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Balanced New Riegel gets 1st win

NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel coach Cindy Walerius was not sure if she had four girls reach double digit points or not. She was equally as happy to hear that four starters had indeed scored more than 10 points apiece. Senior Brianna Gillig again led the charge with 21 points and 10 rebounds as ...

Long tops list of five All-Ohio Fliers

They weren’t Clyde’s only seniors, but five Fliers finished the football season Tuesday with Division III All-Ohio honors. That list was announced Tuesday by a statewide media panel. Selection was based on regular-season statistics. The teams were selected by members of the Ohio Prep ...

Chieftains roll over Royals by 17

BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon freshman Makayla Elmore made things tough for Elmwood Tuesday night as she posted a double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds in a 50-33 Chieftains win. The Chieftains (2-0) out-rebounded the Royals 45-23 and got out to a 17-6 lead after the first stop. Backing ...

Bellevue has three players on All-Ohio list

Bellevue had another strong season on the gridiron this year with another regional final appearance and three players were recognized on the Division IV All-Ohio list when it was released Monday evening. The Redmen had two first-team selections with senior Dakota McPeak as a receiver and ...

Calvert’s Jones, Mohawk’s Brown get 1st team All-Ohio

There were 11 local players honored on the All-Ohio list when the Division VI and VII lists were released Sunday night. The first-team players were in Division VII as Calvert junior Austin Jones was first-team offense and Mohawk senior Parker Brown earned first-team defense. Jones ran for ...

Balanced Rams take season opener

UPPER SANDUSKY — Despite Brianna Gillig's game-high 36 points for New Riegel, Upper Sandusky used a balanced approach with four players in double figures to beat the Blue Jackets 67-56 in the season opener Friday. The Rams (1-0) were ready to play out of the gate with 22 first-quarter ...

Britons drop Student Princes in overtime

On a night neither team shot well from the floor, it was Albion who squeaked past Heidelberg for a 74-71 overtime win Tuesday. 'Berg (1-2) trailed for most of the game, including by six with 42 seconds, left when the Student Princes turned the up their defense with a full-court ...

Greyhounds’ hot shooting sinks Dragons

ASHLAND — Despite Alex Brown's game-high 31 points for Tiffin, the Dragons fell to the University of Indianapolis 101-88 Wednesday on the second day of the Ashland University Classic. The Dragons (2-3) couldn't keep up with the Greyhounds' offense as they shot 66 percent (33 of 50) from ...

Briefs

GIRLS JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL: The Hopewell-Loudon seventh grade team was routed 24-2 by Van Buren on Monday. Ashley Daniel scored the two points. n Hopewell-Loudon's eighth grade team topped Van Buren 26-19. Allie Milligan led the Chieftains with nine points, while Emily Brickner added ...

TU falls in exhibition

FAIRBORN— The Tiffin men's basketball team traveled to Wright State Monday and fell in an exhibition to its Division I opponent, 73-49. The Raiders jumped out to an early lead and took an 18-8 edge at the 12:49 mark of the first half. Wright State continued to pile on, hitting better than ...

Briefs

GOLF: Bumps Senior golfers will play at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Seneca Hills Golf Club, weather permitting. Golfers are asked to arrive by 10:40 a.m. Call Bobby Pollitt at (419) 447-9446 for more information.

TU’s Ngandu wins national title

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — James Ngandu finished his college career at Tiffin with the highest honor by winning the 2017 NCAA Division II national championship. The Nakuru, Kenya native adds the national championship to his Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and Midwest Regional ...

Heidelberg outlasts No. 12 North Central

It was a big win. But to Heidelberg senior guard Kiere Bennie, it was more than that. Heidelberg outlasted North Central — the No. 12 team in Division III — Saturday at Seiberling Gymnasium, holding on for a 98-93 victory in double overtime. The win was Heidelberg's first over a ranked ...

Bellevue’s postseason run comes to an end

ASHLAND — Ed Nasonti admitted he was feeling reasonably good coming out of the half. His Bellevue Redmen, underdogs coming into the Division IV Region 14 finals at Ashland, trailed the undefeated Shelby Whippets 14-7. Yes, Bellevue was behind. But it had done something no team had managed ...

Missed opportunities costly for Redmen

ASHLAND — After taking one of the worst losses in school history in Week 4 against Shelby, Bellevue knew it would have to play a nearly flawless game if it wanted redemption Friday. The Redmen had chances, but too many missed opportunities led to a 42-21 loss to Shelby in a Division IV ...

Another week, another undefeated foe

Another rematch. Another undefeated team. Back in Week 4, Bellevue went to Shelby and left with a 46-0 loss. In Week 13, the Redmen are looking to have a repeat performance from last week and beat the 12-0 Whippets in the Division IV regional finals. Part of the reason that the Whippets did ...

Fliers, Warriors top district list

Clyde and Mohawk each had five of the area’s 21 first-teamers when the All-Northwest District football team was announced Thursday. In all, 57 local players landed on the list, which was selected by a panel of district media members. Clyde’s honors came in Division III, with seniors ...

Briefs

OHSAA FOUNDATION GAME: Calvert's girls basketball team will host Columbian in a 6 p.m. game Friday, with proceeds benefiting The Humane Society of Seneca County. WRESTLING: The 41st annual Bob Bailey Bellevue Wrestling Invitational is Dec. 9. Weight class sponsors are currently being sought. ...

Dragons defense key in first victory

It was the most lopsided victory of the Jason Mishler era. Tiffin University shot better than 50 percent from the floor, held a large advantage in the rebounding battle, and turned Wednesday's game with Urbana into a rout, winning 69-38. It was the Dragons first win of the season. Mishler, ...

Fouls plague ’Berg

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. — Heidelberg opened its season on the road against No. 2 Augustana Wednesday, and fell 73-64 after making a big comeback. The Princes committed 22 fouls in the game, which sent the Vikings to the line 31 times. Augustana converted 25 of those attempts, which helped ...