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Prep Sports: C-R hires AD, hoops and grid coaches

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER RAWSON — Nate Westenbarger has already hit the ground running in his first week as Cory-Rawson’s new football coach. “We have a big challenge ahead of us, we’re fully aware of that and we talked about it Monday morning,”...

Softball: UF players enjoy the moment against Team USA

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Emily Reynolds wasn’t going to let her chance to face a world-class pitcher go by with the bat on her shoulder. The Elmwood alum and recent University of Findlay graduate was at the plate in Tuesday’s second game of an exhibition...

Prep track: L-B’s Butler blazes to 100, 200 state titles

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — Michaela Butler had a point to prove. Not to the fans, not to her competitors at Saturday’s OHSAA Division II Track and Field Championships at Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Stadium. She wanted to prove something to...

Prep track: O-G girls finish strong

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS — For a trio of area seniors, the OHSAA Division II Track and Field Championship were a chance to put an exclamation point on their high school athletic careers. All three came away happy after placing on podium Saturday at the girls meet...

Dream comes true for VB’s Resnik

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — Four years ago, Van Buren’s Rachell Resnik set a goal. On Saturday, she achieved it. Resnik placed eighth in the Division III 800-meter run at the OHSAA Track and Field Championships, earning a spot on the awards stand....

Girls Track: Solid finish for O-G seniors at state

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS — For a trio of area seniors, the OHSAA Division II Track and Field Championship were a chance to put an exclamation point on their high school athletic careers. All three came away happy after placing on podium Saturday at the girls meet...

Girls Track: L-B Butler proves point by winning 2 state title

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS — Michaela Butler had a point to prove. Not to the fans, not to her competitors at Saturday’s OHSAA Division II Track and Field Championships at Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Stadium. She wanted to prove something to...

Prep track: O-G’s Stechschulte advances to four finals

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS — Madison Stechschulte had big plans on how to spend her Friday night in Columbus after the first day of competition at the OHSAA Division II Track and Field Championships. No, those plans didn’t include a night out on the town....

Prep track: Throwers lead area girls at state

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS — The future looks bright for Northwestern Ohio to continue its strong presence in the girls throwing events. The present looks pretty good, too. Four athletes, three of them underclassmen, medaled Friday in the throwing events at the...

State Track: L-B’s Butler leads the pack

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Throughout the track and field season last year, Liberty-Benton’s Michaela Butler said and did all the right things. Then a freshman, Butler talked about how she respected her fellow competitors and teammates. A loss in the 100-meter dash in the...