A Findlay motorist was hurt in a two-vehicle crash at 6:56 p.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of Tiffin Avenue, city police said.
Rainer Mueller, 61, was transported with serious injuries to Blanchard Valley Hospital.
According to the Findlay Police Department, Tim Gephart, 49, of Findlay, was stopped in traffic to make a left turn when his GMC pickup truck was hit from behind by Mueller’s Toyota Avalon.
The accident remained under investigation Sunday night.
Hanco Ambulance and the Findlay Fire Department also were summoned to the scene.

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RIDGEWAY — Arcadia’s Chad Baker allowed just two runs on three hits and struck out 10 in a complete game 10-2 win over Ridgemont in a Division IV sectional semifinal game on Saturday.
The Redskins (4-13) will play at Upper Scioto Valley at 5 p.m. Wednesday in a sectional final.
Hayden Ramsey and Dylan Conine combined for five singles, five runs scored and three RBIs as all nine Arcadia batters had a hit.

Arcadia 301 002 4 — 10 11 0 Ridgemont 000 020 0 — 2 3 4
WP — Baker (2-4). LP — Mitchell. top hitters: (Arc) Ramsey 3-1B, RBI; Conine 2-1B, 2-RBI; Lentz & Vera 1B, RBI; Baker 2B. (Rid) Spanks 1B, RBI.
records: Arcadia 4-13.

VANLUE 2
ADA 1
Vanlue’s Sam Wagner struck out seven, gave up just three hits and allowed no earned runs as the Wildcats defeated Ada 2-1 in a Division IV sectional semifinal at Findlay High School.
Vanlue (5-13) advances to Wednesday’s 5 p.m. sectional final at McComb (16-3).
Wagner also scored the go-ahead run when he led off the bottom of the sixth inning with a single, advanced to second on Jacob Coldren’s sacrifice and scored on a double from Jason Summers to break a 1-1 tie.
Steven Gray had two hits and an RBI for Ada (4-15). Ada had the tying run on third with one out in the seventh before Wagner struck out the final two batters.

Ada 000 010 0 — 1 3 0
Vanlue 000 101 x — 2 4 1
WP — Wagner. LP — English. top hitters: (Ada) Gray 2-1B, RBI. (Van) Hagerty 1B; Wagner 1B; Smith 1B; Wingate 1B, RBI; Summers 2B, RBI.
records: Ada 4-15, Vanlue 5-13.

ARLINGTON 9
HARDIN NORTHERN 1
ARLINGTON — Arlington jumped to a 6-0 lead and never looked back in rolling to a 9-1 win over Hardin Northern in a Division IV sectional semifinal at Arlington.
The Red Devils (16-5) will host Cory-Rawson (3-16) at 5 p.m Wednesday in a sectional final.
Jordan Freed and Justin Rice led Arlington’s 15-hit attack with three singles each. Tyler Richards and Kyle McDowell both had two hits and an RBI.
Richards also earned the win to improve to 5-1 this season.
Jacob Gossard and Brett Roby each had two hits for Hardin Northern (0-17).

Hardin Northern 000 100 0 — 1 6 3
Arlington 204 102 x — 9 15 2
WP — Richards (5-1). LP — Gossard. top hitters: (HN) Gossard 2-1B; Roby 2-1B. (Arl) Solt 1B, 2B; Freed 3-1B, RBI; Richard 2-1B, RBI; McDowell 2-1B, RBI; Rice 3-1B.
records: Hardin Northern 0-17; Arlington 16-5.

WAYNE TRACE 3
CONTINENTAL 2
HAVILAND — Wayne Trace scored three runs in the first inning and then held on to knock off Continental 3-2 in a Division IV sectional semifinal.
Aaron Stoller had a two-run first-inning double for the Raiders (7-14), who will play at No. 1 seed Patrick Henry at 5 p.m. Wednesday in a sectional final.
Marcus McVay earned the win, pitching a complete game and allowing an earned run on four hits. Austin Mansfield picked up the loss for the Pirates (13-3), allowing three runs (zero earned) on five hits in six innings.

Continental 001 100 0 — 2 4 3 Wayne Trace 300 000 x — 3 5 3
WP — McVay. LP — Mansfield. top hitters: (Cont) Troyer 2B, Thomas, Williams & Rue 1B. (WT) A. Stoller 2B, 2 RBI; N. Stoller 2B.
records: Continental 3-13, Wayne Trace 7-14.

KALIDA 8
OTTOVILLE 2
KALIDA — Austin Swift and Brady Laudick combined for two doubles, three singles and four RBI as Kalida took care of Ottoville 8-2 in a Division-IV sectional baseball semifinal.
The Wildcats (8-13) will play at Columbus Grove on Wendesday at 5 p.m. Ottoville fell to 6-10.
Randy Zeller picked up the win, pitching 51/3 innings and allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits.
Joel Beining had two singles for Ottoville, and Jared Fanning doubled and drove in a run.

Ottoville 010 001 0 — 2 7 5 Kalida 003 140 x — 8 9 4
WP — Zeller. LP — Schimmoeller. top hitters: (Otto) Beining 2-1B; Fanning 2B, RBI; Schimmoeller 1B, RBI. (Kal) Swift 2B, 2-1B, RBI; Laudick 2B, 1B, 3 RBI; Warnimont & Zeller 1B, RBI.
records: Ottoville 6-10, Kalida 8-13.

LEIPSIC 3
FORT JENNINGS 0
FORT JENNINGS — Grant Rader handcuffed Fort Jennings on seven hits as Leipsic stopped the Musketeers 3-0 in an opening-round Division IV sectional semifinal.
Leipsic will take on Miller City in the district quarterfinals Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Pierce Henry had two singles and Gavin Cupp and Dylan Schey both had doubles to lead the Vikings (7-16) at the plate.
Fort Jennings starter Ryan Rau took the loss despite allowing seven hits and striking out 10. Dylan Van Loo and Alex Vetter both had a pair of singles for the Musketeers (7-13).

Leipsic 011 000 1 — 3 7 0
Fort Jennings 000 000 0 — 0 7 1
WP — Rader. LP — Rau. top hitters: (Leip) Henry 2-1B; Cupp 2B; Schey 2B. (FJ) VanLoo 2-1B; Vetter 2-1B.
records: Leipsic 7-16, Fort Jennings 7-13.

MOHAWK 4
LUCAS 2
SYCAMORE — Mohawk’s Austin Harper got the win and helped his own cause with a single and two RBIs in the Warriors’ 4-2 Division IV sectional baseball win over Lucas.
Mohawk (10-11) will play at Tiffin Calvert Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the district quarterfinals.
The Cubs touched up Harper for 10 hits over seven innings but could muster only a pair of runs.

Lucas 000 011 0 — 2 10 0
Mohawk 300 100 x — 4 7 0
WP — Harper. LP — Schell. top hitters: (Moh) Harper 1B, 2 RBI; (Luc) Wagner 4-1B; Schell 2B, 1B; Switzer 2B, 1B.
records: Mohawk 10-11.

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BLUFFTON — Chris McClain fired a three-hit shutout Saturday as Bluffton defeated Allen East 3-0 in a Division III sectional baseball semifinal at Bluffton.
The Pirates (11-8) play at Ottawa-Glandorf (17-4) at 5 p.m. Thursday in a sectional final.
Bluffton also had just three hits in the game, but the Pirates made them count with a three-run fourth inning. Trent Phillips reached on an error to start the frame, and Brett Rumer, Drake Luginbuhl and Braden Skilliter all had base hits.
McClain struck out two and walked four, and his teammates backed him up with errorless defense and a pair of double plays.

Allen East 000 000 0 — 0 3 2
Bluffton 000 300 x — 3 3 0
WP — McClain. LP — Goodwin. top hitters: (AE) Stippich 1B; Ketchum 1B; Lawrence 1B. (Blu) Rumer 1B; Luginbuhl 1B; Skilliter 1B.
records: Allen East 13-11, Bluffton 11-8.

HOPEWELL-LOUDON 9
COLONEL CRAWFORD 2
BASCOM — All nine Hopewell-Loudon starters had at least one base hit and all nine scored a run Saturday as the Chieftains romped past Colonel Crawford 9-2 in a Division III sectional semifinal at Hopewell-Loudon.
The Chieftains (15-8) advance to Wednesday’s 5 p.m. sectional final at Huron.
Garret Sendelbach singled, doubled, drove in two runs and picked up the win on the mound. Sendelbach allowed just two hits and struck out 11.
Tyler Imes had three base hits and Jordan Stewart (2 RBI) and Ryan Depinet had two each for Hopewell-Loudon.
Connor McCreary had two RBIs for Colonel Crawford (7-14).

Colonel Crawford 000 020 0 — 2 2 0
Hopewell-Loudon 106 020 x — 9 13 0
WP — Sendelbach (6-3). LP — Burkhart. top hitters: (CC) McCreary 1B, 2-RBI. (H-L) Sendelbach 1B, 2B, 2-RBI; Depinet 2-1B; Imes 3-1B, RBI; Stewart 2-1B, 2-RBI.
records: Colonel Crawford 7-14, Hopewell-Loudon 15-8.

PARKWAY 8
VAN BUREN 0
VAN BUREN — Austin Adams scattered six hits over seven innings, while striking out three and not issuing a walk, and added a triple and three RBIs at the plate as Parkway blanked Van Buren 8-0 in a Division III sectional semifinal on Saturday.
Parkway advances to the sectional final at Liberty-Benton (19-3) on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Wyatt Felver doubled, singled twice and drove in a run and Austin Dennison added an RBI double for the Panthers.
Van Buren’s Jameson Jacobs recorded two of the six singles by the Black Knights (12-8).

Parkway 104 010 2 — 8 10 1
Van Buren 000 000 0 — 0 6 2
WP — Adams. LP — Turner. top hitters: (Pwy) Depweg 1B, RBI; Riley 2-1B; Adams 3B, 2 RBI; Felver 2-1B, 2B, RBI; Dennison 2B, RBI; Gibson 1B, RBI. (VB) Jacobs 2-1B.
records: Van Buren 12-8.

VAN WERT 9
RIVERDALE 0
VAN WERT — Four runs in the first inning put Van Wert well on its way Saturday and the Cougars shut out Riverdale 9-0 in a Division III sectional semifinal.
Ethan Williams had two singles and two RBIs and Justice Tussing had an RBI double for Van Wert. The Cougars will play at St. Henry at 5 p.m. Wednesday in a sectional final.
Van Wert ace Brant Henry limited Riverdale (4-16) to just two hits, singles by Evan McKee and Tristan Davis.

Riverdale 000 000 0 — 0 2 5
Van Wert 400 500 x — 9 8 0
WP — Henry. LP — Loveridge. top hitters: (Riv) McKee 1B; Davis 1B. (VW) Williams 2-1B, 2-RBI; Tussing 2B, RBI.
records: Riverdale 4-16.

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Fostoria's Chris Hampton  gets mobbed by his teammates at home plate after ripping a game-winning home run with two outs in the seventh inning against Upper Sandusky in an opening-round Division II sectional tournament game at Grant Jackson Field. Hampton's blast gave the Redmen a 4-3 win over the Rams and allowed them to advance to Thursday's 5 p.m. sectional final at Wapakoneta. (Photo by Matthias Leguire.)

Fostoria’s Chris Hampton gets mobbed by his teammates at home plate after ripping a game-winning home run with two outs in the seventh inning against Upper Sandusky in an opening-round Division II sectional tournament game at Grant Jackson Field. Hampton’s blast gave the Redmen a 4-3 win over the Rams and allowed them to advance to Thursday’s 5 p.m. sectional final at Wapakoneta. (Photo by Matthias Leguire.)

By SHANNON DOVE
FOR THE COURIER
Two outs, two runners on base, down by two runs in the bottom of the last inning.
Every baseball player dreams of walking to the plate in this situation and knocking a home run out of the park, winning the game and perhaps a championship for their team.
Chris Hampton got to live it Saturday.
The Fostoria High School junior stepped up to the plate at Grant Jackson Field in the bottom of the seventh and sent the first pitch he saw over the left field fence to give the Redmen a 4-3 victory over Upper Sandusky in a Division II sectional semifinal.
“I was looking to hit it as hard as I could,” Hampton said.
Fostoria (14-9) advances to the Division II sectional championship game at Wapakoneta Thursday at 5 p.m.
“Unbelievable. I don’t know what else to say other than unbelievable,” Fostoria coach Dustin Smith said.
“We kept our heads in the game, battled and battled and battled, had lots of opportunities to score runs and just for whatever reason couldn’t get it done until the bottom of the seventh.”
Upper Sandusky coach Keith Miller was philosophical afterward.
“One more out. One more out and we’re out of here with a win. It’s part of baseball,” he said.
Hampton’s bomb was even more dramatic after the Rams (13-10) broke a 1-1 tie with two runs in the top of the seventh.
With a runner on second and two outs, Smith decided to issue an intentional walk to Cody Gabriel, who had given the Rams a 1-0 lead in the third with a solo home run. However, that brought clean-up hitter Carson Mittermaier to the plate and he belted a triple to the gap in right-center field.
“Either way, you pick your poison,” Smith said. “You either pitch to (Gabriel) and leave a base open at first or … I was looking for forces at any base. (Mittermaier) hit it into the gap and that’s just the way the game goes.”
Twice earlier, it looked as if the Rams may take command.
Upper Sandusky put its first two hitters of the second inning on base on infield errors, but pitcher Trey Yates was able to work out of the jam when Dermot Garza hit into a fielder’s choice, Tylor Pritchard flied out to center field and Cameron Binau hit a pop fly that first baseman Hunter Abell caught in foul territory.
Upper Sandusky threatened again in the sixth when Mittermaier hit a leadoff double and moved to third on Alex Kenner’s single. After Kenner stole second, Andre Myers grounded out to shortstop, Garza grounded out to the pitcher and Pritchard hit a pop fly to shortstop Kaleb Bemis.
“One of our most consistent pitchers on the team and he’s a freshman,” Smith said of Yates. “Throws strikes, keeps the ball down, stays composed — I don’t really see him get riled, worried, out of whack or anything. He just does his thing, throws strikes, and he’s going to be good. He does a real nice job for us.”
Upper Sandusky stranded nine runners on base, including six in scoring position.
“We had other chances throughout the game, too, a lot of guys in scoring position, and couldn’t get them in when we needed to,” Miller said. “We still worked hard enough at the end that we got that two-run lead, and unfortunately it just wasn’t enough to hold up.”
Yates earned a complete-game win, allowing three earned runs on six hits, striking out three while walking.
Rams starter Sam Plott had a solid outing, giving up just one earned run on five hits and one walk while fanning nine in six innings.
Gabriel was charged with the loss in relief after surrendering three earned runs on three hits and striking out one in two-thirds of an inning.
Hampton also singled in the third inning and knocked in all four of Fostoria’s runs. Lance Smith added a pair of singles and Alex Jackson a double for the Redmen.

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Fostoria 001 000 3 — 4 8 2
WP — Yates. LP — Gabriel. top hitters: (US) Gabriel HR; Mittermaier 2-2B, 2 RBI. (Fos) Smith 2-1B; Hampton HR, 1B, 4 RBI; Jackson 2B.
records: Upper Sandusky 13-10, Fostoria 14-9.

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By ANDREW WILLIAMS
Staff Writer
BLOOMDALE — Elmwood sophomore Trevor Solether admitted he was battling some nerves when he took the mound in the first inning of the Royals’ Division III sectional semifinal against Delta on Saturday.
That didn’t last long, though.
After fighting through a bumpy first inning, Solether took dead aim at the Panthers’ lineup. He allowed one unearned run on six hits, while compiling seven strikeouts and not issuing a walk in seven innings to lead Elmwood to a 10-1 victory.
The Royals, who improved to 9-11 on the year, advance to the Thursday’s 5 p.m. sectional final at Swanton (9-7).
Delta had the upper hand early on as Andrew Stickley and Jeffrey McQuillen hit back-to-back singles with one out in the top of the first. Elmwood second baseman Dylan Hall couldn’t handle a line drive off the bat of Cody Matthews and Stickley scored from third base on the error.
Solether struck out the next two hitters to end the threat, though, and kill just about any momentum the Panthers would have in the game.
“I was locating all my pitches really well,” Solether said. “I didn’t have my curveball really in control, but I was spotting my fastball really well today.”
After sending six batters to the plate in the first inning, the Panthers (7-12) never sent more than four in any inning the rest of the way. Solether recorded the complete game in 106 pitches.
“I was really nervous at first. First big game I’ve ever been in,” he said. “I just focused on throwing the ball to the glove, throwing a lot of strikes, depending on my defense and went up there and had confidence.”
Delta’s Blake Gladieux got off to a good start on the mound, only allowing a pair of singles through the first two innings thanks to Elmwood’s aggressiveness at the plate.
That all changed in the third when Tayte Lentz singled to right, Phillip Buckingham legged out a bunt single and Dylan Hall hit an RBI single to center to start off the inning. After Jacob Wise grounded out to first, Brett Jones smacked a two-RBI single to left that ended Gladieux’s day.
The sophomore suffered the loss, giving up three earned runs on eight hits in 21/3 innings.
Tyler Stone and Solether greeted reliever Wyatt Bronson with solid singles. Both eventually scored, as did Nolan Kerr, who reached on a walk.
The Royals sent 12 batters to the plate in the third inning, scored seven runs on six hits and grabbed a 7-1 advantage.
“We just started staying back instead of getting out on the front foot and swinging early at everything,” said Elmwood assistant coach Kile Eichenaur, who filled in for 26-year veteran Kyle Reiser who was attending his daughter’s college graduation. “When you have an inning like that it’s a lot of fun. It just keeps rolling after that.”
Pitching with a lead, Solether went to work and shut down Delta’s offense. He faced just three hitters each in the fourth, sixth and seventh innings, giving up three singles and never allowing a runner to make it past first base.
“Give them credit. Their pitcher threw well today,” Delta coach Damon Mattimore said. “He shut us down from there on through after we had little rallies there in the first.
“We should have scored a couple more runs. We had runners in scoring position in the second and third, just couldn’t get it done. The kid stepped up, threw strikes and got us out.”
Wise walked to start the sixth for the Royals and scored on a wild pitch from Anthony Demaline. After Jones reached on a throwing error, Elmwood’s victory was punctuated by Jacob Firsdon’s two-run home run to center.
Stickley and McQuillen each tallied two singles to lead Delta, while Solether finished with three singles for the Royals.

Delta 100 000 0 – 1 6 2
Elmwood 007 003 x – 10 10 1
WP — Solether. LP — Gladieux. top hitters: (Del) Stickley 2-1B; McQuillen 2-1B. (Elm) Hall 1B, RBI; Jones 1B, 2 RBI; Solether 3-1B; Firsdon HR, 2 RBI; Lentz 1B, RBI.
records: Delta 7-12; Elmwood 9-11.
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By MICHAEL BURWELL
Staff Writer
OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf’s baseball team has had its share of exciting one-run games this season, and Saturday’s 1-0 win over Lima Central Catholic in a Division III sectional semifinal was no different.
But it was the way that the Titans ended the game and how they regrouped after a scary collision knocked starting pitcher Tanner Schimmoeller out of the game that showed Ottawa-Glandorf’s mettle.
With two outs in the top of the seventh inning and O-G leading 1-0, Titans’ center fielder Tyler Zender threw out Luke Baumgartner at home plate to end the game.
Down to their final out, the Thunderbirds stayed alive when Baumgartner reached first base after O-G shortstop Brad Croy bobbled a groundball. The next batter, Drew Jennings, ripped a single to center field on an 0-2 count to advance Baumgartner to second base.
As Liam Stolly roped a line-drive to center field, Zender planned his game-winning throw to catcher Ben Dietering perfectly.
“It was a line drive right at me. I probably could have dove at that one, too, but I saw their coach was waving the guy around third,” Zender, who also made a diving catch in the fourth inning, said. “So I was like, ‘I’m going to set up and throw a ball right on the money’ and Ben (Dietering) was there, made a nice play, blocked the plate and it was a great tag on his part.”
O-G (17-4), a No. 4 district seed, will host sixth-seeded Bluffton, which knocked off Allen East 3-0 on Saturday, at 5 p.m. Thursday in a sectional final.
LCC (10-14) still has three regular-season games left, but the postseason run is over.
The win for the Titans, however, came with a potentially costly price.
In the fifth inning, Baumgartner hit a short pop-up in the infield between Schimmoeller and first-baseman Andrew Wischmeyer, and both players collided.
It appeared that Schimmoeller, a 6-foot-6 senior who will pitch for the University of Cincinnati next season, took a knee to the head. Both players were down for about a minute, and Wischmeyer was able to get up on his own. Schimmoeller stayed down.
LCC and O-G trainers and several players helped Schimmoeller get to his feet, but he fell right back down and, after a few more minutes, was helped off the field.
O-G head coach Nick Miller said that Schimmoeller had “more than likely a concussion.”
“Nobody likes to see that on the field there, and it affected both teams there, but we still had a game to play and Matt (Warnecke) came in and threw strikes, got out of the inning, got us back in the dugout where we collected our thoughts a little bit and found a way to finish the game,” Miller said.
Schimmoeller (3-1) picked up the win, pitching 41/3 innings and allowing no runs on no hits while striking out five batters and walking one.
Warnecke, another senior pitcher who’s had success for the Titans this season (5-2 record, 1.11 ERA), picked up right where Schimmoeller left off.
He struck out Jennings on four pitches and forced a groundout by Liam Stolly to get out of the inning. Overall, Warnecke pitched the rest of the game, allowing four hits with two strikeouts and no walks.
“You got to give Warnecke credit, too,” LCC head coach John Schneiders said. “Here’s a kid who’s pitched against us for a couple years in the tournament and not had a whole lot of good fortune against us, and he comes in and in a really difficult position and became that senior leader that they really needed.
“When you looked at the body language of those O-G kids after watching their guy go down, he did a great job of stepping in and immediately continuing the momentum that they had.”
The lone run in the game came in the third inning from an RBI-single to left field from Austin Williams.
Croy ripped a one-out single to center field, stole second base and advanced to third two pitches later on a passed ball, and scored on Williams’ hit.
LCC’s Colin Stolly was saddled with the loss, pitching six innings and allowing a run on four hits. He had six strikouts, no walks and didn’t allow a hit after Williams’ third-inning hit.
Both coaches said the game played out exactly like they thought it would, with dominant pitching.
“Like we told our kids, this is not a typical opening round of the tournament game,” Miller said. “These two teams, when we get together, it’s always a battle, and luckily we were on the right side of this.
“All three pitchers commanded the strike zone very well. Colin, with his assortment of breaking pitches and changeup, was very tough…He really limited us, he did a heck of a job.”

Lima Central Catholic 000 000 0 — 0 4 0 Ottawa-Glandorf 001 000 x — 1 4 1
WP — Schimmoeller (3-1). LP — C. Stolly. SV — Warnecke. top hitters: (LCC) Jennings, Romer & L. Stolly 1B. (O-G) Williams 1B, RBI.
records: Lima Central Catholic 10-14, Ottawa-Glandorf 17-4.
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By ANDY WOLF
SPORTS WRITER
MONROEVILLE — First, it was two straight walks.
Next, it was two straight wild pitches
Lastly, it was two straight errors.
It all added up to trouble for St. Wendelin, which allowed a six-run fifth inning en route to a 10-4 loss to Monroeville in a Division IV sectional semifinal Saturday at Clark Park.
The Mohawks trailed just 3-2 heading into the fifth, before starter Brad Buhrow gave up a leadoff single and walked the next two batters.
Two straight wild pitches boosted Monroeville’s lead to 5-2, Nathan Watt’s RBI single brought in another run, a throwing error plated two more runs for the Eagles.
Another error kept the inning alive and set up Brandon Hayes’ RBI single, making it 9-2.
Overall, the Mohawks (2-20) committed seven errors to just one from the Eagles.
Monroeville advances to take on Toledo Christian in Wednesday’s sectional final at 5 p.m. Toledo Christian.
Watt earned the win for the Eagles (7-14), racking up 11 strikeouts while allowing three earned runs on six hits and six walks in a complete game.
“His control was dialed in,” Monroeville coach Adam Gerber said. “Every game he pitches, he does better. This was the best game he’s pitched for us.”
Hayes had two RBI singles and Watt and Dakota Hanlon had two hits and an RBI each.
Buhrow took the loss after allowing two earned runs on seven hits. He walked six and struck out four in five innings.
“I thought our pitching was great,” Mohawks coach Nate Viets said. “We threw strikes, got ground balls and fly balls, and there’s nothing more we can do about that.”
At the plate, Buhrow also doubled, singled and drove home a run, while Trent Whetsel collected three singles and two RBIs.
Just two batters into the game, Buhrow doubled home Brady Rutte. Whetsel then singled home Buhrow to give the Mohawks a quick 2-0 lead.
“We jumped off to a good start,” Viets said. “We were hitting the ball as well as we have been.”
Watt got out of the innning with a pair of strikeouts to bring the Eagles up to the plate.
“I got my confidence up, going in,” Watt said. “Once I found my spot, I started unloading and just blowing it past them.”
St. Wendelin rallied for two runs in seventh inning, but the deficit was too much.

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WP — Watt. LP — Buhrow. top hitters: (Mon) Hayes 2-1B, 2 RBI; Hanlon & Watt 2-1B, RBI. (SW) Buhrow 2B, 1B, RBI; T. Whetsel 3-1B, 2 RBI.
records: St. Wendelin 2-20, Monroeville 7-14.

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Findlay First Edition Cabaret 2014 will be held in the Findlay High School R.L. Heminger Auditorium on Friday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 17 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Cabaret will showcase the FFE show choir, their musical accompaniment The Boingers, and technical crew members in a variety of musical performances which are chosen, arranged, and rehearsed by the students. The performances will include solo and ensemble acts featuring classical, Broadway, jazz and rock music. In addition, FFE will perform its competition show.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students. Tickets will be sold Monday through Friday, May 12-15, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Heminger Auditorium lobby. Limited tickets, based on availability, will be available at the door one hour prior to the performances.
FFE will perform its competition show which includes the following selections: “This is the Life,” “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “Morning Glow,” “Tainted Love,” “Wings” and “Raise You Up.”
The group is directed by Kevin Manley, assistant director is Alycia Althaus and choreographer is Andy Haines.
During the 2013-14 season FFE competed in five regional events with the following results:
• Ada Music Feast: Overall first runner-up, Class AA grand champion, overall best instrumental combo, best combo class AA, Marquis Ramsey (most dynamic performer).
• Cuyahoga Classic: Overall second runner-up, Class A first runner-up, best costumes, Sybil Anast (most dynamic performer).
• Medina Midwest Classic: Overall grand champion, overall best choreography, Class A first runner-up, Michaela Long (most dynamic performer).
• Solon Invitational: Overall grand champion, overall best vocals, overall best choreography, overall best show design, overall best combo, best performance of “Wings,” Class A champion, Chase Wagner (most dynamic performer).
• Bishop Luers Midwest Invitational: Overall grand champion, overall best vocals, overall best choreography, Class A champion, Spirit of Luers Award, best female soloist Sybil Anast, Sarah Pulcheon (most dynamic performer).
• FAME Branson: Overall first runner-up, overall best tech crew.
In addition, FFE performed at the Arie Crowne Theatre in the FAME National Show Choir Championship. FFE was named the overall third runner-up show choir in the nation, and also received the award for overall best male vocals in the nation.
For more information, contact the Findlay High School choir office, 419-425-8282, or email Manley at kmanley@findlaycityschools.org.

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By MORGAN MANNS
STAFF WRITER
Fostoria junior high band members will participate in the Ohio Music Education Association’s large group Middle School/Junior High district contest May 16-17.
This is the first year in several years that Fostoria will host the event, according to Fostoria High School Band Director Steve Kauffman.
This year’s contest will feature 14 groups total, including both bands and choirs. Bands will perform in the Performing Arts Center at the Fostoria Junior/Senior High School, located at 1001 Park Ave., and choirs will perform in the gymnasium.
Groups participating include Fostoria Junior High band, Fremont Middle School bands, Port Clinton Middle School bands, Seneca East Junior High, Woodmore bands, Sailorway Middle School band and choir, St. Peter School concert band, Western Reserve Middle School concert band, Lakota Local Schools choir, and Grant Middle School band and mixed choir.
Only the eighth-grade band members from Fostoria will take part in the event. They are scheduled to perform at 4:35 p.m. Friday. This is the fourth straight year the band has participated.
“I’m very excited,” Kauffman said. “Any opportunity to show off our facility, our kids and our town is a good one.”
Friday’s show will last from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with bands only, while Saturday’s recitals will begin at 9 a.m. with both band and choir performances.
Kauffman said this event is similar to the OMEA District II large group adjudication event, otherwise known as Ohio State Band Contest, which the high school band attended in March.
The bands and choirs will perform three songs, one of which was selected from a required list, in front of judges who will give them ratings. The difference is the groups won’t be required to complete a sight-reading piece.
A judge will work with the group for 10 to 15 minutes after each group performs their songs, according to Kauffman.
“The judge will work with them and teach them a couple things based off of what they heard (during their performance),” he said. “It’s a nice thing; the kids get more out of it then. It enforces (the judges’) written comments.”
The eighth-grade band will play “Quantico,” “Mozart’s Symphony No. 15 Finale” and “Antagonist.”
The bands and choirs will receive a rating of 1 through 5, 1 being a superior rating. Scores will be received on a white board in the school’s cafeteria.
Kauffman said the Fostoria Junior High band members will play these songs at their concert, scheduled for 7 p.m. May 15 in the FJSHS Performing Arts Center.
Both the contest and the concert are free and open to the public. No video or pictures are permitted during the contest.

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The Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra and the Findlay High School Chamber Orchestra will present a final spring concert on Monday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the R.L. Heminger Auditorium at Findlay High School.
The Chamber Orchestra will begin the concert by performing three selections: “Irish Suite,” “Allegro from Symphony No. 12 in G” and “Gregorian Rhapsody.” The Chamber Orchestra, founded in 1987, is composed of a select group of 19 string players who also perform in the Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra. The Chamber Orchestra rehearses on Monday afternoons throughout the year and performs challenging music written specifically for chamber groups.
Next, Hiromasa “Alex” Harada will perform a violin solo, “Allegro Molto Appassionato from Violin Concerto, Op. 64 in E Minor” by Felix Mendelssohn. He will be accompanied on piano by Anita Schaible, assistant director of the FHS Symphony Orchestra. Harada has played violin in the Findlay City Schools orchestra program for eight years. He has been the concertmaster of the Toledo Youth Orchestra for four years, and won the TYO concerto competition in 2011 and 2013. He participated in Ohio Northwest Regional Orchestra for four years (serving as concertmaster two of those years) and was selected for the Ohio All-State Orchestra for four years. He also participated in various national honors orchestras, performing at The Kennedy Center and the Grand Ole Opry. He has also performed the national anthem and solo works at various sporting, academic, church and fundraising events. A Findlay senior, he plans to attend the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania to study economics and international relations, while minoring in music and violin performance.
The Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra, comprised of 81 students, will perform six selections at the concert, including “Winds of Poseidon” by Robert W. Smith, which is based on the classic story, “The Odyssey,” about a shipwrecked warrior who wanders the land and sea for 10 years. Three other selections were performed by the orchestra at the Ohio Music Education Association State Orchestra contest, where they received a “Superior” rating from a panel of judges. The three selections are: “Shalom Chavarin,” “Procession of the Sardar” and “Bacchanale from Sampson and Delilah.”
The Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra is directed by Ken Pressel, with assistant director Anita Schaible. This is Pressel’s 21st year teaching orchestra at Findlay City Schools. He received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in violin performance from Ohio University.
The concert is free and open to the public.

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