Prep track: L-B’s Wagner Invite has loaded field

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Longtime Liberty-Benton coach Jack Quisno has seen a few track meets in his day. L-B’s meet ranks high among his favorites. For good reason. The field for Saturday’s Pat Wagner Invitational hosted by Liberty-Benton is almost ridiculously...

Prep track: Siefker triples at Grove Invitational

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS GROVE — Brooke Mangas and Molly Leppelmeier have their state championships in hand. Brendan Siefker wants to get his hands on one as well. The Ottoville junior took a step in the right direction — three steps, actually — on...

Girls track: It’s track and field time

By TED RADICK staff writer For the past few seasons, picking the top girls track and field athlete in The Courier’s coverage area was a simple task. Simply plug Liberty-Benton sprinter Michaela Butler into that spot, and worry about the next nine later. Butler’s gone...

Girls basketball: Holderman steps down at Riverdale

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER It’s not a retirement, more like a sabbatical. For now, though, Maryann Holderman is stepping away as Riverdale’s girls basketball coach to play a role that means more to her: Mother. “My husband, Bob, and I talked about it, and we...

District Girls Basketball: Riverdale living large at the line

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER SHELBY — There’s playing smart, and there’s playing aggressive. Then, there’s playing smart and aggressive. Riverdale’s girls basketball team found itself with no other options in Saturday’s Division III district...

Girls Basketball: Riverdale gets smart win against Willard

By TED RADICK Staff Writer SHELBY — There’s playing smart, and there’s playing aggressive. Then, there’s playing smart and aggressive, and Riverdale’s girls basketball found itself with no other options in Saturday’s Division III district final...

Girls basketball: It’s Grove vs. L-B for district championship

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER ELIDA — Rylee Sybert normally isn’t one of Columbus Grove’s big scorers. But the sophomore guard scored some of the Bulldogs’ biggest points in Thursday’s Division III district semifinal at the Elida Fieldhouse. Sybert...

Boys basketball: Dunn knew St. Wendelin wasn’t done

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER MOUNT BLANCHARD — Mohawk boys basketball coach Paul Dunn warned his players. The Warriors built a 35-21 lead over St. Wendelin at halftime of Tuesday’s Division IV sectional semifinal at Riverdale High School, but Dunn knew the Mohawks...

Girls basketball: Liberty-Benton pulls away from Miller City

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Partly because of a slow offensive start and mostly due to a solid first quarter from an underdog Miller City squad, Liberty-Benton’s girls basketball team found itself tied 9-9 after one quarter of Monday’s nonconference game at L-B. The...

Boys basketball: Sawyer’s clutch free throw sinks Minutemen

  By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Harvest Temple Christian’s Sean Sawyer was feeling the pressure Tuesday night. Hard to blame him, as the senior stepped to the free-throw line with 0.6 seconds left in overtime and his team tied 66-66 with Heritage Christian. Sawyer missed...