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GOLF: The New Riegel Athletic Boosters will sponsor a four-person scramble July 14 at Loudon Meadows with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $50 per golfer and includes 18 holes, two carts per team, a T-bone steak lunch and prizes. Call Doug Depinet at (419) 618-7439 or Jason King at (419) ...

On the diamond

On the Diamond Baseball Babe Ruth Junior Xavier Baker doubled and drive in a run, and Ethan Gatchel singled and plated two as the Firefighters beat Webster 16-11. Josh Yentzer added a single for the Firefighters and Chris Knatt singled. For Webster, Jordin Bell and Clay Bowman each ...

McMahan breaks through at Attica

ATTICA — A week after Paul McMahan broke a 13-year drought with a win in New York, the Nashville native took advantage of the misfortunes of Kyle Larson and Aaron Reutzel to notch his first win at Attica Raceway Park. He won the 40-lap A Main race. Larson, a NASCAR star, looked primed to ...

Defense rules as West blanks East

FOSTORIA — Jeremy Kloepfer had a simple answer Saturday when asked how he guided the West to a 13-0 win over the East in the 35th annual Sunny Farms Landfill All Star Game. “Defense,” the Vanlue coach said. “I always go by the philosophy that if you don’t let the other team score, ...

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RACING: Friday's Edward Jones/Mike Neill Advisor, Gordon Lumber Night race at Attica Raceway Park was forced into cancellation due to thunderstorms as the gates opened. Next week the raceway is to host the 36th Annual Cometic Gaskets Ohio Sprint Speed Week with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit ...

Carey coach Joey Roark earns top Ohio coaching honor

When the season started, Carey’s goals were simple: set a school mark for season wins and win the Northern 10 Athletic Conference title. The Blue Devils did that and more, and Tuesday they gained some recognition. Joey Roark was named the Division IV coach of the year, Trey Bame earned ...

Niederkohr, Pressler dot 1st-team All-Ohio teams

Carey sophomore Hailey Niederkohr and Bellevue senior Sophia Pressler both were named first-team All-Ohioans Tuesday when the teams were released by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association. Niederkohr was in Division IV, while Pressler was in Division II. Pressler led the ...

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MUD RUN: P.M. Gillmor Community Park in Fort Seneca will host the fifth annual Mud Run on June 9. There will be a half mile fun mud run at 9 a.m. and a 5K mud run at 10 a.m. Ages 18 and under is $20. Ages 19 and over is $40. For more information, call Ann Miller at (419) 455-4028. For ...

Calvert’s Stover leads boys’ efforts at state track meet

COLUMBUS — Calvert’s Joe Stover has gained a reputation for being at his best when it mattered most. Friday did nothing to harm that reputation. Competing at his first state meet, the Seneca shot putter threw a 51-7 ¾ in Division III, placing him in sixth place, and just a quarter-inch ...

England, Mullholand on the podium

COLUMBUS — Standing at the top of the podium Friday at the OHSAA Track and Field Championships, Division III pole vault champion Kassidie Stimmel of Margaretta had plenty to celebrate. Not only was the senior wearing a gold medal after her second-consecutive state championship, but she also ...

Boes has record day, finishes 8th in discus

COLUMBUS – Three weeks ago at the Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Track and Field Championships in Bellevue, Columbian’s Brook Boes set a personal record in the discus. Boes threw 111-1, finishing second. Two weeks later at the Division I regional in Amherst, Boes set another personal ...

A Destini fulfilled

COLUMBUS — She had the experience, both from past meets and from the day before, as well as confidence. At least for a while. But make no mistake, a little fear also crept in. But just for a bit. After that, Mohawk senior Destini Oler just outran everyone. Oler captured the Division III ...

Old Fort’s 1968 state champion baseball team to be honored

It was raining 50 years ago, a steady drizzle soaking everything. Except Old Fort’s joy. Behind senior Ron Rau’s two-day workman-like pitching performance, the Stockaders capped an unbeaten season by defeating Seaman 4-1 in the semifinals and Anna 6-0 in the finals one day later to ...

PRs, finals, podium

From the experienced to the newcomers, the goals are the same: PRs, finals, podium. Mohawk coach Brock Cleveland knows about that. Everyone from last year’s 4x800 state team returns to run at Columbus this year for the Warriors, with three of them also making it on the 4x400. His hopes ...

Calvert’s Stover, H-L’s Bickelhaupt and relay hoping for solid showings

Joe Stover said he has a simple plan for success when it comes to throwing at the important meets. “Probably just stay focused,” the Calvert senior said of his approach. “Don’t let other things distract you. Like I said, it’s all mind games.” That focus has caused Stover to make ...

The Olympians are coming: 3-pillar challenges for youth kicks off in June

NFL Draft picks are in, the Cavs are still in the playoffs after crushing the Raptors (again) and beating Boston (again), MLB games are in full swing, Tiger is back helping television ratings for the PGA, Tiffin University and Heidelberg University spring athletic seasons are over albeit with a ...

Robinett figures in two Clyde regional titles

LEXINGTON — Hayley Robinett won the 400 and anchored Clyde’s winning 4x400 Saturday to give the Fliers two state berths at the Division II regional meet. Robinett crossed the line in 58.26 seconds to claim the 400 and helped the Fliers win the 4x400 in 4:02.38. Braylin Caudill, Olivia ...

Warriors have Long day against Falcons

AKRON -- Just one win and Mohawk was headed to the state tournament. If only it didn't run into Sydney Long in the circle and the No. 1 ranked Hillsdale Falcons in the Division IV regional final Sunday at Firestone Stadium. Long set the tone from the very first pitch of the game; she was ...

England, Oler both win and advance to state meet in 2 events

LANCASTER — Seneca East’s Morgan England and Mohawk’s Destini Oler both had huge days at the Division III regional meet Friday. England claimed the pole vault crown with a regional record setting height of 11-10. With the win, the junior advances to the state meet. She also helped the ...

Stover, Bickelhaupt lead area state qualifiers

Calvert thrower Joe Stover said he had two goals in mind for this season: Break the school shot put record and make the state tournament. On Friday at the Division III track meet at Frost-Kalnow Stadium, the Seneca senior did both. Stover threw 50-7 3/4, breaking the school mark. He also ...