One-horse power

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Taylor Earnhardt-Putnam is carrying on the family tradition in her own way. “My whole family likes going fast,” the youngest child of stock-car racing legend Dale Earnhardt said. “Everyone else runs on 800 horsepower. I run on...

Toledoan Lewis ties for 14th

By SCOTT COTTOS For The Courier SYLVANIA — As a Toledo native who always draws tremendous support at the LPGA’s Marathon Classic, Stacy Lewis would love to walk away from Highland Meadows Golf Club with the championship trophy. Unfortunately for Lewis and her fans,...

Gulbis still gets crowds as tour’s glamour golfer

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR SYLVANIA — Natalie Gulbis, the LPGA Tour’s longtime glamour girl, continues to draw crowds, as evidenced by the large number of fans, young and old, who waited to get an autograph or photograph with her after she completed the first round...

Pressel enjoying successful 2015

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR SYLVANIA — Galleries along the LPGA Tour are seeing a happier, healthier Morgan Pressel than they have in recent years. They’re also seeing her turn in consistently better scores. After finishing 35th on the tour’s money list in...

Powers is still plugging away

By SCOTT COTTOS SYLVANIA — Caroline Powers continues to plug away. The former Bowling Green High School and Michigan State University standout is in her third season on the Symetra Tour, the developmental circuit for the LPGA Tour. And she’s determined to make the...

Commitment and enjoyment to be found in travel softball

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR FINDLAY — Having trounced the Erie (Pa.) Diamonds 17-0 early last Saturday afternoon, the Buckeye Heat Black team was just getting started. Seven more games would follow over the course of two days for the team in the under-12 age division of...

Ohioan Jenna Lilley takes on starring role at national level

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR ASHLAND — Jenna Lilley laced a ground-rule double in her first time at bat for the United States junior national softball team in an exhibition game against a group of Ohio All-Stars last week at Brookside Park. Her next time up, she ripped a...

Softball community aims to re-enter Olympics

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR ASHLAND — Jenna Lilley wants to be an Olympian. And the lone Ohioan on either the United States senior national or junior national team may well be among the most qualified to be a member of Team USA in 2020. Softball, however, is a...

Lydia Ko could be early retiree

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR SYLVANIA — Golf fans should certainly not take Lydia Ko’s special talent for granted. It may not be on display as long as you might think. The 18-year-old star has already won seven LPGA tournaments and seems to be on her way to a...

New Riegel falls in 8th

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR AKRON — New Riegel wasn’t going down without a fight, and it certainly had to battle from inning 1 through 8 in Friday’s OHSAA Division IV state semifinal. In the end, the seventh-ranked Blue Jackets watched senior Kara Scherger...