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VOLLEYBALL: The Old Fort Volleyball Club is to hold tryout on Sunday for junior high players (ages 13-14) and Nov. 19 for high school players (15-17). For more information or to register, contact Shelby Ortiz at (419) 934-3768 or email shelby.conn22@gmail.com. PRESALE TICKETS: Bellevue ...

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DISTRICT NOMINATIONS: Area football coaches are asked to send their nominations for the Northwest Ohio all-district teams to zbaker@advertiser-tribune.com.

Brilliant, BC

ELIDA — There was, simply, no stopping Buckeye Central Saturday. Coach Jackie Nye said as much Saturday, as the Bucks rolled in the Division IV regional finals in Elida, sweeping Carey 25-15, 25-20, 26-24. “We stayed consistent, we weren’t making errors,” said Nye, a former star ...

TU volleyball qualifies for conference tournament

HAMMOND, Ind. — Tiffin volleyball handled Purdue Northwest in three straight sets Saturday in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action. The Dragons won all three sets by the score of 25-16. The win marks their fourth straight and qualifies Tiffin for the GLIAC ...

Calvert’s Jones runs wild as Senecas take down Bulldogs

EDGERTON — Nic Somodi made two big plays in the span of about a minute, and Calvert escaped with a stunning 50-43 win over Edgerton in the opener of the Region 26 playoffs. First, with his team trailing the Bulldogs 43-42 Somodi hauled in a 20-yard touchdown pass from Park Hemminger with ...

Mohawk can’t hold off Rockets

PANDORA — In a game of tough defense from both teams, Pandora-Gilboa came out on top in a Division VII regional quarterfinal matchup against Mohawk Friday. Pandora-Gilboa was able to outlast the physical defense of Mohawk to take a 19-15 win and advance to the the semifinals against McComb. ...

Falcons end Tigers’ season

ATTICA — The No. 2 thing for the Seneca East game plan before the Division VI playoff game with Hillsdale Friday night was watching out for the onside kick to start the game. It was written on the whiteboard in the team's locker room. Hillsdale coach Tom Williams said they like to play ...

Carey turns out the lights on Royals

BUCYRUS – In three years of Northern 10 Athletic Conference football play, no team has managed to defeat Wynford. You can put an asterisk on that remarkable statistic now. Carey turned in by far its best defensive effort of the season while limiting the Royals to 91 total yards and just ...

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CASINO TRIP: The New Riegel Athletic Boosters trip to Scioto Downs is Nov. 12. The bus leaves New Riegel High at 7:30 a.m. For more information, call Bob Tiell at (419) 934-0227. HURRICANE RELIEF: The Heidelberg men's basketball team will host Adrian in a 7 p.m. scrimmage Tuesday, raising ...

Redman rout Orange

PEPPER PIKE — Experience won out, in a big way. Treston Francis scored two of his four touchdowns in the first quarter Friday as Bellevue rolled past Orange 34-6 in the first round of the Division IV Region 14 playoffs. Francis put the Redmen up 14-0 by the first stop on a pair of 8-yard ...

Fliers get revenge and then some on Sandusky in blowout win

SANDUSKY — Clyde is getting pretty good at avenging regular-season losses. For the third time in five years, the Fliers topped a conference opponent in the playoffs after dropping the regular season meeting. On Friday, Trevor Burtch hit Logan Riehl for three second-half touchdowns to lift ...

Heidelberg prepares for BW’s big-play offense

For whatever reason, Heidelberg seems to play memorable games against Baldwin Wallace. In 2007, then Student Princes' coach Mike Hallett recorded his first really big win, when his team romped a nationally-ranked BW squad at Frost-Kalnow Stadium. In 2012, Heidelberg's Quentin Rembert ...

Bucks and Blue Devils win to set up all-N10 regional final

ELIDA — It was probably just a simple mistake when the Elida Fieldhouse public address announcer mistakingly referred to Lexi Evak as “Levi.” By the end of the match, everyone knew the 6-foot sophomore from Buckeye Central. Evak went toe-to-toe with Ada senior Melina Woods, but it was ...

Carey sweeps Toledo Christian; now 1 win away from state

ELIDA — Carey coach Eric Vackert said his team isn't the best. But, they are one of the last eight teams remaining in Division IV. Playing in their first Division IV regional semifinal, it was the Blue Devils that ran over Toledo Christian, 25-21, 25-19, 25-23 Thursday at the Elida ...

Columbian’s Anderson ready for return to state

No matter what big races or events cross country runners are a part of around here, nothing compares to the state meet. The passion. The drive. The unrelenting training the runners put into the season all accumulates to one last race and for seniors, like Columbian's Jacob Anderson and ...

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PRESALE TICKETS: Bellevue football travels Friday to Pepper Pike to face Orange in Division IV Regional playoffs. Tickets are available 7 a.m.-3 p.m. today-Friday at Bellevue High School. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. n Tickets for Calvert's playoff game Friday at Edgerton will be on sale in the ...

Next round

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Buckeye Central’s Jenna Karl puts the final touch on a district championship, as she returns a shot at net behind St. Paul's Rachel Bleile for the final point and victory last Thursday in Willard. Also assisting on the play is Lexi Evak. Buckeye Central will play in ...

Huffman leads Dragons by Cedarville

Jenna Huffman and Danielle Hicks were in attack mode Tuesday at the Gillmor Center, and the result was a non-conference win for Tiffin University. Huffman had a team-best 17 kills to go with 15 digs in the Dragons' 25-17, 25-23, 17-25, 25-22 win over Cedarville. Hicks had 14 kills and four ...

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PRESALE TICKETS: Bellevue football is to travel to Pepper Pike to face Orange this Friday in Division IV Regional playoffs. Tickets are to be available Wednesday-Friday at Bellevue High School from 7.-3 p.m. Kickoff is to start at 7:30 p.m. RUNNING: Milan will host the #TeamHolly Piggyback run ...

More on politics and sports, thank you, President Trump

Politics and sports are often bedfellows. The positive side may see sport playing a role in diplomacy for nations at war (e.g., the Olympic Games or Nelson Mandela's declaration of sports serving as a tool to change the world). The negative side addresses manipulation and greed to circumvent ...