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Stockaders run third, earn regional berth

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GIBSONBURG — Old Fort’s boys 4x800 team claimed the area’s lone regional berth Thursday during the first day of the Division III district meet at Gibsonburg High. Stockaders Devyn Smith, Cole Manasian, Mike Heilman and Robert Anstead ran third in 8:48.01 to earn a trip to next week’s ...

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OFFICIATING CLASS: Classes to become an OHSAA licensed volleyball official begin Sunday, June 11 at Fostoria High. Anyone interested in taking the class can log on to myohsaa.org for class details. Students must complete 25 hours of combined class time and on-court training. Call Barb Hipsher ...

Blue Devils slip past Wynford

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CAREY — Hailey Niederkohr doubled in the game's only run and Bridget Mullholand was dominant in the circle Thursday as Carey nipped Wynford 1-0 in Northern 10 Athletic Conference play. Niederkohr's two-out double in the bottom of the sixth drove in Bryanna Curlis, who had singled moments ...

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Calvert's Connor Kennedy is safe at first base as Mohawk's Carson Weinandy tries to get the out during the district semifinal game in Clyde Wednesday.

Early big innings carry Calvert, New Riegel

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By Zach Baker Sports Editor zbaker@advertiser-tribune.com CLYDE — It’s not easy for teams to go up against starting pitchers like Calvert’s Peyton Deats and New Riegel’s Michael Kirian. Each has committed to Division I colleges, after all. So, what’s worse? Try facing the ...

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Carey’s Dani Berardinelli-Clark pitches during the tournament game against North Baltimore in Fostoria Wednesday.

Carey’s bats erupt in district win

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FOSTORIA — Carey has a lot of young players on its roster and just one senior in Dani Berardinelli-Clark. Coach Teresa Jacoby starts three freshmen and it paid off Wednesday night at Fostoria High. Whether it was at the plate or in the field making plays, the Blue Devils’ youth came up ...

Bellevue’s Thompson vaults to district crown in Oak Harbor

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OAK HARBOR — Bellevue's Austin Thompson won the pole vault title Wednesday to highlight area efforts at the Division II district meet. Thompson cleared 13-9 to earn a regional berth. The top four in each event qualify for next week's regional meet. Teammate Brock Meyer took sixth in the ...

Three Tornadoes named all district

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BOWLING GREEN — Three Columbian tennis players earned all district honors after the district finals at Bowling Green State University Wednesday. Ben Klepper earned his fourth honorable mention all district in singles competition. He fell to Matt Munoz of Findlay 6-2, 6-1. The doubles team ...

Hossler sparks Stockaders

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OAK HARBOR — Sarah Hossler singled in two runs in a key fourth inning and went the distance in the circle Wednesday as Old Fort upended New Riegel 7-4 in a Division IV district semifinal. The Stockaders advance to play Gibsonburg in Saturday's final. Both teams opened their scoring in the ...

Rams outslug Lady Red to make finals

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EDISON — Upper Sandusky took advantage of eight eight hits and walked five times, edging Bellevue 8-7 in the Division II district semifinal. Blayc Hacker had two hits — including a double — and scored to lead the Rams. Hacker also started in the circle and allowed seven runs on eight ...

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OFFICIATING CLASS: Classes to become an OHSAA licensed volleyball official begin Sunday, June 11 at Fostoria High. Anyone interested in taking the class can log on to myohsaa.org for class details. Students must complete 25 hours of combined class time and on-court training. Call Barb Hipsher ...

Bellevue’s bats too much for NR

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NEW RIEGEL — Bellevue held a slight 8-7 advantage over New Riegel after six innings Monday. The Blue Jackets had a chance to keep things close late, but couldn’t as Bellevue scored four runs in the top of the seventh to win a non-league contest 12-7. Bellevue had just one more hit than ...

Clyde doubles teams go 1-2

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PORT CLINTON — Clyde’s Caleb Prunty and Nathan Strudthoff beat teammates Alex Brandon and Noah Prunty 6-2, 6-1 Saturday for the Division II sectional tennis title. Both sets of Fliers, who entered as the top two seeds in the sectional, will next play in the district tournament, set for ...

Dragons advance to conference championship

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XENIA — Top seeded Northwood put itself on the board early in route to a 16-0 win over No. 3 Tiffin in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship semifinals. The Timberwolves put up two runs in the home half of the first before tacking on 10 in the second and four in ...

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Columbian’s Sam Fry clears 9-0 in the pole vault Saturday at the Northern Ohio League track meet in Norwalk. Fry finished second in the event.

Tornadoes use strong finishes in field events to place fourth

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NORWALK — Jada Reaves was — for a moment — disappointed. The Columbian senior had set a personal record in the discus, and won the event at the Northern Ohio League meet in Norwalk Saturday. But when the senior told TC assistant Chelsea Hutchins how she was looking forward to getting ...

Redmen find a way around Royals for NBC victory

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BLOOMDALE — Fostoria used small ball to get Elijah Hickle around the bases to break a tie in the top of the seventh, and then he and the Redmen handcuffed Elmwood’s batters in the bottom of the frame Saturday to claim a 9-8 Northern Buckeye Conference win. Hickle drew a leadoff walk in ...

An important moment remembered on Mother’s Day

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It’s a line my mother wants me to forget. These days, when I’m with a group of people, I’ll tell the story, and she’ll cringe. But in some ways, it’s a bit of a window into why I turned out the way I did. In seventh grade, I was small and was a target of bullies. I’d lost ...

Berardinelli-Clark’s grand slam lifts Blue Devils

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SYCAMORE — Carey’s Dani Berardinelli-Clark was the winning pitcher in the circle Saturday against Mohawk, but it was what she did at the plate that propelled the Blue Devils past the Warriors 7-4 in Northern 10 Athletic Conference action. Berardinelli-Clark singled and hit a two-out ...

Rams nip Sailors in 7th inning

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UPPER SANDUSKY — Vermilion led Upper Sandusky 1-0 through four innings in a Division II district quarterfinal Friday. Upper Sandusky got the lead with two runs in the fifth and another two in the sixth, but Vermilion tied things at 4 with a three-run top of the seventh. Rams' winning ...

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Seneca East pitcher Danny Bowerman points as catcher Matt Daniel applies the tag after completing a double play during Friday’s district quarterfinals against Margaretta in Attica.

Polar Bears upset top-seeded Tigers

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ATTICA — Top-seeded Seneca East hit the ball well all game Friday, according to coach Rick Bowerman. Unfortunately, as happens in baseball sometimes, every ball hit was right at someone as the Tigers produced just four hits in a 5-0 Division III district quarterfinal loss to Margaretta. ...