Prep Football: McComb finishes BVC unbeaten

By TED RADICK Staff Writer MCCOMB — Football is a fairly simple game when an offensive line is blowing its opponents off the ball. Line up, crack the pads and let the running backs run through the holes. McComb ran the ball 71 times in Friday’s Blanchard Valley...

District Girls Soccer: Midfield play is key to Riverdale, L-B victories

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER The best defense is often a good offense or, as Riverdale and Liberty-Benton showed in Wednesday’s Division III girls soccer district semifinal games at Findlay High School, a good midfield. The Falcons controlled possession through most of the...

Prep soccer: Stone’s goal sends VB to district final

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — For all the good work it did in the first 45 minutes of Tuesday’s Division III district semifinal, Van Buren’s boys soccer team found itself tied 1-1 against Eastwood at Frost-Kalnow Stadium. Hunter Stone took care of that in...

Prep football: Hardin Northern sinks Commodores

By TED RADICK Staff Writer LIMA — This was the type of game Hardin Northern coach Mike Dennis expected his Polar Bears to play all season. Hardin Northern allowed some big plays and got down early, then rallied late in the second quarter and dominated the third in defeating...

Prep Girls Soccer: Short game key in Findlay’s win over Springfield

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER Findlay High girls soccer coach David LaRocco took one look at the weather Thursday afternoon and knew that a specific game plan was in order. A steady rain fell throughout the Division I district quarterfinal at Elmer Graham Stadium. Often, the ball...

Prep football: Mohawk holds off Upper Sandusky

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER SYCAMORE — The Mohawk Warriors were in a giving mood Friday night. Not a good thing, as Mohawk turned the ball over five times including a crucial fumble deep on its side of the field with just more than a minute to play against Upper Sandusky in...

Prep Football: Multidimensional O-G Titans roll

By TED RADICK staff writer OTTAWA — With Ottawa-Glandorf’s ground game churning out yardage and the Titans’ passing attack clicking as well, Kenton’s defense never knew what hit it in Friday’s Western Buckeye League football game. O-G converted 20...

Prep football: Hornets sting Hurricanes

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER MOUNT BLANCHARD — Playing with a lead is the easy part. It’s how a football team reacts when it falls behind that determines a squad’s fate. Cory-Rawson led much of Friday’s game at Riverdale, then fell behind. A late,...

Prep football: Falcons are going old school

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER MOUNT BLANCHARD — When Cory-Rawson’s football team takes the short bus ride east for tonight’s Blanchard Valley Conference game, it won’t be the Riverdale Falcons it will be lining up against. The Hornets’ opponent will be...

Prep football: Reed runs wild in Vanlue win

By TED RADICK staff writer VANLUE — Fifty-nine carries. Think about that for a second. Vanlue’s A.J. Reed carried 59 times for 296 yards Friday, none bigger than his last carry when he plunged into the end zone from a yard out with 18 seconds left to complete the...