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A toddler was struck by a foul ball at Yankee Stadium this afternoon. Television cameras refused to show the little girl, who was attended to after a ball off the bat of Todd Frazier apparently struck her in the mouth. One did not need to see the girl to know how serious this incident was. ...

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Bluffton blanks Rams BLUFFTON — Kayla White scored one goal and assisted on another Tuesday to key Bluffton's 3-0 win against Upper Sandusky. The assist came on Brinkley Garmatter's goal with 2:05 left in the opening period. White scored unassisted at the 23:14 mark of the second half ...

Tourney runner-up Blue Devils share overall N10 crown

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GALION — Mitchill Reasoner’s medalist par 72 sparked Ridgedale in its Northern 10 Athletic Conference Tournament title Tuesday. Reasoner and the Rockets, who entered the tournament second in the overall conference standings, beat Carey 332-352 for the crown. Ridgedale and the Blue Devils ...

Columbian handles Clyde in three games

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CLYDE — Columbian took care of business, quickly, Tuesday at Clyde. The Tornadoes dismissed the Fliers 25-14, 25-15, 25-20. Niki Cole served six aces and dished 22 assists for the Tornadoes, who improved 7-5, 3-3 in the Sandusky Bay Conference Lake. Carly Rosen registered five kills and ...

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BASEBALL: The Northern Ohio Storm 11U and 12U tournament teams will hold tryouts for both age groups Saturday at 10 a.m. in Melmore. Tryouts are at Gottfried Field at 6571 South State Route 100. Call Mike Latona (12u) at (419) 618-4164 or Ryan Hoffert (11u) or message on Facebook to register ...

Sarka leads TC at SBC Tourney

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FREMONT — For being on the Fremont Country Club course for the first time, Columbian coach Tony Vasko was happy with how his team performed Monday. The Tornadoes finished with a team score of 432, good for sixth in the Lake Division of the Sandusky Bay Conference. Shelby won the team ...

Pirates make quick work of Tornadoes

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Columbian won just four sets Monday against Perkins as the Pirates won 5-0 in Sandusky Bay Conference play. In singles play, Perkins' No. 1 Serena Bruno beat Brooke Smith 6-0, 6-1, while No. 2 Maria Schoeder beat Katie Smith 6-0, 6-0 and No. 3 Cassie Cebull defeated Casey Knutson 6-2, 6-1. ...

Close call goes against Calvert in loss

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Nobody is lobbying for video reviews in high school football and Calvert coach Todd Fox isn't about to start the conversation. But a tough call proved to be a pivotal one early in the third period when Oak Harbor's Clay Schulte was ruled to have a made a touchdown catch. About 45 minutes ...

Seneca East breaks away from Panthers

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SANDUSKY — Seneca East had to battle just to establish a two-touchdown lead at half. Chase Berger helped add to that in a matter of seconds to open the third quarter. The sophomore took the opening kickoff of the second half 76 yards, aiding the Tigers to a 33-6 non-league win over ...

Redmen take out Tornadoes in five

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Tyriana Settles led a varied attack Saturday as Fostoria held off Columbian 19-25, 25-16, 25-22, 23-25, 15-12. Settles tallied a double-double of 35 kills and 10 digs for the Redmen (11-3). Dakota Thomas chipped in 44 assists on a 99-for-100 setting effort, and added five digs and three ...

Chieftains nip host Raiders for team crown

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KANSAS — Hopewell-Loudon’s pack had just under a 77-second separation Saturday en route to edging Lakota 73-76 for the Kyle Dussel title at the Lakota Myron Cline Invitational. Tyler Reinhart-Anez led the champion Chieftains by taking seventh (17:41.17), Jordan Foster ran 14th (18:25.88), ...

Heidelberg scores 40, takes down Polar Bears

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ADA — Heidelberg coach Scott Donaldson felt his team needed a quick start against Ohio Northern Saturday. So in the week leading up to the game, he devised a plan with offensive coordinator Jason Lewis. “Hey,” Donaldson said he told Lewis, “Call plays like you think we’re down ...

Rating the toughest holes on our five local public golf courses

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There are five golf courses in our area that are open to the general public. I have played all five numerous times with varying degrees of success which included, I suppose, some monumental failures. In this column, I have chosen the most difficult holes from Seneca Hills, Loudon Meadows, ...

Dragons defense comes up big against Davenport

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CALEDONIA, Michigan — It’s not often that a coach makes a case for a conference’s defensive player of the week. But Tiffin University mentor Gary Goff felt compelled to do so Saturday after his team won for the second time in three games, defeating new Great Lakes Intercollegiate ...

Second-half surge keys Vikings

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CALEDONIA — Jacob Kellogg scored two second-half goals Saturday to help River View double up Upper Sandusky 4-2. The Vikings (1-8-1) led 1-0 at the break after Ezra Warwick's unassisted goal with 7:53 remaining in the first half. River View's Bryce Bollinger added a goal off a penalty ...

Big Blue sweeps ‘Berg

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SPRINGFIELD — Heidelberg started off strong against one of the national volleyball powers but quickly ran out of gas on Saturday. Heidelberg (5-7) fell 25-24, 25-16, 25-20 to No. 9 Millikin. The Princes struggled once again with their attacking, collecting only 28 kills. Morgan Strenk led ...

Leipsic rolls over undermanned H-L

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BASCOM — Entering the Week 4 game Friday against state-ranked Leipsic, Hopewell-Loudon knew it was going to be a tough game, even without several key starters including Sam Stickley out of the backfield. The Chieftains battled in the first half to keep it close, but playing so many guys ...

Clyde crushes Bowsher

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TOLEDO — Braydi Clark keyed a 21-point second quarter with a pair of scoring runs Friday to key Clyde’s 48-8 whipping of Toledo Bowsher. Conner Long’s 15-yard TD run put the Fliers up 7-0 in the first quarter. Clark added touchdown runs of 14 and 2 yards in the second period before ...

Columbian comes up just short

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It’s hard, and probably not even fair, to break a game down to a single play. But Columbian’s fourth-and-11 from the Toledo Start 18 with less than a minute left in regulation was the biggest play of Friday night’s contest, and one where inches — and perhaps the outstretched hands of ...

Otsego controls FHS

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FOSTORIA — One way or another, Otsego coach Matt Dzierwa was looking for a little ball control. One way and another, he got it. The Knights put together 23 plays of 8 yards or more, 15 of them passes by junior Mitchell Downs, on the way to 42-21 win over Fostoria in the Northern Buckeye ...