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...

Girls basketball: Arcadia’s Cramer makes Jackets pay

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ARCADIA — Arcadia’s Courtney Cramer wasn’t afraid to shoot from beyond the arc in Tuesday’s game against New Riegel, and for the Redskins, it paid off in a big way. The 5-foot-5 senior point guard drained six 3-pointers,...

Girls Basketball: O-G Titans winning with defense

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf’s girls basketball team doesn’t rely on a prolific scorer that can get a team 20 points a game. The Titans are young, with only three seniors on the team, and no player on the entire roster is taller than...

Boys basketball: Strong finish lifts O-G past Grove

By Michael Burwell Staff Writer COLUMBUS GROVE — A physical, back-and-forth battle between two of the area’s best players was anticipated when Ottawa-Glandorf’s Noah Bramlage and Columbus Grove’s Will Vorhees took the court Saturday night. Both players are...

Boys Basketball: Strong finish lifts O-G past Grove

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS GROVE – A physical, back-and-forth battle between two of the area’s best players is just what you would expect when Ottawa-Glandorf’s Noah Bramlage and Columbus Grove’s Will Vorhees took the court Saturday night....

Boys Basketball: O-G Titans bounce back

By Michael Burwell Staff Writer OTTAWA –The bleeding has stopped for Ottawa-Glandorf’s boys basketball team. After losing three straight games against tough teams in Findlay, Defiance and Lima Senior, the Titans bounced back Friday with a balanced offensive attack in...

Prep Basketball: Nothing stops P-G’s Rieman

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER PANDORA — When Dustin Rieman was three years old, his life changed forever when his right foot had to be amputated because of a lawnmower accident. Fifteen years later, he continues to prove doctors and doubters wrong by stepping on a basketball...