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Tornadoes win, inch above .500

SANDUSKY — Columbian defeated Sandusky 25-22, 25-19, 25-14 to move to 11-10 Tuesday.Niki Cole (2 aces, 2 kills) handed out 11 assists for the Tornadoes (5-6 Northern Ohio League), Hunter Breidenbach added nine assists and three aces and Emily Davis (2 aces) slammed seven kills. Macey ...

PRESALE TICKETS: Seneca East has presale tickets for Friday's home football game with Wynford. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens, and are being sold in the athletic office during the school day. Tickets will also be sold at Thursday's volleyball match. For more ...

Carey, Cook claim crowns, TC’s Anderson second

FOSTORIA — Trevor Cook captured the individual title and Carey followed right along with him Saturday as the Blue Devils beat Liberty Center 63-77 for the Black Division crown at the Fostoria Booster Invitational. The Red Division also saw area runners do well, as Columbian’s Jacob ...

7th-ranked Stockaders topple No. 4 Arlington

OLD FORT —  Arlington came into Saturday’s match with Old Fort as the No. 4 team in Division IV. The Red Devils even received one first place vote in the OHSVCA rankings. And the No. 7 Stockaders ran them over. Jordan Magers had 10 kills and eight digs, Sydney Clouse had nine kills and ...

Falcons run away from Upper Sandusky

UPPER SANDUSKY — Trailing 2-0 at halftime to Riverdale, Upper Sandusky cut the lead to 2-1 early in the second half, but couldn't sustain offense as the Falcons topped the Rams 4-1 Saturday. Coby Miller scored twice in the first half for the Falcons (4-8-2, 3-2-1 NCOSA), while Ethan Melroy ...

Dragons double up Grand Valley State in tennis

Tiffin beat Grand Valley State, ranked fourth in the region, 6-3 in women’s Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tennis Saturday. The Dragons (8-1, 6-1 GLIAC), ranked sixth in the region, started with a pair of doubles victories before taking four of the six singles ...

Dragons roll against winless Cavaliers

CANTON — There was no letdown. A week after pulling off perhaps the biggest win in program history, Tiffin University took care of business against winless Walsh, hammering it 35-7. Whereas Tiffin relied heavily on its passing game in last week's upset of Ashland, Saturday showed off the ...

Clyde duo crowned at sectional

CLYDE — Clyde crowned one champion and had two other entries finish in the top four Saturday at the Division II sectional tournament, cementing their district berths. The top four singles players and top four doubles teams will play in the district tournament Thursday and Saturday at ...

Tomlin, Tribe arrive at Fenway with chance to eliminate Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) — The protective plastic sheeting from Toronto’s end-of-season celebration was still covering the lights in the visitor’s clubhouse at Fenway Park on Saturday.No reason to take it down.They might need it again pretty soon.The Cleveland Indians arrived in Boston with a 2-0 lead ...

Calvert plays great with 8

Only a day after agreeing to play an 8-on-8 football game against St. Wendelin, there had to be some questions about how Calvert would adjust to the format. Then the Senecas went out and scored four touchdowns in their five plays in the first quarter.Question answered. Fred Fabrizio ran for ...

Shelby racks up yards, points against TC

SHELBY — Columbian was just simply overmatched Friday night against Shelby. The Whippets raced out to a 28-0 first-quarter advantage and never looked back to take care of Northern Ohio League foe Columbian 48-0. The Whippets (6-1, 3-1 NOL) put up points, but what is maybe more impressive ...

Fliers defense stands tall late in win over Edison

CLYDE — In a game filled with high-octane offenses, electrifying plays and big yards, Friday night’s game between Clyde and Edison came down to inches and a whole lot of yellow. Clyde’s defense stood tall on Edison’s final two drives to hand Division V’s No. 4 ranked team its ...

Tigers top Mohawk, set up showdown with Wynford

SYCAMORE — At long last, showdown time has arrived. Ed Phillips has tried to avoid discussion of the game folks around Attica and Republic have been anticipating for weeks. Now he doesn’t have to worry. What seemed inevitable proved to be just that. Seneca East and Wynford will square ...

Stickley, Chieftains mow down Arcadia

BASCOM — Sam Stickley’s touches were pretty limited Friday, but he certainly made them memorable for himself and costly for Arcadia. The sophomore turned four of his nine carries into first-half touchdowns and finished with 199 rushing yards as Hopewell-Loudon crushed the Redskins 72-14 ...

Heidelberg to try to solve No. 1, national champion Mount Union

It comes every year. The game no one expects you to win, and with reason. Heidelberg travels to Mount Union today to tangle with the defending national champion, the No. 1 team in Division III. Heidelberg comes into the game at 2-2, 2-1 in the Ohio Athletic Conference.The Purple Raiders ...

Dragons hope to avoid letdown against Cavaliers

Even after a big win — the biggest in Tiffin University history — the concern sets in. The Dragons stunning victory over No. 4 Ashland last week can raise expectations. But wins like that don’t put football coaches at ease. If anything, it seems to give coaches more of an edge.It’s ...

Area golfers have rough day at Stone Ridge

BOWLING GREEN — The high school golf season came to an end for two area teams and three individuals in the Division III district tournament Thursday as a tough Stone Ridge course and loads of competition ruled. The top four teams and top four individuals not on those teams ...

Calvert, short-handed St. Wendelin to go 8-on-8

For those wondering how Calvert’s game with St. Wendelin, scheduled for tonight at Frost-Kalnow Stadium, would go, the answer always was available. Just look into the Magic 8 ball. The Mohawks, who have just 13 players available on their roster, requested earlier this week that ...

Tornadoes go on road to take on powerful Shelby

It’s easy to talk about Shelby and get caught up in the play of its quarterback, Brennan Armstrong. Armstrong, a junior who has tormented Columbian in the teams’ last two meetings, is the Northern Ohio League leader in passing yards, and has thrown 11 touchdowns. First-year Columbian ...

Fliers have two entries off to district, may get another

CLYDE — Both Clyde doubles teams have already advanced to the district and a teammate is a win away from doing the same in a singles match after the first day of the Division II tennis sectional at Clyde High. The sectional resumes Saturday at 9 a.m. with semifinals in the doubles matches ...