District Baseball: Van Wert solves O-G, Maas

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ADA — Ottawa-Glandorf’s Ryan Maas threw his third complete game against Van Wert this season in Saturday’s Division III district baseball final. But unlike the first two meetings, Van Wert found a way to scratch out the win. The...

District Baseball: Miller City’s Lehman no hits Grove in district final

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ELIDA — Miller City senior pitcher Ross Lehman has left the Division IV district tournament at Elida heartbroken in his first three seasons on the Wildcats’ baseball team. He didn’t walk off Ed Sandy Field heartbroken Saturday....

District Baseball: Miller City’s Lehman no-hits Grove in district final

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ELIDA — Miller City senior pitcher Ross Lehman has left the Division IV district tournament at Elida heartbroken in his first three seasons on the Wildcats’ baseball team. He he didn’t walk off Ed Sandy Field heartbroken Saturday....

District Baseball: Van Wert solves O-G, Maas

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ADA — Ottawa-Glandorf’s Ryan Maas threw his third complete game against Van Wert this season in Saturday’s Division III district baseball final. But unlike the first two meetings, Van Wert found a way to scratch out the win. The...

Prep softball: VB wins its first district title

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ELIDA — For the first time in school history, Van Buren’s softball team can call itself district champions. The Black Knights used timely hitting against Ayersville, and Nichole Miller delivered another outstanding performance in the...

District Baseball: Ottawa-Glandorf jumps on St. Henry early

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER ADA — The top of the first inning in Ottawa-Glandorf’s Division III district baseball semifinal against St. Henry could not have gone better for the Titans. And it was a nightmare for St. Henry starting pitcher Mitchel Stammen. O-G took...

Prep baseball: Seniors come up big for Columbus Grove, Miller City

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER ELIDA — Seniors tend to make big plays with the season on the line. For Miller City and Columbus Grove’s baseball teams in Wednesday’s Division IV district semifinal doubleheader at Elida, several seniors stepped up to keep their...

Prep softball: VB gets down to business

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER ELIDA — Van Buren and Patrick Henry have been locked in pitchers’ duels when facing each other the past two seasons, and pitching dominated the first half of Tuesday’s Division IV district semifinal softball game at Elida. Then,...

Prep track: Grove’s Grothaus back on track

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS GROVE — Colton Grothaus and his brothers have had enormous success the past several years on Columbus Grove’s track and field team. But there’s one obstacle that the 5-foot-6 senior has had to overcome that his three...

Prep track: Grove sweeps NWC titles

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS GROVE — A knee injury during basketball season kept Columbus Grove’s Sydney McCluer from competing during track season. But the senior had an unforgettable moment at the Northwest Conference track and field meet Saturday at...