Boys Track: Bame is Hardin Northern’s distance ace

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Hardin Northern sophomore Nick Bame remembers watching his older brother, Nathan, compete at the OHSAA state track and field championships seven years ago. On Saturday, Nick will trade a spot in the bleachers for a spot on the track at Ohio State...

OHSAA State Track: Riverdale, CG rivalry heads to Columbus

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Columbus Grove and Riverdale’s 3,200 relay teams have finished in the top two spots in each of its three head-to-head matchups this season. If the teams’ fourth showdown of the season in Friday’s OHSAA Division III state track and...

Prep track: Grove wins another title

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Statement made. Area track and field athletes shined with a chance at advancing to the state meet on the line Friday, as 16 individuals and nine relay teams punched tickets to Columbus on the final day of the Division III regional...

Regional Track: Area athletes state bound

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Liberty-Benton senior B.J. Lawson hasn’t had the type of season he has wanted after finishing fourth in the long jump at last year’s Division III state track and field meet. That misfortune nearly cost him a chance of...

District Baseball: Van Wert solves O-G, Maas

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ADA — Ottawa-Glandorf’s Ryan Maas threw his third complete game against Van Wert this season in Saturday’s Division III district baseball final. But unlike the first two meetings, Van Wert found a way to scratch out the win. The...

District Baseball: Miller City’s Lehman no hits Grove in district final

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ELIDA — Miller City senior pitcher Ross Lehman has left the Division IV district tournament at Elida heartbroken in his first three seasons on the Wildcats’ baseball team. He didn’t walk off Ed Sandy Field heartbroken Saturday....

District Baseball: Miller City’s Lehman no-hits Grove in district final

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ELIDA — Miller City senior pitcher Ross Lehman has left the Division IV district tournament at Elida heartbroken in his first three seasons on the Wildcats’ baseball team. He he didn’t walk off Ed Sandy Field heartbroken Saturday....

District Baseball: Van Wert solves O-G, Maas

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ADA — Ottawa-Glandorf’s Ryan Maas threw his third complete game against Van Wert this season in Saturday’s Division III district baseball final. But unlike the first two meetings, Van Wert found a way to scratch out the win. The...

Prep softball: VB wins its first district title

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ELIDA — For the first time in school history, Van Buren’s softball team can call itself district champions. The Black Knights used timely hitting against Ayersville, and Nichole Miller delivered another outstanding performance in the...

District Baseball: Ottawa-Glandorf jumps on St. Henry early

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER ADA — The top of the first inning in Ottawa-Glandorf’s Division III district baseball semifinal against St. Henry could not have gone better for the Titans. And it was a nightmare for St. Henry starting pitcher Mitchel Stammen. O-G took...