Prep Track: Big guns at Findlay district advance to regionals

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...

Division III District Track: Shot put records fall at Findlay

By TED RADICK staff writer Track athletes have to crawl before they can walk, and if they want a shot at the state meet they have to get out of districts first. Athletes took that first step in Thursday’s opening day of the Division III district meet at Findlay High School....

BVC girls track: Leppelmeier, Willow shine one more time

By TED RADICK staff writer McComb senior Molly Leppelmeier came out of the shot put ring, Blanchard Valley Conference championship meet record in hand, a little disappointed on Friday. Sure, Leppelmeier set a new league mark with a 47-6 heave, but she was looking for more....

Prep track: Norden leads strong Carey girls squad

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Carey’s girls track team features a load of young talent. A bevy of promising freshmen and sophomores dot the roster and will ensure a bright future. At Saturday’s Pat Wagner Invitational hosted by Liberty-Benton, junior Emily Norden helped...

Girls Track: Another record day for Leppelmeier

By TED RADICK Staff Writer Carey’s girls track team features a load of young talent. A bevy of promising freshmen and sophomores dot the roster and will ensure a bright future. At Saturday’s Pat Wagner Invitational hosted by Liberty-Benton, junior Emily Norden helped...

Prep track: L-B’s Wagner Invite has loaded field

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Longtime Liberty-Benton coach Jack Quisno has seen a few track meets in his day. L-B’s meet ranks high among his favorites. For good reason. The field for Saturday’s Pat Wagner Invitational hosted by Liberty-Benton is almost ridiculously...

Prep track: Siefker triples at Grove Invitational

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS GROVE — Brooke Mangas and Molly Leppelmeier have their state championships in hand. Brendan Siefker wants to get his hands on one as well. The Ottoville junior took a step in the right direction — three steps, actually — on...

Girls track: It’s track and field time

By TED RADICK staff writer For the past few seasons, picking the top girls track and field athlete in The Courier’s coverage area was a simple task. Simply plug Liberty-Benton sprinter Michaela Butler into that spot, and worry about the next nine later. Butler’s gone...

Girls basketball: Holderman steps down at Riverdale

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER It’s not a retirement, more like a sabbatical. For now, though, Maryann Holderman is stepping away as Riverdale’s girls basketball coach to play a role that means more to her: Mother. “My husband, Bob, and I talked about it, and we...

District Girls Basketball: Riverdale living large at the line

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER SHELBY — There’s playing smart, and there’s playing aggressive. Then, there’s playing smart and aggressive. Riverdale’s girls basketball team found itself with no other options in Saturday’s Division III district...