Regional softball: Carey tops Gibsonburg to reach final

By SCOTT COTTOS Sports editor FINDLAY — Dani Berardinelli-Clark took matters into her own hands. And the runs that those hands produced on Thursday helped put Carey’s softball team one win from a trip to the state tournament. Berardinelli-Clark, a junior pitcher,...

Prep track: DeHaven, Volpe lead St. Wendelin at SRL meet

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Conditions were far from ideal for running during Saturday’s Sandusky River League track and field championships at Memorial Stadium. Distance runners in particular had it rough, having to make multiple back-stretch runs into the teeth of a...

District softball: Old Fort uses fast start to beat St. Wendelin

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR OLD FORT — St. Wendelin got off to a good start in Thursday’s Division IV district softball quarterfinal. Old Fort’s start was twice as good, though, and the Stockaders continued to hit the ball throughout its 8-5 triumph. The...

Prep baseball: H-L rally stuns New Riegel

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR NEW RIEGEL — It was matter of better late than never for Hopewell-Loudon. The Chieftains found themselves with only two hits and trailing New Riegel 3-0 through five innings of Wednesday’s Division IV district quarterfinal at Steve...

Prep softball: Rangers can’t solve St. Wendelin’s Rutter

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR NORTHWOOD — Allie Rutter passed a couple of tests on Monday. First, in Columbus, she made the grade on her cosmetology manager’s test. Then, after arriving shortly before game time, Rutter passed her first test of the tournament season...

Prep baseball: Shelby bats too much for Redmen

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR SHELBY — It’s not often that a baseball team finishes a game with as many hits as outs. But that’s what Shelby did in a 12-2 win over Fostoria on Saturday in a first-round Division II district contest that came to an end with two...

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...