Girls basketball: Swarming defense pushes Leipsic past Carey

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Leipsic’s girls basketball team narrowly missed out on two league titles this season. But a second district title in school history will likely make up for it. Leipsic’s length on the perimeter helped force 18 Carey turnovers, and the...

Girls basketball: Hempfling does it all in O-G victory

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ELIDA — Kadie Hempfling was on a mission Saturday. And she accomplished it. Ottawa-Glandorf’s senior wing became the school’s all-time leading scorer while stuffing the stat sheet with 25 points, seven rebounds, seven steals, five...

Boys Basketball: Fort Recovery ends Van Buren’s season

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ELIDA — The bunny shots kept hopping the wrong way for Van Buren on Friday. The Black Knights had numerous chances to score from point-blank range, but couldn’t get many shots to fall. Fort Recovery, meanwhile, cashed in at the...

District Girls Basketball: Carey finishes off Arcadia, Leipsic tops Arlington

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Arcadia’s Kennedy Pratt and Carey’s Sydney Kin couldn’t be stopped through three quarters of Thursday’s Division IV district girls basketball semifinal. But Carey’s role players and the Blue Devils’ defense came...

Boys basketball: LCC slips past Elmwood, 47-41

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER ELIDA — Elmwood senior forward Zach Weiss put his team on his back in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s Division III boys sectional semifinal at the Elida Fieldhouse. Unfortunately for the Royals, Lima Central Catholic senior Mark...

Boys basketball: PH, Grove power to final

By MICHAEL BURWELL sTAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Defensive pressure and big second quarters helped Patrick Henry and Columbus Grove’s boys basketball teams Tuesday night. Patrick Henry held Leipsic scoreless over the final two minutes after the Vikings pulled within six...

Girls Basketball: It’s all Eagles at Toledo Start Sectional

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer TOLEDO — The Eagles soared high at the Division III sectional Saturday at Toledo Start High School. Top-seeded Liberty-Benton overcame a four-point first quarter and used 3-pointers in the second half to roll past No. 12 Genoa 64-21 in the...

Sectional Girls Basketball: It’s all Eagles at Toledo Start

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer TOLEDO — The Eagles soared high at the Division III sectional Saturday at Toledo Start High School. Top-seeded Liberty-Benton overcame a four-point first quarter and used the 3-point ball in the second half to roll past No. 12 Genoa 64-21 in...

Boys Basketball: O-G finishes unbeaten in WBL

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer OTTAWA — With the outright Western Buckeye League title already secured, Ottawa-Glandorf’s boys basketball team wanted to make one more statement before tournament play next week. Finish unblemished in the league. O-G had four players...

Girls basketball: Elmwood finds a way to win

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer TOLEDO — Elmwood led its game against Woodmore on Wednesday for just two minutes. But the Royals still found a way to get the win, and that’s all that matters in tournament time. Senior Zoe Shank hit two free throws with 53 seconds left...