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PHOTO SUBMITTED Seneca East’s Morgan England poses with her father and coach, Gary, after going 12-10 in the pole vault and winning at the Midwest Meet of Champions in East Lancing, Michigan. The meet brings together top graduating senior athletes from Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. Ohio won ...

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GOLF: In the Baumann Old Fort Ex-Hi League, Ron Rau and Mark Theis are leading after three weeks with 38 points. The teams of Tom Harple and Brian Ferguson and Tim Cessna and Ryan Hulse follow with 33 points.Larry Elchert had the long putt on No. 1, while John Arend was closest to the pin on ...

SE’s Bowerman makes impact on and off the field

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If you talk to people about Rick Bowerman, you’ll hear many things about him, all positive. You’ll hear about his generosity, his kindness, his work ethic and his selflessness. The common thread in all of the comments can be summed up in a single word: Patience. “He’s patient ...

‘It seems like yesterday sometimes’

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NEW RIEGEL — There are times it doesn’t seem that long ago. Faded pictures, news clippings and reminiscing bring back the memories of ball on bat, leather gloves, infield hops, fly balls to the outfield and running the bases. And a state title. The good times always seem a little ...

Spring sports championships bring inspiration and memories

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For the second-consecutive year, I was not able to get to Columbus for the OHSAA State Track and Field Championships. Being a regular spectator for years, I miss the color and pageantry of the event. In the past, I’d attend the prelims on Friday and often returned for the finals ...

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COACH OPENING: Seneca East is looking for a girls golf coach for the upcoming fall sports season. Please contact Doug Mason, athletic director, at (419) 426-1855 or at domason@se-tigers.com for more information. GOLF: The Senior league at Clinton Heights was won by the team of Carl Rainey, Ed ...

15 years on the job

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It was more than 15 years ago that Bowling Green State University told me to leave. OK, they didn’t tell me. Graduation forced me to leave, though until the moment I walked to get a diploma at Anderson Arena, I was still trying to figure out a way to stay. Nonetheless, a few weeks later I ...

8 takeaways from 2019 state track

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1. It would have been a storybook ending had Morgan England won a state title in the pole vault Friday. Almost poetic. After her father Gary coached four Seneca East athletes to runner-up finishes at state, it’s his daughter that brings home the ultimate prize. 2. It didn’t happen, but ...

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SENECA HILLS: A new two children nine-hole golf league starts 1 p.m. Wednesdays, starting this week. It will go through June and July. Players must be able to shoot 49. The format is a handicapped scramble so it fair for all golfers. Players must be going into at least seventh to senior year in ...

‘It’s a bittersweet moment, I think’

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COLUMBUS — Emily Hughes was the final competitor to cross the finish line in the Division III 800 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Saturday. Hughes was where she wanted to be. It was her last prep race. She would have liked to place higher, sure. But after the race, the senior seemed ...

OF’s Clouse, Carey’s Lykins top area efforts

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COLUMBUS — The 100 hurdles final didn’t go as Old Fort’s Jenna Clouse had hoped. But she had another chance to end her prep career on a high note. After finishing ninth in the 100 hurdles in 15.84 seconds, Clouse returned for the 300 hurdles. This time, things went how she wanted. ...

’Berg’s Series run ends abruptly

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Heidelberg’s season ended quicker than the Student Princes wanted, or probably expected. Two games, two losses — the second after a stunning ninth-inning rally against HU’s stalwart bullpen — eliminated them from the eight-team tournament. The Princes lost late Friday night to ...

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SENECA HILLS: A new two children nine-hole golf league starts 1 p.m. Wednesdays, starting this week. It will go through June and July. Players must be able to shoot 49. The format is a handicapped scramble so it fair for all golfers. Players must be going into at least seventh to senior year in ...

Boes TC’s best female thrower ever?

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COLUMBUS — Columbian girls coach Amy Cooper said Brook Boes might be — right now — the best thrower in program history. Boes came into Saturday’s OHSAA Division I Track and Field Championships already owning Columbian’s record in the discus, and was coming off an eighth-place finish ...

Clouse, Lykins lead competitors after prelims

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COLUMBUS — After a pair of preliminary hurdles races at the Division III OHSAA Track and Field Championships Friday, Old Fort senior Jenna Clouse said she just wanted an opportunity to be better. She will get that chance. Clouse ran the preliminaries for the 100 hurdles in 15.52 seconds, ...

Rough 3rd inning dooms Tigers

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STRONGSVILLE — The Division IV regional semifinal between Hillsdale and Seneca East finished up Friday after being postponed in the first inning Thursday. After three innings, the game was pretty much over as Hillsdale struck for seven runs in the third frame and behind 15 strikeouts from ...

The (non) rain delay, Billy Bucks and a rookie’s solid debut

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It was an interesting week in the world of major league baseball. My wife and I headed for Progressive Field last Saturday to take in the Indians and Rays game. One purpose of the trip was to get the free giveaway. Who wouldn’t want a Francisco Lindor bobblehead? The main purpose however, ...

’Berg’s tournament run to continue at Cedar Rapids

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Before the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament even began, Heidelberg’s baseball team was oozing confidence. No one embodied that more than senior first baseman Parker Fronk, who said the Student Princes had what it took to go all the way. Three weeks later, Heidelberg has a chance to ...

Just getting started

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PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Rickie Lacy throws a pitch during the regional semifinal game against Hillsdale in Strongsville Thursday. The game was suspended in the first inning due to weather and will resume at 2 p.m. today.