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Prep wrestling: Van Buren edges H-L for team championship

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR ARCADIA — Van Buren senior Nick DeVore played a key role in the Black Knights winning the Blanchard Valley Conference Valley Division in football last fall. On Saturday, he helped Van Buren clinch another BVC crown. DeVore took charge of his...

Prep Wrestling: DeVore leads Van Buren to BVC title

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR ARCADIA — Van Buren senior Nick DeVore played a key role in the Black Knights winning the Blanchard Valley Conference Valley Division in football last fall. On Saturday, he helped Van Buren clinch another BVC crown. DeVore took charge of his...

Prep wrestling: Three teams alive in state team tournament

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR Two dual-match wins. That’s all that separates three area wrestling teams from an all-expense paid trip to Columbus in a little less than two weeks. Mohawk, Carey and Ottawa-Glandorf will all return to the mat on Wednesday when the regional...

Prep Sports: OHSAA delays start of competitive balance plan

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR COLUMBUS — The much-anticipated start of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s competitive balance plan has been pushed back a year. That was the biggest news out of Columbus on Thursday as OHSAA officials met with media members from...

Prep wrestling: Mohawk aims for return to state

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR The road to the OHSAA state wrestling team championship begins today around the state as regional quarterfinal matches are set to take place around the state. One area team, Mohawk, will be looking for a return trip to the state team tournament which...

Girls basketball: Perry tops Cory-Rawson for 1st win of season

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR RAWSON — Lima Perry didn’t shoot very well and made more turnovers than a neighborhood bakery Monday night. But in the end, the Commodores made the plays they needed to make for their first win of the season. Four players contributed down...

Prep wrestling: Fostoria’s Smith driven to succeed

  By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR Fostoria High School wrestling coach Brandon Distel wishes he had a room full of kids like Lance Smith. For the moment, though, he’ll have to settle for just one. Smith achieved a milestone Saturday when he earned his 100th career win for...

Prep Wrestling: Area sophomores shine at Van Buren Invitational

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR VAN BUREN — Ada sophomore Chase Sumner was hungry on Saturday. And it wasn’t from cutting weight to get to the 132-pound weight class either. Sumner (24-1) won his first three matches handily before holding off Northwest Conference rival...

Prep Wrestling: Hall, O’Flaherty get redemption at Van Buren Invite

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR VAN BUREN — Elmwood’s Dylan Hall and Carey’s Marcus O’Flaherty wanted a shot at redemption at Saturday’s 38th annual Van Buren Invitational. Well, they got it. Hall and O’Flaherty were two of seven area wrestlers to...

Prep Wrestling Notebook: Area sophomores shine at VBI

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR VAN BUREN — Ada sophomore Chase Sumner was hungry on Saturday. And it wasn’t from cutting weight to get to the 132-pound weight class either. Sumner (24-1) won his first three matches handily before holding off Northwest Conference rival...
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