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Boys basketball: Tornadoes keep Redmen winless

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Either Fostoria High School or visiting Tiffin Columbian was assured of tasting victory for the first time this season on Friday. It was Columbian that went home happy, as it benefited from FHS turnovers and hit some clutch 3-pointers in the second...
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Prep Boys Basketball: Smith leads Lake to win over Redmen

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR MILLBURY — Fostoria High School’s boys basketball team turned in its best performance of the young season on Thursday night. Unfortunately for the Redmen, it still wasn’t enough for them to claim a victory. Lake used an 8-0 run to...
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Prep wrestling: Kiser takes charge of FHS wrestling program

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Justin Kiser does not have quantity at hand in his first year as Fostoria High School’s head wrestling coach. But he believes he does have some quality to work with to help advance the school’s wrestling program. “We can get a few,...
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Prep basketball: Gillig going strong for New Riegel

      By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Brianna Gillig, like most players, began her high school basketball career in a complementary role. She contributed to New Riegel’s run to the Division IV regional semifinals, but the go-to Blue Jackets were senior...
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Boys basketball: H-L defense stifles Lakota

      By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR BASCOM — It’s far more glamorous to make baskets than to prevent them, but while Hopewell-Loudon did show its offensive prowess against Lakota, its defense stood out to coach Roger Jury. While shooting 50.9 percent...
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Boys basketball: Redmen fall to 0-2 with loss to Genoa

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR A harsh reality for Fostoria High School’s boys basketball team is the old expression that’s there’s no substitution for experience. Genoa, which also happens to have quite a bit of talent to go with a load of experience, drove that...
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Girls basketball: Eastwood blitzes Fostoria

      By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR After a 58-38 loss to Oak Harbor two days ago, Eastwood’s girls basketball team was looking for a better performance on Thursday night. And the Eagles got just that as they hammered Fostoria High School 88-45 in a Northern...
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Girls basketball: Parker propels VB to victory

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR VAN BUREN — The tide may be turning in favor of Van Buren’s girls basketball team. The Black Knights won only four games last season. Now, still a young team, they’re 3-2 after Wednesday night’s 55-49 nonconference victory...
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Girls basketball: Defense keys H-L’s win over New Riegel

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon girls basketball coach Bob Gase went into Tuesday night’s game believing that his club would win if it limited New Riegel standout Brianna Gillig to 20 points. Gillig scored 18. And the Chieftains stormed to a...
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Girls basketball: DeFeo wins it for Blue Devils

By SCOTT COTTOS STAFF WRITER CAREY — Destiny DeFeo was one of the smallest players on the court, but she made the biggest play Saturday. Carey’s 5-foot-6 senior point guard made her way between two defenders on the right side of the lane and got an underhanded scoop...