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Tornadoes leave Sailors adrift

\VERMILION — Columbian had little problem at Vermilion Wednesday, sweeping the Sailors 5-0 and not losing a point in three matches. Sammy Kimmet prevailed for the Tornadoes at first singles, taking care of Karsyn Brewer 6-4, 6-6 (7-4). At second singles, TC’s Casey Knutson dropped ...

‘Team effort’ leads TC to 5-set win at Norwalk

NORWALK — Columbian coach Hope Boes praised her team's effort Tuesday in a wild 21-25, 25-18, 25-23, 7-25, 15-13 Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division win at Norwalk. She especially praised the all-around team effort to get the win. “It certainly was a team effort tonight. We had our ...

Carey bunches scores to take tri-match

FOSTORIA — Carey’s top three scorers shot 41 or better Tuesday to guide the Blue Devils to a triangular win at Lakeland with a 166. Wynford edged New Riegel 182-183 for second. McKain Miller fired a medalist round of 40 and Ethan Tanner and Kole Phillips shot twin 41s for Carey. Brayden ...

Bowerman-led Tigers sweep Fremont St. Joe

FREMONT — Seneca East’s Jessica Bowerman did about everything but serve popcorn Monday night — which coach Greg Hendrix joked that she did during timeouts — in a 25-21, 25-16, 25-22 sweep of Fremont St. Joe in non-conference play. Bowerman collected 13 kills, 17 digs, three aces and ...

Lakota’s Cozette, H-L’s boys shine at SE Classic

ATTICA — Reilly Cozette has an appreciation for the Seneca East Tiger Classic, and not just because she ran so well in it. The Lakota junior was the top area finisher in the White Division, finishing third in the girls race in 19:28.66. But the standout also seemed to notice how much ...

Warriors three-peat in Hoover Bowl

SYCAMORE — The Hoover Bowl has become a one-sided affair. Mohawk beat Edison 25-18, 25-19, 18-25, 29-27 and Old Fort 27-25, 25-17, 25-22 Saturday in Hoover Bowl V, giving coach Eric Hoover a three-peat in the annual event that pits teams coached by him, his brother, Sean, and their mother, ...

Bucks outlast Warriors in 5

SYCAMORE — It was only fitting. After two five-game wars last year, Thursday came down to the final game as well. In the end, the hitting of Buckeye Central was too much, as the Bucks slipped by Mohawk, 19-25, 25-21, 22-25, 25-14, 15-10, in Northern 10 Athletic Conference action. “It ...

Focused Senecas dominate Stockaders

OLD FORT — Some players are the same. Some players are new. But one thing that hasn’t changed since Calvert’s Division IV state title last season: focus. In what had the feeling of a business trip, Calvert went to rival Old Fort and dominated with a 25-9, 25-8, 25-11 sweep in ...

Bullion tosses up milestone in Bellevue win

BELLEVUE — Senior setter Molly Bullion topped the 2,000-assist plateau for her career Thursday en route to helping Bellevue dominate Fremont Ross 25-10, 25-12, 25-11. Bullion handed out 25 assists on a perfect 63-for-63 setting effort, giving her 2,021 assists in her career. She also ...

Fliers blank Tornadoes in SBC opener

CLYDE — Clyde opened its Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division slate by blanking Columbian 5-0. It was a strong performance for the Fliers, who didn’t lose a set to the Tornadoes in improving to 4-2, 2-0 in the SBC Lake Division. At first singles, Emma Strudthoff topped Sammy Kimmet ...

Conley paces Rams over Elgin

NEW BLOOMINGTON — Three of the four scoring Upper Sandusky players shot in the 40s, and the Rams got past Elgin 189-198 at Windy Acres. Kendra Conley’s 42 paced the Rams, while Liv Gier shot a 48 and Katie Clark had a 49. Olivia Barth added a 50 for the Rams, who improved 5-1. Also for ...

Thiel’s hat trick not enough for Upper Sandusky

UPPER SANDUSKY — Jaidyn Thiel twice got Upper Sandusky within a goal — all as part of hat trick — but the Rams couldn’t catch Clear Fork in a 6-3 loss Thursday. Clear Fork (2-1) never trailed, using two unassisted goals by Braeden Feeman and another from Seth Stoner to take a 3-0 lead ...

St. Joe blows by New Riegel

Fremont St. Joe’s Garrett Michael tore up Seneca Hills Wednesday with a 35 to lead the Streaks to a 156-191 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division victory over New Riegel. Lance Emrich had a 39 for St. Joe (5-0), while Blake Michael added a 40 and Cole Stull finished with a 42. Parker Smith ...

Lady Red move to 2-1 with sweep of Panthers

SANDUSKY — Sandusky St. Mary challenged Bellevue Wednesday, but in the end, the Lady Red captured a 5-0 win. At singles, Rayven Whyde beat Sara Bias 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1, while Summer Strunk topped Mallory Parish 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2 and Dakota Zerman upended Julia Loeffer 6-4, 7-6 (7-0) at No. ...

Senecas make quick work of Lakers in home opener

In the home opener for the defending Division IV state champions, Calvert took care of Danbury in a hurry with a 25-5, 25-5, 25-4 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division victory. Emma White tallied 25 assists and eight aces for the Senecas (2-0), while Maddie Schumacher and Hannah Miller each ...

Groves fifth, TC boys third at Ice Breaker

UPPER SANDUSKY — Caden Groves ran fifth and two teammates turned in top-20 efforts Tuesday to help Columbian upend host Upper Sandusky 95-128 for third at the Upper Sandusky Ice Breaker Invitational. Mount Gilead beat Columbus Grove 42-72 for the title in the 18-team event. Carey finished ...

Mohawk boys drop Eagles in Galion

GALION — Mohawk went on the road to Valley View Tuesday, but came away with a 208-218 Northern 10 Athletic Conference victory over Colonel Crawford. Kael Margraf led the way for the Warriors (1-1) with a 47, while Austin Tusing added a 50, Evan Kuenzli chipped in a 54 and Reese Hannam ended ...

Blue Jackets drop Golden Bears

Carson Whipple got things going for New Riegel Monday with a 44 to lead the Blue Jackets past Gibsonburg, 184-218 in Sandusky Bay Conference River Division play at Seneca Hills. Jacob Theis tacked on a 45 for New Riegel (3-3), while Dalton Reinhart added a 47 and Sam Whipple shot a 48. Eric ...

Columbian gets to 3-0 with sweep

FREMONT — Columbian made quick work of Fremont Ross Monday in a 5-0 sweep of the Little Giants. At No. 1 singles, TC’s Casey Knutson beat Viv Esquivel 6-1, 6-1, while Sammy Kimmet upended Alexis Huff 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 and Anna Stephey topped Morgan Shetzer 6-3, 6-2 at No. 3. Morgan ...

Cozette takes title, Lakota’s boys finish second at OHSAA Invitational

HEBRON — Lakota’s Reilly Cozette won a girls race and Braden Schaser’s runner-up effort led the Raiders to a second in a boys team standings Saturday at the OHSAA Early Season Invitational. Cozette captured the individual crown in the Section I race, crossing the line in 20:56.1 to ...