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TC’s Conley dominates opening match

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COLUMBUS — In a season where Columbian freshman Brody Conley seemed to record impressive victories every week, the state’s No. 4 ranked wrestler at 145 pounds may have saved his biggest one for the first day of the state meet. Conley dominated Lisbon Beaver’s Skyler Lasure — the ...

Cornerstone Christian takes care of Bucks in regional semis

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MASSILON — It was the same venue and the same round of the tournament. It was even the same opponent, but was absolutely not the same result. After slipping by Cornerstone Christian Academy last year en route to a regional championship, Buckeye Central again met the Patriots. This time, ...

Mohawk’s Hayman gains first-team all-district honors

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In a crowded Division IV field, Mohawk guard Zach Hayman still found a way to stand out. The 5-foot-11 senior, who averaged nearly 22 points a game and led the Warriors to the most wins in program history, was named to the Division IV first team in the northwest district. The teams were ...

Big Green knock out young Chieftains

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ELIDA — Instead of starting with how his team played Thursday night, Ottoville coach David Kleman was amazed and somewhat anxious at the notion of how young Hopewell-Loudon is and what they can become in the years to come. However, Thursday in a Division IV regional semifinal, the Big Green ...

May makes quarterfinals, Franks stays alive

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COLUMBUS — It was a day of moving on and elimination on the first day of the Division III state wrestling tournament at Ohio State University's Jerome Schottenstein Center. Carey's Tanner May won his championship preliminary match, Lakota's Trevor Franks survived to reach today's action ...

H-L’s Elmore, BC’s Kaple take home top D-IV district awards

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One proved last season was no fluke. The other took over a state qualifying program that lost its best player to graduation, but continued a run of success. Both were honored by a panel of northwest Ohio media members. Hopewell-Loudon’s MaKayla Elmore was named the all-northwest district ...

‘Shoot for the moon, land among the stars’

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First-year Columbian coach Travis Salyer has something he and his coaching staff have been telling their wrestlers over and over this season. “Shoot for the moon, land among the stars,” Salyer said. The phrase, which Salyer admitted is not his own — though who could blame him if he ...

Rams erupt in third, advance to finals

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NORWALK — Hello, third quarter. Upper Sandusky limped to a two-point lead at halftime, but kicked it up another notch in the third quarter. The Rams took Western Reserve out of the game, taking a 65-53 victory in a Division III district semifinal at Norwalk High School on Wednesday. ...

Willard eliminates Carey

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NORWALK — Everywhere Carey looked, there was matchup disasters. Willard hit the Blue Devils seemingly from every angle and it was hard to stop. Davon Triplett scored 23 points and Cooper Parrott added 18 points as the Flashes topped Carey, 69-54, in a Division III district semifinal at ...

Briefs

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GIRLS REGIONAL TICKETS: Hopewell-Loudon plays Thursday at Elida in the Division IV regional semifinals. Pre-sale tickets will be on sale in the school office until noon Thursday. Pre-sale tickets cost $7, and $8 at the gate. H-L plays in the 8 p.m. Game and will be a split session. n Buckeye ...

Mohawk’s historic season comes to an end in semis

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FOSTORIA — Maumee Valley Country Day coach Rob Conover compared Tuesday’s game between his Hawks and Mohawk as a heavyweight fight. The top two seeds in the Division IV Fostoria district went toe-to-toe for three quarters, but the Hawks just had too much in the end with a 94-78 win. ...

Bellevue plows through Bay, will face Rogers

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MANSFIELD — Her role is to create instant offense, according to Bellevue coach Kory Santoro. While Riley Mohr does not start for the Lady Red, her 3-point shooting on Tuesday was contagious. Mohr hit all four 3s she shot, while Bellevue knocked down 11 as a team en route to pounding Bay ...

Eagles’ inside game stifles Senecas

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FOSTORIA — Toledo Christian coach Dave McWhinnie says his team typically is a good 3-point shooting team. That wasn’t the case against Calvert Tuesday night. But inside the arc, the Eagles wowed them. Christian made 28 of 36 from 2-point, a sizzling 77 percent, on the way to a 71-51 win ...

Seneca East’s Vogt, Bowerman earn top honors in N10

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It was one of the best years in Seneca East girls basketball history this season, capped off by its first league championship in 37 years. The Tigers went 22-3 overall and 16-0 in the N10. The Tigers were recognized for their stellar play Monday when the All-Northern 10 Athletic Conference ...

May captures district crown, two others reach state meet

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KANSAS — Carey’s Tanner May heads up a trio of state qualifiers after capturing a title Saturday at the Division III district tournament at Lakota High. May (44-2) claimed the 182-pound crown by pinning Norwalk St. Paul’s Camden Caizzo in 2:35. The junior Blue Devil dominated the ...

HARPER’S MONSTER DEAL

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At some point you become immune to it. HUGE athletic contracts used to put me in a catatonic state. No more. I guess I have come to agree that if the money is available, why shouldn't the stars of the sport go get it. You would. So would I! The latest blockbuster came a few days ago when ...