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VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bellevue's Cory Santoro scored 20 points and Casey Santoro had 15 as the Lady Red improved to 17-2 with a 57-40 non-league win over Toledo Start Tuesday. BOWLING: The high game for the women in the Allen Eiry League was bowled by Dianne Smith, who rolled a 170. The ...

Carey rebounds against New Riegel

NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel coach Dave Losey didn’t know the statistic, and said he didn’t have any words for it. In the third quarter of the Blue Jackets’ game Tuesday against Carey, the Blue Devils out-rebounded New Riegel 12-0. “That’s a stat, isn’t it?” Losey said. Carey ...

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PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Columbian's Ariel Hollins bowls during a match against Vermilion at Thibodeau's Seneca Lanes in Fostoria Wednesday.

Senecas race past Elgin

Nick Seifert turned in a double-double and Nic Somodi added 23 points in Calvert’s 64-47 win against Elgin. Seifert led the way with 24 points, 13 rebounds and four steals for the Senecas (12-5). Cam Miller scored 22 points for the Comets (6-12) and Stormy Goddard tossed in ...

Kenton’s late-game scoring flurry shocks Columbian, 60-59

Kenton has struggled in tradition-rich Western Buckeye League play. Then again, so have most teams not named Ottawa-Glandorf. But outside of the league, the Wildcats have been perfect. That remained the case at Columbian Monday night, even if, for the longest time, continued success seemed ...

Buckeye Central holds off fiery Senecas

On paper, Buckeye Central — a proven program on the state level in Division IV — outmatches Calvert. However, they still have to play the game. It’s a good thing they did as Calvert accepted the challenge and played one of its best games of the season ... but it wasn’t enough to ...

Chieftains rout Rockets

PANDORA — Hopewell-Loudon raced out to a 15-3 lead after the first stop Monday and upped the lead to 37-5 at the half en route to a dominating 63-23 Blanchard Valley Conference victory over Pandora-Gilboa. MaKayla Elmore tallied 23 points, eight rebounds, three steals and a pair of blocks, ...

Tornadoes break through against Blue Jackets

The odds are no Columbian basketball player has ever heard of Bum Phillips. And if any had, well, how much faith would one have in the philosophy offered by somebody named Bum? But like Phillips’ Houston Oilers of the ‘70s, the basketball Tornadoes have knocked on victory’s door a few ...

Big second half fuels Upper Sandusky

UPPER SANDUSKY — Upper Sandusky held just a 26-23 lead at the half Saturday against Buckeye Central. However, the Rams came out with a flurry in the second half, outscoring the Bucks 42-26 to get a 68-49 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win. Mason Vent led the Rams (12-4, 9-2) with 19 ...

Columbian reaches quarterfinals, falls to Bellevue

LEXINGTON — In the Division II OHSAA Duals at Lexington, Columbian went in knowing it would be giving up points. Eighteen, to be exact. Due to a combination of injuries and illness, the Tornadoes were unable to fill three weight classes. In a dual meet, it meant they were handing their ...

Hintz-led Findlay turns back Dragons

FINDLAY — The University of Findlay set a season highs in foul shooting and had a player nearly match a school record at the line Saturday, helping the Oilers upend Tiffin University’s women 75-66 in Greater Midwest Athletic Conference play. The Oilers (15-5, 11-4 G-MAC) got a big day ...

Fliers ousted in semifinals

SHEFFIELD — Perkins powered past sixth-seeded Clyde 63-12 in the semifinals Saturday to knock the Fliers out of the Division II regional team tournament at Brookside High. Perkins, seeded second, went on to edge top-seeded Wauseon 29-27 to advance to the state tournament. Clyde reached ...

Chieftains heat up in 2nd half

BASCOM — It was a figure of speech when Liberty-Benton coach Ben Gerken said, “I’d like to see what our shooting percentages were in the second half.” Because in retrospect, he really didn’t. But that was only half the problem for Gerken’s Eagles. The other part was ...

Black Knights get past Senecas

Someone has to try to fill the role Calvert senior leader Shelby Hemminger had this season after she went down with an injury Friday night. It seems sophomore Maddy Schumacher likely will fill the role nicely. In a 50-43 loss to Van Buren Saturday, she led Calvert with 13 points and three ...

Middle quarters unkind to Tornadoes

Columbian led Perkins 9-4 after the first stop Friday night, but the Pirates turned it on, outscoring TC 31-14 in the next two quarters to pull away with a 48-41 Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division victory. Perkins (10-7, 4-4 SBC Lake) had even scoring as Michael Wade had 10 points, Sam ...

Tigers roll past Warriors

ATTICA — Four Seneca East players scored in double digits Friday to fuel a 72-41 win against Northern 10 Athletic Conference foe Mohawk. Marina Adachi keyed the Tigers (18-1, 14-0 N10), Jessica Bowerman tossed in 15, Caylin Quiggle netted 14 and Alexis Hicks had 10. The Warriors (3-14, ...

Blue Jackets slip past Senecas

There were several reasons someone might think New Riegel didn’t beat Calvert Friday night. The Blue Jackets trailed 10-0 to start the game, shot 24 percent (13-54) from the field and scored just a single point in the fourth quarter. However, Calvert shot 21.6 percent (11-51) and senior ...

Bellevue handles Columbian, clinches SBC Lake

BELLEVUE — It’s not been with the same coach, and its not even been the same conference. But Bellevue keeps winning league titles. Casey Santoro went off for 22 points and six rebounds, one of four Lady Red to score in double figures as Bellevue clinched the Sandusky Bay Conference Lake ...

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GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL: Toledo Bowsher slipped past Clyde 43-39 Monday in non-league play. Madison Bannister had nine points for the Fliers (7-10), while Kristen Harrah and Jackie Smith each added eight. BOYS JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL: New Riegel's eighth grade edged Calvert 32-20. Nick Palm ...

Calvert girls shine on senior night

Taylor Harris and the Calvert girls made sure their senior night was a memorable one. Taylor Harris — a commit to Bowling Green State University — led the way for the Senecas, winning three individual events and being part of two winning relays. It helped propel the Senecas to a win at ...