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Rams knocked out of postseason play

LEXINGTON — Upper Sandusky had each of its entries eliminated Thursday at the Division II sectional tournament. The tournament started at Lexington High, but was moved indoors at Lakewood Racquet Club due to rain. “We can only hope that the girls we have returning can take some lessons ...

Buckeye Central claims piece of N10 championship again

NEW WASHINGTON — Buckeye Central locked up at least a share of its second-straight Northern 10 Athletic Conference title Thursday by beating Carey 25-20, 25-15, 23-25, 25-23 in a battle of state-ranked teams. The win pushed the sixth-ranked Bucks to 18-1 overall and 13-0 in N10 play, with ...

Wildcats handcuff Rams

UPPER SANDUSKY — Lima Bath snapped a scoreless tie late in the first half limited Upper Sandusky to five shots on goal Thursday in a 2-1 win. The Wildcats (10-3-2) entered the break up 1-0 after Kelsey Wallace converted a pass from Abbie Dackin with 2:16 left in the first ...

Briefs

JUNIOR HIGH VOLLEYBALL: The Hopewell-Loudon seventh grade team fell in three sets to Leipsic, 9-25, 25-11, 25-19. Alex Jackson led the Chieftains with four kills, two digs and a pair of aces. Shea Harper served up nine aces while Paige Hoover added two aces and five digs. Alisa Smith added four ...

Prep football, Week 7: The best of everything

Arcadia at Hopewell-Loudon Records: Arcadia (2-4, 1-3); Hopewell-Loudon (1-5, 0-4 BVC). Last season: Hopewell-Loudon 72-14. Outlook: In a five game losing streak and facing numerous injuries, Hopewell-Loudon is in desperate need of a W. Visiting Arcadia, which comes in with a 2-4 ...

Sarka just misses district berth

ARLINGTON — Ava Sarka put up twin 47s at Sycamore Springs Wednesday at the Division I sectional golf tournament. It was almost enough to move on to districts. In finishing with a team-best 94, the Columbian golfer placed 14th in the individual scores, helping the Tornadoes to a ...

Buckeye Central rolls over Rockets, improve to 12-0 in N10

MORRAL — Buckeye Central dominated Ridgedale Tuesday 25-12, 25-13, 25-10 in Northern 10 Athletic Conference play. Jenna Karl tallied 15 kills and seven digs for the Bucks (17-1, 12-0 N10), while Lexi Evak pounded eight kills, Addie Ackerman collected 25 assists and eight digs and Bailey ...

TC’s McCarthy, Clyde’s Hilliker each advance

Clyde’s Ian Hilliker and Columbian’s Trevor McCarthy shot twin 85s Tuesday at Mohawk Country Club in a Division I sectional tournament. Both 85s were good enough to advance to districts as the top five teams and top five individuals not on those teams qualified. Hilliker and McCarthy ...

No. 20 Heidelberg squeezes past No. 3 JCU

It figured to be a thriller. The men's soccer game between No. 20 Heidelberg and No. 3 John Carroll not only lived up to expectations, but it ended up being perhaps one of the biggest wins in HU's program history. Cory Gilbert scored twice and Rodrigo Meza added a goal as the Student ...

Lakota freshman Dull fires a 75 and advances to state

ARLINGTON — Sycamore Springs is not an easy course for any golfer — unless your name is Kyleigh Dull. The Lakota freshman started on the back nine with a 40 and followed that up with a 35 on the front with a trip to state on the line. The Raider was fearless shooting a 75, which was ...

Lady Red struggle in loss to Eagles

MONROEVILLE — The first set was a close loss, but Bellevue struggled to get anything going in the final two sets as Monroeville came away with a 25-23, 25-7, 25-13 win Monday. Molly Bullion recorded a double-double with 10 digs and 12 assists, while Taylor Baxter also had 10 digs. Payton ...

No. 24 Heidelberg trounces Muskies, setting up showdown with Mount

NEW CONCORD —A big play on offense. A big play on defense. Less than four minutes in, and Heidelberg was on its way. Tyler Stoyle hit receiver Demetrius Magee for a two-yard touchdown to cap the Student Princes first offensive possession with 11:45 left in the first quarter. Trace ...

TU uses big plays to bounce Northwood

There are big plays, and then there is what Tiffin University did Saturday. The Dragons scored four touchdowns — each was at least 35 yards — and fended off a late Northwood rally to get a 31-28 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win. “I like how our team comes to work ...

Montgomery, Baker take top awards in N10

Upper Sandusky sophomore Brett Montgomery is having a decent start to his high school golf career. The Ram was selected as the Northern 10 Athletic Conference golfer of the year — for the second straight year — Sunday evening when the list was released. Montgomery led the Rams in ...

Fliers boot Thunderbirds in OTCA Tournament

CLYDE — Clyde powered past Lima Central Catholic 5-0 Saturday to claim a win in the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association Tournament. The Fliers (18-1) won each match in straight sets. Heidi Marshall beat Olivia Kesner 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, Alayna Barrera dropped Anna Janowski 6-4, 6-2 at ...

Rams race to runner-up trophy at Old Fort

OLD FORT — Madalyn Shasteen claimed eighth and two teammates ran in the top 20 Saturday to guide Upper Sandusky to second at the Old Fort Invitational. Shasteen crossed the line in 20:35.44 for the runner-up Rams, who were upended by Liberty Center 80-91 for the title. Gracie Manns added ...

Hat trick sparks L-B shutout

FINDLAY — Savannah Richards scored three goals Saturday to fuel Liberty-Benton's 5-0 win against Upper Sandusky in North Central Ohio Soccer Association play. Richards and Alexis Rickenbacher both scored in the first half to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead at the break. Taylor Rickenbacher ...

Here’s your chance to post a low front nine score on area courses

In the last two weeks I have let you know about the toughest holes at the five area golf courses. Play these holes at even par and you will impress a lot of people. More likely however is that you will put some bogeys and “others” on your scorecard. So this week we will look at the ...

Bucks knock back New Riegel, Galion in home tri

NEW WASHINGTON — Addie Ackerman tossed up 50 assists and Emily Stump and Jenna Karl combined for 40 kills Saturday as Buckeye Central swept New Riegel and Galion. Ackerman also tallied 14 digs for the Bucks, who held off New Riegel 25-20, 20-25, 25-22 and beat Galion 25-23, 25-14. Stump ...

Now is the time for Tribe to win it all

William Donald Schaefer, the late former mayor of Baltimore and governor of Maryland, had a favorite line. It was part political slogan, part motivation, part mantra. “Do it now.” That’s the line that keeps coming back to me about the 2017 Cleveland Indians. The team will wrap up ...