Diehard fans

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR In the last 20 years, the Cleveland Browns have moved to Baltimore and returned to the shore of Lake Erie as an expansion franchise. Along the way, Cleveland has always retained its reputation as a “Browns Town.” But mostly, the Browns...

Micah Hyde enjoys return to hometown as a Packer

By SCOTT COTTOS sports editor Before he was the Big Ten defensive back of the year at Iowa or a versatile performer for the Green Bay Packers, Micah Hyde spent part of many a day in the Fostoria High School cafeteria. And Saturday night, Hyde was back in that very cafeteria...

Event to honor Hyde, raise funds for softball club

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Micah Hyde’s dream of playing in the NFL carried with it another goal. “I always told myself I wanted to be able to give back and if I found myself in this situation, I was going to,” said Hyde, a former Fostoria High School...

Jim Kelly leaving Fostoria post

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Jim Kelly is practicing what he preaches. With his wife accepting a job at the University of Connecticut, Kelly has resigned as Fostoria High School’s football coach after two seasons. “Family’s got to come first. That’s what...

Local skaters apply skills to benefit others

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Figure skating has had a positive impact on the lives of Morgan Naugle and Sophie Pahl. Now the Fostoria sisters are putting their love of the sport toward helping others. Naugle and Pahl this past weekend began practicing for their participation in...

Hyde helping with Good Shepherd fundraiser

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR With Micah Hyde wanting to “pay it forward,” Good Shepherd Home will get a boost in its “Therapy for All” campaign. Hyde, a former All-Ohio performer at Fostoria High School who recently completed his rookie season with the...

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....