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Hobbled Tornadoes able to hold off pesky Redskins

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Coming off a tough physical win against a good Fremont Ross team Tuesday, Columbian had to strap up and battle Port Clinton Thursday. The lasting effect from Tuesday showed early in the contest with the Redskins as they blitzed the Tornadoes 14-3 halfway through the opening frame. TC coach ...

Liberty-Benton takes control of BVC with convincing win over H-L

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BASCOM — There are a few formalities to deal with and you won't be able to get Liberty-Benton coach Nate Irwin to make any not-so-wild claims. But there is no question the Blanchard Valley Conference girls basketball championship is the Eagles' to lose. The last of the closest challengers ...

Gillig, Blue Jackets drop Calvert

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The last time Brianna Gillig played basketball in the Calvert gym, it was a night to remember. Her 40-point, 17-rebound, seven-steal game was one of the best individual efforts of last season. Gillig didn't repeat her effort from a year ago — she didn't need to. The senior was the main ...

Tornadoes sweep through Vermilion duals

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VERMILION — Columbian took home a pair of team wins at the end of the Vermilion Duals Wednesday night. The Tornadoes managed to sneak past Huron 16-12 before topping the host Vermilion 42-33. TC had six grapplers go 2-0 on the night. Matt Audritsh recorded a pair of pins at 182 pounds to ...

Briefs

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VARSITY BOYS BOWLING: After taking a fall in team action, Columbian was able to fight back in the baker games to top Eastwood 2,721-2,693 Tuesday. The Tornadoes dropped team play 1741-1704 before taking the baker games 1,017-952. Keygan Yonts led Columbian's efforts with a 410 while Tommy Peer ...

Marshall ties career high with 33 points, Clyde tops Old Fort

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Old Fort coach Jenny Ritzler said she would probably rank Clyde's Heidi Marshall as one of the top three players her team has had to defend in her six years of coaching. After Wednesday's career night for the senior, it is easy to understand why. Marshall tied a career-high with 33 points ...

Dryfuse, Blue Jackets power past Raiders

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NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel outscored Lakota 26-14 over the middle quarters and Ben Dryfuse led all scorers Tuesday as the Blue Jackets powered their way to a 59-33 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division win. The Blue Jackets (6-3, 4-1 SBC) led just 11-9 at the first stop, but outscored Lakota ...

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

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This past weekend the NFL held it's divisional playoff games. For me it was interesting. I got to watch Saturday's tilts on TV, but had to listen to Sunday's games on the radio as I was traveling. We stopped soon enough to catch the end of the Saints-Vikings game on the tube. Let me say ...

Briefs

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COACH SOUGHT: Old Fort seeks a junior high girls track coach. If interested, contact Athletic Director Gregg Molyet at (419) 463-7138 or oldfortad@oldfortschools.org. MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT: Mohawk will hold a Military Appreciation Night during this Friday's home boys basketball game with ...

Calvert uses defense to down St. Joe

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It was a tough way to go for Calvert Assistant Athletic Director Kim Zahner, charged with introducing the lineups with a microphone that was out. That was a strain, but it wasn't the only issue of the night. Head coach Jon Otterbacher was also out. And the final 2.4 seconds on the scoreboard ...

Multi-winners help Chieftains sweep

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BASCOM — Caden Crawford dominated in his two matches and three teammates also claimed two victories Tuesday to help Hopewell-Loudon win twice against Calvert and Fremont St. Joe. The Chieftains beat Calvert 27-10 and St. Joe 33-11. Crawford beat Calvert 138-pounder Bobby Breymyer 14-6 and ...

Dryfuse clutch at line as Columbian upends Ross

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Down two points and with 17 seconds left, Fremont Ross' Jazmin Bulger drove toward the basket and attempted a potential game-tying shot. It missed, and Columbian's Abby Dryfuse grabbed the rebound — her 14th. She was immediately fouled. Nine seconds remained. This was good and bad for the ...

Fliers top Chargers at the Q

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CLEVELAND — Clyde took a trip east along with Edison to play at Quicken Loans Arena Monday. The Fliers left the pro stage with a 61-43 win over the Chargers. Clyde held Edison to 14 points in the first half — six in the first and eight in the second — to take a 29-14 halftime ...

Grand Valley State thumps TU

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The Tiffin women’s basketball team struggled to score at the start and the end of the game as Grand Valley took home a 73-40 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win Saturday. The Lakers out-rebounded the Dragons 49-27 and held a 16-0 edge in second chance points. Grand Valley ...

Columbian can’t catch Comets, loses 5th straight

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GENOA — Genoa dominated the start of each half Saturday en route to beating Columbian 75-48. The Comets (8-3) led 21-12 at the first stop and used a 22-14 surge in the third quarter to push their lead to 58-37. Jared Akers tossed in 14 points and Braden Brown added 13 for the Tornadoes ...

OF prevails in non-conference tilt

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BASCOM — It was going to be showdown time in the Sandusky Bay Conference River Division Friday night, but the daytime wintry blast wiped out games featuring Old Fort at Sandusky St. Mary and New Riegel at Fremont St. Joseph. The four clubs shared the division lead coming in with 3-1 marks, ...

Dragons storm back to top Purdue Northwest

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Tiffin looked lethargic. It played without energy and didn’t hit many shots. It also turned the ball over 19 times. But that was in the first 34 minutes of the game with Purdue Northwest Thursday in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play. The last six minutes of the game, ...