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GOLF: The team of Jeff Wise, Ken Zeop, Steve Meier and Gene Sherer were even par to win Monday's Retirees League at Seneca Hills. Rufus Tyree had the long putt at No. 12, Ken Zeop was closest to the pin at No. 16, and Don Kin and Frank Michniak each had the low gross of 36.JV TENNIS: ...

Calvert’s Shelt-Palm perfect in first start on mound

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Not a bad way to make your debut as a starting pitcher.Senior Sam Shelt-Palm had logged only four innings on the mound this season, and had never made a start in his career.That changed in Monday's game against Emmanuel Christian. And Shelt-Palm proved more than up to the task.The usual second ...

St. Joe outlasts Chieftains

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BASCOM - Fremont St. Joe rallied in the top of the seventh and barely kept Hopewell-Loudon from doing the same in the bottom of the frame Monday to eke out an 8-7 Division IV district win.The victory sends the Crimson Streaks into Thursday's 5 p.m. district quarterfinal against Lakota at ...

Tornadoes get most wins in a decade

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BOWLING GREEN - Columbian out-scrapped Bowling Green 3-2 Monday to move to 16-4, its most wins in a season since 2006.Two of TC's wins came in singles play, with Ben Klepper beating Luther Shinew 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1, and Dustin Digby doubling up Joshua Slembarski 6-3, 6-3 at No. 3.Tornadoes Zach ...

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JV SOFTBALL: Gabie Oliver went 2 for 3 with two RBIs, and Old Fort beat Lakota, 13-3. Angela Miller had a hit, a run scored and an RBI, while Karli Colson had a hit, two RBIs and a run scored. Laini Gillett also aided the Stockaders with with two hits - including a double - and two runs ...

Tornadoes slip past Willard

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WILLARD - Columbian used a pair of doubles wins to slip past Willard, 3-2, Saturday.At first doubles, the Tornadoes' team of Zach Gaietto and Tyler Hawk beat Kyle Buurma and Levi Hill, 7-5, 7-5. At second doubles, Columbian's Eli Theis and Nate Wise defeated Willard's Jackson Schaffer and ...

Hill homers 3 times, Brewers beat Reds in extra innings

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CINCINNATI (AP) - Aaron Hill hit a grand slam in Milwaukee's seven-run 10th inning for his third homer of the game, and the Brewers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 13-7 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night.Hill belted a two-run shot in the sixth and a tying solo shot in the ...

As promised, here are the 2015-16 league bowling champions

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When I first started bowling - oh, so many years ago - things were different. I would not say better, as those who long for the "good" old days would suggest. No, just different.As I looked over the list of league champions for this just-completed bowling season, I couldn't help but notice the ...

Heidelberg tournament champs again

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WESTERVILLE -Even during the tough times of this season, Heidelberg softball coach Betsy Hada believed her team had a big run in it.A little more than a week ago, Hada reiterated her belief that the Student Princes could still rescue what had been an up-and-down season.When she made the ...

Huron’s Kovach outduels TC’s Magill

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HURON - Christian Magill did everything he could to extend Columbian's postseason.The Tornadoes' starting pitcher was brilliant in his team's postseason opener against Huron, allowing just three hits in six innings and striking out 12.The problem for Magill - and his teammates - was that the ...

TC girls take runner-up trophy

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FREMONT - Columbian's girls won a relay and Amanda Schwartz added two of the team's five runner-up finishes Saturday as the Tornadoes ended second at the Fremont Invitational.Findlay beat TC 122-107 for the crown. Old Fort came in ninth (12).Allison Hepp, Samantha Hepp, Jayla White and Madison ...

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BASKETBALL: Hopewell-Loudon will host a camp May 31-June 3 at the high school. Grades 1-7 run 9-11:30 a.m. May 31-June 3, while grades 8-12 run 1-4 p.m. June 2-3. Cost is $35 for grades 1-7. Registration forms are available at school, via the coaches or on the school website under boys ...

Dragons fall in regional

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ROMEOVILLE, Ill. - The University of Indianapolis' women's tennis team came into Sunday's Midwest Regional match ranked 24th in Division II.Against Tiffin University, the Greyhounds showed their might, ending TU's record-breaking season with a 5-1 win.Indianapolis won all three doubles ...

Tornadoes stun Truckers, hand them first loss

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Columbian battled to pair of three-set wins en route to upsetting previously unbeaten Norwalk 3-2 in Northern Ohio League tennis Friday."I am very happy with the team as we have continued to improve all year," TC coach Chip Weingart said. "Great effort by first singles and first doubles to win ...

Whippets thump TC

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SHELBY - Shelby's offense came alive in the third inning while the defense allowed just one hit Friday as the Whippets blanked Columbian 10-0 in Northern Ohio League play.The Whippets led 1-0 after the first inning, but plated five in the third to take control.Matt Boes had the lone hit for the ...

Blue Jackets pummel Senecas

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NEW RIEGEL - The Bouillons each drove in three runs and Jacquelyn Lininger handcuffed Calvert's batters Friday as New Riegel rolled to a 10-0 win.Lindsay Bouillon tripled and singled while Leah Bouillon added a double, single and two runs for the Blue Jackets.Lininger fanned eight and allowed ...

’Berg blasts its way into OAC title game

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WESTERVILLE - Abbey McKee belted a solo homer in each game, Bailey Smith and Mikaela Mitsch also each hit a round-tripper and Heidelberg survived a late rally in the second game Friday to reach the championship game of the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament.The fourth-seeded Student Princes ...

School record helps H-L girls claim crown

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TOLEDO - Hopewell-Loudon's girls set a school record in the shuttle hurdle relay and claimed two other victories Friday on the way to capturing the Ottawa Hills Green Bear Relays.Lizzie Erlanger, Gala Morel, Courtney Palte and Alexis Feindel won the shuttle hurdle relay in 1:09.26 to set the ...

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JV TENNIS: Upper Sandusky's Alex Brodman won a match against Bellevue.n Columbian's doubles teams of Eli Theis and Jared Anderson, Will Jones and Anthony Petrosino, Jared Bour-Jones and Larry Messer, and Matt Klepper and Travin Durham all won matches against Norwalk.GOLF: The Seneca County ...

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VOLLEYBALL: The Black Swamp Volleyball Club 11U team beat Elevation-11 Amanda 25-19, 21-25, 15-3 to win the Ohio Valley Junior Olympic title last weekend in Columbus. The loss in the second set was the lone loss in the tournament for the team. Team members include Kaya Capretta, Ashley Dyer, ...