Area Golf: Workers up early to keep courses in top shape

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Lawnmowers, sand, and early-morning wake-up calls. It’s not a typical day at the beach, or a relaxing time trimming the yard. Instead, these things are a part of what could be a pressure-packed few hours of work. Maintaining a golf course...

Prep softball: Bloom-Carroll romps past Elmwood 19-3

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER BELLEFONTAINE — Elmwood’s softball team accomplished something no other team had been able to do so far in the tournament against Bloom-Carroll junior pitcher Taran Alvelo — score runs. Of course, Alvelo and the Bulldogs did...

Regional Softball: Bloom-Carroll rolls past Elmwood

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer BELLEFONTAINE — Elmwood’s softball team accomplished something no other team had been able to do against Bloom-Carroll junior pitcher Taran Alvelo so far in the tournament — score some runs. But the Bulldogs’ bats made sure...

Prep Softball: Lakota’s two-out magic sinks Patrick Henry

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER It will be an all-Raiders’ showdown in the Division IV regional softball final in Findlay on Saturday. After the Wayne Trace Raiders edged New Riegel 1-0 on Wednesday, Lakota used two-out scoring rallies in the fourth and seventh innings to...

Prep softball: WT’s Baumle stymies New Riegel bats

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER New Riegel entered Wednesday’s Division IV regional softball semifinal game against Wayne Trace with some impressive offensive statistics: 20 home runs, a team batting average around .400, five players hitting .388 or better, scoring almost...

District softball: New Riegel swats away Blue Devils

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer KENTON — Line drive after line drive, home run after home run, New Riegel crushed the ball in its Division IV district softball final against Carey on Friday. The Blue Jackets wasted no time, getting most of their hits early in the count...

District Softball: Blue Devils clip Falcons in semis

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER KENTON — Carey pitcher Ali Rymer was in a zone Wednesday in the Blue Devils’ Division IV district semifinal game against Riverdale. Her defense backed her up as well, and with some timely hits in the fifth and seventh innings, the Blue...

Prep softball: Jackets rally for win

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER KENTON — When a good hitting team battles at the plate by fouling off pitch after pitch and waiting for the right one, the outcome is often good. In New Riegel’s case in Tuesday’s Division IV district semifinal softball game...

Prep baseball: L-B’s rally is too little, too late

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Parkway’s baseball team has had its way with the Blanchard Valley Conference in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division-III baseball tournament. After beating Van Buren 8-0 on May 10 in a sectional semifinal game, the eighth-seeded...

Prep Baseball: Parkway takes down L-B

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Parkway’s baseball team has had its way with the Blanchard Valley Conference in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division-III baseball tournament. After beating Van Buren 8-0 on May 10 in a sectional semifinal game, the eighth-seeded...