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District Track: Bluffton’s Nisly, Riverdale’s Manns take first steps toward state

By TED RADICK staff writer Getting to state is 90 percent of the battle for track and field athletes. What happens at state is icing on the cake for most runners. Bluffton senior Elizabeth Nisly and Riverdale Aubreah Manns have had their cake, but who wouldn’t like a little...

Prep track: Kalida enjoying success in program’s first year

By TED RADICK staff writer Scott Miller is having the time of his life this spring. Miller is taking advantage of a rare opportunity: the chance to build a track and field program from scratch. Miller said there was a movement in recent years to have track and field at Kalida....

Prep track: Plenty of PRs at Findlay District

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Now that the page has turned in the track season to the postseason meets, there’s no better time than the present to push the envelope on personal records. A trio of athletes set personal marks Thursday during the first day of Division III...

BVC Girls Track: L-B’s Butler MOPs up

By TED RADICK staff writer Liberty-Benton’s Michaela Butler finished her final regular-season track and field meet in style Friday night. Vanlue’s Bethany Smith got her career started in fine style as well. Butler was a four-event winner in claiming Most Outstanding...

Girls track: Rigel, Honigford have a PCL girls meet to remember

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS GROVE — Leipsic sophomore thrower Grace Rigel didn’t mince words after winning the shot put at Friday’s Putnam County League meet at Clymer Stadium. “I’m really, really happy,” Rigel said after throwing a...

Prep track: Sister act: Athletes find stiff competition within own family

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Continuing a family legacy can be hard. So, too, can be starting one. McComb thrower Molly Leppelmeier and Arlington jumper/hurdler Lauren Willow can relate. Leppelmeier is the youngest of three sisters and saw both older sisters win state...

Prep track: L-B girls romp to Wagner Invite title

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Liberty-Benton’s Leah Recker was rested and raring to go at Saturday’s Pat Wagner Invitational at L-B. Normally a fixture on the Eagles’ 3,200-meter relay team, Recker sat out the morning final in that race to prepare for a shot at the...

Prep Track: Recker wrecks 800 record at Wagner Invitational

By TED RADICK staff writer Liberty-Benton’s Leah Recker was rested and raring to go at Saturday’s Pat Wagner Invitational at L-B. Normally a fixture on the Eagles’ 3,200-meter relay team, Recker sat out the morning final in that race to prepare for a shot at the...

Prep Track: Leppelmeier, Willow blazing their own trails

By TED RADICK staff writer Continuing a family legacy can be hard. So, too, can be starting one. McComb thrower Molly Leppelmeier and Arlington jumper/hurdler Lauren Willow can relate. Leppelmeier is the youngest of three sisters and saw both older sisters win state...

Prep Track: Plenty to watch at L-B’s Pat Wagner Invite

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Waynesfield-Goshen has the horse, the one stud athlete every team needs to be successful. Columbus Grove has the depth, the ability to score in every event. Liberty-Benton boys track coach Jack Quisno can’t wait to see how it shakes out Saturday...