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Football: Oilers trounce Lake Erie, 58-13

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER

PAINESVILLE — A complete team win.

The University of Findlay football team needed it badly.

It’s what the Oilers produced, too, jumping out to a 34-0 halftime edge and rocking Lake Erie College 58-13 Saturday at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium.

“Our kids responded really well after losing two (straight) games,” UF coach Rob Keys said. “When you lose football games,

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Football: Houston lands on defense

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER

Rhonald Houston was one of six freshmen starting on defense for the University of Findlay by the end of the 2015 season.

Unlike the other five, he began the season on offense.

A converted and recruited wide receiver, Houston made the midseason switch and started the final six games at cornerback.

Houston redshirted in 2014 and began 2015 far down

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Football: Oilers brace for rivalry showdown in Ashland

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER

Andrew Dickinson is an Ashland man, born and raised.

The Ashland High graduate still kept his recruiting options open and eventually landed at the University of Findlay.

After a redshirt year, he’s started the first two games at left tackle.

He’s one of three freshmen offensive linemen that will be starting for UF again come 7 p.m. Saturday against their

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Football: Bridges, Oilers prepare for ODU

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER
Rushing for 100 yards in a game is a typical goal for any running back.
Chauncey Bridges did it for the third time in a University of Findlay uniform in Saturday’s opener.
It wasn’t the flashiest of performances.
A new, gritty and gutty side of Bridges was on full display.
He ended with two touchdowns in his 101-yard performance with just

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Football: Oilers whip Cardinals in opener, 37-19

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER
University of Findlay coach Rob Keys had been emphasized stopping opponents running game since the end of last season.
A weakness of the team a year ago was one of many strengths on display by the Oilers Saturday night.
The 58 rushing yards allowed was just one facet of a strong defensive performance that led the Oilers to a

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Football: Oilers host Saginaw Valley in season opener

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER
University of Findlay football coach Rob Keys envisioned Brad Fenton would grow nicely into a linebacking role.
Except Fenton kept growing.
The now fifth-year senior and defensive end is listed at 6-foot-4, 247 pounds. He came through the arches on the University of Findlay’s campus as 6-2, 200-pound freshman having played safety entirely at Mount Vernon High School.
“He’s at

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Football: Winning season not enough for Oilers

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER
When the goal is to win every game, simply having a winning season won’t be enough.
Now sixth-year head coach Rob Keys has turned the University of Findlay football team into a winning program.
Yet again, the Oilers nearly didn’t get the fully desired kind of high-note ending.
A 45-42 victory over Northern Michigan in the season finale capped a

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College volleyball: Oilers raring to go after 26-win 2015 season

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER

Expectations have been rising.

Proportionately, so has the success level of the University of Findlay volleyball team.

The Oilers are fresh off a 26-9 finish — their most wins since 2003 — and their deepest postseason run since 2001.

Their journey ended in the Division II regional semifinal at the hands of Ferris State, the third loss to the Bulldogs

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Golf: Oilers aim high at national tournament

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER
Believing is half the battle.
Prior to this season, the University of Findlay women’s golf team was just happy to have qualified for the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championship.
After finishing seventh and eighth the past two years, the Oilers are back for the third straight season and ready to compete with a sense of belonging.
Findlay is one

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Men’s basketball: Oilers ink recruit from Japan

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER
Charlie Ernst gets a minimum of 75 emails every day from high school players reaching out to be recruited.
Something personal about Matt Ashley’s email stood out to the University of Findlay men’s basketball coach.
It wasn’t just his game film.
Ashley, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound forward, played his high school basketball at Kubasaki High School, a United States Department of

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