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Rams’ Fogle, Fahle get top N10 awards

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Northern 10 Athletic Conference champion Upper Sandusky was well represented in the All-N10 awards when they were released Monday evening. In total, four Rams made the list, including the two top awards going to Rams junior guard Abigail Fogle (player of the year) and coach Brent Fahle ...

Student Princes sweep Moravian

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PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — In a game that started off in favor of Moravian, Heidelberg was able to come out on top in game one. Heidelberg was held scoreless through five innings while Moravian put three runs on the board. In the final four innings, the Princes made a comeback to take a 4-3 ...

Norwalk loses Thomas, but rallies to edge Bellevue

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WILLARD — With six minutes remaining, it appeared that momentum was in favor of Bellevue. Norwalk senior Jiselle Thomas, who surpassed 2,000 career points earlier in the game, was watching from the corner with her leg taped up from an injury about 90 seconds earlier. On the floor, Lady ...

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Columbian 126-pounder Caden Blust sets up for a pin of Gabe Steyer in the semifinals at the Division II district meet in Mansfield. Blust finished second, and is one of seven area wrestlers to qualify for next week’s state meet.

Columbian, Rams each have runner-up

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MANSFIELD — Columbian’s Caden Blust and Upper Sandusky’s Noah Clary each ended second Saturday to highlight area efforts at the Division II district tournament. Blust fell 4-2 to Ashland’s Matthew Taylor in the 126-pound title bout, while Clary lost 12-9 to Wauseon’s Andrew Bailey ...

Two decades in making

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ATTICA — Buckeye Central’s Lexi Evak found herself in a conundrum Saturday night. Here she was, desperately looking around the Seneca East High School gymnasium for a trash bag or some kind of container to put all her teammates’ uniforms in. As a freshman, Evak was tasked with taking ...

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Members of the Old Fort girls basketball team celebrate with the district trophy after beating Arcadia in Fostoria Saturday.

Stockaders claim first district title in 39 years

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FOSTORIA — In a conversation with Old Fort coach Jenny Ritzler before the season, the Stockaders mentor said she expected her team to “do a lot of winning this season.” Winning a Division IV district title certainly falls under that prediction. Old Fort and Arcadia were even at 33 to ...

Fliers survive in OT, claim district title

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WHITEHOUSE — Clyde pulled away in overtime Saturday to beat Oak Harbor 49-41 for a Division II district title. The Fliers led 25-18 at halftime, but Oak Harbor closed to within 32-29 by the end of the third period before both teams ended the fourth knotted at 38. Heidi Marshall paced ...

Sim-led Dragons women’s tennis team wins 17th match of season

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HILTON HEAD, S.C. — Tiffin’s women’s tennis team had a strong last day on its trip, utilizing its bench players and picking up an 8-1 win over Salem International. Emily Sim led singles play at first with a perfect 6-0, 6-0 day. Bianca Avram and Sarah Herald only let their opponents at ...

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 Old Fort's AJ Baker controls the ball against the defense of Calvert's Peyton Deats during the game at Lakota Friday.

Old Fort rolls in second half

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KANSAS — In terms of offense, the second quarter was, well, offensive. In truth, it was arguably Old Fort’s worst period of the season. The Stockaders, champions of the River Division of the Sandusky Bay Conference and the No. 1 seed of the Liberty-Benton Division IV district draw, were ...

No. 1 Rams survive a scare from Kenton

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LIMA — Close is a foreign concept to the Upper Sandusky boys basketball team. In its impressive undefeated run through the regular season, just four of its 22 victories came by single digits, the closest of those an eight-point win a month ago against Seneca East. Friday night’s ...

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Napoleon’s Brett Laup is defended by Columbian’s Donnell Brockington as the Tornadoes’ Daniel Bupp (4) and Ro Durham look on during the Division II sectional final in Whitehouse.

Second-half offensive woes doom TC

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WHITEHOUSE — Ro Durham faced the basket, put the ball up and took contact. The shot went in and the foul was called. It happened twice during Friday’s Division II sectional final between Columbian and Napoleon at Anthony Wayne High School. The first time the Tornadoes’ senior had a ...

Six still have shot at district crowns in Toledo

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TOLEDO — Mohawk, Carey and Calvert each have two wrestlers in the hunt for titles after the first day of the Division III district tournament at Toledo Waite. Mohawk has 138-pounder Chet Margraf and 170-pounder Cole Draper set to start today in the semifinals, with the Warriors setting 11th ...

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Bellevue’s Payton Vogel tries to gain control of a loose ball from Ontario’s Nashail Shelby (left) and Emily Yeager Thursday in the Division II district semifinals in Willard.

Lady Red hold on to nip Ontario

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WILLARD — With the season hinging on the next few possessions, Bellevue coach Kory Santoro called a timeout and brought his players together. Ontario led the Lady Red 47-43 with 2:13 left in regulation of the Division II district semifinal. So much had gone right in the beginning for ...

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 Old Fort's Jordan Magers controls the ball against the defense of St. Joe's Ava Stepanic (left) and Callie Kelbley during the game in Fostoria Thursday.

Stockaders slam St. Joe

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FOSTORIA – Officially, Old Fort and Fremont St. Joseph Central Catholic split head-to-head battles and tied for the River Division championship of the Sandusky Bay Conference. And while Old Fort coach Jenny Ritzler says she is pretty much satisfied with that outcome, players sometimes see ...

Buckeye Central shipwrecks Danbury

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ATTICA — If there was a board to be won, Buckeye Central won it Thursday night. The Buckettes made sure no one was bored in the stands or on its bench, as they played 14 girls. Buckeye Central dominated Danbury on the backboard, snaring 47 rebounds to the Lakers’ 21. But most ...

Dragons take a pair at Spring Games

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CLERMONT, Fla. — Tiffin took advantage of Saint Rose errors in the first game and simply overpowered University of Mary in the second Thursday to claim two wins Thursday at the Florida Spring Games. The Dragons got all their runs against Saint Rose in the bottom of the first, none of which ...

‘Berg women’s lacrosse falls in program opener

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The blowing winds and drizzling rain did not dampen the mood for the Heidelberg women’s lacrosse team in its first game in program history. The Princes fell 17-2 at home against Oberlin College Wednesday. The Yeowomen controlled the tempo of the game as they scored five goals in the ...

Seneca East's Tyler Turek looks for a rebound against Crestline's Dawson LaFever during a sectional basketball game at Monroeville on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Jonathon Bird

Ball doesn’t bounce Tigers’ way in OT

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MONROEVILLE – Everything except the desired bounce. That’s the way it was for Johnny Diehm and Seneca East in falling to Ashland Crestview 52-51 in overtime in the opener of the Division III boys sectional basketball tournament at Steve Moore Court here Wednesday night. Diehm made a slick ...