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With all the questions surrounding high school sports, golf is set to begin its season Wednesday with several new guidelines aimed at decreasing exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

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Conditioning for Napoleon Youth Football players in fifth and sixth grades is Saturday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. at Oakwood Park.

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High school football is back, at least in Henry County and at least for right now.

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The 15th annual Bill Mossing Scramble was held this weekend at the Napoleon Municipal Golf Course. Seventeen teams entered this year. The first-place team (top photo) with an 8-under 27 were (from left) Steve Miller, Zack Willeman, Randy Miller and Landon Willeman. Placing second with a 6-un…

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In one of the first direct moves to affect a high school fall sports season, the Ohio Water Polo Association on Sunday voted to postpone its season until the Spring of 2021.

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DEFIANCE — With the announcement of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s decision to move several fall “contact” sports to the spring season, Defiance College said in a statement it is moving football, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball to the spring season.

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TOLEDO — Napoleon’s Riley Kleck completed her outstanding summer golf season by placing third in the Toledo Junior Golf Association Player of the Year standings.

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The Napoleon Golf Course had its third hole-in-one of the season Friday.

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While the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down many sporting events, Napoleon’s Riley Kleck has made the most of her summer on the links.

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COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association released Wednesday guidelines and specific recommendations for each fall sport as a plan to return to play.

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The Vandel Cruisers 12-and-under baseball team recently competed in the USSSA AA World Series. The four-day double-elimination tournament was held at Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana. The Cruisers rolled to an 8-0 record in the tournament, earning the championship trophy. At press time, the …

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In an attempt to convince Gov. Mike DeWine a high school football season should be played, the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association released a 37-page document on how its group feels football can safely be played this season.

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HOLGATE — Wanting to make sure his team is ready for the upcoming season, Holgate football coach Colton Wagner signed his team up for boot camp Tuesday at Tiger Stadium.

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Napoleon Area Schools canceled all athletic activities for this week after a high number of COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Henry County recently.

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In the second game of the Napoleon boys soccer team's two-day intra-squad scrimmage Saturday, Team Izor posted a 4-0 win over Team DelFavero, sweeping both games.

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With the cancellation of the 795 Tournament, the Napoleon boys soccer team has scheduled a two-day intra-squad scrimmage. Above, Kellen Ressler of Team DelFavero (at left) battles with Aden Foor of Team Izor for the ball during Friday night’s game at Buckenmeyer Stadium. Team Izor won the ga…

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COLUMBUS - During a teleconference Tuesday with a handful of reporters from the state, Ohio High School Athletic Association Interim Executive Director Bob Goldring said the decision to play sports in the fall could be decided by individual school districts.

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The annual 795 Soccer Tournament at Genoa High School is set for this weekend, but overcoming several COVID-19 related obstacles still stand in the way of games actually being played.

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DESHLER — The X&A 5K and Memorial Walk, originally scheduled for March 29 but postponed due to the ongoing and global COVID-19 pandemic, has been changed to a virtual race for 2020, with the plan to return to a live event in 2021.

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This is the third in a three-part series of columns listing the best Ohio State football opponents covered by writer Jim Naveau. Today’s list covers defensive players.

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The Napoleon American Legion Post #300 hosted its annual Hole-in-one Contest at the Napoleon Municipal Golf Course last week, with three different winners claiming the closest shot to the pin over four days.

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LIBERTY CENTER — Liberty Center Athletics announced its picks to fill its two coaching vacancies Tuesday, pending school board approval, with change coming to one program and a familiar face returning to another.

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The Napoleon Parks and Recreation department hosted the annual Hotshot Basketball Contest Saturday in Glenwood Park, with competitors across three different age groups competing for title of best shot.

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With his team down three runs and only nine outs remaining to get them, Napoleon baseball coach Jason Holubik pointed to the motto printed on his t-shirt, “Find a Way,” and told his team to “make something happen.”

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SEATTLE — Getting a second chance is rare, and Napoleon grad Art Warren is ready for another chance to make the Seattle Mariners Opening Day roster as Major League Baseball’s Spring Training 2.0 is set to begin July 1.

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HAMLER — Both Liberty Center and Patrick Henry struggled mightily to find consistency on the mound in their summer openers.

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HOLGATE — A pair of coaching vacancies are expected to be filled when the Holgate Schools Board of Education meets Monday. Both varsity volleyball and boys basketball coaching positions are up for vote, and Holgate Athletics Director Richard Finley didn’t have to go far to find either person.

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In Wednesday’s edition of the Northwest Signal, Holgate baseball player Brodi Burgel was incorrectly identified in a photo as Brodi Burgei. The Northwest Signal apologizes for the error and any confusion it may have caused.

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DEFIANCE – The Wildcats ran into an offensive buzz saw Wednesday night, as the Bulldogs swept a doubleheader. Defiance jumped out to big leads in both games and cruised to a 14-2 win in the opener and closed with a 12-4 victory in the nightcap.

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Good teams find ways to score ... and win ... and that is exactly what Napoleon did Tuesday against a short-handed Archbold squad.

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LIBERTY CENTER — More than anything, former Liberty Center girls soccer coach Dave Busick said he’s thankful for the last seven years.

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LIBERTY CENTER — Liberty Center Athletics is looking for its first new golf coach in seven years, the school announced via Twitter Monday.

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BRYAN — The Bears banged out 15 hits, with the top of the order doing the most damage in a 14-3 victory over Napoleon Friday night in summer high school baseball action at Sumpter Field.

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In what is being seen as the next step in a return to high school athletics, Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced Thursday contact sports, including football, basketball, wrestling and soccer, can resume practices, including intrasquad scrimmages, as long as safety protocols are observed.

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Any Napoleon girls who will be playing junior high basketball next school year are invited to attend open gym workouts Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Napoleon Junior High School gymnasium.

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LIBERTY CENTER — After four remarkable seasons roaming the sidelines at Widewater Retreat, Liberty Center girls soccer coach Dave Busick will not return to head the program in 2020.

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COLUMBUS - The Ohio High School Athletic Association released its division assignments for the 2020-21 boys and girls basketball seasons, with two area teams making moves to new divisions.

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HAMLER — Patrick Henry has selected Brian Morrow to be the next coach of the wrestling program, the school announced in a release Wednesday.

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The Wildcats suffered their first loss of the summer, as errors and mental mistakes led to a 10-1 setback to Northern Lakes League foe Perrysburg Tuesday at Booster Field.