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Flewelling, Somodi top area list of SBC football honors

Seniors Jared Flewelling of Clyde and Nic Somodi of Calvert each picked up a pair of first-team awards when the Sandusky Bay Conference released its football honors list. Flewelling gained his awards in the Lake Division, landing on the first team as an offensive end and a ...

Rombach back where it all started

Volleyball is just a sport — to some of us. To Lori Rombach, it's a passion and something she's loved for many years dating back to her playing days at Calvert in the early 90s. From then to now, one thing has been a constant for her — volleyball. The first-year Calvert coach has ...

That Settles it — FHS standout makes All-Ohio first team

Krissy Lotycz has been around volleyball most of her life. But the Fostoria coach said she's never seen anyone quite like Tyriana Settles. “I'm not sure we'll ever see another player with her skill level come through,” Lotycz said Sunday, after being informed that the Redmen senior had ...

Briefs

VETERANS APPRECIATION: Tiffin University will hold a veteran/military appreciation day Saturday during the Dragons' regular-season finale football game with University of Findlay. Gates open at 11:30 a.m., with veterans and military personnel admitted free with proof of service. Kickoff is at 1 ...

Breece, Rockets too much for Senecas in home playoff loss

It’s no secret that Jared Breece can pass the ball. The Pandora-Gilboa quarterback led the Blanchard Valley Conference, completing 70 percent of his passes for 1,937 yards in the regular season. But with his top tailback, Peyton Traxler, out with an injury, Rockets coach Matt Hershey ...

Chargers knock Dragons from unbeaten ranks

HILLSDALE, Mich. — Hillsdale’s offense came out firing in the third quarter, and then the defense followed right along Saturday to turn a close game into a 48-26 win over previously unbeaten Tiffin in Great Midwest Athletic Conference play. Tiffin (9-1, 6-1 G-MAC) looked to have control ...

Senecas make reservations for Fairborn

ELIDA — It’s not clear if first-year Calvert volleyball coach Lori Rombach is superstitious. But after admitting to parking in spot No. 24 in the Calvert parking lot this morning, the Senecas just so happened to win their 24th match of the season Saturday, which put her and Calvert into ...

Vikings’ big 2nd half buries Mohawk

SYCAMORE — A veteran quarterback should have been excited for the opportunity, or so one would have assumed. But Leipsic’s Dylan Schroeder, a four-year starter, wasn’t overly hyped when he learned the second-half plan was for a much greater emphasis on the passing game. “Honestly, I ...

Stover, Lexington stop Tornadoes

There were times Friday that Columbian coach Judd Lutz probably couldn’t believe what he was seeing. All throughout the season, things had clicked for the Tornadoes at Frost-Kalnow Stadium, where they were 5-0. But not on this night. “We just were very uncharacteristic tonight,” ...

Bulldogs oust Blue Devils

COLUMBUS GROVE — Carey started well Friday night, but it couldn’t get out of its own way. Despite a 7-0 lead in the first quarter over Columbus Grove, the Blue Devils turned the ball over four times and couldn’t get any offense going in the second half of a 21-7 Division VI regional ...

Swartzmiller leads SE to history

WILLARD — Some time, when they have a few spare moments, Seneca East coaches and players might consider working on their victory formation game plan. When quarterback Chase Foos gets a snap in pistol formation and takes a knee, it costs the team 5 yards at a time. Then again, the Tigers ...

Clyde falls to Pirates

CLYDE — It sure looked like Clyde had one more trick up its sleeve. Then, in the blink of an eye, it was gone. Rocky River junior Cristian Dean intercepted Clyde’s Ryan Lozier and returned it 79 yards to seal the Pirates’ 27-17 win in Division III, Region 10 playoff action Friday at ...

Conference title on the line when No. 15 Dragons face Chargers

Tiffin University has plenty to play for today when it travels to Hillsdale for a 1 p.m. game. It can improve to 10-0. It can bolster its playoff chances in Division II. It may even improve on its No. 15 ranking in the latest AFCA national poll. But most importantly, it can do something it ...

HU tries to get going against JCU

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Heidelberg. The Student Princes have suffered back-to-back losses in which they were outscored 96-14. And the schedule offers them no breaks. Today, they travel to University Heights, where they will take on the No. 9 team in the country, John ...

State meet postponed

COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association has postponed this year’s state cross country meet because of flooding conditions at the course. The meet, originally scheduled for this Saturday, will now occur next Saturday, Nov. 10. The meet will still take place at National Trail ...

Dominant Senecas on brink of regional title

ELIDA — Whatever Calvert threw at Ayersville Thursday night, it worked. Whether it was grinding out a point, Zoe Meyer or Emma White blasting a kill or a quick set from Sophie Burtis to a middle hitter … the Senecas had it all working in a dominant 25-22, 25-14, 25-15 sweep of the Pilots in ...

Tigers playoff game moved to Willard

ATTICA — Seneca East’s home playoff game is hitting the road. Athletic Director Doug Mason announced Thursday night that tonight’s game against Loudonville has been moved to Willard due to field conditions. “We’ve just taken so much rain. It’s underwater in some parts,” Mason ...

Briefs

NW DISTRICT NOMINATIONS: Area football coaches should send in their district nominations to Sports Editor Zach Baker at zbaker@advertiser-tribune.com by Saturday. VETERANS APPRECIATION: Tiffin University will hold a veteran/military appreciation day Nov. 10 during the Dragons' regular-season ...

TC girls, H-L boys reaching for more at state

Two teams. One boys team. One girls team. Though the schools they represent only are a few miles away, one wouldn’t think they’d have too much in common. Different coaches. Different divisions. Different challenges. And yet, the Columbian girls and Hopewell-Loudon boys have some key ...