With the tournament looming and having played one of their worst games of the season, Napoleon was in desperate need of another game on the schedule.
Liberty Center senior Evan Conrad recently signed a letter of intent to continue his academic and basketball career at Defiance College. Conrad is flanked by his parents Dan and Sandra Conrad. Standing is Liberty Center boys basketball coach Greg Badenhop.
HOLGATE — Twenty-four hours prior to Holgate’s Division IV tournament-opening baseball game Tuesday night, it trudged through its worst loss of the season, being run-ruled for just the second time this season, conceding a season-high 20 runs, cycling through six pitchers and committing four errors.
The Northwest Ohio Athletic League recently announced it spring scholar athlete list. To be named a scholar athlete, a student must be a senior, must have a 3.5 accumulative grade point average through seven semesters of school, and must have lettered during the sports season.
LIBERTY CENTER — Owen Long entered high school four years ago with some natural talent in the track and field hurdles events, but awaiting the typical teenage growth spurt, lacked the height to make the most of his great stride for Liberty Center.
COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Monday its inaugural girls wrestling state tournament in March 2023 will be held alongside the three divisions of the boys wrestling state tournament at the Schottenstein Center at The Ohio State University.
Liberty Center’s large sophomore class led Henry County schools in Northwest Ohio Athletic League softball selections released by the conference Sunday afternoon.
Napoleon’s baseball team earned its third win in four games Saturday, as it overcame five errors to hold off Patrick Henry for a 7-5 non-league win at Booster Field. The game was called in the top of the sixth inning due to rain.
A pair of Henry County players were named to the Northwest Ohio Athletic League first team in the baseball selections announced by the league Sunday afternoon.
HOLGATE — With one race remaining at the Buckeye Border Conference Track and Field Championships Saturday, Montpelier, the defending champions, were clinging to a 3.5 points lead over Fayette, with host Holgate four points behind the Eagles.
HOLGATE — With only 12 athletes, including seven runners, on the team, the Lady Tigers’ goal for their first ever Buckeye Border Conference Track and Field Championships must have seemed impossible.
Napoleon scored in the late innings of a league game for the consecutive night Thursday, and rallied past state-ranked Bowling Green for a 7-6 Northern Lakes League win at Booster Field.
BRYAN — Napoleon’s Nick Bunke and Lathen Shank each won a pair of matches and advanced to the quarterfinals before being eliminated at the Division II sectional boys tennis tournament Thursday at Bryan High School.
TONTOGANY — Despite losing nearly all of its production from last year’s team, Liberty Center’s softball team was the only lower-seeded team to win its tournament opening game — but this meant a bout with Division III powerhouse Otsego.
Hoping to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps, Napoleon senior Josh Mack won the 110 hurdles title at the Northern Lakes League Track and Field Championships Friday at Buckenmeyer Stadium.
Led by Claire Durham and Jillian Richard in the discus, the Napoleon Lady Cats find themselves in second place after the first day of the Northern Lakes League Track and Field Championships Wednesday at Buckenmeyer Stadium.
Napoleon has played strong baseball for the better part of two weeks, but have struggled to find the win column, losing four straight including its past two games by one run each to a pair of state-ranked Division I teams.
LIMA — Despite outhitting Shawnee, Napoleon couldn’t overcome three crucial errors and fell 6-3 in the opening round of the Division II sectional softball tournament Wednesday at Lima Shawnee High School.
In a press release Wednesday, the Northwest Ohio Athletic League announced Montpelier was withdrawing from the conference as a wrestling member and girls golf will be held as a championship sport, beginning in the fall.
NORTHWOOD — Liberty Center racked up 14 hits and used a six-run fourth inning to overcome six errors and knock off higher-seeded Northwood, 12-7, in Tuesday’s Division III tournament-opening softball game at Northwood High School.
ARCHBOLD — Liberty Center had the lead in both the boys and girls team standings after the first day of the Northwest Ohio Athletic League Track and Field Championships Tuesday at Archbold High School.
HAMLER — In the past four days Patrick Henry, which competes in Division IV, has played games against a D-II school and a pair of state-ranked D-III opponents.
The COVID-19 pandemic was life altering for most people. For Napoleon senior Zak Schroeder, the pandemic was a time for self-reflection and an opportunity to change his path.
PETTISVILLE — Pettisville pitcher Elisabeth Rochefort was in a noticeable rhythm Monday, while Holgate’s softball team struggled with the same mistakes that have plagued it all season.
MONTPELIER — Despite winning just one event at Saturday’s Lamberson Invitational track and field meet, Patrick Henry’s girls team scored a runner-up finish to lead area teams.
HAMLER — Patrick Henry’s baseball team earned the No. 2 seed in its Division IV district during Sunday afternoon’s tournament draws in part because of its resiliency and ability to consistently play fundamentally sound baseball.
Ava Elling (left) and Ross Niekamp (right) received the Master Crusader Award at St. Paul’s Athletic Banquet Wednesday. The Master Crusader Award is given to the eighth-grade male and female athlete who best exemplifies why they field teams at St. Paul. To receive this award, the athletes di…
HOLGATE — Addison Casillas enjoys building computers in his free time, which he uses to to play video games. He’s also involved in leadership organizations such as National Honor Society and Ohio Youth Congress.