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...

District Girls Basketball: Crestview defense stymies Leipsic

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...

Girls Basketball: Leipsic finds way to win

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER LIMA — Haley Gerten and Amber Gerdeman made sure they wouldn’t be playing their last high school basketball game Thursday night. The two seniors each scored 17 points, including a combined 19 of the Vikings 28 second-half points and led...

Boys Basketball: Quick start propels Kalida

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff writer OTTAWA — Kalida head coach Dick Kortokrax knew getting off to a good start would be key if his Wildcats were to advance to the Division IV sectional finals. With the help of a 13-0 first-quarter run and a 30-14 halftime lead, Kalida was able...

Division IV girls basketball: Leipsic, P-G cruise to sectional titles

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Dominating post play was on display in the Division IV sectional girls basketball finals Saturday at Ottawa-Glandorf High School. Pandora-Gilboa put the clamps on McComb to win its sectional final with a 57-38 victory over the...

Girls Basketball: Leipsic, P-G take sectional crowns

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Dominating post play was on display in the Division IV sectional girls basketball finals at Ottawa-Glandorf High School on Saturday. Pandora-Gilboa put the clamps on McComb to win its sectional final with a 57-38 victory over the...

Girls Basketball: Calvert’s quick start sinks H-L Chieftains

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer TIFFIN — From the opening tip, everything went Tiffin Calvert’s way in its Division IV sectional semifinal against Hopewell-Loudon. Whether it was Nicole Bickley snatching offensive rebounds and putting it back up for a score, Taylor...

Girls Basketball: Lady Luck smiles on Miller City

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer OTTAWA — The bank was open from downtown for Miller City in the fourth quarter, and the Wildcats cashed in. Despite shooting 11 of 32 (34 percent) from the foul line and 15 of 46 (33 percent) from the floor, Miller City banked in three...

Girls basketball: The tournament trail begins

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff writer Tonight the journey to Columbus and Ohio State’s Value City Arena begins for area high school girls basketball teams as the first round of the Ohio High School Athletic Association girls basketball tournament gets underway. While there will...

Girls basketball: Diller lifts Grove past Ada, 44-43

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS GROVE — The final play went exactly as Columbus Grove girls basketball head coach Brian Schroeder drew it up. And for the Bulldogs, it was a sophomore who came through on Senior Night. Trailing 43-42 with 1.3 seconds left against...