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BVC commissioner was fan of all teams

By TED RADICK staff writer Dean Butler was a familiar face in the stadiums and gymnasiums around the Blanchard Valley Conference. He was a fan of all the BVC teams. “Dean was very proud of the BVC,” said his widow, Vickie Butler. “Being commissioner, sometimes,...

Prep football: McComb romps in season opener

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER MCCOMB — Fisher Catholic coach Tony Hurps stood Saturday on McComb’s Doc Miller Field with a bit of a rueful smile. “I’ll say one thing,” Hurps said after McComb dismantled his Irish 57-6 in the nonconference season opener...

Fisher Catholic no match for McComb with video

McComb’s offense was on full display as the Panthers rolled past Lancaster Fisher Catholic 57-6 in the season-opening football game for both schools on Saturday. By TED RADICK staff writer MCCOMB — Fisher Catholic coach Tony Hurps stood Saturday at McComb’s Doc...

Prep Football: Safety key for Grove in win over P-G

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS GROVE — Special teams give, and special teams taketh away. Pandora-Gilboa got the good on Friday at Columbus Grove with Jacob Basinger’s 84-yard kickoff return for a third-quarter touchdown. The Rockets also saw the bad, as punter...

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...