STRYKER — For as long as he can remember, Spencer Clingaman has had a golf club in his hand.
WEST UNITY — Alexa Dominguez has made a big impact as a freshman on North Central’s girls cross country team this season, and she showed it on Saturday by finishing first in the Buckeye Border Conference Championship at Hilltop High School.
PORT CLINTON — Bryan’s Emilee Bassett and Reese Grothaus dropped both of their doubles matches on Saturday to finish fourth in the Division II district girls tennis tournament at Port Clinton High School.
HOLLAND — Stryker’s football team dropped to 1-6 on the season with a 54-28 loss to Toledo Christian in a Northern 8 Football Conference game at Springfield High School in Holland.
PIONEER — North Central’s Kendal Bonney tallied 21 kills, 10 blocks, nine assists and three aces as the Eagles fell to Hicksville 25-22, 16-25, 25-23, 25-19 in the regular-season finale for both volleyball teams on Saturday.
HURON — Huron was hungry to get back on the field after an opening-round bye a week ago, and Bryan fed the Tigers some costly mistakes in a lopsided first half.
EDGERTON — Fairview’s Treyvon Hastings finished first among 51 boys cross country runners with a 16:43, while Edgerton’s girls (82) finished second as a team in the Green Meadows Conference Championship on Saturday at Miller Park in Edgerton.
PORT CLINTON — For the first time in 12 years, Bryan High School will be represented in the OHSAA state girls tennis tournament.
DEFIANCE — Ayersville racked up more than 400 yards of offense while holding Montpelier to just 57 total yards as the Pilots flew past the Locomotives 41-0 in a nonconference football game on Friday night at Ayersville.
WAUSEON — Bryan’s girls soccer team scored three goals in the second half Thursday to knock off Wauseon 4-1 in a Northwest Ohio Athletic League match at Wauseon.
Two teams brimming with confidence will clash for a spot in the regional quarterfinals when Bryan heads to Huron to battle the Tigers in a Division IV, Region 14 second-round playoff football game at 7 p.m. Saturday at Huron Memorial Stadium.
Familiarity will be a common theme for Bryan’s five district girls tennis qualifiers when the Golden Bears take part in the opening day of the OHSAA Division II district tournament on Friday at Port Clinton High School.
ARCHBOLD — Bryan’s volleyball team made Archbold do some sharing on Tuesday. In the process, the Golden Bears got their hands on a second-straight Northwest Ohio Athletic League trophy.
Down 1-0 at halftime to Northwest Ohio Athletic League champions Wauseon, Bryan boys soccer was energized to score to eliminate the deficit, something coach Luke Collins has emphasized all season.
WEST UNITY — Hilltop’s Gabby Rodriguez slammed a team-high 14 kills on 25 of 25 spiking to lead the Cadets to a 25-15, 25-10, 25-14 sweep over Stryker in a Buckeye Border Conference match on Tuesday at Hilltop High School.
PIONEER — When Makayla Meyers stepped on the court for the first time as a freshman on North Central’s varsity volleyball team in 2017, she was nervous.
AYERSVILLE — Stryker volleyball’s Sage Woolace recorded 1,000 career digs in the Panthers’ 25-14, 25-18, 25-23 loss to nonleague foe Ayersville on Monday at Ayersville High School.
WEST UNITY — Hilltop's volleyball team got on a roll to start Saturday's nonleague match against Bryan. The Cadets used an even bigger one to take control in a decisive fifth set.
Two area volleyball teams earned the top seed in their respective districts as the Ohio High School Athletic Association released its volleyball, boys soccer and girls soccer tournament brackets on Sunday.
ANTWERP — Bryan’s Joshuah Taylor finished first in the boys race, while Edgerton’s Stefanie Thiel was fifth in the girls race to lead area runners at the Antwerp Invitational on Saturday at Antwerp Memorial Park.
TOLEDO — Bryan’s Emilee Bassett and Reese Grothaus finished third in the doubles bracket Saturday on the second day of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division II sectional girls tennis tournament.
DEFIANCE — Bryan’s Delilah Taylor and Allie Zimmerman assisted on each other’s goals in the first half as the Golden Bears shut out Defiance 3-0 in a nonleague girls soccer match Saturday at Defiance.
NAPOLEON — Napoleon wasn’t going down without a fight, but in the end Fairview had too much firepower, posting a 25-16, 25-14, 23-25, 25-11 victory over the Wildcats Saturday afternoon in the Grand Canyon.
FAYETTE — Edgerton's Taylor Smith totaled 20 assists, 14 digs and five kills as the Bulldogs fell to Fayette 25-20, 9-25, 26-24, 25-23 in a nonleague volleyball match Saturday.
CAREY — Carey’s football team scored early and often as the No. 8-seed Blue Devils knocked off No. 25 Montpelier 63-0 in a Division VI, Region 22 first-round playoff game on Saturday at Carey.
WEST UNITY — Fremont St. Joseph only held a 6-0 lead after the first quarter against Hilltop on Friday night, thanks to a 1-yard run by running back Derek Ritzman with 1:25 to go.
FINDLAY — Bryan’s boys golf team got off to a good start in Thursday’s Division II district tournament. But a tough finish on a challenging Findlay Country Club layout proved costly.
MONTPELIER — Right before the game, Hilltop volleyball starter Taryn Grant sprained her ankle, throwing off the Cadets’ plan against Montpelier.
BOWLING GREEN — Montpelier’s Hunter Burlew led area golfers with an 80 at the Division III district boys golf tournament on Thursday at Stone Ridge Golf Club in Bowling Green.
Bryan's Delilah Taylor and Allie Zimmerman netted two goals apiece as the Golden Bears' girls soccer team cruised past Maumee 6-1 in a nonleague match Thursday at Recreation Park.
FAYETTE — Kendal Bonney pummeled 24 kills, while Madison Brown dished out 22 assists as North Central’s volleyball team clinched the outright Buckeye Border Conference title with a 25-9, 25-10, 25-18 win over Fayette on Thursday.
The postseason like no other in Ohio High School Athletic Association football history is here, and Bryan will look to take advantage of the opportunity.