Three Bulldogs named all-Ohio
COLUMBUS — Columbus Grove's Trenton Barraza helped his team to a berth in the Division VI state semi-finals this season. On Monday, the Bulldog junior picked up all-Ohio honors for his play on the gridiron this season with first team Division VI all-Ohio honors in voting done by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association.. All-Ohio teams were released for Division VI and VII on Monday by the OHSAA.
Twin threats: Pandora-Gilboa’s Harris brothers back for senior-laden team
PANDORA — They’ve been on the court together for Pandora-Gilboa since they were freshmen. They’ve been together off the course since, well, literally the day they were born. Aiden Harris and Colin Harris are identical twins with an identical passion for basketball. “We both try to be...
Romes signs with Owens for volleyball
KALIDA — Elyse Romes, of Kalida, signed her letter of intent Thursday to attend and play volleyball at Owens Community College. Romes was a first-team all-Putnam County League selection in 2023.
Girls basketball: Sidney can’t hold on in overtime against Lima Bath
SIDNEY — The learning process continued for Sidney in a nonconference game on Monday. The Yellow Jackets had a few rough stretches in lopsided league wins over Greenville and Troy last week. There were more rough stretches (especially defensively) on Monday, and while they nearly overcame them, their last bad stretch was costly.
Fort Jennings tops North Central
FORT JENNINGS — The Musketeers encountered a formidable opening weekend, achieving a balanced 1-1 split. They faced a setback against Arlington (76-57), but rebounded with a triumphant victory over Ada (73-56). On Friday night, the atmosphere at “The Fort” was charged as the North Central Eagles (1-0) entered, riding high on the momentum from their Thursday night win at Hilltop (71-47). Fort Jennings, determined to build on their previous success, delivered exactly that as they secured a hard-fought 61-43 victory.
Quick start leads Lady Mustangs past Kenton
HARROD — Allen East's girls basketball team grabbed a quick lead Thursday on their way to a 55-36 non-league win over Kenton. The Lady Mustangs had an 11-6 lead after the first eight minutes before taking a 28-14 lead into the locker room with a 17-8 second quarter scoring advantage.
Grove girls pull away from Indians for win
SHAWNEE — Columbus Grove held the Shawnee offense in check over the final three quarters in a 56-35 non-league win Saturday. This was the second time in three days the Lady Bulldogs defeated a Western Buckeye League team.
Roundup: Spartans fall in girls basketball
TOLEDO — Scott pulled out a hard-fought win at home against Lima Senior. The Spartans looked to Maisi Strawser for a team-high 12 points. Mallory Gipson pulled down 14 rebounds. McComb 62, Perry 25. PERRY TOWNSHIP — McComb jumped out to a 33-17 lead by halftime and never looked...
Roundup: Spencerville tops Elida
SPENCERVILLE — Clara Goecke and Heidi Keller combined for 28 points in a win over Elida on Tuesday night.
Three-pointers help Columbus Grove past Elida
ELIDA — Columbus Grove hit 11 three-pointers Thursday night as the Bulldogs opened the season with a 68-47 win over Elida. Columbus Grove was 11-of-26 shooting three-pointers as junior Lauryn Auchmuty led the way with four three-pointers made and Jade Siefker hit three three-pointers. Five different players knocked down a three-pointer in the game.
Marion Local overwhelms St. John’s
MARIA STEIN — Rewinding to the early 1980s, the spirited rivalry between Delphos St. John’s and Marion Local took root, marking an era when both teams held powerhouse status in the Midwest Athletic Conference (MAC). In the inaugural MAC season for St. John’s in 1983, Marion Local clinched a thrilling overtime regular-season victory with a 46-45 score. However, the narrative underwent a dramatic shift during the regional tournament that same year when the Lady Jays managed to secure a narrow 53-52 triumph, propelling them on a path to the state tournament.
Preview of the 36th Annual AA Tip Off Classic Featuring New Head Coaches for Bath and LCC
Get ready for the 36th annual AA tip off classic featuring Shaunie Ela LCC and Bath, both led by new head coaches. Hear from Bath's head coach Kurt Loer and LCC's head coach Shawn Pal as they share their excitement and expectations for the 2023-2024 season.
Jefferson bowling starts season
DELPHOS — The Delphos Jefferson Club Bowling team kicked off their 2023-24 season this past week with a bowling match against Bath. Leading the Wildcats were senior bowlers Tyler Wilkins and Ashton Milligan. Wilkins had a strong showing as he bowled a 231. Milligan followed suit as he bowled 11 of 12 strikes to get a score of 280. Unfortunately, the team came up shy of beating Bath in this opening match.
Youthful Bulldog boys battle but fall to Gophers
ADA – The young and inexperienced Ada boys basketball team tipped off its season with a close 48-41 loss to visiting county rival Ridgemont Friday night. The Bulldogs played well, but a lapse in the third period proved to be the difference.
Bulldog football wins two NWC awards
DELPHOS — Columbus Grove took home two of the three top awards in voting done by Northwest Conference coaches after the season concluded. Trenton Bararza was named the NWC Offensive Player of the Year, while Andy Schafer was named the Coach of the Year.
Women's College Basketball: Findlay Oilers Fall to Ganon, Bluffton and Ohio Northern Secure Conference Victories
Catch all the action from the college courts as Findlay takes on Ganon, Bluffton battles Manchester, and Ohio Northern faces off against Heidleberg. Witness the highs, the lows, and the standout performances in this thrilling recap of women's hoops.
2023 Lima News Dream Team
Allen East: Brogan Paxson, Jack Hoel, Jacob Pinks, Landen Poling. Bath: Mikey Hale. Bluffton: Braeden Jordan, Brody Sommers, Carton Kruse, Daniel Fredritz, Garret Bogart, Gavin Bogart, Kyle Basil, Quinn Eachus. Columbus Grove: Landon Auchmuty, Landon Best. Delphos Jefferson: Karder Agner. Delphos St. John’s: Josh Mueller, TJ Werts. Lima Central Catholic: Caden Falke, Gianni McKee, Josh Young, Matthew Quatman. Lima Senior: Alex Waithe, Chance Sanders, Isaiah Wilson, Ja’Niaus Hall, Kaden Hampton, Tavion James. Ottawa-Glandorf: Austin Haley, Grant Schroeder. Pandora-Gilboa: Andrew Miller. Perry: Braylon Ardner, Jason Thomas, Kimari Glenn. Spencerville: Nate Coulter, Trevor Whitney. Wapakoneta: Caleb Moyer, Reece Schnarre, Ryan Price. Waynesfield-Goshen: Dalton Jordan, Drew Breitigam, Drew Cook, Grant Breitigam.
Lima Central Catholic Triumphs Over Shawnee in Tip Off Classic Championship
• Lima Central Catholic's boys basketball team won the Tip Off Classic championship. • They celebrated by soaking their coach with water bottles instead of Gatorade. • LCC won the game against Shawnee with a score of 47-42.
Shawnee rallies to earn shot at LCC in Tip Off Classic championship
ELIDA – The first game of the Tip Off Classic on Friday night at the Elida Fieldhouse was a one-sided 53-31 win by LCC, and it appeared the second game might be headed in the same direction when Elida built a 17-point lead halfway through the second quarter of its game against Shawnee.
Lady Wildcats outshoot Archers for big victory
DELPHOS — The Delphos Jefferson girls' basketball team used stellar shooting and rebounding to knock off invading Antwerp 63-32 Tuesday evening at Jefferson High School. The Lady Wildcats (4-0) canned 23 of 41 shots (7 of 14 long range) for 56.1% and outrebounded the Lady Archers (2-1) 38-16 (12-4 offensive).