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Boys basketball: Improving Blue Jackets whip Lakota

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR NEW RIEGEL — Coach Dave Losey said his New Riegel boys basketball team has shown improvement as the season has gone on. And the Blue Jackets did nothing to hint otherwise on Tuesday night as they whipped Lakota 59-33 in a Sandusky Bay...
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Boys basketball: L-B rolls past Vanlue

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR VANLUE — Liberty-Benton boys basketball coach Ben Gerken emerged from his team’s locker room, smiled and said, “We needed that one.” Indeed, the Eagles ended a four-game losing streak and reached the break-even mark in the...
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Girls basketball: Lady Red take down Rossford

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR To say the least, it’s been a highly unusual week for Fostoria High School’s girls basketball team. A fire at the school on Tuesday morning has forced the cancellation of classes for the rest of the week, prompted odd practice times at...
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Boys Basketball: Woodmore pulls away from FHS

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR ELMORE –Fostoria High School’s boys basketball team looked as though it might get away from its habit of struggling in the third quarter. Trae Anderson made an acrobatic shot from short range while falling to the floor to draw the Redmen...
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Girls basektball: Record night for Elmwood senior Shank

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR BLOOMDALE — Elmwood senior Zoe Shank was not pleased when coach Doug Reynolds took her out only minutes into Friday night’s girls basketball game against Fostoria High School. “I told her I thought she lost her focus,”...
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Short-handed FHS loses, 52-44

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Fostoria High School’s boys basketball team had very little going right for it from the get-go, but still competed well against Otsego during most of Tuesday night’s Northern Buckeye Conference game. But the Redmen never led and trailed...
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Pro football: Hyde, Bills all business heading into playoffs

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR While Buffalo Bills fans remain giddy over their team reaching the playoffs after a 17-year drought, it’s a matter of course for Micah Hyde. The 2009 Fostoria High School graduate went to the postseason in each of the four seasons he played for...
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Boys Basketball: Royals get back on the winning track

By SCOTT COTTOS Staff writer ARCADIA — It had been three weeks since Elmwood’s boys basketball team posted a victory. So, coach Ty Traxler was quite pleased when his Royals ended a four-game losing streak on Friday night with a 57-39 nonconference triumph over...
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Boys Basketball: Eastwood rolls past Redmen

By SCOTT COTTOS Staff Writer PEMBERVILLE — Though the final score might not indicate as much, coach Thom Loomis had much to be pleased about his Fostoria High School boys basketball team’s performance on Tuesday night. Eastwood got a game-high 20 points from Tyler...
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Hyde foundation in spirit of giving

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Jada Hampton began tutoring youngsters at an elementary school during her freshman year at Cleveland State University. Now a senior majoring in business, the Fostoria High School graduate is still helping students learn at Iowa-Maple Elementary...