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Heidelberg hoping to contain Clark, Pioneers in OAC showdown

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Heidelberg suffered a tough loss in the final seconds against Baldwin Wallace two weeks ago, then had a bye week. It was a little bit different for coach Scott Donaldson. In year's past, Heidelberg's bye came after the first game. But Donaldson said he liked the change. “I loved it,” ...

SE boys 9th, Dull, Montgomery in contention after Day 1

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COLUMBUS — Seneca East's boys had a bit of a rocky start in the Division III state tournament, but two area players are in contention for titles. The Tigers — making their first state appearance — ended the first day of their tournament tied for ninth, shooting a a 356 at Ohio State ...

SE wants to make mark in Columbus

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Seneca East has had its best season ever on the golf course. The Tigers went unbeaten through the Northern 10 Athletic Conference and made it to the state tournament this weekend for the first time. But according to coach Brad Powers, the pressure is off. “With the scores we’ve had ...

Columbian looking to bounce back

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Columbian will not finish the season unblemished. The Tornadoes have moved on after a 33-26 Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division loss at Sandusky last Friday. According to coach Judd Lutz, TC (5-1, 0-1 SBC) is hungry to get back out on the field. It will have to be because the SBC Lake ...

Rams’ Montgomery set for final HS tourney

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UPPER SANDUSKY — It’s been two years since Brett Montgomery played at the NorthStar Golf Club in Sunbury. That was when the Upper Sandusky senior was making his first state tournament appearance. The then-sophomore shot a 72 on the first day, but then put up a 79 on the second and ...

Tornadoes keep working, finding success

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Columbian’s girls cross country team made it to the state meet last season, and is running just as well this year — if not better — than before. But it’s a different field this season. A Division II program a season ago, the Tornadoes were bumped to Division I this year, meaning ...

Sweet 16: Senecas snare SBC perfection

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NEW RIEGEL — Emma White and Ashlyn Jones both registered double-doubles Thursday to fuel Calvert’s 25-17, 25-21, 25-19 win against New Riegel. The victory capped a 16-0 run in the Sandusky Bay Conference River Division for the Senecas. White (2 aces) provided 31 assists and 11 digs and ...

A co-champion last year, Dull returns to Columbus motivated

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It is not common to use a state championship as further fuel. Usually when you reach the pinnacle of your team or individual sport, you feel satisfied and successful. Enter Lakota’s Kyleigh Dull. Dull, a junior, tied for the individual Division II state championship last season with ...

Get excited

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PHOTO BY ZACH BAKER Players on the Columbian girls soccer team huddle before a game against Marion Harding Wednesday at Frost-Kalnow Stadium. The Tornadoes beat the Presidents, 5-0, on what was the team’s senior day.

Dig this

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Tiffin University’s Jenna Huffman (4), a McComb graduate, celebrates with her teammates after recording her 1,000th career dig in a match against Slippery Rock. The Dragons won the match 25-14, 25-14, 25-15, improving to 10-7. Huffman added a team-high 15 kills in the win, and needs just 22 ...

Thiel sets scoring mark for Rams

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Jaidyn Thiel set a single-game scoring record for Upper Sandusky in Tuesday’s 8-1 thumping of Columbian. Thiel scored all eight goals for Rams, bettering by one the mark set in a 2015 game by Taylor Emerick. His effort helped Upper Sandusky (5-8-1) jump out to a 5-0 lead by ...

Clyde girls sixth at D-I district

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BOWLING GREEN — Clyde’s Brooke Newsome shot a 96 at Stone Ridge Tuesday, which was Clyde’s best score in what was a sixth-place finish at the Division I district meet at Bowling Green. Newsome tied for 18th in the individual standings. The top two teams, and top two players not on ...

Briefs

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GOLF: Mike Nordyke, John Englehart, Dick Hull and Herb Love beat out 15 other teams in the Bump's Traveling Group scramble at Fostoria Country Club with 14 under par on Tuesday. In second place was the team of Rob Garretson, Cash Pixley, Bill Williams and Kevin Orians at 12 under par. Love won ...

Prep football, Week 7: Dreams of flying

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Mohawk at Bucyrus Records: Mohawk 3-3, 1-2 N10; Bucyrus 3-3, 2-1 N10 Last year: Mohawk, 35-0. Outlook: Bucyrus is not the same team of the last few seasons. After giving Seneca East all it could handle for about three quarters, the Redmen went on the road and beat Carey 16-9 and then ...

Five thoughts after an ugly Monday night performance

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Five takeaways from a brutal Browns loss, 31-3 to the San Francisco 49ers: ONE BAD PLAY: If there was one play that drew attention last night, it was a pass that occurred with the Browns deep in San Francisco territory in the second quarter. Actually, one more play, an ill-fated punt return ...

Bullion, Felder spark Bellevue against Fliers

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BELLEVUE — Molly Bullion turned in a double-double and Kailee Felder nearly did so Tuesday to fuel Bellevue’s 25-12, 25-15, 25-13 Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division win against Clyde. Bullion tallied 27 assists, 10 digs and three aces while Felder had 10 kills and nine digs. Kami Hay ...

Bogner tallies 1,000th dig in Seneca East sweep of Fostoria

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ATTICA — Lauren Bogner tallied 13 digs and seven aces Monday for Seneca East in a 25-13, 25-14, 25-18 non-league win over Fostoria. In the match, Bogner recorded her 1,000th dig. “Lauren’s work goes under the radar for us. She really is the fuel for Seneca East volleyball,” Coach ...

Buckeye Central sweeps Carey, wins 3rd N10 title in 4 years

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CAREY — Buckeye Central overpowered Carey 25-13, 25-19, 25-7 Saturday to capture the outright Northern 10 Athletic Conference championship. The Bucks (16-3) improved to 14-0 in conference play, with two N10 matches to go. Seneca East entered the weekend with two N10 defeats, but lost ...