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Chieftains rout Rockets

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PANDORA — Hopewell-Loudon raced out to a 15-3 lead after the first stop Monday and upped the lead to 37-5 at the half en route to a dominating 63-23 Blanchard Valley Conference victory over Pandora-Gilboa. MaKayla Elmore tallied 23 points, eight rebounds, three steals and a pair of blocks, ...

THE NEW RULES OF GOLF

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The Valley of the Sun was anything but on Sunday. The final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open was cold (well, for Phoenix), wet and windy. It made for some interesting viewing and ultimately (finally) a victory for Rickie Fowler, but not without some crazy golf, some of which ...

Tornadoes break through against Blue Jackets

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The odds are no Columbian basketball player has ever heard of Bum Phillips. And if any had, well, how much faith would one have in the philosophy offered by somebody named Bum? But like Phillips’ Houston Oilers of the ‘70s, the basketball Tornadoes have knocked on victory’s door a few ...

Big second half fuels Upper Sandusky

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UPPER SANDUSKY — Upper Sandusky held just a 26-23 lead at the half Saturday against Buckeye Central. However, the Rams came out with a flurry in the second half, outscoring the Bucks 42-26 to get a 68-49 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win. Mason Vent led the Rams (12-4, 9-2) with 19 ...

Columbian reaches quarterfinals, falls to Bellevue

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LEXINGTON — In the Division II OHSAA Duals at Lexington, Columbian went in knowing it would be giving up points. Eighteen, to be exact. Due to a combination of injuries and illness, the Tornadoes were unable to fill three weight classes. In a dual meet, it meant they were handing their ...

Hintz-led Findlay turns back Dragons

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FINDLAY — The University of Findlay set a season highs in foul shooting and had a player nearly match a school record at the line Saturday, helping the Oilers upend Tiffin University’s women 75-66 in Greater Midwest Athletic Conference play. The Oilers (15-5, 11-4 G-MAC) got a big day ...

Fliers ousted in semifinals

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SHEFFIELD — Perkins powered past sixth-seeded Clyde 63-12 in the semifinals Saturday to knock the Fliers out of the Division II regional team tournament at Brookside High. Perkins, seeded second, went on to edge top-seeded Wauseon 29-27 to advance to the state tournament. Clyde reached ...

Chieftains heat up in 2nd half

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BASCOM — It was a figure of speech when Liberty-Benton coach Ben Gerken said, “I’d like to see what our shooting percentages were in the second half.” Because in retrospect, he really didn’t. But that was only half the problem for Gerken’s Eagles. The other part was ...

Black Knights get past Senecas

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Someone has to try to fill the role Calvert senior leader Shelby Hemminger had this season after she went down with an injury Friday night. It seems sophomore Maddy Schumacher likely will fill the role nicely. In a 50-43 loss to Van Buren Saturday, she led Calvert with 13 points and three ...

Middle quarters unkind to Tornadoes

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Columbian led Perkins 9-4 after the first stop Friday night, but the Pirates turned it on, outscoring TC 31-14 in the next two quarters to pull away with a 48-41 Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division victory. Perkins (10-7, 4-4 SBC Lake) had even scoring as Michael Wade had 10 points, Sam ...

Tigers roll past Warriors

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ATTICA — Four Seneca East players scored in double digits Friday to fuel a 72-41 win against Northern 10 Athletic Conference foe Mohawk. Marina Adachi keyed the Tigers (18-1, 14-0 N10), Jessica Bowerman tossed in 15, Caylin Quiggle netted 14 and Alexis Hicks had 10. The Warriors (3-14, ...

Blue Jackets slip past Senecas

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There were several reasons someone might think New Riegel didn’t beat Calvert Friday night. The Blue Jackets trailed 10-0 to start the game, shot 24 percent (13-54) from the field and scored just a single point in the fourth quarter. However, Calvert shot 21.6 percent (11-51) and senior ...

Bellevue handles Columbian, clinches SBC Lake

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BELLEVUE — It’s not been with the same coach, and its not even been the same conference. But Bellevue keeps winning league titles. Casey Santoro went off for 22 points and six rebounds, one of four Lady Red to score in double figures as Bellevue clinched the Sandusky Bay Conference Lake ...

Goff leaves TU, but leaves a positive mark

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Gary Goff got an offer that he couldn’t refuse. The Tiffin University football coach resigned last Friday to take the head coaching job at Valdosta State. It’s not only Goff’s alma mater — he was a wide receiver and captain for the Blazers in the mid-90s — but it’s also the ...

What’s Up With ‘Nawlins?

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I've been to New Orleans on a couple of occasions and I can tell you this much, it is a beautiful city. The French Quarter has a few shaky places, but also some outstanding restaurants. The people are warm and friendly. All in all, the Big Easy is a place I would recommend that one should ...

Briefs

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GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL: Toledo Bowsher slipped past Clyde 43-39 Monday in non-league play. Madison Bannister had nine points for the Fliers (7-10), while Kristen Harrah and Jackie Smith each added eight. BOYS JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL: New Riegel's eighth grade edged Calvert 32-20. Nick Palm ...

Calvert girls shine on senior night

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Taylor Harris and the Calvert girls made sure their senior night was a memorable one. Taylor Harris — a commit to Bowling Green State University — led the way for the Senecas, winning three individual events and being part of two winning relays. It helped propel the Senecas to a win at ...

Official diving into retirement

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A local swimming official is diving into retirement. Wayne Wax of Tiffin, who has been a swimming official for about 45 years - including 35 years at the high school level and about 10 years for YMCA - worked his last meet Tuesday. His final meet was Calvert’s senior night meet at Tiffin ...

Tigers remain unbeaten in N10

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ATTICA — Upper Sandusky challenged Northern 10 Athletic Conference frontrunner Seneca East Tuesday, but it didn’t last. The Rams led 13-11 after one quarter and 37-34 after three. However, the Tigers didn’t give in as they outscored the Rams 16-4 in the fourth to walk away with a 50-41 ...