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College football traditions run the gamut from sacred to crazy

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When I tuned into the Rose Bowl, I wanted to watch Urban Meyer lead the Buckeyes onto the field one last time. It is tradition at many colleges for the head coach to be the first one out of the tunnel. While I was wondering what was running through his head, I also wondered about the concept ...

Tigers dominate in N10 tilt

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ATTICA — Wynford entered tied for second in the conference, looking for a chance to move closer to Northern 10 Athletic Conference leader Seneca East. The Royals didn’t get it. Seneca East had three players combine for 31 points and never let Wynford score more than nine points in a ...

Lexington’s big 2nd half blasts Rams

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UPPER SANDUSKY — Lexington led 26-21 at the half Saturday over Upper Sandusky. However, the Minutemen were just getting warmed up. They outscored the Rams 50-29 in the second half to take a 76-50 non-league win. Kyle Johnston was on fire from deep with eight 3-pointers for 24 points for ...

Clyde holds off Bellevue, Ruhlman injured

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BELLEVUE — It did not take a rocket scientist to figure out that Saturday’s game between Clyde and Bellevue changed when Bellevue guard Trey Ruhlman went out with an injury. The senior is the Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division’s leading scorer and missed three games over the past few ...

Crawford’s monster double-double leads HU

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MARIETTA — Willard graduate Maddy Crawford went off Saturday with 19 points and 15 rebounds for Heidelberg in a big 69-66 road win over Marietta in Ohio Athletic Conference play. Heidelberg (7-6) had a good first half leading the Pioneers 31-25. Marietta responded with a 25-16 third ...

Bellevue, TC each have pair in J.C. Gorman semis

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MANSFIELD — Bellevue and Columbian each have a pair of semifinalists and are in the top 10 overall after the first day of action at the J.C. Gorman Invitational. Ashland tops the standings with 131 1/2 points, with Norton holding a slim 73 1/2-73 edge over Bellevue for second. Columbian is ...

Mohawk trounces SE, remains undefeated

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SYCAMORE — The difference wasn’t night and day. It was more like night and late afternoon/early evening. Unbeaten Mohawk seemed in control throughout the first half, doubling up Seneca East early in the second period before settling for a nine-point lead at the break. But that was nothing ...

Young, Rams run wild on Bucyrus

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UPPER SANDUSKY — Evan Young and Upper Sandusky dominated the first half Friday as the Rams rolled past Northern 10 Athletic Conference foe Bucyrus 92-47. Young scored all 17 of his points in the first half, helping the Rams (9-1, 6-0 N10) vault out to a 30-9 lead at the end of the first ...

Old Fort overpowers Senecas to go 5-1 in conference play

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Old Fort made its 3s and furiously picked up rebounds Friday in Tiffin, taking an early lead on Calvert and never looking back. Three Stockaders scored in double figures, and Morgan Miller had eight points and 11 rebounds as Old Fort squashed the Senecas, 62-30. The start was all ...

Chieftains out-grind Tigers in defensive contest

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BASCOM — If someone was expecting to see a lot of offense and points on the scoreboard at Hopewell-Loudon Friday night, they were in the wrong place, especially in the first half. For the first 5:18 of the game, the basketball didn’t go through the hoop. H-L took a 4-3 lead after one ...

Bellevue holds off rival Columbian

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BELLEVUE — There’s glimpses of what Columbian can be. But it’s not there quite yet. After a lackluster first half trailing rival Bellevue 31-17 at the half, Columbian outscored Bellevue 18-4 in the third quarter to tie the Redmen at 35 heading into the fourth. However, Columbian ...

BUY NEW OR GO TO A GARAGE SALE

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Every year in the NFL head coaches lose their jobs. When the dust settled this season 8 teams would be in need of a new coach. Just to review, Cleveland fired Hue Jackson and Green Bay axed Mike McCarthy during the season. After the final regular season gun sounded Dirk Koetter, Adam Gase, ...

Senecas remain unbeaten in SBC, down NR

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It wasn't exactly easy, but by the time Thursday's game between New Riegel and Calvert concluded, two things remained true for the Senecas: n They are unbeaten in the Sandusky Bay Conference River Division. n They are undefeated at home. Hunter Hendrix had 12 points, Nic Somodi had 11 ...

Stockaders roll past Raiders

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KANSAS — Old Fort took a solid, early lead and then erupted in the middle quarters Thursday on the way to beating Lakota 78-24 in Sandusky Bay Conference River Division play. The Stockaders (7-2, 5-0 SBC) led 16-4 at the first stop before racing past the Raiders 25-3 in the second quarter ...

Chieftains swat Hornets early

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RAWSON — Hopewell-Loudon got all the points it needed before halftime and dominated the boards Thursday in a 52-24 romp past Blanchard Valley Conference foe Cory-Rawson. The Chieftains (9-2, 4-1 BVC) led 20-4 by the end of the first quarter and entered halftime up 30-12. Makayla Elmore ...

Dragon women can’t catch Cavaliers

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NORTH CANTON — Tiffin’s women got within a point early in the fourth quarter, but Walsh pulled away from there Thursday to claim an 87-73 Great Midwest Athletic Conference win. Allie Miller hit a 3-pointer for Tiffin 18 seconds into the final period to cut the deficit to 59-58, but the ...

Columbian graduate Foos hired as Madonna’s first coach

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Madonna University needed someone to not only coach a football program, but build it. It found its man in Baldwin Wallace assistant head coach and offensive coordinator Brian Foos, a 1997 Columbian High School graduate. Foos spent the last two seasons with the Yellow Jackets. Prior to that, ...

Heidelberg men tripped by BW

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BEREA — Heidelberg didn't shoot that poorly from the floor. The Student Princes made 30 of 62 field goal attempts Wednesday night against Baldwin Wallace in Berea. The problem was that the Yellow Jackets shot better. Much better. Jay Battle drilled four 3-pointers and finished with ...

LIVING UP TO THE HYPE

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Much ado has been made of two sisters who play basketball in Bellevue. Casey and Cory Santoro have already made a lot of headlines despite being very young. So when Bellevue High School came to Tiffin on the day after Christmas to play the Columbian Tornadoes, I made my way to the school. ...

White comes up big for Senecas

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NEW RIEGEL ― Calvert coach Mitchell Gardner was confident that Lexie White would clinch Saturday’s game at New Riegel. About five seconds remained, and the Senecas were leading 31-28. White was fouled and sent to the line for a 1-and-1. “Pressure free throws win close ballgames, ...