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Youth swimming: Flag City Invitational bigger, better than ever

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR This year’s Flag City Invitational swim meet will be bigger and better than ever. The 32nd annual meet hosted by the Findlay Area Swim Team is scheduled to take place at Riverside Park Pool Friday through Sunday. This year’s meet had 468...

Prep softball: Jackets ride 13-game win streak into regional

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR New Riegel’s softball team has been on a tear. Mostly because it has been tearing the cover off of the ball all season long. The Blue Jackets will be looking to extend their hard-hitting streak today as they’ll take on Wayne Trace in the...

Prep Softball: Van Buren a win away from regional

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR ELIDA — Fifteen games into the season, it might have seemed like Van Buren’s softball season was going nowhere. Fast forward a month and the Black Knights are in position to play for a district championship. Van Buren broke a scoreless tie...

OHSAA news: Competitive balance plan approved

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR After this week’s victory on a competitive balance referendum, Ohio High School Athletic Association commissioner Daniel Ross can finally breathe a sigh of relief. With the passage of a referendum item voted on by the OHSAA’s 820-member...

Prep softball: Rams record 11-0 rout of Roughriders

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR UPPER SANDUSKY — Upper Sandusky’s softball was playing a tweener Tuesday night. Coming off an emotional walkoff win against Galion on Monday, the Rams faced a young and struggling Western Reserve team Tuesday with a possible sectional...

Prep sports: Some area admins still undecided on referendum

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR BLUFFTON — The ballots are in the mail and on their way to high school principals for this year’s Ohio High School Athletic Association referendum. The biggest issue to decide is a fourth try at a competitive balance plan for high school...

Prep sports: Ross says OHSAA made right decision in hockey final

By JAMIE BAKER sports editor COLUMBUS — Nearly a month after Sylvania Northview and Cleveland St. Ignatius were declared co-state hockey champions, Ohio High School Athletic Association commissioner Dan Ross has no regrets. The finish of the OHSAA state hockey championship...

Boys Track: Brown, Grothaus tough act to follow

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR Just about every year at least one area boys athlete will stand on the top step of the awards stand at the OHSAA state track and field championships. It will be a tough act for this year’s track athletes to follow after a solid group of seniors...

Prep Football: Mangas takes reins at Leipsic

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR The Leipsic Board of Education hired Andy Mangas as the school’s new head football coach Wednesday and he couldn’t be more excited. Mangas replaces Joe Kirkendall, who transformed a struggling Leipsic football program into a perennial...

Competitive balance on OHSAA spring referendum ballot

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR The Ohio High School Athletic Association is set to take another crack at yet another competitive balance proposal this spring. On Monday, the OHSAA Board of Directors unanimously approved a competitive balance proposal that makes changes in how...