Prep Football: Pats shoot down Pilots for regional title

By TED RADICK staff writer NAPOLEON — Bottled up offensively for much of the first half, Patrick Henry turned to its big-play player to strike quickly in Friday’s Division VI, Region 24 final against Ayersville at Napoleon. Then, the Patriots got a couple of...

Prep football: McComb aces test against Hicksville

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER DEFIANCE — Hicksville is a young football team with several freshmen and sophomores dotting the starting lineup. In Saturday’s Division VII, Region 26 semifinal, the Aces ran into a McComb team with experienced senior starters on both sides...

Prep Football: McComb trumps Aces in regional semifinal

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER DEFIANCE — Hicksville is a young football team, with several freshmen and sophomores dotting the starting lineup. In Saturday’s Division VII, Region 26 semifinal, the Aces ran into a McComb team with experienced senior starters on both sides...

Prep Football: Patrick Henry wins battle of rivals

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER NAPOLEON — After several aborted efforts inside Patrick Henry territory in the first half, Liberty Center moved crisply down the field and cashed in on Orry Killam’s 32-yard field goal late in the third quarter of Friday’s Division VI,...

Prep football: Arlington holds off Lucas

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — The Arlington Red Devils needed a big play late in Saturday’s Division VII Region 26 quarterfinal. Arlington faced third-and-7 from its 34-yard line with less than four minutes to play and the Red Devils clinging to a 21-19 lead....

Regional Football: Arlington holds off Lucas

By TED RADICK staff writer ARLINGTON “” The Arlington Red Devils needed a big play late in Saturday’s Division VII Region 26 quarterfinal. Arlington faced third-and-7 from its own 34-yard line with just less than four minutes to play and the Red Devils clinging...

Prep football: Tinora is no match for Pats

By TED RADICK Staff Writer HAMLER — Yes, the Tinora Rams trailed 20-0 as the third quarter started in Friday’s Division VI, Region 22 quarterfinal at Patrick Henry. Tinora, though, was still in the game. Until, that is, Donny Johnson ran through the Rams’...

Prep Football: McComb finishes BVC unbeaten

By TED RADICK Staff Writer MCCOMB — Football is a fairly simple game when an offensive line is blowing its opponents off the ball. Line up, crack the pads and let the running backs run through the holes. McComb ran the ball 71 times in Friday’s Blanchard Valley...

District Girls Soccer: Midfield play is key to Riverdale, L-B victories

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER The best defense is often a good offense or, as Riverdale and Liberty-Benton showed in Wednesday’s Division III girls soccer district semifinal games at Findlay High School, a good midfield. The Falcons controlled possession through most of the...

Prep soccer: Stone’s goal sends VB to district final

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — For all the good work it did in the first 45 minutes of Tuesday’s Division III district semifinal, Van Buren’s boys soccer team found itself tied 1-1 against Eastwood at Frost-Kalnow Stadium. Hunter Stone took care of that in...