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.
Sam Huffman, Drew Jennings, Corey O’Dowd and Brad Stolly all had two hits to lead Lima Central Catholic to a 12-2 high school baseball win over Delphos St. John’s on Wednesday.
BATH TOWNSHIP – Bath’s softball team showed that they are good enough to win even when they don’t play perfectly.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP – Good, sound fundamental baseball is tough to beat.
ELIDA — It’s been a lengthy process for Elida basketball standout Dakota Mathias.
Longtime Van Wert boys basketball head coach Dave Froelich was hoping to “quietly go away” when he turned in his resignation late last month.
BATH TOWNSHIP — Bath’s Camille Martin wasn’t going to let it happen again.
Lima Central Catholic’s Colin Stolly pitched a no-hitter with seven strikeouts and two walks when the Thunderbirds beat Allen East 12-0 in baseball on Tuesday.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP – For five innings, Bath found ways to escape trouble, while Shawnee kept knocking at the door.
DELPHOS – Lima Central Catholic has found a groove, thanks to playing eight games in nine days, following numerous cancellations due to rainy and/or cold weather to begin the season.
DELPHOS — Winning an invitational isn’t something out of the ordinary for some area high school track and field teams.
ELIDA—After teaching in the district for over 40 years and being a tennis coach for 36 of those years, Elida named the tennis courts for Dennis Schwinnen on Saturday.
LIMA – With the cold and rainy weather this spring, it’s been a challenge for baseball teams to be consistent at the plate.
Columbus Grove won for the ninth time in 10 games and raised its record in the Northwest Conference to 3-0 with a 12-1 win over Ada in high school baseball on Thursday.
When I think of Waynesfield-Goshen’s Doug Foley, I think of basketball.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Jeff Heistan coached his older daughters when they played basketball, but he decided not to do it this time around.
For a 19th consecutive year The Lima News is honoring the top scholar-athletes from area high schools.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — This will be Mark Triplett’s first head coaching job.
FORT JENNINGS — John VonSossan, the boys basketball coach at Fort Jennings High School since the 1986-87 season, is retiring.
WAPAKONETA — Devon Poeppelman’s bat had a lot to do with with Minster winning the 2012 Division IV state championship.
Ottawa-Glandorf’s Tyler Ellerbrock threw a five-inning one-hitter when the Titans rolled to a 13-0 baseball win over Fort Jennings on Monday.
BATH TOWNSHIP – High School baseball teams are at the mercy of Mother Nature, to the point where 40 degrees and gusty winds translated into “Let’s play ball,” for Bath and Lima Central Catholic on Monday.
ELIDA — There are many different ways for a player to get his or her name into the mix for a player of the year honor.
OTTOVILLE — It was a last-minute decision.
ELIDA — For some of Wednesday’s participants in the 37th annual girls District 8 All-Star basketball games at the Elida Fieldhouse, it wouldn’t be the last time they would step on a basketball court.
ELIDA — There weren’t too many defensive schemes at Tuesday’s District 8 Boys All-Star game at the Elida Fieldhouse.
COLUMBUS — They dreamed the dream and it became real. And for the Titan at the center of that magic moment, real life was even better than dreaming.
COLUMBUS — He had a vision.
COLUMBUS — The trophy was in the arms of 6-foot, 8-inch Demonte Flannigan when Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph walked out of the Value City Arena in their blue blazers and khaki pants an hour and a half after beating Leipsic 87-63 in the Division IV boys basketball state championship game on Saturday.
COLUMBUS — There’s something to be said about being tournament-tested.
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COLUMBUS — Even before talking about the starting lineup populated by NCAA Division I players, it is obvious Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph is no ordinary Division IV high school boys basketball team.
COLUMBUS — Leipsic’s Zach Kuhlman hardly missed a shot when he scored 24 points in the Vikings’ 61-58 win over Lancaster Fairfield Christian in a Division IV boys basketball state semifinal game on Friday.
COLUMBUS — Forget the vote on having separate public and private school tournaments.
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LIMA — Southside Boxing’s Lonnie Rettig has been eagerly awaiting this weekend.
LEIPSIC — Eighty-eight years ago players like Bob Hutton, Bill Wagner and Oscar Robinson energized the town of Leipsic by leading the boys basketball team to the 1925 state tournament.
LEIPSIC – Joe Kirkendall, a teacher at Leipsic Schools, said a special energy is filling the school district.
I spent Monday night at the Milano Café with a bunch of basketball officials.
OTTAWA — Even the best teams can use a wake-up call at times.
Ottawa-Glandorf’s T.J. Metzger was named first team All-Ohio in the Division III and Division IV All-Ohio teams that were released on Tueday.
BOWLING GREEN — Ottawa-Glandorf’s season was dedicated to a second chance.
BOWLING GREEN — Bodies were bouncing off each other in what might have been the most physical boys basketball game Bath has played this season.
BOWLING GREEN — Everything changed. But everything stayed the same.
KETTERING — Many times it comes down to one play during the tournament.
COLUMBUS — Fort Loramie’s Darian Rose was hard to find for the first three quarters.
BOWLING GREEN – There was nothing but silence at the Stroh Center.
Ottoville has played in plenty of big games over the last four years.
BOWLING GREEN — It was all about openings when Ottawa-Glandorf beat Lima Central Catholic 60-52 in a Division III boys basketball regional semifinal at Bowling Green State University on Wednesday night.
OTTOVILLE — It’s been a big weekend for Ottoville coach Dave Kleman.