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EDON VARSITY SOFTBALL Front row Manager Thea Staten, Haley Jacoby, Jordan Matthews, Kaitlyn Manahan, and Manager Kailee Mitchell. Middle row Carley Muehlfeld, Nicole Newell, Kaitlin Chrisman, Alexandra Kiess, Meghan Dunkle, and Eliza Zulch. Back row Head Coach Hilary Staten, Samantha Wiedmer, Shaylee Manahan, Hannah Kaylor, and Assistant Coach Abbey Peters. Not pictured Assistant Coach Emily Bockover.
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EDON VARSITY BASEBALL Front Managers Kelby Sapp and Shane Zulch. First row Jacob Brown, Brock Thiel, River Wicker, Trevor Green, Connor Hug, and Wyatt Zulch. Second row Tyler Seaman, Heath Brown, Caleb Mason, Kaden Sapp and Colten Lyman. Third row - Junior Varsity Head Coach Brien Moore, Varsity Assistant Coach Jay Klingler, Jordan Stuart, Floyd Young, Landon Bloir, and Varsity Head Coach Brock England.

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EDON GIRLS VARSITY TRACK Front row Britney Ziko, Cassi Trausch, Baylee Gearhart, Hannah Brehm-Gutting, Valerie Parrish, Lacie Marshall, and Brittany Combs. Middle row Kaela Gearhart, Kaitlyn Sonneberger, Autumn Joice, Sarah Lemmon, Paige Schaffter, and Karissa Sonneberger. Back row Head Coach Mark Blue, Assistant Coach Jan Sonneberger, and CoHead Coach Barb Figgins. Not Pictured Maggi Carter and Destinee Riter.
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EDON BOYS VARSITY TRACK First row Kody Dell, Levi Lemmon, Jordan Whittaker, Alex Baker, Wyatt Walkowski, and Mike Peeples. Second row Zane Eicher, Coy Dunkle, Michael Martin, Corey Icenhour, Cameron Castillo, Alex Kirkingburg, Kenny Ordway, Kyle Long, and Brandon Fifer. Third row Michael Ater, Taylor Schuller, Tyler Frantom, JJ Braun, Andrew LaDuke, Ray Ziegenbusch, Jordan Julian, Josh Braun and Evan Fisk. Top row Head Coach Mark Blue, Assistant Coach Jan Sonneberger, and Co-Head Coach Barb Figgins.

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Montpelier Locomotives Indians Finish Two Runs Short Against TCC Prevail 11-4 Over Fayette In
the plate despite the loss. Ty Suntken, Jacob Newlove and Josh Kauffman each finished with two hits apiece. Kauffman had MONTPELIER: April 29-the Montpelier two RBI, while Suntken, Newlove and Tefft Locomotives played host to the BBCs Fayeach had one. ette Eagles on April 29, coming out on top RUNS/HITS/ERRORS 11-4 to move to 3-10 on the year while reWauseon 5 - 8 - 1 maining at 1-4 in the NWOAL. TCC 7 - 8 - 1 Andrew Luke earned the victory on the mound for Montpelier, throwing 4 innings and allowing just 2 runs off of 6 hits. Also throwing for the Locos, Josh Lewellen saw 2 innings of work, allowing 2 runs off of 2 hits. At the plate for the Locomotives in the victory, Cody Caudill had a huge output from the batters box, driving in 4 RBIs in the victory. Luke, Jared Shoup, Dalton HAMLER: April 28, 2014 The Wauseon the Tribe with two RBIs. Ty Suntken, Axel Indians earned at least a share of the Bueter, Josh Kauffman and Brady Rupp NWOAL title for the second straight sea- had hits for the winners. son with a 3-1 win against Patrick Henry The Indians can claim their second Monday. straight outright title Monday when the Senior pitcher, Ty Suntken, had a Bryan Golden Bears come to Wauseon for pitching gem as he gave up just two hits a key NWOAL match up. LIBERTY CENTER: April 29-The Pettisto the high powered Patriots offense. He ville Blackbirds hit the road on April 29 for RUNS/HITS/ERRORS finished the complete-game win with nine a NWOAL/BBC showdown with the Liberty Wauseon 3 - 4 - 2 strikeouts. Center Tigers, falling 6-1 to drop to 2-10 Patrick Henry 1 - 2 - 4 At the plate, Jacob Newlove supplied on the season while sitting at 2-4 in the TOLEDO: April 26, 2014 The Wauseon Indians came up a few runs short in a 7-5 defeat at the hands of Toledo Central Catholic recently. Clay Tefft was on the mound for the Tribe pitching five innings giving up seven runs on seven hits while striking out one. Axel Bueter came in relief for the final inning and struck out two. The Indians had a solid performance at

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Surbey and Bryce Cooley also connected at the plate for the Locos, with Cooley recording a triple. For the Eagles in the loss, Ben Grieser took the setback, throwing for 2 and 1/3 innings allowing 5 runs and 3 hits. Offensively for the Eagles, Grieser connected for 2 hits including a double in the loss, while Tharyn Colegrove went 2 for 2 with 2 singles. Jerad Seiler also went 2 for 4 with 2 singles while Travis McClain and Drake Bowditch each also hit in the loss. RUNS/HITS/ERRORS Fayette 4 8 1 Montpelier 11 8 4

Pettisville Blackbirds Fall To Liberty Center In BBC/NWOAL Battle


In the batters box for the Blackbirds, it was a tough day offensively; Eli King went 2 for 3 while Tate Kauffman also turned in a 2 for 3 day at the plate. Dustin Nofzinger went 1 for 3, powering out a solo homerun for the Blackbirds only run on the game. RUNS/HITS/ERRORS Pettisville 1 5 4 Liberty Center 6 6 2

Hilltop Cadets Clip Fayette Eagles On The Road In BBC Action


FAYETTE: April 28 The Hilltop Cadets, behind a nice effort on the mound by Senior Miklo Abner, took down the Fayette Eagles on April 28 to move to 3-3 in BBC play and 4-9 on the year overall. Abner went the distance on the mound allowing just allowing just 2 runs and striking out 6 Eagles on the afternoon. Abner also allowed 5 walks. Offensively for the Cadets, Nic Schieber had a blast over the fence, connecting for a solo shot while teammate Jessie Westfall went 1 for 2 at the plate, connecting for a double. Justin Grapengeter and Zach

BBC. Noah Miller took the setback, going 4 innings while allowing 6 runs off of 6 hits. Eli King also saw action in the loss, going 2 innings allowing no hits and no runs.

Rohrs each had an RBI in the Hilltop victory. For the Eagles, Koby Biddix took the loss, allowing only 3 earned runs and fanning 11 Hilltop batters. Biddix also gave up 3 walks in the setback for the Eagles. At the plate for Fayette, Biddix, Jerad Seiler and Jared Wagner had the only hits in the game in the Eagles loss. The loss drops Fayette to 0-7 in the BBC and 0-9 overall on the year. RUNS/HITS/ERRORS Fayette 2 3 3 Hilltop 5 5 3

Wauseon Gets Past Edon 7-4


Wauseon April 29, 2014 The Wauseon Indians used three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break free from a 4-4 tie to defeat the Edon Bombers 7-4 in a non league tilt Tuesday. The Indians Clay Tefft drove in two runs at the plate. Axel Bueter, Caleb Andrews, Peyten Shadbolt, Nate Suntken and JJ Kauffman also drove in runs for the Indians. The Indians pitching chores were handled by Bueter and Shadbolt. Bueter

pitched four innings allowing four runs on four hits and striking out three. Shadbolt came in in relief and gave up one hit and struck out three. The Bombers were led by Wyatt Zulchs four RBI on his two hits. The Bombers scored twice in the second and added two more runs in the third inning. Landon Bloir pitched the complete game for Edon and gave up nine hits while striking out two Wauseon batters.

Stryker Panthers Rally In The North Central Pastes Evergreen Bottom Of The Seventh For From The NWOAL At Home Thrilling Victory Over Edon 11-2 In Non-League Action
STRYKER: April 28 The Edon Bombers took to the road on April 28 to take on the Stryker Panthers in BBC action, dropping a heartbreaking 4-3 loss to Stryker off of a walk-off single in the bottom of the 7th to the Panthers Parker Ruffer. Edon led 3-1 when Stryker came to bat in the final inning, but could not hold on as Stryker took the game to move to 6-1 atop the BBC and 7-7 on the season. Parker Ruffer went the distance on the mound and also had a big day at the plate to help earn the win, allowing just 3 earned runs and striking out 11 Bombers on the afternoon while going 2 for 4 from the batters box and driving in the winning run with 2 outs in the bottom of the seventh to bring the winning run across the plate. Also for the Panthers in the victory, Brody Shock went 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs including 1 in the crucial 7th inning; Dean Beamont went 1 for 3 with an RBI and 1 run scored. Zach Tingley and Colton Benson also had singles in the win. For the Bombers, River Wicker took the loss, allowing only 1 earned run and fanning 13 batters. Wicker also gave up 3 walks in the setback for Edon. Conner Hug had the big bat for Edon on the game, connecting 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Trevor Green also went 2 for 4 while Brock Thiel, Jacob Brown and Kaden Sapp rounded out the Bombers offensive effort on the day with hits in the loss. The loss drops Edon to 4-3 in the BBC and 8-5 overall on the year. RUNS/HITS/ERRORS Edon 3 7 2 Stryker 4 7 2 PIONEER: April 29- In a day of BBC/ NWOAL non-league showdowns on April 29, the North Central Eagles hosted Evergreen, downing the visiting Viking 11-2. The win moves the Eagles to 11-3 on the season while sitting at 4-1 in the BBC. On the mound for the Eagles, Josh sawyer, Clayton Ferguson and Jordan Reeves all saw action, combining for 7 strikeouts and allowing just 3 hits in the game for Evergreen.

At the plate for the Eagles in the victory, Sawyer, Dylan Hutchison, and Steven Williams each had a big day at the plate, driving in 2 RBIs each in the win. Ferguson and Reeves also connected for a double while Alex proper and Branden Turner each hit for singles in North Centrals nonconference victory. RUNS/HITS/ERRORS North Central 10 11 1 Evergreen 2 3 2

Indians Win In Five Innings


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WAUSEON: April 29-The BBC/NWOAL non-league showdown on April 29 continued with a Edon Bomber/Wauseon Indian matchup, with the host Wauseon Indians prevailing 7-4 to move to 13-5 on the season while setting at a perfect 7-0 in the NWOAL. Peyton Shadbolt earned the victory for the Indians on the mound, throwing 3 full innings, allowing no runs, and giving up just 1 hit. At the plate for the Indians in the victory, Ty Suntken went 2 for 4 while Josh Kauffman had a stellar day at the plate, going 2 for 3. Shadbolt also helped his effort on the mound with a 2 for 2 day at the plate, driving in 1 RBI. For the Bombers, Landon Bloir took the loss, giving up 4 earned runs while allowing 9 hits. Offensively for Edon, Bloir had a hit in the game while Kaden Sapp also connected in the game. Edon falls to 8-6 on the season and remains at 4-3 in the BBC. RUNS/HITS/ERRORS Edon 4 5 1 Wauseon 7 9 0

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Indians Steal A Win In 8 Innings


WAUSEON May 1, 2014 Brady Rupp provided a 1-out RBI walk-off single that scored Nate Suntken and Josh Kauffman as the Indians got a non-league win over Otsego Thursday afternoon. Jacob Maberson scored the Indians other run for the winners. Nate Suntken pitched seven exceptional innings giving up one run on four hits. He struck out 13 Knights batters. Howver, it was Jacob Newlove who got the win when he relieved Suntken and allowed one run on two hits. WIth the win the Indians move to 12-5 overall and are a perfect 7-0 in NWOAL play.

The North Central Eagles Locomotives Play Host Battle Back To Stun The To Evergreen; Fall To The Stryker Panthers On May 1st Vikes In NWOAL Play 7-1
PIONEER: May 1 The North Central Eagles and the Stryker Pantherstwo well coached BBC teams with a long history of last man standing battles. As both teams took to the diamond at North Central High School on May 1, another nail biter was on the menu. The Eagles Branden Turner, despite a shaky outing on the hill, went into lockdown mode when he needed to, and also helped his own cause by scoring the tying run in the bottom of the sixth to lead the hometown boys to a 6-5 win over the stunned Panther Pack. The Eagles jumped on Stryker starter Brody Shock for three in the first. Shock then settled in, and the Panthers got a run back in the second, then tied the game with two in the fourth off a wild Turner whose control was as fleeting as the wind-driven icy rain that plagued both teams. Turner settled in until the top of the sixth when the Panthers plated a pair to take a 5-3 lead. It was then up to North Central to respondand respond they did. Steven Williams and Turner both got onboard, and Josh Sawyer then got a hold of a Shock pitch that he drove to right field. The wind aloft carried the ball over the head of the Stryker outfielder, driving home Williams and Turner to tie the game. With Sawyer at third, Clayton Ferguson was intentionally passed to set up a potential double play. Dylan Hutchison hit a ground ball that Stryker first baseman Cody Hall immediately gunned to catcher Colton Benson who put the tag on the sliding sawyer who tried to score on the play. Ferguson was advancing on the initial contact, and with the play at the plate occurring, he rounded second and motored for third. The relay throw to third was errant, allowing Ferguson to score from first base on the play. That run proved to be the game winner. Turner went the distance for 12-3 / 5-1 North Central, who now is one-up on Stryker in the loss column for the BBC lead. Turner allowed 5 runs, 4 earned on 5 hits, a hit batter and 7 walks, fanning 9. Sawyer finished with a 2-RBI double, Alex Proper had a pair of singles and an RBI, Turner had three base hits, and Hutchison and Colton Pilmore each had an RBI base hit. Shock went the route for the 7-9 / 6-2 Panthers. He was charged with 6 runs, 3 earned on 8 hits, 4 walks and 2 hit batters, whiffing 7. Chad Ruffer plated a pair with a single, Shock and Jacob Hancock each had an RBI single, and Dean Beamont had a pair of base hits, driving in a run. RUNS/HITS/ERRORS North Central 6 8 2 Stryker 5 5 2 MONTPELIER: MAY 1, 2014 The Locomotives took their home field on May 1, playing host to Evergreen on a cold and windy afternoon, falling to the visiting Vikings 7-1. Cody Caudill took the mound for Montpelier and was tagged with the loss, allowing 4 hits and advancing 3 batters by walk in the game, which resulted in 5 runs. Also seeing action from the rubber, Hunter McKelvey and Parker Houk saw some work in the loss. At the plate for Montpelier, Bryce Cooley drove a deep ball for a triple; Caudill and Jared Sargent each made contact for 2 singles and Dalton Surbey rounded out the Locos offensive effort on the day. With the loss, Montpelier falls to 1-5 in the NWOAL and 4-13 overall on the season. RUNS/HITS/ERRORS Montpelier 1 6 2 Evergreen 7 5 2

Montpelier Locomotive Host Swanton Bulldogs In NWOAL Action


MONTPELIER: MAY 2, 2014 The Locomotives took their home field on May 2, playing host to the Swanton Bulldogs, falling to the visiting Bulldogs 5-2 to fall to 1-6 in the NWOAL. Parker Houk took the mound for Montpelier and was hit with the loss, allowing 6 hits and advancing 4 batters by walk in the game resulting in 2 runs. Also seeing action from the rubber, Josh Lewellen had a inning of work, but allowed 4 hits and 3 runs in the setback . The Loco defense also gave up 7 errors on the game. At the plate for the Montpelier Locomotives , Cody Caudill, Jared Sargent each made contact for singles while Dalton Surbey, Andrew Luke Jared Shoup, Hunter McKelvey rounded out the Locos offensive output on the day with hits in the loss. With the loss, Montpelier falls to 1-6 in the NWOAL and 4-14 overall on the season. RUNS/HITS/ERRORS Montpelier 2 6 7 Swanton 5 10 0

Nate Suntken had a stellar pitching performance against Otsego by striking out 13 batters in the Indians extra inning win 3-2.

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Pettisville Blackbirds Crush Hilltop Cadets On The Road 15-2

WEST UNITY: MAY 1, 2014 Pettisville took to the road on May 1 for a BBC clash with the Hilltop Cadets on the Cadets home diamond, walking off with a 5th inning shutdown 15-2. Christian Barhite earned the win on the mound for Pettisville on a day when the wind was a heavy factor, allowing just 4 hits and 2 runs on the afternoon. Barhite also sat down 7 batters in the victory. Offensively for the Blackbirds, Tate Kauffman had a huge day at the plate, scoring 3 runs on the day and driving in 3 RBIs off a triple. Logan and Dustin Nofzinger each connected for doubles in the game while Nate Hartzler had 2 hits with 2 RBIs. Eli King also powered in 1 RBI on the victory for Pettisville. In the loss for Hilltop, Logan Brooker took the setback, allowing 4 hits and 8 earned runs in just 2 - 2/3 innings of work. Brooker also gave up 7 bases on balls in the loss. PHOTOS BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF Also seeing work on the mound, Justin Grapengeter and Ryan Brooker closed the game out, allowing 6 runs and ALL OUT ... Stryker catcher Colton Benson dives for a foul pop. retiring after 5 to end the game. Offensively in the loss, Chad Champion connected for a solo home run in the game, while Grapengeter, Nic Schieber, and Zach Roehrs each connected for hits in the Cadets loss. RUNS/HITS/ERRORS Pettisville 15 7 3 Hilltop 2 4 2

Wauseon Indians Host Out Of Conference Fairview Apaches; Set Back Visitors 12-1
WAUSEON: MAY 2, 2014 The Wauseon Indians continue to play error free baseball, and on May 2 at home versus the visiting Fairview Apaches, this trend continued. Wauseon walked off with a dominant 12-1 victory to move to 15-5 while remaining undefeated in the NWOAL at 7-0. Clay Tefft took the mound for the Indians, throwing a 4 hitter and allowing just 2 runs on the afternoon in 5 innings of work. At the plate for the Indians in the victory, workhorse Axel Bueter went 2 for 4 with an RBI while scoring 2 runs. It was also a team effort an across the board with Jacob Newlove, Tefft, JJ Kauffman, Nate Suntken and Caleb Andrews each driving in 2 RBIs on the day, while Brady Rupp and Ty Suntken also recorded hits for the Indians. RUNS/HITS/ERRORS Wauseon 12 11 0 Fairview 2 4 2

Hilltop Cadets Fall To Hicksville Aces In 5 Innings 14-2 In Non-League Play


HICKSVILLE: MAY 2, 2014 The Hilltop cadets took to the road on May 2, visiting the Hicksville Aces for a nonconference outing, falling 14-2 to the GMC power. Chad Champion took the loss for the Cadets, allowing 12 runs off of 12 hits in 2 - 1/3 innings of action, while Miklo Abner also threw 1 - 2/3 innings in the setback. Offensively for the Cadets at the plate, Zach Roehrs had the big bat, going 2 for 3 in the game. Also for Hilltop, Cole Haynes Miklo Abner and Quinn Smith each recorded BACK TO EVEN ... Branden Turner of North Central hits, with Haynes receiving credit for an RBI. crosses the plate and celebrates what turned out to be The loss drops the Cadets to 4-12 on the season and the tying run. the Cadets sit at 3-4 in the BBC.

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Hilltop Cadets Host Double Header With NWOAL Liberty Center; GMC Tinora
WEST UNITY: May 3, 2014 The Hilltop Cadets hosted a double header on may 3 at home, entertaining the Liberty Center Tigers from the NWOAL and the Tinora Rams from the GMC. Hilltop dropped the 1st game to the Tigers 12-2 and fell in game 2 to Tinora 9-1. With the setbacks, Hilltop falls to 4-14 on the year while remaining at 3-4 in the BBC. GAME #1 Jalen Towers took to the mound in game 1, allowing 12 hits and 5 earned runs on the morning, while striking out 2 batters. The cadets committed 7 errors defensively in the game. Offensively for the Cadets, Quinn Smith went 2 for 4 on the game; Justin Ashenfelter also had a good day at the plate going 2 for 3 with an RBI. Isaac VanArsdalen and Dallas Timberman also recorded hits in the Hilltop loss. RUNS/HITS/ERRORS Hilltop 2 6 7 Liberty Center 12 12 4 GAME #2 Nic Schieber took the mound in game 2 against the powerful Tinora Rams and allowed 10 hits on the game with 5 earned runs. Schieber also advanced 7 runners by walk in the loss. Offensively, Hilltop recorded just 5 hits on the game with Justin Ashenfelter going 2 for 3. Schieber connected for a solo over the fence shot in the 6th inning for the Cadets while Quinn Smith and Justin Grapengeter also recorded its in the setback. RUNS/HITS/ERRORS Hilltop 1 5 2 Tinora 9 12 2

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5-1 Wauseon v. Northview Softball

Edon Travels To Stryker For Stryker Lady Panthers Fall BBC Showdown With The On The Road At Paulding Lady Panthers; Prevail 13-8 In Close 3-1 Battle
STRYKER: April 28 The Edon Bombers took to the road on April 28 to take on the Stryker Lady Panthers in BBC action, walking away with a 13-8 victory to move to 4-3 in conference play and 6-5 on the season. Kaitlin Chrisman got credit for the victory, throwing 7 innings, allowing 7 earned runs off of 11 hits. Chrisman also sat down 4 Panthers, while giving up only 1 walk on the afternoon. Offensively for Edon on the game, Chrisman pounded out a double and 2 singles in the win to help her cause on the mound, while Alex Kiess also had a hot bat, popping out a triple and 2 singles. Nicole Newell connected for a double and a single and teammate Shaylee Manahan was a force with 3 singles in the Bomber win. Kaitlyn Manahan and Haley Jacoby also contributed 2 singles and Samantha Wiedmer rounded out the production at the plate with a hit. For the Panthers, Conner Varner was tagged with the loss, allowing 16 hits and 10 earned runs in the game. Varner logged 6 strikeouts in the loss while walking just 1 batter. Miranda Pegorch had a good day offensively, connecting for 2 doubles and a single; Conner Sullivan had a double and 2 singles and Varner chipped in 2 singles in the loss. Tasha Pegorch had a double while Emma Shindledecker and Megan Neville rounded out the Panther hitting in the game with singles each. The loss drops Stryker to 3-4 in the BBC and 5-8 overall on the year. RUNS/HITS/ERRORS Edon 13 16 5 Stryker 8 11 4 PAULDING: April 29-The Stryker Lady Panthers loaded the bus and hit the road to Paulding on April 29 for an out of conference game, falling to the hosts 3-1 in a hard fought contest. Conner Varner took the loss on the mound, despite giving up just 3 hits and 3 earned runs in the game. Varner also recorded 5 Ks in the loss while allowing just 1 walk. In the batters box for the Lady Panthers, Taylor Haines, Samantha Walters, and Tasha Pegorch provided the offense for Stryker, with each connecting for a single in the loss. The setback moves the Lady panthers to 5-9 on the season while remaining at 3-4 in the BBC. RUNS/HITS/ERRORS Stryker 1 4 0 Paulding 3 3 0

PHOTOS BY BILL BRAY, STAFF Wauseons Jordan Sloan throws the ball back toward the infield.

Indians Come Up Short To Bulldogs


WAUSEON MAY 1, 2014 The Rossford Bulldogs scored five fourth inning runs and held off the Indians 6-5 in non league action Thursday afternoon. Faith Hicks drove in the first Wauseon run with a double in the first inning as the Indians took an early 1-0 lead. K. Swope of Rossford belted a homerun in the commanding fourth inning and added three RBI. Alex Whipple made it a 5-2 game with a homer of her own in the bottom of the fourth. The Indians out-scored Rossford 3-1 the rest of the way, but they came up one run short. Brianna Coblentz connected for a double while Tiffany King had a single for the Indians. Whipple, King, and Hicks contributed the RBI during the contest. Brooke Whipple and Smantha Norman shared the pitching duties. Whipple allowed three runs on five hits and struck out three in 3.1 innings and Norman came on and allowed one run on two hits and struck out three over 3.2 innings.

Edon Lady Bombers Drop Tough 3-2 Loss To Wauseon In Out Of Conference Action
WAUSEON: April 29 The Edon Lady Bombers hit the road on April 29 for a contest with the NWOALs Wauseon lady Indians, falling in a close 3-2 decision to host Wauseon to drop to 6-6 overall on the season. On the mound in the loss for Eon, Kaitlin Chrisman took the setback, throwing the full game giving up 3 runs off of 7 hits while striking out 3. Offensively for Edon, Haley Jacoby provided the excitement for the Bombers, connecting for a solo shot in the 2nd inning. For the Indians in the victory, Brooke Whipple earned the W, throwing 5 strikeouts while allowing just 3 hits on the game. At the plate for Wauseon, Olivia Banister and Ashley Smith both connected for doubles in the Lady Indians victory. The loss drop Edon to 6-6 overall on the season while remaining at 4-3 in BBC play, while Wauseon moves to 6-11 on the season and sits at 2-5 in NWOAL play.

Sophomore Oliviah Banister has been steady at the plate this season for the Indians.

Patrick Henry Defeats Indians 14-9

HAMLER: April 28, 2014 Patrick Henry and super RUNS/HITS/ERRORS sophomores Allison Imbrook and Natalie Nye defeated Edon 2 3 2 Wauseon 14-9 in NWOAL softball action recently. Wauseon 3 7 2 Imbrook, not only improved her pitching record to 14-0 but she also had four RBIs along with Nye to nail down the Tribe. The Indians displayed hot bats of their own as Brooke Whipple led the way with thre RBI. Tiffany King and Ashley Smith drove in two runs while Faith Hicks and Oliviah Banister added one RBI a piece. Samantha Norman and Whipple combines for six innings pitched as Norman gave up eight runs on five hits WEST UNITY: April 29-The BBC/NWOAL non-league and Whipple gave up six runs on six hits. showdown on April 29 pitted neighboring Hilltop v MontThe Indians record moved to (6-11, 2-5). Patrick Henry pelier with the Lady Cadets coming out on top in the game improved to (12-3, 3-3). 6-4 to move to 12-5 on the season while remaining at a perfect 7-0 in the BBC. RUNS/HITS/ERRORS Bailey Funkhouser earned the win from the mound, Wauseon 9 11 8 throwing for 5 full innings, giving up only 1 earned run Patrick Henry 14 11 2 and allowing just 6 hits. Hannah Bleikamp also saw action, allowing 1 run off of 1 hit. At the plate for the Lady cadets in the victory, Allie Schmitt had a huge day, connecting for 2 hits in 4 trips to the plate, scoring 2 runs in the victory. Hannah Bleikamp also went 2 for 4, driving in an RBI while scoring 1 run; Brooke Chapin drove in a run off of 2 hits and Shayla Coffman also hit for 2 trips to base in the victory. For the lady Locomotives in the loss, Jessy Duchene took the hit from the mound, allowing 6 runs off of 11 hits FAYETTE 4/28/2014The Hilltop Cadets cruised to a on the day. Offensively for Montpelier, Sydney Houk went 2 for 4 with an RBI while Regan Steffes went 2 for 3 with BBC victory, defeating Fayette by a score of 19-0. The Cadets racked up a team total of 18 hits in the con- 1 run scored. Montpelier falls to 6-6 on the season and remains at test from nine different players, including home runs off the bats of Mocherman and Coffman. Mochermann was 2-3 in the NWOAL. responsible for 4 of the 19 runs batted in for the Cadets. RUNS/HITS/ERRORS Suboski was on the mound for Hilltop, going six innings, Hilltop 6 11 3 not giving up a run, only allowing five hits, striking out six Montpelier 4 7 6 Eagle batters, and not allowing a single walk. She threw 77 pitches total, with 59 of those finding the strike zone. Fayettes offense was not up to par in the match-up, as they were only able to furnish 5 hits in six innings. Their defense also cost them as they had eight fielding errors in the game. Bussing picked up the loss, giving up 10 earned runs in six innings of work, striking out four, and walking four batters. Bussing threw 132 pitches in the contest, 79 of which were strikes. For Hilltop, Crisenbery, A. Schmitt, Bleikamp, Mocherman, Chapin, Coffman, Yates, Joost, and S. Schmitt all had a hit. As for the Eagles, Brudaker, West, Bussing, Galloway, and Keller were able to find base safely with hits.

Hilltop Holds Off Montpelier Locomotives 6-4 On A Day Of NWOAL/BBC Matchups

Cadets Soar Away From Eagles In BBC Softball Match-up

PHOTO BY BILL BRAY, STAFF Alex Whipple is all smiles as she circles the bases after a fourth inning home run against Rossford.

The Fairview Apache defeated Indians in action Friday by the score of 11-2. The game was close after five innings as the score read 4-2. But seven runs over the final two frames allowed Fairview to pull away with the win. Brooke Whipple gave Wauseon their two runs with two RBI with a homerun that scored Tiffany King also. Faith Hicks led the team with three hits, Ashley Smith had a two hits and the foursome of Brooke Whipple, Oliviah Banister, Brianna Coblentz and Alex Whipple each had one hit apiece. Brooke Whipple and Samantha Norman each pitched. Whipple pitched 3.1 innings allowing seven hits, striking out two and giving up one home run. Norman pitched 3.2 innings giving up seven hits and striking out three.

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Lady Locomotives Fall To Hilltop Lady Cadets Continue Their BBC Evergreen Lady Vikings The Stryker Lady Panthers Use The Big Inning To Trample Perfection, Defeat Pettisville In NWOAL Action 13-5
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North Central, 13-3

PIONEER: May 1 The North Central Lady Eagles and the Stryker Lady Panthers settled in for a round of BBC softball under an angry May 1 sky that brought high winds, cold temperatures and even colder rain. In what would normally be expected to be an offensive freeze out, the Lady Panthers bats went thermonuclear in the second and third innings to shock their hosts in five innings, 13-3. The Lady Eagles reached Stryker hurler Conner Varner for a run in the first, but their lead was short lived to say the least. The Lady Panthers exploded on North Central starter Reese Cogswell for six runs in the top of the second to take the lead for good. In the top of the third, the Lady Panthers greeted reliever Makayla Swank with another barrage of flying yellow leather. The hometown girls got a run back in the home half of the inning, but Stryker replied with a run in the top of the fourth. Needing two scores to evade the run rule, the Lady Eagles were only able to plate one, making the final score 13-3 after five innings. Varner pitched out of trouble and never gave up the big inning for the Lady Panthers. She went five innings and allowed 3 runs on 5 hits and a walk, fanning 2. Sierra Walters clocked a pair of doubles for Stryker, with Taylor Haines adding a pair of singles, and Varner, Connor Sullivan and Emily Cadwell each getting a base hit. Cogswell went 1 2/3 innings for the Lady Eagles and was tagged with 6 runs, 2 earned on 3 hits, 3 passes and 2 hit batters. Swank finished the game and was reached for 7 runs, 1 earned on 6 hits, 2 walks and 2 hit batters, fanning 6. Sabrina Pickford had a pair of singles for North Central, while Rachel Oxender, Abbey Litzenberg and Macayla Wildrick each reached with a single. RUNS/HITS/ERRORS Stryker 13 7 2 North Central 3 5 4

WEST UNITY: MAY 1, 2014 The Hilltop Lady Cadets entered the day undefeated in BBC play at 7-0 at home against a dangerous Pettisville Lady Blackbird squad but the Cadets showed they are no doubt the best in the conference at this point in the season. Hilltop turned back Pettisville 12-2 to move to 8-0 and stretch out a 2 1/2 game lead in the BBC. Jessica Suboski earned the victory on the mound, allowing just 5 hits and 2 runs on a cold and windy afternoon. Suboski also recorded 2 Ks in the 6 inning win. Offensively for the Lady Cadets, Hannah Bleikamp continued her hot streak at the plate for the Lady Cadets, connecting for 2 doubles in the game while teammates LeAnn Joost and Brittany Mocherman each had 2 singles in the win. Allie Schmitt also drove a double into left cetner, driving in an RBI on the day. Hilltop stands atop the BBC at 8-0 and 12-5 on the season while Pettisville follows up in the BBC at 5-2. RUNS/HITS/ERRORS Pettisville 2 5 6 Hilltop 12 13 1

MONTPELIER: MAY 2, 2014 The Montpelier Lady Locomotives played host to Evergreen on May 2, falling to the visiting Lady Vikings 13-5. Breanna Stein took the setback for the Locomotives, allowing 13 runs on the game while striking out 3 and advancing 3 runners by walk in the loss. Offensively for the Lady Locomotives on the day, Sydney Houk and Marinna Mercer each connected for triples with Mercer also hitting an out of the park shot in the game. Stein, Leslie Clark, Christy Duchene and Regan Steffes also connected for hits in the loss. The loss drops the Lady Locos to 6-7 on the season and 2-4 in the NWOAL. RUNS/HITS/ERRORS Montpelier 5 9 N/R Evergreen 13 15 N/R

PHOTO BY ANGI WALKUP, STAFF Marinna Mercer Montpelier is welcomed home by her teammates after she hitting a home run.

PHOTO BY MARK MERCER, STAFF Senior LeAnn Joost at the plate for the Lady Cadets in their May 1 victory over visiting Pettisville.

GRAB SOME BENCH ... Sabrina Pickford of North Central records a Stryker pop out.

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Regan Steffes of Montpelier retires a batter.

Lady Locomotives Clip Swanton Bulldogs In NWOAL Action 4-3 In Extra Innings
MONTPELIER: MAY 3, 2014 The Montpelier Lady Locomotives played host to Swanton on May 3, prevailing in a hard fought 4-3 extra inning battle with the Lady Bulldogs. Jessy Duchene earned the victory for the Lady Locos, throwing the entire 8 inning game and allowing just 5 hits while striking out 4. Offensively for the Lady Locomotives on the day, Christy Duchene and Regan Steffes each connected for over the fence shots in the victory along with singles in the Loco win. Sydney Houk and Leslie Clark each connected for doubles with Houk and Duchene connecting for hits in the Montpelier win.. The win lifts the Lady Locos to 7-7 on the season and 3-4 in the NWOAL. RUNS/HITS/ERRORS Montpelier 4 8 N/R Swanton 3 5 N/R

BANGO! ... Conner Varner of Stryker connects on an RBI base hit.

Hilltop remains atop the BBC at 8-0 with a 2 1/2 game lead in the conference.

Pettisville Lady Blackbirds Clip North Central Eagles At Home 5-4; Move To 6-2 In BBC
PETTISVILLE: MAY 2, 2014 The Pettisville Lady Blackbirds continued to show toughness and determination in close games this season, taking down the Lady Eagles from North Central 5-4. The Blackbirds had to hold on tight in the bottom of the 7th as the Lady Eagles rallied, but fell just short giving Pettisville the victory. Teagan Kauffman continued to pitch well this year on the mound, allowing just 7 hits on the game while striking out 4 Eagles. In the victory for Pettisville, Stephanie Hubby opened up the Lady Blackbird scoring in the opening inning, blasting a huge 3 run shot out of the park; Audra Klopfenstein connected for 2 hits in the game, one of which was a deep shot over the wall for a round tripper along with a single and 1 RBI. Amber Klopfenstein connected for 2 singles in the victory with an RBI, and Emily Hubby along with Johanna Roth also connected for singles in the conference win. Reese Cogswell took the loss for North Central, throwing 6 innings and allowing 5 runs off of 6 hits. Offensively for the Lady Eagles in the batters box, Sabrina Pickford and Mikayla Hayes each hit for a double and a single in the loss; Rachael Oxender, Cogswell, and Abbey Litzenberg each drove in an RBI off of singles for North Central. The loss drops the Eagles to 5-12 on the season and the Eagles sit at 1-7 in the BBC. RUNS/HITS/ERRORS Pettisville 5 7 0 North Central 4 7 5

Pettisville Lady Blackbirds Fall To Fairview 22-6 In Out Of Conference Play


FAIRVIEW: MAY 3, 2014 The Pettisville Lady Blackbirds hit the road for a non-conference tilt with the GMCs Fairview Lady Apaches on May 3, falling to the hosts 22-6. Teagan Kauffman took the setback for the Blackbirds, allowing 21 hits and 21 runs on the day, with just 1 K and 10 walks in the game. Offensively for Pettisville, Audra Klopfenstein had a career day, blasting a homerun, a double and 2 singles in the setback. Amber Klopfenstein had a big day as well, connecting for 3 singles on the game. Jaelyn Rufenacht, Teagan Kauffman, Jasmyn Barton and Emily Hubby each made contact for singles in the loss. The loss drops the Lady Blackbirds to 8-6 on the season and remain at 6-2 in the BBC. RUNS/HITS/ERRORS Pettisville 6 11 10 Fairview 22 21 8

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NORTH CENTRAL VARSITY BASEBALL ... Front row - Managers Jay Garrett, and Kenney Smeltzer. Second row - Josh Sawyer, Jordan Bailey, Jordan Reeves, Branden Turner, Clayton Ferguson, Alex Proper, and Noah Strong. Third row - Assistant Coach Nelson Turner, Steven Williams, David Pinc, Michael Pryslak, Josh Roesner, Dylan Hutchison, Colton Pilmore, Kaleb Geiser, Dakota Pitts, and Head Coach Eric Smeltzer.

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NORTH CENTRAL VARSITY BOYS TRACK ... Front row - Devin Nafziger, Jakub Grodi, Brady Cogswell, Donald Salley, Adam Knepper, Trent Sakos ,and Jevek Carr. Back row - Coach Melinda Fugate, Kyle Schroeder, Zack Rhinard, Coltin McKarns, Kaleb Faler, Nathan Traxler, Nick Henry, Brett Oxender, Alex Munger, Jason Vassar, and Coach Jared Stewart.
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Pettisville & Montpelier Boys See Action At The Diller Invitational


AYERSVILLE: April 26 The annual Diller Invitational in Ayersville hosted 14 teams on April 26, two of which were the Montpelier Locomotives and the Pettisville Blackbirds. Neither the Locos or the Birds fielded enough participants to compete in every event on this day, leaving them both scrapping for every point that they could get. In the end, the Blackbirds finished in ninth place with 38 points, while the Locomotives took twelfth with 29. The following Pettisville and Montpelier finishes were posted by event 9 Pettisville 38 12 Montpelier 29 Boys Long Jump 2 Snyder, Dylan Montpelier 20-03.75 Boys High Jump 1 Dykstra, Austin Pettisville 5-11.00 Boys 4800 Meter Relay 3 Pettisville 8:46.30 Boys 110 Meter Hurdles Preliminaries 1 Snyder, Dylan Montpelier 16.00Q Semi-Finals 2 Snyder, Dylan Montpelier 15.80Q Finals 4 Snyder, Dylan Montpelier 16.00 Boys 4200 Meter Relay 6 Montpelier 1:37.60 Boys 1600 Meter Run 2 Lantz, Kyle Pettisville 4:40.10 3 Frey, Dominic Pettisville 4:42.20 Boys 4100 Meter Relay 6 Montpelier 46.40 Boys 300 Meter Hurdles Preliminaries 2 Zuver, Alex Montpelier 43.80q 5 Shaull, Hunter Montpelier 45.40q Finals 3 Zuver, Alex Montpelier 43.00 5 Shaull, Hunter Montpelier 44.50 Boys 3200 Meter Run 5 Frey, Dominic Pettisville 10:40.90 Boys 4400 Meter Relay 5 Pettisville 3:45.70

Pettisville Dominates The April 29th BBC Tri-Meet With Stryker & Hilltop
STRYKER: April 29 The Pettisville Blackbirds and the Hilltop Cadets took their shows on the road to Stryker to take on the Panthers in an April 29 BBC trimeet. With the Battling Birds the only school to take the field with a full team, there was little doubt to the outcome against the overmatched Panther Pack and Cadet Cadre. Pettisville came away the overwhelming winner with an 82 point haul, while the Panthers finished in second with 33 points, and the Cadets finished third with 25. Over one half of the Hilltop points came from senior Brady Livensparger, who placed first in the 3200 and the 800, and second in the 1600. Pettisville won 10 of the 17 events at the meet, the most significant being the high jump where the sole participant in the event, Austin Dykstra, set the school record with a leap of 6 4. The following finishes were posted by event Discus 1st K York P 116 11 2nd J Hoops P 112 10 3rd C Waidelich P 92 9 4th Aguilar P 87 6.5 Shot 1st A Spahr S 39 5 2nd J Hoops P 38 0 3rd Aguilar S 32 4.5 4th Opdycke S 31 1.5 High Jump 1st A Dykstra P 6 4 * New Pettisville Record * Long Jump 1st J Waidelich P 17 10 2nd C Rychener P 16 0 3rd McKinney H 15 7 4th A Sauder P 15 5 4 x 800 1st Pettisville 9:27.4 2nd Stryker 11:24.5 110 Hurdles 1st K York P 18.7 100 Dash 1st Z Spahr S 13.1 2nd L Nofziger P 13.3 3rd Z Greutman S 13.6 4th S Brakefield P 13.8 4 x 200 1st Hilltop 1:52.3 2nd Stryker 1:53.4 1600 1st K Lantz P 4:52.8 2nd B Livensparger H 5:04.9 3rd J Hauter P 5:27.7 4th J Sauder P 5:29.5 4 x 100 1st Pettisville 53.4 2nd Stryker 56.1 400 1st A Dykstra P 57.9 2nd D Frey P 1:00.7 3rd McKinney H 1:01.4 4th Opdycke S 1:01.9 800 1st B Livensparger H 2:12.4 2nd D Frey P 2:20.4 3rd A Bontrager P 2:23.7 4th J Hauter P 2:09.1 200 1st S Brakefield P 27.5 2nd Z Spahr S 27.6 3rd Z Greutman S 29.2 4th C Waidelich P 29.8 3200 1st B Livensparger H 12:13.0 2nd J Sauder P 13:39.6 3rd D Teschke S 13:41.0 4 x 400 1st Pettisville 4:01.7 2nd Hilltop 4:29.0

Stryker, Pettisville, & Montpelier Girls All In The Mix At The 2014 Diller Invite
AYERSVILLE: April 26 The Montpelier Lady Locomotives joined up with the BBC rival Stryker Lady Panthers and the Pettisville Lady Blackbirds in taking on the competition at the 2014 Bob Diller Invitational in Ayersville on April 26. Despite the toughness of the competition, all three teams made strong statements at the event. The Lady Panthers finished with 34 points and the eighth team position. Pettisville and Montpelier did not commit to full team strength for the event, but still showed well in the events in which they participated. Pettisville finished 11th with 26 points, while Montpelier placed 15th with 7 points. An example of the toughness of the competition was found in the 100 meter dash. Paige Speelman of Stryker qualified in the primaries and the semifinals. In the finals, she finished fourth, a mere 0.60 seconds behind Tori Abdul of Tinora who broke the meet record with a time of 12.30 seconds. The competition level was so high in this event that a fraction of one second spelled the difference between a record-setting first place finish and fourth placefour runners across in less than a tick of the clock. The following Stryker, Pettisville and Montpelier finishes were posted by event 8 Stryker 34 11 Pettisville 26 15 Montpelier 7 Girls Pole Vault 2 Pursel, Jordyn Pettisville J906.00 Girls Shot Put 3 Hageman, Baylee Montpelier 3505.50 8 Waidelich, Brooke Pettisville 3107.50 Girls Long Jump 6 Breier, Brittany Stryker 14-07.50 8 Gill, Ashley Montpelier 13-09.25 Girls Discus Throw 3 Waidelich, Brooke Pettisville 10201 Girls 4800 Meter Relay 6 Pettisville 11:09.00 Girls 100 Meter Dash Preliminaries 1 Speelman, Paige Stryker 13.30Q 6 Breier, Brittany Stryker 13.60Q Semi-Finals 4 Speelman, Paige Stryker 13.40Q Finals 4 Speelman, Paige Stryker 12.90 Girls 4200 Meter Relay 4 Stryker 1:56.10 Girls 400 Meter Dash 3 Rupp, Audra Stryker 1:04.80 Girls 800 Meter Run 3 Leppelmeier, Alexa Pettisville 2:30.10 8 Whitman, ShiAnna Stryker 2:44.80 Girls 200 Meter Dash Preliminaries 3 Speelman, Paige Stryker 29.60Q 8 Rupp, Audra Stryker 29.70Q Semi-Finals 6 Speelman, Paige Stryker 28.20Q 8 Rupp, Audra Stryker 28.21Q Finals 6 Rupp, Audra Stryker 28.40 7 Speelman, Paige Stryker 28.70 Girls 3200 Meter Run 8 Graber, Megan Stryker 13:33.40 Girls 4400 Meter Relay 2 Stryker 4:34.40 7 Pettisville 4:38.80

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EDON: April 29 The Edon Bombers faced off against Route 49 rival Antwerp and BBC rival Fayette at Leanne Field on the afternoon of April 29. The Boys in Bomber Blue battled to a narrow win, outgunning Antwerp for first place by a 75-70 score. The Fayette Eagles, who missed seven events due to team size, finished in third with 30 points. Individual stats for this event were illegible.

Edon Bombers Battle Antwerp And Fayette For A Hard Fought Victory
EDON: April 29 The Lady Archers of Antwerp and The Lady Eagles of Fayette converged upon Edon on the evening of April 29 to take on the Lady Bombers at Leanne Field. Fayette, with enough participants to enter seven of the 17 events, placed third with 23 points, leaving the battle for first place to the Archers and their hosts. And what a battle it turned out to be. The Lady Bombers captured the lead with the throwing events, holding the lead over Antwerp until the fifteenth eventthe 200. With a win in the 200, the Lady Archers pulled into a 65-65 tie with Edon, leaving two events to decide a winner. Edon decided the match in the next event, the 3200, with a win and eight points. Antwerp took the 4 x 400 with Edon in second, splitting the points 5-3 and giving the Lady Bombers a hard fought 76-73 first place win. Individual stats for this event were illegible.
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PETTISVILLE VARSITY GIRLS TRACK ... First Row: Caitlin Beck, Krystine Davis, Manager Sarah Foor, Manager Heather Sauder, Manager Kelly Miller, Tessa Waidelich, and Aubri Reiniche. Second Row: Jordyn Pursel, Lynnsey Crouch, Morgan Sauder, Hannah Herring, Elizabeth Miller, Alexa Leppelmeier, and Alayna Jones. Third Row: Assistant Coach Gabe Jaramillo, Assistant Coach Kevin York, Alyssa Ramos, Rebekah Steele, Claire Foor, Assistant Coach Casey Underwood, and Assistant Coach Marty Rupp. Fourth Row: Claire Waidelich, Brooke Waidelich, Shelby Miller, Head Coach Tom Wagner, Lauren Hostetler, Kaylyn McDermott. Missing from photo: Madison Stuckey, Trisha Cousino, Audra Klopfenstein, Amber Klopfenstein, and Olivia Wright.

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Montpelier & Edon Battle To A Pettisville Ladybirds Get Past 1-2 Finish At The Hilltop Relays
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Stryker Lady Panthers & The Hilltop Lady Cadets


4th Tompkins H 15.4 4 x 200 1st Stryker 1:56.5 2nd Pettisville 2:01.8

STRYKER: April 29 Panther Country was the site of a BBC tri-meet between Stryker, the Hilltop Lady Cadets and the Pettisville Lady Blackbirds. With Hilltop unable to participate in nine of the 17 events due to team size, the battle for first place fell to Stryker and Pettisville. When the dust settled, the Ladybirds had secured the win by ten points over their hosts, 74-64. Hilltop placed third with a score of 22. The following finishes were posted by event Discus 1st B Waidelich P 108 4 2nd T Cousino P 75 6 3rd C Beck P 66 4.5 4th P Semer H 60 1 Shot 1st B Waidelich P 31 2.25 2nd T Cousino P 31 1.5 3rd L Crouch P 28 0.5 4th G Paxton S 21 7.75 Long Jump 1st Brier S 15 0 2nd Steele P 11 6.5 3rd Ashbaugh H 10 5.5 4th Powers S 7 4 High Jump 1st Routhier H 4 4 2nd Sauder P 3 10 3rd Steele P 3 10 4 x 800 1st Pettisville 11:26.3 2nd Stryker 12:54.7 110 Hurdles 1st G Paxton S 17.7 2nd H Herring P 18.0 100 Dash 1st P Speelman S 13.9 2nd Brier S 14.1 3rd Creamer H 14.2

1600 1st A Leppelmeier P 6:02.7 2nd Routhier H 6:18.6 3rd S Whitman S 6:23.2 4th E Miller P 6:33.8 4 x 100 1st Pettisville 58.0 2nd Stryker 1:01.0 400 1st A Rupp S 1:11.8 2nd L Hostetler P 1:15.2 3rd C Foor P 1:22.7 4th H Coressel S 1:33.4 300 Hurdles 1st Creamer H 52.1 2nd Paxton S 54.6 3rd H Herring P 55.6 4th R Steele P 1:03.6 800 1st A Leppelmeier P 2:39.8 2nd S Whitman S 2:53.5 3rd S Miller P 3:02.9 4th A Ramos P 3:03.4 200 1st Speelman S 28.0 2nd A Rupp S 28.9 3rd A Jones P 35.3 4th K Powers S 40.7 3200 1st M Graber S 13:43.9 2nd Routhier H 14:16.6 3rd E Miller P 14:36.9 4th A Reiniche P 16:37.9 4 x 400 1st Stryker 4:40.2 2nd Pettisville 4:55.8

WEST UNITY: May 2 Six schools were in contention for the gold at the 2014 Hilltop Relays on May 2, but only two of those schools pulled into town at full team strength. While Stryker, North Central, Fayette, and the hosts from Hilltop made spirited cases for themselves, only the Edon Bombers and the Montpelier Locomotives were able to place combatants in each of the 13 events. The Boys in Bomber Blue came out of the gates fast and furious with the Locos in fourth place, but Montpelier would slowly climb the rankings until they passed the Fayette Eagles for second place. Trailing Edon by just two points after the 800 relays, the Locos made their move in the 3200 relays, taking a 54-50 lead with four events remaining. Edon won two of the final four events and placed second in the other two, but so did Montpelier. The attrition paid off as the Locos won the final event to give them an 82-78 win over Edon for the championship, with Fayette, who faded down the stretch, placing third with 54. North Central placed fourth with 24 points, with Stryker edging Hilltop for sixth, 17-16. The following first place finishes were posted by event and school Discus 1st Fayette 226 6 Gilmore and Baker Shot 1st Edon 77 6.5 Whittaker and Ordway High Jump 1st Montpelier 10 10 Blake and McCord

Long Jump 1st Montpelier 37 5.5 Wang and Snyder Pole Vault 1st Edon 21 0 Walkowski and Kirkingburg Distance Medleys 1st Fayette 20:19.3 Hunter, Suarez, Lopez and Lantz Shuttle Hurdles 1st -Montpelier 59.8 Shaull, Zuver, Hutchinson and Snyder 800 Relays 1st Montpelier 1:37.1 Royer, Wang, Zuver and Snyder

3200 Relays 1st Montpelier 9:08.7 Dewire, Blake, Rings and Birdsall

400 Relays 1st Montpelier 46.6 Royer, Snyder, Wang and Zuver Sprint/Distance Medleys 1st Edon 6:01.6 Baker, Walkowski, LaDuke and Martin 1600 Relays 1st Edon 3:52.3 Peeples, Walkowski, Martin and Kirkingburg Sprint Medleys 1st Montpelier 1:44.8 Rupert, Taylor, Royer and Shaull

Pettisville Blackbirds Smash Records, Finish Fourth At The Edgerton Invite


EDGERTON: May 2 Nine teams composed the field at the 2014 Edgerton Invitational on May 2. The lone area representatives, the Pettisville Blackbirds, nailed down the fourth place finish while seeing limited duty. Despite missing almost half of the events, the Battling Birds made significant waves in the events in which they participated. Austin Dykstra took first place in the high jump, as did Dominic Frey in the 3200. Kyle Lantz set a new record of 4:40 in the 1600 for the win, and with Frey close behind in third, the Blackbirds picked up 16 points in that event alone. The 4 x 800 relay event, long a Pettisville specialty, also rewrote the record books. The team of Frey, Lantz, Dykstra, and Ethan Brakefield finished first with a record time of 8:46, a full twelve seconds ahead of second place Wayne Trace. The following Pettisville finishes were posted by event Discus 5th K York 124 4 High Jump 1st A Dykstra 5 10 Pole Vault 3rd J Waidelich 10 6 4 x 800 1st Pettisville 8:46.0 * New Meet Record * 4 x 200 6th Pettisville 1:44.8 1600 1st K Lantz 4:40.0 * New Meet Record * 3rd D Frey 4:44.8 800 5th J Hauter 2:13.4 3200 1st D Frey 10:28.3 4 x 400 2nd Pettisville 3:38.8

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Pettisville Ladybirds Battle To A Fifth Place Finish At The Edgerton Invitational


EDGERTON: May 2 The Pettisville Lady Blackbirds were amongst a field of nine teams competing for gold at the 2014 Edgerton Invitational on May 2. Pettisville placed fifth in the event with 52 team points. The Ladybirds were led by Brooke Waidelich with a first place finish in the discus, and Alexa Leppelmeier, who took home a win in the 800 and a second place finish in the 1600. The following Pettisville finishes were posted by event Discus 1st B Waidelich 102 2 6th T Cousino 84 1 Shot 3rd B Waidelich 31 1 4th T Cousino 29 10 4 x 800 5th Pettisville 11:07.7 4 x 200 5th Pettisville 2:03.2 1600 2nd A Leppelmeier 5:43.4 800 1st A Leppelmeier 2:33.5 3200 6th E Miller 13:31.8 4 x 400 2nd Pettisville 4:24.0

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STRYKER VARSITY BOYS TRACK ... Front row Dustin Teschke, Zachary Spahr, Josh DeCastro, Michael Fryar, Austin Frisbie, Trevin Rhoades, and Israel Aguilar. Back row - Head Coach Jason Barringer, Andrew Fritch, Ross Planson, Derek Opdycke, Zachary Greutman, Alex Spahr, Alexander Bost, and Assistant Coach Larry Freshour.
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Wauseon Lady Indians Rewrite Edon Lady Bombers Capture The Record Book In Winning The Walker/Dilbone Relays The 2014 Hilltop Relays
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WEST UNITY: May 2 The Edon Lady Bombers prevailed in a May 2 Hilltop Relays event that will go down as one of significant parity. Of the six schools competing, the only one that did not collect at least one first place finish was the host Lady Cadets of Hilltop, a team so small they were unable to participate in 10 of the 13 events. Edon took first with 71 points, followed by Montpelier with 60 and Stryker with 52. North Central took fourth place with 40 points, with Fayette in fifth with 22 and the Lady Cadets finishing sixth with 5. The following first place finishes were posted by event and school Discus 1st Edon 191 8 Gutting and Parrish Shot 1st Edon 63 4 Gutting and Parrish High Jump 1st Montpelier 8 4 Erickson and Blake Long Jump 1st North Central 28 2.25 Kemarly and Shaw Pole Vault 1st Edon 13 6 Riter and Joice Distance Medleys 1st Stryker 25:58.9 Oberlin, Whitman, Graber and Paxton Shuttle Hurdles 1st Edon 1:20.8 Marshall, Riter, Ziko and Parrish 800 Relays 1st Stryker 1:53.8 Spielman, Brier, Oberlin and Rupp 3200 Relays 1st Stryker 11:47.5 Oberlin, Graber, Whitman and Paxton 400 Relays 1st North Central 54.8 Schofield, Shaw, Kemarly and VanDeVoorde Sprint/Distance Medleys 1st Stryker 7:22.2 Oberlin, Whitman, Graber and Rupp 1600 Relays 1st Stryker 4:32.9 Spielman, Brier, Oberlin and Rupp Sprint Medleys 1st Stryker 2:10.3 Spielman, Brier, Paxton and Rupp ARCHBOLD: May 2 Hosted by a potent home team and featuring a total of four NWOAL squads, the Archbold Walker/Dilbone Relays featured tough competition all around. Of the seven teams present though, there were none better than the eventual 2014 champions, the Wauseon Lady Indians. The Lady Indians dominated the event with a combination of team strength and overall postseason-ready talent, finishing with 110 points, 20 points better than the runners up from Bowling Green, and 33.5 points better than the closest NWOAL competition, the third place Lady Streaks of Archbold. The Lady Indians not only won the event, they broke a meet record in the process. The seven year old record of Anthony Wayne in the 1600 Sprint Medleys went by the wayside, and now bears the name of Wauseon. The team of Halen Mealer, Haley Archibeque, Seneca Wyse and Taylor Vernot placed first with a record time of 4:18.90, shattering the previously longstanding record by 6.1 seconds. Being that the oldest members of the team are juniors, they have a chance of eclipsing their own record when the event reconvenes in 2015not a pleasant outlook for the competition. The following Wauseon finishes were posted by event Girls 800 Sprint Medley 3 Wauseon 1:58.87 Girls Distance Medley 2 Wauseon 13:02.20 Girls 4100 Meter Relay 4 Wauseon 54.80 Girls 4103 Meter Weight Relay 1 Wauseon 58.21 Girls 1600 Sprint Medley 1 Wauseon 4:18.90 * New Walker-Dilbone Relay Record * Girls 4100 Meter Shuttle Hurdle 3 Wauseon 1:14.60 Girls 4200 Meter Relay 2 Wauseon 1:51.42 Girls 4800 Meter Relay 1 Wauseon 10:12.92 Girls 4400 Meter Relay 2 Wauseon 4:28.08 Girls High Jump Relay 2 Bosell, Sydney 4-10.00 4 Bosell, Amy 4-04.00 4 Archibeque, Lindsey 4-04.00 Girls Long Jump Relay 2 Schaffner, Marin 15-09.00 3 Wyse, Seneca 15-03.75 10 Stutzman, Amanda 13-05.00 Girls Shot Put Relay 1 Thompson, Brandi 36-01.00 4 Frank, Sally 33-00.50 6 Triana, Miriam 32-02.75 Girls Discus Throw Relay 2 Frank, Sally 120-11 3 Thompson, Brandi 111-03 6 Strauss, Kallie 96-02 Girls Pole Vault Relay 5 Campbell, McKayla 8-00.00 10 Gray, Samantha 6-00.00

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PHOTO BY MITCH PEEBLES, STAFF Halen Mealer of Wauseon running the first leg of girls 800 sprint Medley.

Archbold Takes The 2014 Walker/Dilbone Relays By A Mere Four Points Over Wauseon
ARCHBOLD: May 2 Seven teams took part in the 2014 Archbold Walker/Dilbone Relays on May 2. Of those seven teams, four were culled from the NWOAL, with hometown Archbold hosting the Patrick Henry Patriots, the Liberty Center Tigers and the Wauseon Indians. As the events of the day progressed, it became apparent that the real slug fest would be between two of the NWOAL competitors, the Tribe and their hosts. In the end, it was the hometown boys hanging on by the skins of their collective teeth to fend off their conference rivals by a razor thin four-point margin. Archbold amassed 102 team points to take first at their event, with the Indians still within striking range in second with 98 points. The following Wauseon finishes were posted by event Boys 800 Sprint Medley 5 Wauseon 1:40.70 Boys Distance Medley 2 Wauseon 11:20.22 Boys 4100 Meter Relay 5 Wauseon 47.00 Boys 4103 Meter Weight Relay 2 Wauseon 51.30 Boys 1600 Sprint Medley 1 Wauseon 3:44.56 Boys 4110 Meter Shuttle Hurdle 36 1 Wauseon 1:04.51 Boys 4200 Meter Relay 7 Wauseon 1:38.79 Boys 4800 Meter Relay 3 Wauseon 8:49.25 Boys 4400 Meter Relay 2 Wauseon 3:37.03 Boys High Jump Relay 1 Boysel, Kristopher 6-00.00 2 Lomas, Jayvontay 5-08.00 5 Bost, Alec 5-06.00 Boys Long Jump Relay 1 Boysel, Kristopher 20-09.50 7 Bost, Alec 18-08.25 12 Rupp, Derek 17-07.00 Boys Shot Put Relay 2 Castle, Noah 52-00.00 6 Werder, Anthony 45-00.50 7 Huss, Robbie 44-07.50 Boys Discus Throw Relay 1 Castle, Noah 159-09 8 Werder, Anthony 123-07 9 Stickley, Noah 122-11 Boys Pole Vault Relay 2 Boysel, Kristopher 10-06.00 6 Hench, Daniel 10-00.00 9 McIntosh, Devyn 9-00.00

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Archbold Blue Streaks Scalped By The Wauseon Indians In April 29th Nets
WAUSEON: April 29 The Wauseon Indians traveled to the home of their NWOAL rivals from the west, the Archbold Blue Streaks, on April 29. The Streaks found themselves at the business end of a conference hatchet job as the Tribe posted a 4-1 win. A JV matchup was also staged in singles play. That match saw Chris Yackee of Wauseon taking out Michael Short of Archbold. The following results are by match Varsity Singles Tyler Shipley took out Jannik Fritz (Archbold) 6-3 and 6-4 Alex Wenger defeated Jereme Rupp (Archbold) 4-6, 6-3 and 6-3 Levi Rees dispatched Lucas Rupp (Archbold) 6-2 and 6-1 Varsity Doubles Zach Spadafore / Fernando Canales bumped off Jesse Felix / Levi Strawn (Archbold) 6-0, 6-7 (5-7) and 6-0 Derek Zimmerman / Colin Tedrow fell to Alex Short / Riley Krueger (Archbold) 2-6 and 3-6 JV Singles Chris Yackee defeated Michael Short (Archbold) 8-5

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Varsity Singles Tyler Shipley fell to Gargas (OH) 1-6 and 0-6 Levi Rees was swept by Stevers (OH) 0-6 and 0-6 Kyle Blankenship was swept by Simon (OH) 0-6 and 0-6 Varsity Doubles Zach Spadafore / Fernando Canales fell to Unknown (OH) 2-6 and 1-6 Derek Zimmerman / Chris Yackee fell to Unknown (OH) 0-6 and 3-6

WAUSEON: May 2 The Wauseon Indians walked into a hornets nest on their own court on May 2. Those hornets came in the form of the Green Bears of Ottawa Hills. In what may have been their most painful setback of the 2014 campaign, the Tribe was able to win a mere six sets against their visitors as Ottawa Hills pitched a 5-0 shutout at their hosts. The following results are by match

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WAUSEON VARSITY BASEBALL ... Front row (from left): Brady Thomas, manager, Josh Whitcomb, Colin Stump, Brady Rupp, Peyten Shadbolt, Jeremiah Kauffman, Caleb Andrews, Jacob Flory, and Mason Thomas, manager. Back row (from left): coach Trent Thomas, Jacob Maberson, Nate Suntken, Ty Suntken, Clay Tefft, Jacob Newlove, Axel Bueter, Joshua Kauffman, and Kevin Moden.

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Softball
WAUSEON VARSITY SOFTBALL ... Front row: Madyson, and Taylor Yackee Second row: Brooke Whipple, Kenzie Hall, Erin Douglass, Ashley Smith, Alex Whipple, and Tiffany King. Back Row: Shelly Cain, Faith Hicks, Lexi Lane, Hayley Chamberlain, Oliviah Banister, Jordan Sloan, Sam Norman, and Ryan Yackee.
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tennis
WAUSEON VARSITY TENNIS ... Front row (from left): Tyler Shipley, Jameson Kamp, Alex Wenger, Kyle Blankenship, and Chris Yackee. Second row: Brandon Benarth, Andrew Kohls, Zach Spadafore, Levi Rees, and Fernando Carales. Third row: Taylor Wilcoxon, Tony Reyes, Colin Tedrow, and Derek Zimmerman. Fourth row: Connor Hicks, Stan Schmidt, and Aaron Spieles.

GIRLS track
WAUSEON VARSITY GIRLS TRACK ... First row left to right: Lydia Schmucker, Aneesa Volkman, Taylor Vernot, Aleea Volkman, Megan Beck, Katee Roberts, Brandi Thompson, Marin Schaffner, and Olivia Rodriguez. Second row: Vasti Becerril, Seneca Wyse, Samantha Horn, Sally Frank, Raychel Ramos, Haley Archibeque, Sydney Bosell, Breanna Demaline, Amanda Stutzman, Brianna Ramirez, Kallie Strauss, Morgan Roth, Miriam Triana, Samantha Gray, and Amy Bosell. Third row: Mariah Bailey, Lela Slattman, Lauren Eberly, Cora Vanslyke, Kyra Killy, Ashleigh Allison, Abrianna Hernandez, and Timber Kreiner. Fourth row: McKayla Campbell, Sydnee Harshman, Halen Mealer, Danielle Saaf, Kylie Archibeque, Lindsey Archibeque, Katlyn DeGroff, Hannah McKeever, and Audrey Lane. Fifth row: Calen, Robin Fisher, Tom Vernot, Joe Allen, and Kyle Borton.

boys track

WAUSEON VARSITY BOYS TRACK ... Front row left to right Brenden Kost, Hector Mena, Boede Thourot, Michael Pile, Justin Morguet, Derrick Kamp, Devyn McIntosh, Aaron Schuette, Kris Boysel, and Corry Byers. Second row: Derek Rupp, Spencer Clausen, Tabb Gype, Austin Brown, Robby Huss, Noah Stickley, Noah Castle, Anthony Werder, and Sam Richer. Third row: Tyler Wilson, Ross Whipple, Aaron Beck, Quintin Reiser, Dillon Schantz, Danny Hench, Ty Leininger, and Alec Bost. Fourth row: Vincent Killy, Elliott Bingham, Gordon Winland, Caleb Blanchong, Kyle Knierim, Troy Brink, Mason Creager, Eddie Borders, and Riley Krieger-Oyer. Fifth row: Gage Campbell, Kody Wyse, Luke Grime, Seth Hutchinson, Brandon Langwell, Desmond Rapp, Kyle Carter, Travis Adkins, Bobby Hutchins, and Carlos Saldivar. Sixth row: Mitchell Flint, Josh Collins, Chase Reynolds, Joe Richer, Isaiah Solomon, Chase Starkweather, Jose Armas, Jayvontay Lomas, and Jordan Hudson. Seventh row: Toni Callan, Robin Fisher, Tom Vernot, Joe Allen, andKyle Borton.

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