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Upper Sandusky Boys Tennis Team Beats Galion

 
The Upper Sandusky boys tennis team won at Galion Wednesday night by a score of 3-2.
 
1st Singles - Clay Burger (US) def. Alec Dicus 6-4, 6-0
 
2nd Singles - Zac Grimes (G) def. Micah Swinehart 6-1, 6-1
 
3rd Singles - Landon Ramos (US) def. Weston Rose 6-0, 6-1
 
1st Doubles- Tyler Harris/Max Papenhausen (G) def. Levi Malone/Sam Stuckman 6-4, 0-6, 6-2
 
2nd Doubles - Grant Bower/Keegan Hossler (US) def. Crhis Amick/Kaden West 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
 
Coach Aaron Frazee said "It was a good win for us to take us to 7-5 on the season.  I was happy that our doubles combos got to play two teams that are entered in the sectional tournament.  Both were really good matches.  I was proud of how Levi and Sam played with Harris and Papenhausen, who are the #2 seeded doubles team at our sectional.  They really played well dominating the second set.  But they just made too many mistakes in the third set.  Clay looked really good back at first singles tonight too.  Landon Ramos is improving every single match and is playing really well right now as well."

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Shelby Defeats Upper Sandusky in Boys Tennis

 
Upper Sandusky lost at home to Shelby Wednesday afternoon, 5-0, in boys tennis.  
 
1st Singles - Matteo Rizzrdi def. Clay Burger 6-3, 6-3
 
2nd Singles - Ryan Stahl def. Levi Malone 7-6(7-5), 6-3
 
3rd Singles - Ethan Eidt def. Justin Blackburn 6-0, 6-0
 
1st Doubles - Noah Kennard/Nolan Stahl def. Sam Stuckman/Keegan Hossler 6-2, 6-3
 
2nd Doubles - Josh Yee/Alwx Gribble def. Micah Swinehart/Grant Bower 6-2, 6-3
 
Landon Ramos/Will Barnes won a JV match 8-1. 
 
Logan Hamilton/Jacob Herbert won a JV match 6-1.
 
Coach Aaron Freeze said, "Shelby is a really good team.  I was happy with how we competed at first and second singles against two really good players.  Levi Malone is playing smart tennis right now and he's such a good athlete that he just stays in the match, even when playing against a much more experienced player.  He's really fun to watch right now, even when he loses.  Clay Burger played one of his better matches despite losing.  His opponent was very talented and Clay hung right with him."

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Area Residents Finish Boston Marathon

 

Two residents of Findlay completed the Boston Marathon this week.

 

WFIN Radio reported that Jackie Gast finished the race in a little over 3 hours and 18 minutes, and Christopher Roberts finished with a time of 3 hours and 38 minutes.

 

In addition, Amy Craft Ahrens and Chris Dilbone, both of Bowling Green completed the race as well.

 

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US Boys Tennis Team Loses to Tiffin Columbian

 
The Upper Sandusky boys tennis lost at home to Tiffin Columbian by a score of 3-2.
 
1S - Colin Burkett (TC) def. Clay Burger 6-1, 6-1
2S - Levi Malone (US) def. Ryan Crocker 6-0, 6-1
3S - Presley Eastlick (TC) def. Landon Ramos 2-6, 7-6(7-3), 6-4
1D - Jacob Beamer/Zach Krinzline (TC) def. Keegan Hossler/Sam Stuckman 6-7(3-7), 6-2, 6-2
2D - Will Barnes/Grant Bower (US) def. Evan McIntyre/Jaythan Triplat 6-2, 7-5
 
JV doubles matches were won by Nick Clark/Kyle Snowden and Kyle Snowden/Keaton Messmer
 
Coach Aaron Frazee said "A good match with Tiffin.  Like us, they lost a lot of seniors last year, so I wasn't sure what to expect but thought we'd be pretty evenly matched.  I thought that our second doubles played a great match for playing together for the first time.  I like when we can have guys paired up that are the same age/grade because they usually have good chemistry together.  Will and Grant played very well together."

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OHSAA to Honor Individuals

OHSAA to Honor Six Former Greats in Circle of Champions at Boys State Basketball Tournament

Other Special Awards Recipients Will Also Be Recognized

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association will honor six former standout athletes who are either Ohio natives or have ties to the state during the finals of the 2018 Boys State Basketball Tournament Saturday, March 24. Headlining those being saluted as part of the OHSAA’s Circle of Champions recognition program is Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Anthony Munoz, along with his daughter, Michelle (Munoz) Trenz, and his son, Michael Munoz. Also to be recognized are Dennis Hopson, Dwight “Bo” Lamar and William White. The Munoz’s will be recognized at halftime of the Division II championship game that begins at 5:15 p.m., while Hopson, Lamar and White will be honored during halftime of the Division IV championship game that tips off at 10:45 a.m. The Circle of Champions program recognizes individuals who had prominent roles in the history of Ohio athletics.

 

Anthony Munoz grew up in Ontario, California, played college football at the University of Southern California but has been a resident of Ohio for the past 38 years after the Cincinnati Bengals selected him No. 3 overall in the first round of the 1980 NFL draft. One of the greatest NFL linemen in history, Munoz played 13 years with the Bengals between 1980 and 1992. Cincinnati won four division championships during that time and made two Super Bowl appearances. He was selected to 11 consecutive Pro Bowls, was All-Pro nine times and won the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 1991. Anthony was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998 and to the NFL 75th Anniversary Team in 1994. Prior to that, Munoz was a three-sport high school standout and, besides having an outstanding football career at USC, he pitched for the Trojans’ 1978 national championship baseball team. In 2002, he started the Anthony Munoz Foundation, which is committed to impacting the youth in the Greater Cincinnati area mentally, physically and spiritually through various initiatives. Anthony and his wife reside in Mason.

                         

Michelle (Munoz) Trenz was a standout volleyball and basketball player at Mason High School. She led the Comets to a 27-0 record and the OHSAA Division I state basketball championship as a junior in 2000 after they were state runners-up the previous year. Michelle earned high school All-America honors, was twice named first team all-state and was a two-time Ohio Ms. Basketball recipient. Mason was 94-8 during her time as a four-year starter. Following high school, Trenz played on Pat Summit’s 2002 Tennessee team that finished 29-5, won the SEC championship and advanced to the NCAA Final Four. She then played two years at Ohio State before injuries forced her to end her career. She started in 27 games for the 2005 Buckeyes’ team that tied for the Big Ten championship and advanced to the Sweet 16. Michelle and her husband have four children and reside in Cincinnati.

                                 

Michael Munoz was a standout football player at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati. He helped the Crusaders finish as Division I state runners-up as a sophomore in 1997, was a three-time all-state selection as an offensive lineman and was selected to several All-America teams.  He also was a four-time state qualifier in the discus and three-time state qualifier in the shot put. Munoz went on to play college football at the University of Tennessee, where he was a four-year starter, two-time team captain, was twice second team All-SEC and was consensus All- America. He won the 2004 National Football Foundation Draddy Award for athletic and academic success. A graduate of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Munoz earned his M.B.A. from Miami University. He was president of the Munoz Agency and executive director of the Anthony Munoz Foundation before being hired as vice president of character development by the Pro Football Hall of Fame in January 2017. Michael and his wife have five children and reside in Cincinnati.

                                             

Dennis Hopson attended Bowsher High School in Toledo, where he was a standout basketball player. He was the Toledo player-of-the-year and earned first team all-state honors as a senior in 1983. Hopson then attended Ohio State, where he ended his career as the Buckeyes’ all-time scoring leader with 2,096 points after a senior year that saw his 29.0 average rank second nationally, and he was named to several All-America teams and was the Big Ten Player of the Year. He also served as a two-time Buckeye captain. The third overall pick of the 1987 NBA draft by New Jersey, Hopson played five seasons in the NBA. He led the Nets in scoring in 1990 and was a member of the 1991 World Champion Chicago Bulls. He then played overseas between 1992 and 2000.  Following his playing career, Dennis remained around basketball, coaching at the professional, college and high school levels, including serving as an assistant at Bowling Green between 2009 and 2014, and he also spent a year as an NBA scout. Dennis earned his degree in education/sports leisure from Ohio State and is a member of both the Ohio State Athletic Hall of Fame and the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame. He is currently director of basketball operations for the YMCA of Greater Toledo.

                            

Dwight “Bo” Lamar was an outstanding basketball player who grew up in Columbus. In high school, “Bo” helped one of the state’s all-time best teams win the big-school state championship at East High School in 1969. The Tigers finished 25-0, and he earned all-state honors along with teammates Ed Ratleff and the late Nick Connor. Lamar then attended college at Southwestern Louisiana – today known as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette – where he was a three-time All-American in two different divisions. During his career, he scored 3,493 points and averaged 31.2 points per game in an era before the three-point line. The team’s record of 74-13 his last three seasons was bettered only by UCLA during that time. Bo was drafted in the third round of the 1973 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons and he spent three seasons playing in the ABA and a year in the NBA with the Lakers. He spent several years back at Louisiana-Lafayette as a basketball color analyst on radio and now makes his home in Reynoldsburg

                            

William White grew up in Lima and was a standout football and basketball player at Lima Senior High School. He then became a four-year starting cornerback at Ohio State, where he helped the Buckeyes win two Big Ten championships. He was a team captain his senior year in 1987, when he earned first team All-Big Ten honors and was an Academic All-Big Ten selection. A fourth-round pick of the Detroit Lions in the 1988 NFL draft, White spent 11 seasons in the NFL, including six years with the Lions. He started 132 games in his career, had 20 career interceptions and started for the Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII against Denver. A 1987 graduate of Ohio State with a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering, White has been involved in several businesses since his playing days, including a concussion assessment company, and he has just begun the William White Family Foundation, where funds generated will go towards ALS research. William and his wife reside in Powell, and have two children, including son Brendon, a sophomore at Ohio State where he is a member of the Buckeye football team.

 

Other awards that will be presented during this year’s boys state tournament are as follows:

                                                                                               

•  The 2018 OHSAA Ethics and Integrity Award recipient is Jerry Snodgrass, an OHSAA staff member since 2008 and long-time member of the OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Committee. He has been instrumental in initiating sporting behavior and other recognition programs at the OHSAA including the nationally recognized “Golden Megaphone” program, which promotes positive spirit from student cheering sections at basketball games across the state. He also has developed “Military Appreciation Night,” where student sections at all high schools across the state come together once a year during basketball season to show their support and appreciation for those in the armed forces. Jerry also serves as a frequent speaker at schools, conferences and leagues on sportsmanship and leadership. Before coming to the OHSAA, Jerry spent 31 years in education as a coach, teacher and administrator. A native of Upper Sandusky who holds degrees from Bowling Green State and Dayton, Jerry and his wife have two children and two grandchildren.

 

•  The OHSAA Naismith Awards will be presented to two people for their meritorious service to the sport of basketball or interscholastic athletics. One recipient is David Waller, who began working at Dawson-Bryant High School in Coal Grove in 1967 before retiring in 1999. He served 22 years as the school’s athletic administrator and was selected to the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Hall of Fame in 1998. He also served in many coaching capacities at the school, including four years as assistant football coach, seven years as head basketball coach, 17 years as head baseball coach and 22 years as head of the cross country program, which he started in 1977. David is a graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School and holds a degree from Morehead State University. He served three years on the OHSAA’s Southeast District Athletic Board. He and his wife, Carol, have a son and two grandchildren.

 

The other Naismith Award will be presented to Joe Petrocelli became the first head boys basketball coach at Kettering Archbishop Alter High School in 1964 at the age of 26. He completed 50 years at Alter in 2013 and won 831 games, finishing second in Ohio boys history for coaching victories. His teams won three state championships, 24 district titles and eight regional crowns. He coached two future NBA players – brothers Jim and John Paxson – and many who received Division I college scholarships. Joe graduated from Purcell High School in Cincinnati in 1956 and earned two degrees from Xavier. He is a retired Lt. Colonel in the Army Reserves. He and his wife have three children.

 

•  The OHSAA Coaches Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award will be presented to Hannibal River High School’s Mark Romick, who has been an educator in the Switzerland of Ohio School District for the past 37 years. Mark has been the athletic administrator at River High School for the past five years and the head boys basketball coach for the past 22 years. His teams have won seven sectional and one district championship during that time. He and his wife reside in New Matamoras.

 

•  Ohio Athletic Trainers Association award winners to be recognized are Trainers-of-the-Year Courtney Powell, a certified athletic trainer with the Dayton Sports Medicine Institute; Eric Bortmas, a certified athletic trainer with OhioHealth in Columbus, and Jeff Sczpanski, a certified athletic trainer who is the supervisor for sports medicine with OhioHealth in Columbus who also has clinical responsibilities with MAX Sports Medicine in Hilliard, along with State Athletics Trainers Hall of Fame inductee Brian Hortz, part of the athletic training staff at Denison University since 1995 who has been head athletic trainer since 1997. He also serves as an associate professor in the university's Health, Exercise and Sport Studies department.

 

•  A National Federation of State High School Associations Outstanding Service Award in Ohio will be presented to Harvey Alston, one of the country’s most dynamic motivational speakers on leadership and responsibility whose philosophy is “Be The Best.” He is instrumental in planning and organizing the annual OHSAA Foundation Student Leadership Conference that has grown into the largest such conference in the nation. In addition, Harvey’s messages have touched thousands of students in Ohio and nationally, where he is a frequent presenter at various state, league and conference student leadership seminars, and each year he takes an Ohio delegate and is part of the curriculum at the National Federation of State High School Associations’ Student Leadership Summit in Indianapolis. A graduate from Columbus East High School and Central State University, Harvey and his wife live in Westerville and have three children and five grandchildren.

               

•  Inductees into the Ohio Prep Sports Writers Hall of Fame to be recognized are Mike Brown, who worked at The Alliance Review for 40 years, including the past 25 as sports editor, before retiring in 2017; Jeff Harrison, the sports editor of The Daily Jeffersonian in Cambridge, where he has worked since 2000, and Debbie Juniewicz, who has covered high school sports for the Dayton Daily News and other Ohio publications since 1992.

 

•  In addition, the OHSAA will recognize the boys basketball teams from Fort Loramie (1993) and Marengo Highland (1998) for the anniversaries of their state championships and schools that have won the 2018 Golden Megaphone Award, which recognizes positive spirit from student cheering sections at basketball games, while special awards will also be presented by the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association and the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association.

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Blue on Blue Basketball Game in Auglaize County

 

The 3rd Annual Blue On Blue basketball game is set for Tuesday March 27 in Auglaize County.

The event pits the Auglaize County Law Enforcement All Stars against the Auglaize County Mustangs.

The game will start at 6:30 that evening at the Memorial High School in St. Marys.

Admission is free, and the game is sponsored by the Auglaize County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

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US Hosting Spring Sports Banquet

 

Upper Sandusky High School will be hosting a spring sports parent meeting on Monday, February 26th.

 

Parents of all spring sport athletes are expected to attend. There will be individual sport meetings for baseball, softball, boys tennis and boys and girls track.

 

These meetings will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.

 

For more information, contact the high school office at 419-294-2308.

 

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Upper Sandusky Dominates over Colonel Crawford

The Upper Sandusky lady Rams dominated over Colonel Crawford on the road.

 

It was 54-17 at the half and the Lady rams take care of business making the final score 71-41. Leading the scoring for the Rams was Abigail Fogel with 25 points.

 

The Lady Rams improve to 16-6 on the season and 12-4 in league action.

 

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US Lady Rams Fall to Shelby

 

The Upper Sandusky Lady Rams fell to Shelby Tuesday evening 48 to 34.

 

Shelby jumped out to a 13 point lead after one quarter and never looked back.

 

The Rams, who fell to 14 and 6 on the season, were led in scoring by Abigail Fogle's 19 points.

 

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Lady Rams Top Mohawk

The Upper Sandusky Lady Rams took on Mohawk last night in Girls hoops.

 

Abigail Fogle led the Rams to a big victory with 21 points, followed by Megan Hensel with 16. The Rams win the game 71-31 and improve to 14-5 on the season and 10-4 in league play.

 

Mohawk falls to 3-15 on the season

 

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Lady Rams Beat Bucyrus in Basketball Action Tuesday

 

The Upper Sandusky girls basketball team improved to 13 and 5 overall and 9 and 4 in the N 10 conference following a 66 to 40 win at Bucyrus Tuesday evening.

 

The Lady Rams had three players in double figures led by Abigail Fogle's 19 points, which included three baskets from 3 point range.

 

Upper returns to action Friday night when they will host Mohawk.

 

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U of F Inducting Former Coach Into Hall of Fame

The University of Findlay Athletic Department will enshrine the 1979 Oilers football team and induct former assistant football coach Dean Peas into its Hall of Fame on Jan. 27 at the Winebrenner Theological Seminary.

 

Doors will open at 10:15 a.m. and the induction/luncheon will begin at 11 a.m. The registration fee is $25 for adults, $15 for minors and free for children ages 6 and younger.

 

To register in advance, visit findlay.edu/events or call (419) 434-4516.

 

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Carey Tops US in Girls Basketball Action

 

The Upper Sandusky girls basketball team fell to Carey Tuesday evening by a final of 47 to 29.

 

The Lady Rams were led by Abigail Fogle's 9 points.

 

Upper Sandusky falls to 11 and 3 overall and 7 and 2 in the Northern 10, while Carey improves to 13 and 1 overall and 8 and 1 in the N10.

 

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Lady Rams Overcome Slow Start to Top Eagles

 

The Upper Sandusky Rams survived Colonel Crawford in girls basketball action Tuesday evening by a final of  55 to 43.

 

The Lady Rams got a scare when the Eagles flew out to a 15 to 5 lead after the first quarter.

 

Upper Sandusky returned the favor by taking the second quarter by 11 points for a one point halftime lead.

 

The Rams had three players in double figures, led by Abigail Fogle's 24 points. With that performance, the senior passed Claire Aubry for second on the program's all time scoring list.

 

Upper Sandusky improves to 11 and 2 overall and 7 and 1 in the N 10 conference. They return to action on Tuesday January 16 when they host Carey.

 

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Upper Sandusky Tops Mohawk in Girls Basketball Action

 

The Upper Sandusky girls basketball team improved to 9 and 2 on the season after a 59 to 38 win at Mohawk Thursday evening.

 

The Lady Rams had three players in double figures and were led by Megan Hensel's 19 points.

 

Upper Sandusky is now 5 and 1 in the Northern 10 Conference and will be on the road at Wynford Saturday evening.

 

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Upper Sandusky Edges Bucyrus 49-46 In N10 Showdown

The Upper Sandusky Rams defeated Bucyrus 49-46 in a key Northern 10 girls basketball game Friday.

 

The Redmen (6-3 overall, 3-2 N10) led for most of the first half and held a 28-21 advantage at intermission. The Rams (8-2, 4-1) rallied in the second half and seemed to take control of the contest down the stretch but Bucyrus fought back to tie the game in the final minute. However, a Madison McLaughlin bucket with 19 seconds left put the Rams on top 48-46, and she added a foul shot with three seconds remaining to provide the final margin.

 

Shaina Orewiler led Bucyrus with 14 points and seven rebounds while Ashtyn Simms and Isidora Burling had 10 points apiece.

 

Abigail Fogle scored a game-high 23 points to pace Upper Sandusky while McLaughlin added 11 points and Megan Hensel finished with nine points and seven rebounds.

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Bellefontaine Bowling Team Places 2nd in Tournament

 

The Bellefontaine boys bowling team placed 2nd in the Southwest Shootout in Urbana this week.

 

WPKO reported that Bellefontaine beat Benjamin Logan and Graham, but lost to Urbana in the final 434 to 387.

 

The Bellefontaine girls placed 7th out of 11 teams after the first 8 baker games.

 

The Lady Chiefs lost to Graham 380 to 336.

 

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Rams Top Seneca East in Girls Hoops

The Rams of Upper Sandusky topped Seneca East last night in Basketball Action. The final score of that game was 62-45. The rams finished with 31 rebounds in comparison to Seneca East’s 39. Madison McLaughlin, Megan Hensel, and Abigail Fogel led the rebounding with 10 a piece. Leading the scoring for the rams was Abigail Fogel with a total of 24 points. The Lady Rams improve to 7-2 on the season, 3-1 in league action.

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Hall of Fame Driver Gets Honorary Degree from UNOH

 

Hall of Fame National Hot Rod Association driver and record holder, John Force, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Northwestern Ohio at a special awards ceremony on January 10, 2018 at 1:30pm at the U.N.O.H. Event Center in Lima.

 

Force is best known for his 16 Funny Car championships.  His first championship came in 1990, and he went on an incredible run of 10 consecutive titles from 1993-2002.  

 

U.N.O.H. president Dr. Jeffrey A. Jarvis will be presenting Force with the honorary degree at a special ceremony joined by current students, faculty, staff and special guests.

 

Before the degree presentation, Force will tour the U.N.O.H. campus and meet with current students, faculty, and staff.


 

Students who achieve certification will also receive weekly information on local job openings and other certifications and degrees in the pathway program.

 

Interested persons may register by calling 419-995-8353 by January 4.

 

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ONU Beats Denison in Mens Basketball Action

 
GRANVILLE — Junior Ryan Bruns' (Chickasaw/Marion Local) second consecutive double-double led the Ohio Northern men's basketball team to a 93-64 road victory at Denison on Wednesday evening at Livingston Gymnasium.
 
The Polar Bears improve to 6-3 overall, while the Big Red drop to 6-4.
 
Bruns led all scorers with a 34-point effort and pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds to lead the team defensively.
 
Senior Nate Burger (Dayton/Alter) added 23 points and six rebounds, while senior Joey DiOrio (Columbus/Watterson) chipped in 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting from 3-point range.
 
With Denison leading early on 9-8, the Polar Bears used a 15-0 run capped by a steal from sophomore Austin Allemeier (Elida) and a fastbreak layup from Burger to take a commanding 23-9 lead with 12:20 remaining in the first half.
 
A Big Red jumper with 4:47 remaining in the half pulled Denison within 37-23, but the Polar Bears would close the half out by scoring 14 of the next 17 points to take a 51-26 lead into the intermission.
 
With ONU ahead 81-55, Bruns would score the next three points of the game to give ONU its biggest lead of the evening at 84-55 with 5:19 remaining in the contest.
 
Junior Kevin Austin (Cincinnati/Winton Woods) was able to seal the victory with 58 seconds remaining in the after an offensive rebound from senior Alex Sibila (Zionsville, Ind.) led to an Austin 3-pointer.
 
Northern was 33-of-61 (54.1 percent) from the field, including 12-of-18 (66.7 percent) from 3-point range, while the Big Red shot 21-of-56 (37.5 percent) from the field, including 8-of-25 (32.0 percent) from the 3-point line.
 
ONU won the rebounding battle by a 39-28 margin and held a 10-0 lead in fast break points.
 
The Polar Bears return to action on Dec. 29 as they compete in the Music City Classic in Nashville, Tenn. and take on Lynchburg (Va.) at 12 pm.

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Lady Rams Fall to Bellevue in Basketball Action

 

The Upper Sandusky Lady Rams fell to 6 and 2 on the season after falling to Bellevue Tuesday evening by a final of 61 to 50.

 

The Rams were led by Abigail Fogle with 22 points, including 6 from the 3 point line.

 

Upper Sandusky returns to action Friday night at Seneca East.

 

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Rams and Falcons Prevail in Girls Basketball Games

 

The Upper Sandusky Lady Rams rolled over Ridgedale 68 to 20 in basketball action Tuesday evening.

 

The Rams had three players in double figures, led by Abigail Fogle's 33 points.

 

The Rams are now 6 and 0 on the season.

 

The Riverdale Lady Falcons improved to 4 and 3 on the season after beating Ada 60 to 43.

 

Lexie Wright poured in 28 points for the Falcons.

 

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ONU Athletes Receive All-Ohio Honors

 

Two Ohio Northern University athletes and a coaching staff recently received Division III All-Ohio honors.

 

Junior All-American Ian McVey has been named Runner of the Year, while Polar Bear head coach Jason Maus and his assistant coaches  were named Coaching Staff of the Year.

 

McVey earned the honor for the first time in his career, while Maus and his staff claimed the award for the second time in the last three seasons.

 

Senior Emily Richards has been named the Div. III All-Ohio Female Runner of the Year for the 2017 season.

 

The senior earned the honor for the first time in her career.

 

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Upper Sandusky Lady Rams Remain Perfect on Season

 

The Upper Sandusky Lady Rams beat Tiffin Columbian 75 to 44 in basketball action Tuesday evening.

 

The Rams had three players in double figures, and were led by Megan Hensel's 24 points, including two from the 3 point line. Abigail Fogel was close behind with 21 points, including 4 shots from downtown. Alexis Fogel had 15 points.

 

The Lady Rams, who will be at Carey this Friday night, are now 4 and 0 on the season.

 

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Benefit Basketball Game Pits Fire Vs. Police in Wapak

 

A benefit basketball between the Wapakoneta Police Department and the Wapakoneta Fire Department is scheduled for Monday November 6 at the Wapakoneta High School gym.

 

This year the money raised will assist with granting wishes for children from Spencerville, Waynesfield and Ottawa Glandorf.

 

Donations for admission will be accepted at the door starting at 6:30 Monday evening. The game tips off at 7.

 

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McComb Football Player Facing Burglary Charges

 

According to WFIN the starting Quarterback for McComb High school was arrested on burglary charges.

 

WFIN reports that 18 year old Cam Morris, was arrested on Thursday around 12:30 in the morning. Police reported to a 911 call where the caller stated that there was a suspicious person entering a residence in the 300 block of Southcrest Drive in McComb. Morris is being held at the Hancock County Justice Center on burglary charges.

 

The incident remains under investigation.

 

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Ben Logan Freshman Competes in District Golf Outing

 

After several rain delays the Boys Golf Southwest District was completed Monday at Beavercreek Golf Club.

 

Summitt Country Day won the event with a 338, followed by Kettering Alder's 341 and Oakwood at 342.

 

Individuals advancing were Grant Engle 73, Mason Wilt 76, and Dylan Stevens 77.

 

Ethan Ricketts played for Ben Logan and shot an 89. That placed him near the middle of the field of 72.

 

Ben Logan Coach Chris Conley said, "As a coach I've never witnessed a player's entire round so that was different. Tee to green I don't think Ethan could have played much better. He struggled though with chipping and putting. The encouraging part about that is, in my mind it's the easiest area to improve quickly. In addition Ethan is only a freshman so the experience will benefit him immensely."

 

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Upper Sandusky Girls Soccer Team Tops Sandusky

Upper Sandusky Girls Soccer team beat Sandusky High School Saturday morning to a final score of 4-0. Taylor Norris had 2 goals and an assist. Megan Hensel and Amy Frey also had 1 goal a piece.

Upper Sandusky moves to 5-8-2 on the season and will host Milan Edison at 5p on Wednesday.

 

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Upper Sandusky Girls Tennis Team Loses Final Match of Regular Season

 

The Upper Sandusky girls tennis team finished the regular season with a record of 7 and 9 following a 5 to nothing loss to Bellevue Tuesday afternoon.

 

1S - Chloe Brubaker def. Sydney Schryer 6-4, 6-1

2S - Rayven Whyde def. Mady West 6-2, 7-6(7-4)

3S - Summer Strunk def. Danielle Conigy 6-2, 6-2

1D - Mackenna Peacock/Skyler Strunk def. Jodi Smalley/ Mara Smalley 6-2, 7-5

2D - Mady Brugnone/Wyanna Schalk def. Samantha Fagan/ Lyndsey McQuown 6-1, 6-0

 

JV - Abby Davidson (US) def. Ella Little 7-6(7-3)

 

Coach Aaron Frazee said, "A tough loss against  a good opponent to end the regular season for us.  Bellevue gave us  some trouble with some good hard serves.  They just really could hit the ball with pace that we don't get to see very often and we struggled to overcome that.  I thought Sydney Schryer played one of her best matches tonight even though the score doesn't reflect that.  She has played so tough for us at first singles all year and she hasn't been on the winning end very often, but this says an awful lot about her.  That she continues to compete until the very end and she should be very proud of her effort not only tonight but all season. The JV match was very exciting as well as Abby Davidson trailed 5-2 in her set and then won the next 4 games and ended up winning the tiebreaker 7-3.  Again, that says a ton about her desire to compete and that will be something to build on moving forward."

 

The Lady Rams begin sectional tournament play on Thursday.

 

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Upper Sandusky Girls Tennis Team Loses to Ontario

 

The Upper Sandusky girls tennis team lost at Ontario Monday afternoon by a score of 4-1.

 

1S- Shivane Chawla (O) def. Sydney Schryer 6-0, 6-0

2S- Jordan Gardiner (O) def. Mady West 6-2, 7-6(7-5)

3S- Eve Dunn (O) def. Emma Schoenberger 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

1D- Jodi Smalley/Mara Smalley (US) def Val Workman/Anya Daklovic 6-1, 6-3

2D- Jude Salyers/Lizzie Burron (O) def. Samantha Fagan/Lyndsey McQuown 6-1, 6-0

 

Coach Aaron Frazee said, "Even though we lost 4-1, I thought this was the best we had played in a while. Mady West and Emma Schoenberger both played perhaps their best match of the year.  Sydney had a really tough matchup as Shivane Chawla is a really good player. It was nice to get Mara and Jodi back on the winning track after a bit of a tough week last week."

 

Dani Conigy and Abby Davidson won a JV doubles match 6-2.

 

The Rams, who have a record of 7 and 8, have their final match of the regular season today against Bellevue before the sectional tournament on Thursday.

 

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Upper Sandusky Girls Tennis Team Loses Weekend Match

 
The Upper Sandusky girls tennis team evened their record to 7 and 7 after losing at home to Tiffin Calvert Saturday morning.
 
The final was 4-1. 
 
1S- Marie Brodman (C) def Sydney Schryer 6-1, 6-1
2S- Devyn Warnement (C) def Mady West 6-0, 6-0
3S- Maci Goshi (C) def Emma Schoenberger 6-0, 6-2
1D- Bri Coleman/ Elayna Kapelca (C) def Jodi Smalley/ Lyndsey McQuown 6-1, 7-6(7-5) 
2D- Samantha Fagan/ Abby Davidson (US) def Emma Prince/ Marie Welter 6-3, 6-4
 
Caoch Aaron Frazee said, "We were without two of our regular varsity players today but Calvert played tremendous tennis and we just made too many mistakes.  Abby Davidson and Samantha Fagan were very strong at 2nd Doubles today and I'm glad they got a win together. It was probably the best they both had played all season.  We just continue to struggle (team-wise) with playing good, consistent tennis. We keep hovering around that .500 mark. We are trying to finish above it but we have a couple of tough matches remaining before sectionals. It should be interesting to see how our girls respond this week."
 
The Rams play at Ontario today before finishing the regular season at home Tuesday against Bellevue. 

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