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Columbian beat Liberty-Benton for 1st time

FINDLAY — Columbian beat Liberty-Benton for the first time in program history Thursday, taking a 5-4 back-and-forth North Central Ohio Soccer Association game from the Eagles. The Tornadoes (3-9, 3-3 NCOSA) trailed 4-3 late, but Jacob Warnement tied the game with an unassisted score in the ...

Clyde, Fostoria’s Yates exit at districts

FINDLAY — With just two team and individual spots up for grabs at the Division II district tournament at Red Hawk Thursday, Clyde and Fostoria’s Trey Yates had a steep hill to climb. The two teams to qualify were Toledo Central Catholic (319) and Archbold (336), who edged Ontario ...

Vikings sweep past Chieftains

BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon's Jessica Kreais had six kills, and Jacque Burns added four kills and nine assists, but Leipsic eased past the Chieftains, 25-15, 25-15, 25-18. Mary Harris dished out 14 assists for the Chieftains. Tornadoes fall to Warriors Columbian's second doubles ...

Prep football, Week 7: With a little bit of luck

Records: Seneca East 6-0, 5-0 N10; Mohawk 3-3, 2-3 N10 2015: Seneca East, 26-20. Outlook: Mohawk coach Brent Konkle used the word “athletic” numerous times while talking about his team's opponent this week. It's one of the best ways to describe the Tigers, who come to Sycamore ...

Briefs

BOWLING: Ed Wise had the men's high score (175) and the men's high series (340) for the AEC League Wednesday at Heritage Lanes. Bonnie Steinmetz had the women's high score (146) and high series (287). Splits were converted by Larry Cobb (3-10, 4-7-8), Dave Everhart (5-6-10) and Wise ...

Hayden’s nine kills fuels Rams in sweep of Tigers in N10 play

ATTICA — Kenedi Hayden blasted nine kills and made five digs for Upper Sandusky as the Rams ousted Seneca East in Northern 10 Athletic Conference play, 25-18, 25-17, 25-23 Tuesday. Lillie Orians, Rachel Martin and Lucy Smith smashed six kills for the Rams as Smith added 37 assists and 22 ...

Blue Jackets top SBC golf list

Four New Riegel players landed on the River Division first team and a fifth picked up a second-team award when the Sandusky Bay Conference released its all-conference golf awards Tuesday. Blue Jackets senior Lucas Williams, junior Allen Acree and senior Shane Halcomb claimed the top three ...

Columbian’s Bunting, Musil advance

Columbian’s Graydon Bunting and Luke Musil each earned a district berth, with Musil doing so in a playoff, Tuesday at the Division I sectional tournament at Mohawk Golf & Country Club. Bunting fired an 89 to advance while Musil and Elida’s Drew Sarno moved on after outlasting John ...

Brown, Huffman denied chance at state with scores of 85 and 88

ARLINGTON - Calvert's Maddy Brown and Hopewell-Loudon's Jena Huffman both shot below 90 Monday at the Division II district tournament at Sycamore Springs.However, it wasn't enough to make a trip to state.The top three teams and three individuals not on those teams qualified for the state ...

Clyde rolls through Columbian 5-0

Clyde dropped just five total sets Monday as the Fliers beat Columbian 5-0 in a non-league match. In singles play, Iga Makal beat Sophie Crist 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1, while Saylor Meyer topped Katie Smith 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 and Siera Hisey defeated Marina Pennycuff 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3. The ...

Briefs

MEN'S?GOLF: Tiffin University finished in fourth at the Kyle Ryman Memorial at Mohawk Golf and Country Club. Jay Green was the Dragons' top finisher, with a 215 for fourth overall.

Fliers soar past Crimson Streaks in three games

CLYDE - Clyde's Grace Borden recorded 10 kills and 12 digs Saturday as the Fliers topped Fremont St. Joe 25-18, 25-20, 25-12 in Sandusky Bay Conference play.Heidi Marshall added a double-double of 10 kills and 11 digs for the Fliers (12-6, 6-4 SBC), while Jacey Groover had six kills and four ...

Continuing my quest to fill out my local ‘Ryder Cup’ dream team

As the real American Ryder Cup team takes on its European counterparts in Minnesota this weekend, I continue to choose my own Ryder Cup team. If you have been following my column on these pages, you know that my requirement for choosing a local squad is two-fold.I must limit my selections from ...

An upset for the ages

The defense grabbed the momentum early, and the offense ran with it.Actually, it passed it, usually Antonio Pipkin to Charles Holland, and the result was historic.Holland reeled in 11 passes for 262 yards, with two going for scores, as Tiffin University upset No. 4 Ashland 35-32 Saturday in ...

Scully an irreplaceable voice

Trying to talk about the importance of Vin Scully is like trying to talk about Miles Davis' Kind of Blue.You can explain something, but you have to listen to understand.You can read about Scully's history behind the mic.You can learn about how he started calling Major League Baseball in 1950, ...

Earnhardt returns to Dover to support Hendrick teammates

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. watched his ol' No. 88 Chevy roll onto pit road and felt a tinge of melancholy knowing Jeff Gordon would slide into the seat.Earnhardt was back at a NASCAR track, yet far removed from a NASCAR comeback."It's hard not to climb in the car before Jeff does," ...

Heidelberg scores late TD, escapes with win

It hadn't been Tyler Stoyle's best game.The junior Heidelberg quarterback had struggled, given up a pick six in the fourth quarter, and with 2:29 left in regulation, his team was down, 24-20, to Muskingum.But Stoyle - and his teammates - had a chance to turn it around with one drive.And they ...

SE, TC’s Anderson win big at OF Invite

OLD FORT - Jacob Skidmore, Kyle Burgderfer and Ben Cole all finished in the top 15 for Seneca East as the Tigers won the Old Fort Invitational Saturday.The Tigers beat Liberty Center 77-86. Columbian was third (116), Old Fort fifth (130), St. Wendelin seventh (213), Lakota eighth (245), Mohawk ...

Columbian comes up short

Columbian coach Judd Lutz put it succinctly after watching his team lose, 20-13 to Norwalk Friday."We're just not making enough winning plays," Lutz said after his squad dropped to 1-5. "That's what it comes down to."Moments earlier, it looked - if only for a few moments - like quarterback Todd ...

Fabrizio shines in Calvert rout

FREMONT - Calvert and Fremont St. Joe were tied at 14 after one rain-soaked quarter Friday night.The rain eventually let up, but Calvert did not.The Senecas out-gained the Crimson Streaks 368-12 on the ground and racked up 51 straight points to blow out St. Joe 65-14 in a Sandusky Bay ...