Girls basketball: Miller City walks the line to top PH

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer MILLER CITY “” There were several similarities in offensive numbers between Miller City and Patrick Henry in Tuesday’s nonleague girls basketball game. But there was one staggering difference, and that allowed Miller City to get...

Prep Girls Basketball: Kalida uses defense to romp past Ayersville

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer KALIDA — If there’s one word that best describes Kalida’s defense, it’s relentless. And the relentless Wildcats put together another impressive defensive performance on Monday. Kalida forced 18 of Ayersville’s 32...

BVC basketball: Rockets answer NB’s run

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer PANDORA — A 8-0 run in a 91-second span late in the fourth quarter of Pandora-Gilboa’s game against North Baltimore on Friday made all the difference for the Rockets. P-G opened up the only double-digit lead of the game for either team...

Girls Basketball: Fort Jennings nets first PCL win

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer FORT JENNINGS — Fort Jennings had the height advantage over Continental on Thursday. And the Musketeers made sure to put it to good use. Fort Jennings jumped out to a 26-8 halftime lead, with 16 of those points coming in the paint, and the...

Prep Girls Basketball: Carey stops Upper Sandusky in N10 showdown

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer UPPER SANDUSKY — Carey’s girls basketball team returned the favor, so to speak, against Upper Sandusky on Tuesday. The Blue Devils avenged their early-season home loss to the Rams by using a strong defensive effort as Carey picked up a...

Prep Girls Basketball: Leipsic nets 10th straight win

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer LEIPSIC — Leipsic coach Gary Kreinbrink decided to switch up his defense on Thursday, and it paid off for the Vikings. Leipsic forced Arlington into a half-court game and held the Red Devils to just 28 percent shooting as the Vikings won...

Girls Basketball: Meyer, Lammers step up for Leipsic

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer LEIPSIC — Heather Lammers provided the fireworks from 3-point range. Kierra Meyer provided the scoring in the paint. Together, the Leipsic senior duo scored 31 of their 39 points in the first half as the Vikings won their ninth-straight game...

Boys basketball: Van Buren slips past rival L-B

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer VAN BUREN — Team records didn’t matter for Van Buren and Liberty-Benton on Friday. The two teams added another barn burner to their boys basketball rivalry. Van Buren knocked down 10 of 12 free throws in the final four minutes and its...

Girls basketball: L-B still unbeaten in BVC

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Not much went right for Liberty-Benton in its three-point, nine-turnover first quarter in Thursday’s game at Blanchard Valley Conference-rival Arlington. But the Eagles kept their composure and made big plays on both sides...

Boys basketball: Arlington, Bluffton get tourney victories

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer BLUFFTON — Arlington’s explosive second-half offense and Bluffton’s stingy defense came up big on the opening day of the McDonald’s Holiday Tournament at Bluffton High School on Friday. Arlington erupted for 57 points in the...