Prep Football: Defense steps up for Arlington

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer NORTH BALTIMORE — A solid running game and strong defense can go a long way. For Arlington, it helped the Red Devils reel off 49 unanswered points in Friday’s Blanchard Valley Conference game against North Baltimore. The Red Devils fell...

College Football: Football is a snap for Godsil family

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Dan Godsil originally had intentions of playing linebacker or defensive end at the collegiate level. He decided to pursue what his family has done best. So far, it’s worked out. Godsil, a 2015 Ottawa-Glandorf High School graduate and...

District Golf: Van Buren, Thomas dominate district

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — Cole Thomas etched his name in the Arlington boys golf record book in another big way on Thursday. After competing on the Red Devils’ team that qualified for its first state tournament appearance in school history a year...

Prep volleyball: Patrick Henry rolls to NWOAL crown

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER HAMLER — Patrick Henry hasn’t had the feeling of winning a Northwest Ohio Athletic League title in any sport since 2010. The Patriots’ volleyball team ended the drought Tuesday. For just the second time in school history, Patrick...

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...