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Harris qualifies for state

BOWLING GREEN — Calvert’s Taylor Harris claimed second in the 100 breast Friday at the district meet to qualify for the Division II girls state meet. Harris finished the race in 1:08.11 to earn her trip to state, held Wednesday through Friday in Canton. She also ended fourth in the 100 ...

St. Wendelin’s defense, third-quarter surge power win over Calvert

The defense is there. The offense? That’s another story. That was St. Wendelin coach Aaron Smith’s assessment Thursday after his team upended Calvert, 37-19. It was Calvert’s final game of the regular season. St. Wendelin finishes Saturday at Van Buren. The Mohawks won by a large ...

Comeback bid falls short for TU women

FINDLAY — Tiffin rallied from an 11-point hole to tie the game with 65 seconds left, but Findlay went 7 for 8 from the line from there to claim a 75-70 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win Thursday. Findlay looked to be in control after Christa Puthoff’s layup on the first ...

St. Joe nips Jackets, shares league title with OF

NEW RIEGEL — Fremont St. Joe trailed by 10 entering the fourth quarter, but outscored New Riegel 23-12 from there Thursday to capture a 46-45 Sandusky Bay Conference victory. Brianna Gillig nearly had a double-double for the Blue Jackets in the loss, turning in 25 points and eight ...

Carey’s Kin controls the paint in N10 victory

ATTICA — Carey didn’t play its best game offensively Thursday night (21 turnovers), but the defense and 6-foot-3 junior post Sydney Kin made up for it as the Blue Devils topped Seneca East 44-29 to end Northern 10 Athletic Conference play. The Blue Devils (16-5, 13-3 N10) shut down N10 ...

John Carroll shrugs off slow-starting Heidelberg

Heidelberg plays fast, but John Carroll plays even faster up and down the court. Off makes, the Blue Streaks push the ball up the floor to beat the defense. On defense, they press. They play tight man-to-man defense for 40 minutes face-guarding your best player. And longtime coach Mike Moran ...

Heidelberg struggles to finish

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS — Heidelberg’s women came out of the locker room in the first quarter fired up and ready to play as it got out to a 24-13 lead by the end. The John Carroll defense was able to slow down HU for the second and third quarters as it outscored HU 32-18 in that span. That ...

BOYS JV BASKETBALL: Brandon Blausey scored 14 points and Drew Burner added 11 for Woodmore in a 48-39 win over Old Fort. Elvis Beachler and Carson Steyer each had nine for the Stockaders. n Mohawk beat Fremont St. Joe 53-42. n Braden Brown had 19 points, Leading Columbian to a 46-44 ...

Durham dominates against Bellevue

At other times, it would have been used to clean up a spill on the press table. But Tuesday night, the sponge that was set by the scorers at Columbian served another purpose, as the black arrow that was drawn on it would indicate. Because the mechanical possession arrow ...

Stockaders hang on to edge Wildcats

OLD FORT — With a 16-point lead at halftime, an 18-point advantage early in the second half and a 10-point edge midway through the fourth period, Old Fort seemed to have a firm grip on its 17th win of the season. Things aren’t always what they seem. The Stockaders did indeed improve to ...

Seneca East gets convincing victory over St. Wendelin

ATTICA — Seneca East blitzed St. Wendelin 20-4 in the first period and ended up outscoring the Mohawks just on points off turnovers Tuesday in a 59-27 win. The Tigers (9-11) scored 32 points off St. Wendelin’s 24 turnovers and didn’t let the Mohawks (5-14) score double digits in a ...

Rams complete perfect N10 run

UPPER SANDUSKY — The Rams made it official Tuesday. Upper Sandusky capped a perfect run through the Northern 10 Athletic Conference by dropping Colonel Crawford 50-26, moving the Rams to 19-1 overall and 16-0 in the conference. Abigail Fogle led the way for Upper Sandusky, ranked sixth in ...

Region Briefly, Feb. 15

Celebrate Presidents’ Day at Hayes Library & Museums FREMONT – Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums has family events planned for Presidents’ Day weekend, Saturday through Monday. During the weekend, there will be snacks, activities and a display of photos and ...

Short-handed Senecas fall to rival Chieftains

BASCOM — With a starter out of the lineup and a starting point guard who can’t lift her right shoulder enough to shoot, Calvert did all it could Monday night at rival Hopewell-Loudon, but in the end it was a 50-26 non-league defeat in a Coaches vs. Cancer game. H-L didn’t particularly ...

Stockaders rout Tigers

ATTICA — A third quarter struggle led to the fall of Seneca East at home against Old Fort Monday. The Tigers were held to two points in the third quarter as the Stockaders earned a 72-39 win in non-conference play. Allison Adelsperger led the winning team with 21 points. Peyton Miller ...

Briefs

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: Sign up for the Mohawk Summer League runs 9-11:30 a.m. Feb. 25 and March 4 in the Mohawk High cafeteria. Forms will be available in the elementary office for those unable to attend. Player information and fees must be turned in by March 4. Cost is $35 for one player, $65 for ...

Swimmers from Calvert, TC and USHS advance

A number of area swimmers advanced to the Division II districts Friday at Bowling Green State University. On the girls’ side, Calvert’s Taylor Harris advanced to the district in the 100 breast and 100 fly, while Columbian’s Anna Fletcher made it in the 200 free and 100 fly, and Isabelle ...

Chargers play paint-ball, beat TU

Hillsdale found a way to paint the town Saturday. The Chargers beat Tiffin University 80-69 at the Gillmor Center. Of the 80 points Hillsdale scored, more than half of them — 41 — came for point-blank range. The Dragons were able to stay close with the Chargers most of the way, drawing ...

Stockaders crush Calvert, move to brink of first league title since 1978

OLD FORT – The last time Old Fort won a girls basketball league championship was six presidents ago. Ten, if you count the four guys who were two-termers. The year was 1978 when the Stockader girls won the Seneca County League championship. Now, finally, they are on the brink once again in ...

Dragons shine at home invitational

There were 15 NCAA provisional marks hit Saturday by Tiffin athletes and a sure qualifier for the nationals in Coy Blair. Blair placed second in shot put with a toss of 62-10 1/2 and secured a spot at nationals in the event. He also won the weight throw with a provisional toss of ...