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Strong starts fuel Stockaders

LAKESIDE — Old Fort started each half strong Saturday in a 56-36 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division win against Danbury. The Stockaders (14-4, 10-1 SBC) led 21-7 at the first stop and doubled up Danbury 14-7 in the third period to enter the fourth quarter up 45-29. Laini Gillett ...

Senecas pass test at Gibsonburg

GIBSONBURG — According to assistant Calvert coach Jay Meyer, defense travels. It’s the mantra Calvert has been playing behind this season and it was evident again Friday at Gibsonburg — a place where the Golden Bears had only lost once this season. Gibsonburg got off to a decent ...

Scott’s 3 at OT buzzer spoils Columbian rally

Colin Irish and his staff had a good idea what Columbian would do defensively. All Sandusky needed was Trent Scott to deliver. He did. Sandusky had watched a 21 point lead evaporate. What had minutes earlier looked like a certain victory was now a photo finish. With 10 seconds left in ...

Hopewell-Loudon’s offense struggles in loss

BASCOM — Jason Vermillion was looking for somebody, anybody, to hit some free throws down the stretch. That somebody, it turned out, was part of the family tree. Junior Jaret Vermillion, Jason’s son, converted all six of his fourth-quarter free throw attempts, four of them in the final ...

Goff leaving Tiffin for Valdosta State

After doing what some thought couldn’t be done, Gary Goff is going home. Goff, Tiffin University’s football coach since 2011, resigned Friday to take the top job at Division II national champion Valdosta State. Goff, who was a wide receiver and kick returner for the Blazers, replaces ...

Trio of Upper Sandusky wrestlers advance to Sally George semifinals

MARION — Three Upper Sandusky wrestlers advanced to the semifinals and a handful of others are still alive in the consolation bracket after the first day at the Sally George Invitational. Gage Ebert will hit the mat today for the Rams in a semifinal at 106 pounds against Marion Harding’s ...

OT win keeps Stockaders in SBC hunt

OLD FORT — Old Fort forced overtime before pulling away in the extra period to turn a close game into a 59-51 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division win against Fremont St. Joe. The win kept the Stockaders (11-4) tied with Calvert atop the River Division standings at 9-1. But the win ...

H-L rolls in Elmore’s milestone night

BASCOM — It took a little bit to get there, and to be honest, the moment lacked drama. But the milestone was memorable. Already up 47-9 with 2:16 left in the third period, Hopewell-Loudon’s MaKayla Elmore went to the foul line for a pair of free throws. She missed the first, but ...

Warriors’ rally fall short, Eagles hand them their first loss of season

SYCAMORE — A game of high school basketball is 32 minutes. Mohawk coach Paul Dunn sure would have paid money to have another eight minutes. The Warriors cut Colonel Crawford’s once 17-point lead down to five points with 30 seconds left, but it was too little, too late. The Eagles ...

Briefs

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Calvert beat Gibsonburg 49-40 in Sandusky Bay Conference River Division play. Shelby Hemminger led the Senecas with 13 points, 10 assists, three steals and three rebounds. Lexie White added 12 points and 12 boards, Emma White scored nine points and Mallary Nielson hauled in 10 ...

Bucks outlast Tigers in N10 tilt

ATTICA — Neither team shot well, but Buckeye Central held a 12-0 advantage on second-chance points and outscored Seneca East 8-2 off turnovers to battle its way to a 41-38 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win Thursday. Mason Stahl and Darren Wurm paced the Bucks (3-11, 3-8 N10). Stahl tallied ...

Hendrix provides spark for Senecas

It happened in a flash. Blink and you might have missed it. Calvert was trailing more than halfway through the first quarter against Edison. Enter Hunter Hendrix. Three consecutive 3-pointers, an assist on a bucket to Nic Somodi, and a jumper off of an Edison turnover, and the Senecas ...

Area sports writer Magers to be inducted into OPSWA Hall of Fame in March

For 50 years, Pat Magers has written sports stories on just about everything. And he’s still going. The St. Wendelin High School graduate spent 23 years at the Fostoria Review-Times, and then spent six as the sports editor at The Advertiser-Tribune. Since then, he has remained on the ...

Pfeil’s layup in final seconds does in Clyde, moves Vermilion to 13-2

CLYDE — Jonah Pfeil’s layup with 1.2 seconds left in regulation sent Vermilion to a 63-61 win Wednesday in Clyde. Pfeil’s finished with 13 points, helping the Sailors improve to 13-2 on the season. Vermilion trailed going to the fourth quarter, but outscored the Fliers 18-13 over the ...

Briefs

BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL: Woodmore upended Lakota 71-53 Tuesday. Carter Reinhart had 22 points for the Raiders. JV BOYS BASKETBALL: Clyde beat Vermilion 59-35. FRESHMAN BOYS BASKETBALL: Clyde topped Vermilion 36-32. BOWLING: In the Allen Eiry League, the game game for the women was by Deb ...

Blue Devils roll in middle quarters

SYCAMORE — Carey outscored Northern 10 Athletic Conference rival Mohawk 26-11 over the middle quarters Tuesday en route to a 44-30 win. Mohawk ended the first period clinging to a 9-8 lead before the Blue Devils (4-11, 4-7 N10) went to work. Sadie Arend keyed the victors with 18 points ...

Aurora gets by Bellevue 56-52

BERLIN — Bellevue was able to take the lead against Aurora four different times, but only by one point each time. The Lady Red never expanded on the lead and ultimately, third-quarter turnovers doomed Bellevue. Aurora got 24 points from super sophomore Shyanne Sellers and rode that to a ...

Elmore posts double-double, Chieftains best Knights 50-41

BERLIN — There are many, many times when Hopewell-Loudon’s MaKayla Elmore is double- and even triple-teamed. The sophomore is used to it and has adapted her game to the barrage. Sometimes the multiple defenders leave Elmore’s teammates wide open, like when Elmore found Lennah Fox ...

Fast start propels Calvert

Calvert got the start it needed. The start became a win, and by the end of the evening, the Senecas found themselves in a first-place tie in the Sandusky Bay Conference River Division. Calvert’s 59-34 win over Lakota Friday night, coupled with New Riegel’s 70-62 victory over Old Fort, ...

Conley, Blust lead Tornadoes to ninth at Maumee

OREGON — The snowstorm couldn’t stop the Maumee Bay Classic from happening this weekend, which benefitted several Columbian wrestlers. Overall, the Tornadoes finished ninth in a 41-team field and walked away with several placers. TC had 97 ½ points. Brighton took the team title with 208 ...