Sports

SE’s Smith shuts down Senecas

Local Sports

Calvert held a 5-1 lead on Seneca East Tuesday, but after a pair of three-run innings for the Tigers in the fourth and fifth frames, Bo Smith came into pitch and shut down the Senecas the rest of the way for a 8-5 Tigers non-league win. Smith pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowing four hits with ...

Chapman’s no-hitter leads HU

Local Sports

In Game 1 of a doubleheader with Baldwin Wallace Tuesday, Heidelberg scored just one run. It was enough. The Student Princes won 1-0 in Game 1 behind Erin Chapman's no-hitter. It was the ninth no-hitter in 'Berg history. Chapman struck out five in seven innings. HU (18-9-1, 7-2-1 OAC) ...

Tigers rout Redmen

Local Sports

BUCYRUS — Alexis Wise tallied a double and two singles and drove in three runs for Seneca East Monday as the Tigers run-ruled Bucyrus 13-3 in five innings in Northern 10 Athletic Conference play. Seneca East compiled 15 hits as Mykayla Osborn chipped in three singles and two RBIs, while ...

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE
Mohawk's Tanner Osborn steals second base as Carey's Easton Roark (right) attempts to get the out and Reece Mullholand provides backup during the game in Carey Monday.

Osborn’s grand slam propels Warriors

Local Sports

CAREY — Mohawk’s Carson Weinandy and Austin Harper hit solo home runs to give Mohawk a 3-1 lead after four innings Monday, but it was Tanner Osborn’s grand slam that fueled Mohawk’s 8-2 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win. Osborn also singled and drove in four runs, while Weinandy ...

Kirian dominant for Blue Jackets

Local Sports

OLD FORT — It’s not a fluke senior Michael Kirian is signed to go to one of the best college baseball programs in the nation in Louisville. The 6-foot-5 left-hander put on a pitching clinic Saturday in the first game of a triangular with McComb and Old Fort, striking out 15 Panthers in ...

PHOTO  COURTESY OF THE TIFFIN UNIVERSITY SPORTS INFORMATION DEPARTMENT
Tiffin University quarterback Jihad Vercher (12) launches a pass for the Green team Saturday at Tiffin University’s spring game at Frost-Kalnow Stadium.

Dragons use 4 different QBs at spring game

Local Sports

Coach Gary Goff didn’t give any hints regarding the biggest question facing Tiffin University football during the program’s spring game Saturday at Frost-Kalnow Stadium. One of the best quarterbacks in Division II this season, Antonio Pipkin, was there Saturday, but only to watch from the ...

PHOTO BY PAT GAIETTO
Heidelberg's Erin Chapman eyes a pitch Saturday in Tiffin.

Princes hook Muskies for two

Local Sports

Heidelberg took the sweep at Frann’s Field as its starting pitchers struck out 18 Muskingum batters. The Student Princes won 6-2 and 3-1. Erin Chapman got the start in the circle for Heidelberg in Game 1 as she fanned 11 while giving up two earned runs on eight hits and three walks in seven ...

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS
At left, Hopewell-Loudon’s Sam Stickley (center) runs by the competition in the 100 at the Lakota Invitational in Kansas.

Bickelhaupt sparks H-L run to second

Local Sports

KANSAS — Donovan Bickelhaupt figured in two wins and helped Hopewell-Loudon take third in a relay Saturday to help guide the Chieftains to second at the Lakota Invitational. Oak Harbor won the 16-team meet with 142 1/2 points, with H-L edging Patrick Henry 82-80 for second. Bickelhaupt ...

Extra-base hits power Blue Jackets

Local Sports

OLD FORT — Julia Reinhart's RBI double tied the game early, Kristin Coleman added a two-run double and Brianna Gillig belted a two-run homer Saturday as New Riegel overpowered Old Fort, 8-4. Old Fort took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Allison Adelsperger doubled in Payton ...

Rams take a couple, Bellevue loses a couple

Local Sports

OAK HARBOR — Upper Sandusky swept a rare tennis twinbill Saturday, blanking Oak Harbor 5-0 in an Ohio Tennis Coaches Association Team Tournament match before edging Bellevue 3-2 in a makeup contest. Bellevue also played Oak Harbor in a makeup match, but fell 3-2. The Rams will play ...

Northwood nips Fostoria by a run

Local Sports

NORTHWOOD — Fostoria failed to take advantage of Northwood's seven errors in its 13-12 loss on Friday. The Redmen jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning, but Rangers took advantage of four FHS errors to plate 12 runs in the following three innings. Fostoria started to rally in the ...

Ottawa Hills downs Fliers

Local Sports

OTTAWA HILLS — It was a tough day for Clyde, as it fell 4-1 to Ottawa Hills. It was the Fliers first loss this season. They are 4-1. The Green Bears swept singles matches as Tyler Gargas beat the Fliers' Nathan Strudthoff 6-0 in both sets at No. 1, while Ottawa Hills' Rahul Bais posted a ...

HU track teams gain 2nd place finishes

Local Sports

DELAWARE — Heidelberg men's and women's track and field squads each have a pair of second-place finishers at the end of Day 1 of the Marv Frye Invitational, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan. Bethany Beaver led the women's 4x100 team to second place, while also taking an individual second place in ...

Briefs

Local Sports

RESULTS POLICY: Coaches turning in results for any sport are reminded to use full names for all athletes. Handwriting must be legible. Photos of scorebooks must be in focus and well lit. Records should be included. Results for high school and college events must be turned in that day by 10 ...

Briefs

Local Sports

RESULTS POLICY: Coaches turning in results for any sport are reminded to use full names for all athletes. Handwriting must be legible. Photos of scorebooks must be in focus and well lit. Records should be included. Results for high school and college events must be turned in that day by 10 ...

4 area schools affected by Competitive Balance

Local Sports

Four Columbian sports will move up a division and three other schools will be affected in at least one sport following divisional changes approved Thursday by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. The changes go into effect this fall. Columbian will move up to Division II in football, ...

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE
 Tiffin University's Alex McCurry catches the ball and secures an out during the game against Cedarville University in Tiffin Wednesday.

TU baseball survives late-inning sting

Local Sports

Cedarville struck for five runs in the top of the ninth inning, but Tiffin survived and came out on top in the 9-8 win. The game saw a combined 10 substitutions and 10 pitching changes between the Dragons and the Yellow Jackets. Both teams also combined for a total of 21 hits. Hunter Carson ...

Malagon shuts down Rockets

Local Sports

BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon is off to a 2-0 start in the Blanchard Valley Conference, as the Chieftains run-ruled Pandora-Gilboa 10-0 in five innings Wednesday. Macey Malagon got the win in the circle and allowed just two hits in her first win of the season. Kyleigh Krupp led the ...

Seneca East compiles 18 hits in win over Bucks

Local Sports

ATTICA — Seneca East led Buckeye Central 5-4 after the top of the fifth inning Wednesday. However, in the bottom half of the fifth inning, Seneca East put the game away with a 7-run frame to win 13-5 in Northern 10 Athletic Conference play. Zach Aichholz singled twice and drove in four ...