Girls basketball: Edwards steps up in Genoa’s win over FHS

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Emily Edwards is one of just two seniors on Genoa’s girls basketball team, which means she has to be a leader. “I try to do my things right, so they learn to do things right, too,” she said, referring to her younger teammates....

Girls Basketball: Gillig’s 30 keys New Riegel’s win

By SCOTT COTTOS Staff Writer NEW RIEGEL — Cindy Walerius knew she was playing with fire. New Riegel’s girls basketball coach watched her team’s 14-point lead over Hopewell-Loudon dwindle in the second quarter while her top player, Brianna Gillig, watched from...

Girls Basketball: Elmwood rolls past St. Wendelin

By SCOTT COTTOS Sports Editor Elmwood coach Doug Reynolds liked his team’s defensive performance. St. Wendelin coach Aaron Smith was none too fond of his squad’s offensive showing. The sum of the parts on Monday night was a 66-18 nonconference girls basketball victory...

FHS 1991 football team accomplished its mission (with video)

Fostoria Educational Television highlight video from 1991 season. By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Dick Kidwell acknowledged that his Fostoria High School football team’s 1991 Division II state championship probably was the highlight of his 20-year stint as the Redmen’s...

Mutual respect was key to Kidwell’s success at Fostoria

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR A motto and book title for legendary Ohio State coach Woody Hayes was “You win with people.” People also came first for Dick Kidwell as he built a 173-74-3 record with a pair of Division II state championships as Fostoria High...

Prep basketball: Chieftains beat HN, win own Tipoff Classic

By SCOTT COTTOS STAFF WRITER BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon’s young boys basketball team passed its first test of the season Saturday night with flying colors. The Chieftains got a game-high 21 points from Gauge Sadler and fought off a second-half challenge from Hardin...

Boys basketball: Hopewell-Loudon rolls in tip-off tourney opener

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR BASCOM — If you’re going to host a tournament, you might as well win your first game convincingly. Hopewell-Loudon did just that, as it rolled over Toledo Horizon Science Academy 81-23 on Friday night in the semifinals of the...

Girls basketball: Arlington rolls over H-L in BVC opener

By SCOTT COTTOS Sports Editor ARLINGTON — If anyone else plans to win the Blanchard Valley Conference girls basketball championship this season, Arlington’s going to take issue. Sharpshooter Whitney Dodds led five double-figure scoring Red Devils with 18 points on...

Girls basketball: Tigers race past Mohawks

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR North Baltimore’s fun started when it was able to run. After struggling to an 18-5 halftime lead, the Tigers turned on the jets in the second half and rolled to a 60-18 nonconference victory Tuesday over a rebuilding St. Wendelin squad....

Girls Basketball: Chieftains take charge early on Lady Red

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Hopewell-Loudon never allowed a doubt about which team was in control in Friday night’s girls basketball opener at Fostoria High School. The Chieftains jumped out to a 12-0 lead in the first 2:20 of the nonconference contest en route to routing...