Prep softball: Cool Blue Jackets top Red Devils

By TED RADICK staff writer KENTON — New Riegel softball coach Jamie Lininger tried to play it off as no big thing. Blue Jackets pitcher Kara Scheger tried to play it off like no big thing. It was a big thing that Arlington scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning...

Prep softball: Arlington races past Polar Bears

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER KENTON — Speed and defense can carry a softball team a long way, especially at this time of the year when every team has a solid pitcher. Arlington ran into one of those good pitchers in Tuesday’s Division IV district semifinal at Kenton...

Girls Track: Records fall in BVC meet

By TED RADICK staff writer Michaela Butler is convinced she didn’t run her best at Friday’s Blanchard Valley Conference track and field championship meet. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens when she does. The Liberty-Benton junior set two...

Prep track: Riverdale, H-L hoping to make splash

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER They’re the new kids on the block at this year’s Blanchard Valley Conference track and field championship meet, and they’re hoping to make an immediate splash. Deep and strong in many events, Hopewell-Loudon’s boys and...

Prep track: Win in 1,600 relay seals title for Titans

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Ottawa-Glandorf’s girls track team led Liberty-Benton by a mere three-fourths of a point entering the final event, the 1,600-meter relay, at Saturday’s Liberty-Benton Pat Wagner Invitational. The Titans needed to push past L-B to win the...

Girls Track: O-G tops host Eagles for title

By TED RADICK staff writer Ottawa-Glandorf’s girls track team led Liberty-Benton by a mere three-fourths of a point entering the final event, the 1,600-meter relay, at Saturday’s Liberty-Benton Pat Wagner Invitational. The Titans needed to push past L-B to win the...

Prep Track: O-G new to L-B Invite this season

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Liberty-Benton boys track and field coach Jack Quisno is excited about the new addition to the Liberty-Benton Pat Wagner Invitational. Ottawa-Glandorf has joined the field of teams this year, making an already strong meet even stronger. “I’m...

Prep football: McGrain named Arlington head coach

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — By a 5-0 vote Monday, the Arlington school board approved Josh McGrain as varsity football coach for the 2015 season. McGrain, 32, replaces Dick Leonard who is retiring after seven years and a 53-26 record. McGrain is a 2001 Arlington...

Prep girls track: Riverdale thrower Pauley’s goals have changed

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS GROVE — Most athletes set goals before a season starts. It didn’t take Riverdale sophomore Carrol Pauley long to realize she needed some new ones. Pauley set a school discus record at 136, 4 inches in the Falcons’ season...

Prep football: Hefner takes over at Cory-Rawson

By TED RADICK staff writer RAWSON — By a 5-0 vote Thursday, the Cory-Rawson school board approved Cory Hefner as varsity football coach. Hefner, 30, takes over a program that went 3-7 last fall under Nate Westenbarger. He’s a graduate of Wapakoneta High School and the...