WITH VIDEO: College rowing: No experience needed

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — It’s hard to believe that an athlete can play an NCAA Division I sport for a major school when they didn’t even know the sport existed while in high school. For three former area athletes, though, it didn’t matter that...

Regional boys basketball: T-Birds take latest edition of LCC/O-G rivalry

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — Lima Central Catholic got over the hump that is Ottawa-Glandorf during tournament play. The Thunderbirds’ past three seasons ended at the hands of O-G, but in a Division III regional final Saturday night at Bowling Green...

Prep Boys Basketball: LCC scales Titans to get back to state

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — Lima Central Catholic got over the hump that is Ottawa-Glandorf during tournament play. The Thunderbirds’ past three seasons ended at the hands of the Titans, but in a Division III regional final Saturday night at...

Boys district basketball: O-G downs Paulding, advances to regional

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — As the lone returning starter from last year’s state championship club, Noah Bramlage has been Ottawa-Glandorf’s go-to guy this season. At Bowling Green State University’s Stroh Center Saturday afternoon, the...

District Boys Basketball: O-G’s Bramlage comes up big against Paulding

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — Ottawa-Glandorf’s boys basketball team had depended heavily on Noah Bramlage this season, being the lone returning starter from last year’s state-championship club. The 6-foot-7 junior scored 12 of his game-high 19...

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...