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Prep football: Panthers go big to top Leipsic

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer McComb head coach Kris Alge decided to go “big-on-big” along the line in the second half of the Panthers’ Division VII, Region 24 semifinal against Leipsic. McComb’s offensive front controlled the line of scrimmage, and the...

Prep volleyball: Lexington tops Ottawa-Glandorf in regional final

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ONTARIO — Ottawa-Glandorf kept its volleyball match against Lexington alive Saturday by scoring six of the last seven points to win the third set 25-21. But the damage from the first two sets was too much for the Titans to overcome. Lexington...

Regional volleyball: O-G falls to Lexington

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ONTARIO — Ottawa-Glandorf kept its volleyball match against Lexington alive Saturday by scoring six of the last seven points to win the third set 25-21. But the damage from the first two sets was too much for the Titans to overcome. Lexington...

Division VII football: Brecht powers Leipsic past Arlington

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER LEIPSIC — Nate Brecht earned first team all-Blanchard Valley Conference honors this season in the athlete position, but Leipsic’s 5-foot-10, 160-pound running back showed on Friday that he has some power to go along with his...

Division II Volleyball: O-G defeats St. Marys, reaches regional final

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER ONTARIO — After making the 89-mile trip from Ottawa-Glandorf High School to Ontario High School, it was a “climb the mountain” drill the Titans practiced during the summer that helped them in Thursday’s Division II regional...

Boys soccer: Fort Jennings beats Bluffton, advances to regional tourney

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer KALIDA — Fort Jennings midfielder Troy Ricker knew Saturday’s Division III district final would come down to his penalty kick after drawing a foul on Bluffton in the box with 7:08 left. He didn’t disappoint for the Musketeers and...

Prep Boys Soccer: Fort Jennings wins 2nd straight district title

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer KALIDA — Fort Jennings midfielder Troy Ricker knew Saturday’s Division III district final would come down to his penalty kick after drawing a foul on Bluffton in the box with 7:08 left. He didn’t disappoint for the Musketeers and...

BVC Football: McComb rolls past L-B to win Blanchard Division

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer McComb entered Friday night’s matchup with Liberty-Benton on an eight-game winning streak in which the Panthers outscored their opponents 370-17. Despite allowing more points on Friday than in the previous eight weeks, the Panthers’...

Division IV Volleyball: McComb back to regional after sweep of LCC

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Twenty-two of McComb’s 24 wins this season came in straight sets heading into Thursday’s Division IV district final against Lima Central Catholic. Although the Panthers trailed for a large portion of the first set on...

Division IV volleyball: McComb rolls P-G Rockets

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — Unforced errors can halt any momentum in volleyball. Leipsic found out the hard way on Tuesday night. After cruising to a win in the first set over Lima Central Catholic, the Vikings couldn’t overcome unforced errors as they...
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