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Bellevue's Laini Carlson applies defensive pressure to Columbian's Abby Dryfuse during the game in Tiffin Tuesday.

Hot-shooting Bellevue beats TC

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Bellevue was content to take jumpers in the first quarter of Tuesday’s game with Tiffin. Often, it would be called “settling.” But not in this case. After all, no one talks about settling when the shots keep going in. Columbian’s Autumn Sehlhorst made a layup to start the game. ...

Senecas can’t slow down Crimson Streaks

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FREMONT – Calvert coach Ted Willman admitted that if someone would have told him Calvert shot 25 free throws Tuesday night at Fremont St. Joe, he would have been really happy. The Senecas shot 25 free throws Tuesday, but Willman wasn’t happy with his team’s performance from the foul ...

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Hopewell-Loudon's Caleb Hinton tries to escape from Calvert's Bobby Bremyer during the 145 pound bout.

Kwiat, Bremeyer spark Senecas in double dual

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BASCOM — Connor Kwiat pinned both of his opponents and Bobby Bremeyer added two contested wins to help Calvert split a double-dual with Gibsonburg and Hopewell-Loudon. Gibsonburg won its match 48-27, but the Senecas dropped H-L 42-18. Kwiat’s pins came at 160 pounds, while Bremeyer had ...

Rams out-scrap Devils to stay perfect

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CAREY — Three Upper Sandusky players combined for 30 points Tuesday as the unbeaten Rams held off upset-minded Northern 10 Athletic Conference foe Carey 39-34. Megan Hensel keyed the Rams (14-0, 9-0 N10) with 11 points, seven rebounds and two steals, Ayana Getz had 10 points, four boards ...

Mohawks top St. Mary, find win column in SBC after 45 years

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FOSTORIA — It's been a while, but St. Wendelin has a boys Sandusky Bay Conference win again. And a home one, at that.The Mohawks doubled up Sandusky St. Mary 22-11 in the second period to gain momentum and breathing room, then wound up with a double-double from Brody Whetsel and three other ...

Eagles soar by Mohawks

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FINDLAY — Hailee Burns' 14 points and four rebounds was not enough to earn St. Wendelin the win in a 72-30 loss to Liberty-Benton Monday night. Peighton Troike added 10 points and three rebounds to try and back Burns' effort. Emma Prince chipped in four points and four rebounds as Hannah ...

Stockaders find rhythm vs. Danbury

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LAKESIDE — Five Old Fort players scored in double figures and the Stockaders' offense picked up after the first quarter Saturday en route to beating Danbury 63-45. Danbury led 12-9 at the first stop, but the Stockaders (9-2) used a 15-8 burst in the second quarter for a 24-20 halftime edge ...

Tornadoes nipped by Comets in overtime

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Basketball can be a cruel game when things aren’t going a team’s way. In the last couple of weeks, Columbian has been in every game, but has always had a ball rim out of the basket, a ball deflect off a teammate’s hand for a crucial turnover or something that isn’t allowing TC to ...

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Heidelberg’s Marisa Liburdi (right) drives the lane and Marietta’s Jo Herd-Middlebrooks gets knocked backward after making an attempt to stop the play Saturday in Seiberling Gymnasium.

Marietta takes charge, beats Heidelberg

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Neither coach was willing to say whether the call in the final seconds of Saturday’s game between Heidelberg and Marietta was the correct one. But there was no denying its impact. With the Pioneers leading Heidelberg 63-61 with 16.5 seconds left in regulation, the Student Princes took the ...

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Calvert’s Taylor Harris competes in the 100 breast at the Sandusky Bay Conference Championships in Oak Harbor Saturday. Harris won the race.

Calvert’s Harris wins two SBC crowns

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OAK HARBOR — Calvert's Taylor Harris won a pair of races to top area swimming efforts Saturday at the Sandusky Bay Conference Championships. The sophomore captured the 100 fly in 1:01.88 and the 100 breast in 1:09.95 for the Senecas, who finished seventh in the nine-team girls field with 28 ...

Dragons’ comeback falls short to ODU

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COLUMBUS – Despite a career game of 31 points and 20 rebounds from Tiffin forward Austin Adams, the Dragons couldn’t complete a comeback against Ohio Dominican Saturday as they fell 87-85 in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest. TU (8-9, 4-6) trailed 51-49 midway ...

Big push in second quarter fuels Hopewell-Loudon

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BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon doubled up Gibsonburg 28-14 in the second quarter to set the tone in what became a 76-58 win Saturday. The Chieftain led just 22-19 at the first stop before taking control in the second period. A balanced attack helped, with Jacque Burns scoring 15 points, ...

Margraf reaches 100-win plateau

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NAPOLEON — Chet Margraf won his 100th career match and ended as one of Mohawk’s 5-0 wrestlers during Saturday’s portion of the Napoleon Invitational. The 138-pounder’s milestone win came during the day’s fourth match, when he upended Austin Eick 4-2 to help Mohawk beat Rossford ...

Chargers move to LA as hollow as it gets

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The Los Angeles Chargers. It just sounds wrong. Maybe not “Baltimore Browns” wrong, or even “Utah Jazz” wrong, but it’s hard to hear. Yes, I know the Chargers started in Los Angeles. But there was always something special about that San Diego franchise. It had a legendary ...

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Columbian's Todd Simonds shoots over Sandusky's Jamonte Alexander.

Tough 3rd quarter sinks Tornadoes

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SANDUSKY — Like it has the past couple of games, Columbian has played well enough to stay in the contest. But once again Friday night, the Tornadoes had a few bounces go against them and couldn’t make enough shots in critical stretches in a 70-57 Northern Ohio League loss to ...

Bucks shake off Warriors

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SYCAMORE — Buckeye Central broke free in the middle quarters Friday to turn a sluggish, tight game into a 42-21 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win against Mohawk. The teams finished the first quarter knotted at 6 before the Bucks (11-2, 8-1 N10) outscored Mohawk 15-3 in the second and 14-7 ...

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Old Fort's Luke Wagner (left) and Eric Bell (right) fight for a loss ball against St. Mary’s James Fischer (center), as the Stockaders’ Jacob Hammond (21) trails the play Friday.

Panthers nip Stockaders in final seconds

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OLD FORT — Daniel Miller hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left Friday to propel Sandusky St. Mary past Old Fort 68-65. The loss was the first in Sandusky Bay Conference play for the Stockaders (8-2, 5-1 SBC).Jacob Webb keyed Old Fort with 20 points and five assists, Eric Bell ...

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Calvert's Connor Meyer controls the ball against the defense of St. Wendelin's Brayden Moon during the game in Fostoria Friday.

Meyer masterful against Mohawks

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FOSTORIA — St. Wendelin coach Tim Ritzler was in Tiffin Tuesday, scouting Calvert in its game against  Lakota.Even though the Senecas won the game, they didn’t shoot well, going 0 of 7 from 3-point range. Based on that, Ritzler developed a gameplan. “We said, ‘let’s force them to ...

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Mohawk's Aubrey Margraf is guarded by Calvert's Clare Sullivan (from left), Allie Beckley and Shelby Hemminger during the game in Tiffin Thursday.

Slow start doesn’t hinder Warriors

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Mohawk got off to a slow start Thursday — an ice cold start — not scoring its first basket until the 2:50 mark of the first quarter. After trailing 9-4 after the opening period against Calvert, the Warriors hit some shots and caused turnover after turnover, which led to a 12-0 run to end ...