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No. 10 Tornadoes will be without QB Frankhauser when they travel to Clyde

When you beat a state ranked team by 30 points, people are bound to take notice. That was the message Columbian coach Judd Lutz shared with his team after it pounded Sandusky last week. “I told the guys right after the game, ‘Plenty of people might be jumping on the bandwagon, and we ...

Calvert hopes to keep rolling against SBC River rookie Danbury

Danbury is in its first season of Sandusky Bay Conference River Division football. Through three weeks of SBC play, the results haven’t been pretty. The Lakers lost to Margaretta 59-0, Gibsonburg 51-0 and St. Joe 55-0. Their fourth opponent on the conference slate is Calvert, a team ...

Four area entries clinch district spots in Port Clinton

PORT CLINTON — Four area entries have advanced from the Division II sectional girls tennis meet at Port Clinton, by reaching the semifinals. Bellevue’s Rayven Whyde and Clyde’s Siera Hisey made it out in singles play, while Fostoria’s doubles team of Kyrha Bader and Rubi Dessausure ...

Stickley’s remarkable game not enough for H-L

VAN BUREN — Usually when a team has a player rush for 137 yards, three touchdowns and returns two kickoff returns for scores, that team wins the game. Thursday night was an exception. Hopewell-Loudon’s Sam Stickley had an incredible game against Van Buren, but the Black Knights ...

Conti leads the way for Tornadoes against Bellevue

Addi Conti ended an ace away from a quadruple-double Thursday to spark Columbian’s 25-13, 25-13, 21-25, 18-25, 15-8 Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division win against Bellevue. Conti led the charge with 30 assists, 11 kills, 11 digs and nine aces for the Tornadoes (12-8, 5-4 SBC). Emily ...

TC’s Sarka advances with an 87

ARLINGTON — Columbian’s Ava Sarka has been consistent all season for the Tornadoes and Wednesday was not an exception. At Sycamore Springs in the Division I sectional, Sarka fired an 87 to advance to districts next week. The 87 was seventh overall, while Ashland’s Anna Watson won ...

Prep football, Week 7: It’s thunder and it’s lightning

Hopewell-Loudon at Van Buren Records: Hopewell-Loudon 3-3, 2-2 BVC; Van Buren 1-5, 0-4 BVC. Last season: Van Buren, 24-20. Outlook: It’s been a challenging week for the Hopewell-Loudon community. The death of Kenadee Siebenaller — a 2018 Hopewell-Loudon graduate who was a player ...

Columbian’s Branson, McCarthy move on to district

BOWLING GREEN — Columbian missed out on a team berth by 16 strokes, but two Tornadoes advanced as individuals Tuesday at the Division I sectional at Stone Ridge Golf Club. The top five teams and top five individuals not on those teams earned trips to next week’s district meet, slated for ...

Mohawk tears it up against Bucyrus

SYCAMORE — Madi Chester and Kaylee Ward had 13 kills each, and Mohawk breezed by Bucyrus 25-11, 25-15, 25-16 in a Northern 10 Athletic Conference match. Chester added five digs and served two aces, and Ward had 13 digs and five aces as the Warriors improved to 15-2, 11-1 in the N10. Alexa ...

Settles has 34 kills, leads Fostoria to key NBC victory over Flyers

FOSTORIA — As the Lake spirit bus and student section filed into Fostoria High School, cheers of “Let’s go Flyers” rang out. They did not think it was going to be that easy to casually stroll into a hyped up environment and get another convincing win, did they? Fostoria senior ...

Singles sweep sparks Redmen over Upper Sandusky

BELLEVUE — Bellevue swept the singles matches Tuesday to upend Upper Sandusky 3-2. Rayven Whyde and Summer Strunk both earned 6-0, 6-0 wins for the Redmen, with Whyde dropping Hannah Frey at No. 1 singles and Strunk beating Calle Manzi at No. 2. Kaitlyn Cullen defeated Emma Swihart 6-4, ...

H-L makes schedule changes

BASCOM - Hopewell-Loudon's athletic program made several schedule changes this week after Kenadee Siebenaller, a 2018 graduate, died in an accident near Fostoria. Hopewell-Loudon was scheduled to play football at Van Buren Friday. Van Buren announced Tuesday that it had moved its homecoming ...

Lakota’s Dull, Lady Red advance to state

ARLINGTON — Another year of high school golf, another year at the state tournament for Lakota sophomore Kyleigh Dull as she qualified for state with a 73 at Sycamore Springs in the Division II district tournament Monday. However, this year Dull is joined by Bellevue. The Lady Red shot a ...

No. 5 Vikings handle Chieftains in sweep

BASCOM — State-ranked Leipsic showed why it’s a force on the court Monday with a 25-17, 25-16, 25-20 Blanchard Valley Conference sweep of Hopewell-Loudon. Chelsey Depinet tallied six aces and 11 digs for the Chieftains, while Peyton Hoover had three aces, seven kills and 13 digs, Abbi ...

Briefs

BASKETBALL: At 7 p.m. the SenedotStripes will be having an informational meeting about their upcoming season. This will be a meeting for all boys and girls in 6th – 12th grades, along with their parents or guardians, about the upcoming inaugural basketball season for the Senedot Stripes. ...

Monroeville knocks back Mohawk

SYCAMORE — Three double-doubles weren’t enough Saturday to carry Mohawk, with Monroeville holding off the Warriors 25-23, 28-26, 16-25, 25-22. The loss knocked the Warriors to 14-2. Alexa Konkle, Madi Chester and Kaylee Ward each tallied 14 digs for Mohawk, with Konkle tossing up 46 ...

Three 2nd-half goals lift Rams

UPPER SANDUSKY — After a scoreless first half, Upper Sandusky netted three goals in the second half to notch a 3-0 victory over Marion Harding Saturday. Ross Swinehart headed a goal off the post to get the Rams (5-5-2) started in the second half. Then Jaidyn Theil scored a pair of goals to ...

Columbian teams each second at Old Fort

OLD FORT — Columbian’s girls used a pair of top-10 runners and another in the top 20 as the springboard to a runner-up finish Saturday at the Old Fort Invitational. Liberty Center held off the Tornadoes 78-81 for the title. Caleigh Aigler ran seventh (20:29.24) and Mia Ingalls clocked ...

Heidelberg’s offense, defense strong against Wilmington

WILMINGTON — Heidelberg coach Scott Donaldson said that wild receiver Braden Jerome is a problem for any opponent. “Braden is such a matchup nightmare, whether he’s in the slot, whether he’s at tight end, or whether he’s split out as a single receiver,” Donaldson said, “because ...

And the beat goes on: The best golf courses in each U.S. state

Over the last three weeks I have listed the top golf course in each of the 30 states listed alphabetically of course. This week we head to states 31-40 and that means the Buckeye State. Do you know the top course here in Ohio? I’m guessing you do. So without further ado, here is our list of ...