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Dragons find smooth sailing against No. 23 Storm

After getting pins in the first three weight classes, Tiffin had a back-and-forth battle with Lake Erie Wednesday. With an early 18-0 lead, the Dragons were able to hold on and take a 30-12 win over the Storm. The first first three wins came by pin fall for the Dragons. At 125 pounds, ...

Tigers jump all over Rockets

ATTICA — Seneca East started strongly and got help up and down the roster Tuesday in an 87-38 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win against Ridgedale. The Tigers (15-4, 11-4 N10) led 27-8 at the first stop. Jessica Bowerman led the way with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Marina Adachi added ...

Tornadoes give Fliers a scare in SBC Lake tilt

CLYDE — Clyde coach Ryan Fretz said his Fliers didn't overlook Columbian Tuesday night, but things surely didn't go according to plan for the second-year coach. Columbian came out aggressive and played some of the best basketball it has all season in the first quarter and had a 14-4 lead ...

Woods just misses triple-double as Columbian cruises

New Riegel coach Cindy Walerius knew her team was at a size disadvantage when it went up against Columbian Tuesday. Starters Maddie Brisendine, Serena Ingalls and Abby Dryfuse are all taller than anyone the Blue Jackets have on their roster. But that wasn't the problem. “I don't think ...

Clutch foul shots propel Redmen past Ontario

ONTARIO — Three Bellevue players combined to 17 for 20 on foul shots in the second half Tuesday to help the Redmen battle past Ontario 64-59. Trey Ruhlman finished 9 for 10 at the line over that stretch en route to 17 points for the Redmen (8-8). Jake Waskielis added a 4-for-6 effort in ...

BW roars past ‘Berg

Heidelberg started well and trailed just 11-8 halfway through, but nationally-ranked Baldwin Wallace won the final five matches, taking the final three by pin, to claim a 35-8 Ohio Athletic Conference win. Mason Brainard gave the Student Princes (7-8, 3-2 OAC) the promising start at 125 ...

Chieftains rough up Gibsonburg

GIBSONBURG — Hopewell-Loudon nearly had all the points it needed by the end of the first quarter and didn't allow Gibsonburg to reach double digits in scoring until the third Saturday en route to a 71-24 romp over the Golden Bears. The Chieftains vaulted out to a 23-2 lead by the first stop ...

No. 4 Lady Red topple TC

In hopes of competing with the No. 4 team in Division II, Columbian coach Erin Reed wanted to slow things down. “The gameplan was, regardless — unless you have a wide open layup — we bring it out, and we run something,” Reed said. “And if we don't take a shot for two minutes, we ...

OF brings pressure, handles Raiders

KANSAS — Jenny Ritzler was hoping to get a little something extra out of the press. Her Old Fort girls produced something extra special, to be sure. The Stockader girls limited Lakota to single digits in every quarter and eight total points in the second half on the way to a 52-23 win here ...

Post play keys Arcadia over NR

ARCADIA — You could almost sense that New Riegel needed just one more rebound. However, dealing with a pair of 6-foot-1 posts was the biggest problem. Emma Saltzman grabbed an offensive rebound and scored to halt any thoughts of a Blue Jackets comeback as Arcadia escaped with a 48-38 ...

Seneca East takes control in second half against Wynford

ATTICA — Seneca East broke free in the third quarter and kept inching away after that Friday to drop Wynford 51-40 in Northern 10 Athletic Conference play. The Tigers (14-4, 10-4 N10) trailed 15-14 at halftime, but raced past the Royals 17-9 in the third quarter before sealing the win with ...

Kwiat first four-time Kimmet winner

Connor Kwiat made Calvert Gene Kimmet Memorial history Saturday by becoming the event's first four-time champion. The Calvert senior beat Oregon Clay's Josh Nagy 6-2 to capture the 170-pound crown, and was also named the tournament's MVP. The effort helped the Senecas edge Hopewell-Loudon ...

Gillig scores 32, Blue Jackets down Senecas

NEW RIEGEL — After one quarter down just 11-8, Calvert had some momentum. But that was diminished quickly by New Riegel and Brianna Gillig as they outscored the Senecas 46-18 the rest of the game in a 57-26 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division victory Friday night. The big reason New ...

Sendelbach terrific, Columbian ends losing streak by beating NR

NEW RIEGEL — The axiom says you can always play defense, but that's sometimes easier said than done. Columbian got it done here Saturday night and the reward was seeing a 10-game losing streak come to an end as the Tornadoes turned back New Riegel 60-50. “It definitely feels good to get ...

Bulldogs push past Redmen to claim NBC win

ROSSFORD — Rossford used an efficient offensive attack to top Fostoria 58-48 Friday in Northern Buckeye Conference action. The Bulldogs shot 49 percent from the field — 31 percent from 3-point range — and better than 71 percent from the free throw line to take the win. The Redmen shot ...

Third-quarter struggles doom Dragons

The Tiffin women's basketball team battled back-and-forth with Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe Wayne State Saturday, but a 21-10 run in the third gave the Warriors a 66-59 victory. The game started with a steady offensive pace by both teams with Wayne State (14-5, 9-4) ...

Bucks upset bid against Rams comes up short

NEW WASHINGTON — Upper Sandusky's dreams of challenging Colonel Crawford for the Northern 10 Athletic Conference title almost went by the wayside Saturday night as Buckeye Central made things tough for the Rams. In the end, Upper Sandusky won 43-39. The contest was tied at 20 at the ...

Panthers use OT layup to knock off Calvert

The shot itself wasn't a bad one, though it came a little earlier than Calvert coach Jon Otterbacher would have liked. But what followed J.J. Dull's missed jumper in in the final seconds of overtime against Sandusky St. Mary was disastrous for the Senecas. With the game tied at 62 and the ...

Cold shooting can’t stop Chieftains against Vanlue

VANLUE — Both teams shot poorly and each had a double-double player, but Hopewell-Loudon defense clamped down Thursday to beat Blanchard Valley Conference foe Vanlue 54-30. Makayla Elmore topped everyone with 26 points, 12 rebounds and four steals for the Chieftains, who finished just 19 ...

Red-hot Pirates dominate TC

When a team known for its shooting gets on a roll, it's hard to stop. On Thursday, Perkins made nine shots in a row, leading to 22 straight points spanning the end of the first quarter into the second. At the end of the day, the Pirates scored a season-high in points, thanks to connecting ...