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Team Mary gives back

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Team Mary gives back

At Gem Beach Marina on August 18, Team Mary donated a checks to the Flagship Collaborative Play Place and ARC of Ottawa County. Team Mary, who raises awareness for children...

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Experience Ottawa County 2015

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Experience Ottawa County 2015

The Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (OCIC) held its annual “Experience Ottawa County” program on August 20 at The Keys on Put-in-Bay, bringing local business leaders, community leaders, elected officials and...

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Just under 12 hours left in the Best of …

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Just under 12 hours left in the Best of the Best competition

The deadline for voting in the Best of the Best competition is midnight tonight (Monday, August 31)! Online votes can be cast BY CLICKING HERE. Paper ballots can be turned in...

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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.

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Danbury boys get first win of the season

Danbury held off a late rally to defeat St. Joseph Central Catholic, 61-55, and pick up its first win of the season at the Seneca East Shootout.

Behind Hunter Stinchcomb’s 20 points, the Lakers built a 56-47 lead with just under two minutes remaining before the Crimson Streaks mounted a rally. 

SJCC went on an 8-0 run, cutting the deficit to one before Lucas Michael missed a shot that would’ve given the Streaks the lead. Instead, Danbury (1-5) closed the game out on a 5-0 run, a spurt that was started by Caleb Gerber’s two free throws. After Michael missed on a three-pointer, the Lakers rebounded the ball and closed it out by scoring three more points at the charity stripe.

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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 over St. Mary Central Catholic.

The 'Skins led 15-9 after one quarter and pushed the advantage to 39-19 at halftime. With the win, Port Clinton is now 4-1 on the season.

Marissa Day and Emily Ashley helped to pace the attack with 13 points apiece for the 'Skins.

The second half was a little more competitive as Port Clinton won the final two quarters by just four points, 24-20.

The Panthers got a game-high 16 points from Dani Parish. 

The 'Skins host Oak Harbor on Friday and travel to Huron on Dec. 23.

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