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Bad 2nd quarter dooms Chieftains

BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon got off to a 7-2 start and led McComb 13-8 after the first quarter Friday. The hot start didn’t last. The Panthers outscored the Chieftains 21-9 in the second quarter and rolled from there for a 57-45 Blanchard Valley Conference win. The Chieftains (11-9, 5-5 ...

TC, Calvert records fall at district meet

BOWLING GREEN — Sergi Mont had a hand in setting three Columbian boys records and Calvert’s Taylor Harris set two girls school marks at the Division II district swim meet at Bowling Green State University. No area entries gained automatic state berths by finishing first or second in ...

Stockaders hammer Senecas, clinch share

OLD FORT — It had to be — for the Old Fort faithful — a horrifying sight. It was minutes before tipoff of one of the Stockaders’ biggest games of the season, and their top scorer and rebounder was in street clothes. Zach Dewese suffered an injury Wednesday, and was out for ...

Harper’s six treys boost Warriors

SYCAMORE — The foul shooting was foul. Aubrie Harper’s 3-point shooting made up for it. Mohawk and Ridgedale combined to go just 10 for 35 at the line, but Harper hit six 3-pointers on the way to a game-high 23 points Friday to lift Mohawk to a 40-31 Northern 10 Athletic Conference ...

Calvert, USHS will be busy at district meet

It’s going to be a very busy weekend in the pool, with some soon-to-be very familiar faces for meet officials. A number of area athletes will swim in two individual events and at least one relay — some of them in more than one relay — while a few others will compete in a combination of ...

Big night for Tornadoes

Columbian sophomore point guard Kaia Woods talked about her mindset coming into Thursday’s game with Clyde. “In my head today, I was like, ‘It’s about Abby, it’s about the seniors,’” she said. Senior post Abby Dryfuse came into the contest 13 points away from reaching 1,000 ...

St. Mary nips Stockaders to share conference championship

SANDUSKY — Morgan Miller nearly carried Old Fort to an outright league championship. The senior finished with 16 points and 16 rebounds, but it was not enough. Sandusky St. Mary fended off a pair of late rallies by the Stockaders, topping Old Fort, 36-35, to clinch a share of the SBC ...

Hayman sets Mohawk scoring record

SYCAMORE —Zach Hayman reached another scoring milestone Thursday as Mohawk doubled up Northern 10 Athletic Conference foe Buckeye Central 76-38. The senior led everyone with 24 points, giving him the program’s scoring career record. Hayman now has 1,101 points, four better than the 1,097 ...

Summit, Carey bounce back with win at Seneca East

ATTICA — Carey got blown out 73-40 Wednesday at home against rival Upper Sandusky. The Blue Devils had to get off the mat and play at Seneca East Thursday. Carey coach Jamie Young admitted he was a little worried about how his team would play. After a 21-point first quarter and a 42-25 ...

Mohawk’s Dunn, H-L’s Gase get top coaching honors in D-IV

Many local athletes dotted the District 6 teams when they were released Thursday. In Division IV boys basketball, Mohawk coach Paul Dunn was tabbed the coach of the year. On the first team was Zach Hayman (Mohawk) and Zach Dewese (Old Fort). The second team included Jordyn Jury ...

Turnovers costly in Calvert loss

Turnovers in the fourth quarter repeatedly hurt Calvert Wednesday. Even after a late run at Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic and forcing the Panthers into a turnover, the Senecas committed their 18th and final turnover on the night. Oh, what could have been. Calvert watched a ...

TC’s Moore, Hill claim state berths

BOWLING GREEN — Columbian diving coach Morgan Dunleavy has talked a few times in the last week about the mental aspect of the sport. It wasn’t just her. The day before Wednesday’s Division II diving meet at Bowling Green, a few of the athletes expressed similar concerns. Early on, the ...

Rams keep N10 hopes alive with rout of Carey

CAREY — It was a must-win for Upper Sandusky. The Rams got that win, and by a wide margin. Carey and Upper Sandusky were tied at 20 after one quarter of Wednesday's Northern 10 Conference game. Then the Rams took over, outscoring the Blue Devils 50-23 over the final three quarters, ...

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BOWLING: In the Allen Eiry League, the high women's game was bowled by Deb Phillips, who had a 172. Phillips also had the high series with a 307. For the men, Steve Steinmetz Sr. had the high game with a 185, and a high series with a 363. JV BOYS BASKETBALL: Upper Sandusky topped Carey, ...

Tornadoes roll into district meet

As Sergi Mont prepares for a chance to qualify for state this weekend, it’s worth noting that only a few months ago, the Columbian swimmer wasn’t even on his coach’s radar. “I didn’t know he was coming until he joined the the YMCA club team that I also coach,” Tornadoes’ coach ...

Dryfuse sparks Tornadoes against Blue Streaks

Abby Dryfuse registered a double-double and two teammates approached one Tuesday as Columbian upended Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division foe Sandusky 63-54. Dryfuse paced the attack with 17 points and 13 rebounds, moving her to within 13 points of reaching 1,000 for her career. Kaia ...

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Seneca East fell 60-52 to Margaretta in the regular-season finale. Jessica Bowerman keyed the Tigers (20-2) in the loss with 20 points and 19 rebounds. Emily Siesel scored 10 points and Marina Adachi had nine points and five steals. SOFTBALL: The Seneca East summer program is ...

Chieftains can’t get offense rolling

BASCOM — Willard bottled up Hopewell-Loudon’s offense over the first three quarters and ended up shooting better than 50 percent from the field Tuesday on the way to a 58-40 win. The Crimson Flashes (16-3) led 24-14 at halftime and pushed the advantage to 38-23 by the end of the third ...

Settles scores 32 in FHS win

FOSTORIA — On senior night, it was only fitting Tyriana Settles would go off and record her 1,000 career point. She dropped in a game-high 32 points for Fostoria in a 66-36 non-league win over Lakota. Fostoria led 19-10 after the opening quarter and added to the lead with a 34-24 ...

Bucks get huge win over Pirates

NEW WASHINGTON — Buckeye Central held Cardington-Lincoln scoreless for almost three minutes late in the fourth quarter. During that time, the Bucks scored eight straight points to take an 11-point lead. Buckeye Central needed it. The Pirates got within four points and held possession, ...