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Richards erupts in TU’s OT win

ELKINS, W.Va. — Savanah Richards erupted for 25 points, and the Dragons pulled away from Alderson Broaddus in overtime 79-72. “I'm so proud of our fight to the finish,” Dragons coach Jessie Ivey said. “We had big play tonight all across the board, highlighted by freshman Savanah ...

Briefs

BOWLING: Robin Brownell rolled a 194 for the women's high game and a 359 for the women's high series in the Allen Eiry League. Dave Everhart had a 176 for the men's high game and a 315 for the men's high series. * Mike Kimmet rolled games of 223, 172 and 223 for a 618 series in the K of C 55 ...

Senior-laden Chieftains believe best play is ahead

BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon’s players have been through all of this before. A few times, in fact. The final stretch of a schedule has arrived, and the Chieftains are preparing for what they hope strong finish and postseason run. It’s nothing new for a team with seven seniors, three of ...

TC boys stay close, but fall to Redskins

FOSTORIA —Despite some struggles, Columbian’s boys kept it close with Port Clinton Wednesday at Seneca Lanes in Fostoria. Behind a 424 series by Tommy Peer, the Tornadoes had a shot, but lost to the Redskins, 2,584- 2,523. Columbian fell to 3-7. “Splits and missed single pins ...

Blue Devils nipped by Colonel Crawford

CAREY — Carey’s players and coaches quietly gathered their drinks and towels from the bench. After watching a win that could springboard the Blue Devils slip away, one could understand the disappointment. Carey got two stops it needed, but it was not enough as Colonel Crawford still ...

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JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL: Calvert's eighth grade beat Lakota 29-23. Alyssa Rishty had 10 points while Caroline Lanicek and Brooklyn Brown each scored eight each. COACH NEEDED: Fostoria High School seeks a head volleyball coach. Submit a letter of interest, resume and any other coaching ...

Yellow Jackets win big at Heidelberg

Baldwin Wallace shot extremely well through the first three quarters, grabbed a significant lead at halftime and never looked back, trouncing Heidelberg, 90-55. Kasey Hughes led the Blue Jackets — the No. 14 team in Division III — with 22 points, while Riley Schill was 7 of 8 from the ...

Chieftains too much for Senecas

BASCOM — One of MaKayla Elmore’s many basketball skills is a soft shooting touch. That was perhaps never more evident than the 3:25 mark of the first quarter of Hopewell-Loudon’s game against Calvert here Tuesday night. That’s when Elmore’s short jumper bounded around a little ...

Stockaders break away after 1st quarter

OLD FORT — Old Fort stormed past Woodmore in the middle quarters Tuesday to turn a close game into a 63-45 win. The Stockaders (10-7) ended the first quarter up just 15-13, but doubled up the Wildcats 18-9 in the second and outscored them 15-7 in the third for a 48-29 advantage. Jordan ...

Bowerman records 1,000th point in rout of USHS

UPPER SANDUSKY — Coaches have a hard time describing what kind of player or person Seneca East junior Jessica Bowerman is. It’s not for a lack of trying, it’s because there aren’t enough good words to say about her. But a good thing for her happened Tuesday night as the Tigers ...

Ross drops Columbian twice in bowling

FREMONT — Undisclosed rules violations and the flu played roles in Columbian’s boys and girls losing in bowling Tuesday to Fremont Ross. The Little Giants took the boys match 2,576-2,538 while the girls won 1,514-1,430. In the boys match, Zavier Sherman rolled games of 212 and 223 for a ...

Lady Red roll on Casey’s big night

BELLEVUE — Things went according to plan for the Bellevue girls basketball team Tuesday night. Senior guard Casey Santoro pushed past the 2,000-point mark for her career as the Lady Red ran away from a talented Toledo Central Catholic team, 63-39. “I don’t think tonight could’ve ...

Woods, Hopewell-Loudon keep making statements amid 15-0 season

By Andy Wolf From The Courier BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon’s girls basketball team was already hopeful prior to Kaia Woods transferring in. The Chieftains won back-to-back Division IV district titles and returned all five starters from last year’s squad. Woods, an all-state player at ...

Santoro ties state 3-point mark

Casey Santoro tied the state record for made 3-pointers in a quarter and Bellevue found its way onto two state lists for made 3-pointers Saturday in an 88-26 rout of Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division foe Columbian. Santoro hit six 3-pointers in the third quarter for the Redmen, tying her ...

Lakota’s Franks, Carey’s May claim Thunderbird titles

LIMA — Lakota’s Trevor Franks and Carey’s Tanner May won titles back-to-back Saturday to highlight area efforts at the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbird Invitational. Franks improved to 28-0 and earned career win No. 150 by beating Waynedale’s Micah Hershberger 7-5 for the 170-pound ...

Jury’s free throw lifts Chieftains past Redmen

By Shannon Dove Staff Writer BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon’s Jordyn Jury stepped to the free throw line with no time left on the clock and the game tied at 46. When he converted, the home crowd erupted in cheers and Hopewell-Loudon claimed a 47-46 victory over Fostoria in non-league play ...

No. 8 Dragon grapplers win GMAC championship

FINDLAY — With the stakes raised to the max, top-seeded and No. 8 nationally-ranked Tiffin came back in the final match of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Wrestling Championship duals Saturday afternoon. With his team trailing 19-18 against defending conference duals champion Lake ...

Hess records double-double as Warriors fend off late Carey rally

SYCAMORE — Hayden Stone fueled Carey’s rally in the second half, but Mohawk held on Saturday for a 66-64 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win. The Warriors (10-7, 6-5 N10) seemed to have the game in control after entering halftime up 37-22, but Carey countered with a 24-15 scoring surge in ...

Ratliff, foul shots counter cold shooting

NEW WASHINGTON — Shots from the field didn’t exactly fall like rain, but Buckeye Central thrived at the line and got a double-double from Taylor Ratliff in a 47-28 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win Friday against Upper Sandusky. Neither team made even a third of their field goal tries ...

Columbian gets big plays late, thwarts Pirates in OT

Perkins outplayed Columbian for at least 24 minutes Friday night. The Pirates led countless times late with chances to get a big road win. It didn’t happen. Perkins led Columbian from the end of the first quarter all the way until the first Tornado basket in overtime, but couldn’t get ...