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BASEBALL COACH OPENING: The New Riegel Ball Association is seeking an individual to coach 13-14 year-old boys baseball for a spring baseball league. The team would be based out of New Riegel and use the town facilities. The league follows high school rules on an intermediate sized field. The ...

Remembering Marte, former top third base prospect for Indians

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Had it all gone the way Mark Shapiro hoped or maybe even expected, it’s conceivable Andy Marte would have been slated to play third base for the Indians this spring. The former team general manager traded for the highly touted slugger in January 2006. The cost was steep. Shapiro ...

Upper Sandusky squads cruise past Wynford, Bucyrus

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UPPER SANDUSKY — Kami Swartz had a big day, and Upper Sandusky's girls coasted against Bucyrus and Wynford. It was a good meet for the Rams' boys, too. The girls team earned 188 points in the win followed by Bucyrus (62) and Wynford (18). The boys won with a score of 195 followed by ...

Edwards Walks Away

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It is unusual for athletes to walk away from their sport in their prime.  Barry Sanders did it.  Now too, so has Carl Edwards.  The Nascar driver walked away from Joe Gibbs Racing with a year left on his contract.  His announcement came as a surprise to everyone - his car owner, his ...

Record day for Harris, Calvert

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Taylor Harris set a school record in one of her two individual wins and helped two relays set personal-best times Saturday in a meet with Huron, Margaretta and Fremont St. Joe. Harris lowered her own record time in the 100 fly by 18-hundredths of a second, winning in 1:01.35. She also took ...

Senecas use press to rally past Lakota

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It was drawn up on the Calvert sideline, and implemented in the second half. The 2-2-1 press the Senecas used Saturday against Lakota keyed a fourth quarter surge, and allowed Calvert to claim a 43-36 win. The victory snapped an eight-game losing streak, and pushed the Senecas to 2-11, 2-6 ...

Strong start and finish fuels Calvert against Riverdale

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Calvert started well and finished well Saturday night against Riverdale. The middle quarters were not its best basketball, but in the end, it was good enough to grab a non-league 56-41 win over the Falcons. Calvert (6-8) led 15-5 after one quarter and when Riverdale (3-10) cut the lead to ...

Old Fort edges New Riegel again

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NEW RIEGEL – Old Fort and New Riegel have played twice this season, with Old Fort winning both games by a single point as the Stockaders topped the Blue Jackets 43-42 Saturday in a Sandusky Bay Conference River Division matchup. The first time they met, the Stockaders edged the Blue Jackets ...

Florida golf’ trip includes many experiences both old and new

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Last week I went with my buddies to the Sunshine State for the 15th consecutive year. Florida lived up to its billing as temperatures approached 80 every day and nary a drop of rain was to be felt. Every year I tell people that I am going south to play golf, but this year I realized that there ...

Moxley’s career-high leads to ’Berg win

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WILMINGTON — In its second overtime game this week, Heidelberg snapped a seven-game skid in the 103-101 win over Wilmington on Saturday. Junior Chris Moxley put up a career-high 33 points, going 12 for 17 from the field and 8 for 10 from the free throw line. The junior also grabbed five ...

Clyde bounces Oak Harbor, takes two game lead in SBC

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OAK HARBOR — Clyde’s Heidi Marshall dropped in 24 points for the Fliers as they knocked off Sandusky Bay Conference foe Oak Harbor, 49-40. Bree Dowling added 15 points and 10 rebounds and Addie Martin grabbed seven boards for the Fliers (13-2, 9-0), who took a two-game lead on the Rockets ...

Five champs key Fliers’ title run

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CLYDE — Five Clyde wrestlers won titles and the Fliers had placers in 12 of the 13 contested weight classes Saturday en route to overpowering Bellevue 243 1/2-205 1/2 for the Clyde Dale Caroll Invitational title. Titles for the Fliers came from 113-pounder James Batesole, Lucas McKee at ...

Tornadoes close out Norwalk

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When asked what the key in Friday’s game was, Norwalk coach Steve Grey singled out a player who his team had shut down through the first three quarters. “The biggest difference between Tiffin and us,” Gray said, “is they got the one kid, (Ro) Durham. He can go get the ball anytime he ...

Fliers turn it around in second half

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CLYDE — Clyde rallied in the second half Friday to turn a 28-20 halftime deficit into a 54-52 Sandusky Bay Conference win against Oak Harbor. Tanner Davenport fueled the Fliers with 18 points, six rebounds and three assists. Jaylan Johnson chipped in 10 points, Conner Long scored nine ...

Bucks throw some Shade at Warriors

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SYCAMORE — Last season, Buckeye Central’s Jacob Shade was a first-team All-Northern 10 Athletic Conference player. But he wasn’t “the man” for the Bucks as Grant Loy, another first-team player, stole the headlines and the attention of most opponents. Shade averaged 15 points and ...

Attica, Oakshade team up for Late Model Series

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ATTICA — Attica Raceway Park and Oakshade Raceway have teamed up for a Late Model Challenge Series in 2017. The six-event mini series will feature three events at each track making up three doubleheader weekends and will offer increased purses and a point fund. Both tracks will pay their ...

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GIRLS JV BASKETBALL: Madisyn Spencer scored 11 points to lead Old Fort past Carey 38-34. Hanna Bilger backed her with eight points and Laini Gillett and Ashlynn Magers both netted six points for the Stockaders. BOYS FRESHMAN BASKETBALL: Hopewell-Loudon beat Liberty-Benton 38-37. Ethan ...

OF bottles up Kin, Carey

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CAREY — Old Fort controlled the first half and bottled up Carey scoring leader Sydney Kin to claim a 58-41 non-conference win Thursday. The Stockaders (12-1) led 20-13 at the first stop and 37-24 at halftime.Containing Kin was a big part of that. The 6-2 junior normally averages just ...

Woman sentenced to prison

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A Fostoria woman was sentenced to nearly five years in prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom this week. Jessica L. Hatcher, 26, pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary, all second-degree felonies; grand theft, a third-degree felony; ...

Ten random sports questions to ponder for the new year

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1. Who watched, who cared last year? Featured on ESPN2, University of Connecticut  women's basketball beat Notre Dame in 1-2 match up of perennial NCAA powerhouses in December. Notice, the game didn't make the regular ESPN network — or ANY mainstream network. The point looking forward is ...