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Columbian’s Eisenhower places 9th, 12th at district

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BOWLING GREEN — Cole Eisenhower gave a few standout performances at the Division II district swim meet at Bowling Green Friday. Whether that was enough to extend the Columbian’s sophomore’s season to next week’s state tournament was yet to be seen. Eisenhower’s best finish — and ...

Columbian’s Eisenhower places 9th, 12th at district

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BOWLING GREEN — Cole Eisenhower gave a few standout performances at the Division II district swim meet at Bowling Green Friday. Whether that was enough to extend the Columbian’s sophomore’s season to next week’s state tournament was yet to be seen. Eisenhower’s best finish — and ...

Old Fort’s Tarris bowls 726 series, advances

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PORT CLINTON — Old Fort’s Hayden Tarris finished second overall and earned a district berth Friday at the Division II bowling sectional at Star Lanes at the Harbor in Port Clinton. Tarris, a freshman, rolled games of 244, 238 and 244 for a 726 series. Edison’s Brandon Goodrich took the ...

Stockaders beat H-L, stay unbeaten in SBC River

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BASCOM — Old Fort clinched an outright Sandusky Bay Conference River Division championship Tuesday night. Friday night, the Stockaders were in true championship form. Six Old Fort players scored eight or more points, five of them in double figures. That, plus a stifling defensive ...

How does one handle news of tragedy in world of sports?

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I received the news from my sister. She had called about something else, but wanted to know if I had heard about the death of Kobe Bryant. The former Los Angeles Lakers star was killed along with his daughter Gianna and seven other people in a helicopter crash that morning. I was surprised if ...

Chieftains wrap up unbeaten slate

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FREMONT — Hopewell-Loudon capped an unbeaten regular season Thursday with a 78-30 romp past Sandusky Bay Conference River Division foe Fremont St. Joe. Kaia Woods paced the Chieftains (22-0, 16-0 SBC) with 21 points, seven steals and four assists, and MaKayla Elmore chipped in 20 points, ...

New Riegel pulls away late against Calvert

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NEW RIEGEL — With the postseason right around the corner, Thursday’s matchup between Calvert and New Riegel didn’t go as planned. With a combined 53 turnovers in the contest, it was New Riegel which separated in the second half to grab a 53-33 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division ...

Nichols’ double-double leads surging Dragons

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HILLSDALE — It was a big night for Aarion Nichols, and a big night for the Dragons. Nichols had 24 points and 12 rebounds Thursday, and the Tiffin women won for the fourth time in five games, topping Great Midwest Athletic Conference rival Hillsdale, 80-73. While Nichols — who probably ...

Rams clinch share of N10

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UPPER SANDUSKY — Upper Sandusky had all the points it needed by halftime Thursday, rolling past Seneca East 87-45 to secure at least a share of the Northern 10 Athletic Conference title. The 18-1 Rams vaulted out to a 50-22 lead by intermission en route to moving to 13-0 in N10 ...

DeMoss talks about a life in coaching

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It’s about 3 p.m. You’re on the phone trying to get a hold of Rick DeMoss, now an assistant coach for the boys basketball team at Carey. DeMoss picks up. He’s polite, but also short. “We’re about to start practice,” he says. For 50 years, coaching has been a part of ...

HU men fall in overtime

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A stickback by Dylan Dupler with 41 seconds left in overtime put the Crusaders ahead, 74-73, and then the defense did the rest as Capital fended off Heidelberg, 76-73. Down three points, Heidelberg’s Dylan Woods attempted a potential game-tying trey just before the buzzer, but it ...

Columbian’s Hill places 11th at district

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BOWLING GREEN — Columbian diver Myrick Hill had one of the best days of his career Wednesday at the Division II district diving meet in Bowling Green. Hill finished with a personal best score of 315.65, good enough for 11th. Unfortunately for the senior, only the top nine finishers ...

Fostoria rallies to edge Woodmore, 54-52

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FOSTORIA — As the snow fell outside, it looked as if the Polar Bears would win in a romp. But the Redmen were hot and Fostoria High School rallied in the second half to beat visiting Toledo Woodward 54-52 in nonconference action Wednesday. “I can’t be more proud of a group of guys ...

Briefs

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JUNIOR HIGH BOYS BASKETBALL: Old Fort's eighth grade defeated St. Joe 46-33. Isiah Perez had 13 for the Stockaders, while Konnor Ernsberger had 10. Carter DuBois also had 10 for Old Fort. n Hopewell-Loudon's seventh grade topped New Riegel 29-25. Will Nutter, Matt Wyman and Cohen Sendelbach ...

Tornadoes smother Lake

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Columbian continued its stellar play Tuesday, winning its seventh straight game with a 78-44 rout of Lake in non-league play. The Tornadoes (13-6) had it all working with smothering defensive pressure, which caused 27 turnovers, and an executing offense, which picked apart Lake’s 2-3 ...

Columbian swimmers, divers ready for Division II district meet

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Myrick Hill is hoping to continue his season beyond this week. The Columbian swimmer and diver will have a couple opportunities to do so. Hill, a senior who advanced to state a year ago, will be competing in today’s Division II district diving meet at Bowling Green, where he will be ...

Another victory, another league title for Old Fort

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OLD FORT — No muss, no fuss and another Sandusky Bay Conference River Division championship for Old Fort. Well, maybe there was a little fuss. But there is no disputing the championship. The Stockaders limited Gibsonburg to a single basket in the third quarter and just eight total points ...

Chieftains top Blue Jackets, win sixth in a row

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NEW RIEGEL — Hopewell-Loudon slowly pulled away all game long Tuesday to beat New Riegel 54-45 in Sandusky Bay Conference River Division play. The Chieftains, who won their sixth in a row, led just 24-22 at halftime before outscoring New Riegel 30-23 in the second half. Travis Milligan ...