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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Bluffton's Drake Luginbuhl makes a diving catch in Thursday's game against Paulding.  (Photo by Kent Tarbox)

Bluffton’s Drake Luginbuhl makes a diving catch in Thursday’s game against Paulding. (Photo by Kent Tarbox)

BASCOM — Four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning helped Hopewell-Loudon rally from an 8-5 deficit to a 9-8 nonleague victory against Liberty-Benton on Thursday.
Bryan Scherger slammed a three-run walk-off homer to win the game for the Chieftains.
Garret Sendelbach tripled, doubled, singled and drove in two runs and Jordan Stewart notched three singles and two RBIs for the Chieftains (14-8).
Jared Neiling tallied three singles and two RBIs, Parker Lease contributed a pair of singles and drove in two runs and Anthony Webb finished with a singled and three RBIs for Liberty-Benton (19-3).

Liberty-Benton 040 004 0 — 8 13 0
Hopewell-Loudon 120 200 4 — 9 13 3
WP — Scaife (2-0). LP — Russell. top hitters: (L-B) Webb 1B, 3 RBI; Lease 2-1B, 2 RBI; Neiling 3-1B, 2 RBI; Harter 1B, 2B; Young 2-1B; Rose 1B, RBI. (H-L) Stewart 3-1B, 2 RBI; Depinet 2B; Sendelbach 1B, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI; Imes 2B; Scherger HR, 3 RBI; Tyree 2-1B; Gelinas 1B, 2 RBI.
records: Liberty-Benton 19-3; Hopewell-Loudon 14-8.
COLUMBUS GROVE 11
LINCOLNVIEW 10
COLUMBUS GROVE — Riley Brubaker went 5 for 5, with a triple, four singles and two RBIs and worked two innings to pick up the victory on the mound as Columbus Grove overcame a late Lincolnview rally to post an 11-10 win in a Northwest Conference matchup on Thursday.
Mason Smith notched a triple, a double, a single and three RBIs and Logan Diller added two singles and drove in two runs for the Bulldogs (14-11, 3-4 NWC).
Kyle Williams homered, doubled and added three RBIs and Connor McCleery notched a double, two singles and three RBIs for Lincolnview (6-10, 5-3).

Lincolnview 102 410 2 — 10 10 2
Columbus Grove 111 115 1 — 11 13 2
WP — Brubaker. LP — Leeth. top hitters: (Lin) Williams HR, 2B, 3 RBI; McCleery 2-1B, 2B, 3 RBI; Richey 1B, 2B, 3B; Patterson 1B, 2 RBI; Schmersal 2B, RBI. (CG) Brubaker 4-1B, 3B, 2 RBI; Verhoff 2B, RBI; Smith 1B, 2B, 3 RBI; Diller 2-1B, 2 RBI; Shafer 1B, RBI.
records: Lincolnview 6-10 overall, 5-3 Northwest Conference; Columbus Grove 14-11 overall, 3-4 Northwest Conference.
DELPHOS JEFFERSON 18
ADA 3
ADA — Delphos Jefferson scored at least four runs in each of the first four innings and rolled past Ada 18-3 in Northwest Conference action on Thursday.
Slade Downing homered, singled and drove in three runs for the Bulldogs (4-15, 2-6 NWC).
Delphos Jefferson improved to 15-10 overall and 5-3 in the NWC.

Jefferson 544 50 — 18 12 3
Ada 300 00 — 3 7 3
WP — Stockwell. LP — Kellum. top hitters: (DJ) Hermon 2-2B, 4 RBI. (Ada) Downing HR, 1B, 3 RBI.
records: Delphos Jefferson 15-10 overall, 5-3 Northwest Conference; Ada 4-15 overall, 2-6 Northwest Conference.
ARLINGTON 10
OLD FORT 7
OLD FORT — Zac Durliat improved his record on the mound to 4-0 and had two singles and an RBI at the plate as Arlington cruised past Old Fort 10-7 in nonleague baseball action Thursday.
Arlington (15-5) led 6-2 after three innings and 9-3 after five innings. Kyle McDowell added a double, single and two RBIs for the Red Devils.
Brad Heilman singled three times to lead Old Fort (5-16), and he picked up the loss as well.

Arlington 024 031 0 — 10 10 6
Old Fort 101 101 3 — 7 10 1
WP — Durliat (4-0). LP — Heilman. top hitters: (Arl) McDowell 2B, 1B, 2 RBI; Durliat 2-1B, RBI; Starr 2B, 2 RBI; Freed 2-1B. (OF) Wilson 2B, 1B, RBI; Heilman 3-1B.
records: Arlington 15-5, Old Fort 5-16.
OTTAWA-GLANDORF 15
LEIPSIC 1
GLANDORF — Brad Croy smacked three doubles and drove in four runs as Ottawa-Glandorf blasted Leipsic 15-1 in a five-inning nonleague game on Thursday.
Austin Williams doubled twice, singled and had three RBIs, Andrew Wischmeyer added a double and a single and Tanner Schimmoeller recorded a pair of singles for the Titans (15-4).
Neil Haselman’s three singles led Leipsic (6-16).

Leipsic 000 01 — 1 6 3
Ottawa-Glandorf 314 7x — 15 14 1
WP — Schierloh. LP — Haselman. top hitters: (Lep) 3-1B. (O-G) Croy 3-2B, 4 RBI; Williams 1B, 2-2B, 3 RBI; Schimmoeller 2-1B; Wischmeyer 1B, 2B.
records: Leipsic 6-16; Ottawa-Glandorf 15-4.
FOSTORIA 6
TIFFIN CALVERT 5
TIFFIN — Down 5-0 entering the seventh inning, Fostoria rallied for six runs to pull out a 6-5 win over the Senecas in a nonconference baseball game.
Noah Hammer had the big blow with a grand slam in the seventh. Rob Crotty and Kaleb Bemis each had two hits for the Redmen (13-8).

Fostoria 000 000 6 — 6 7 2
Tiffin Calvert 000 230 0 — 5 7 2
WP — Hampton (1-1). LP — Hickman. top hitters: (Fos) Bemis 2-1B; Crotty 2-1B; Hammer HR, 4-RBI. (TC) Prenzlin 2-1B.
records: Fostoria 13-8, Tiffin Calvert 14-4.
UPPER SANDUSKY 8
MARION HARDING 1
UPPER SANDUSKY — A five-run first inning put Upper Sandusky in control Thursday and the Rams went on to defeat Marion Harding 8-1 in a nonconference baseball game.
Cody Gabriel smacked a home run and Alex Kenner doubled and drove in two runs for the Rams (13-7). Sam Plott had two singles.

Marion Hardin 001 000 0 — 1 5 3
Upper Sandusky 500 003 x — 8 9 2
WP — Binau. LP — Hamon. SV — Martin. top hitters: (MH) Endsley 3B, RBI. (US) Plott 2-1B, Gabriel 1B, HR, 2-RBI; Mittermaier 2B, RBI; Kenner 2B, RBI; Myers 2-1B.
records: Upper Sandusky 13-7.
COLONEL CRAWFORD 15
RIVERDALE 5
NORTH ROBINSON — Colonel Crawford turned a 5-4 advantage into a 10-4 lead with five runs in the third inning and dispatched Riverdale 15-5 in a five-inning North Central Conference contest on Thursday.
Jon Hoffman doubled, singled twice and drove in two runs, Connor McCreary added three singles and an RBI and Dylan Burkhart tallied a triple, a single and an RBI for Colonel Crawford (7-13, 3-8 NCC).
Paul Frey hit a double and two singles to lead Riverdale (4-14, 2-9).

Riverdale 202 01 — 5 4 6
Colonel Crawford 415 32 — 15 13 2
WP — Rider. LP — Miller. top hitters: (Riv) Frey 2-1B, 2B. (CC) Hoffman 2-1B, 2B, 2 RBI; McCreary 3-1B, RBI; Burkhart 1B, 3B, RBI.
records: Riverdale 4-14 overall, 2-9 North Central Conference; Colonel Crawford 7-13 overall, 3-8 North Central Conference.
HOLGATE 6
MILLER CITY 4
HOLGATE — Jackson Lammers had three hits in a losing cause Thursday as Holgate downed Miller City 6-4 in a nonleague baseball game.
Adam Drummelsmith and Ross Lehman doubled for the Wildcats (13-5), and Jeremy Balbaugh hit two doubles.
Jay Hoffman had a single and a double for Holgate (8-10).

Miller City 001 201 0 — 4 10 1
Holgate 000 600 x — 6 9 0
WP — Mack. LP — Schimmoeller (0-1). top hitters: (MC) Lammers 2-1B, 2B; Drummelsmith 2B, Lehman 2B; Balbaugh 2-2B. (Hol) Westrick 2-1B; Kingshire 2B; Hoffman 1B, 2B.
records: Miller City 13-5, Holgate 8-10.
NEW RIEGEL 9
CORY-RAWSON 1
NEW RIEGEL — Jake Dryfuse allowed one unearned run on four hits, struck out nine and walked three in seven innings, while singling twice and adding a double at the plate as New Riegel dropped Cory-Rawson 9-1 in a nonconference matchup on Thursday.
Alex Theis had two singles and four RBIs, Austin Mathias notched two singles and an RBI and John Zoeller recorded a pair of singles for New Riegel (10-8).
Ethan Misamore (2-1B) tallied half of the hits for the Hornets (3-16).

Cory-Rawson 000 100 0 — 1 4 2
New Riegel 030 060 x — 9 11 3
WP — Dryfuse. LP — Butler. top hitters: (C-R) Misamore 2-1B. (NR) Dryfuse 2-1B, 2B; Zoeller 2-1B; Mathias 2-1B, RBI; Theis 2-1B, 4 RBI.
records: Cory-Rawson 3-16; New Riegel 10-8.
AYERSVILLE 3
PATRICK HENRY 2
DEFIANCE — Three Ayersville pitchers combined on a four-hitter and the Pilots scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning of 3-2 decision over Patrick Henry on Thursday in nonconference baseball action.
Starter Jacob Kahle and Clay Long each allowed an unearned run for Ayersville (17-4). Matt Engel got the final out in the top of the seventh and eventually earned the win.
Logan Ziegler came on in relief of starter Kyler Seemann and allowed the winning run with one out in the seventh.
Kollin Spence was 2 for 4 for Patrick Henry (16-7).

Patrick Henry 010 010 0 — 2 4 2
Ayersville 001 010 1 — 3 8 4
WP — Engel. LP — Ziegler. top hitters: (Ayer) Clark 3B; Dales 2B. (PH) Spence 2-1B.
records: Patrick Henry 16-7. Ayersville 17-4.
PAULDING 8
BLUFFTON 7
BLUFFTON — Bluffton finished with a 6-2 record in Northwest Conference play as the Pirates dropped their league finale 8-7 to Paulding.
Bluffton has already earned at least a share of the NWC title.

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By DENISE GRANT
Staff Writer
The Hancock County commissioners established tap fees Thursday for businesses connecting to the sewer line in the new Distribution Drive industrial park.
Commissioner Phillip Riegle said the fees are the same as for any other sewer taps in the county. A fee of $5,500 will be charged for residential units connecting to the gravity sewer, and a $1,000 per acre fee for any future industrial or residential developments not included in the tax increment financing area.
A tax increment financing plan allows additional real estate tax revenue, created by new development in a specific area, to be diverted from public entities like schools and townships, and used to finance infrastructure improvements.
The commissioners agreed to finance infrastructure for Findlay’s new Ohio Logistics Business Park through a tax increment financing plan. It is expected to take 10 years to pay off the nearly $2 million in debt.
Ohio Logistics, at 12560 Distribution Drive, built a 125,000-square-foot addition on the north side of its warehouse, and a 130,000-square-foot warehouse to the east of its building. The expansion is expected to create 35 to 45 jobs, with the company to begin occupying the new warehouses this month.
The 47-acre industrial park is north of Hancock County 99 and east of Ball Metal and the CSX railroad tracks.
The park will include the existing 21-acre Ohio Logistics warehouse tract. Five lots on the east side of Distribution Drive will be for use by other businesses to be recruited.
Separately Thursday, the commissioners approved the sale of equipment formerly used by the Hancock County Engineer’s Office.
The equipment, including a 1960 grader, plasma cutter, flip-deck mower, drill press, two tool boxes, a traffic arrow board and two air compressors, will be sold by online auction at GovDeals.
All of the equipment is valued at less than $2,500.
Grant: 419-427-8412
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Bluffton's Lauren Parkins (left) and Taylor Monday exchange high fives after Parkins caught an infield fly ball Thursday night during the Pirates' 2-0 win against Paulding.  (Photo by Kent Tarbox)

Bluffton’s Lauren Parkins (left) and Taylor Monday exchange high fives after Parkins caught an infield fly ball Thursday night during the Pirates’ 2-0 win against Paulding. (Photo by Kent Tarbox)

BLUFFTON — Sami Fruchey tossed a three-hitter in seven innings of work to complete her second straight shutout in the circle in Bluffton’s 2-0 win against Paulding in Northwest Conference action on Thursday.
Olivia Hunt’s third-inning triple plated one of the Pirates’ (10-3, 5-2 NWC) two runs.
Paulding (4-10, 3-5) got a single from Morgan Riley.

Paulding 000 000 0 — 0 3 1
Bluffton 001 001 x — 2 5 0
WP — Fruchey (9-3). LP — Farr. top hitters: (Blu) Hunt 3B, RBI.
records: Paulding 4-10 overall, 3-5 Northwest Conference; Bluffton 10-3, 5-2.
ARLINGTON 7
OLD FORT 5
OLD FORT — Shayna Helms and Erin Helms combined for three singles, a triple and three RBIs as Arlington scored five runs in the sixth inning to defeat Old Fort 7-5 in a nonleague softball game.
Dani Heaster singled twice and drove in a run as well for Arlington (15-4), which converted two double plays to end the bottom of the fifth and sixth innings.
Krista Ward and Michaela Davidson each doubled, singled and drove in a run to lead Old Fort (10-8).

Arlington 000 025 0 — 7 10 2
Old Fort 000 112 1 — 5 12 1
WP — Myers (1-0). LP — Pence. top hitters: (Arl) S. Helms 3B, 1B, RBI; E. Helms 2-1B, 2 RBI; Heaster 2-1B, RBI. (OF) Ward & Davidson 2B, 1B, RBI; P. Miller 2-1B
records: Arlington 15-4, Old Fort 10-8.
PANDORA-GILBOA 10
OTTOVILLE 0
PANDORA — Pandora-Gilboa broke a scoreless game open with seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and rolled past Ottoville 10-0 in a five-inning Putnam County League contest.
Brittany Riegle doubled and drove in two runs, Megan Maag added a single and an RBI, while Jenna Sigler and Shana Hovest each notched a double for the Rockets (5-10, 2-2 PCL).
Nikki Burgei singled to record the only hit for Ottoville (1-11, 0-3).

Ottoville 000 00 — 0 1 2
Pandora-Gilboa 000 73 — 10 6 1
WP — Maag (5-10). LP — Von Sossan. top hitters: (P-G) Reigle 2B, 2 RBI; Maag 1B, RBI; Sigler 2B; Hovest 2B.
records: Ottoville 1-11 overall, 0-3 Putnam County League; Pandora-Gilboa 5-10 overall, 2-2 Putnam County League.
TOLEDO ST. URSULA 11
FINDLAY 5
TOLEDO — St. Ursula tallied 11 hits and scored in every inning except the fifth in an 11-5 Three Rivers Athletic Conference victory against Findlay on Thursday.
Kirstin Webb had a pair of singles and three RBIs for the Arrows (10-8, 6-5 TRAC).
Mariah Nill doubled and drove in two runs for Findlay (6-18, 4-7).

Findlay 021 000 2 — 5 8 3
St. Ursula 121 302 2 — 11 11 2
WP — Ott. LP — Bowling (4-16). top hitters: (Fin) Nill 2B, 2 RBI. (SUA) Webb 2-1B, 3 RBI.
records: Findlay 6-18 overall, 4-7 Three Rivers Athletic Conference; St. Ursula 10-8 overall, 6-5 Three Rivers Athletic Conference.
CONTINENTAL 17
KALIDA 16
CONTINENTAL — Continental hammered out 20 hits and scored one run in the bottom of the seventh to edge Kalida 17-16 in a Putnam County League matchup.
Emily Logan singled three times and drove in two runs, Erica Fitzwater added a triple, two singles and two RBIs, while Alex Quigley and Amelia Weller each tallied four singles for Continental (6-8, 2-1 PCL).
Laine Laudick notched five singles, Casey Wehri added a pair of singles and Sarah Hovest hit a double for Kalida (4-12, 1-4).

Kalida 161 602 0 — 16 13 5
Continental 343 042 1 — 17 20 6
WP — Recker. LP — Nagy. top hitters: (Kal) Laudick 5-1B; Hovest 2B; Wehri 2-1B. (Cont) Quiqley 4-1B; Fitzwater 2-1B, 3B, 2 RBI; Scott 3-1B; Logan 3-1B, 2 RBI; Weller 4-1B.
records: Kalida 4-12 overall, 1-4 Putnam County League; Continental 6-8 overall, 2-1 Putnam County League.
PATRICK HENRY 4
AYERSVILLE 1
DEFIANCE — Natalie Herder singled twice and drove in two runs while earning the win in the circle as Patrick Henry knocked off Ayersville 4-1 in nonleague softball action.
Patrick Henry improved to 17-3 on the season.

Patrick Henry 011 100 1 — 4 3 1
Ayersville 010 000 0 — 1 5 1
WP — Herder (1-0). top hitters: (PH) Herder 2-1B, 2 RBI. (Ayers) Carnahan 2B.
records: Patrick Henry 17-3.
CAREY 9
FREMONT ROSS 2
CAREY — Fremont Ross jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but it was all Carey after that as the Blue Devils won 9-2 in a nonconference softball game on Thursday.
Abby Hall tripled, singled and drove in a run for Carey (12-6), and Makenzie Wentling ripped two singles and had two RBIs. Dani Berardinelli-Clark picked up her first win of the season, allowing an earned run on two hits in seven innings while walking 10 batters and striking out six.

Fremont Ross 110 000 0 — 2 2 2
Carey 030 321 x — 9 10 3
WP — Berardinelli-Clark (1-0). LP — Swaisgood. top hitters: (FR) Swaisgood 2-1B. (Car) Hall 3B, 1B, RBI; Schlack 2B, 1B, RBI; Wentling 2-1B, 2 RBI; Draper 2-1B; Fletcher 1B, 2 RBI.
records: Fremont Ross 5-16, Carey 12-6.
NORTH BALTIMORE 9
LIBERTY CENTER 1
NORTH BALTIMORE — Bailey Boyer led North Baltimore’s hit parade Thursday as the Tigers downed Liberty Center 9-1 in a nonconference softball game.
Boyer had three singles, Hanna Brian 2 singles and an RBI, and Kelcie Bean two singes as North Baltimore improved to 7-11. Bean picked up the win in the circle.
Lexie Noll singled and tripled for Liberty Center (2-17).

Liberty Center 000 000 1 — 1 5 3
North Baltimore 020 412 x — 9 12 1
WP — Bean (3-7). LP — Noll. top hitters: (LC) Gilson 2-1B; Noll 1B, 3B. (NB) Brian 2-1B, RBI; Boyer 3-1B; Bean 2-1B.
records: Liberty Center 2-17, North Baltimore 7-11.
MILLER CITY 8
HOLGATE 6
HOLGATE — Tiffany Welty smacked a two-run, eighth-inning single Thursday as Miller City rallied from an early 4-0 deficit to defeat Holgate 8-6 in a nonconference softball game.
Welty also doubled and had four RBIs on the day. Cassie Niese had three singles and an RBI, and winning pitcher Kylee Ricker doubled and drove in a run for Miller City (9-6).
Salina Gray, Sarah Niese and Natalie Kelly each had two hits for Holgate (3-9).

Miller City 011 013 02 — 8 8 2
Holgate 400 011 00 — 6 13 3
WP — Ricker (3-2). LP — Howe. top hitters: (MC) Niese 3-1B, RBI; Welty 2-1B, 2B, 4-RBI; Ricker 2B, RBI. (Hol) Kelly 2-1B, RBI; Gray 2-1B, RBI; Niese 2-1B, RBI.
records: Miller City 9-6, Holgate 3-9.
RIVERDALE 12
COLONEL CRAWFORD 3
NORTH ROBINSON — Taylor Farmer allowed three runs on eight hits, while striking out 10 and walking two in seven innings as Riverdale topped Colonel Crawford 12-3 in North Central Conference play.
Aricka Hill tripled, doubled and drove in three runs, Hannah Morris singled twice and had two RBIs and Jordyn Wright added three singles and an RBI for the Falcons (12-9, 5-6 NCC).
Bri Rankins and Courtney Tinkey had two hits each for Colonel Crawford (6-12, 2-8).

Riverdale 302 004 3 — 12 9 0
Colonel Crawford 020 001 0 — 3 8 1
WP — Farmer. LP — Widman. top hitters: (Riv) Morris 2-1B, 2 RBI; Wright 3-1B, RBI; Hill 2B, 3B, 3 RBI. (CC) Rankins 2-1B; Tinkey 2-1B.
records: Riverdale 12-9 overall, 5-6 North Central Conference; Colonel Crawford 6-12 overall, 2-8 North Central Conference.
COLUMBUS GROVE 7
LINCOLNVIEW 6
COLUMBUS GROVE — Columbus Grove kept its hopes of a share of the Northwest Conference title with a 7-6 NWC softball victory over Lincolnview on Thursday.
The win gives the Bulldogs (12-7) a 6-1 mark in the NWC. Convoy Crestview sits in first with a 7-0 league mark.
Hope Schroeder homered for Grove in Thursday’s win. Deanna Kleman and Micah Stechschulte each had two hits.

Lincolnview 004 001 1 — 6 8 3
Columbus Grove 000 140 2 — 7 8 1
WP — G. Schroeder (1-4). LP — McClure. top hitters: (Lin) Springer 1B, 2B; Ashbaugh 2B. (CG) H. Schroeder Hr; Kleman 2-1B; M. Stechschulte 2-1B.
records: Lincolnview 11-11, 5-3 Northwest Conference; Columbus Grove 12-7, 6-1 NWC.
ADA 7
DELPHOS JEFFERSON 4
ADA — Ada plated four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to hold off Delphos Jefferson 7-4 and earn its first Northwest Conference win of the season.
Tori Wyss came through with a double, a single and three RBIs, Ashley Summer had a double and drove in a run and Quinn High notched a pair of singles for Ada (11-7, 1-7 NWC).
Shayla Rice recorded a double, a single and an RBI and Samantha Branham tallied a double and an RBI for Jefferson (2-15, 0-8).

Jefferson 000 040 0 — 4 4 6
Ada 001 204 x — 7 6 6
WP — Sumner. LP — Thompson. top hitters: (DJ) Thompson 2-1B; Rice 1B, 2B, RBI; Branham 2B, RBI. (Ada) High 2-1B; Sumner 2B, RBI; Wyss 1B, 2B, 3 RBI.
records: Delphos Jefferson 2-15 overall, 0-8 Northwest Conference; Ada 11-7 overall, 1-7 Northwest Conference.
LAKOTA 5
VAN BUREN 1
KANSAS — Morgan Gangwer drilled three singles and drove in a run while picking up the win in the circle as Lakota scored five unearned runs to beat Van Buren 5-1 in nonleague softball action on Thursday.
Lakota (14-6) scored three runs in the third inning to break a 1-1 tie.
Nichole Miller had three singles for Van Buren (10-12), which had five errors.

Van Buren 100 000 0 — 1 4 5
Lakota 103 100 0 — 5 9 0
WP — Gangwer. LP — Miller. top hitters: (VB) Miller 3-1B. (Lak) Gangwer 3-1B, RBI.
records: Van Buren 10-12, Lakota 14-6.
OTTAWA-GLANDORF 13
LIBERTY-BENTON 3
Michelle Sdao homered and drove in runs as Ottawa-Glandorf beat Liberty-Benton 13-3 in five innings Thursday in nonconference softball.
Sdao finished 3 for 3 including a double, and Stephanie Hempfling went 2 for 4 for Ottawa-Glandorf (14-3), which also took advantage of four L-B errors.
Katie Devore was 2 for 2 with a double for Liberty-Benton (7-11).

Ottawa Glandorf 330 43 — 13 11 1
Liberty-Benton 000 03 — 3 6 4
WP — Kitchen 3-2 (kramer). LP — Katie Roberts. top hitters: (O-G) Sdao 3-3, HR, 2B, 3RBI; Hempfling 2-4. (L-B) Hannah Brown 1-1; Katie Devore 2-2, 2B.
records: Ottawa-Glandorf 14-3. Liberty-Benton 7-11.
TIFFIN COLUMBIAN 12
HOPEWELL-LOUDON 7
TIFFIN — Brittany DuMonte belted a home run, two singles and drove in three runs as Tiffin Columbian knocked off Hopewell-Loudon 12-7 in nonconference softball action on Thursday.
Ronnie Daughenbaugh also had three hits, all singles, for Tiffin Columbian, which scored four runs in the sixth to extend its’ lead to 12-5.
Gabby Gregg hit three singles for Hopewell-Loudon (2-16), and Abby Park had doubled, singled and drove in a run.

Hopewell-Loudon 000 500 2 — 7 13 5
Tiffin Columbian 105 204 x — 12 11 2
WP — Schalk. LP — Coppus (1-11). top hitters: (H-L) Park 2B, 1B, RBI; Gregg 3-1B; Sauber 2-1B. (TC) DuMonte HR, 2-1B, 3 RBI; Daughenbaugh 3-1B; Shope 2B, 1B, RBI.
records: Hopewell-Loudon 2-16.
FOSTORIA 8
TIFFIN CALVERT 4
TIFFIN — Fostoria scored six runs in a three-inning stretch and capitalized on six Tiffin Calvert errors to earn an 8-4 nonconference victory on Thursday.
Breanna Biles doubled and drove in a run, Alex Hersch added two singles and an RBI and Jada Hampton recorded a single and an RBI for Fostoria (5-13).
Allison Huss hit a double and drove in three runs and Taylor Ritzler tallied three singles for Calvert (7-7).

Fostoria 200 123 0 — 8 5 2
Calvert 300 010 0 — 4 7 6
WP — Moore. LP — Bennett. top hitters: (Fos) Gonyer 2B; Biles 2B, RBI; Hersch 2-1B; Hampton 1B, RBI. (TC) Ritzler 3-1B; Brickner 2-1B; Huss 2B, 3 RBI.
records: Fostoria 5-13; Tiffin Calvert 7-7.

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Findlay’s Water Pollution Control Center at 1201 S. River Road and its Water Treatment Plant at 110 N. Blanchard St. will be offering tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in recognition of Drinking Water Week.
The week, recognized from May 4-10, is being promoted by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, American Water Works Association and other water professionals who are seeking to highlight the essential role drinking water has in our daily lives, and who want to help consumers learn about water.
The commission offered the following facts:
• Less than 1 percent of drinking water is drunk. Forty-three percent of daily water consumption in many homes is used just to flush toilets. High efficiency toilets use half the water and save money.
• A leak of one drop per second can waste up to 2,400 gallons of water each year.
• By turning off the water during teeth brushing, up to five gallons of water per day can be saved.
• Forty percent of water is used in agriculture to grow edible products. Thirty-two gallons of water is needed to make one glass of wine, 19 gallons of water yields one apple and 1,230 gallons is necessary for the production of one beef steak.

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CASEY MILLER, left, appears with his attorney Wednesday in Findlay Municipal Court, where he pleaded no contest to six misdemeanor charges of voyeurism, stemming from photos he secretly took at a Findlay tanning salon.  (Photo by Brian Szabelski)

CASEY MILLER, left, appears with his attorney Wednesday in Findlay Municipal Court, where he pleaded no contest to six misdemeanor charges of voyeurism, stemming from photos he secretly took at a Findlay tanning salon. (Photo by Brian Szabelski)

By RYAN DUNN
staff writer
A Sandusky County man was ordered Wednesday to serve 30 days in a Findlay work-release program for illegally photographing women at a Findlay tanning salon.
Casey T. Miller, 27, of Gibsonburg, pleaded no contest Wednesday in Findlay Municipal Court to six counts of voyeurism, each a second-degree misdemeanor.
Six other voyeurism counts were dismissed as part of plea negotiations.
Findlay police said Miller photographed women last spring by lifting his cellphone over tanning booth walls at Tan Pro, 1040 Interstate Court.
Detectives identified the victims through the photos and from visitor logs at the business.
Miller was previously found guilty of voyeurism in Bowling Green and Fremont municipal courts. Those offenses took place at other tanning salons.
Miller told a Bowling Green judge he has a sex addiction, according to the Sentinel-Tribune newspaper.
On Wednesday, defense attorney Tim Braun said Miller has progressed to admitting he has a problem. Braun emphasized that Miller did not upload the images online.
“On his behalf, I would like to apologize to the women involved,” Braun said.
Miller declined to make a statement during the hearing.
Judge Jonathan Starn sentenced Miller to 90 days of supervision. He suspended 60 days and allowed the remainder to be served at the work-release center, known as the Work Opportunity and Rehabilitation Center.
Miller also was fined $1,500 plus court costs. He must continue with counseling, the judge said.
Starn followed the attorneys’ joint sentencing recommendation.
Miller will be labeled a Tier I sex offender, and will be required to register with a local sheriff’s office for 15 years. He may not live within 1,000 feet of a school, Starn said.
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