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Past articles by Mike:

High school volleyball preview: Lima area had several tough acts to follow

The Lima area produced several powerhouse high school volleyball teams in 2017.Midwest Athletic Conference co-champs New Bremen and Coldwater reached the s → Read More

Girls soccer preview: Wapakoneta chasing another WBL crown, deep postseason run

After enjoying an unbeaten regular season, including going 9-0 in the Western Buckeye League, Wapakoneta aims to build on last year’s success with an → Read More

Girls high school tennis preview: Shawnee courts another WBL title

With five 2017 league tournament champs returning, Shawnee appears very capable of securing another Western Buckeye League team championship in girls tenni → Read More

Boys high school golf preview: Division III teams have big goals

In 2017, the Kalida and Spencerville boys golf teams earned spots in the Division III state tournament.Kalida came in seventh and Spencerville 11th. Each t → Read More

Girls high school golf preview: LCC chases another state trip

The Lima Central Catholic girls golf team enters the 2018 seasons with a lofty goal and with good reason.“After a third-place finish at the (Division → Read More

Roundup: Wapakoneta duo win Division II district wrestling titles

NORWALK — Wapakoneta’s Evan Kaeck (220 pounds) and Brenan Knueve (285) won championships as Wapakoneta finished sixth (74) at the Division II wrestling district Saturday. Van Wert’s Isaiah Bretz (138) and Bath’s Collin Mell (145) were each second. Van Wert’s Gabe Steyer (132) was third and also earning a trip to state with fourth-place finishes … → Read More

Miller City, Pandora-Gilboa advance in Division IV boys basketball

VAN BUREN — Mitch Gable (19), Noah Otto (16), Wesley Gerten (14) and Mark Kuhlman (12) each scored in double digits for Miller City in a 75-42 Division IV boys basketball sectional final victory against Cory-Rawson. Miller City will play Pandora-Gilboa at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at Liberty-Benton. Nathan Zuercher had 15 points and Tommy Stauffer … → Read More

Roundup: Lima Senior’s Russell wins title at TRAC wrestling event

TOLEDO — Lima Senior’s Naeem Russell won the Three Rivers Athletic Conference championship at 152 pounds. The Spartans finished seventh in the team standings with 19 points. Clay won the team title with 219 points. Boys basketball Lima Central Catholic 65, Celina 40 CELINA — Mark Janowski (16), Matthew Cecala (12) and Raoul Samaroo (10) … → Read More

Roundup: Lima Senior falls to Findlay in 3 OTs in boys basketball

FINDLAY — Lima Senior fell short of pulling out a victory, losing 84-83 in triple overtime to Findlay, after outscoring the Trojans 48-24 in the last two quarters of regulation. B.J. Miller (34), Jaleel King (19) and Jermaine Daniels (15) each scored in double digits for the Spartans (11-10, 6-7 Three Rivers Athletic Association. Findlay … → Read More

Roundup: Lima Senior evens season record in girls hoops

OREGON — Lima Senior moved to 11-11 on the season and 6-8 in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference with a 48-41 victory Thursday night against Clay. Destiny McDonald had 21 points and Talor Washington scored 15 for the Spartans. Bath 48, Shawnee 33 BATH TOWNSHIP — The host Wildkittens (18-4, 7-2 Western Buckeye League) moved … → Read More

Roundup: Four score in double digits in Perry boys hoops victory

PERRY TOWNSHIP — The host Commodores outscored Miller City 24-12 as part of their 49-34 boys high school basketball victory Tuesday night. Logan Dray (14), Jamal Whiteside (12), Louis Hoersten (11) and Chazz Jackson (11) each scored in double digits for Perry (12-7). Noah Otto had 12 points and Luke Lammers scored 10 for Miller … → Read More

Roundup: Records fall at swim sectionals

LIMA — The Celina team of Kenzie Conn, Claire Gass, Amanda Slechter and Kennedy Newell set a Lima Division II sectional record Saturday in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:50.57. Ada’s Klava Katayama set a sectional mark in winning the 100 butterfly in 58.89. Celina had the high girls team total of … → Read More

Roundup: Ottawa-Glandorf gains at least share of WBL crown in boys basketball

OTTAWA — The host Titans moved to 7-0 in Western Buckeye League games with a 101-57 win against Kenton to assure themselves at least a share of first place at the end of the season. O-G (19-0) had 11 players in the scoring column with Jay Kaufman (25 points), Bryce Schroeder (13), Carter Heringhaus (12), … → Read More

AREA ROUNDUPColumbus Grove holds on to share of NWC in girls basketball

COLUMBUS GROVE — The host Bulldogs improved to 6-1 in the Northwest Conference with a 59-26 girls high school basketball victory Thursday night against Allen East. Grove, which is tied with Spencerville for first in the NWC, held an 18-9 lead at the end of the first quarter that grew to 41-12 by halftime. Carlee … → Read More

Roundup: Allen East defeats LCC in girls basketball

HARROD — Tori Newland had 12 points and 14 rebounds as Allen East improved to 10-8 on the season with a 40-21 girls high school basketball victory Tuesday night against Lima Central Catholic. Lauren Criblez had nine points and Kate Newland scored eight also for the Mustangs. Sophia Santaguida and Rosie Williams each had six … → Read More

Roundup: Miller City knocks off Fort Jennings in boys basketball

FORT JENNINGS — Miller City built a 37-22 lead at halftime on its way to a 64-48 Putnam County League boys basketball victory Friday night against Fort Jennings. Noah Otto (18), Mark Kuhlman (16) and Mitchell Gable (14) each scored in double digits for the visiting Wildcats (10-7, 3-2 PCL). Cole Horstman had 17 points … → Read More

Roundup: Bath charges back to beat St. Marys in girls basketball

ST. MARYS — Bath outscored the host Roughriders 17-10 in the fourth quarter to earn a 39-35 Western Buckeye League girls basketball game Thursday night. Elyssabette Andrews and Jaidyn Hale each had 16 points for the Wildkittens (14-4, 5-2 WBL). Makenna Mele and Lauren Cisco each scored 12 for St. Marys (8-10, 2-5). Wapakoneta 64, … → Read More

Roundup: Bath tops LCC in boys high school basketball

BATH TOWNSHIP — The host Wildcats withstood being outscored 16-11 in the fourth quarter to earn a 57-53 boys high school basketball victory Tuesday night against Lima Central Catholic. Will Clark (15), Devon Kinyon (14), Chad Frey (11) and Harrison Gough (10) each scored in double digits for Bath (6-10). Jaron Banks had 12 points … → Read More

AREA ROUNDUPO-G stays unbeaten in WBL girls hoops

OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf improved to 15-1 on the season and 6-0 in the Western Buckeye League with a 70-45 victory against Thursday night against Shawnee. Erin Kaufman (17), Kadie Hempfling (15) and Kasey Ellerbrock (11) each scored in double digits for the host Titans. Alissa Stahler had 16 points and Eliyana Floyd scored six for … → Read More

Roundup: Crestview turns away Shawnee in boys basketball

CONVOY — Crestview (10-3) built a 26-13 first-quarter advantage on its way to a 71-55 victory against Shawnee (11-4) in boys high school basketball Tuesday night. Javin Etzler (17), Derek Stout (14), Wade Sheets (13) and Derrick Dealey (12) each scored in double digits for the victorious Knights. Johnny Caprella had 15 points and Jared … → Read More