Prep track: Thompson inching toward 12 feet

  By TED RADICK staff writer VAN BUREN — The best athletes are often their own worst critics. Arlington senior pole vaulter Willow Thompson finds herself in a dilemma that way. She has her goals in mind and wants to reach them, and at the same time she has to remind herself...

Electrical engineer also served as VB scorekeeper

By TED RADICK Staff Writer Bruce Basil enjoyed helping people. “He was a people person. He loved giving hugs,” said his widow, Sharon Basil. “He was someone who wanted to make a difference, he wanted to help. “He didn’t want accolades, he just wanted...

Girls Track: Two state champions back for another run

By TED RADICK staff writer Two returning state champions and numerous state qualifiers return this season as the girls track season gets underway next week. It’s a deep and talented group of runners and field event athletes once again this season, even with the graduation...

Girls regional basketball: Ball doesn’t bounce Carey’s way in 45-41 loss to Holgate

By TED RADICK Staff Writer ELIDA — Carey had the right shooter in the right place at the right time. The Blue Devils trailed Holgate 44-41 with 12.8 seconds left in Saturday’s Division IV regional final at the Elida Fieldhouse. Carey inbounded the ball, got it to...

Regional Girls Basketball: Ball doesn’t bounce Carey’s way in 44-41 loss to Holgate

By TED RADICK Staff Writer ELIDA — Carey had the right shooter in the right place at the right time. The Blue Devils trailed Holgate 44-41 with 12.8 seconds left in Saturday’s Division IV regional final at the Elida Fieldhouse. Carey inbounded the ball, got it to...

Girls Basketball: Seniors come up big for Carey

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER ELIDA — There’s a reason basketball coaches like to depend on their seniors. Carey coach Phil Vaughn leaned on his Thursday, and the result was a 44-39 victory over New Riegel in a Division IV regional semifinal at the Elida Fieldhouse....

Regional Girls Basketball: Archbold rally clips Eagles

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER ADA — Losing stings, perhaps more so when an opportunity for victory is so close at hand. Liberty-Benton led for much of the fourth quarter in Tuesday’s Division III regional semifinal against Archbold at Ohio Northern University, but the...

Girls Division III basketball: Hot start keys L-B victory

By TED RADICK staff writer ELIDA — Like a savvy investor, Liberty-Benton’s girls basketball team got in on the ground floor early and saw the dividends pile up down the road. The Eagles built a quick 10-0 lead in Saturday’s Division III district final at the...

District Girls Basketball: On to regionals for L-B

By TED RADICK staff writer ELIDA — Like a savvy investor, Liberty-Benton’s girls basketball team got in on the ground floor early and saw the dividends pile up down the road. The Eagles built a quick 10-0 lead in Saturday’s Division III district final at the...

Boys Basketball: Fast starts propel Carey, L-B to titles

By TED RADICK staff writer Teams have to pick their poison when defending Carey’s offense. Extend the defense to far, and the Blue Devils will find a hole and penetrate or make the right pass inside. Sag inside, and Carey will fire away from 3-point range. Hopewell-Loudon...