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“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” — George Harrison. You just don’t realize how much space there is in this county until you try to get from one side to the other. That was the main takeaway from Tuesday, when the desire to get as many local ...

Bucks outlast Warriors in 5

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SYCAMORE — It was only fitting. After two five-game wars last year, Thursday came down to the final game as well. In the end, the hitting of Buckeye Central was too much, as the Bucks slipped by Mohawk, 19-25, 25-21, 22-25, 25-14, 15-10, in Northern 10 Athletic Conference action. “It ...

Focused Senecas dominate Stockaders

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OLD FORT — Some players are the same. Some players are new. But one thing that hasn’t changed since Calvert’s Division IV state title last season: focus. In what had the feeling of a business trip, Calvert went to rival Old Fort and dominated with a 25-9, 25-8, 25-11 sweep in ...

Bullion tosses up milestone in Bellevue win

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BELLEVUE — Senior setter Molly Bullion topped the 2,000-assist plateau for her career Thursday en route to helping Bellevue dominate Fremont Ross 25-10, 25-12, 25-11. Bullion handed out 25 assists on a perfect 63-for-63 setting effort, giving her 2,021 assists in her career. She also ...

Fliers blank Tornadoes in SBC opener

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CLYDE — Clyde opened its Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division slate by blanking Columbian 5-0. It was a strong performance for the Fliers, who didn’t lose a set to the Tornadoes in improving to 4-2, 2-0 in the SBC Lake Division. At first singles, Emma Strudthoff topped Sammy Kimmet ...

Conley paces Rams over Elgin

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NEW BLOOMINGTON — Three of the four scoring Upper Sandusky players shot in the 40s, and the Rams got past Elgin 189-198 at Windy Acres. Kendra Conley’s 42 paced the Rams, while Liv Gier shot a 48 and Katie Clark had a 49. Olivia Barth added a 50 for the Rams, who improved 5-1. Also for ...

Thiel’s hat trick not enough for Upper Sandusky

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UPPER SANDUSKY — Jaidyn Thiel twice got Upper Sandusky within a goal — all as part of hat trick — but the Rams couldn’t catch Clear Fork in a 6-3 loss Thursday. Clear Fork (2-1) never trailed, using two unassisted goals by Braeden Feeman and another from Seth Stoner to take a 3-0 lead ...

St. Joe blows by New Riegel

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Fremont St. Joe’s Garrett Michael tore up Seneca Hills Wednesday with a 35 to lead the Streaks to a 156-191 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division victory over New Riegel. Lance Emrich had a 39 for St. Joe (5-0), while Blake Michael added a 40 and Cole Stull finished with a 42. Parker Smith ...

Lady Red move to 2-1 with sweep of Panthers

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SANDUSKY — Sandusky St. Mary challenged Bellevue Wednesday, but in the end, the Lady Red captured a 5-0 win. At singles, Rayven Whyde beat Sara Bias 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1, while Summer Strunk topped Mallory Parish 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2 and Dakota Zerman upended Julia Loeffer 6-4, 7-6 (7-0) at No. ...

Senecas make quick work of Lakers in home opener

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In the home opener for the defending Division IV state champions, Calvert took care of Danbury in a hurry with a 25-5, 25-5, 25-4 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division victory. Emma White tallied 25 assists and eight aces for the Senecas (2-0), while Maddie Schumacher and Hannah Miller each ...

Groves fifth, TC boys third at Ice Breaker

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UPPER SANDUSKY — Caden Groves ran fifth and two teammates turned in top-20 efforts Tuesday to help Columbian upend host Upper Sandusky 95-128 for third at the Upper Sandusky Ice Breaker Invitational. Mount Gilead beat Columbus Grove 42-72 for the title in the 18-team event. Carey finished ...

Mohawk boys drop Eagles in Galion

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GALION — Mohawk went on the road to Valley View Tuesday, but came away with a 208-218 Northern 10 Athletic Conference victory over Colonel Crawford. Kael Margraf led the way for the Warriors (1-1) with a 47, while Austin Tusing added a 50, Evan Kuenzli chipped in a 54 and Reese Hannam ended ...

Blue Jackets drop Golden Bears

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Carson Whipple got things going for New Riegel Monday with a 44 to lead the Blue Jackets past Gibsonburg, 184-218 in Sandusky Bay Conference River Division play at Seneca Hills. Jacob Theis tacked on a 45 for New Riegel (3-3), while Dalton Reinhart added a 47 and Sam Whipple shot a 48. Eric ...

Columbian gets to 3-0 with sweep

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FREMONT — Columbian made quick work of Fremont Ross Monday in a 5-0 sweep of the Little Giants. At No. 1 singles, TC’s Casey Knutson beat Viv Esquivel 6-1, 6-1, while Sammy Kimmet upended Alexis Huff 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 and Anna Stephey topped Morgan Shetzer 6-3, 6-2 at No. 3. Morgan ...

Tornadoes boot Hopewell-Loudon, SE in opener

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BASCOM — Columbian upended Seneca East 25-22, 25-15 and Hopewell-Loudon 25-17, 25-14 Saturday in a season-opening triangular. Addie Conti (2 blocks) fueled the Tornadoes with 25 assists, 13 kills and three aces, Bri Landers tallied 19 digs and three aces and Rylie Roggow (2 blocks) had 10 ...

Upper Sandusky rallies to drop Clyde in opener

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CLYDE — Jaidyn Thiel knotted the game with a goal 29 seconds before halftime, Luke Amert put Upper Sandusky ahead in the second half and the Rams opened the season Saturday by beating Clyde 2-1. Braden Riehl put the host Fliers up 1-0 at the 20:25 mark, heading in a pass from Victor ...

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RESULTS POLICY: Coaches turning in results for any sport are reminded to use full names for all athletes. Handwriting must be legible. Photos of scorebooks must be in focus and well lit. Records should be included. Results for high school and college events must be turned in that day by 9:30 ...

Clyde 4th, Bellevue 5th at TC Invitational

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Ashland completely ran away with the Columbian Invitational Friday at Seneca Hills, shooting a 308, which was 55 strokes better than Shelby. As far as local teams, Clyde placed fourth with a 401, Bellevue’s junior varsity was fifth (417), host Columbian was eighth (444), Mohawk came in 11th ...