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From the PGA Tour — recapping the 2018 Masters

The bowling season is indeed a long one. It lasts much longer than the local golf season and to do justice to it means getting a late start on golf. The PGA Tour starts in January in Hawaii, where good weather and playing golf is a year-round feature. Except for the occasional volcanic ...

Gibsonburg’s 15-run fifth inning buries Stockaders

OAK HARBOR — Old Fort fell behind early 4-0 to Gibsonburg Friday in a Division IV district final at Oak Harbor. However, the Stockaders battled to cut the lead to 4-3 after four innings. The momentum shifted to the Stockaders. They were in a good position to avenge last season’s ...

Depth lets H-L girls edge Carey for district runner-up trophy

BUCYRUS — Hopewell-Loudon didn’t get any champions on the second day and picked up just six more regional berths, but the Chieftains got enough help up and down the lineup Saturday to clip Carey for second at the Division III district meet. Colonel Crawford took the tightly-contested ...

Blue Devils bounced by North Baltimore

FINDLAY — It was a game unlike any Carey had played this season. The Blue Devils, seeking their first district title since 1990, had those hopes derailed in a disastrous seventh inning, one in which North Baltimore managed just two hits, but scored seven runs. The 10-3 Tiger triumph put an ...

Clyde hits four homers, but gets nipped by Rockets

GENOA — It happened when Sydney Helms clubbed a three-run homer in the fourth inning, turning a 4-2 deficit into a 5-4 advantage. It happened again in the fifth inning, when Chase Arndt sent a rocket down the left field line and out of the ballpark. It was Arndt’s second homer of the ...

Columbian, Clyde produce some regional qualifiers

FINDLAY — Columbian had four make it to the regional meet Friday and Clyde had a pair of individuals do the same at Day 2 of the Division I district meet at Findlay High. Just two days after she advanced in the shot put, Columbian’s Brook Boes also made it to regionals in the discus, ...

Warriors jump on Cubs early, advance to regionals

SHELBY — Mohawk’s hot bats continued to thrive in the tournament Friday as the Warriors pounded out 11 hits in a 7-5 Division IV district final win over Lucas. Mohawk (18-7) will face East Canton at 5 p.m. at Akron’s Firestone Stadium Thursday in a regional semifinal. Grace Morehart ...

Chieftains edge out Panthers

McCOMB — Gage Burns led Hopewell-Loudon at the plate and earned the win on the mound as the Chieftains squeezed out an 8-6 win over Blanchard Valley Conference foe McComb Friday. The Panthers took a 2-0 lead in the first frame, but H-L finally responded in the third with five runs. McComb ...

Ontario pushes winning streak to 23, eliminates Columbian

Columbian starting pitcher Riley Sendelbach appeared to be cruising to another good inning. After throwing four shutout innings in the the Division II district semifinal against Ontario, the senior started the fifth retiring the first two Warrior hitters. But with the No. 9 hitter up, ...

Sheriff, Colts shut down Bellevue

Jalen Sheriff was greeted rather rudely. Clear Fork’s starting pitcher barely had a chance to settle in for Thursday’s Division II district semifinal game at Heidelberg before Bellevue’s Bryce Ray ripped a triple over right fielder Gavin Bailey’s head. When the next batter, Dalton ...

North Baltimore proves too much for Blue Devils

FINDLAY — From the second pitch of the game by Carey’s Blayc Hacker on, North Baltimore was the better team Thursday. That second pitch was crushed over the right field fence, which spearheaded a four-run opening inning and led to an impressive 9-2 Division IV district final win over ...

First day brings champs, regional berths

BUCYRUS — Mohawk’s girls won the 4x800 and Calvert’s Park Hemminger captured the boys long jump to highlight area efforts Thursday on the first day of the Division III district track meet. Alexa Konkle, Madison Fredritz, Destini Oler and Anna Stillberger won the 4x800 for Mohawk’s ...

Royals double up Redmen

FOSTORIA — Carter Taft and Cole Barton each singled twice and scored Thursday to lead Elmwood to a 4-2 Northern Buckeye Conference win against Fostoria. The Royals never trailed, scoring single runs in the first, second, third and fourth innings. Fostoria plated a run in the bottom of the ...

Columbian tops Sandusky, 10-5

Chloe Gibson tripled, doubled and drove in a pair of runs for Columbian as the Tornadoes won their final game of the season 10-5 against Sandusky in Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division play. Backing Gibson was Bailey Gibson with a double and two singles, while Macy Allen had two singles and ...

Hacker shuts down New Riegel

FINDLAY – The talent and experience Carey possesses was evident Wednesday in a Division IV district softball matchup with New Riegel at the Marathon Diamonds. From the first pitch, Carey senior Blayc Hacker kept New Riegel’s batters off-balance with a nasty changeup and the Blue Devils ...

Fliers push across run in eighth to down Wauseon

GENOA – As anticipation built with every pitch, the thought of the first run to score would win the game grew. Fortunately for Clyde, a misplayed ball allowed the Fliers the run. Pinch-hitter Jasmine Minch scored from second base on a ball hit by Murissa Drown, lifting second-seeded Clyde ...

Four-run fourth inning keys Madison over Columbian

MILAN — Columbian had managed to push across a single run through the first four innings against Madison pitcher Sloan Kiser. But until the bottom of the fourth, that run — scored by Autumn Sehlhorst — had been all Columbian had needed. Behind a solid effort from pitcher Maddy Herdlick, ...

H-L unable to get big hit against Green Bears

CLYDE — Ottawa Hills’ Jack Werner had Wednesday’s Division IV district semifinal with Hopewell-Loudon covered. On the mound, Werner threw a complete game six-hit shutout. At the plate, the senior had the contest’s biggest hit. With his team holding a 1-0 lead on the Chieftains in ...

Blue Devils walk off against Falcons, advance to district finals

FINDLAY — Carey managed to pull out a win in Wednesday’s Division IV district semifinal against Riverdale. With the game tied at two going into the bottom of the seventh, the top-seeded Blue Devils pushed across a run to advance to the district finals with a 3-2 win at the Marathon ...

Clyde’s Cziesla qualifies for state

BOWLING GREEN – Clyde had two singles players and a doubles team in district play at Bowling Green State University Wednesday. Singles player Lukas Cziesla beat Tristan Uribes (Wauseon) 6-0, 6-1 and then topped Lexington’s Josh Mueller 6-4, 7-5 to make it to the semifinals, which will be ...