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YOUTH BASKETBALL: The Senedot Stripes began practices this week for all boys and girls from grades 6-12 interested in playing basketball. The program plans to field four separate teams on the floor in its first season — two varsity teams and two junior high teams, one each for boys and girls. ...

Columbian girls off to state after finishing 4th

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A mere point decided their fate, but Columbian’s girls are headed to state. The Tornadoes nipped Napoleon 136-137 Saturday for the fourth and final state berth at the Division II regional race at Hedges-Boyer Park. Napoleon looked to have the final team spot wrapped up for the briefest of ...

No. 17 Dragons escape ‘trap’ at Lake Erie, improve to 9-0

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PAINESVILLE — Before Saturday’s game at Lake Erie even started, Tiffin University coach Gary Goff was concerned about it being a trap game. The contest with winless Lake Erie was scheduled right between two giant Great Midwest Athletic Conference games. The Dragons got through the first ...

Frankhauser returns, Columbian gets a share of division crown

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Columbian quarterback Chase Frankhauser returned to the field Friday night for the first time in almost a month. It looked like he hadn’t missed a day. The Columbian signal caller, sidelined since breaking his collarbone Sept. 28 against Sandusky, threw for 141 yards and a touchdown pass ...

Bellevue ends season with upset of Clyde

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BELLEVUE — Bellevue quarterback Keegan Ray just was not going to lose. The sophomore tallied 318 yards of offense and four touchdowns — including the game-winner to Gavin Sparling with 25 seconds left — to lift the Redmen to a 28-21 Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division win Friday over ...

Senecas survive scare at Lakota

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KANSAS — In a season filled with thrills, Calvert saved its best for last. The very last. After overcoming a 14-point first-half deficit to Lakota by scoring 26 straight points, the Senecas were rocked by a Raider rally to regain the lead late in the fourth period. But Calvert had one ...

No. 1 Warriors finish 10-0

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SYCAMORE — Mohawk took the field Friday against Upper Sandusky trying to finish off a perfect regular season, win the Northern 10 Athletic Conference outright and secure home field as the top seed in the playoffs in Division VII. After dismantling what was left of an injury-plagued Rams ...

Blue Devils rally to lock up playoff berth

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NORTH ROBINSON — The first quarter went back and forth. Then the game went to Carey. The Blue Devils shut down Colonel Crawford’s offense after the first quarter and Jordan Dasher scored three touchdowns Friday in a 34-19 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win. Carey trailed 19-13 at the ...

Heidelberg back at home to face improved Muskies

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After splitting the last two games — both on the road — the 4-3 Heidelberg Student Princes are back home this week taking on Ohio Athletic Conference rival Muskingum. After a few years toiling as one of the worst teams in the league, the Muskies have been better under new coach Erik ...

No. 17 Dragons hope to avoid ‘trap game’ against Lake Erie

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After its toughest game of the season, Tiffin University will look to avoid a letdown this week at winless Lake Erie. The Dragons are No. 17 in the latest AFCA Division II poll, and fourth in their region. The Storm — coached by former Baldwin Wallace standout Jerry Hazzard — are 0-7. ...

Senecas sweep Warriors

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FOSTORIA — In the district semifinal Monday against Old Fort, Calvert started a bit slow and dropped the opening set. Determined to not let that happen Thursday with a Division IV district title on the line against a powerful Mohawk, Calvert coach Lori Rombach stressed to her team in practice ...

Senecas on the road in Week 10

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Another playoff berth is set. But Calvert coach Steve Reser doesn’t want his team to lose focus going into tonight’s regular-season finale at Lakota. “One of the major things is making sure we’re focused on this week,” Reser said. “Everybody wants to talk about playoffs, and ...

TC hosts Norwalk in big SBC Lake matchup

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Norwalk and Columbian each know there will be a Week 11. Today’s game between the Truckers and Tornadoes still figures to be a showdown, as two of the area’s best turnaround stories face off. Norwalk, under the leadership of longtime Calvert mentor Todd Fox, went from 3-7 in 2017 to 7-2 ...

Prep football, Week 10: King of the hill

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Seneca East at Buckeye Central Records: Seneca East 8-1, 5-1 N10; Buckeye Central 0-9, 0-6 N10. Last season: Seneca East 63-0. Outlook: Rob Detterman knows his team has a tough task ahead of it. The winless Bucks close out their regular-season with a game against the playoff-bound ...

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PRE-SALE TICKETS: Columbian's athletic department is offering pre-sale tickets for Friday's game with Norwalk. Tickets can be purchased at the athletic offices at Columbian during school hours from 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. today and until noon Friday. Pre-sale tickets are $4 for students and $5 ...

Tornadoes headed to district finals

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FINDLAY — Columbian claimed the first and third games by comfortable margins and weathered a battle in the second Tuesday to drop Lake 25-18, 27-25, 25-17 in a Division II district semifinal. The Tornadoes (15-9) will play top-seeded Oak Harbor at 6 p.m. at Findlay High, their first trip to ...

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PRE-SALE TICKETS: Columbian's athletic department is offering pre-sale tickets for Friday's game with Norwalk. Tickets can be purchased at the athletic offices at Columbian during school hours from 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. today and Thursday and until noon Friday. Pre-sale tickets are $4 for ...

Monroeville fends off Buckeye Central

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ATTICA — Buckeye Central was right there. The Bucks took the opening game in convincing fashion and had chances in each of the next three games, especially after rallying late in Game 3. Second-seeded Monroeville responded and fended off third-seeded Buckeye Central, 15-25, 25-19, 25-23, ...

Senecas, Warriors advance to finals

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FOSTORIA — It’s tough to beat a team three times in a season. Calvert accomplished that Monday night in a Division IV district semifinal against Old Fort at Fostoria. The Stockaders knew exactly what was coming in the first set with a big 25-19 win. However, midway through the second set ...