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LPGA: Team Henderson is taking off

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR SYLVANIA — Brittany Henderson had a strong season on the Symetra Tour in 2015, coming within one spot of automatically moving from the developmental circuit to the big league of the LPGA. In that same year, Brittany’s little sister,...
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LPGA: Golf has been the right path for Maguire

  By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR SYLVANIA — At age 9, Leona Maguire was quite good at both golf and swimming, but she felt one needed her full concentration if she was going to reach her desired level. Swimming went down the drain. “I suppose time was the big...
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Baseball: Blevins returns to his roots

      By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR ARCADIA — Jerry Blevins is in his 11th season of pitching in the major leagues. But he often thinks of days gone by as a youngster making his way through school in Arcadia. “I watch my nephew — my...
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Prep football: West edges East 12-6 in Fostoria all-star game

By SCOTT COTTOS STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA — When opportunity knocked for Caden Schroeder, he enthusiastically answered. With Alex Richards, the East ballcarrier from Gibsonburg, stood up for a 4-yard loss, Schroeder decided to try to make a big play for his West squad. And the...
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Giving back

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR It started with youngsters running onto the Memorial Stadium turf through the same tunnel used by Fostoria High School’s Redmen. It ended with a water balloon fight that left one of FHS’ best-ever football players drenched. And, in...
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Hyde hosting football camp

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Former Fostoria High School all-Ohio football player Micah Hyde is bringing a different type of kickoff to his old stomping grounds. Sure, it will involve football, but it will also serve as a ceremonial liftoff for the new Buffalo Bills defensive...
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Prep baseball: Blue Jackets shut down Warren JFK

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR LORAIN — New Riegel’s Michael Kirian was ready to pitch in Friday night’s Division IV baseball regional semifinal game at Lorain’s Pipe Yard Stadium. And Warren John F. Kennedy got a close look at his readiness for seven...
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Prep softball: Old Fort falls in district title game

By SCOTT COTTOS STAFF WRITER OAK HARBOR — Coach Jason Ward was well aware that his Old Fort softball team’s early 1-0 lead against Gibsonburg would not be nearly enough to win. The Golden Bears, ranked No. 1 in the final Division IV state coaches poll, can flat-out...
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Division IV softball: Old Fort takes out New Riegel

By SCOTT COTTOS staff writer OAK HARBOR — Coach Jason Ward thought his Old Fort team would turn in a quality performance in its Division IV district semifinal against New Riegel on Wednesday. And his state-ranked Stockaders didn’t let him down in the least, as they...
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District softball: Top-ranked Gibsonburg powers past Lakota

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR OAK HARBOR — It’s certainly not optimal to give Gibsonburg’s softball team extra opportunities at the plate. Lakota got a first-hand look at the consequences on Tuesday. Three Lakota errors in the first inning helped the Division IV...