One Fan’s View: 5 Big-Time Matchups Coming in January

By GARRETT SEARIGHT High school hoops in the area don’t really ratchet up until after the first of the year. Football, for some schools, doesn’t end until the opening night of basketball season. Then two weeks after it starts, Christmas More

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One Fan’s View: Leadership Defining Virtue of Great Teams

By GARRETT SEARIGHT There are a lot of good football teams throughout this great state. This weekend, 14 of the best will have the chance to play for a State Championship. Tons of things separate teams from mediocre, bad, adequate, More

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One Fan’s View: Kudos to Kowalczyk

By GARRETT SEARIGHT Kudos to you, Tod Kowalczyk (I won’t lie. Every time that name appears from here on out will have been copied and pasted). There’s a 98% chance you don’t know who Tod Kowalczyk is. He’s the head men’s basketball More

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One Fan’s View: A Thank You Note to Ohio’s Best Football Fan

By GARRETT SEARIGHT To whom it may concern: I can almost guarantee you’re overworked and underpaid. But you may be the most appreciated high school football fan in Ohio.  For nearly two decades, you’ve been there for players, students, fans, More

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One Fan’s View: Riverdale Embracing All 3 Communities in Heritage Series

By GARRETT SEARIGHT Riverdale High School was consolidated in 1962 from 3 separate school districts. Forest, in Hardin County, consolidated with Wharton (Wyandot County), and Mount Blanchard (Hancock County) to form Riverdale. When I was a student, the Mendon-Union school More

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One Fan’s View: 8-Man Should Become Reality in Ohio

By GARRETT SEARIGHT I love football Friday nights in Limaland. I really, honestly, truly do. The entire community supporting the team. The crisp fall air. The band in the stands. The lights. The sound. I love it. I would love More

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One Fan’s View: No Conspiracy With OHSAA Football Divisions

By GARRETT SEARIGHT I like conspiracy theories. I don’t believe many, but I love to read about what people believe, why they believe it, and finding even a little bit of truth in the ideas people come up with. What More

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One Fan's View: When Imagination Runs Wild

By GARRETT SEARIGHT It’s crazy how things turn out sometimes. Friday night, I had MC duties for the weekly Rally in the Square concert series in downtown Lima. Between sets of the Naked Karate Girls (who are neither naked nor More

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One Fan's View: Matta's Replacement Must Be Home Run

By GARRETT SEARIGHT I’m not the biggest Gene Smith fan in the world. Ohio State’s Athletic Director severely mishandled “tattoogate”. He severely mishandled Luke Fickell’s one season as head coach (don’t tell me he was the “interim”. Ohio State never More

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One Fan's View: The Truth About Multi-Sport Athletes

By GARRETT SEARIGHT Last week’s column got a lot of praise from area coaches. I have a feeling this week’s edition won’t be so well received. You see, every year, at a few different points during the sports calendar, you More

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