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Regional Football: Big plays lift Hicksville past Leipsic

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER HICKSVILLE — Saturday’s Division VII Region 26 quarterfinal between Leipsic and Hicksville was all about big plays. Hicksville made several of them at the right time. Leipsic couldn’t quite make enough. Hicksville overcame a slow...

Prep Football: O-G wins with second-half spurt

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer OTTAWA — Ken Schriner felt his Ottawa-Glandorf team was “a lot lucky” to be down by just six points at halftime after Bellevue dominated nearly every aspect of the half. The Titans flipped the script in a big way in the second...

Prep volleyball: Padua rallies to top O-G

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER ONTARIO — Ottawa-Glandorf received 14 points on unforced errors from Parma Padua Franciscan in winning the first set of Wednesday’s Division II regional volleyball semifinal at Ontario High School. Padua Franciscan rarely made those...

Prep soccer: Bluffton moves on to regional

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER KALIDA — Bluffton’s boys soccer team had its sights set on a district title after losing 1-0 to Fort Jennings on a penalty kick in last year’s Division III district final at Kalida. Ironically, a penalty kick worked in favor of...

District Boys Soccer: Bluffton reaches regional semifinals

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer KALIDA — Bluffton’s boys soccer team had its sights set on a district title after losing 1-0 to Fort Jennings in last year’s Division III district final at Kalida on a penalty kick late in the match. Ironically, a penalty kick...

Prep Football: Titans stuff St. Marys for share of WBL

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ST. MARYS — Ottawa-Glandorf coach Ken Schriner doesn’t mind sharing the Western Buckeye League title. Especially when it means knocking off a previously-unbeaten team in Week 10. On Friday night, against WBL-leader St. Marys Memorial,...

Prep Volleyball: McComb gets district rivalry win vs. Leipsic

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — McComb and Leipsic’s regular-season rivalry has extended to the district final five times in the past seven years. In each of those meetings, including Thursday’s Division IV district final at Ottawa-Glandorf High School,...

Prep volleyball: Meyer saves Leipsic vs. Ada

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Leipsic’s volleyball team has plenty of firepower with 6-foot-2 middle hitters Brooke Gerdeman and Hayley Heitmeyer controlling the net. But it was Kierra Meyer’s performance that Vikings coach Brent Newell said...

Prep volleyball: Margaretta ends Fostoria’s season

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA — Fostoria had the momentum after going on an 8-2 run and opening up a 21-16 lead in the first set of Saturday’s Division III district volleyball quarterfinal against Margaretta. But as quickly as the Redmen gained momentum,...

Prep football: Blue Devils get to ‘five’

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer CAREY — Todd Worst didn’t want to be the first Carey coach in the past 50 years to experience back-to-back losing seasons. The Blue Devils quickly made sure in Friday’s game against Bucyrus to not let that happen. Carey jumped out...