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VARSITY BOYS BOWLING: After taking a fall in team action, Columbian was able to fight back in the baker games to top Eastwood 2,721-2,693 Tuesday. The Tornadoes dropped team play 1741-1704 before taking the baker games 1,017-952. Keygan Yonts led Columbian's efforts with a 410 while Tommy Peer ...

Marshall ties career high with 33 points, Clyde tops Old Fort

Old Fort coach Jenny Ritzler said she would probably rank Clyde's Heidi Marshall as one of the top three players her team has had to defend in her six years of coaching. After Wednesday's career night for the senior, it is easy to understand why. Marshall tied a career-high with 33 points ...

Dryfuse, Blue Jackets power past Raiders

NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel outscored Lakota 26-14 over the middle quarters and Ben Dryfuse led all scorers Tuesday as the Blue Jackets powered their way to a 59-33 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division win. The Blue Jackets (6-3, 4-1 SBC) led just 11-9 at the first stop, but outscored Lakota ...

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COACH SOUGHT: Old Fort seeks a junior high girls track coach. If interested, contact Athletic Director Gregg Molyet at (419) 463-7138 or oldfortad@oldfortschools.org. MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT: Mohawk will hold a Military Appreciation Night during this Friday's home boys basketball game with ...

Calvert uses defense to down St. Joe

It was a tough way to go for Calvert Assistant Athletic Director Kim Zahner, charged with introducing the lineups with a microphone that was out. That was a strain, but it wasn't the only issue of the night. Head coach Jon Otterbacher was also out. And the final 2.4 seconds on the scoreboard ...

Multi-winners help Chieftains sweep

BASCOM — Caden Crawford dominated in his two matches and three teammates also claimed two victories Tuesday to help Hopewell-Loudon win twice against Calvert and Fremont St. Joe. The Chieftains beat Calvert 27-10 and St. Joe 33-11. Crawford beat Calvert 138-pounder Bobby Breymyer 14-6 and ...

Dryfuse clutch at line as Columbian upends Ross

Down two points and with 17 seconds left, Fremont Ross' Jazmin Bulger drove toward the basket and attempted a potential game-tying shot. It missed, and Columbian's Abby Dryfuse grabbed the rebound — her 14th. She was immediately fouled. Nine seconds remained. This was good and bad for the ...

Fliers top Chargers at the Q

CLEVELAND — Clyde took a trip east along with Edison to play at Quicken Loans Arena Monday. The Fliers left the pro stage with a 61-43 win over the Chargers. Clyde held Edison to 14 points in the first half — six in the first and eight in the second — to take a 29-14 halftime ...

Grand Valley State thumps TU

The Tiffin women’s basketball team struggled to score at the start and the end of the game as Grand Valley took home a 73-40 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win Saturday. The Lakers out-rebounded the Dragons 49-27 and held a 16-0 edge in second chance points. Grand Valley ...

Columbian can’t catch Comets, loses 5th straight

GENOA — Genoa dominated the start of each half Saturday en route to beating Columbian 75-48. The Comets (8-3) led 21-12 at the first stop and used a 22-14 surge in the third quarter to push their lead to 58-37. Jared Akers tossed in 14 points and Braden Brown added 13 for the Tornadoes ...

OF prevails in non-conference tilt

BASCOM — It was going to be showdown time in the Sandusky Bay Conference River Division Friday night, but the daytime wintry blast wiped out games featuring Old Fort at Sandusky St. Mary and New Riegel at Fremont St. Joseph. The four clubs shared the division lead coming in with 3-1 marks, ...

Dragons storm back to top Purdue Northwest

Tiffin looked lethargic. It played without energy and didn’t hit many shots. It also turned the ball over 19 times. But that was in the first 34 minutes of the game with Purdue Northwest Thursday in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play. The last six minutes of the game, ...

Cold-shooting Carey falls to Colonel Crawford in big N10 showdown

CAREY — After seeing a three-point deficit turn into a 12-point deficit at halftime, things only got worse for Carey. The Blue Devils went through a stretch making just 1 of 24 shots. Meanwhile, Cameron McCreary led four Colonel Crawford players in double digits as the Eagles rolled to a ...

Moore sets SBC, school diving record for TC

OAK HARBOR — The first day of the Sandusky Bay Conference swim meet is done, and Columbian is off to a record start. Well, technically, Columbian's Clay Moore is. Moore won the diving portion of the meet with 311.95 points, setting SBC Bay Division and school records. Teammate Trevor ...

Dragons get past Pride

Madison Jackson and Ali Schirmer both scored 14 points for Tiffin Thursday as the Dragons held off Purdue Northwest 54-46 in GLIAC play. The Dragons (6-10, 2-6 GLIAC) led 31-29 at the half and after a 10-10 third period, the Dragons took the last quarter 13-7 to finish off the Pride (2-11, ...

Coach Jeffers gets 700th win as Crusaders take down ’Berg

Heidelberg coach Morgan Harrigan knows her team can’t win when it gets out-rebounded the way it did by Capital Wednesday night. To put it another way: The Student Princes are a drastically different team when Madelyn Crawford is not on the floor. Crawford, a Willard graduate, scored 15 ...

Chieftains fall to Panthers and Hornets

MCCOMB — Three Hopewell-Loudon wrestlers posted a 2-0 record, but the Chieftains fell 0-2 with losses to McComb and Cory Rawson Wednesday in a Blanchard Valley Conference triangular. The Chieftains fell in a close dual to McComb 29-28 before the Hornets routed H-L 57-18. Caden Crawford ...

’Berg drops third straight

COLUMBUS — Since the start of the new year and coming back from a trip to Florida, the Heidelberg men's basketball team has struggled to get a win as it fell to Ohio Athletic Conference foe Capital Wednesday, 85-75. The Student Princes trailed 43-34 going into the halftime break before ...

Kin dominates inside as Blue Devils tame Tigers

ATTICA — Carey 6-foot-2 senior post Sydney Kin has been terrorizing opposing teams for a while now, but it pretty much left Seneca East first-year coach Don Vogt speechless postgame Tuesday night. Kin, who scored the first 10 points of the game for the Blue Devils, dominated inside and ...

Clyde’s Marshall gives brilliant performance against Tornadoes

There were plenty of things that stood out after Clyde's 51-33 win over Columbian in Tiffin Tuesday. The Tornadoes came out at the start of the game and missed their first eight field goal attempts. Two of their top three scorers, Kaia Woods and Maddie Brisendine, were held scoreless in the ...