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Sectional girls basketball: Drought is finally over for Lady Red

By SCOTT COTTOS staff writer LEXINGTON — Fostoria High School’s girls basketball may have found a good-luck charm right on its own bench. Entering Wednesday night, the Lady Red hadn’t won a postseason contest since 2011, when standout Vernonica Wonderly was a...
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Boys basketball: Stone bedevils Redmen

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR CAREY — Carey coach Jamie Young wasn’t thrilled with his team’s uneven performance in Tuesday night’s 70-55 victory over Fostoria High School. But he was happy the Blue Devils have Hayden Stone and others do not. Stone, a...
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Boys basketball: Johnson’s FTs win it for Redmen

By SCOTT COTTOS Staff writer Dae’Mier Johnson improved his free-thow shooting quite a bit between his junior and senior seasons. And on Saturday night, it paid of dramatically as Johnson dropped in a pair from the line with three seconds remaining to lift Fostoria High...
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Boys basketball: Blue Jackets hold off St. Wendelin

      By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR New Riegel led through most of Friday night’s boys basketball game at St. Wendelin Friday night, but a victory never seemed to be in the bag until the final buzzer. Still, on a night when baskets were difficult to come by...

Girls basketball: Schramko comes up big for Elmwood

      By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR BLOOMDALE — Elmwood’s girls basketball team finished the regular season with a flourish. The Royals started well, never trailed and got a huge performance from sophomore Maddie Schramko on Thursday night in a 75-45...
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Prep Boys Basketball: Seneca East pounds Mohawks

By SCOTT COTTOS Staff Writer ATTICA — Both St. Wendelin and Seneca East were needing a victory going into Tuesday night’s boys basketball game. And each team’s coach cited energy as being vital in the host Tigers’ 59-27 rout of the Mohawks. “We...

Basketball: Lackluster win for H-L girls team

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon turned in a lackluster performance while defeating Tiffin Calvert 50-26 in Monday night’s nonleague girls basketball game. And coach Bob Gase said his team must change that as Division IV tournament time...
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Girls basketball: St. Wendelin upsets Blue Jackets

By SCOTT COTTOS STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA — Aaron Smith was one happy man after Saturday’s game between his St. Wendelin girls basketball team and New Riegel. The Mohawks’ coach watched his team scrap back from a seven-point deficit, shut out the Blue Jackets in the...
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Boys basketball: Van Buren boys stay in BVC title race

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR VAN BUREN — Coach Marc Bishop liked seeing his Van Buren boys basketball team excited after Friday night’s Blanchard Valley Conference game against Leipsic. Bishop’s crew had every reason to be hyped after it led nearly the entire...
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Girls basketball: NBC champs club Lady Red

By SCOTT COTTOS Sports editor Otsego gave a pretty good indication on Thursday night of why it has the Northern Buckeye Conference girls basketball championship in its possession. The Knights jumped out to a 13-point lead through one quarter, pushed it to 20 by the midway point...