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Prep track: Lanning provides spark for N. Baltimore track team

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — North Baltimore sophomore Brandon Lanning has provided a big spark for North Baltimore’s track team throughout the season. Lanning, who competes in several events in the wheelchair division, earned a chance to compete in four...

Prep track: Bluffton nips C-R for 800 relay state championship

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — Bluffton’s 800-relay team had two big holes to fill from last year’s squad that finished fourth at the OHSAA Division III state track and field meet. Not only did the Pirates reload this season, they ran to the...

Prep track: A big day for C-R’s Warnimont

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — Just eight miles separate Cory-Rawson and Bluffton high schools. And with a state championship on the line in Saturday’s OHSAA Division III boys state track and field meet, the two schools’ 800 relay teams were...

OHSAA State Track: Lanning provides spark for North Baltimore

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS — North Baltimore sophomore Brandon Lanning has provided a big spark for North Baltimore’s track team throughout the season. Lanning, who competes in several events in the wheelchair division, earned a chance to compete in four...

Boys State Track: C-R Hornets ‘blessed’ to compete at state

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — Just eight miles separate Cory-Rawson and Bluffton high schools. And with a state championship on the line in Saturday’s OHSAA Division III boys state track and field meet, the two schools’ 800 relay teams were...

Boys State Track: Bluffton nips rival C-R for boys 800 relay title

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — Bluffton’s 800-relay team had two big holes to fill from last year’s squad that finished fourth at the OHSAA Division III state track and field meet. Not only did the Pirates reload this season, they ran to the...

Prep track: Watkins, Combs shine in the circle

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Shae Watkins knew winning a state championship in the discus would be a tall order against McDonald senior standout Christian Smith. But the Arcadia junior accomplished exactly what he wanted to on Friday. Watkins capped off a...

Prep track: Fast start for area boys on the track

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Columbus Grove’s 3,200 relay team has been close to setting a school record all season. The Bulldogs did it Friday and picked up a state runner-up finish in the process. Alex Giesige, Colton Grothaus, Boone Brubaker and Bryce...

State Track: Tradition continues for Bluffton

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER With the pressure of qualifying for the state championships, Bluffton’s boys track and field team knows how to rise to the occasion. The traditionally-strong Pirate program will send another solid group of athletes down to Ohio State...

State Track Notebook: Area boys are title hopefuls

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER There was plenty of excitement between Columbus Grove, Riverdale, Elmwood and Hopewell-Loudon in the 1,600-meter relay at Friday’s Division III regional track and field meet at Tiffin’s Frost-Kalnow Stadium. The four schools were...