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Columbian's Todd Simonds shoots over Sandusky's Jamonte Alexander.

Tough 3rd quarter sinks Tornadoes

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SANDUSKY — Like it has the past couple of games, Columbian has played well enough to stay in the contest. But once again Friday night, the Tornadoes had a few bounces go against them and couldn’t make enough shots in critical stretches in a 70-57 Northern Ohio League loss to ...

Bucks shake off Warriors

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SYCAMORE — Buckeye Central broke free in the middle quarters Friday to turn a sluggish, tight game into a 42-21 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win against Mohawk. The teams finished the first quarter knotted at 6 before the Bucks (11-2, 8-1 N10) outscored Mohawk 15-3 in the second and 14-7 ...

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Old Fort's Luke Wagner (left) and Eric Bell (right) fight for a loss ball against St. Mary’s James Fischer (center), as the Stockaders’ Jacob Hammond (21) trails the play Friday.

Panthers nip Stockaders in final seconds

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OLD FORT — Daniel Miller hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left Friday to propel Sandusky St. Mary past Old Fort 68-65. The loss was the first in Sandusky Bay Conference play for the Stockaders (8-2, 5-1 SBC).Jacob Webb keyed Old Fort with 20 points and five assists, Eric Bell ...

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Calvert's Connor Meyer controls the ball against the defense of St. Wendelin's Brayden Moon during the game in Fostoria Friday.

Meyer masterful against Mohawks

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FOSTORIA — St. Wendelin coach Tim Ritzler was in Tiffin Tuesday, scouting Calvert in its game against  Lakota.Even though the Senecas won the game, they didn’t shoot well, going 0 of 7 from 3-point range. Based on that, Ritzler developed a gameplan. “We said, ‘let’s force them to ...

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Mohawk's Aubrey Margraf is guarded by Calvert's Clare Sullivan (from left), Allie Beckley and Shelby Hemminger during the game in Tiffin Thursday.

Slow start doesn’t hinder Warriors

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Mohawk got off to a slow start Thursday — an ice cold start — not scoring its first basket until the 2:50 mark of the first quarter. After trailing 9-4 after the opening period against Calvert, the Warriors hit some shots and caused turnover after turnover, which led to a 12-0 run to end ...

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 Tiffin University's Mohamed Rage (12) and Juwan Johnson defend Lake Erie's Brogan Scott during the game in Tiffin Thursday.

Lake Erie downs TU

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Lake Erie outscored Tiffin 17-9 over the final five minutes to turn a close game into a 92-80 win Thursday. The result was just the second Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win for the Storm this year, upping their record to 3-14 and 2-7 in the GLIAC. It was a back-and-forth ...

Chieftains flatten Hornets, 74-15

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RAWSON — Hopewell-Loudon got all the points it needed in a dominating first quarter Thursday in a 74-15 Blanchard Valley Conference romp past Cory-Rawson. The Chieftains led 27-1 at the first stop and 48-7 by halftime. Hopewell-Loudon’s bench players outscored the Hornets 27-0. Emily ...

Carey promotes Mershman to coach

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Jonathon Mershman believes in taking advantage of opportunities to get on the fieldWhen he was a freshman at Bluffton University, the safety was looking for a chance to make an impression on his coaches. When he realized there was a need for a backup longsnapper, he went out for the position. ...

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Heidelberg’s Myron Prewitt shoots beyond the defense of Capital’s Tyler Jamison Wednesday at Seiberling Gymnasium.

Jackson, Crusaders upend Heidelberg

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Damon Goodwin’s best body English move – a lean to the right followed by a high kick with the right leg – was unnecessary effort. Tyrel Jackson had things covered just fine for his Capital University coach with a slick pass off a baseline drive for a Tyler Jamison layup with a good ...

Fondessy helps Capital trip ’Berg

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BEXLEY — Colleen Fondessy did her part, and Capital snapped Heidelberg's four game winning streak.The St. Wendelin graduate started at forward for the Crusaders and chipped in eight points and six rebounds in a 69-53 win over the Student Princes. The St. Wendelin graduate started at ...

Briefs

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RESULTS POLICY: Coaches turning in results for any sport are reminded to use full names for all athletes. Handwriting must be legible. Photos of scorebooks must be in focus and well lit. Records should be included. Results for high school and college events must be turned in that day by 10 ...

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RESULTS POLICY: Coaches turning in results for any sport are reminded to use full names for all athletes. Handwriting must be legible. Photos of scorebooks must be in focus and well lit. Records should be included. Results for high school and college events must be turned in that day by 10 ...

Wins, PR key Calvert

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SANDUSKY — Taylor Harris won two races and Christian Staib had a win and personal best Tuesday to highlight Calvert’s efforts in a meet with Port Clinton and Sandusky Perkins. Harris claimed the girls 100 fly (1:02.39) and 100 breast (1:11.42) for the Senecas. Staib won the boys ...

Blue Streaks race past TC

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SANDUSKY — Sandusky’s boys and girls opened big leads in the individual portions of the meet and kept going from there Tuesday to claim a pair of bowling wins at Cedar Lanes. The Blue Streaks beat TC’s boys 3,063-2,563 on the strength of Wyatt Schenk rolling games of 242 and 266 for ...

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Lakota's Brenden Schaser (left) and Calvert's Peyton Deats dive for the ball during the game in Tiffin Tuesday. Calvert's Alex Keller and Lakota's Tyler Gable provide backup.

Calvert defense clamps down on Lakota

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If it seemed like a while, it’s because it had been. When Calvert coach Ted Willman remarked that it seemed like a long time since the Senecas had won a game, his players had an answer. “I told them, it seemed like a month ago since we won a game,” Willman said.  “And they ...

Blue Jackets ease past Redskins

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NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel controlled the first and third quarters Tuesday to set the tone for a 62-36 win against Arcadia. The Blue Jackets (7-3) led 19-9 at the first stop and outscored the Redskins 17-6 in the third period to push their lead to 47-26. Ben Dryfuse led the winners ...

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Calvert’s Mallary Nielsen (right) battles for position under the hoop against McComb’s Lauren Grubb Monday in Tiffin.

Duo powers McComb by Calvert

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It wasn't the best performance for McComb Monday night, but it was enough to get a win over Calvert. A non-league win, but an important win for coach Jeremy Herr, who tallied his 100th victory. His dynamic duo of seniors Nora Hemminger and Jenna Herr combined to score 31 of McComb's 39 points ...

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Columbian's Kyler Krupp (right) and Ariel Hollins bowl during the match against Woodmore at Heritage Lanes Monday.

TC splits with Woodmore

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Kailee Shank rolled a 280 series (143, 137) to lead Columbian's girls to a 1,731-1,226 win over Woodmore at Heritage Lanes Monday. Ainsley Sherman added a 241 (124, 117), while Alexis Kirian had a 219 (115, 104), Ariel Hollins a 191 (109, 82) and Emily Fretz finished with a 179 (94, ...

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Two people were injured in a 2005 Chevrolet, pictured here, during an accident at SR 103 and Marion Melmore Road Sunday afternoon.

Two injured in three-vehicle accident

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Two people were injured in an accident at SR 103 and Marion Melmore Road Sunday afternoon. Kyle T. Williams, 42, of Jacksonville, Florida, was northbound in a 2016 Freightliner on Marion Melmore Road when he allegedly failed to yield at a stop sign and hit a 2005 Chevrolet westbound on ...

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Tiffin’s Austin Adams makes a strong move to the basket as Michigan Tech’s Tommy Lucca (behind left) grabs his arm in an attempt to break up the play.

Dragons hold off Huskies

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Each team had standout individuals. But Tiffin stuck with its game plan and  had all the answers when it needed them, and some clutch free throws at the end, in a 71-64 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win against Michigan Tech. “They know who they are, they trust one ...