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FAIRBORN — The volleyball struck by Zoe Meyer hit the Nutter Center floor. But its impact wasn’t felt right away. There it all was. The 15th point of the fifth set. A 15-10 victory. A five-set win over New Bremen, the defending state champions, in the Division IV final. And the first ...

Carey’s Reinhart gets on podium

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HEBRON — Carey coach Dean Kessler mentioned how good his incoming freshman Sarah Reinhart was. After winning a few races during the regular season and making it down to the state cross country meet at National Trail Raceway, Kessler knew she had a lot of confidence, but a top-20 finish is ...

H-L’s Foster leaves Hebron an All-Ohioan

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HEBRON — Some times the state cross country meet brings the best out in a runner. That was evident Saturday at National Trail Raceway with Hopewell-Loudon junior Jordan Foster. Foster and his teammates ran in the Division III race, which was the first of the day on a muddy course. ...

No. 24 Dragons thwarted by Findlay in regular season finale

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Tiffin had all the motivation. Win — at home on senior day — and the Dragons make the playoffs, retain sole possession of second place in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, and snap an 18-game losing streak to rival Findlay. But the Oilers had other ideas. After falling behind ...

Heidelberg ends season on high note, tops ONU

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Ohio Northern attempted an onside kick to start the second half. Heidelberg came out of the bottom of a pile with the ball and used the momentum to dominate the third quarter against the Bears. The Student Princes scored 22 points in the third quarter, running away from Ohio Northern 49-17 ...

‘Underdog’ Senecas ready for defending champion New Bremen

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It’s fair to say Calvert will not be the favorite at 11 a.m. today when it goes for the school’s first state volleyball title against defending Division IV champion New Bremen. That doesn’t bother Senecas coach Lori Rombach, and she said it doesn’t bother her players, either. “I ...

Swartzmiller, Tigers find a way in overtime

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Andy Schafer thought he had the play stopped. The Columbus Grove coach said that he and his assistants were celebrating after his defense had appeared to stuff Seneca East’s Blaine Swartzmiller at the Bulldog 3 in the second overtime. The game was tied at 20 in double OT. A possession ...

A week later than planned, state meet ready to go

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It’s a week later than planned, but the state cross country meet is a go for today. The meet was postponed last Thursday due to flooding on the course at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, giving runners and teams an extra week to prepare. “It’s unfortunate. I assume every time ...

Heidelberg wraps season with home game against Polar Bears

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It’s the last game of the season, and Heidelberg comes in having lost its last three games. But coach Scott Donaldson said today’s 1:30 p.m. contest against Ohio Northern still has importance. “We’ve got an opportunity to, No. 1, get to .500; No. 2, send the seniors out on a great ...

All-stars hit the court Sunday in Fostoria

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FOSTORIA — Area players and coaches dot the rosters of the teams who will hit the court Sunday at Fostoria High for the 25th annual Fostoria Athletic Boosters All-Star Volleyball Match. The event begins with Gold East and West teams playing at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Red East and West ...

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VETERANS APPRECIATION: Tiffin University will hold a veteran/military appreciation day during today's Dragons' regular-season finale football game with University of Findlay. Gates open at 11:30 a.m., with veterans and military personnel admitted free with proof of service. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. ...

Senecas keep on rolling into the state title match

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FAIRBORN — The venues keep getting bigger. The crowds are louder. The stakes? Higher. But Calvert just keeps rolling. The Senecas looked anything but rattled in their first state volleyball appearance, using a 14-0 run against Portsmouth Clay to win Game 1, and then motoring to another ...

Jones sisters share a love for volleyball

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FAIRBORN — Madison Jones has not gotten to see her sister, Ashlyn, play many times this season. But when Madison has, it has always ended in great matches for Calvert. Madison attends Wright State University, which is more than two hours away from home. It also happens to be the site of ...

Top-seeded Tigers take on 4th-seeded Bulldogs

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Week 12 officially kicks off the neutral site portion of the playoffs, but Seneca East is already at home with that. The Tigers opened the year against Margaretta at Bellevue on a Thursday night after construction issues at the Polar Bears’ stadium forced the game to be moved. Then last ...

Monroeville takes on New Bremen in other state semifinal

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They both have talent, state rankings and experience, but New Bremen’s experience is more recent and award winning. The third-ranked Cardinals enter today’s 2 p.m. Division IV state semifinal with Monroeville with a 23-4 record, two All-Ohioan veterans and five other returners from last ...

Senecas riding 12-set win streak

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It’s hard to lose a match when you don’t lose a game. Calvert comes into today’s Division IV state semifinal match with Portsmouth Clay on a roll. The Senecas have won five straight postseason matches to make its first state appearance. Four of those wins were sweeps, including the ...

Bellevue’s Santoro finds a new home in Columbus

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COLUMBUS — On the basketball court, Carly Santoro always has faced big challenges the same way — straight on. Santoro, a 2015 Bellevue graduate, is facing yet another big challenge. The graduate transfer is now playing for Ohio State and has been in the starting lineup each time the ...

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VETERANS APPRECIATION: Tiffin University will hold a veteran/military appreciation day Saturday during the Dragons' regular-season finale football game with University of Findlay. Gates open at 11:30 a.m., with veterans and military personnel admitted free with proof of service. Kickoff is at 1 ...