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Catawba Peach and Wine Festival

30-07-2015 Hits:64

Catawba Peach and Wine Festival

Peach harvest from 1914.Most area residents know of the great history of peaches growing in the Catawba Island area.  Few, however, realize the importance of this particular year as it...

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The health of Lake Erie

29-07-2015 Hits:581

The health of Lake Erie

A satellite image by NOAA taken July 27 shows the algal bloom near the area.As predicted by multiple organizations, there is a harmful algal bloom in Lake Erie. How we’ve...

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Sea hawks are making a comeback in Ottaw…

26-07-2015 Hits:226

Sea hawks are making a comeback in Ottawa County

A female Osprey getting banded at ONWR. By Heidi Hughes, Ottawa National Wildlife RefugePhotos by Heidi HughesNot the football team.  We’re talking about real, live fish eating birds of prey: Ospreys.

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Black wins third MJMA title



Black posing with his trophy in front of the Dan Ottman Banner

This past weekend Port Clinton Graduate Sean Black made history by winning his third MJMA (Michigan Junior Masters Association) Title and his second consecutive Dan Ottman Memorial Championship Tournament taking home the prized Eagle trophy and an $1100 scholarship.  The Tournament is named after founder Dan Ottman who passed away suddenly in 2004.  Black became the first person since Jen Petrick from Canton, OH, in 2001-02 to win consecutive year end championship tournaments.  He is also the first male bowler to accomplish this feat since Michele Ewald won 3 consecutive tournaments from 1994-1996.

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PC grad Sean Black makes Intercollegiate Singles Championship

Port Clinton Graduate and current Davenport University Sophomore Sean Black competed in the Intercollegiate Singles Championship Tuesday and came one match short of making the TV finals, losing in the round of 8 finishing with a top 8 finish.  Black was seeded 17th after qualifying with an 8 game block of 200-166-208-208-181-191-224-145 for a 1523 total. 

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Sean Black InterCollegiate Sectionals Singles Champion

Sean Black, Port Clinton High School graduate, won the X Bowling InterCollegiate Singles Sectional Tournament at Stardust Bowl in Addison, IL, outbowling 201 other competitors.

Black bowled games of 194-263-219-215-230-267 for a 1388 total (231 average) on a difficult InterCollegiate lane condtion where only 23 players averaged 200 or better. Black qualified for the National Collegiate Singles Championship along with 23 other players from the four sectionals to compete in Wichita, KS, in April.

Black is a sophomore bowling for Davenport University in Grand Rapids, MI.

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