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OHSAA State Track: Grove’s Roney finishes on awards stand

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS “” It was déjà vu for Rece Roney on Friday in the shot put. But the discus was a tough surprise for the senior from Columbus Grove. Roney led area athletes in the field events with his second-straight fourth-place finish in the...

OHSAA State Track: Never count out Bluffton

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS — If there’s one thing to know about Bluffton’s 3,200 boys relay team the past two seasons, it’s to never count it out. For the second straight year, the Pirates earned a spot on the podium after having one of the...

Prep track: Siefker, Bame going head-to-head

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer The distance events at this weekend’s OHSAA Division III boys state track and field meet at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus should be a doozy. Especially with Ottoville junior Brendan Siefker and Hardin Northern senior Nick Bame going head to...

Prep track: Warnimont, Bassitt seeking to defend Division III state titles

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Mason Warnimont and Trevor Bassitt know what it takes to win a state title. But the future Ashland University teammates know there’s work to do if they want to add to their collection this weekend. Warnimont, Cory-Rawson’s senior...

OHSAA State Track: Carey’s Woods, Cook take tough route to state

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer The road to Columbus was tougher for Carey’s Gavin Woods and Trevor Cook this year. Nevertheless, the Blue Devils’ seniors will get to compete at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Stadium one last time. Woods and Cook, who were part of...

Division III Regional Track: Area boys roll at Tiffin

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer TIFFIN — School records, personal records, multiple-event winners, first-time state qualifiers in school history. The Division III regional track and field meet at Tiffin’s Frost-Kalnow Stadium had it all from area boys athletes on...

Regional Baseball: Clear Fork ousts O-G

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ELIDA — Ottawa-Glandorf’s baseball team has found ways all season to grind out low-scoring wins. But in Thursday’s Division III regional semifinal against Clear Fork, the Titans couldn’t come up with a way to get runs on the...

Regional track: Pirate, Falcon boys relays headed back to state

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer TIFFIN — Riverdale and Bluffton’s boys 3,200 relay teams found themselves in a familiar spot in Wednesday’s OHSAA Division III regional track and field meet. For the third time in the last four years, Riverdale qualified for the...

Prep baseball: O-G wins first district since 1981

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ELIDA — Ottawa-Glandorf didn’t earn its four runs against Coldwater on Saturday. But the Titans did earn their first district baseball title since 1981. O-G scored runs on two of Coldwater’s three errors while winning pitcher...

District Baseball: O-G wins first district title in 36 years

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ELIDA — Ottawa-Glandorf didn’t earn any of its four runs against Coldwater on Saturday. But the Titans did earn their first district baseball title since 1981. O-G scored runs on two of Coldwater’s three errors while winning...