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Burst in third helps St. Paul stave off BC

ASHLAND — Norwalk St. Paul powered past Buckeye Central in the third quarter and kept the Bucks at bay from there Tuesday to earn a 58-51 Division IV victory in the opening round of the postseason. Buckeye Central (3-20), seeded 11th in the district, led the No. 3 seed Flyers 24-21 at ...

Heidelberg makes big second half comeback in OAC quarterfinal

BEREA — Heidelberg's up-and-down season was encapsulated in Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinal game Tuesday against Baldwin Wallace. The Student Princes shot about 35% in the first half, and went to the break trailing the Yellow Jackets 38-27. But the second half was a ...

New Riegel uses scoring bursts to beat Hardin Northern

It wasn’t some sort of high school basketball remake of “Night of the Living Dead.” It only seemed that way. New Riegel put together three big scoring bursts and owned leads of 12 points early in the third period and 16 points early in the fourth, only to watch Hardin Northern keep ...

Reed goes off, Fostoria moves on

MONROEVILLE — Wynford coach Steve Mohr had nothing but high praise after Fostoria’s Avondre Reed went off for 46 points. “In my 26 years as a head coach, it’s one of the finest offensive performances I’ve seen from a high school player,” Mohr said. The Redmen need a good chunk ...

Seneca East eliminated by Polar Bears

MONROEVILLE — Over its last four games — all losses — Margaretta only averaged 45 points a game. The Polar Bears nearly had that at halftime on Tuesday. Jake Leibacher led four Margaretta players in double digits with 14 points as the Polar Bears dispatched Seneca East 72-49 in ...

Big 3: H-L’s Elmore, Woods and Zender rate SBC first team

Hopewell-Loudon dominated the Sandusky Bay Conference’s River Division this season, going undefeated and winning all of its league games by double digits. The all-league team reflected that dominance. Three Chieftain juniors were named first team all league, with two — post MaKayla ...

Briefs

ALL-NORTHWEST DISTRICT NOMINATIONS: Area basketball coaches are asked to submit their nominations for the All-Northwest District Basketball teams. Nominations can be emailed to zbaker@advertiser-tribune.com BOYS BASKETBALL: The site for the Division IV sectional, originally scheduled to ...

Hopewell-Loudon, Carey both win; will see each other in district semis

OLD FORT — For one team, there is a learning process even though it involves seniors. For another, the process continues with a roster almost void of seniors. What happens next will be revealed Thursday when Hopewell-Loudon takes on Carey in a Division III girls basketball district ...

Tigers extinguish the Flames 67-15

SHELBY — Once a train gets rolling, it sure is hard to stop. Whether you want to refer Seneca East as the train, or specifically star player Jessica Bowerman, the top-seeded Tigers had it going on Saturday. Makenna Depinet topped four Seneca East players with 15 points as the Tigers ...

Senecas, Stockaders both knocked out of tourney

FREMONT — Josh Clark watched Toledo Christian’s Madison Royal-Davis take it to his team all night during Saturday’s Division IV district quarterfinal in Fremont. After the game’s conclusion — a game in which the former Rogers’ guard and Division I prospect erupted for 40 points ...

Bellevue, H-L 2nd at SBC

By Jimmy Watkins From Sandusky Register NORWALK — The Bellevue wrestling team did not leave Norwalk High School with the Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division title like it planned, but coach Brett Adkins couldn’t fault his team’s performance. Despite finishing second to Sandusky ...

Blue Jackets power past Warriors, will face Arcadia in district semis

CAREY — New Riegel took advantage of Mohawk’s turnovers and shooting woes Saturday to claim a 45-27 Division IV sectional final. The Blue Jackets scored 25 points off Mohawk’s 35 turnovers, while the Warriors shot just 5 of 21 from the field. New Riegel advances to Thursday’s 8 p.m. ...

Four champs fuel Mohawk’s repeat title

ATTICA — Mohawk had four champions among its 10 placers Saturday on the way to outlasting Upper Sandusky and Carey for the Northern 10 Athletic Conference Tournament title. The Warriors held off Upper Sandusky 171 1/2-169 to claim their second championship in a row and fourth in sixth ...

State bid comes up short for Old Fort freshman Tarris

LIMA — Old Fort freshman Hayden Tarris stumbled in his third game and fell short of a state berth Saturday at the Division II district bowling tournament at Westgate Lanes. The top three teams and top three individuals not on those teams qualified for the state tournament. Tarris rolled ...

Nichols brilliant as Dragons win seventh conference game

Aarion Nichols dished, rebounded and scored. With 14 points, 16 rebounds and six assists, Nichols helped push Tiffin University over Ohio Valley, 71-64. The Dragons improved to 12-15, 7-10 in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. It was a big win, as Tiffin kept hold of the seventh seed in ...

New Riegel rallies by Senecas

NEW RIEGEL — David Losey doesn’t particularly care to look back at the early part of the season, when his New Riegel Blue Jackets dropped eight of their first nine games, four of them by five points or fewer. But, oh, to have had things going then the way they are going now. The Blue ...

Stockaders complete perfect league season

OLD FORT — It was a little bit of a slow start for Old Fort Friday. The Stockaders led Lakota 16-14 after one quarter. Then they kicked it into gear to outscore the Raiders 49-19 over the next two quarters to win comfortably, 83-38. The Stockaders finished the Sandusky Bay Conference ...

TC outlasts Norwalk, deny Truckers 2nd straight SBC Lake title

Not a bad way to send out three seniors on their home floor one last time. Columbian, who lost to Norwalk 62-56 Jan. 10, had a chance to deny the Truckers’ second straight Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division title on its home floor to end the regular season. It did in dramatic fashion ...

Fostoria finishes regular season with emotional victory over Elmwood

By Shannon Dove Sports Writer FOSTORIA — Maybe it was because it was a rivalry game against Elmwood. Maybe it was wanting to erase Tuesday’s dismal performance against New Riegel. Or maybe it was high emotion from senior night. Whatever you attribute it to, Fostoria High School’s ...

Columbian boys knocked out of sectional tournament

ROSSFORD — Columbian’s boys saw their season end Thursday at the Division I bowling sectional at Rossford’s Interstate Lanes. The Tornadoes ended 13th out of 19 teams with a pin total of 3,400. The top six teams and top six bowlers not on those teams qualified for next week’s ...