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Girls Basketball: Upper Sandusky survives Carey challenge

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER CAREY — Defense dominated Tuesday’s Northern 10 Conference girls basketball game between Upper Sandusky and Carey. But when Upper Sandusky needed a basket late in the game, it found a way to score. The Rams went on a 9-2 run in the...

Boys basketball: P-G finishes off a sweep of Leipsic

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer PANDORA — For the first time since the 2009-10 season, Pandora-Gilboa’s boys basketball team owns bragging rights for both regular season league games against rival Leipsic. After beating Leipsic 50-43 in a Putnam County League game on...

Prep girls basketball: Leipsic’s umbrella reins in Patriots

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER HAMLER — The wind was howling and it was raining outside Patrick Henry High School on Tuesday. But inside the building, Leipsic’s “umbrella” defense worked to perfection on the final play. Leipsic, leading by three points...

Boys Basketball: Masterlasco does it all in L-B’s win over Van Buren

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Anthony Masterlasco. That basically summed up Liberty-Benton’s game Friday against Blanchard Valley Conference rival Van Buren. Masterlasco, the Eagles’ 6-foot-4 senior, broke Aaron Craft’s school record for points in a game with...

Prep girls basketball: L-B takes BVC showdown

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Jensen Hiegel has embraced her role as a leader for Liberty-Benton’s girls basketball team. On Thursday, the 5-foot-9 senior helped the Eagles take a big step toward snatching the Blanchard Valley Conference title back from Arlington. Hiegel...

Girls basketball: Ottoville turns the tables on Arlington

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer OTTOVILLE — Dave Kleman and his Ottoville girls basketball team finally got the best of Arlington on Thursday. After dropping the last four meetings, including last season’s Division IV district final, Ottoville built an early lead and...

Boys basketball: L-B holds off Continental

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER CONTINENTAL — Making free throws and forcing turnovers can win a lot of games. It helped Liberty-Benton hold on for a win against Continental on Tuesday. The Eagles went 8 of 8 from the free throw line in the final 1:11 and forced two...

BVC Boys Basketball: North Baltimore snaps 3-game slide

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER McCOMB — North Baltimore was one step quicker than McComb on Friday. That made all the difference for the Tigers. North Baltimore’s defense helped force 26 turnovers, and the Tigers used a strong finish to the first half to knock off...

Girls Basketball: Arlington comes up big at the line in win over North Baltimore

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore struggled mightily shooting from the floor and free throw line through three quarters of Thursday’s matchup against Arlington. Yet, the Tigers found themselves down just six points late in the game. The...

Boys Basketball: No stopping Fasone in Van Buren’s win

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Foul trouble and even a missed dunk slowed Braxton Fasone in the third quarter of Van Buren’s game Friday at Arlington. There was no stopping the Black Knights’ 6-foot-5 senior in the fourth quarter, though. Fasone...