Prep football: VB stings Hornets for win

By TED RADICK staff writer VAN BUREN — Van Buren got the break it was looking for early in the third quarter with a fumble recovery on a Cory-Rawson punt return. The Black Knights then took advantage, with Nick Beitzel going over the top of a Hornets’ defensive back...

Prep Football: Defense keys O-G win over Shawnee

By TED RADICK Staff Writer OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf, a team that has struggled to score points this season, put up 30 on Friday night. Make no mistake, though, it was the defense that keyed the Titans’ 30-16 victory over Lima Shawnee in a Western Buckeye League game....

Prep football: Wynford pulls away from Carey

By TED RADICK Staff Writer BUCYRUS — Carey coach Jon Mershman could only shake his head. His defense had forced Wynford into a 4th-and-6 at Carey’s 13-yard line midway through the fourth quarter of Friday’s Northern 10 Conference game, and a Blue Devil got a...

Prep football: L-B shuts out Van Buren, 28-0

By TED RADICK Staff Writer VAN BUREN — Liberty-Benton coach Tim Nichols all but sounded like his Eagles came out on the losing end Friday night. “There is no nickels we can rub together to get better,” Nichols said after Liberty-Benton defeated Van Buren 28-0 in...

Prep football: Maas steps up in PH win

By Ted Radick staff writer HAMLER — After last year’s run to the Division VI state semifinals, there was no way Patrick Henry senior quarterback/defensive back Jarrett Maas and his teammates were going to accept an 0-3 start to this season. So, with his 0-2 Patriots...

Prep football: Fast Falcons fly past HN

By TED RADICK staff writer MOUNT BLANCHARD — Some teams lean predominately on the run, others the pass. When a team can mix the two, good things tend to happen. Riverdale put its versatility on display Friday, keeping Hardin Northern’s defense off balance with big...

Prep football: Carey tops VB on late TD

By TED RADICK staff writer VAN BUREN — Spread offenses are fun to play and fun to watch. But when Carey had to have a consistent drive for a score, the Blue Devils went back to smashmouth football. Cody Luzader’s 18-yard touchdown run with 4:25 remaining in the game...

Division III Girls State Track: P-G relay, area individuals climb ladder in finals

By TED RADICK Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Ninth is not the spot to be at the OHSAA Division III girls state track and field championships. At the end of a race, it’s the first spot off the podium and all-Ohio honors that come with finishing in the top eight. At the...

Division II State Track: Knott returns from injury to medal

By TED RADICK Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Ottawa-Glandorf’s Melissa Knott wasn’t sure about much as track and field practice began back on March 7. Not sure about times and places, but whether she’d even be able to compete. Knott suffered multiple fractures in...

Division III Girls Track: Area relay, individuals move up to medal

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS — Ninth is not the spot to be at the OHSAA Division III girls state track and field championships. At the end of a race, it’s the first spot off the podium and all-Ohio honors that come with finishing in the top eight. At the...