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Warriors get Hoover win No. 300

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SYCAMORE — As far as Eric Hoover knows, there were no special plans or preparations in case of a win. It was just the postseason, a win-or-go-home situation. But his Warriors were ready. Madi Chester had a double-double and Alexa Konkle approached one to help Mohawk beat Toledo Christian ...

Stockaders have too many weapons for H-L

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Madison Guth and Savannah McCoy each turned in a double-double to help Old Fort upend Hopewell-Loudon 20-25, 25-23, 25-16, 25-15 in Division IV tournament action. The Stockaders advance to Monday’s 7:30 p.m. district semifinal at Fostoria High against Calvert. Guth (2 kills) keyed the ...

Columbian keeps ‘playoff mentality’ for game at Perkins

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After last week’s running-clock win at rival Bellevue, a victory that moved Columbian to 6-2, coach Judd Lutz said his team had a “playoff mentality.” On the eve of another Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division road game — this time against Sandusky Perkins — the Tornadoes mentor ...

Red-hot Calvert faces improved Willard squad

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When Calvert traveled to Willard last season, it wasn’t much of a matchup. In the final week of the 2017 slate, the Senecas — on their way to a 6-4 mark and a playoff appearance — hammered the Flashes 41-14. Willard, under then-second-year coach Britton Devier, ended that season at ...

Prep football, Week 9: Do you believe in magic?

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Records: Fostoria 3-5, 2-3; Rossford 2-6, 2-3. Last year: Rossford, 55-27. Outlook: Fostoria heads north to Rossford in search of its first win streak since early last season, and the Redmen face a team facing challenges. The Bulldogs have had an up and down year so far in the NBC, ...

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RESULTS POLICY: Coaches turning in results for any sport are reminded to use full names for all athletes. Handwriting must be legible. Photos of scorebooks must be in focus and well lit. Records should be included. Results for high school and college events must be turned in that day by 9:30 ...

Chieftains KO Cardinal Stritch in three games

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OREGON — Hopewell-Loudon opened the postseason with a win in straight sets Tuesday, dropping Cardinal Stritch 25-16, 25-20, 25-16 in a Division IV match. The victory sends the Chieftains into Thursday’s 5:30 p.m. match with Old Fort at Calvert. Abbi Roerdink keyed H-L with 30 assists ...

Elite Sport and Culture Week reinforces Olympic core values

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The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are still two years away and Ohio is about to experience a small invasion of Olympians who will be in Tiffin to inspire and educate the community on international sport and culture. In a matter of days, over 20 Olympians will arrive for Elite Sport and Culture including ...

Moore, Eisenhauer propel Margaretta

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ATTICA — A lethal one-two punch from Margaretta did in Seneca East. Jayden Moore and Devyne Eisenhauer combined for 34 kills and 27 digs as the eighth-seeded Polar Bears topped sixth-seeded Seneca East, 25-17, 25-21, 20-25, 27-25, in a Division III sectional semifinal Wednesday. “Both ...

Senecas edge Tornadoes in Block Out Cancer match

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Despite two aces, 29 kills and 19 digs from Columbian's Emily Davis, Calvert edged the Tornadoes 18-25, 25-11, 25-19, 12-25, 15-12 in a Block Out Cancer match to end the regular season. Calvert, who is ranked No. 13 in the final state poll in Division IV, got 14 kills and 22 digs from Lexie ...

TC’s Ingalls and Groves win SBC Lake titles

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After a long year of invites, the postseason began Saturday at Hedges-Boyer Park for the Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division. Cross country coaches always talk about peaking at the right time near the end of the season for success. The Columbian runners have been listening. TC’s ...

Lakota’s Dull ties for state championship

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COLUMBUS — Lakota, and the Dull family, have their second state title. Sophomore Kyleigh Dull fired a 74 Saturday on the second day of the Division II tournament at the Gray Course at Ohio State University Golf Club to finish knotted with Shaker Heights Laurel’s Jami Morris with a 7-over ...

Calvert blanks St. Mary

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SANDUSKY — Calvert coach Steve Reser said he is hoping his team takes a step forward each game. Saturday night, that mission was accomplished. Trent Cooper threw three first-half touchdowns and Austin Jones ran for three touchdowns as the Division VII No. 7 Senecas pounded Sandusky St. ...

No. 22 Dragons dominate Kentucky Wesleyan

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Daijohn Isbell is getting exactly what he hoped for. The senior defensive back had his team-leading fifth interception Saturday as No. 22 Tiffin University throttled Kentucky Wesleyan 43-17 at Frost-Kalnow Stadium. The Dragons improved to 7-0, and now enter the final four games of the ...

Panthers sweep Blue Devils

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McCOMB — Carey dropped below .500 Saturday after a 25-16, 25-15, 25-17 loss to McComb in non-league play. McKenzie Row led the Blue Devils (10-11) with seven kills and eight digs, while Seylor Kin had two kills and four blocks, Sadie Arend tallied four kills, four aces and a pair of ...

Like him or not, Tiger will always be in the media spotlight

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While I was spending five weeks telling you about the top golf course in each state, news was being generated in this sport we all love so much. Having read that first sentence, I was wondering if “love” was the proper word to use to describe my feelings about the game right now. Yes, it ...

’Berg flattens Otterbein

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WESTERVILLE — Trace Reynolds threw for two scores and had a combined 314 yards of offense while the defense bottled up Otterbein’s running game Saturday in Heidelberg’s 21-7 Ohio Athletic Conference win. Both TD tosses went to Maceo Matthews, with the first covering 54 yards in the ...

Koerper keys Tornadoes

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BELLEVUE — Numbers may not lie, but sometimes the truth they tell doesn’t mean a whole lot. Such was the case for Columbian here Friday night. The Tornadoes managed 223 yards in total offense, just 22 more than Bellevue. But the special teams were especially special and Columbian made ...

Catching the fever

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NEW WASHINGTON — It took awhile to get going on a cold and rainy Friday, but once top-ranked Mohawk scored, it dominated winless Buckeye Central 50-14 in a Northern 10 Athletic conference win. Mohawk (8-0, 5-0 N10), ranked No. 1 in the state in Division VII, started slow with an ...

Redmen hold back Royals

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FOSTORIA — Maalik Tucker ran for two scores and Fostoria’s defense held just long enough Friday in a 28-22 Northern Buckeye Conference win against Elmwood. Tucker scored on runs of 11 yards in the second quarter and 3 yards in the fourth en route to 134 yards on 25 carries for the Redmen ...