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Mount Union stretches win streak to 11, trips Heidelberg

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ALLIANCE — Mount Union came into Saturday's game with Heidelberg as the Ohio Athletic Conference's best. The Purple Raiders came into Saturday's game with a 20-3 record, and were 15-1 in the OAC. That one league blemish came against Heidelberg, which defeated Mount Union 68-67 Jan. 4 at ...

Rams secure outright N10 title

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CAREY — Sharing is caring. Upper Sandusky had no interest in sharing any piece of a league championship when it traveled to rival Carey on Monday. The Rams withheld a surge by Carey and pulled away for a 59-43 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win, securing Upper Sandusky's fourth league ...

Three champs for runner-up Warriors at Margaretta

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CASTALIA — Three Mohawk grapplers claimed titles and five other teammates placed to push the Warriors past Bellevue for second Saturday at the Margaretta Invitational. Plymouth rolled to the title with 230 1/2 points, with Mohawk upending the Redmen 180-176 1/2 for second. Seneca East ...

Elder takes seventh as Fliers head to girls district bowling

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PORT CLINTON — Halle Elder finished seventh overall Saturday to guide Clyde to a district berth Saturday at the Division II sectional bowling tournament at Port Clinton’s Star Lanes at the Harbor. The top four teams and top four players not on those teams qualified for this Friday’s ...

Little Giants escape with win against Tornadoes

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Twice in the final half minute of regulation, Columbian had a chance to tie Fremont Ross. The Tornadoes had two looks at the basket. And they had the right guy with the ball each time. LJ Reaves had a career night Saturday against the Little Giants, finishing with 34 points and 12 rebounds. ...

Tiffin Youth Football to offer new options

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Corey Spencer stands in Tiffin Youth Football’s new office in downtown Tiffin. The room, located in the Laird Arcade, has the look one has when its being moved into. “Today,” said Spencer, when asked when the organization arrived there. Spencer became head of Tiffin Youth Football ...

Mia madness: Ingalls’ late 3 sends Columbian to victory

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Up until the final minute of the game, Columbian had made just one 3-pointer. It came in the third quarter as the Tornadoes found themselves down seven points. In the final minute, Columbian hit two 3s and forced two Norwalk turnovers. Mia Ingalls’ triple with 8 seconds left lifted the ...

Upper Sandusky rolls past Warriors to improve to 19-1

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SYCAMORE — Evan Young fueled a quick start and Mason Vent sparked a runaway third quarter Saturday as Upper Sandusky thumped Northern 10 Athletic Conference foe Mohawk 88-54. Young scored 16 of his 18 game points in the first quarter to help the Rams (19-1, 14-0 N10) power out to a 24-16 ...

Richards erupts for 30, but Dragons foiled by Findlay

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FINDLAY — It’s a win. However, University of Findlay women’s basketball coach Jim Wiedie is still looking to see his team finish off teams better. The Oilers built a 13-point lead late in the third quarter, yet had to fend off Tiffin University for a 76-66 victory in Great Midwest ...

Richards erupts for 30, but Dragons foiled by Findlay

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FINDLAY — It’s a win. However, University of Findlay women’s basketball coach Jim Wiedie is still looking to see his team finish off teams better. The Oilers built a 13-point lead late in the third quarter, yet had to fend off Tiffin University for a 76-66 victory in Great Midwest ...

Redmen run stopped in semifinal

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After an incredible dual team tournament run, Bellevue's journey came to an end on Sunday. The Redmen fell, 51-22 to No. 1 Louisville in the Division II state semifinals at St. John Arena on the campus of the Ohio State University. In the quarterfinals, Bellevue topped fellow Sandusky Bay ...

Clyde takes over in third against TC

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By Jimmy Watkins Sports Writer CLYDE — As the buzzer sounded, Clyde guards Kaiden Olson and Caden Berger exchanged smiles and daps as they looked up at the scoreboard. In Clyde’s 84-74 win over Columbian at Clyde High School on Friday, the starting Clyde backcourt combined for 40 ...

Columbian’s Eisenhower places 9th, 12th at district

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BOWLING GREEN — Cole Eisenhower gave a few standout performances at the Division II district swim meet at Bowling Green Friday. Whether that was enough to extend the Columbian’s sophomore’s season to next week’s state tournament was yet to be seen. Eisenhower’s best finish — and ...

Columbian’s Eisenhower places 9th, 12th at district

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BOWLING GREEN — Cole Eisenhower gave a few standout performances at the Division II district swim meet at Bowling Green Friday. Whether that was enough to extend the Columbian’s sophomore’s season to next week’s state tournament was yet to be seen. Eisenhower’s best finish — and ...

Old Fort’s Tarris bowls 726 series, advances

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PORT CLINTON — Old Fort’s Hayden Tarris finished second overall and earned a district berth Friday at the Division II bowling sectional at Star Lanes at the Harbor in Port Clinton. Tarris, a freshman, rolled games of 244, 238 and 244 for a 726 series. Edison’s Brandon Goodrich took the ...

Stockaders beat H-L, stay unbeaten in SBC River

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BASCOM — Old Fort clinched an outright Sandusky Bay Conference River Division championship Tuesday night. Friday night, the Stockaders were in true championship form. Six Old Fort players scored eight or more points, five of them in double figures. That, plus a stifling defensive ...

How does one handle news of tragedy in world of sports?

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I received the news from my sister. She had called about something else, but wanted to know if I had heard about the death of Kobe Bryant. The former Los Angeles Lakers star was killed along with his daughter Gianna and seven other people in a helicopter crash that morning. I was surprised if ...

Chieftains wrap up unbeaten slate

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FREMONT — Hopewell-Loudon capped an unbeaten regular season Thursday with a 78-30 romp past Sandusky Bay Conference River Division foe Fremont St. Joe. Kaia Woods paced the Chieftains (22-0, 16-0 SBC) with 21 points, seven steals and four assists, and MaKayla Elmore chipped in 20 points, ...

New Riegel pulls away late against Calvert

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NEW RIEGEL — With the postseason right around the corner, Thursday’s matchup between Calvert and New Riegel didn’t go as planned. With a combined 53 turnovers in the contest, it was New Riegel which separated in the second half to grab a 53-33 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division ...