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Hyde, other pros give back at football camp

FOSTORIA — Micah Hyde looked exhausted. The Buffalo Bills’ defensive back hadn’t played 60 minutes against one of the NFL’s top receivers. Instead, he’d just been involved in a water balloon fight with a bunch of grade schoolers. “They all went after me, and were killing me,” ...

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GOLF: Rodney Brickner shot a 38 for low gross and Dennis Mack had a 28 for low net in the PJ Brickhouse Golf League at Loudon Meadows. John Schumm had the long putt on No. 11 while Dave Depinet was closest to the pin on No. 18. Chuck Shellhammer had the most penalties. COACH OPENING: Upper ...

New divisional assignments bring a few area changes

COLUMBUS — There will be a little shifting of divisions for area schools in basketball and wrestling after the Ohio High School Athletic Association released its divisional assignments for the next two school years. The OHSAA Board of Directors approved the assignments for both sports at ...

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GOLF: Wednesday's Senior League at Clinton Heights was won by two teams. The team of Carl Rainey, Dutch Edeburn, Gary Kroeger and Jim Sherwood are tied at 6-under with Don Kin, Craig Neifer and Forrest White. Prizes went to Rainey (closest in one No. 5), Edeburn (closest in two No. 7; long putt ...

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GOLF: The Mohawk Golf Club will host its third annual Ladies Day Scramble on June 27. All lady golfers in the Tiffin area are invited. The day starts at 9:30 a.m. with a scramble followed by a lunch in the Ross Tavern catered by new chef Jimmy Jones. After lunch the ladies can play the other ...

Five area players named to All-Ohio rosters

Five area players earned All-Ohio honors when the list was announced Tuesday. Carey freshman Hailey Niederkohr and New Riegel JUNIOREmily Peters earned second-team Division IV awards as outfielders, with Old Fort senior Allison Adelsperger ending as an honorable mention infielder. In ...

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GOLF: The team of Frank Michniak, Wayne Moore, Dick Hiser and Lowell Hosler tied with the team of Jeff Wise, Bill Kraut, Tim Mannas and Steve Meier at plus 1 to win the Retiree's league Monday at Seneca Hills. Prizes went to Rufuss Tyree (closest to pin on No. 16), Kraut (long putt on No. 12) ...

TC’s Durham, other area athletes find the podium

COLUMBUS - Ro Durham had never high jumped before this spring. Not only that, he had never competed in track and field before this season. And yet, there was the Columbian senior, on the podium at the Division I state meet in Columbus. He cleared 6-6 Saturday, two inches above his previous ...

St. Wendelin’s final run has silver lining at state track meet

COLUMBUS — Her kick got her to second, and it made her last. St. Wendelin senior Sophia Volpe capped her high school career with a final-lap burst — that split of 1:15.608 was the fastest by any runner on any lap in the race — to move from fourth to second in the 3,200 Saturday at the ...

SE vaulters Manning, England get on the podium

COLUMBUS — A year ago, Garrick Manning wasn’t even competing at the state track meet. On Friday, he came within inches of a Division III championship in the pole vault. The Seneca East senior ended up second in the event, clearing 15-2. Newcomerstown’s Ryan Stevens won the crown by ...

Otterbacher named Calvert boys basketball coach

The Calvert boys basketball bench will look a bit different next season. After longtime coach Ted Willman resigned a few weeks ago, Calvert has been searching for the next mentor. Athletic Director Paul Shoemaker announced Friday the Senecas found their coach. Jon Otterbacher will take ...

Some great teams, championship dreams

FOSTORIA — There were plays when the flagpole near the middle of the field was a little problematic. But if there was room enough to run a little, throw a pass and get off an occasional punt, that was plenty good enough. That's the way it was for Gene Peluso and friends in a much simpler ...

Wagers, Wildcats too much for Carey

AKRON — Carey got to experience what a state softball game was like at Akron’s Firestone Stadium Thursday night. However, that experience was over quickly as Williamsburg and hard-throwing lefty Carly Wagers took it to the Blue Devils in a 10-0 five-inning win in a Division IV state ...

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GOLF: Jim Peer and Jim Myers won the first third of the North Division with 37 points while Mark Griffin and Mike Griffin took the South Division with 37 1/2 points in the Baumann Two-Man Scramble Late. Prizes went to Doug Strausser (closest to pin No. 5, long putt No. 6), Nate Lofay (closest ...

Berardinelli-Clark brings power, leadership to Carey’s state run

CAREY — Softball is Dani Berardinelli-Clark’s favorite sport. By the way she plays it, it’s not hard to tell. The lone Carey senior has had an illustrious career on the diamond, which will culminate with the school’s first trip to state today, when the Blue Devils take on No. 6 ...

Six seniors set to wrap careers in Columbus

Just one meet, one event, remains for each of them. For most, it will be the last. Eight area boys will compete in a total of five events at this year's Division III state meet, with six of them being seniors. All are chasing a spot on the podium, with just two having been there before. But ...

SW’s Volpe, Mohawk’s Oler highlight area state qualifiers

It's a small group, but they enter state on a roll and with talent. Six area girls will compete in the Division III state track meet this weekend, bringing school records and state-podium dreams, a spot two of them reached last year. Mohawk junior Destini Oler and St. Wendelin senior Sophia ...

Gillig keeps Blue Devils focused

When asked about playing for coach Teresa Gillig, Carey catcher Felicite Smith used one word repeatedly. “She's a really good coach and she likes to work on fundamentals, fundamentals, fundamentals,” Smith said before a game Tuesday afternoon. “We work on a lot of drills at ...

Carey faces tough task in Wagers, Williamsburg

CAREY — Carey's players are excited about today. However, they don't want the moment to overshadow their overall task, which is beating No. 6 Williamsburg. The task is a large one, but considering the 10th-ranked Blue Devils just beat No. 1 Gibsonburg 5-3 in the Division IV regional final ...

New Riegel’s Kirian tops area players on All-Ohio list

Michael Kirian was named to the All-Ohio Division IV first team as a pitcher when the list was announced recently. To add to New Riegel's ace pitcher's accomplishments, Kirian was also named Player of the Year. Teammate Alex Theis earned first team honors at first base. Bellevue had two ...