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Sarka leads TC at SBC Tourney

FREMONT — For being on the Fremont Country Club course for the first time, Columbian coach Tony Vasko was happy with how his team performed Monday. The Tornadoes finished with a team score of 432, good for sixth in the Lake Division of the Sandusky Bay Conference. Shelby won the team ...

Pirates make quick work of Tornadoes

Columbian won just four sets Monday against Perkins as the Pirates won 5-0 in Sandusky Bay Conference play. In singles play, Perkins' No. 1 Serena Bruno beat Brooke Smith 6-0, 6-1, while No. 2 Maria Schoeder beat Katie Smith 6-0, 6-0 and No. 3 Cassie Cebull defeated Casey Knutson 6-2, 6-1. ...

Close call goes against Calvert in loss

Nobody is lobbying for video reviews in high school football and Calvert coach Todd Fox isn't about to start the conversation. But a tough call proved to be a pivotal one early in the third period when Oak Harbor's Clay Schulte was ruled to have a made a touchdown catch. About 45 minutes ...

Seneca East breaks away from Panthers

SANDUSKY — Seneca East had to battle just to establish a two-touchdown lead at half. Chase Berger helped add to that in a matter of seconds to open the third quarter. The sophomore took the opening kickoff of the second half 76 yards, aiding the Tigers to a 33-6 non-league win over ...

Redmen take out Tornadoes in five

Tyriana Settles led a varied attack Saturday as Fostoria held off Columbian 19-25, 25-16, 25-22, 23-25, 15-12. Settles tallied a double-double of 35 kills and 10 digs for the Redmen (11-3). Dakota Thomas chipped in 44 assists on a 99-for-100 setting effort, and added five digs and three ...

Chieftains nip host Raiders for team crown

KANSAS — Hopewell-Loudon’s pack had just under a 77-second separation Saturday en route to edging Lakota 73-76 for the Kyle Dussel title at the Lakota Myron Cline Invitational. Tyler Reinhart-Anez led the champion Chieftains by taking seventh (17:41.17), Jordan Foster ran 14th (18:25.88), ...

Heidelberg scores 40, takes down Polar Bears

ADA — Heidelberg coach Scott Donaldson felt his team needed a quick start against Ohio Northern Saturday. So in the week leading up to the game, he devised a plan with offensive coordinator Jason Lewis. “Hey,” Donaldson said he told Lewis, “Call plays like you think we’re down ...

Dragons defense comes up big against Davenport

CALEDONIA, Michigan — It’s not often that a coach makes a case for a conference’s defensive player of the week. But Tiffin University mentor Gary Goff felt compelled to do so Saturday after his team won for the second time in three games, defeating new Great Lakes Intercollegiate ...

Second-half surge keys Vikings

CALEDONIA — Jacob Kellogg scored two second-half goals Saturday to help River View double up Upper Sandusky 4-2. The Vikings (1-8-1) led 1-0 at the break after Ezra Warwick's unassisted goal with 7:53 remaining in the first half. River View's Bryce Bollinger added a goal off a penalty ...

Big Blue sweeps ‘Berg

SPRINGFIELD — Heidelberg started off strong against one of the national volleyball powers but quickly ran out of gas on Saturday. Heidelberg (5-7) fell 25-24, 25-16, 25-20 to No. 9 Millikin. The Princes struggled once again with their attacking, collecting only 28 kills. Morgan Strenk led ...

Leipsic rolls over undermanned H-L

BASCOM — Entering the Week 4 game Friday against state-ranked Leipsic, Hopewell-Loudon knew it was going to be a tough game, even without several key starters including Sam Stickley out of the backfield. The Chieftains battled in the first half to keep it close, but playing so many guys ...

Clyde crushes Bowsher

TOLEDO — Braydi Clark keyed a 21-point second quarter with a pair of scoring runs Friday to key Clyde’s 48-8 whipping of Toledo Bowsher. Conner Long’s 15-yard TD run put the Fliers up 7-0 in the first quarter. Clark added touchdown runs of 14 and 2 yards in the second period before ...

Columbian comes up just short

It’s hard, and probably not even fair, to break a game down to a single play. But Columbian’s fourth-and-11 from the Toledo Start 18 with less than a minute left in regulation was the biggest play of Friday night’s contest, and one where inches — and perhaps the outstretched hands of ...

Otsego controls FHS

FOSTORIA — One way or another, Otsego coach Matt Dzierwa was looking for a little ball control. One way and another, he got it. The Knights put together 23 plays of 8 yards or more, 15 of them passes by junior Mitchell Downs, on the way to 42-21 win over Fostoria in the Northern Buckeye ...

Dragons focused heading to face Davenport

After a lopsided win over Lake Erie last week, Tiffin University coach Gary Goff wanted to make sure his players were in the right frame of mind. The Dragons travel to Davenport today for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matchup. Like last week’s opponent, Davenport has ...

Heidelberg expecting motivated ONU in OAC opener

Scott Donaldson remembers, so he's sure Dean Paul and the Ohio Northern Polar Bears remembers, too. A year ago, in the first night game at Hoernemann Stadium, the Student Princes overpowered ONU for a 45-14 win. Donaldson, the Heidelberg coach, is certain the Polar Bears will be motivated ...

Nielsen expected to start at quarterback for Calvert against OH

Calvert is to start its third different quarterback in four weeks. With Park Hemminger and Trenton Cooper likely out with injuries, Senecas coach Todd Fox is set to turn to sophomore Mitch Nielsen, who took over for Cooper last week against Norwalk St. Paul. Fox said he has confidence in ...

Blue Jackets take a thriller

NEW RIEGEL — Brianna Gillig lit up Calvert Thursday, as she recorded 27 kills, 19 digs and a pair of aces for New Riegel as the Blue Jackets escaped with a 24-26, 26-24, 19-25, 25-19, 15-11 victory in Sandusky Bay Conference River Division play. Backing Gillig was Kaitlyn Kirian with 11 ...

Rams get to .500

BUCYRUS — It wasn't easy, but Upper Sandusky got its fifth win this season with a 3-2 win over Bucyrus. In singles play, Sydney Schryer dropped her match 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1, while No. 2 Mady West lost 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. However, the Rams won the last three as Emma Schoenberger won at No. 3 ...

Packs lead Carey boys, H-L girls to Riverdale crowns

MOUNT BLANCHARD — Carey's boys and Hopewell-Loudon's girls each had their scoring packs finish in less than a 90-second window Thursday to capture Riverdale Invitational titles. Tyler Leist claimed second in 17:43.5 to lead the Blue Devils to the boys title by a 39-64-margin over ...