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Francis’ 3 wins lead Lady Red

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WILLARD — Ireland Francis won three individual events and several teammates figured in multiple wins Tuesday to spark Bellevue’s 97-40 dual win against Willard. Francis took the 100 (13.4), 200 (28.2) and long jump (14-11) for the Redmen, who claimed 15 of the 17 events. “It was a ...

Late Calvert surge helps Rothrock hit milestone

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ARCADIA — Grant Vera, Peyton Deats and Mitch Nielson each drove in two runs and Calvert pulled away in the seventh Monday to drop Arcadia 12-4. The victory was the first of the year for the Senecas (1-2) and the 100th career win for coach Brian Rothrock. Calvert snapped a scoreless tie ...

New Riegel drops opener to Gibsonburg

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Golden Bears collect 10 hits in shutout GIBSONBURG – Gibsonburg did all of its damage in the first four innings Monday as the Golden Bears topped New Riegel, 9-0, in non-league play. In what will be a conference game next season, Gibsonburg produced 10 hits ans Allie Teeple had three ...

Port Clinton nips Columbian

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Columbian started well Monday with a win in first and second singles, but then dropped third singles and both doubles matches as Port Clinton edged TC 3-2. Ben Klepper beat Andrew Fillmore 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1, while Hayden Stone topped Alex St. Leger 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2. PC’s Jacob Koch ...

Tiffin drops first, wins second

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HILLSDALE, Mich. — The Tiffin softball team opened up Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action Monday by splitting with Hillsdale. The Dragons dropped the opener 4-2 before winning 3-2. Four pitchers took the circle in the win for TU. Savannah Chalfant got the start and ...

Akron SVSM uses quick turnaround to down Wauseon

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COLUMBUS — For all the skills on display with Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary basketball — and there are many — quickness is the foundation. But the turnaround the Irish laid on Wauseon at Value City Arena here Saturday morning was don’t-blink material. Only quicker. St. Vincent-St. Mary ...

Local players shine in SBC All-Star games

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CASTALIA — Several area basketball players took the hardwood for the last time Sunday in the Wendy’s Sandusky Bay Conference All-Star games Sunday at Margaretta. In the girls game, Old Fort seniors Allison Adelsperger (18 points) and Peyton Miller (15 points) led the way for the River ...

Tested Lutheran East claims championship

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COLUMBUS – As of Saturday, there are now two boys basketball state championship trophies in the case at Cleveland Heights Lutheran East High School. The second one, no doubt, has a little more meaning than the first. The Falcons, unranked with a final 20-9 record after taking on a most ...

Sauers powers Tigers over Fostoria in opener

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FOSTORIA — Lauren Sauers drove in four runs and Seneca East got off to a strong start Saturday by beating Fostoria 11-7 in the season-opener for both. Sauers doubled and singled for the Tigers, who scored once in the first, three times in the second, twice in the third and once in the ...

Bellevue gets past Rams, Edison

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UPPER SANDUSKY — It wasn’t the best start to the season for Upper Sandusky baseball dropping a pair of 10-0 decisions to Bellevue and Edison to open the season Saturday. However, it was a different story for Bellevue, who went 2-0 after edging Edison 5-4 in nine innings. Bellevue ...

Villa Angela St. Joseph wins 7th state title

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COLUMBUS — For 60 years, Middletown High School had stood alone as the team with the most boys basketball state championships. Led by legendary coach Paul Walker, the Middies claimed seven titles in an incredible 13-year span from 1944 through 1957, the last two led by another Ohio legend, ...

Tiffin baseball splits with Northwood

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Northwood had the hot bats again in the second doubleheader against Tiffin Saturday. The freshman right-hander Michael Boswell took the mound to start the game for the Dragons. The freshman allowed nine hits but kept the runners from crossing the plate in six innings of work. Boswell also ...

Manning shines in year’s first meet

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ATTICA — Oak Harbor swept the team titles, but the day truly belonged to Seneca East's Garrick Manning. The Seneca East senior won two individual events and added a second and third in two others, all while figuring in three meet records at the Seneca East Tiger Invitational. It all ...

Moeller stays unbeaten, tops Pickerington Central

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COLUMBUS — As unbeaten teams go, Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller has been challenged more than most. The Crusaders had piled up 27 straight wins without a loss heading into Friday’s Division I state boys basketball tournament showdown with Pickerington Central at Value City Arena. Nearly ...

Butler comes up big for Vikings against Fairland in semifinal

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By Pat Magers Sports Writer COLUMBUS — At 6-foot and perhaps 250 pounds, Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph’s Will Butler doesn’t exactly have the the look of a prototype basketball player. But he plays the part. Several of his friends do as well. They have, in fact, been doing so ...

Tiffin drops doubleheader

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Northwood had the hot bats in Friday's doubleheader in Tiffin combining for 18 runs on 24 hits. Game 1 was a close game as the Timberwolves took an 8-7 win followed by a 10-0 win. Tiffin took an early lead in the bottom of the second inning in the opener as it plated five runs off five hits ...

Briefs

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GOLF: Baumann's Two-Man Scramble Late Shift at Clinton Heights will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 29 in the clubhouse. For more information, call Nub Scherger at (419) 618-3390. n Bump's Tuesday Retiree Traveling Group will begin the season April 4 at 10 a.m. at Nature Trails Golf Course in ...

Lutheran East shuts out Blue Jays in third quarter, advances

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COLUMBUS — It was pressure unlike anything Delphos St. John had seen. And the result was something only seen once before ... since the center jump rule was eliminated anyway. Cleveland Lutheran East pitched a shutout at the Blue Jays in the third quarter and, just as important, rang up 21 ...

Wauseon rallies, will take on Akron SVSM for title

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COLUMBUS — Chad Burt suggested it was next to impossible to simulate the physical attributes of Columbus Eastmoor players in prepping for the Division II state semifinal. But don’t think they didn’t try. Simply put, Burt’s Wauseon Indians manned up at every challenge, especially in ...