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Cross country: Ellerbrock, Oler earn all-Ohio honors

By JAMIE BAKER sPORTS EDITOR LURAY — Saturday’s OHSAA girls state cross country meet was the perfect way for Destini Oler to end her brief Mohawk cross country career. For Columbus Grove’s Alyssa Ellerbrock, it may be a sign of bigger and better things to come....

State Cross Country: Ellerbrock, Oler post strong finishes in state meet

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR LURAY — Saturday’s OHSAA girls state cross country meet was the perfect way to end Mohawk’s Destini Oler’s brief cross country career. For Columbus Grove’s Alyssa Ellerbrock, it may just be a sign of bigger and better...

State Cross Country: Ottoville’s Siefker, PH’s Bostelman earn all-Ohio honors

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR LURAY — Ottoville senior Brendan Siefker is a smart kid. And in the Division III boys race at Saturday’s OHSAA state cross country championships, he opted to play it safe. Instead of trying to mimic the fast pace set by Colonel...

Cross country: Columbus Grove’s foundation

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR Losing the chip that tracks a runner’s finish during the regional meet could be disastrous. Losing a chip could very well cause a high school cross country runner to lose their head. That wasn’t the case for Columbus Grove’s Taylor...

Cross country: Another trip to state meet for Siefker, Bostelman

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR TIFFIN — Ottoville’s Brendan Siefker and Patrick Henry’s Nathan Bostelman will get another shot at becoming cross country all-Ohioans. Both earned top 10 finishes to lead four boys state qualifiers at Saturday’s OHSAA regional...

Cross country: Grove has high hopes after qualifying for state as a team

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR TIFFIN — Columbus Grove’s girls cross country team has a goal in mind. That goal is a top-five finish at this week’s OHSAA state championships. The Bulldogs weren’t about to let wet weather and cold temperatures dampen...

Girls Cross Country: More success for Grove’s girls

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR TIFFIN — Columbus Grove’s girls cross country has a goal in mind. That goal is a top-five finish at next week’s OHSAA state cross country meet. They weren’t about to let a little wet weather and cold temperatures dampen...

Boys Cross Country: Siefker, Bostelman return to state

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR TIFFIN — Ottoville’s Brendan Siefker and Patrick Henry’s Nathan Bostelman will get yet another shot at becoming all-Ohioans. Both earned top 10 finishes to lead a group of four individual boys state qualifiers at Saturday’s...

Cross country: H-L girls, L-B boys run to titles

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR Resting on his knees and elbows on the ground just past the finish line, Liberty-Benton junior Keith Sansalone was spent. He emptied the tank Saturday morning at Owens Community College’s Findlay campus and was rewarded with a Blanchard Valley...

BVC Cross Country: H-L girls, Liberty-Benton boys run to championships

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR Resting on his knees and elbows on the ground just past the finish line, Liberty-Benton junior Keith Sansalone was spent. He emptied the tank Saturday morning at Owens Community College’s Findlay campus and was rewarded with a Blanchard Valley...