Prep track: Plenty of PRs at Findlay District

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Now that the page has turned in the track season to the postseason meets, there’s no better time than the present to push the envelope on personal records. A trio of athletes set personal marks Thursday during the first day of Division III...

BVC Girls Track: L-B’s Butler MOPs up

By TED RADICK staff writer Liberty-Benton’s Michaela Butler finished her final regular-season track and field meet in style Friday night. Vanlue’s Bethany Smith got her career started in fine style as well. Butler was a four-event winner in claiming Most Outstanding...

Girls track: Rigel, Honigford have a PCL girls meet to remember

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS GROVE — Leipsic sophomore thrower Grace Rigel didn’t mince words after winning the shot put at Friday’s Putnam County League meet at Clymer Stadium. “I’m really, really happy,” Rigel said after throwing a...

Prep track: Sister act: Athletes find stiff competition within own family

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Continuing a family legacy can be hard. So, too, can be starting one. McComb thrower Molly Leppelmeier and Arlington jumper/hurdler Lauren Willow can relate. Leppelmeier is the youngest of three sisters and saw both older sisters win state...

Prep track: L-B girls romp to Wagner Invite title

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Liberty-Benton’s Leah Recker was rested and raring to go at Saturday’s Pat Wagner Invitational at L-B. Normally a fixture on the Eagles’ 3,200-meter relay team, Recker sat out the morning final in that race to prepare for a shot at the...

Prep Track: Recker wrecks 800 record at Wagner Invitational

By TED RADICK staff writer Liberty-Benton’s Leah Recker was rested and raring to go at Saturday’s Pat Wagner Invitational at L-B. Normally a fixture on the Eagles’ 3,200-meter relay team, Recker sat out the morning final in that race to prepare for a shot at the...

Prep Track: Leppelmeier, Willow blazing their own trails

By TED RADICK staff writer Continuing a family legacy can be hard. So, too, can be starting one. McComb thrower Molly Leppelmeier and Arlington jumper/hurdler Lauren Willow can relate. Leppelmeier is the youngest of three sisters and saw both older sisters win state...

Prep Track: Plenty to watch at L-B’s Pat Wagner Invite

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Waynesfield-Goshen has the horse, the one stud athlete every team needs to be successful. Columbus Grove has the depth, the ability to score in every event. Liberty-Benton boys track coach Jack Quisno can’t wait to see how it shakes out Saturday...

Prep track: Diller helps ‘Dogs rule at Clymer

By TED RADICK Staff Writer COLUMBUS GROVE — Lynea Diller knew exactly what she was up against. “Coming in, I knew it was me, Leppelmeier and Pauley,” the Columbus Grove senior thrower said at Friday’s Columbus Grove Bulldog Invitational. “I had a...

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...