Division II State Track: Knott bounces back from injury to place

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...

OHSAA State Track: Two more state titles for McComb’s Leppelmeier

By TED RADICK Staff writer COLUMBUS — McComb’s Molly Leppelmeier came out of the shot put ring at Friday’s OHSAA track and field championships saying she had put together her most consistent stretch of throws. Turns out, she needed that consistency. Leppelmeier,...

OHSAA State Track: L-B 3,200 relay steps up to medal

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS — Liberty-Benton’s girls 3,200-meter relay placed higher the past two years than the Eagles did at Friday’s OHSAA DIvision II track championships. But considering the extenuating circumstances the L-B quartet has faced all...

OHSAA State Track: Ottoville’s Mangas denied a third HJ crown

By TED RADICK Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Brooke Mangas didn’t win a Division III high jump championship at Friday’s OHSAA track and field championships. Don’t feel bad for the Ottoville senior, though, because she wasn’t too downcast afterward....

Prep track: First time, long time

By TED RADICK Staff Writer VANLUE — Bethany Smith isn’t quite sure what to expect when she hits the track Friday morning at the OHSAA track and field championships in Columbus. One thing she’s sure of is she’s ready to give her best. The Vanlue sophomore...

Prep track: Leppelmeier looking to crack 50

By TED RADICK Staff Writer McComb’s Molly Leppelmeier, a Division III state champion in the shot put last year and newly crowned state record holder this spring, has a goal of a 50-foot throw before her prep career ends Friday at the OHSAA track and field championships at...

Division III Regional Track: BVC girls leap to state

By TED RADICK staff writer TIFFIN — Many times in track and field, rivals can become friends. At the very least, they become respected opponents. So, after a trio of Blanchard Valley Conference long jumpers finished 1-2-3 in the event at Friday’s Division III regional...

Prep Track: Patrick Henry’s Johnson is rolling at regionals

By TED RADICK Staff Writer Patrick Henry sprinter Donny Johnson lit up the track Wednesday during the first day of competition at the Division III regional track and field meet at Tiffin’s Frost-Kalnow Stadium. It brought a big sigh of relief from the Patriot senior....

Regional track: Historic run for Kalida

By TED RADICK staff writer TIFFIN — Kelly Doepker, Madison Langhals, Kyla Fortman and Taylor Lucke made history Wednesday. The Kalida quartet became the first athletes at their school to quality for the OHSAA track and field championships with a fourth-place finish in the...

Prep track: Personal records fall at Findlay district

By TED RADICK staff writer The big guns came out to play at Saturday’s Division III district track and field finals at Findlay High School, and they were not messing around. Cory-Rawson’s defending state champion Mason Warnimont won the 100- and 200-meter dashes and...