Featured Stories

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Prev Next

Main Street Port Clinton names award rec…

27-02-2015 Hits:112 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Main Street Port Clinton names award recipients

Main Street Port Clinton is proud to announce the 2014 Volunteer of the Year is Dana Bacak-Lynd and the 2014 Business of the Year is the Clinton House.   Each year...

Read more

Lake Erie, even when frozen, calls to fi…

26-02-2015 Hits:756 Ottawa Outdoors  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Lake Erie, even when frozen, calls to fishermen

  Photo submitted by Brian Thomas. Looking out onto the lake on a clear day, little dots are spread across the horizon line. Ice fisherman have made their shanty villages. This is...

Read more

Burning Snowman makes Port Clinton a hot…

26-02-2015 Hits:382 Entertainment  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Burning Snowman makes Port Clinton a hot destination this weekend

They wanna build a snowman. Matt Ritter and Lenny Kromer build the frame for the 20’ tall snowman that will go up in flame this Saturday at Lagoon Saloon. Burning Snowman...

Read more

Rockets put up a fight in loss to St. Mary CC

After rallying from a 15-point deficit to tie the score late in the fourth quarter, the Oak Harbor Rockets watched as St. Mary Central Catholic finished the game with a flurry as the Panthers won, 70-62, in non-conference action.

With the score tied at 60, SMCC’s Trent Zimmerson, who led all scorers with 27 points, hit Trevor Fitzthum on a long outlet pass that Fitzthum converted into a layup, accounting for the winning basket with1:36 to play. From there, the Panthers (7-1) would score eight more points from the free-throw line to close out the game.

Zimmerman scored 11 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, and teammate Melvin Jackson finished with 19. 

Playing without leading scorer DeShawn Johnson hurt the Rockets (1-5), who were outscored, 20-8, in the first quarter. Oak Harbor then slowly chipped away, cutting the deficit to 32-25 at halftime. 

The third quarter saw the Rockets battle back from a double-digit deficit twice before finishing the quarter on a 7-4 run to cut the deficit to 50-43. They did it again in the fourth quarter when, down 60-52, Oak Harbor went on an 8-0 run and tied it on a steal and a layup by Isiah Jefferson.

Tyler Sievert led Oak Harbor with 19 points, Paul Shay scored 16, including four 3-pointers, and Jefferson chipped in with 14.

Oak Harbor Girls Basketball
Perkins 41, Oak Harbor 39

Despite trailing for most of the second half, Perkins played well when it counted most, rallying to defeat Oak Harbor, 41-39, in Sandusky Bay Conference action.

After falling behind 27-18 with 2:11 remaining in the third quarter, the Pirates went on a 16-5 lead to take the lead for good at 34-32 on two free throws by Haylee Darr.

Perkins pushed the lead to 38-32 before the Rockets rallied, cutting the deficit to 41-39 before Emma Barney misfired on a three-pointer at the buzzer.

Darr led the Pirates with 13 points, Emily Wagner chipped in with 12 and Hailee Smith finished with 11.

Oak Harbor’s Andrea Cecil led all scorers with 15 points and Emma Bergman chipped in with 12.

Read more...

Peer Partners at R.C. Waters

Peer Partners at R. C Waters Elementary School: On the right is Chelsea Arden, kindergartener, and at left is Abby Hutton, second grader.  

The kindergarten and second grade classrooms at R.C. Waters Elementary School in Oak Harbor are peer partners for the school year.  This partnership creates many opportunities throughout the year.  The second graders are able to be leaders and lead by example.  This allows them to gain confidence as they complete tasks together.  The kindergartners are able to use the second graders as examples for good behavior, manners, and what team work looks like. It’s a great opportunity for the students to practice skills together.  

Each kindergarten/second grade pair work with their buddy at various times throughout the school year.  Most recently the second graders worked with their kindergarten buddies to learn letters and do a Thanksgiving craft.  The students enjoy working with others at a different grade level and it’s great to see the waves they give each other as they pass by in the halls.

Read more...

Rathbun's 3-pointer at the buzzer wins it for the Rockets

After defeating Edison in close fashion last week, the Rockets did themselves one better this time around, beating Huron, 45-42, on a buzzer beater by sophomore center Maddy Rathbun.

Following a three-pointer by the Tigers' Audra Wisehart that tied the score at 42 with three seconds to play, Oak Harbor drew up a play that was designed to go to forward Andrea Cecil. The ball was inbounded to Rathbun, but the Huron defender came off her to double Cecil, leaving Rathbun open for the shot, which she made as time expired.

It was the culmination of a back-and-forth game, one that saw the Tigers rally after trailing until the 30-second mark of the third quarter.

The Rockets controlled things early, taking a 13-4 lead after the first quarter before heading into the half with a 21-14 advantage.

With Oak Harbor (3-2, 2-1 SBC) ahead 35-27, Huron went on an 11-0 run to take 38-35 lead early in the fourth quarter. 

After a basket by Emma Barney and a Tiger free throw gave Huron a 39-37 advantage, Cecil took over, scoring five straight points. She had a steal that led to a layup and a free throw to give the Rockets the lead, and two more free throws put her team ahead 42-39 with three minutes to play before Wisehart tied it up.

Oak Harbor's balanced scoring attack featured three players in double figures. Rathbun led the way with 13 points, followed by Barney (12) and Cecil (11).

The Rocket defense was key, allowing just six points in the final quarter after the Tigers had scored 22 in the third quarter.

Read more...
Subscribe to this RSS feed