Women’s softball: U.S. national team coming to town

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer The 2014 United States women’s national softball team will be coming to Findlay for the first time. The team will be at the Marathon Diamonds June 16-17. A doubleheader exhibition will be played against college all-stars on the 17th, and an...

WITH VIDEO: College rowing: No experience needed

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — It’s hard to believe that an athlete can play an NCAA Division I sport for a major school when they didn’t even know the sport existed while in high school. For three former area athletes, though, it didn’t matter that...

Regional boys basketball: T-Birds take latest edition of LCC/O-G rivalry

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — Lima Central Catholic got over the hump that is Ottawa-Glandorf during tournament play. The Thunderbirds’ past three seasons ended at the hands of O-G, but in a Division III regional final Saturday night at Bowling Green...

Prep Boys Basketball: LCC scales Titans to get back to state

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — Lima Central Catholic got over the hump that is Ottawa-Glandorf during tournament play. The Thunderbirds’ past three seasons ended at the hands of the Titans, but in a Division III regional final Saturday night at...

Boys district basketball: O-G downs Paulding, advances to regional

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — As the lone returning starter from last year’s state championship club, Noah Bramlage has been Ottawa-Glandorf’s go-to guy this season. At Bowling Green State University’s Stroh Center Saturday afternoon, the...

District Boys Basketball: O-G’s Bramlage comes up big against Paulding

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — Ottawa-Glandorf’s boys basketball team had depended heavily on Noah Bramlage this season, being the lone returning starter from last year’s state-championship club. The 6-foot-7 junior scored 12 of his game-high 19...

Prep Boys Basketball: Marion Local size seizes district title against Arlington

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER WAPAKONETA — To say that Marion Local’s height advantage caused problems for Arlington’s offense in Friday’s Division IV district final would be a huge understatement. Huge, literally. The Flyers’ zone defense stymied...

Boys Basketball: O-G Titans back in district final

By Michael Burwell Staff Writer BOWLING GREEN — Brad Recker understood what his role was in Ottawa-Glandorf’s Division III district semifinal matchup with Archbold on Thursday. Although he was plagued with injuries to start the season and had a couple of stints on the...

Boys Basketball: Sullivan, Bath bomb Upper Sandusky

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer When a coach says that the three-point line is more of a “suggestion” for a player, he must have some range. Enter Taren Sullivan, Lima Bath’s 6-foot-6 senior forward. Sullivan drained eight 3-pointers and scored a game-high 32...

District Boys Basketball: Arlington Red Devils blow out Bearcats

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer WAPAKONETA — Experience can go a long way, especially during a tournament run. Add nearly flawless execution on offense and stingy defense and a team can dominate an opponent, and in Arlington’s instance Tuesday night, the Red Devils dominated...