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Lakota softball advances past H-L in sectional

KANSAS — Morgan Gangwer fired a three-hitter with a pair of strikeouts, doubled and drove in two runs to help Lakota shut down Hopewell-Loudon 10-0 in five innings Friday in a Division IV sectional championship contest. Lakota (16-7) advances to face Sandusky St. Mary,...

Lady Red drop sectional title contest to Eagles

By MATT NYE SPORTS WRITER PEMBERVILLE — Fostoria High School played with energy, toughness and heart Friday, but one of the better teams in the area was able to withstand it all. Eastwood, trying to reach the state tournament for the second consecutive year, beat the Lady...

Competitive balance referendum finally achieves state passage

By JAMIE BAKER for the review times After this week’s victory on a competitive balance referendum, Ohio High School Athletic Association commissioner Daniel Ross can finally breathe a sigh of relief. With the passage by a 411-323 margin of a referendum item voted on by the...

Well-traveled Dickerhoof having fun at Vanlue

By DAVE HANNEMAN for the review times He whoops, he hollers, he jumps and shouts. He high-fives opposing coaches during mid-inning crossovers, then huddles up his players for a quick coaching/cheerleading/mentoring session before they head back to the field. Ray Dickerhoof...

Senecas take down Mohawks

By ANDY WOLF SPORTS WRITER TIFFIN — When runs are hard to come by, small mistakes turn into huge mistakes. St. Wendelin committed three costly errors Friday, resulting in four unearned runs that turned out to be the difference in a 4-0 Division IV sectional semifinal loss...

Pipeline collapse in coal mine kills 11 in China

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media and a local official say 11 people have been killed in a coal mine accident in northwestern Shaanxi province. An official at the provincial work safety bureau, who only gave his last name Han, says that two more people are missing from...
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LA Kings eliminate rival Ducks 6-2 in Game 7

AP Photo/Chris Carlson ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Justin Williams, Jeff Carter and Mike Richards scored in an overwhelming first period, and the Los Angeles Kings advanced to their third straight Western Conference finals with a 6-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 7 of...

Friday’s Scores

Cols. Upper Arlington 3, Pataskala Watkins Memorial 0 Grove City Cent. Crossing 25, Gahanna Lincoln 3 Lewis Center Olentangy Orange 5, Dublin Scioto 2 Powell Olentangy Liberty 6, Chillicothe 2 Pepper Pike Orange 3, Chagrin Falls 1 Tallmadge 6, Mogadore Field 1 Newark Licking...

Texas agency: Firefighters unprepared for blast

WEST, Texas (AP) — Brian Renegar saw emergency crews fighting a blaze consuming his small Texas town’s sprawling fertilizer plant. The former plant employee raced to the scene and warned the fire chief to get everyone out. “(It’s) gonna blow,”...

Arlington can’t forget what made it what it is

It’s a truism in politics that if you repeat a statement often enough, people will believe it, regardless of whether it’s true. In Arlington, a cohort of commentators and activists has been chanting that the County Board is full of profligate spenders. Now that claim...