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Thank you Mike and Ginger Schenk

25-11-2014 Hits:121 Sound Off  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Thank you Mike and Ginger Schenk

Stein Hospice would like to thank Mike and Ginger Schenk, the Catawba Island Club and all those who have joined us for one of the events benefiting Stein Hospice patients...

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USA Today’s names Magee Marsh Best Birdw…

24-11-2014 Hits:163 Ottawa Outdoors  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

USA Today’s names Magee Marsh Best Birdwatching Area

Black throated blue warbler by Brian Zwiebel USA Today’s 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest asked people to select from a long list of birdwatching areas and select their favorite. After...

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Marblehead VFW Danbury Football Banquet

23-11-2014 Hits:274 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Marblehead VFW Danbury Football Banquet

By John Kozak Row 1: James Dorko outstanding back & Shay Rickard sportsmanship award.  Row 2: Bryan Dudash Danbury head football coach, Bob Peroni Commander Marblehead VFW & Drew Davie Danbury...

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Ohio State earn No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament

Following their 72-69 loss to Michigan on Saturday in the Big Ten Tournament Semifinals, the Ohio State Buckeyes were named the 6 seed in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament.

Ohio State (25-9) will match up with Dayton (23-10), a school located just 75 miles from OSU's campus. Despite their close proximity to one another, it is just the second time the teams have met in the last 26 years, the other coming in 2008 in the National Invitational Tournament. This game is actually the first one of the first round of the tournament, coming at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday on CBS. The game will take place in Buffalo and the winner will face either Syracuse (27-5) or Western Michigan (23-9), the champions of the Mid-American Conference, in the second round. The Broncos defeated Toledo, 98-77, in the MAC Tournament Final last Saturday to earn a spot in the NCAAs.

Dayton's head coach, Archie Miller, and one of his assistants, Kevin Kuwik, previously served as assistants under Thad Matta at Ohio State. The Flyers' leading scorer, Jordan Siebert, was a part of the Buckeye team in '12 that advanced to the Final Four. Dayton, which finished tied for fifth in the Atlantic 10 with a 10-6 mark, has beaten some good teams this year, notably Saint Louis, Gonzaga and California. Most recently, the Flyers lost to St. Joseph's, 70-67, in the quarterfinals of the A-10 Tournament on Friday.

After finishing the regular season with a win over Michigan State, the Buckeyes defeated Purdue (63-61) and Nebraska (71-67) in the conference tournament before falling to Michigan. 

It will be a contrast in styles between the two teams, seeing as Dayton (73.4 ppg) is more known for its offense while Ohio State, which allows just 59.8 points per game, is 12th in the nation in scoring defense.

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Cecil, Kontak earn All-Ohio honors

After being recognized with Division III District Honors two weeks ago, Oak Harbor's Tom Kontak and Andrea Cecil did one better last week, earning All-Ohio honors for girls basketball for their performance during the 2013-14 season.

Kontak, now in his second season with the Rockets, was named the Co-Coach of the Year, along with Andover Pymatuning Valley's Jeff Compan and New Lebanon Dixie's Jared Crowe, after leading Oak Harbor to a 20-5 record, an appearance in the district finals and a second-place finish in the Sandusky Bay Conference. He is 36-13 in two years with the Rockets after going 91-44 in six seasons at Genoa (2004-10).

"What I'd like to think, over time, is we've been doing this long enough for people to recognize (our accomplishments)," Kontak said. "You have to win, that's part of the equation. Hopefully, we've won (and) we've won the right way. We've won with great kids who compete hard and are grateful to compete for the opportunity (to compete) for their school. That's what I like about this group. We'll have to work hard to improve, and that commitment will be the x-factor." 

Alongside Emma Barney, Amanda Hetrick, Athena Eli and Maddy Rathbun, Cecil led Oak Harbor to an 18-4 record in the regular season before the Rockets defeated Margaretta (59-31) for its first sectional title in six years. The Rockets beat Bucyrus (54-48) in the district semifinal before falling, 40-37, to Bucyrus Wynford on a 25-foot shot at the buzzer.

Because Oak Harbor has played so well recently, they're starting to get recognition from other teams around the state. In fact, the Rockets will compete in the McDonald's Holiday Tournament at Lima Bath High School on Dec. 29-30 with some other great teams--Lima Bath, Lima Central Catholic and Minster; and later this summer, Oak Harbor will join some of the state's best teams in The Battle of Fort Stephenson, a tournament that will take place at the Fremont Rec Center on July 27-28. The 16-team tournament, which is being organized by Clyde head coach John Cahill, includes Clyde, Shaker Hts. Hathaway Brown, Whitmer and Central Catholic.

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Coach Diels resigns from Redskin basketball

Coach Troy Diels met with his team following the last boys basketball game to tell them it would be his last as the Redskin’s basketball coach. He has coached basketball at PCHS for the past nine years. Mr. Diels will remain with the Port Clinton City School District as the Assistant Middle School Principal.

Port Clinton High School Principal, Gary Steyer said, “Coach Diels has been a positive influence in the lives of our student-athletes and has made major contributions to our boys’ basketball program. We appreciate what he has meant to our students and how he has supported them throughout their basketball careers as well as in their personal lives.”

Long after his coaching career is over, he will always be remembered as leading the Port Clinton Redskins during their 20-1 season. That journey sparked renewed Redskin Spirit in the Port Clinton community supporting the team would go on to be the 2010 State basketball runners up. In addition, his teams had one SBC championship, three sectional titles, one district and one regional championship. 

"I have decided that it is time to step down as head coach,” said Coach Diels. “There are a lot of little factors as to why, but above all I think the time is right for a change. I want to thank the Board Of Education, Mr. Adkins, and the high school administration for allowing me the opportunity to be the head coach over the last nine years. I consider it an honor and a privilege to have been the head coach at Port Clinton and I will forever cherish the bonds that I have with my former players and well as my coaching staff."

Mr. Diels will continue as the Port Clinton Middle School Assistant Principal and will have more time to spend with his wife Marianne and their three children. 

Patrick Adkins, Superintendent of Schools added, "Coach Diels brought more than just basketball knowledge to our program. He has played a vital role in the lives of our student athletes not only while they were in high school but beyond. He has been a positive role model and will be missed considerably."

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