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Second-half surge leads to Calvert rout

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As welcome-back gatherings go, Calvert really knows how to throw a party. Steve Reser, a 1995 Calvert graduate and football veteran, is back on the sideline as coach of the Senecas. And the return-to-roots bash was as big as they get. Literally everybody seemingly got in the act in a 59-27 ...

Top-10 pair guides Tigers to runner-up spot

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ATTICA — Seneca East used a pair of top-10 efforts as the springboard to holding off Hopewell-Loudon for second Saturday in the White Division at the Seneca East Tiger Classic. Amelia Boes (21:41.83) and Kennedy Beard (21:53.58) ran seventh and eighth for the Tigers, who edged H-L 112-116 ...

Warriors claim Hoover Bowl IV

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SYCAMORE — The Hoover Bowl title is staying with Mohawk. Eric Hoover’s Warriors defended their Hoover Bowl crown — unofficially named in honor of the family of coaches who guide the three teams — by beating brother Sean’s Edison Chargers 25-22, 25-20 and mother Nancy’s Old Fort ...

TC makes a statement in Week 1 win

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Kaeden Hatlay left the celebratory team huddle Friday night. Spotting me on the sideline, the senior Columbian linebacker came up, grinned and shook my hand. “Thanks for picking us to lose,” he said. Momentarily startled, all I could come up with was “hey, if it works...” Maybe I ...

H-L’s Stickley, Wickham pace victory over Southeastern

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RAVENNA — Sam Stickley put up another big game, and Hopewell-Loudon made a long trip worthwhile, tripping Southeastern 34-13 Friday in Ravenna. Stickley ran for 167 yards on 18 carries, scoring three touchdowns. The Chieftains also got two rushing touchdowns from Brock Williams, who ...

3 second-half goals lift Wildcats

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UPPER SANDUSKY — Kenton remained unbeaten Saturday with a 4-0 win over Upper Sandusky. Lauren Bartlett scored the lone first-half goal for the Wildcats (4-0), while Addison Modd, Jazmine Mendez and Hannah Holland all scored in the second half. Mendez and Bartlett had an assist. Kenton ...

Mohawk rolls by Lakota

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KANSAS — Mohawk could not have scripted a better opening quarter Friday against Lakota. The Warriors scored on their first two drives and never looked back, topping Lakota 34-8 in the teams' opening game of the season. “I think we did things well offensively,” Mohawk coach Brent ...

K Newsome lifts Clyde with game-winning FG

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CLYDE — Clyde kicker Brock Newsome admitted kicking footballs compared to soccer balls is a bit different, but there was one outstanding difference. “There is a lot more excitement out here. There is an insane amount of pressure and it's just really crazy. I loved it,” Newsome said. ...

Columbian clicks against Bulldogs

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The offense was moving the ball. The defense was strong. All Columbian needed was one big play to get things rolling. Quarterback Chase Frankhauser and receiver Nick Koerper provided it, and the Tornadoes never looked back. The juniors connected on a 30-yard touchdown strike on the ...

Carey gets big play at end of half, takes care of Van Buren

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CAREY — The setting was such that Carey coach Jonathon Mershman was saying “Why not?” Six seconds later, no one could blame Van Buren coach J.T. Bates for lamenting “Why us?” The obligatory Hail Mary pass that almost no one ever hits was a winner for Carey at the close of the ...

Rams take nail-biter over River Valley

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CALEDONIA — Upper Sandusky scored in all three facets of the game Friday and slipped past River Valley 17-16 for a season-opening win. River Valley struck first, getting a 22-yard TD run from German Howard and a conversion run by Jake Green for an 8-0 lead midway through the first ...

Tigers offense erupts against Polar Bears

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BELLEVUE — Seneca East got exactly what every school in the state wants after long summer workouts and grueling practices. The Tigers put up 482 yards of offense and rolled to a 41-12 opening night win over Margaretta Thursday at Bellevue Athletic Field. Seneca East junior quarterback ...

Columbian hungry for a win in season opener

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Of course Judd Lutz wants his team to compete tonight against Elida, and play well. But after 10 consecutive losses and a long offseason, the third-year Tornadoes’ coach isn’t into moral victories. “I can’t lie, so I’m just gonna be very honest,” Lutz said. “We expect to win, ...

Calvert starts new era against Monroeville

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Calvert is ready to go. So is its first-year coach. Steve Reser — a former Senecas’ player — will make his Calvert coaching debut Saturday against Monroeville. “It’s hard to contain myself,” Reser said. “The young men are getting to see me in a different light because it’s ...

Buckeye Central walks away with huge conference win

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NEW WASHINGTON — Alli Weithman collected 30 assists, five kills and 13 digs for Buckeye Central in a 25-17, 26-28, 16-25, 25-16, 15-9 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win over Mohawk. Lexi Evak tallied 18 kills and three blocks for the Bucks (3-0, 2-0 N10), while Allyson Sostakowski had five ...

Truckers roll past Clyde in tennis

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CLYDE — Emma Strudthoff claimed Clyde’s lone win Thursday in a 4-1 Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division loss to Norwalk. Strudthoff beat Lauren Metcalf 3-6, 6-4, 10-4 at No. 3 singles for the Fliers (1-3, 0-1 SBC). The Truckers (5-1, 1-0) cruised in the other matches. Megan Berry ...

Blue Devils coast past Royals

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CAREY — Carey’s first two scorers shot better than Wynford’s leader Thursday as the Blue Devils claimed a 174-191 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win at Bob’s Countryside Golf Course. Dylan Grothaus carded a medalist round of 40 for the Blue Devils (3-2, 2-1 N10) and Ethan Tanner shot ...

Columbian edges crosstown rival Calvert

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Columbian and Calvert battled on the tennis courts Wednesday, but it was the Tornadoes edging the Senecas, 3-2. In singles play, Calvert’s No. 1 Devyn Warnement topped Columbian’s Katie Smith in straight sets 6-0, 6-0. Columbian responded with No. 2 Casey Knutson beating Maria Welter ...

Prep football, Week 1: On the eve of destruction

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Seneca East vs. Margaretta (at Bellevue) Last year: Did not play. Outlook: The season begins a day early for Ed Phillips’ squad. Originally scheduled for Friday at Margaretta, the game was moved up to today, and moved to Bellevue, because the stands at the Polar Bears’ stadium are ...