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GOLF: Friday's Senior League at Clinton Heights was won by the team of Chuck Wilbert, Dave Welly, Phil Miller and Dave Sendelbach at 6-under. There were two teams tied for second at 5-under. Prizes went to Gary Kroeger (closest in one on No. 11), Greg Bishop (closet in two on No. 16), Dutch ...

Browns’ Kirksey shows off moves at football camp

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FOSTORIA – Cleveland Browns' linebacker Christian Kirksey showed off some moves during the Micah Hyde Football Camp at Fostoria. Yes, the fourth-year player out of Iowa — where he was a teammate of Hyde's — made some football steps as he worked on drills with kids. But he also — ...

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Buffalo Bills’ Micah Hyde, a Fostoria native, speaks to a group of kids at the Micah Hyde Football Camp in Fostoria Saturday.

Hyde, other pros give back at football camp

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FOSTORIA — Micah Hyde looked exhausted. The Buffalo Bills’ defensive back hadn’t played 60 minutes against one of the NFL’s top receivers. Instead, he’d just been involved in a water balloon fight with a bunch of grade schoolers. “They all went after me, and were killing me,” ...

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GOLF: Rodney Brickner shot a 38 for low gross and Dennis Mack had a 28 for low net in the PJ Brickhouse Golf League at Loudon Meadows. John Schumm had the long putt on No. 11 while Dave Depinet was closest to the pin on No. 18. Chuck Shellhammer had the most penalties. COACH OPENING: Upper ...

New divisional assignments bring a few area changes

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COLUMBUS — There will be a little shifting of divisions for area schools in basketball and wrestling after the Ohio High School Athletic Association released its divisional assignments for the next two school years. The OHSAA Board of Directors approved the assignments for both sports at ...

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GOLF: Wednesday's Senior League at Clinton Heights was won by two teams. The team of Carl Rainey, Dutch Edeburn, Gary Kroeger and Jim Sherwood are tied at 6-under with Don Kin, Craig Neifer and Forrest White. Prizes went to Rainey (closest in one No. 5), Edeburn (closest in two No. 7; long putt ...

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GOLF: The Mohawk Golf Club will host its third annual Ladies Day Scramble on June 27. All lady golfers in the Tiffin area are invited. The day starts at 9:30 a.m. with a scramble followed by a lunch in the Ross Tavern catered by new chef Jimmy Jones. After lunch the ladies can play the other ...

Five area players named to All-Ohio rosters

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Five area players earned All-Ohio honors when the list was announced Tuesday. Carey freshman Hailey Niederkohr and New Riegel JUNIOREmily Peters earned second-team Division IV awards as outfielders, with Old Fort senior Allison Adelsperger ending as an honorable mention infielder. In ...

Some Big Shoes To Fill

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It was quite the struggle more than a decade ago. For a variety of reasons getting the Tiffin City Schools Board of Education to allow bowling to become a sport took a while. Eventually it became a reality and the sport has flourished. Now however, a new coach will be needed as David Jones, ...

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GOLF: The team of Frank Michniak, Wayne Moore, Dick Hiser and Lowell Hosler tied with the team of Jeff Wise, Bill Kraut, Tim Mannas and Steve Meier at plus 1 to win the Retiree's league Monday at Seneca Hills. Prizes went to Rufuss Tyree (closest to pin on No. 16), Kraut (long putt on No. 12) ...

TC’s Durham, other area athletes find the podium

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COLUMBUS - Ro Durham had never high jumped before this spring. Not only that, he had never competed in track and field before this season. And yet, there was the Columbian senior, on the podium at the Division I state meet in Columbus. He cleared 6-6 Saturday, two inches above his previous ...

More than just a game in Cleveland

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There was never one dream. When I was a kid, there was a series of them. Growing up, I wanted to be a beat writer for a big league team. But I also wanted to be a front man of a rock band, quarterback for the Cleveland Browns and a garbage collector. Most dreams faded — I gave up on ...

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St. Wendelin’s Sophia Volpe (front) leads runners around a turn in the 3,200 in the Division III state meet Saturday.

St. Wendelin’s final run has silver lining at state track meet

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COLUMBUS — Her kick got her to second, and it made her last. St. Wendelin senior Sophia Volpe capped her high school career with a final-lap burst — that split of 1:15.608 was the fastest by any runner on any lap in the race — to move from fourth to second in the 3,200 Saturday at the ...

Will the events of this week harm the legacy of Tiger Woods?

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Well, it depends. Not the answer you were looking for perhaps, but when it comes to the term legacy there is room for discussion. The biggest problem with trying to determine a person’s legacy is that no one has a good definition for the word. If you go to the dictionary for a definition ...

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Dakota McPeak (middle) crosses the finish line in the 4x200 during Friday's prelims at the Division II state track meet. McPeak and the Redmen ran fifth in their heat of the 4x200 and 4x100, reaching today's finals in both.

SE vaulters Manning, England get on the podium

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COLUMBUS — A year ago, Garrick Manning wasn’t even competing at the state track meet. On Friday, he came within inches of a Division III championship in the pole vault. The Seneca East senior ended up second in the event, clearing 15-2. Newcomerstown’s Ryan Stevens won the crown by ...

Otterbacher named Calvert boys basketball coach

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The Calvert boys basketball bench will look a bit different next season. After longtime coach Ted Willman resigned a few weeks ago, Calvert has been searching for the next mentor. Athletic Director Paul Shoemaker announced Friday the Senecas found their coach. Jon Otterbacher will take ...

Some great teams, championship dreams

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FOSTORIA — There were plays when the flagpole near the middle of the field was a little problematic. But if there was room enough to run a little, throw a pass and get off an occasional punt, that was plenty good enough. That's the way it was for Gene Peluso and friends in a much simpler ...

Wagers, Wildcats too much for Carey

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AKRON — Carey got to experience what a state softball game was like at Akron’s Firestone Stadium Thursday night. However, that experience was over quickly as Williamsburg and hard-throwing lefty Carly Wagers took it to the Blue Devils in a 10-0 five-inning win in a Division IV state ...

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GOLF: Jim Peer and Jim Myers won the first third of the North Division with 37 points while Mark Griffin and Mike Griffin took the South Division with 37 1/2 points in the Baumann Two-Man Scramble Late. Prizes went to Doug Strausser (closest to pin No. 5, long putt No. 6), Nate Lofay (closest ...