REINEKE FORD   ||   NEWS UPDATES

MAL Wrestling: Carey goes out on top

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR BASCOM — Carey went out on top. The Blue Devils has a near-perfect finals performance to top host Hopewell-Loudon for the team championship in the 29th and final Midland Athletic League wrestling tournament. The Blue Devils were a perfect 5-0 in...

Prep Wrestling: Findlay is focusing on TRAC individual titles

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR With powerful Oregon Clay and Toledo Central Catholic in the field, Findlay High School wrestling coach Ben Kirian knows his Trojans won’t have the firepower to win a Three Rivers Athletic Conference team championship. That doesn’t mean...

Prep Wrestling: Van Buren wrestlers seeking first league title

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR Van Buren is looking to do what no Black Knight wrestling team has ever done before — win a league championship. That’s the goal for Bryan Whitticar’s Van Buren team on Saturday when the Ohio Wrestling League tournament takes place...

Prep wrestling: MAL grapplers gearing up for one final go-round

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR Sometime Saturday afternoon, the 29th and final Midland Athletic League wrestling champions will be crowned at Hopewell-Loudon High School. At most of the league’s schools, the MAL is all they know. Most of the conference’s wrestling...

Prep wrestling: Otsego rolls to VBI title, Riverdale second

By JAMIE BAKER Sports Editor VAN BUREN — Everything went Otsego’s way on Saturday. The Knights racked up championships in three weight classes as 160-pounder Jordan Hendrix won the tournament’s Most Valuable Wrestler award at Saturday’s 36th Van Buren...

VBI notebook: Black Knights disappointed to be shut out

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR VAN BUREN — It wasn’t the finish head coach Bryan Whitticar and his Black Knight wrestlers were looking for on their home mats Saturday at the 36th Van Buren Invitational. For the second straight year, Van Buren juniors Chance Sonnenberg...

Prep Wrestling: Riverdale has two champs at VBI

By JAMIE BAKER Sports Editor VAN BUREN — Everything went Otsego’s way on Saturday. The Knights racked up championships in three weight classes as 160-pounder Jordan Hendrix won the tournament’s Most Valuable Wrestler award at Saturday’s 36th Van Buren...

Prep Wrestling: Protecting their turf at VBI

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR VAN BUREN — The hunters have become the hunted. And as far as the area’s returning state tournament qualifiers are concerned, that’s quite all right. The area’s five state qualifiers competing Friday night had little trouble...

Prep Wrestling: Big tourneys set for this weekend

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR Time for area wrestlers to strap on the headgear real tight. Most of the area’s teams will be competing in the biggest tournaments of the year this weekend, headlined by the Maumee Bay Classic at Oregon Clay and the 36th annual Van Buren...

Prep Sports: Cory-Rawson dedicates old gymnasium to Abbey

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR RAWSON — Friday at Cory-Rawson was Bob Abbey’s night. The old gym at Cory-Rawson was officially dedicated as Bob Abbey Gymnasium Friday night during the Hornets’ home triangular wrestling match with Van Buren and Arcadia. Former...