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Five takeaways from another Browns debacle

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Here are five things on my mind after the Browns’ 43-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans Sunday. n After all the hype that was generated from last offseason, the Browns performance against the Titans Sunday looked less like the work of a Super Bowl contender and more like the play of an ...

Redzone woes cost Senecas

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BUCYRUS — Calvert ran and passed the ball up and down the field Friday at Wynford. However, it didn’t translate to any touchdowns. The Senecas moved the ball inside the redzone five times and kicked three field goals in a 13-9 loss. Calvert had the makings of a big night offensively ...

Columbian uses quick scores to beat Indians

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Columbian did the majority of its damage Friday night in the beginning and end of the first half. The Tornadoes scored a touchdown on their first offensive possession, and led 14-0 over Toledo Waite after just 1:55 of play. Then, they scored twice in the final 1:36 of the second quarter, ...

Mohawk prevails against Chieftains

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SYCAMORE — Mohawk’s football players were thrown for a loop hours before they even took the field. The news developing from a rollover auto accident involving four sophomore Warrior players ultimately was as good as one could hope. The response on the field was also as Mohawk turned back ...

Ray, Redmen light up Preppers

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BELLEVUE — Keegan Ray ran for three scores and threw for three more Friday as Bellevue blew past Hunting Valley University School 49-14. Ray had TD runs of 4, 8 and 2 yards en route to 97 rushing yards, and had scoring tosses of 19, 17 and 63 yards to Caleb Marshall. Marshall finished ...

Reisert era begins as Tiffin takes on Timberwolves

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Northwood and Tiffin should be familiar with each other. The teams played last season in a non-conference contest, and before that, were rivals in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference. And even though Tiffin has a new coach, even he is familiar with the Timberwolves. Cris Reisert ...

Senecas still on road, set for contest with Royals

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Some might not think it ideal to open the season with a pair of road games, but Calvert coach Steve Reser said he believes his team is better equipped for it than most. After all, Calvert practices at its fieldhouse, and plays its home game just a little down the road. “Not that the ...

Tornadoes begin home slate with Toledo Waite

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Columbian won’t need to Waite much longer for its home opener. The Indians, who were 5-5 last season, travel to Frost-Kalnow Stadium tonight for a non-conference matchup. Waite lost its season opener 22-6 to Sylvania Northview last week. Columbian fared better, topping Fremont Ross ...

Conti, Tornadoes fend off pesky Pirates in 5

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The match between Perkins and Columbian went back and forth Wednesday, ultimately ending in a five-set win for the Tornadoes. But however close it was, whichever team scored first in each set won that set. All five of them. In the end, Columbian squeaked by a young scrappy Pirates team ...

Bellevue evens its record by edging Tornadoes

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Bellevue claimed two singles matches and split the doubles Thursday to beat Columbian 3-2 in Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division play. Rayven Whyde gave the Redmen (4-4, 2-2 SBC) a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles against Sammy Kimmet, and Summer Strunk battled past Casey Knutson 6-2, 7-6 ...

Fifty years on: A look back at the beginnings of the Carnival

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As with many things that grow to greatness, it started simply enough. No think-tank. No focus group. No drawn-out process. Just a station wagon full of guys with time to burn on the way back from a 1968 meet, talking while coach Norm Grimes drove. “It’s kind of weird. Norm had a ...

Blue Devils cruise vs. Rockets, stay perfect

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FOSTORIA — Ethan Tanner carded a medalist round of 36 Thursday to lead unbeaten Carey past Ridgedale 170-207 in Northern 10 Athletic Conference play at Lakeland. Kole Phillips added a 44 for the Blue Devils (13-0, 4-0 N10), and McKain Miller and Peyton Young each had a 45. Carter ...

Senecas plow past Panthers

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SANDUSKY — Calvert didn’t appear to be threatened much Thursday at St. Mary. The defending Division IV state champions made quick work of the Panthers, sweeping them 25-13, 25-12, 25-12. The Senecas were keyed by Ashlyn Jones, Zoe Meyer and Kate Rombach, who had eight kills each. Jones ...

Eagles slip past Rams 2-1 in NCOSA opener

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UPPER SANDUSKY — Liberty-Benton snapped a tie on a penalty kick in the second half Thursday to clip Upper Sandusky 2-1 in the North Central Ohio Soccer Association opener for both. The Eagles (2-1-1, 1-0 NCOSA) looked to take a 1-0 lead into intermission, but Upper Sandusky’s Jaidyn Thiel ...

Prep Football, Week 2: Second chance

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Elmwood at Lakota Records: Elmwood 1-0; Lakota 0-1. Last year: Lakota won 26-19. Outlook: The payback has been building for 40 years. Lakota claimed its only league football title in 1979 and ending 9-1, with its only loss coming to then-Suburban Lakes League foe Elmwood. The ...

Rams take care of Tigers

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Rams take care of Tigers Seneca East had the best score Wednesday, but Upper Sandusky won the match. Seneca East’s Autumn Enders carded a 47, but the Rams won the Northern 10 Athletic Conference matchup 216-226 at Clinton Heights. Liv Grier and Kendra Conley shot twin 51s for the Rams ...

Singles key for Tigers

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GALION — Galion lost both doubles matches to Upper Sandusky Wednesday, but the Tigers swept singles to get a 3-2 win. At singles, Galion’s Kat Talbot upended Lauren Schoenberger 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1, while Katie Baughn beat Jada Manns 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 and Ellie Chandler topped Hannah Frey ...

Tigers stay perfect in N10

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All four players for Seneca East shot in the 30s Tuesday in a 149-187 rout of Mohawk at Clinton Heights in Northern 10 Athletic Conference play. Turner Bridgford led the Tigers (5-0) with a 35, Jake Forehand followed with a 36 and Andy Bauman and Andrew Kalb shot twin 39s. Jay Shock shot a 53 ...