Reiser making her presence felt as thrower for Falcons

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Kori Reiser didn’t just fall asleep and awaken in a Florida hotel room waiting for her opportunity to compete in the NCAA Division I track and field regional. She paid the physical and mental prices involved in...

Elmwood edges Archbold for title

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR MAUMEE — Elmwood coach Matt Hoiles learned something about his team in Saturday’s Division III district championship game at Rolf Park. “I challenged them,” he said. “I said, ‘I think that it’s going to be a...

New policy sidelines Rick Renz

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR It wasn’t Rick Renz’s idea not to coach Fostoria High School’s boys basketball team any longer. But he’s accepting of the situation. A policy adopted by Fostoria City Schools in April prohibits administrators from coaching, so...

Sears leads Elmwood girls to 2nd in NBC track

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Madison Sears has been a quick study in the 300 hurdles. In less than a month, the Elmwood sophomore has gone from running in the event for the first time to winning it in Saturday’s Northern Buckeye Conference championships at Memorial...

SWHS nonrenews Jim Rutter

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR With athletic director Scott Brickner saying insufficient progress had been made in the program, Jim Rutter has been dismissed as St. Wendelin’s boys basketball coach after three seasons. “I’m just very surprised at the way it...

SWHS girls, H-L boys claim team crowns

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR St. Wendelin’s girls knocked on the door last year. On Saturday, they kicked it in. Sophomore Maddie Borer had a hand in three victories and finished with four wins Saturday as the Mohawks moved up a spot from 2013 and won the Black Division...

Emmitt reaches a new height

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR BLOOMDALE — Courtney Emmitt’s interest was piqued five years ago when she watched Elmwood High School’s pole vaulters. Now, pole vaulting is a passion of hers that she’ll carry into intercollegiate competition. Emmitt, an...

Kirian, Benschoter pose double trouble for foes

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR One is a full-blooded, record-breaking hitter whose pitching skills are considerable but probably won’t be needed once she advances to college softball. The other considers pitching her craft, but she’s also able to do her share of damage...

Royals’ Curtis achieves goal

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR BLOOMDALE — An aspiration became reality for Kristen Curtis Tuesday. The Elmwood senior’s signature on a National Letter of Intent made her a member of the Ursuline College women’s basketball team, beginning in the next school year....

Black Knights dominate at St. Wendelin Invite

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Van Buren’s boys have discovered strength in numbers. A group of 35 has enabled coach Brian Beining to allow his athletes to do what they do best. And what the Black Knights did Saturday was win the team title in the St. Wendelin Invitational....