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Prep football: Wapak breaks free from O-G

By TED RADICK Staff writer OTTAWA — Crisp and efficient, Wapakoneta took control after halftime against Ottawa-Glandorf and took control of a team goal as well. “This is step 7 toward our No. 1 goal, which is a WBL championship,” Wapakoneta coach Travis Moyer...

Prep Football: Van Buren still unbeaten in Valley Division

By TED RADICK staff writer VAN BUREN — After an 0-3 start to the season, every week has become a one-game season for Van Buren’s football team. On Friday, it essentially became a one-half season. Van Buren, up 14-7 against a Leipsic team that has thrived in the third...

Prep Football: Bearcats grind out win at Grove

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS GROVE — No, the Spencerville Bearcats aren’t going to start slinging passes all over the field. On Friday at Columbus Grove, though, Spencerville showed a willingness to not be stubborn with its double-tight end, Wing-T formation....

McComb man remembered as loyal friend, teammate

By TED RADICK staff writer McCOMB — McComb senior football player Noah Delacerda wears No. 64. That’s not a coincidence, and that’s not just any number handed out on jersey day. “After Jimmy graduated, I asked him if I could take his number,”...

Prep football: Wynford stuffs Mohawk

By TED RADICK staff writer SYCAMORE — Mohawk ran into a big problem Friday night, namely its inability to run. The Warriors, a rush first, pass later football team, couldn’t generate an effective ground game against Wynford, and found themselves in long yardage downs...

Prep football: Polar Bears pummel W-G

By TED RADICK Staff WRITER WAYNESFIELD — Hardin Northern’s Mike Dennis was a pleased football coach Friday night. He was not a satisfied one. “We did a lot of things well tonight,” Dennis said after the Polar Bears entered the Northwest Central Conference...

Prep Football: Grove rallies to stop Patrick Henry

By TED RADICK Staff Writer HAMLER — Columbus Grove’s coaching staff challenged wideout/defensive back Baily Clement at halftime Friday night. “We told him, you’re a senior leader on this team and you need to make a play,” Bulldogs coach Andy Schafer...

Prep football: Upper’s defense stops Carey

By TED RADICK staff writer CAREY — Upper Sandusky football coach Chris Rodriguez acknowledges his offense is a work in progress at this point in the young season. Rodriguez was all smiles, though, when talking about his defense after the Rams defeated Carey 20-6 in the...

Prep Football: Marion Local nips McComb

By TED RADICK staff writer MCCOMB — McComb had things going its way early in the third quarter Friday. The Panthers led 14-12 as they took the second-half kickoff and marched down the field. On fourth-and-7 from Marion Local’s 32, quarterback Malachi Abbott found...

Prep track: Butler blazes to state sprints sweep

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — As a freshman in 2013, Michaela Butler had to settle for silver at state in the 100-meter dash. It’s obvious the Liberty-Benton junior’s preferred medal is gold. Butler hasn’t lost a sprint race at the OHSAA Division...
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