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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 ...

Columbian boys 3rd, girls 5th at Ice Breaker

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UPPER SANDUSKY — The Columbian cross country teams got off to a solid start Wednesday with two Top 5 finishes at the Upper Sandusky Ice Breaker Invite at Harrison Smith Park. Mount Gilead won the boys race with 15 points, followed by Columbus Grove with 66. TC had 102, while Upper Sandusky ...

Senecas slog past Stockaders

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Playing conditions weren’t ideal, but a pair of 48s helped Calvert edge Old Fort 205-210 Tuesday on a wet back nine at Mohawk Country Club. “Tough conditions out there on a tough golf course. Nobody played great,” Calvert coach Joel Ardner said. “Glad to see our freshman Max step up ...

OF squads each have pair of top-10 efforts

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WILLARD — Willard took the first four spots in the boys race and the first three in the girls race Tuesday to cruise to the Willard Early Bird Invitational title. The Crimson Flashes beat Sandusky 18-56 for the boys title. Old Fort took third (60), and Mansfield didn’t field a full ...

1-2 punch fuels Tigers against Blue Devils

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ATTICA — Jessie Bowerman approached a triple-double and Jillian Allgyre added a double-double Tuesday as Seneca East opened Northern 10 Athletic Conference play by outlasting Carey 25-21, 25-23, 23-25, 25-21. Bowerman (2 aces) turned in 15 assists, 13 digs and eight kills for the Tigers ...

Spartans get past Rams

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MANSFIELD — Upper Sandusky and Mansfield St. Peter’s were even for much of the match Tuesday, but it was a late first half goal that lifted the Spartans to a 1-0 victory. Julia Rizzo netted a goal off a direct kick at the 28:25 mark of the first half. Cortni Brown made eight saves in ...

Briefs

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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 ...

WORTH THE DRIVE

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When my wife and I jumped into the car on Saturday morning we were facing a nine hour drive. That evening we would be attending a baseball game and the next morning we would make the same drive in reverse. Well, not actually driving in reverse, but you know what I mean. How many people do ...

Davis, TC hammer Fremont Ross

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Emily Davis collected 22 kills, 12 digs and a pair of blocks for Columbian Monday in a 23-25, 25-22, 25-10, 25-20 win over Fremont Ross. Addi Conti added nine kills, 28 assists, three aces and 16 digs for the Tornadoes (3-0), while Rylie Roggow had five aces and six kills, Hunter Breidenbach ...

Tornadoes edge Truckers by two strokes

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Andrew Branson birdied his last hole of the day Monday at Mohawk Country Club to card a 39, helping Columbian slip past Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division foe Norwalk, 170-172. Trevor McCarthy shot a 42 for TC (3-0), while Griffin Bunting added a 44 and Greg Gase finished with a 45. ...

Willard dominates Clyde

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WILLARD — Willard made quick work of Clyde Monday in a 5-0 sweep. In singles play, Willard’s No. 1 Emma Moll beat Lakotah Cagle 7-5, 6-1, while No. 2 Carlee Gibson topped Siera Hisey 7-5, 6-4 and No. 3 Addison Paxton beat Emma Strudthoff 6-0, 6-1. It was more of the same in doubles ...

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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 ...

Montgomery fires Rams past Carey

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UPPER SANDUSKY — Brett Montgomery didn’t par every hole, just seven of them. The other two went for an eagle and a birdie. His 3-under 33 paved the way Friday as unbeaten Upper Sandusky dropped Carey 171-189 in a Northern 10 Athletic Conference dual at Lincoln Hills. Montgomery started ...

Touchdown

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PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Touchdown Columbian's Drew Koerper gets past the Bishop Watterson defense for a touchdown during a pre-season scrimmage at Frost-Kalnow Stadium Friday. The Tornadoes posted a 9-7 victory in two quarters. To view more photos from this event, visit ...

Tornadoes sweep H-L, SE in season openers

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Columbian opened the volleyball season Saturday by beating Hopewell-Loudon 22-25, 25-16, 25-16 and Seneca East 25-22, 25-14. Seneca East downed Hopewell-Loudon 25-17, 25-20 in the other match. Emily Davis hammered 30 kills and came up with 13 digs for the Tornadoes in both of their wins, ...

Upper Sandusky girls golf

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Coach: Matt Miles. 2017: No team Players: Seniors Katie Conley; Hally Courtad; Grace Sayre. Juniors Olivia Barth; Katie Clark. Freshmen Kendra Conley. Exchange Student Annea Bjorkquist. Outlook: It’s the first year of the girls program, and Miles — who has not coached golf before — ...

OH, THOSE UNWRITTEN RULES!

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Baseball has been around for a long time. One theory suggests that Civil War general Abner Doubleday came up with the game. Baseball has had a remarkable history. Some of that history has involved some "unwritten" rules, again developed over a long period of time. I played the game of ...