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BEAVERCREEK — Rachel Carr shot a 305 series, Emily Brunn added a 301 set and the Wauseon girls bowling team placed eighth in the Raider Collegiate High School Challenge Saturday, hosted by Wright State University at Beaver-Vu Bowl.

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DELTA — Graeme Jacoby scored 21 points, Mitchell Avina added 10 and Pettisville held Delta scoreless in the fourth quarter en route to a 55-16 non-league win Saturday.

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Invading Wauseon used several runs in the middle two periods to pull away from Napoleon for a 67-47 victory Saturday night on Fred Church Court in the Grand Canyon.

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HOLGATE — Spotted a 10-point lead after the first quarter, the Archbold boys basketball team appeared set to cruise past Holgate Saturday night in the Tiger Cage.

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DESHLER — The Patrick Henry bowling teams picked up a pair of wins over Delta Friday at Deshler Lanes, with the girls defeating the Lady Panthers 1918-1530 and the boys winning 2437-2048.

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MAUMEE — The Napoleon boys bowling team picked up a tight win Friday at Fallen Timbers, topping Anthony Wayne 2582-2453.

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PERRYSBURG — Napoleon failed to score a point in the first quarter and was routed 79-29 by the host Yellow Jackets Friday night in Northern Lakes League action.

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KALIDA — Blake Hattemer scored nine points, Luke Wenner added seven but Holgate was overwhelmed on the road, falling 78-29 to Kalida Friday in non-league action.

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Despite grappling through a contested, back-and-forth opening to the meet, Anthony Wayne pulled away late to defeat Napoleon 47-19 Thursday in the Grand Canyon in Northern Lakes League action.

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The Napoleon Wildcats Swimming and Diving Team hosted the Perrysburg Yellow Jackets in a dual meet Thursday at the NHS Natatorium, with the boys team winning 98-87 and the girls falling 120-60.

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PERRYSBURG — Taylor Strock scored 17 points, leading Napoleon back from a fourth-quarter deficit as the Lady Cats stayed unbeaten with a 54-46 overtime road win over Northern Lakes League rival Perrysburg Thursday.

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With the first weekend of high school boys basketball in the books, another busy schedule looms for three Henry County teams.

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LIBERTY CENTER — Despite a relatively slow start to the 2019-20 season for Liberty Center senior Hannah Feather, one would be hard-pressed to find the former state-qualifier getting down on herself.

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Napoleon faced its first test of the season and passed it with flying colors, defeating defending Northern Lakes League champs Southview 48-33 Tuesday in the Grand Canyon.

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The Napoleon eighth-grade boys basketball team defeated St. Paul 41-20 Tuesday.

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COLUMBUS GROVE — Kayla Prigge scored nine points, McKenzie Vance added seven but Columbus Grove handed Patrick Henry its first loss of the season Tuesday, beating the Lady Patriots 52-31 in non-league action.

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LIBERTY CENTER — Camden Krugh caught a pass on the perimeter, hesitated, and fired a rushed three that missed off the rim midway through the first half. On the other end of the floor, Liberty Center coach Greg Badenhop called over the junior.

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Jacob Hull rolled a 223 en route to a 414 series, leading the Napoleon boys bowling team to a 2366-2273 win over Maumee Monday at River City Bowl-A-Way.

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With both programs competing on their home lanes, the Wauseon boys and girls bowling each picked up a win, beating Liberty Center Monday at River City Bowl-A-Way.

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NORTH BALTIMORE — Elisabeth Willett Scored eight points, Carissa Meyer and Raena Willett each added seven points but Holgate fell 45-32 to North Baltimore Monday in non-league action.

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ARCHBOLD — Elijah Zimmerman scored 16 points, Ethan Hagans added 14 and Archbold overcame an early deficit to defeat Kalida 50-35 Saturday in non-league action.

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CANTON, Ohio – The unranked Clyde Fliers rushed for 237 yards in their 42-14 victory over the No. 4 Newark Licking Valley Panthers in the OHSAA Division IV football state championship Saturday afternoon at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

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DEFIANCE — In his first game, Napoleon coach Chad Bostelman witnessed Wildcat legend Fred Chruch have the Grand Canyon floor named after him. For an encore, Bostelman had to coach against Paul Wayne, who has more than 500 career victories and a state title.

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FINDLAY — The Napoleon wrestling team opened its season Saturday with the Findlay Duals, as the Wildcats placed ninth out of 16 participating teams, finishing 3-2.

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The Napoleon boys swimming and diving team took first place at the Wildcat Invitational Saturday at the NHS Natatorium. The Wildcats won the meet by 20 points.

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INDIANAPOLIS — For two quarters it looked like this one might be put in the nightmare file along with Michigan State 2013 and 2015, Purdue last season, Iowa in 2017 and Clemson in the College Football Playoff three years ago.

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Forty years after christening Napoleon High School’s new gym — the Grand Canyon — with a pair of wins over Rossford and Wauseon, legendary boys basketball coach Fred Church returned to his old stomping grounds to have the floor named after him.

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COLUMBUS – Now is not the time to reflect, Ryan Day said when it was pointed out that Wednesday was the one-year anniversary of his hiring as Ohio State’s football coach.

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So, who does a rematch favor? Is it the team that won the first time because those players can draw confidence from their earlier success or is it the team that lost because it is inspired by the pain of its earlier defeat?

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The Napoleon bowling teams swept Tinora Friday at River City Bowl-A-Way, with the boys winning 2389-2025 and the girls winning 2353-1504.

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OTTAWA — Trent Murdock scored 16 points and Carter Burdue added 12 but Liberty Center couldn’t keep up with Ottawa-Glandorf in a 72-46 loss Friday in non-league play at Fred J. Hermiller Gymnasium.

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CANTON, Ohio — The sixth-ranked Cincinnati La Salle Lancers rushed for 337 yards en route to a 34-17 victory over No. 1 Massillon Washington in the OHSAA Division II football state championship Thursday night at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

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HAMLER — Patrick Henry girls basketball coach Justin Sonnenberg said he was happy his Lady Patriots managed to get their 47-31 win over Holgate Thursday night in the House of Heat without much drama.

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DESHLER — Tyler Piercefield shot a 390 series to lead the boys, Sarah Breece led the girls with a 341 set and Patrick Henry bowling swept Liberty Center Friday at Deshler Lanes, with the boys winning 2272-2161 and the girls 1871-1822.

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Garrett Miller (left) is presented with the 2019 Napoleon Youth Football Scholarship by Jim Etoll (right).

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BOWLING GREEN — The Lady Cats rolled to their fourth-straight win, defeating the Lady Bobcats 68-15 in Northern Lakes League action Thursday.

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After a lengthened preseason due to area teams making deep playoff runs in football, three Henry County teams begin the high school basketball season this weekend.

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The St. Paul seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball team fell to Delta 36-24 Monday.

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COLUMBUS – On national signing day in February 2017, Urban Meyer called Ohio State’s football recruiting class for that year “exceptional.”

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Napoleon senior Samantha Wullf (seated, center) signed her letter of intent to continue her cheerleading and education at Mount Vernon Nazarene University Wednesday. Seated (from left) are Cassandra Seesholtz, Napoleon cheerleading coach; Everett Wulff, father; Samantha Wulff; Michelle Wulff…

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The Napoleon seventh-grade boys basketball team fell to Liberty Center 25-24 Tuesday.

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The Napoleon Elks No. 929 will hold its annual free throw shooting contest Monday, Dec. 23 at Napoleon High School at 6 p.m.

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CINCINNATI — On Wednesday, the Ohio High School Athletic Association in coordination with the Ohio Prep Sports Writers Association announced the winner of the 33rd annual Mr. Football award and 2019 recipient is Wyoming quarterback Evan Prater.

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COLUMBUS - The Division IV All-Ohio football team was announced Monday, with five Northwest Ohio Athletic League players earning honors.

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HOLGATE — It wasn’t always pretty, but the Liberty Center girls basketball team found a rally just in time to escape the Tiger Cage with a 39-33 win over Holgate Tuesday in non-league action.

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Napoleon won its third-straight lopsided decision, defeating Springfield 67-19 in Northern Lakes League action Tuesday in the Grand Canyon.