Division VII football: McComb wins 27-26 thriller

By TED RADICK Staff Writer MCCOMB — McComb football coach Kris Alge was more relieved than happy Friday night. “If we had lost this game, we would have deserved to lose,” Alge said after the Panthers rallied late in the game for a 27-26 win over Convoy Crestview...

BVC Football: Black Knights crown P-G Rockets, 34-8

By TED RADICK staff writer VAN BUREN — Van Buren’s football team doesn’t know who it will play in Week 11. Frankly, the Black Knights don’t care. All that mattered to the Van Buren players and coaches after Friday night’s 34-8 Blanchard Valley...

Division III soccer: Turner propels VB to win over Riverdale

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Down 2-0 late in the first half, Riverdale’s boys soccer team turned up the volume offensively to climb back into the game against Van Buren in a Division III district semifinal at Tiffin’s Frost-Kalnow Stadium. That effort...

Prep Football: A Knight to remember for Van Buren

By TED RADICK staff writer VAN BUREN — Every time Liberty-Benton’s offense threatened on Friday night, Van Buren’s defense had an answer. Three stops in the red zone, two in the second half, by the Black Knights proved to be the difference as Van Buren won 17-3...

Prep soccer: Upper falls to Shawnee

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER UPPER SANDUSKY — Coach Caroline O’Brien and her Lima Shawnee Indians felt pretty confident entering Monday’s Division II girls soccer district opener at Upper Sandusky. Shawnee grinds it out game in and game out in the tough Western...

Prep football: Wapak breaks free from O-G

By TED RADICK Staff writer OTTAWA — Crisp and efficient, Wapakoneta took control after halftime against Ottawa-Glandorf and took control of a team goal as well. “This is step 7 toward our No. 1 goal, which is a WBL championship,” Wapakoneta coach Travis Moyer...

Prep Football: Van Buren still unbeaten in Valley Division

By TED RADICK staff writer VAN BUREN — After an 0-3 start to the season, every week has become a one-game season for Van Buren’s football team. On Friday, it essentially became a one-half season. Van Buren, up 14-7 against a Leipsic team that has thrived in the third...

Prep Football: Bearcats grind out win at Grove

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS GROVE — No, the Spencerville Bearcats aren’t going to start slinging passes all over the field. On Friday at Columbus Grove, though, Spencerville showed a willingness to not be stubborn with its double-tight end, Wing-T formation....

McComb man remembered as loyal friend, teammate

By TED RADICK staff writer McCOMB — McComb senior football player Noah Delacerda wears No. 64. That’s not a coincidence, and that’s not just any number handed out on jersey day. “After Jimmy graduated, I asked him if I could take his number,”...

Prep football: Wynford stuffs Mohawk

By TED RADICK staff writer SYCAMORE — Mohawk ran into a big problem Friday night, namely its inability to run. The Warriors, a rush first, pass later football team, couldn’t generate an effective ground game against Wynford, and found themselves in long yardage downs...