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...

Lady Red rally falls shy

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Fostoria High School had a healthy run left in it in the fourth quarter. It wasn’t enough. Tiffin Columbian saw a 15-point lead melt to seven in the late going of Wednesday night’s nonconference game, but the Tornadoes cashed in on 7 of 8...

Lakota wins battle of Dieblers

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR KANSAS — Until Monday night, Keith Diebler and his oldest son, Jeremiah, had always been on the same side. Even though they coached at different schools — Keith at Lakota, Jeremiah at Monroeville — they constantly talked about,...

McAfee comes up huge on Senior Night

By SCOTT COTTOS Sports editor In itself, Senior Night was going to be big for Makenzie McAfee, St. Wendelin’s lone 12th-grader. There was the pregame ceremony in which gifts were presented and tears were shed. Then McAfee made the night bigger by contributing 22 points,...

Holderman was a gym rat growing up

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Having watched her grow up, Riverdale fans now cheer for the play of dynamic sophomore Sydney Holderman. Fostoria High School fans probably remember Holderman — the little blonde who, along with older brother Lee, skittered about at practices...

Ireland’s 29 keys Arcadia

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Arcadia hit St. Wendelin with a couple of early haymakers, and the Mohawks never got off the ropes. Josh Ireland scored 16 of his game-high 29 points in the first quarter and Shae Watkins tossed in eight of his 19 on the night in the first eight...

Czisny still on the ice

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Northwest Ohio still has a star in women’s figure skating. Its brightness isn’t as visible, but it hasn’t gone away. Instead of continuing to pursue her skating dreams, Alissa Czisny has decided it’s time to start helping...