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Prep Baseball: Four-run innings lift Findlay past Fremont

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Getting that first big hit is something Findlay’s baseball team has struggled with at times throughout the season. But after several missed scoring chances in the first four innings of Thursday’s Division I district quarterfinal game...

Prep baseball: Freshman Bricker hurls Bluffton past Riverdale

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — Bluffton freshman left-hander Dakota Bricker sure didn’t pitch like a player making his first tournament start in the Pirates’ first-round Division III district baseball game against Riverdale on Saturday. Bricker...

Prep Baseball: Bricker leads Bluffton over Riverdale, 3-2

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer BLUFFTON — Bluffton freshman left-hander Dakota Bricker sure didn’t pitch like a player making his first tournament start in the Pirates’ first-round Division III district baseball game against Riverdale on Saturday. Bricker...

Prep track: Another Mangas record at PCL championships

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER OTTOVILLE — Very few high school athletes can say they can jump over themselves. Ottoville sophomore Brooke Mangas already has that ability. Mangas broke her own meet record with a leap of 5-foot-6 to win the high jump at the Putnam County...

Prep Track: Grove is again the PCL favorite

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER OTTOVILLE — The relays have been the strongest aspect of Columbus Grove’s boys track team this season. With the Bulldogs coming off a first-place finish at Saturday’s Liberty-Benton Pat Wagner Invitational, they will look to...

Prep track: Saving the best for last

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Last year’s boys 1,600-meter relay at the Liberty-Benton Pat Wagner Invitational came down to the wire and had the team championship on the line. Saturday’s 1,600 relay was no different. Tied at 82 points heading into the final event,...

Boys Track: Grove nips O-G for L-B Invite crown

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Last year’s boys 1,600-meter relay at the Liberty-Benton Pat Wagner Invitational came down to the wire and had the team championship on the line. Saturday’s 1,600 relay was no different. Tied at 82 points heading into the final event,...

Prep boys track: 800-meter runners don’t disappoint at Grove Invite

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS GROVE — There was plenty of star power in the 800-meter run and the 3,200-meter relay at the Columbus Grove Bulldog Invitational on Friday. They certainly didn’t disappoint. Riverdale’s 3,200 team of Kyle Evans, Josh...

Boys Track: Arcadia’s Watkins, Elmwood boys roll to Mowrey crowns

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer VAN BUREN — Arcadia’s Shae Watkins has been dominating his competition in the shot put and discus so far this season. And considering he’s still working on the transition from the basketball court to the field, that could be of...

OHSAA Girls State Basketball: One win left for Titans

  By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Just one more win is all that stands between Ottawa-Glandorf and its first state girls basketball title. And as historic as the Titans’ journey has been through the Division III tournament, the journey for their...