Girls basketball: Cold night for FHS in 48-32 loss to Clay

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Oregon Clay’s difficult schedule to start the season paid off against Findlay High School on Thursday. The Eagles, who entered the game at 0-4 overall and 0-2 in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference, pulled away in the fourth quarter for a...

BVC Boys Basketball: Leipsic hangs on to knock off Arlington

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer LEIPSIC — Leipsic held Arlington scoreless in the first quarter and six points through the first half as the Vikings took a 31-6 lead into the break of Friday’s Blanchard Valley Conference boys basketball game. The Vikings even...

Girls Basketball: St. Ursula spoils Findlay High’s home opener

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Toledo St. Ursula entered Thursday’s Three Rivers Athletic Conference girls basketball game against Findlay High School without a league win since the 2014-15 season and only two in the past three years. That changed for the Arrows. St....

Boys Basketball: Riverdale plays spoiler at Carey’s home opener

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer CAREY — Riverdale executed the role of “spoiler” to perfection on Friday against rival Carey in the Blue Devils’ first boys basketball game at their new school. Riverdale jumped out to a 22-10 first quarter lead, led by...

BVC Girls Basketball: Arcadia uses its depth to stop McComb

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Arcadia coach Randy Baker has something this season he’s not necessarily used to. Depth. And a lot of it. Arcadia’s depth and full-court pressure defense wore down an injury-plagued McComb team as the Redskins knocked...

Girls basketball: L-B’s big third quarter tops Carey

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Liberty-Benton’s girls basketball team was anxious to get the season started after winning 11 of its last 13 games a year ago en route to a district final run. After overcoming a slow start against Carey in the season opener for both teams on...

Prep football: Senior class set tone for Panthers’ success

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER WAPAKONETA — There was a buzz about the seniors on McComb’s football team ever since they were in the third grade. Although the Panthers’ season came to an end on Saturday with a 27-23 loss to Minster in the Division VII state...

Prep Football: McComb seniors are a special group

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer WAPAKONETA — There was a buzz about the seniors on McComb’s football team ever since they were in the third grade. Although the Panthers’ season came to an end on Saturday with a 27-23 loss to Minster in the Division VII state...

Prep Football: Bishop Hartley holds off O-G

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer BELLEFONTAINE — Ottawa-Glandorf appeared down and out after Columbus Bishop Hartley’s Marquette Dixon bolted 57 yards for a touchdown with three minutes left to put the Hawks ahead 38-28. The Titans were far from finished, though, and...

Prep football: Crestview runs past Red Devils

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER LIMA — Convoy Crestview’s football team doesn’t have the biggest backfield. But the Knights showed just how effective they could be in Saturday’s Division VII Region 26 semifinal against Arlington. Convoy Crestview racked up...