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Clyde duo ousted from state tourney

MASON – More often than not, tears usually follow being knocked out of a state tournament. That wasn’t the case for Clyde’s Melissa Laconis and Maddie St. Marie, who lost Friday afternoon in the opening round of the Division II State girls tennis tournament at the Linder Family Tennis ...

Lakota unable to hold fourth-quarter lead, lose to Streaks

KANSAS — A bad break developed into a moment of good fortune. And it still wasn’t enough. And that, in capsule form, is the way a season of frustration has gone for Lakota football. The Raiders worked their way into a fourth-quarter lead only to watch Fremont St. Joseph rally for a 29-22 ...

Taylor, Stockaders extinguish the Flames

OLD FORT — Kiely Taylor smashed 14 kills and made four digs and a pair of blocks for No. 6 Old Fort Thursday as the Stockaders swept Mansfield Christian 25-7, 25-18, 25-6 in a Division IV district quarterfinal. No. 2 seed Old Fort will take on No. 3 seed Buckeye Central Tuesday at Willard in ...

Tigers, Senecas face off in matchup of playoff hopefuls

By Zach Baker Sports Editor zbaker@advertiser-tribune.com They are two of the area's best teams.Former league rivals, each vying for a playoff spot in their respective divisions.There are similarities between the two. Each team has a potent offense and strong players up front. Each team ...

Pirates will wing it against Tornadoes

By Zach Baker Sports Editor zbaker@advertiser-tribune.com In an era of football where the spread offense is prevalent, Columbian will be tested by a different look tonight when Sandusky Perkins comes to town. The Pirates, still alive for the postseason, bring their wing-T offense to ...

Redmen rule over Royals in three games

FOSTORIA —  Fostoria swept the Wynford Royals in three sets in the Division III district tournament; 25-15, 25-18, 25-14. Fostoria had two players finish with a double-double. Gabby Gregg led the Redmen offensively, as she recorded 30 assists and 12 digs. Gregg also went 76-76 setting ...

Clyde duo finishing career at top tourney

CLYDE — For the third time in three years, Clyde High School will be represented at the Ohio State Division II Girls Tennis Tournament. Seniors Melissa Laconis and Maddie St. Marie will be making their first trip to the state tourney at the Linder Family Tennis Center in ...

Prep football, Week 9: Loving every minute of it

Hopewell-Loudon at Liberty-Benton Records: Hopewell-Loudon 3-5, (2-4 BVC); Liberty-Benton 6-2 (5-1 BVC). Last season:  Hopewell-Loudon 28-21 Outlook: Hopewell-Loudon coach Brian Colatruglio said the second half of last week's overtime win over Pandora Gilboa was some of the best ...

Briefs

JUNIOR HIGH CROSS COUNTRY: Caden Groves led the Tiffin Middle School boys to a second-place finish at the Northern Ohio League meet held at Hedges-Boyer Park, winning with a time of 11:03. Groves is now a two time NOL champ. Cole Newlove, Logan Robinson, Jacob Weingard and Cole Fittro all set ...

Kin, Blue Devils roll over Raiders in 1st round of postseason

CAREY — Sydney Kin picked up where she left off in the regular season as she hammered 16 kills and made three blocks for Carey in a 25-10, 25-7, 25-9 Division IV district quarterfinal win over Lakota Tuesday. Mckenzie Row backed Kin with nine kills and a pair of blocks for the Blue ...

Bunting, Berry gain NOL first-team nod

Columbian’s Graydon Bunting and Bellevue’s Claire Berry each earned first-team honors when the Northern Ohio League announced its all-league team Tuesday. Bunting was one of four Columbian boys to earn honors. The senior landed on the first team averaging 37.66 strokes per nine ...

Calvert romps over Panthers

By Matt Nye Assistant Sports Editor mnye@advertiser-tribune.com Junior quarterback Park Hemminger has been making strides for Calvert in his first year as the starter. He’s had some good games, but nothing quite like what he did to Sandusky St. Mary Saturday night in a 42-0 Sandusky Bay ...

TC’s Anderson, Bellevue girls repeat

By Zach Baker Sports Editor zbaker@advertiser-tribune.com Repeats were a theme Saturday at the final Northern Ohio League meet at Hedges-Boyer Park. Columbian's Jacob Anderson torched the course — and his fellow runners — by finishing the boys race in 16:05. Not only was it ...

DeFeo, Carey excel

By Matt Nye Assistant Sports Editor mnye@advertiser-tribune.com ATTICA — Whether it’s the course, competition or the title implications, Carey’s Destiny DeFeo loves running at Seneca East for the Northern 10 Athletic Conference Championships. It wasn’t any different Saturday, as ...

Dragons make big comeback, beat MTU

By John Montgomery Sports Writer jmontgomery@advertiser-tribune.com What, exactly, happened during Saturday’s fourth quarter depends upon from which sideline you watched. Tiffin University saw its offense finally catch up with its defensive effort. Michigan Tech saw its offense, ...

Chieftains sweep up BVC titles, Reinhart-Anez takes first

FINDLAY — Both meets came down to the fifth runners of each team, and both times Hopewell-Loudon shined. Bailey Jameson ran 13th in the girls race and Ryan Alvarado claimed 19th in the boys race Saturday as the Chieftains edged Liberty-Benton for both crowns at the Blanchard Valley ...

’Berg can’t match Otterbein’s pace

WESTERVILLE — Otterbein gained some breathing room in the fourth quarter and held on from there Saturday night to beat Heidelberg 45-38 in an Ohio Athletic Conference shootout.Isaiah Richmond scored on runs of 7 yards and 1 yard, with the second of those coming with 5:30 to go in the game, to ...

Calvert sweeps quad-match

NORTHWOOD — Calvert won the Northwood quad-match as it did not drop a single set. Calvert beat Port Clinton in two sets 25-10, 25-17. Sidney Felter was nearly perfect with her serves as she went 21-22 with six aces and four digs. Lila Gehring had five kills. Sophie Burtis added 13 assists ...

Sandusky dominates TC

By Zach Baker Sports Editor zbaker@advertiser-tribune.com Sandusky was too much for Columbian, on both sides of the ball. On offense, Blue Streaks quarterback Javez Alexander threw for 321 yards and four touchdowns. Two Sandusky receivers went over 100 yards, and the Streaks tacked on a ...

Wynford efficiently runs over SE

By Aaron Korte Sports Writer akorte@advertiser-tribune.com ATTICA — To say losing starting quarterback Brennan Martin was the reason Seneca East lost to Wynford on Friday night would be short-sighted. Sure, the Tigers weren’t the same team offensively as they were with Martin at the ...