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Dragons routed in season finale

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ALLENDALE, Mich. — Tiffin had an early lead but turnovers got the best of the Dragons which allowed Grand Valley State to come back and take a commanding win Saturday 45-7. The Dragons lost three of their four fumbles and threw an interception in the loss. TU took a 7-0 lead midway ...

Seniors power ’Berg blowout

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Brock Riggs stood in the center of the field, and was told by Heidelberg’s graduate assistant, Marissa Smego, to hold on — the left tackle was wanted for a postgame interview. “I thought the other guys would overshadow me,” the Heidelberg senior said, “Didn’t the other guys break ...

Dragons’ volleyball keeps on winning

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The streak continues. Tiffin University won its sixth-straight match and avenged an early loss by beating Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe Ashland 25-23, 25-23, 25-15 Saturday. The win, which came on Senior Day, gave the Dragons their most season victories since 2006, ...

Bellevue eliminates Colts

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MANSFIELD — You place your bet and you take your chances. But if you put single coverage on Bellevue's Dakota McPeak, chances are you're going to pay. McPeak made three huge catches, two of them as a receiver and one at cornerback, to highlight a night of Bellevue big plays as the Redmen ...

Toledo Central Catholic takes care of Clyde

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OREGON — Clyde seemed to have gotten the big stop it needed. The Fliers stuffed Toledo Central Catholic running back Dallas Fields twice inside the 1-yard line near the end of the second quarter. That kept the margin at just one touchdown, but Clyde could muster little offense in the ...

Undefeated St. Paul throttles Calvert

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FREMONT — Austin Jones ran to the open field and was gone. The Calvert tailback went 56 yards to the end zone. For one play, Jones — and his Seneca teammates — looked just like they had in the previous seven weeks: Jones using big runs to keep Calvert's winning streak, and eventual ...

Falcons soar past Blue Devils

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MARENGO — With the football feeling like a rock in mid-20 degree weather Friday night, the ground game took center stage … at least for Hillsdale. The Falcons pounded Carey on the ground, out-rushing the Blue Devils 310-67 in a 41-0 rout in a Division VI regional semifinal at Highland ...

Dragons end season with powerful GVSU

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Grand Valley State will have plenty of motivation going into today’s home game against Tiffin University. The Lakers — a long time power in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference — are 7-3. According to Dragons coach Gary Goff, GVSU is not eliminated from the ...

TU opens season with comeback win

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The Tiffin men's basketball team overcame a first-half deficit Friday to beat Ohio Dominican 71-67 to open the season. The Panthers led most of the first half. With a 15-13 lead with about six minutes left in the half, OD jumped out to a 27-18 lead with the help of a 12-5 run. Ohio Dominican ...

Jones, Cardinals too much for Bucks in 3-1 loss

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FAIRBORN — It was just the start Buckeye Central wanted. Up 5-2 after a New Bremen service error. Leading 8-3 after a Lexi Evak kill. Then, remarkably, running off another seven straight points. Yes, the Bucks were dominating Game 1 of the Division IV state semifinals at the Nutter ...

Senecas face familiar Flyers

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It’s a rematch. But the fact is, Calvert is a much different team than the one Norwalk St. Paul played back in Week 3. In that game, which the Flyers won 23-7, the Senecas were playing without their starting quarterback, Park Hemminger, and their star tailback, Austin Jones, hadn’t ...

Bellevue gets rematch with Colts

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Clear Fork is the top seed in Division IV Region 14, while Bellevue comes into the regional semifinal game at No. 5. Ten weeks ago the two teams squared off in a game that came down to an overtime win. The Colts took a 20-14 win in the OT period after stopping the driving Redmen on fourth ...

Carey takes on versatile Hillsdale

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Carey football is back where it belongs. After a five-year hiatus from the state playoffs, Carey — under the direction of new coach Jonathon Mershman — is playing in Week 12 of the Division VI state tournament. Despite a few tough losses at the end of the season, the Blue Devils (8-3) ...

Clyde and Toledo Central Catholic to meet once again in playoffs

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Familiarity meets once again Friday when Clyde and Toledo Central Catholic tangle at Oregon Clay. Neither team is new to the playoffs, or success in them. Clyde has made it 13 times, including the last five years in a row. The Fliers won a Division III state title in 1995, one year after ...

Bucks take on Cardinals in state semifinal

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Buckeye Central has made runs to state before, the most recent coming in 2012. But none of the players on the current team were part of that run. Neither was their coach, Jackie Nye. So today, when the Bucks travel to the Nutter Center to take on New Bremen in the Division IV state ...

Five area players rate all-Ohio

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Area volleyball players received a high-five this week. Five area athletes rated all-Ohio in Division IV, with three — New Riegel's Brianna Gillig, Buckeye Central's Jenna Karl and Carey's Sydney Kin making the first team. In addition, Buckeye Central's Jackie Nye and Carey's Eric Vackert ...

Briefs

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VOLLEYBALL: The Old Fort Volleyball Club is to hold tryout on Sunday for junior high players (ages 13-14) and Nov. 19 for high school players (15-17). For more information or to register, contact Shelby Ortiz at (419) 934-3768 or email shelby.conn22@gmail.com. PRESALE TICKETS: Bellevue ...