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Girls Track: Solid finish for O-G seniors at state

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS — For a trio of area seniors, the OHSAA Division II Track and Field Championship were a chance to put an exclamation point on their high school athletic careers. All three came away happy after placing on podium Saturday at the girls meet...

Prep track: O-G’s Stechschulte advances to four finals

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS — Madison Stechschulte had big plans on how to spend her Friday night in Columbus after the first day of competition at the OHSAA Division II Track and Field Championships. No, those plans didn’t include a night out on the town....

Prep track: Throwers lead area girls at state

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS — The future looks bright for Northwestern Ohio to continue its strong presence in the girls throwing events. The present looks pretty good, too. Four athletes, three of them underclassmen, medaled Friday in the throwing events at the...

State Track: L-B’s Butler leads the pack

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Throughout the track and field season last year, Liberty-Benton’s Michaela Butler said and did all the right things. Then a freshman, Butler talked about how she respected her fellow competitors and teammates. A loss in the 100-meter dash in the...

Prep track: Area girls brush aside pressure

By TED RADICK staff writer TIFFIN — The ability to respond under pressure is what separates the best athletes from the average. For a trio of athletes at Friday’s Division III regional track and field meet at Tiffin’s Frost-Kalnow Stadium, knowing they passed...

Prep track: Leppelmeier wins regional crown

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Youth was served Wednesday in the first day of competition at the Division III regional track meet at Tiffin’s Frost-Kalnow Stadium. Three finals in girls events were held and three individuals advanced to next week’s state...

Girls regional track: Thompson making run at repeat

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Arlington’s Willow Thompson thought she was right on track to defend her Division III state pole vault championship. She set a personal best of 12 feet at the Liberty-Benton Invitational, but then some troubles popped up. Thompson lost to teammate...

Prep track: P-G’s Hovest, Riverdale’s Hunter set records at L-B

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER It’s only fitting that Pandora-Gilboa sports red track and field uniforms, because P-G junior Breana Hovest certainly had a red-letter day Saturday. Hovest, who had already been part of the Rockets’ first-place 3,200-meter relay on...

Girls District Track: Red-letter day for P-G’s Hovest

By TED RADICK staff writer It’s only fitting that Pandora-Gilboa sports red track and field uniforms, because P-G junior Breana Hovest certainly had a red-letter day Saturday. Hovest, who had already been part of the Rockets’ first-place 3,200-meter relay on...

District baseball: Fast start propels PH past Columbus Grove

By TED RADICK staff writer ELIDA — Patrick Henry’s Kollin Spence tried, without much success, to stifle a smile when talking about pitching with a big lead. “That was a huge confidence boost. Our offense came through for me today,” he said after the...