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Columbian squeaks by Old Fort 9-8

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Columbian jumped on Old Fort 8-3 through four innings Wednesday. However, the Stockaders made things interesting with four runs in the top of the fifth and a run in the seventh, but Columbian got a huge insurance run in the sixth to get the win, 9-8, in non-league play. Chloe Gibson and ...

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The Indians played in the afternoon. Apparently twenty viewings of each episode of the Big Bang Theory was enough. I found myself tuning in to the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox baseball game last night because I couldn't find anything better to watch. Granted the Sox/Yankees rivalry is ...

TC holds on to beat Kenton

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Columbian took a big lead early, but Kenton made a bid at a comeback that fell short in Division II tournament opener Wednesday. The No. 9 seeded Tornadoes held on to take a 5-4 win over the rallying 11th-seeded Wildcats and advanced to face No. 1 Lexington Friday at 5 p.m. Donavan Magill ...

TU men’s golf finishes 2nd, advances to nationals

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FINDLAY — For the second time in program history, the Tiffin men’s golf team advanced to the NCAA Championships after a strong finish at the NCAA Regional. The Dragons capped the regional tournament with a second place finish with an 868. It marked the highest finish in program history, ...

Stockaders win SBC River title

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OLD FORT — Despite losing a ton of talent and seniors last season, Old Fort topped Sandusky St. Mary 7-3 Tuesday to win the Sandusky Bay Conference River Division. With the win, the Stockaders improved to 17-4, including a 9-1 mark in the league. The Stockaders scored two runs in the ...

Raiders atop River standings after Day 1

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BELLEVUE — Lakota’s girls and boys ended the first day of the Sandusky Bay Conference Championships atop the River Division standings Thursday. The Raiders lead Fremont St. Joe 51-41 in the girls meet, with Old Fort holding a 14-13 edge over Calvert for fourth. New Riegel is in sixth ...

Senecas ride 10-run surge in fifth inning

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FREMONT — Calvert erupted for 10 runs in the fifth inning and five more in the sixth to help turn a 7-1 deficit into an 18-9 Division IV district tournament win against Fremont St. Joe. The victory propels the Senecas into a 5 p.m. game Thursday at Sandusky St. Mary. St. Joe looked to ...

Truckers take down Redmen

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BELLEVUE — Bellevue won a singles match Tuesday against Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division rival Norwalk, but that was it in a 4-1 loss. Bellevue’s Nate Fox topped Ben Traczek 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 singles for the lone victory. Norwalk’s other wins included Austin Brown over Logan ...

Blue Devils win girls triangular with Elgin, Ridgedale

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MORRAL — The Carey girl’s track and field squad took the team crown Monday in a triangular with Elgin and host Ridgedale. The Blue Devils won with 71 points followed by Elgin with 58 and the host had 27. Carey swept the relays. Jenna Watkins, Ellie Southward, Nellie Bianchi and Destiny ...

Park, Senecas thump Green Bears in postseason opener

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Things didn’t start out smoothly for Calvert pitcher Christina Park in a Division IV first round game Monday with Ottawa Hills. The Calvert starter allowed back-to-back singles to Green Bears Kia Wallin and Emma McBride to start the top of the first inning. But Ottawa Hills’ threat was ...

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VARSITY SOFTBALL: Norwalk St. Paul beat Buckeye Central 13-3 in the opening round of the Division IV tournament. Katelynn Philbrick and Katie Keppler each had two hits for Buckeye Central. Ally Green took the loss. VARSITY BASEBALL: Brenyn Marquart homered as part of a 3-for-4 day to help ...

Seneca East halts Carey’s perfect run

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CAREY — Seneca East scored three unearned runs in the second inning and Jacob Hall allowed just two hits Monday in a 3-0 win against previously unbeaten Carey. The loss dropped Carey to 20-1 overall and 16-1 in the Northern 10 Athletic Conference, meaning the Blue Devils can finish no worse ...

Carey clinches crown, Niederkohr sets school triple mark

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CAREY — Hailey Niederkohr set the school career mark for triples and Carey used to big innings Monday to set the tone in a 17-0 win against Seneca East, clinching at least a share of the Northern 10 Athletic Conference crown. The Blue Devils (16-4, 13-2 N10) snapped a scoreless tie with ...

Fliers topple Whippets, claim SBC Lake title

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SHELBY — Clyde remains unbeaten in Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division play after it beat Shelby 4-1 Monday. The Fliers (16-2, 13-0 SBC) swept singles action and split doubles play to top the Whippets and claimed the SBC Lake title. Lukas Cziesla beat Matteo Rizzardi 6-1, 6-2 in the ...

Warriors split wild twinbill with Wynford

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SYCAMORE — The previous two Northern 10 Athletic Conference games were both rescheduled for Saturday, and both teams made up for the lost playing time in a big way. Mohawk slipped past Wynford 12-10 in 13 innings in the opener, with Wynford taking a 12-11 win in 10 innings in the second ...

Columbian boys, girls each take 3rd in Fremont

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FREMONT — Both of Columbian’s track and field teams claimed third place in the 56th Annual Fremont Invitational hosted by Fremont Ross Saturday. The Tornadoes girls collected 88 1/2 points, while trailing Springfield (113) and the host Fremont Ross (112). The TC boys placed third with 85 ...

Chieftains throttle Pandora-Gilboa on road

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PANDORA — Hannah Brickner and Abbi Yarris combined to throw a five-inning no-hitter and everyone in the lineup had a hit and either scored or drove in a run Saturday as Hopewell-Loudon thumped Blanchard Valley Conference foe Pandora-Gilboa, 21-0. Brickner got the win, fanning three in three ...

Dorsey risking Browns future, his reputation on undersized QB

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After five months of discussion, debate and hype, the decision rendered left me a little cold. With the first pick in the NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns selected Baker Mayfield. The Baker Mayfield who was arrested in February of 2017 for public intoxication. The Baker Mayfield who beat ...

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FUNDRAISER: You can support the Hopewell-Loudon girl's basketball program by taking a free test drive at Reineke's Tiffin Ford Lincoln from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Ford Motor Co. will donate $20 per test drive to the H-L girl's basketball program (up to $6,000). There is to be free hot dogs and ...