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Prep baseball: Small town, big talent

      By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR NEW RIEGEL — It’s been something of an unusual baseball season at New Riegel High School. It’s no great surprise that the Blue Jackets are 14-5. New Riegel has a history of fielding good teams, including one...
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Prep Track and Field: H-L girls run to championship

By SCOTT COTTOS Staff writer BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon girls track and field coach Paul Jones was a bit disappointed when lightning brought a premature end to his school’s Dick Schultz Invitational on Friday night at Fostoria’s Memorial Stadium. “I had...
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Prep baseball: Redmen finish third at Lucadello Memorial Tourney

By SCOTT COTTOS staff writer Offense has been a problem in recent games for Fostoria High School’s baseball team. If the Redmen get things figured out going forward, they might be able to look at Saturday’s consolation game of the Tony Lucadello Memorial Tournament as...
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Prep track: Volpe smashes another pair of meet records

By SCOTT COTTOS staff writer Sophia Volpe doesn’t set out to break records. But the diminutive St. Wendelin senior has had a knack for making it happen the past couple of weeks. A week after breaking the Lakota Invitational records while winning the 1,600 and 3,200, Volpe...
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Prep track: Volpe sets 2 new marks at Lakota

By SCOTT COTTOS sPORTs EDITOR KANSAS — Sophia Volpe was happy with how nice Saturday was to run at the Lakota Invitational, with sunny skies, temperatures near 60 degrees and only a mild breeze. The St. Wendelin senior made it even better for herself by winning the 1,600...
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Prep Girls Basketball: Mohawks’ Smith retires

By SCOTT COTTOS Staff writer In 2004, Aaron Smith and Roger Holman joined then-St. Wendelin parish manager Dave Lang in trying to revive a Mohawks girls basketball program that had two wins in the past two seasons. Now, after 11 seasons of wearing the head coach label, Smith is...
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Prep boys tennis: Fostoria High taking steps in the right direction

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR After losing its opening match 5-0 against a perennially strong Clyde team on Tuesday, Fostoria High School’s boys tennis team bounced back the next day to edge Sandusky 3-2. The victory was well beyond insignificant to a Redmen team that...
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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...