District Volleyball: Blue Devils outlast Red Devils

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Arlington had Carey on the ropes. But the Blue Devils found a way to avoid the upset. Carey, the top seed in the Findlay district, overcame a two-sets-to-one deficit and trailed 13-11 in the fifth set, but the Blue Devils came away with a 19-25,...

BVC football: Panthers ground P-G Rockets for BVC share

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer McCOMB — McComb’s football team experienced a roller coaster of emotions leading up to Friday’s showdown with Pandora-Gilboa. But the Panthers kept one constant going: winning Blanchard Valley Conference titles. McComb clinched a...

Prep volleyball: Eagles down Royals in three sets

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Liberty-Benton’s state-ranked volleyball team got off to a slow start in the first two sets against Elmwood on Tuesday. But once the Eagles found their rhythm, they were hard to stop. L-B, the No. 2 seed in the Kalida district, rallied from...

Prep golf: Dull is first team all-Ohio

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Kyleigh Dull found herself in a couple of star-studded groups on Saturday. One on the course and one on the awards podium. The Lakota freshman, playing with the defending state champion and another first-team all-Ohioan, fired a...

Prep golf: Van Buren’s title hopes fall short

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Van Buren’s boys golf team had aspirations of winning a state title. But Worthington Christian’s record-breaking first-round in the OHSAA Division III state tournament at the Ohio State University Scarlet Course was too...

Boys State Golf: Van Buren ends up 4th at state

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Van Buren’s boys golf team had aspirations of winning a state title. But Worthington Christian’s record-breaking first-round score in the OHSAA Division III state tournament at the Ohio State University Scarlet Course...

State Girls Golf: Lakota’s Dull is first team all-Ohio

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Kyleigh Dull found herself in a couple star-studded groups on Saturday. One on the course and one on the awards podium. The Lakota freshman, playing with the defending state champion and another returning first-team all-Ohioan,...

Prep football: Vikes step up to the challenge

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER LEIPSIC — Leipsic’s injury-plagued football team just keeps on winning. The Vikings, who were without starting quarterback Dylan Schroeder after he tore an ACL in a Week-6 loss to McComb, held North Baltimore’s high-scoring...

Prep golf: Van Buren among state favorites

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Van Buren boys golf coach Eric Heitkamp faced a big challenge to start the season: don’t think too far ahead, especially with all five golfers from the 2016 Division III state runner-up team returning. “That’s been difficult. I...

Prep football: L-B grounds Rockets

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER PANDORA — Will Poling was supposed to throw a block. Instead, the Liberty-Benton senior wide receiver gave the Eagles a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Poling whiffed on a block against Pandora-Gilboa defensive back Jared Breece, but got...