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...

Prep football: Upper’s defense stops Carey

By TED RADICK staff writer CAREY — Upper Sandusky football coach Chris Rodriguez acknowledges his offense is a work in progress at this point in the young season. Rodriguez was all smiles, though, when talking about his defense after the Rams defeated Carey 20-6 in the...

Prep Football: Marion Local nips McComb

By TED RADICK staff writer MCCOMB — McComb had things going its way early in the third quarter Friday. The Panthers led 14-12 as they took the second-half kickoff and marched down the field. On fourth-and-7 from Marion Local’s 32, quarterback Malachi Abbott found...

Prep track: Butler blazes to state sprints sweep

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — As a freshman in 2013, Michaela Butler had to settle for silver at state in the 100-meter dash. It’s obvious the Liberty-Benton junior’s preferred medal is gold. Butler hasn’t lost a sprint race at the OHSAA Division...

Eagles step up big to win state crown

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — The Liberty-Benton girls track and field team had come close before, highlighted by a runner-up finish at the OHSAA Division III championships in 1996. But never had the Eagles won a team state championship, not until Saturday, when...

Prep track: Four-medal day for Stechschulte

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — Madison Stechschulte wanted to make up for 2014. Elissa Ellerbrock wanted to finish her running career on a high note. Both Ottawa-Glandorf seniors got what they wanted Saturday at the OHSAA Division II championships at Ohio...

State Girls Track: Stechschulte, Ellerbrock headline big weekend for O-G

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — Madison Stechschulte wanted to make up for 2014. Elissa Ellerbrock wanted to finish her running career on a high note. Both Ottawa-Glandorf seniors got what they wanted Saturday at the OHSAA Division II championships at Ohio...

State Girls Track: Butler is L-B’s golden girl

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — As a freshman in 2013, Michaela Butler had to settle for silver at state in the 100-meter dash. It’s obvious the Liberty-Benton junior’s preferred medal is gold. Butler hasn’t lost a sprint race at the OHSAA Division...

State Girls Track: L-B dedicates championship performance to Wagner

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — The Liberty-Benton girls track and field team had come close before, highlighted by a runner-up finish at the OHSAA Division III championships in 1996. But never had the Eagles won a team state championship until Saturday, when...