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Indians fall 4-1 to Astros

Indians fall 4-1 to Astros

Editor’s note: Friday night’s Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati game ended after deadline due to a weather delay. HOUSTON — Charlie Morton pitched seven solid innings, Tony Kemp had a tiebreaking RBI double in the seventh and the Houston Astros beat the...

Elida boys win Division II track and field district team title

Elida boys win Division II track and field district team title

DEFIANCE — Elida boys’ track-and-field coach Tim Folger had a good feeling about his team’s chances after Wednesday’s semifinals. At Friday’s finals of the Division II district meet at Defiance High School, Elida slipped past Wauseon for...

LCC wins thriller against Kalida to advance to baseball regionals

LCC wins thriller against Kalida to advance to baseball regionals

OTTAWA — Lima Central Catholic freshman Shaun Thomas knew he crushed it. In fact, he thought it might be going out. All it did was short hop the left-field fence, which was more than enough. Thomas’ RBI walk-off double gave LCC a 2-1, nine-inning victory...

Enjoying four days of bird watching

Enjoying four days of bird watching

Some times sheer numbers can be a bit overwhelming. That was the case during a four-day birding experience in Canada and northern Ohio during the Biggest Week in Birding. One should not put pressure into numbers or “having to see” specific species, but...

Sports calendar

Sports calendar

Each week, The Lima News publishes a calendar of events of local interest. Events should be submitted by noon Wednesday of each week to The Lima News Sports Department, 3515 Elida Road, Lima, OH 45807. Events can be faxed to 419-229-2926 or e-mailed to...

Defiance ends Wapakoneta’s softball postseason

Defiance ends Wapakoneta’s softball postseason

LIMA — It took one wild Wapakoneta throw to get Defiance rolling. And from there, the Bulldogs were well on their way. Defiance cruised to a five-inning, 15-0 victory over Wapakoneta in the Division II softball district semifinals Thursday at the University of...

Jim Naveau: History has never won a bowl game

DALLAS — Much has been made of the history and tradition of an Ohio State-USC match-up in Friday night’s Cotton Bowl. Between the two teams, they claim 19 national championships — 11 by USC and eight by OSU. The Buckeyes have had seven Heisman trophy...

Who leaves, who stays for Ohio State?

Tradition is a big topic of conversation with Ohio State playing USC in the Cotton Bowl. This match-up of two teams who had some memorable battles in the 1960s and 1970s in Rose Bowl games brings back many memories. And not just memories of what happened on the field....

Cotton Bowl: Ohio State-Southern Cal matchups

QUARTERBACKS J.T. Barrett (2.939 yards, 35 touchdowns, 9 interceptions) will end his four-year run as Ohio State’s quarterback in the Cotton Bowl. Eight of his interceptions have been in the last five games. USC’s Sam Darnold (3,787 yards, 26 touchdown...

Ohio State recruiting update and more

RECRUITING UPDATE Now that most of the top recruiting targets for Ohio State in the class of 2018 have made their decisions, the Buckeyes coaches have turned their attention to the class of 2019. OSU has one verbal commitment in the 2019 class. Doug Nester, a 4-star...

Did Ohio State defensive line match the hype?

DALLAS — Before the season began, Ohio State’s defensive line was touted as one of the best, if not the best front fours in college football. So how has that worked out for the No. 5 Buckeyes going into Friday night’s match-up against No. 8 USC in...