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Prep football, Week 9: Do you believe in magic?

Records: Fostoria 3-5, 2-3; Rossford 2-6, 2-3. Last year: Rossford, 55-27. Outlook: Fostoria heads north to Rossford in search of its first win streak since early last season, and the Redmen face a team facing challenges. The Bulldogs have had an up and down year so far in the NBC, ...

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Chieftains KO Cardinal Stritch in three games

OREGON — Hopewell-Loudon opened the postseason with a win in straight sets Tuesday, dropping Cardinal Stritch 25-16, 25-20, 25-16 in a Division IV match. The victory sends the Chieftains into Thursday’s 5:30 p.m. match with Old Fort at Calvert. Abbi Roerdink keyed H-L with 30 assists ...

Moore, Eisenhauer propel Margaretta

ATTICA — A lethal one-two punch from Margaretta did in Seneca East. Jayden Moore and Devyne Eisenhauer combined for 34 kills and 27 digs as the eighth-seeded Polar Bears topped sixth-seeded Seneca East, 25-17, 25-21, 20-25, 27-25, in a Division III sectional semifinal Wednesday. “Both ...

Senecas edge Tornadoes in Block Out Cancer match

Despite two aces, 29 kills and 19 digs from Columbian's Emily Davis, Calvert edged the Tornadoes 18-25, 25-11, 25-19, 12-25, 15-12 in a Block Out Cancer match to end the regular season. Calvert, who is ranked No. 13 in the final state poll in Division IV, got 14 kills and 22 digs from Lexie ...

TC’s Ingalls and Groves win SBC Lake titles

After a long year of invites, the postseason began Saturday at Hedges-Boyer Park for the Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division. Cross country coaches always talk about peaking at the right time near the end of the season for success. The Columbian runners have been listening. TC’s ...

Lakota’s Dull ties for state championship

COLUMBUS — Lakota, and the Dull family, have their second state title. Sophomore Kyleigh Dull fired a 74 Saturday on the second day of the Division II tournament at the Gray Course at Ohio State University Golf Club to finish knotted with Shaker Heights Laurel’s Jami Morris with a 7-over ...

Calvert blanks St. Mary

SANDUSKY — Calvert coach Steve Reser said he is hoping his team takes a step forward each game. Saturday night, that mission was accomplished. Trent Cooper threw three first-half touchdowns and Austin Jones ran for three touchdowns as the Division VII No. 7 Senecas pounded Sandusky St. ...

No. 22 Dragons dominate Kentucky Wesleyan

Daijohn Isbell is getting exactly what he hoped for. The senior defensive back had his team-leading fifth interception Saturday as No. 22 Tiffin University throttled Kentucky Wesleyan 43-17 at Frost-Kalnow Stadium. The Dragons improved to 7-0, and now enter the final four games of the ...

Panthers sweep Blue Devils

McCOMB — Carey dropped below .500 Saturday after a 25-16, 25-15, 25-17 loss to McComb in non-league play. McKenzie Row led the Blue Devils (10-11) with seven kills and eight digs, while Seylor Kin had two kills and four blocks, Sadie Arend tallied four kills, four aces and a pair of ...

’Berg flattens Otterbein

WESTERVILLE — Trace Reynolds threw for two scores and had a combined 314 yards of offense while the defense bottled up Otterbein’s running game Saturday in Heidelberg’s 21-7 Ohio Athletic Conference win. Both TD tosses went to Maceo Matthews, with the first covering 54 yards in the ...

Koerper keys Tornadoes

BELLEVUE — Numbers may not lie, but sometimes the truth they tell doesn’t mean a whole lot. Such was the case for Columbian here Friday night. The Tornadoes managed 223 yards in total offense, just 22 more than Bellevue. But the special teams were especially special and Columbian made ...

Catching the fever

NEW WASHINGTON — It took awhile to get going on a cold and rainy Friday, but once top-ranked Mohawk scored, it dominated winless Buckeye Central 50-14 in a Northern 10 Athletic conference win. Mohawk (8-0, 5-0 N10), ranked No. 1 in the state in Division VII, started slow with an ...

Redmen hold back Royals

FOSTORIA — Maalik Tucker ran for two scores and Fostoria’s defense held just long enough Friday in a 28-22 Northern Buckeye Conference win against Elmwood. Tucker scored on runs of 11 yards in the second quarter and 3 yards in the fourth en route to 134 yards on 25 carries for the Redmen ...

Swartzmiller leads rout

ATTICA — Seneca East coach Ed Phillips didn’t talk about tailback Blaine Swartzmiller’s three long touchdown runs, which went for 47, 66 and 81 yards. He didn’t talk about the totality of Swartzmiller’s statistics, which totaled 277 yards of total offense. No, the Tigers’ mentor ...

Dull tied for first, Montgomery tied for 3rd

COLUMBUS — The area’s two qualifiers are atop or near the top of the leaderboards after the first day of the Division II state golf tournaments at the Ohio State University Golf Club. Lakota sophomore Kyleigh Dull and Shaker Heights Laurel’s Jami Morris are tied for the lead with a ...

Heidelberg to go up against a struggling offense in Otterbein

Those who have followed the Rhine River Cup over the years know that you can count on two things: Close games and shootouts. Last year’s game at Hoernemann stadium was both. Clyde graduate Austin Baker kicked a field goal in overtime, and Heidelberg prevailed over Otterbein, ...

No. 22 Dragons set to host ‘dangerous’ Kentucky Wesleyan

For the first time in more than a decade, Tiffin has cracked the Division II top 25 poll. The Dragons — which host Kentucky Wesleyan at Frost-Kalnow Stadium at 4 p.m. today — are ranked 22nd in the latest AFCA poll. TU last was ranked in the top 25 in 2007, behind the play of ...

Columbian travels to Bellevue for crucial late-season tilt

Columbian remains in good position to make the postseason. It is 5-2 and sits as the third-ranked team in Division III’s Region 10. But a loss to 2-5 Bellevue could change that. The two rivals meet tonight at 7 p.m. It’s the second-straight road game against a league rival, and ...

Senecas back on road against Panthers

Sandusky St. Mary will do plenty of things to try and throw off a defense. On Saturday, Calvert will attempt to figure the Panthers out. St. Mary is 2-5, but has lost its last three games. But the Senecas, 6-1 and the No. 7 team in the state in Division VII, have some reason to be ...