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Redskins lose to Perkins 2-3

Port Clinton Boys tennis played Perkins Wednesday in an SBC match at home.  The Redskins lost 2-3. This moved PC to 3-10 (2-6).

The scores were as follows:

1st Singles:  Manickam Manickam (P) def. Ryan Norgard (PC) 6-2, 6-0
2nd Singles:   Nader Hamad (P) def. Ellis Adolph (PC) 6-0, 6-0
3rd Singles:  Tristan Auxter (PC) def. Cameron Foss (P)  6-2, 6-1
1st Doubles:  Cody Dominick/Yu Hang Chen (P) def. Noah Cross/Will Mercurio 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (6)
2nd Doubles:  Jeff Griffin/Dean Colston (PC) def. Dhanush Kota/Sean Bower 6-2, 6-0

Ryan stepped up to first Wednesday and put up a great effort against the undefeated Manickam.  Ellis struggled with the more experienced Hamad.  Tristan played excellent Wednesday to defeat Cameron.  Noah and Will nearly won an upseat over the SBC #1 Doubles seed at first doubles.  Jeff and Dean won without much trouble at 2.

PC JV winners:

Joe Miller
Steve Kast
Anthony Paradiso
Thomas Keville

PC next plays Thursday, May 8,  at home vs. Huron at 4 p.m.

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Bird Observatory teams up with Senator Gardner to designate Bird Ohio Day

On April 22, members of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) staff, along with three Ohio Young Birders Club (OYBC) members and their families, traveled to Columbus, Ohio to accept the official resolution designating May 10 as the first annual Bird Ohio Day. The resolution was initiated and drafted by Black Swamp Bird Observatory and sponsored by Senator Randy Gardner. The Resolution was adopted by the Ohio State Senate on March 20. The resolution was also sponsored by Representative Chris Redfern and Representative Mike Dovilla, and was adopted by the House on April 2.

The Bird Ohio Day resolution encourages teachers to incorporate birds into their lesson plans; encourages all citizens of the state of Ohio to spend time outside enjoying the spectacle of bird migration through our state; calls attention to the economic impact of bird tourism in Ohio; and urges all citizens to be better stewards of the habitats migratory birds rely on for their survival.

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Catawba Island Boat Show

The Catawba Island Boat Show, sponsored by Progressive, was held at the Catawba Island Club May 2-4. With this year being the tenth anniversary of the event, the Catawba Island Boat show has come to symbolize the opening of northern Ohio’s boating season.

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Lakers take second to Toledo Christian

Photos by John Kozak

Danbury’s Lindsay Mark hands the baton to teammate Alyssa Almendinger in the 4x200 meter relay Tuesday, April 29, against Toledo Christian and Northwood. The relay finished with a time of 2:06.6.

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Lake Erie Improvement Association presents Healing the Lake: Bring Back the Blue

Guest speaker State Representative Chris Redfern with LEIA president Jim Stouffer and guest speaker Ohio Senator Randy Gardner.

“There is not a more vital resource in our backyard than Lake Erie,” said Lake Erie Improvement Association (LEIA) President and Chairman/CEO of Catawba Island Club Jim Stouffer Friday at LEIA’s Healing the Lake: Bring Back the Blue event held at Catawba Island Club. “The lake affects jobs and families. Anything we can do as a marine or hospitality industry we need to do it. We have to make sure this resource stays vibrant.”

LEIA is a Lake Erie watershed-wide economic sustainability initiative dedicated to healthy waters and fish by promoting cooperation and wise resource management for the benefit of the Lake Erie basin. The goal of LEIA is to reduce nutrient loading into Lake Erie and to help address other Lake Erie challenges. LEIA bridges the gap between public and private Lake Erie stakeholders, using a business model approach. LEIA is uniquely positioned as the organization that speaks for healthy Lake Erie dependent businesses to promote economic sustainability.

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Mueller throws a no-hitter in Redskins’ win over Rockets

Despite getting a no-hitter from Kate Mueller, the Port Clinton Redskins softball team had to eke out a 2-1 victory over rival Oak Harbor in Sandusky Bay Conference action last week.

Mueller, who went the distance while allowing one run on no hits to go with eight strikeouts and three walks, allowed a run in the first inning and Port Clinton found itself down, 1-0, in the top of the seventh before rallying to get the win.

The 'Skins first three hitters, Molly Haberman, Emily Ashley and Amber Wuersig, reached base to begin the seventh inning, two of them on base hits and the other on an error that could have been ruled a hit. The next two hitters failed to deliver before Allie Schroeder connected on a base hit up the middle to score two runs and give Port Clinton the lead for good.

In the bottom half of the inning, Theresa Stokes got the Rockets going with a walk and was bunted to second by Kimmi Wahlers, who was thrown out at first. However, Stokes decided to try and advance to third and Paige Culver hit Wuersig with the throw to beat Stokes by a hair for the second out. The third out was recorded when Tiffany Colston made a running catch into the fence of the Oak Harbor dugout.

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Stars, Stripes, and Sousa at PCHS

The Port Clinton High School Concert Band will pay tribute to “The March King”, John Philip Sousa, at their Saturday, May 17, concert. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the PCHS Performing Arts Center. Admission is free; however, a free will donation will be taken at the end of the concert.

The music includes something for all ages and the concert will conclude in traditional Sousa style with the playing of “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” Mr. Jack Brndiar, trumpet soloist from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. will be guest soloist. Mr. Rod Miller, PCHS Band Director, will portray John Phillip Sousa.

This year there will be a special musical tribute to the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, will be in attendance, along with other Civil War re-enactors. Audiences for this concert have always been close to capacity and the same is expected this year. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and seating is on a first come, first served basis.  

The Port Clinton Music Boosters are having a BBQ chicken dinner prior to the concert in the PCHS Cafeteria from 3-6 p.m. Dinners, both dine in and carry out, are $8.50 and include 1/2 of a chicken and sides. Proceeds will benefit Port Clinton City School District music students and the Port Clinton Music Boosters. Tickets can be purchased from any Port Clinton Band or Orchestra member or by contacting Rod Miller at Port Clinton High School at 419-734-2147, ext. 4019.

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Rockets sweep Redskins

After falling behind early, Oak Harbor’s baseball team scored three runs in the first to take the lead for good in its 9-3 victory over Port Clinton, earning the win in Sandusky Bay Conference action.

Down 1-0, the Rockets scored three runs in the first on RBIs by Andy Rathbun, Ben Genzman and Jourdan Maguire.

Oak Harbor pushed the lead to 4-1 but the Redskins responded with two runs of their own. However, the Rockets scored five unanswered runs to put the game away. Garrett Harvey had a key two-run double.

Aidan Rospert scored twice to lead Port Clinton, Ian Kyle scored once and Nolan Smith had an RBI.

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Development survey

A survey was taken about Water Works Park. I’ve lived here my whole life and never heard of the survey. I’ve asked a lot of people and they didn’t get to see it either. Finally one person said it was on a computer, Facebook, etc. Not being a computer whiz, I didn’t even know about it, so that means I couldn’t vote! JUSTICE? Is this the way we are heading? Maybe a survey for ONLY the people in Port Clinton is the answer. Let’s be fair about this!

Clarabelle Bothe
Port Clinton

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Redskins lose to St. Mary Tuesday

Port Clinton Boys tennis played St. Mary Tuesday in an SBC match at St. Mary.  The Redskins lost 2-3.This moved PC to 3-9 (2-5).

The scores were as follows:

1st Singles:  Taylor Crooks (SM) def.  Noah Cross (PC) 6-2, 6-2
2nd Singles:   Jeff Griffin (PC) def. Carlo Mormina (SM) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
3rd Singles:  Collin Crooks (SM) def. Ryan Norgard (PC) 6-1, 6-3
1st Doubles:  Dario Mormina/Chris Tyler (SM) def. Ellis Adolph/ Cameron King (PC) 7-6 (7), 7-6 (5)
2nd Doubles:  Tristan Auxter/Dean Colton (PC) def. Clay Parish/Maxx Weiber 6-1, 6-2

Noah lost a tough match as Taylor played well.  Jeff came back strong after a poor first set to knock off Carlo.  Ryan continued to struggle at as Collin played very well.  Cameron and Ellis lost a very tough match that could have gone either way.  Tristan and Dean played excellent and won easily.

PC JV winners:

Will Mercurio/Steve Kast
Simon Shultz/Anthony Paradiso
Jacob Koch

PC next plays Wednesday at home vs. Perkins at 4 p.m.

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