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COLUMBUS — It’s official.

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COLUMBUS — Ohio High School Athletic Association Director Jerry Snodgrass held a press conference Thursday afternoon to reiterate the postponements of the winter sports tournaments and the delay to the start of the spring sports seasons.

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Editor’s Note: With the Ohio High School State Boys Basketball Tournament not being played this weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Northwest Signal is taking a look back at the three state championship boys basketball teams from Henry County. Today’s story focuses on the 1997 Patri…

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COLUMBUS — Upon learning that he had been selected Ohio’s Mr. Basketball for 2020, Walnut Ridge senior VonCameron Davis ecstatically began thanking the coaches, personal trainers, teammates and opponents who helped him along the journey.

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Editor’s Note: With the Ohio High School State Boys Basketball Tournament not being played this weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Northwest Signal is taking a look back at the three state championship boys basketball teams from Henry County. Today’s story focuses on the 1981 Napol…

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COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association released its Division III and Division IV boys basketball All-Ohio teams for the 2019-20 season Monday.

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With the Major League Baseball season indefinitely on hold, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer organized a “sandlot” baseball game at Miracle Field in Scottsdale, Arizona, Saturday, and Napoleon graduate Art Warren, not only played in the game, but was named its Most Valuable Player.

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COLUMBUS — On Friday, the Ohio High School Athletic Association addressed concerns about the winter sports tournaments and the spring sports season after Gov. Mike DeWine ordered all schools closed from March 17 to April 6.

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While Thursday’s announcement that all Ohio High School Athletic Association tournaments would be postponed indefinitely, as part of the organization’s and Governor Mike DeWine’s efforts to contain the global pandemic, grabbed headlines for taking two girls basketball teams out of their warm…

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Registration is now underway for the girls softball program through the Napoleon Parks and Recreation department.

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HAMLER — Patrick Henry boys basketball coach CJ Holman resigned from his position Friday after five years roaming the sidelines in the House of Heat.

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COLUMBUS — Napoleon junior Taylor Strock added another accolade to the 2019-20 season, earning third team All-Ohio honors in Division II.

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HOLGATE — The Green Meadows Conference announced its all-league boys basketball teams for the 2020 season, with one Tiger earning recognition.

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The goal for the Lady Cats all season has been to make it to Columbus. Now that they are there, the focus switches to winning the school’s first state title in girls basketball.

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COLUMBUS — In response to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine declaring a state of emergency due to the coronavirus, the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Tuesday all of its events, including the girls basketball and wrestling state tournaments this weekend, will go on, but with limited spec…

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If there is a central theme around the four teams playing in the Division II Girls State Basketball Tournament this weekend, it’s defense.

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With the Napoleon Lady Cats making their first trip to the State Girls Basketball Tournament, the focus, and rightfully so, has been on the players. A deeper look at the Napoleon team will show its rightful leader — Coach Corey Kreinbrink, who is affectionately referred to by his players as …

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Napoleon is not unfamiliar with Dresden Tri-Valley, the Lady Cats’ opponent in the Division II State Semifinals, but it has been a long time since the two schools last met.

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The St. Paul Lutheran Lady Crusaders basketball team won the state championship at the All Ohio Lutheran Basketball Tournament held at Lutheran West High School in Westlake, Ohio, Sunday. The Lady Crusaders defeated Bethany Lutheran School from Parma, Ohio 28-13 Saturday and then beat Royal …

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COLLUMBUS - The Ohio High School Athletic Association Division III and IV all-state girls basketball teams were released Monday, with two Northwest Ohio Athletic League stars and two Green Meadows Conference standouts getting recognition. 

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Competition at the Division III district wrestling tournament came to a head Saturday at the Grand Canyon, as tickets to the state championship meet next weekend in Columbus were punched for several area grapplers.

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NORWALK — The Division II district wrestling tournament wrapped up Saturday at Norwalk High School, with two Napoleon wrestlers finishing fifth and are alternates for the State Wrestling Tournament, which begins Friday at the Schottenstein Center on the campus of The Ohio State University.

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Tickets for the Lady Cats’ Division II State Girls Basketball Tournament game will go on sale to the general public Tuesday at Napoleon High School.

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GENEVA, Ohio - Trista Fintel and Emily Tackett represented Patrick Henry at the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches indoor track and field championships Saturday at Spire Academy, with Fintel turning in a pair of top-five finishes in the throwing competitions.

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TOLEDO — Mason Loeffler scored 22 points, Nate Brighton added 13 and Evergreen rallied from a three-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a 42-39 win over Archbold Saturday in the Division III district final at Toledo Central Catholic High School.

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TOLEDO - Elijah Zimmerman scored 13 points, Noah Gomez added 10 and Archbold overcame a 30-27 fourth-quarter deficit to beat Ottawa Hills 39-34 Thursday in the Division III district semifinal at Toledo Central Catholic High School.

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NORWALK — The Napoleon wrestling team is in 10th place in the Division II district tournament after Friday’s competition at Norwalk High School, while Wauseon leads the field.

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With one weekend standing between wrestlers and the state tournament, Napoleon coach Jason Seiler is fond of saying the district tournament is when you find out who doesn’t want their season to end.

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With every win, every milestone passed, the Napoleon Lady Cats had kept their eye on the prize. That prize being a chance to play in the state tournament.

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With the Napoleon Lady Cats playing in their first regional finals in program history, it is either ironic or fitting that their opponent is Willard.

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ADA – Once again the Lady Cats showed they are the complete package, defeating Rossford 62-38 in the Division II regional semifinal at Ohio Northern University Tuesday night.

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The Division III district wrestling tournament descends on Napoleon High School’s Grand Canyon Friday and Saturday, with 16 Henry County wrestlers preparing to hit the mats with a chance to punch their tickets to the state meet in Columbus.

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The Liberty Center competitive cheerleading team placed second at the OASSA Division V state championships Sunday in Columbus. Pictured with the trophy are (front, from left) Meredith Zeiter, Bailey Johnson, Lexi Mohler, Victoria Ellinwood, Ashlyn Dulle, (back, from left) Chelsea Sattler, Cl…

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The Holgate competitive cheerleading team placed second OASSA Division VI Non-Building-Tumbling Division state championships Sunday in Columbus. Pictured with the trophy are (front, from left) coach Connor Abel, Sierra Belmares, Ruth Wenzinger, Rylie Schuller, Jordan Bok, (back, from left) L…

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With each step down the tournament trail the Napoleon girls basketball team takes, the momentum following the team grows.

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The last two seasons the Napoleon Lady Cats have reached the regional semifinals, only to be defeated by eventual state champion Toledo Rogers both times. Tonight the Lady Cats face Rossford for a chance to advance further than any girls team at Napoleon ever has.

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COLUMBUS — Napoleon’s Spencer Schwaiger represented the Lady Cats with a 44th-place showing in the girls state bowling tournament Saturday at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl.

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PAULDING — The Napoleon Lady Cats are heading to the Division II regional semifinals for the third-straight season after they dominated St. Mary’s 63-16 for the Division II district title at Paulding High School Saturday.