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Calvert wants to keep momentum vs. Margaretta

After three consecutive losses, Calvert coach Steve Reser said he wanted his team to get back to enjoying playing football again. The Senecas appeared to do that last week in a 40-21 win over St. Joe. Reser said this week he wanted to see that attitude continue. “I think they’ve done ...

Redmen claim boys quadrangular

BELLEVUE — Bellevue’s boys had four runners finish in the top 10 and another end just outside it Thursday en route to winning a four-team meet Thursday. The Redmen beat Calvert 35-49, followed by Sandusky (65) and Margaretta (80). Cayden Adams won the meet for Bellevue in 17:26, Ryan ...

Columbian’s season ends at sectionals

FREMONT — Two of the three singles players and one of the two doubles teams for Columbian picked up wins Thursday at the Division I sectional tournament at Fremont Ross. However, each one bowed out of the tournament in the next round. At singles, Sammy Kimmet fell to Lucy Miller (Fremont ...

Dull leads All-SBC golf selections for champion Raiders

Since Lakota doesn’t have a girls team, junior Kyleigh Dull — who qualified for state for the third year in a row — plays on the boys team for the Raiders. Dull was a first-team All-SBC River selection, leading the Raiders to a SBC title in points over Fremont St. Joe, 26-24, when the ...

Tornadoes edged by Warriors on Senior Day

Ontario swept the doubles matches Tuesday, spoiling Columbian’s senior day with a 3-2 win. The match was Columbian’s last of the regular season. It will compete in the Division II sectionals Thursday in Fremont. Columbian’s doubles teams of Jaidyn Borer and Madison Wise and Grace ...

Clyde’s team moves on

ARLINGTON — Clyde got just one score in the 100s on its way to a third-place finish as a team at the Division I sectional tournament at Sycamore Springs Wednesday. The top 3 teams and top 3 individuals not on those teams advanced to the district. Columbian finished fifth as a team, ...

Jones, Meyer spark Senecas vs. St. Mary

Ashlyn Jones and Zoe Meyer had solid nights swinging their arms Tuesday as Calvert beat Sandusky Bay Conference River Division foe Sandusky St. Mary 25-18, 25-10, 25-15 on Ace Out Breast Cancer Night. Jones led the charge with eight kills, seven digs and five aces for the Senecas, while Meyer ...

September’s $90-million-dollar man

Remember the 1970s action series featuring Steve Austin (AKA Lee Majors) as the Six-Million-Dollar man, with bionic limbs and superhuman power allowing him to run up to 60 MPH? The Dallas Cowboys made Ezekiel Elliott, the former Ohio State player, the $90 million-dollar man this ...

Prep Football, Week 6: Can’t fight this feeling

Buckeye Central at Bucyrus Records: Buckeye Central 0-5, 0-2 N10; Bucyrus 2-3, 1-1 N10 Last year: Bucyrus, 55-0. Outlook: Buckeye Central is coming off its best game of the season, which still resulted in a loss, but it scored 26 points. Running back Jacob Maxhimer had a big game and ...

Columbian boys eighth at sectional

BOWLING GREEN — Columbian’s Brenton Brown was in contention for a Division I district tournament berth, but came up a few strokes short. The Tornadoes’ senior shot a team-best 87 Tuesday at the sectional at Stone Ridge Golf Club in Bowling Green, helping the squad to an eighth-place ...

Tornadoes drop Redmen

FOSTORIA — Columbian swept the singles matches Monday at Fostoria in a 4-1 non-league win. At No. 1 singles, TC’s Casey Knutson beat Abrianna Swartz 6-2, 6-2, while Sammy Kimmet added a 6-0, 6-1 win over Maddie Cook at No. 2 and Anna Stephey topped Raelyn Hoffman 7-5, 6-1 at No. 3. ...

Lakota’s Dull returns to state; Bellevue’s Spurlock joins her

ARLINGTON — For the third straight year, Lakota’s Kyleigh Dull will be playing golf in Columbus at the state tournament. Joining her this year from the area in Division II will be Bellevue’s Lara Spurlock. Dull tied St. Henry’s Ellen Naumann for the overall No. 1 score with a 71 ...

Dragons get big plays late to outlast Panthers in G-MAC play

It wasn’t an easy game, and it wasn’t always pretty. But when Tiffin University needed big plays Saturday against Ohio Dominican, it got them. Quarterback Nick Watson led three fourth quarter touchdown drives — two in the final five minutes — and ran for two scores as the Dragons ...

’Berg goes for the win, but fails in OAC loss to BW

BEREA — Heidelberg found itself in an unfamiliar possession in the worst time possible. After not trailing for over 237 minutes over the span of four games, the Student Princes trailed Baldwin Wallace with less than three minutes left. Heidelberg's offense did what Heidelberg's offense ...

Runner-up Groves sparks champion Tornadoes

OLD FORT — Caden Groves captured second, a teammate ran in the top 20 and three more Tornadoes ended in the top 30 Saturday to guide Columbian to the championship at the 21-team Old Fort Invitational. The Tornadoes beat Liberty Center 93-108 for the title, led by Groves crossing the line in ...

Brown shines for Rams in Kick for the Cure match

UPPER SANDUSKY — Upper Sandusky’s girls honored Brittany Vent and other cancer survivors and those battling the disease before the match, then watched Cortni Brown put on a defensive and offensive display Saturday in a 7-0 win against Galion at the second annual Kick for the Cure ...

Frankhauser, TC rough up Sailors

VERMILION — Chase Frankhauser threw four touchdown passes to Nick Koerper and ran for another Friday as Columbian steamrolled Vermilion 42-0. Frankhauser threw TD tosses of 74, 20 and 39 yards to Koerper in the second quarter and added a 2-yard scoring dive to snap a scoreless tie and put ...

Tigers’ fast start sinks Warriors

ATTICA — Seneca East raced out to a 19-0 lead and topped rival Mohawk comfortably 31-6 Friday in Northern 10 Athletic Conference play. However, there wasn't Backstreet Boys blasting in a postgame celebration in the locker room. The Tigers were unhappy. That speaks volumes of where ...

Turnovers help Calvert get back on track

FREMONT — Briefly, there was an “Oh, no” moment. But a series of “Oh, my” moments more than covered the concern. A couple turnovers had Calvert reeling, but the Senecas worked Fremont St. Joe for six such miscues and turned three of them into scores on the way to a 40-21 Sandusky ...

Margaretta Hedden in right direction after beating H-L in SBC play

BASCOM — Earlier this week, Hopewell-Loudon coach Brian Colatruglio said his team had to improve in stopping the run if it wanted to make noise. After watching his team allow 222 yards and four touchdowns to Margaretta tailback Brycetyn Hedden in a 42-14 loss Friday in Bascom, the ...