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Prep softball: Hawk, Parkway pound Ada

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer WAPAKONETA — Ada had its hands full trying to slow down Parkway junior standout Haley Hawk at the plate in Tuesday’s Division IV district softball semifinal. But the Bulldogs had the rest of the Panthers’ lineup to worry about as...

Prep track: Bassitt leads Bluffton boys

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer BLUFFTON — Bluffton’s boys track and field team needed a complete effort to dethrone five-time defending Northwest Conference champion Columbus Grove on Saturday. It sure helped having Trevor Bassitt leading the way. The Pirates’...

Prep Track: Bluffton boys, Grove girls rack up NWC championships

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer BLUFFTON — Bluffton’s boys track and field team needed a complete effort to dethrone five-time defending Northwest Conference champion Columbus Grove on Saturday. It sure helped having Trevor Bassitt leading the way. The Pirates’...

BVC boys track: Historic run for Warnimont

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Mason Warnimont sprinted his way into the Blanchard Valley Conference record book Friday. The Cory-Rawson senior became the first four-time BVC boys champion in the 100-meter dash, became just the second boys athlete to win at least three 200...

Prep track: Big days for Mangas, Roney at PCL

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER OTTOVILLE — Ottoville’s Brooke Mangas and Columbus Grove’s Rece Roney made it a clean sweep in impressive fashion at Monday’s Putnam County League track and field meet. Mangas, the two-time defending Division III high jump...

Prep track: Warnimont triple winner at Wagner Invitational

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Cory-Rawson’s Mason Warnimont and Bluffton’s Trevor Bassitt were more than excited to square off in the sprints at Saturday’s Liberty-Benton Pat Wagner Invitational. The races between the two returning state champs and Ashland...

Boys Track: Warnimont tops Bassitt in battle of future teammates

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Cory-Rawson’s Mason Warnimont and Bluffton’s Trevor Bassitt were more than excited to square off in the sprints at Saturday’s Liberty-Benton Pat Wagner Invitational. The races between the two returning state champs and Ashland...

Prep track: Bluffton’s Bassitt is triple winner at O-G Gold Medal meet

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer OTTAWA — Two meet records, three wins overall and a second-place finish. Not a bad day for Bluffton’s Trevor Bassitt on Thursday. The defending Division III 110-meter high hurdles state champ dominated the hurdles and had a strong...

After 48 years, Hillcrest Golf Club has new owners

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER For the first time in nearly 50 years, Hillcrest Golf Club in Findlay is under new ownership. Andy Clouse, owner of the Fostoria Country Club, purchased Hillcrest from longtime owner Joe Kotlarczyk late last month. “We had been looking for a...

Boys track: State champs Warnimont, Bassitt back for another go

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Cory-Rawson’s Mason Warnimont and Bluffton’s Trevor Bassitt capped off their junior years with state titles at the 2016 Division III state track and field meet in Columbus. Both are back this year. And the two state champs may not be...