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Fast start propels Calvert

Calvert got the start it needed. The start became a win, and by the end of the evening, the Senecas found themselves in a first-place tie in the Sandusky Bay Conference River Division. Calvert’s 59-34 win over Lakota Friday night, coupled with New Riegel’s 70-62 victory over Old Fort, ...

Blue Jackets shock Stockaders

OLD FORT — Old Fort’s Carson Steyer drained a 3-pointer 40 seconds into the game with New Riegel Friday. That was the only lead Old Fort had all night. New Riegel had three players score in double figures and another nearly do so, including a stellar 24-point showing from senior Bryce ...

Blue Devils roll past Tigers

CAREY — Indications are the Carey Blue Devils have found their game and that could throw an interesting twist to the second half of the Northern 10 Athletic Conference race that is about to begin. The Blue Devils roared past Seneca East 75-43 here Friday night for their sixth straight ...

Weather may be the big winner at Van Buren Invite

VAN BUREN — Ten area grapplers advanced to the semifinals Friday on the first day of the Van Buren Invitational, but who will get a chance to compete for a trip to today’s finals may be left to Mother Nature. Today’s predicted snow storm has caused several schools to consider forbidding ...

Eagles nip Upper Sandusky in N10 tilt

NORTH ROBINSON — Colonel Crawford held off Upper Sandusky 47-46 Friday for a Northern 10 Athletic Conference win. Gavin Feichtner hit two foul shots with 5.6 seconds to go to put Colonel Crawford up by four points, but Upper Sandusky’s Evan Young hit a 3-pointer at the other end with 1.2 ...

Vikings boot cold-shooting Hopewell-Loudon by nine

BASCOM — Leipsic took advantage of Hopewell-Loudon’s poor shooting Thursday to claim a 43-34 Blanchard Valley Conference win. The Chieftains hit on just 13 of their 50 field goal attempts (26 percent) and had only one player score more than 11 points. Meanwhile Claire Rigel scored 14 ...

Old Fort’s defense freezes out Fliers in non-conference matchup

OLD FORT —Any coach would be happy to have their team hold an opponent scoreless for the length of a full quarter. Old Fort coach Tim Ritzler got exactly that Thursday and it proved to be the difference. The Stockaders scored 11 straight points in the first half and rode that to a ...

Tornadoes split at meet in Milan

MILAN — Seven Columbian wrestlers won twice, and the Tornadoes managed a split Wednesday night in a meet at Edison. Columbian defeated Sandusky St. Mary 57-18, then fell to the host, 46-26. TC 126-pounder Andrew Branson, 138-pounder Caden Blust and 182-pounder Joey Simcoe — all of whom ...

Briefs

BOWLING: In the Allen Eiry League at K of C, Dianne Smith and Joanne Elchert each had the high women's game of 168. Smith had the high women's series of 300. For the men, Steve Steinmetz Sr. had the high game of 215 and the high series of 374. JV GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bellevue beat Upper Sandusky ...

Tigers wallop Ridgedale

MORRAL — Seneca East got all the points it needed on 3-pointers, but scored plenty elsewhere Tuesday in a 78-30 Northern 10 Athletic Conference rout of Ridgedale. The Tigers (14-1, 10-0 N10) had five players combine to go 11 for 18 on 3-pointers. Marina Adachi led the way behind the arc ...

Somodi, Spaun lead Senecas past Streaks

FREMONT — With Josh Recker out with a lingering ankle injury, Calvert coach Jon Otterbacher went with five guards against Fremont St. Joe Tuesday. It definitely worked. Even being mismatched inside against St. Joe’s 6-foot-6 Chase Harrison, the ball pressure by the guards and an ...

Fliers power past Perkins

CLYDE — Derick Harrah and James Dry combined for 29 points Tuesday in Clyde’s 51-42 Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division win against Perkins. Harrah tossed in 16 points for the Fliers (8-4, 5-1 SBC) and Dry tallied 13. The Pirates (7-6, 2-3) got 13 points form Joe Printy and eight from ...

Haraway, Truckers continue winning ways

Norwalk has won eight straight games, and is on a stretch where it has won 10 of 11 games. Truckers coach Streve Gray says there is a reason for that. “The difference between us and a lot of other teams,” he said, “is I have Haraway.” Brandon Haraway, to be exact. The Norwalk ...

TC’s Woods phenomenal with double-double in victory at Ross

By Josh Morgret Sports Writer FREMONT — Columbian’s Kaia Woods knows she is going to get double- and triple-teamed when she has the ball. By now, it does not even bother the sophomore. Woods scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to finish off a double-double as the ...

Harris sets two meet records, named Bay’s outstanding performer

OAK HARBOR — Calvert’s Taylor Harris made her final conference meet memorable. The senior set Bay Division records in two individual races Saturday and was named the division’s outstanding performer at the Sandusky Bay Conference Championships swim meet. Harris set the records by ...

Flyers pull away from Senecas

The second night of a double weekend can be challenging to any coach. Both Calvert and St. Paul were faced with that situation Saturday night. It was St. Paul that pulled away in the second half, knocking off the Senecas 61-53 in non-league action. “They are a good basketball team,” ...

Hopewell-Loudon slips past OF in non-league clash

OLD FORT — At 6-foot-3, Kyle Rumschlag would likely seem best suited inside in the Hopewell-Loudon offense, as he showed with a two-rebound putback to start a rally in the fourth quarter against Old Fort here Saturday night. But the Chieftain junior can go long if needed. Rumschlag’s ...

Woods dishes record day in TC romp

Kaia Woods tied a school record and was one of four Columbian players who scored in double digits Saturday as the Tornadoes doubled up Norwalk 70-35 in Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division play. Woods tied the school record of 11 assists and added 12 points for the Tornadoes (7-5, 3-3 SBC), ...

Heidelberg women even OAC record with win

NEW CONCORD — It wasn’t easy, but Heidelberg got its eighth win and got back to.500 in the Ohio Athletic Conference with a 66-61 win at Muskingum. Heidelberg (8-7, 4-4) started slow, trailing 12-9, but fired back with a 19-10 second quarter to take a 28-22 lead at the half. The ...

Rams bounce back with long ball

UPPER SANDUSKY — Upper Sandusky set the tone with early 3-pointers Saturday, bouncing back from its first Northern 10 Athletic Conference loss Thursday by beating Wynford 69-54. The Rams (10-3, 7-1 N10) fell Thursday to conference rival Mohawk, but hit seven 3-pointers in Saturday’s ...