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Tigers upset Roughriders

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WILLARD — In what should have been an easy game for No. 1 seed Western Reserve ended up being a huge win for No. 8 seed Seneca East. The Tigers forced 24 Roughrider turnovers in the 53-39 win in the Division III sectional final at Willard. Seneca East allowed Western Reserve to score ...

Late foul shots lift Mohawk

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ARCADIA — Zach Hayman made four foul shots late to help Mohawk trip up Arcadia 43-40 in the regular-season finale for both teams Saturday. Hayman ended with 11 points for the Warriors (8-14), who entered the fourth quarter knotted at 27 with the Redskins. Brandon Flood and Chris Klopp ...

Tiffin men lead after first day of GLIAC championships

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FINDLAY — A strong first day helped Tiffin University’s men vault to the top of the team standings at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship. The Dragons ended the day with 48 1/2 points, with athletes meeting 19 NCAA Division II provisional marks in the ...

TC boys fall short of district berth

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PORT CLINTON — Columbian’s boys ended 65 pins away from a district berth as a team and Tommy Peer finished 34 pins away as an individual Saturday at the Division I sectional tournament at Star Lanes at the Harbor. Wapakoneta beat Sandusky Perkins 4,421-4,142 for the team title, with ...

Defending national champion Dragons facing more pressure

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Jeremy Croy invites me into his office and immediately asks if I’d like to hold the runner’s up trophy from last year’s Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s indoor meet. Now, I’m not exactly Brock Lesnar, but I was willing to prove I could lift … something. So when ...

Warriors power past Carey for title

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FOSTORIA — They each had three champions, but Mohawk’s depth proved itself Saturday as the Warriors churned past Carey 179 1/2-158 for the Division III sectional tournament crown at Fostoria High. In all, Mohawk will send eight wrestlers on to the district tournament. The top four in each ...

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Calvert's Peyton Deats controls the ball against the defense of St. Wendelin's Brayden Moon during the game in Tiffin Friday.

Big third carries Calvert

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In the fourth quarter of Friday night’s game, St. Wendelin coach Tim Ritzler disputed a play that happened on the other side of Calvert’s court. He (loudly) explained to the officials that the ball had gone off a Senecas’ player’s foot. When Calvert assistant Don Frank retorted that ...

Stockaders get it going after first quarter

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SANDUSKY — Old Fort pulled away in the middle quarters to turn a close game into an 86-70 Sandusky Bay Conference win Friday against Sandusky St. Mary. The Stockaders trailed 21-20 at the first stop, but outscored the Panthers 20-14 in the second quarter and 23-13 in the third to gain ...

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Colonel Crawford’s Cameron McCreary is double teamed by Upper Sandusky’s Jevon Dible and Harrison Sheaffer Friday.

Perfect, again

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UPPER SANDUSKY — Brad Ehrman was a little worried. Maybe not shaking, but there was more than a little concern. Outside, multiple storms had already hit and another one was brewing. But Ehrman, the Upper Sandusky athletic director, was prepared. Inside his pocket was a seven-point ...

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Columbian’s Jakob Amory drives past against Norwalk’s George Friend Friday.

Truckers roll past TC in last NOL game

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NORWALK — Columbian was on the wrong side of history Friday night as the last Northern Ohio League basketball game left the Tornadoes with a 55-48 defeat at the hands of Norwalk. Columbian (8-13, 4-8 NOL), which has lost four of five games to end the season, started well with a 13-10 lead ...

Division III semifinals to feature Mohawk, Carey

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FOSTORIA — Mohawk and Carey will face off in three semifinals today, and each team has another four semifinalists after the first day of the Division III sectional tournament. Those efforts have Mohawk leading Carey 58 1/2-53 for the top team spot. The head-to-head semifinal matches come ...

It was hard to get the big smile off her face

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After her final shot hit the pins, Angie Bour walked back to her seat. She watched a little anxiously as her three- game series in singles competition was added up. When she saw the total, it was pure elation. Well, why not. When you shoot a 708 series with handicap and head right to the ...

Three TU wrestlers advance to semifinals

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — As day one of the NCAA Division II Midwest Super Regional came to an end, Tiffin University is still competing in all but one weight class and have three advancing to the semifinal round. Trey Grine (141 pounds), Michael Screptock (149) and heavyweight Garrett Gray ...

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Calvert’s Taylor Harris swims in the 100 butterfly event at the state swim meet in Canton Thursday. She finished 19th in a time of 59.56 seconds.

Calvert’s Harris competes at state meet

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CANTON — The good news, Calvert’s Taylor Harris made it to the Division II girls state swimming and diving tournament for the second time in as many tries. The bad news, Harris was knocked out of the tournament in the preliminaries of her two races on Thursday at C.T. Branin ...

Top-ranked Ashland women cap historic run

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ASHLAND — Ashland’s women already owned a few program records entering the regular-season finale with Tiffin. Thursday, the Eagles added to the history. The Eagles raced past TU 27-16 over the final eight minutes of the first quarter to grab a 29-20 lead, then kept adding to it, getting a ...

Men turn to team competition as women begin singles and doubles

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The 55 Plus League is different. For starters the name tells you that there is a lower age limit. Only veteran bowlers need apply. In addition there are no set teams like other leagues. The guys show up, pick teammates and go at it Wednesday nights at the K of C Lanes. So when the city ...

Harris does what it takes to return to state meet

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When an athlete makes it to the top level as a freshman, he or she can go one of two ways. That athlete can assume he or she will go back the next three years of their high school career because of the road traveled before. Or, as was the case with Calvert’s Taylor Harris, she chose to ...

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Columbian’s Sam Fry shoots over Lexington’s Courtney Cauge in a Division II sectional tournament game at Bucyrus Wednesday.

Tornadoes survive against Minutemen

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BUCYRUS — With 1:34 left in regulation of Wednesday’s Division II sectional semifinal at Bucyrus, Columbian was holding a 34-33 lead over Lexington. Shooting – and scoring, for that matter – had been difficult for each team. And in fact, the Tornadoes only would attempt one more shot ...

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Old Fort's Allison Adelsperger maintains dribble control as she falls to the floor after contact with Lakota's Alexis Kirkpatrick Wednesday in a Division IV sectional semifinal at Fremont Ross.

Old Fort routs Lakota in semifinals to set up 3rd matchup with SW

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FREMONT — Division IV’s District 6 Player of the Year Allison Adelsperger led her team to victory in the sectional semifinal Wednesday night. Adelsperger led Old Fort with 16 points and five rebounds in the 73-29 win against Lakota at Fremont Ross High School. Peyton Miller added 10 ...