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Raiders roll early

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KANSAS — Lakota rocketed out to a 24-5 lead by the first stop and coasted from there Saturday in a 61-50 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division win against Danbury. Alexa Gabel and Aliza Dauterman both popped in 18 points for the Raiders. Samantha Wallace chipped in 10 points and Madison ...

Senecas race past Lakota

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KANSAS — Jon Otterbacher was looking for a fast start. A 22-2 burst over the game’s first 9-plus minutes served that purpose nicely. Calvert had its game going from start to finish in laying a 65-22 pasting on Lakota here Friday night. “That’s what we were looking for, to start ...

Rams power off in fourth

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UPPER SANDUSKY — Alexis Fogle scored 12 of her 18 game-high points in the fourth quarter to help Upper Sandusky pull away from Ridgedale Friday for a 49-28 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win. The Rams (5-2, 3-0 N10) took control with an 11-5 scoring advantage in the first quarter, then ...

Smith’s big 3 in OT lifts Columbian

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With Friday’s game with Fostoria tied at 63 on the first possession of overtime, Columbian post Tyrin Smith got the ball just beyond the 3-point line. Smith is generally not a 3-point shooter. “Tyrin works on that shot,” Columbian coach Travis Kinn said. “He doesn’t work on that ...

Dewese, Stockaders fend off pesky Blue Jackets

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NEW RIEGEL — Both Old Fort and New Riegel are trying to find themselves so far this season. In a typical rivalry game between the two Sandusky Bay Conference River Division squads, there was a lot of energy, a couple bloody noses and great defensive effort, which led to some sloppy offense ...

Fliers battle to stay perfect

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CLYDE — Unbeaten Clyde countered poor foul shooting with a 3-point barrage, and rallied in the fourth quarter Friday to edge Norwalk 61-60 in Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division play. The Truckers (2-2, 1-1) took a 40-32 led into the half after a 25-point second quarter, but Clyde ...

Gottfried paces Mohawk against Bucks

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NEW WASHINGTON — Hunter Gottfried was the only non-senior starter that Mohawk started Thursday against Buckeye Central. The 6-foot-2 junior delivered. Gottfried tallied 16 points and six rebounds, and the Warriors used a big run in the third quarter to down Buckeye Central 59-28 in ...

Heidelberg holds off Province, Denison

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Valesha Province had a solid game in her return to Tiffin. The Columbian graduate had 13 points and four steals Thursday for Denison. But Heidelberg spoiled the comeback. Brittanie Ulmer made five 3-pointers, Willard graduate Madelyn Crawford had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and the Student ...

Elmore, Chieftains power past McComb in BVC clash

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H-L powers past McComb McCOMB — Hopewell-Loudon slowly pulled away after the first quarter and got a big double-double from Makayla Elmore in Thursday’s 46-37 Blanchard Valley Conference win against McComb. The Chieftains led just 15-13 at the first stop, and led at the end of each ...

Chargers zap Senecas late to gain victory

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First-year Calvert coach Mitch Gardner wanted to see his team bring it on the floor this week against Edison. After an even first half, the Senecas roared out the locker room to build a nine-point advantage, but Edison responded in a big way late and held off Calvert 45-43 in non-league ...

Briefs

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BOYS BOWLING: Tommy Peer bowled a 487 series, and Spencer George rolled a 424, leading Columbian to a 2,968- 2,805 win over Sandusky. TC won despite the Blue Streaks' Jayson Cramer bowling a 298 game. GIRLS BOWLING: Hannah Chance's 315 series topped Columbian, but it wasn't enough as Sandusky ...

H-L’s Stickley to play in All-American Bowl in Texas

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They say everything is bigger in Texas. Hopewell-Loudon’s Sam Stickley is about to find that out first hand. The senior tailback — who ran for 1,113 yards and 21 touchdowns this past season — has been selected to play in the 2018 Blue/Gray All-American Bowl at 6 p.m. Monday at ...

TC holds back Rams long enough to pick up victory

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Columbian started strongly, but had to withstand an ejection and Madison’s strong push in the fourth quarter Tuesday to claim a 47-44 win. The Tornadoes (4-1) led 20-3 at the first stop en route to a 30-14 halftime advantage, but lost point guard Kaia Woods to an ejection early in the third ...

Mont, Eisenhower lead Tornadoes

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Cole Eisenhower and Sergi Mont each won two individual races and swam together on a winning relay for Columbian while Upper Sandusky’s Will Barnes figured in three victories Tuesday as the schools tied atop the standings in a triangular. Columbian and Upper Sandusky both scored 84 points, ...

NFL RULES

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I was watching with feigned interest the Cincinnati Bengals/San Diego Chargers game yesterday. I really didn't care who won, but it was on TV and no Big Bang Theory reruns were available, so... During the second quarter, a play happened that got my attention. The Bengals had a third and goal ...

Dragons get 1st G-MAC win by beating Trojans

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Behind career days from Joshua Williams and Austin Schaub, Tiffin topped Trevecca Nazarene 100-91 to get the school’s first win in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Williams poured in 31 points, while Schaub added 18 points and six rebounds. Shane Waldon added 16 points and six boards ...

Arcadia knocks Seneca East from unbeaten ranks

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ATTICA — Seneca East had one more double-digit scorer than Arcadia, but cold shooting hampered the Tigers in a 51-42 loss. Kennedy Pratt scored 15 points for the Redskins (5-0) in the win and Samantha Burnett tallied 12. Jessica Bowerman’s 14 points and 11 rebounds keyed Seneca East. ...

Dryfuse has double-double, healthy Tornadoes down Upper Sandusky

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When Abby Dryfuse and Kaia Woods are playing well, Columbian is a very dangerous team. The duo was on display Saturday against Upper Sandusky. Dryfuse — the Tornadoes’ senior post player — put up 22 points and had 12 rebounds as Columbian beat the Rams, 59-43. Woods finished with ...

Meyer’s resignation closes memorable chapter

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Urban Meyer should have been fired in August. That’s my belief. Whenever a coach cites memory problems about incidents — especially ones that involve domestic violence — it’s time to go. The Ohio State coach avoided dismissal then, getting only a three-game suspension. And yet, ...