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Gibsonburg powers past Hopewell-Loudon

OAK HARBOR — Gibsonburg’s big bats and the pitching of Jasmine McNett proved a tough combination for Hopewell-Loudon in Friday’s Division IV district final in Oak Harbor. The Golden Bears’ Camren Krotzer and Coral Kocsis homered in consecutive innings off Chieftains’ starter Macey ...

Dragons remain on fire, reach regional final

KENT — One day after beating top-seeded Ashland at regionals, Tiffin won again Friday, this time against fifth-seeded Bellarmine 8-5. It was eighth-seeded TU’s eighth-straight win after starting the season 2-17. TU (26-29) advances to face Ashland again, in the regional final at noon ...

Senecas chug past St. Mary

SANDUSKY — Both offenses fared well at the start. But Caitlyn Borer and Calvert’s defense kept Sandusky St. Mary in check after the first inning while the Senecas powered off Friday for a 10-4 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division win. St. Mary slugged its way to a 4-3 lead by the end ...

Mohawk’s Mullholand ties mark in district high jump

BUCYRUS — Mohawk’s Taeylor Mullholand tied a meet record, Carey claimed the 4x800 crown and four area entries have the fastest times entering Saturday’s finals after the first day of the Division III district meet. Mullholand cleared 5-6 to win the high jump and tie the meet mark set by ...

Chieftains slip past Old Fort

BASCOM — In a pitcher’s duel with Old Fort, it was Hopewell-Loudon who scored a run on an error in the bottom of the seventh to get a 3-2 victory over the Stockaders in a Division IV district quarterfinal. The Chieftains (18-5) advance to a district semifinal against Norwalk St. Paul at ...

Tiffin unloads in regional opener

KENT — Tiffin may have entered the regional seeded eighth, but it announced its presence with authority. The Dragons belted eight extra-base hits in a 21-hit attack, pulling away in the latter half of the game Thursday to upset top-seeded Ashland 17-10 in the opening round of the NCAA ...

Rams win N10 title

UPPER SANDUSKY — Behind a seven-run first inning to get Upper Sandusky going Thursday, the Rams topped Wynford 10-0 in five innings to win the Northern 10 Athletic Conference. Bucyrus can share the Rams' title if it wins its last two games. The Rams (17-7, 14-2 N10) got a triple, double, ...

Blue Jackets and Blue Devils to face off in district final

FINDLAY — Things weren’t dire. Not yet, anyway. But after New Riegel committed a pair of errors in the fifth inning and McComb pushed across three runs, things weren’t looking good for the Blue Jackets. Then again, maybe falling behind 5-2 was just what New Riegel needed in ...

Dragons ready for another tournament run

After winning the Great-Midwest Conference Tournament as a 7 seed and gaining the program’s first berth in the Division II regionals, Tiffin third baseman Jack Dennis was asked what his expectations were for this week. “Win it,” he said. “Simple.” The Dragons will enter today’s ...

Columbian girls lead field after first day

FINDLAY — Brook Boes and Hannah Chance took the top two spots in the shot put Wednesday to help propel Columbian’s girls to the top of the standings on the first day of the Division I district meet. Boes won the shot with a heave of 35-11 1/2 while Chance had a runner-up toss of 35-9 ...

Redmen hold off Bearcats

FOSTORIA — Fostoria got off to a great start with three runs in the bottom of the first inning and scored all seven of its runs in the first five innings for a 7-0 advantage over Spencerville in a Division III district first-round matchup Wednesday. However, the Bearcats plated three runs ...

Briefs

FOOTBALL: Columbian will offer its youth camp June 3-6 at Frost-Kalnow Stadium for boys or girls entering first through eighth grade. Sessions run 9-11 a.m. each day. Players will be divided into tunnel, gym and Old Fort Fitness Center in case of inclement weather. Cost is $30. Pre-registration ...

Coleman’s single lifts Chieftains

OAK HARBOR — Marrissa Claburn was practically untouchable for the first 6 2/3 innings of Lakota’s Division IV district semifinal game against Hopewell-Loudon. The Lakota starter — who was shut down for part of this season with injuries — had allowed the Chieftains just four hits and ...

Monroeville pounces on Mohawk late in 9-5 win

SHELBY — She had a feeling. Mohawk coach Mindy Walton was watching her Warriors dominate top-seeded Monroeville for the third year in a row. But then, it happened. The Eagles erupted for nine runs in a span of 16 batters, shocking Mohawk 9-5 in a Division IV district semifinal at Shelby ...

Senecas advance with 3-run sixth inning

Ridgemont scored two runs in the top of the first and led 2-0 through five innings in a Division IV district opener against Calvert Tuesday. Things didn’t look good for the Senecas until they plated three runs in the bottom of the sixth and held Ridgemont at bay in the seventh to grab a ...

Briefs

FOOTBALL: Columbian will offer its youth camp June 3-6 at Frost-Kalnow Stadium for boys or girls entering first through eighth grade. Sessions run 9-11 a.m. each day. Players will be divided into tunnel, gym and Old Fort Fitness Center in case of inclement weather. Cost is $30. Pre-registration ...

Columbian graduate Fox not setting expectations

Cheryl Fox rejects the idea of expectations for this weekend’s U.S Senior Women’s Open. The Tiffin native and Columbian High School graduate is competing in the event for the second consecutive year. It takes place at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina, and ...

TU, Heidelberg each headed to NCAA regionals

It’s a postseason of firsts for Tiffin and Heidelberg. Both teams advanced to the NCAA regional in baseball this past weekend. Tiffin made it for the first time in school history while Heidelberg will participate in the first year of the NCAA Division III using the regional/super-regional ...

Fliers slip past Arrows

CLYDE — Clyde swept the doubles contests and Daniel Stevens breezed through his singles match Monday to push the Fliers past Ashland 3-2. Jacob Strudthoff and James Dry gave Clyde (17-2) a 7-6 (9), 6-2 win at No. 1 doubles against Ryan Frazee and Andrew Fumess. Fliers Logan Nicely and ...

6-run first inning fuels Columbian

Columbian was ready to go Saturday against Bucyrus, scoring all eight of its runs in the first two innings en route to an 8-2 non-league win. Bucyrus out-hit TC 7-5, but the Tornadoes made the most of their hits. Griffin Bunting and Tandon Lemmon both singled and drove in a pair of runs ...