MONTPELIER “” Patrick Henry swept the boys throwing events, and Zach Nye captured the 110-meter high hurdles Saturday at Monpelier’s Lamberson Invitational.
Natalie Herder won the high jump (5-0) to lead Patrick Henry’s girls.
Team scores were not reported for the event.
Nye won the the 110 highs in 14.69 seconds. He was third in the 300 intermediates (41.11) and was part of the Patriots’ second-place 400 relay squad with Jacob Ehlers, Mitchell Bonner and Donny Johnson. Johnson added a second in the 100 (11.79).
Marcus Myers was first for the Patriots in the discus (173-9), while Caleb Carrizales won the shot put (49-101/4).

Area BOYS Finishes
SHOT — 1, Carrizales (PH) 49-101/4. 3, Myers (PH) 46-83/4. DISCUS — 1, Myers (PH) 173-9. 7, Carrizales (PH) 125-1. HJ — 6, Zentz (PH) 5-4. LJ — 5, Nye (PH) 18-51/2. 8, Wagner (PH) 17-10. PV — 2, Huerman (PH) 11-0. 3, Andonian (PH) 11-0.. 3,200 RELAY — 5, Patrick Henry (Bostelman, Willford, Zentz, Scheele) 8:58.54. 110 HH — 1, Nye (PH) 14.69. 8, Andonian (PH) 18.61. 100 — 2, Johnson (PH) 11.79. 3, Ehlers (PH) 11.92. 800 relay — 4, Patrick Henry (Ehlers, Wagner, Bonner, Johnson) 1:36.76. 400 relay — 2, Patrick Henry (Ehlers, Nye, Bonner, Johnson) 45.48. 400 — 3, Suber (PH) 54.53. 300 ih — 3, Nye (PH) 41.11. 800 — 4, Scheele (PH) 2:09.72. 6, Willford (PH) 2:11.16. 1,600 relay — 5, Patrick Henry (Suber, Shank, Bonner, Willford) 3:43.55.
Area GIRLS Finishes
SHOT — 6, Shively (PH) 31-4. DISCUS — 8, Shively (PH) 96-1. HJ — 1, Herder (PH) 5-0. LJ — 4, Holloway (PH) 14-9. PV — 4, Buenger (PH) 8-0. 5, Wulff (PH) 7-0. 3,200 RELAY — 7, Patrick Henry (Lanzer, Holloway, Rosebrook, Moehrman) 11:57.95. 100 IH — 7, Herder (PH) 18.35. 800 relay — 5, Patrick Henry (Bostelman, Rosebrook, Boyer, Jones) 1:53.66. 400 — 5, Rosebrook (PH) 1:05.46. 200 — 6, Bostelman (PH) 28.96.

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Have you ever been interested in birds, bird watching, or learning more about how our fine feathered friends touch our lives?
Maybe you want to pick up tips to be a better birder, or simply find out what that bird is at your feeder? Then join the Hancock Park District for Bird Fest on Saturday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center, at Oakwoods Nature Preserve.
There will be guided walks for various skill levels, a light breakfast, and a bird banding demonstration by a member of the Tri-Moraine Audubon Society in the morning. In the afternoon, there will be more guided walks, a talk on falconry by Ohio falconer John Blakeman, and hawks on display courtesy of the Black Swamp Raptor Rehabilitation Center. Later on, participants will take a drive to the Findlay Reservoirs to look for waterfowl and shorebirds.
Registration is needed by Wednesday, May 14. All-day registration is $8 per person. Half-day registration is $5 per person for either an 8 a.m. to noon time slot or a 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. time slot.
The Oakwoods Nature Preserve, “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center is west of Findlay. From Findlay, go west on West Sandusky Street, and turn left on Hancock County 144, which leads to the park.

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LIMA — Ottawa-Glandorf got runner-up finishes at No. 1 and No. 3 singles Saturday to place third at the Western Buckeye League tournament at the University of Northwestern Ohio.
The Titans scored 32 points in the tourney and finished behind Lima Shawnee (54) and Celina (46).
Coupled with its third-place finish in the regular season standings, O-G placed third in the final WBL standings. Lima Shawnee and regular season champ Celina shared the final league crown.
O-G’s Alex Schroeder, at No. 1 singles, downed Wapakoneta’s Drew Wayman 6-0, 6-1 in the quarterfinals and Van Wert’s Lane Mansfield 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-1 in the semis. Lima Shawnee’s Jason Barton defeated Schroeder 6-2, 0-6, 6-0 in the final.
The Titans’ John Schroeder beat Celina’s Nathan Lutz 1-6, 6-0, 6-1 in the quarters at No. 3 singles, and defeated St. Mary’s Justin Nedderman 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 in the semis. Lima Shawnee’s Ruthvik Avvari won the title match 6-2, 6-1.
Brandon Hempfling placed third for O-G at No. 2 singles. He beat Van Wert’s Eric Yeung 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the quarters, fell to Celina’s Alex Siebel 6-0, 6-0 in the semis and rebounded to defeat Kenton’s Jake Abbott 6-2, 6-1.
The Titans placed eighth at No. 1 double and sixth at No. 2 doubles.

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The Fostoria Redmen celebrate Saturday after Chris Hampton's homer in the bottom of the seventh gave the Redmen a 4-3 win over Upper Sandusky in a Division II sectional semifinal game. (Photo by Mathias Leguire)

The Fostoria Redmen celebrate Saturday after Chris Hampton’s homer in the bottom of the seventh gave the Redmen a 4-3 win over Upper Sandusky in a Division II sectional semifinal game. (Photo by Mathias Leguire)

FOSTORIA — Chris Hampton hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Fostoria rallied for three runs in the final frame to drop Upper Sandusky 4-3 in a Division II sectional semifinal on Saturday.
The Redmen (15-7) advance to the sectional final at Wapakoneta (16-8) on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Hampton also singled and drove in all four runs for Fostoria. Lance Smith notched a pair of singles as well.
Cody Gabriel, who picked up the loss on the mound, hit a solo home run and Carson Mittermaier doubled twice and drove in a pair of runs for the Rams (14-8).

Upper Sandusky 001 000 2 — 3 6 0
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 14-8; Fostoria 15-7.

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Six people were arrested by the Hancock County METRICH Drug Task Force during an undercover prostitution investigation this week in Findlay.
Arrested on Wednesday for soliciting, a third-degree misdemeanor, were:
• John Roquemore, 42, of Versailles.
• Adam Bishop, 34, of Pandora.
• Scott Simmons, 30, of Livonia, Michigan.
• Raymond Messenger, 59, of Arlington.
• Norman Noblit, 62, of Van Buren.
• Terry Moran, 44, of Carey.
The Wood County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation.
Information was not available Friday about where the prostitution investigation took place.

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Chris Oaks spoke with Karol DeWulf Nickell, editor-in-chief of LiveHappy magazine.
Q: The June issue of your bi-monthly magazine, which is on newsstands now, focuses on acts of compassion as a way to find happiness in our own lives. What was the genesis of using compassion as a theme for this issue?
A: Our magazine is dedicated to the one thing we all want for ourselves, our children, or family and friends: to simply be happy and get more enjoyment out of life.
Now, that sounds simple, but what’s interesting with the theme of compassion is that research shows not only are we happier when we show compassion for others, we’re healthier, too.
Our heart rate slows, we produce more oxytocin, known as the bonding hormone, and our brain is stimulated in the regions which are linked to pleasure and contentment.
Q: The reason this topic caught my eye was because locally, the Backyard Mission and Days of Caring projects were just held in the past couple of weeks, which mobilize hundreds of community volunteers to help others. Is that what you’re talking about?
A: Those are wonderful things, and I’m impressed that yours is a community which recognizes the truth that when you give, you receive. And, yes, that’s a perfect example of receiving the happiness that comes with giving to others. But the same benefit can come from much smaller, everyday gestures.
Our “call to action” includes one simple idea for every day of the month, such as sending a handwritten note of encouragement to someone who’s going through a difficult time. Or, simply thank a veteran.
These are simple things we can do that apply the psychology of compassion for health and happiness, for yourself and others.
Q: As mentioned before, the theme of compassion carries through the whole issue of the magazine, and you expand on that with an article on mentoring.
A: What we’re talking about here are the personal connections such as adults mentoring kids, women mentoring other women, and professionals mentoring veterans.
The one thing we hear time and time again from those who become mentors is that they get just as much, if not more, out of that relationship than those they are mentoring. And, if you really think about it, is that really a big surprise?
Q: One other concept I found interesting is the idea of self-compassion. What do you mean by that?
A: We included a piece on self-compassion because it’s not a term we hear often, and yet we all could do a better job of it.
How often do we beat ourselves up when we haven’t lived up to certain, sometimes unreasonable, expectations? How often do we compare ourselves to others and dwell on our own shortcomings? Or, put another way, when was the last time we gave ourselves a pat on the back?
One of the best lessons about true happiness is finding that level of self-compassion. Give yourself a break.
Q: In conjunction with this theme, you are encouraging people to post their own stories on your website?
A: We would love it. It’s called “Acts of Happiness,” and you can go to livehappy.com to share your stories and read others’. We’ve found many of them are quite inspiring.
“Good Mornings!” with Chris Oaks airs from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekdays on WFIN, 1330 kHz. He can be reached by email at chrisoaks@wfin.com, or at 419-422-4545.

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By MAX FILBY
STAFF WRITER
As state testing started at Vanlue Local School last week, seven students tried to take test stress and turn it into happiness.
A high school photography class at Vanlue put together a video with teachers, students, and the school mascot, a Wildcat, dancing to the hit song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams.
The class put the video together in an effort to loosen students up as they started testing, said Craig Tusing, computer science teacher at Vanlue.
“We wanted to get everybody in a good mood with testing starting,” Tusing said. “It’s fun and makes you want to dance.”
So far, the video has more than 2,600 views on YouTube.
“Some of the little kids just want to watch it over and over again,” said Levi Klein, a sophomore. “They all thought it was hilarious.”
Tusing’s students said they didn’t have too much difficulty getting students and teachers to dance, although some needed a little persuading.
“They were OK with it as long as we had the music playing in the background,” Tusing said.
Tusing and his students spent about two weeks filming and editing the video as part of a class project. Each student was given a segment of the video to shoot and edit on his or her own, Tusing said.
“It was kind of fun to see what each of them would find the most interesting to shoot,” Tusing said.
Tusing and his students got the idea to shoot their “Happy” video after seeing one that Heidelberg University in Tiffin made. A video made by Bowling Green State University was also studied by Tusing’s students.
The trend of creating “Happy” videos has caught on, so much so that there is a website called 24 Hours of Happy, which calls itself the first “24-hour music video.” Tusing said he and his students may submit their video to the website.
A year ago, Tusing and his students made a video of the “Harlem Shake,” a momentarily popular dance craze on YouTube. After just one week, though, the “Happy” video surpassed the views received by the group’s former project.
“We were coming off of the trend with that one,” Tusing said of last year’s project. “But, with this one, we still got it when it was fresh enough and popular.”
Online:
Vanlue Happy Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kAuwwnWSWQ
Filby: 419-427-8422
Send an E-mail to Max Filby
Twitter: @MaxFilby

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FREMONT — Nolan Rodman started Friday’s game with Fremont Ross with a leisurely stroll around the bases.
His second time up, he was a bit more aggressive.
Rodman scored Findlay’s first run when Fremont starter Michael Hufford walked the first four batters he faced. Rodman came up a second time in the first inning and smashed a grand slam, highlighting a 12-run barrage that propelled the Trojans to a 15-4 Three Rivers Athletic Conference win.
Ryan Golden added a two-run home run and Wes Breitigam a two-run single in the first inning. Connor Curlis had three hits in the game and Payton Evans had two as Findlay (12-9, 7-2 TRAC) gave sophomore starter Chandler Stillings plenty of offensive support.
Jalen Slick (1B, 3B) had two hits for Ross (8-14, 2-6 TRAC).

Findlay (12)03 00 — 15 13 3
Fremont Ross 110 20 — 4 8 1
WP — Stillings (3-2). LP — Hufford. top hitters: (Fin) Rodman HR, 4 RBI; Golden HR, 2 RBI; Curlis 3-1B, RBI; Evans 2-1B, RBI; Breitigam 1B, 3 RBI. (FR) Slick 3B, 1B; Johnson 2B.
records: Findlay 12-9 overall, 7-2 TRAC; Fremont Ross 8-14, 2-6 TRAC.

FREMONT ROSS 6, FINDLAY JV 5
Fremont Ross 001 030 2 — 6 6 2
Findlay JV 000 004 1 — 5 6 3
WP — White. LP — Weickert. top hitters: (FR) Gross 2-1B; White 2-1B, RBI; Curl 2-1B, 3 RBI. (Fin) Cosiano 1B, 2 RBI; Rinebolt 2B, RBI; Barger 2B; Berry 1B, RBI.
records: Findlay 10-11 overall, 2-6-1 TRAC.

VANLUE 10
CAREY 0
CAREY — Vanlue’s Jacob Coldren pitched a two-hit shutout and Sam Wagner drove in four runs as the Wildcats run-ruled Carey 10-0 in a nonleague baseball game between the backyard rivals.
Wagner got Vanlue on the board with a bases-clearing 3-run double in the third inning. He added a sacrifice fly in the fifth, while Nick Hagerty (2B, 1B), Coldren (2-1B), Jason Summers (3B) and Tyler Wingate drove in runs as well.
Coldren set down every Carey batter but Steve Yontz, who doubled and singled for the Blue Devils only hits.

Vanlue 034 03 — 10 10 0
Carey 000 00 — 0 2 2
WP — Coldren (1-4). LP — Musgrave. top hitters: (Van) Hagerty 2B, 1B, RBI; Wagner 2B, 4 RBI; Coldren 2-1B, RBI; Summers 3B, RBI; Wingate 1B, RBI. (Car) Yontz 2B, 1B.
records: Vanlue 4-13, Carey 4-12.
OTTAWA-GLANDORF 18
NAPOLEON 1
NAPOLEON — Tanner Schimmoeller belted a home run and drove in three runs and Ottawa-Glandorf exploded for 18 runs on 16 hits to demolish Napoleon 18-1 in five innings in a nonconference game.
Brad Croy (three doubles, three RBIs), Tyler Zender (three singles, three RBIs) and Andrew Wischmeyer (double, two singles) each had three hits for the Titans (16-4), who scored eight runs in the fifth inning.

Ottawa-Glandorf 104 48 — 18 16 1 Napoleon 000 01 — 1 5 3
WP — Maas (3-1). LP — Torrez. top hitters: (O-G) Croy 3-2B, 3 RBI; Zender 3-1B, 3 RBI; Schimmoeller HR, 3 RBI; Wischmeyer 2B, 2-1B. (Nap) Schlade 3B; Torrez 2B.
records: Ottawa-Glandorf 16-4, Napoleon 15-3.
TIFFIN CALVERT 12
FOSTORIA ST. WENDELIN 2
TIFFIN — Tiffin Calvert scored 10 runs in the second inning and crushed Fostoria St. Wendelin 12-2 in a Midland Athletic League game.
Jesse Gase, Bailey Hickman and Peyton Deats each had two singles for Tiffin Calvert (15-4, 5-2 MAL).
Brad Buhrow and Trent Whetsel each singled twice for Fostoria St. Wendelin (2-20, 0-9 MAL).

Fostoria St. Wendelin 001 01 — 2 9 0 Tiffin Calvert 1(10)0 1x — 12 14 0
WP — Ritzler. LP — Whetsel. top hitters: (FSW) Buhrow & T. Whetsel 2-1B. (TC) Gase, Hickman & Deats 2-1B.
records: Fostoria St. Wendelin 2-20, 0-9 MAL. Tiffin Calvert 15-4, 5-2 MAL.

PANDORA-GILBOA 11
ADA 6
PANDORA — Pandora-Gilboa used 3-run rallies in three consecutive innings to overcome a 5-2 deficit and post an 11-6 nonleague win over Ada.
Brian Schneck (2-1B, 3B) and T.J. Koepplinger (2-1B, 2B) drove in two runs each. Jacob Basinger tripled and plated three runs for the Rockets (10-10), who tied the game with a 3-run rally in the third inning and surged ahead with 3-run rallies in the fourth and fifth.
Brayden Sautter (1B, 2B) drove in three runs and Connor English had a pair of RBI singles for Ada (13-11).

Ada 050 001 0 — 6 9 4
Pandora-Gilboa 023 330 x — 11 13 2
WP — Osborn (3-1). LP — Gray. top hitters: (Ada) Sautter 1B, 2B, 3 RBI; English 2-1B, 2 RBI; Everhart 2-1B; Downing 2-1B. (P-G) Schneck 2-1B, 3B, 2 RBI; Koepplinger 2-1B, 2B, 2 RBI; Basinger 3B, 3 RBI; Stall 1B, RBI; George 2-1B; Rieman 1B, RBI.
records: Ada 13-11, Pandora-Gilboa 10-10.

WYNFORD 11
RIVERDALE 5
BUCYRUS — Wynford capitalized on seven Riverdale errors and scored in every inning except the fourth to grab an 11-5 victory and clinch at least a share of the North Central Conference title.
Alex Crall recorded a double, a single and two RBIs, Jake Glowaski added a pair of singles and two RBIs and Austin Shutler tripled, singled and drove in a run for the Royals (13-7, 11-2 NCC).
Grant Loveridge and Luke Bowman each tallied two singles and an RBI, while Tristan Davis doubled and drove in a run for the Falcons (4-15, 2-10).

Riverdale 001 010 3 — 5 9 7
Wynford 132 032 x — 11 9 3
WP — Leer. LP — Bowman. top hitters: (Riv) Loveridge 2-1B, RBI; Bowman 2-1B, RBI; Davis 2B, RBI. (Wyn) Shutler 1B, 3B, RBI; Glowaski 2-1B, 2 RBI; Crall 1B, 2B, 2 RBI.
records: Riverdale 4-15 overall, 2-10 North Central Conference; Wynford 13-7 overall, 11-2 North Central Conference.

UPPER SANDUSKY 13
GALION 12
GALION — Alex Kenner finished with a double, two singles and three RBIs as Upper Sandusky outslugged North Central Conference-leading Galion 13-12 on Friday.
Cody Gabriel doubled, singled and drove in two runs, Andre Myers hit a double, a single and drove in a run and Tylor Pritchard notched singled twice and had an RBI for the Rams (14-7, 9-4 NCC).
Eric Powell homered, singled and drove in a pair of runs, Chad Karnes added two singles and two RBIs and Bryton Carpenter finished with a single and four RBIs for the Tigers (18-5, 10-3).

Upper Sandusky 501 214 0 — 13 13 2
Galion 401 007 0 — 12 10 5
WP — Kenner. LP — Karnes. top hitters: (US) Gabriel 1B, 2B, 2 RBI; Mittermaier 1B, RBI; Kenner 2-1B, 2B, 3 RBI; Myers 1B, 2B, RBI; Garza 1B, RBI; Pritchard 2-1B, RBI. (Gal) Powell HR, 1B, 2 RBI; Flower 2-1B; Campbell 1B, RBI; Harris 1B, RBI; Karnes 2-1B, 2 RBI; Carpenter 1B, 4 RBI; Burket 1B, RBI.
records: Upper Sandusky 14-7 overall, 9-4 North Central Conference; Galion 18-5, 10-3.

LAKE 7
FOSTORIA 2
MILLBURY — The four hits and two runs Fostoria had against Lake on Friday may not look like much.
But those are the kind of numbers this year’s players might one day be telling their kids about.
Fsotoria got those four hits and two runs off of Lake ace Jayce Vancena, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound right-hander who has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball, if he’s not drafted by a major league team first. It is believed to be the most hits and runs Vancena has allowed in any one game this year.
Donovan Vogel had two of those base hits for Fostoria (13-9, 3-6 NBC). Vancena helped his on causwe with a pair of hits for Lake, 19-2 and 9-0 in the league.

Fostoria 000 101 0 — 2 4 2
Lake 103 201 x — 7 7 0
WP — Vancena. LP — Smith (4-1). top hitters: (Fos) Vogel 2-1B. (Lake) Vancena 2-1B; Ackerman 2-1B.
records: Fostoria 13-9 overall, 3-6; Lake 19-2, 9-0.

PATRICK HENRY 11
ANTWERP 1
HAMLER — Joey Nickels finished with a double, a single and three RBIs as Patrick Henry pounded Antwerp 11-1 in a nonconference meeting on Friday.
Kyler Seemann notched a double and two RBIs, Derek Hoops had a double and a pair of singles, while Derek Kolpien notched a double and an RBI for the Patriots (17-7).

Antwerp 100 00 — 1 3 5
Patrick Henry 160 13 — 11 10 2
WP — Ziegler. LP — Coleman. top hitters: (Ant) Messman 3B; Coppsey 2B. (PH) Hoops 2-1B, 2B; Nickels 1B, 2B, 3 RBI; Ziegler 2-1B; Seemann 2B, 2 RBI; Kolpien 2B, RBI.
records: Patrick Henry 17-7.

MCCOMB 7
HOLGATE 1
MCCOMB — Clay Grubb singled twice and drove in a pair of runs, while Mitch Schroeder added a single and two RBIs in McComb’s 7-1 nonleague victory against Holgate on Friday.
Andrew Adams contributed a single and an RBI and Malachi Abbott improved to 7-0 on the mound for the Panthers (17-3).
Matt Westrick hit a double to lead Holgate (8-11).

Holgate 000 001 0 — 1 7 2
McComb 010 204 x — 7 8 0
WP — Abbott (7-0). top hitters: (Hol) Westrick 2B. (McC) Grubb 2-1B, 2 RBI; Schroeder 2B, 2 RBI; Adams 1B, RBI.
records: Holgate 8-11, McComb 17-3.

MILLER CITY 9
KALIDA 8
KALIDA — Miller City scored all of its runs in the second and third innings to slip past Kalida 9-8 Friday to finish 7-0 in Putnam County League play this season.
Jeremy Balbaugh doubled, singled twice and drove in three runs, Jackson Lammers tallied a double and two RBIs, Logan Dukes added a single and two RBIs and Jared Fuka recorded a double and two singles for Miller City (14-5, 7-0 PCL).
Jeffrey Knueve had a double, a single and three RBIs, Brent Hovest hit a single and drove in a pair of runs and Blaine Warnimont tripled, singled and had an RBI for Kalida (7-13, 4-3).

Miller City 054 000 0 — 9 11 1
Kalida 004 210 1 — 8 7 3
WP — Dukes. LP — Buss. top hitters: (MC) Lammers 2B, 2 RBI; Dukes 1B, 2 RBI; Fuka 2-1B, 2B; Niese 2-1B; Balbaugh 2-1B, 2B, 3 RBI. (Kal) Warnimont 1B, 3B, RBI; Hovest 1B, 2 RBI; Lambert 1B, RBI; Knueve 1B, 2B, 3 RBI.
records: Miller City 14-5 overall, 8-0 Putnam County League; Kalida 7-13 overall, 4-3 Putnam County League.

NEW RIEGEL 6
CARDINAL STRITCH 0
NEW RIEGEL — Michael Kirian pitched a two-hit complete-game shutout, striking out 15 Cardinal Stritch batters, and blasted a home run at the plate as New Riegel won 6-0 in nonconference baseball action on Friday.
Aaron Reinhart also hit a home run, a single and drove in three runs for New Riegel (11-8). Austin Mathias added two singles as the Blue Jackets jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning.

Cardinal Stritch 000 000 0 — 0 2 0 New Riegel 301 020 x — 6 8 0
WP — Kirian (5-2). LP — Gasser. top hitters: (NR) Reinhart HR, 1B, 3 RBI; Kirian HR, 3 RBI; Mathias 2-1B.
records: New Riegel 11-8.

FORT JENNINGS 9

CONTINENTAL 7
CONTINENTAL — Fort Jennings answered Continental’s seven-run barrage in the third inning with a game-turning five-run rally in the fifth and held on to post a 9-7 Putnam County League baseball win on Friday.
Connor Wallenhorst had three base hits for Fort Jennings (7-12, 4-3 PCL). Terry Dockery III and Derek Troyer tripled for Continental (3-12, 0-7 PCL).

Fort Jennings 030 150 0 — 9 9 1
Continental 007 000 0 — 7 5 7
WP — Clay. LP — Williams. top hitters: (FJ) Wallenhorst 3-1B; VanLoo 2-1B. (Cont) Dockery 1B, 3B; Williams 2B; Mansfield 2-1B; Troyer 3B.
records: Fort Jennings 7-12 overall, 4-3 PCL; Continental 3-12, 0-7 PCL.

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PREP BASEBALL
Area Batting Leaders
G AB R H Avg.
Terry Dockery III, Cont. 14 42 13 20 .476
Aaron Reinhart, New Riegel 18 51 16 24 .471
Carson Mittermaier, Upper 17 56 18 26 .464
Hunter Abell, Fostoria 20 54 26 25 .463
Kaleb Bemis, Fostoria 20 53 23 22 .462
Garret Sendelbach, H-L 22 72 23 33 .458
Jordan Freed, Arlington 20 62 24 28 .452
Sam Plott, Upper Sandusky 17 51 18 23 .451
Tyler Imes, H-Loudon 22 60 17 27 .450
Ross Adolph, Van Buren 20 66 31 29 .439
Zach Stewart, N. Baltimore 18 64 15 28 .438
Matt Holsinger, Carey 16 53 16 23 .433
Kyle Lamb, Hardin Northern 16 44 6 19 .432
Jared Neiling, Liberty-Benton 22 72 22 31 .431
Jameson Jacobs, Van Buren 20 63 28 29 .426
Michael Kirian, New Riegel 18 55 17 23 .418
Jake Dryfuse, New Riegel 18 63 18 27 .429
Mitch Schroeder, McComb 19 67 23 28 .418
Chance Sonnenberg, VB 20 65 14 27 .415
Bryan Scherger, H-Loudon 22 70 22 28 .400
Chris Hampton, Fostoria 20 50 21 20 .400
Caden Schroeder, McComb 19 43 9 17 .385
Levi Newcomer, N. Baltimore 18 51 12 20 .392
Cody Gabriel, Upper San. 17 54 13 21 .389
Gavin Cupp, Leipsic 23 70 – 27 .386
Schuler Turner, Van Buren 20 55 23 21 .382
Hunter Berner, Miller City 17 63 13 24 .381
Alex Harter, Liberty-Benton 22 63 14 24 .381
Satchel Strahm, Carey 16 50 15 19 .380
Jacob Frost, North Baltimore 18 58 11 22 .379
Braden Park, H-Loudon 22 45 12 17 .378
Adam Drummelsmith, Mil. City 17 61 6 23 .377
Paul Frey, Riverdale 18 53 14 15 .377
Tyler Richards, Arlington 20 56 16 21 .375
Lance Smith, Fostoria 20 59 24 22 .373
Nick Affholder, Arlington 20 65 13 24 .369
Ryan Depinet, H-L 22 72 23 26 .361
Tyler Zender, O-G 18 64 14 23 .359
Brett Roby, Hardin Northern 16 45 3 16 .356
Jacob Wise, Elmwood 17 64 16 39 .352
Isaac Sexton, Van Buren 20 66 21 23 .348
Caleb Russell, Liberty-Benton 22 72 17 25 .347
Dylan Musgrave, Carey 16 46 7 16 .347
Jordan Stewart, H-L 22 67 20 23 .343
Nolan Rodman, Findlay 20 50 9 17 .340
Tristan Davis, Riverdale 15 53 12 18 .340
Brad Croy, O-G 17 62 18 21 .339
Travis Clark, McComb 19 59 17 20 .339
Alex Ellerbrock, Leipsic 23 77 – 26 .338
Michael Roche, Findlay 20 30 10 6 .333
Connor Curlis, Findlay 20 33 5 11 .333
Logan Tyree, H-L 22 54 10 18 .333
Doubles
Hunter Berner, Miller City, 13; Bryan Scherger, Hopewell-Loudon, 9; Tyler Imes, Hopewell-Loudon, 8′ Tyler Richard, Arlington, 8; Aaron Reinhart & Jake Dryfuse, New Riegel, 8; Jameson Jacobs, Van Buren, 8; Donovan Scudder, St. Wendelin, 7; Brad Croy, Ottawa-Glandorf, 7; Garret Sendelbach, Hopewell-Loudon, 7; Jeremy Balbaugh, Miller City, 6; Matt Holsinger, Carey, 6; Terry Dockery III, Continental, 6; Jordan Freed, Arlington, 6; Matt Holsinger, Carey, 6; Ross Adolph, Van Buren, 6.
Triples
Ross Adolph, Van Buren, 9; Jackson Lammers & Jared Fuka, Miller City, 2; Alex Kenner, Upper Sandusky, 2; Terry Dockery III, Continental, 2; Garret Sendelbach, Hopewell-Loudon, 2; Nick Affholder, Arlington, 1; Caleb Russell & Jared Neiling, Liberty-Benton, 1; Jake Dryfuse & Michael Kirian, New Riegel, 1; Payten Whitaker, Van Buren, 1; Satchel Strahm & Brandon Zechman, Carey, 1; Mitch Schroeder, Clay Grubb, Taylor Reardon & Logan Meares, McComb, 1.
Home Runs
Carson Mittermaier, Upper Sandusky, 5; Hunter Abell, Fostoria, 3; Taylor Reardon, McComb, 3; Tyler Richard, Arlington, 3; Bryan Scherger, Hopewell-Loudon, 2; Jason Summers, Vanlue, 2; Isaac Sexton, Van Buren, 2; Drew Conner, Van Buren, 1; Ross Lehman, Miller City, 1; Cody Gabriel, Alex Kenner & Tylor Pritchard, Upper Sandusky, 1; Tyler Zender & Matt Warnecke, Ottawa-Glandorf, 1; Nick Affholder, Arlington, 1; Gavin Cupp, Leipsic, 1; Nolan Rodman & Dakota Feay, Findlay, 1; Jake Dryfuse, New Riegel, 1; Matt Holsinger, Carey, 1; Tyler Wingate & Nick Hagerty, Vanlue, 1; Jacob Gossard, Hardin Northern, 1.
Runs Batted In
Carson Mittermaier, Upper Sandusky, 27; Bryan Scherger, Hopewell-Loudon, 27; Michael Kirian, New Riegel, 25; Hunter Abell, Fostoria, 25; Garret Sendelbach, Hopewell-Loudon, 24; Isaac Sexton, Van Buren, 24; Ross Adolph, Van Buren, 23; Adam Drummelsmith, Miller City, 23; Jameson Jacobs, Van Buren, 21; Tyler Imes, Hopewell-Loudon, 20; Chris Hampton, Fostoria, 20; Jordan Freed, Arlington, 18; Kaleb Bemis, Fostoria, 17; Caleb Russell, Liberty-Benton, 17; Chance Sonnenberg, Van Buren, 17; Gavin Cupp, Leipsic, 16; Taylor Reardon, McComb, 16; Cody Gabriel, Upper Sandusky, 16; Andre Myers, Upper Sandusky, 15; Hunter Berner, Miller City, 15; Tyler Zender, Ottawa-Glandorf, 15; Tyler Richards, Arlington, 15; Drew Conner, Van Buren, 15; Jordan Stewart & Braden Park, Hopewell-Loudon, 14; Alex Harter & Jared Neiling, LIberty-Benton, 14; Alex Jackson, Fostoria, 14; Chandler Kersh, Ottawa-Glandorf, 14; Tyler Starr, Arlington, 14; Logan Tyree, Hopewell-Loudon, 13; Aaron Reinhart, New Riegel, 13; Mitch Schroeder, Clay Dysert, Caden Schroeder & Travis Clark, McComb, 13; Nick Affholder, Arlington, 13; Matt Holsinger, Carey, 13; Ryan Golden, Findlay, 13.
Stolen Bases
Mitch Schroeder, McComb, 30; Jordan Freed, Arlington, 28; Jordan Stewart, Hopewell-Loudon, 23; Clay grubb, McComb, 19; Drew Conner, Van Buren, 19; Neil Haselman, Leipsic, 16; Jackson Sebetto, Hopewell-Loudon, 15; Terry Dockery III, Continental, 14; Lance Smith, Fostoria, 14; Anthony Webb, Liberty-Benton, 14; Tyler Zender, Ottawa-Glandorf, 12; John Solt, Arlington, 12; Ross Adolph, Van Buren, 12; Satchel Strahm, Carey, 11l Drew Schierloh, Ottawa-Glandorf, 10; Nick Affholder, Arlington, 10; Ryan Depinet, Hopewell-Loudon, 10; Alex Harter, Liberty-Benton, 10; Jacob Gossard, Hardin Northern, 10; Jameson Jacobs, Van Buren, 10; Josh Ostrander, Liberty-Benton, 9; Chris Hampton, Fostoria, 9; Jacob Wise, Elmwood, 9; Isaac Sexton, Van Buren, 9; Kaleb Bemis, Fostoria, 8; Ross Dible, Upper Sandusky, 8; Parker Lease & Jared Neiling, Liberty-Benton, 8.
Area Pitching Leaders
IP ER ERA
Nick Affholder, Arlington 351/3 4 0.79
Zac Durliat, Arlington 242/3 3 0.85
Jared Neiling, Liberty-Benton 52 7 0.94
Matt Warnecke, O-G 372/3 6 1.11
Tyler Richards, Arlington 291/3 5 1.19
Carson Mittermaier, Upper San. 31 6 1.35
Austin Mansfield, Continental 38 6 1.42
Michael Kirian, New Riegel 29 6 1.44
Grant Loveridge, Riverdale 341/3 8 1.63
Malachi Abbott, McComb 38 9 1.66
Sam Plott, Upper Sandusky 29 7 1.69
Chandler Stillings, Findlay 311/3 8 1.78
Jameson Jacobs, Van Buren 362/3 10 1.91
Grant Loveridge, Riverdale 361/3 10 1.92
Ross Lehman, Miller City 431/3 12 1.94
Tanner Schimmoeller, O-G 351/3 10 1.98
Austin Harper, Mohawk 242/3 7 1.99
Grant Rader, Leipsic 30 9 2.10
Brad Croy, O-G 212/3 7 2.26
Austin Shock, Mohawk 321/3 11 2.38
Garret Sendelbach, H-L 47 16 2.38
Jordan Freed, Arlington 26 9 2.42
Schuler Turner, Van Buren 40 14 2.45
Adam Drummelsmith, Miller City 281/3 10 2.47
Caleb Russell, Liberty-Benton 31 11 2.48
Satchel Strahm, Carey 301/3 11 2.54
Clay Grubb, McComb 42 16 2.67
Jackson Lammers, Miller City 352/3 14 2.75
Brock Boyer, N. Baltimore 251/3 10 2.76
Dylan Schey, Leipsic 311/3 13 2.90
Cody Gabriel, Upper Sandusky 24 10 2.92
Alex Harter, Liberty-Benton 33 14 2.97
Trevor Solether, Elmwood 402/3 18 3.12
Trey Yates, Fostoria 252/3 9 3.16
Strikeouts
Garret Sendelbach, Hopewell-Loudon, 69; Jared Neiling, LibertyBenton, 68; Clay Grubb, McComb, 63; Jacob Gossard, Hardin Northern, 54; Nick Affholder, Arlington, 44; Carson Mittermaier, Upper Sandusky, 43; Ross Lehman, Miller City, 42; Caleb Russell, Liberty-Benton 42; Jackson Lammers, Miller City, 39; Nick Hagerty, Vanlue, 40; Tyler Imes, Hopewell-Loudon, 39; Alex Harter, Liberty-Benton, 38; Tyler Richard, Arlington, 38.
Individual Records
Jared Neiling, Liberty-Benton, 8-1; Malachi Abbott, McComb, 6-0; Ross Lehman, Miller City, 6-1; Matt Warnecke, Ottawa-Glandorf, 5-2; Garret Sendelbach, Hopewell-Loudon, 5-3; Brad Croy, Ottawa-Glandorf, 4-0; Zac Durliat, Arlington, 4-0; Alex Harter, Liberty-Benton, 4-0; Tyler Richard, Arlington, 4-1; Adam Drummelsmith, Miller City, 4-1; Michael Kirian, New Riegel, 4-2; Jameson Jacobs & Schuler Turner, Van Buren, 4-2; Tyler Imes, Hopewell-Loudon, 4-2; Trevor Solether, Elmwood, 4-3; Rob Crotty, Fostoria 3-0; Sam Plott, Upper Sandusky, 3-1; Caleb Russell, Liberty-Benton, 3-1; Clay Grubb, McComb, 3-1; Nick Affholder & Jordan Freed, Arlington, 3-2; Austin Shock, Mohawk, 3-3.
Team Records
Liberty-Benton 19-3, McComb 16-3, Patrick Henry 16-7, Ottawa-Glandorf 15-4, Arlington 14-5, Fostoria 14-7, Hopewell-Loudon 14-8, Columbus Grove 14-11, Miller City 13-5, Upper Sandusky 13-7, Van Buren 12-7, Findlay 11-9, Bluffton 10-8, New Riegel 10-8, Pandora-Gilboa 9-10, Mohawk 9-11, North Baltimore 8-13, Elmwood 7-11, Kalida 7-12, Ottoville 6-9, Fort Jennings 6-12, Leipsic 6-16, Carey 4-11, Ada 4-14, Riverdale 4-14, Continental 3-12, Vanlue 3-13, Arcadia 3-13, Cory-Rawson 3-16, Fostoria St. Wendelin 2-19, Hardin Northern 0-16.

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By MICHAEL BURWELL
Staff Writer
OTTAWA — It’s been an emotional season for the Ottawa-Glandorf baseball team.
From a heartbreaking 2-1 loss in 12 innings at the hands of baseball-powerhouse Defiance, to a walk-off RBI single to edge Wapakoneta 8-7 in eight innings a week later after trailing 7-1 entering the bottom of the sixth, the Titans have had their highs and lows.
But along with the sadness and triumph of those games, O-G also earned a sense of pride this season by becoming the first baseball team in school history to win the outright Western Buckeye League title.
In 47 years of WBL play before this season, the Titans (16-4, 8-1 WBL) earned a share of the 1982 WBL title with Defiance and the 1980 crown with St. Mary’s Memorial and Delphos St. John’s.
This year, they have the title all to themselves.
“It’s a surreal feeling,” O-G senior pitcher and third-baseman Matt Warnecke said. “I don’t think it’s still kicked in yet.
“It’s so crazy to think that we’re going to be remembered in history as the only team to ever win it all. It feels amazing.”
O-G has won 10 of its last 11 games, with the lone loss being to Defiance on April 25. The Titans had several chances to end the Bulldogs’ 71-game WBL winning streak, which was ended by Wapakoneta four days later, but they couldn’t pull it off.
A week later against Wapakoneta, however, with both teams at one loss in the league and Defiance picking up its’ second league loss, 7-3 to St. Marys Memorial, earlier in the night, O-G clinched at least a share of the WBL title. Tanner Schimmoeller ripped a walk-off RBI single up the middle to give the Titans the 8-7 win against the Redskins.
“It’s tough to talk about the Defiance game,” Warnecke said. “We had them, and just so much emotion was built up and then losing it. Just the feeling of anger and depression, it all kicked in at the same time.
“Then the Wapak game was crazy after the win. That was probably the greatest I’ve ever felt after a game.”
With Warnecke’s complete-game shutout in O-G’s 4-0 win over Elida on Tuesday, the Titans clinched the outright WBL title.
“The kids were extremely happy, and we preached ‘we don’t want to share this thing with two other teams or three other teams, let’s get this done all by ourselves,’” O-G head coach Nick Miller said. “And the kids responded, and there’s just no way that Elida was going to beat us. Going in, we had the right mindset, had a great pitching performance by Matt Warnecke, and we got some timely hits there to break it open.”
By earning the WBL title, the Titans’ chemistry on the field is clicking and their confidence level is high, with five seniors, seven juniors and two sophomores making up the roster.
“We have great camaraderie,” O-G senior outfielder Tyler Zender said. “We play relaxed, we enjoy being around each other and I think that helps us on the field. You know you want to win for the guy playing next to you and have that kind of mentality, and we have fun doing it.”
Pitching and defense has been the recipe for O-G’s success this season. The Titans’ three-man starting rotation of Schimmoeller (2-1 record, 1.98 ERA), Warnecke (5-2, 1.11) and Brad Croy (4-0, 2.26) have been dominant on the mound.
“Tanner sets the tone for us. He’s thrown a lot of big games for us,” Miller said. “Then you have Matt that’s thrown some big games and Brad Croy that’s undefeated this year.
“All three, when we send them out on the mound, we expect to win or at least be in a position to win, and they’ve done that on every start and hopefully that will continue for the rest of the year.”
Schimmoeller, who will pitch for the University of Cincinnati next year, has thrown in 351/3 innings this season while striking out 35 batters. Warnecke has pitched 372/3 innings with 28 strikeouts, and Croy has been on the mound for more than 21 innings. Along with those three, Ryan Maas (2-1, 3.00) threw a five-inning perfect game against Continental on Monday.
As good as the Titans’ pitching has been this season, the hitting has equally struggled. Only three players, Zender (.359 batting average), Croy (.339), and Warnecke (.327), are batting over .300.
“Our bats, they just haven’t been there this year, but we’ve won our games on pitching and defense and like we’ve said, we can win a lot of games that way if you don’t give teams extra outs and you’re throwing strikes,” Miller said.
Whether it’s holding on or coming back to win, the Titans have had several close calls. Nearly half of O-G’s games have been decided by one run, and they’ve come out on top six times.
“There’s just been no quit in those guys,” Miller said. “They’ve battled until the last pitch in every game and this year, we’ve been fortunate on a lot of close games this year of winning some late games.”
O-G, a fourth seed in Division-III, will open the Ohio High School Athletic Association baseball tournament today at home against Lima Central Catholic at noon. The Ada district has several tough teams, including No. 1 seed and five-time state champion Coldwater (20-3), followed by St. Henry (20-2) and Liberty-Benton (19-3).
“The WBL title really gave us a ton of confidence going into tournament, but we also know that people aren’t going to back down for WBL champs,” Zender said. “You have to earn it, and we have a tough district with Coldwater, St. Henry, even LCC that first game. We’re going to have to come to play every game or else anything can happen in tournament.”
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