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Elmore’s monster performance pushes H-L past Arcadia

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FOSTORIA — District Player of the Year MaKayla Elmore did all kinds of District Player of the Year things for Hopewell-Loudon. The Chieftains’ 6-foot-4 sophomore post had a monster night, and then some, by scoring 31 points with 21 rebounds and three blocked shots in a Division IV ...

Seneca East stopped by Polar Bears

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SHELBY — Seneca East coach Don Vogt would not use Jessica Bowerman’s foul trouble as an excuse. But when your leading scorer and rebounder is held to limited minutes and then fouls out, it can cause problems. Bowerman was held to 12 points and three rebounds, unable to lead the Tigers ...

TC roars through baker games for first state berth

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PORT CLINTON — There is no player named Baker on Columbian’s bowling team. But the Tornadoes had a baker team Saturday. Columbian turned in the day’s best baker game total at the Division I boys district tournament at Star Lanes to secure a runner-up team spot and gain the program’s ...

TU women end season on four-game win streak

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ELKINS, W.Va. — Tiffin's women led start to finish and defeated Davis & Elkins 67-60 Saturday afternoon to close out the 2018-19 campaign. The Dragons finish the season on a four-game win streak that brings their final record to 11-17 overall and 8-14 in the Great Midwest Athletic ...

Lady Red wrap up another district championship

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GALION — Bellevue sure is getting used to play this deep in the tournament. For the fifth time in six years, the Lady Red are district champions. Casey Santoro scored 23 points and Gabrielle Turner added 10 to lead Bellevue to a 49-42 victory over Willard in a Division II district ...

No Hayman, no problem for top-seeded Warriors

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CAREY — Likely N10 player of the year and All-Ohio player Zach Hayman was sidelined Friday night after tweaking his knee earlier in the week, according to Mohawk coach Paul Dunn. The senior, who averages 21.2 points and four steals per game, had to watch his team take on New Riegel in a ...

Recker helps Calvert to win over Ottawa Hills

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FREMONT — Jon Otterbacher used about 100 words to describe what Josh Recker does for the Calvert basketball attack. In short, he suggests the Seneca senior post plays the role of the good soldier. There was never a more fitting tag for Recker, nor a more fitting approach for the Senecas of ...

Nine reach semis at Norwalk

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NORWALK — Nine area grapplers reached the semifinals — including a pair of Bellevue brothers, and another two locals in opposite sides of the same weight class — on the first day of the Division II district tournament at Norwalk High. Brothers Gabe Alda and Noah Alda, at 106 and 120 ...

Jackson, Hawks overpower Hopewell-Loudon in second half

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CAREY — Roger Jury said he liked just about everything at halftime of the Division IV district quarterfinal Friday. Except the score. Jury’s Hopewell-Loudon squad was struggling to make shots in the early going against Maumee Valley Country Day. The Chieftains started just 2 of 12 from ...

Blue Devils blast Rockets

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BASCOM — Hayden Stone turned in a double-double and Griffin Summit nearly did so Friday as Carey crushed Oak Harbor 59-22 in a Division III district quarterfinal at Hopewell-Loudon. The victory propels the Blue Devils (15-8) into Wednesday’s 6:15 p.m. semifinals at Norwalk against ...

Chieftains ease by N. Baltimore, Old Fort clipped late by Arcadia

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FOSTORIA — Hopewell-Loudon sophomore standout MaKayla Elmore is averaging 22 points per game. But it’s nice to know there are other options. Elmore scored 15 points, but was limited to three field goals along the way. But the Chieftains had three other girls with nine or more points in a ...

Tigers use defense to down Edison in overtime

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SHELBY — Seneca East did not make a free throw in regulation. Once in overtime, the Tigers missed all four shots they took. Despite free throw woes through four quarters, that was what carried Seneca East in regulation. The Tigers held Edison to just two points over the final seven-plus ...

Bellevue powers past Columbian

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GALION — The first time that Columbian played Bellevue this season — the day after Christmas — Casey Santoro had a monstrous game, making 10 3-pointers and scoring 40 points in a Lady Red win. When the teams met again Feb. 1, Santoro again went off, this time for 22 points. Again, ...

29-0 third quarter springs Bucks into another district final

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WILLARD — Buckeye Central needed just one quarter to beat Norwalk St. Paul Thursday in a Division IV district semifinal at Willard. After a lackluster first half in which the Bucks turned the ball over 13 times, but still found themselves with a close 17-13 lead at the break, they blew the ...

Late run seals victory for Tiffin men against Alderson Broaddus

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PHILIPPI, W.Va. — Tiffin men’s basketball outscored Alderson Broaddus 17-6 over the final four minutes of play Thursday for an 81-70 win. The win avenges a one-point loss to the Battlers earlier this season at home, and will make Alderson Broaddus wait until the final game of the season ...

Redmen give Clear Fork a scare, but Colts advance

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BUCYRUS — Bellevue gave 18-win Clear Fork a scare in the Division II district opener at Bucyrus, but the Colts held on to eliminate the Redmen, 63-56 Wednesday. Caleb Marshall paced the Redmen (6-17) with a 20-point, six rebound performace, and Garrett Vickery added 12 points. Gavin ...

Briefs

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BOWLING: In the Allen Eiry League, for the women, Robin Brownell had the high game (153) and Diane Smith had the high series with 291. For the men, Steve Steinmetz Sr. had the high game with a 180 and Jim Donaldson had the high series with 325. GIRLS DISTRICT BASKETBALL: Tickets for ...

Tornadoes play Truckers tough, but come up short

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WILLARD — Travis Kinn called a timeout, and then laid into his team. The Columbian coach was angry because — despite a strong first-half showing against top seeded Norwalk that saw the Tornadoes up 16-13 after one and down just 24-20 at the break — the third quarter started horribly for ...

Senecas start fast and never look back against Stockaders

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FREMONT — Calvert knocked down 8 of 10 shots in the first quarter against Old Fort Tuesday night and, in terms of shooting percentage, it was all downhill the rest of the night. As if anyone who was not keeping stats would have noticed. For that matter, those who were, could barely ...