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District Girls Basketball: O-G girls rip Wapakoneta

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER PAULDING — Kadie Hempfling figured, why not give it a try? That “it” sparked a second-quarter run that helped Ottawa-Glandorf win its third straight district title. Hempfling, a 5-foot-9 junior forward, drove the lane and executed...

Sectional Boys Basketball: Tough stretch pays off for Kalida

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER VAN WERT — The tough stretch that Kalida’s boys basketball team had at the beginning of the season has paid off for the Wildcats. For the first time since 2012, the Wildcats won a sectional title, getting key contributions from numerous...

Boys Basketball: Tough stretch paying off for Kalida

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER VAN WERT — The tough stretch that Kalida’s boys basketball team had at the beginning of the season has paid off for the Wildcats. For the first time since 2012, the Wildcats won a sectional title as they had key contributions from...

Girls Basketball: O-G girls rip Wapakoneta

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer PAULDING — Kadie Hempfling figured, why not give it a try? That “it” sparked a second-quarter run that helped Ottawa-Glandorf win its third straight district title. Hempfling, a 5-foot-9 junior forward for O-G, drove down the lane...

Boys Basketball: O-G rolls to 12th straight sectional title

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER PAULDING — Tyson McGlaughlin wasn’t feeling the best throughout the day on Friday. But after the final buzzer sounded in Ottawa-Glandorf’s Division II boys basketball sectional final against Bryan, the Titans’ head coach...

Girls basketball: White gets to 1,000 as O-G whips Bath

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER PAULDING — Kylie White joined an exclusive group in Ottawa-Glandorf girls basketball history on Thursday. She joined an exclusive group in her family, too. White, a 5-foot-9 senior post, scored her 1,000th career point on a bucket in the...

Boys basketball: Denecker lifts Pirates past Coldwater, 60-59

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER ELIDA — Bluffton’s Luke Denecker showed some serious poise in the fourth quarter of the Pirates’ Division III sectional semifinal against Coldwater on Tuesday. The 5-foot-10 freshman point guard scored 12 of his 19 points in the...

Sectional Girls Basketball: Long wait over for North Baltimore

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — Thirteen years was long enough between sectional titles for North Baltimore’s girls basketball team. The Tigers won tournament hardware for the first time since 2004 as they cruised past state-ranked Wayne Trace 67-46 in a...

Sectional Girls Basketball: North Baltimore wins elusive sectional title

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — Thirteen years was long enough between sectional titles for North Baltimore’s girls basketball team. The Tigers won tournament hardware for the first time since 2004 as they cruised past state-ranked Wayne Trace 67-46 in a...

Prep Boys Basketball: Perfection again for the Rams

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer UPPER SANDUSKY — Perfection. Again. For the second straight season, Upper Sandusky’s boys basketball team completed an unbeaten regular season as the Rams used a lights-out shooting performance in the second half to beat Colonel...