Continental's Paige Ordway, left, beats  Columbus Grove's Sydney McCluer , right, and Ottoville's Taylor Mangas to the finish line in the 300 hurdles Friday at the Putnam County League championship meet at Columbus Grove. Ordway finished in 46.20 seconds.  (Photo by Matthias Leguire).

Continental’s Paige Ordway, left, beats Columbus Grove’s Sydney McCluer , right, and Ottoville’s Taylor Mangas to the finish line in the 300 hurdles Friday at the Putnam County League championship meet at Columbus Grove. Ordway finished in 46.20 seconds. (Photo by Matthias Leguire).

By TED RADICK
STAFF WRITER
COLUMBUS GROVE — Pole vault state champion Collin Grothaus. State medalist in the 3,200-meter run Jake Graham. Hurdles state finalist Derek Rieman.
Those are some of the athletes Columbus Grove lost from last year’s team, but the Bulldogs aren’t rebuilding.
They’ve reloaded.
Grove cruised to the boys team title Friday at the Putnam County League championship meet. The Bulldogs scored 204 points, easily outpacing Pandora-Gilboa (104½) and Continental (55).
The 3,200-meter relay quarted of Colton Grothaus, Alex Giesige, Lee Altenburger and Bryce Sharrits set a meet record of 8:24.80, erasing a mark Pandora-Gilboa set in 2008 at 8:25.10.
“We weren’t even sure what the PCL record was until earlier today, and we found out it was 8:25,” Grothaus said. “We thought that was definitely possible to achieve.”
“We’re just trying to get to state again this year, and we’re going goal by goal,” Giesige said. “This was one of the goals, for sure. We took a big loss from last year, but every day we come out and work hard.”
Grove boys coach Chris Grothaus has been pleasantly surprised by his team’s success this season. Last week, the Bulldogs tied for the team championship with Liberty-Benton at the L-B Invitational.
“I’ll admit, I’m as surprised in some ways as anyone because I knew what we lost,” he said. “But here we are, and these guys are putting up phenomenal numbers.
“I think tradition has a little bit to do with it,” he added, pointing out a spectator standing along the track. “Jake Graham is watching right over there, and our kids know the way he did things. I think there’s a direct carryover on that. The kids feel some responsibility.”
Grove rolled up its usual huge share of the points in the field events, as Kyle Shafer (pole vault, 12-3), David Bogart (long jump, 18-11½), Rece Roney (shot put, 45-10¾) and Bailey Clement (high jump, 5-9) all won. Chris Grothaus was pleased by the Bulldogs’ perfomance on the track as well.
“We’re getting some points from everywhere,” he said. “Even the speed relays are putting up times where they’re going to get points in the top six. It used to be, we wouldn’t have those relays in the finals or in the fast heats.
“I don’t know that we have the top-end athletes we had last year. Our goals were re-established to win the PCL, win the Northwest Conference meet and try to get somebody to state. I still think those are our goals.
“Our goals last year were possible state titles, possibly being in the top three at state. We don’t have those goals this year, but these guys have worked hard. They worked hard in the offseason, with weight room work, and they’ve fed off each other.”
Clement was a four-time winner as he added victories for Grove in the 200 (23.00) and was part of the winning 800 relay quartet (1:34.10) with Bogart, Joey Warnecke and Austin Price and 1,600 relay (3:37.80) with Bogart, Giesige and Sharrits.
Leipsic had a double-winner as Terrill Muriel swept the 110 hurdles (15.60) and 300 hurdles (41.30). Jordan Chamberlin won the 100 (11.60) for the Vikings.
Pandora-Gilboa got victories from Tyler Boes in the discus (142-5) and the 1,600 relay (46.00). Continental’s Jacob Williams won the 400 (53.60).
On the girls side, Columbus Grove was led by four-time winner Julia Wynn as the Bulldogs outpaced Pandora Gilboa 182-134. Ottoville was third with 74 points.
Wynn won the 100 (13.10), 200 (26.60), 400 (1:01.50) and joined Raiya Flores, Linnea Stephens and Sydney McCluer to win the 400 relay (50.80).
Ottoville freshman Brooke Mangas set a meet record of 5-5 in the high jump. It’s the third time she’s hit that mark, the highest in the area, so far this season.
“I don’t think I’ve ever jumped 5-5 in practice,” she said. “I’m hoping to get to state, that’s my biggest goal. I’m hoping I can go 5-7 or 5-8.”
Mangas hasn’t yet experienced the pressure of the postseason meets, but she’s confident she can keep her success rolling.
“When I was in junior high I did the state track meet, and my teammates and my sister, she’s a senior, all help me,” Mangas said.
Continental senior Paige Ordway won the 300 low hurdles against a stellar field including Grove’s McCluer and Taylor Mangas of Ottoville.
Ordway PRed in 46.20, with McCluer (47.20) and Mangas (48.10) well behind.
“When I was getting in my blocks, I was nervous,” Ordway said. “Honestly, I was really shaken up.
“I felt we were pretty close coming around the curve and when I hit the 100, I don’t know, I get to the point where I get mad and I go faster, and that pretty much carries me to the end.”
Ordway was a medalist in the event at the state meet last year and hopes to be back this spring.
“There’s a little bit of pressure, I know everybody’s thinking ‘Oh, she going to go,’” Ordway said. “I’ve been training really hard this year, so if I go down this year that would be great.
“It’s too early to talk about who’s the favorite or favorites. If I go down to Columbus, that would be awesome. If not, if won’t be the end of the world to me but it would mean a lot if I did.”

BOYS TEAM STANDINGS
1, Columbus Grove 204. 2, Pandora-Gilboa 104½. 3, Continental 55. 4, Leipsic & Ottoville 50. 6, Fort Jennings 49½.
INDIVIDUAL FINISHES
PV — 1. Shafer (CG) 12-3. 2, Ca. Grothaus 11-0. 3, Marinelli (P-G) 9-0.
LJ — 1, Bogart (CG) 18-11½. 2, Follas (CG) 18-8. 3, Baker (Cont) 18-5. 4, Williamson (Cont) 18-4¾. 5, Maag (Otto) 18-1¼. 6, Herr (P-G) 17-8.
SHOT — 1, Roney (CG) 45-10¾. 2, Deleon (Cont) 45-3. 3, Vorhees (CG) 44-8. 4, Boes (P-G) 42-5. 5, Hovest (P-G) 42-1. 6, Bendele (Otto) 41-10¾.
DISCUS — 1, Boes (P-G) 142-5. 2, Roney (CG) 137-3. 3, Bendele (Otto) 131-0. 4, Bremer (CG) 126-0. 5, Deleon (Cont) 115-9. 6, Walther (P-G) 110-9.
HJ — 1, Clement (CG) 5-9, 2, Baker (Cont) 5-8. 3, Lawhorn (Cont) 5-6. 4l, Downing (CG) 5-6. 5, G. Berelsman (FJ) 5-4. 6 (tie), Neuenschwander (P-G) & A. Berelsman (FJ) 5-2.
3,200 RELAY — 1, Columbus Grove (Giesige, Co. Grothaus, Altenberger, Sharrits) 8:24.80 (meet record). 2, Pandora-Gilboa (Herr, Traxler, Lugibihl, Latham) 9:09.60. 3, Fort Jennings (G. Berelsman, Blankemeyer, Wiechert, A. Berelsman) 9:13.70. 4, Ottoville (Williams, Fischer, Hanicq, Klimmet) 11:09.60.
100 — 1, Chamberlin (Leip) 11.60. 2, Basinger (P-G) 12.30. 3, Tousley (P-G) 12.30. 4, Warnecke (CG) 12.30. 5, Van der Sluijs (Otto) 12.50. 6, Ca. Grothaus (CG) 13.00.
110 HH — 1, Murriel (Leip) 15.60. 2, Tabler (CG) 17.50. 3, Von Sossan (Otto) 18.00. 4, Young (P-G) 18.90. 5, Halker (CG) 19.10. 6, Moore (P-G) 20.20.
800 RELAY — 1, Columbus Grove (Warnecke, Bogart, Price, Clement) 1:34.10. 2, Pandora-Gilboa (Diller, Tousley, Miller, Basinger) 1:36.60. 3, Ottoville (Maag, Van der Sluijs, Von Sossan, Bendele) 1:37.00. 4, Continental (Lawhorn, Stauffer, Warnement, Williams) 1:40.40. 5, Fort Jennings (Grone, S. Ricker, E. Ricker, Neidert) 1:43.60.
1,600 — 1, Altenburger (CG) 4:47.30. 2, Co. Grothaus (CG) 4:49.60. 3, Blankemeyer (FJ) 4:53.30. 4, G. Berelsman (FJ) 5:08.40. 5, Lopez-Gonzalez (Leip) 5:09.30. 6, Williams (Otto) 5:10.50.
400 RELAY — 1, Pandora-Gilboa (Diller, Lugibihl, Miller, Basinger) 46.00. 2, Columbus Grove (Warnecke, Fortman, Gladwell, Price) 46.00 3, Ottoville (Maag, Van der Sluijs, Von Sossan, Bendele) 46.60. 4, Leipsic (Lammers, Henderson, Murriel, Chamberlin) 47.00. 5, Fort Jennings (Neidert, Sickels, Stewart, Wurst) 52.60.
400 — 1, Williams (Cont) 53.60. 2, Sharrits (CG) 54.10. 3, Latham (P-G) 54.10. 4, Reynolds (CG) 55.80. 5, Grone (FJ) 56.70. 6, Warnement (Cont) 56.80.
300 IH — 1, Murriel (Leip) 41.30. 2, Tabler (CG) 44.80. 3, Radabaugh (CG) 45.00. 4, Von Sossan (Otto) 45.20. 5, Moore (P-G) 50.00. 6, Young (P-G) 51.30.
800 — 1, Giegese (CG) 2:05.80. 2, Brubaker (CG) 2:06.00. 3, Maynard (Leip) 2:15.60. 4, Traxler (P-G) 2:20.10. 5, Williams (Otto) 2:30.60. 6, T. Ricker (FJ) 2:32.10.
3,200 — 1, Wiechert (FJ) 10:44.00. 2, A. Berelsman (FJ) 11:18.60. 3, Herr (P-G) 11:35.50. 4, Marinelli (P-G) 11:41.00. 5, Krendl (Cont) 11:59.50. 6, Price (CG) 12:14.80.
1,600 RELAY — 1, Columbus Grove (Clement, Bogart, Giesege, Sharrits) 3:37.80. 2, Pandora-Gilboa (Miller, Walther, Tousley, Latham) 3:41.10. 3, Fort Jennings (Blankemeyer, S. Ricker, Grone, G. Berelsman) 3:41.70. 4, Continental (Stauffer, Warnement, Lawhorn, Williams) 3:54.20. 5, Ottoville (Kemper, Williams, Montano, Hanicq) 4:32.60.
GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS
1, Columbus Grove 182. 2, Pandora-Gilboa 134. 3, Ottoville 74. 4, Leipsic 62. 5, Continental & Fort Jennings 31.
INDIVIDUAL FINISHES
PV — 1, Roose (CG) 7-6. 2, Brooks (P-G) 7-0. 3, Langhals (CG) 6-6.
LJ — 1, Ordway (Cont) 17-7¾. 2, Hilvers (P-G) 15-¾. 3, Honigford (Otto) 14-8¼. 4, Clymer (CG) 14-5¼. 5, Malsam (CG) 14-4¾. 6, Wendeberg (Otto) 14-3¼.
SHOT — 1, Diller (CG) 39-5¼. 2, Averesch (Leip) 36-9¼. 3, Fruchey (CG) 34-8. 4, Swary (P-G) 33-11½. 5, Brooks (P-G) 30-2. 6, Jettinghoff (FJ) 29-8½.
DISCUS — 1, Averesch (Leip) 131-7. 2, Swary (P-G) 108-4. 3, Schumacher (CG) 108-3. 4, Thorbahn (Otto) 92-5. 5, Jettinghoff (FJ) 85-4. 6, Auchmuty (P-G) 81-9.
HJ — 1, B. Mangas (Otto) 5-5 (meet record). 2, Ricker (CG) 4-10. 3, Vorhees (CG) 4-8. 4, Morman (P-G) 4-6. 5, Troyer (Cont) 4-2. 6, Neuenschwander (P-G) 4-2.
3,200 RELAY — 1, Pandora-Gilboa (Abelovska, Velasquez, Hroudova, Hovest) 10:31.10. 2, Ottoville (T. Mangas, Knodell, Kaufman, B. Mangas) 10:53.60. 3, Leipsic (Schroeder, L. Rieman, Quintero, R. Rieman) 10:55.20. 4, Columbus Grove (Myerholtz, Smith, Malsam, M. McCluer) 11:19.10. 5, Fort Jennings (Eickholt, German, Kraner, Heitemeyer) 13:26.30.
100 — 1, J. Wynn (CG) 13.10. 2, Flores (CG) 13.40. 3, Watkins (P-G) 14.00. 4, Ke. Basinger (P-G) 14.10. 5, Grone (FJ) 14.10. 6, Noriega (FJ) 14.10.
100 IH — 1, S. McCluer (CG) 16.20. 2, Honigford (Otto) 16.30. 3, Ordway (Cont) 16.70. 4, Roe (CG) 16.80. 5, Grone 17.60. 6, Goodwin (Leip) 17.80.
800 RELAY — 1, Columbus Grove (Roe, K. Wynn, Stephens, Schroeder) 1:51.60. 2, Pandora-Gilboa (Diller, Ko. Basinger, Ke. Basinger, Watkins) 1:53.10. 3, Fort Jennings (Wiedeman, E. Eickholt, K. Eickholt, Noriega) 2:02.80. 4, Leipsic (Steffan, Ellerbrock, Cuevas, Kreinbrink) 2:11.90.
1,600 — 1, Hovest (P-G) 5:40.50. 2, Velasquez (PG) 5:41.50. 3, Quintero (Leip) 6:06.50. 4, Ricker (CG) 6:15.70. 5, Schimmoeller (FJ) 6:27.30. 6, Armey (Cont) 6:46.40.
400 RELAY — 1, Columbus Grove (Flores, J. Wynn, Stephens, McCluer) 50.80. 2, Ottoville (Honigford, B. Mangas, Wendeberg, T. Mangas) 52.70. 3, Pandora-Gilboa (Diller, Ko. Basinger, Ke. Basinger, Watkins) 52.70. 4, Fort Jennings (Wiedeman, Grone, Eickholt, Noriega) 55.80. 5, Continental (Lawhorn, Krendl, Collier, Quigley) 56.40. 6, Leipsic (Rader, Mortimer, Schroeder, Goodwin) 56.60.
400 — 1, J. Wynn (CG) 1:01.50. 2, Schroeder (Leip) 1:01.70. 3, K. Wynn (CG) 1:03.80. 4, Knodell (Otto) 105.30. 5, Maag (P-G) 1:09.10. 6, L. Rieman (Leip) 1:09.50.
300 LH — 1, Ordway (Cont) 46.20. 2, McCluer (CG) 47.20. 3, T. Mangas (Otto) 48.10. 4, Honigford (Otto) 51.80. 5, Clymer (CG) 52.30. 6, Beechboard (P-G) 55.70.
800 — 1, Abelovska (P-G) 2:37.90. 2, R. Rieman (Leip) 2:38.50. 3, Smith (C-G) 2:40.10. 4, Hroudova (P-G) 2:40.30. 5, Malsam (CG) 2:45.00. 6, Knodell (Otto) 2:47.20.
3,200 — 1, Velasquez (P-G) 12:14.80. 2, Hovest (P-G) 12:51.80. 3, Quintero (Leip) 13:36.40. 4, Myerholz (CG) 13:49.40. 5, M. McCluer (CG) 13:49.40. 6, Schimmoeller (FJ) 13:58. 10.
1,600 RELAY — 1, Ottoville (T. Mangas, B. Mangas, Wendeberg, Knodell) 4:18.40. 2, Pandora-Gilboa (Diller, Ko. Basinger, Ke. Basinger, Watkins) 4:21.10. 3, Columbus Grove (K. Wynn, Schroeder, Roe, Stephens) 4:23.20. 4, Leipsic (Goodwin, L. Rieman, R. Rieman, Schroeder) 4:57.20. 5, Fort Jennings (Wiedeman, Noriega, Eickholt, German) 5:00.30.
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BLOOMDALE — Van Buren’s girls and Elmwood’s boys track teams captured second-place finishes to highlight the way at Elmwood’s John Ramsey Invitational Friday night.
Wauseon rolled to both team titles as the Indians topped Elmwood 227-102½ for the boys crown and Van Buren 214½-108 for the girls title.
The meet was called with two events remaining because of thunderstorms in the area.
The Black Knights scored three wins in the girls meet.
Lauren Wise, Abby Schroll, Kylie Sturgill and Bri Lasley won the 800 (1:53.13) and 400 (52.88) relays. Rachell Resnik won the 800 (2:28.00).
Arcadia’s Rebecca Kirian won the triple jump (31-6½) and Elmwood’s Courtney Emmitt tied for first place in the pole vault (9-6).
There were just a pair of area winners in the boys meet.
Elmwood’s Andrew Jasso, Chris Goodrich, Matthew Wagner and C.J. Jenkins won the 6,400 relay (20:32.00) and Arcadia’s Clint Recker finished first in the 300 intermediate hurdles (42.31).

Team Standings
1, Wauseon 227. 2, Elmwood 102½. 3, Van Buren 94. 4, Lakota 66½. 5, Toledo Woodward 65. 6, Arcadia 45. 7, Ridgedale 28.
Area BOYS Finishes
SHOT — 3, Baxter (Elm) 44-8. 5, Watkins (Arc) 43-6. 6, Krouse (Elm) 42-5. 7, Wagner (VB) 37-1. DISCUS — 2, Watkins (Arc) 161-7. 4, Baxter (Elm) 138-5. 6, Knepper (Arc) 123-6. 7, Lanyo (VB) 115-3. 8, An. Arnold (Elm) 107-8. HJ — 3, Saltzman (VB) 5-6. 6, Grossman (Elm) 5-4. 7, Baker (Elm) 5-0. LJ — 3, Mowrey (VB) 17-10½. 4, Jenkins (Elm) 17-1. 6, Adolph (VB) 16-8½. TJ — 1, Ohlrich (VB) 36-0. 6, Hocker (Elm) 28-11½. PV — 3, Keck (VB) 9-6. 6, Smith (Elm) 9-0. 6, Wolford (VB) 8-6. 6,400 RELAY — 1, Elmwood (Jasso, Goodrich, Wagner, Jenkins) 20:32.00. 2, Van Buren (Schumacker, Corey, Stall, Stumpp) 20:48.00. 3,200 RELAY — 2, Van Buren (Stall, Stumpp, Rinhert, Schumacker) 9:23.00. 4, Elmwood (Murray, Schultz, Ridenour, Nye) 10;21.00. 110 HH — 2, Recker (Arc) 15.47. 4, Endicott (VB) 17.18. 5, Z. Hocker (Elm) 17.93. 7, B. Hocker (Elm) 19.39. 100 — 5, Snowden (Elm) 11.59. 6, Au. Jasso (Elm) 11.91. 800 relay — 2, Van Buren (Mowrey, Ohlrich, Huber, Matthes) 1:39.38. 4, Arcadia (Counts, Johnson, Watkins, Metzger) 1:40.46. 1,600 — 2, Simmons (VB) 4:43.00. 3, Jenkins (Elm) 5:00.0. 6, An. Jasso (Elm) 5:12.71. 400 relay — 3, Van Buren (Mowrey, Adolph, Brand, Huber) 48.10. 400 — 4, Au. Jasso (Elm) 55.29. 5, Matthes (VB) 55.33. 7, Counts (Arc) 57.39. 300 ih — 1, Recker (Arc) 42.31. 3, Z. Hocker (Elm) 44.63. 5, Endicott (VB) 46.16. 6, B. Hocker (Elm) 46.47. 800 — 2, Simmons (VB) 2:07.59. 5, An. Jasso (Elm) 2:16.02. 7, Metzger (Arc) 2:16.98. 8, Jenkins (Elm) 2:17.53. 200 — 3, Au. Jasso (Elm) 24.24. 5, Z. Hocker (Elm) 24.64. 7, Johnson (Arc) 25.52. 8, Counts (Arc) 26.09.
GIRLS Team Standings
1, Wauseon 214½. 2, Van Buren 108, 3, Elmwood 100½. 4, Lakota 79. 5, Arcadia 45. 6, Toledo Woodward 38. 7, Ridgedale 30.
Area GIRLS Finishes
SHOT — 4, Dewey (Elm) 31-5. 6, Hertel (VB) 30-5. 7, Schmitz (Elm) 29-8½. DISCUS — 3, Dewey (Elm) 115-6. 6, Edler (VB) 94-9. 7, Burns (Arc) 94-7. HJ — 2, Instone (Elm) 4-10. 5, Sturgill (VB) 4-4. 6, Garnes (VB) 4-2. LJ — 2, Camden (Elm) 14-8½. 3, Hassan (VB) 14-2¼. 5, Garner (Elm) 14-1. 7, Endicott (VB) 13-6¼. TJ — 1, Kirian (Arc) 31-6½. 2, Avery (Elm) 26-5¼. PV — 1, Emmitt (Elm) & Reese (Lak) 9-6. 4, Schmelzer (VB) & Mohre (Elm) 7-0. 6,400 RELAY — 2, Van Buren (Nieto, Bado, Hoying, Irving) 29:35.00. 3,200 RELAY — 2, Van Buren (Sturgill, Flanagan, Endicott, Resnik) 10:54.00. 3, Elmwood (Baer, Clack, Krassow, Hocker) 11:45.00. 100 IH — 4, Kirian (Arc) 17.65. 7, Manley (VB) 18.28. 8, Barnhisel (Elm) 18.33. 100 — 3, Sears (Elm) 12.93. 6, Henderson (Elm) 13.44. 800 relay — 1, Van Buren (Wise, Shroll, Sturgill, Lasley) 1:53.13. 5, Elmwood (Henderson, Hocker, Mohre, Camden) 1:57.53. 7, Arcadia (Jordan, Metcalfe, Dingelstedt, Santa Cruz) 2:05.78. 1,600 — 2, Resnik (VB) 5:40.00. 4, Flanagan (VB) 5:53.00. 5, Musson (Arc) 5:57.00. 6, Krassow (Elm) 6:07.00. 7, Tracy (Elm) 6:32.00. 400 relay — 1, Van Buren (Wise, Shroll, Sturgill, Lasley) 52.88. 3, Elmwood (Henderson, Jones, Emmitt, Scramko) 55.09. 400 — 2, Schmelzer (VB) 1:04.81. 3, Santa Cruz (Arc) 1:06.32. 4, Klausing (VB) 1:08.02. 6, Camden (Elm) 1:12.59. 7, Mohre (Elm) 1:16.96. 300 Lh — 3, Kirian (Arc) 50.70. 7, Endicott (VB) 53.86. 8, Manley (VB) 53.90. 800 — 1, Resnik (VB) 2:28.00. 5, Irving (VB) 2:56.00. 7, Baer (Elm) 3:05.00. 8, Elgin (Elm) 3:07.00. 200 — 2, Sears (Elm) 26.96. 4, Santa Cruz (Arc) 26.68. 7, Hassan (VB) 29.02. 8, Shroll (VB) 29.06.
Stahl takes 3,200
GALION — Findlay High School’s boys 3,200 relay team placed second with a time of 8:38.28 as the Trojans finished eighth out of 14 teams in the Galion Kiwanis Invitational on Friday.
Findlay finished with 34 points, and Upper Sandusky was 13th with 20 points.
Justin Dickey’s high jump of 6-2 was good for third for the Trojans. Dominic Solis was the top finisher for the Rams. His time of 2:02.71 in the 800 meter run was good for third place.
Findlay’s Emily Stahl won the 1,600 (5:28.2) and Upper Sandusky’s Anna Massara finished second in the pole vault with a school record jump of 10-0.

BOYS Team Standings
1, Pataskala Watkins Memorial 1462/3. 2, Westerville Central 104. 3, Ontario 652/3. 4, Clear Fork 59. 5, Ashland 44. 6, West Salem Northwestern 43. 7, Colonel Crawford 352/3. 8, Findlay 34. 9, Marion Harding 292/3. 10, Shelby 24. 11, Galion 232/3. 12, Lexington 212/3. 13, Upper Sandusky 20. 14, Mansfield Senior 12.
Area BOYS Finishes
SHOT — 6, Calkins (Fin) 46-1. 8, Wages (US) 44-0¾. DISCUS — 8, Calkins (Fin) 129-2. HJ — 3, Dickey (Fin) 6-2. 4, Roeder (US) 5-10. PV — 6, Hoerig (Fin) 12-6. 3,200 RELAY — 2, Findlay 8:38.28. 110 HH — 8, Ramsey (Fin) 16.87. 100 — 5, Ajala (Fin) 11.68. 1,600 — 7, Gaines (Fin) 4:40.16. 400 relay — 8, Upper Sandusky 46.32. 300 ih — 7, Ramsey (Fin) 42.15. 800 — 3, Solis (US) 2:02.71. 8, Gaines (Fin) 2:07.81. 1,600 relay — 5, Upper Sandusky 3:42.21. 7, Findlay 3:42.93.
GIRLS Team Standings
1, Watkins Memorial 98½. 2, Ashland 80. 3, Westerville Central 75. 4, Lexington 64. 4, Galion 64. 6, Colonel Crawford 55. 7, Findlay 54½. 8, Mansfield 49. 9, Clear Fork 28. 10, Marion Hardin 27. 11, Ontario 24. 12, Northwestern 19. 13, Shelby 13. 14, Upper Sandusky 12
Area GIRLS Finishes
SHOT — 6. Young (US) 31-5¾. DISCUS — 8, Young (US) 94-5. HJ — 3, Haas (Fin) 5-0. 7, Ramsey (Fin) 5-0. PV — 2, Massara (US) 10-0. 3,200 RELAY — 4, Findlay. 100 IH — 8, Ramsey (Fin) 17.41. 100 — 6, Lavey (Fin) 13.44. 1,600 — 1, Stahl (Fin) 5:28.20. 4, Barwig (Fin) 5:42.35. 400 relay — 10, Upper Sandusky. 300 Lh — 2, Ramsey (Fin) 49.07. 800 — 5, Stahl (Fin) 2:33.72. 200 — 4. Lavey (Fin) 27.25. Gray (Fin) 28.14. 3,200 — 8, Wilson (Fin) 12:57.26 . 1,600 relay — Findlay 4:16.22.
L-B’s Peplinski wins twice
OREGON — Liberty Benton’s girls and boys track teams won two events each to finish third and fourth, respectively, on Friday at the Oregon Clay Eagle Invitational meet.
Megan Peplinski won the long jump with a leap of 16-6¾ and also was a member of Liberty-Benton’s winning 1,600-meter relay team. Peplinski, along with Katie Hyre, Kelsey May and Michaela Butler crossed the finish line in 51.09 seconds.
Buoying the L-B boys effort was Zach Garver who won the high jump with a meet-best 6-4, and B.J. Lawson, who won the long jump with a distance of 20-3¼.

BOYS Team Standings
1, Whitmer 124½. 2, Sylvania Southview 111½. 3, St. Francis 99½. 4, Liberty-Benton 69. 5, Anthony Wayne 64½. 6, Steele 55. 7, Sylvania Northview 34. 8, Clay 19
Area BOYS Finishes
SHOT — 4, Combs (L-B) 50-1¾. 7, May (L-B) 41-7½. DISCUS — 6, Boyd (L-B) 129-9. 7, Rhodes (L-B) 119-10. HJ — 1, Garver (L-B) 6-4, Miller (L-B) 6-0. LJ — 1, Lawson (L-B) 20-3¼. 3,200 RELAY — 5, Liberty-Benton (Lyberg, Gleason, Wolford, Maag) 9:12.56. 110 HH — 7, Snook (L-B) 17.10. 100 — 6, Combs (L-B) 12.25. 800 relay — 3, Liberty-Benton (Lawson, Whitaker, Conkle, Boehme) 1:36.00. 400 relay — 3, Liberty-Benton (Lawson, Cook, Conkle, Combs) 44.54. 800 — 7, Boehme (L-B) 2:10.8. 200 — 6, Conkle (L-B) 24.21. 3,200 — 2, Gleason (L-B) 10:38.4. 1,600 relay — 4, Liberty-Benton (Conkle, Garver, Lyberg, Snook) 3:37.94.
GIRLS Team Standings
1, Clay 126½. 2, Whitmer 102. 3, Liberty-Benton 85½. 4, Sylvania Southview 74½. 5, Steele 73. 6, Sylvania Northview 58. 7, Anthony Wayne 44½. 8, St. Ursula Academy 19.
Area GIRLS Finishes
SHOT — 6, Smelcer (L-B) 29-3¾. HJ — 2, Peplinski (L-B) 5-1. 4, Myer (L-B) 4-10. LJ — 1, Peplinski (L-B) 16-6¾. 4, Myer (L-B) 15-6. 3,200 RELAY — 2, Liberty-Benton (Recker, Briggs, Baumlein, Thomas) 10:25.04. 100 IH — 6, Myer 17.76. 100 — 4, Hyre (L-B) 14.02. 1,600 — 3, Bartel (L-B) 5:35.44. 400 relay — 1, Liberty-Benton (Hyre, May, Peplinski, Butler) 51.09. 300 Lh — 4, Myer (L-B) 51.51. 800 — 4, Recker (L-B) 2:26.79. 7, Briggs (L-B) 2:33.06. 200 — 5, Hyre (L-B) 28.43. 3,200 — 2, Bartel (L-B) 12:02.54. 1,600 relay — 2, Liberty-Benton (Peplinskim, Recker, Briggs, Butler) 4:17.20.
Fostoria last at Perkins
SANDUSKY –The Fostoria boys distance medley team of Aquiles Estrada, Corey Gavin, C.J. Matheny and Rayshon Martin finished third with a time of 11:47.59 to lead the Redmen in the Sandusky Perkins Relays on Friday.
On the girls side, the long jump relay team of Taylor Tucker and Olivia Valenti combined for a jump of 30-4¼ to finish fourth.

BOYS Team Standings
1, Clyde 98. 2, Sandusky Perkins 91½. 3, Sandusky 91. 4, Avon Lake 78. 5, Bowling Green 70½. 6, Medina Buckeye 35. 7, Willard 31. 8, Fostoria 15.
Area BOYS Finishes
LJ — 4, Fostoria (Martin, Cramer) 38-1. 800 sprint medley — 4, Fostoria (Fisher, Bunley, Matheny, Martin) 1:40.00. distance medley — 3, Fostoria (Estrada, Gavin, Matheny, Martin) 11:47.59. 1,600 — 6, Estrada (Fos) 5:01.58.
GIRLS Team Standings
1, Bowling Green 107. 2, Sandusky Perkins 104. 3, Clyde 86. 4, Sandusky 79. 5, Avon Lake 67. 6, Willard 54. 7, Medina Buckeye 16. 8, Fostoria 7.
Area GIRLS Finishes
LJ — 4, Fostoria (Tucker, Valenti) 30-4¼. 100 IH — 6, Tucker (Fos) 17.70. 1,600 — 5, Keeley (Fos) 6:53.83.
H-L wins at Ottawa Hills
TOLEDO — Hopewell-Loudon won five of the relays and added a 1-2 finish in two of the individual events in claiming the boys title on Friday in the Ottawa Hills Green Bears Relays.
Hopewell-Loudon earned big points in the 300 intermediate hurdles where Ben Bodart finished first (42.30) and Patric Gase second (43.40), and in the 3,200 run where Alex Wood (10:28.40) and Chet Swartzmiller (10:39.80) gave the Chieftains a 1-2 finish.
Gase also ran a leg on the winning shuttle hurdle (1:06.60) and 800 (1:34.10) relays. Elancio Velasquez ran on the 800 relay as well, and helped both the 400 (45.60) and sprint medley (3:55.70) relays to wins.
Hopewell-Loudon piled up 112½ points and outsdistanced Summerfield (Mich.) by 19 points for the boys title. North Baltimore (22) was sixth in the 10-team field.
Evergreen won the girls portion of the meet with 90 points. Gibsonburg edged Hopewell-Loudon 84-80 for second, and North Baltimore was fifth (40).
Leah Reinhart won the girls 3,200 (13:50.50) and anchored the winning distance medley relay team (15:02.10) to lead Hopwell-Loudon’s girls team. The Chieftains also won the pole vault relay anf the shuttle hurdles relay.
BOYS Team Standings
1, Hopewell-Loudon 112½. 2, Summerfield 93½. 3, Gibsonburg 64½. 4, Evergreen 39½. 5, Ottawa Hills 29. 6, North Baltimore 22. 7, Maumee Valley Country Day 12. 8, Danbury 11. 9, Emmanuel Christian 7, 10, (tie) Northwood and Cardinal Stritch 2.
Area BOYS Finishes
SHOT — 4, North Baltimore (Dick, Switzer, Crouse) 93-3¾. DISCUS — 4, North Baltimore (Dick, Switzer, Nominee) 324-0. HJ — 5, Hopewell-Loudon (Gase) 5-6. LJ — 2, Hopewell-Loudon (Tooker, Clouse, Sadler) 40-2¼. 5, North Baltimore (DeLosReyes, Dick, T. Bishop) 37-7¾. PV — 3, Hopewell-Loudon (Dell, Kleinfelter)16-0. 100 — 2, Tooker (H-L) 11.70. 4, Malone (H-L) 12.00. 800 relay — 1, Hopewell-Loudon (Velasquez, Gase, Breidenbach, Tooker) 1:34.10. 5, North Baltimore (DeLosReyes, Pelton, L. Bishop, T. Bishop) 1:48.00. 400 relay — 1, Hopewell-Loudon (Velasquez, Malone, Breidebbach, Tooker) 45.60. 6, North Baltimore (T. Bishop, Pelton, L. Bishop, Richmond) 49.40. 300 ih — 1, Bodart (H-L) 42.30. 2, Gase (H-L) 43.40. 3,200 — 1, Wood (H-L) 10:28.40. 2, Swartzmiller (H-L) 10:39.80. 6, Hotaling (NB) 12:02.60. 400 SHUTTLE HURDLE relay — 1, Hopewell-Loudon (Gase, Clouse, Hedrick, Bodart) 1:06.60. SPRINT MEDLEY relay — 1, Hopewell-Loudon (Velasquez, Malone, Kurtz, Williams) 3:55.70. 3, North Baltimore (L. Bishop, Richmond, Stimmel, Swope) 4:02.70. DISTANCE MEDLEY relay — 1, Hopewell-Loudon (Alvarado, Ardner, Napier, Wood) 11:53.90. 5, North Baltimore (Ornpaeng, Stimmel, Swop,e Hotaling) 12:49.40.
GIRLS Team Standings
1, Evergreen 90. 2, Gibsonburg 84. 3, Hopewell-Loudon 80. 4, Danbury 56. 5, North Baltimore 40. 6, Summerfield 37. 7, Emmanuel Christian 20. 8, Northwood 10, 9, Cardinal Stritch 8. 10, Ottawa Hills 6.
Area GIRLS Finishes
SHOT — 3, North Baltimore (Powell, Okuley, McCartney) 79-8¾ . DISCUS — 3, North Baltimore (Okuley, McCartney, Busch) 235-1. 6, Hopewell-Loudon (Siegel, Williams, Gatchel) 170-11. HJ — 4, Hopewell-Loudon (Naus, Feindel, Arnold) 12-6. 5, North Baltimore (Davis, Hiser) 9-0. LJ — 3, North Baltimore (Heitrick, McCartney, Stefanka) 32-5¼. 4, Hopewell-Loudon (Leiter, Searles) 26-5½. PV — 1, Hopewell-Loudon (Leiter, Siegel, Heldman) 23-0. 2, North Baltimore (Carles, Leonard, Ernsberger) 21-0. 100 — 6, Hiser (NB) 14.50. 800 relay — 2, Hopewell-Loudon (Erlanger, Arnold, Leiter, Morel) 1:56.10. 5, North Baltimore (Davis, Ernsberger, Hiser, Carles) 2:02.70. 400 relay — 2, Hopewell-Loudon (Vargas, Strahm, Arbogast, Morel) 56.40. 3, North Baltimore (Ernsberger, Davis, Hiser, Carles) 56.60. 300 Lh — 2, Erlanger (H-L) 49.50. 5, Ernsberger (NB) 453.80. 6, Feindel (H-L) 54.70. 3,200 — 1, Reinhart (H-L)13:15.50. 5, Shaver (H-L) 14:25.70. 400 SHUTTLE HURDLE relay — 1, Hopewell-Loudon (Erlanger, Feindel, Vargas, Arbogast) 1:12.00. SPRINT MEDLEY relay — 3, Hopewell-Loudon (Morel, Leiter, Dodge, Feindel) 4:59.60. 6, North Baltimore (Davis, Carles, Heitrick, Fleckner) 5:19.00. DISTANCE MEDLEY relay — 1, Hopewell-Loudon (Portentoso, Klaiss, Heldman, Reinhart) 15:02.10.

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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
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HILLSDALE, Mich. — Pam Showman led the University of Findlay women’s outdoor track and field team by placing first in the heptathlon with a school-record point total of 4,952, which was also a NCAA provisional qualifying total, at the Hillsdale Classic on Thursday.
Lydia Guagenti (Bluffon) took second in the heptathlon with a NCAA provisional mark of 4,510 and also had a provisional mark in the high jump portion of the event at 5-7¼.
Maud Sanmiquel was first in the 400 hurdles with an NCAA provisional time of 1:01.21 and teamed with Kadesha Roberts, Adrianna Powell-Lawrence and Shelby Stump (Hardin Northern) to take third in the 1,600 relay at 3:47.85. The time in the relay race was also a provisional mark.
Erika King took fourth in the hammer throw with a provisional toss of 174-8, while Liberty-Benton graduate Alex DeVincentis was fifth in the discus with provisional toss of 151-0.
For the men’s team, Demorrio Leggett won the triple jump with a provisional mark of 48-10¼, while Ben Hahler was second in both the shot put and discus. He scored a provisional mark of 54-1 in the shot put and threw 160-6 in the discus.
Marcus Vicars had a provisional mark in the hammer throw by placing third with a toss of 182-10, while Alexander Zolotoglavyy was third in the long jump at 23-04 and Parker Schroeder (Columbus Grove) was third in the discus at 157-0.

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The Hancock County Young Guns will be competing with 11 other teams from Ohio and Indiana in a nationally-sponsored trapshooting competition on Saturday at Jaqua’s Fine Guns and Gun Club.
Young Guns head coach Louie Scheiderer on Thursday said 274 youths were registered for the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation event, to be held at 900 E. Bigelow Ave. Shooting with five-member teams will begin at 9:30 a.m. and last all day, he said.
Students in grades four through 12 will be competing in various divisions, according to grade level and ability. The foundation will be donating $1,000 toward door prizes and provide $19,000 in endowments to clubs with champions and runners-up.
Rookie teams will shoot 500 clay targets and advanced teams 1,000 targets.
Scheiderer said the endowment funding is particularly welcome because it helps pay for equipment and operational costs.
“My club shoots over $6,000 worth of practice targets each year,” Scheiderer said.
Young Guns was established in 2009 with nine members. It now has 41 participants, seven of them girls, who reside here and as far away as Celina and Perrysburg, Scheiderer said. They practice each week at Jaqua’s and attend several seasonal competitions.
The club is accepting new members. For more information, visit its website at www.hcyg.org.

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MOUNT BLANCHARD — Riverdale’s Tiffany Penwell was a triple-winner Thursday to lead the host Falcons to the girls team championship at the Riverdale Relays.
Riverdale scored 1071/2 points, outpacing Carey (971/2) and Arlington (96). Liberty-Benton (71) was fifth, Cory-Rawson (36) seventh and Hardin Northern (321/2) ninth.
Penwell joined Aubrea Manns, Bre Pickett and Sarah Hunter to win the 800-meter relay in 1:51.10.
Riverdale’s Penwell, Pickett, Hunter and Kristen Evans tied for first in the sprint medley relay with Carey’s Shelby Craig, Lauren Wenner, Amber Spurlock and Gwen Wentling. Both squads finished in 1:57.30.
Penwell also teamed with Kaye Lynn Wise to win the triple jump relay (55-0). Penwell had the longest individual effort at 28-73/4.
On the boys side, North Union dominated with 137 points and finished well ahead of Riverdale (861/2) and Carey (831/2). Arlington (751/2) was fourth, Hardin Northern (41) seventh, Cory-Rawson (32) eighth and Liberty-Benton (29) last in the nine-team field.

GIRLS Team Standings
1, Riverdale 1071/2. 2, Carey 971/2. 3, Arlington 96. 4, Wynford 79. 5, Liberty-Benton, 71. 6, North Union 49. 7, Cory-Rawson 36. 8, Upper Scioto Valley 351/2. 9, Hardin Northern 321/2.
Area GIRLS Finishes
1,600 relay — 1, Carey (Wentling, Heinz, Craig, Spurlock) 4:18.30. 3, Riverdale 4:32.00. 4, Cory-Rawson 4:41. 7, Liberty-Benton 4:56.40. 8, Hardin Northern 5:12.60.
6,400 relay — 1, Liberty-Benton (Garver, Miller, Frankart, Baumlein) 25:58.39. 2, Arlington 26:07.49. 3, Riverdale 26:18.05. 4, Carey 27:55.26.
800 SPRINT MEDLEY — 1 (tie) Carey (Craig, Wenner, Spurlock, Wentling) & Riverdale (Penwell, Evans, Pickett, Hunter) 1:57.30. 3, Arlington 2:00.90. 7, Hardin Northern 2:13.90. 8, Liberty-Benton 2:14.50.
FRESHMEN SRINT MEDLEY — 2, Arlington 2:05.90. 3, Carey 2:07.30. 4, Hardin Northern 2:07.40. 5, Liberty-Benton 2:08.70. 6, Riverdale 2:24.90.
DISTANCE MEDLEY — 1, Arlington (Miller, Begg, Russell, McMath) 1$:44.10. 2, Riverdale 15:03.50. 3, Liberty-Benton 15:29.50. 4, Cory-Rawson 15:40.80. 5, Carey 16:01.10. 7, Hardin Northern 17:25.30.
100 IH — 1, Martin (Riv) 17.20. 2, Willow (Arl) 17.40. 4, Blair (Car) 18.90. 6, Rettig (C-R) 19.60. 7, Ayers (HN) 20.80.
800 relay — 1, Riverdale (Penwell, Manns, Pickett, Hunter) 1:51.10. 3, Carey 1:52.40. 4, Arlington 1:54.80. 5, Cory-Rawson 1:55.00. 7, Hardin Northern 2:01.30. 8, Liberty-Benton 2:04.40.
400 throwers relay — 1, Arlington (Bonnell, Oates, Willow, Palmer) 59.70. 2, Liberty-Benton 1:01.30. 4, Carey 1:04.50. 5, Riverdale 1:05.20. 6, Hardin Northern 1:07.80. 8, Cory-Rawson 1:12.20.
400 relay — 1, Arlington (H. Johnson, M. Johnson, Beck, Stoltz) 51.50. 3, Carey 53.10. 5, Riverdale 55.90. 6, Liberty-Benton 57.50. 7, Hardin Northern 58.80. 8, Cory-Rawson 1:00.70.
3,200 RELAY — 1, Cory-Rawson (vonStein, Kussmaul, Scott, Roebke) 10:50.30. 2, Liberty-Benton 11:00.10. 3, Riverdale 11:25.90. 4, Carey 11:42.40. 6, Hardin Northern 13:21.90.
HJ relay — 2, Arlington 9-10. 4, Carey 9-0. 5, Liberty-Benton 8-8. 6, Riverdale 8-4. 8, Hardin Northern 4-4.
DISCUS relay — 1, Riverdale (Pauley, Fleming) 220-0. 4, Hardin Northern 160-3. 5, Liberty-Benton 151-8. 6, Carey 134-5. 7, Cory-Rawson 133-0. 8, Arlington 114-7.
SHOT relay — 2, Riverdale 64-31/2. 3, Carey 58-61/2. 5, Liberty-Benton 55-8. 7, Cory-Rawson 51-8. 8, Hardin Northern 49-6.
PV relay — 1, Arlington (Thompson, Beck) 20-6. 3, Liberty-Benton 17-6. 4 (tie), Riverdale & Carey 14-0. 6, Cory-Rawson 8-0. 7, (tie) Hardin Northern 7-0.
LJ relay — 1, Carey (Craig, Elchert) 27-21/4. 2, Arlington 26-5. 3, Riverdale 26-11/2. 5, Liberty-Benton 25-6. 7, Hardin Northern 24-43/4.
TJ relay –1, Riverdale (Penwell, Wise) 55-0. 2, Carey 53-63/4. 3, Liberty-Benton 51-91/4. 5, Arlington 21-71/4.
BOYS Team Standings
1, North Union 137. 2, Riverdale 861/2. 3, Carey 831/2. 4, Arlington 751/2. 5, Upper Scioto Valley 661/2. 6, Wynford 58. 7, Hardin Northern 41. 8, Cory-Rawson 32. 9, Liberty-Benton 29.
Area BOYS Finishes
1,600 relay — 1, Riverdale (Evans, Lauck, Fox, Pever) 3:34.90. 2, Carey 3:41.30. 5, Hardin Northern 3:46.80. 6, Arlington 3:39.70.7, Cory-Rawson 3:56.90.
6,400 relay — 2, Riverdale 21:25.20. 4, Liberty-Benton 22:55.30. 5, Arlington 23:44.70. 6, Hardin Northern 24:25.10.
800 SPRINT MEDLEY — 3, Riverdale 1:40.90. 5, Arlington 1:45.00. 6, Carey 1:48.50. 7, Cory-Rawson 1:49.50. Hardin Northern 1:52.30.
DISTANCE MEDLEY — 1, Carey (Kromer, A. Hyatt, E. Hyatt, Cook) 11:58.50. 2, Riverdale 12:26.20. 6, Hardin Northern 13:44.70. 7, Liberty-Benton 13:49.10. 8, Arlington 14:27.60.
110 HH — 2, Waltz (C-R) 16.60. 3, Holderman (Riv) 18.20. 5, Burnett (Arl) 18.50. 6, Weihrauch 23.60.
800 relay — 2, Cory-Rawson 1:35.70. 2, Cory-Rawson 1:35.70. 4, Arlington 1:37.20. 5, Hardin Northern 1:37.60. 6, Carey 1:38.10. 7, Riverdale 1:39.20.
400 throwers relay — 1, Arlington (Inniger, Bernhardt, Romick, Hartman) 49.30. 3, Carey 53.00. 5, Hardin Northern 54.90. 7, Riverdale 55.90. 8, Liberty-Benton 56.10.
400 relay — 2, Cory-Rawson 43.90. 3, Arlington 46.30. 4, Carey 47.30. 6, Riverdale 48.70. 7, Liberty-Benton 49..40. 8, Hardin Northern 50.10.
3,200 RELAY — 1, Riverdale (Evans, Lauck, Fox, Pever) 8:45.10. 2, Arlington 9:11.10. 3, Carey 9:24. 80. 6, Liberty-Benton 9:55.20. 8, Hardin Northern 11:12.20.
HJ relay — 2, Carey 11-8. 3 (tie), Riverdale 11-6. 5( tie), Arlington & Hardin Northern 10-8.
DISCUS relay — 2, Carey 249-9. 4, Riverdale 220-11. 6, Arlington 210-6. 7, Liberty-Benton 209-10. 8, Hardin Northern 204-10.
SHOT relay — 2, Carey 88-111/2. 3, Arlington 87-10. 5, Cory-Rawson 81-0. 7, Riverdale 72-10. 8, Hardin Northern 70-71/2.
PV relay — 1, Liberty-Benton (Cornwell, Orians) 25-11. 3 (tie), Hardin Northern & Carey 20-0. 5, Riverdale 14-6. 6, Arlington 12-6.
LJ relay — 2, Carey 35-5. 4, Arlington 35-13/4. 5, Hardin Northern 33-81/4. 6, Riverdale 31-63/4. 8, Liberty-Benton 27-1/2.
TJ relay –3, Carey 66-61/2. 4, Arlington 64-61/2. 5, Riverdale 58-13/4.

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LIMA — All three Ottawa-Glandorf singles players won their opening matches Thursday to advance to the semifinals of the Western Buckeye League boys tennis tournament.
The tournament will resume at 10 a.m. Saturday at the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima.
O-G’s Alex Schroeder disposed of Drew Wayman of Wapakoneta 6-0, 6-1 in No. 1 singles. Schroeder will face Lane Mansfield of Van Wert on Saturday.
Brandon Hempfling of O-G battled Eric Yeung of Van Wert, and finally emerged with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 win. He will meet Alex Seibel of Celina on Saturday.
In No. 3 singles, John Schroeder, a 1-6, 6-0, 6-1 winner over Celina’s Nathan Lutz, will square Saturday against St. Marys Memorial’s Justin Nedderman.
In No. 1 doubles, Trevor Kuhlman and Conner Kuhlman of O-G fell 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 to Elida’s Kyle Phillips and Kyle Goodwin.
The Titans’ team of Jonah Vonderembse and Sammy Gable lost 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 to Tyler Mikesell and Drew Sarno of Elida.

SW 6th at NWOCSA
SANDUSKY — Alexa Hallman and Sophia Volpe won the 100 hurdles and 1,600, respectively, as Fostoria St. Wendelin’s girls finished sixth in the team standings of the Northwest Ohio Catholic Schools Association track and field championships at Cedar Point Stadium.
Sandusky St. Mary’s beat Tiffin Calvert 140-90 to win the girls team title. The Mohawks scored 53 points.
St. Mary scored 112 points in winning the boys crown, while runner-up Tiffin Calvert 88½. St. Wendelin scored 47 points.
Hallman finished the 100 hurdles in 17.6, while Volpe took the 1,600 in 5:43.10.
Nick DeHaven led St. Wendelin’s boys by winning the 3,200 in 11:14.0
George sets records
Elmwood High School graduate Brittany George finished her freshman campaign with the Owens Community College softball team as the program’s single-season record holder in two offensive categories.
George went 56 for 102 (.549) in 2014 to break the single-season mark of .541 set by Kylie Zweifel in 2006. She also set a new record with a 1.059 slugging percentage, becoming the first player in program history to slug higher than 1.000 in a season.
In addition to the records, George also recorded team-highs in runs (48), doubles (16), hits (56), triples (3), homers (10), walks (17) and on-base percentage (.607).

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The Putnam County League championships won’t be the only track meet around the region taking place as schools will compete in five other invitationals scattered across northwestern Ohio tonight.
One area school will be hosting a meet tonight as Elmwood welcomes six other teams for the John Ramsey Invitational.
Arcadia, Van Buren, Lakota, Ridgedale, Toledo Woodward and defending champion Wauseon will join the host Royals in the seven-team field.
The field events and 6,400-meter relay kick the meet off at 4:30 p.m. The remainder of the running events start at 6 p.m.
Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students.
Galion Invitational
Findlay and Upper Sandusky will join 12 other schools tonight for the Galion Kiwanis Invitational.
It’s set for an afternoon start with field events and running events both beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Other schools scheduled to compete include Ashland, Clear Fork, Colonel Crawford, Lexington, Mansfield Senior, Marion Harding, West Salem Northwestern, Ontario, Shelby, Pataskala Watkins Memorial, Westerville Central and the host Tigers.
Green Bears Relays
Hopewell-Loudon and North Baltimore will head north to Ottawa Hills for the 42nd Green Bear Relays.
Danbury, Emmanuel Christian, Evergreen, Gibsonburg, Cardinal Stritch, Maumee Valley Country Day, Northwood and Summerfield, Mich., will also take part in the meet.
Field events will begin at 4 p.m. with running events at 4:15 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for students.

Clay Eagle Invitational
Liberty-Benton will complete at tonight’s Oregon Clay Eagle Invitational.
Other teams scheduled to compete include Amherst Steele, Anthony Wayne, Sylvania Northview, Sylvania Southview, Toledo St. Francis, Toledo St. Ursula and Toledo Whitmer.
Field events begin at 4 p.m. with running event semifinals at 4:30 p.m. Finals are set for 6 p.m.

Jim Hauser Relays
Sandusky Perkins will host seven other schools, including Fostoria, tonight for the Jim Hauser Pirate Relays.
Field events start at 4:15 p.m. followed by the 6,400 relay at 4:45 p.m. and rest of the running events at 6 p.m.
Medina Buckeye, Clyde, Avon Lake, Bowling Green, Sandusky and Willard make up the rest of the field.

Saturday Meets
There’s a light Saturday schedule as Vanlue, Cory-Rawson, Hardin Northern, Bluffton, Mohawk and Carey compete at the Ada Invitational beginning at 9 a.m.; and Patrick Henry heads to Montpelier’s Lamberson Invitational at 10 a.m.

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