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Columbian’s Jada Reaves looks to pass as Norwalk’s Jiselle Thomas falls behind her Saturday in Tiffin.

Truckers’ defensive pressure buries Tornadoes

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In a game with 46 free throws and 60 turnovers, it was Norwalk's on-ball pressure that hindered Columbian from the tip Saturday. The Truckers didn't play their best ball, but did force 43 Columbian miscues in a 62-37 Northern Ohio League victory. It all started with Jiselle Thomas' pressure ...

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Old Fort’s Jacob Webb sets his eyes on the basket after he splits Calvert defenders on his way down the lane for the score Saturday in Tiffin.

Stockaders use scoring bursts to take down Calvert

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If the goal is to finish, Old Fort had that part locked in.Two big scoring bursts, one to end the first half and the other to cap the third period, were the difference for the Stockaders in a 75-58 win over Calvert Saturday night. “That's probably the closest to a complete game that we've ...

Diehm leads Seneca East past Danbury

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LAKESIDE — Seneca East senior guard Johnny Diehm recorded a big double-double of 30 points and 13 rebounds, while also dishing three assists Saturday as the Tigers rolled past Danbury for a 74-59 non-league victory. Seneca East raced out to a 19-12 lead after one quarter and upped the score ...

Kin-led Blue Devils get past Redmen, 41-29

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CAREY — Sydney Kin posted another double-double Saturday with 15 points and 10 rebounds as Carey downed Bucyrus 41-29 in a Northern 10 Athletic Conference matchup. Carey led 23-19 at the half, but then outscored the Redmen 18-10 in the second half for the win. Sydney Ferguson added eight ...

Heidelberg overcomes slow start to beat Muskingum

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Heidelberg coach Morgan Harrigan doesn't appear to differentiate between starters and bench players. So on Saturday, when asked about the success of her bench — which scored 37 points in the Student Princes 69-63 win over Muskingum — the mentor had a ready answer. “I think we have ...

Huskies rough up Dragons

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Michigan Tech erased two early leads and rolled to a 41-21 halftime advantage Saturday en route to beating Tiffin 80-46 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play. Bre Nauman's two free throws for TU 31 seconds into the game snapped a scoreless tie, and she hit another foul shot ...

Briefs

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GIRLS JV BASKETBALL: Norwalk topped Columbian 36-23. Hannah Cooper dropped in 11 points for TC. n Upper Sandusky downed Wynford 34-23 as Alivia Oney scored 16 points for the Rams, while Hailey Niederkohr ended withy 12 points.n New Riegel beat Seneca East 32-24. n Mohawk routed Ridgedale ...

Swartz-led Rams capture crown

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MARION — Kami Swartz swam a leg on a winning relay and figured in three runner-up finishes Saturday to lead Upper Sandusky's girls to the team title at the third annual Division II Public Schools Invitational. Swartz helped the 200 medley relay team win in 2:04.01, added seconds in the 200 ...

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St.  Wendelin’s Hailee Burns shoots between Calvert’s Claire Thompson (left) and Madison Jones.

Mohawks pull away from Senecas

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FOSTORIA — After watching his team beat Calvert 45-24 Friday in Fostoria, Mohawks’ coach Aaron Smith was able to characterize his squad. “We’re not a bad team,” Smith said. “We’re actually a decent team that can’t shoot.” Friday was a perfect example. The Mohawks ...

Big push in third propels Blue Devils

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MORRAL — Carey pulled away in the second half Friday to upend Northern 10 Athletic Conference foe Ridgedale 60-44. Carey entered intermission up 23-18 before using a 21-14 scoring advantage in the third period to extend the lead. Garrett Summit and Cody Luzader both tossed in 13 points ...

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 Bellevue's Cody Snyder shoots a 3-pointer that tied the score and sent the game into overtime over the defense of Columbian's Jakob Amory during the game in Bellevue Friday.

Bellevue’s late rally stuns Columbian

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BELLEVUE — Leading by nine points with 47.5 left in the game usually means a victory for the team that's winning. This wasn't the case Friday night at Bellevue. With Columbian leading for basically the whole contest and possessing a 55-46 lead with 47.5 seconds left, Bellevue senior Cody ...

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Mohawk’s Damon Steinhauser looks to pass from his knees as he is pressured by Upper Sandusky’s Evan Young and Eli Kinley Friday.

Rams remain unbeaten, top Mohawk

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SYCAMORE — Jeff Winslow's postgame discussion with his Upper Sandusky squad was a lengthy one, long enough to belie the seemingly thorough 61-38 win the Rams posted over Mohawk here Friday night. “I just thought there were many times we lost focus out there,” Winslow said after his club ...

Fliers ride dominant first half

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VERMILION — Clyde raced out to a 33-10 first half lead and coasted from there to a 58-37 win against Vermilion and a 7-0 mark in the Sandusky Bay Conference. Bree Dowling tossed in 12 of her game-high 17 points in the first half for the Fliers (10-2). Jackie Smith added another 16 points ...

Stockaders find rhythm in second

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KANSAS — Old Fort stormed off in the second quarter to turn a deficit into a 66-48 runaway Sandusky Bay Conference win against Lakota Thursday. The Stockaders (7-1, 4-0 SBC) trailed 17-12 at the first stop before outscoring the Raiders 23-10 in the second quarter to gain momentum. Eric ...

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Tiffin’s Madison Jackson (33) uses her body to shield Taylor Hodell (24) of Northern Michigan, as she shoots a mid-range jumper.

Northern Michigan gets W over Dragons

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According to the Northern Michigan roster, the Wildcats have seven players who are at least six feet tall. Tiffin has four players listed at 6-0.So, the Wildcats had a size advantage, and they exploited it Thursday at the Gillmor Center. Northern Michigan outscored the Dragons 38-14 in the ...

Fogle scores 1,000th point in Mohawk rout

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UPPER SANDUSKY — Abigail Fogle scored her 1,000th career point in the first quarter Thursday to highlight Upper Sandusky's 57-32 Northern 10 Athletic Conference romp past Mohawk. The junior topped the scoring plateau on a layup off a feed from Megan Hensel. The bucket was part of a ...

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New Riegel's Lucas Williams gets by Calvert’s Alex Keller Thursday in New Riegel.

Blue Jackets rout Calvert

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NEW RIEGEL — Calvert catapulted to a 9-3 advantage early in the first quarter Thursday, but then something changed — in a hurry. Austin Lescallett came off the New Riegel bench to drop in five straight points, Shane Halcomb hit a 3-pointer and Brandon Arbogast scored consecutive layups to ...

Johnson has big game as Dragons down Wildcats

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Juwan Johnson scoffs when you suggest he may not be the tallest player. The Tiffin University guard is not small — he's listed at 6-foot-1. But when compared to some of the post players in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference — and on his own team — Johnson doesn't seem ...

Shank ties for top score, Columbian drops Eastwood girls

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Kailee Shank tied for the individual top score Thursday to lead Columbian's girls past Eastwood 1,654-1,580 at Heritage Lanes. Shank and Eastwood's Solana Lopez both rolled a 292 series, with Shank turning in games of 157 and 135 while Lopez had games of 137 and 155. Emily Sikora added a ...