Prep football: Liberty-Benton flies past Hillsdale for regional title

  By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer TIFFIN — The 16 seniors on Liberty-Benton’s football team wanted to make some noise this season. They sent another message loud and clear Friday night. L-B racked up nearly 400 yards of offense, with senior quarterback Austin May...

Prep football: L-B Eagles are flying high in the postseason

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Liberty-Benton’s football team enters Friday’s Division VI, Region 22 final against Jeromesville Hillsdale on a nine-game winning streak and brimming with confidence. But the Eagles know one bad game could end it all. “Our...

Prep football: L-B Eagles trump Aces

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer DEFIANCE — The temperature might have been in the low 20s Friday night, but Liberty-Benton’s offense was scorching hot. The Eagles racked up 374 total yards and erupted for 45 points in the first half against Hicksville as L-B torched...

Prep Football: McComb pulls away from Leipsic

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer McCOMB — For the seventh time in the last eight seasons, McComb’s football team will be playing in Week 12. The Panthers used three big completions in the passing game and their defense held Leipsic to just 175 total yards in shutting...

Regional Volleyball: Carey just a win away from state

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer ELIDA — Carey’s volleyball team didn’t show many signs of nerves in its first regional tournament match Thursday. The Blue Devils got off to a strong start in each set and overcame a 21-16 deficit in the third to sweep Toledo...

Prep soccer: Kalida falls 2-1 to Coldwater in Division III district final

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer OTTOVILLE — Kalida didn’t give Coldwater many chances to score on Saturday. But when Maura Hoying and the Cavaliers did get a chance, they took advantage. Hoying scored both of Coldwater’s goals, including the go-ahead tally with...

District Girls Soccer: Coldwater cashes in against Kalida

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer OTTOVILLE — Kalida didn’t give Coldwater many chances to score on Saturday. But when Maura Hoying and the Cavaliers did get a chance, they took advantage. Hoying scored both of Coldwater’s goals, including the go-ahead score with...

BVC football: L-B claims BVC share

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer McComb had a shot at winning its third straight outright Blanchard Valley Conference title on Friday. Liberty-Benton had other ideas. L-B ended McComb’s 20-game BVC winning streak with a dominating defensive performance as the Eagles won a...

Prep volleyball: Bulldogs make history

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer OTTAWA — Ada’s volleyball team made history on Thursday. And the Bulldogs did it in dominating fashion. Ada, led by senior middle hitter Melina Woods, won its first district volleyball title in school history as the Bulldogs led nearly...

Prep volleyball: Woods blasts Ada past Leipsic

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer OTTAWA — Ada’s Melina Woods and Lima Central Catholic’s Ellen Dee both got on a roll on Tuesday. And they helped the Bulldogs and Thunderbirds take down the top two seeds and only state-ranked teams in the Ottawa district. Woods...