off

Prep baseball: Blue Jackets shut down Warren JFK

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR LORAIN — New Riegel’s Michael Kirian was ready to pitch in Friday night’s Division IV baseball regional semifinal game at Lorain’s Pipe Yard Stadium. And Warren John F. Kennedy got a close look at his readiness for seven...
off

Prep softball: Old Fort falls in district title game

By SCOTT COTTOS STAFF WRITER OAK HARBOR — Coach Jason Ward was well aware that his Old Fort softball team’s early 1-0 lead against Gibsonburg would not be nearly enough to win. The Golden Bears, ranked No. 1 in the final Division IV state coaches poll, can flat-out...
off

Division IV softball: Old Fort takes out New Riegel

By SCOTT COTTOS staff writer OAK HARBOR — Coach Jason Ward thought his Old Fort team would turn in a quality performance in its Division IV district semifinal against New Riegel on Wednesday. And his state-ranked Stockaders didn’t let him down in the least, as they...
off

District softball: Top-ranked Gibsonburg powers past Lakota

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR OAK HARBOR — It’s certainly not optimal to give Gibsonburg’s softball team extra opportunities at the plate. Lakota got a first-hand look at the consequences on Tuesday. Three Lakota errors in the first inning helped the Division IV...
off

Prep baseball: Kirian no-hits St. Wendelin

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR NEW RIEGEL — Michael Kirian’s no-hitter on Thursday was about was basic as one could ask. All but one of the University of Louisville signee’s 75 pitches were fastballs as he guided New Riegel to a 17-0 victory over St. Wendelin in...
off

Prep Baseball: Mohawks upset Arcadia

  By SCOTT COTTOS Staff writer ARCADIA — As Arcadia head coach Dereck Uitto and his assistant coach and father, Dave, walked slowly away from the baseball field, they entered the mind of their St. Wendelin counterpart, Bret Mathias. “Dereck and Dave — I...
off

Prep baseball: Small town, big talent

      By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR NEW RIEGEL — It’s been something of an unusual baseball season at New Riegel High School. It’s no great surprise that the Blue Jackets are 14-5. New Riegel has a history of fielding good teams, including one...
off

Prep Track and Field: H-L girls run to championship

By SCOTT COTTOS Staff writer BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon girls track and field coach Paul Jones was a bit disappointed when lightning brought a premature end to his school’s Dick Schultz Invitational on Friday night at Fostoria’s Memorial Stadium. “I had...
off

Prep baseball: Redmen finish third at Lucadello Memorial Tourney

By SCOTT COTTOS staff writer Offense has been a problem in recent games for Fostoria High School’s baseball team. If the Redmen get things figured out going forward, they might be able to look at Saturday’s consolation game of the Tony Lucadello Memorial Tournament as...
off

Prep track: Volpe smashes another pair of meet records

By SCOTT COTTOS staff writer Sophia Volpe doesn’t set out to break records. But the diminutive St. Wendelin senior has had a knack for making it happen the past couple of weeks. A week after breaking the Lakota Invitational records while winning the 1,600 and 3,200, Volpe...