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Prep girls basketball: Fogle in the zone as Rams dump Buckettes

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer UPPER SANDUSKY — Just call Abigail Fogle the “zone killer.” Fogle, a 5-foot-4 junior for Upper Sandusky, went 8 of 10 from 3-point range against Buckeye Central’s 2-3 zone defense and scored a game-high 28 points as the Rams...

Prep girls basketball: Fogle in the zone as Rams dump Buckettes

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — Just call Abigail Fogle the “zone killer.” Fogle, a 5-foot-4 junior for Upper Sandusky, went 8 of 10 from 3-point range against Buckeye Central’s 2-3 zone defense and scored a game-high 28 points as the Rams...

Girls Basketball: Fast start propels Trojans

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER A solid week of practice paid off for Findlay High’s girls basketball team on Thursday. The Trojans got off to a strong start against Fremont Ross by forcing 19 first-half turnovers and jumping out to a 30-17 lead on their way to a 47-37...

Girls Basketball: Upper Sandusky survives Carey challenge

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER CAREY — Defense dominated Tuesday’s Northern 10 Conference girls basketball game between Upper Sandusky and Carey. But when Upper Sandusky needed a basket late in the game, it found a way to score. The Rams went on a 9-2 run in the...

Boys basketball: P-G finishes off a sweep of Leipsic

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer PANDORA — For the first time since the 2009-10 season, Pandora-Gilboa’s boys basketball team owns bragging rights for both regular season league games against rival Leipsic. After beating Leipsic 50-43 in a Putnam County League game on...

Prep girls basketball: Leipsic’s umbrella reins in Patriots

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER HAMLER — The wind was howling and it was raining outside Patrick Henry High School on Tuesday. But inside the building, Leipsic’s “umbrella” defense worked to perfection on the final play. Leipsic, leading by three points...

Boys Basketball: Masterlasco does it all in L-B’s win over Van Buren

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Anthony Masterlasco. That basically summed up Liberty-Benton’s game Friday against Blanchard Valley Conference rival Van Buren. Masterlasco, the Eagles’ 6-foot-4 senior, broke Aaron Craft’s school record for points in a game with...

Prep girls basketball: L-B takes BVC showdown

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Jensen Hiegel has embraced her role as a leader for Liberty-Benton’s girls basketball team. On Thursday, the 5-foot-9 senior helped the Eagles take a big step toward snatching the Blanchard Valley Conference title back from Arlington. Hiegel...

Girls basketball: Ottoville turns the tables on Arlington

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer OTTOVILLE — Dave Kleman and his Ottoville girls basketball team finally got the best of Arlington on Thursday. After dropping the last four meetings, including last season’s Division IV district final, Ottoville built an early lead and...

Boys basketball: L-B holds off Continental

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER CONTINENTAL — Making free throws and forcing turnovers can win a lot of games. It helped Liberty-Benton hold on for a win against Continental on Tuesday. The Eagles went 8 of 8 from the free throw line in the final 1:11 and forced two...