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Columbian outlasts No. 18 Fostoria

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FOSTORIA — Despite 40 kills, 13 digs, four aces and four blocks from Fostoria’s Tyriana Settles, Columbian took down the Redmen 25-20, 23-25, 25-23, 13-25, 15-12 Saturday. Addison Conti led Columbian with nine kills, 32 assists and 18 digs, while Emily Davis collected 34 kills and 16 ...

Top-10 trio guides Fliers to title in Kansas

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KANSAS — Jessica Middleton and Marissa Stockmaster ran second and third Saturday and Daniella Ruiz took seventh to push Clyde past Fremont Ross by a point for the Carly Reese title at the Lakota Myron Cline Invitational. Middleton took individual runner-up honors in 21:15.95, Stockmaster ...

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PREP SOCCER: Upper Sandusky's boys soccer game today at Allen East is varsity only and starts at 7 p.m. The bus leaves at 5 p.m. n Upper Sandusky's boys soccer game with Van Buren, originally scheduled for Sept. 13, will occur Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. at Upper Sandusky. The junior varsity game ...

Mangiola helps Senecas claim St. Joe crown

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FREMONT — Dominic Mangiola captured medalist honors, Maddy Brown joined him on the all-tournament team and Brayden Thomas and Jacob Kin bounced back from early struggles Saturday as Calvert claimed the inaugural St. Joseph Invitational at Fremont Country Club. Mangiola fired a 78, bettering ...

Mohawk staying focused after hot start

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SYCAMORE — Mohawk’s players didn’t seem to want to bask in the glory for too long Friday night. Yes, they enjoyed the 35-14 win over Carey. And yes, the Warriors are aware they’re ranked fourth in The Associated Press Division VII poll. Cole Zender was coming off a career game. The ...

With Goff in hospital, Dragons move to 3-0

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PHILIPPI, West Virginia — There was a fourth quarter rally, a late defensive stop, and a Great Midwest Conference win for Tiffin University. TU improved to 3-0. But Dragons coach Gary Goff wasn’t there to see it. The Tiffin mentor has spent the last six days in a Toledo hospital, ...

Tornadoes jump on Start early

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TOLEDO — There’s still some fine tuning needed, but Columbian is on a roll. Chase Frankhauser threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for two more and the defense bottled up Toledo Start for most of the night Friday as the Tornadoes doubled up the Spartans 28-14. “I thought we played ...

Chieftains roll

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BASCOM — Through three weeks, Hopewell-Loudon has shown flashes of being a dominant team. It just hasn’t put it all together — until Friday night hosting Arcadia. The Chieftains jumped all over the Redskins from the opening kickoff to get a 47-0 Blanchard Valley Conference ...

No. 5 Senecas suffer first loss, fall to Gibsonburg

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GIBSONBURG — Mike Lee wanted last week’s tough loss to Mohawk to be a learning experience for his Gibsonburg Golden Bears. But even he was a bit surprised when lessons learned produced big results so quickly. Gibsonburg climbed a self-created mountain of penalties and answered repeated ...

No. 4 Warriors break open their game with Blue Devils

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SYCAMORE — When asked to describe what was perhaps the game’s most critical play, Mohawk receiver Zack Hayman paused. “The one where we zig-zagged?” he asked. Yes, that one. Hayman turned a screen pass from Keith Jenkins into a 34-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter, breaking ...

Heidelberg faces Capital, ‘one-man circus’ Wibbeler

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Scott Donaldson might be Heidelberg’s head coach, but he was the program’s defensive coordinator for years. And when it comes to preparation, there are quarterbacks who can keep defensive assistants up at night. Capital’s Thomas Wibbeler is one of those signal callers. It’s ...

Duo of freshman tailbacks fitting right in for Tiffin

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Most football fans know about the two-minute drill. That’s the hurry-up offense teams use at the end of halves to get late points. Lesser known — but just as important — is the four-minute drill. That’s when a team is leading in the fourth quarter, has the ball, and — with about ...

Raiders roll in triangular

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FREMONT — Kyleigh Dull and Ethan Longoria both broke 40 Friday to fuel Lakota's triangular win at Fremont Country Club. Dull led everyone with a 38 and Longoria fired a 39 to help the Raiders shoot a 169. Fremont Ross bested Northwood 189-204 for second. Colt Dible added a 44 for Lakota ...

Reser, No. 5 Senecas head to Gibsonburg

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Steve Reser said he’s never been in a situation like the one facing him tonight in Gibsonburg. The first-year Calvert coach returns to take on the team he led for the previous seven seasons, and also guided to three-consecutive postseason appearances. “I always care about kids, every ...

Calvert knocks back Blue Jackets

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Lexie White registered a double-double and Ashlyn Jones approached one Thursday to push state-ranked Calvert past New Riegel 25-19, 25-14, 25-22 in Sandusky Bay Conference River Division play. White had 18 digs and 10 kills for the Senecas, ranked 12th in Division IV, and Jones tallied 14 ...

Columbian hopes to excel on road against Spartans

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After winning two of its first three games — both at home — Columbian travels to Toledo tonight in search of its first road victory in more than two years. “It’s big. You’ve got to be able to travel,” Tornadoes’ coach Judd Lutz said. “Even in our conference games, away games ...

H-L boys, Carey girls race to titles

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MOUNT BLANCHARD — Hopewell-Loudon boys captured the first three spots and had another two end in the top 11 Thursday en route to the Riverdale Invitational title. Meanwhile, Carey’s Sarah Reinhart captured the girls individual title and had two teammates run in the top 10 to help the Blue ...

Fliers edge Tornadoes by 1 stroke

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CLYDE — Columbian came as close as possible to a win Thursday at Green Hills against Clyde, but couldn’t get over the hump in a 208-209 Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division loss. Brooke Newsome led Clyde (5-6) with a 44, while Margaret Hiliker added a 53, Hunter Schwochow shot a 55 and ...

Clyde cages Bulldogs in sweep

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CRESTLINE — Clyde dropped just three games Thursday at Crestline in a 5-0 sweep of the Bulldogs. At singles play, Clyde’s No. 1 Mary Wilkerson beat Jeri Ka Cassidy 6-0, 6-2, while No. 2 Megan Barrett topped Taylor Garrisenwise in straight sets 6-0, 6-0. Clyde won third singles by default. ...