Raiders beat Coldwater to claim regional berth
ELIDA – Wayne Trace claimed a regional berth for the second time in school history Saturday afternoon as the Raiders posted a 7-0 victory over Coldwater in the Division III district championship game at Elida. The red, white and blue did so on just four hits but took advantage...
Former Penn State standout Lucas leaves alma mater to join BGSU women’s staff
BOWLING GREEN — Maggie Lucas couldn’t be more excited for her full-circle moment in Bowling Green. Even if that meant making a tough decision to leave her alma mater in order for it to happen. A former two-time Big Ten player of the year and three-time Associated Press All-American at Penn State, as well as an eight-year veteran at the professional level, Lucas was recently hired as an assistant coach for Bowling Green State University’s women’s basketball program. After spending last season as an assistant at Penn State, Lucas made the switch to northwest Ohio and will be reunited with BGSU’s Fred Chmiel, who was an assistant for the Nittany Lions during her college playing days. “That was a difficult decision to make. It is my alma mater, and there’s a lot of love and loyalty there for sure. But when it comes to the decision, I really wanted to work for Fred Chmiel,” Lucas said. “I really wanted to be a part of this journey with him because I had so much belief and faith in him.
Track and field: Liberty Center girls win regional title
FOSTORIA — Liberty Center girls came into Friday’s Division III regional track meet with aspirations of making it to the Jesse Owens meet during next week’s state competition in Columbus. It left Fostoria with a regional trophy as six individuals finished in the top four and three relay teams qualified as the Tigers finished with a meet-high 76.5 points to take the top spot. The LC 4x100 relay team (50.20) finished first, while the 4x200 (1:44.79) and 4x800 (9:48.12) finished in third place, respectively. Makayla Meller, with a run of 11:46.86 during the 3,200-meter run, was the top individual for the Tigers as she finished in second place. She was also fifth in the 1,600-meter run.
Raiders stun top-seeded Eastwood
ELIDA – Wayne Trace was just four outs away from a season ending loss to Division III top-ranked Eastwood Thursday afternoon at Ed Sandy Field in Elida as Eagles pitcher Ethan Rapp kept the Raider offense in check. However, the red, white and blue had other ideas in posting...
Bowling Green Falcons Class of 2023 Transfer Portal Rundown
Last year, some of the biggest names on campus at Bowling Green came to town via the Transfer Portal. Guys like Matt McDonald, Odieu Hilaire, Jakari Robinson, and Chris Bacon came to town and helped the Falcons to its best season since 2015. In this cycle, the Falcons were incredibly...
Portal Spotlight: Sophie Weber
Sophie Weber spent the first four years of her career at Bowling Green, including playing every game of the 2023 season and starting 49 games at third base. In 121 games as a Falcon, Weber batted .274 with 31 extra base hits, including seven home runs. She notched 48 RBIs, scored 27 runs, and worked 42 walks. In 2022, Weber was named to the MAC All-Tournament Team.
Waynedale's Jeremy Reber leads area boys track state qualifiers from Norwayne regional
CRESTON — Waynedale’s Jeremy Reber didn’t want to leave anything to chance Friday night at the Division III Norwayne regional boys track meet. After having a modest time in the prelims of the 300-meter hurdlers earlier in the week, the junior quickly assessed what needed to be fixed and wanted to empty the...
Sophomore starting pitcher Tober leads St. John's Jesuit baseball past Clay in district final
FINDLAY – With two outs left to get in Friday’s Division I district final baseball game at Liberty-Benton High School, St. John's Jesuit could have turned to the bullpen, but Titans coach Sam Fischer wanted to give his sophomore starting pitcher Jon Tober a chance to finish what he started. Clay appeared to have Tober on the ropes a bit with three hits and a run already on the board in the top of the seventh, but Fischer strolled to the mound for a visit with his young pitcher and calmed things down. Tober locked in and got two straight...
'The job is far from finished': Waynedale wins district title, wants more
CRESTON — Was Waynedale happy after its district championship game against Chagrin Falls?. Sure. They smiled. They laughed. They took a few pictures with family and friends. But they weren't satisfied. Waynedale won its second straight district title Wednesday, shutting out Chagrin Falls 3-0 behind another sterling performance from...
Baseball: Columbus Grove nabs district crown
FINDLAY – Columbus Grove got the baseball district championship it came for, but not without a little seventh-inning drama, when it beat McComb 4-3 in the title game of the Division IV district at Findlay’s Marathon Field on Friday. The Bulldogs (23-7) built a 4-0 lead then watched...
Zaresha Neal Punches Ticket to NCAA Outdoor Championship For Second Consecutive Season
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The 2023 NCAA East Regional concluded on Saturday (May 27), with Bowling Green's Zaresha Neal punching her ticket to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship with a 10th-place finish in the discus. The senior threw 174-2.00 (53.10m) on her second attempt, finishing third in her flight and 10th overall. She extends BGSU's streak of seasons with a national qualifier to 10, while earning her third career appearance at the NCAA Championship.
Anthony Wayne baseball storms back to beat Springfield in extra innings
BOWLING GREEN — Thirty-six minutes after the Anthony Wayne softball team beat Springfield in Clyde to advance to the state semifinals, the AW baseball team completed a thrilling 6-5 comeback to defeat the Blue Devils in extra innings of the Division I district championship game at Carter Park. In the bottom of the eighth inning, senior designated hitter Tommy Ling came to the plate with a scenario that every young boy plays out in the backyard: tie game, winning run on base, season on the line. With a swing of the bat and a screaming liner just out of the left fielder’s reach, Ling sent Cody Keller to home plate and the Generals to the regional semifinals, creating an image where elation and dejection were mere feet apart on the base paths. “As a teacher and a coach, there’s nothing more exhilarating than seeing a young person genuinely excited,” AW coach Ryan Donley said. “You had 23 kids come flying out of the dugout with pure joy and excitement.”
Falcons and Rockets team up to support Ronald McDonald House Charities
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Although there have been some historical tensions between them, the Bowling Green State University (BGSU) Falcons and University of Toledo (UT) Rockets have come together to support local charities, putting their rivalry aside. Throughout the 2022-23 athletic season, fans of either team were able to donate...
Track and field regional results for Friday, May 26
Top 10 Team Scores & Area Team Scores: 1. Liberty Center 76.50, 2. Margaretta 66, 3. Wayne Trace 58, 4. Woodmore 57, 5. Coldwater 46, 6. Calvert 42, 7. Carey 34, 8. Tinora 30, 9. Kalida 27, 10. Riverdale 23, 14. Ottoville 13, 15. Bluffton 12, 17. Columbus Grove 11.
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Massillon and Bowling Green Alum Lead Kent to a Dramatic Come from Behind Victory in MAC Tournament
Trailing 3-2 entering the bottom of the eighth, number one seeded Kent State was on the verge of losing their first game of the MAC Baseball Tournament on Wednesday night against Western Michigan. However, with the help of Massillon alum, Aidan Longwell, and Bowling Green alum, Kyle Jackson, the Golden...
The prized recruit and split fandom found in Findlay, the midpoint between Ohio State and Michigan
CLEVELAND, Ohio – They drove 96 miles to attend Ohio State’s spring game. They wore shirts supporting their favorite Buckeye. But when Findlay’s high school football team heard “O-H” echoing through the concourse, “They were not all joining the band,” Findlay coach Stefan Adams said.
Davis and Jensen Named to CSC Women’s At-Large Academic All-District Team
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – BGSU women's golf student-athlete Kayla Davis and gymnastics' Taylor Jensen have been named to the 2022-23 College Sports Communicators (CSC) Women's At-Large All-District Team. CSC was formerly known as CoSIDA. Davis (Sr., Gahanna, Ohio), an adolescence to young adult education major with a 3.925 GPA,...
Wayne Trace’s Sinn blazing new trails for track program
A 2-time state champion, Sinn is the first female athlete from Wayne Trace to sign with a Big Ten school.
Solorzano Lights Out, Waynedale Beats Chagrin Falls 3-0
The Waynedale Golden Bears (20-9) kept their state championship repeat hopes alive with a 3-0 win over Chagrin Falls (18-11) in the district finals at Norwayne High School. Junior pitcher Otto Solorzano turned in a dominant, complete game shutout performance with seven strikeouts. Golden Bears Start Hot. After Solorzano retired...
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