Prep track: Win in 1,600 relay seals title for Titans

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Ottawa-Glandorf’s girls track team led Liberty-Benton by a mere three-fourths of a point entering the final event, the 1,600-meter relay, at Saturday’s Liberty-Benton Pat Wagner Invitational. The Titans needed to push past L-B to win the...

Girls Track: O-G tops host Eagles for title

By TED RADICK staff writer Ottawa-Glandorf’s girls track team led Liberty-Benton by a mere three-fourths of a point entering the final event, the 1,600-meter relay, at Saturday’s Liberty-Benton Pat Wagner Invitational. The Titans needed to push past L-B to win the...

Prep Track: O-G new to L-B Invite this season

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Liberty-Benton boys track and field coach Jack Quisno is excited about the new addition to the Liberty-Benton Pat Wagner Invitational. Ottawa-Glandorf has joined the field of teams this year, making an already strong meet even stronger. “I’m...

Prep football: McGrain named Arlington head coach

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — By a 5-0 vote Monday, the Arlington school board approved Josh McGrain as varsity football coach for the 2015 season. McGrain, 32, replaces Dick Leonard who is retiring after seven years and a 53-26 record. McGrain is a 2001 Arlington...

Prep girls track: Riverdale thrower Pauley’s goals have changed

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS GROVE — Most athletes set goals before a season starts. It didn’t take Riverdale sophomore Carrol Pauley long to realize she needed some new ones. Pauley set a school discus record at 136, 4 inches in the Falcons’ season...

Prep football: Hefner takes over at Cory-Rawson

By TED RADICK staff writer RAWSON — By a 5-0 vote Thursday, the Cory-Rawson school board approved Cory Hefner as varsity football coach. Hefner, 30, takes over a program that went 3-7 last fall under Nate Westenbarger. He’s a graduate of Wapakoneta High School and the...

Girls Track: Elmwood’s Sears, Arlington’s Willow back on track

By TED RADICK staff writer VAN BUREN — Injuries can often be as challenging mentally as physically, and a couple of track and field standouts are finding that out firsthand. Elmwood junior Madison Sears knew something was wrong when she hit the floor during basketball...

Girls track season off to a strong start

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER It didn’t take long to get the 2015 girls track season off to a roaring start. Several big performances, specifically in the throws, highlighted the season’s first week. With athletes who competed in last year’s state championships...

Prep track: Teams reload for 2015

By TED RADICK staff writer Reload, not rebuild. That’s been the motto of area track and field coaches for years now, and it applies to the 2015 season as well. The Courier’s coverage area saw no boys state champions during the 2014 track season. But there were plenty...

Man’s gridiron ferocity matched by his kindness

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Relatives describe Paul Street as a big teddy bear of a man. Opponents on the football field probably wouldn’t agree. Street was a 1976 Findlay High School graduate and a starting defensive end on Findlay College’s 1979 National Association...