Prep Track: L-B’s Butler will run for Notre Dame

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Liberty-Benton senior Michaela Butler has found the best of both worlds. A five-time state track and field state champion sprinter, Butler recently gave a verbal commitment to run at Notre Dame. Her official signing will come in April. Butler is...

Prep Football: Fort Recovery rolls past McComb

By TED RADICK staff writer LIMA — Fort Recovery didn’t do anything fancy Friday night. On a windy and wet night at Lima’s Spartan Stadium, smashmouth football was enough. Fort Recovery scored three touchdowns in the second half to pull away from McComb for a...

Prep Football: At McComb, it’s all about tradition

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER MCCOMB — Senior lineman Saul Blank remembers his first year in the McComb football program as a bit of an eye-opener. “We weren’t used to, coming in as freshmen, working that extra month in the postseason,” Blank said. It sure...

WITH VIDEO: Prep football: Knights fall in regional final

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Tinora got about as good a start as it could have hoped for Saturday, and the result was a return to the Division VI state football semifinals. Two turnovers by Van Buren in the Black Knights’ first three offensive plays gave Tinora a short field....

Prep Football: Van Buren falls to Tinora in regional final

By TED RADICK staff writer Tinora got about as a good a start as it could have hoped for Saturday, and the result was a return to the Division VI state football semifinals. Two turnovers by Van Buren in the Black Knights’ first three offensive plays gave Tinora a short...

Prep Football: Panthers take care of Cubs, 36-6

By TED RADICK staff writer TIFFIN — McComb two-way lineman Noah DeLaCerda was confident, yet wary, as the third quarter got underway in Friday’s Division VII, Region 24 championship at Tiffin’s Frost-Kalnow Stadium. The Panthers, up 14-0, were to receive the...

Prep Football: Tinora has plenty of respect for Van Buren

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Tinora’s football team, a Division VI state semifinalist last year, is a program that has earned respect with its gridiron success in the 2000s. Rams coach Kenny Krouse made it clear he respects Tinora’s opponent, Van Buren, in...

Prep Football: Defense coming up big for Van Buren

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER VAN BUREN — Football these days, it seems, is all about the offense. The scoreboard turns over like a pinball machine as passes fill the air and points are scored in bunches. Defense? A foregone conclusion much of the time. Not at Van Buren,...

Prep Football: McComb looking for a fast start

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER MCCOMB — Knowing that Lucas running back Mason Galco enters Friday’s Division VII, Region 24 championship game just 11 yards shy of 2,000 for the season, McComb coach Kris Alge figures the best defense may be a good offense. “Our...

Prep Football: Lucas hungry for additional playoff success

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER These are heady days for the Lucas football program, and coach Scott Spitler is quick to acknowledge it’s not all about him. “It’s been a total commitment, from our kids to our coaching staff to our administration,” said Spitler,...
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