District Girls Basketball: L-B, Ottawa-Glandorf win to set Saturday final

By TED RADICK Staff Writer ELIDA — Liberty-Benton did exactly what a ranked team playing an underdog isn’t supposed to do. The Eagles got in foul trouble in the first half and let Lima Central Catholic hang around and get itself back in the game. Liberty-Benton...

Division IV girls basketball: Arcadia, Carey survive and advance

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER The shot looked dead on. St. Wendelin coach Aaron Smith thought so, too. “It looked like it was on line and it just didn’t hang in there,” Smith said after Allie Rutter’s 3-point attempt with two seconds left bounced off the rim...

Girls Basketball: Arcadia slips past St. Wendelin

By TED RADICK staff writer The shot looked dead on. St. Wendelin coach Aaron Smith thought so, too. “It looked like it was on line and it just didn’t hang in there,” Smith said after Allie Rutter’s 3-point attempt with two seconds left bounced off the rim...

Prep sports: Hardin Northern applies to NWCC

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER The Hardin Northern Local School District submitted an application Thursday to join the Northwest Central Conference. At Wednesday’s school board meeting, the board voted 5-0 to direct Hardin Northern Principal Joe Hoelzle to apply to the NWCC....

Prep Sports: Dennis hired as HN grid coach

BY TED RADICK Staff writer DOLA — Hardin Northern is bringing back a familiar face to the football sidelines this fall. Mike Dennis, a longtime assistant coach at both Hardin Northern, and for the past eight years at Arlington, was hired by the district school board...

Hardin Northern District ready to leave BVC

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER DOLA — The Hardin Northern Local School District board voted unanimously Wednesday to apply for membership in the Northwest Central Conference. The vote signals a likely end to the district’s 49-year membership in the Blanchard Valley Conference....

Boys Basketball: Second-half start sparks Hornets

By TED RADICK staff writer RAWSON — One of the key spots in a basketball game is the first several minutes after halftime. Teams have a chance to regroup, make adjustments and dictate the final two quarters. Cory-Rawson took full advantage of the halftime break Friday, and...

Girls basketball: Falcons go out on top

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER MOUNT BLANCHARD — The Riverdale girls basketball team had a rough week last week, losing a pair of games including an upset at the hands of Buckeye Central that cost the Falcons a chance at an outright North Central Conference title. The Falcons on...

Boys basketball: Defense the difference for Arlington

By TED RADICK staff writer VAN BUREN — Not every game is going to be an offensive masterpiece. Often times, it’s the little things that make a difference, and Arlington boys basketball coach Jason Vermillion was quick to point that out Friday after the Red Devils...

Girls Basketball: Stall ball can’t stop L-B Eagles

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER In staff meetings and practices this week, Liberty-Benton girls basketball coach Nate Irwin tried to figure out how Arlington would attack his team. “We went back and fourth on what we thought he would try to do to us, the things he could do to...