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ALL-DISTRICT BASKETBALL: Area high school coaches are asked to submit their nominations for all-Northwest Ohio teams to sports editor Zach Baker at zbaker@advertiser-tribune.com. GIRLS DISTRICT BASKETBALL: Tickets for Hopewell-Loudon's District semifinal game vs North Baltimore at Fostoria ...

Tigers pull away from New London

LEXINGTON — It was a bit of a rope-a-dope. While it was not Muhammad Ali versus George Foreman, Gabby Ledbetter got off to a smoking hot start for New London, but her 6-foot-3 body could not hold up. Meanwhile, Seneca East attacked the Wildcats at all angles and ran away with a 60-34 ...

Dragons sweep away field in first year of G-MAC

FINDLAY — Two team titles, a few meet records and a handful of NCAA automatic and provisional efforts. Not a bad entry into the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships. Tiffin’s fourth-ranked men and 27th-ranked women simply dominated the two-day meet, ...

Chieftains blow by Blue Devils in district quarterfinal

FREMONT — Carey limited Hopewell-Loudon to 45 points Saturday in a Division IV district quarterfinal at Fremont Ross. But, it didn’t score half of that in a 45-21 loss. Both teams started slow with a 5-2 first quarter in favor of H-L, before the Chieftains ran away with the game with a ...

Senecas end regular season with a win

Calvert started and ended very well Friday night, capping off the regular season with a 55-32 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division victory over Danbury. The Senecas did what they wanted to on both sides of the court in the first quarter, causing eight turnovers and beating Danbury’s 2-3 ...

Harris, Mont both place twice at state

CANTON — It was a day of moving up and placing. Calvert’s Taylor Harris and Columbian’s Sergi Mont both placed twice in individual races, with each moving up a spot from the previous day’s preliminary efforts in a race to highlight local efforts at the Division II state swim ...

Panthers stop Stockaders, share SBC River

SANDUSKY — The heat was on at Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic’s Kinzer Center Friday night. All night long. The Panthers worked Old Fort for 20 turnovers and were lights out shooting the ball on the way to a 75-59 win. Both walked away as co-champions of the Sandusky Bay Conference ...

Clyde grinds out close victory over TC

In the final seconds of regulation and down by two points to Clyde, Columbian got what it wanted. The Tornadoes got the ball to Bryce Burns in space right of the key from deep. “We told our guys to go for the win,” said Columbian coach Travis Kinn. “We’ve got a lot of confidence in ...

Semis dotted with area grapplers

VAN BUREN — Nineteen area wrestlers will open the second day of the Division III sectional tournament at Van Buren in the semifinals today, but just two of those bouts feature locals going head to head. Hopewell-Loudon will figure in both of those matchups, with 126-pounder Caden Crawford ...

Stone, surge in second quarter fuel Blue Devils

CAREY — Carey rallied big in the second quarter and got a big night from Hayden Stone in a 79-57 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win against Bucyrus. Bucyrus led 21-15 at the first stop, but the Blue Devils countered with a 28-9 scoring burst in the second quarter to take control. Stone ...

Dragons snap 5-game skid with ‘road’ home win

The schedule called it a home game, but it involved a bit of travel. And a win. A scheduling conflict forced Tiffin University to move Thursday's game with Ursuline from the Gillmor Center across town to Seiberling Gym at Heidelberg University. There, the Dragons powered out to a 27-16 lead ...

Harris sets school record in one event, advances to finals in two

CANTON —Taylor Harris knew that Thursday could be her final day as a Calvert swimmer. So she went out and made sure it wouldn’t be. The senior, making her fourth appearance at the Division II girls state swimming meet, broke her own school record in the 100 butterfly, then put in ...

Columbian’s Mont, 400 free relay excel, move on to today’s races

CANTON — At the beginning of the day Thursday, Columbian coach Matthew Campbell thought his swimmers were all set to go. They were in Canton, at the state’s biggest meet, the Division II boys swimming championships, and had entries in four events. Exchange student Sergi Mont was a part ...

TC’s Moore 17th, Hill 21st in Canton

CANTON — On Tuesday, Columbian’s Clay Moore was asked where he wanted to place at the Division II state diving meet. The senior — making his first state appearance — said he hoped to reach finals, but he knew he’d be going up against tough competition. Moore was right on. He ...

Hovis, Golden Bears oust Senecas from tourney

OAK HARBOR — It was evident from the opening tip. Wednesday’s Division IV postseason opener between Calvert and Gibsonburg meant something to the Golden Bears. The Senecas beat Gibsonburg twice in the regular season. It was clear the Bears’ players hadn’t forgotten. Behind an ...

TC swimmers ready for their moment at state

Matthew Campbell admitted he didn’t expect this when he took the coaching job at Columbian. The boys team hadn’t had a state qualifier in swimming in a decade. But here he is, taking a group of athletes to Canton to compete in Division II’s top event today. “It’s been a lot of ...

Calvert’s Harris to ‘give it her all’ at state

It’s been an incredible ride, and an incredible run, for Taylor Harris and her family. The Calvert senior will compete today in the 100 butterfly and the 100 breaststroke at the Division II Ohio Swimming and Diving Championships in Canton. Harris is making her fourth-consecutive and final ...

Rams come back from 13-point 3rd quarter deficit to knock out Tygers

MONROEVILLE — For three quarters, Upper Sandusky was in trouble and on the brink of elimination in the opening round of the Division II district tournament. Then, the Rams outscored Mansfield Senior 17-6 in the fourth quarter to slip past the Tygers 48-45. With the win, the Rams will face ...

Briefs

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Alexis Keegan and Jackie Smith combined to score 34 points Wednesday in a 58-49 Clyde win over Oak Harbor at Toledo Bowsher in the opening round of the Division II district tournament. Keegan had 18 points, while Smith contributed 16. Madison Bannister added seven points for ...

TC’s Hill, Moore want to enjoy state experience

On the eve of the Division II state meet, Columbian senior Clay Moore said he was toying with trying out a new dive. “It’s a back, 1 1/2 somersault with 1 1/2 twist,” said Moore, who, along with teammate Myrick Hill, will be competing in Canton today. “It’s completely new,” ...