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Cortez’s top-10 effort sparks TC

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Cortez's top-10 effort sparks TC ASHLAND — Hailey Cortez ran sixth and two teammates finished in the top 20 Saturday as Columbian's girls took fourth in the Division II/III race at the Ashland Invitational. Cortez clocked in with a 19:57.9, Mia Ingalls captured 14th (21:18.0) and Anna ...

Rams’ Montgomery medals, Bellevue fourth at Invite

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CLYDE — Upper Sandusky sophomore has been dominating golf courses this year and Saturday was no different as he shot a medalist-round of 75 to win the Bellevue Invite at Sleepy Hollow. His Rams were sixth overall (353), while Lexington (328) took first. Perkins (339) was second, Margaretta ...

With so much happening, it’s time for 25 things

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It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but with so much happening locally and nationally, it’s time for an early fall edition of 25 things. 1. Even though Columbian has been soundly defeated in its first two games, you have to respect the effort of quarterback Todd Simonds. In ...

Vocke scores four times, Heidelberg opens with W

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OLIVET, MI. — Heidelberg was faced with adversity twice early in Saturday’s season-opening game at Olivet. Each time, the Student Princes responded. And then, they took over. Cameron Vocke scored four touchdowns, and quarterback Tyler Stoyle threw three as the Student Princes piled up ...

Chieftains handle Vanlue in three games

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ELMORE — Hopewell-Loudon took care of Woodmore in non-league play Saturday as it swept the Wildcats 25-11, 25-3, 25-20. Jacque Burns led the Chieftains with 10 kills, while Jessie Kreais and Kenadee Siebenaller both smacked seven kills, and Siebenaller also had four blocks. Hailey ...

Generals hammer TC

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Judd Lutz felt his team needed something positive. The Columbian coach had seen little go right Friday. In the final seconds of the fourth quarter, facing a running clock and a six-touchdown deficit against Anthony Wayne, Lutz saw an opportunity. Columbian quarterback Todd Simonds, who was ...

Calvert struggles in loss to Rockets

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PANDORA — It was a cold, dreary summer night Friday in Pandora, and that wasn't the worst of it for Calvert. The Senecas opened the game at Pandora-Gilboa unenthused and lacking a bit of energy. It quickly got them in trouble and behind on the scoreboard. After falling behind 13-0 at the ...

Big-play Blue Devils knock off Eagles

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CAREY — Brayden Wentling is a third-year starter, but in some ways, his quarterback duty at Carey amounts to a completely new experience. Gone is the Wishbone power set that has been a Blue Devil football staple for decades. Instead, the new look offense perhaps offers more big-play ...

H-L rides Stickley’s record to win

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BASCOM — Sam Stickley ran for a school-record six touchdowns Friday as Hopewell-Loudon blasted Elmwood 44-17. Stickley’s 25-yard scoring run in the first quarter put the Chieftains (1-1) up for good. He added TD plunges covering 1, 3 and 1 yards in the second quarter before racing in from ...

Heidelberg hoping, expecting good start against Comets

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Heidelberg coach Scott Donaldson said Week 1 is about getting some validation. All the work, all the film, all the practice. All of it seems right if it can be stamped with a W. “It’s extremely important to get off to a good start, especially from a coaching standpoint,” Donaldson ...

Farrar’s late sack preserves Clyde victory over Ashland

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CLYDE — Cam Farrar sprinted on the field just as Ashland set up a fourth-down play. Farrar had not played every snap, but came up with perhaps the biggest play of the game when his number was called. Farrar sacked Arrows' quarterback Keegan Armitage with less than a minute left, sending ...

Fox wants Calvert to ‘play to our level’ against the Rockets

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Despite beating Hopewell-Loudon last week, Calvert coach Todd Fox saw some things he wants the team to improve on. Basically, he wants the Senecas to play to their abilities. “I think we have to play at our level,” Fox said. “I think that last week we kind of played at the level of ...

White, Senecas overpower St. Joe

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Lexie White tallied 13 kills and 15 digs Thursday as Calvert dropped Fremont St. Joe 25-20, 25-7, 25-21. Kennedy Smith backed her with 16 assists and 15 digs for the Senecas, Ashlyn Jones had eight kills and seven digs and Sophie Burtis added 13 assists and five digs. Hannah Kelbley turned ...

Columbian faces another tough test

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Columbian is at home tonight for the first time this season. It figures to be a tough game. The Tornadoes welcome Anthony Wayne to town. The Generals are coming off a 44-7 drubbing of St. Francis de Sales in Week 1, and off a trip to the Division II regional finals a season ago. “They ...

Prep football, Week 2: While you see a chance

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Lakota at Gibsonburg Records: Lakota 0-1; Gibsonburg 1-0. Outlook: Lakota heads to Gibsonburg to start up a rivalry with a future Sandusky Bay Conference foe. The host Golden Bears join the SBC next fall, and one of their recurring opponents will be next-door neighbor Lakota. With two ...

Prep football, Week 2: While you see a chance

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Lakota at Gibsonburg Records: Lakota 0-1; Gibsonburg 1-0. Outlook: Lakota heads to Gibsonburg to start up a rivalry with a future Sandusky Bay Conference foe. The host Golden Bears join the SBC next fall, and one of their recurring opponents will be next-door neighbor Lakota. With two ...

Senecas consistent as they down Panthers

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With scores in the mid 40s, Calvert came out on top in a 176-205 win over Sandusky St. Mary at Mohawk Country Club Wednesday. Brayden Thomas led the Senecas with a 42 while Jackson Cook followed with a 43. Maddy Brown carded a 45 and Dominic Mangiola’s 46 capped Calvert’s scoring. The ...

Briefs

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GOLF: The Wednesday Senior League at Clinton Heights ended in a tie at six under. The team of Jim Ruess, Loyd Straub, Dick Hull and Don Miller tied the team of Ron Jones, Jim Radcliff, John Garpiel and Creig Neiffert. Three teams shot four under for second place. Prizes were awarded to Greig ...

Prep football, Week 2: While you see a chance

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Lakota at Gibsonburg Records: Lakota 0-1; Gibsonburg 1-0. Outlook: Lakota heads to Gibsonburg to start up a rivalry with a future Sandusky Bay Conference foe. The host Golden Bears join the SBC next fall, and one of their recurring opponents will be next-door neighbor Lakota. With two ...