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Red Horse donates toys to Salvation Army

18-12-2014 Hits:100 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Red Horse donates toys to Salvation Army

Joseph Hall, Adam Whitaker, Molly Irwin, toy coordinator Heather Stouffer, Casey Vaughn and Salvation Army director Maureen Saponari. Members of the Red Horse Squadron donated toys to the Salvation Army on...

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Wreaths Across Ottawa County

18-12-2014 Hits:125 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Wreaths Across Ottawa County

Catawba Island Cemetery Wreaths Across America CeremonyPhoto by John Schaffner On Saturday, December 13, at 11 a.m., six cemeteries spanning across the county held ceremonies honoring fallen veterans. The ceremonies were...

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Port Clinton girls improve to 4-1

17-12-2014 Hits:267 Sports  - avatar Yaneek Smith

Port Clinton girls improve to 4-1

Photos by Bill Migala After an opening-season loss to Bellevue, the Port Clinton Redskins are beginning to hit their stride. Behind Sydney Alexander's 15 points, Port Clinton cruised to a 63-39 victory...

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Oak Harbor defeats Port Clinton in sectional semifinal

Oak Harbor 56, Port Clinton 45

A few days before playing Clyde, Oak Harbor defeated Port Clinton, 56-45, in the sectional semifinal. The Rockets, who lost to the Redskins both times in the regular season, jumped out to an early lead and never looked back.

Oak Harbor took a 15-5 lead after the first quarter with the big play coming as Andy Rathbun connected on a three-pointer just before the buzzer. The Rockets pushed the advantage to 20-5 at the 4:41 mark of the second quarter as they held Port Clinton (8-13) to just two field goals in the game’s first 12 minutes. 

Down 41-27 to begin the fourth quarter, the ‘Skins went on a 12-5 run to cut the deficit to 46-39, but Oak Harbor ended any hopes of a comeback when Deshawn Johnson and Paul Shay scored on back-to-back baskets with 2:38 remaining to close it out.

Tate Haar led all scorers with 18 points, Johnson finished with 15 and Rathbun scored eight. Port Clinton got a combined 24 points from the Rumball brothers, with Tytan scoring 13 and Carter filling in with 11.

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Oak Harbor boys fall to Clyde in sectional final

Despite jumping out to an early lead behind a great defensive effort, the Oak Harbor Rockets boys relinquished their lead early in the fourth quarter before falling, 44-34, to Clyde, in the Division II Sectional Final last weekend.

Oak Harbor (7-17) held a 9-1 lead midway thru the second quarter before the Fliers (16-7) cut the deficit to 11-7 at halftime. In the third quarter, which Clyde won, 20-16, Eric Wiseman scored a basket late in the third quarter to tie the score at 27 and begin a 9-0 run for the Fliers that would help them grab control.

Colin Gregory scored five straight points to begin the final quarter and Derek Gray scored on a layup to complete the run and make it 34-27 with 5:52 remaining.

The Rockets were able to get within four points on two separate occasions, the last, 38-34, with 1:24 left to play, but Clyde closed the game out from the free-throw line.

The Fliers were led by Dristen Cook, who had 10 points, and Gray, Rieman and Colin Gregory finished with eight points apiece. Oak Harbor got a game-high 17 points from Tate Haar and Andy Rathbun chipped in with five.

It was the final game for five Rocket seniors: Rathbun, Haar, Ben Cochran, Derek Wood and Josh Sarahman. Though it was a tough year for the team, those seniors were instrumental in helping to rebuild a program that was 3-18 two years ago and went 11-12 last season, a sign that things are headed in the right direction.

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Carey ends Danbury’s season at districts

After winning their first sectional title in six years, the Danbury girls basketball team’s run came to an end in the Division IV District Semifinals with a 72-20 loss to No. 1 seed Carey.

The Blue Devils (21-2) were too much for the Lakers, who fell behind, 20-3, after the first quarter and trailed, 43-10, at halftime.

Allison Rymer and Sydney Wentling scored 15 and 13 points, respectively, and Logan Johnson finished with nine.

Danbury (14-9) got six points from Megan Stephans and five from Alex Perram.

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