Division III soccer: Turner propels VB to win over Riverdale

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Down 2-0 late in the first half, Riverdale’s boys soccer team turned up the volume offensively to climb back into the game against Van Buren in a Division III district semifinal at Tiffin’s Frost-Kalnow Stadium. That effort...

Prep Football: A Knight to remember for Van Buren

By TED RADICK staff writer VAN BUREN — Every time Liberty-Benton’s offense threatened on Friday night, Van Buren’s defense had an answer. Three stops in the red zone, two in the second half, by the Black Knights proved to be the difference as Van Buren won 17-3...

Prep soccer: Upper falls to Shawnee

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — Coach Caroline O’Brien and her Lima Shawnee Indians felt pretty confident entering Monday’s Division II girls soccer district opener at Upper Sandusky. Shawnee grinds it out game in and game out in the tough Western...

Prep football: Wapak breaks free from O-G

By TED RADICK Staff writer OTTAWA — Crisp and efficient, Wapakoneta took control after halftime against Ottawa-Glandorf and took control of a team goal as well. “This is step 7 toward our No. 1 goal, which is a WBL championship,” Wapakoneta coach Travis Moyer...

Prep Football: Van Buren still unbeaten in Valley Division

By TED RADICK staff writer VAN BUREN — After an 0-3 start to the season, every week has become a one-game season for Van Buren’s football team. On Friday, it essentially became a one-half season. Van Buren, up 14-7 against a Leipsic team that has thrived in the third...

Prep Football: Bearcats grind out win at Grove

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS GROVE — No, the Spencerville Bearcats aren’t going to start slinging passes all over the field. On Friday at Columbus Grove, though, Spencerville showed a willingness to not be stubborn with its double-tight end, Wing-T formation....

McComb man remembered as loyal friend, teammate

By TED RADICK staff writer McCOMB — McComb senior football player Noah Delacerda wears No. 64. That’s not a coincidence, and that’s not just any number handed out on jersey day. “After Jimmy graduated, I asked him if I could take his number,”...

Prep football: Wynford stuffs Mohawk

By TED RADICK staff writer SYCAMORE — Mohawk ran into a big problem Friday night, namely its inability to run. The Warriors, a rush first, pass later football team, couldn’t generate an effective ground game against Wynford, and found themselves in long yardage downs...

Prep football: Polar Bears pummel W-G

By TED RADICK Staff WRITER WAYNESFIELD — Hardin Northern’s Mike Dennis was a pleased football coach Friday night. He was not a satisfied one. “We did a lot of things well tonight,” Dennis said after the Polar Bears entered the Northwest Central Conference...

Prep Football: Grove rallies to stop Patrick Henry

By TED RADICK Staff Writer HAMLER — Columbus Grove’s coaching staff challenged wideout/defensive back Baily Clement at halftime Friday night. “We told him, you’re a senior leader on this team and you need to make a play,” Bulldogs coach Andy Schafer...