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Heidelberg to be challenged by No. 10 John Carroll

For the second time in three weeks, a nationally-ranked team will be coming to Hoernemann Stadium to take on Heidelberg at 1:30 p.m. John Carroll, ranked No. 10 by D3football.com, will arrive with a 7-1 record. Its only loss was a 37-14 defeat to Mount Union, and it is coming off a 42-0 ...

Lakota’s Franks named top player in SBC River Division

Lakota senior Trevor Franks was named the River Division’s top player and was one of six River Division players to earn first-team honors on both sides of the ball when the Sandusky Bay Conference released its all-conference football player list Monday. Three of the six two-way ...

Tip-off

PHOTO BY ALEX STREFF/BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY Tiffin University's Jairus Stevens (34) goes for the ball against Bowling Green’s Tayler Mattos at the Stroh Center Tuesday night while the Dragons’ Joshua Williams looks on. Bowling Green opened its regular season with a 94-73 ...

Settles named top OCCAC volleyball player

TOLEDO — Owens Community College freshman Tyriana Settles was named the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference volleyball player of the year Monday. The Fostoria graduate is the fifth Express player in as many years to earn the honor. Settles pounded 220 kills and had a .359 kill ...

Global sports and politics under the spotlight

Fifty-five short years ago, in May 1964, Sir Roger Bannister of Great Britain defied history by breaking the four-minute barrier for running a mile. He died last year after a successful career as a neurologist. Bannister wasn’t alive to witness racing history last month when Eliud Kipchroge ...

New Bremen blocks Calvert from state

ELIDA — Calvert tried just about everything to stop New Bremen and get its own offense going. But the Cardinals simply blocked the Senecas out. Out of their offense. Out of the regional final, and out of a chance to repeat as Division IV state champions. Calvert controlled the first game, ...

Calvert’s Zoe Meyer, Emma White named all-Ohio

The defending state champions in Division IV had another outstanding season this year. Despite being knocked out of the tournament this season in the regional final by New Bremen Saturday, two players and coach Lori Rombach earned awards when the all-Ohio teams were announced Monday. In ...

Six area teams set for playoffs

Six area football teams have qualified for the OHSAA playoffs, which begin this weekend. In Division III, Columbian (9-1) finished with the No. 3 seed. It will host Parma Heights Holy Name (8-2) Friday at Frost-Kalnow Stadium. Two area Division IV teams reached the postseason, with Ed ...

Carey’s Reinhart records top-10 finish at state meet

HEBRON — When asked what’s next for Carey sophomore Sarah Reinhart, coach Dean Kessler gave an honest answer: “I have no idea. I don’t know what her limit is yet, but it’s going to be fun to find out.” That’s a scary answer considering the two-time state qualifier keeps getting ...

H-L boys 12th, Foster finishes on podium again

HEBRON — When Hopewell-Loudon returned its whole team from a state-qualifying squad last season, expectations were high entering the 2019 campaign. Coach Helen Coleman knew a top-12, top-10 finish Saturday at the state meet would be a solid performance. That’s exactly what the Chieftains ...

Casale makes a big play, Calvert rolls past Lakota

Calvert's linemen haven't gotten enough headlines this season. At least that's according to Calvert coach Steve Reser. So, senior Calvert offensive lineman/linebacker Mike Casale did what he could to change that. With the Senecas already leading Lakota 20-0 with about four minutes left ...

Warriors romp over Rams

UPPER SANDUSKY — The way the numbers fell, it seems likely Mohawk was headed to the playoffs win or lose Friday night. But the Warriors were leaving nothing to chance. A defensive touchdown in the first minute was a spark and Mohawk added scores on four of its first five possessions on ...

Tornadoes trample Truckers, share league title

By Mark Hazelwood Special to The Advertiser- Tribune NORWALK — Chase Frankhauser lost Nick Jackson briefly. But when the Columbian quarterback found him again late in the first quarter, it set the tone for the Tornadoes in a must-win game at Norwalk. With the ball at the Norwalk ...

41-point 2nd quarter lifts Tigers to a share of N10 title

ATTICA — Winless Buckeye Central held its own Friday against powerhouse Seneca East. For one quarter. The game was scoreless after one period, but then the second quarter happened. The Tigers erupted for 41 points on their way to a 48-12 Northern 10 Athletic Conference victory, earning ...

Crawford sparks Carey

CAREY — Cade Crawford caught a touchdown pass and scored on a punt return, all within a 2 1/2-minute span in the second quarter, to key Carey’s 28-20 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win Friday against Colonel Crawford. The Blue Devils (5-5, 5-2 N10) led 8-0 after Reece Billock’s 5-yard ...

Rieman’s late pick propels Clyde past rival Bellevue and into the playoffs

CLYDE — Have yourself a ballgame, Carson Rieman. The Clyde senior who missed a majority of last season with a torn ACL found himself as quarterback Ryan Lozier’s top target Friday, then made the biggest play of the game on defense. Needing to protect a one-score lead, Rieman intercepted ...

Heidelberg tries to bounce back, travels to Muskingum

After its high-powered offense was shut out by Mount Union a week ago, Heidelberg will look to get back on track this afternoon in New Concord. The Student Princes (5-2, 4-2 OAC) will play Muskingum at 1:30 p.m. They not only will be looking to bounce back from last week’s loss, but also ...

Senecas power past Wildcats, reach regional final

ELIDA — After New Bremen finished off a sweep of St. Henry in the first Division IV regional semifinal Thursday, its student section began chanting “We want Calvert.” Well, the Cardinals got what they wanted. In the second semifinal, Calvert (25-1) raced out early to a comfortable ...

Briefs

REGIONAL TICKETS: Calvert will tickets during school hours today and 7-9 a.m. Saturday for Saturday's 2 p.m. Division IV regional final volleyball match at Elida against New Bremen. Tickets cost $6 at the school or $8 at the gate. PRESALE TICKETS: Columbian will sell tickets for tonight's game ...

Top backs will be on display when Lakota travels to Calvert for finale

Neither team has a winning record. Neither team is going to play in Week 11. However, when you look at the matchup between Calvert and Lakota, there is some excitement there, especially in both teams’ backfields. For Lakota (4-5, 3-2 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division), senior Trevor ...