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Groves excels with ‘pure spirit of competition’

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Caden Groves was the Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division champion a year ago, so he wanted to repeat. He did. Last week at Hedges-Boyer Park, the Columbian junior finished in 16:09.23, winning the race by nearly six seconds. Now, he’s looking for more. The runner, who was a first-team ...

Senecas keep on rolling, sweep Vanlue

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Calvert opened defense of last year’s state title Tuesday by dominating Vanlue 25-9, 25-13, 25-11 in a Division IV sectional final. The Senecas advance to Monday’s 7 p.m. district semifinals at Fostoria against McComb. The winner plays in the Oct. 24 finals at 6 p.m. Emma White registered ...

Playoff hopefuls square off in Bellevue-Columbian clash

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Columbian was tested last week against Clyde, and will be tested again tonight. The Tornadoes (6-1, 1-1 Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division) will host Bellevue at 7 p.m. With Calvert having a bye week, it’s literally the only game in town. And it’s a big one. Not only is it a ...

Tornadoes get fast start, roll past Tygers

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Columbian controlled things for the most part against Mansfield Senior. The Tornadoes jumped out to a 7-0 lead over the Tygers in Game 1 of Tuesday’s Division II sectional semifinal, and won it 25-7. The second game was a struggle, but Columbian broke a 17-all tie with an 8-1 run to win ...

Prep football, Week 8:Watching the river flow

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Seneca East at Upper Sandusky Records: Seneca East 6-1, 3-1 N10; Upper Sandusky 2-5, 1-3 N10. Last season: Seneca East, 63-6. Outlook: Last week was a frustrating one for Seneca East. Against Carey, the Tigers committed five turnovers and lost for the first time this season. But coach ...

Hull-led Stockaders advance past Stritch

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OLD FORT — Emily Hull had a double-double and three teammates combined for 25 kills Tuesday in Old Fort’s 25-17, 25-15, 25-18 opening-round Division IV tournament match over Cardinal Stritch. Hull (2 aces) tallied 18 assists, 11 digs and four kills for the Stockaders, who advance to ...

Edison hangs on in 5 against Chieftains

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BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon was close getting past Edison Wednesday, and advancing out of the Division III sectional semifinals. Very close. Abbi Roerdink and Peyton Hoover each had double-doubles, and the Chieftains held a two-games-to-one edge after beating the Chargers in Game 3. But ...

TU, ‘Berg players selected in XFL draft

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The dream of professional football continues for two players with local college ties. Tiffin University product Willie Mays and Heidelberg University graduate Donteea Dye were both selected in separate rounds of XFL draft Thursday by the Los Angeles Wildcats. Each round of Thursday’s ...

Mohawk makes quick work of Woodmore, will face Arcadia

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SYCAMORE — Getting ready to serve, Mohawk junior Marah Gillig had to search for the ball after it skipped underneath the bleachers. That was essentially the biggest difficulty the Warriors faced on Tuesday. Gillig served seven points in a row during Game 1 to help Mohawk sprint past ...

No. 3 Senecas sweep Tornadoes

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Defending state champion Calvert is jelling once again at the right time of the season before the postseason begins this week. Monday, the Division IV Senecas swept crosstown rival Columbian, who is Division II, 25-16, 25-16, 25-15. Hannah Miller led the Senecas with five aces and six ...

Some thoughts on the Browns after a 2-4 start to the season

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Five things about the Browns 32-28 loss to the Seahawks Sunday: THE END OF THE FIRST HALF: The Browns should have been ahead 27-12 at the at half, or 23-12 at worst. Instead, the Browns went to the break up 20-18 on the Seahawks. The culprits for that failure were coach Freddie Kitchens ...

Lakota’s Dull all alone at the top this year in Columbus

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COLUMBUS — There is no tie this year, at least not on the scorecard, and that’s what matters most. Kyleigh Dull overcame a three-stroke Day 1 deficit Saturday to capture the Division II golf title at the Ohio State University Gray course. The Lakota junior fired a 3-under 67 Saturday to ...

Blue Devils fall

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CAREY — McComb beat Carey 25-14, 25-20, 25-20 Saturday, despite a double-double by McKenzie Row for the host Blue Devils. Row tallied 19 digs and 11 kills for Carey (10-12). Emma Wagner (2 aces) tossed up 26 assists, Ellison Roark came up with 18 digs, Makenzie Snyder had 10 digs, Sadie ...

Watson, Dragons stay hot

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OWENSBORO, Ky. — Nick Watson tossed four touchdowns and Tiffin continued it’s stellar play this season with a 59-6 rout of Kentucky Wesleyan in G-MAC play Saturday. The Dragons (5-1, 3-0 G-MAC) led 21-0 after the first stop and led 35-0 at the half. Watson threw two of his four TD ...

Columbian girls capture Lake Division crown

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Caleigh Aigler and Mia Ingalls ran 1-2 and three teammates turned in top-10 times Saturday to push Columbian past Clyde 25-66 for the Lake Division title at the Sandusky Bay Conference Championships. Aigler won the race in 19:48.69 and Ingalls crossed the line 19:55.18. Annalyce Bowles ...

Blue Devils shock No. 7 Seneca East in OT

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ATTICA — Momentum is a scary thing for an underdog to possess. Carey — which came into Friday night’s game at No. 7 Seneca East 2-4 overall — made big play after big play when it counted to pull off the upset of the season in the Northern 10 Athletic Conference with a 26-20 victory in ...

TC’s Frankhauser and Reaves connect for 3 TDs in thriller

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Down to Clyde’s 21 with less than a half-minute remaining in regulation and the game tied at 42, Judd Lutz was feeling confident. Quarterback Chase Frankhauser made him feel that way. Frankhauser had already thrown four touchdown passes, and moved the Tornadoes deep into Flier territory ...

Rossford upends Fostoria

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FOSTORIA — It was back in 1988 that Jamie Clay played a major role as quarterback on the fifth of Dick Kidwell’s 11 playoff football teams over a storied 20-year career at Fostoria High School. Now, 31 years later, Clay has again impacted Redmen football, but he did so as a member of the ...

Chieftains roll 43-6 over St. Joe in Colatruglio’s milestone win

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BASCOM — Ashton Bour threw for three touchdowns and ran for another Friday as Hopewell-Loudon cruised past Fremont St. Joe 43-6 in Sandusky Bay Conference River Division play. The win not only gave the Chieftains (3-4, 2-1 SBC) their first back-to-back wins since 2016, but also gave coach ...