District boys basketball: Darbyshire leads Grove past Miller City

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER ELIDA — If there has been one constant to Columbus Grove’s roller-coaster season, it has been Jace Darbyshire’s ability to score. Darbyshire, a 5-foot-8 senior who was named the Northwest Conference and Putnam County League Player...

Girls Basketball: O-G ready for regionals

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — It’s no secret that the Ottawa-Glandorf community is crazy about its high school basketball. Since 2004, O-G’s boys team has won three state titles in four appearances in Columbus, and with a pair of wins in districts...

Girls Basketball: Ottoville lives large from beyond the arc

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer LIMA — Ottoville head coach Dave Kleman is okay with the Big Green living and dying by the 3-pointer. Life was good for them in the first half of their Division IV district final against Kalida. But when the Big Green went cold from beyond...

Girls Basketball: O-G hands Liberty-Benton its first loss

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ELIDA — Three of Ottawa-Glandorf’s five losses during the past two seasons have come at the hands of Liberty-Benton, including last year’s Division III district final. The Titans, though, finally figured out how to pull out a big...

Girls Basketball: Ottoville tops Kalida for district title

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer LIMA — Ottoville head coach Dave Kleman is OK with the Big Green living and dying by the 3-pointer. Life was good for them in the first half of their Division IV district final against Kalida. But when the Big Green went cold from beyond the...

Girls Basketball: O-G hands Liberty-Benton its first loss

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ELIDA — Three of Ottawa-Glandorf’s five losses during the past two seasons have come at the hands of Liberty-Benton, including last year’s Division III district final. The Titans, though, finally figured out how to pull out a big...

Prep basketball: Eagles overcome foul woes, Van Wert for sectional title

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Foul trouble forced several Liberty-Benton starters to sit the bench in the first half of Friday’s Division III sectional final against Van Wert. With both teams unable to get into a flow offensively due to foul trouble, Jon Dager made the...

Girls Basketball: O-G, Liberty-Benton to play for district title

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ELIDA — On a night when offenses either were struggling or stalling, a pair of seniors stepped up for Ottawa-Glandorf and Liberty-Benton’s girls basketball teams. Katie Simon was the offensive spark for Liberty-Benton, scoring 19 of the...

Division IV boys: McComb takes down Kalida

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Balance can win basketball games. Just ask McComb. McComb used a balanced scoring attack to pull away from Kalida in the second half in Tuesday’s 68-51 win over the Wildcats in the second game of a Division IV boys sectional...

Girls Basketball: Slow start can’t stop Glick, Arcadia

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER The old saying goes “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.” Despite a strong second half for Riverdale’s girls basketball team on Saturday, a slow start in the first half against Arcadia was too much to...