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Dominant Senecas on brink of regional title

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ELIDA — Whatever Calvert threw at Ayersville Thursday night, it worked. Whether it was grinding out a point, Zoe Meyer or Emma White blasting a kill or a quick set from Sophie Burtis to a middle hitter … the Senecas had it all working in a dominant 25-22, 25-14, 25-15 sweep of the Pilots in ...

Tigers playoff game moved to Willard

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ATTICA — Seneca East’s home playoff game is hitting the road. Athletic Director Doug Mason announced Thursday night that tonight’s game against Loudonville has been moved to Willard due to field conditions. “We’ve just taken so much rain. It’s underwater in some parts,” Mason ...

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NW DISTRICT NOMINATIONS: Area football coaches should send in their district nominations to Sports Editor Zach Baker at zbaker@advertiser-tribune.com by Saturday. VETERANS APPRECIATION: Tiffin University will hold a veteran/military appreciation day Nov. 10 during the Dragons' regular-season ...

TC girls, H-L boys reaching for more at state

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Two teams. One boys team. One girls team. Though the schools they represent only are a few miles away, one wouldn’t think they’d have too much in common. Different coaches. Different divisions. Different challenges. And yet, the Columbian girls and Hopewell-Loudon boys have some key ...

1st-time state qualifiers try their luck at top meet

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Carey’s Sarah Reinhart, New Riegel’s Bryce Hohman and Columbian’s Caden Groves will be running in the state cross country meet for the first time Saturday, but that won’t be a concern for their coaches. Reinhart, a freshman, has been dominant for Carey this season winning a few races. ...

Pair of Raiders set to take on Hebron

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To make it to the state cross country meet as an individual is one thing. To do it with a teammate is another. Senior Dylan Moes and sophomore Reilly Cozette are to represent Lakota at Hebron’s National Trail Raceway. Moes will run at 11 A.M. while Cozette’s race begins at 1:30 P.M. ...

YOU’RE FIRED!

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There has been a spate of firings in the sports world lately. It started a couple of weeks ago when Bowling Green State University fired football coach Mike Jinks. Then there was the surprise firing of an NFL official. Hugo Cruz was terminated mid season which hasn't been done in, well, ...

Running with the Bulls

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It’s been more than 30 years, but Joe Johnson still remembers the hit. The Fostoria High School graduate was at the Meadowlands in New Jersey, playing for the Jacksonville Bulls of the United States Football League. It was the spring of 1985; Johnson had graduated from Notre Dame the ...

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GOLF: In the Senior League at Clinton Heights, the team of Don Kin, Dave Gase, Dave Welly, Dick Hull and Fred Smith were nine under par to win.

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YOUTH BASKETBALL: The Senedot Stripes began practices this week for all boys and girls from grades 6-12 interested in playing basketball. The program plans to field four separate teams on the floor in its first season — two varsity teams and two junior high teams, one each for boys and girls. ...

Columbian girls off to state after finishing 4th

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A mere point decided their fate, but Columbian’s girls are headed to state. The Tornadoes nipped Napoleon 136-137 Saturday for the fourth and final state berth at the Division II regional race at Hedges-Boyer Park. Napoleon looked to have the final team spot wrapped up for the briefest of ...

No. 17 Dragons escape ‘trap’ at Lake Erie, improve to 9-0

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PAINESVILLE — Before Saturday’s game at Lake Erie even started, Tiffin University coach Gary Goff was concerned about it being a trap game. The contest with winless Lake Erie was scheduled right between two giant Great Midwest Athletic Conference games. The Dragons got through the first ...

Frankhauser returns, Columbian gets a share of division crown

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Columbian quarterback Chase Frankhauser returned to the field Friday night for the first time in almost a month. It looked like he hadn’t missed a day. The Columbian signal caller, sidelined since breaking his collarbone Sept. 28 against Sandusky, threw for 141 yards and a touchdown pass ...

Bellevue ends season with upset of Clyde

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BELLEVUE — Bellevue quarterback Keegan Ray just was not going to lose. The sophomore tallied 318 yards of offense and four touchdowns — including the game-winner to Gavin Sparling with 25 seconds left — to lift the Redmen to a 28-21 Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division win Friday over ...

Senecas survive scare at Lakota

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KANSAS — In a season filled with thrills, Calvert saved its best for last. The very last. After overcoming a 14-point first-half deficit to Lakota by scoring 26 straight points, the Senecas were rocked by a Raider rally to regain the lead late in the fourth period. But Calvert had one ...

No. 1 Warriors finish 10-0

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SYCAMORE — Mohawk took the field Friday against Upper Sandusky trying to finish off a perfect regular season, win the Northern 10 Athletic Conference outright and secure home field as the top seed in the playoffs in Division VII. After dismantling what was left of an injury-plagued Rams ...

Blue Devils rally to lock up playoff berth

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NORTH ROBINSON — The first quarter went back and forth. Then the game went to Carey. The Blue Devils shut down Colonel Crawford’s offense after the first quarter and Jordan Dasher scored three touchdowns Friday in a 34-19 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win. Carey trailed 19-13 at the ...

Heidelberg back at home to face improved Muskies

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After splitting the last two games — both on the road — the 4-3 Heidelberg Student Princes are back home this week taking on Ohio Athletic Conference rival Muskingum. After a few years toiling as one of the worst teams in the league, the Muskies have been better under new coach Erik ...

No. 17 Dragons hope to avoid ‘trap game’ against Lake Erie

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After its toughest game of the season, Tiffin University will look to avoid a letdown this week at winless Lake Erie. The Dragons are No. 17 in the latest AFCA Division II poll, and fourth in their region. The Storm — coached by former Baldwin Wallace standout Jerry Hazzard — are 0-7. ...