Division III boys basketball: Van Wert stuns Carey

By TED RADICK staff writer Van Wert’s boys basketball team dropped its final seven regular-season games as the Cougars stumbled to a 6-15 record entering Wednesday’s Division III sectional semifinal game at Findlay High School. Sometimes, though, those losses can be...

WITH VIDEO: Girls basketball: Fogle, Rams tame Mustangs

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER MOUNT BLANCHARD — Senior Kalene Johnson is the experienced voice of reason on Upper Sandusky’s girls basketball team. With years of varsity competition under her belt, including a trip to the volleyball final four in 2013, a sectional...

BVC boys basketball: Liberty-Benton takes charge of league race

By TED RADICK staff writer MCCOMB — Nothing easy down low on the blocks. A hand in the face of the perimeter shooters. No uncontested layups on backdoor screens. Liberty-Benton came into Friday’s Blanchard Valley Conference game at McComb with a plan and executed it...

College Track: Throwers shine in the circle

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Kendra Averesch is not about second place. But the University of Findlay senior thrower couldn’t help but crack a smile after Friday’s Findlay Open track and field meet. Averesch, a Leipsic High School graduate, set a school record, breaking...

Girls basketball: Ada’s girls team is running the gauntlet

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER ADA — Lots of basketball teams have those red-letter game circled on their calendars. The key games, against rival league foes or big nonconference battles. The Ada girls basketball team has about 15 red-letter games. “We’ve tested...

BVC girls basketball: Johnson, Arlington bedevil Leipsic

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington junior guard Megan Johnson scored just four points Thursday night. Scoring wasn’t her job, though. Her assignment was to guard Leipsic sharpshooter Shalynn Morman, and she held Morman without a field goal in the fourth...

WITH VIDEO: Girls basketball: L-B earns BVC lead with win over Arlington

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Arlington’s girls basketball team accomplished much of what it set out to do in Thursday’s Blanchard Valley Conference game at Liberty-Benton. The Red Devils won the turnover battle with a swarming defense, forced L-B’s bigs to the...

Girls Basketball: Liberty-Benton’s plan works to perfection

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — Sometimes it takes a village, and that’s the strategy Liberty-Benton girls basketball coach Nate Irwin used Thursday to defend Arcadia’s Molly Glick. “We don’t have any one perimeter player who’s going to...

Football coaches look forward to OSU game

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Football coaches, at the heart of it, are football fans first. And several area high school coaches, all Buckeyes supporters, are looking forward to Monday’s NCAA national championship game between Ohio State and Oregon. “That’s going...

Girls Basketball: New Riegel wins on Theis’ OT jumper

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER NEW RIEGEL — St. Wendelin girls basketball coach Aaron Smith didn’t want New Riegel’s star senior point guard, Kara Scherger, to beat his Mohawks. So, when Scherger drove the paint in the closing seconds of overtime in Thursday’s...