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Redskin hoopsters lead area AAU team to victory

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Ohio Ballistics, left to right: Assistant Coach Tom Michael, Carter Rumball, Grant McConnell, Bryce Ernsthausen, Lucas Michael, Tytan Rumball, Shane Miller, Derek Dryfuse, Jordan Kreglow, Clay Dryfuse, Coach Eric Rumball, and, in front, ball boy Blake Michael.

Brothers Carter and Tytan Rumball helped the Ohio Ballistics AAU basketball team to a 5-0 record and tournament victory at the 21st Annual Cougar Classic in Columbus on March 23. The Ohio Ballistics is composed of players from area high schools including Fremont Ross, Fremont St. Joe, Gibsonburg, Bellevue, Port Clinton, and Tiffin Columbian.

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Boys basketball head coach needed at PCHS

The Port Clinton City School District is in need of a Head Boys Basketball Coach to replace Coach Troy Diels. Coach Diels is resigning from his coaching position after nine years at the helm but will remain with the district as PCMS Assistant Principal.

Limited teaching positions may also be available.

The Port Clinton City School District is a district of approximately 1800 students located on the shores of Lake Erie.  In 2013, the District completed a construction project to build state-of-the-art schools, funded by the generosity of the community. The new school includes Bataan Memorial Elementary Campus (Primary PK-2 and Intermediate Grades 3-5), a New Middle School (grades 6-8) on the high school campus and one high school (9-12).  More information is available online at www.pccsd.net.

Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter, and references no later than April 21, 2014, to Port Clinton High School, Attn: Mr. Rick Dominick, Athletic Director, 821 S. Jefferson Street, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452.

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Ohio State earn No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament

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Following their 72-69 loss to Michigan on Saturday in the Big Ten Tournament Semifinals, the Ohio State Buckeyes were named the 6 seed in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament.

Ohio State (25-9) will match up with Dayton (23-10), a school located just 75 miles from OSU's campus. Despite their close proximity to one another, it is just the second time the teams have met in the last 26 years, the other coming in 2008 in the National Invitational Tournament. This game is actually the first one of the first round of the tournament, coming at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday on CBS. The game will take place in Buffalo and the winner will face either Syracuse (27-5) or Western Michigan (23-9), the champions of the Mid-American Conference, in the second round. The Broncos defeated Toledo, 98-77, in the MAC Tournament Final last Saturday to earn a spot in the NCAAs.

Dayton's head coach, Archie Miller, and one of his assistants, Kevin Kuwik, previously served as assistants under Thad Matta at Ohio State. The Flyers' leading scorer, Jordan Siebert, was a part of the Buckeye team in '12 that advanced to the Final Four. Dayton, which finished tied for fifth in the Atlantic 10 with a 10-6 mark, has beaten some good teams this year, notably Saint Louis, Gonzaga and California. Most recently, the Flyers lost to St. Joseph's, 70-67, in the quarterfinals of the A-10 Tournament on Friday.

After finishing the regular season with a win over Michigan State, the Buckeyes defeated Purdue (63-61) and Nebraska (71-67) in the conference tournament before falling to Michigan. 

It will be a contrast in styles between the two teams, seeing as Dayton (73.4 ppg) is more known for its offense while Ohio State, which allows just 59.8 points per game, is 12th in the nation in scoring defense.

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