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’Berg falls to No. 18 Blue Streaks

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UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS — Myron Prewitt recorded his eighth-career double-double Wednesday night, but it wasn't enough as Heidelberg fell to Ohio Athletic Conference foe and 18th-ranked John Carroll, 91-78. Prewitt poured in a team-high 22 points while grabbing 10 rebounds. He shot 8 of 11 from ...

Siesel strong, but HU loses

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Megan Siesel stepped into the starting lineup and made an impact. But it wasn't enough. The Seneca East graduate who is now a freshman at Heidelberg had her best game of the year, scoring 22 points while securing eight rebounds. But it came in an 88-71 loss to Ohio Athletic Conference ...

Bucks earn first title since ’97

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BUCYRUS — Courtney Pifher registered a double-double and three teammates combined for 36 points Tuesday as Buckeye Central beat Wynford 60-35 to claim the outright Northern 10 Athletic Conference title. The championship is the first for the Bucks (21-1, 15-1 N10) since 1997. Pifher ...

Kennedy, Calvert roll past Lakers

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Calvert's offense was struggling at the outset of its game against Danbury Tuesday. The Senecas started just 2 of 15 shooting, and trailed the Lakers 13-9 at the first stop. But then some ball movement, and a red-hot Connor Kennedy, changed the fortunes for Calvert. Kennedy made his first ...

Carey takes care of Tigers in regular-season finale

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CAREY — In the first matchup between Seneca East and Carey, it was tight throughout three quarters before the Blue Devils pulled away in the fourth for a 68-51 win in Attica. Tuesday night's rematch … wasn't close. On senior night, Carey honored its eight seniors before the contest. ...

Surge in third propels Willard

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WILLARD — Willard battled past Hopewell-Loudon 38-28 in the second half Tuesday to capture a 58-51 win. The Crimson Streaks (4-15) trailed 23-20 at halftime, but Brevon Polachek netted six of his team-high 15 points in the third quarter to help Willard hold a 22-14 scoring advantage in the ...

Chieftains dominate Senecas

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Considering Hopewell-Loudon and Calvert play in the opening round of the Division IV tournament Feb. 21 at Oak Harbor, in the grand scheme of things, the non-league matchup Monday wasn’t all that important. It didn’t look that way to the Chieftains. H-L scored fast and furious early as ...

Truckers get past Columbian, sets up huge matchup with Bellevue

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When Norwalk lost to Bellevue on Jan. 9th, it faced a tough schedule to have another shot at the Lady Red with something on the line. Now, the Truckers will have a chance at splitting the Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division with Bellevue. Kaelyn Harkness hit four 3-pointers and scored 16 ...

Pratt-led Redskins top Stockaders

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ARCADIA — Old Fort held a five-point lead going into the half, but Arcadia's offense was sparked in the second half by Kennedy Pratt's free throw performance that led to a 53-43 Redskins non-league victory Monday. Pratt led the Redskins with 23 points with most of her points coming from the ...

Klotz dominates for runner-up Raiders at Margaretta Invitational

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CASTALIA — Dakota Klotz captured the 285-pound title and three of Lakota's other six placers finished second Saturday to lead the Raiders to the runner-up trophy at the Margaretta Invitational. Eastwood powered past Lakota 172-155 1/2 for the championship. Bellevue held off Seneca East ...

Harris, Staib spark Calvert swim team

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MANSFIELD — Taylor Harris won the girls 100 fly and Christian Staib figured in two school records Saturday to highlight Calvert's efforts at the Division II sectional swim meet. Harris won the 100 fly in 1:01.29 and added a third in the 100 breast (1:10.28) for the Senecas. Staib took ...

Here’s a look at some of my favorite columns from 2008

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As I did my research for last week’s column on 2008, I came across my column from that first week in February. I told you last week that my column concerned PBA bowlers and their place or residence. I also suggested that a similar story was written by me just a few weeks ago. Seeing that ...

Fast start fuels Upper Sandusky against Bucyrus

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Fast start fuels Rams UPPER SANDUSKY — Upper Sandusky raced out to a 19-2 lead over Bucyrus after the first stop and didn't let up Saturday as the Rams topped the Redmen 72-40 in Northern 10 Athletic Conference play. Jevon Dible led the charge for the Rams (16-3, 12-1 N10) with 20 ...

Santana Martin makes basket at buzzer to lift Dragons

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It looked like Tiffin was about to drop its third game in a row trailing 52-51 Saturday afternoon, but after a time out with less than three seconds remaining in the game, Aida Santana Martin came to the rescue with a left-handed layup as time expired to beat Great Lakes Intercollegiate ...

Waskielis finds the basket, Bellevue finds victory over TC

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BELLEVUE — One way or another, Jake Waskielis found a way to put up points Friday night. Whether shooting from deep, driving to the basket for a layup, or getting fouled and converting at the line, the Bellevue guard delivered against Columbian. He scored a game-high 22 points, pacing the ...

Old Fort’s top-ranked defense cools off Calvert

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There was no need for a special investigation. The difference was not hard to spot. In a battle of the top two defenses in the River Division of the Sandusky Bay Conference, No. 1 clearly had the upper hand. Old Fort held Calvert scoreless over a nearly 10-minute span and without a field ...

Hemminger’s basket lifts Senecas in OT

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NEW RIEGEL — In an odd game with a combined 54 free throws, 32 turnovers, three lane violations and only two 3-pointers, it was Calvert senior Park Hemminger who pulled through in the clutch Friday night. In the first meeting between Calvert and New Riegel, the game went into overtime with ...

Columbian falls to Port Clinton

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Columbian has faced a grinder of a schedule thus far. So when they traveled to the Supreme Court at Port Clinton on Saturday, the Tornadoes knew there was an opportunity. Unfortunately, 17 turnovers and no free throw attempts in the first three quarters spelled doom, as Port Clinton picked ...

Old Fort beats Raiders, gets back in league hunt

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KANSAS — Old Fort coach Eric Hoover was hopeful. It turns out that hope was not wasted anxiety. The wild, wild River Division race in the Sandusky Bay Conference took a turn to the crazy Friday night. And now, once again, four teams are back in the hunt for a championship. “The only ...

Buccilla angry after Adams injured in TU loss

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Jerry Buccilla screamed foul. Actually, he wanted more than that. Saturday against Lake Superior State, Tiffin University — and forward Austin Adams — were off to a solid start. The Dragons were up 28-17, and Adams was rolling. With about 10 minutes remaining in the first half, Adams ...