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Prep Tennis: Fostoria tennis team creating bright future

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Third-year coach Benji Cates and his Fostoria High School boys tennis players continue to recruit within the building. Their efforts paid off last season with not having to forfeit a spot within a dual match. That did happen in 2016, when a starting...
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Prep Softball: Back to basics for Lady Red

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Coach Clayton Moore took his Fostoria High School softball team into the 2017 season full of optimism. Then the Lady Red struggled to a 7-18 record that included a Northern Buckeye Conference mark of 3-11. “We definitely fell short of our...
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Prep track: Youth movement hits Fostoria’s track and field program

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR A youth movement is afoot in Fostoria High School’s track and field program. Freshmen, many of whom had considerable success at the junior-high level, comprise nearly half of FHS’s roster of 52 boys and girls. And coach Kim Fant-Cousin...
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Prep Baseball: Redmen hungry to spark tradition

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Second-year coach Justin Gunka hopes his Fostoria High School baseball team’s hunger to win translates into a healthy supply of victories. “They want to start something,” Gunka said. “They want to start some kind of tradition...
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Prep Basketball: East All-Stars sweep at FHS

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Brianna Gillig came up just short of having a perfect afternoon at the 46th annual Fostoria Athletic Boosters’ 46th annual East-West All-Star Basketball Games on Sunday at Fostoria High School. The New Riegel senior was honored for the second...
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Nubians end Carey’s tourney run

By SCOTT COTTOS staff writer BOWLING GREEN — Count Cody Luzader among those impressed by Columbus Africentric’s boys basketball team. “In the four years I’ve been in this program, we have not faced team like that,” the Carey senior said. And it did...
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District boys basketball: Arlington, Mohawk advance

                  By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR In a game of momentum changes, Arlington had the final say. The top-seeded Red Devils scored eight of the game’s last nine points, allowed Old Fort just three points in the final 6...

Girls Basketball: H-L’s Siebenaller is money in the bank

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR FOSTORIA — Kenadee Siebenaller did not call the bank. No matter. Every basket is big at tournament time. And none was bigger for Hopewell-Loudon than Siebenaller’s 14-footer with 15.6 seconds left that lifted the Chieftains over Fremont...
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Boys basketball: New Riegel, Mohawk win sectional titles

      By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR CAREY — They say anything can happen at tournament time. “Anything” went New Riegel’s way on Friday night in Division IV boys sectional championship play. Two weeks after losing 49-34 to Hopewell-Loudon,...
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District girls basketball: H-L breaks free of Lakota

      By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR For Hopewell-Loudon, the first half didn’t go as well as it had hoped. For Lakota, the second half was even less desirable. The top-seeded Chieftains recovered from a slow start through its defensive pressure and a strong...