The Galion Tigers came from behind late in the fourth quarter to defeat the Bucyrus Redmen 29-22 in the season-opener for both teams Friday evening at Unckrich Stadium. It’s the sixth consecutive season the locals have beaten Bucyrus on the gridiron.Trailing 22-21, the Orange-and-Blue scored a go-ahead touchdown on a 4-yard off-tackle run by Arby Thompson with 4:02 remaining in the game, making the score 27-22, Galion. Caleb Ivy then connected with Cario Davison on a 2-point ...

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Buckeyes think they have more, better linebackers

COLUMBUS (AP) — Joshua Perry says he’s ready for his closeup.The Ohio State linebacker played well while learning the job a year ago. Now he’s being counted on heavily to replace first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier and shepherd several new players through their first season with the fifth-ranked Buckeyes.Perry is being counted on to fill in for last year’s leading tackler, Ryan Shazier, who was taken with the No. 15 pick in the first round of the ...

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Local Roundup: Week of Aug. 25

VARSITY VOLLEYBALLIn their first Mid Ohio Athletic Conference match ever, the Lady Tigers knocked out visiting Pleasant 3-0 Tuesday evening at the high school.The Lady Tigers won the first game 25-19 before taking games two and three by identical 25-17 scores.Reanne Neal tallied 10 points, knocked down a dozen kills and blocked a pair of shots for the locals. Also for the winners, Taylor Valentine recorded 18 kills in 32 attempts and had 10 re...

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Water and Wings

Ohio’s waterfowl hunting zones were simplified for waterfowl hunters after the 2014-2015 season dates and bag limits were approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council on Wednesday, Aug. 20. The South Zone, North Zone and Lake Erie Marsh Zone remain the same for waterfowl hunting, but the Lake Erie Goose Zone that previously covered much of northeast Ohio was removed. Also new this year, the canvasback daily bag limit was reduced to one.Opening day for duck and goose hunting is Satur...

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NFL suspends Josh Gordon for 2014 season

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon’s wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. Now the star wide receiver’s career is in peril.The Browns learned Wednesday that Gordon’s indefinite suspension by the NFL has been upheld and he will miss at least 16 games for another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. A repeat drug offender, Gordon had appealed the penalty, hoping it would be reduced so he could play this season.The NFL, though, came d...

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Elkhorn Lake Hunt Club to host 16th Family Field Day

Elkhorn Lake Hunt Club, 4146 Klopfenstein Road, Bucyrus, announces its 16th annual Family Field Day. It will be held on National Hunting and Fishing Day, Saturday, Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.The $5 donation includes lunch and outdoor events such as archery, fishing, shotgun and rifle ranges, and seminars on boat safety, turkey hunting safety, pheasant dressing and cooking.Children must be accompanied by parent or responsible adult and a preregistration form and liabil...

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Selig hasn’t changed outlook

CINCINNATI (AP) — As his term winds down, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hasn’t changed his outlook on Pete Rose’s lifetime ban for gambling.Selig visited Cincinnati on Friday for the opening of an urban youth academy, and then drove down Pete Rose Way to visit Great American Ball Park and the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum that contains many references to baseball’s hits leader.He declined to talk about Rose’s case directly, but g...

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Galion, Bucyrus continue long-time rivalry in gridiron opener

It’s the series that keeps on ticking.The Galion Tigers and Bucyrus Redmen will meet on the varsity gridiron at Unckrich Stadium Friday evening in the 2014 season-opener. In what is one of the oldest rivalries in high school football in the nation, the long-time foes will go at it for the 114th time — a match-up that dates back to 1898.The Orange-and-Blue have a convincing lead in the series with 59 wins, 47 losses and 7 ties — a winning percentage of ....

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Madison staves off pesky Lady Tigers

VARSITY VOLLEYBALLThe Lady Tigers lost a hard-fought match on the road to host Madison by a 3-1 score last Friday in independent play.The host Lady Rams won the first game 25-21 and followed up with a 27-25 triumph in the second game. Galion scored its point with a 25-21 decision in the third game, but Madison wrapped up its win by taking the fourth match-up, 27-25.Individual statistical leaders for the Lady Orange-and-Blue were Taylor Valenti...

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Youth coach: Inspiring speech was spontaneous

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his team was eliminated from the Little League World Series says the talk was spontaneous and from the heart.Players on David Belisle’s team from Cumberland were crying after Monday night’s 8-7 loss to Chicago in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, when he kneeled down and told them they should be proud.Belisl...

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An Eye on the Tigers

GIRLS’ VARSITY TENNISWith a 3-2 win against Clear Fork on Thursday, the Lady Orange-and-Blue improved their record to 3-0.Jackie Carriger made quick work of her foe in third singles by a 6-0, 6-0 count. The first doubles duo of Sydney Dameron and Leah Fisher netted a 6-0, 6-2 victory and the third second doubles tandem of Cassidy Ivy and Donnetta Lester triumphed 5-7, 6-1, 6.2In first singles, Katelyn Smith lost 0-6, 3-6; and Kourtney Hi...

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Pope to World Cup: Overcome racism, greed in sport

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has a message for...

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Urban impressed in what he’s seen

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