Area trio inks Letters of Intent

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Finally, the day Makayla Dull had long awaited was at hand. By putting her signature on a National Letter of Intent, Lakota’s four-time All-Ohio golfer was officially destined to play for the University of Akron. “I am so happy,”...

Reiser selected for state honor

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR In addition to the usual festivities that go along with inductions to the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Kyle Reiser is planning to get together with past and present assistant coaches. While the longtime Elmwood head...

Gold West, Red East shine in all-star contests

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR While the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to fully figure out how to mesh multiple All-Star players and a new coach into a winning team, the Gold West squad had no such trouble. “I think it showed a lot about everybody that we can...

BGSU sweeps pair of exhibition games

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR BOWLING GREEN — The Chris Jans era of men’s basketball at Bowling Green State University got off to an inauspicious start. Three turnovers in his team’s first four possessions did not please the new Falcons coach in the first couple...

Konieczki looks to make her point at BGSU

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR BOWLING GREEN — Though she averaged just 8.6 minutes per game last season, Rachel Konieczki qualifies as one of the more experienced players on Bowling Green State University’s roster. Including a pair of redshirt freshmen, the Falcons...

Royals’ Mohre riding wave of success to state meet

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR BLOOMDALE — Makayla Mohre is unique among the many athletes Chris Hailey has worked with in his 20 years as Elmwood’s cross country coach. “She’s a combination of all of my best,” he said. “She’s got wheels...

Redmen’s final game a tough one

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR In the nine weeks leading up to Friday’s 7 p.m. season finale at Lake, first-year Fostoria High School coach Derek Kidwell has solidified some thoughts on his initial team at his alma mater and what he’s seeking for years to come. And as...

New BGSU coach looks to change culture

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR BOWLING GREEN — In the last two years, Bowling Green State University posted an overall record of 25-39 and ended each season with a loss in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament. During that same span, another mid-major,...

Mohre, Swartzmiller qualify for state meet

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR TIFFIN — Makayla Mohre ran hard and she ran smart. That combination was good enough for the Elmwood junior to advance from her first regional run to the state championships. “It’s nice when a plan comes together, isn’t...