Boys basketball: Team effort helps P-G top Kalida

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer PANDORA — Pandora-Gilboa’s depth and experience paid off in a big way on Tuesday. Senior forward Grant Murphy came off the bench to hit two huge 3-pointers in the third quarter, guards Cooper McCullough and Jared Breece had key passes...

Boys basketball: Miller City starts quickly, defeats PH

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer MILLER CITY — Miller City boys basketball coach Bryan Kuhlman is a big believer in keeping his players well-conditioned. Playing their third game in four nights Monday, the Wildcats came out energized. Miller City jumped out to a 15-2 lead...

Boys basketball: Hot-shooting O-G blows out Eagles

BY MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf’s boys basketball team completed the “Liberty” weekend sweep on Saturday. And the Titans did it with another lights-out shooting performance. O-G shot a blistering 69 percent from the floor and had...

Boys Basketball: Hot-shooting O-G downs Liberty-Benton

BY MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf’s boys basketball team completed the “Liberty” weekend sweep on Saturday. And the Titans did it with another lights-out shooting performance. O-G shot a blistering 69 percent from the floor and had...

Girls Basketball: Upper Sandusky knocks off Carey

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer CAREY — Upper Sandusky executed exactly what it wanted defensively in the final 10 seconds of Friday’s Northern 10 Conference matchup with Carey. Even though Carey executed well on offense as well and got a good look at the basket, the...

Boys basketball: Young Red Devils grow up

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Arlington’s boys basketball team didn’t show many signs of youth and inexperience Friday night against Fort Jennings. The Red Devils, with just one senior and two returning letterwinners, shot 49 percent from the floor...

Girls Basketball: L-B steps on the gas vs. Leipsic

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer LEIPSIC — Liberty-Benton threw the first punch against Leipsic on Thursday. And the Eagles didn’t let up one bit. L-B used a 3-point shooting barrage to take a 21-3 first quarter lead, and the defense dominated throughout the game as...

Girls basketball: Passionate Black Knights top Vanlue

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer VAN BUREN — Playing with passion and energy is something Van Buren girls basketball coach Shawn Ginnan wants to see more of from his team. In Tuesday’s game against Vanlue, that passion and energy showed up for the Black Knights. Van...

Prep football: One game short of final

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer WAPAKONETA — Liberty-Benton had a tough enough task in trying to slow down defending state champion Marion Local in Friday’s Division VI state football semifinal. Add in some costly turnovers and penalties and it got even tougher for...

Prep Football: Sadler’s return gives L-B a boost

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Jon Sadler thought his season was over after breaking his collarbone in Liberty-Benton’s win over Van Buren on Sept. 15. Two months later, the Eagles’ running back and defensive end was back on the field. And he’s played a big...