Girls Track Athlete of the Year
DEFIANCE — A fourth inning rally and some dominance out of the bullpen was all the Napoleon River Bandits needed to salvage a split in a four-game weekend series against Stevensville Sunday at Defiance High School, winning 10-5 after losing 3-2 in game one.
Bryan’s Taylor Peters said she definitely had some nerves last year when, as a sophomore, she took part in the pole vault competition at the OHSAA State Track & Field Championships in Columbus — a meet in which she placed 10th with a vault of 10 feet, 6 inches.
EDON — After a year as a volunteer assistant on the bench for the Edon boys basketball team, Andrew Kiess is set to take over as head coach for the team next season. Kiess has been a member of the community for decades, where he’ll hope to restore a winning program at Edon.
As the Michigan baseball team prepares to open up the 2019 College World Series against Texas Tech at 2 p.m. in Omaha on Saturday, Bryan native Dave Roebuck can’t help but think how much has changed in the 57 years since he took part in the 1962 College World Series Championship with the Wol…
All turkey hunting was over in both zones by May 26. Only one of the five northwest Ohio counties in our area checked in more toms than last year. Fulton County checked in 116 birds this year compared to 109 last. Williams County was ahead of last year but fell behind in the end of the seaso…
The Bryan ACME baseball continued its winning ways on Monday with a sweep of the Anthony Wayne Generals in a doubleheader at Sumpter Field in Bryan. The Golden Bears won the first game 3-0 and the second game 7-2 to improve to 6-0 on the summer.
The Napoleon River American Legion Post #300 baseball team finished with a 3-2 record over the weekend at the Troy Veterans Memorial Tournament. The River Bandits were one game away from playing in the tournament’s championship game.
DEFIANCE — Napoleon River Bandits coach Chad Donsbach said he was just happy to get the win after Wednesday’s 7-5 eight-inning win over Ottawa at Rutter Field on the campus of Defiance College.
MONTPELIER — On the heels of a 12-2 victory at Stryker on Monday, the Montpelier ACME baseball team turned around and beat Stryker again on Tuesday, this time in the form of a 6-1 win at Butch Stantz Field in Montpelier.
COLUMBUS — Bryan juniors Tyler Manon and Taylor Peters each earned All-Ohio podium finishes at the OHSAA Division II State Track & Field Championships at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus on Saturday.
In a game full of squeeze attempts, hidden ball tricks and a handful of pitchers, it was only fitting the final out came on an attempted steal of second base.
COLUMBUS — It’s been a special two years for the Liberty Center boys 4x800-meter relay team and for the second straight season, it ended with an all-state podium finish at the OHSAA State Track & Field Championships at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus on Friday.
Bryan native Kenny Beucler recently wrapped up a successful college track career at Heidelberg University by placing fifth in the nation in the 400-meter hurdles and earning All-American status at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Geneva on Saturday.
Ask anyone who’s been around Keegan Brown as he’s worked at his craft of throwing for the Bryan track & field team the last few years and they’ll all tell you the exact same thing — there are few who put in as much time and effort as he does.
Montpelier senior Dakota Benner was recently named the Buckeye Border Conference Baseball Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.
Fairview’s softball team didn’t get the ending to its season that it wanted, but rallied from Wednesday’s regional semifinal loss to get a 12-2 win to end the season.
TIFFIN — Local Division III tracksters fell short of advancing to the OHSAA Division III State Track & Field Championships during a regional meet at Heidelberg University in Tiffin on Friday.
Bryan freshman singles player Jay Fortner saw his record-breaking season come to an end Friday in the quarterfinals of the OHSAA Division II Boys State Tennis Tournament.
PIQUA — It’s been a dream season for Bryan senior Keegan Brown and it continued on Thursday in Piqua as he claimed a Division II regional title in the boys discus with a toss of 157 feet, 8 inches.
ARCHBOLD — Bryan baseball coach Jeff Inselmann said he knew his team was facing a tough task against Bowling Green in Thursday’s Division II district semifinal at Memorial Park.
Kenny Beucler, a 2015 Bryan graduate and Heidelberg University senior, has qualified for the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, an event scheduled to take place Thursday through Saturday at the Spire Institute in Geneva.
The Division III regional track meet at Heidelberg University began Wednesday in Tiffin, with several local athletes vying for a top four spot in order to advance to the OHSAA State Track & Field Championships in Columbus.
Against unbeaten Lake on Thursday, Fairview baseball couldn’t muster enough offense to keep up in an 8-1 loss at Defiance High School in a Division III district semifinal.
The successful 2019 season for Bryan tennis star Jay Fortner continued Saturday as the freshman phenom placed second at a Division II district tennis tournament in Bowling Green.
ARCHBOLD — The Montpelier boys track team wasn’t expecting to take home any sort of hardware at a Division III district track meet in Archbold on Saturday.
DEFIANCE — A huge contingency of Golden Bears placed in the top four of their respective events and advanced to regionals out of a Division II district track meet at Defiance High School on Friday.