Prep track: Van Buren boys win St. Wendelin Invite

By SCOTT COTTOS Sports editor It was a great day to be a Van Buren Black Knight. Certainly, all in attendance at Saturday’s St. Wendelin Invitational enjoyed a sunny afternoon at Memorial Stadium with temperatures in the 70s, but the Knights enhanced things for themselves...

College Swimming: Roberts swims in Canadian Olympic trials

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Ashlyn Roberts returned to Wright State’s Dayton campus on Wednesday after an overnight ride from Toronto and headed straight to class. Two exams loomed the next day, so there was no rest for the weary. “I have a lot of work to do,”...

Prep sports: Troike signs with Owens

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Kamryn Troike said she’s ready for the “next chapter” in her life. And the St. Wendelin basketball star took a step in that direction on Friday when she signed a National Junior College Athletic Association letter of intent to...

Prep track and field: FHS track and field is off and running

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Fostoria High School’s track and field teams are off and running — literally, in terms of actually competing, and figuratively, as coach Kim Fant-Cousin hopes for further success. Fant-Cousin liked what she saw Tuesday night as her teams...

Fostoria native setting example one lap at a time

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Ashlyn Roberts returned to Wright State’s Dayton campus on Wednesday after an overnight ride from Toronto and headed straight to class. Two exams loomed the next day, so there was no rest for the weary. “I have a lot of work to do,”...

Prep track and field: Mohawks aim for another strong year

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR St. Wendelin’s girls began their track and field surge when the now-graduated class of 2015 came upon the scene as freshmen. Athletes such as Jocelyn Reinhart, Sara Goddard, Victoria Volpe and Becca Starn are gone but certainly not forgotten as...

Prep Softball: Nine letterwinners back for St. Wendelin

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR With nine letterwinners at her disposal and a potentially mighty ace in the hole, St. Wendelin softball coach Theresa Webb looks for a significant move upward in the second and final year of the Sandusky River League. Only infielder/pitcher Meghan...

Prep Baseball: Mohawks expect to be better in 2016

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Pulled down by a short bench, little pitching depth and a leaky defense, St. Wendelin’s 2015 baseball team struggled to a 1-22 overall record and 0-10 mark in the Sandusky River League. Second-year coach Aaron Sheets isn’t promising a...

Prep Softball: Lady Red are ready to play

By SCOTT COTTOS sports editor While Fostoria High School’s softball roster has taken on an almost entirely new look from last season, coach Clayton Moore isn’t fretting in the least. Four-year starters Jada Hampton, Erica Moore, Alexus Smith and Kaitlyn Gonyer are...

Prep Baseball: Plenty of promise for Fostoria High School

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR As coach Dustin Smith looks at his Fostoria High School baseball team, he sees nine lettermen and quite a bit of promise for the 2016 season. “We should be pretty solid,” the Redmen’s fourth-year coach said. “I plan on it....