Prep football: Maas steps up in PH win

By Ted Radick staff writer HAMLER — After last year’s run to the Division VI state semifinals, there was no way Patrick Henry senior quarterback/defensive back Jarrett Maas and his teammates were going to accept an 0-3 start to this season. So, with his 0-2 Patriots...

Prep football: Fast Falcons fly past HN

By TED RADICK staff writer MOUNT BLANCHARD — Some teams lean predominately on the run, others the pass. When a team can mix the two, good things tend to happen. Riverdale put its versatility on display Friday, keeping Hardin Northern’s defense off balance with big...

Prep football: Carey tops VB on late TD

By TED RADICK staff writer VAN BUREN — Spread offenses are fun to play and fun to watch. But when Carey had to have a consistent drive for a score, the Blue Devils went back to smashmouth football. Cody Luzader’s 18-yard touchdown run with 4:25 remaining in the game...

Division III Girls State Track: P-G relay, area individuals climb ladder in finals

By TED RADICK Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Ninth is not the spot to be at the OHSAA Division III girls state track and field championships. At the end of a race, it’s the first spot off the podium and all-Ohio honors that come with finishing in the top eight. At the...

Division II State Track: Knott returns from injury to medal

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...

Division III Girls Track: Area relay, individuals move up to medal

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS — Ninth is not the spot to be at the OHSAA Division III girls state track and field championships. At the end of a race, it’s the first spot off the podium and all-Ohio honors that come with finishing in the top eight. At the...

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....