BVC Football: P-G rushes past Riverdale

By TED RADICK staff writer PANDORA — Pandora-Gilboa football coach Chris Myers got his first victory Friday night, but to listen to Myers one would think his Rockets had been run off the field. “I keep telling our guys, you can’t beat good teams with...

BVC Football: P-G rushes past Riverdale

By TED RADICK staff writer PANDORA — Pandora-Gilboa football coach Chris Myers got his first victory Friday night, but to listen to Myers one would think his Rockets had been run off the field. “I keep telling our guys, you can’t beat good teams with...

What you need to know about the new BVC

By TED RADICK staff writer Today marks the dawn of a new era for the Blanchard Valley Conference as league football play begins for the expanded league. The addition of three schools and a two-division setup have the BVC entering uncharted waters. Here’s a look at how...

Prep football: Wildcats snap streak

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA — Vanlue had a simple formula for success Saturday night: Put a saddle on senior running back Jason Summers and ride that horse into the end zone. Summers carried 37 times for 300 yards and three touchdowns, and accounted for all five...

Prep football: Van Buren scores late, downs Bluffton

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER VAN BUREN — Van Buren coach Kevin Shoup never gave it a second thought. The Black Knights faced fourth-and-11 at Bluffton’s 39-yard line with the clock winding down in the fourth quarter Saturday. It was decision time, and Shoup decided to...

Prep Football: Vanlue’s Summers runs for 300 yards in win over St. Wendelin

By TED RADICK staff writer FOSTORIA — Vanlue had a simple formula for success Saturday night: Put a saddle on senior running back Jason Summers and ride that horse into the end zone. Summers carried 37 times for 300 yards and three touchdowns, and accounted for all five...

Prep Football: Gamble pays off for Van Buren

By TED RADICK staff writer VAN BUREN — Van Buren coach Kevin Shoup never gave it a second thought. The Black Knights faced fourth-and-11 at Bluffton’s 39 yard line with the clock winding down in the fourth quarter Saturday. It was decision time, and Shoup decided to...

Prep Football: Van Buren leads 3-0 while lightning prevails

By TED RADICK staff writer VAN BUREN — Regroup, rehydrate and ramp it up again this afternoon. That’s where Bluffton and Van Buren sit after Friday’s game was suspended because of lightning midway through the third quarter with Van Buren holding a 3-0 lead....

BVC commissioner was fan of all teams

By TED RADICK staff writer Dean Butler was a familiar face in the stadiums and gymnasiums around the Blanchard Valley Conference. He was a fan of all the BVC teams. “Dean was very proud of the BVC,” said his widow, Vickie Butler. “Being commissioner, sometimes,...

Prep football: McComb romps in season opener

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER MCCOMB — Fisher Catholic coach Tony Hurps stood Saturday on McComb’s Doc Miller Field with a bit of a rueful smile. “I’ll say one thing,” Hurps said after McComb dismantled his Irish 57-6 in the nonconference season opener...