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While he didn’t get a chance to play out his senior year with many of his Blue Streak teammates this spring, Archbold’s Kade Kern has been named the Gatorade Ohio Baseball Player of the Year, according to a release on Thursday.

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COLUMBUS – During its May meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to expand the OHSAA football playoffs from eight schools per region to 12 beginning in the 2021 season. The 9-0 affirmative vote was given to a recommendation…

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The atmosphere will be a little different around the ballfields of Recreation Park this summer, as Bryan’s baseball and softball youth leagues work to make sports happen and follow the guidelines placed forth by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine.

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PIONEER — It was early in the 2016 outdoor track season, and as a then-eighth grade Kailey Siebeneck came up on a hurdle during her team’s 2-mile conditioning run, something instinctively told her to jump over it.

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The Buckeye Border Conference recognized its spring scholar-athletes last week. In order to be named a scholar-athlete in the BBC, an athlete must be a junior or senior with at least a 3.25 grade point average.

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COLUMBUS – The University of Dayton Arena will host the Ohio High School Athletic Association girls basketball state tournament for the next three years, OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass announced Tuesday. Having hosted 125 NCAA basketball tournament games, UD Arena has been the home…

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To be eligible for the honor of scholar-athlete in the Green Meadows Conference, an athlete must be a senior, participate and letter in a recognized sport or cheerleading and have a 3.5 grade point average or better after seven semesters.

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WEST UNITY — Count Hilltop as another local high school getting creative as a way to honor the class of 2020 after the global coronavirus outbreak forced restrictions of mass gatherings across the world.

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In 297 instances throughout Sarah Higbie’s pitching career with Montpelier softball, an opponent of hers stepped to the plate, stared down the 43 feet separating the two, but had absolutely no answer.

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Bryan senior Abby Snider said she’s always had the idea in the back of her head that it would be cool to play tennis at the collegiate level, but she wasn’t sure if it was a real possibility.

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With a passion for competing in sports at a high level and the goal of one day becoming an officer in the Army, Bryan senior Tyler Manon will be living a dream come true this fall as a track athlete at The Citadel, an NCAA Division I service academy in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Bryan senior Connor Arthur did a lot for the Bryan athletics scene throughout the last four years.

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Bryan senior Jeremy Durdel has come a long way over the course of his high school swim career, and the two-time state qualifier isn’t done yet, as the soon-to-be graduate has officially signed to continue his career at the University of Findlay.

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Dom James developed into one of Bryan baseball’s most dependable pitchers over the course of his high school career, and after a breakout junior year, an offseason of work and an uptick in velocity, the senior southpaw was poised for another big year in the spring of 2020.

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Facing an order by Gov. Mike DeWine to close schools and school facilities until June 31, ACME Baseball Congress officially ended its season after a meeting with its board of directors Monday evening.

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WEST UNITY — Few baseball players in Williams County had as dominant of a season as Kaiden Clendenin did for the Hilltop Cadets last spring.

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EDON — In what Austin Kiess described as “the biggest decision of my life,” the Edon senior officially committed this week to continue his football career at Wittenberg University, an NCAA Division III school in Springfield.

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COLUMBUS – The Ohio High School Athletic Association cross country state championships are moving to Fortress Obetz, a 50-acre multi-purpose sports complex with a 6,500-seat grandstand located in Obetz on the southeast side of Columbus, OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass announced Wednesday.

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PIONEER — North Central senior Chace Boothman says he’s had a set of golf clubs in his hands for as long as he can remember, and after an accolade-heavy prep career for the Eagles, Boothman has committed to Heidelberg University, an NCAA Division III school in Tiffin.

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SHERWOOD — To his friends, Fairview senior Riley Lucas is simply known as Coach.

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EDON — A childhood dream came true this week for Claire Radabaugh, as the Edon senior officially committed to continue her basketball career at Otterbein University, an NCAA Division III school in Westerville.

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COLUMBUS – The Ohio High School Athletic Association informed member schools on Monday that spring sports are now canceled, as Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced earlier in the day that school facilities will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year due to the coronavirus COVID-19.

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After four Northwest Ohio Athletic League team titles, an individual All-Ohio finish in 2019 and an OHSAA Division II team state championship this winter, Bryan senior Emma Meade couldn’t ask for much more of her high school bowling career.

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Bryan resident Nick Lanzer wasn’t deterred when the two marathons he was planning on running — Boston and Glass City in Toledo — were postponed and canceled this spring due to the coronavirus outbreak. Lanzer, 36, was scheduled to run his first-ever Boston Marathon on Monday, and was set to …

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The Ohio High School Athletic Association is expected to cancel its 2020 spring sports season following Ohio Gov. Mike Dewine’s Monday announcement that schools will remain closed and continue with online learning for the duration of the school year.

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EDON — Throughout the last two decades, the Bloir household has been about as competitive as it gets.

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The Ohio High School Athletic Association released an updated tentative schedule on Wednesday for the current coronavirus-delayed spring sports season.

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The recent passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act brings about several benefits for veterans, and Mary Oliver, the executive director of the Williams County Veterans Service Commission, wants local veterans to know they have options in these trying times.

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With the announcement the 2020 American Legion regional and World Series tournaments being canceled Tuesday, the Napoleon American Legion baseball team followed suit and shut down its season.

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EDGERTON — The Village of Edgerton is waiving late fees on utility bills until further notice, and residents should contact the village office and work out a payment plan if they have an issue paying such bills, beginning with a bill due on April 10, the Edgerton Village Council announced on…

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Efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic continue to shrink the length of a potential 2020 high school spring sports season, as Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine ordered Monday to extend the closure of K-12 schools until at least Friday, May 1.

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Edgerton’s class of 2020 football seniors accomplished a lot in their four years on the gridiron. A 36-10 overall record, four winning seasons, three playoff appearances and an undefeated regular season and Green Meadows Conference championship in 2018 encapsulates just some of what the grou…

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Edgerton senior Jaron Cape has been named to the Division IV Academic All-Ohio boys basketball team, according to a release by the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association on Wednesday.

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With more than a year of training under his belt and a qualifying time of 3:02:54 at the Last Chance BQ.2 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, last fall, Bryan resident Nick Lanzer was all set to run his first Boston Marathon this spring.

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The Montpelier and Fairview boys basketball teams were minutes from tipoff at The Railyard in Montpelier on Feb. 20 when the attention of the crowd was directed toward the crow’s nest above the scorer’s table, where longtime WBNO sports color commentator Ric Heisler sat ready for a job he’s …

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The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced at a press conference on Thursday that it is maintaining the indefinite postponement of winter sports tournaments and spring sports play, all in the continued effort to fight the spread of the current coronavirus pandemic.

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The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Friday it’s implementing a mandatory no-contact period for all school-sponsored sports from March 17 through April 5.

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Antwerp sophomore Jagger Landers and Wayne Trace senior Nate Gerber have split the honors for Green Meadows Conference Boys Basketball Player of the Year, the league announced on Wednesday.

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COLUMBUS – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Tuesday afternoon that all indoor sporting events in Ohio, including high school, collegiate and professional sports, shall continue without most spectators in attendance as Ohio seeks to contain the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

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Edgerton senior Ally Cape and Edon senior Claire Radabaugh each earned Special Mention honors on the Division IV All-Ohio girls basketball teams released by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association on Monday.

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With a school record leap of 38 feet and 10.5 inches, Bryan senior Travis Baughman placed seventh in the triple jump at the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Division 2/3 indoor state meet at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva on Saturday.