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Tigers turn back Eagles

WILLARD — Seneca East pulled away in the second quarter and held off Colonel Crawford from there Tuesday to open the Division III sectional tournament with a 36-31 win. The Tigers face Western Reserve in the second round Saturday at 6:15 p.m. at Willard. Seneca East ended the first period ...

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Calvert’s Kristan Bowers tries to get a rebound away from Mansfield Christian’s Heidi Smith during a Division IV sectional game in Bascom. Bowers had 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Jones’ late free throw breaks tie, lifts Calvert

BASCOM — If you’re going to be limited to a single point, you might as well make it a big one. For senior Madison Jones and Calvert, her one point here tonight was as big as they get. Jones made a foul shot with just five seconds remaining to give the Senecas a 42-41 win over Mansfield ...

Blue Devils overpower Redmen

CAREY — Cody Luzader led a trio of double-digit scorers Tuesday as Carey upended Fostoria 70-55. Luzader tossed in a game-high 22 points for the Blue Devils (14-7), Hayden Russell scored 15, Hayden Stone netted 14 and Trey Bame added nine. The Redmen (5-16) got 19 points and seven ...

’Berg runs out of gas in OT

MARIETTA — Top-seeded Marietta trailed just once Tuesday, but outscored Heidelberg 16-1 in the final 3:25 of overtime after falling behind to open the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament with a 94-80 win. The Pioneers (22-4) move on to face Mount Union in Thursday’s semifinals, but ...

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Columbian's Jakob Amory (second from left) and Port Clinton's Joey Brenner fight for the ball as Columbian's Ro Durham (left) and Daniel Bupp assist during the game in Tiffin Tuesday.

Redskins spoil Columbian’s senior night

Port Clinton was a three-win team coming into its non-league game with Columbian Tuesday night. It surely didn't look like it as the Redskins flustered the Tornadoes' offense with a 3-2 zone and hit some timely shots and free throws down the stretch to spoil Columbian's senior night with a ...

Fireworks come early and late on opening day

In my Sunday column I suggested that something special was likely to happen in the 2017 edition of the Tiffin City Bowling Tournament. The fireworks began on Monday morning and didn’t stop until the last game Monday night. Rich Yates Jr. saved his best effort for game three in doubles — ...

Three Chieftains gain BVC nod

Hopewell-Loudon's Brooklyn Arbogast landed on the second team and two teammates earned honorable mention awards when the Blanchard Valley Conference announced its girls basketball team Monday for the 2016-17 season. Arbogast, a senior, helped the Chieftains end 14-8 overall and tied for ...

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Hopewell-Loudon’s Brooklyn Arbogast chases down a loose ball under the basket ahead of St. Joe’s Ava Stepanic (1) during a Division IV first-round game at Fremont Ross.

H-L’s Arbogast reaches milestone in loss

FREMONT —he game had been decided for several minutes, but there still was drama for Hopewell-Loudon and its fans. With St. Joe sporting a 57-40 lead over the Chieftains and 3 ½ minutes left, H-L senior Brooklyn Arbogast was three points short of 1,000 for her career. There would be no ...

Old Fort’s Adelsperger, Ritzler lead area District 6 selections

A great year for Jennifer Ritzler, Allison Adelsperger and Old Fort’s girls basketball team just got a little better. Adelsperger, who is averaging almost 20 points a game for a team that just won a share of the Sandusky Bay Conference River, was named the Division IV District 6 Player of ...

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Heidelberg’s Theresa Jackson drives against Mount Union’s Jaime Sanborn in a first round Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament game Monday in Alliance.

Mount Union survives Heidelberg comeback

ALLIANCE — Heidelberg rallied all the way back from a 15-point deficit in the second half, but didn’t finish. Mount Union got 17 points and eight rebounds from Kelsey Scott, and Jaime Sanborn made a tie-breaking jump shot with 1:07 left in the fourth quarter, keying a 65-60 win over the ...

Briefs

ALL-DISTRICT BASKETBALL: Area coaches are asked to submit nominations for the All-Norwest Ohio District Basketball teams. Nominations can be emailed to Zach Baker at zbaker@advertiser-tribune.com. They also can be faxed to (419) 447-3274. BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT TICKETS: Pre-sale tickets ...

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Tiffin University’s Alex Brown drives to the hoop past Walsh University’s Zac Carter Saturday in Tiffin.

TU falls to Cavaliers

Five Tiffin men scored in double digits Saturday, but it wasn't enough as two Walsh players scored 25 or more points on the way to an 87-86 win. Walsh grabbed an early 23-12 lead, but an 11-0 Tiffin run knotted the game at 23. The Dragons kept battling and eventually took a 31-29 lead — ...

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Calvert's Connor Kwiat (left) takes top control as he competes against Perkins’ Lucas Salmon (Perkins) in the 160 pound weight class at the Sandusky Bay Conference Championships in Kansas, Saturday. Calvert took ninth at the meet. Results are on 3B.

Tornadoes capture final NOL Tourney title

SANDUSKY — It was, according to coach Daniel Gilbert, a fantastic day. Columbian wrapped up the crown before finals began, then took five of the eight title bouts in which it had a grappler en route to capturing the final Northern Ohio League Tournament championship. “They did ...

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Columbian’s Madalyn Brisendine splits a pair of Sandusky defenders as teammate Abby Dryfuse looks on in Tiffin.

Brisendine heats up, TC wins

For three quarters, Sandusky made Columbian standout Madalyn Brisendine a non factor. The Tornadoes’ junior managed just one point through the first 24 minutes. So despite getting dominated on the glass for most of the afternoon, the Blue Streaks stayed with the Tornadoes. They trailed ...

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Calvert’s Corbin Kantner goes up for a layup Saturday against Margaretta in Tiffin.

Polar Bears plow past Senecas

It would appear Margaretta is putting its game together at just the right time. The little guy in a league of big guys, the Polar Bears have taken a few lumps in the Bay Division of the Sandusky Bay Conference — the latest a frustrating 80-77 double-overtime loss to Clyde Friday ...

Tigers turn back Blue Jackets

NEW RIEGEL — North Baltimore gained breathing room in the second quarter and slowly increased its lead from there Saturday to beat New Riegel 50-39. Alivia Light tallied 15 points, four assists and four steals for the Tigers, who used a 14-6 run in the second quarter to enter halftime up ...

Sandusky battles back to beat Clyde in non-conference game

CLYDE — Leading 16-3 after the first period Saturday night, the Fliers were in a good position to upset Sandusky. That didn’t happen. The Blue Streaks came back in a hurry outscoring the Fliers 60-34 the rest of the way for a 63-50 non-league win. Three Sandusky players had three ...

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Old Fort’s Hootie Cleveland drives to the hoop past the reach of Calvert’s Alex Keller Friday.

OF clinches inaugural SBC River title

OLD FORT – It couldn’t have been a better night for Old Fort’s six seniors. With a share of the Sandusky Bay Conference River Division already clinched coming into Friday night’s game with Calvert, Old Fort did just enough to capture the title outright on senior night with a 55-45 ...

Fliers nose out Margaretta in double OT

CLYDE — Clyde rallied past Margaretta 11-8 in the fourth quarter to force overtime, then edged the Polar Bears 13-10 in the second extra period Friday for an 80-77 Sandusky Bay Conference win. Conner Long keyed the Fliers (6-14, 4-9 SBC) with 21 points and nine rebounds. Tanner Davenport ...

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Columbian’s Donnell Brockington brings the ball upcourt as Sandusky's Jayrese Williams reaches in an effort to break up the drive.

Williams’ late basket foils Columbian upset bid

During a timeout late in the fourth quarter of Sandusky’s game with Columbian, Jayrese Williams gave the other Blue Streaks a message. “I told my teammates at the the timeout, ‘We’re gonna win this game,’” the senior guard said. “‘Give me the ball, we’re gonna win this ...