Prep sports: Elmwood’s Hailey retires after 22 years

        By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Little did Chris Hailey know what would lie ahead when he agreed to be an assistant cross country coach at Elmwood High School in 1994. He ended up taking the reins as head coach the next year. Now, 22 seasons, nine...
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Prep Sports: Haddix just happy to be a healthy Hall of Famer

FOSTORIA’S RICK HADDIX, middle, poses with area track and field official Nate Lynch, left, and former Fostoria athletic director Carl Fisher, right, during the OHSAA Hall of Fame induction banquet in Columbus. A 44-year officiating veteran, Haddix was recently inducted into the...
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Prep football: Carmon returns to Fostoria sidelines

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Beau Carmon will be coaching football again in Fostoria. But before the teams are his Port Clinton Redskins and his former team, the Fostoria High School Redmen, they will be the East and the West on Saturday night. Carmon will guide the East that...

Locally: Various stardom displayed at the Gillig Memorial

          By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Past, present and prospective stardom were represented among the winners of the Steve Gillig Memorial 5K and 8K races that kicked off the St. Wendelin Festival on Friday. Former St. Wendelin and Ohio Northern...
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Regional softball: Carey tops Gibsonburg to reach final

By SCOTT COTTOS Sports editor FINDLAY — Dani Berardinelli-Clark took matters into her own hands. And the runs that those hands produced on Thursday helped put Carey’s softball team one win from a trip to the state tournament. Berardinelli-Clark, a junior pitcher,...
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Prep track: DeHaven, Volpe lead St. Wendelin at SRL meet

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Conditions were far from ideal for running during Saturday’s Sandusky River League track and field championships at Memorial Stadium. Distance runners in particular had it rough, having to make multiple back-stretch runs into the teeth of a...
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District softball: Old Fort uses fast start to beat St. Wendelin

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR OLD FORT — St. Wendelin got off to a good start in Thursday’s Division IV district softball quarterfinal. Old Fort’s start was twice as good, though, and the Stockaders continued to hit the ball throughout its 8-5 triumph. The...
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Prep baseball: H-L rally stuns New Riegel

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR NEW RIEGEL — It was matter of better late than never for Hopewell-Loudon. The Chieftains found themselves with only two hits and trailing New Riegel 3-0 through five innings of Wednesday’s Division IV district quarterfinal at Steve...

Prep softball: Rangers can’t solve St. Wendelin’s Rutter

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR NORTHWOOD — Allie Rutter passed a couple of tests on Monday. First, in Columbus, she made the grade on her cosmetology manager’s test. Then, after arriving shortly before game time, Rutter passed her first test of the tournament season...
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Prep baseball: Shelby bats too much for Redmen

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR SHELBY — It’s not often that a baseball team finishes a game with as many hits as outs. But that’s what Shelby did in a 12-2 win over Fostoria on Saturday in a first-round Division II district contest that came to an end with two...