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Defense delivers Columbian’s first conference victory

Madalyn Brisendine had 23 points and seven rebounds.Abby Dryfuse had 16 points and 15 boards. But Columbian coach Erin Reed was insistent after Columbian picked up its first Northern Ohio League win, 53-43 over Ontario. Columbian’s star on Saturday was Samantha Fry. The 5-foot-7 senior ...

Simonds leads Tornadoes over Jackets

Things were going well for New Riegel early against Columbian Saturday. The Blue Jackets were picking apart TC's man-to-man defense and even its 2-3 zone to find open looks in the paint. New Riegel led 21-9 early in the second quarter when TC coach Travis Kinn switched up his defense to a ...

Chieftains find range, knock off Calvert

BASCOM — The way Hopewell-Loudon coach Roger Jury sees it, sooner or later, someone’s going to find the range. It was later, to be sure. But unlike Friday night, it wasn’t too late. The Chieftains found the range in a big way in the second half and that was especially true of Jury’s ...

Rams wrap up N10 title

SYCAMORE — It didn’t come with an offensive eruption, but it still came to pass.Upper Sandusky claimed the outright Northern 10 Athletic Conference title Saturday by beating Mohawk 45-34, despite being outscored 20-13 in the second half. A solid first two quarters helped the Rams (19-1, ...

Dragons fail to close gap against ODU

Ohio Dominican caused Tiffin to turn the ball over 22 times making it difficult for Tiffin to bridge the gap, falling 78-70. The Panthers came out in the first quarter fired up, outscoring the Dragons 23-12. Ohio Dominican held Tiffin to shooting 38 percent while it hit 50 percent from the ...

Dragons in must-win situation after losing to ODU

The Dragons are in a corner, and they know it.After losing 82-74 to Ohio Dominican Saturday, Tiffin University will head into the season's final stretch with no margin for error. With a 6-10 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference record, TU likely will need to win its final four ...

McCarthy, Moore 2nd in diving

PORT CLINTON — Trevor McCarthy and Clay Moore combined to take second in 1-meter diving Saturday to lead Columbian's efforts at the 50th annual Port Clinton Ken Gipe Relays. The pair of Tornadoes scored 241 points.Moore, Will Reinhart, Toby Ramsdell and Josh Fanning added a sixth in the 850 ...

Top-ranked Rams top SE

ATTICA — Wes Vent and Evan Young got Upper Sandusky going in the second quarter Saturday, helping the Rams grab a lead and then hang on from there to beat Seneca East 59-51 in Northern 10 Athletic Conference play. The win moved the Rams, ranked first in Division II, to 18-0 overall and 12-0 ...

Johnson, FHS end 5-game skid

MILLBURY — Fostoria broke free in the third quarter and Dae’mier Johnson had a double-double Friday as the Redmen snapped a five-game losing streak by dropping Lake 64-50 in Northern Buckeye Conference action. The teams entered intermission knotted at 25, but Fostoria used a 25-13 scoring ...

Gillig remarkable as Blue Jackets break away

The numbers were incredible. And no one seemed to be aware of them.When Cindy Walerius was given Brianna Gillig’s point total, she repeated it in question form. Calvert coach Pat Herron also seemed surprised.And when Gillig herself was asked about the type of game she put together Friday, ...

Big 2nd half fuels Tornadoes over Willard

WILLARD — The first time Willard and Columbian played this season the Tornadoes routed the Crimson Flashes 53-18. This time at Willard, it went a little differently — for a half. T he Flashes were strong out of the gate with three straight 3-pointers and even led Columbian 23-19 at ...

Arlington holds off Chieftains, barely

BASCOM — Officially, it was 24 seconds. Including timeouts, it was maybe five minutes. But for Arlington coach Jason Vermillion, there probably was no way to measure. That time frame following Logan Speyer’s go-ahead basket and the final buzzer was a challenging one. And, for a ...

Fliers stay perfect in SBC

CLYDE — Clyde rolled early and stayed perfect in Sandusky Bay Conference play Friday by beating Huron 72-32. The Fliers (16-3, 12-0 SBC) jumped out 21-6 in the first quarter en route to a 35-13 halftime lead. Heidi Marshall led everyone with 19 points for the winners. Bree Dowling, Addie ...

Foul shots push TU past Lake Erie

PAINESVILLE — Clutch foul shooting in the final 23 seconds helped Tiffin's women trip up Lake Erie College 64-59 Thursday in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play. The Dragons (5-14, 3-11 GLIAC) entered the fourth quarter up 51-43, but Lake Erie outscored them 10-1 to inch ...

Shattered

UPPER SANDUSKY — No coach would ever say a regular season win or loss was what made or broke a season. However, when the season ends, Thursday night’s 64-62 Shelby victory against Upper Sandusky could have long lasting ramifications. For the Rams (18-1), it was their first defeat of ...

‘Peyton’s charge’ lifts Senecas

SANDUSKY — A quick look at Peyton Deats’ line from Thursday night won’t tell you much.The senior guard had only a single free throw and two rebounds in Calvert’s 62-48 win at Sandusky St. Mary Thursday. But to Senecas’ coach Ted Willman, Deats made the contest’s biggest ...

Arbogast, Hopewell-Loudon girls overwhelm Vanlue in Bascom

BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon rocketed out to a 20-5 lead by the first stop and rolled from there Thursday en route to beating Blanchard Valley Conference foe Vanlue 53-26. Brooklyn Arbogast led the Chieftains with 13 points, Hailey Coppus netted 12 points and snared five steals, Emily Pace ...

TU signs Carey receiver, 21 others

Gary Goff was looking to add some depth at the receiver position. The Tiffin University coach found it in a place not exactly known for wideouts. Carey. The program announced the signing of 22 new players Wednesday. Among the signees is Gavin Woods, a receiver/defensive back from ...

Heidelberg rolls past Capital

Maggie Davault said her team played Heidelberg basketball Wednesday night.The Student Princes’ guard said when HU does that, it’s pretty good. It certainly was Wednesday night. Marisa Liburdi had 22 points and five rebounds, Carli Patrick had 13 points and six rebounds, and ...

USHS falls to Whitehall-Yearling in duals tournament

WASHINGTON COURTHOUSE — It was a battle of the Rams in the Division II Region 14 wrestling semifinals between Upper Sandusky and Whitehall-Yearling. The Upper Sandusky squad recorded three pins and two decisions, but it was Whitehall-Yearling that came out on top in the 46-24 ...