Prep football: Reed runs wild in Vanlue win

By TED RADICK staff writer VANLUE — Fifty-nine carries. Think about that for a second. Vanlue’s A.J. Reed carried 59 times for 296 yards Friday, none bigger than his last carry when he plunged into the end zone from a yard out with 18 seconds left to complete the...

Prep Football: Carey jumps on Mohawk

By TED RADICK staff writer SYCAMORE — Carey clung to a 26-14 lead early in the fourth quarter Friday night and took possession at the 50-yard line after turning Mohawk over on downs. The Blue Devils needed a score to ice the game, and Carey responded with the help of a...

Prep football: PH turns picks into sixes

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS GROVE — Opportunities don’t come all that often when two solid football teams get together. So when they come, they have to be taken advantage of. Patrick Henry intercepted four passes Friday night and turned three of those picks...

Prep football: Price rushes for 277 yards in win over St. Wendelin

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA — Treg Price was a man of few words Saturday night. “It feels good,” Price said after helping Vanlue to a 37-12 victory over St. Wendelin in a nonconference football game at Memorial Stadium. Vanlue coach Jeremy Kloepfer,...

Prep Football: Price rushes for 277 yards in win over St. Wendelin

By TED RADICK staff writer FOSTORIA — Treg Price was a man of few words Saturday night. “It feels good,” Price said after helping Vanlue to a 37-12 victory over St. Wendelin in a nonconference football game at Memorial Stadium. Vanlue coach Jeremy Kloepfer,...

Prep football: Turnovers key for Black Knights

By TED RADICK staff writer VAN BUREN — Football games between similar teams often can turn on one or two big plays. Van Buren got those plays Friday night, forcing two turnovers late in the second quarter into points as the Black Knights defeated Bluffton 26-3 in a...

Prep football: Panthers whip Carey, 45-0

By TED RADICK staff writer CAREY — McComb football coach Kris Alge couldn’t decide which unit, the offense or the defense, played better Friday night. “Both, I’d say,” Alge said after the Panthers opened the 2016 season with a 45-0 victory at Carey....

College track: 3 former area athletes ready for Division I championships

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Three former high school track and field stars have continued their success at the Division I collegiate level and have earned spots at the national meet this week in Eugene, Oregon. Kent State hammer thrower Jackie Leppelmeier (McComb), Toledo discus...

Prep track: Girls Track: L-B repeats as state champs

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — Already in a strong position to defend its team championship after good results in Friday’s event finals, Liberty-Benton put the hammer down on Saturday. The Eagles got two victories from sprinter Michaela Butler, a second-place...

Prep track: A historic day for L-B’s Butler

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — Staring at a shot at history, Michaela Butler never blinked. The Liberty-Benton senior ended her career just like she started it four years ago at the OHSAA Division II track and field championships at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens...