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Prep All-Star Football: West beats East, 13-0

By SCOTT COTTOS STAFF WRITER Vanlue’s Jeremy Kloepfer abides by one basic tenet as a football coach. “I always go by the philosophy that if you don’t let the other team score, you can never get beat,” he said with a laugh. “So, there you go. It...
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Marathon Classic: Kim will return to defend title

By SCOTT COTTOS Sports Editor SYLVANIA — Each year, a street here is named for the champion of the LPGA’s Marathon Classic. In-Kyung Kim got her first look at the sign bearing her name after flying in from New Jersey early Monday morning for the media day leading up...
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Micah Hyde hosts second annual football camp

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR The group of rising seventh- and eighth-graders started the chant on the practice field at Memorial Stadium near the end of Saturday’s second annual Micah Hyde Football Camp: “Hard work, hard work, hard work!” Hyde and Christian...
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Change on tap for camp

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR The Micah Hyde Football Camp has a major change in store when it returns to Fostoria for its second go-around on Saturday. And the camp’s namesake expects the change to be for the better. “The first one was successful,” said Hyde, a...
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State baseball: OHSAA honoring OF’s 1968 state champions

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR An achievement’s full significance sometimes doesn’t strike an athlete in the heat of the moment. Ron Rau, a 1969 military draftee during the Vietnam War, can tell you about that. “When I got into the Army, I was in Korea and I...
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Prep regional track: Smith finds redemption

By SCOTT COTTOS Staff Writer TIFFIN — Bethany Smith recalled her disappointment in not making the finals of the 400-meter dash in last year’s Division III state track and field championships. “I just went home and cried,” she said. The Vanlue junior found...
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Prep softball: Gibsonburg outslugs NB

By SCOTT COTTOS STAFF WRITER FINDLAY — When Gibsonburg most needed its offense to come through, it did just that. After falling two runs behind North Baltimore in the fifth inning, the Golden Bears scored seven times in their next two turns at bat and pounded out a 12-9...
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Prep softball: Carey’s Hacker shuts down New Riegel

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR FINDLAY — A couple of days after falling out of the state coaches association’s Division IV rankings, Carey seemingly took exception. The Blue Devils, aiming for their third straight berth in the regional championship game and second...
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Prep track: Elmwood boys second at NBC

By SCOTT COTTOS Staff Writer MILLBURY — Elmwood’s Comeback Kids helped pave the way for a big day for the Royals’ boys in Saturday’s Northern Buckeye Conference track and field championships at Lake High School. Senior Jonah Childress, having come back...
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Prep baseball: Fostoria’s Sierra handcuffs Ada

      By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR ADA — Alex Sierra seemed to get stronger on the mound as the game went on. And by the time he was finished, Fostoria High School’s junior right-hander owned a one-hitter and the Redmen possessed a 6-0 victory over Ada...