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Dragons end season with powerful GVSU

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Grand Valley State will have plenty of motivation going into today’s home game against Tiffin University. The Lakers — a long time power in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference — are 7-3. According to Dragons coach Gary Goff, GVSU is not eliminated from the ...

TU opens season with comeback win

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The Tiffin men's basketball team overcame a first-half deficit Friday to beat Ohio Dominican 71-67 to open the season. The Panthers led most of the first half. With a 15-13 lead with about six minutes left in the half, OD jumped out to a 27-18 lead with the help of a 12-5 run. Ohio Dominican ...

Jones, Cardinals too much for Bucks in 3-1 loss

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FAIRBORN — It was just the start Buckeye Central wanted. Up 5-2 after a New Bremen service error. Leading 8-3 after a Lexi Evak kill. Then, remarkably, running off another seven straight points. Yes, the Bucks were dominating Game 1 of the Division IV state semifinals at the Nutter ...

Senecas face familiar Flyers

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It’s a rematch. But the fact is, Calvert is a much different team than the one Norwalk St. Paul played back in Week 3. In that game, which the Flyers won 23-7, the Senecas were playing without their starting quarterback, Park Hemminger, and their star tailback, Austin Jones, hadn’t ...

Bellevue gets rematch with Colts

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Clear Fork is the top seed in Division IV Region 14, while Bellevue comes into the regional semifinal game at No. 5. Ten weeks ago the two teams squared off in a game that came down to an overtime win. The Colts took a 20-14 win in the OT period after stopping the driving Redmen on fourth ...

Carey takes on versatile Hillsdale

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Carey football is back where it belongs. After a five-year hiatus from the state playoffs, Carey — under the direction of new coach Jonathon Mershman — is playing in Week 12 of the Division VI state tournament. Despite a few tough losses at the end of the season, the Blue Devils (8-3) ...

Clyde and Toledo Central Catholic to meet once again in playoffs

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Familiarity meets once again Friday when Clyde and Toledo Central Catholic tangle at Oregon Clay. Neither team is new to the playoffs, or success in them. Clyde has made it 13 times, including the last five years in a row. The Fliers won a Division III state title in 1995, one year after ...

Bucks take on Cardinals in state semifinal

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Buckeye Central has made runs to state before, the most recent coming in 2012. But none of the players on the current team were part of that run. Neither was their coach, Jackie Nye. So today, when the Bucks travel to the Nutter Center to take on New Bremen in the Division IV state ...

Five area players rate all-Ohio

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Area volleyball players received a high-five this week. Five area athletes rated all-Ohio in Division IV, with three — New Riegel's Brianna Gillig, Buckeye Central's Jenna Karl and Carey's Sydney Kin making the first team. In addition, Buckeye Central's Jackie Nye and Carey's Eric Vackert ...

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VOLLEYBALL: The Old Fort Volleyball Club is to hold tryout on Sunday for junior high players (ages 13-14) and Nov. 19 for high school players (15-17). For more information or to register, contact Shelby Ortiz at (419) 934-3768 or email shelby.conn22@gmail.com. PRESALE TICKETS: Bellevue ...

Where Goeth the NFL?

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The NFL is on the brink. That's right. I said it. It is entirely possible that the NFL won't exist in ten years. Ten years ago, nobody in their right mind would have made that statement. Times are different now. People have soured on the NFL for a variety of reasons. Let's take a look at ...

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DISTRICT NOMINATIONS: Area football coaches are asked to send their nominations for the Northwest Ohio all-district teams to zbaker@advertiser-tribune.com.

Brilliant, BC

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ELIDA — There was, simply, no stopping Buckeye Central Saturday. Coach Jackie Nye said as much Saturday, as the Bucks rolled in the Division IV regional finals in Elida, sweeping Carey 25-15, 25-20, 26-24. “We stayed consistent, we weren’t making errors,” said Nye, a former star ...

TU volleyball qualifies for conference tournament

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HAMMOND, Ind. — Tiffin volleyball handled Purdue Northwest in three straight sets Saturday in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action. The Dragons won all three sets by the score of 25-16. The win marks their fourth straight and qualifies Tiffin for the GLIAC ...

Calvert’s Jones runs wild as Senecas take down Bulldogs

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EDGERTON — Nic Somodi made two big plays in the span of about a minute, and Calvert escaped with a stunning 50-43 win over Edgerton in the opener of the Region 26 playoffs. First, with his team trailing the Bulldogs 43-42 Somodi hauled in a 20-yard touchdown pass from Park Hemminger with ...

Mohawk can’t hold off Rockets

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PANDORA — In a game of tough defense from both teams, Pandora-Gilboa came out on top in a Division VII regional quarterfinal matchup against Mohawk Friday. Pandora-Gilboa was able to outlast the physical defense of Mohawk to take a 19-15 win and advance to the the semifinals against McComb. ...

Falcons end Tigers’ season

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ATTICA — The No. 2 thing for the Seneca East game plan before the Division VI playoff game with Hillsdale Friday night was watching out for the onside kick to start the game. It was written on the whiteboard in the team's locker room. Hillsdale coach Tom Williams said they like to play ...

Carey turns out the lights on Royals

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BUCYRUS – In three years of Northern 10 Athletic Conference football play, no team has managed to defeat Wynford. You can put an asterisk on that remarkable statistic now. Carey turned in by far its best defensive effort of the season while limiting the Royals to 91 total yards and just ...

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CASINO TRIP: The New Riegel Athletic Boosters trip to Scioto Downs is Nov. 12. The bus leaves New Riegel High at 7:30 a.m. For more information, call Bob Tiell at (419) 934-0227. HURRICANE RELIEF: The Heidelberg men's basketball team will host Adrian in a 7 p.m. scrimmage Tuesday, raising ...