Prep girls track: Riverdale thrower Pauley’s goals have changed

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS GROVE — Most athletes set goals before a season starts. It didn’t take Riverdale sophomore Carrol Pauley long to realize she needed some new ones. Pauley set a school discus record at 136, 4 inches in the Falcons’ season...

Prep football: Hefner takes over at Cory-Rawson

By TED RADICK staff writer RAWSON — By a 5-0 vote Thursday, the Cory-Rawson school board approved Cory Hefner as varsity football coach. Hefner, 30, takes over a program that went 3-7 last fall under Nate Westenbarger. He’s a graduate of Wapakoneta High School and the...

Girls Track: Elmwood’s Sears, Arlington’s Willow back on track

By TED RADICK staff writer VAN BUREN — Injuries can often be as challenging mentally as physically, and a couple of track and field standouts are finding that out firsthand. Elmwood junior Madison Sears knew something was wrong when she hit the floor during basketball...

Girls track season off to a strong start

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER It didn’t take long to get the 2015 girls track season off to a roaring start. Several big performances, specifically in the throws, highlighted the season’s first week. With athletes who competed in last year’s state championships...

Prep track: Teams reload for 2015

By TED RADICK staff writer Reload, not rebuild. That’s been the motto of area track and field coaches for years now, and it applies to the 2015 season as well. The Courier’s coverage area saw no boys state champions during the 2014 track season. But there were plenty...

Man’s gridiron ferocity matched by his kindness

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Relatives describe Paul Street as a big teddy bear of a man. Opponents on the football field probably wouldn’t agree. Street was a 1976 Findlay High School graduate and a starting defensive end on Findlay College’s 1979 National Association...

Prep basketball: Titans set benchmark for program’s future

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — Ottawa-Glandorf High School is rightfully proud of its boys basketball tradition. The Titans boys have claimed three state championships and have made seven final four appearances. Now, O-G’s girls are establishing some tradition...

State Girls Basketball: Titans set benchmark for future O-G girls teams (with video)

Ottawa-Glandorf’s girls basketball team fell just short of winning its first state title in school history as the Titans lost to Versailles 49-46 in the Division III state final on Saturday at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. The Titans finished the season at 26-3,...

State Girls Basketball: St. Wendelin lets late lead slip away

St. Wendelin and Waterford players and coaches share their thoughts on Thursday’s Division IV state girls basketball semifinal. Waterford knocked off St. Wendelin 42-36 to advance to the state finals.   By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — St. Wendelin’s...

State Girls Basketball: Fairland can’t hang with O-G

Ottawa-Glandorf and Proctorville Fairland coaches and players share their thoughts on the Titans’ 55-27 win on Thursday in a Division III state girls basketball semifinal.   By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — Call it tempo, call it pace, call it pure...