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Girls track: It’s track and field time

By TED RADICK staff writer For the past few seasons, picking the top girls track and field athlete in The Courier’s coverage area was a simple task. Simply plug Liberty-Benton sprinter Michaela Butler into that spot, and worry about the next nine later. Butler’s gone...

Girls basketball: Holderman steps down at Riverdale

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER It’s not a retirement, more like a sabbatical. For now, though, Maryann Holderman is stepping away as Riverdale’s girls basketball coach to play a role that means more to her: Mother. “My husband, Bob, and I talked about it, and we...

District Girls Basketball: Riverdale living large at the line

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER SHELBY — There’s playing smart, and there’s playing aggressive. Then, there’s playing smart and aggressive. Riverdale’s girls basketball team found itself with no other options in Saturday’s Division III district...

Girls Basketball: Riverdale gets smart win against Willard

By TED RADICK Staff Writer SHELBY — There’s playing smart, and there’s playing aggressive. Then, there’s playing smart and aggressive, and Riverdale’s girls basketball found itself with no other options in Saturday’s Division III district final...

Girls basketball: It’s Grove vs. L-B for district championship

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER ELIDA — Rylee Sybert normally isn’t one of Columbus Grove’s big scorers. But the sophomore guard scored some of the Bulldogs’ biggest points in Thursday’s Division III district semifinal at the Elida Fieldhouse. Sybert...

Boys basketball: Dunn knew St. Wendelin wasn’t done

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER MOUNT BLANCHARD — Mohawk boys basketball coach Paul Dunn warned his players. The Warriors built a 35-21 lead over St. Wendelin at halftime of Tuesday’s Division IV sectional semifinal at Riverdale High School, but Dunn knew the Mohawks...

Girls basketball: Liberty-Benton pulls away from Miller City

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Partly because of a slow offensive start and mostly due to a solid first quarter from an underdog Miller City squad, Liberty-Benton’s girls basketball team found itself tied 9-9 after one quarter of Monday’s nonconference game at L-B. The...

Boys basketball: Sawyer’s clutch free throw sinks Minutemen

  By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Harvest Temple Christian’s Sean Sawyer was feeling the pressure Tuesday night. Hard to blame him, as the senior stepped to the free-throw line with 0.6 seconds left in overtime and his team tied 66-66 with Heritage Christian. Sawyer missed...

Girls basketball: L-B avenges loss to Kalida

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Sure, Kalida came into Monday’s nonconference game against Liberty-Benton as a decided underdog. Fact is, the Wildcats were probably an underdog last season when they knocked off the Eagles at home. Liberty-Benton senior Jensen Hiegel remembered...

Boys Basketball: St. Wendelin digs a hole too deep in loss to Ridgemont

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER MOUNT VICTORY — St. Wendelin did a lot of things right in the third quarter of Tuesday’s nonconference boys basketball game at Ridgemont. The problem was, the Mohawks did so much wrong in the first half they couldn’t dig out of an...