Gibson aims to help USA reclaim Cup

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR FINDLAY — Before there was the Miami Heat, there was USA Softball. Two straight championships. Right there in contention for a third. Then the title is gone. Just as the San Antonio Spurs bounced the two-champion Miami Heat Sunday night in the...

Recari finds comfort zone at Highland Meadows

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR SYLVANIA — You might say Beatriz Recari has formed a bond with Highland Meadows Golf Club. “Ever since I came and played this tournament in my rookie year, in 2010, I haven’t finished outside the top 10,” she said of her play...

Goddard taking flight as pole-vault standout

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Within a day, Sara Goddard fully understood that she was going to state. “I’m a little more used to it now,” the diminutive St. Wendelin junior said with a smile after finishing practice on a warm Sunday morning at Liberty-Benton...

Lakota falls just short of state bid

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR FINDLAY — Lakota did in the seventh inning just what it had in the second through sixth by bringing the go-ahead or tying run to the plate. But just as she had in each of the previous five innings, Wayne Trace pitcher Addison Baumle wriggled...

Goddard soars to second in pole vault at regional

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR TIFFIN — What Sara Goodard didn’t know couldn’t hurt her. The St. Wendelin junior had no idea of her seeding for Friday’s pole vault competition in the Division III regional meet at Frost-Kalnow Stadium. So, with a clear head,...

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...