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Santa’s Helpers At EHOVE
EHOVE’S Auto Body students are again helping Santa this year by refurbishing bikes for kids and donating them to local charitable organizations. EHOVE has been spearheading this good cause for 30 years now. As an added bonus this year, safety helmets also were sent with the bikes thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation. Throughout the year, students in the Auto Body Program collect damaged bikes and bring them to EHOVE. Students decipher which bikes can be refurbished and which bikes can’t be fixed. Students paint Brandon Missler (Bellevue HS) them, shine them and repair them for kids. Students applied each step they’ve learned in the Auto Body program like prep work, wrenching, sanding, painting and more to the bikes. Their goal was to make the bikes appear like new before they were donated. This year, 12 bikes were refurbished by the students and inspected for safety by Auto Body Instructor Jim Linder. Linder has enjoyed working on this project over the years and was sad to report that it can’t continue. According to new guidelines in place for several local organizations, they can no longer accept refurbished bikes because of safety issues and organization policies. Even though it’s ending, Linder still looks back on all of the years with his students and their work as successful. “I’m really proud of this great teaching experience for the kids,” said Linder. “Having the kids using the skills they learn to help others really makes me proud.” EHOVE Career Center is a leading career tech school in Milan Township. This high school and adult education facility draws students from a variety of locales, and serves multiple school districts as well in Erie, Huron and Ottawa Counties. Students are given the opportunity to take challenging academic classes in a customized and relevant curriculum to prepare them for a specific career or college, and learn skills to advance in the trade of their choice, for now or the future. A wide variety of career paths and training opJustin Chesser (Sandusky HS) portunities are available for many professions.
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To Our Loyal Readers… By John Schaffner, Publisher Huron Hometown News
Let me extend my best wishes to all of our readers this wonderful holiday season. Since October of 2006, we have successfully attempted to publish the Huron Hometown News. That would be over 7 years. Every week, we have managed to accumulate stories and photos about YOU, the people of Huron and Huron Township. We have compiled those stories into a newspaper and delivered that newspaper to your doorstep. Our efforts have been well received.
Our most recent audits show that a vast majority of you have picked up and read all 375 editions of the Huron Hometown News. From a business standpoint, we have fought the good fight. In 2007, we ran into the recession that has managed to linger on through today. Newspapers in general have been hit hard by this recession as advertisers and readers have turned to the internet for news and information. Through all of it, we have remained stubbornly loyal to our original idea…a weekly newspaper 100% about Huron and its people. Our Mission: To help the people of Huron live here…BETTER! A good number of
local businesses have rallied to support our efforts, but sadly, just not enough. So, we are sad to report to you today our decision to suspend operations of Huron Hometown News, at least until better economic conditions exist. We are considering alternatives…an “online only” digital edition, a monthly magazine, as well as other alternatives. My personal thanks also goes out to the 11 individuals who invested in the idea of a Huron weekly newspaper at the beginning. It is their faith and support that has kept us going for 7 years.
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Office location: 110 Wall Street Mailing address: 417 Main St. Phone: 419-433-8487 • Fax: 419-433-0470 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.cityofhuron.org Stay up-to-date on Parks and Recreation news! Sign up for our email alerts on the City of Huron’s homepage to receive information on upcoming programs and events. ----Indoor Soccer League, Grades 3-4 and 5-6 with Huron High School Soccer Coach & Players! A great opportunity for boys and girls in grades 3-4 and 5-6 to work with the Huron High School Soccer staff and players to improve their skills and have fun! The first two weeks includes a variety of skill sessions. The participants will be assigned to teams to compete in sched-
uled games for the remaining six weeks of the program. Grades 3-4 League is noon-2 pm on Saturdays; Grades 5-6 League is also on Saturdays, 2-4:00 pm – both leagues will be held January 18 -March 8, 2014 at Woodlands School. See our website for registration form or call 419-433-8487. Participation fee is $65. ----Indoor Soccer – Pre-K - 2nd Grade Both sessions and age groups for Indoor Soccer at Shawnee are filled. ----Adult Fitness Yoga: The next session begins Jan. 14, 2014 for eight weeks; Tuesday evenings, 6:00 - 7:00pm at Shawnee Elementary. This is yoga for people of all ages and fitness levels who want to improve their health and wellness. Program fee is $40 for residents; $45 for non-residents. Visit our website for registration form or stop at our 110 Wall Street office.
Community Calendar Wednesday, December 25Merry Christmas! 5:00-6:00 PM- Christ’s Community Meal at the First Presbyterian Church, Huron. A free meal offered for those in need by the churches of Huron.
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Snow Ban Parking Reminder The Service Department of the City of Huron wishes to remind all residents and businesses of the new EMERGENCY SNOW PARKING BAN (Ordinance No. 2013-11) that no parking is allowed on any city street, public ways, or in designated parking areas on city streets if snow exceeds 2” or more. However, the owners and operators of motor vehicles shall have the responsibility of determining existing weather conditions and depths or extent of snow fall and complying with the provisions of this section as mandated within the City’s Codified Ordinances Section 351.19.
After the snow has stopped and the streets have been cleared, vehicles may park on streets. The Service Department also wishes to remind all residents and business to clear sidewalks of snow and ice. Many residents utilize the sidewalks , please keep their safety in mind. Keeping sidewalks clear of snow, ice or any nuisance is mandated within the City’s Codified Ordinances Section 521.06 and the responsibility of the property owner/occupant. If you have any questions, please contact the Street Foreman, Steve Didelot at 419-433-5000 ext. 290
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FROM THE BENCH By Judge Bill Steuk, Huron Municipal Court
DEER-VEHICLE COLLISIONS The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODT) wants to remind drivers to be cautious for roaming deer on our roads. In calendar year 2012 there were 20,993 reported vehicle collisions involving deer. Six collisions resulted in human fatalities and 1,013 resulted in injuries. ODT provides the following tips to avoid collisions with deer. See the signs: Deer crossing signs are posted in higher risk areas. Drive with caution, especially in those posted areas. Deer don’t roam alone: Deer often run together. If you see one deer near or crossing the road, expect others to follow; Danger from dusk to dawn: Watch for deer especially at dawn and around sunset. About 20% of the collisions occur in early morning, while more than half occur between 5 p.m. and midnight.
Some counties report higher deer-vehicle collision. The total reported deer collisions were highest in Stark County (558) followed by Richland County (533), Hamilton County (524), Clermont Count (470) and Lorain County (470). Erie County had 226 reported deer-vehicle collisions in 2012. ODT recommends that if a vehicle strikes a deer, motorists should report the crash to local law enforcement, the sheriff’s department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, or the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. For further information please visit ODT’s web site at www.dot. state.oh.us. Articles appearing in this column are intended to provide broad, general information about the law. Before applying this information to a specific legal problem, readers are urged to seek advice from an attorney.
Firelands Regional Medical Center to Acquire The Giving Tree Firelands Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce it will be acquiring The Giving Tree, a provider of mental health, drug and alcohol, and behavioral health services in Ottawa County. The Giving Tree will be managed by Firelands beginning January 1, 2014 and will officially become Firelands Regional Medical Center Counseling and Recovery Services of Ottawa County on April 1, 2014. Services will continue to be offered at The Giving Tree’s current locations in Port Clinton, Oak Harbor and Genoa. Most importantly, care provided to clients served by The Giving Tree will not see an interruption of their care during the transition. Clients will continue to be served by a local provider which receives the same local funding as The Giving Tree and operates under similar policies and procedures as The Giving Tree. Firelands Regional Medical Center anticipates transitioning the 35 employees of The Giving Tree over to Firelands Regional Medical Center Counseling and Recovery Services of Ottawa County. Marsha Mruk, vice president of Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services, shares, “We were very pleased to be approached by the administration of The Giving Tree to discuss an arrangement that would allow the continuation of the high quality service Ottawa County residents have come to expect from The Giving Tree.” According to The Giving Tree owners Mariann Davids and Ann Kersten, “Firelands’ mission is closely aligned with the mission of The Giving Tree, which will help make the transition smooth for clients, employees and the community. We made our selection in part based on what organization could continue to provide
Ottawa County with the highest standard of behavioral healthcare. In addition we considered the integration of primary care and behavioral health needed by the residents in Ottawa County who cannot afford the care they need.” Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services is a private, not-for-profit entity and is unique in the State of Ohio in its provision of publicly funded Behavioral Health services under the scope of a Regional Medical Center. These services include a 34-bed Inpatient Psychiatric unit. Serving seven counties, including Erie, Huron, Lorain, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wyandot, Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services provides a comprehensive breadth of behavioral health services. Accredited by Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), services provided include inpatient psychiatric care, outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults, a medical health home program providing behavioral healthcare and primary healthcare within a single location, consultation services, alcohol and drug treatment services, and crisis services/hotline as well as numerous specialized outpatient program. Services at both Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services and The Giving Tree are funded in part by the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Erie & Ottawa Counties. To learn more about Firelands Regional Medical Center Counseling and Recovery Services, visit firelands.com/mentalhealth.
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The community is invited to meet the staff, tour the facility and enjoy refreshments at the new Urgent Care in Clyde on Wednesday, January 8 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at 1470 W. McPherson Highway. The new Urgent Care in Clyde is a joint venture between Firelands Regional Medical Center and The Bellevue Hospital and will serve the healthcare needs of residents in the Clyde, Bellevue, Fremont and surrounding areas. The Urgent Care will begin seeing patients on January 13th. It will be open daily from 11 am to 9 pm and 10 am to 5 pm Saturdays and Sundays offering prompt treatment for minor illnesses and injuries as well as x-ray and lab services. To learn more visit www.firelandsphysiciangroup.com/urgentcare. About Firelands Regional Medical Center Firelands Regional Medical Center is nationally recognized for its award-winning care. As a 400-bed facility, Firelands was ranked #1 in Ohio (top 5% nationally) for
Spine Surgery, 2013; #4 in Ohio (top 5% nationally) for Vascular Surgery, 2013; #4 in Ohio (top 10% nationally) for Overall Orthopedic Services, 2013; Top 10% Nationally in Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation, ranked in the Top 5% nationally for Patient Safety, 2011, is accredited in heart failure and is an American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline heart attack center, as well as a certified chest pain center. Firelands Regional Medical Center is a Verified Level III Trauma Center, a Certified Primary Stroke Center, and is the area’s only Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. Serving a five-county region, Firelands provides many advanced care services to the region including comprehensive cancer care, full-time interventional cardiac care and open heart surgery, wound care services including hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), acute inpatient rehabilitation, as well as many advanced surgical procedures. For more information about Firelands, visit our website at firelands. com.
Church Chat • Milestones Christ Episcopal Church 120 Ohio Street, Huron 419-433-4701 10 a.m. worship and communion services Sunday School 9 a.m. and Adult Sunday School 9 a.m. www.christchurchhuron.com First Presbyterian Church 225 Williams Street, Huron 419-433-5018 Summer Worship Hours: Memorial Day to Labor Day 8:00 & 9:30 am Fellowship Hour at 10:30 No Sunday School Winter Worship Hours: 8:30 & 10:45 Worship Sunday School at 9:30 am Fellowship Hour at 11:45 am Bible Study Mondays at 1:00 pm Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.firstpresbychurchhuron.org Grace Presbyterian Church Kalahari Resort, Nia Convention Center, Rt. 250, Huron 419-271-1112 email@example.com www.graceop.org Worship: Sunday 10 a.m. Holy Trinity Anglican Church 1608 St. Rt. 113, Milan 419-499-3683 Father Dennis Henkle Worship and Holy Communion – Sunday 10:00 a.m.
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Huron United Methodist Church 338 Williams St., 419-433-3984 8:00 a.m. - Praise Service, Sanctuary with Rev. Roger’s Cherub Chat 9:00 Refreshments in the Fellowship Hall 10:00 a.m. - Celebration Service, Sanctuary after Cherub Chat children are invited to Children’s Celebration Service in Fellowship Hall. Pastor’s Cherub Chat at both services. 6:30 pm - Jr. and Sr. High Youth Fellowship Sanctuary and classrooms handicapped accessible.
St. Peter Catholic Church 430 Main Street, Huron, 419-433-5725 www.stpetershuron.org Mass Schedule 5:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday Weekday & Holyday Masses Please see the bulletin on our website Reconciliation 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday or by appointment
Lighthouse Assembly of God Church 820 Cleveland Road East, Huron 419-433-8889 www.lighthouseagc.org Sunday Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. adult and children Adult Bible Study 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays Youth Group 6 p.m. Sunday Food Pantry 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays Food Pantry: 419-616-0088 Salvation Army Service Unit 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays by appointment only. Salvation Army Services: 419-433-0500
The Chapel 4444 Galloway Road, Sandusky 419-627-0208 www.thechapel.tv/ Saturday Service 5:00 p.m. Sunday Services at 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Jr. High Youth Group – Sundays during 9 and 11 am church service meet in the Warehouse/Youth Room Sr. High Youth Group – Sunday evenings from 6 to 8pm meet in the Warehouse/Youth Room.
St. Matthew Lutheran Church PO Box 774, 15617 Mason Road, Vermilion, 44089 Rev. Dr. Karl F. Fry, Pastor 440 967 9886 www.lutheransonline.com/stmattvermlcms Twitter: @stmattvermlcms Sunday Worship: 10:30am (for June, July and August) Sunday School: 9:30am
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 4511 Galloway Road, Huron 419-626-9860 Bishop: Bill Reed Sacrament Service Sundays 9:30 a.m. Family History Center Wednesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church 930 Main Street, Huron 419-433-4711 www.zionhuron.org 8:30 a.m. Sundays Traditional Worship Service 10 a.m. family-friendly contemporary worship, with Sunday School for children and teens.
Reverend Roger’s Reflections By J. Roger Skelley-Watts, Pastor, Huron United Methodist Church
I remember taking our daughter Kathryn to the mall on her fifth Christmas, and vowed to never take her again…she made me misty-eyed every t en feet and after ½ hour I was crying so much I couldn’t see where I was going. Because she communicated with everyone and everything. She talked to Santa Claus and charmed him out of coloring books and sticky candy canes. She talked to babies and their parents. She talked to toys in the windows, and a pile of Teddy bears. She talked to the little mechanical wooden elves, who were just her size, sawing wood and pulling sleds next to the Christmas train. She talked to me every step of the way and wanted to show me everything, for it was all new and exciting to her. She had a total, indiscriminate, trust, and her feelings were always right up front. ‘Cause kids and babies instinctively know how to communicate, now don’t they? After all, that’s their main job. They’re not jaded. Every small fiber of their entire little beings veritably oozes communications – it is their essence. So it’s no small accident that God sent Christ to the earth as a little baby – who could resist? God did it that way because He cared to send the very best – he wanted to get through to us – He wanted to say that He is not far off, but accessible, so be not afraid – Emmanuel – God is
with us, here and now. We can trust Him – He wants to hear and answer our prayers. As we wrap up 2013 and move into a brand new, unused year, wouldn’t it be a wonderful world if we used God’s model of communication for our own? Wouldn’t it be a wonderful world if we were as desperate to communicate with one another and with God as He is to communicate with us and hear our prayers? Wouldn’t it be a wonderful world if we would open up to one another and share our feelings, and talk about what’s troubling us, and trust one another and God to show us the way from the creation all the way down to Christmas night and Easter morn. How did Nelson Mandella and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa avoid a civil war while flipping their whole society upside down? Because they communicated as God did. They listened to one another. Not only did they believe in the Christ child, they put their beliefs into action. We can do the same, if we would only bend our accusatory swords into plowshares, and rhetorical spears into pruning hooks. May God give us the strength to let a little child to lead us. Blessed Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year. Rev. Roger Skelley-Watts Pastor, Huron United Methodist Church.
Breaking Free: The Journey, The Stories, by Beth Moore Please join us for this in-depth, eleven-week women's Bible study on Monday evenings from 7-9 PM beginning January 6th, or Tuesday mornings from 9-11 AM, beginning January 7th at Huron United Methodist Church, 338 Williams Street, Huron. In Breaking Free, Beth leads you through a study of the Scriptures to discover the transforming power of freedom in Jesus Christ. Themes for this study come from Isaiah, a book about the captivity of God's children, the faithfulness of God, and the road to freedom. Breaking Free is Beth's life message that she wants to share with you. Taped live at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New
Orleans, this study includes testimonies of how women like you have found freedom and have been delivered from personal captivity. Nursery care is provided for the morning session. Purchase of a Member Book is recommended, providing a personal study experience five days a week, plus viewer guides for the group video sessions. Cost of the book is $18. (Assistance is available.) To reserve your member book or for any questions, please contact Carolyn at 419-433-7547 or 419-357-5909 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Invite a friend! This study is open to the public.
Healthcare Provider CPR Courses Offered at Firelands (December 20, 2013 – Sandusky, Ohio) Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering the Healthcare Provider CPR Certification Course on the following dates: • Wednesday, January 8 from 8:00 am to 11:30 am • Tuesday, January 21 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm The classes will be held at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue. This Healthcare Provider Course is for medical professionals and students beginning course work in healthcare professions only. The class fee is $50 per person.
Those attending will learn adult, child, and infant CPR in cases where there are either one or two rescuers and Obstructed Airway Management for adults, children, and infants. Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training is also included. The Foundation for Firelands provides funding to make this program possible. Registration is required and can be made by calling Firelands Regional Medical Center at 419-557-6740.
Firelands Offering Childbirth Class Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering a four-week Childbirth Preparation class on the following dates: Wednesday, January 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 6 to 8:30 pm. Childbirth Preparation classes are held at Firelands Regional Medical Center, South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. Participants will learn breathing patterns and relaxation exercises to be used during labor and delivery. Induction of labor, medication and anesthesia options, Caesarian birth and recovery will also be discussed. Childbirth classes are taught by experienced obstetri-
cal nurses from Firelands Regional Medical Center with a clinical background focused on contemporary childbirth methods. It is recommended that this course be taken during the last trimester of pregnancy and that expectant mothers select a class that ends at least three weeks before their due date The cost for the class is $35 per couple. No one will be refused this course due to inability to pay. The Foundation for Firelands provides funding to make this program possible. To register, call Firelands Regional Medical Center at 419-557-7840.
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Saturday Fun for Kids EHOVE is the place to be Saturday mornings in February! Fun programs for 1st-8th graders will take over the campus through EHOVE’s Saturday Youth Enrichment. Check out this list that includes only some of the program choices: science experiments, crafts, inventing, cooking, carpentry, acting, knitting, pet care, sign language and Spanish. There are also a few classes available for adults too! While the kids are enjoying the programs, parents can relax in the Cyber Café every Saturday. Bring your own laptop or use one of EHOVE’s computers. Coffee, water and snacks will be available. There are many more program choices and descriptions at the registration site. Registration opens at 7 am on Thursday, January 9. The link to the list of programs and registration page is available now on
the home page at www.EHOVE.net. EHOVE Career Center is a leading career tech school in Milan Township. This high school and adult education facility draws students from a variety of locales, and serves multiple school districts as well in Erie, Huron and Ottawa Counties. Students are given the opportunity to take challenging academic classes in a customized and relevant curriculum to prepare them for a specific career or college, and learn skills to advance in the trade of their choice, for now or the future. A wide variety of career paths and training opportunities are available for many professions. (RIGHT) Ryan Stombaugh of Bellevue in the Kids Kitchen Café program (BELOW LEFT)Maria Maringer of Marblehead in the Carpentry program (BELOW RIGHT) Dakota Jones of Vermilion and Alyvia Elliot of Huron in the Carpentry program
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EHOVE Visual Media Tech student Sarah Hall (Vermilion HS) wrote a letter to State Representative Chris Redfern as part of her Government/Economics class at EHOVE. Redfern thought the best way to answer her questions was in person, so he met with Hall and students from three classes at EHOVE on December 13. “It’s important to me to go to all of the schools,” he said. “EHOVE is a cornerstone of education in our community and that needs to be recognized.” He talked about his role and responsibilities in government, discussed how legislators of every district should reach out to residents, and stressed the importance of voting for young people. “Your opinion matters,” he said. “Don’t think it doesn’t even for one moment.” After discussing how government affects young people, he addressed questions posed by the students on the top-
ics of gas prices, invasive species impacts, lowering the voting age, Internet access restrictions and more. After his session with the students, Redfern talked with individuals who had more questions. A full album of the State Representative Redfern’s visit is available at www.Facebook.com/EHOVEworks. EHOVE Career Center is a leading career tech school in Milan Township. This high school and adult education facility draws students from a variety of locales, and serves multiple school districts as well in Erie, Huron and Ottawa Counties. Students are given the opportunity to take challenging academic classes in a customized and relevant curriculum to prepare them for a specific career or college, and learn skills to advance in the trade of their choice, for now or the future. A wide variety of career paths and training opportunities are available for many professions.
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Available courses are $200 for each two day session. Each class day runs from 9 am-3 pm at EHOVE Adult Career Center. Participants may register for any or all offerings. Register today by calling (419) 499-4663 x280. Businesses or individuals who would like additional training in these or other encouraged to contact Kimberly Boss at KBoss@EHOVE.net.
Huron Split Bowling Match With PC The Huron Tiger bowling team split a close contest with Port Clinton at Riverview Lanes in Huron. The Huron varsity boys defeated Port Clinton 3012 to 2794 and the Huron JV boys won 2231 to 1856. The varsity boys were led by Alex Winschel with games of 174 and 234 with a 408 series. Josh Minton added games of 210 and 196 for a 406 series and Benji Battiste added games of 185 and 203 for a 388 series. The JV boys were led by hot handed Brian Gosser with games of 217
and 205 for a 422 series. Howie Oertel added 160 and 148 games while Nick Stutzman added games of 146 and 135. The Lady Tigers dropped a close contest to a strong Port Clinton team 2262 to 2363. Leading the effort for the Lady Tigers was freshman Aubrey Baumler with games of 178 and 157 for a 335 series. Jordan Prosser added 172 and 150 games and Jodi Minton added 150 and 167 games.
Huron Tigers Bowlers Come From Behind to Sweep Clyde The Huron Tiger bowling team swept a strong Clyde team at Plaza Lanes to finish their 2013 matches. The Lady Tigers defeated Clyde 1827 to 1454. The Lady Tigers were once again led by outstanding freshman Jordan Prosser who rolled 158 and 147 games for a 305 series. Megan Decker had games of 165 and 126 and Allison Brownell added games of 115 and 126. The Tiger JV boys defeated Clyde 2103 to 1723. The JV boys were led by Nick Stutzman who rolled 203 and 168 games for a 371 series. Not far behind was Howie Oertel with games of 216 and 138 and Brian Gosser added games of 137 and 128. The match of the day was between the Varsity boys. Clyde had a
195 pin lead on the Tigers after the individual games and increased their lead to 205 after the first of five Baker games. The Tigers dug deep and fired off their next three Baker games of 212, 215 and 172. The Varsity boys cut the lead to 62 with the deciding Baker game to go. Huron fired off a 207 against a determined Clyde team to win the match 2672 to 2642. The Varsity boys were led by Benji Battiste who rolled games of 178 and 232 for a 410 series. Jordan Stutzman had games of 126 and 253 and Josh Minton and Alex Winschel each added a 322 series. The Tigers are in action again January 2, 2014 at Dynasty Lanes against Willard.
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Tiger Men Win Three Straight
Tigers Take Shock Out of Chargers 49 - 38
(LEFT) Junior Nick Stauffer (13) (RIGHT) Guard Cody Thompson directs the Tiger offense. He scored 23 points in the win over Margaretta. After a crushing defeat against the Perkins Pirates to open the year, the Huron Tiger Varsity basketball team has rebounded to win three straight over the past week. This also includes two conference wins. Valuable because the Tigers were predicted by many in the area to win the SBC. If you recall, the basketball team got off to a late start this year because of the varsity football team’s deep run into the playoffs. Poor weather temporarily delayed the next game against Oak Harbor. Despite a change in venue, the two teams finally met in Huron. The Tigers roared out to a 13-2 lead on their way to a 55-35 blow out of the Rockets. Next up was the Margaretta Polar Bears, again in Huron. Senior guard Cody Thompson busted out
with 23 points including 2 three pointers and 4 dunks. Add in senior Gabe Camella’s 12 points and the Tigers were well on their way to the 64-47 conference win. This past weekend many area teams, including Huron, scheduled a round of non-conference games. The Tigers accepted an invitation to play in the Steve Smith Holiday Hoops Classic which took place on the campus of Wooster College. Their opponent was Triway from Wooster. A big third period by Huron (18 points) allowed the Tigers to pull away for good and win 47 - 35. Senior wing Jack Springer (8 pts, 8 rbds) was selected as the player of the game for the victors. Zach Souter also reached double figures with 10 points.
(LEFT) Sarah Schoelwer (4) plays aggressive, hard nosed ball despite guarding bigger opponents. (RIGHT) Center Audra Wisehart scores 7 against the Chargers. At home, in Huron, the Lady Tigers jumped quickly out of the gate and built an early 14-4. Then, in the second period, the Chargers’ defense stiffened thus forcing Huron into turnovers. With 1:51 left in the first half, Edison had outscored Huron 9-5 to trail 19-13. The Lady Tigers offensive woes continued into the third quarter, allowing the Chargers to get within three point, 28-25, at one point. But the home team calmed down and
rebuilt their lead, this time mostly at the free throw line. In the end, Huron would win 49-38 and improve their record to 3-4 on the season. Huron senior Ashley Myers scored 19 points including two buckets from behind the three point arc. As a team, the Tigers went 17 of 23 from the charity stripe including 9 of 11 in the final period.
Huron Fall Sports Earn Accolades
FOOTBALL – def. “A game played on lined turf in which knuckle scuffling, microcephalic cretins take turns attempting to advance an inflated pig’s bladder by running, bumping, and thrashing one another until, mercifully, the mayhem is discontinued when all are severely bloodied, injured, or otherwise unable to continue the sport.” Not since the days of the infamous Woody Hayes, who reportedly had to paint giant “R’s” and “L’s” on the seat of the pants of his offensive line for certain intellectually challenged fullbacks, has this image of the game prevailed. Today, at least at the high school level, academic excellence is touted, as well as football skills, to form the well rounded player, those most eligible for scholarships. The 2013 Huron High School football team has exceeded all expectations in athletic and academic prowess. By the end of November they had played three games deep into the playoffs, falling only to the Coldwater team that eventually won the state championship. In the classrooms, though, this team has reached even higher levels. This past week the Ohio Athletic Commission announced that of all 700+ high school football teams in the state of Ohio, Huron’s young men had placed 8th in terms of academic excellence. To compute these figures, the Commission each year uses just the top twenty-two varsity lettermen on the teams and compares all schools based on those statistics. There were actually fifty-nine student-athletes who played varsity football for the Tigers this fall. In computing the rankings, the Athletic Commission does not consider cumulative GPA’s but only the first quarter of the playing season. That quarter, forty-three of those fifty-nine young men received grade point averages of 3.0 or
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better during the season. Twenty-one of those forty-three received a 3.5 or better, and nine of those twenty received a perfect 4.0. The senior members of the team, as usual, showed their leadership with a nifty 3.438, with many of them also carrying college level courses in the PSEOP program. The juniors followed with a combined 3.262, and the sophomores with a promising 3.293. The entire team averaged a 3.314 GPA. The SBC All-Academic Team sported the following Huron players: Tobin Knight Austin Campbell Spencer Maddox Tyler Graham Nick Mix Nick Stauffer Ried Roshong Eric Weir Patrick Dusza Leo Bunting Karl Bates Grant Ferrell These young men were nominated by the Athletic Director and coaches as having at least a 3.5 GPA for the quarter and as having made significant varsity contributions to the team’s success. The 3.0 or better list - as presented by the guidance office Andrew Dowell Nick Stauffer** Drew Hanley*** Adam Storer Tobin Knight** Eric Weir* Spencer Maddox** Leo Bunting*** Nick Mix*** Donovan Corwin Ried Roshong*** Dean Dickirson** Cody Thompson
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changes, and, for some even engaging in the beach volleyball scene at Nickel Plate! In the classrooms, they also excel. While no figures are put out comparing schools, following is how the Huron girls fared academically this season: The Varsity Team - 3.57 JV Team - 3.55 Freshmen Team - 3.59 Volleyball Players by grade: Freshmen - 3.6035 Sophomores - 3.5145 Juniors - 3.4986 Seniors - 3.6763 In the years to come, it looks as if some bright young ladies will be moving up. That’s good for the Tiger program as smart kids, all other things being equal, can usually outdo their competitors on the courts and fields. Keep hitting those books as hard as you do the ball, ladies.
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Josh Digman Patick Dusza*** James Faunda Karl Bates*** Grant Ferrell*** John Baus*** Michael Huddleston** Eli Blakely Thomas King Jep Bloor Kyle Kovach Tommy Bogden Chase Mosijowsky Austin Campbell*** Cody Myers Matt Dewey Wyatt Myers** Nick Ernst* Zach Romell Tyler Graham** Tyler Sasala*** Danzell Harris Nick Smercina* Alex Martin Will Springer Noah Norcross* Jonathan Zechman Nathan Zeck Joe Asberry Damien Bellamy *** denotes a 4.0 GPA, ** denotes a 3.7 or better GPA, and * denotes a 3.5 or better Congratulations to all these young athletes who continue to uphold the Huron tradition of Excellence in Education. On the same note, we cannot omit mentioning the successes of the girls’ volleyball season and their classroom success as well. These young ladies train as hard and as long as the boys do for their sports. Theirs is a year-long regimen of exercising, of running the hallways all winter and doing their jumping exercises, of running outdoors when the weather
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