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The NFL at midseason — forecasting both winners and losers

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If you are expecting me to let you know who will “win” each division and head to the playoffs, you are going to be disappointed with this column. Likewise, if you expect me to tell you if the Browns or Lions are going to “lose” out on the chance to get a postseason bid — well, again ...

Heidelberg tries to bounce back, travels to Muskingum

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After its high-powered offense was shut out by Mount Union a week ago, Heidelberg will look to get back on track this afternoon in New Concord. The Student Princes (5-2, 4-2 OAC) will play Muskingum at 1:30 p.m. They not only will be looking to bounce back from last week’s loss, but also ...

Senecas power past Wildcats, reach regional final

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ELIDA — After New Bremen finished off a sweep of St. Henry in the first Division IV regional semifinal Thursday, its student section began chanting “We want Calvert.” Well, the Cardinals got what they wanted. In the second semifinal, Calvert (25-1) raced out early to a comfortable ...

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REGIONAL TICKETS: Calvert will tickets during school hours today and 7-9 a.m. Saturday for Saturday's 2 p.m. Division IV regional final volleyball match at Elida against New Bremen. Tickets cost $6 at the school or $8 at the gate. PRESALE TICKETS: Columbian will sell tickets for tonight's game ...

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PRESALE TICKETS: Columbian will sell tickets for Friday's game at Norwalk for $5 each now through noon Friday. For tickets, see Patty Davis at Columbian High or call her at (419) 448-5224.

Senecas ready for regional run in Elida, face Miller City

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Last year, before Calvert played in the Division IV regional tournament at the Elida Fieldhouse, coach Lori Rombach said the team did all sorts of things to make sure it was ready for the environment. “We got out the laptop, and looked up some YouTube videos, so everybody could see the size ...

Columbian goes for share of SBC at Norwalk

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For Columbian, it’s about an opportunity. The Tornadoes have an 8-1 record. They have come through with close wins against Clyde and Bellevue. And now, they face one of the area’s best teams with a share of the Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division championship — as well as a potential ...

H-L boys lead area contingent at state meet

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BASCOM — The boys from Bascom will be back at state. Hopewell-Loudon’s boys team, which qualified for the Division III state meet last season, returns to Hebron Saturday. The Chieftains finished in 17th place a season ago, and is hoping for a better result this weekend. “I think the ...

Prep football, Week 10: Rolling home

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Buckeye Central at Seneca East Records: Buckeye Central 0-9, 0-6 N10; Seneca East 8-1, 5-1 N10. Last season: Seneca East, 46-14 Outlook: Seneca East has already clinched a home playoff game for next week, and will wrap up its regular season Friday in Attica against winless Buckeye ...

’Berg inducts newest hall of fame class

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Heidelberg University inducted its newest athletic hall of fame class Oct. 19. The 34th overall class includes Tom Wynn (’91), Frank Balogh (’02), Lucas Messer (’05) and Tina Siegel Myslenski (‘07). Wynn was a three-time national qualifier in wrestling, just the third Student Prince ...

Only one thought about the 2-5 Browns

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It happened again. It happens every fall, actually. That point when, after the Cleveland Browns make a startling number of errors in an embarrassing loss, I sit back and ponder some of my life choices. “Why do I do this? Why do I care so much? What’s the point?” Yeah, it’s ...

Dragons weather Storm, inch closer to G-MAC title

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PAINESVILLE — Special teams helped Tiffin grab the lead in a wild first quarter, two early scores in the second gave the Dragons breathing room and TU rolled from there Saturday to claim a 63-35 rain-soaked win against Lake Erie. The win pushed the 7-1 Dragons to 5-0 in the Great-Midwest ...

H-L boys, handful of individuals qualify for state

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Jordan Foster captured fifth and Carter Ritchey ran in the top 20 Saturday to guide Hopewell-Loudon to a state berth while several other local runners also advanced in regional races at Hedges-Boyer Park. Foster’s fifth in 16:27.35 and Ritchey’s 17th in 16:45.79 helped the Chieftains ...

No. 2 Raiders run past Heidelberg

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Vince Kehres had an idea Saturday’s game with Heidelberg would be about running the football. All the Mount Union coach had to do was look at the weather forecast. As the rain came down at Hoernemann Stadium Saturday, Kehres relied on his ground game. And more specifically, tailback ...

Calvert gets a big kick, big stop at H-L

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BASCOM — For Calvert, it came down to a kick, and then a tackle at Hopewell-Loudon. Quinten Ronski delivered first. The Senecas' kicker connected on a 35-yard field goal with 1:48 remaining in regulation, breaking a 21-all tie. The kick came three weeks after Ronski missed a potential ...

Benedict leads Royals to win over Warriors

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SYCAMORE — If it seems as if big-time performances are somewhat common for Wynford senior Seth Benedict, it's because they are. An All-Ohio selection last year on defense, Benedict made a case for a repeat honor when he picked off three passes and added a touchdown reception for the Royals ...

Frankhauser’s 6 TDs propel Tornadoes

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Columbian quarterback Chase Frankhauser is playing at such a high level this season, he made a six-touchdown night look easy and did it without many people — nor his coach — realizing it. Frankhauser threw five touchdowns and ran for one in a 47-21 Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division ...