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...

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...