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Redskin athletes compete at Power Lifting Meet

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Redskin athletes who attended the South Central Power Lifting Meet: Row 1, left to right: Jesse Escobedo, Jake Depner, Cole Araguz, Alec Ochs, Emerson Lowe; Row 2: Keegan Lowe, Collin Salyers, Aiden Rospert, Jack Warner, Trenton Williams

On Saturday, Feb. 22, ten Port Clinton High School student athletes participated in the 12th Annual South Central Power Lifting Meet at South Central High School in Greenwich. Each lifter got three attempts in the Squat, Bench Press and Dead Lift to record a maximum lift. The best lift in each of the three lifts were combined and the athletes were placed based on this total.

Coach Phil Fought stated, “These meets are a chance for our athletes to show their gains made from the winter workouts. It also gives them a chance to compete with other athletes around Ohio in their weight class.”

At the meet Port Clinton had some outstanding performances including: Jake Depner, first in 125 lb. weight class; Cole Araguz, second in 155 lb. weight class; Alec Ochs, first in 155 lb. weight class; Emerson Lowe, first in 175 lb. weight class; Keegan Lowe, first in 210 lb. weight class.  

Keegan Lowe broke the Dead Lift record in the 210 lb. weight class with a pull of 550 lbs. Emerson Lowe broke the Dead Lift record in the 175 lb. weight class with a pull of 505 lbs. Emerson also broke the Squat record in the 175 lb. weight class with a squat of 450 lbs. Emerson Lowe was awarded the Best Lifter in the middle weight four classes with the highest weight total to body weight ratio.

The athletes who attended the meet wereJesse Escobedo, Jake Depner, Cole Araguz, Alec Ochs, Emerson Lowe, Keegan Lowe, Collin Salyers, Aiden Rospert, Jack Warner and Trenton Williams.

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Bataan Intermediate students earn Reading Olympic medals

Bataan Memorial Intermediate students in Mrs. Karen Roberts classroom completed in the Reading Olympics. Medalists included, left to right: Anthony Aukerman, Ethan Luma, Kennedy Adkins, Zach Adkins, Ashton Fisher, Sydney Moore and Tegan Allison. Not pictured is Camden Riggs.

In keeping with the theme of the Winter Olympics, students in Mrs. Karen Roberts’ Grade four classroom at Bataam Memorial Intermediate School in Port Clinton just completed the Reading Olympics. Students followed the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and took part in a reading challenge. Choosing from a list of books or selecting their own book in their reading level, students earned medals based on the number of pages they read. Gold medalists read over 1,000 pages in 17 days; Silver Medalists, 750 pages; and Bronze medalists, 500 pages in 17 days.  

Mrs. Roberts presented students completing the reading challenge with medals. Gold Medalists were Sydney Moore and Tegan Allison. Silver Medalists were Ashton Fisher and Camden Riggs. Bronze Medalists were Anthony Aukerman, Zach Adkins, Ethan Luma and Kennedy Adkins.

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Kentucky Wounded Heroes coming to shores of Lake Erie

Kentucky Wounded Heroes is holding a three-day walleye fishing experience June 26-28 on the shores of Lake Erie. The event offers Kentucky's uniformed members of the United States Armed Forces, law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and emergency medical responders who have been injured in the line of duty the opportunity to fish, relax, and enjoy the natural healing resources that the lake has to offer. About 65 heroes are expected to participate this year, along with a number of volunteers. In addition to fishing the Great Lake, the group will tour Put-in-Bay and hold a wrap-up party at Tall Timbers Campground.

Sponsors and volunteers are needed to help with the event.  Anyone interested in making a donation, volunteering, or wanting additional information about the event or the Kentucky Wounded Heroes can contact Joe Hein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Joe Stelzer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.kentuckywoundedheroproject.org.

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