Prep track: Another Mangas record at PCL championships

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER OTTOVILLE — Very few high school athletes can say they can jump over themselves. Ottoville sophomore Brooke Mangas already has that ability. Mangas broke her own meet record with a leap of 5-foot-6 to win the high jump at the Putnam County...

Prep Track: Grove is again the PCL favorite

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER OTTOVILLE — The relays have been the strongest aspect of Columbus Grove’s boys track team this season. With the Bulldogs coming off a first-place finish at Saturday’s Liberty-Benton Pat Wagner Invitational, they will look to...

Prep track: Saving the best for last

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Last year’s boys 1,600-meter relay at the Liberty-Benton Pat Wagner Invitational came down to the wire and had the team championship on the line. Saturday’s 1,600 relay was no different. Tied at 82 points heading into the final event,...

Boys Track: Grove nips O-G for L-B Invite crown

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Last year’s boys 1,600-meter relay at the Liberty-Benton Pat Wagner Invitational came down to the wire and had the team championship on the line. Saturday’s 1,600 relay was no different. Tied at 82 points heading into the final event,...

Prep boys track: 800-meter runners don’t disappoint at Grove Invite

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS GROVE — There was plenty of star power in the 800-meter run and the 3,200-meter relay at the Columbus Grove Bulldog Invitational on Friday. They certainly didn’t disappoint. Riverdale’s 3,200 team of Kyle Evans, Josh...

Boys Track: Arcadia’s Watkins, Elmwood boys roll to Mowrey crowns

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer VAN BUREN — Arcadia’s Shae Watkins has been dominating his competition in the shot put and discus so far this season. And considering he’s still working on the transition from the basketball court to the field, that could be of...

OHSAA Girls State Basketball: One win left for Titans

  By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Just one more win is all that stands between Ottawa-Glandorf and its first state girls basketball title. And as historic as the Titans’ journey has been through the Division III tournament, the journey for their...

State Girls Basketball: O-G girls return to state

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — It’s always exciting for athletes to be able to play in a high school state tournament in Columbus. It’s even more exciting when they get to make two trips to Columbus for two different sports in a four-month span. For...

State Girls Basketball: Ottawa-Glandorf is on a roll

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — More than 250 miles separate Ottawa-Glandorf High School and Fairland High School in Proctorville. When it comes to the similarities between their girls basketball teams, it’s as if the schools are next-door neighbors....

Girls Basketball: O-G’s Yant leaning on McGlaughlin

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf girls basketball head coach Troy Yant is glad he has Tyson McGlaughlin to ask for advice in preparing for the Division III state tournament in Columbus. McGlaughlin, O-G’s boys basketball coach and athletic...