• May 30, 2016

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Archie Griffin Award

Napoleon Junior High eighth graders Stevie Rieger and Garrett Miller were selected Friday as the recipients of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award. Rieger participated in volleyball, basketball and track while carrying a perfect 4.0 grade point average throughout the year. Miller participated in football, wrestling and track while maintaining a 3.8 GPA. Both athletes displayed the characteristics for which this award was designed, which is to promote sportsmanship, ethics and integrity. Pictured are Miller (left) and Rieger with their certificates.

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Saturday 05/28/2016
Cats regional runners-up
Posted: May 28, 2016

DAYTON - Building on an opening day that saw the Napoleon boys track and field team advance to the state meet in three events, the Wildcats qualified three more for next week's state championships and took home the Division II regional runner-up trophy Saturday at Dayton's Welcome Stadium.

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Friday 05/27/2016
Big opening day for Wildcats
Posted: May 27, 2016

DAYTON — It was a terrific start to the Division II regional track and field championships for the Napoleon Wildcats, who sit atop the team standings after the first day of competition Thursday.

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Thursday 05/26/2016
Joy, heartbreak for relay teams
Posted: May 26, 2016

TIFFIN – Joy for one team, heartbreak for another.

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Thursday 05/26/2016
Archbold advances to regional final
Posted: May 26, 2016

FINDLAY — Archbold answered an early run by Paulding, exploding for 12 runs in the first two innings and went on for the 12-1 victory in five innings Wednesday in the Division III regional semifinal at Findlay High School.

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Wednesday 05/25/2016
Senior Little League results
Posted: May 25, 2016

Red Sox 10, A's 3

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Bandits look to improve on last year
Posted: May 25, 2016

Coming off a loss in the consolation bracket final in the district tournament, Napoleon Post #300 looks to rebound as the River Bandits prepare for the 2016 American Legion baseball season.

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Relay teams load up in Division III
Posted: May 25, 2016

The girls relay races at the Division III regional track and field meet in Tiffin will definitely have a local flare. Nine teams from the three Division III schools (Liberty Center, Holgate and Patrick Henry) will compete.

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Pohlman excited for opportunity
Posted: May 25, 2016

Liberty Center graduate Kaleb Pohlman has an opportunity of a lifetime. The former Tiger, who now plays football at Concordia University at Ann Arbor, will join 41 other players on Team USA for the World University Games in Mexico June 1-11.

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Cats sloppily end season
Posted: May 25, 2016

Sloppy play, both offensively and defensively, hurt the Cats as the Napoleon baseball team ended the season with a 5-1 loss at Booster Field to Springfield in Northern Lakes League action Tuesday.

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NMS track teams excel at state
Posted: May 25, 2016

The Napoleon Middle School track and field teams sent 13 competitors (nine girls and four boys) to the State Junior High Championships at Dublin Scioto High School this past Saturday.

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Correction
Posted: May 25, 2016

The Napoleon Athletics’ Blake Bueher pitches the ball during Monday’s game against the Red Sox at Oakwood Park in Napoleon. This picture is being rerun because the name was incorrect when it ran the first time. The newspaper apologizes for any inconvenience this error may have caused.

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Plenty of Wildcats eyeing state
Posted: May 25, 2016

Napoleon is sending its largest contingent to the Division II regional meet at Dayton Welcome Stadium this week in some time and there is no reason to think there isn’t more to come.

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Lady Cats drop finale to Blue Devils
Posted: May 25, 2016

Visiting Springfield returned to the River City yesterday to complete a softball contest that was postponed due to weather several days ago and the Blue Devils erupted for 8 runs in the sixth frame to aid in a 13-6 Northern Lakes League verdict.

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Tuesday 05/24/2016
Junior Little League results
Posted: May 24, 2016

May 24 results

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Lady Cats come up with win
Posted: May 24, 2016

The longball, smallball, pitching and defense all had a hand in Napoleon’s 9-6 Northern Lakes League softball victory Monday against Southview.

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Holes in one
Posted: May 24, 2016

The Napoleon Municipal Golf Course had its first hole in one of the season Saturday.

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Napoleon students earn awards
Posted: May 24, 2016

Each year the Ohio High School Athletic Association provides several awards for schools to present to student-athletes. The following awards were chosen by a vote of the head coaches at Napoleon High School.

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Senior Little League results
Posted: May 24, 2016

May 18 result

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Monday 05/23/2016
LC boys win title, Holgate girls second
Posted: May 23, 2016

AYERSVILLE – Liberty Center’s boys claimed the district title while Holgate finished as the runner-up on the girls side at the Division III district track and field meet at Ayersville.

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LC, PH girls finish at Gibsonburg
Posted: May 23, 2016

GIBSONBURG – Neither Liberty Center nor Patrick Henry girls could chase down Van Buren during the final day of the Division III district track and field meet at Gibsonburg.

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Archbold teams take district titles
Posted: May 23, 2016

Saturday was a busy day for the Archbold softball and baseball teams, as each team won exciting games to advance.

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Saturday 05/21/2016
Napoleon softball wins pair
Posted: May 21, 2016

Napoleon picked up a pair of Northern Lakes League softball wins Thursday and Friday.

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Cats fall to Springfield
Posted: May 21, 2016

The Napoleon baseball team was in action Thursday, falling to Springfield 7-0.

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Senior Little League
Posted: May 21, 2016

May 18 result

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Napoleon boys runners-up
Posted: May 21, 2016

DEFIANCE — Despite not having their foreign exchange speedster, the Napoleon Wildcats were able to finish runner-up at the Division II district meet at Defiance College Friday night.

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Northview takes down Napoleon
Posted: May 21, 2016

Invading Northview took advantage of nearly every scoring chance provided them and left Napoleon’s Booster Field with a 6-1 Northern Lakes League victory Friday night.

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Friday 05/20/2016
County teams in position after first day
Posted: May 20, 2016

AYERSVILLE — Henry County teams positioned themselves during the opening day of the Division III track and field district meet at McCord Field Thursday.

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Late run sends Archbold past Fairview
Posted: May 20, 2016

DEFIANCE – After combining for eight runs and 11 hits over the first two innings, it took a single by Lathon Babcock to score Ben Bucklew for Archbold in the bottom of the sixth inning to send the Blue Streaks into the district baseball final with a 5-4 win over Fairview Thursday afternoon at Craig A. Rutter Field on the campus of Defiance College.

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Thursday 05/19/2016
D3 track underway at Gibsonburg
Posted: May 19, 2016

GIBSONBURG – Liberty Center and Patrick Henry are assured of at least one competitor in the regional track and field meet after the first day of the Division III district meet at Gibsonburg.

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Meece continues to set records
Posted: May 19, 2016

DEFIANCE – Sam Meece continued with his record-breaking junior season, setting a new record in the winning the Division II shot put title at the district meet at Defiance College.

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OHSAA football officiating class
Posted: May 19, 2016

There will be a mandatory class July 21-24 at Defiance College and Hicksville High School for anyone interested in becoming a registered football official in Ohio.

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Archbold reaches district final
Posted: May 19, 2016

The Archbold softball team is back in the Division III district final after beating Elmwood Wednesday 8-5.

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Area players out of tennis district
Posted: May 19, 2016

BOWLING GREEN - Two area doubles team and one singles play did not advance out of the first round of the Division II boys tennis district tournament at BGSU.

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Player Spotlight is on Holgate's Noelle Miller
Posted: May 19, 2016

HOLGATE — Senior Noelle Miller likes to break records, but with just three weeks left in the track and field season there is one record she hasn’t broken, the one she wants to break the most.

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Wednesday 05/18/2016
Bloir pitches Bombers to District finals (copy)
updated: May 18, 2016 - 11:38 pm

ARCHBOLD — Agressive play was the name of the game as Edon beat the Patrick Henry Patriots in a District IV semifinal.

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Boys teams ready for Ayersville
Posted: May 18, 2016

Coming off a runner-up performance at the Northwest Ohio Athletic League meet, Liberty Center, along with the Holgate and Patrick Henry boys track and field teams all head to Ayersville for the Division III district meet Thursday and Saturday.

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Wauseon wins to end season
Posted: May 18, 2016

The Wauseon boys tennis team ended the season with a 17-4 record after scoring a 4-1 win over visiting Springfield.

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Gilliland named all-conference
Posted: May 18, 2016

GREENWOOD, Indiana - The Defiance College baseball team had seven players named to the All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Teams for their efforts this past season.

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Lady Indians no hit
Posted: May 18, 2016

GENOA, Ohio - Wauseon was no hit by Oak Harbor Tuesday in the Division II softball district semifinals at Genoa High School, losing 3-0.

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Cats blow out Holgate
Posted: May 18, 2016

HOLGATE — The Tigers started all seven of their seniors and invading Napoleon made it a nightmare of an ending, as the Wildcats handed Holgate a 14-1 defeat Tuesday at Bones Howe Field.

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Napoleon 12 season athletes
Posted: May 18, 2016

Napoleon High School recently acknowledged the 12-season athletes in this year’s senior class. A 12-season athlete played three sports for all four years during their high school career. The 12-season athletes were (from left) Danielle Rieger, Drew Garringer, Brett Wiemken, Derek Gerken, Logan Peckinpaugh and Aaron Drewes.

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Tuesday 05/17/2016
Streaks beat PH to end league season
Posted: May 17, 2016

HAMLER – Being patient enough to score five runs in the third inning with the use of one base hit, Archbold bettered Patrick Henry 8-1 in a Northwest Ohio Athletic League finale that doubled as a district tune-up for both teams.

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LC walks off on PH
Posted: May 17, 2016

LIBERTY CENTER – Everybody wants to end their high school playing career a winner. Alec Hamilton made sure he got to do that for his Liberty Center Tigers.

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LC, PH head to Gibsonburg
Posted: May 17, 2016

With district track and field meets coming up around the area, two area teams have a new site as Liberty Center and Patrick Henry will head to a Division III girls district at Gibsonburg Wednesday and Saturday.

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Bryan captures NWOAL crown over Wauseon
Posted: May 17, 2016

WAUSEON — The sting of a 7-1 sectional semifinal defeat for Bryan baseball against Toledo Central Catholic May 7 turned into joy and excitement Monday night, as the Bears defeated Wauseon 6-2 to capture the Northwest Ohio Athletic League title.

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Napoleon Hall of Fame class announced
Posted: May 17, 2016

The Napoleon High School Athletic Hall of Fame announced its inductees for the Class of 2016, with seven new members to be inducted during ceremonies Sept. 16-17.

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Napoleon Senior Little League
Posted: May 17, 2016

May 14 result

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Wauseon blanks Maumee
Posted: May 17, 2016

WAUSEON - The Indians shut out invaing Maumee 5-0 in boys high school tennis action Monday.

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Napoleon headed back to DC
Posted: May 17, 2016

The Napoleon track and field teams will compete at a familiar venue this week, as the Division II district championships have been moved to Defiance College Wednesday and Friday.

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PH wins pitching duel
Posted: May 17, 2016

LIBERTY CENTER — Patrick Henry’s Alison Imbrock put an exclamation point on her career, shutting out Liberty Center for a 4-0 victory Monday in her final game in the circle for the Lady Patriots.

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Defiance tops Archbold
Posted: May 17, 2016

ARCHBOLD - In a tune-up game for a pair of tournament baseball teams, Defiance defeated the host Blue Streaks 12-4 Monday afternoon.

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Monday 05/16/2016
Sectional tennis wraps up
Posted: May 16, 2016

The Wauseon doubles team of Aaron Spieles and Triston Uribes will enter the district tournament as the third seed and the Archbold team of Alex Short and Luke McQuade will be the fourth seed after the Division II sectional tennis tournament wrapped up Saturday at Defiance College.

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Patriots win on road
Posted: May 16, 2016

Helped out by a nine-run third inning, Patrick Henry scored a 12-4 non-league baseball win Saturday at McComb.

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