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EDON — Eight returning letter winners return for an Edon softball team that finished the year 12-7 overall and 9-2 in the Buckeye Border Conference in 2019.

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WEST UNITY — It doesn't get much more dominant than what the Hilltop softball program has done with competition in the Buckeye Border Conference the past few years.

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STRYKER — With the loss of nine seniors off a Stryker baseball team that went 10-11 in 2019, a young Panther squad will also be heading into the 2020 season with a new coach.

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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.

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The 2019-20 wrestling season came to a close over the weekend for local wrestlers at their respective district wrestling tournaments, where the top four in each weight class advanced to the state tournament in Columbus.

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Bryan senior Travis Baughman has qualified for and will compete in the triple jump at the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Division 2/3 Indoor State Championships this Saturday.

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ADA — With less than a minute to go and the Bryan boys basketball team trailing 48-28 to Defiance in a Division II district semifinal game on Wednesday, Bryan coach Brandon Fisher sent a slew of subs to the scorer’s table and took his seniors out of the game for the last time.

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DEFIANCE — Edgerton put together one of its best performances of the season, but the Bulldogs came up just short at the buzzer, as the still-undefeated Antwerp boys basketball team escaped with a 49-48 win in a Division IV district semifinal at Defiance High School on Tuesday.

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Edon senior Claire Radabaugh has been named the 2019-20 Buckeye Border Conference Girls Basketball Player of the Year, according to the team’s released by the conference on Monday.

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Each player on the Bryan boys basketball team — along with many of the coaches — had scaled the ladder in Paulding High School’s gym and cut down a piece of the net in the wake of Bryan’s 46-39 victory over St. Marys Memorial in a Division II sectional final last Friday, and the last to go u…

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The Fairview girls basketball team fell 64-43 to No. 1 seed Ottawa-Glandorf in a Division III district final on Saturday at Elida High School.

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DEFIANCE — The Bryan trio of Dylan McCandless, Christian Hollister and Carter Hoffman each placed in the top four at a Division II sectional wrestling tournament at Defiance High School on Saturday, and in the process will advance to this week’s district tournament in Norwalk.

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Members of the Bryan girls bowling team stepped out of the van and into the parking lot of Bryan Lanes after their three-hour drive back from Columbus late Saturday night, and they all still had that look in their eyes.

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PAULDING — It was chippy, and neither team backed down or gained much of an advantage throughout, but in the end, it was the Bryan boys basketball team managing to pull away in the fourth quarter to a 46-39 victory over St. Marys Memorial in a Division II sectional final in Paulding on Friday.

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Ayersville junior Brayden Amoroso banked in a running shot at the buzzer from just inside the 3-point line in the left corner to stun North Central and give the Pilots a 43-41 victory in a Division IV sectional final at Bryan High School on Friday night.

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NAPOLEON — Despite a fast start and hot shooting stretches, the Stryker Panthers couldn’t quite match unbeaten and state-ranked Antwerp’s firepower, falling 52-41 on Friday in a Division IV sectional final from the Grand Canyon at Napoleon High School.

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WHITEHOUSE — Elmwood sophomore Brooklyn Thrash dropped 31 points on 17-for-19 free-throw shooting to help the Royals win the fourth quarter 29-10, erasing a 12-point second-half deficit to down Montpelier 59-44 in a Division III district semifinal at Anthony Wayne High School on Thursday night.

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NAPOLEON — Down four points without the ball and less than three minutes remaining, things looked grim for Edgerton in a Division IV sectional semifinal at Napoleon’s Grand Canyon.

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The North Central boys basketball team outlasted Fayette for a 49-39 victory in a Division IV sectional final at Bryan High School on Wednesday.

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STRYKER — Surrounded by friends and family, Stryker senior Emanuel Villanueva was all smiles on Wednesday after officially making his commitment to run cross country and track at Goshen College, an NAIA school in Goshen, Indiana.

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The Ayersville boys basketball team stayed on course long enough to complete the upset and beat Hicksville 63-55 in quadruple overtime in a Division IV sectional semifinal at Bryan High School on Wednesday night.

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The Green Meadows Conference Executive Board has extended an invitation to Paulding Exempted Village Schools to join its league, according to a press release from the GMC on Monday.

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NAPOLEON — Stryker’s boys basketball team got off to a sluggish start, but eventually caught fire from behind the 3-point line and hit nine triples en route to a 45-37 victory against Hilltop in a Division IV sectional semifinal in Napoleon on Tuesday.

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The Holgate boys basketball team was given fits by Emmanuel Christian’s speed and length on the defensive end to put the Tigers in a 19-6 halftime hole they couldn’t climb out of, eventually falling 38-23 in a Division IV sectional semifinal at Bryan High School on Tuesday night.

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The Montpelier girls basketball team earned a Division III sectional title with a 42-30 victory against Genoa at Springfield High School in Holland on Saturday.

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The Bryan and Montpelier wrestling teams each finished near the bottom of the team standings at the Northwest Ohio Athletic League Wrestling Championships at Archbold High School on Saturday.

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MILLER CITY — Leading by one point with less than two minutes remaining, Bryan had several chances to extend its lead, but it was Wauseon scoring the final six points of the game in the final minute for the 54-49 victory in a Division II sectional final at Miller City High School Saturday night.

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PAULDING — Crestview senior Lexi Gregory dropped 24 points, including 17 in the second half, and Bailey Gregory sank 11 free throws in the fourth quarter to allow the Knights to pull away and beat Edon 53-37 in a Division IV sectional final at Paulding High School on Saturday night.

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The Stryker girls basketball team held a 6-5 lead after one quarter against Antwerp in a Division IV sectional final in Bryan on Saturday, but not much worked after that for the Panthers, as Antwerp ran away with a 45-24 victory to advance to this week’s district tournament in Defiance.

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Wayne Trace scored the first 11 points of the contest and never looked back on its way to a dominant 51-17 victory against North Central in a Division IV sectional final girls basketball game in Bryan on Saturday.