Girls basketball: Ada’s girls team is running the gauntlet

By TED RADICK staff writer ADA — Lots of basketball teams have those red-letter game circled on their calendars. The key games, against rival league foes or big nonconference battles. The Ada girls basketball team has about 15 red-letter games. “We’ve tested...

BVC girls basketball: Johnson, Arlington bedevil Leipsic

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington junior guard Megan Johnson scored just four points Thursday night. Scoring wasn’t her job, though. Her assignment was to guard Leipsic sharpshooter Shalynn Morman, and she held Morman without a field goal in the fourth...

WITH VIDEO: Girls basketball: L-B earns BVC lead with win over Arlington

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Arlington’s girls basketball team accomplished much of what it set out to do in Thursday’s Blanchard Valley Conference game at Liberty-Benton. The Red Devils won the turnover battle with a swarming defense, forced L-B’s bigs to the...

Girls Basketball: Liberty-Benton’s plan works to perfection

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Sometimes it takes a village, and that’s the strategy Liberty-Benton girls basketball coach Nate Irwin used Thursday to defend Arcadia’s Molly Glick. “We don’t have any one perimeter player who’s going to...

Football coaches look forward to OSU game

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Football coaches, at the heart of it, are football fans first. And several area high school coaches, all Buckeyes supporters, are looking forward to Monday’s NCAA national championship game between Ohio State and Oregon. “That’s going...

Girls Basketball: New Riegel wins on Theis’ OT jumper

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER NEW RIEGEL — St. Wendelin girls basketball coach Aaron Smith didn’t want New Riegel’s star senior point guard, Kara Scherger, to beat his Mohawks. So, when Scherger drove the paint in the closing seconds of overtime in Thursday’s...

BVC Girls Basketball: L-B tops Vikes despite Morman’s 3 spree

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Liberty-Benton shot lights out and jumped to a 10-point lead early in the second quarter of Thursday’s Blanchard Valley Conference girls basketball game against Leipsic. A comfortable margin? Not on this night, not while Leipsic’s Shalynn...

Girls Basketball: Leipsic pulls away from P-G

By TED RADICK staff writer LEIPSIC — After building a quick 9-0 lead and stretching that advantage to 20-6 early in the second quarter Friday, Leipsic’s girls basketball team suddenly found itself in a tight game with Pandora-Gilboa. The Rockets used a 16-6 run to...

Prep football: Columbus Grove a football school once again

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS GROVE — Columbus Grove High School is a football school once again. The Bulldogs couldn’t be happier to make that statement. “It feels great,” senior running back/linebacker Joey Warnecke said. “It’s...

Prep football: Roney, Warnecke lift Grove to 19-7 regional title victory

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Columbus Grove sophomore Rece Roney dreams of playing college football. After the game he had against Arlington in Saturday’s Division VII, Region 24 championship at Donnell Stadium, those dreams may not be far-fetched. Roney recorded a sack for a...