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 New Riegel's Brandon Arbogast hits during the district final game against Calvert in Clyde Saturday.

Arbogast, New Riegel finish off district win over Senecas

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CLYDE — To most hitters, being down 0-and-2 in the count is a bad thing. But New Riegel senior Brandon Arbogast doesn’t see it that way. Even if you are stuck on 0-and-2 for roughly 15 ½ hours. It was Arbogast who was at the plate Friday with an 0-2 count against Calvert pitcher ...

Undefeated Bears put together big innings, eliminate Stockaders

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OAK HARBOR —It was easy to understand why Old Fort coach Jason Ward might not feel comfortable Saturday in the Division IV district final against Gibsonburg. Not even when his starting pitcher, Sarah Hossler, threw a pair of scoreless innings to start the game. Or when the Stockaders' ...

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Calvert’s Zach Conn hands off to Fred Fabrizio in the boys 4x100 at the district meet in Bucyrus. The team finished first with a time of 45.01 seconds.

SE’s Morgan, Senecas claim district crowns

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BUCYRUS — Seneca East’s Morgan England won the girls pole vault and Calvert’s boys captured the 4x100 to highlight area efforts Saturday on the second day of the Division III district meet at Bucyrus High. England cleared 11-6 to take the pole vault for the Tigers. Teammates Amber ...

Carey beats Grove in district finals for 2nd-straight year

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FOSTORIA — It was a different year, but the same result. Last season, Columbus Grove and Carey met in the Division IV district final at Fostoria. The Bulldogs were the higher seed, but it didn't matter as Dani Berardinelli-Clark and the Blue Devils shut out Columbus Grove 5-0 and advanced ...

The good, the bad and the amazing from the Players Championship

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All sports have their humbling moments, but I’m not sure any game is as fickle as the game of golf. Amateurs and professionals alike have good days and bad. Heck, you can have both good and bad in any given round of golf and yes, even from shot to shot. Never was this contrast more evident ...

Lexington cools Clyde offense

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The Clyde offense had been on fire over the last week. The Fliers put up 54 runs in four games since topping top-seeded Shelby in a sectional championship game. On Saturday, Clyde had its chances, but never could convert, falling 6-0 to Lexington in a Division II district championship game ...

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Madi Vince closes in on a short shot to centerfield Saturday in Milan.

Colts power past Rams for district title

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MILAN — Macy Wade belted three hits and scored twice Saturday to fuel Clear Fork's 5-2 Division III district final win against Upper Sandusky. The Colts snapped a scoreless tie with three runs in the second. Both teams scored once in the fifth, with Upper Sandusky adding a run in the sixth ...

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Columbian’s Brook Boes throws the shot put a distance of 30-1 1/2 Friday in the Division I district meet in Tiffin.

Columbian qualifies 6 events to regionals

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For someone who hadn’t done any high school track before this season, Ro Durham is making quite a statement. The Columbian senior, who won a pair of events at last week’s Northern Ohio League Meet, came up big on Day 2 of the Division I districts at Frost-Kalnow Stadium. Durham placed ...

Sehlhorst leads Columbian to a pair of wins

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It was a big week for Columbian softball, with two big regular season wins and a couple of records set by Autumn Sehlhorst. This past Monday, Columbian overcame an early 8-1 deficit, scoring five runs in the fourth and three in the seventh to stun Seneca East, 9-8. In that game, Carly ...

Davenport’s arm, bat thwart remarkable Redmen comeback

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Clyde left fielder Tanner Davenport saved the game — and the postseason — for his team Thursday in the Division II district finals at Heidelberg. First, he did it with his arm. Then with his bat. When he was done, the Fliers advanced to Saturday's final with a 12-11 win over ...

Stockaders run third, earn regional berth

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GIBSONBURG — Old Fort’s boys 4x800 team claimed the area’s lone regional berth Thursday during the first day of the Division III district meet at Gibsonburg High. Stockaders Devyn Smith, Cole Manasian, Mike Heilman and Robert Anstead ran third in 8:48.01 to earn a trip to next week’s ...

Briefs

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OFFICIATING CLASS: Classes to become an OHSAA licensed volleyball official begin Sunday, June 11 at Fostoria High. Anyone interested in taking the class can log on to myohsaa.org for class details. Students must complete 25 hours of combined class time and on-court training. Call Barb Hipsher ...

Blue Devils slip past Wynford

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CAREY — Hailey Niederkohr doubled in the game's only run and Bridget Mullholand was dominant in the circle Thursday as Carey nipped Wynford 1-0 in Northern 10 Athletic Conference play. Niederkohr's two-out double in the bottom of the sixth drove in Bryanna Curlis, who had singled moments ...

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Calvert's Connor Kennedy is safe at first base as Mohawk's Carson Weinandy tries to get the out during the district semifinal game in Clyde Wednesday.

Early big innings carry Calvert, New Riegel

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By Zach Baker Sports Editor zbaker@advertiser-tribune.com CLYDE — It’s not easy for teams to go up against starting pitchers like Calvert’s Peyton Deats and New Riegel’s Michael Kirian. Each has committed to Division I colleges, after all. So, what’s worse? Try facing the ...

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Carey’s Dani Berardinelli-Clark pitches during the tournament game against North Baltimore in Fostoria Wednesday.

Carey’s bats erupt in district win

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FOSTORIA — Carey has a lot of young players on its roster and just one senior in Dani Berardinelli-Clark. Coach Teresa Jacoby starts three freshmen and it paid off Wednesday night at Fostoria High. Whether it was at the plate or in the field making plays, the Blue Devils’ youth came up ...

Bellevue’s Thompson vaults to district crown in Oak Harbor

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OAK HARBOR — Bellevue's Austin Thompson won the pole vault title Wednesday to highlight area efforts at the Division II district meet. Thompson cleared 13-9 to earn a regional berth. The top four in each event qualify for next week's regional meet. Teammate Brock Meyer took sixth in the ...

Three Tornadoes named all district

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BOWLING GREEN — Three Columbian tennis players earned all district honors after the district finals at Bowling Green State University Wednesday. Ben Klepper earned his fourth honorable mention all district in singles competition. He fell to Matt Munoz of Findlay 6-2, 6-1. The doubles team ...

Hossler sparks Stockaders

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OAK HARBOR — Sarah Hossler singled in two runs in a key fourth inning and went the distance in the circle Wednesday as Old Fort upended New Riegel 7-4 in a Division IV district semifinal. The Stockaders advance to play Gibsonburg in Saturday's final. Both teams opened their scoring in the ...

Rams outslug Lady Red to make finals

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EDISON — Upper Sandusky took advantage of eight eight hits and walked five times, edging Bellevue 8-7 in the Division II district semifinal. Blayc Hacker had two hits — including a double — and scored to lead the Rams. Hacker also started in the circle and allowed seven runs on eight ...