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Girls Basketball: Quick start powers Leipsic over Arcadia

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER LEIPSIC — Even with leading scorer and rebounder Kennedy Pratt out and several other players missing Thursday’s game due to injuries, Arcadia hung around with Leipsic. But the Vikings’ quick start and solid second half proved to...

Prep girls basketball: Columbus Grove in the zone against L-B

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS GROVE — Columbus Grove’s full-court zone defense took it to another level in the second half of Tuesday’s game against Liberty-Benton. The Bulldogs’ defense helped forced 12 second-half turnovers and held L-B to...

Prep boys basketball: Vent, Dible power Rams past TC

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer UPPER SANDUSKY — Wes Vent provided the bulk of Upper Sandusky’s scoring for the first three quarters of Thursday’s boys basketball game against Tiffin Columbian. Noah Dible took it from there in the fourth. Vent scored 24 of his...

Prep girls basketball: Fogle in the zone as Rams dump Buckettes

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer UPPER SANDUSKY — Just call Abigail Fogle the “zone killer.” Fogle, a 5-foot-4 junior for Upper Sandusky, went 8 of 10 from 3-point range against Buckeye Central’s 2-3 zone defense and scored a game-high 28 points as the Rams...

Prep girls basketball: Fogle in the zone as Rams dump Buckettes

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — Just call Abigail Fogle the “zone killer.” Fogle, a 5-foot-4 junior for Upper Sandusky, went 8 of 10 from 3-point range against Buckeye Central’s 2-3 zone defense and scored a game-high 28 points as the Rams...

Girls Basketball: Fast start propels Trojans

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER A solid week of practice paid off for Findlay High’s girls basketball team on Thursday. The Trojans got off to a strong start against Fremont Ross by forcing 19 first-half turnovers and jumping out to a 30-17 lead on their way to a 47-37...

Girls Basketball: Upper Sandusky survives Carey challenge

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER CAREY — Defense dominated Tuesday’s Northern 10 Conference girls basketball game between Upper Sandusky and Carey. But when Upper Sandusky needed a basket late in the game, it found a way to score. The Rams went on a 9-2 run in the...

Boys basketball: P-G finishes off a sweep of Leipsic

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer PANDORA — For the first time since the 2009-10 season, Pandora-Gilboa’s boys basketball team owns bragging rights for both regular season league games against rival Leipsic. After beating Leipsic 50-43 in a Putnam County League game on...

Prep girls basketball: Leipsic’s umbrella reins in Patriots

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER HAMLER — The wind was howling and it was raining outside Patrick Henry High School on Tuesday. But inside the building, Leipsic’s “umbrella” defense worked to perfection on the final play. Leipsic, leading by three points...

Boys Basketball: Masterlasco does it all in L-B’s win over Van Buren

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Anthony Masterlasco. That basically summed up Liberty-Benton’s game Friday against Blanchard Valley Conference rival Van Buren. Masterlasco, the Eagles’ 6-foot-4 senior, broke Aaron Craft’s school record for points in a game with...