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Prep sports: Fostoria High track in rebuilding mode

        By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Fostoria High School’s track and field team is low in numbers and high in the amount of youth. “We’re rebuilding,” veteran coach Kim Fant-Cousin said. “That’s the word: rebuilding....
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Prep softball: Lady Red are much improved

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Fostoria High School’s softball team was still two days away from its opening game, but coach Clayton Moore was sure he had a squad that was improved compared with the 2016 edition. Last year’s Lady Red finished with records of 4-23...
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Prep baseball: Mohawks seeking more wins

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Bret Mathias has taken a no-nonsense approach into his first head-coaching job, and he hopes that translates to wins for St. Wendelin’s baseball team. Mathias, a four-year player at New Riegel and the junior varsity coach at Hopewell-Loudon for...
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Prep track: State qualifier Volpe back for SW

      By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR St. Wendelin’s hand includes a pair of aces when it comes to distance running in track and field. And while senior Sophia Volpe has already made her way to the Division III state championships — and cashed in with a...
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Prep Baseball: Gunka thinks Redmen have recipe for success

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR New coach Justin Gunka is seeing some of the ingredients in place for Fostoria High School to win baseball games. “I think there’s definitely talent here,” he said. “We need to understand how to play the game the right away....
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Prep basketball: All-Stars go out with a bang

By SCOTT COTTOS Staff writer Providing proof that hard work does pay off, three girls who played in Sunday’s 45th annual Fostoria Athletic Boosters East-West All-Star Basketball Games rallied back from torn anterior cruciate ligaments. St. Wendelin’s Cailin Reineck...
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Girls basketball: Old Fort falls against Ottoville

By SCOTT COTTOS Staff Writer ELIDA — Ottoville senior Brooke Mangas recalled the 2015 Division IV regional title game at the Elida Fieldhouse, when the Big Green lost to St. Wendelin. “We knew we didn’t want to end like that again, so we had to work hard,”...
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Girls basketball: Old Fort advances to first regional final

By SCOTT COTTOS STAFF WRITER ELIDA — A crowd of supporters rose and cheered as time ran out and Old Fort’s Stockaders advanced to where no girls basketball team from the school has gone before. Old Fort got 21 points from Peyton Miller and a tremendous defensive...
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Boys basketball: Stockaders, Arlington earn sectional crowns

By SCOTT COTTOS staff writer KANSAS — Coach Jason Vermillion watched his Arlington boys basketball players cut strands of the net while awaiting his turn to finish the job. “We enjoy sectional championships,” he said. “It means we’re still...
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Micah Hyde Football Camp coming to Fostoria

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Micah Hyde is at an important juncture in his career as the possibility of NFL free agency approaches. But the Fostoria High School graduate and Green Bay Packers defensive back is still giving plenty of thought to a hometown project. The first Micah...