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Girls basketball: DeFeo wins it for Blue Devils

By SCOTT COTTOS STAFF WRITER CAREY — Destiny DeFeo was one of the smallest players on the court, but she made the biggest play Saturday. Carey’s 5-foot-6 senior point guard made her way between two defenders on the right side of the lane and got an underhanded scoop...
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Prep Basketball: H-L whips Hardin Northern

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon’s boys basketball team rolled past Hardin Northern last season in the final of the Chieftains’ inaugural Tip-Off Classic. The teams met again Friday night in the semifinals of the same tournament, and H-L...
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Girls basketball: Arlington rallies to beat H-L

By SCOTT COTTOS Staff writer BASCOM — Most of the faces have changed on Arlington’s girls basketball team since last season. The attitude has not. Winning has been the norm for the Red Devils in recent years, and they showed on Thursday night that they intend to keep...
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Prep sports: Fostoria swim team on the rise

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Courtney Fleming enters her third season as Fostoria High School’s swimming coach liking the development her program is showing. “One thing I have noticed is parents and students are saying this year, ‘How long have we had a swim...
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Girls basketball: Hopewell-Loudon whips Elmwood

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon’s girls basketball team turned in as strong of a performance as coach Bob Gase could have wanted in Tuesday night’s nonleague contest against Elmwood. The second half wasn’t quite as good, but Gase was...
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Girls basketball: Burns, Elmore power H-L past Fostoria

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR BASCOM — As season openers go, Hopewell-Loudon girls basketball coach Bob Gase was pleased. The Chieftains finished the first half on a 14-4 run and then outscored Fostoria High School 16-4 in the first 6½ minutes of the second half en route to...
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Prep volleyball: Seniors go out with bang

By SCOTT COTTOS Staff writer Peighton Troike enjoyed making new friends through playing in Sunday night’s 24th annual Fostoria Athletic Boosters All-Star Volleyball Matches at Fostoria High School. One last match with an old friend, though, was something special. After...
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State Cross Country: Lakota’s surprise qualifiers

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR KANSAS — Many cross country runners begin their season with the goal of running on the very last day of the season. Lakota’s Dylan Moes and Reilly Cozette were not among them this past summer. “I never thought I’d make it to...
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District volleyball: Carey knocks off New Riegel

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR FINDLAY — Rallying from a set down wasn’t Carey’s preferred way of winning its first district championship. But the Blue Devils answered the bell and downed New Riegel 17-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-20 in Thursday night’s Division IV...
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Prep football: Winning season on the line for Redmen at Genoa

      By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Last Friday’s 55-27 thrashing at Rossford’s hands was the last thing Fostoria High School football coach Derek Kidwell wanted or expected on senior night at Memorial Stadium. But slow starts have become a trend for...