Local Racing: All-Stars return to Millstream Sunday

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR If the first time the All-Star Circuit of Champions raced at Millstream Speedway earlier this season is any indication, it should be a big night when they return to the local 1/2-mile oval Sunday night. A crowd of nearly 5,000 jammed into the track at...

Prep sports: Area prep golfers get in full swing

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR ARLINGTON — As far as Findlay High School’s girls golf coach Blake Blackburn is concerned, Thursday’s Findlay Invitational was a good start. Findlay’s Jordan Whitman and Emma Harris both fired a 95 to help a young Trojan squad...

Area racing: Millstream ready for racing

By  JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR The roar of engines will fill the air Sunday night at the corner of township roads 136 and 95, northwest of Findlay. Millstream Speedway is back in business and promoters Lisa and Randy Hammer can’t wait for opening night. Area race fans...

Prep softball: New Riegel swinging hot bats

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR When New Riegel got run-ruled in the season opener against Gibsonburg in March, who would have thought the Blue Jackets would be playing in the regional in late May? New Riegel coach Jamie Lininger, that’s who. Lininger and his Blue Jackets...

Prep softball: Black Knights in regional tourney for first time

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR Van Buren’s softball team finally got over the hump. The Black Knights are no strangers to the district tournament. Problem is, they’ve never been able to advance past the district — until now. Van Buren will make its first regional...

Prep softball: Crow flies in Findlay High win

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR When the Crow flies, Findlay High School’s softball team has a pretty good chance to win. Senior Libby Crow flew around the bases Wednesday, scoring three runs as the Trojans took care of Toledo St. Ursula 6-3 in a Division I district...

State Wrestling: Underclassmen looking forward to another shot

  By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR COLUMBUS — Don’t be surprised if the area’s three state medalists that are underclassmen come back and wrestle for championships next year. That’s what Patrick Henry junior Brandon Bennett, Mohawk sophomore Cole Draper...

State Wrestling: Van Buren’s Sonnenberg falls in 170-pound title match

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR COLUMBUS — A cardinal rule in wrestling is the wrestler who gets the first takedown usually wins the match. That was the case in Saturday night’s Division III state 170-pound final between Van Buren’s Chance Sonnenberg and Rocky...

State Wrestling: Underclassmen have big plans for next season

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR COLUMBUS — Don’t be surprised if the area’s three state medalists that are underclassmen come back and wrestle for championships next year. That’s what Patrick Henry junior Brandon Bennett, Mohawk sophomore Cole Draper and...

State Wrestling: Sonnenberg falls in 170-pound final

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR COLUMBUS — A cardinal rule in wrestling is the wrestler who gets the first takedown usually wins the match. That was the case in Saturday night’s Division III state 170-pound final between Van Buren’s Chance Sonnenberg and Rocky...