Tornadoes clinch share of NOL title

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Graydon Bunting started strong and Columbian’s boys followed along Thursday as the Tornadoes beat Sandusky 2,709-2,359 to claim a share of the Northern Ohio League title at Heritage Lanes. Bunting rolled a 236 in his first game en route to a 408 series for the Tornadoes, who also beat ...

Heidelberg’s Mariah Pearson (middle) chases down a loose ball against ONU's Jenna Dirksen (left) and Shannon Jack Wednesday in Tiffin.

No. 6 ONU flexes its muscles in OAC rout

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Heidelberg didn’t have a good start. And against Ohio Northern, the No. 6 team in Division III, that’s a big problem. The Polar Bears made 9 of 15 first-quarter shots, opened up a 23-6 gap, and were never in any major trouble in Wednesday’s 81-57 win over Heidelberg at Seiberling ...

Tifffin University’s Trey Grine gets a takedown on Ashland’s Lawrance Minnard in the 141-pound match Wednesday in Tiffin.

Dragons win close dual

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After being down by 11 early and having split the dual at five wins each, the No. 11 Tiffin wrestling squad came out on top against No. 9 Ashland. At 125, TU’s Landon Elliot lost to Sebastian Vidika by a 16-0 tech fall, giving Ashland a 5-0 advantage. Michael Labry extended the lead to 11-0 ...

TC goes 1-1 in NOL tri-meet

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Four Columbian wrestlers went unbeaten in a tri-meet with Shelby and Norwalk Wednesday. TC split the meet at 1-1, with a 48-31 win against Shelby and a 41-35 loss to Norwalk. TC’s Corbin Houdeshell (113 pounds) was the first of the unbeatens as he won by 10 points and a forfeit. Andrew ...

Siesel erupts for Tigers

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GREENWICH — Megan Siesel nearly matched South Central’s score as Seneca East rolled to a 65-31 win. Siesel poured in 30 points for the Tigers (10-9) and added five rebounds. Bonnie Bivens backed her with 12 points and a game-high 17 boards, and Marina Adachi tossed in nine ...

Columbian's Nakyia Jones shoots over New Riegel's Kaitlyn Kirian.

Tornadoes get big game from Dryfuse

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For the second-straight game, Columbian’s Abby Dryfuse dominated on the glass. And the Tornadoes, after losing 13 games in a row, have a winning streak. Dryfuse finished with 22 points and 15 rebounds, Maddie Brisendine had 21 points and seven rebounds, and Columbian got past New ...

Carey's Garrett Summit puts up a shot against BC's Jacob Schade Tuesday.

Foul line woes can’t stop Blue Devils against Buckeye Central

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CAREY — Both teams shot well, until they got to the line.But Carey made a few more there and hit a few more 3-pointers Tuesday en route to upending Buckeye Central 64-59 in Northern 10 Athletic Conference play. The Blue Devils (11-7, 10-3 N10) ended just 12 for 28 on foul shots while ...

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BOYS JV BASKETBALL: Carey beat Buckeye Central 56-24.n Fostoria beat Genoa 48-42. GIRLS JV BASKETBALL: Oak Harbor edged Old Fort 33-31n Fostoria beat Ada 33-17n Columbian nipped New Riegel, 26-25. BOYS FRESHMAN BASKETBALL: Hopewell-Loudon will open play in the Blanchard Valley ...

 Columbian's Austin Mungia  bowls against Willard at Heritage Lanes Monday.

TC boys down Willard

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Kyler Krupp was on his game Monday at Heritage Lanes, leading the Columbian boys to a win over Willard. Krupp had games of 231 and 246, with his 477 series leading all competitors. Graydon Bunting added a 416 series as the Tornadoes knocked off the Flashes, 2,827-2,490. The TC girls ...

Super Bowl is Super


Sometimes in the wacky world of the NFL, the Super Bowl does not live up to its hype.  Frequently the games are boring for the typical football fan.  By typical, I mean fans whose team is not in it! Super Bowl LI was heading for the boring category when Atlanta went up 28-3 in the ...

Mohawk’s Morgan Price (top) gets tied up with Columbian’s Dustin Yates during the fifth annual Gene Kimmet Invite Saturday in Tiffin. Price won the 138-pound title.

Mohawk second at Kimmet Invite

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Four Mohawk wrestlers won titles to lead the Warriors to second Saturday at the Calvert Gene Kimmet Memorial Tournament. Van Buren held off Mohawk 163-152 for the championship. Seneca East upended Columbian 126-120 for fourth, Calvert came in sixth (111), Fostoria took eighth (65) and Buckeye ...

Defense delivers Columbian’s first conference victory

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Madalyn Brisendine had 23 points and seven rebounds.Abby Dryfuse had 16 points and 15 boards. But Columbian coach Erin Reed was insistent after Columbian picked up its first Northern Ohio League win, 53-43 over Ontario. Columbian’s star on Saturday was Samantha Fry. The 5-foot-7 senior ...

Todd Simonds slices through New Riegel defenders Brian Hughes (12) and Austin Lescalett (33), to get a nice open look at the basket Saturday in Tiffin.

Simonds leads Tornadoes over Jackets

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Things were going well for New Riegel early against Columbian Saturday. The Blue Jackets were picking apart TC's man-to-man defense and even its 2-3 zone to find open looks in the paint. New Riegel led 21-9 early in the second quarter when TC coach Travis Kinn switched up his defense to a ...

Calvert's Peyton Deats leans into Hopewell-Loudon's Gauge Sadler as Sadler advances the ball over half court Saturday in Bascom.

Chieftains find range, knock off Calvert

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BASCOM — The way Hopewell-Loudon coach Roger Jury sees it, sooner or later, someone’s going to find the range. It was later, to be sure. But unlike Friday night, it wasn’t too late. The Chieftains found the range in a big way in the second half and that was especially true of Jury’s ...

Rams wrap up N10 title

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SYCAMORE — It didn’t come with an offensive eruption, but it still came to pass.Upper Sandusky claimed the outright Northern 10 Athletic Conference title Saturday by beating Mohawk 45-34, despite being outscored 20-13 in the second half. A solid first two quarters helped the Rams (19-1, ...

Dragons fail to close gap against ODU

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Ohio Dominican caused Tiffin to turn the ball over 22 times making it difficult for Tiffin to bridge the gap, falling 78-70. The Panthers came out in the first quarter fired up, outscoring the Dragons 23-12. Ohio Dominican held Tiffin to shooting 38 percent while it hit 50 percent from the ...

Dragons in must-win situation after losing to ODU

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The Dragons are in a corner, and they know it.After losing 82-74 to Ohio Dominican Saturday, Tiffin University will head into the season's final stretch with no margin for error. With a 6-10 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference record, TU likely will need to win its final four ...

McCarthy, Moore 2nd in diving

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PORT CLINTON — Trevor McCarthy and Clay Moore combined to take second in 1-meter diving Saturday to lead Columbian's efforts at the 50th annual Port Clinton Ken Gipe Relays. The pair of Tornadoes scored 241 points.Moore, Will Reinhart, Toby Ramsdell and Josh Fanning added a sixth in the 850 ...

Top-ranked Rams top SE

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ATTICA — Wes Vent and Evan Young got Upper Sandusky going in the second quarter Saturday, helping the Rams grab a lead and then hang on from there to beat Seneca East 59-51 in Northern 10 Athletic Conference play. The win moved the Rams, ranked first in Division II, to 18-0 overall and 12-0 ...