Prep track: Leppelmeier wins shot

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS — McComb’s Molly Leppelmeier swears her sisters aren’t the type to lord over the fact they were state champions. And, until Friday, she wasn’t. “My family isn’t like that,” she said with a laugh....

Prep track: Grove’s Diller earns elusive state crown

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS — At Columbus Grove High School, the names of state champions are enshrined in large metal plaques that adorn the fence around Clymer Stadium. It’s time for the athletic department to pony up and buy a new one. Bulldogs senior Lynea...

Prep track: Record-setting day for Mangas

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS — Brooke Mangas was getting sick and tired of missing the same old height in the high jump. So the Ottoville junior went out and did something about it. Boy, did she ever. Mangas didn’t just defend her title and win a second...

State Track: Second is unacceptable for Butler

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Michaela Butler isn’t used to losing races. The five-time state track and field champion has lost a couple recently, and it’s not something she plans on getting used to. Rossford junior Regan Clay has defeated Liberty-Benton’s Butler...

State Track: Diller seeking a championship finish

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Columbus Grove senior Lynea Diller has reached nearly every one of her goals. She’s set records and won league championships in the shot put and discus for both leagues the Bulldogs compete in, the Putnam County League and Northwest Conference....

State Track: Experienced L-B aiming to defend D-II state crown

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Most of the faces are the same, and so is the challenge ahead for Liberty-Benton’s girls track team. The Eagles this week will defend their Division II state team championship at the OHSAA championships at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus. Another...

Girls track: Columbus Grove racks up regional girls championship

By TED RADICK staff writer TIFFIN — Columbus Grove’s girls track team won three events at Friday’s Division III regional at Frost-Kalnow Stadium. It was a third-place finish, though, that perhaps was the highlight of the evening for Bulldogs. Taylor Ellerbrock,...

Regional Track: Relays looking good at Tiffin

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Last year’s state meet was not a success for area Division III relay quartets. None made the podium among the top eight finishers. This year could be a different story. Several schools hold top spot after Wednesday’s preliminary races at the...

Girls track: Area throwers don’t disappoint

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Columbus Grove’s Lynea Diller is getting pretty good at setting personal records. Good enough, she hopes, to maybe make a run at the Division III girls shot put record next week at the OHSAA state championships in Columbus. Diller...

Prep track: It’s ‘go time’ with state meet berths at stake

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER It isn’t paranoia if they really are out to get you. And make no mistake, once Division III regional track action begins today at Tiffin’s Frost-Kalnow Stadium, it’s every man, woman and relay quartet for themselves. The top four...