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Ava Sarka’s 41 lifts Columbian

Columbian’s Ava Sarka ended her day Tuesday with back-to-back birdies to shoot a 41 at Mohawk Country Club. It was good enough to lead her team over previously unbeaten Bellevue 196-202 in Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division play. Taylor Losey shot a 50 for the Tornadoes (6-3), while ...

No. 5 Bellevue holds off TC

BELLEVUE — They each won a close game, but Bellevue got the most important one to stay perfect. The Lady Red, ranked fifth in Division II, turned back Columbian 25-17, 22-25, 17-25, 25-17, 15-13 Tuesday to improve to 8-0 overall and 3-0 in the Sandusky Bay Conference Lake ...

Warriors win 8th in a row

SYCAMORE — Madi Chester and Kaylee Ward posted double-doubles for Mohawk in a 25-7, 25-17, 25-18 sweep of Northern 10 Athletic Conference foe Upper Sandusky Monday. Madi Chester registered 16 kills and 12 digs for the Warriors (8-1, 5-1 N10), while Ward added 12 kills, 12 digs and an ace, ...

Lakota’s Moes, Chieftains have solid days in tough conditions

A mixture of wet conditions and the top competition in Ohio and surrounding states made the boys races at the Tiffin Cross Country Carnival tough for local teams. Hopewell-Loudon had the best team finish in the Division III Open by taking fourth, while Seneca East was eighth in the Division ...

TC girls have historic day at Carnival

Heading into the Tiffin Cross Country Carnival Saturday at Hedges-Boyer Park, Columbian girls coach Mark Ingalls was confident in his team and wanted them to give everything they had. The team did … and it resulted in a third-place finish in the Division I-B race, the highest place ...

Rice breaks another big run to spur Dragons

ERIE, Pa. — Tylan Rice is making a habit of this. Last week, the freshman tailback’s 41-yard touchdown essentially sealed a 40-27 win over Northwood. On Saturday, Rice burned Mercyhurst, and the Dragons won again. With the game tied with the Lakers at 17 and 12 1/2 minutes left in ...

Chieftains hold off Redmen

BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon rallied from a 2-1 set deficit Saturday to beat Fostoria 22-25, 25-19, 11-25, 26-24, 15-11. Peyton Hoover’s double-double of 13 kills and 18 digs paced the Chieftains (6-3), while Abbi Roerdink tossed up 29 assists. Olivia Savidge hammered 11 kills and seven ...

Warriors smother Gibsonburg in shutout win

SYCAMORE — Before the season started, Mohawk coach Brent Konkle gushed about his defense, especially the front seven. After his defense’s performance Friday against Gibsonburg, when it held the Golden Bears to 111 total yards in a 16-0 victory, Konkle’s infatuation was validated. ...

Calvert races past St. Paul

NORWALK — They were typical Norwalk St. Paul scores — powerful, efficient, dominant and spirit-breaking. There was just one problem. Calvert’s spirit wasn’t broken. Down 14-6 at half, the Senecas raced for three touchdowns and pounded for another in rallying for a 33-14 win at ...

Red Devils hold off pesky Chieftains

BASCOM — Evan O’Rear and Devin Plunkett both ran for a pair of scores, including a key 1-yard plunge by the latter on the final play of first half, to help Arlington hold off Hopewell-Loudon 36-22 in Blanchard Valley Conference play. The Red Devils never trailed, but didn’t really seal ...

Tornadoes use trickery to flatten Arrows

It’s impossible to say how Friday’s game between Columbian and Ashland would have turned out had TC coach Judd Lutz decided to just have Parker Johnson kick the ball. After rallying from an early 14-0 deficit to get within four points of the Arrows at half, things had gone a little ...

Dragons start four-week road stretch by traveling to Mercyhurst

Before Tiffin University’s football team departs for Erie, Pennsylvania, today, it may want to swing by Frost-Kalnow Stadium and take a long look at it. The Dragons won’t be seeing it for a while. After starting its season with a 40-27 home win over Northwood University last week, ...

Arrows a tough test for TC

Through two weeks, Columbian coach Judd Lutz said he is pleased with his team’s season. The Tornadoes come into tonight’s home game with Ashland at 1-1. They dominated Elida in Week 1, but fell short last week against Anthony Wayne. Now the Tornadoes face another tough test — an ...

Old Fort’s Kupka gets hat trick in 6-2 win over Columbian

Old Fort's David Kupka scored a hat trick Thursday to fuel Old Fort's 6-2 win against Columbian. The Stockaders never trailed, entering halftime up 3-0 on two goals by Kupka and another by Gustavo Negrete. The Tornadoes cut the gap to 3-1 when Presley Eastlick converted a pass from Kylen ...

Senecas travel to Norwalk for big game

Calvert coach Steve Reser has emphasized that every game is important, that the level of preparation doesn’t change from week to week. But after starting the season 2-0 with convincing victories over Monroeville and Danville, the first-year Senecas coach admitted there might be a little ...

Konkle, Warriors roll past Wynford 3-0

BUCYRUS — Alexa Konkle had a double-double and two teammates nearly did Thursday as Mohawk overpowered Wynford 25-11, 25-11, 25-9 for a Northern 10 Athletic Conference win. Konkle (2 kills) tallied 27 assists, 12 digs and three aces for the Warriors (7-1, 4-1 N10). Madi Chester turned in ...

Fliers get by Truckers by 9 strokes for 6th victory

NORWALK — Behind two 38s from Ben Hohenstein and Ryder Gamertsfelder, Clyde took down Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division foe Norwalk 160-169 Thursday at Eagle Creek. Backing the two Fliers (6-2, 5-2 SBC Lake) were Logan Nicely with a 41 and Grant Reese with a 43. Max Yates shot a 47 and ...

Buckeye Central remains unbeaten in N10

MORRAL — Lexi Evak smacked 13 kills and three blocks for Buckeye Central, leading the Bucks to a 25-15, 25-12, 25-14 sweep of Ridgedale in Northern 10 Athletic Conference action Wednesday. Allyson Sostakowski added seven kills and four digs for the Bucks (6-3, 5-0 N10), while Allison ...

Prep football, Week 3: Welcome to the working week

Arlington at Hopewell-Loudon Records: Arlington 2-0; Hopewell-Loudon 1-1. Last season: Arlington, 15-14. Outlook: Hopewell-Loudon opens its Blanchard Valley Conference schedule — its final one — against an undefeated Arlington team. Not only have the Red Devils won their first ...

Senecas knock aside Raiders

Calvert took advantage of Lakota miscues Tuesday en route to racing away with a 25-7, 25-17, 25-13 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division win. Lexie White and Kate Rombach each slammed six kills for the Senecas, with Emma White drilling five aces and White lining three more. The rest of ...