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Columbian boys knocked out of sectional tournament

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ROSSFORD — Columbian’s boys saw their season end Thursday at the Division I bowling sectional at Rossford’s Interstate Lanes. The Tornadoes ended 13th out of 19 teams with a pin total of 3,400. The top six teams and top six bowlers not on those teams qualified for next week’s ...

Dominant Stockaders always striving for more

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OLD FORT — Before this season even started, it wasn’t a secret Old Fort was loaded. Peppered with talent, depth, height, experience, quickness and any other adjective to describe a championship-level basketball team. Fast forward to now, the Stockaders (20-1, 15-0 Sandusky Bay ...

Gazarek too much for SE

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ATTICA — Seneca East coach Chris Long said he thought his team did a good job defending Levi Gazarek in the first quarter. The only problem was, Gazarek had three quarters to go, and defending a 6-foot-5 Division I-bound athlete can be a challenge. Seneca East had its moments, but Gazarek ...

Carey, Elmore-less H-L get first-round victories

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OLD FORT — It was only one shot. But, the 3-pointer that Avarie Stewart hit in the fourth quarter felt like an injection of much-needed momentum for Carey. The jumper started a run of seven straight points for the Blue Devils, who never trailed again. Carey did, however, have to fend ...

Klopp’s double-double lifts Warriors in postseason opener

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CAREY — Mohawk led from start to finish Wednesday in a Division IV district opening 41-33 win over Cardinal Stritch at Carey. Freshman Emily Klopp tallied a double-double of 12 points and 16 rebounds for the Warriors (4-19). Tess Weinandy had 14 points and Paityn Clouse finished with six ...

Blue Jackets drain 11 3’s in 74-61 win over FHS

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By Andy Wolf From The Courier FOSTORIA — Fostoria boys basketball coach Thom Loomis knew New Riegel was going to give its best effort as the little school vs. the big school. He warned his players of that each of the three days prior. Sure enough, the Blue Jackets rolled into Fostoria ...

Baker games push Vermilion past TC boys, girls in season finale

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FOSTORIA — Vermilion powered past Columbian’s boys and girls with the help of timely Baker games Tuesday in a bowling sweep of the Tornadoes. The Sailors took the boys match 1,821-1,757 and the girls match 1,562,-1,508. Along with battling each other, Columbian coach Kory Walton said ...

Mount Union stretches win streak to 11, trips Heidelberg

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ALLIANCE — Mount Union came into Saturday's game with Heidelberg as the Ohio Athletic Conference's best. The Purple Raiders came into Saturday's game with a 20-3 record, and were 15-1 in the OAC. That one league blemish came against Heidelberg, which defeated Mount Union 68-67 Jan. 4 at ...

Rams secure outright N10 title

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CAREY — Sharing is caring. Upper Sandusky had no interest in sharing any piece of a league championship when it traveled to rival Carey on Monday. The Rams withheld a surge by Carey and pulled away for a 59-43 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win, securing Upper Sandusky's fourth league ...

Three champs for runner-up Warriors at Margaretta

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CASTALIA — Three Mohawk grapplers claimed titles and five other teammates placed to push the Warriors past Bellevue for second Saturday at the Margaretta Invitational. Plymouth rolled to the title with 230 1/2 points, with Mohawk upending the Redmen 180-176 1/2 for second. Seneca East ...

Elder takes seventh as Fliers head to girls district bowling

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PORT CLINTON — Halle Elder finished seventh overall Saturday to guide Clyde to a district berth Saturday at the Division II sectional bowling tournament at Port Clinton’s Star Lanes at the Harbor. The top four teams and top four players not on those teams qualified for this Friday’s ...

Little Giants escape with win against Tornadoes

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Twice in the final half minute of regulation, Columbian had a chance to tie Fremont Ross. The Tornadoes had two looks at the basket. And they had the right guy with the ball each time. LJ Reaves had a career night Saturday against the Little Giants, finishing with 34 points and 12 rebounds. ...

Tiffin Youth Football to offer new options

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Corey Spencer stands in Tiffin Youth Football’s new office in downtown Tiffin. The room, located in the Laird Arcade, has the look one has when its being moved into. “Today,” said Spencer, when asked when the organization arrived there. Spencer became head of Tiffin Youth Football ...

Mia madness: Ingalls’ late 3 sends Columbian to victory

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Up until the final minute of the game, Columbian had made just one 3-pointer. It came in the third quarter as the Tornadoes found themselves down seven points. In the final minute, Columbian hit two 3s and forced two Norwalk turnovers. Mia Ingalls’ triple with 8 seconds left lifted the ...

Upper Sandusky rolls past Warriors to improve to 19-1

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SYCAMORE — Evan Young fueled a quick start and Mason Vent sparked a runaway third quarter Saturday as Upper Sandusky thumped Northern 10 Athletic Conference foe Mohawk 88-54. Young scored 16 of his 18 game points in the first quarter to help the Rams (19-1, 14-0 N10) power out to a 24-16 ...

Richards erupts for 30, but Dragons foiled by Findlay

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FINDLAY — It’s a win. However, University of Findlay women’s basketball coach Jim Wiedie is still looking to see his team finish off teams better. The Oilers built a 13-point lead late in the third quarter, yet had to fend off Tiffin University for a 76-66 victory in Great Midwest ...

Richards erupts for 30, but Dragons foiled by Findlay

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FINDLAY — It’s a win. However, University of Findlay women’s basketball coach Jim Wiedie is still looking to see his team finish off teams better. The Oilers built a 13-point lead late in the third quarter, yet had to fend off Tiffin University for a 76-66 victory in Great Midwest ...

Redmen run stopped in semifinal

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After an incredible dual team tournament run, Bellevue's journey came to an end on Sunday. The Redmen fell, 51-22 to No. 1 Louisville in the Division II state semifinals at St. John Arena on the campus of the Ohio State University. In the quarterfinals, Bellevue topped fellow Sandusky Bay ...

Clyde takes over in third against TC

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By Jimmy Watkins Sports Writer CLYDE — As the buzzer sounded, Clyde guards Kaiden Olson and Caden Berger exchanged smiles and daps as they looked up at the scoreboard. In Clyde’s 84-74 win over Columbian at Clyde High School on Friday, the starting Clyde backcourt combined for 40 ...