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Rockets win first district track title in 29 years

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Just when you thought things couldn't get any better for the Oak Harbor Rockets, they did themselves one better by winning a district championship in track and field. 

One week after winning their fifth consecutive Sandusky Bay Conference title, the Oak Harbor girls track team won the Division II District Title with 109 points, just ahead of perennial power Eastwood, which came in second at 108. It is the first district title in head coach John McKitrick's 16 years at the helm, and the first since 1985. 

Freshman Alexa Weis was the lone Rocket to win an individual event, finishing first in the 300 meter hurdles in 47.56 seconds. The 4x100 relay team of Allie Jett, Rebekah Rayburn, Cydney St. Clair and Karis DeWalt was also first, finishing in 51.02. Trinity Gephart finished second in the 3200 (11:57.62), racing in from third place just before the finish line to break the 12-minute line and finish with a personal record. Rayburn was second in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 2 inches. The 4x200 relay team of Jett, DeWalt, Rayburn and Athena Eli was second in 1:46.50.

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St. Boniface students visit “Rise Above” exhibit

Dr. Harold Brown shows Savannah Hetrick (right) and Meghan Glenn how to make the complex folds of a paper airplane.

St. Boniface of Oak Harbor fifth and sixth graders had the experience of a lifetime when they visited the Rise Above travelling educational exhibit at the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton. The program began as students had the chance to talk with Tuskegee Airman Dr. Harold Brown. Dr. Brown told of his experiences as a pilot in WWII flying a P-51C Red Tail Mustang and then assisted the students in creating complex paper airplanes for a distance-flying contest. 

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Memorial Day services and parade schedule for Oak Harbor

Memorial Day services for the Oak Harbor area community will begin on Sunday morning, May 25, when members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars and their Auxiliaries will attend church services at St. Paul Lutheran Church on CR 17 at the 9 a.m. service.

On Monday, May 26, Memorial Day, a breakfast will be served at the American Legion Post Home on Park Street from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. All Veterans and their families are invited.

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