Spring sports have been scrapped this year. But area readers who are used to getting a daily dose of the exploits of local and area athletes and teams can continue to do so as The Courier Sports Department presents some “On This Date” highlights from the last five years.
2019 — Leipsic’s Jocelyn Hermiller and Ally Kirkendall threw a combined no-hitter as the Vikings routed Pandora-Gilboa 22-0 in a Putnam County League softball contest.
2018 — Carey’s baseball team extended the longest winning streak in school history, improving to 14-0 overall and 11-0 in the Northern 10 Conference with a 2-1 victory over Ridgedale.
2018 — Saige Warren’s walk-off RBI single capped a three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning as Van Buren remained unbeaten (7-0) in Blanchard Valley Conference baseball action with a come-from-behind 6-5 win over Riverdale.
2018 — North Baltimore’s Levi Gazarek allowed just two hits and struck out 13 Leipsic batters in the Tigers’ 5-2 Blanchard Valley Conference baseball win.
2018 — Hopewell-Loudon’s first five hitters combined to go 13 for 20 with 12 runs batted in and the Chieftains held onto first place in the Blanchard Valley Conference softball standings with a 15-5 win over McComb.
2017 — Ottawa-Glandorf’s Grant Fuerst allowed one run on three hits and struck out 10 Defiance batters as the Titans edged the two-time defending Division II state champs 2-1 in a Western Buckeye League baseball game.
2017 — Arlington tied the game with five runs in the top of the seventh inning, survived a wild eighth in which both teams put four runs on the board, then pushed across the winning run in the ninth in getting past North Baltimore 10-9 in a back-and-forth Blanchard Valley Conference baseball game.
2017 — Hopewell-Loudon’s Gage Burns, Ethan Oswalt and Cody Balliet combined on a no-hitter and Kyle Reinbolt hit two home runs and drove in six runs in a 17-0 Blanchard Valley Conference baseball win over Vanlue.
2017 — Freshman Hailey Niederkohr had four triples among her five hits and drove in eight runs in Carey’s 22-0 nonleague softball win over Tiffin Calvert.
2017 — In a battle between the two teams still unbeaten in the Putnam County League softball standings, Columbus Grove’s Teyah Sautter struck out 13 Leipsic batters and delivered two hits as the Bulldogs edged the Vikings 5-4 in 10 innings.
2017 — North Baltimore’s Jasmine McNett blasted what turned out to be a game-winning solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to help the Tigers remain unbeaten in the Blanchard Valley Conference softball race with an 8-7 win over Arlington.
2016 — Arlington’s Nick Affholder had six hits — a triple, a double and four singles — and the Red Devils exploded for nine runs in the top of the ninth inning in beating Riverdale 15-6 in a Blanchard Valley Conference baseball contest that kept Arlington atop the league standings.
2016 — Findlay High’s Chandler Stillings allowed one hit and struck out 18 Toledo Central Catholic batters in eight innings, but the Irish scored two runs in the top of the 12th to outlast the Trojans 4-2 in a Three Rivers Athletic Conference baseball game.
2016 — Taylor Farmer had two RBI doubles during a six-run second inning and Riverdale ended Arlington’s season-opening 13-game winning streak by beating the Red Devils 7-5 in a Blanchard Valley Conference softball game.
2015 — Elmwood’s Miranda Benschoter limited Archbold to two hits and struck out 15 batters and Mattison Hillard delivered a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Royals edged the state-ranked Blue Streaks 1-0 in a nonconference softball game.