Prep Boys Basketball: Marion Local size seizes district title against Arlington

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER WAPAKONETA — To say that Marion Local’s height advantage caused problems for Arlington’s offense in Friday’s Division IV district final would be a huge understatement. Huge, literally. The Flyers’ zone defense stymied...

Boys Basketball: O-G Titans back in district final

By Michael Burwell Staff Writer BOWLING GREEN — Brad Recker understood what his role was in Ottawa-Glandorf’s Division III district semifinal matchup with Archbold on Thursday. Although he was plagued with injuries to start the season and had a couple of stints on the...

Boys Basketball: Sullivan, Bath bomb Upper Sandusky

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer When a coach says that the three-point line is more of a “suggestion” for a player, he must have some range. Enter Taren Sullivan, Lima Bath’s 6-foot-6 senior forward. Sullivan drained eight 3-pointers and scored a game-high 32...

District Boys Basketball: Arlington Red Devils blow out Bearcats

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer WAPAKONETA — Experience can go a long way, especially during a tournament run. Add nearly flawless execution on offense and stingy defense and a team can dominate an opponent, and in Arlington’s instance Tuesday night, the Red Devils dominated...

Girls Division IV basketball: Leipsic falls in district final

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER LIMA — When it mattered most, Convoy Crestview’s fourth-quarter defense took over. And Leipsic saw its chances of winning the district finals slowly slip away. The Knights held Leipsic to just six fourth-quarter points, forced six...

District Girls Basketball: Crestview defense stymies Leipsic

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER LIMA — When it mattered most, Convoy Crestview’s fourth-quarter defense took over. And Leipsic saw its chances of winning the district finals slowly slip away. The Knights held Leipsic to just six fourth-quarter points, forced six...

Girls Basketball: Leipsic finds way to win

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER LIMA — Haley Gerten and Amber Gerdeman made sure they wouldn’t be playing their last high school basketball game Thursday night. The two seniors each scored 17 points, including a combined 19 of the Vikings 28 second-half points and led...

Boys Basketball: Quick start propels Kalida

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff writer OTTAWA — Kalida head coach Dick Kortokrax knew getting off to a good start would be key if his Wildcats were to advance to the Division IV sectional finals. With the help of a 13-0 first-quarter run and a 30-14 halftime lead, Kalida was able...

Division IV girls basketball: Leipsic, P-G cruise to sectional titles

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Dominating post play was on display in the Division IV sectional girls basketball finals Saturday at Ottawa-Glandorf High School. Pandora-Gilboa put the clamps on McComb to win its sectional final with a 57-38 victory over the...

Girls Basketball: Leipsic, P-G take sectional crowns

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Dominating post play was on display in the Division IV sectional girls basketball finals at Ottawa-Glandorf High School on Saturday. Pandora-Gilboa put the clamps on McComb to win its sectional final with a 57-38 victory over the...