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Lake Erie Thunder wins Best of the Best Basketball Spring Shootout

Front Row L to R: Clay Schulte (Oak Harbor), Jac Alexander (Oak Harbor), Ryan Lozier (Clyde), Trent Scott (Sandusky), Zach Voight (Perkins). Back Row L to R: Brycetyn Hedden (Margaretta), Nate Roesch (Perkins), Joey Brown (Huron), Drew Wennes (Huron), Michael Wade (Sandusky).

Lake Erie Thunder seventh grade AAU team won the Best of the Best Basketball Spring Shootout in Tiffin. The team went 5-0 in the tournament and beat the Future Rookies 66-34 in the Championship. 

The team also went to Columbus to participate in the Ohio Youth Basketball March Classic.


Coaches Bickel and Carmon honored

Coach Beau Carmon after receiving his award.

Two Port Clinton High School Coaches received distinguished honors this week. Girls Head Basketball Coach Toby Bickel was named the Division II Coach of the Year in Ohio. Also, Beau Carmon, who was also named Ohio Division IV Coach of the Year in Ohio, received the Coach’s Award from the Toledo Wistert Chapter of the National Football Foundation.


Lady Rockets’ magical run ends in the regional semifinals

Only four teams finish the season happy. 

For the rest, not winning a state championship means their season ends with a loss. But that shouldn't put a damper on a team's accomplishments.

The Oak Harbor Rockets' magical season came to an end when they lost, 53-42, to North Union in the Division III regional semifinals. In a back-and-forth game that featured two ties and eight lead changes, Oak Harbor held a 32-31 lead after Maddy Rathbun scored inside off a pass from Emma Bergman with 2:04remaining in the third quarter, but the Wildcats, who sport a 26-1 record a No. 4 ranking, closed out the quarter on a 6-2 run to take a 37-34 lead heading into the fourth and slowly pulled away in the final quarter. The Rockets' last real chance came with 2:38 remaining when they trailed 45-40 and called a timeout, but were unable to convert and were forced to foul where North Union, which is located in Richwood, closed it out at the free-throw line.

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