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Olympic hopeful J.D. Bergman to speak at…

30-01-2015 Hits:104 Sports  - avatar Yaneek Smith

Olympic hopeful J.D. Bergman to speak at OHHS on Feb. 7

Photo courtesy of facebook.com/jdbergmanusa. Twenty years of training and just under 20 months remaining.  That is the mindset Oak Harbor native J.D. Bergman is carrying with him as he continues his journey...

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Local students honored for their heroic …

29-01-2015 Hits:241 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Local students honored for their heroic efforts

Front row: Kathy Wright. Back row (L to R): Brendan Zeitzheim, Matthew Paeth, Darius Daniels, Adrian Hall, Skyler Cook. Kathy Wright, a Port Clinton resident who was lifted out of bed...

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Unemployment numbers drop, skilled trade…

29-01-2015 Hits:236 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Unemployment numbers drop, skilled trades gap increases

As another year begins, unemployment and job creation numbers for 2014 are coming out and things seem to be on the upswing. According to OhioMeansJobs.com, there are over 14,000 jobs...

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Rockets stop the bleeding with key win

After losing in the first game, Oak Harbor rebounded to defeat Lima Central Catholic, 65-53, and finished third at the Lima McDonald's Holiday Classic.

The Rockets, who lost to the host, Lima Bath, in the first game, jumped out to a 14-11 lead and held a 25-21 advantage at halftime before slowly pulling away. Holding a 39-34 lead midway thru the third quarter, Oak Harbor finished the game on a 26-19 run to put the Thunderbirds away.

Andrea Cecil, who battled a knee injury, led the way with 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Maddy Rathbun contributed with 15 points and eight boards.

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Port Clinton wins 8th straight game

Port Clinton's Adrianna Hall pops a shot over Oak Harbor's Maddy Rathbun.

Port Clinton’s defense was the key, holding Huron to 10 first-half points in the Redskins’ 46-32 win over the Tigers in Sandusky Bay Conference action. 

Port Clinton took a 22-10 lead into the half before slowly building its advantage in the final two quarters.

Emily Ashley scored a game-high 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and Hannah Weaver added 10 points. 

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Rockets put up a fight in loss to St. Mary CC

After rallying from a 15-point deficit to tie the score late in the fourth quarter, the Oak Harbor Rockets watched as St. Mary Central Catholic finished the game with a flurry as the Panthers won, 70-62, in non-conference action.

With the score tied at 60, SMCC’s Trent Zimmerson, who led all scorers with 27 points, hit Trevor Fitzthum on a long outlet pass that Fitzthum converted into a layup, accounting for the winning basket with1:36 to play. From there, the Panthers (7-1) would score eight more points from the free-throw line to close out the game.

Zimmerman scored 11 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, and teammate Melvin Jackson finished with 19. 

Playing without leading scorer DeShawn Johnson hurt the Rockets (1-5), who were outscored, 20-8, in the first quarter. Oak Harbor then slowly chipped away, cutting the deficit to 32-25 at halftime. 

The third quarter saw the Rockets battle back from a double-digit deficit twice before finishing the quarter on a 7-4 run to cut the deficit to 50-43. They did it again in the fourth quarter when, down 60-52, Oak Harbor went on an 8-0 run and tied it on a steal and a layup by Isiah Jefferson.

Tyler Sievert led Oak Harbor with 19 points, Paul Shay scored 16, including four 3-pointers, and Jefferson chipped in with 14.

Oak Harbor Girls Basketball
Perkins 41, Oak Harbor 39

Despite trailing for most of the second half, Perkins played well when it counted most, rallying to defeat Oak Harbor, 41-39, in Sandusky Bay Conference action.

After falling behind 27-18 with 2:11 remaining in the third quarter, the Pirates went on a 16-5 lead to take the lead for good at 34-32 on two free throws by Haylee Darr.

Perkins pushed the lead to 38-32 before the Rockets rallied, cutting the deficit to 41-39 before Emma Barney misfired on a three-pointer at the buzzer.

Darr led the Pirates with 13 points, Emily Wagner chipped in with 12 and Hailee Smith finished with 11.

Oak Harbor’s Andrea Cecil led all scorers with 15 points and Emma Bergman chipped in with 12.

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