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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 ...

Swartzmiller leads rout

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ATTICA — Seneca East coach Ed Phillips didn’t talk about tailback Blaine Swartzmiller’s three long touchdown runs, which went for 47, 66 and 81 yards. He didn’t talk about the totality of Swartzmiller’s statistics, which totaled 277 yards of total offense. No, the Tigers’ mentor ...

Dull tied for first, Montgomery tied for 3rd

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COLUMBUS — The area’s two qualifiers are atop or near the top of the leaderboards after the first day of the Division II state golf tournaments at the Ohio State University Golf Club. Lakota sophomore Kyleigh Dull and Shaker Heights Laurel’s Jami Morris are tied for the lead with a ...

Heidelberg to go up against a struggling offense in Otterbein

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Those who have followed the Rhine River Cup over the years know that you can count on two things: Close games and shootouts. Last year’s game at Hoernemann stadium was both. Clyde graduate Austin Baker kicked a field goal in overtime, and Heidelberg prevailed over Otterbein, ...

No. 22 Dragons set to host ‘dangerous’ Kentucky Wesleyan

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For the first time in more than a decade, Tiffin has cracked the Division II top 25 poll. The Dragons — which host Kentucky Wesleyan at Frost-Kalnow Stadium at 4 p.m. today — are ranked 22nd in the latest AFCA poll. TU last was ranked in the top 25 in 2007, behind the play of ...

Columbian travels to Bellevue for crucial late-season tilt

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Columbian remains in good position to make the postseason. It is 5-2 and sits as the third-ranked team in Division III’s Region 10. But a loss to 2-5 Bellevue could change that. The two rivals meet tonight at 7 p.m. It’s the second-straight road game against a league rival, and ...

Senecas back on road against Panthers

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Sandusky St. Mary will do plenty of things to try and throw off a defense. On Saturday, Calvert will attempt to figure the Panthers out. St. Mary is 2-5, but has lost its last three games. But the Senecas, 6-1 and the No. 7 team in the state in Division VII, have some reason to be ...

Senecas knock back Stockaders for SBC River crown

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Ashlyn Jones and Emma White both registered double-doubles Thursday to lead Calvert past Old Fort 24-26, 25-18, 25-15, 25-18 in a winner-take-all match for the Sandusky Bay Conference River Division title. Jones tallied 20 digs and 12 kills for the Senecas and White had 19 assists and 11 ...

Columbian pair end careers in district meet at Red Hawk

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FINDLAY — Andrew Branson and Trevor McCarthy played their last rounds of high school golf Thursday in the Division I district at Red Hawk. Considering the windy and cool conditions and the fact the district only was advancing two teams and two individuals not on those teams, the odds were ...

Upper Sandusky’s Montgomery plans to play it cool at state

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Ask Brett Montgomery how many tournaments he has won this year, and he answers without a hint of false modesty. “I don’t know,” the Upper Sandusky golfer said. But later, when Rams’ coach Graham Treadway is talking about the junior’s worst round of the season — a nine-hole score ...

Hisey falls short of state

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BOWLING GREEN — Clyde’s Siera Hisey won her first match Thursday at the Division II district at Bowling Green State University. However, she dropped her second match to Galion’s Kayley Gimbel, which was the match Hisey needed to advance to state. Hisey topped Bryan’s Katie Farrell ...

Looking for a Dull moment

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It’s probably not a big surprise Lakota sophomore Kyleigh Dull is back at the state tournament. Dull, a natural golfer on the course, once again had a dominating regular season and will play on the Gray Course in Columbus Friday and Saturday, vying for a state title in Division II. Yes, ...

Lady Red overachieve, earn trip to Columbus

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For a school to make it to state twice in seven years is quite the accomplishment. To do it twice in seven total years as a program is extraordinary. That is exactly what Bellevue has accomplished as the Lady Red get sent off as a team this morning for a practice round before the two-day ...

Prep football, Week 8: Follow you follow me

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Carey at Wynford Records: Carey 4-3, 2-2; Wynford 5-2, 3-1. Last year: Wynford, 37-20. Outlook: One week after dropping a tough 34-27 loss to Seneca East, the Blue Devils travel to face Wynford, which has dominated the Northern 10 Athletic Conference since it began four years ...

WHAT NOW?

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The end came suddenly, just as it did last year. The Cleveland Indians coasted into the playoffs winning the Central Division title. The worst division in baseball provided little competition for the Tribe. Then the playoffs and another bust. Houston swept Cleveland and sent Indian fans ...

Sarka’s 95 not good enough in tough district

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BOWLING GREEN — The odds were stacked against Columbian’s Ava Sarka Tuesday at the Division I district tournament at Stone Ridge. The course is one of the toughest in the area and only the top two teams and two individuals not on those teams advanced to state. Sarka fired a 95 to ...

No. 11 Warriors sweep Blue Jackets

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SYCAMORE — Madi Chester was all over the stat sheet Monday with 16 kills, two assists, nine digs, two blocks and three aces to help state-ranked Mohawk sweep New Riegel 25-13, 29-27, 25-18 in non-league play. Backing Chetser for the Warriors — ranked No. 11 in Division IV — were Kaylee ...