Prep baseball: L-B’s rally is too little, too late

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Parkway’s baseball team has had its way with the Blanchard Valley Conference in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division-III baseball tournament. After beating Van Buren 8-0 on May 10 in a sectional semifinal game, the eighth-seeded...

Prep Baseball: Parkway takes down L-B

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Parkway’s baseball team has had its way with the Blanchard Valley Conference in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division-III baseball tournament. After beating Van Buren 8-0 on May 10 in a sectional semifinal game, the eighth-seeded...

Sectional softball: Carey tops Arcadia in game featuring 7 HRs

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — It was a hitter’s paradise for Thursday’s Division IV sectional softball final between Carey and Arcadia, although the weather was anything but ideal. With cold, windy and rainy conditions, the two teams combined to hit...

Prep baseball: McComb edges pesky Vanlue in 9 innings

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER MCCOMB — For 62/3 innings, McComb pitcher Clay Grubb was in complete control. But what he and the Panthers might not have expected was a Vanlue two-out rally in the top of the seventh inning, in which the Wildcats were down to its final strike, to...

Prep baseball: Titans slip past Lima Central Catholic

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf’s baseball team has had its share of exciting one-run games this season, and Saturday’s 1-0 win over Lima Central Catholic in a Division III sectional semifinal was no different. But it was the way that the...

Division III baseball: Defensive play carries O-G past LCC

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf’s baseball team has had its share of exciting one-run games this season, and Saturday’s 1-0 win over Lima Central Catholic in a Division III sectional semifinal was no different. But it was the way that...

Prep baseball: Historic season for Ottawa-Glandorf

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer OTTAWA — It’s been an emotional season for the Ottawa-Glandorf baseball team. From a heartbreaking 2-1 loss in 12 innings at the hands of baseball-powerhouse Defiance, to a walk-off RBI single to edge Wapakoneta 8-7 in eight innings a...

Women’s softball: U.S. national team coming to town

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer The 2014 United States women’s national softball team will be coming to Findlay for the first time. The team will be at the Marathon Diamonds June 16-17. A doubleheader exhibition will be played against college all-stars on the 17th, and an...

WITH VIDEO: College rowing: No experience needed

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — It’s hard to believe that an athlete can play an NCAA Division I sport for a major school when they didn’t even know the sport existed while in high school. For three former area athletes, though, it didn’t matter that...

Regional boys basketball: T-Birds take latest edition of LCC/O-G rivalry

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — Lima Central Catholic got over the hump that is Ottawa-Glandorf during tournament play. The Thunderbirds’ past three seasons ended at the hands of O-G, but in a Division III regional final Saturday night at Bowling Green...