HOLGATE — For the first time in program history, the Holgate softball team is looking for a new coach.
Napoleon High School honored eight seniors who were 12-season athletes during their careers. The 12-season Wildcats are (from left) Mitch Kruse, Ed Bump, Kaelynn Glanz, Audrey Wiemken, Makena Dietrich, Jenna Pilkington, Blake Musshel and Nick Keeran.
LIMA — Napoleon won its second Division II district softball title in the last three seasons, avenging last year’s district finals loss to Defiance with a 6-3 win over Wauseon Saturday at the University of Northwest Ohio.
HAMLER — Patrick Henry softball coach Mike Meyer has said he is retiring following this season, ended his coaching career with a victory Friday as the Lady Patriots rolled over Delta 14-0.
DEFIANCE — Kaelynn Glanz won the girls 100 meter hurdles Friday at the Division II district meet at Defiance High School with a time of 15.89. Glanz advances to next week’s Division II regional meet.
ARCHBOLD — Patrick Henry’s 4x800 meter relay team of Brett Sugg, Gavin Eagleson, Ryan Kurtz and Brice Prigge placed fourth to advance to the regional meet, while Cam Gebers moved on in the shot put Thursday at the Division III district meet at Archbold High School.
BOWLING GREEN — Sam Frank and Tristan Uribes made Wauseon High School tennis history Thursday as the pair advanced to the state tournament, becoming the first boys tennis players to reach the final.
DEFIANCE — Junior Landon Willeman pitched until he could pitch no more and the Wildcats held off a wild Defiance rally in the seventh inning for a 5-4 victory in the Division II sectional finals Friday night.
LIBERTY CENTER — Liberty Center will hold sports physicals for students currently in grades 6-11 Monday, May 20, with registration beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the varsity gym lobby.
LIBERTY CENTER — The Tigers’ bats came through in a big way as LC turned to its ace to open the Division III sectional tournament with a 13-8 win over Northwood Wednesday at B.A. Miller Field.
HAMLER — Patrick Henry High School announced Wednesday that volleyball coach Amber Gerdeman has resigned from the position, effective immediately, in a statement released to the press.
DEFIANCE — In a very competitive Division II district track and field meet, Cait Good was the only Napoleon athlete to get their ticket punched for next week’s regional meet.
HAMLER — After a rough start, Patrick Henry scored 17 unanswered runs and eliminated Vanlue with a 17-3 victory in the opening game of the Division IV playoffs Tuesday at Garrold Parratt Field.
CONTINENTAL — Brandon Hohenberger went 2 for 2 and Tallon Meyer reached twice, but Holgate did not advance a runner past second base in falling 12-0 in five innings at Continental in the Division IV sectional semifinal.
LIMA — Up by five with a shrinking lead, the Patrick Henry softball team didn’t sit back and wait for the game to come to them. They attacked the game and put it away as soon as they could.
SYLVANIA — Landon Willeman scored three runs and added three hits, Jacob Smith, Jarrett Gerdeman and Carter Burken each added two hits and Napoleon scored 11 runs in the first inning to beat Northview 12-3 Tuesday in Northern Lakes League action.
LIBERTY CENTER — Resuming a suspended game with a 3-0 lead, Liberty Center held off Evergreen for a 6-5 win Saturday in Northwest Ohio Athletic League play at Mercy Field.
HAMLER — Wes Jeffries-Babcock turned an 0-2 offering into a two-run double to left center field in the top of the ninth inning Saturday, sending Napoleon past Henry County rival Patrick Henry in non-league action at Garrold Parratt Field.
DEFIANCE – Tournament play is all about win and advance, and Patrick Henry did just that with its 5-4 victory over Paulding in the Division III sectional finals Saturday afternoon at Defiance High School.
BOWLING GREEN — Landon Willeman went 2 for 3 with two runs driven in but Bowling Green scored eight runs in the bottom of the fifth to defeat Northern Lakes League rival Napoleon 16-6 in five innings Thursday.
LIBERTY CENTER — CJ Johnson ripped a 1-0 fastball over the left field fence for a two-run home run, driving in Gabe Hinton, to give Liberty Center the lead for good as the Tigers used a strong offensive showing to grab an 8-2 win over Holgate Friday at B. A. Miller Field.
ANTWERP — Madison Hohenberger went 1 for 3, Laura Nienberg had a walk but Holgate’s offense struggled to produce baserunners, falling 10-0 in six innings in the Division IV sectional final at Antwerp Friday.
AYERSVILLE — The Holgate girls track and field team placed second in the Green Meadows Conference meet Saturday at Ayersville High School, while the boys placed fourth.
With his senior season facing him and the prospect of not playing baseball at the next level, Napoleon’s Jacob Smith decided it was time to make some changes. In the summer, Smith began working out more, eating better and the change was dramatic.
LIBERTY CENTER — Abby McGraw singled home the winning run with two outs in the seventh inning, as Patrick Henry rallied with four runs in the final inning for an 8-7 Northwest Ohio Athletic League victory Wednesday at the Edward Harvey Parker Sports Complex.
HOLLAND — Jarrett Gerdeman struck out five in seven scoreless innings, Jake Smith drove in two runs and Napoleon shut out Springfield for a 3-0 win Wednesday in Northern Lakes League action.
BOWLING GREEN — Napoleon’s Cait Good won the discus title during the opening day of the Northern Lakes League track and field championships Wednesday at Bowling Green High School.
RIDGEVILLE CORNERS — Former Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer paid a visit to the American Legion in Ridgeville Corners Wednesday evening for the Freedom Township Men’s Club’s 31st annual Sports Night.
BRYAN — It was a successful day for Henry County athletes at Day 1 of the Northwest Ohio Athletic League Track and Field Championships at Bryan High School on Tuesday.
HAMLER — A new catcher and a third start in four days didn’t seem to phase Patrick Henry starting pitcher Becca Jones at all during Tuesday’s Division III sectional semifinal.
Haden Ehlers had two hits and one run driven in, but Bowling Green scored the first nine runs of the game to secure a 9-2 Northern Lakes League win over Napoleon Tuesday at Booster Field.
Liberty Center senior Caleb Carpenter recently signed a letter of intent to continue his education and wrestling career at the University of Findlay. Above (front, from left) Emily Carpenter (sister), Karen Carpenter (mother), Caleb Carpenter and Randy Carpenter (father); (back) LC wrestling…
HOLGATE — Seven strikeouts in five scoreless innings wasn’t enough for Holgate starter Alexis Kurtz Monday in the Lady Tigers’ first-round matchup against Pettisville in the Division IV state playoffs.
RICHMOND, Indiana - Junior Ben Bucklew (Archbold) capped an impressive week by being named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week on Monday afternoon. The award is Bucklew's first recognition of the year.