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Early deficit can’t halt Lady Red

GALION — Bellevue trailed 9-0 early, then it didn't. After spotting Norwalk an early lead, the Redmen rallied back big time Saturday to claim a 63-49 Division II district title. The win vaults Bellevue into Tuesday's 7 p.m. regional semifinal at Mansfield High against Norton, the fourth ...

‘Berg powers past Barons

The Heidelberg men’s lacrosse team used a 13-goal explosion in the second quarter to propel it to a 25-12 win over Franciscan Saturday. The 25 goals set a program record for most goals in a game. The previous record was 16. Senior captain Matt Wernerspach led the Princes (2-0) with seven ...

Chieftains make big plays at end, advance

FOSTORIA — Hopewell-Loudon freshman Makayla Elmore single-handedly dominated Fremont St. Joe's girls when the two teams met just before the turn of the calendar. Coach Mallory Holliday and the Crimson Streaks were determined not to let her do that again in Saturday's Division IV district ...

Second-half turnovers doom Blue Devils

FINDLAY — The past few times Carey made it to the district final, it had to try to combat St. Wendelin's 6-foot-4 post Kamryn Troike. This time, it was a little different. The Blue Devils had the height advantage down low with 6-2 Sydney Kin. However, Leipsic had length and size ...

Mohawk, New Riegel punch tickets to district semifinal

CAREY — Every possession matters. Every shot matters. Every call matters. It's the reality of tournament basketball. There were plenty of sweaty palms Friday night in a pair of Division IV district quarterfinal games at Carey. In the end, Mohawk edged Calvert 45-41 and New Riegel ...

Carey defense locks down Western Reserve in second half

BASCOM — Western Reserve scored 11 points in less than 2 1/2 minutes early in the first quarter and put up another 11 over the final three minutes of the period. And they still trailed Carey in a Division III sectional final at Hopewell-Loudon here Friday night. When the Roughriders ...

St. Joe gets caught in Old Fort’s Webb

FREMONT — A step ahead of the pack and victory assured, Jacob Webb put the finishing touches on a spectacular night for his team and himself. The Old Fort senior raced down the floor for a layup with one-tenth of a second remaining in regulation. The Stockaders' student section — ...

Huron hangs on to eliminate Upper Sandusky

SHELBY — Drew Wennes led Huron with 19 points, but a layup in the fourth quarter stood out the most. The layup came after Upper Sandusky's Jevon Dible hit back-to-back 3-pointers to slice an eight-point deficit to two. “I thought that was a huge score,” Huron coach Bobby James said. ...

Pair of area 170-pounders reach district semis

DEFIANCE — Eight area wrestlers advanced to the semifinals, including two locals in the same weight class, to highlight the first day of action at the Division III district tournament at Defiance High. The 170-pound weight class has the two area grapplers — Calvert's Connor Kwiat and ...

Lex rolls in fourth

WILLARD — Lexington erupted in the fourth quarter Friday, racing past Clyde 28-11 in the final period to turn a 42-38 deficit into a 66-53 Division II district quarterfinal win. Cade Stover paced the Minutemen (18-5) in the win with 23 points. Josh Aiello chipped in 15 points, Ben Vore ...

Chieftains, Streaks each win to set up showdown in district final

FOSTORIA — The result was pretty much the same, but it had a much different look. Hopewell-Loudon's girls dominated Lakota in a regular-season game back in December. Matched against the Raiders again in the Division IV district semifinal, the Chieftains were challenged in the first half and ...

Seneca East nipped by Western Reserve

SHELBY — Western Reserve executed big plays at both ends of the floor late, and ended Seneca East's postseason run by the slimmest of margins. Cora Wyers' layup with 51 seconds left broke a 41-all tie, and after a stop, McKenna Woodruff split a pair of free throws with 26 seconds ...

Wunder-Kin: Senior scores 28 as Carey advances

FINDLAY — Two of the best girls post players in the area were on full display Thursday night in a Division IV district semifinal at Liberty-Benton. Carey's Sydney Kin and Arcadia's Kennedy Pratt, both 6-foot-2, put on a show as Pratt ended with 30 points and six rebounds, while Kin had 28 ...

Santoro’s last-second drive sends Lady Red to finals

GALION — Casey Santoro scored on a drive with 1.5 seconds to go Thursday to push top-seeded Bellevue past upset-minded Ontario 39-37 in a Division II district semifinal. Her game-winning drive started off the left wing, moved through the top of the key to the right wing before heading to ...

Fliers power past Warriors

WILLARD — Clyde jumped out to a huge 47-29 halftime lead in route to a 78-64 win over Ontario in the Division II district tournament. With an early 20-13 lead at the first stop, the Fliers (17-6) went full throttle in the second outscoring the Warriors 27-16. Ontario (14-9) outscored Clyde ...

Student Princes shut down Comets

OLIVET, Mich. — The Heidelberg women's lacrosse team recorded its first road win in program history and its second of the season behind the efforts of Jen Kovarik and Dana Dudley. The two combined for eight goals in the 16-0 rout of Olivet Wednesday. The Princes seem to have turned things ...

Blue Devils blast Royals

BASCOM — If you keep Cody Luzader from scoring, you'd have to like your chances. At least, that's how Wynford coach Jason Engel figured it. Luzader is the Blue Devils' second-leading scorer, and one of the top players in the Northern 10 Athletic Conference, averaging better than 13 points ...

Blue Streaks roll past Columbian

BUCYRUS — Usually trying to beat an opponent three times in a season is difficult. Unless its Sandusky against Columbian. In the first two matchups this season, Sandusky topped Columbian by 33 points both times. Needless to say, the Tornadoes had their work cut out for them Wednesday ...

Santoro, Gillig shine atop all-SBC girls list

Bellevue's Casey Santoro and New Riegel's Brianna Gillig were each named their division's most outstanding performer when the Sandusky Bay Conference released its all-conference list Tuesday. Santoro, a sophomore, got the nod in the Lake Division after leading the division with 22 points per ...

Briefs

BOYS SECTIONAL TICKETS: Upper Sandusky will play in the sectional finals Friday at 6 p.m. and is the first game of a split session. The gym will be cleared between games. Separate tickets are required for each game. Tickets are only sold at the door the night of the game and cost $6 for adults ...