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Tiffin improves to finish 8th

BLACKLICK — The Tiffin women's golf team shaved three strokes off its day one score on day two to finish eighth in the NC4K Classic. Tiffin finished day one with a 331 at the Jefferson Country Club, and ended the second with a 328 for a total of 659. Staci Ludwig led the Dragons as she ...

Stockaders ride big innings

BASCOM — Old Fort used a six-run burst in the fifth to take control of the first game, then started the second game off with a bang Saturday en route to sweeping Hopewell-Loudon 8-3 and 11-5. The six-run surge in the opener put the Stockaders up 7-2 and helped Sarah Hossler earn the ...

Thoughts on Naquin, Mesa and blaming players for the heartbreaking losses

It was a feeling of anger, sympathy and disappointment. When Indians’ rookie center fielder Tyler Naquin misplayed a ball in Game 6 of last year’s World Series, and the Cubs went on to have a big inning, those were my emotions. There was anger because I’m an Indians fan, and when the ...

Dragons slip past Walsh

Sorin Navrotchi claimed a three-set battle Saturday to lift Tiffin to a 5-4 men's tennis win against Walsh University. Navrotchi's 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 win came at No. 6 singles for the Dragons (13-4, 4-1 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference). Luis Ludena and Toby Cutting captured an 8-4 ...

Chieftains overwhelm Old Fort twice

BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon dominated both games Saturday against Old Fort, with Kyle Reinbolt throwing a one-hitter in a 14-0 win and Cody Balliet going 4 for 4 with a double in a 9-0 victory. Reinbolt struck out eight and walked just one in the five-inning opener. He also went 2 for 3 with ...

Fliers soar past Ontario

CLYDE — Clyde cruised past Ontario 5-0 Saturday to improve to 3-0. Nathan Studthoff blanked Thomas Andrews 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, Caleb Prunty beat Nick Zara 6-3, 6-1 at No. 2, and Jacob Strudthoff downed Graham Brown 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3. Fliers Noah Prunty and Alex Brandon defeated ...

Carey girls place first at Blue Devil Relays

CAREY — Carey’s girls won four relays and got a long jump win from Amber Nash to hold off Riverdale 121-118 Saturday for the Carey Blue Devil Relays championship. Nash sailed 14-11 1/2 to take the long jump. She also led off the winning sprint medley relay team (2:02.6) and anchored the ...

Briefs

RESULTS POLICY: Coaches turning in results for any sport are reminded to use full names for all athletes. Handwriting must be legible. Photos of scorebooks must be in focus and well lit. Records should be included. Results for high school and college events must be turned in that day by 10 ...

Dragons to join G-MAC

Tiffin University announced Thursday it will leave the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and join the Great Midwest Athletic Conference with the start of the 2018-19 school year. “We are excited about this move as a new chapter in the history of our great institution,” ...

The other player in The Catch, Everson Walls, wonders about his own legacy

Everson Walls doesn’t want to talk about The Catch, and not just because he wasn’t the one catching the ball. “It’s not fresh anymore,” Walls said. “I can’t make it any more than it was.” He does want to talk about Dwight Clark, who leaped high over him that fateful day at ...

March Madness economic windfall running out for smaller conferences

The well is running dry for the Horizon League since tiny Butler made its way to successive NCAA men's basketball championship games in 2010 and 2011 under the leadership of Brad Stevens who just fell short of shocking the world with its Cinderella run. Now the Bulldogs are in the Big East ...

Briefly, April 2

One injured in crash A woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident in the 6000 block of East SR 18 early Thursday morning.  Catherine K. Lather, 21, of Republic, was headed east on East SR 18 in a 1994 Honda Accord when she swerved to avoid hitting two deer and drove into a ditch at ...

Sehlhorst provides drama in TC’s 1st win

Odds are, new Columbian coach Erica Dickman will never forget Wednesday’s game. There’s a pretty good chance Autumn Sehlhorst never will forget it, either. It was Sehlhorst’s two out, three run home run in the seventh that capped a five-run inning to tie New Riegel at 6. Then in the ...

Redskins take down Tornadoes, 7-5

Chase Frankhouser singled and drove in a pair of runs for Columbian Wednesday against Port Clinton, but it wasn’t enough as the Redskins downed TC 7-5 in non-league play. Tyler Eisenhower added a pair of singles and scored twice for TC, while Trent Steinmetz singled and drove in a run and ...

Tiffin’s rally falls short in one game, but earns shutout in second

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The University of Indianapolis took an early lead and held Tiffin baseball back from a rally in Game 1, but Tiffin earned the shutout of the No. 22 team in the second tilt. The Greyhounds put up a four spot in the second inning of game one with a pair of singles — the ...

Blue Devils take boys and girls tri-meet

MOUNT BLANCHARD — The Carey girls and boys track and field teams won the tri-meet with Riverdale and Hopewell-Loudon Wednesday. The girls topped Riverdale 89.5-60.5, while H-L totaled 25. The boys edged H-L 59.5-58, while the Falcons had 56.5 points. For the girls meet, Carey's Taylor ...

Bellevue baseball wins again

Redmen remain unbeaten CASTALIA — Mitchell Wells had a big day for Bellevue at the plate and on the hill as he led the Redmen to a 5-0 win over Margaretta by tossing a one-hitter Tuesday. Wells pitched a complete game, striking out eight while walking four. He also had a double, a ...

Francis’ 3 wins lead Lady Red

WILLARD — Ireland Francis won three individual events and several teammates figured in multiple wins Tuesday to spark Bellevue’s 97-40 dual win against Willard. Francis took the 100 (13.4), 200 (28.2) and long jump (14-11) for the Redmen, who claimed 15 of the 17 events. “It was a ...

Late Calvert surge helps Rothrock hit milestone

ARCADIA — Grant Vera, Peyton Deats and Mitch Nielson each drove in two runs and Calvert pulled away in the seventh Monday to drop Arcadia 12-4. The victory was the first of the year for the Senecas (1-2) and the 100th career win for coach Brian Rothrock. Calvert snapped a scoreless tie ...

New Riegel drops opener to Gibsonburg

Golden Bears collect 10 hits in shutout GIBSONBURG – Gibsonburg did all of its damage in the first four innings Monday as the Golden Bears topped New Riegel, 9-0, in non-league play. In what will be a conference game next season, Gibsonburg produced 10 hits ans Allie Teeple had three ...