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Girls Basketball: O-G’s Yant leaning on McGlaughlin

By MICHAEL BURWELL
STAFF WRITER

OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf girls basketball head coach Troy Yant is glad he has Tyson McGlaughlin to ask for advice in preparing for the Division III state tournament in Columbus.

McGlaughlin, O-G’s boys basketball coach and athletic director, is no stranger to coaching in big games in his fourth season as the Titans’ coach. He led them to a state semifinal appearance in 2012, a state championship in 2013, a regional final last season and with a win on Wednesday against Lima Central Catholic, another regional final.

However, with O-G’s girls team advancing to state for the first time in school history after Saturday’s 43-30 regional final win over Richwood North Union, McGlaughlin’s advice has been much appreciated.

“Tyson has been a great resource,” Yant said during a teleconference with coaches and media on Monday. “Being down there recently and as the athletic director, he’s kind of taken a lot of things off my plate so we can just get started on scouting. That’s been a huge help to us.”

McGlaughlin’s record in tournament play as O-G’s coach, including this season, is a staggering 19-2. He also took Miller City’s boys basketball team to the regional semifinals in 2010 in his first of two seasons as the Wildcats’ head coach.

His experience making deep tournament runs, especially down in Columbus, is something Yant can use to his advantage, considering the fact that O-G’s girls’ opponent, Proctorville Fairland, is back in the state tournament after falling in the state semifinals last season.

“We know that they’re a quality team, obviously going down to state and making it to the final four last year,” Yant said of Fairland. “So they got a little bit of experience, and obviously getting beat in the semifinal game last year, they’re also probably quite hungry to get into that championship game.

“So it’s going to be a test, but it’s something that we’ll spend the next two days preparing for.”

Along with McGlaughlin’s help and support, the basketball-crazed O-G community is behind the girls team. The Titans held a reception on Saturday night at the high school for the girls team after the boys team’s 88-58 district final win over Delta in Whitehouse.

“Obviously, Ottawa-Glandorf has been down at the state championships a couple of times, state runners-up and three championships in boys basketball and the Titan faithful have always come out to support the team,” Yant said.

“It’s kind of a new test for the girls, but they came out in the regionals, even though we traveled for two hours, and we had the boys playing on the same day, we had a nice crowd there.

“And obviously, we had a lot of support when we got home, so we’re looking forward to getting down to Columbus and letting the Titans faithful follow us down there and I think it will be a nice following.”

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On Deck: Two UF teams in action

A pair of University of Findlay teams are in action on a light Tuesday night local sports schedule.
The UF softball team travels to Cedarville for a 3 p.m. nonconference doubleheader.
The UF women’s lacrosse team will have a home game under the lights at Donnell Stadium as the Oilers host Urbana in a 7 p.m. contest.
We’ll also have previews of Ottawa-Glandorf and St. Wendelin’s state semifinal girls basketball games in Wednesday’s print edition.
You’ll get the best local sports coverage in the region in the daily print edition of The Courier and online at TheCourier.com.

SCHEDULE
Tuesday’s Events
College Athletics
BASEBALL – Bluffton at Albion, 4:15
SOFTBALL — Findlay at Cedarville, DH, 3
WOMEN’S LACROSSE — Urbana at Findlay, 7
PREP BOYS BASKETBALL
Tuesday’s Regional Semifinals
Division IV
AT BOWLING GREEN STROH CENTER
Plymouth vs. Wayne Trace, 6:15
Delphos St. John’s vs. Cardinal Stritch, 8
AT KETTERING FAIRMONT
Marion Local vs. Jackson Center, 8

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Nissan squeezes every last drop from the GT-R with the 45th Anniversary Gold Edition

Nissan has officially unveiled the 2016 GT-R, which features a five-horsepower bump and a few styling enhancements. The brand also revealed the 45th Anniversary Gold Edition, which wears a Silica Brass exterior finish.

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Prep Schedule & Updates: 03-18-18

A pair of University of Findlay teams are in action on a light Tuesday night local sports schedule.
The UF softball team travels to Cedarville for a 3 p.m. nonconference doubleheader.
The UF women’s lacrosse team will have a home game under the lights at Donnell Stadium as the Oilers host Urbana in a 7 p.m. contest.
We’ll also have previews of Ottawa-Glandorf and St. Wendelin’s state semifinal girls basketball games in Wednesday’s print edition.
You’ll get the best local sports coverage in the region in the daily print edition of The Courier and online at TheCourier.com.

SCHEDULE
Tuesday’s Events
College Athletics
BASEBALL – Bluffton at Albion, 4:15
SOFTBALL — Findlay at Cedarville, DH, 3
WOMEN’S LACROSSE — Urbana at Findlay, 7
PREP BOYS BASKETBALL
Tuesday’s Regional Semifinals
Division IV
AT BOWLING GREEN STROH CENTER
Plymouth vs. Wayne Trace, 6:15
Delphos St. John’s vs. Cardinal Stritch, 8
AT KETTERING FAIRMONT
Marion Local vs. Jackson Center, 8

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Air National Guard to conduct nighttime training flights this week

SWANTON — The 180th Fighter Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard will be conducting nighttime training flights through Friday, weather permitting.

Northwestern Ohio residents may see or hear F-16 fighter jets taking off and landing until about 10 p.m. this week.

Training flights normally take place during daylight hours, but F-16 pilots and maintenance personnel are required to conduct night operations as part of their overall readiness.

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1 injured in North Baltimore I-75 crash

NORTH BALTIMORE — One person was injured in a single-car rollover crash on Interstate 75 at the Eagleville Road exit at 6:33 a.m. today.

The driver was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital and the car was destroyed by fire, the Bowling Green post of the State Highway Patrol reported. The motorist had been driving south on I-75.

No further details were available.

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Marathon Petroleum CEO earns $16.4 million in 2014

Gary Heminger, Marathon Petroleum Corp. chief executive officer and chairman, earned $16.4 million in 2014, or 34 percent more than in 2013, the company reported.

Heminger’s salary grew to $1.5 million last year from $1.4 million in 2013, Marathon Petroleum reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission. A performance-based bonus increased to $4 million from $3.4 million. His stock awards grew to $4.3 million from $4.2 million. Stock options increased to $3.2 million from $2.9 million.

His other perks, of $421,580, included $345,544 in contributions to his retirement plan; $62,784 in personal use of company aircraft; $10,091 in tax and financial planning; and $2,861 in an enhanced physical for executives.

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