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BOYS SECTIONAL BASKETBALL TICKETS: Bellevue plays Clyde Tuesday at Willard High at 8 p.m. Bellevue will sell tickets for the game Monday and Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. It is $6 for adults and $4 for students. All tickets at the game are $6. n Upper Sandusky plays March 3 at 6:15 p.m. ...

Dragons down Cardinals, fall to Panthers

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CLERMONT, Fla. — Tiffin picked up a 5-4 win in Game 1 of the day against Wheeling Jesuit in eight innings. The Dragons then lost to Kentucky Wesleyan, 5-2. The Cardinals took an early 2-0 lead in the second inning as they took advantage of a single and an error with runners on. TU mounted a ...

Some call it soccer … how local culture influences global sports

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Baseball is America's pastime and to many, football breeds an unyielding passion that only can rival a religious cult. In general, Americans are massive sport consumers. However, Americans represent a fraction of the passionate sport consumers that span the globe. From Indonesia to Antarctica, ...

Dragons sweep by Wheeling Jesuit

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WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Scoring a total of 13 runs on Monday, Tiffin swept a double-header against Wheeling Jesuit. It won Game 1, and the second game 10-8. Luke Fraley started game one on the mound for the Dragons. Fraley pitched a good game, only allowing three hits in the first four innings ...

Bertha Coleman 1925-2017

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My mother-in-law passed away Saturday at the age of 92. Bertha Coleman was the matriarch of a family that includes 10 children, 24 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. To suggest that there will be a gaping hole at the top of this large family tree would be a huge understatement. She ...

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Bellevue’s Casey Santoro drives past Columbian’s Nakyia Jones Saturday in the Division II sectional final in Bucyrus.

Bellevue routs Columbian with huge 3rd quarter

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BUCYRUS – There are some teams you just can't beat. They have your number. That's the feeling for Columbian recently when it's matched up against Bellevue, which knocked out the Tornadoes in a Division II district quarterfinal for a second-straight season with a 70-29 victory ...

TU men’s track and field wins first GLIAC title

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FINDLAY — The defending Division II national champions in men’s indoor track and field team added another trophy to its case as Tiffin won its first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship Sunday at the University of Findlay’s Malcolm Center. The Dragons fended off ...

New Riegel shocks Carey behind Gillig’s 29 points

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GENOA — Of all players to score the game-winning bucket Saturday, it was only fitting for it to be Brianna Gillig. The junior scored 29 points, including a bucket with nine seconds left to lift New Riegel to a 44-43 win over Carey in a Division IV sectional championship at Genoa High ...

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Columbian 126-pounder Caden Blust gets Clyde’s Lucas McKee under control Saturday at the Division II sectional at Clyde.

Tornadoes finish first, have four individual champs

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CLYDE —Daniel Gilbert appeared downright elated after Saturday’s Division II sectional meet at Clyde. And his emotions were completely justified. The Tornadoes coach, who a week earlier had celebrated the program’s first Northern Ohio League title in 35 years, watched his squad not ...

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Calvert’s Shelby Hemminger shoots over Danbury’s Sarah Redett Saturday in Bascom.

Buckeye Central rolls, Calvert falls in Bascom

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BASCOM — Buckeye Central had one its better shooting nights of the season. Danbury did not. A repeat performance by both could make for a nasty outcome in next week’s Division IV girls basketball tournament. The Buckettes shot 65 percent just about any way you want to measure it. That ...

Tigers upset Roughriders

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WILLARD — In what should have been an easy game for No. 1 seed Western Reserve ended up being a huge win for No. 8 seed Seneca East. The Tigers forced 24 Roughrider turnovers in the 53-39 win in the Division III sectional final at Willard. Seneca East allowed Western Reserve to score ...

Late foul shots lift Mohawk

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ARCADIA — Zach Hayman made four foul shots late to help Mohawk trip up Arcadia 43-40 in the regular-season finale for both teams Saturday. Hayman ended with 11 points for the Warriors (8-14), who entered the fourth quarter knotted at 27 with the Redskins. Brandon Flood and Chris Klopp ...

Tiffin men lead after first day of GLIAC championships

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FINDLAY — A strong first day helped Tiffin University’s men vault to the top of the team standings at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship. The Dragons ended the day with 48 1/2 points, with athletes meeting 19 NCAA Division II provisional marks in the ...

TC boys fall short of district berth

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PORT CLINTON — Columbian’s boys ended 65 pins away from a district berth as a team and Tommy Peer finished 34 pins away as an individual Saturday at the Division I sectional tournament at Star Lanes at the Harbor. Wapakoneta beat Sandusky Perkins 4,421-4,142 for the team title, with ...

Defending national champion Dragons facing more pressure

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Jeremy Croy invites me into his office and immediately asks if I’d like to hold the runner’s up trophy from last year’s Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s indoor meet. Now, I’m not exactly Brock Lesnar, but I was willing to prove I could lift … something. So when ...

Warriors power past Carey for title

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FOSTORIA — They each had three champions, but Mohawk’s depth proved itself Saturday as the Warriors churned past Carey 179 1/2-158 for the Division III sectional tournament crown at Fostoria High. In all, Mohawk will send eight wrestlers on to the district tournament. The top four in each ...

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Calvert's Peyton Deats controls the ball against the defense of St. Wendelin's Brayden Moon during the game in Tiffin Friday.

Big third carries Calvert

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In the fourth quarter of Friday night’s game, St. Wendelin coach Tim Ritzler disputed a play that happened on the other side of Calvert’s court. He (loudly) explained to the officials that the ball had gone off a Senecas’ player’s foot. When Calvert assistant Don Frank retorted that ...

Stockaders get it going after first quarter

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SANDUSKY — Old Fort pulled away in the middle quarters to turn a close game into an 86-70 Sandusky Bay Conference win Friday against Sandusky St. Mary. The Stockaders trailed 21-20 at the first stop, but outscored the Panthers 20-14 in the second quarter and 23-13 in the third to gain ...

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Colonel Crawford’s Cameron McCreary is double teamed by Upper Sandusky’s Jevon Dible and Harrison Sheaffer Friday.

Perfect, again

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UPPER SANDUSKY — Brad Ehrman was a little worried. Maybe not shaking, but there was more than a little concern. Outside, multiple storms had already hit and another one was brewing. But Ehrman, the Upper Sandusky athletic director, was prepared. Inside his pocket was a seven-point ...