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Branson’s big day

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Columbian’s Andrew Branson pinned all five of his opponents en route to being named the meet’s most valuable wrestler Saturday at the Calvert Gene Kimmet Memorial at St. Joe Activity Center. Norwalk claimed the title in a three-way battle with 215 points. Clay nosed out Wauseon 211 1/2-211 ...

Harris picks up pair of sectional wins at Oak Harbor

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OAK HARBOR — Calvert’s Taylor Harris won a pair of races Saturday at the Division II sectional swim meet. Harris captured the 100 fly in 59.78 seconds — a season-best time — and the 100 breast in 1:08.95. She also anchored the Senecas to fifth in the 400 free relay (4:05.53), and ...

Tornadoes upend Port Clinton

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Time between wins for Columbian this year has been much longer than desired. That they had to wait a little longer than planned for their latest victory, well, they only had one of their own to blame. Jaden Myers hit two foul shots with no time left in regulation to force overtime in the ...

Warriors rout Tigers, improve to 17-1

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ATTICA — Mohawk got off to a good start with a 32-18 lead at the half and cruised to a 63-35 Northern 10 Athletic Conference victory. Zach Hayman led the Warriors (17-1, 12-1 N10) with 20 points, while Austin Tusing and Chris Klopp each added 10 points. Keith Jenkins and Kaiden Hammer both ...

Why don’t you test your knowledge with a little sports quiz?

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Don’t you just love to play sports trivia games? If you are a sports fan, you likely want to prove your ability to answer random questions about various sports. I will give you that chance today. My dad had one trivia question that he liked to ask of my unwitting friends. His question: ...

Hickman leads Dragons past Panthers

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OWENSBORO, Ky. — Tiffin’s Thomas Hickman delivered a career-high 20 points off the bench Saturday as the Dragons outlasted Kentucky Wesleyan 85-81 in G-MAC play. Wesleyan cut the TU lead to 83-81 with seven seconds left, but Hickman drained a pair of free throws to ice the ...

Old Fort clinches share of SBC River

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OLD FORT — Old Fort started fast and didn’t let up against Calvert Saturday in a 63-44 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division matchup. With the win, the Stockaders clinched at least a share of the league crown. Old Fort (17-4, 12-1) led 21-5 after the first stop and 30-15 at the half. ...

Calvert guts out OT win at New Riegel

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NEW RIEGEL — Things weren’t looking good for Calvert Friday night. In a rivalry game at New Riegel — a tough place to play on any night — Calvert trailed 30-17 at the half after a lackluster 17-3 second quarter in favor of the Blue Jackets. Beginning in the second half, the Senecas ...

Rams power past Tigers

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ATTICA — Mason Vent scored 24 game-high points in just three quarters of work and two teammates also scored in double digits Friday to key Upper Sandusky’s 74-50 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win against Seneca East. Cameron McCreary chipped in 15 points for the Rams (13-4, 10-2 N10) ...

Four score in double figures in Stockaders victory

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OLD FORT — It has been a bit of a struggle for Old Fort the past month and sometimes there is a tendency to take corrective measures to extremes. The Stockaders did that on occasion here Friday night, but still got the desired result with an 88-48 win over Lakota. Old Fort, which has ...

Stombaugh’s ‘best game’ leads Redmen

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Bellevue coach Ed Rich said it was Richard Stombaugh’s best game of the season. And without star guard Trey Ruhlman, the Redmen needed it Friday at Columbian. Stombaugh had 16 points and seven rebounds as Bellevue got past Columbian 51-41 in Sandusky Bay Conference play. The Redmen ...

Raiders can’t catch Woodmore

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ELMORE — Woodmore doubled up Lakota 14-7 in the first quarter and kept pulling away from there Friday en route to a 62-42 win. Brooke Allen paced the Wildcats with 19 points, Nora LaMunyon scored 16, Jordan Nighswander tallied 10 and Katie Brugger tossed in eight. Aliza Dauterman’s 12 ...

Jones stays at home, signs letter of intent with Dragons

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For the last two seasons, Calvert tailback Austin Jones used the field at Frost-Kalnow Stadium as his personal playground. He humbled defenses and helped push the Senecas to back-to-back playoff appearances. Some things figure to change when Jones embarks on his collegiate career. But the ...

MLB RULES CHANGES

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Over the last several years major league baseball has instituted several rules changes that have been primarily instituted to speed up the game. I have often wondered about the wisdom of such changes primarily because I don't ever recall sitting in a ballpark thinking "boy I hope this game ...

Elmore keys H-L’s thumping of Tigers

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BASCOM — It was not the best of shooting nights for Hopewell-Loudon, but when you consistently have the best player on the floor in every game, things go a little easier. MaKayla Elmore took over in the second quarter and rode the momentum to a huge night, lifting the Chieftains to a 52-24 ...

SE outlasts Bucks, claims N10 championship

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NEW WASHINGTON —Jess Bowerman simply wouldn’t let Seneca East lose Thursday night. It didn’t matter that she missed the majority of the second quarter at Buckeye Central after picking up two fouls. It didn’t matter that without her on the floor, the Tigers endured a scoreless stretch ...

Gillig, Blue Jackets chop down bigger Columbian

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Columbian looked like it would cruise to a non-league win against Division IV New Riegel after opening the game with a 9-0 run. It didn’t happen. Instead, New Riegel junior Brooklyn Gillig took over. Gillig, the floor general for the Blue Jackets, scored all of New Riegel’s 11 points ...

Push in 2nd half carries Redmen

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FOSTORIA — Fostoria outscored Genoa 31-20 in the second half Thursday to claim its second win in a row and snap a five-game Northern Buckeye Conference losing streak. Genoa entered halftime clinging to a 32-28 lead and searching for its first NBC win, but Tyriana Settles and Meredith Grine ...

Tornadoes’ Moore claims sectional title

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OAK HARBOR — Clay Moore set a personal record and a school record, and brought home a sectional title all on the same day. The Columbian diver is headed to the Division II district after attaining a score of 343.2 at the sectionals in Oak Harbor Wednesday. That score was not only a school ...