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Girls track: Can L-B, Butler defend state titles?

By TED RADICK staff writer Those looking for a signature girls event at area track meets this spring might want to consider a pair of events. It’s going to be a throw-down, figuratively and literally, in the shot put and discus. Columbus Grove’s Lynea Diller, a...

Fun was name of the game for Kalida coach

By TED RADICK staff writer Husband, father, coach, role model. Gene Stechschulte wore a lot of hats in the Kalida community. Many of them, of course, were baseball hats in his longtime role as a coach of youth sports in the Putnam County village. “He always said,...

State Girls Basketball: Golden opportunity slips away for Mohawks (with video)

A last-second effort by St. Wendelin came up short, as Waterford won 29-27 in the Division IV state final in Columbus on Saturday. St. Wendelin coach Aaron Smith, along with Kamryn Troike and Allie Rutter, talk about their loss to Waterford in a post-game press conference at the...

State Girls Basketball: Golden opportunity slips away for Mohawks

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS — St. Wendelin had a golden opportunity Saturday. A steal by Hailee Burns gave the Mohawks possession of the ball with 33 seconds left and the score in the Division IV girls state championship game tied at 27-27. St. Wendelin called a...

Prep basketball: Titans are battle-tested

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — Down the stretch in Thursday’s Division II regional semifinal at the Stroh Center at Bowling Green State University, the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans had something the Lexington Minutemen may not have had. The comfort of having...

Boys Basketball: McComb earned some respect

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — McComb’s season may have ended Tuesday with a 68-50 loss to Mansfield St. Peter’s in a Division IV regional semifinal, but the mere fact the Panthers made it this far is a source of pride to the players. McComb had an...

Girls Basketball: Leipsic battles past Kalida

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Leipsic girls basketball coach Gary Kreinbrink readily admits, even at this late point in the season, there’s still some kinks to work out with his Vikings. Tuesday’s 43-39 Division IV district tournament opening win over Kalida at Findlay...

Girls basketball: Blue Devils rout Riverdale

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER CAREY — Carey girls basketball coach Phil Vaughn got a little nostalgic after his Blue Devils defeated Riverdale 84-51 in the regular-season finale for both teams Saturday. It was the final girls home game for Carey in the school’s old gym....

Girls Basketball: Carey tops Riverdale in final girls game in gym

By TED RADICK staff writer CAREY — Carey girls basketball coach Phil Vaughn got a little nostalgic after his Blue Devils defeated Riverdale 84-51 in the regular-season finale for both teams Saturday. It was the final girls home game for Carey in the school’s old gym....

Prep Track: L-B’s Butler will run for Notre Dame

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Liberty-Benton senior Michaela Butler has found the best of both worlds. A five-time state track and field state champion sprinter, Butler recently gave a verbal commitment to run at Notre Dame. Her official signing will come in April. Butler is...