Blue Jackets within two wins of third trip to state tourney

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR NEW RIEGEL — Fittingly, Midland Athletic League girls basketball is not going away quietly. Yes, the MAL will dissolve at the end of the current school year, with its members scattering to various other conferences. But its girls basketball...

Volunteers sought for Macker tourney

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Even if performing on the court isn’t your thing, there’s a place for you when Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball brings its traveling tournament show to Fostoria in June. With the emphasis being on family fun and turning the June 14-15 event...

Victory over Northern sweet for Cookie, Capital

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR ADA — As a four-year starting guard who scored more than 1,000 points, Cookie Geroski would certainly qualify as one of the finer players to take the court at Capital University. Still, as a senior, the St. Wendelin graduate feared having an...

Jackets claim sectional

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR TIFFIN — While offense may come and go, defense can be a constant. So says the old basketball-coaching axiom. And so New Riegel proved Saturday night in a 48-30 Division IV sectional-final victory over Norwalk St. Paul at Columbian High School....

Perseverance pays dividends for FHS grad

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS WRITER Claire Meyers wasn’t going to let something like a broken leg mess up the present or the future for her. Meyers’ right leg was broken in three places in a collision at home plate during a softball scrimmage last March, her senior season...

Redskins shake off Redmen

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Sometimes the final score doesn’t tell the whole truth. While Port Clinton claimed a 72-52 win over Fostoria High School Saturday night, the tally doesn’t indicate how close the Redmen may have come to making the game their own. FHS hit...

Naugle-Baker aiming to go out with a bang

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR BOWLING GREEN — For some swimmers, the idea of a 500-yard race is far more taxing mentally than it would actually be physically. Once Savannah Naugle-Baker freed her mind of that barrier, she was able to find success in the lengthiest freestyle...

Bush guides FHS as regular season ends

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Blake Bush wanted to end the regular season on a high note. And the Fostoria High School sophomore could consider it done after winning two individual events with personal-record times and contributing to a relay victory in Saturday’s...