Boys Basketball: Riverdale plays spoiler at Carey’s home opener

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer CAREY — Riverdale executed the role of “spoiler” to perfection on Friday against rival Carey in the Blue Devils’ first boys basketball game at their new school. Riverdale jumped out to a 22-10 first quarter lead, led by...

BVC Girls Basketball: Arcadia uses its depth to stop McComb

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ARCADIA — Arcadia coach Randy Baker has something this season he’s not necessarily used to. Depth. And a lot of it. Arcadia’s depth and full-court pressure defense wore down an injury-plagued McComb team as the Redskins knocked...

Girls basketball: L-B’s big third quarter tops Carey

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Liberty-Benton’s girls basketball team was anxious to get the season started after winning 11 of its last 13 games a year ago en route to a district final run. After overcoming a slow start against Carey in the season opener for both teams on...

Prep football: Senior class set tone for Panthers’ success

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER WAPAKONETA — There was a buzz about the seniors on McComb’s football team ever since they were in the third grade. Although the Panthers’ season came to an end on Saturday with a 27-23 loss to Minster in the Division VII state...

Prep Football: McComb seniors are a special group

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer WAPAKONETA — There was a buzz about the seniors on McComb’s football team ever since they were in the third grade. Although the Panthers’ season came to an end on Saturday with a 27-23 loss to Minster in the Division VII state...

Prep Football: Bishop Hartley holds off O-G

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer BELLEFONTAINE — Ottawa-Glandorf appeared down and out after Columbus Bishop Hartley’s Marquette Dixon bolted 57 yards for a touchdown with three minutes left to put the Hawks ahead 38-28. The Titans were far from finished, though, and...

Prep football: Crestview runs past Red Devils

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER LIMA — Convoy Crestview’s football team doesn’t have the biggest backfield. But the Knights showed just how effective they could be in Saturday’s Division VII Region 26 semifinal against Arlington. Convoy Crestview racked up...

Prep Football: Crestview runs past Arlington

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER LIMA — Convoy Crestview’s football team doesn’t have the biggest backfield. But the Knights showed just how effective it could be in Saturday’s Division VII Region 26 semifinal against Arlington. Convoy Crestview racked up...

Prep Football: O-G Titans hold off Indian Lake

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER WAPAKONETA — Every time Ottawa-Glandorf built a double-digit lead in Friday’s Division IV, Region 14 semifinal, Indian Lake came right back. Eventually, the Titans’ defense and running attack proved to be too much for the Lakers....

Prep football: Hicksville rallies to defeat Leipsic

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER HICKSVILLE — Saturday’s Division VII Region 26 quarterfinal between Leipsic and Hicksville was all about big plays. Hicksville made several at the right time. Leipsic couldn’t quite make enough. Hicksville overcame a slow start...