Prep track: Bluffton’s Bassitt has record day

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Cold and rainy weather conditions made it tough for breaking meet records at the Liberty-Benton Pat Wagner Invitational on Saturday. Bluffton junior Trevor Bassitt had other ideas. Bassitt set a meet record in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles and...

Prep Boys Track: Columbus Grove wins L-B Invitational

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Cold and rainy weather conditions made it tough for breaking meet records at the Liberty-Benton Pat Wagner Invitational on Saturday. Bluffton junior Trevor Bassitt had other ideas. Bassitt set a meet record in the 300 hurdles and just missed...

Boys track: No lack of talent for area boys teams

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer More than 50 area athletes competed in the OHSAA boys state track and field championships at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus last year. Nearly 30 of those athletes are back this year and looking to make some additional noise in Columbus. The relays...

State Girls Basketball: Tough ending for Ottawa-Glandorf (with video)

Ottawa-Glandorf’s defense was unable to contain Archbishop Alter’s offensive onslaught, as the Knights took down the Titans in the Division II state final at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus on Saturday, March 12, 2016. Ottawa-Glandorf coach Troy Yant, along with...

State Girls Basketball: Tough ending for Ottawa-Glandorf

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS — For a four-minute span in the third and fourth quarters of Ottawa-Glandorf’s Division II state final basketball game against Kettering Archbishop Alter, everything that could go wrong did go wrong for the Titans. Starting...

State Girls Basketball: These O-G Titans aren’t about to back down

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS — One thing is certain every time Ottawa-Glandorf’s girls basketball team takes the court. No matter how talented the other team is, the Titans aren’t going to back down. O-G, ranked No. 5 in the final Associated Press...

State Girls Basketball: No meltdown for Mohawks

R-T Sport Writers Michael Burwell and Andy Wolf talk about St. Wendelin’s state semifinal victory over Jackson Center. By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Thoughts of fourth-quarter problems crept back into the head of St. Wendelin coach Aaron Smith during the...

Girls basketball: O-G takes down Hathaway Brown

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — Ottawa-Glandorf’s defense has been stellar all season. But it will be hard to top what the Titans did in the fourth quarter against Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown in Thursday’s Division II state semifinal. O-G held...

State Girls Basketball: O-G Titans look to take final step

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf’s girls basketball team knocked off arguably the most talented Division II team, Toledo Rogers, in last week’s regional final. Up next for the Titans is arguably the most dominant Division II team in the...

Girls Basketball: O-G winning with defense

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Defense wins championships. And for the past two seasons, defense has helped Ottawa-Glandorf’s girls basketball team win several championships at the league, district and regional levels. “I think the climax of how good the defense is...