Prep football: Crestview runs past Red Devils

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER LIMA — Convoy Crestview’s football team doesn’t have the biggest backfield. But the Knights showed just how effective they could be in Saturday’s Division VII Region 26 semifinal against Arlington. Convoy Crestview racked up...

Prep Football: Crestview runs past Arlington

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER LIMA — Convoy Crestview’s football team doesn’t have the biggest backfield. But the Knights showed just how effective it could be in Saturday’s Division VII Region 26 semifinal against Arlington. Convoy Crestview racked up...

Prep Football: O-G Titans hold off Indian Lake

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER WAPAKONETA — Every time Ottawa-Glandorf built a double-digit lead in Friday’s Division IV, Region 14 semifinal, Indian Lake came right back. Eventually, the Titans’ defense and running attack proved to be too much for the Lakers....

Prep football: Hicksville rallies to defeat Leipsic

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER HICKSVILLE — Saturday’s Division VII Region 26 quarterfinal between Leipsic and Hicksville was all about big plays. Hicksville made several at the right time. Leipsic couldn’t quite make enough. Hicksville overcame a slow start...

Regional Football: Big plays lift Hicksville past Leipsic

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER HICKSVILLE — Saturday’s Division VII Region 26 quarterfinal between Leipsic and Hicksville was all about big plays. Hicksville made several of them at the right time. Leipsic couldn’t quite make enough. Hicksville overcame a slow...

Prep Football: O-G wins with second-half spurt

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer OTTAWA — Ken Schriner felt his Ottawa-Glandorf team was “a lot lucky” to be down by just six points at halftime after Bellevue dominated nearly every aspect of the half. The Titans flipped the script in a big way in the second...

Prep volleyball: Padua rallies to top O-G

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER ONTARIO — Ottawa-Glandorf received 14 points on unforced errors from Parma Padua Franciscan in winning the first set of Wednesday’s Division II regional volleyball semifinal at Ontario High School. Padua Franciscan rarely made those...

Prep soccer: Bluffton moves on to regional

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER KALIDA — Bluffton’s boys soccer team had its sights set on a district title after losing 1-0 to Fort Jennings on a penalty kick in last year’s Division III district final at Kalida. Ironically, a penalty kick worked in favor of...

District Boys Soccer: Bluffton reaches regional semifinals

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer KALIDA — Bluffton’s boys soccer team had its sights set on a district title after losing 1-0 to Fort Jennings in last year’s Division III district final at Kalida on a penalty kick late in the match. Ironically, a penalty kick...

Prep Football: Titans stuff St. Marys for share of WBL

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ST. MARYS — Ottawa-Glandorf coach Ken Schriner doesn’t mind sharing the Western Buckeye League title. Especially when it means knocking off a previously-unbeaten team in Week 10. On Friday night, against WBL-leader St. Marys Memorial,...