Prep football: McComb alone at the top of the BVC

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER LEIPSIC — McComb coach Kris Alge and his team weren’t happy after last week’s win over Arlington. The Panthers quickly took their frustration out on Leipsic on Friday in a battle of the last two unbeaten teams in Blanchard Valley...

Prep football: Leipsic slips past P-G

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer PANDORA — Leipsic coach Joe Kirkendall said he had never seen anything like what happened late in the fourth quarter of the Vikings’ Blanchard Valley Conference football game against Pandora-Gilboa on Friday. The Vikings caught...

Prep golf: Van Buren, L-B to duke it out for title

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Van Buren and Liberty-Benton entered the 2016 golf season as two of the best teams in the area. The two squads haven’t disappointed. Now, they’ll get to battle it out for a league title. The Black Knights and Eagles are the favorites to...

Prep volleyball: Panthers down Devils in BVC showdown

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER MCCOMB — The longest volleyball winning streak in Blanchard Valley Conference history got even longer on Monday. And it helped McComb get in prime position to win its fourth straight league title. McComb extended its BVC winning streak to 40...

Prep Football: L-B knocks off Van Buren

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer It didn’t take long for Liberty-Benton to learn from its mistakes after letting a late lead slip away against Leipsic a week ago. After building a 21-0 lead in the first half of Friday’s Blanchard Valley Conference game with Van Buren,...

Prep football: Tigers dig deep in second half

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — Big plays in the passing game in the first half. Hard-nosed running in the ground game in the second half. That was the formula for North Baltimore’s offense on Friday as the Tigers racked up 477 total yards of offense...

Prep football: Marion Local rockets past McComb, 36-0

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer MARIA STEIN “” Fourteen points in 14 seconds. That’s all it took for Marion Local to seize control of its game against McComb on Friday night. Leading 8-0 in the final minute of the second quarter, Marion Local scored two...

Prep football: Grove beats P-G in overtime, 35-29

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer COLUMBUS GROVE — Columbus Grove quarterback Reid Stechschulte and his teammates had one last chance to keep their hopes of beating Pandora-Gilboa alive on Friday. Grant Cassidy happened to be in the right place at the right time. And it...

Prep Football: Father-son duo coaching at Bluffton

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — Jeff Richards will get to experience a “rare thing” on Bluffton’s sideline this season. Even if that includes his dad, Mike Richards, yelling in his ear each game. The father-son duo will be coaching the...

Ohio Amateur: Troyer wins by two strokes

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Ryan Troyer added another first-place trophy to his rapidly-growing collection on Saturday. The Dover native, who entered the final round of the Ohio Amateur Championship at the Findlay Country Club with a 3-shot lead, carded 16 pars, a birdie and...