Boys Track: Warnimont tops Bassitt in battle of future teammates

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Cory-Rawson’s Mason Warnimont and Bluffton’s Trevor Bassitt were more than excited to square off in the sprints at Saturday’s Liberty-Benton Pat Wagner Invitational. The races between the two returning state champs and Ashland...

Prep track: Bluffton’s Bassitt is triple winner at O-G Gold Medal meet

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer OTTAWA — Two meet records, three wins overall and a second-place finish. Not a bad day for Bluffton’s Trevor Bassitt on Thursday. The defending Division III 110-meter high hurdles state champ dominated the hurdles and had a strong...

After 48 years, Hillcrest Golf Club has new owners

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER For the first time in nearly 50 years, Hillcrest Golf Club in Findlay is under new ownership. Andy Clouse, owner of the Fostoria Country Club, purchased Hillcrest from longtime owner Joe Kotlarczyk late last month. “We had been looking for a...

Boys track: State champs Warnimont, Bassitt back for another go

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Cory-Rawson’s Mason Warnimont and Bluffton’s Trevor Bassitt capped off their junior years with state titles at the 2016 Division III state track and field meet in Columbus. Both are back this year. And the two state champs may not be...

State Girls Basketball: Ottoville beaten at the buzzer

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — Kennedy Schlabach’s shot that every player dreams of crushed Ottoville’s dream of playing in a state title. Schlabach, a 5-foot-6 guard for Berlin Hiland, drained a corner 3-pointer at the buzzer off a pass from Morgan...

State Girls Basketball: Overtime heartbreak for O-G

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — The amount of energy Ottawa-Glandorf used to force overtime with Kettering Archbishop Alter in Thursday’s Division II state semifinal said a lot about the Titans. But in the extra session, the Titans just ran out of gas. O-G...

State Girls Basketball: O-G Titans hope third time’s a charm

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER The rematch is set. No. 1 vs. No. 2. Ottawa-Glandorf vs. Kettering Archbishop Alter. After a 74-48 setback to Archbishop Alter in the 2016 Division II girls basketball state final, O-G is hoping for a different outcome this time around when the two...

State Girls Basketball: Putnam County party in Columbus

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER The big ol’ Putnam County party for the state girls basketball tournament in Columbus will be much bigger this year. For the first time, two schools from the county will be competing in the OHSAA state tournament in the same season as...

Boys basketball: Elida comes up big at the end

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER ADA — Upper Sandusky got the ball right where the Rams wanted it Saturday. “Down two, in that situation, we want the ball in Wes Vent’s hands. He’s done it all year long, he’s done it his whole career long,”...

District boys basketball: Elida knocks off Upper Sandusky

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER ADA — Upper Sandusky got the ball right where the Rams wanted it. “Down two, in that situation, we want the ball in Wes Vent’s hands. He’s done it all year long, he’s done it his whole career long,” Upper...