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SENECA HILLS: A new two children nine-hole golf league starts 1 p.m. Wednesdays, starting this week. It will go through June and July. Players must be able to shoot 49. The format is a handicapped scramble so it fair for all golfers. Players must be going into at least seventh to senior year in ...

‘It’s a bittersweet moment, I think’

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COLUMBUS — Emily Hughes was the final competitor to cross the finish line in the Division III 800 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Saturday. Hughes was where she wanted to be. It was her last prep race. She would have liked to place higher, sure. But after the race, the senior seemed ...

OF’s Clouse, Carey’s Lykins top area efforts

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COLUMBUS — The 100 hurdles final didn’t go as Old Fort’s Jenna Clouse had hoped. But she had another chance to end her prep career on a high note. After finishing ninth in the 100 hurdles in 15.84 seconds, Clouse returned for the 300 hurdles. This time, things went how she wanted. ...

’Berg’s Series run ends abruptly

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Heidelberg’s season ended quicker than the Student Princes wanted, or probably expected. Two games, two losses — the second after a stunning ninth-inning rally against HU’s stalwart bullpen — eliminated them from the eight-team tournament. The Princes lost late Friday night to ...

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SENECA HILLS: A new two children nine-hole golf league starts 1 p.m. Wednesdays, starting this week. It will go through June and July. Players must be able to shoot 49. The format is a handicapped scramble so it fair for all golfers. Players must be going into at least seventh to senior year in ...

Boes TC’s best female thrower ever?

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COLUMBUS — Columbian girls coach Amy Cooper said Brook Boes might be — right now — the best thrower in program history. Boes came into Saturday’s OHSAA Division I Track and Field Championships already owning Columbian’s record in the discus, and was coming off an eighth-place finish ...

Clouse, Lykins lead competitors after prelims

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COLUMBUS — After a pair of preliminary hurdles races at the Division III OHSAA Track and Field Championships Friday, Old Fort senior Jenna Clouse said she just wanted an opportunity to be better. She will get that chance. Clouse ran the preliminaries for the 100 hurdles in 15.52 seconds, ...

Rough 3rd inning dooms Tigers

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STRONGSVILLE — The Division IV regional semifinal between Hillsdale and Seneca East finished up Friday after being postponed in the first inning Thursday. After three innings, the game was pretty much over as Hillsdale struck for seven runs in the third frame and behind 15 strikeouts from ...

The (non) rain delay, Billy Bucks and a rookie’s solid debut

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It was an interesting week in the world of major league baseball. My wife and I headed for Progressive Field last Saturday to take in the Indians and Rays game. One purpose of the trip was to get the free giveaway. Who wouldn’t want a Francisco Lindor bobblehead? The main purpose however, ...

’Berg’s tournament run to continue at Cedar Rapids

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Before the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament even began, Heidelberg’s baseball team was oozing confidence. No one embodied that more than senior first baseman Parker Fronk, who said the Student Princes had what it took to go all the way. Three weeks later, Heidelberg has a chance to ...

Just getting started

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PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Rickie Lacy throws a pitch during the regional semifinal game against Hillsdale in Strongsville Thursday. The game was suspended in the first inning due to weather and will resume at 2 p.m. today.

Blue Streaks get past Rams

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ELIDA — Upper Sandusky got good pitching and defense Thursday in a Division III regional semifinal against top-ranked Archbold at Elida. However, the Rams managed just four hits off three Blue Streak pitchers and left eight runners on base, including the bases loaded in a 3-0 ...

Unpredictable Fitzgerald leading Heidelberg to World Series

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The pitchers see him coming out of the dugout. They aren’t entirely sure what he’s going to say. All they can do is wait. And wait. And wait. Chad Fitzgerald has been Heidelberg’s baseball coach for six seasons. Before that, he was the pitching coach for Matt Palm, helping the ...

HU seniors leading, doing their part in World Series run

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Now this is how you want to go out. That’s the sentiment of Heidelberg’s seniors, who are in Cedar Rapids, Iowa tonight, making the program’s first Division III World Series appearance since 2010. For right fielder and leadoff hitter Kane Bateman, it’s been a long road to get ...

Gritty SE ready for regional

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ATTICA — In a recent tournament game against South Central, Seneca East starting pitcher Rickie Lacy was having a tough time, giving up some hits as the Tigers fell behind 3-0. When the ball was thrown back to him on the mound, Lacy would snap at the ball as he caught it, and step back on ...

Area athletes peaking at right time

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It’s a good time to be peaking. Both Carey relay teams — each featuring the same four runners — set school records at the regional while Old Fort high jumper Mason Salas and Lakota distance runner Braden Schaser are looking for personal bests when they head to the Division III state ...

Lots at stake for area girls at state

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Regional titles, school records, personal bests, some past success and even a little bit of luck. This year’s area girls Division III state qualifiers are a varied bunch. First the past success. Seneca East senior pole vaulter Morgan England (see separate story) returns to state after ...

Tigers’ Hughes has plenty to run for

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ATTICA — Seneca East girls track coach Matt Schock says he knows it’s his job to motivate athletes. It’s just that when it comes to 800 runner Emily Hughes, it doesn’t take much work. “As coaches (once the day of the meet arrives), we just step away from her,” Schock said of ...

Columbian’s Boes aiming high in shot, discus

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It was a year ago that Brook Boes — then a sophomore — made her first trip to the state meet, and PR’d her way to the podium in the discus. Boes finished eighth in Division I in Columbus in 2018, throwing 128-3. The now-junior is aiming for another personal record this weekend. In ...