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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 ...

TC collects 14 hits in win

The Columbian bats were ready to go Saturday with 14 hits in a 12-1 run-rule of Bucyrus in non-league play. Ava Sarka homered, hit three singles and drove in three runs for TC, while Dani Keckler added a home run, a double, a single and two RBIs, Kennedy Coots homered, singled twice and drove ...

Celebration time for Dragons

MASON — What seemed like a longshot a week ago — at least to those outside the Tiffin University baseball program — is now reality. The Dragons, who came into the Great Midwest Athletic Conference tournament as the No. 7 seed, capped a perfect week by downing Kentucky Wesleyan 9-6 in ...

Rams hit two homers, but it’s not enough

UPPER SANDUSKY — Luke Swavel said he thought his team was right where it wanted to be. The Upper Sandusky coach watched as Hannah McKinniss launched a two-out, two-run homer down the left field line in the bottom of the sixth, tying the Rams with Vermilion at 4 in the Division II district ...

Old Fort knocks out Calvert

OLD FORT — In a continuation from yesterday with Calvert leading Old Fort 2-1 in the top of the fourth, Old Fort got the job done with a 7-2 Division IV district quarterfinal win. When the game picked back up Friday, Old Fort plated six runs in the bottom of the fourth to blow the contest ...

Columbian girls capture SBC Lake championship

GIBSONBURG — Going into the day’s final event, the Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division champion was yet to be crowned. Going into the 4x400, Columbian trailed Sandusky Perkins by 1 ½ point for first. “We had to beat Perkins by one place, as long as it was two points apart,” said ...