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Two decades in making

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ATTICA — Buckeye Central’s Lexi Evak found herself in a conundrum Saturday night. Here she was, desperately looking around the Seneca East High School gymnasium for a trash bag or some kind of container to put all her teammates’ uniforms in. As a freshman, Evak was tasked with taking ...

Stockaders claim first district title in 39 years

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FOSTORIA — In a conversation with Old Fort coach Jenny Ritzler before the season, the Stockaders mentor said she expected her team to “do a lot of winning this season.” Winning a Division IV district title certainly falls under that prediction. Old Fort and Arcadia were even at 33 to ...

Fliers survive in OT, claim district title

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WHITEHOUSE — Clyde pulled away in overtime Saturday to beat Oak Harbor 49-41 for a Division II district title. The Fliers led 25-18 at halftime, but Oak Harbor closed to within 32-29 by the end of the third period before both teams ended the fourth knotted at 38. Heidi Marshall paced ...

Sim-led Dragons women’s tennis team wins 17th match of season

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HILTON HEAD, S.C. — Tiffin’s women’s tennis team had a strong last day on its trip, utilizing its bench players and picking up an 8-1 win over Salem International. Emily Sim led singles play at first with a perfect 6-0, 6-0 day. Bianca Avram and Sarah Herald only let their opponents at ...

Old Fort rolls in second half

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KANSAS — In terms of offense, the second quarter was, well, offensive. In truth, it was arguably Old Fort’s worst period of the season. The Stockaders, champions of the River Division of the Sandusky Bay Conference and the No. 1 seed of the Liberty-Benton Division IV district draw, were ...

No. 1 Rams survive a scare from Kenton

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LIMA — Close is a foreign concept to the Upper Sandusky boys basketball team. In its impressive undefeated run through the regular season, just four of its 22 victories came by single digits, the closest of those an eight-point win a month ago against Seneca East. Friday night’s ...

Second-half offensive woes doom TC

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WHITEHOUSE — Ro Durham faced the basket, put the ball up and took contact. The shot went in and the foul was called. It happened twice during Friday’s Division II sectional final between Columbian and Napoleon at Anthony Wayne High School. The first time the Tornadoes’ senior had a ...

Six still have shot at district crowns in Toledo

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TOLEDO — Mohawk, Carey and Calvert each have two wrestlers in the hunt for titles after the first day of the Division III district tournament at Toledo Waite. Mohawk has 138-pounder Chet Margraf and 170-pounder Cole Draper set to start today in the semifinals, with the Warriors setting 11th ...

Lady Red hold on to nip Ontario

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WILLARD — With the season hinging on the next few possessions, Bellevue coach Kory Santoro called a timeout and brought his players together. Ontario led the Lady Red 47-43 with 2:13 left in regulation of the Division II district semifinal. So much had gone right in the beginning for ...

Stockaders slam St. Joe

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FOSTORIA – Officially, Old Fort and Fremont St. Joseph Central Catholic split head-to-head battles and tied for the River Division championship of the Sandusky Bay Conference. And while Old Fort coach Jenny Ritzler says she is pretty much satisfied with that outcome, players sometimes see ...

Buckeye Central shipwrecks Danbury

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ATTICA — If there was a board to be won, Buckeye Central won it Thursday night. The Buckettes made sure no one was bored in the stands or on its bench, as they played 14 girls. Buckeye Central dominated Danbury on the backboard, snaring 47 rebounds to the Lakers’ 21. But most ...

Dragons take a pair at Spring Games

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CLERMONT, Fla. — Tiffin took advantage of Saint Rose errors in the first game and simply overpowered University of Mary in the second Thursday to claim two wins Thursday at the Florida Spring Games. The Dragons got all their runs against Saint Rose in the bottom of the first, none of which ...

‘Berg women’s lacrosse falls in program opener

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The blowing winds and drizzling rain did not dampen the mood for the Heidelberg women’s lacrosse team in its first game in program history. The Princes fell 17-2 at home against Oberlin College Wednesday. The Yeowomen controlled the tempo of the game as they scored five goals in the ...

Ball doesn’t bounce Tigers’ way in OT

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MONROEVILLE – Everything except the desired bounce. That’s the way it was for Johnny Diehm and Seneca East in falling to Ashland Crestview 52-51 in overtime in the opener of the Division III boys sectional basketball tournament at Steve Moore Court here Wednesday night. Diehm made a slick ...

St. Joe defense smothers Lakota in semifinal

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MOUNT BLANCHARD – Generally speaking, a team wants to end the season on a high note. Or at the very least, peaking and playing its best. For Lakota, neither could be said Wednesday night in the Division IV sectional opener at Riverdale High School at St. Joseph held the Raiders to their ...

Briefs

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HOPEWELL-LOUDON: Hopewell-Loudon will hold its spring sports parent meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the school auditeria. All spring athletes in grades 7-12 and their parents must attend. BASEBALL: Big Sticks Baseball Club late registration for all divisions (coach pitch - pony league) must ...

Redmen outlast rival Fliers

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WILLARD — Usually a team looks to its seniors during tournament time to lead the team. For Bellevue, it was sophomore guard Trey Ruhlman who was the man in the second half against rival Clyde as the Redmen fended off a scrappy Fliers team for a 50-46 win in a Division II sectional ...

Late foul shots lift Bucks over Plymouth

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SANDUSKY — Plymouth picked the wrong guy to foul, and by the time the Big Red did it, they should have known better. Dalton Sheaffer sank two foul shots with four seconds left Tuesday to push Buckeye Central past Plymouth 56-55 in the Division IV sectional opener. The winning pair of free ...