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Carey faces tough task in Wagers, Williamsburg

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CAREY — Carey's players are excited about today. However, they don't want the moment to overshadow their overall task, which is beating No. 6 Williamsburg. The task is a large one, but considering the 10th-ranked Blue Devils just beat No. 1 Gibsonburg 5-3 in the Division IV regional final ...

New Riegel’s Kirian tops area players on All-Ohio list

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Michael Kirian was named to the All-Ohio Division IV first team as a pitcher when the list was announced recently. To add to New Riegel's ace pitcher's accomplishments, Kirian was also named Player of the Year. Teammate Alex Theis earned first team honors at first base. Bellevue had two ...

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Columbian's Ro Durham clears 6-0 in the high jump, an event he went on to win at the Northern Ohio League meet in Norwalk.

Columbian’s Durham set for first state appearance

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Columbian coach John Kihorany admits he's never seen anything quite like it. Ro Durham hadn't competed in track before this season — his senior year. And yet, here Durham is, about to compete in the high jump at the state meet. The basketball standout has really taken to the event, and ...

Indians’ pitching overpowers the A’s

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CLEVELAND — It wasn’t a masterful performance by Indians starter Trevor Bauer or the Indians pitching staff Tuesday at Progressive Field. They allowed the Athletics four runs and 10 hits. But overpowering? You bet. Bauer struck out a career-high 14 batters — the most by any pitcher ...

Briefs

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GOLF: The 2017 Miletti Open Scramble is June 11 at Seneca Hills Golf Club. The four-person scramble begins with a 7:30 a.m. check in and an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. There are two hole-in-one contests. Door prizes and range balls are included. The awards presentation occurs at Carmie's BBQ. Cost ...

A Devilish thriller

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FINDLAY — Felicite Smith belted the biggest hit in Carey softball history Saturday. In a back-and-forth tight Division IV regional final at the Marathon Diamonds, Carey found itself on the brink of history against a 26-0 and No. 1-ranked Gibsonburg squad in the eighth inning. After ...

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New Riegel's Brian Hughes (third from left) and Michael Kirian (far right) celebrate Shane Halcomb's catch for an out as Cole Noftz dives over him during the regional final game against Dalton in Lorain Saturday.

Dalton thwarts big inning, NR’s state hopes

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LORAIN — New Riegel was poised for a big inning. It was the top of the fourth in the Division IV regional finals at the Lorain Pipeyard. The game was scoreless. Dalton starting pitcher Alex Alger allowed a leadoff single to Alex Theis, then hit Michael Kirian. A passed ball moved the ...

McPeak makes state in three races

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LEXINGTON — Dakota McPeak figured in three state-qualifying events Saturday for Bellevue on the second day of the Division II regional meet at Lexington High. The junior ran second in the 200 (22.18), and anchored the Redmen to third in the 4x200 (1:30.17) and fourth in the 4x100 ...

Remembering those who have had an impact on the game of golf

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This is the weekend when Americans everywhere pause to pay homage to people who are no longer with us. Though we usually reserve our thoughts to those who served in the military, in this column I have selected four golfers who made contributions to the game of golf. Perhaps you have heard of ...

TU’s Blair crowned national champ

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BRADENTON, Fla. — Tiffin University’s Coy Blair received All-American honors after being crowned a national champion, while three other individuals and a relay team earned All-American honors on the final day of the NCAA Division II Championships. The Dragons finished the outdoor track ...

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New Riegel's Michael Kirian pitches during the regional semifinal game against Warren JFK in Lorain Friday.

Kirian fans 16 to get New Riegel 1 win away from state

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LORAIN — Michael Kirian has the ability to impress just about everyone. Except, perhaps, himself. The 6-foot-6 New Riegel left-hander was dominant in Friday’s Division IV regional semifinal against Warren JFK. In the 2-0 Blue Jackets’ win, the senior threw a two-hit shutout. He ...

Blue Devils are ready for their shot at state

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Something about tournament time gets Carey’s softball team rolling. For the past two seasons, the Blue Devils haven’t had the best record and haven’t won their own league — the Northern 10 Athletic Conference. However, when tournament time comes around, the Blue Devils made it to ...

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Sophia Volpe (second from right) leads the pack around the first turn of the 3,200, and goes on the win from start to finish at regionals in Tiffin Friday.

SW’s Volpe, others earn berths to state meet

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It was a night of records and moving on. St. Wendelin senior Sophia Volpe set a Region 10 record in the 3,200, Old Fort sophomore Jenna Clouse won the 300 hurdles in a school-record time and Hopewell-Loudon junior long jumper Bailey Jameson set a school mark on her way to a runner-up finish ...

England crowned regional champion

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LANCASTER — Morgan England was three inches away from tying the Region 11 pole vault record in the Division III regional meet at Fairfield Union on Friday. The pole vault record stands at 11-9. England made three attempts at tying the record, but had to settle with a vault of 11-6 to claim ...

Bellevue well represented on final All-NOL teams

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There were three baseball and three Bellevue softball players named first-team All-Northern Ohio League when the list was released Friday. Columbian had one baseball player and one softball player on the first team, but eight all together were honored. In baseball, Bellevue's Bryce Ray, Cody ...

Pack earns return to state

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PIQUA — Upper Sandusky discus thrower Shane Pack claimed second in the Division II regional meet Thursday to earn a return trip to next week's state meet. Pack's runner-up throw covered 147-3 and accounted for all eight points scored by the Rams, who ended the meet's first day tied for ...

Mohawk’s Harper, SE’s coach Bowerman take top N10 honors

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For the second straight year, Mohawk’s Austin Harper received the player of the year honor in the Northern 10 Athletic Conference when the list was released Thursday. The other top honor went to Seneca East’s Rick Bowerman, who was tabbed coach of the year in the N10. Harper hit .463 at ...

Experienced Blue Jackets starting Kirian against Eagles

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Gregg Hughes thinks his team can avoid the nerves. Two years ago, when New Riegel was making its first regional appearance in 15 years, the coach thought — and his players confirmed — that his team was anxious in the Division IV semifinal against Western Reserve. “Off the bat, the ...

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Seneca East's Garrick Manning (center) competes in the 110-meter hurdles during the regional track meet at Frost-Kalnow Stadium Wednesday. He qualified for Friday's finals. Also racing are Archbold's Deven Girdham (left) and Van Buren's Tyler Saltzman.

Manning’s title leads area finishes

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A couple local individuals and relays had chances to qualify for the state meet on the first day at the regional track meet at Columbian, but it was just Seneca East's Garrick Manning who broke through. Manning, a senior Tiger, cleared 15-2 in the pole vault to win capture the regional crown ...

Colvin two-hits Rockets

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CLYDE — Jared Colvin had a day on the mound in a five-inning run-rule win against Oak Harbor Wednesday. Colvin tossed a complete-game shutout for Clyde giving up only a pair of hits and a pair of walks while striking out five batters. He also helped himself at the plate with an RBI and a ...