graduate and Findlay resident, will...

Cross country: OHSAA changes qualifying for state, regional meets

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR On the heels of Liberty-Benton’s second straight Division II girls state track and field championship, the Eagles got a little more good news last week. Because of changes made to the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s regional and...

Racing: Millstream is set for another season

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR At the corner of township roads 136 and 95, the roar of engines will return Sunday night. Millstream Speedway is gearing up for season two under the direction of promoters Randy and Lisa Hammer. Aside from the starts and stops to the schedule caused...

Prep football: Shoup, Mangas step down

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR Half of the schools in the Blanchard Valley Conference will have new head football coaches this fall after the resignations of Van Buren’s Kevin Shoup and Leipsic’s Andy Mangas over the last couple of days. Shoup leaves the Van Buren...

Prep track: Volpe, Borer, Watkins double winners at Boosters Invitational

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR FOSTORIA — Double up. That’s what St. Wendelin’s Sophia Volpe and Maddie Borer did in the girls meet. Arcadia’s Shae Watkins did the same in the boys meet to lead the way for area competitors at Saturday’s Fostoria...

Prep Track: Volpe, Borer, Watkins are double winners at Fostoria Invite

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR FOSTORIA — Double up. That’s what St. Wendelin’s Sophia Volpe and Maddie Borer did in the girls meet. Arcadia’s Shae Watkins did the same in the boys meet to lead the way for area competitors at Saturday’s Fostoria...

Prep Track and Field: Plenty to watch at Grove on Friday

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR If you are planning on heading to Friday’s Columbus Grove Invitational, it’s best to be on time. You won’t want to miss the field events. Seven area schools will be in the 12-team field when the Columbus Grove Invitational gets...

Prep Softball: A special helmet for H-L’s Krupp

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR BASCOM — When opposing batters come to the plate, Hopewell-Loudon catcher Kyleigh Krupp’s helmet might just catch their eye. It’s a very special helmet. The top of her red catcher’s helmet is adorned with a beautiful picture of...

State Girls Basketball: St. Wendelin nearly pulls off state title run

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR COLUMBUS — In the postgame awards ceremony at Value City Arena, OHSAA assistant commissioner Jerry Snodgrass called St. Wendelin “the little school that could.” On Saturday night, the Mohawks almost did. The Mohawks got the ball...

Girls Basketball: St. Wendelin nearly pulls off state title run (with video)

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR COLUMBUS — In the postgame awards ceremony at Value City Arena, OHSAA assistant commissioner Jerry Snodgrass called St. Wendelin “the little school that could.” On Saturday night, the Mohawks almost did. The Mohawks got the ball...