Santoro’s driving layup gives East girls win

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR It was a game for fun. But it’s also more fun to win than to lose. While the game consisted of both sides making mass substitutions, Woodmore’s Kyle Clair, the East coach, inserted two big point producers, Bellevue’s Carly Santoro...

Star Troike says she predicted run to state

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR ELIDA — According to one of those expressions that end up on T-shirts, “If you believe it, you can achieve it.” OK, so Aaron Smith broke the rule. “Never, ever. Never, ever,” St. Wendelin’s girls basketball coach...

SW eyeing first trip to state

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR St. Wendelin’s girls basketball team is one victory from making school history. A win over Ottoville in today’s 7:30 p.m. regional championship game at the Elida Fieldhouse would send the Mohawks where no girls basketball team from the...

Ottoville dominates New Riegel early on, 52-34

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR ELIDA — During an early third-quarter sequence Thursday night, New Riegel’s Leah Bouillon stole the ball from Ottoville’s Brook Mangas at midcourt, only to have Mangas pick her pocket in return as she headed toward the basket. It...

St. Wendelin puzzle pieces fit for spot in regional tourney

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Entering this season, St. Wendelin coach Aaron Smith felt he had three known quantities to put on the floor. He had junior Kamryn Troike, whom he called “one of the best players in the state.” He also had senior Makenzie McAfee and junior...

New Riegel victorious

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR TIFFIN — Kara Scherger knows that only so many basketball games remain in her career.“It’s all real now,” the New Riegel senior said.“If you lose you’re done, and I’m never going to be able to play with these...

St. Peter’s handles H-L, 62-36

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR TIFFIN — Hopewell-Loudon hung in there against higher-seeded Mansfield St. Peter’s throughout the first quarter of Wednesday night’s Division IV sectional girls basketball semifinal at Columbian High School.The rest of the way...

St. Wendelin tops Vanlue in OT

By SCOTT COTTOSSPORTS EDITORVANLUE — Perhaps it came with more difficulty than necessary, but St. Wendelin coach Aaron Sheets was just happy to see his team board the bus with a 51-46 overtime win over Vanlue in tow.“Tonight was a big win,” Sheets said after the...

Fostoria falls short again

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR PORT CLINTON — Fostoria High School gained a stroke of good fortune in scoring its first points Saturday night as Kobey Bemis’ errant lob pass from behind the 3-point line went into the basket. The Redmen, however, weren’t as...