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Prep Softball: Lakota’s two-out magic sinks Patrick Henry

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER It will be an all-Raiders’ showdown in the Division IV regional softball final in Findlay on Saturday. After the Wayne Trace Raiders edged New Riegel 1-0 on Wednesday, Lakota used two-out scoring rallies in the fourth and seventh innings to...

Prep softball: WT’s Baumle stymies New Riegel bats

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER New Riegel entered Wednesday’s Division IV regional softball semifinal game against Wayne Trace with some impressive offensive statistics: 20 home runs, a team batting average around .400, five players hitting .388 or better, scoring almost...

District softball: New Riegel swats away Blue Devils

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer KENTON — Line drive after line drive, home run after home run, New Riegel crushed the ball in its Division IV district softball final against Carey on Friday. The Blue Jackets wasted no time, getting most of their hits early in the count...

District Softball: Blue Devils clip Falcons in semis

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER KENTON — Carey pitcher Ali Rymer was in a zone Wednesday in the Blue Devils’ Division IV district semifinal game against Riverdale. Her defense backed her up as well, and with some timely hits in the fifth and seventh innings, the Blue...

Prep softball: Jackets rally for win

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER KENTON — When a good hitting team battles at the plate by fouling off pitch after pitch and waiting for the right one, the outcome is often good. In New Riegel’s case in Tuesday’s Division IV district semifinal softball game...

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...