BLUFFTON – Johnny Crawford’s aching foot was the source of much concern for Wapakoneta’s baseball team this week.
LIMA — Bath right fielder Jared Davis knew he had room. The rest was up to him.
LIMA — When it happened once, it was huge. When it happened again, it was the game.
MILLER CITY — Quite often, the outcome of a softball game comes down to which team can come through with timely hits.
ELIDA — Forget about Delphos St. John’s 10-14 record.
BATH TOWNSHIP — It is said hitting is contagious.
ELIDA — Aggressive is the only word that describes the Lincolnview win over Continental in Division IV district semifinal softball action Wednesday at Elida’s Dorothy Edwards Field.
COLDWATER — The Crestview baseball team knocked off two-time defending Division IV state champion and No. 1 ranked Minster 10-2 on Wednesday at Coldwater in a district semifinal.
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WAPAKONETA — Key ingredients to winning in softball is to get plenty of hits, play solid defense and get good pitching.
MILLER CITY — When you’ve won 26 games, you’ve won a lot of different ways.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mike Leake pitched three-hit ball for seven sharp innings and the Cincinnati Reds parlayed star third baseman David Wright's early error Tuesday night into a 4-0 victory over the New York Mets.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and Max Scherzer retired 22 straight batters after the first inning, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 5-1 win over Cleveland on Tuesday night to stop the Indians’ winning streak at five and trim their lead in the AL Central.
BATH TOWNSHIP — Lima Central Central kept getting runners on base.
COLUMBUS GROVE – To say that Columbus Grove senior Dakota Vogt has faced adversity, might be a slight understatement.
OTTOVILLE — Lima Central Catholic’s Corey O’Dowd launched a first-inning grand slam to power the T-Birds to a 15-4 regular-season baseball win over Ottoville Monday.
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SPENCERVILLE — Track teams that can score in both field events and on the track are going to be difficult to beat.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians are finding ways to win these days even when something goes wrong.
WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen boys and Upper Scioto Valley girls track teams each won the Northwest Central Conference Track and Field Meet at Waynesfield-Goshen on Saturday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bronson Arroyo has these Philadelphia Phillies all figured out.
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BATH TOWNSHIP — Heading into this season, it had been 35 years since the Ottawa-Glandorf boys track-and-field team won the Western Buckeye League title.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — It began two pitches into the bottom of the first inning.
LIMA — Meredith Shepherd recorded an impressive Friday night performance for LCC’s softball team, leading the T-Birds to an 8-5 win over Kalida in non-league regular season play.
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CONVOY — Crestview scored seven runs in the bottom of the fifth to put Fort Jennings away 10-0 in the Division IV sectional final baseball game at Crestview on Thursday. The Knights (15-5) advance to play Minster at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Coldwater in the district semifinals.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Lima Central Catholic baseball coach John Schnieders has been waiting for his team to put all three phases of the game together on the same night.
COLUMBUS — The reasons might have changed but the numbers were remarkably similar when an Ohio High School Athletic Association competitive balance proposal was voted down for a third consecutive year.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Turn a corner on the second floor of baseball’s Hall of Fame and there it is.
ELIDA — Shawnee needed someone to take control, literally.
BATH TOWNSHIP — Some might call it improbable, but for Wapakoneta it’s just business as usual.
ELIDA — Bluffton pitcher Sami Fruchey was strong at the plate and from the circle as the Pirates knocked off Kenton 11-3 in a Division III sectional final softball game at Elida on Wednesday. Bluffton will take on the Tinora/Archbold winner at 5 p.m. May 22 at Bath in the district semifinals.
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BATH TOWNSHIP – When Bath junior Kimmy Reynolds steps into the pitching circle, there’s an air of confidence on the field for the Wildkittens.
PERRY TOWNSHIP – The Division IV sectional baseball championship game between Allen East and Perry ran the entire gamut of emotions, as the two teams traded potential knock-out punches for seven innings.
VAN WERT — Van Wert’s Andrew Todd tossed a five-inning perfect game in an 11-0 non-league, regular-season 11-0 baseball victory over Paulding Tuesday at Van Wert.
ELIDA – Somebody was going to be going into uncharted territory when Lima Central Catholic and Allen East met Monday night at Dorothy Edwards Field in Elida for the District III softball Sectional championship.
Columbus Grove clinched a share of the Putnam County League baseball title with an 11-0 win over Pandora-Gilboa on Monday.
BATH TOWNSHIP – When a good hitting team gets off to a fast start, it is tough to stop them. Celina scored 22 runs on 23 hits in defeating St. Marys 22-0 in a Division II softball sectional semifinal at Bath.
DETROIT (AP) — Terry Francona’s Cleveland Indians passed their first test against the defending American League champions.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Don Lutz's mother didn't like the sound of his voice when he called her at home in Germany an hour before he started in left field for the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.
LIMA — When Jim Offenbaker was named Lima Senior High School’s athletic director in July 1999, his experience as an administrator was limited.
On Thursday, the results of the competitive balance proposal being voted on from May 1-15 by high schools across Ohio will be announced by the Ohio High School Athletic Association.
BATH TOWNSHIP — It was like watching two heavyweight boxers attempting to land the one big shot that would send their opponent to the canvas for the count.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Lima Central Catholic began baseball sectional play Saturday hoping to eventually wind up where it finished last season — in the state championship game.
PERRY — Sometimes all it takes is a little momentum from the home crowd to get a team going.
LIMA — It was a day for second chances at the Western Buckeye League boys tennis tournament Saturday.
McGUFFEY — Abbie Patton was unstoppable for Perry in Saturday’s Division IV sectional semifinal softball win over USV, 14-1. Perry will face Ridgemont at 5 p.m. Tuesday at USV in the sectional final.
OTTOVILLE — With less than 100 students total at Fort Jennings High School, it’s not every day that a special athlete like Macy Schroeder comes around.
KALIDA — Ottoville’s baseball team pounded out 12 hits and Luke Schimmoeller threw a two-hitter as the Big Green knocked off Kalida 15-0 in five innings in Putnam County League action Thursday night at Holy Name Ballpark in Kalida.
LIMA — Crestview had control of its own destiny.