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Packs lead Carey boys, H-L girls to Riverdale crowns

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MOUNT BLANCHARD — Carey's boys and Hopewell-Loudon's girls each had their scoring packs finish in less than a 90-second window Thursday to capture Riverdale Invitational titles. Tyler Leist claimed second in 17:43.5 to lead the Blue Devils to the boys title by a 39-64-margin over ...

Bulldogs blank Rams

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UPPER SANDUSKY — Christopher Reyes scored three goals Thursday to fuel Ada's 4-0 North Central Ohio Soccer Association win against Upper Sandusky. Reyes scored twice in the first half and once in the second half for the Bulldogs (6-1, 1-0 NCOSA). Logan Williams had the other Ada ...

Prep football, Week 4: Playing in the band

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Leipsic at Leipsic at Hopewell-Loudon Records: Leipsic 3-0, 1-0 BVC; Hopewell-Loudon 1-2, 0-1 BVC. Last year: Leipsic, 16-8. Outlook: A week after being blown out by McComb, Hopewell-Loudon returns home to face another tough task. It goes up against the Vikings, who are 3-0 and are ...

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GOLF: The 2nd Annual Tiffin Columbian Athletic Boosters Golf Scramble is to be on Sept. 24 at Clinton Heights. There is to be a 9 a.m. shotgun start with registration beginning at 8:15 a.m. The cost is $50 per golfer and includes a hot dog on the turn, lunch after, golf, a cart and a chance at ...

Tribe’s winning streak amazing — and fun

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When Yandy Diaz loafed on a ground ball and threw it over Carlos Santana’s head in the sixth inning, I was concerned. When Bryan Shaw couldn’t field a bouncer to the mound and fell on his rear end in the process, I cringed. These are the types of plays you pay for. Two errors, the first ...

Sailors’ boys coast against Columbian

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Vermilion traveled to take on Columbian Wednesday, and came away with a 7-1 win. Jacob Warnament scored the lone TC goal off a free kick. Gavin Coppus was credited with an assist. Warnament's goal was the first time Vermilion has been scored on in the last five games. Upper Sandusky battles ...

Black Knights have four shoot in 30s, drop H-L, McComb

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Van Buren took the crown in a triangular with Hopewell-Loudon and McComb with a number of its golfers scoring in the mid-30s. The Black Knights posted a 143, while the Panthers carded a 174 and the Chieftains turned in a 175. Noah Frederick carded the low score of 34 for Van Buren. Hunter ...

Columbian notches victory over Vermilion

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Of the four matches contested Tuesday between Columbian and Vermilion, the Tornadoes won three of them, holding off the Sailors 3-1. Columbian's Brooke Smith beat Kelsey Osborn 6-1, 6-2, while the Tornadoes' Katie Smith got past Vermilion's Karsyn Brewer, 6-2, 6-2. In the lone doubles ...

Blue Devils race off to 11-0

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CAREY — Carey’s first four scorers each shot as well or better than the best Colonel Crawford player Tuesday in a 171-209 win at Bob’s Countryside. The victory moved the Blue Devils to 11-0 overall and 5-0 in the Northern 10 Athletic Conference. Marcus Miller led the charge with a 39, ...

Blue Devils stop Old Fort in three

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OLD FORT — Sydney Kin had 17 kills and four aces, and Carey beat Old Fort 25-18, 25-19, 25-23 in a non-league match Tuesday. Hannah Zimmerman smashed 13 kills for the Blue Devils, who improved to 9-1. McKenzie Row lined eight kills while contributing 14 digs. Lawyer Stansbury handed out 28 ...

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VOLLEYBALL: Upper Sandusky will hold a Senior Citizen Night Oct. 3 when the Rams host Seneca East. Senior citizens will receive free admission to the junior varsity and varsity matches and a coupon for a free drink and popcorn from the concession stand. The JV begins at 5:30 p.m. with the ...

Whippets take down TC

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The Columbian girl’s golf team hosted Shelby at Seneca Hills Monday and fell by 55 strokes. An even-par 36 by Amanda Ruminski and a one-over par 37 from Claire Korbas led the Whippets to a 162-217 win over the Tornadoes. Emma Roberts shot a 42, while Lexi Uplinger capped Shelby’s ...

New Riegel’s Gillig gets milestone in a sweep

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ATTICA — Another night, another great performance from New Riegel senior Brianna Gillig. Gillig smacked 17 kills, had an ace and made five digs for the Blue Jackets as they handled Seneca East 25-22, 25-18, 25-11 in non-league play Monday. Gillig got her 1,000th kill in the win. She ...

Byner speaks about adversity at Sentinel

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Earnest Byner rarely stood in one place. He was moving constantly. Telling the hundreds of high school students seated in front of him about his life, his NFL career and the lessons he’d learned. If the former Cleveland Browns’ star saw someone in the audience at the Sentinel ...

Tigers swept by Monroeville

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MONROEVILLE — Jess Bowerman had five kills, 11 digs and nine assists, but it wasn't enough as Seneca East dropped a non-conference match to Monroeville, 25-17, 25-8, 25-17. For the Tigers, Aubrey Saylors smashed seven kills and eight digs, while Bonnie Bivens had six kills and Jillian ...

TC’s Cortez tops area finishes

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The Tiffin Carnival can be a daunting race for any cross country runner. Nerves can be overwhelming. But to Columbian senior Hailey Cortez, she overcame them at the start and won the Division II-B race Saturday. Cortez got out fast and stayed there, letting adrenaline and her training do ...

Tigers first in open, 13th in DIII-A race

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Seneca East coach Doug Mason said last year's team was disappointed at the regional meet at Hedges-Boyer Park. The squad wanted more than a regional appearance, and with good reason as the Tigers won the state title in Division III in 2012. Once a program gets a taste of a championship, it ...

Four neat stories that prove golf is indeed a wonderful game

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A UNIQUE ACE!: It is every golfer’s dream. If you have ever played this game, recording a hole-in-one is as good as it gets. Each one has its own story, but some are more unique than others. This past week Dutch Edeburn aced a hole at Seneca Hills Golf Course that qualifies in the ...

Rockwell-led Dragons pound the Storm

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PAINSVILLE — Hunter Rockwell led Tiffin to a 58-7 victory over Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe Lake Erie on Saturday. Tiffin (1-1, 1-0 GLIAC) ran the ball 45 times for 231 yards with Rockwell carrying the ball nine times for 92 yards and four rushing touchdowns. The ...

Calvert loses QB Cooper to injury, falls to Flyers

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Less than a quarter into its third game of the season, Calvert was forced to go to its third option at quarterback. After losing initial starter Park Hemminger to injury in last week’s loss to Pandora-Gilboa, Senecas coach Todd Fox had to turn to sophomore Mitch Nielsen after the team’s ...