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6-run first inning fuels Columbian

Columbian was ready to go Saturday against Bucyrus, scoring all eight of its runs in the first two innings en route to an 8-2 non-league win. Bucyrus out-hit TC 7-5, but the Tornadoes made the most of their hits. Griffin Bunting and Tandon Lemmon both singled and drove in a pair of runs ...

TC collects 14 hits in win

The Columbian bats were ready to go Saturday with 14 hits in a 12-1 run-rule of Bucyrus in non-league play. Ava Sarka homered, hit three singles and drove in three runs for TC, while Dani Keckler added a home run, a double, a single and two RBIs, Kennedy Coots homered, singled twice and drove ...

Celebration time for Dragons

MASON — What seemed like a longshot a week ago — at least to those outside the Tiffin University baseball program — is now reality. The Dragons, who came into the Great Midwest Athletic Conference tournament as the No. 7 seed, capped a perfect week by downing Kentucky Wesleyan 9-6 in ...

Rams hit two homers, but it’s not enough

UPPER SANDUSKY — Luke Swavel said he thought his team was right where it wanted to be. The Upper Sandusky coach watched as Hannah McKinniss launched a two-out, two-run homer down the left field line in the bottom of the sixth, tying the Rams with Vermilion at 4 in the Division II district ...

Old Fort knocks out Calvert

OLD FORT — In a continuation from yesterday with Calvert leading Old Fort 2-1 in the top of the fourth, Old Fort got the job done with a 7-2 Division IV district quarterfinal win. When the game picked back up Friday, Old Fort plated six runs in the bottom of the fourth to blow the contest ...

Columbian girls capture SBC Lake championship

GIBSONBURG — Going into the day’s final event, the Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division champion was yet to be crowned. Going into the 4x400, Columbian trailed Sandusky Perkins by 1 ½ point for first. “We had to beat Perkins by one place, as long as it was two points apart,” said ...

Rams keep rolling

SYCAMORE — In a well-pitched game on both sides, it was Upper Sandusky that came through with some timely hitting in a 3-0 win over Northern 10 Athletic Conference rival Mohawk Friday. Both teams had five hits, but the Rams (18-4, 13-2) plated two runs in the second inning and added a ...

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 ...