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Woman sentenced to prison

A Fostoria woman was sentenced to nearly five years in prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom this week. Jessica L. Hatcher, 26, pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary, all second-degree felonies; grand theft, a third-degree felony; ...

Ten random sports questions to ponder for the new year

1. Who watched, who cared last year? Featured on ESPN2, University of Connecticut  women's basketball beat Notre Dame in 1-2 match up of perennial NCAA powerhouses in December. Notice, the game didn't make the regular ESPN network — or ANY mainstream network. The point looking forward is ...

Columbian wrestling takes down Vermilion

Columbian recorded five pins Wednesday, and knocked off visiting Vermilion 50-21. The pinfalls were recorded by 106-pounder Corbin Houdeshell, 160-pounder Tony Szablewski, 170-pounder Gabe Reyes, 195-pounder Owen Thomsic and heavyweight Kindal Bustillos. Meanwhile, the Tornadoes' Joey ...

Briefs

UMPIRE CLASS: Anyone who wants become an OHSAA certified umpire can contact Chad Snyder at umpchad@gmail.com or (419) 619-7883 or visit the OHSAA website (http://officials.myohsaa.org/Logon) to register. Classes will be held in Findlay starting Jan, 26. BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: The Third ...

Heidelberg men fall to ONU in overtime

Prince Benson tossed Heidelberg a lifeline against Ohio Northern, but the Polar Bears prevailed anyway, 84-78 in overtime. With Heidelberg's men's basketball team trailing ONU 69-67 with 3 seconds left, the 'Berg's Michael Davis lofted a potential game-winning 3-pointer. The shot ...

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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

Tough 3rd quarter sinks Tornadoes

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

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 ...