Prep Wrestling: Elmwood’s Hinton is on a tear

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR Last year, Elmwood’s Dylan Hinton was having the type of season that would have broken most wrestlers. Not Hinton. He started the season with 10 losses in his first 12 matches. He was even relegated to a junior varsity team for a mid-season...

Prep Wrestling: Ottawa-Glandorf wrestlers seek sectional success

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR It’s been a weird year for Ottawa-Glandorf’s wrestling team. And yet, first-year coach Randy Ebbeskotte has plenty of optimism heading into this week’s first leg of the OHSAA tournament series as the Titans are set to compete at the...

Prep wrestling: Black Knights win league crown

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR RAWSON — The strength of Van Buren’s wrestling team is its middle weights. And those middle weight performers made sure the Black Knights wouldn’t be denied a second straight Blanchard Valley Conference wrestling championship on...

Prep Wrestling: Van Buren takes 2nd straight BVC title

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR RAWSON — The strength of Van Buren’s wrestling team is its middle weights. And those middle weights made sure the Black Knights wouldn’t be denied a second straight Blanchard Valley Conference wrestling championship on Saturday. Van...

Prep football: Ridgedale out of N10 for football

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR The Northern 10 Conference will become the “Northern 8,” at least in football, for the foreseeable future. Ridgedale’s board of education decided Wednesday it would not play an N10 football schedule in 2017. The story was first...

Prep wrestling: Trojans battle Saturday for TRAC championship

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR League titles have been hard to come by for Findlay High School’s wrestling team and the Trojans’ boys athletic teams in general. So when the opportunity to win one arises, the Trojans have to be ready to seize the opportunity....

College sports: Area athletes sign letters of intent

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR A pair of area football players will be playing for Football Bowl Subdivision teams at the NCAA Division I level next season. Findlay High School’s Kyle Nunn will play at the University of Pittsburgh while Arlington’s Logan Speyer made it...

Regional wrestling: Rams get roughed up

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE — When two prep wrestling teams from different parts of the state with few common opponents get together, you don’t know what you’re going to get. Upper Sandusky wrestling coach Noah Blankenship was confident...

Prep wrestling: Upper Sandusky wrestling team on a roll

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR Upper Sandusky’s wrestling team is on a roll. The Rams will be looking to keep it going on Wednesday when they make the long trip to Miami Trace Middle School to compete in the Division II Region 14 finals of the OHSAA team wrestling tournament....

Prep football: St. Wendelin ends grid program

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR FOSTORIA — St. Wendelin has sacked its long-struggling football program. This time, it might be gone for good. In an email sent Thursday to parents, Matt Meyers, director of St. Wendelin’s parish and school, wrote that the administration...