Division III Boys State Track: Warnimont sweeps 100, 200 state titles

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Mason Warnimont doesn’t like to lose. So it’s a good thing for the Cory-Rawson senior that he didn’t lose at all in the sprints this season. Warnimont capped his career by defending his 200-meter dash state title...

Division III Boys State Track: Siefker steals the show

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS — The boys 1,600-meter run in the OHSAA Division III state track and field meet was as good as advertised. And Ottoville junior Brendan Siefker stole the show. Siefker started his grueling day by leading the 1,600 from start to...

Division III Boys Track: Bame earns two all-Ohio medals

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Hardin Northern senior Nick Bame gave it everything he had one last time on Saturday. And that resulted in two spots on the podium for the second-straight year. Bame ran a personal-record 4:14.22 to finish runner-up in the...

Boys State Track: Siefker steals the show in 1,600

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS — The boys 1,600-meter run in the OHSAA Division III state track and field meet was as good as advertised. And Ottoville junior Brendan Siefker stole the show. Siefker started his grueling day by leading the 1,600 from start to...

Boys State Track: C-R’s Warnimont racks up 100, 200 championships

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Mason Warnimont doesn’t like to lose. So it’s a good thing for the Cory-Rawson senior that he didn’t lose at all in the sprints this season. Warnimont capped his career by defending his 200-meter dash state title...

Boys State Track: Bassitt rolls to 300 hurdles crown

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Bluffton’s Trevor Bassitt finally met his match as the defending state champion in the 110 high hurdles. But the Pirates’ senior bounced back in a big way in the 300 intermediate hurdles. Bassitt bolted to a...

OHSAA State Track: Grove’s Roney finishes on awards stand

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS “” It was déjà vu for Rece Roney on Friday in the shot put. But the discus was a tough surprise for the senior from Columbus Grove. Roney led area athletes in the field events with his second-straight fourth-place finish in the...

OHSAA State Track: Never count out Bluffton

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS — If there’s one thing to know about Bluffton’s 3,200 boys relay team the past two seasons, it’s to never count it out. For the second straight year, the Pirates earned a spot on the podium after having one of the...

Prep track: Siefker, Bame going head-to-head

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer The distance events at this weekend’s OHSAA Division III boys state track and field meet at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus should be a doozy. Especially with Ottoville junior Brendan Siefker and Hardin Northern senior Nick Bame going head to...

Prep track: Warnimont, Bassitt seeking to defend Division III state titles

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Mason Warnimont and Trevor Bassitt know what it takes to win a state title. But the future Ashland University teammates know there’s work to do if they want to add to their collection this weekend. Warnimont, Cory-Rawson’s senior...