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Dragons on the doorstep of program history

MASON — Late in Friday’s Great-Midwest Athletic Conference Tournament game with Kentucky Wesleyan, Tiffin University coach Joe Wilkins had a conversation with his starting pitcher, Cody Orr. Orr had been brilliant against the Panthers, but Wilkins wanted to know what his player ...

Weingart advances to district

Columbian’s Jacob Weingart advanced to Saturday’s finals and automatically gained a district berth Thursday on the first day of the Division I sectional tournament. Competition began at Fremont Ross High and ended at Two’s Athletic Complex in Toledo. Saturday’s finals occur at Fremont ...

Hurley pitches, Harper powers Mohawk

SYCAMORE — The way Mohawk has been hitting recently, it probably doesn’t need great pitching. But it never hurts to get it, especially come postseason time. Makenna Hurley was rolling in the Division IV district quarterfinals Tuesday against Wynford in Sycamore. The junior retired the ...

Fliers toss aside Little Giants

FREMONT — Hunter Schwochow twirled a gem and Chase Arndt belted two hits Thursday as Clyde tuned up for today's postseason tournament game against Port Clinton by thumping Fremont Ross 8-1. Schwochow tossed a one-hitter, fanning four allowing a walk and an earned run for the Fliers, the top ...

Heidelberg opens OAC tournament with rain-soaked loss to ONU

BEREA — Two rain delays and Ohio Northern’s bats proved too challenging Thursday for Heidelberg in a 9-5 loss in the opening round of the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament. Weather permitting, the second-seeded Student Princes will play No. 1 seed Baldwin Wallace in an elimination game ...

Briefs

TOURNAMENT SOFTBALL GAMES POSTPONED: Upper Sandusky's game with Vermilion has been rescheduled for Saturday at noon at Upper Sandusky. * New Riegel's game with North Baltimore has been rescheduled for today at 5 p.m. at New Riegel. GOLF: The team of Dick Rochester, Dave Everhart, Paul E. ...

Catching on

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Old Fort's Emily Hull catches a fly ball during the District IV district quarterfinal softball game against Calvert at Old Fort Thursday evening. The game was suspended due to rain with one out in the top of the fourth and the Senecas leading 2-1. The game will be resumed ...

State-ranked Blue Jackets using big hits, ace pitcher to find success

It’s one of the youngest teams New Riegel coach Jamie Lininger has ever had. But the 2019 version of the Blue Jackets may also be one of the best. “It’s funny, we’ll play a lot of teams where, we’ll meet them, and then they’ll say, ‘we‘re a pretty young team,’” Lininger ...

Blue Devils power past Wynford

CAREY — Ian Yeater drove in three runs and Jordan Dasher and Carter Frederick each scored twice Wednesday to spark Carey’s 5-3 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win against Wynford. Both teams scored twice in the first inning, with the Blue Devils adding single runs in the second, third and ...

New Riegel snares share of SBC crown

Kayleigh Lininger twirled a gem and the offense finally pushed across single runs in the fifth and sixth Wednesday as New Riegel beat Calvert 2-0. That win, coupled with Lakota’s 7-6 victory against Gibsonburg, gave the Blue Jackets at least a share of the Sandusky Bay Conference River ...

Bellevue continues push for SBC Lake title with win over Fliers

CLYDE — Two schools separated by just a few miles battling it out with league title aspirations on the line. What more can you ask for? It was Bellevue that got a bit of revenge on Clyde for an earlier season loss, topping the Fliers, 8-1, in a key Sandusky Bay Conference Lake division ...

Heidelberg ‘roles’ into OAC tournament

After two years, Heidelberg’s baseball team is on a roll, and back where it belongs. The Student Princes, co-regular season champions of the Ohio Athletic Conference, travels to Berea today to compete in the league’s postseason tournament. The Student Princes will play Ohio Northern at ...

Briefs

GOLF: Frank Michniak and Ron Burkett lead Howard Elchert and Jim Banks 15-14 1/2 in the AMVETS League. Prize holes went to Elchert (closest to pin No. 2), Brian Miccichi (closest in three No. 5) and Ralph Kiser (long putt No. 9). n Don Kin, Dick Hull, Craig Neifer and Loud Strain shot 6 under ...

Sailors have big first inning, eliminate Columbian

VERMILION — Things started exactly how Columbian hoped in the Division II district tournament opener Tuesday at Vermilion. Leadoff hitter Dani Keckler singled, stole a base, then was driven home by slugger Carly Schafer. The Tornadoes were up 1-0 and playing with some momentum against the ...

Senecas take care of Redskins

ARCADIA — Despite falling behind 1-0 after one inning, Calvert responded with a 9-2 non-league win over Arcadia. The Senecas plated four runs in the third inning and then added three more in the fourth. Nolan Wuescher doubled, hit two singles and drove in four runs for the Senecas. ...

Upper Sandusky completes its season with a sweep of Bucyrus

UPPER SANDUSKY — Upper Sandusky tennis finished the regular season on a high note with a 5-0 sweep of Bucyrus Tuesday. At singles, Upper Sandusky’s Levi Malone topped Kyle Hamm 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1, while Landon Cotto-Ramos took down Karsen Kimmel 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2 and Justin Blackburn ...

TC, Bellevue get a couple wins on 1st day of SBC Lake meet

CLYDE — Through some field events and a couple distance events at the Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division Meet at Clyde, Columbian and Bellevue each earned a pair of wins. Both of TC’s wins came from Brook Boes in the throwing events. She won the discus with a toss of 130-8 and the shot ...

Calvert’s Borer tosses no-hitter in tourney win

Calvert pitcher Caitlyn Borer and the bats were ready to go Monday in a Division IV district opening round game with Emmanuel Christian. Borer twirled a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts and three walks in five innings in a 16-0 victory. The Senecas scored five runs in the bottom of the first, ...

TC’s Reyes drills walk-off double in 4-3 SBC Lake win over Norwalk

Gabe Reyes doubled in Tandon Lemmon in the bottom of the seventh Monday to push Columbian past Norwalk 4-3 in Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division action. Lemmon drew a walk to lead off the bottom of the seventh and went to second when Carson Mellott bunted and reached on a fielder’s ...

Hoover, Roerdink propel Chieftains

ATTICA — Corrin Hoover and Abbi Roerdink both ran to two individual wins and helped Hopewell-Loudon — either separately or together — claim three relays Monday in a 94-67 win against Seneca East. Hoover took the 100 hurdles (17.9) and 300 hurdles (51.0) for H-L, and Roerdink captured ...