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Friday, December 2, 2022
Pointing Patch
Jay County and Fort Recovery high schools split games Saturday, with the Indians winning the girls game 41-24 in the afternoon and the Patriots taking the boys game 32-30 in the evening. Pictured, FRHS girls coach Brian Patch points while giving instructions to his team. (The Commercial Review/Chris Schanz)
  • Nelson stops Tribe in 4th quarter
    NEW BREMEN, Ohio — An explosive third quarter gave the Indians a chance.

    They couldn’t keep the momentum in the fourth.
  • FR boys smack Stars
    FORT RECOVERY — The Indians allowed just two points in each of the first two quarters. Their defense was even more successful in the third.
  • Trojans edge FR in OT
    Tribe rallied from nine-point deficit before falling short in extra session
  • It’s a process
    The Indian girls have a small, inexperienced roster, but Gann believes work ethic, chemistry can carry them
  • Mixed emotions
    OBETZ, Ohio — The Indians were left with that odd feeling that can come along with competing at the highest level. They were proud to be competing amongst the best. But they also felt they could have done better.
  • Historic opportunity
    FR?girls seek to surpass last season’s 12th-place state finish; Heitkamp is focused on chasing a spot on the medal podium
  • Back to state
    TIFFIN, Ohio — In a week during which he wasn’t feeling his best, Trevor Heitkamp established his position early and maintained it. The Tribe girls had to fight for every place and every point in order to give themselves a chance. All of the Indians who competed Saturday earned a return trip to Ohio’s biggest meet.
  • Minster mauls FR
    MINSTER, Ohio — The Indians’ only playoff win against a conference rival came against Minster. The Wildcats were in no mood for a repeat of that scenario.
  • One goal: State
    Saturday’s races aren’t about times. They aren’t about a specific placing. Sure, those things are important. But the one and only true goal for the Indians is to earn an opportunity to run for another week.
  • Indians open playoffs Friday
    The Fort Recovery High School football team (3-7) will open the playoffs Friday with a visit to Minster (6-4).
  • FRHS to visit Minster
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Indians are in the playoffs for the third consecutive year.
  • District double
    COLUMBUS GROVE, Ohio — Natalie Brunswick and Trevor Heitkamp had some competition. But only for a while. By the time they were getting ready to enter Clymer Stadium, the suspense was over. The Indians were going to win.
  • SHHS edges Tribe
    ST. HENRY, Ohio — The momentum the Indians were hoping to have heading into the postseason never materialized.
  • FR is 12th in region rankings
    The Indians are expected to make the playoffs. The question now is who they will meet in the opening round.
  • Sectional streak ends in Haviland
    HAVILAND, Ohio — The Indians had been to the district tournament in four straight seasons. That streak came to an end Monday.
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