CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton practiced some drop kicks in shorts before the game, the most activity he got all night.And he was in the majority when it came to spending time standing around.
CLEVELAND — Brian Hoyer can take a deep breath. His pressure-packed preseason ended positively.
VAN WERT — Ottawa-Glandorf coach Ann Ellerbrock got her 300th career victory as the Titans defeated the Cougars 3-0 Thursday night.
WAPAKONETA — Will Hinegardner scored five goals in Wapak's 11-0 victory over Kenton on Thursday night.LCC 4, Botkins 0
Note: Information was supplied by the area girls soccer coaches. Teams not listed did not supply information.WESTERN BUCKEYE LEAGUETEAM: BATHDIVISION: IICOACH: Morgan Lenke
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP – Ryan Quatman was a driving force on the Shawnee soccer team that advanced to the state semifinals in 2001.Now he wants his team to know that same excitement of reaching the state.
MARIA STEIN — Two familiar stories will begin playing out tonight when the high school football season kicks off.
James Riepenhoff shot a 1-under 35 in leading Lima Central Catholic to a boys golf victory over Kalida and Elida at Tamarac on Wednesday. The Thunderbirds finished with a team total of 155 followed by Kalida at 164 and Elida at 177.
Our in-depth look at high school football in the region.
LCC 3, Ada 2ADA — Lima Central Catholic's Emily Janowski lost only one game in her victory.Bryan 4, Defiance 1Raquel Gomez won for Defiance.Girls golfWapakoneta 193,
DELPHOS — It's almost a 10-mile straight shot from Elida to Delphos.So one might think that Elida has a rich history of football with Delphos St. John's.But that's not the case.
There are few universities where football is as deeply embedded in the culture as at the Naval Academy.
It is here now.Football!High school and college begin this week and the NFL kicks off beginning next Thursday.Now, I love it.
UPPER SCIOTO VALLEYDIVISION: VIICOACH: Josh SpencerSEASONS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 2, 5-15
1. LEHMAN CATHOLIC. The Cavaliers lost some big-time players from last season's 10-2 team, but quarterback Nick Rourke is back.
FORT RECOVERY — Brent Niekamp begins his 10th season as Fort Recovery's head coach.Although the Indians have yet to post a winning record, they certainly have become more competitive.
DEFIANCEDIVISION: IICOACH: Jerry ButiSEASONS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 24, 163-93LAST...
COLDWATER — Five straight trips to the state championship game including back-to-back state championships is what's in the rear-view mirror for the Coldwater Cavaliers.
DELPHOS — First year head coach Chris Sommers wants the Wildcats to be physical as they try to follow up a successful 2013 campaign.
WAPAKONETA – When Travis Moyer became the head coach at Wynford High School in Bucyrus in 1999, he was all of 22 years old with little coaching experience.
VERSAILLESCOACH: Adam MillerYEARS AT SCHOOL: 3rd yearLAST YEAR'S RECORD: 3-7DIVISION: VI
VAN WERT – There's a difference between hope and optimism.
JUNIEL LILES(5-7, 170, Senior)Lima Senior Running back
1. TOLEDO CENTRAL CATHOLIC. Quarterback DeShone Kizer has moved on to Notre Dame, but Central Catholic has five first-team All-TRAC players returning.
ST. MARYS – The last football game Doug Frye coached was a thrilling home playoff game at Wapakoneta which ended in a 41-34 overtime loss to Springfield Shawnee.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP – Steve Owen has been around the Shawnee football program for as long as he can remember.
PANDORA –- Though they've hovered around the .500 mark in recent seasons, Pandora-Gilboa hasn't reached the playoffs since 2008.Christopher Myers might just be ready to change that.
OTTAWA – When a football team graduates 15 letter winners, it usually means a rebuilding season is on the horizon.Not for Ottawa-Glandorf.
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Cardinals are coming back from the verge of extinction.
1. CRESTVIEW. The Knights have nine starters back on offense and defense from the team that got the school's first playoff win.
1. MARION LOCAL. Flyers have 14 starters back from last year's 15-0 Division VII state champion team and are going for their fourth straight state title.
LIMA — Lima Senior hit the fast forward button last football season.
LEIPSIC – Ask new Leipsic football coach Andy Mangas about what he wants from the Vikings and it won't be long before, regardless of position, he will say he wants them to play “physical.”
LIMA – One of the most famous moments of Scott Palte's high school playing career involved some trickery.
ELIDA – It's often said that it all starts in the trenches for a football team.Elida coach Jason Carpenter is hoping that holds true for this year's squad.
DELPHOS – For years, Delphos St. John's would run the power sweep. Then, it would run it some more.And with running backs like tailback Tyler Jettinghoff and fullback Luke MacLennan, why not?
CONVOY – Crestview traveled to a new frontier last season.For the first time the Knights reached the second round of the playoffs.Crestview is aiming for more this season.And why not?
CELINA — Trent Temple's first season at Celina could be considered a success. A 7-3 record, including a 6-3 slatte in the Western Buckeye League, is a good foundation in which to build back-to-back winnings seasons for the first time since...
BLUFFTON – There's a new football coach at Bluffton.But it's not necessarily “out with the old and in with the new” in Pirate Land.
COACH: Dave CoburnYEARS AT SCHOOL: 17LAST YEAR'S RECORD: 5-5DIVISION: IVRETURING LETTERMEN: 26
HARROD – Allen East is coming off a 4-6 season (2-6 in the Northwest Conference) and is looking to take it to the next level in 2014.
ADA – A year ago, Bob Olwin took over an Ada football team that had gotten quite comfortable at scoring points, winning games and making the postseason.Nothing changed.
BATH TOWNSHIP – Bill Garland pulled a roster off the printer and placed it in the center of his desk. The sheet was dotted with a number of asterisks, indicating veteran players.
ANNACOACH: Bryan RiochYEARS AT SCHOOL: 15th year, 104-47LAST YEAR'S RECORD: 4-6DIVISION: VI
CORY-RAWSONDIVISON: VIICOACH: Nate WestenbargerSEASONS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: First season
When I began life as a sportswriter, I was told a lot of tips for taking stats, doing interviews, covering a game and on and on and on.
PAULDINGDIVISION: VCOACH: Kyle ColemanSEASONS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 1, 2-8LAST...
WAYNESFIELD – There's a lot of pride at stake when a former football player returns to his old high school to take over the program.Also, there are some challenges that go along with taking over a football program.
1. KENTON. Brent Fackler follows coaching legend Mike Mauk. Starting quarterback Trent Hites is a sophomore. But speedy receivers like Colyn Blackford (89 catches) and Kevin Stoller (77 catches) along with veteran linemen could make...
KENTON — After serving 29 years as the defensive co-ordinator at Kenton, Brent Fackler is beginning his first year as the Wildcats' head coach.