State Girls Basketball: No meltdown for Mohawks

R-T Sport Writers Michael Burwell and Andy Wolf talk about St. Wendelin’s state semifinal victory over Jackson Center. By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Thoughts of fourth-quarter problems crept back into the head of St. Wendelin coach Aaron Smith during the...

Girls basketball: O-G takes down Hathaway Brown

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — Ottawa-Glandorf’s defense has been stellar all season. But it will be hard to top what the Titans did in the fourth quarter against Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown in Thursday’s Division II state semifinal. O-G held...

State Girls Basketball: O-G Titans look to take final step

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf’s girls basketball team knocked off arguably the most talented Division II team, Toledo Rogers, in last week’s regional final. Up next for the Titans is arguably the most dominant Division II team in the...

Girls Basketball: O-G winning with defense

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Defense wins championships. And for the past two seasons, defense has helped Ottawa-Glandorf’s girls basketball team win several championships at the league, district and regional levels. “I think the climax of how good the defense is...

Girls basketball: Titans exceed own expectations

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Ottawa-Glandorf’s girls basketball team’s main goal at the start of the season was to win the Western Buckeye League title, which the Titans did for the first time since 2006. Reaching the state tournament for a second straight season...

Boys basketball: L-B wins its first district title since 2007

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER NAPOLEON — Liberty-Benton has had success getting to the district tournament, but the Eagles haven’t been able to get over the hump of advancing to regionals since 2007’s state runner-up team. That changed on Saturday....

Boys basketball: L-B wins first district title since 2007

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer NAPOLEON — Liberty-Benton has had success getting to the district tournament, but the Eagles haven’t been able to get over the hump of getting to regionals since 2007’s state runner-up team. That changed on Saturday....

Girls basketball: Ellerbrock sends Titans back to state

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER ONTARIO “” The only thing going through Dani Ellerbrock’s mind was ‘put the ball in the hoop’. She did. And she sent Ottawa-Glandorf’s girls basketball team back to the state tournament. With just over four...

Boys basketball: Masterlasco wins it for Eagles

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER NAPOLEON — There wasn’t any doubt about who was going to take the last shot for Liberty-Benton on Thursday. With the game between Liberty-Benton and Tinora tied 50-50 late in the fourth quarter, Anthony Masterlasco drove to the basket,...

Girls Basketball: Defensive Titans crown Knights

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER ONTARIO — Akron Archbishop Hoban coach Scott Callaghan knew that Ottawa-Glandorf might be the best team the Knights faced this season. The Titans confirmed that early and often on Tuesday. O-G used first-half runs of 14-0 and 11-0 to build a...