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Something to smile about for Heidelberg

A good start, a big home run and some quality bullpen work put Heidelberg on the cusp of advancing to next week’s Division III World Series in Iowa. Then a 10-run eruption in the eighth inning by the Student Princes’ hitters removed the doubt, and some of the drama. Still, when ...

Rams find a way to win 1st district title

SHELBY — It seemed like Upper Sandusky was waiting for a spark. Something to get it going Saturday in a Division III district final at Shelby. Without a hit for a little more than four innings, a costly error was just what the Rams needed. Down 1-0 in the fifth inning, Ben Sheaffer ...

Bellevue’s Waskielis, Vogel reach state meet

LEXINGTON — With just a few local athletes participating in the Division II girls regional meet at Lexington Saturday, just two made it to the state meet in Columbus next weekend. Bellevue sophomore Sydney Waskielis finished fourth in the 300 hurdles with a time of 46.72 seconds. In ...

Dragons get a few national champions

KINGSVILLE, Tx. — A day after Tiffin freshman Marisa Gwinner became the first Tiffin woman to claim an individual national championship in track and field in the high jump (5-8), the Dragons men won two of their own Saturday at the Division II National Championships. Jonte Baker earned the ...

Fronk drives in 4, Heidelberg claims Game 1

Parker Fronk gave Heidelberg a lead in the first inning with a two-run double to right center. In the seventh inning, he was asked to get a big hit again. The Heidelberg first baseman has been coming through all postseason. Friday, in the Division III super regional against Wooster at ...

Feichtner, Eagles handle Warriors

GALION — Mohawk, which hasn’t scored many runs this season, couldn’t fall behind Colonel Crawford and pitcher Gavin Feichtner Friday in a Division IV district final at Galion. However, that’s exactly what the Warriors did. As a result, the Eagles won the district championship ...

Old Fort’s Clouse has record day at regional

Jenna Clouse swept the hurdles races and figured in three school records for Old Fort’s girls while Carey’s boys had two relays run second Friday at the Division III regional meet at Heidelberg University. Clouse set school records by capturing the 100 hurdles in 15.11 seconds and the 300 ...

Clyde duo ousted from state tourney

MASON — Clyde’s doubles team of Jacob Strudthoff and James Dry fell in the first round Friday at the Division II state tennis tournament at Lindner Family Tennis Center. The Fliers fell 6-4, 6-1 to Youngstown Ursuline’s Austin Arfaras and Luke Tsudis.

Hall pitches Tigers to victory over Flyers, district crown

CLYDE — Jake Hall was good. Hall continuously kept St. Paul off balance throughout the game to shut the Flyers down. He struck out 11 and led Seneca East to a 2-1 Division IV district championship on Friday at Clyde High School. “This was a tough district,” Seneca East coach Rick ...

8-run 7th inning lifts Tigers

CLYDE —With two outs in the fifth inning, Seneca East’s season appeared to hang in the balance. The Tigers were trailing South Central 3-0, and to that point had accomplished little against Trojans starting pitcher Isaiah Seidel. And with two out in the fifth and a runner on first, it ...

Lacy, Emerick gain N10 awards

Seneca East senior Rickie Lacy claimed the top player award and Upper Sandusky’s Scott Emerick picked up the coaching honor when the Northern 10 Athletic Conference released its all-conference baseball list Thursday. Lacy is batting .423 with 22 runs, 19 RBIs, eight doubles, two home runs ...

Thompson vaults to state

LEXINGTON — Austin Thompson captured a state berth Thursday and two area girls advanced to the finals on the first day of the Division II regional meet. Thomas cleared 14-8 to end second for Bellevue in the boys pole vault. The top four in each event qualify for next week’s state meet ...

Archers squeak by Blue Jackets

FINDLAY — The entire mood, game and season changed in one inning Wednesday for New Riegel. After just taking a 2-1 lead over Antwerp in a Division IV regional semifinal at the Marathon Diamonds in Findlay in the top of the sixth, things went downhill in a hurry for the Blue Jackets. From ...

Widmer throws a gem against Buckeye Central

GALION — If Mohawk pitcher Cole Widmer got roughed up on Tuesday, it was hard to tell Wednesday. Widmer threw a four-hit shutout, consistently keeping Buckeye Central off balance, as the Warriors cruised to a 4-0 Division IV district semifinal win at Galion’s Heise Park. “He actually ...

Clouse nabs pair of top finals spots

Old Fort’s Jenna Clouse turned in the two fastest preliminary times in the girls hurdles races to highlight local efforts Wednesday at the Division III regional meet at Heidelberg University. The meet resumes Friday, with field events at 5 p.m. and running events at 6:30 p.m. Clouse ran ...

Napoleon rallies to run-rule Bellevue

Bellevue appeared to have Napoleon — and its starting pitcher — on the ropes. The first four batters reached against the Wildcats’ Megan Richardson in the first inning. An Emma Weller walk was followed by singles from Kearston Lunsford and Raquelle Seamon, which loaded the ...

St. Joe takes SBC River title

Fremont St. Joe must have really wanted to win the Sandusky Bay Conference River Division, racing out to a 7-0 lead over Calvert after three innings Wednesday en route to a 9-0 victory. Brody Deck limited the Senecas to just two hits over six innings. He fanned eight and walked five. Nolan ...

Clyde’s Strudthoff and Dry put it all together for state run

CLYDE — From an outsider’s standpoint, it may have been an interesting decision to put Jacob Strudthoff and James Dry together. The two are both seniors, and good friends. But there was a difference in their respective experience levels. Strudthoff is a four-year letterwinner for the ...

Truckers rout Chieftains

Norwalk limited Hopewell-Loudon to just two hits and the Chieftains made six errors, which accounted for a 9-1 non-league loss Tuesday at Heidelberg. The Truckers scored four runs in the opening inning to set the tone. They also threw a different pitcher every inning to combined for a ...

H-L’s Coleman tabbed BVC player of the year

Hopewell-Loudon had another great season on the softball diamond and the Chieftains were rewarded when the all-Blanchard Valley Conference awards were released Tuesday. In the last BVC season for the Chieftains, before moving into the Sandusky Bay Conference River Division next year, H-L ...