Prep Wrestling Notebook: Lee at 509 wins and counting

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR The prep wrestling season isn’t even a week old and Elmwood coach Dave Lee has already added to his legacy. Lee’s Royals opened the dual meet portion of their schedule with wins over Rossford and Fostoria in a Northern Buckeye Conference...

A blue collar town’s blue collar team

By JAMIE BAKER THE COURIER Twenty-five years ago, the 1991 Fostoria Redmen football team was a microcosm of the city it represented at the Division II OHSAA state football championship game at Massillon’s Paul Brown Tiger Stadium — blue collar. So says Pat Magers, a...

Prep wrestling: Findlay High wrestling team deep, experienced

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR During a visit to Findlay High School’s wrestling practice there wasn’t any room to spare in the team’s practice room on the gym’s mezzanine. That’s a problem for Findlay wrestling coach Ben Kirian, but it’s a good...

Cross country: St. Wendelin’s Volpe has dream finish

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR LURAY — Amazing. That’s the best word to describe Sophia Volpe’s performance on the cross country course during the last six weeks. And on Saturday, she saved her best performance for last. In just her sixth career cross country...

Cross country: Siefker, Cook run near the front at state meet

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR LURAY — Ottoville’s Brendan Siefker and Carey’s Trevor Cook didn’t disappoint Saturday at the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division III boys cross country championships. Siefker and Cook finished where they expected to...

Girls Cross Country: St. Wendelin’s Volpe runs to fourth-place showing

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR LURAY “” Amazing. That’s best word to describe Sophia Volpe’s performance on the cross country course during the last six weeks. And on Saturday, she saved her best performance for last, when it mattered most. In just her sixth...

Boys Cross Country: Siefker second, Cook fourth in Division III

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR LURAY — Ottoville’s Brendan Siefker and Carey’s Trevor Cook didn’t disappoint. Siefker and Cook both finished right where they expected to in second and fourth place respectively in the Division III boys race at the OHSAA state...

Cross Country Notebook: Work ethic carries Patrick Henry’s Bostelman to OHSAA state meet

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR A little hard work can take an athlete a long way. Just ask Patrick Henry junior Nathan Bostelman. His summertime work will take him from Hamler to National Trail Raceway, as he’ll be one of the top area runners to watch in Saturday’s...

State Cross Country: Carey’s Cook seeks strong finish

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR Carey senior Trevor Cook is no stranger to the OHSAA state cross country championships. For Cook, it’s been there, done that the last four years. After a stellar career, he’ll run his final cross country race in a Carey uniform when he and...

Prep soccer: Knights take Flames to the brink

  By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR TIFFIN — Van Buren’s boys soccer team nearly took down the 800-pound gorilla in the room that is Mansfield Christian. The Black Knights took an early lead, lost it and rallied to send the game into overtime before Mansfield...