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Local Hunger Walk planned Saturday PIQUA — Piqua’s second annual Hunger Walk will be held rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. Following registration at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary School’s lunchroom, there will be a ribbon-cutting in the parking lot to commence the walk. Water will be provided at stops along the route, which is 2.3 miles in length. Donations are encouraged by community members, as the proceeds will benefit solely Piqua residents. Donations may be dropped off at the Piqua Compassion Network’s office, 339 South St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday prior to the Walk date, or brought to the Walk. If not designated otherwise, any funds received will be shared equally by PCN and the Bethany Center for direct assistance of our respective clients. A participants’ celebration of praise and thanks will be held at St. Mary School following the Walk. For further information, Ann Hoover or Mary Ann Fickenwirth will be available to speak with you at 778-8856 or in the office.



Top l-r: A.J. Newsome makes contact in G-ball action on opening day for PYBSA at Pitsenbarger Park Saturday while Derrick Jenning looks for a strike. Bottom l-r: Bailey Cooper gets some coaching tips as she gets ready to take her cuts at the plate. Cooper plays in the Coach Pitch league. Zack Lavey brings the heat.

A Coach Pitch league softball player looks hopeful that the ball will be hit somewhere else on opening day of PYBSA on Saturday at Pitsenbarger Park.

Sharing a 1,000 lives in writing Crusey debuts first novel someone can share a 1,000 other lives. “It’s like being a kid in a candy store,” said the 69-year-old writer whose debut novel became available May 4 through Amazon’s CRUSEY Kindle Direct Publishing through BY WILL E SANDERS His e-book, entitled “Ella,” is Staff Writer based on a true story ing a woman who undergoes one abusive relationship after anPIQUA — Piqua writer John other before finally being comCrusey says each person only has pelled to exact her revenge. one life, but through writing So far, Crusey said, the book

has generated positive reviews. Crusey said he met “Ella,” a real woman whose name has been changed to protect her identity, about 15 years ago through the Internet. He said after hearing “Ella’s” story he was “shocked as her story spilled out.” Because of the subject nature, Crusey, a member of Edison’s writer’s club, also needed to change locations and other minor details to protect “Ella,” who he described as a young woman “who is abused every way imaginable” until she “sets out to even the score.” See Lives/Page 2

Commission to observe Police Week BY BETHANY J. ROYER Staff Writer

PIQUA — Commission will start off with an observance of CLEVELAND (AP) — Police Week by Police Chief Bruce Here are Sunday’s winning Jamison Tuesday. This tradition, begun in 1962 lottery numbers: in proclamation by President Day Drawings: ■ Midday 3 2-1-2 ■ Midday 4 8-7-4-8 For Ten-Oh Numbers go to


John F. Kennedy, designates May 15 as Peace Officer Memorial Day with the subsequent week it falls under as Police Week. Along with this recognition of the men and women who risk their lives to keep communities safe, a new member will be appointed to the Community Diversity Committee to fill the

unexpired term left open by the resignation of Larry Hamilton last month. Commission will also discuss a resolution in regards to an application with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for financial assistance to improve See Police/Page 2

No foul play suspected at this time in death of Piqua man BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer PIQUA — Authorities recovered the body of a 41-year-old Piqua man from the Great Miami River near his home at daybreak Sunday after family members reported him missing hours earlier. The Piqua Police Department identified the man as Charles W. Hall III, who resides at 1711 S. Main St., and stated an autopsy will be performed, though no foul play is suspected at the time, said Lt. Bill Collins. Police were called to assist in a missing person complaint after Mr. Hall did not arrive home Sunday morning after fishing alone along the river. Collins said when police arrived they found Mr. Hall’s vehicle, his keys and cell phone near the river bank. “Officers canvassed the neighborhood and were unable to locate the subject,” Collins said. “Upon checking the scene (officers found) a snagged fishing line and slip marks along the bank indicated the subject fell into the river.” The body was found “a few hundred yards” down river and was later recovered by the Piqua Fire Department, Collins added. A preliminary investigation has revealed Mr. Hall had allegedly been consuming alcohol and an autopsy will be performed to confirm or deny that. … Right now “preliminary indications are this is an accidental drowning.” Collins said the incident points out the dangers of fishing alone at night. “This is a terrible tragedy,” he said.

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BY JOHN HAUER For the Daily Call PIQUA — The odds aren’t in his favor, but Springcreek Primary School teacher George Crickmore wouldn’t have it any other way. In his classroom, he is one teacher with 23 third-graders. And in the building, he is the only male who is at Springcreek all day on a staff of more than 25 females. Crickmore grew up in Germantown and graduated from Valley View High

School in 1989. Much of his after school time was spent working and saving money for college. “I worked at a local grocery store for ten years during high school and college,” he said. “I needed the money to help the family and pay for my education.” He enrolled at Miami University as a part-time student. “I chose Miami because it is a beautiful campus, and it has a strong accounting program which is what I thought I wanted.” Crickmore juggled a full schedule of work and college for al-


Springcreek Intermediate School fourth-grade teacher George Crickmore watches over a project in his classroom last week.

most ten years. In December of 1997, he earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Later, he received a master’s degree from Wright State University. “I started as an accounting major because I had a very See Man/Page 3

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BURBANK, Calif. — Mary Ann Huffaker (Yount), 72, passed away in her home in B u r bank, Calif. on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, in the presence of loved o n e s. S h e HUFFAKER fought ocular melanoma cancer 13 years ago, but it returned. For this she wants everyone to be reminded to wear sunglasses. Survivors include her daughter Susanne Meza and her husband, Aaron of Burbank, Calif.; stepchildren, Julia Lutz of Troy, Craig Huffaker of Irvine, Calif., Jill Morris and her husband David of Oxford, Brian Huffaker of Troy, and Amy Powell and her husband John of Glen Carbon, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and amazing nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Keith Huffaker, father, Charles Yount, mother ,Elsie Yount Lin-

der, stepfather, Donald Linder, sister and brotherin-law, Virginia and Stan Hissong, stepson, Brad Huffaker, and son, Billy Johnston. She was born in Troy, raised on the family farm where she got her love for animals, was a cheerleader and graduated from Milton-Union High School. She worked at Areoproducts, Huffaker Plumbing and Heating, Ryder, and Par. Along with her husband and daughter Susanne, she moved to California in 1987, but always loved going back to the Troy and West Milton area to visit family and friends. She was a dedicated mother and wife, enjoyed being with family and friends, a night out with the girls, music, dancing, and reading. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Baird Funeral Home in Troy. Contributions may be made to Hospice Angels Inc. in Pasadena, Calif. or to the Milton-Union Scholarship fund in West Milton, or to The Brethren Church in Pleasant Hill. Condolences can be sent to

Marjory D. Davidson TIPP CITY — Marjory D. Davidson, 85, of Tipp City, died Thursday, May 10, in Tipp City. She was born Oct. 13, 1926, in Sullivan, Ind., to William and Cora Smith Brown. A former resident of Sullivan County, Ind., she moved to Tipp City in 1966 and resided there until her death. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Marjory worked at Johnson’s Grain & Elevator as a bookkeeper. After coming to Ohio, she worked for 15 years as a bookkeeper and receptionist for the Tipp Eye Center. Marjory was active in many bridge clubs and enjoyed traveling with her friends and family. Survivors include two sons, Andrew (Connie) Davidson, Tipp City, and Jon Davidson, Los Angeles; three grandchildren, Mike (Jeannie) Moore of Vandalia, Cora Davidson of Greenwood, Ind., and Lee Davidson of Tipp City; two great-grandchildren;

one sister-in-law, Mary Davidson Pielemeier of Carmel, Ind.; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee S. Davidson, who died in 1980; one child, Lee S. Davidson, Jr.; one brother, William Owen Brown; and five sisters, June Barnett, Lois McConnell, Leona Steward, Beulah Mutchler and Mary Johnson. Friends and family may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Frings & Bayliff Funeral Home in Tipp City. A service will immediately follow at Frings & Bayliff, with the Rev. Bonita Wood officiating. Visitation also will take place from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Holmes Funeral Home in Sullivan, Ind. Funeral service will take place at Holmes Funeral Home on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Odd Fellow Cemetery in Carlisle, Ind. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County.

Death notices PIQUA — Walker D. Smitley, 76, of Piqua, died at 5:03 a.m. Sunday, May 13, 2012, at his residence. His funeral arrangements are pending through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. COVINGTON — Joann Smock, 81, of Covington, passed away 7:05 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Covington Care Center. Arrangements are entrusted to Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy. TROY — Anna R. Mackey, of Troy, passed away 1:35 a.m., Sunday, May 13, 2012, at the Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. Arrangements are entrusted to Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy. LAURA — Donald L. Kindell, 82, of Laura, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Koester Pavilion, Troy. Arrangements are pending at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton. PIQUA — Linda Diane Edwards, of 888 W. Mason Road passed away Friday, May 11, 2012, at 5:59 p.m. at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. A private graveside service will be held at Shelby Memory Gardens with Pastor Fred Gillenwater officiating. Visitation will be private at the family’s request. Policy: Please send obituary notices by e-mail to or by fax to (937) 773-4225. Deadlines: Notices must be received by 6 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday-Friday, and by 4 p.m. on Monday for Tuesday’s online edition. Questions: Please call Editor Susan Hartley at (937) 773-2721, ext. 207 if you have questions about obituaries.

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COVINGTON — Mary B. Hague, 89, of Covington, died at 4:20 p.m. F r i d a y, May 11, 2012, at Upper Va l l e y Medical Center, T r o y. She was b o r n HAGUE Dec. 29, 1922, in Piqua, to the late Walter and Mabel (Magill) Evans. She married Eugene H. Hague on Feb. 10, 1949, in Piqua; he preceded her in death on June 8, 1984. Mrs. Hague is survived by two sons, Douglas (Linda) Hague of Covington, James (Nancy) Hague of Anna; six grandchildren: Brock (Alicia) Fields, Alex (Whitney) Hague, Jared Hague, Jennifer (Chad) Voss, Nichole (Sean) Brandyberry, Bob (Megan) Hague; six great-grandchildren: Logan Fields, Marisa Cota, Lindsey Voss, Jesse Brandyberry, Colby Voss, Evelyn Brandyberry; and her great friends, Wilma Powell of Covington and

TROY — Barbara J. Marr, 67, of Troy, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012, at the Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. She was born on March 3, 1945, in Troy, to the late Martin and Josephine (Griesdorn) Roth. She was married to James Marr for 46 years and he survives. Barbara is also survived by her daughter, Julie Sheehan and her fiance Aaron Graves of Piqua; four grandchildren: David Smith and Cheyann Berryhill, Lindsey Smith, Derek Sheehan and Lacey Sheehan; two sisters and brother-in-law: Patty and Gary Snell of Tipp City and Charlotte Bargo of

Continued from page 1 Hartzell Field at the municipal airport.The city will request $54,540 from the Ohio Airport Grant program that will cover 90 percent of the project with a community commitment of a remaining $6,060, or ten percent. City leaders will also look to adopt an anti-displacement and relocation assistance plan to help low to moderate income households. As part of the city’s continued receipt of funds from the state for the Community Development Block Grant program, this plan must be adopted every five years. Such a plan gives relocation assistance in the event of a demolition of housing or conversion of low- and moderate-income dwelling for another use. Amy Welker, director of health and sanitation, will also be on hand Tuesday evening to speak on a resolution for the purchase of a refuse packer truck for the


sanitation department. While city manager Gary Huff will seek a lease agreement to permit use of portions of Fountain Park and Hance Pavilion for the Miami Valley Corvette Club. Rounding out the evening will be a resolution rejecting a decision regarding contract negotiations between the city and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal workers, Inc. or AFSCME. Commission meetings are held every first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the commission chamber on the second floor of the Government Municipal Complex. For those seeking a more informal opportunity to speak with their city leaders, a commission work session is being offered once a month in the commission chambers starting at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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SIDNEY — Betty J. Van Horn, 75, of 507 N. West Ave., Sidney, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012, at 9:30 p.m. at her son’s residence 6 0 6 Riverside Dr., Piqua. She was born on Sept. 6, 1936, in Piqua, t h e d a u g h - VAN HORN ter of the late Bert and Lola (Davis) Cathcart. On Dec. 19, 1964, she married Ferris Van Horn who preceded her in death on July 26, 1999. She is survived by three children: Debbie Comstock of Sidney, Dean Cathcart and his wife Ann of Piqua, and Darren Van Horn and his wife Haley of Sidney; nine grandchildren; four great-grand-

children; and one brother, Gene Cathcart of Houston. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Betty was a custodial engineer in Shelby County and retired in 1998 after seventeen years of service. Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., with the Rev. Philip K. Chilcote officiating. Burial will be at Shelby Memory Gardens in Sidney. The family will receive friends on from 10 a.m. until the hour of service Wednesday at funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Memorial Hospice in Betty J.Van Horn’s memory. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Van Horn family at our website,

William Vernon Stump TROY — William Vernon Stump Sr., 90, of Troy, passed away at 12:50 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at his residence. He was born on Jan. 7, 1922 in Dayton, to the late Russell Vernon Stump and Zora Belle (Purkeypile) Stump. His wife of 63 years, Bessie A. (Tompkins) Stump, preceded him in death on Jan. 14, 2009. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Karen Stump of Minneapolis, MN.; two daughters and sons-inlaw, Kay and Don Buckles of St. Paris and Lynn and Mike Owen of Troy; six grandchildren: Matthew Buckles, Eric Blankenship, Debbie Box, Chris Steele, Heather Bolton, and Dawn Baker; fifteen great-grandchildren; and one brother, Donald Stump of Fla. In addition to his parents and wife, he was pre-

ceded in death by two sisters, Helen Purkeypile and Virginia Swigart; and one brother, Paul Schurr. He attended the Upper Valley Community Church of the Nazarene in Piqua. He was a World War II Veteran of the 1st Calvary USA. His special hobby was fishing. Bill retired from Hobart Manufacturing Company after 30 years of service. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with the Pastor Paul Jetter officiating. Interment to follow in Casstown Cemetery, Casstown, Ohio. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Miami County. Friends may express condolences to the family through

Lives Continued from page 1 Crusey said he gained “Ella’s”permission to tell her story and says aside from efforts undertaken to protect “Ella’s” identity the book is a true story. “I wish it was all fiction,” Crusey said. “No one should go through what she did.” In total, he said the book took him approximately three years from start to finish. Prior to penning “Ella,” Crusey had several magazine articles and short stories published, including the lead story in “Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul.” In addition,he wrote a newspaper column for two years for the Sidney Daily News. He said he decided to publish an e-book because it’s a lot less expensive and that last year the sale of e-books surpassed traditionally published books. “Like it or not, it’s the fu-

ture,” he said. For those individuals who wish to read the book but do not have a Kindle e-reader, Crusey said a free Kindle application can be downloaded to a home computer or any one of several electronic devices, including iPads, iPhones or a Blackberry.The application is available on the Amazon website. Crusey, and his wife, Kathy, are longtime Piqua residents. He said he “inherited the desire to write” from his father, Zack, who was a former sports editor with the Sidney Daily News for decades. In 1998, Crusey suffered severe brain damage, but has recovered since then he said. “I have gotten a lot better since then,” he said. “All at once I had all of the time in the world and, in my more lucid moments, I could write.”

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Pauline Marshall of Piqua. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Mary was a 1941 graduate of Piqua Central High School and was a member of St. James Episcopal Church. She worked for the former S.S. Kresge and Buckeye Mart stores in Piqua, and was a homemaker. She enjoyed baking, watching golf, going out to eat, family history, and enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. A funeral service to honor her life will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua, with the Rev. Fr. Jeffrey Bessler officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45206. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through

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Don and Kathleen Smith named Outstanding Senior Citizens

We'll start off with some clouds early this morning but sunshine will peak through in the afternoon. The weather pattern stays pretty quiet for most of the week. Temperatures will be in the low to middle 70s, which is a few degrees above normal. Next chance for a few showers comes on Wednesday when a weak front drops southward. High: 73 Low: 52.


PIQUA — Don and Kathleen Smith of Piqua were recently awarded the 2012 Outstanding Senior Citizen Award for Miami County. The award was recently presented to the Smiths by The Miami County Coalition for the Elderly on Senior Citizens Day at A Learning Place in Piqua. Sarah Tarzinski, in presenting PROVIDED PHOTO the award, noted that the Smith Don and Kathleen Smith were recently named Oustanding Senior duo, both in their 80s, have been Citizens for Miami County by the Miami County Coalition for the Eldvolunteering since their children erly on Senior Citizens Day at A Learning Place in Piqua. were in grade school. “They began volunteering in Boy been involved with Kiwanis since “The list goes on and on with all Scouts and PTA while their chil- 1991, and has served in various ca- that they have done over the dren were growing up and continue pacities with the Kiwanis service years,” said Tarzinski in her presit today,” she said. organization over the years. The entation. “We are very pleased and Kathleen has completed 50 couple has also worked with Habi- honored to present this plaque of years of volunteer work with tat for Humanity to help build recognition to Don and Kathleen Dettmer Hospital and Upper Val- houses for families in the area and Smith for the many volunteer ley Medical Center. They both help he spends time mowing the grass hours that this well-deserving senwith activities at Greene Street at a practice field used by a local ior couple have contributed in United Methodist Church. Don has Model Airplane Club. Miami County.”

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Lehman medaled in two events. Colleen Kinninger and Nicole Larger placed 3rd and received the bronze medal for “Write It, Do It.” Nick Boshonek and William Duritsch received a medal for placing 6th in “Technical Problem Solving.” Other Lehman students finishing in the top 20 in various events were Nick Boshonek and Kane Pickrel, 9th in “Gravity Vehicle;” Samantha Neumeier and Grace Winhoven, 14th in “Remote Sensing” and 15th in “Microbe Mission;” and Nick Boshonek, Dan Deafenbaugh, and William Duritsch, 19th in “Robot Arm.” Lehman team members participating at the state competition included Nicole Larger, William Duritsch, Nick Cummons, Grace Winhoven, Dan Deafenbaugh, Emily Pax, Samantha Neumeier, Kane Pickrel, Jacob Haller, Colleen Kinninger, Katie Rossman, Pierce Bennett, Adam Link, Nick Boshonek, and Stephen

Blenman. Lehman Catholic’s faculty adviser is Sister Ginny Scherer. Other faculty members assisting with the team include Ruth Baker and Tracy Hall. Volunteer coaches from the community include Jim Hemm, Gary Schultz, Frank Blenman, and Kim and Steve Wenning. Lehman Catholic’s team received financial support through a Copeland Educational Grant from Emerson Climate Technologies. Additional funding was received from the Piqua Community Foundation and the Piqua Knights of Saint John. Sister Ginny Scherer expressed gratitude for the assistance she received from within the school’s Science Department, the volunteers from the community, and the various funding sources. “Science Olympiad competition can’t occur without the support of our faculty, the volunteer coaches from the community, and the financial underpinning we

receive. I am truly grateful for the countless hours of the many volunteers who assist the team and the financial support we receive that make our continued success possible. It is a costly venture both in terms of time and finances. “At the same, Science Olympiad is one of the activities that separates the Lehman educational experience from the experience students receive in most other schools,” Sister Ginny continued. “In a large high school primarily because of the numbers involved, students may only be able to participate in one activity. As a result, they can spend all their time devoted to that venture. Because of the size of Lehman and the expertise of our faculty, our students have the opportunity to develop skills in many areas that enable them to graduate as wellrounded individuals — one of the things that is the hallmark of the Lehman Catholic experience.”

a lot and how to survive those first years.” Today, Crickmore praises the third-grade team at Springcreek — Missy Bernard, Melinda Janson, April Presser, and Karen Francis. “We work well together,” he said. “Karen was actually a student teacher for me a number of years ago.” Crickmore credits the entire staff for making Springcreek a wonderful place to teach. “It is one big family, and I love being here,” he said. “I live in Fairborn, so I have a drive every day, but it is worth it to be here.” Crickmore is very aware of his status as the only male educator who spends the whole day at Springcreek. “There are two travelling male teachers who spend

part of the day here, but I’m the only one here all day,” he said. “I’m used to it. When I was in elementary education at Miami, I was usually in a classroom full of females.” Crickmore provides a positive male role model for the students at Springcreek. Outside the classroom, Crickmore is the building’s Piqua Education Association rep. He serves on the district labor management committee, the Teacher of the Year committee, and the Building Project committee. “This is an exciting time for us since our community passed the bond issue for new buildings,” he said. “I didn’t realize all the details that go into planning for new facilities, all the permits, all the different people and companies.” At home, Crickmore and

his wife Karen, a senior financial analyst for LexisNexis, have been married almost eight years. “Yes, it is ironic that I married an accountant,” he said. The couple enjoys watching live sporting events and are big fans of the Bengals, the Reds and Dayton Flyers basketball. “I’ve had Flyers season’s tickets for 26 years,” he said.

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In brief PIQUA — The Piqua Central High School Class of 1953 will meet for an informal lunch with spouses and friends at 12 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at China East. Paul Huelskamp, county engineer, will speak on county engineer functions. Members are asked to RSVP by May 18 to Regina Favorite at 778-0694 or John McCoy at 773-3374.

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influential high school accounting teacher Russ Wallace, and I liked working with numbers, but after one year, I changed to education,” Crickmore said. “I found out I liked working with people and kids more than working with numbers.” He focused on elementary education in part because of another influential teacher Jan Wallace, Russ’s wife. “Mrs. Wallace was my first- and thirdgrade teacher, and she was very caring and made each student feel special.” After Miami, it was midyear for schools, so Crickmore subbed for three months at Valley View and Miamisburg schools. In August, he was hired by Piqua City Schools and began teaching first-grade at Nicklin School. A year later, the buildings were redistricted, and Crickmore moved to first grade at Springcreek. He taught 1st grade for seven years; then, he switched to third grade where he has been for the past seven years. During his early years as a teacher, Crickmore was mentored by veteran teacher Barb Cline.“She was across the hall from me, and she was a great teacher and a great mentor,” he said. “She always had a smile on her face, and she showed me



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Lehman competes at science olympiad tournament PIQUA — The Lehman Catholic High School Science Olympiad team traveled to The Ohio State University for the State Science Olympiad Tournament Saturday. The trip marked Lehman Catholic’s eighth consecutive trip to Columbus for state competition, joining the 40-team field from across Ohio. Lehman Catholic’s success is all the more remarkable in that unlike athletic and other competitions, there are no divisions based on school size. Lehman was one of the smallest schools to compete at the state level and placed 32nd overall out of the 40 qualifying schools. In Science Olympiad competition, each team competes individually or in groups in a series of 23 events. These events test a team’s knowledge of science skills, processes, and applications in a wide range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, physics, technology, earth science, and mathematics.



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Let’s start cleaning up America! sponsored by Miami County SED WHEN IT COMES TO CIGARETTE BUTT LITTER, WE ALL PAY Residents and businesses “pick up” the tab. Cigarette butt litter has to be cleaned up. This requires additional sidewalk and street sweeping, greenway and park maintenance, storm drain cleaning, and increased maintenance of storm water filters. And business owners bear the expense of cigarette butt litter cleanup around entrances, exits, sidewalks, and parking lots. Community quality-of-life suffers. Not paying attention to quality-of-life issues can result in a decline in a city’s foot traffic, tourism, business development, and housing. In fact, the presence of litter in a community decreases property values by a little more than 7 percent. Focusing on small improvements, like reducing cigarette butt litter, creates safer and more economically vibrant communities. Recreation areas become less attractive. Tobacco litter represents nearly 32 percent of all litter in outdoor recreation areas. Cigarette butt litter on beaches and waterfronts, at ball fields and parks, picnic areas and hiking trails decreases the appeal of these natural escapes. It also creates fire hazards, impacts local wildlife, and eventually contributes to lost tourism and revenue. CIGARETTE LITTER AND THE ENVIRONMENT A cigarette butt dropped to the ground seems insignificant. But follow that butt as it’s carried off by rain into storm drains and eventually to streams and rivers. It now adds up to a big impact on the places we live: In fact, 32 percent of litter at storm drains is tobacco products. Cigarette butt litter creates blight. It accumulates in gutters, and outside doorways and bus shelters. It’s the number one most littered item anywhere.

Increasing amounts of litter in a business district, along riverfronts, or recreation areas create a sense that no one cares, leading to more community disorder and crime. Cigarette butts don’t disappear. About 95 percent of cigarette filters are composed of cellulose acetate, a form of plastic which does not quickly degrade and can persist in the environment. Filters are harmful to waterways and wildlife. About 18 percent of litter, traveling primarily through storm water systems, ends up in local streams, rivers, and waterways. Nearly 80 percent of marine debris comes from land-based sources. Cigarette butt litter can also pose a hazard to animals and marine life when they mistake filters for food. CIGARETTE LITTER MISCONCEPTIONS Only 10 percent of cigarette butts are properly deposited in ash receptacles – the least likely item to be placed in a receptacle. WHY DO MANY SMOKERS LITTER? Smokers discount the impact. A 2008 survey of over 1,000 smokers found that 35 percent toss five or more cigarette butts per pack on the ground. Because a cigarette butt is small, smokers tend to overlook the consequences of littering. Cigarette litter research in Australia found that many smokers: • Don’t believe littering their cigarette butts is inappropriate behavior. Some believe they’re acting responsibly by dropping cigarettes to the ground and stepping on them to extinguish them. • Consider dropping butts into gutters or storm drains a safe way to extinguish a cigarette. • Blame their littering on a lack of well-placed bins for cigarette butts. Over 80 percent of smokers said they would proper-

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The Ghost in the Courthouse Statue Written by Bill Bailey Illustrated by Michelle Duckworth Chapter 7 Talking turnip save the day STORY SO FAR: Jake, the new editor, has a unique approach to running the local newspaper. After carving a scary face on a turnip, he runs a photo of it on the front page. Then, he tries to sell papers on the courthouse square, shouting about the Great Cosmic Turnip. The townspeople mock him and turn away. To help Jake save face, Donnie turns to the statue of Felix LaBauve and asks for help from the ghost he believes is inside it. Suddenly, the turnip rises into the air. The monster-faced turnip continued to rise. As it rose, the angry eyes Jake had carved into it seemed to come alive. High overhead, the turnip stopped and hovered, glaring down at the crowd. Then, its lips began to speak – with a French accent. "I am ze Great Cosmic Turnip. Fortune teller extraordinaire. Woe to ze crooked public officials of Jefferson. You have found a deep pocket, and you're living out of eet, with your kick-me-backs and bribes. Woe and double-woe unto you!" With that, the turnip's lips stopped moving, and its eyes closed. It fell to the ground, landing with a thud, the strange force leaving as quickly as it came. The crowd, who had been stunned into silence, burst into loud, confused talking. People began scattering across the courthouse lawn. Jake sprang into motion. "Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Talking turnip calls out crooks! Right here in Jefferson!" The crowd surged back toward Jake and began buying papers from him in a wild fury, elbowing each other to get theirs first. At the end of the madness, Jake stood triumphantly, the bundles of papers all gone, a mountain of quarters piled on the table beside him. He had completely sold out. I turned and stared at Felix's statue like, well ... like I'd seen a ghost. It had the slyest grin you ever saw. The next day Jake called a meeting at The Times office. "Okay," he said, searching our faces. "I wanna know who did it and how." Silence. "Look guys, as they say, I didn't fall off a turnip truck. Never even rode on one. But if I ever did, the turnips wouldn't be talking." He paused, then said, "Because turnips don't talk!" There was another long pause as he looked from Mrs. Buntin to Irene... to Mom... to Humpty and me. No one said a word. "And they don't fly either." He examined each of us for a clue. "I want to express my appreciation to whoever did this." He opened his wallet and pulled out a huge wad of bills. He dramatically peeled off a $100 bill. "With this." Still, no response. He pulled out a second $100 bill, dangling it beside the first. "Two hundred dollars. That's as high as I go."

To my amazement, Humpty floated up out of my lap. I grabbed for him, but he was too quick, scooting out of reach, suspended there, mid-air. "Make eet $300, and we have a deal, monsieur," Humpty said. It was the exact accent and voice the turnip had used. Everyone was speechless. Humpty continued, "My levitation and ventriloquism technique ees good. No?" "No, it isn't," said Jake, talking to me, not Humpty. "It's incredible!" I turned to Mom, "Mom, I didn't –" "Donnie, your first bit with the string," Jake said. "That was pretty lame. But what you did next... wow! You gotta tell me how you're doing this stuff." "A magician never reveals ze tricks of ze trade," said Humpty, dancing on air. "You must practice a lot, kid," Jake said. "Oui, oui. Practice makes perfect," Humpty said. Not even glancing at the puppet, Jake kept his eyes on me. "Your lips aren't moving." "Why should his lips move, when eet ees me who ees talking?" asked Humpty. With that, Jake high-fived me with the $200. "Donnie, you da man!" Humpty swooped down on our raised high-fives, snatching the money. He extended his other hand. "I think ze final figure was $300." Jake laughed, peeling off another $100 and giving it to me. "You drive a hard bargain, kid." "Eet wasn't ze kid," Humpty said. "I did eet all by myself. No yolk." Then Humpty plopped down in my lap, handing me the $200 to go with my $100. "That's what I call talent!" Jake said. "Most amazing thing I ever saw." "I'm starting to think you're a deviled egg," I said to Humpty. "What a kidder," Jake laughed, clapping me on the shoulder. "And what a kid." "I don't know what's going on,"


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Mom said. "But this isn't journalism." "Sure it is," said Jake. "Donnie's my new assistant editor." What? I couldn't believe my ears. Just when I thought things couldn't get any better, Jake was giving me a big, important job with the paper. Assistant editor! Wait till the guys at school heard about this. They wouldn't be making fun of me now. "Wow – thanks, Jake!" I said. "No problem, kid. You earned it," he said. Looking up at me, Humpty said, "Now that you have ze job, you're on your own." "Whoa, whoa, you can't leave me now." I whispered. "I'll admit, I had my doubts before, but now I know. You really do exist... Felix!" "Oui, my boy. I egg-zist," he said. "You see, I know how to make ze funny, too." With sudden panic, it hit me how clueless I was about my new job. Jake thought I had caused Humpty and the turnip to talk and float through the air. I knew he would expect more crazy stunts like these. Without Felix's help, I couldn't possibly do them. Just then the doorbell rang, and Ed Price, who always had to know everything

going on in town, rushed in. He placed a quarter on the counter and picked up a newspaper. "I gotta read about this talkin' turnip everyone's kicking up such a ruckus about." He turned toward us with a knowing look. "And I've got a hunch just how it happened." "You do?" asked Jake. "Yep," he said. "The strange voice inside that flyin' turnip is a dead giveaway. It came from another planet." "I didn't know they had turnips on other planets," I offered. "I've been reading a blog about unexplained phenomena like this," Mr. Price said. "Space aliens could've put a force inside that turnip to test us and to see how we'd react. That way, they'd know what to expect when they pay us a visit in person." "You don't say," said Jake. I could almost see the gears in his brain turning. "A space alien, hunh? Right here in Jefferson." When Mr. Price left, Jake turned to me, his eyes electric with excitement. "We're on a roll, now. Assistant editor, it's time for you to suit up." "I don't own a suit," I said. "I'll get you one that'll fit just right," he said. The next day I stood on the courthouse lawn in a silver, satiny costume with antennae coming out of the top of a space alien Halloween mask. I peered at the gawking crowd and thought to myself... so this is what an assistant editor does!

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Democratic party chair assumes post As the incoming chairman of the Miami County Democratic Party, I want to take this opportunity to thank the Central Committee for electing me to this honorable position. I also want to congratulate the newly elected officers: Vice Chair Amy Sparks, Treasurer Dean Tamplin, and Secretary Darby Mahan. Thank you for committing your valuable time and efforts to the Miami County Democratic Party. I would also like to thank outgoing Chairman Kelly Gillis. Chairman Gillis’ dedication to the hardworking middle class has put him in a very special group of people. Chairman Gillis worked hard to see that Senate Bill 5/Issue 2 was defeated. He cared about the people he served. His dedication caught the eye of State Chairman Chris Redfern, who honored Chairman Gillis as the State’s Small County Chairman of the Year. Mr. Gillis is also a member of the Board of Elections in Miami County. I am proud to say “Kelly and Dee (Mayor of Tipp City) Gillis are my good friends.” I want to take this opportunity to write about our DAVE FISHER board of elections. One of my first decisions as the incomGuest Columnist ing chairman was to reappoint Mr. Gillis to the board of elections. This is to ensure that elections go smoothly in Miami County. I have worked for the board of elections on many elections. I can tell you that they are completely dedicated to ensuring our right to vote. I can promise you, I will be the first to ask questions if the voting process is compromised in the county. I have raised questions before and I am not afraid to do it again. Over the next few months, I will be talking to you from the pages of this paper. I would like to thank the editor for this opportunity. I would like to give you different views on the issues that affect the residents of Miami County. Over the years, we have read a steady diet of John Boehner and others with the same mind set. They are pandering to the fears of the district. Let’s just look at the state of Ohio, and the state that Ohio is in — poor job market, the school systems are in trouble, property taxes are high, our youngest and brightest are fleeing the state. And the solution? The Republican-controlled state government tried to blame our fireman, policemen and teachers for the troubles. While John Kasich thought they made too much money (“hurting the state”), he gives raises to his staff. Furthermore, the Republicans cut local government funding by as much as 50 percent. They wanted to to balance the state’s budget, however, while it pushes the trouble to the local level. Local governments have to either cut services or raise taxes. Over the last quarter of a century, the Republicans have controlled Ohio’s government, except during Governor Strickland’s term. Twenty-five years of tax and spend and the only solutions the Republicans can come up with is; cut funding to local government and blame the hard working middle class. Funny, all we are trying to do is pay our bills and survive in the new economy. Dave Fisher of Tipp City is the newly appointed chairman of the Miami County Democratic Party. He may be reached by at (937) 679-5328;; on Facebook/DaveFisherfor80thOHR; Twitter: @DaveFor80OHR.

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bigger than anything Ginatching Newt Gingrich had seen in Iowa. grich’s graceful and Gingrich unwittingly acwithlow-key Romney’s commodated drawal from the presidenplan. First, he didn’t pretial race recently, it was pare enough to counter hard not to think back to Romney’s new sharpness in January in Columbia, S.C., debate. Then Gingrich rewhen he drew a wall-toacted to the Romney attack wall, fired-up crowd to celeBYRON YORK ads the same way he had in brate his blowout victory in Columnist Iowa — with too much that state’s primary. anger. It was the most critical For example, one beautimoment of the Republican race. In the days before South Carolina ful morning a few days before the voters went to the polls, Republicans Florida primary, Gingrich appeared at a learned Mitt Romney had not won the rally in a perfectly picturesque waterIowa caucuses after all; Romney’s nar- front setting at Lake Dora. Standing berow victory over Rick Santorum turned fore a big, happy crowd, Gingrich — out to be a narrow defeat. Romney went under fire not only from Romney but on to win decisively in New Hampshire, from conservative commentators who but South Carolina turned into a disas- seemed to gang up on him all at once — ter: a 12-point loss to Gingrich. As the launched into a dyspeptic prologue to his race headed to Florida, Romney was one- stump speech, denouncing Romney’s for-three, and Gingrich was gaining “gall” and mud-slinging. It was no way to build support. But strength in the polls. Romney was in even with his raging resentment toward deep trouble. Gingrich simply ran circles around Romney’s tactics, Gingrich could still Romney in South Carolina. On the shine on the stump. In Cape Canaveral, stump, Gingrich paid his audiences the he delivered a remarkably good speech respect of speaking to them seriously, on space policy; it was smart, filled with sometimes in quite a lot of detail, about substance, even inspiring. A few days serious things. Romney, in brief, some- later, Romney came to the Space Coast times frantic-feeling appearances, ran and delivered a lackluster message that through a list of platitudes, often ending mostly showed he had no space policy at with his recitation of “America the Beau- all. And after that, Romney, the man with no ideas on space, mocked Gingrich tiful.” South Carolina was an astonishing for having ideas, saying if he were still resurrection for Gingrich, who first rose in business he would fire Gingrich for and fell in Iowa. Back then, Gingrich coming up with a crazy plan like estabwas something of a unity candidate, lishing a base on the moon. Gingrich, usually quick on his feet, scoring big points by condemning the squabbling among his fellow candidates, thought of a good comeback only later. instead directing his fire at President Romney, he said, “is the kind of guy who Obama. On Nov. 4, for example, Gingrich would have fired Christopher Columdazzled the crowd at the Iowa GOP Rea- bus.” Gingrich never recovered from Romgan Dinner by not only forcefully arguing for his own candidacy, but also by ney’s thrashing in Florida, although he praising — individually and in some de- later won his home state of Georgia by a tail — each of the rival candidates who huge margin. With that exception, the Gingrich campaign faltered step by step. appeared with him. “I am here with very fine competitors, First Gingrich was going to win the nombut no opponents,” Gingrich concluded. ination. Then he was going to keep Rom“We only have one opponent, and that’s ney from winning the nomination. Then Barack Obama.” The audience ab- he was going to fight for conservative positions in the Republican platform. Then solutely loved it. As his fortunes rose in Iowa, Gingrich he withdrew. In an organizational sense, Gingrich reacted angrily — far too angrily — when a pro-Romney super PAC (along never really had much of a campaign. with opponent Ron Paul) hit him with a But he is a serious man who has accombarrage of negative advertising. New plished big things in his life, and his Hampshire was a total loss. But then presence made the race a more substanGingrich made his improbable, and re- tial affair. And it’s fair to say Romney became a better candidate after facing the markable, comeback. In the hours after Gingrich’s victory in Gingrich challenge. Even those RepubliSouth Carolina, Team Romney went into cans who never wanted Gingrich to win full emergency mode, coming up with a should be glad he ran. strategy to attack Gingrich aggressively Byron York is chief political correin the Florida debates and drown him with a flood of negative advertising far spondent for The Washington Examiner.


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Ohio man’s luck changes with signed Picasso print BARBARA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press COLUMBUS (AP) — An unemployed Ohio man was browsing at his local thrift store for items he could restore and resell when he spotted a Picasso poster with the word “Exposition” written across the front, some French words, and the image of a warped round face. He handed over $14.14 for what he saw as a nice commercial print. Some Internet searches later — and a closer look at markings on the lower right area — and he sold what’s believed to be a signed Picasso print for $7,000 to a private buyer who wants to remain anonymous. “A pretty darn good return,” said Zachary Bodish of Columbus with a chuckle. “Can’t get that at the bank.” The 46-year-old Bodish, who was an event and volunteer coordinator at a museum for six years, originally turned to the Internet and a personal blog to write about his neat find from early March. Bodish had been supplementing his income with buying and reselling restored furniture, and he suddenly realized he may have hit jackpot. “I could tell it was not a modern print,” he said. “So I thought, ‘Well, it’s probably not really a fine Picasso print. What’s the chance of finding that in a thrift store in Columbus, Ohio?” His online search led him to the print’s history as an exhibition advertisement. And he began to look closely at some very faded red writing on the lower right area, which he originally thought were random pencil marks from the thrift store. “It wasn’t until I real-


This undated photo provided by Zachary Bodish shows a poster signed by Picasso that Bodish bought at a thrift store in Columbus, for $14. Some Internet searches later, and a closer look at markings on the lower right area, and he sold what’s believed to be a signed Picasso print for $7,000 to a private buyer who wants to remain anonymous. ized where the signature would be, and that those little red marks were right where the signature should be, that I got a stronger magnifying glass out and determined that, ‘Holy cow! It’s really a Picasso.’” Bodish said he consulted with art experts and met with a representative from Christie’s auction house to authenticate the piece. A Christie’s representative confirmed that Bodish met with a specialist, but the auction house

Lisa Florman, an associate history professor at Ohio State University, has written several essays and a book on Picasso. She said the print is a linocut, meaning it’s a design carved out and pressed with ink onto paper. She examined the print only through photos, but she said it’s very unlikely the piece is forged because the piece would sell for so low in the grand scheme of major art fraud. She said she’s examined many forged Picasso signatures

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said its policy is not to comment on items that aren’t sold through them. In this case, Bodish decided to sell the print privately in April.

in the past, but felt confident about Bodish’s print. Florman said Picasso designed the print to advertise a 1958 Easter exhibition of his ceramic work

in Vallauris, France. She said the artist did these prints for several years, and it’s hard to tell how many are around today. There were 100 prints made for the ceramics exhibition, and Picasso signed them all. But Florman said Bodish’s print, which is marked as No. 6, is valuable for being in the artist’s proof range. That means it’s possibly one of only a handful he personally reviewed before they were mass produced. “Any of the 100 are considered original prints,” she said. “There’s certainly some collectors who really place a premium on a single-digit number because it indicates the artist’s greater involvement with the actual printing, so those particular prints can fetch a higher price.” Florman said Picasso signed so many prints, it’s very plausible the piece ended up at a thrift store in the Midwest. “It’s kind of a fun story,” she said. “There’s nothing about it that seems fishy.” Ed Zettler, a 72-yearold retired English teacher from Columbus, claims the print sat in his basement for years before he decided to donate it to the thrift store where Bodish later found it. Zettler, who said it was a housewarming present given to him by a friend in the 1960s, has no hard feelings about what happened. “I gave it away. Someone else found it. He fortunately saw more. It’s his,” Zettler said. “That’s the risk you take when you bring something to the thrift store.” Bodish said he plans to use the money for dayto-day bills, including his mortgage, utilities, food and even more quirky purchases at thrift stores and garage sales.

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Famous hand nesse through West, the opening bidder. There wasn’t much to the play. Mrs. Lewis won the opening diamond lead, drew trumps, cashed the ace of clubs and ruffed a club. When West showed out on the second club, all that remained was to take a ruffing finesse against East’s king of clubs, and the slam — worth 2,210 points — was home. The Lewises had high hopes of at least a 500point pickup on the deal since the opposing NorthSouth pair was not likely to reach the grand slam. But no one could have foreseen the bizarre developments at the other table, where the bidding went:

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North was hardpressed to come up with an intelligent action after East’s offbeat three-club opening. He finally decided to try three notrump, and East followed up his disruptive tactics perfectly by leading the jack of hearts. This doomed declarer to down one, so the Lewis team gained 2,310 points (20 IMPs) all told.



It’s no easy task to reach seven spades with the North-South cards, especially after the opposition has opened the bidding. But when the deal was played in the 1988 Spingold Teams,

Linda and Paul Lewis of Virginia found their way to the grand slam. The key bid was Linda Lewis’ jump to four spades on just four highcard points in response to North’s takeout double. Most players would probably have settled for some lesser call, but she obviously fancied her 5-5-2-1 distribution and the prospect of finding support for both of her suits. This was all Paul Lewis needed to hear. After learning via Blackwood that his partner held an ace, he leaped to seven spades, expecting her to hold another useful card. At the very worst, he reasoned, the grand slam would depend on a club fi-

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Sidney writer wins $10,000 in contest Her winning article, “Finding Forgiveness” was written as a Sunday feature for The Lima News, Aug. 14, 2011. It revolves around the story of the Dale Henderson family’s struggle to cope with the loss of a loved one and to forgive the murderer – a man well-known to the victim and her family in the Lima community. The Amy Foundation will present the $10,000 first prize to Claypool on Wednesday at the 2012 annual Michigan Prayer Breakfast, in Lansing.

Sweet treats can be healthy Weeks offers variety of baked goods BY MELODY VALLIEU Ohio Community Media TROY — Looks can be deceiving. So, when Theresa Weeks hands you a pretty, ribbonadorned package of her homemade chocolate chip cookies, you would never know how healthy your “sweet” treat actually is. Weeks, along with her husband, Darin, are both health conscious and work out regularly at Practice Crossfit in Troy. They also follow the paleo diet — or caveman diet — rejecting grains, dairy and sugars in favor of more nutrientdense foods such as meat, vegetables, fruit and nuts that humans naturally evolved to eat. However, Weeks said she has a sweet tooth that cannot be denied, and while she has always enjoyed baking — with encouragement from fellow Practice Crossfit members — began exploring healthier choices for her sweet treats last summer. So began Sweet T’s, a paleo-inspired baked goods business she has ran from her Troy home since November 2011. Weeks has a degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn., “so I like to experiment,” she said. Weeks offers muffins, protein bars, brownies, cakes, cookies, scones and gran-no-la bars to her customers — 95 percent of whom are fitness buffs. She said only about 5 percent of her business right now are those who purchase the baked goods for health reasons, such as diabetes. “Most of my people go to the gym and work out and are health conscious,” she said. Her line of baked goods replaces regular or wheat flour with high quality almond or coconut flour, sugar with Splenda, Stevia or honey and incorporates

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To get this article done, I had to write it over the course of two different days, sneaking out my laptop at school when, in all likelihood, I should be attending an assembly or doing some other teacher thing. And I’m going to submit the article 10 hours late, and hope that they can still take it. Time and energy gets a bit tight for a teacher at the end of the year, which is why you have to respect the ones who have been doing it for a long time. Covington Schools is recognizing three retiring teachers this year — Laurie Deubner, Linda Harshman and Hellen Mayo, when the year ends. Two of these teachers — Mrs. Deubner and Ms. Harshman — were teachers who I had, or teachers who taught classmates of mine, in second and fifth grades, respectively. As much as I, and likely they, would like to deny it, that was a very long time ago. But the fact that people my age will still remember aspects of their class, and what they were like as teachers, is very telling. As quickly as things




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HOROSCOPE Monday, May 14, 2012 In the year ahead, you should seek out some new opportunities or activities, even if they break from your usual habits. Ventures of this ilk will offer some of your greatest chances for success. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Regardless of all the restrictive conditions that seem to be surrounding you, from time to time you’ll find a way to break loose and have a little fun. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — In your own special way, you’ll have an air of authority that will enable you to take command of a situation at just the right time without shaking everybody up. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Each and every fact can be pertinent, so take ample time to carefully sift through all the available information before making a judgment call. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — When you’re required to make a financial or business commitment, proceed cautiously. If you believe you are in need of some answers, ask plenty of questions before moving forward. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — You should take extra pains to be tolerant of those with whom you have dealings. Going the extra mile by showing kindness and understanding will greatly help you build stronger bonds. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — If you have a desire to make a big splash, stick to creative spheres. Projects where you can put your imagination to work should prove to be especially rewarding. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Because of your strong, natural desire to be helpful to everybody, friends who are already fond of you are likely to be even more enamored than usual. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Any project where you can put your keen imagination into play will prove to be especially rewarding. Focus as much as you can on artistic projects. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Don’t be timid about tackling any kind of problem that might confront you. Once you put your mind to it and meet obstacles head-on, you’ll find that nothing is too tough for you to handle. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — You’re not a person who is stingy with your possessions, but if there is something you’d rather not loan out, there is no reason why you shouldn’t say no. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Certain leadership qualities you posses will be quite evident to others, if and when you choose to use them. Don’t take a backseat when everyone is telling you that you’re needed up front. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Don’t let any restrictive conditions disturb your blithe spirit. You should be able to find all kinds of fun and exciting activities that will bring out the best in you. COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.








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Piqua Daily Call •

IN BRIEF ■ Baseball

Votto slam gives Reds ‘W’ CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto hit a grand slam in the ninth inning for his third home run of the game, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a rain-delayed 9-6 victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Washington came into the game with only 15 homers allowed all season, fewest in the majors. Votto broke out of his power drought and helped the Reds avoid a sweep with three perfect swings. He hit solo homers in his first two at-bats and finished a big day with his second career slam.

■ Russia wins SCL baseball title, page 15. ■ Versailles earns share of MAC, page 15.


MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012

Ready for ‘district’ Bennett, Sehlhorst finish 2-3 at sectionals BY ROB KISER Sports Editor

TROY — Lehman junior Pierce Bennett played some great tennis in the Division II sectional singles championship tennis match at Troy City Park Saturday against MiltonUnion’s Matt Brumbaugh. Brumbaugh was just a little better and rallied in the second set for a 6-3, 6■ Auto Racing 4 victory. “Matthew (Brumbaugh) is part wall and part winter machine,” Bennett said. “I wanted to come out in the second set and DARLINGTON, S.C. show him what I could (AP) — Jimmie Johnson do.” broke free on a restart Bennett, the second three laps from the end in the Southern 500 and held seed, had a 4-1 lead in the second set on the top seed on Saturday night to give and was up 4-2 and 40-15 Hendrick Motorsports its on his serve. But, Brum200th Sprint Cup victory. Denny Hamlin was sec- baugh would not be deond, followed by Stewart and Kyle Busch. Danica Patrick lasted until the end of her second Sprint Cup race, finishing six laps behind Johnson in 31st.

Johnson gives Hendrick 200


nied, winning the next four points for the break and not dropping another game. “He (Matt Brumbaugh) just grinded it out,” Bennett said. “He wasn’t going to let me have it.” Lehman coach Kristy Sherman said that was the turning point. “It is hard to come back from that mentally,” she said. “This is the third time Pierce has played Matt. He has been close — he just can’t quite finish things.” But, Bennett’s play early in the second set was nothing short of spectacular at times — but he is a competitor and was looking for the sectional title. “I did (play some great tennis),” Bennett said. See TENNIS/Page 15


Lehman’s Pierce Bennett hits a backhand return Saturday.

■ Golf

Kuchar wins Players by two PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The only complaint about Matt Kuchar was not winning enough. He picked up a big one Sunday at The Players Championship. Kuchar avoided the big mistakes that slowed so many other contenders — and kept it out of the water on the TPC Sawgrass. He closed with a 2-under 70 for a two-shot victory. That famous smile, which he first showed the golf world as an amateur in 1998 competing on the biggest stages, was brighter than ever as Kuchar tapped in for par. He celebrated on the 18th green with his wife and two sons.


From the left, Michael Green (Twin Valley South), Matt Hart (Newton), Gunner Shirk (Miami East), A.J. Ouellette (Covington) and Johnathon Barbee (Bradford) run in the finals of the Cross County Conference 100-meter dash Saturday,

Buccs, Lady Vikings win CCC track titles


Versailles, Russia girls take conference crowns

year Q: Inwaswhat Matt Kuchar the U.S. Amateur golf champion?



QUOTED "It's such an amazing feeling — to do it on Mother's Day ... it really is magical." —Matt Kuchar on winning Sunday

Corrine Melvin heads towards the finish line in the 200-meter dash.


WEST ALEXANDRIA — The Covington boys and Miami East girls won the Cross County Conference track and field titles Saturday. For Covington, Sam Christian swept the discus, 153-11; and shot put, 51-3; while Lane White won the 400, 50.63; and 200, 23.17. Also winning for the Buccs were Trent Tobias, pole vault, 11-6; the 3,200 relay, 8:31.20; Troy Cron, 110 hurdles, 15.49; the 400 relay, 45.47; and the 1,600 relay, 3:30.20. For Bradford, Johnathon Barbee won the long jump,


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22-2; and 100, 11.40; Also winning for the Railroaders was the 800 relay, 1:34.62; For the Miami East girls, Leah Dunivan swept the high jump, 5-2; and shot put, 38-2 1-2; while Corrine Melvin won the 100, 12.83; and 200, 26.79. Also winning for the Lady Vikings were the 3,200 relay, 10:45.60; the 800 relay, 1:50.14; and the 400 relay, 52.32; The Covington girls were led by Tara Snipes, who See TRACK/Page 14

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Record Book Auto Racing

Southern 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Bojangles' Southern 500 Results Saturday At Darlington Raceway Darlington, S.C. Lap length: 1.366 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (2) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 368 laps, 141.1 rating, 48 points, $319,786. 2. (8) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 368, 116.4, 43, $238,656. 3. (17) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 368, 103.1, 41, $209,415. 4. (5) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 368, 120.9, 41, $178,123. 5. (6) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 368, 117.2, 40, $147,554. 6. (19) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 368, 96.7, 38, $154,776. 7. (7) Carl Edwards, Ford, 368, 104.8, 37, $145,906. 8. (3) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 368, 108.8, 37, $108,790. 9. (28) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 368, 74.8, 35, $130,748. 10. (21) Joey Logano, Toyota, 368, 90.6, 34, $104,715. 11. (26) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 368, 86.1, 33, $120,969. 12. (1) Greg Biffle, Ford, 368, 115.4, 33, $107,580. 13. (14) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 368, 76.4, 31, $100,705. 14. (9) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 368, 79.4, 30, $117,488. 15. (15) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 368, 75.9, 29, $124,725. 16. (23) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 368, 85.1, 28, $136,391. 17. (24) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 368, 75.9, 28, $96,930. 18. (10) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 368, 69.9, 26, $126,530. 19. (13) Aric Almirola, Ford, 368, 67.3, 25, $124,416. 20. (18) Mark Martin, Toyota, 368, 65.1, 24, $87,605. 21. (25) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 368, 87, 23, $110,063. 22. (31) Casey Mears, Ford, 367, 54.2, 22, $99,063. 23. (4) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 367, 79.1, 21, $125,263. 24. (27) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 366, 57, 20, $113,696. 25. (36) David Gilliland, Ford, 366, 54.5, 19, $94,913. 26. (20) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 366, 57, 19, $108,575. 27. (34) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 365, 51, 17, $78,255. 28. (37) David Ragan, Ford, 364, 38.7, 16, $90,152. 29. (22) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 364, 55.3, 15, $88,680. 30. (42) Reed Sorenson, Ford, 363, 39.7, 0, $89,505. 31. (38) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 362, 44.5, 0, $76,980. 32. (33) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 362, 40.4, 12, $76,805. 33. (16) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 357, 70.9, 11, $121,480. 34. (11) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 345, 63.7, 10, $107,813. 35. (12) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 339, 80.9, 9, $124,466. 36. (41) David Reutimann, Toyota, 314, 43.4, 8, $84,380. 37. (43) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, clutch, 132, 32.5, 7, $75,915. 38. (39) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, vibration, 35, 30.9, 0, $75,682. 39. (32) David Stremme, Toyota, overheating, 32, 34.1, 5, $72,225. 40. (40) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, power steering, 27, 31.4, 0, $72,050. 41. (35) Mike Skinner, Toyota, electrical, 20, 29.6, 0, $71,875. 42. (29) Scott Speed, Ford, overheating, 20, 29.5, 2, $71,780. 43. (30) Josh Wise, Ford, vibration, 19, 27.3, 1, $72,139. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 133.802 mph. Time of Race: 3 hours, 45 minutes, 25 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.781 seconds. Caution Flags: 8 for 38 laps. Lead Changes: 22 among 8 drivers.

Lap Leaders: G.Biffle 1-48; K.Kahne 49; J.Johnson 50; L.Cassill 51; Ky.Busch 52-72; G.Biffle 73-98; D.Hamlin 99-100; J.Johnson 101-172; Ky.Busch 173; J.Johnson 174-179; Ky.Busch 180188; J.Johnson 189-194; Ky.Busch 195; D.Hamlin 196-199; K.Kahne 200-231; D.Hamlin 232-280; D.Earnhardt Jr. 281; M.Truex Jr. 282-298; D.Hamlin 299; M.Truex Jr. 300-307; J.Johnson 308-312; Ky.Busch 313-324; J.Johnson 325-368. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Johnson, 6 times for 134 laps; G.Biffle, 2 times for 74 laps; D.Hamlin, 4 times for 56 laps; Ky.Busch, 5 times for 44 laps; K.Kahne, 2 times for 33 laps; M.Truex Jr., 2 times for 25 laps; D.Earnhardt Jr., 1 time for 1 lap; L.Cassill, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 12 in Points: 1. G.Biffle, 411; 2. M.Kenseth, 409; 3. D.Earnhardt Jr., 397; 4. D.Hamlin, 394; 5. J.Johnson, 372; 6. M.Truex Jr., 372; 7. T.Stewart, 369; 8. K.Harvick, 361; 9. Ky.Busch, 349; 10. C.Edwards, 337; 11. C.Bowyer, 335; 12. B.Keselowski, 328.


NBA Playoffs NBA Daily Playoff Glance All Times EDT (x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Saturday, May 12 L.A. Lakers 96, Denver 87, L.A. Lakers wins series 4-3 Sunday, May 13 L.A. Clippers 82, Memphis 72, L.A. Clippers wins series 4-3 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Saturday, May 12 Boston 92, Philadelphia 91, Boston leads series 1-0 Sunday, May 13 Miami 95, Indiana 86, Miami leads series 1-0 Monday, May 14 Philadelphia at Boston, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 Indiana at Miami, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17 Miami at Indiana, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 18 Boston at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19 San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20 Miami at Indiana, 3:30 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Monday, May 21 x-Philadelphia at Boston, TBD x-L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, TBD Tuesday, May 22 x-Indiana at Miami, TBD x-L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, TBD Wednesday, May 23 x-Boston at Philadelphia, TBD x-Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, TBD Thursday, May 24 x-Miami at Indiana, TBD Friday, May 25 San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, TBD Saturday, May 26 x-Philadelphia at Boston, TBD x-Indiana at Miami, TBD Sunday, May 27 x-L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, TBD x-L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, TBD


NHL Playoffs National Hockey League Daily Playoff Glance All Times EDT (x-if necessary) CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Friday, April 27 Phoenix 4, Nashville 3, OT Saturday, April 28 NY Rangers 3, Washington 1 Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 1 Sunday, April 29 Philadelphia 4, New Jersey 3, OT Phoenix 5, Nashville 3

Monday, April 30 Washington 3, NY Rangers 2 Los Angeles 5, St. Louis 2 Tuesday, May 1 New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 1 Wednesday, May 2 NY Rangers 2, Washington 1, 3OT Nashville 2, Phoenix 0 Thursday, May 3 New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 3, OT Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 2 Friday, May 4 Phoenix 1, Nashville 0 Saturday, May 5 Washington 3, NY Rangers 2 Sunday, May 6 Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 1, Los Angeles wins series 4-0 New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 2 Monday, May 7 NY Rangers 3, Washington 2, OT Phoenix 2, Nashville 1, Phoenix wins series 41 Tuesday, May 8 New Jersey 3, Philadelphia 1, New Jersey wins series 4-1 Wednesday, May 9 Washington 2, NY Rangers 1 Saturday, May 12 NY Rangers 2, Washington 1, NY Rangers wins series 4-3 Sunday, May 13 Los Angeles at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Monday, May 14 New Jersey at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 Los Angeles at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 New Jersey at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17 Phoenix at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Saturday, May 19 NY Rangers at New Jersey, 1 p.m. Sunday, May 20 Phoenix at Los Angeles, 3 p.m. Monday, May 21 NY Rangers at New Jersey, 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 x-Los Angeles at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 x-New Jersey at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. Thursday, May 24 x-Phoenix at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Friday, May 25 x-NY Rangers at New Jersey, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 26 x-Los Angeles at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 27 x-New Jersey at NY Rangers, 8 p.m.


MLB Standings Major League Baseball At A Glance All Times EDT National League East Division L Pct W Atlanta 22 13 .629 Washington 21 13 .618 19 15 .559 New York Miami 18 16 .529 Philadelphia 16 19 .457 Central Division W L Pct St. Louis 20 14 .588 17 16 .515 Cincinnati Pittsburgh 16 18 .471 Houston 15 19 .441 15 19 .441 Milwaukee Chicago 14 20 .412 West Division L Pct W Los Angeles 23 11 .676 San Francisco 17 17 .500 15 20 .429 Arizona Colorado 13 20 .394 San Diego 12 23 .343 Saturday's Games Milwaukee 8, Chicago Cubs 2 N.Y. Mets 9, Miami 3 Pittsburgh 5, Houston 2 San Diego 2, Philadelphia 1 Washington 2, Cincinnati 1 Atlanta 7, St. Louis 2 San Francisco 5, Arizona 2 L.A. Dodgers 2, Colorado 1 Sunday's Games Miami 8, N.Y. Mets 4 Cincinnati 9, Washington 6 Pittsburgh 3, Houston 2, 12 innings

GB — ½ 2½ 3½ 6 GB — 2½ 4 5 5 6 GB — 6 8½ 9½ 11½

Philadelphia 3, San Diego 2 Chicago Cubs 8, Milwaukee 2 Atlanta 7, St. Louis 4 L.A. Dodgers 11, Colorado 5 San Francisco 7, Arizona 3 Monday's Games Chicago Cubs (Dempster 0-1) at St. Louis (Westbrook 4-2), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Harrell 2-2) at Philadelphia (Blanton 33), 7:05 p.m. San Diego (Stauffer 0-0) at Washington (Detwiler 3-2), 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Bailey 1-3) at Atlanta (Delgado 2-3), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 2-3) at N.Y. Mets (Batista 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Lincoln 2-0) at Miami (A.Sanchez 20), 7:10 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 3-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 2-1), 10:10 p.m. Colorado (Friedrich 1-0) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 1-2), 10:15 p.m. Tuesday's Games Houston at Philadelphia, 1:05 p.m. San Diego at Washington, 1:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 1:45 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. American League East Division Baltimore Tampa Bay New York Toronto Boston Central Division Cleveland Detroit Chicago Kansas City Minnesota West Division

W 22 21 19 19 15

L 13 14 15 16 19

Pct .629 .600 .559 .543 .441

GB — 1 2½ 3 6½

W 18 17 16 13 10

L 16 17 19 20 24

Pct .529 .500 .457 .394 .294

GB — 1 2½ 4½ 8

L Pct GB W Texas 22 12 .647 — Oakland 18 17 .514 4½ 16 20 .444 7 Seattle Los Angeles 15 19 .441 7 Saturday's Games L.A. Angels 4, Texas 2 N.Y. Yankees 6, Seattle 2 Baltimore 5, Tampa Bay 3 Boston 4, Cleveland 1 Kansas City 5, Chicago White Sox 0 Toronto 2, Minnesota 1 Oakland 3, Detroit 1 Sunday's Games Seattle 6, N.Y. Yankees 2 Boston 12, Cleveland 1 Tampa Bay 9, Baltimore 8 Kansas City 9, Chicago White Sox 1 Minnesota 4, Toronto 3 Detroit 3, Oakland 1 L.A. Angels at Texas Monday's Games N.Y. Yankees (Nova 4-1) at Baltimore (Hammel 4-1), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Niemann 2-3) at Toronto (Morrow 41), 7:07 p.m. Seattle (Vargas 4-2) at Boston (Lester 1-3), 7:10 p.m. Kansas City (B.Chen 1-4) at Texas (Feldman 00), 8:05 p.m. Cleveland (J.Gomez 2-2) at Minnesota (Pavano 2-3), 8:10 p.m. Detroit (Smyly 1-0) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 2-4), 8:10 p.m. Oakland (T.Ross 1-3) at L.A. Angels (Haren 13), 10:05 p.m. Tuesday's Games Cleveland at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Seattle at Boston, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Kansas City at Texas, 8:05 p.m.

Reds Boxscore REDS 9, NATIONALS 6 Washington ab r Dsmnd ss 6 1 Berndn lf 4 1 TMoore ph 1 0 HRdrgz p 0 0 Zmrmn 3b 4 0

Cincinnati h 2 2 0 0 0

bi 0 1 0 0 0

Stubbs cf Heisey lf Votto 1b BPhllps 2b Bruce rf

ab r 4 2 4 1 5 4 4 0 3 0

h bi 0 0 0 0 4 6 1 0 1 2

LaRoch 1b 5 1 2 1 Frazier 3b 3 0 0 0 Harper rf 5 2 2 0 Hoover p 0 0 0 0 Espinos 2b 4 1 2 2 Ludwck ph 1 0 0 0 Ankiel cf 3 0 2 0 Marshll p 0 0 0 0 Flores c 4 0 2 1 Hanign c 4 1 2 0 EJcksn p 2 0 0 0 Mesorc pr 0 1 0 0 Lmrdzz ph 1 0 1 0 Valdez ss 3 0 1 0 Grzlny p 0 0 0 0 Arroyo p 1 0 0 0 Tracy ph 1 0 1 1 Costanz ph 0 0 0 1 Matths p 0 0 0 0 LeCure p 0 0 0 0 SBurntt p 0 0 0 0 Cairo 3b 2 0 0 0 Nady ph-lf 1 0 0 0 41 6 16 6 Totals 34 9 9 9 Totals Washington 011 020 110—6 Cincinnati 100 110 024—9 Two outs when winning run scored. E—Desmond (5), Hanigan (2). LOB—Washington 14, Cincinnati 4. 2B—Desmond (10), Bernadina (6), LaRoche (9), Espinosa (4), Lombardozzi (4), Votto (16), Bruce (9), Valdez (2). HR—Votto 3 (5). SB—Bernadina (4). S—Valdez. SF—Flores, Costanzo. IP H R ER BB SO Washington 5 5 3 3 0 4 E.Jackson Gorzelanny 1 0 0 0 1 0 Mattheus 1 1-3 0 1 0 0 2 2-3 2 1 1 0 2 S.Burnett Rdrgez L,1-3 2-3 2 4 4 2 0 Cincinnati 5 11 4 4 1 6 Arroyo LeCure 1 2-3 2 1 1 3 1 Hoover 1 1-3 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 Mrshall W,1-2 1 Umpires—Home, Marty Foster; First, Tim Timmons; Second, Jeff Kellogg; Third, Eric Cooper. T—3:45. A—28,361 (42,319).


Players Scores The Players Championship Scores AtTPC Sawgrass, Players Stadium Course Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Purse: $9.5 million Yardage: 7,215; Par 72 Final Matt Kuchar, $1,710,000 68-68-69-70—275 Ben Curtis, $627,000 68-71-70-68—277 Rickie Fowle, $627,000 72-69-66-70—277 Zach Johnson, $627,000 70-66-73-68—277 Martin Laird, $627,000 65-73-72-67—277 Luke Donald, $342,000 72-69-72-66—279 71-70-70-69—280 Bo Van Pelt, $296,083 Kevin Na, $296,083 67-69-68-76—280 J. Vegas, $296,083 68-74-68-70—280 Carl Pettersson, $247,000 71-72-69-69—281 David Toms, $247,000 69-74-73-65—281 Blake Adams, $199,500 66-73-72-71—282 Jonathan Byrd, $199,500 68-70-72-72—282 Geoff Ogilvy, $199,500 70-73-70-69—282 B. de Jonge, $137,988 69-71-72-71—283 73-69-76-65—283 Bob Estes, $137,988 Peter Hanson, $137,988 73-71-71-68—283 Martin Kaymer, $137,988 73-69-70-71—283 Spencer Levin, $137,988 74-68-72-69—283 David Mathis, $137,988 72-71-69-71—283 Adam Scott, $137,988 68-70-74-71—283 Henrik Stenson, $137,988 71-71-71-70—283 Chris Couch, $95,000 72-71-71-70—284 John Huh, $95,000 75-66-72-71—284 71-70-71-73—285 Tim Clark, $66,548 Brian Davis, $66,548 68-70-72-75—285 Jim Furyk, $66,548 72-70-72-71—285 68-71-74-72—285 Bill Haas, $66,548 Phil Mickelson, $66,548 71-71-70-73—285 Pat Perez, $66,548 69-75-70-71—285 65-76-71-73—285 Ian Poulter, $66,548 John Rollins, $66,548 72-72-69-72—285 Kevin Stadler, $66,548 68-71-73-73—285 71-67-73-74—285 Charlie Wi, $66,548 Keegan Bradley, $46,835 72-70-74-70—286 Tom Gillis, $46,835 70-71-73-72—286 70-71-71-74—286 Jeff Maggert, $46,835 Johnson Wagner, $46,835 69-73-69-75—286 Jimmy Walker, $46,835 71-70-71-74—286 69-74-72-72—287 Kris Blanks, $37,050 J.J. Henry, $37,050 71-73-74-69—287 Bryce Molder, $37,050 72-72-70-73—287 72-72-72-71—287 Alvaro Quiros, $37,050 Tiger Woods, $37,050 74-68-72-73—287 Marc Leishman, $31,350 73-70-73-72—288 74-69-72-74—289 Ricky Barnes, $26,334 Harrison Frazar, $26,334 68-76-69-76—289 Brian Gay, $26,334 71-72-71-75—289 69-72-75-73—289 Ryan Moore, $26,334 Josh Teater, $26,334 71-71-76-71—289 Brian Harman, $22,496 73-68-76-73—290 71-73-72-74—290 Chris Kirk, $22,496 Justin Rose, $22,496 76-68-75-71—290 Kevin Streelman, $22,496 72-68-72-78—290 M. Thompson, $22,496 68-71-75-76—290

Track Continued from page 13 swept the 1,600, 5:33.0; and 800, 2:23.70. BOYS Team scores: Covington 142, Miami East 101, Twin Valley South 77.5, Bethel 74.5, Bradford 65.5, Ansonia 47, Tri-Village 45.5, Arcanum 30, Franklin Monroe 28, Newton 22, Tri-County North 14, National Trail 13. Local Placers Discus: 1.Sam Christian (Covington), 153-11; 3.Austin Sell (Bradford), 132-8. High Jump: 2.Mike Harmon (Miami East), 6-0; 3.Alex Baskerville (Covington), 5-10; 6.(tie) Luke House (Miami East), 5-8. Long Jump: 1.Johnathon Barbee (Bradford), 22-2; 3.Gunner Shirk (Miami East), 20-10; 5.Ross Snodgrass (Miami East), 197 1-4. Shot Put: 1.Sam Christian (Covington), 51-3. Pole Vault: 1.Trent Tobias (Covington), 11-6; 2.Mack Rose (Miami East), 11-6; 3.(tie) Josh Hoelscher (Bradford), 11-0; Austin Rush (Miami East), 11-0; 7.Christian Carder (Covington), 9-6. 3,200 Relay: 1.Covington, 8:31.20; 3.Miami East, 8:52.50; 7.Newton, 9:31.0. 110 Hurdles: 1.Troy Cron (Covington), 15.49; 2.Matt Beatty (Miami East), 15.96; 3.Ben Miller (Covington), 16.09; 4.Corey Rench (Bradford), 17.07; 5.Ross Snodgrass (Miami East), 17.78. 100: 1.Johnathon Barbee (Bradford), 11.40; 2.A.J. Ouellette (Covington), 11.54; 3.Gunner Shirk (Miami East), 11.72; 6.Matt Hart (Newton), 12.09. 800 Relay: 1.Bradford, 1:34.62; 3.Miami East, 1:36.12; 4.Covington, 1:36.30; 7.Newton, 1:38.64. 1,600: 4.Josh Ewing (Miami East), 4:46.14; 5.Alex Schilling (Covington), 4:46.89. 400 Relay: 1.Covington, 45.47; 2.Miami East, 45.72; 4.Newton, 47.17. 400: 1.Lane White (Covington), 50.63; 4.Dylan Canan (Bradford), 53.91; 7.Kevin Jackson (Miami East), 56.73; 8.Jonathon Accurso (Miami East), 56.88. 300 Hurdles: 2.Troy Cron (Covington), 41.34; 3.Corey Rench (Bradford), 41.52; 4.Dalton Bordelon (Covington), 44.36; 6.Ross Snodgrass (Miami East), 46.21. 800: 2.Dustin Fickert (Covington), 2:00.17; 3.Steven Hall (Miami East), 2:01.64. 200: 1.Lane White (Covington), 23.17; 2.Johnathon Barbee (Bradford), 23.30; 5.Matt Hart (Newton), 24.30. 3,200: 3.Josh Ewing (Miami East), 10:52.91; 4.Dave Brauer (Newton), 10:58.10; 7.Austin Kowalak (Miami East), 11:21.30. 1,600 Relay: 1.Covington, 3:30.20; 4.Miami East, 3:44.22; 8.Newton, 4:04.87. GIRLS Team scores: Miami East 167.5, Franklin Monroe 82, National Trail 68, Ansonia 61.25, Covington 54.5, Twin Valley South 46, Arcanum 45.25, Bethel 35.5, Bradford 32, Newton 30, Tri-Village 19, TriCounty North 19. Local Placers Discus: 2.Ashley Current (Miami East), 100-4; 4.Jenna Rindler (Covington), 1001;8.Haleigh Murphy (Covington), 93-1. High Jump: 1.Leah Dunivan (Miami East), 5-2; 3.Shay LaFollette (Bradford), 410; 4.(tie) Montana Hahn (Miami East), 48. Long Jump: 2.Leah Dunivan (Miami East), 16-7 3-4; 5.Montana Hahn (Miami East), 15-1 3-4; 6.Shay LaFollette (Bradford), 15-1 1-2. Shot Put: 1.Leah Dunivan (Miami East), 38-2 1-2; 5.Haleigh Murphy (Covington), 31-8; 6.Ashley Current (Miami East), 31-0 1-2. Pole Vault: 3.Stevee Hazel (Miami East), 9-0; 6.Katrina Sutherly (Miami East), 8-6; 8.(tie) Haleigh Murphy (Covington), 7-0;

Anna Snyder (Covington), 7-0. 3,200 Relay: 1.Miami East, 10:45.60; 11:08.10; 6.Bradford, 3.Covington, 11:48.80. 100 Hurdles: Shay LaFollette (Bradford), 16.36; 5.Allie Millhouse (Miami East), 17.55. 100: 1.Corrine Melvin (Miami East), 12.83; 4.Erica Cavender (Newton), 13.86; 5.Shay LaFollette (Bradford), 13.96; 8.Shianne Fortner (Covington), 14.13. 800 Relay: 1.Miami East, 1:50.14; 3.Newton, 1:56.91. 1,600: 1.Tara Snipes (Covington), 5:33.0; 2.Meredith Wesco (Miami East), 5:35.99; 4.Abigail Amheiser (Miami East), 6:01.50; 5.Gabby Fair (Bradford), 6:07.41. 400 Relay: 1.Miami East, 52.32; 4.Covington, 56.17; 6.Newton, 57.42. 400: 2.Renee DeFord (Miami East), 63.07. 300 Hurdles: 5.Erica Cavender (Newton), 52.35; 7.Sadie Canan (Covington), 55.75. 800: 1.Tara Snipes (Covington), 2:23,70; 2.Meredith Wesco (Miami East), 2:32.64; 4.Abby Hawkins (Miami East), 2:39.34; 5.Mary Larson (Newton), 2:43.26; 7.Gabby Fair (Bradford), 2:47.36. 200: 1.Corrine Melvin (Miami East), 26.79; 3.Renee DeFord (Miami East), 28.09; 4.Erica Cavender (Newton), 28.39; 5.Shianne Fortner (Covington), 28.49. 3,200: 2.Abigail Amheiser (Miam iEast), 13.27.16; 3.Tara Snipes (Covington), 13:35.95; 6.Erin Augustus (Miami East), 14:38.90; 7.Chelsea Dross (Bradford), 15:25.73. 1,600 Relay: 2.Miami East, 4:24.36; 6.Newton, 4:51.44.

FRIDAY Piqua takes sixth The Piqua boys and girls both finished sixth in the GWOC North track and field meet. For the boys, Azjhon Taylor tied for second in the high jump, clearing 57. Maddie Hilleary led the girls with a second-place finish in the shot put, 327. BOYS Team scores: Troy 136, Vandalia-Butler 110, Trotwood-Madison 107, Greenville 62, Sidney 62, Piqua 50. Piqua Placers 110 Hurdles: 4.Cody Combs, 16.51. 100: 4.Travis Nees, 11.43. 3,200 Relay: 6.Piqua (Justis Davis, Daret Spradley, Sean Calhoun, Austin Stahl), 9:15.75. 800 Relay: 5.Piqua (Ben Crawford, Jon Dembski, Tate Honeycutt, Travis Nees), 1:34.82. 400 Relay: 4.Piqua (Ben Crawford, Trent Yeomans, Tate Honeycutt, Travis Nees), 44.54. 1,600: 6.Justis Davis, 5:00.70. 300 Hurdles: 6.Cody Combs, 44.94. 200: 6.Tate Honeycutt, 23.56. 3,200: 6.Daret Spradley, 11:09.68. 1,600 Relay: 6.Piqua (Trent Yeomans, Jon Dembski, Ben Crawford, Azjhon Taylor), 3:43.83. High Jump: 2.(tie) Azjhon Taylor, 5-7; 4.(tie) Tyrone Collier, 5-4. Long Jump: 4.Cody Combs, 19-0; 5.Jalen Hudgins, 18-11 3-4. Discus: 6.Brendan Fries, 117-7.

Shot Put: 3.Kevin Watkins, 41-8; 4.Rob Stollmer, 41-7 1-2. Pole Vault: 5.Kyler Holland, 12-0; 6.Mitch Holland, 11-0. GIRLS Team scores: Troy 195, Trotwood 84.5, Vandalia-Butler 83.5, Sidney 78, Greenville 53, Piqua 31. Piqua Placers 3,200 Relay: 3.Piqua (Olivia Barhorst, Cheryl Bell, Courtney Bensman, Kylie Hays), 11:05.13. 400 Relay: 4.Piqua (Cheryl Bell, Breanna Boettiger, Danejha Clemons, Maddie Hilleary), 53.47. 800: 6.Courtney Bensman, 2:38.43. 1,600 Relay: 3.Piqua (Breanna Boettiger, Danajhe Clemons, Courtney Bensman, Cheryl Bell), 4:22.40. Discus: 5.Maddie Evans, 85-3. Shot Put: 2.Maddie Hilleary, 32-7. Pole Vault: 4.Kaili Ingle, 9-0.

Lady Tigers roll NEW BREMEN — The Versailles girls track and field team rolled up another MAC title, while the boys finished third. Versailles had 147 points, while Minster was second with 117.5. Tammy Berger set a meet record in winning the 800, 2:15.26. Allso winning for Verailles girls were the 3,200 relay (Chloe Warvel, Nicole Frantz, Natalie Grillot, Tammy Berger), 9:33.28; Amanda Winner, 400, 58.43; and Chelsea Bruns, discus, 116-2. Samuel Prakel won the 1,600 in a meet record 4:13.44; and added another meet record in winning the 3,200, 9:29.14. Also winning for the boys were the 3,200 relay (Samuel Prakel, Chad Winner, Michael Wenig, Sam Subler), 8:04.86; and Chad Winner, 400, 50.84. BOYS Team Scores: Minster 173, Coldwater 117.5, Versailles 105, New Bremen 66, Delphos St. John’s 56.5. St. Henry 53, Marion Local 41, New Knoxville 30, Parkway 18, Fort Recovery 1. Versailles Placers 3,200 Relay: 1.Versailles (Samuel Prakel, Chad Winner, Michael Wenig, Sam Subler), 8:04.86. 110 Hurdles: 2.Clay Wilker, 16.43; 6.Zach Steinbrunner, 17.30. 100: 6.Chad Winner, 11.85. 800 Relay: 3.Versailles (Darren Subler, Mitchell Campbell, Andrew Heitkamp, Craig Pothast), 1:34.47.

1,600: 1.Samuel Prakel, 4:13.44; 8.Sam Subler, 4:40.03. 400: 1.Chad Winner, 50.84; 6.Darren Subler, 53.54. 300 Hurdles: 6.Craig Pothast, 44.58; 8.Clay Wilker, 47.11. 800: 7.Sam Subler, 2:05.55. 200: 7.Cole Albers, 24.65; 8.Andrew Heitkamp, 24.68. 3,200: 1.Samuel Prakel, 9;29.14; 7.Michael Wenig, 10:21.42. 1,600 Relay: 2.Versailles (Mitchell Campbell, Darren Subler, Craig Pothast, Clay Wilker), 3:29.30. High Jump: 2.Craig Pothast, 6-0; 6.Clay Wilker, 5-10. Long Jump: 3.Jacob Barga, 19-3 3-4. Shot Put: 4.Mitchell Didier, 44-9 1-2. GIRLS Team scores: Versailles 147, Minster 117.5, Coldwater 105.5, Marion Local 76, New Bremen 50, Parkway 46, Fort Recovery 37, St. Henry 31, Delphos St. John’s 28, New Knoxville 25. Versailles Placers 3,200 Relay: 1.Versailles (Chloe Warvel, Nicole Frantz, Natalie Grillot, Tammy Berger), 9:33.38. 100: 3.Amanda Winner, 13.10; 4.Abby Barlage, 13.19. 800 Relay: 2.Versailles (Lauren Bohman, Taylor Winner, Jacquie Moorman, Abby Barlage), 1:48.03. 1,600: 2.Tammy Berger, 5:06.47; 6.Chloe Warvel, 5:43.99. 400 Relay: 2.Versailles (Lauren Bohman, Gwen Keihl, Megan Hemmelgarn, Abby Barlage), 51.20. 400: 1.Amanda Winner, 58.43; 6.Taylor Winner, 62.62. 300 Hurdles: 6.Meagan Winner, 50.28; 8.Valerie Francis, 51.83. 800: 1.Tammy Berger, 2:15.26; 6.Chloe Warvel, 2:33.85. 200: 2.Amanda Winner, 27.0; 5.Lauren Bohman, 27.52. 3,200: 2.Natalie Grillot, 11:58.40; 5.Hannah Wenig, 12:17.80. 1,600 Relay: 2.Versailles (Taylor Winner, Tammy Berger, Jacquie Moorman, Megan Winner), 4:09.91. High Jump: 3.Amanda Winner, 4-10; 8.Valerie Francis, 4-6. Pole Vault: 3.Abby Barlage, 10-0. Long Jump: 7.Olivia Schlater, 15-11 12. Discus: 1.Chelsea Bruns, 116-2; 8.Baleigh Reed, 93-10. Shot Put: 2.Chelsea Bruns, 36-9 1-2; 6.Kaci Lawrence, 32-3 1-2.

Lady Raiders win ANNA — The Russia girls won the Shelby County League meet, while Houston was fifth. The Houston boys were third and Russia was fifth. Jackie Siefring had a big day for the Russia girls, winning the 100 hurdles, 15.75; the 300 hurdles in a meet record, 46.01; the 200, 27.08; and the long jump, 15-11 1-2. Also winning for the Russia girls were the 400 relay (Kayli Dues, Leah Francis, Kaitlyn Barga, Hannah Bornhorst),

52.54; Bethany York, high jump, 5-0; and Taylor Magoto, pole vault, 9-9. Winning for the Houston girls was Allison Roeth, 3,200, 11:33.67. Winning for the Houston boys were Mason Yingst, shot put, 48-2 1-4; and Brandon Ike, pole vault, 14-0. Winning for the Russia boys was Tyler Francis, 300 hurdles, 41.54; Ethan Schafer, 800, 2:04.05; and the 1,600 relay (Colin Ball, Dakotah Huffman, Cody Heaton, Ethan Schafer), 3:39.0. BOYS Team scores: Anna 168.5, Fort Loramie 111, Houston 93, Fairlawn 68, Russia 66.5, Jackson Center 18. Local Placers 3,200 Relay: 2.Russia (Colin Ball, Ethan Schafer, Alex Herron, Steven Stickel), 8:39.7; 5.Houston (Devon Jester, David Loraine, Seth Clark, Brad Wells), 9:09.7. 110 Hurdles: 5.Nathan Ritchie (Houston), 17.69; 6.Zach Gariety (Russia), 19.71. 100: 6.Brandon Ike (Houston), 12.13. 800 Relay: 3.Russia (Tyler Francis, Cody Heaton, Kyle Poling, Ethan Schafer), 1:36.16; 5.Houston (Brandon Ike, Dalton Cook, Luke Winner, Nathan Ritchie), 1:38.12. 1,600: 3.Devon Jester (Houston), 4:46.6; 5.Colin Ball (Russia), 4:53.2. 400 Relay: 4.Russia (Tyler Francis, Shane Simons, Holden O’Reiley, Cody Heaton), 49.08; 5.Houston (Levi Barger, Nathan Ritchie, Luke Winner, Jacob Braun), 49.11. 400: 4.Dalton Cook (Houston), 54.89; 6.Curtis Hughes (Houston), 52.27. 300 Hurdles: 1.Tyler Francis (Russia), 41.54; 4.Nathan Ritchie (Houston), 43.66; 6.T.J. Martin (Houston), 46.45. 800: 1.Ethan Schafer (Russia), 2:04.05; 4.Colin Ball (Russia), 2:08.5; 6.David Loraine (Houston), 2:13.8. 200: 5.Brandon Ike (Houston), 26.64. 3,200: 3.Devon Jester (Houston), 10:34.6; 4.Steven Stickel (Russia), 10:43.6. 1,600 Relay: 1.Russia (Colin Ball, Dakotah Huffman, Cody Heaton, Ethan Schafer), 3:39.0; 3.Houston (Curtis Hughes, T.J. Martin, Levi Barger, Dalton Cook), 3:50.9. Discus: 3.Mason Yingst (Houston), 1331; 5.Justin Yingst (Houston), 127-2; 6.Kyle Poling (Russia), 121-0. High Jump: 2.(tie) T.J. Martin (Houston), 5-10; 4.Kyle Poling (Russia), 5-8. Long Jump: 4.Luke Winner (Houston), 18-7. Shot Put: 1.Mason Yingst (Houston), 482 1-4; 2.Justin Yingst (Houston), 47-11 1-4; 6.Nick Paulus (Russia), 42-1. Pole Vault: 1.Brandon Ike (Houston), 140; 3.Tyler Davis (Houston), 12-6; 5.(tie) Shane Simons (Russia), 9-6. GIRLS Team scores: Russia 174, Fort Loramie 120, Botkins 112, Anna 49, Houston 41, Fairlawn 29. Local Placers 3,200 Relay: 3.Russia (Lauren Francis, Emily Borchers, Claudia Monnin, Macy Monnin), 10:18.3; 4.Houston (Jenna Hooks, Monique Booher, Heidi Cox, Allison Roeth),

10:37.8. 100 Hurdles: 1.Jackie Siefring (Russia), 15.75; 3.Leah Francis (Russia), 15.80. 100: 3.Kaitlyn Barga (Russia), 13.6; 4.Hannah Bornhorst (Russia), 13.8. 800 Relay: 2.Russia (Kirstin Voisard, Kayli Dues, Kaitlyn Barga, Hannah Bornhorst), 1:53.10; 6.Houston (Meg Phyillaier, Jodi Jolly, Jill Jolly, Heidi Cox), 2:09.04. 1,600: 2.Emily Borchers (Russia), 5:17.5; 3.Lauren Francis (Russia), 5:17.7; 5.Allison Roeth (Houston), 5:26.9. 400 Relay: 1.Russia (Kayli Dues, Leah Francis, Kaitlyn Barlage, Hannah Bornhorst), 52.54; 6.Houston (Kara Smith, Kayode Momon, Meg Phyillaier, Jodi Jolly), 62.33. 400: 2.Kaylie Dues (Russia), 63.39; 3.Kirstin Voisard (Russia), 64.01; 6.Heidi Cox (Houston), 68,83. 300 Hurdles: 1.Jackie Siefring (Russia), 46.01; 4.Leah Francis (Russia), 50.07; 6.Brianna Garber (Houston), 51.99. 800: 3.Emily Borchers (Russia), 2:28.02; 6.Claudia Monnin (Russia), 2:36.28. 200: 1.Jackie Siefring (Russia), 27.08; 5.Kaitlyn Barlage (Russia), 28.65. 3,200: 1.Allison Roeth (Houston), 11:33.67; 2.Lauren Francis (Russia), 11:39.46; 4.Macy Monnin (Russia), 12:18.30. 1,600 Relay: 2.Russia (Kirstin Voisard, Kayli Dues, Claudia Monnin, Leah Francis), 4:27.8; 5.Houston (Amy McKee, Emily Creech, Monique Booher, Heidi Cox), 4:52.8. Discus: 4.Abby Drees (Russia), 89-4. High Jump: 1.Bethany York (Russia), 50; 2.Emily Borchers (Russia), 5-0. Long Jump: 1.Jackie Siefring (Russia), 15-11 1-2; 3.Brianna Garber (Houston), 142 1-2; 4.Amy McKee (Houston), 13-9 3-4. Shot Put: 3.Katie Huffman (Houston), 33-4 1-2; 6.Abby Drees (Russia), 28-10 1-2. Pole Vault: 1.Taylor Magoto (Russia), 99; 5.Jill Jolly (Houston), 8-0; 6.Meg Phyillaier (Houston), 7-6.

Falcons at CBC URBANA — The Graham boys track and field team tied for fifth in the Mad River Division of the CBC meet, while the girls took sixth. BOYS Team scores: Ben Logan 93, Urbana 42, Northwestern 38, Greenon 37, Graham 20, Indian Lake 20. Graham Placers 3,200 Relay: 8.Graham (Sam Keller, Seth Kerns, Brandon Kerns, Luke Harmon), 8:36.97. Discus: 8.Riley Watson, 118-2. 100: 7.Parker Wright, 12.26. 800 Relay: 7.Graham (Wiatt Hanlin, Seth Kerns, Parker Wright, Tanner Blake), 1:36.10. 400: 5.Brandon Kerns, 51.89; 6.Tanner Blake, 52.19. 1,600 Relay: 4.Graham (Seth Kerns, Parker Wright, Tanner Blake, Brandon Kerns), 3:31.02. Shot Put: 7.Riley Watson, 43-3. GIRLS Team scores: Urbana 96, Greenon 83, Ben Logan 57.5, Indian Lake 34, Northwestern 16, Graham 13. Graham Placers 800 Relay: 6.Graham (Catherine Hanlin, Brittany Kite, Becca Rudderham, Jessie Newcomer), 1:52.67. 1,600: 8.Julia Grabil, 5:57.52. 800: 4.Jessie Newcomer, 3:30.01. 1,600 Relay: 5.Graham (Catherine Hanlin, Brittany Kite, Becca Rudderham, Jessie Newcomer), 4:19.65.



Monday, May 14, 2012

Tigers clinch share of MAC title VERSAILLES — The Versailles baseball team clinched at least a share of the Midwest Athletic Confernce title by pounding Parkway 13-2 in five innings Saturday.

Dominic Richard got the win with relief help from Ethan Bruns. They combined to strike out three and walk one, while allowing five hits. Mitch Gigandet was 3for-3 with two doubles and five RBIs. Zach Niekamp was 3-

for-4 with a double, while 0 Friday. Damian Richard was 2Katelyn Herron pitched for-3 with a double and a two-hitter, stiking out three RBIs. nine. Alexa Counts had two SOFTBALL of Russia’s five hits on the day. Lady Raiders fall Russia will play Triad RUSSIA — The Russia softball team lost a heart- in D-IV sectional action breaker to Fort Loramie 1- Tuesday at Fairlawn.


TODAY SOFTBALL DIVISION III Miami East vs. Preble Shawnee at Northmont, 5 p.m. Versailles vs. West Liberty-Salem at Brookville, 5 p.m. TUESDAY SOFTBALL DIVISION IV Bradford vs. Riverside at Russia, 5 p.m. Covington vs. Ansonia at Tipp City, 5 p.m. Newton vs. Tri-Village at Bethel, 5 p.m. Russia vs. Triad at Fairlawn, 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY BASEBALL DIVIISON III Miami East vs. Versailles at Tipp City, 5 p.m. DIVISION IV Lehman vs. Riverside at Piqua, 5 p.m. Covington vs. Fort Loramie at Sidney, 5 p.m.

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TRACK & FIELD Division I District at Troy Division III District at Graham THURSDAY TENNIS DIVISION II DISTRICT AT CENTERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL Singles Pierce Bennett, Lehman; Dan Sehlhorst, Lehman. TRACK & FIELD Division II District at Graham

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Dan Sehlhorst hits a backhand return Saturday at Troy City Park doing.” Sherman was happy to see the way Sehlhorst finished the match. “Dan (Sehlhorst) has struggled with the second set at times this year,” Sherman said. “That is something we have been working on.” And Sehlhorst, who came in unseeded, was happy to back up his coach’s confidence. “She told me, ‘You can do it, Dan,” Sehlhorst said. “It is hard to get a seed when you play second singles. “I was happy to be able to show what I could do and prove it.” Sehlhorst had started the day with a 6-2, 6-1 loss to Brumbaugh in the

semifinals. “You just want to do the best you can,” he said. “When you are playing him (Matt Brumbaugh), you have to play at different level. “It forces you to hit better shots.” And as he watched the end of the Bennett and Brumbaugh match, he knew there would not be a loser. “They are both great players,” he said. “I have friends with been Matthew (Brumbaugh) for awhile now. Whatever happens, I wish them both the best of luck at district.” And Sehlhorst felt his match was an important one with Hart for Thurs-

day’s district tournament Centerville High at School. He will now play someone who finished second at sectionals and not a sectional champion. “It will (being at district last year help him),” Sehlhorst said. “You could see how tense everyone was. There is a big difference from being a three (third place) and a four (fourth place).” Sherman said it is hard to predict. “Sometimes, you get a better draw finishing second, than winning,” she said. “I told the guys, all you can do is go out and win your matches and we will see what the draw is.” And get ready for some more great tennis.

RUSSIA — For nine innings, Russia ace Treg Francis and Fort Loramie ace Jared Albers matched each other pitch-for-pitch in the game that would determine the Shelby County League champion. But, in the 12th, Russia got a run to win 1-0 and finish 11-1 in the SCL. Fort Loramie is 9-2 with a game with Jackson Center remaining. “It was a great champigame,” Russia onship coach Rick Gold said. “Both teams played exceptionally well and both Treg and Jared were outstanding on the mound.” Francis went nine innings, with eight strikeouts and one walk; while Albers pitched 10 innings with 12 strikeouts and two walks. “Both teams threatened to score,” Gold said. “But, the defense was equally brilliant as the efforts of

the pitchers.” Loramie had runners on second and third in the fourth, but Francis fielded a squeeze bunt and threw to Colyn McEldowney at the plate for the out. Fort Loramie had second and third in the seventh when Cole McEldowney made a running catch in the outfield for the third out. Bryce Rittenhouse had a diving catch in the outfield and threw a runner out at third in the 11th inning. Russia broke through in the 12th, loading the bases with one out. On a 3-1 count, Eric Magoto singled in Cole McEldowney with the game’s only run. Magoto and Colyn McEldowney were 2-for-5 and Isaiah Counts relieved Francis in the 10th inning and got the win, striking out five.

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“There are (things he can take from the match). I have a lot of work to do on my first serve. That has to get to 60 to 70 percent for the district tournament.” In his opening match, Bennett handled third seed Nathan Hart of Brookville 6-2, 6-2. Things got interesting in the second set, when the first five games were breaks. With Bennett leading 42 and Hart serving, there were five deuces. After Bennett hit a perfect drop shot to get a break point, he was given the game when Hart was called for ball abuse. Bennett then served the match out at love. “I wouldn’t say that (it went as expected),” Bennett said. “I don’t overlook anyone. “And he (Nathan Hart) is a very good player who hits a nice, flat ball.” And Bennett is going to district for the third time, although the first two years it was as a doubles player. “You are always going to do something better the second or third time you do it,” Bennett said. “But, singles is a whole different game and I know that. But, if anyone underestimates me, they are going to be in for a ‘WOW’. “I am going there to play and I will never, ever quit — that’s for sure.” ■ Bennett’s teammate Dan Sehlhorst also split his two matches. In the third place match with Hart, it was very competitive much of the first set. With Sehlhorst leading 4-3, the Lehman senior ran off eight straight games to win the match 63, 6-0. “I think I figured out how to deal with his serve,” Sehlhorst said. “That was the difference. I was thinking (as the second set was going on), just keep doing what you are

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