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Lima Locos hire new head coach

Lima Locos hire new head coach

Jared Gaynor has been hired to be the new head coach of the Lima Locos. Gaynor, who is the pitching coach at Arizona Christian University, made the announcement via twitter Wednesday. “I am excited for my first head coach opportunity with the @locosbaseball this...

Lima Senior wins girls basketball sectional

Lima Senior wins girls basketball sectional

FOSTORIA — Toledo Start ended Lima Senior’s season last year in the Division I Northwest Sectional round. This year Lima Senior returned the favor with a decisive 53-26 victory over Toledo to advance to the district semifinals against Perrysburg at 6:15...

Roundup: Lima area swimmers advance in state preliminaries

Roundup: Lima area swimmers advance in state preliminaries

CANTON — Several area swimmers advanced to today’s finals during Division II state preliminaries held Thursday at the C.T. Branin Natatorium. Celina’s Keaton McMurray led the way with a fourth-place finish in 50-yard freestyle. Shawnee’s Jacob...

Ohio boys, girls high school basketball scores for Thursday, Feb. 22

Ohio boys, girls high school basketball scores for Thursday, Feb. 22

Boys Antwerp 55, Delta 52 Can. Cent. Cath. 64, Canal Fulton Northwest 43 Gibsonburg 73, Lakeside Danbury 51 Leipsic 64, Findlay Liberty-Benton 47 Middlefield Cardinal 66, Newbury 53 New Riegel 58, Fremont St. Joseph 55 Ottoville 44, Defiance Tinora 33 Pandora-Gilboa...

Mathias scores 18 in Purdue victory

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Carsen Edwards scored career-high 40 points and Elida graduate Dakota Mathias added 18 to help No. 9 Purdue outlast Illinois in a 93-86 victory on Thursday night. The Boilermakers were without their second-leading scorer Vincent Edwards but had...

Wizards hold off LeBron, new-look Cavaliers 110-103

Wizards hold off LeBron, new-look Cavaliers 110-103

CLEVELAND — Bradley Beal scored 18 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 17 and tried to untie the sneakers of one of Cleveland’s new players, and the Washington Wizards withstood a late assault by LeBron James to beat the new-look Cavaliers 110-103 on Thursday...

Bryan ends Celina’s season

Bryan ends Celina’s season

LEIPSIC – When it’s tournament time, a victory doesn’t have to be pretty. In Wednesday’s Division II girls sectional semifinal basketball game at Leipsic between Bryan and Celina – it was everything but a masterpiece. Despite shooting 30...

Bluffton knocks off Fort Jennings

Bluffton knocks off Fort Jennings

BATH TOWNSHIP – Bluffton bounced out to a big early lead. Not only was that good for the Pirates, it also helped relax Alivia Koenig and her quest for 1,000 points. Koenig settled in and scored her 1,000th point in the third quarter to help Bluffton post a 53-37...

Cooper takes over at Shawnee

Cooper takes over at Shawnee

SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Jerry Cooper will be returning to the area where he had his greatest success as a football coach after being approved as the next head football coach at Shawnee High School on Tuesday. Most recently, Cooper has been the head football coach at...

St. Marys, Elida advance in girls basketball tournament

St. Marys, Elida advance in girls basketball tournament

SPENCERVILLE — Neither team was able to blister the nets. But St. Marys’ defense was consistent the whole way. St. Marys forced 25 Shawnee turnovers to help the Roughriders post a 38-34 victory over Shawnee in the Division II girls basketball sectional...

Ohio State is fifth in final AP media Top 25 football poll

ATLANTA — Big Ten champion and Cotton Bowl winner Ohio State finished fifth in the final Associated Press college football poll released early Tuesday. Alabama was voted No. 1 after the Crimson Tide beat Georgia in the national championship game. Unbeaten...

Grading the Buckeyes: A full-season grade card

A grade card on Ohio State’s 2017 football season. It was a season 98 percent of the teams in college football would have been thrilled to have. But it left Ohio State wishing there had been just a little bit more. Or maybe a little bit less on one Saturday...

Cotton Bowl didn’t tell whole story of either Barrett, Darnold

DALLAS — The Cotton Bowl was a farewell to Ohio State’s quarterback of the last four years and possibly a hello to the future Cleveland Browns quarterback, pending two big decisions necessary to make that happen. J.T. Barrett ended his four-year run as...

Defense dominates as OSU dismantles USC

DALLAS — Ohio State had much to be proud of in its 12-win season and its 24-7 win over USC in the Cotton Bowl, but its offense Friday night wasn’t necessarily one of those things. But there are other ways to win football games than rolling up big offensive...

OSU notebook: Meyer not a fan of expanded playoff

DALLAS — As the coach of the team which was ranked one place below the qualifying line for the four-team College Football Playoff, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer might be expected by many people to be leading the charge for an eight-team playoff. But he’s...