Blanchard River Buzz

A blog for rabid sports fans in the Findlay Area. Maintained by Findlay Courier sports writer Jamie Baker. The opinions expressed are my own crazed ramblings and not those of my employer the Findlay Publishing Company and its subsidiaries.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Krout will be All-American

I can’t let another day pass without sharing with you another area athletic success story.
Arlington’s Jared Krout.
Remember Jared? Ran extremely fast, jumped extremely far for the Red Devils the previous four track seasons.
Well he’s doing the same at a higher level now. As a true freshman, Krout has qualified for the NCAA Division II national indoor track and field meet in Boston in three events.
He’s seeded sixth in the 200-meter dash (21.58), ninth in the 400-meter dash (47.98) and sixth in the long jump (7.27 meters that’s 23-feet 7-inches to all of us who haven’t gone metric yet).
Pretty impressive display for a true freshman and it’s too bad that I’m not sure he was even recruited by the University of Findlay not that he would have came here anyway.
Adding to his honors, Krout was also named the GLIAC men’s performer of the year and freshman of the year and was recently named the regional competitor of the year for the men in the Great Lakes Region.
Jared never won a state championship but I have a feeling with talent, drive and determination before it’s all said and done he just might bring an NCAA championship home to Arlington.

Plenty of links to coverage of NW Ohio basketball games below.

THEY SAID IT: You get some great quotes from coaches along the tournament trail and here’s one from an unidentified basketball coach: “If they would have made a tape of tonight’s game of how not to do it, we’d have starred in it.” That’s laying it on the line.

3,000 POINTS: Upper Sandusky’s Jon Diebler is at 3,000 points and counting after last night’s 99-73 district semifinal against Clyde. The Rams will March on Saturday night at Ashland University against Lexington. I think the Rams roll in that one but things will likely get much tougher when they head to the regional the following week.

KUDOS TO FALCONS, ‘DOGS: It was the end to a great run for the Riverdale Falcons in last night’s loss to Columbus Grove. These two teams should find a way to hook up during the regular season. It would be great to see Grove knock off Delphos St. John’s and give their fans the thrill of playing the state tournament just a year after their boys made the trip. I’m sure CG girls track coach Tim Staley would be willing to keep the track equipment in storage for an extra week while the Lady Dogs play in Columbus.

BUZZ FUTURE: Not sure about the future of this blog. We will be going to blogs on The Courier website soon and they may make me abandon blogging here. Will keep you updated on the progress.

Diebler goes over 3,000 points; Fostoria Senior falls
Vanlue wins district semifinal against Mohawk
Diebler breaks 3,000-point mark in district win
Lexington ousts Fostoria
Lexington gets past Fostoria
Lexington knocks out Fostoria
Patrick Henry’s size worries Genoa
Upper Sandusky, Diebler loom next for Lexington
Rams send Clyde flying
New Knoxville makes great escape
Buckeye Central to face bigger Sandusky St. Mary’s team
Wynford, Vanlue to clash for first time
Toledo Christian ends Continental’s reign
Holgate, Pettisville move to finals
Ottoville earns spot in district finals
Fort Jennings holds off Columbus Grove
Holgate swarms Montpelier
An all-MAC district final at Wapakoneta
Trio of NWOAL teams, O-G set to take next step
Lima News Sports for Thursday
Mansfield Senior meets longtime rival Sandusky
Western Reserve playing in fourth straight district
Wapakoneta stops Central Catholic in OT
Columbus Grove wins a thriller against Riverdale
Liberty Center, Ottoville, Stryker head to Elida regional
Hoban defense stops O-G
Unbeaten Hopewell-Loudon takes aim at Stryker
Perkins girls have a swagger
Chieftains face similar opponent in Stryker
Fell to leave Wapakoneta football post


  • At 8:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Where does Krout go to school?

  • At 9:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


  • At 11:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Krout has beaten head to head Joe Horn as well. He is impressive.

  • At 11:07 AM, Anonymous Oiler Football said…

    The Krout web page :)

  • At 5:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    As long as YOU will be able to say/type/write whatever you want on the courier blog... then I will make the switch and read yours. But if you have to watch what you say like your normal articles... then it will be one less site I will check daily. Keep up the good work, Jamie.

  • At 7:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    From everything i have been told Krout wanted to go to Findlay !

  • At 11:31 AM, Blogger --J-- said…

    I'll have to ask Jared about it the next time I talk to him...if we wanted to go to Findlay and they didn't recruit him...the Oilers dropped the ball big time.

    There's been a lot of terrific track talent in the area the past several years I know they can't get all of them I would like to see a few more (especially men) stay here.

    There are fewer and fewer Division I men's programs out would think that would give UF a leg up


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