Prep football: Blue Devils get to ‘five’

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer CAREY — Todd Worst didn’t want to be the first Carey coach in the past 50 years to experience back-to-back losing seasons. The Blue Devils quickly made sure in Friday’s game against Bucyrus to not let that happen. Carey jumped out...

Prep golf: Area golfers enjoy banner day

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER SUNBURY — Van Buren’s boys golf team and Arlington’s Cole Thomas couldn’t help but have mixed emotions following Saturday’s final round of the OHSAA Division III state tournament at NorthStar Golf Club in Sunbury. Both...

State Golf: Van Buren, Arlington’s Thomas earn second-place hardware

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer SUNBURY — Van Buren’s boys golf team and Arlington’s Cole Thomas couldn’t help but feel mixed emotions following Saturday’s final round of the OHSAA Division III state tournament at NorthStar Golf Club in Sunbury. Both...

Prep football: Eagles rally to defeat Arlington

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ARLINGTON — Win the second half. That was the message for Liberty-Benton at halftime after gaining only 42 yards of offense and trailing Arlington 14-6 at the break of Friday’s game. The Eagles responded with a big running game in the...

State Golf: Black Knights are all business

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Van Buren’s boys golf team has been a regular at the Division III state tournament. This weekend, though, the Black Knights are looking to come out on top. Van Buren, which will compete in its seventh straight state tournament today and...

Prep volleyball: Ada outlasts Grove to win NWC crown

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS GROVE — Ada’s volleyball team didn’t have the pressure of playing in a five-set match this season until Tuesday’s winner-take-all showdown with Columbus Grove for the outright Northwest Conference title. With a...

Prep golf: PCL schools will take the big stage at state golf

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Only 12 Division III boys golf teams are left playing in the 2016 season. Two of those teams happen to be from the Putnam County League. And they both happen to be Wildcats. Kalida and Miller City’s golf teams will represent the PCL on the...

Prep Football: Defense steps up for Arlington

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — A solid running game and strong defense can go a long way. For Arlington, it helped the Red Devils reel off 49 unanswered points in Friday’s Blanchard Valley Conference game against North Baltimore. The Red Devils fell...

College Football: Football is a snap for Godsil family

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Dan Godsil originally had intentions of playing linebacker or defensive end at the collegiate level. He decided to pursue what his family has done best. So far, it’s worked out. Godsil, a 2015 Ottawa-Glandorf High School graduate and...

District Golf: Van Buren, Thomas dominate district

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — Cole Thomas etched his name in the Arlington boys golf record book in another big way on Thursday. After competing on the Red Devils’ team that qualified for its first state tournament appearance in school history a year...