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Elmore tops Hopewell-Loudon all-conference honorees

Freshman Makayla Elmore landed on the girls first team to lead all Hopewell-Loudon award winners when the Blanchard Valley Conference released its all-conference list Tuesday. Elmore led the BVC in scoring with 24.8 points per game, finished second with 10.8 rebounds per game and tied for ...

Tigers too much for Redmen in postseason opener

SHELBY — Huron erupted in the first quarter and ended with five double-digit scorers Tuesday in a 67-56 district tournament-opening win against Fostoria. The Tigers (9-12) led 26-11 at the first stop and 41-23 at halftime. Michael Hurst's 19 points for Huron led everyone, Chris Davis ...

Blue Jackets erupt in 4th to put away Riverdale

CAREY — It was a big finish that set up an even bigger finish. And in the process, New Riegel put the finishing touch on Riverdale's season. The Blue Jackets scored 23 points in the fourth quarter, matching their total for the entire first half, in pulling away for a 57-40 win over the ...

Calvert starts fast, holds on against Seneca East

CAREY — Seneca East and Calvert played each other twice during the regular season. The Tigers won both times. If that fazed the Senecas, it sure didn't look — or sound — like it. “We knew we could beat them,” Calvert guard Nic Somodi said. “We had the mindset.” Somodi ...

Hot-shooting Panthers down Buckeye Central

GALION — Sometimes, it just falls apart. Winners of four of its last five games, Buckeye Central led by four points in the second quarter, but that is when Sandusky St. Mary stepped up the defensive intensity and started hitting open shots. The eighth-seeded Panthers scored 14 straight ...

Briefs

RADIO BROADCAST: Tonight's Calvert-Seneca East boys district basketball game will be broadcast on 93.3 WTTF FM. The coverage is to begin at 6 p.m. YOUTH BASKETBALL: Tiffin Gold won the Sandusky Bay Conference sixth grade tournament Friday. The team beat Sandusky in the semifinals 47-44 before ...

Dragons split doubleheader with former conference rival Ohio Dominican

MASON — The Tiffin University baseball team picked up its first win of the young season in Game 1 of a doubleheader against former Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe Ohio Dominican Monday. The Dragons won the first game 5-2 The Panthers took the second game of the ...

Chieftains turn Warriors over 26 times in drubbing

OAK HARBOR — The only thing that slowed Hopewell-Loudon down Saturday night was the running clock. The new OHSSA rule where if a team leads by 35 in the second half, there is a running clock in the postseason. It was in full effect for much of the second half as the Chieftains ...

Leipsic ends NR’s season

BASCOM — The challenges were obvious — New Riegel's Brianna Gillig was her school's all-time leading scorer and rebounder and Leipsic countered with two top-level three-year letterwinners of their own in Kierra Meyer and Heather Lammers. The game-plan response was a couple gimmick ...

Columbian has 4 champions

CLYDE — Five weeks ago, Andrew Branson was told his season likely was over. Earlier this week, the Columbian 126-pounder's participation in Saturday's Division II sectional looked questionable, at best. But when the tournament arrived, Branson not only wrestled, he dominated. After ...

Champions crowned at 2018 Tiffin City Bowling Tournament

The final curtain has dropped on this year’s city bowling tournament. Yes, the dust has settled — perhaps because of all the rain we’ve had — and it is time to let you know who will be wearing crowns, well, metaphorically speaking. First though, I would like to opine on several ...

Three champions for runner-up Warriors at Van Buren sectional

VAN BUREN — Three Mohawk grapplers won titles, two others took second and three others gained district berths Saturday to help the Warriors claim the runner-up spot at the Division III sectional tournament. Elmwood upended Mohawk 187 1/2-166 for the team triumph, with Carey tying ...

Quick start propels Tigers

WILLARD — Seneca East dominated the first quarter and held Bucyrus at bay from there Saturday to claim a 62-52 Division IV district quarterfinal win. The Tigers (18-5) advance to play Western Reserve at Shelby on Thursday at 6:15 p.m. Seneca East powered its way to a 21-12 lead by the end ...

Three Dragons off to nationals

FINDLAY — Three Tiffin University grapplers qualified for the NCAA Division II National Championships at Saturday's Midwest Regional at University of Findlay. Trey Grine took third at 149 pounds to lead the Dragons, with fourths going to 141-pounder Bryan LaVearn and 174-pounder Chase ...

Early lead helps Blue Devils

CAREY — Carey jumped out to a huge first quarter lead Friday before being slowed down in the second and fourth quarters against Seneca East in Northern 10 Athletic Conference play. The Blue Devils took a 20-8 lead at the first stop before the Tigers tried to chip away at them, but fell ...

Down two starters, no problem for Rams vs. CC

NORTH ROBINSON — After two-straight Northern 10 Athletic Conference championships, Upper Sandusky lost a lot of good players to graduation, including two-time N10 player of the year Wes Vent. With basically a new crew on the floor this season and with two starters injured, this would be ...

Stockaders snare a share

OLD FORT — In a matter of three days in late January, Old Fort went from on top to 'Oh, my.' Unlike the great Dick Enberg rendition, that was not a good thing. But when not much is going your way, play defense. That's what the Stockaders did and they did it in a big way while turning back ...

Clyde’s Harrah keys big comeback

Derick Harrah was at a loss to explain exactly what happened in the first 16 minutes of Friday night's game between Clyde and Columbian. Clyde, a team that came in having won 15 games, was trailing the Tornadoes, who had won three, 24-11 at the break. The Fliers shot just 5 of 19 in the first ...

Semifinals dotted with local grapplers as sectionals get underway

VAN BUREN — Plenty of area wrestlers advanced to today's semifinals at the Division III sectional at Van Buren, with Mohawk currently holding a 59-42 1/2 advantage over Carey for second. Low numbers played a role in some of that. Ten weight classes had fewer than 10 competitors, leading to ...

Krupp takes charge in singles and doubles

The ladies took the spotlight on the fourth day of the 79th Annual Tiffin Women’s Bowling Association City Tournament. It was time for singles and doubles competition and one bowler stole most of that light. Wendy Krupp surged to the top of the singles chart as she fired an actual 570 ...