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Prep track: First time, long time

By TED RADICK Staff Writer VANLUE — Bethany Smith isn’t quite sure what to expect when she hits the track Friday morning at the OHSAA track and field championships in Columbus. One thing she’s sure of is she’s ready to give her best. The Vanlue sophomore...

Prep track: Leppelmeier looking to crack 50

By TED RADICK Staff Writer McComb’s Molly Leppelmeier, a Division III state champion in the shot put last year and newly crowned state record holder this spring, has a goal of a 50-foot throw before her prep career ends Friday at the OHSAA track and field championships at...

Division III Regional Track: BVC girls leap to state

By TED RADICK staff writer TIFFIN — Many times in track and field, rivals can become friends. At the very least, they become respected opponents. So, after a trio of Blanchard Valley Conference long jumpers finished 1-2-3 in the event at Friday’s Division III regional...

Prep Track: Patrick Henry’s Johnson is rolling at regionals

By TED RADICK Staff Writer Patrick Henry sprinter Donny Johnson lit up the track Wednesday during the first day of competition at the Division III regional track and field meet at Tiffin’s Frost-Kalnow Stadium. It brought a big sigh of relief from the Patriot senior....

Regional track: Historic run for Kalida

By TED RADICK staff writer TIFFIN — Kelly Doepker, Madison Langhals, Kyla Fortman and Taylor Lucke made history Wednesday. The Kalida quartet became the first athletes at their school to quality for the OHSAA track and field championships with a fourth-place finish in the...

Prep track: Personal records fall at Findlay district

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...

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...