Prep football: St. Paul ends Rockets’ run

By TED RADICK staff writer CLYDE — A punishing run game and execution along the offensive and defensive lines. That’s a good recipe to dominate a football game, and those were the ingredients Norwalk St. Paul used to dominate Pandora-Gilboa 49-7 in Friday...

Prep football: Underdog role OK for P-G

By TED RADICK Staff Writer PANDORA — There’s this thing about underdogs: They tend to jump up and bite. As Pandora-Gilboa’s football team prepares for Friday’s Division VII, Region 26 final against Norwalk St. Paul at Clyde High School, the Rockets have...

Prep football: P-G flips the script on McComb

By TED RADICK staff writer NAPOLEON — Just three weeks ago, McComb walloped Pandora-Gilboa 49-27 in a regular-season game. On Friday night, the Rockets turned the tables, using a pair of turnovers to score touchdowns late in the second quarter to build a 20-3 lead en route...

Prep Football: P-G holds off Mohawk, 19-15

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER PANDORA — This was what everyone wanted a playoff game to come to: one big down to likely decide the outcome. Pandora-Gilboa, clinging to a 19-15 lead, faced third-and-7 at its 36 yard line with 3:55 remaining in Friday’s Divison VII, Region...

NWC football: Bluffton holds off Grove

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS GROVE — Kaleb Jefferson took a counter run around left end for a 94-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter, and Bluffton seemed to have all the momentum Friday in a Northwest Conference battle at Columbus Grove. And then, the Pirates...

Prep volleyball: O-G spikes L-B in district semi

By TED RADICK staff writer KALIDA — Ottawa-Glandorf and Liberty-Benton were scrapping back and forth in the first game of Wednesday’s Division III district semifinal match at Kalida High School, with neither team able to establish much of an advantage. Then,...

Prep soccer: One is enough to sink Van Buren

By TED RADICK staff writer TIFFIN — His squad wracked by injuries and beset by inexperience, Oak Harbor boys soccer coach Ken Filar knew his team’s chances would come few and far between. “Against a really good team like that, we told the guys to just do their...

N10 football: Mohawk comes up big against rival Carey

By TED RADICK staff writer CAREY — Nobody had to tell Mohawk’s football team what Friday’s game at Carey meant. The Warriors knew. Entering the game sitting ninth in Division VII, Region 26, Mohawk simply had, no ifs ands or buts, to get a victory for a...

Prep Girls Soccer: Findlay survives and advances

By TED RADICK staff writer It wasn’t perfect soccer and it got a little hair-raising at the end, but Findlay’s girls soccer team came through with a victory Thursday and had coach David LaRocco quoting Jim Valvano afterward. “I’ll steal from the NCAA...

Prep football: Upper defense steps up in win

By TED RADICK staff writer UPPER SANDUSKY — Upper Sandusky football coach Chris Rodriguez had a lot to think about as the second quarter began Friday with Rodriguez’s Rams trailing Buckeye Central 6-0. The winless Bucks had scored early on a big play and had taken it...