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Liberty Center senior Evan Conrad recently signed a letter of intent to continue his academic and basketball career at Defiance College. Conrad is flanked by his parents Dan and Sandra Conrad. Standing is Liberty Center boys basketball coach Greg Badenhop.

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HOLGATE — Twenty-four hours prior to Holgate’s Division IV tournament-opening baseball game Tuesday night, it trudged through its worst loss of the season, being run-ruled for just the second time this season, conceding a season-high 20 runs, cycling through six pitchers and committing four errors.

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HAMLER — Patrick Henry overcame five errors and a first-inning deficit to run-rule Miller City 14-4 across six innings in Tuesday’s non-league softball game.

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The Northwest Ohio Athletic League recently announced it spring scholar athlete list. To be named a scholar athlete, a student must be a senior, must have a 3.5 accumulative grade point average through seven semesters of school, and must have lettered during the sports season.

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LIBERTY CENTER — Owen Long entered high school four years ago with some natural talent in the track and field hurdles events, but awaiting the typical teenage growth spurt, lacked the height to make the most of his great stride for Liberty Center.

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PAULDING — Patrick Henry fell behind by four runs to Paulding in Monday’s non-league baseball game at Paulding High School.

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COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Monday its inaugural girls wrestling state tournament in March 2023 will be held alongside the three divisions of the boys wrestling state tournament at the Schottenstein Center at The Ohio State University.

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HOLGATE — Despite hosting perennial Division III powerhouse Archbold the night before its tournament opener, Holgate did not seem bothered by the opponent.

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Napoleon’s baseball team earned its third win in four games Saturday, as it overcame five errors to hold off Patrick Henry for a 7-5 non-league win at Booster Field. The game was called in the top of the sixth inning due to rain.

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Led by freshman pitcher Taylor Smith, Napoleon cruised past Lima Shawnee for a 10-1 non-league win in Saturday’s game at Booster Field.

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HOLGATE — With one race remaining at the Buckeye Border Conference Track and Field Championships Saturday, Montpelier, the defending champions, were clinging to a 3.5 points lead over Fayette, with host Holgate four points behind the Eagles.

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HOLGATE — With only 12 athletes, including seven runners, on the team, the Lady Tigers’ goal for their first ever Buckeye Border Conference Track and Field Championships must have seemed impossible.

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HOLGATE — Liberty Center, which trailed 6-1 after three innings, scored three runs in the seventh inning to rally for an 8-7 win over Holgate Friday at Bones Howe Field.

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Napoleon scored in the late innings of a league game for the consecutive night Thursday, and rallied past state-ranked Bowling Green for a 7-6 Northern Lakes League win at Booster Field.

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BRYAN — Napoleon’s Nick Bunke and Lathen Shank each won a pair of matches and advanced to the quarterfinals before being eliminated at the Division II sectional boys tennis tournament Thursday at Bryan High School.

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TONTOGANY — Despite losing nearly all of its production from last year’s team, Liberty Center’s softball team was the only lower-seeded team to win its tournament opening game — but this meant a bout with Division III powerhouse Otsego.

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Hoping to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps, Napoleon senior Josh Mack won the 110 hurdles title at the Northern Lakes League Track and Field Championships Friday at Buckenmeyer Stadium.

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ARCHBOLD — Liberty Center’s girls track and field team were the favorites entering the Northwest Ohio Athletic League championships this week.

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TONTOGANY — Scott Barrett had a story to add to his typical post-game speech in the team huddle after Liberty Center’s tournament softball game Friday night against Otsego.

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Led by Claire Durham and Jillian Richard in the discus, the Napoleon Lady Cats find themselves in second place after the first day of the Northern Lakes League Track and Field Championships Wednesday at Buckenmeyer Stadium.

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Napoleon has played strong baseball for the better part of two weeks, but have struggled to find the win column, losing four straight including its past two games by one run each to a pair of state-ranked Division I teams.

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LIMA — Despite outhitting Shawnee, Napoleon couldn’t overcome three crucial errors and fell 6-3 in the opening round of the Division II sectional softball tournament Wednesday at Lima Shawnee High School.

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In a press release Wednesday, the Northwest Ohio Athletic League announced Montpelier was withdrawing from the conference as a wrestling member and girls golf will be held as a championship sport, beginning in the fall.

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NORTHWOOD — Liberty Center racked up 14 hits and used a six-run fourth inning to overcome six errors and knock off higher-seeded Northwood, 12-7, in Tuesday’s Division III tournament-opening softball game at Northwood High School.

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ARCHBOLD — Liberty Center had the lead in both the boys and girls team standings after the first day of the Northwest Ohio Athletic League Track and Field Championships Tuesday at Archbold High School.

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HAMLER — In the past four days Patrick Henry, which competes in Division IV, has played games against a D-II school and a pair of state-ranked D-III opponents.

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The COVID-19 pandemic was life altering for most people. For Napoleon senior Zak Schroeder, the pandemic was a time for self-reflection and an opportunity to change his path.

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HOLGATE — After giving Continental two runs in the opening frame, the Tigers bounced back and tied the game with two unearned runs in their half of the inning.

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PERRYSBURG — Napoleon was hindered by seven errors Monday as it fell 11-1 to Perrysburg across six innings in Northern Lakes League action.

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PETTISVILLE — Pettisville pitcher Elisabeth Rochefort was in a noticeable rhythm Monday, while Holgate’s softball team struggled with the same mistakes that have plagued it all season.

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Adam Salaz, with Black Swamp Boxing, scored a first-round TKO over Chase Protopapa in Youngstown Saturday evening. Salaz is a seventh grader at Napoleon Middle School.

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ARCHBOLD — Napoleon’s boys tennis team swept each of its three singles matches en route to a 3-2 win over Archbold in non-league play Monday.

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MONTPELIER — Despite winning just one event at Saturday’s Lamberson Invitational track and field meet, Patrick Henry’s girls team scored a runner-up finish to lead area teams.

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Napoleon Middle School’s girls track and field team finished third at Saturday’s Northern Lakes League championship meet at Buckenmeyer Stadium.

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HAMLER — Patrick Henry’s baseball team earned the No. 2 seed in its Division IV district during Sunday afternoon’s tournament draws in part because of its resiliency and ability to consistently play fundamentally sound baseball.

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HAMLER — Patrick Henry took advantage of inconsistent pitching from Fayette and raced to a pair of wins, 27-1 and 22-0, in Saturday’s doubleheader at PH High School.

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Ava Elling (left) and Ross Niekamp (right) received the Master Crusader Award at St. Paul’s Athletic Banquet Wednesday. The Master Crusader Award is given to the eighth-grade male and female athlete who best exemplifies why they field teams at St. Paul. To receive this award, the athletes di…

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Napoleon’s boys and girls track and field teams were led by a pair of two-time winners at Wednesday’s dual meet with Bowling Green at Buckenmeyer Stadium.

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TOLEDO – Napoleon High School graduate Jordan Lauf was promoted to assistant coach of the Toledo men’s basketball team by head coach Tod Kowalczyk Wednesday.

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BOWLING GREEN — Napoleon’s softball team more than doubled Bowling Green’s hits during Wednesday’s Northern Lakes League game.

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The Napoleon Middle School girls track team defeated Springfield 74-37 to improve their record to 12-2 on the year.

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HOLGATE — Addison Casillas enjoys building computers in his free time, which he uses to to play video games. He’s also involved in leadership organizations such as National Honor Society and Ohio Youth Congress.