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NARFE Installs New Officers

Left to right: Joe Cinadr, Regional Rep; Jill Groves, President; Dave Baldwin, Vice President; Phyllis Garn, Treasurer; Nancy Rudes, Secretary.

Ottawa County/Fremont Chapter of National Active & Retired Federal Employees installed their 2014 officers at their Christmas party on Monday, Dec. 2 at the American Legion in Elmore. The chapter meets on the third Monday of every month (excluding July & Dec.) at noon at the Peace Lutheran Church in Port Clinton.

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Rockets girls open the season with two wins

Andrea Cecil and Emma Barney combined for 44 points in Oak Harbor’s 61-45 win over Genoa last week. The victory helped move the Rockets to 2-0 on the season. Barney scored 23 points, including three 3-pointers, and Cecil finished with 21 as she flew up and down the floor to get high-percentage shots.

Oak Harbor controlled his one throughout, grabbing a 19-13 lead after one quarter before pushing the advantage to 33-22 at halftime. Ciara Albright led the Comets (1-2) with 18 points and Haley Pickard finished with 15.

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Rocket boys edge Genoa in Ottawa County rivalry

Behind 19 points from Andy Rathbun, Oak Harbor held off a late Genoa rally to defeat the Comets, 72-66, in non-conference action last weekend. The Rockets, who improved to 1-0 with the win, held off a furious Genoa rally in the fourth quarter before prevailing. Oak Harbor put the game away when it pushed the lead to four at 70-66 when Tyler Sievert connected on a free throw with 16.6 seconds to play. Another key play came at the 2:01 mark when Rathbun connected a three-pointer to give the Rockets a six-point lead shortly after the Comets had cut the deficit to one at 60-59.

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PC girls even record at 1-1 with win over Woodmore

The Redskins were in control racing out to a 10-point lead after one quarter and a 17-point advantage at halftime in their 68-39 defeat of Woodmore in non-conference action last week. Emily Ashley led all scorers with 22 points, Hope Thorbahn finished with 16 and Hannah Weaver chipped in with 13. Woodmore’s Allie Wank had 14 points to lead the Wildcats and Mackenzie Johnson finished with 12.

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PC boys open season with victory over Bellevue

PC's Nathan Stubblefield hoists up a 3-pointer against Bellevue

After falling behind nine points midway thru the first quarter, the Redskins rallied to take the lead into halftime before pulling away from Bellevue in their 55-48 victory over the Redmen last weekend. The win, which puts Port Clinton at 1-0, saw the Skins outscore Bellevue (0-1), 15-6, in the second quarter to take a 22-17 lead at halftime before the Redmen responded by cutting the deficit to 36-35 at the end of three.

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Danbury girls begin season with a split

With 15 points from Erin Lavelle, the Danbury Lakers evened their record at 1-1 with a 40-35 non-conference win over Huron last week. With the game tied at 19 at the half, Danbury slowly pulled away, outscoring the Tigers, 9-6, in the third quarter and 12-10 in the final period to pull out the win.

In addition to Lavelle’s 15, Cassidy Rhodes scored eight and Alyssa Almendinger and Megan Stephens each finished with six points. Jessica Carroll led the Tigers with nine points and Audra Wisehart chipped in with six.

The Lakers host St. Joseph CC and Ottawa Hills this week.

The Danbury boys, which have yet to begin play, travel to Old Fort and Ottawa Hills this week before hosting St. Mary CC on Saturday.

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The Compassionate Friends participating in Worldwide Candle Lighting Dec. 8

The death of a child is devastating and it’s important to the family that the child always be remembered. That’s why members of The Compassionate Friends of Ottawa County (TCF) will participate in an annual worldwide event designed to honor the memories of all children, regardless of age, who have died. The chapter is joining Sunday, Dec. 8, with hundreds of organized memorial services around the world for The Compassionate Friends 17th annual Worldwide Candle Lighting, an event now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting in the world.

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