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Chieftains’ Elmore first team all-Ohio

Coming into this season, Hopewell-Loudon junior MaKayla Elmore already was a two-time all-state player. Well, now you can make it three. Elmore, a 6-foot-3 post, had another fabulous season for the Chieftains, who went undefeated in the regular season. Elmore averaged 24.1 points, 10.9 ...

Calvert, Parkway each unfamiliar with regional atmosphere

Parkway can pose some problems. Calvert coach Jon Otterbacher knows that. “They play out of the MAC, a known (athletic) powerhouse,” the Calvert coach said. But despite that, Calvert’s opponent in tonight’s Division IV regional semifinal has something in common with the ...

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REGIONAL TICKETS: Upper Sandusky's boys will play Lima Shawnee in the 6:15 p.m. regional game Thursday at the Bowling Green State University Stroh Center. Presale tickets will be sold for $7 at the Upper Sandusky athletic office 8 a.m.-3 p.m. today through Wednesday, and 5-7 p.m. Monday. No ...

TC gets 3 to state; Bellevue wins 1st district title

NORWALK — Columbian had five wrestlers competing Saturday at the Division II district meet in Norwalk. The hope, as stated by coach Travis Salyer and a few of the athletes, was to get all five to state next week in Columbus. That didn’t happen. But the Tornadoes still had quite a ...

Bucks run out of time in regional final loss

MASSILLON — For the longest time, Buckeye Central struggled offensively. It seemingly did not even look like the Bucks would even get to 20 points against a tough Cornerstone Christian Academy team. Buckeye Central got things going late in the third quarter and cut what was once a ...

Runner-up trio tops area district effort

NAPOLEON — Lakota’s Trevor Franks suffered his first loss of the year in Saturday’s district finals. He’ll get a chance to bounce back on the state’s biggest stage. Franks and two other area grapplers claimed second and two other locals also gained state berths at the Division III ...

TU’s Ceja, Lee in national semifinals

ADRIAN, Mich. — Two Tiffin University women’s wrestlers reached the semifinals and four others continued on through the consolation rounds Friday on the first day at the 2020 Cliff Keen National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championships. The tournament concludes today, with Tiffin ...

Dragons take 11 to top college tournament

Tiffin is in just its second year of fielding a women’s wrestling team. Nick Goebel is in just his first year as TU’s head coach. Today, the Goebel-led Dragons and 18 other teams take what should be a big step toward a major milestone in the sport when they step on the mat at the ...

Redmen have 5 in semifinals, Columbian with 2 after Day 1

NORWALK — Bellevue continued its dominance on the wrestling mat Friday, advancing five wrestlers to the semifinals after Day 1 of the district tournament at Norwalk High School. The Redmen, as a team, trail Wauseon 64 1/2-59 1/2, while Columbian is 11th (31 1/2), Upper Sandusky is tied for ...

With biggest moments ahead, Calvert playing its best

On the eve of, perhaps, the program’s biggest game in 15 years, a trio of Calvert players sat in their coach’s office. Captain Mitch Nielsen and all-district selections Nick Seifert and Garrett Spaun were pretty loose. When the question was asked about how the Senecas thought they’d ...

‘Seneca Nation, this is for you’

By Ted Radick Sports Writer FINDLAY — Pardon Calvert sophomore Garrett Spaun for his enthusiasm. “Seneca Nation, this is for you,” Spaun said Friday after Calvert defeated Arlington 53-36 in a Division IV district final at Findlay High School. Calvert, now 20-6, won its first ...

Bucks get the stop they need, will play for state berth

MASSILLON — When Buckeye Central needed to come up with its biggest defensive stop of the season, the Bucks came through. While she starred on the offensive side of the ball, Claudia Pifher got a hand in the face of McDonald’s Sophia Costantino on a potential game-tying 3-pointer. The ...

Columbian hoping to continue season filled with big moments

There have been a number of special moments for Columbian this season. To senior players Chase Frankhauser and Cole Zimmerman, the top one came when the Tornadoes beat Norwalk in double overtime in the Feb. 21 regular-season finale. “I liked the Norwalk win, because it was an overtime ...

Rams hold off Warriors in district semifinal win

By Andy Wolf Sports Writer MANSFIELD — Upper Sandusky stayed the course. The Rams didn’t waiver when Ontario trimmed their 14-point deficit down to four in just two minutes late in the fourth quarter. Instead, Upper Sandusky finished the job and rolled to a 54-45 win in ...

Hiccup in second half dooms Dragons

OWENSBORO, Ky. — The magic just ran out. After winning six of its last eight games, including a 69-64 upset of No. 17 Kentucky Wesleyan College in the regular-season finale, and trailing by one at the end of the first quarter Tuesday to KWC, Tiffin stumbled a bit in the second quarter and ...

Rogers runs past Columbian after slow start

MILLBURY — Travis Kinn couldn’t have written the first three and a half minutes of Wednesday’s Division II district semifinal any better. The Columbian coach forced Rogers into three quick turnovers. Logan Beaston buried a 3-pointer from the wing, LJ Reaves drove for a layup, and then ...

Senecas upset Stockaders, H-L loses in final seconds

FINDLAY — It’s never easy beating a team three times in a season. Old Fort did that last week against New Riegel. It had another chance to sweep rival Calvert Tuesday night in a Division IV district semifinal at Findlay High. It didn’t go as planned. Calvert coach Jon Otterbacher ...

Hopewell-Loudon’s Elmore gains top spot in D-III district list

Hopewell-Loudon’s MaKayla Elmore was named the top girls Division III player and three other area players picked up first-team honors when the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association released the Northwest District Basketball list Wednesday. Elmore averaged 25.1 points for the Chieftains, who ...

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BASEBALL: Sign up for the Mohawk district summer league baseball and softball is 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mohawk High School cafeteria. Students currently enrolled in grades K-8 interested in playing in Melmore, McCutchenville or Sycamore can sign up on these dates. For more information, ...