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Swimmers from Calvert, TC and USHS advance

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A number of area swimmers advanced to the Division II districts Friday at Bowling Green State University. On the girls’ side, Calvert’s Taylor Harris advanced to the district in the 100 breast and 100 fly, while Columbian’s Anna Fletcher made it in the 200 free and 100 fly, and Isabelle ...

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Tiffin University’s Ali Schirmer shoots as Hillsdale’s Bree Porter gets a hand on the ball Saturday at Gillmor Center.

Chargers play paint-ball, beat TU

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Hillsdale found a way to paint the town Saturday. The Chargers beat Tiffin University 80-69 at the Gillmor Center. Of the 80 points Hillsdale scored, more than half of them — 41 — came for point-blank range. The Dragons were able to stay close with the Chargers most of the way, drawing ...

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Tiffin University’s  Emma Gielink (center) and Mirah Mackey (left) compete in the 60 meter hurdles.

Dragons shine at home invitational

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There were 15 NCAA provisional marks hit Saturday by Tiffin athletes and a sure qualifier for the nationals in Coy Blair. Blair placed second in shot put with a toss of 62-10 1/2 and secured a spot at nationals in the event. He also won the weight throw with a provisional toss of ...

St. Wendelin triumphs in start, stop scoring

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FOSTORIA — The scoring came in spurts, when it came at all. Both teams went scoreless in the second quarter and St. Wendelin used a 5-0 run in the fourth to slip past New Riegel 26-25 Saturday in Sandusky Bay Conference play. New Riegel led 14-10 at the first stop and both teams netted 11 ...

Wynford’s 10 3s bury Seneca East

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BUCYRUS — Zach Hoffman led the onslaught from beyond the arc for Wynford Saturday as the Royals drained 10 triples in a 74-44 rout of Northern 10 Athletic Conference foe Seneca East. Hoffman drilled five three on his way to 17 points for the Royals, while Jack Reed had 18 points. ...

Fletcher, Harris both win sectional titles

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FREMONT — Columbian's Anna Fletcher and Calvert's Taylor Harris each won a race Saturday to highlight local efforts at the sectional swim meet. Fletcher captured the 200 free in 2:04.91 while Harris took the 100 breast in 1:11.31. Columbian's girls ended ninth with 158 points in the ...

Redmen duo win crowns at Margaretta Invite

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CASTALIA — Two Bellevue wrestlers won titles Saturday at the Margaretta Invitational. Jameson Kilgore beat Emilio Calderon of Sandusky Perkins 12-4 for the 138-pound title, while Mitch Vanest took the 152-pound crown in a round-robin format. Fifths from 160-pounder Trestin Englehart and ...

Sights, sounds and smells at the lanes and other sporting venues

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When I happened upon an article about a new bowling facility in the Detroit area, I was struck by a comment from a young man. A 64-lane house had been torn down and replaced with a more “up to date” venue that included a restaurant, huge game room, a stage for entertainment and eight lanes ...

Bad first half sinks Dragons

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It’s probably not a good time to be playing Hillsdale. The Chargers’ overall record is modest; they came into Saturday’s game in Tiffin a game under .500 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play. But right now, Hillsdale is tearing it up. After beating the Dragons, ...

Rams crush Wynford, now 15-0 in N10

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BUCYRUS — Upper Sandusky broke away after the first quarter to turn a close game into a 46-21 win against Wynford in Northern 10 Athletic Conference play. The Rams (20-1, 15-0 N10) snapped a 6-6 tie with a 13-2 surge in the second quarter, then outscored the Royals 27-13 in the second ...

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New Riegel’s Lucas Williams goes in for a layup as teammate Mitchell Kramer looks on Friday in Tiffin.

Slow start buries Senecas vs. NR

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Calvert coach Ted Willman has been looking for some semblance of consistency from his team this season. Neither he nor anyone in the stands found any from the Senecas Friday against rival New Riegel. Seven turnovers in the opening quarter and five total shots made in the first half ...

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Columbian’s Todd Simonds puts up a shot against the defense of Ontario’s Jackson Todd Friday in Tiffin.

Columbian can’t finish comeback against Ontario

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It’s an old cliché: It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. Friday night in Tiffin, Ontario showed why one should never trust a cliché. Ontario started each half so strongly against Columbian, it was able to build a comfortable lead, and then survive a spirited comeback by ...

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Old Fort’s Jacob Webb drives to the hoop past Lakota’s Levi Myers Friday in Old Fort.

After slow start, Stockaders race past Lakota in SBC contest

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OLD FORT — For a quarter, Lakota's boys had Old Fort on the run. At least in a figurative sense. When the concept turned literal, it was another matter entirely. From the second period on, the Stockaders ran and ran. At the finish line was a big prize. Old Fort scored 19 straight points ...

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 Tiffin University's Austin Adams shoots and scores during the game against Salem in Tiffin Thursday.

Tiffin survives a scare from Salem International

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It wasn’t a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponent. The opponent was 1-20 coming in. Any team would look past it with a GLIAC contest coming up Saturday with Hillsdale, but Tiffin did just enough to down Salem International 96-80 in non-league play Thursday. The Dragons, ...

Tornadoes clinch share of NOL title

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Graydon Bunting started strong and Columbian’s boys followed along Thursday as the Tornadoes beat Sandusky 2,709-2,359 to claim a share of the Northern Ohio League title at Heritage Lanes. Bunting rolled a 236 in his first game en route to a 408 series for the Tornadoes, who also beat ...

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Heidelberg’s Mariah Pearson (middle) chases down a loose ball against ONU's Jenna Dirksen (left) and Shannon Jack Wednesday in Tiffin.

No. 6 ONU flexes its muscles in OAC rout

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Heidelberg didn’t have a good start. And against Ohio Northern, the No. 6 team in Division III, that’s a big problem. The Polar Bears made 9 of 15 first-quarter shots, opened up a 23-6 gap, and were never in any major trouble in Wednesday’s 81-57 win over Heidelberg at Seiberling ...

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Tifffin University’s Trey Grine gets a takedown on Ashland’s Lawrance Minnard in the 141-pound match Wednesday in Tiffin.

Dragons win close dual

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After being down by 11 early and having split the dual at five wins each, the No. 11 Tiffin wrestling squad came out on top against No. 9 Ashland. At 125, TU’s Landon Elliot lost to Sebastian Vidika by a 16-0 tech fall, giving Ashland a 5-0 advantage. Michael Labry extended the lead to 11-0 ...

TC goes 1-1 in NOL tri-meet

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Four Columbian wrestlers went unbeaten in a tri-meet with Shelby and Norwalk Wednesday. TC split the meet at 1-1, with a 48-31 win against Shelby and a 41-35 loss to Norwalk. TC’s Corbin Houdeshell (113 pounds) was the first of the unbeatens as he won by 10 points and a forfeit. Andrew ...

Siesel erupts for Tigers

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GREENWICH — Megan Siesel nearly matched South Central’s score as Seneca East rolled to a 65-31 win. Siesel poured in 30 points for the Tigers (10-9) and added five rebounds. Bonnie Bivens backed her with 12 points and a game-high 17 boards, and Marina Adachi tossed in nine ...