Regional wrestling: Clay rallies to drop Trojans

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR ELYRIA — It was oh so close. Findlay High School’s wrestling team needed one more win to clinch Wednesday’s regional semifinal match with Oregon Clay. They just couldn’t get it, as the Trojans fell to their Three Rivers...

Prep wrestling: Trojans seek a reversal against Oregon Clay

By JAMIE BAKER sPORTS EDITOR Findlay High School’s seniors have carried the FHS wrestling program where it’s never been before — the regional semifinals of the OHSAA team tournament. The Trojans are a pair of wins away from a berth in the Division I OHSAA state...

Prep Wrestling: Mohawk’s Theis is on the comeback trail

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR VAN BUREN — Mohawk wrestling coach Nathan Lofay wasn’t really worried whether senior Nick Theis would win the 220-pound championship match at Saturday’s 40th Van Buren Invitational. He was simply glad to see Theis back on the mat....

Prep wrestling: Beemer top grappler at VBI

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR VAN BUREN — Elmwood’s Dylan Hinton turned in a most valuable wrestler-type performance in winning the 195-pound weight class at Saturday’s 40th Van Buren Invitational. But Ottawa-Glandorf’s Daniel Beemer’s third VBI...

Prep wrestling: Black Knights see the good, and the bad, at VBI

By JAMIE BAKER sPORTS EDITOR VAN BUREN — An outstanding Friday turned into a bit of a frustrating Saturday for host Van Buren’s wrestling team at the 40th Van Buren Invitational. The Black Knights seemed poised for perhaps their best VBI finish ever when they were in...

Prep Wrestling: Beemer is VBI’s 40th Most Valuable Wrestler

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR VAN BUREN — Elmwood’s Dylan Hinton turned in a most valuable wrestler-type performance in winning the 195-pound weight class at Saturday’s 40th Van Buren Invitational. But Ottawa-Glandorf’s Daniel Beemer’s third VBI...

VBI Notebook: Emerine, Ludwig finish with wins

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR VAN BUREN — An outstanding Friday turned in to a bit of a frustrating Saturday for host Van Buren’s wrestling team at the 40th VBI. The Black Knights seemed poised for perhaps their best VBI finish ever when they were in eighth place with...

Prep wrestling: Van Buren Invitational a star-studded affair

By JAMIE BAKER sPORTS EDITOR Tonight, the 40th team championship will be won and 14 wrestlers will add their name to a long list of Van Buren Invitational individual champions. There have been some outstanding wrestlers in the tournament during its 40-year run. The list of...

Prep wrestling: VB’s Ludwig stays on target

By JAMIE BAKER sPORTS EDITOR VAN BUREN — There would be nothing sweeter for Van Buren senior Tyler Ludwig than to finish on top at home one more time. After Friday’s first day of the 40th Van Buren Invitational, he’s halfway there. Ludwig racked up a pair of...

Prep Wrestling: A loaded field for the 40th Van Buren Invitational

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR As quality goes, this year’s Van Buren Invitational might be the deepest it’s been in years. The madness on the mats begins an hour earlier this year at 4 p.m. today when the 40th, or as tournament organizer Ron Nieset calls it, the Ruby...