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Coach Diels resigns from Redskin basketball

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Coach Troy Diels met with his team following the last boys basketball game to tell them it would be his last as the Redskin’s basketball coach. He has coached basketball at PCHS for the past nine years. Mr. Diels will remain with the Port Clinton City School District as the Assistant Middle School Principal.

Port Clinton High School Principal, Gary Steyer said, “Coach Diels has been a positive influence in the lives of our student-athletes and has made major contributions to our boys’ basketball program. We appreciate what he has meant to our students and how he has supported them throughout their basketball careers as well as in their personal lives.”

Long after his coaching career is over, he will always be remembered as leading the Port Clinton Redskins during their 20-1 season. That journey sparked renewed Redskin Spirit in the Port Clinton community supporting the team would go on to be the 2010 State basketball runners up. In addition, his teams had one SBC championship, three sectional titles, one district and one regional championship. 

"I have decided that it is time to step down as head coach,” said Coach Diels. “There are a lot of little factors as to why, but above all I think the time is right for a change. I want to thank the Board Of Education, Mr. Adkins, and the high school administration for allowing me the opportunity to be the head coach over the last nine years. I consider it an honor and a privilege to have been the head coach at Port Clinton and I will forever cherish the bonds that I have with my former players and well as my coaching staff."

Mr. Diels will continue as the Port Clinton Middle School Assistant Principal and will have more time to spend with his wife Marianne and their three children. 

Patrick Adkins, Superintendent of Schools added, "Coach Diels brought more than just basketball knowledge to our program. He has played a vital role in the lives of our student athletes not only while they were in high school but beyond. He has been a positive role model and will be missed considerably."

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Girls volleyball coach needed

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Port Clinton High School is in need of a Head Girls Volleyball Coach. If interested, please send a letter of interest and resume to Athletic Director Rick Dominick at Port Clinton High School, 821 S. Jefferson Street, Port Clinton, OH  43452 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  K-8

Teaching Positions will be available. Deadline is April 11, 2014.

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Arianna String Quartet at Firelands

The Musical Arts Series at Firelands will host the Arianna String Quartet in a performance on March 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Firelands Presbyterian Church, 2626 E. Harbor Rd., Port Clinton.  Their chamber music concert will include selections from Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Van Wyck.

Hailed for their outstanding musicianship, the Arianna String Quartet has firmly established itself as one of America's finest chamber ensembles. Their performances have been praised for "tonal warmth, fastidious balance...expressive vitality" (Chicago Tribune) and "emotional commitment and fluent virtuosity," (Pretoria News, South Africa). 

Formed in 1992, the ASQ garnered national attention by winning the Grand Prize in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, First Prize in both the Coleman and Carmel Chamber Music Competitions, and were Laureates in the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition. The Arianna Quartet has appeared throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia, with frequent visits to Brazil and South Africa. They have collaborated with many of the world's finest musicians, including members of the Vermeer, Tokyo, Cleveland and Juilliard Quartets, and their live performances have been heard on National Public Radio.

This concert is sponsored by Arby's and Neidecker, LeVeck and Crosser.  Accommodations are provided by Our Guest Inn. Following the performance, the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council will host a reception for the audience to meet the musicians.  Tickets are available at the door for $15. Students are admitted free.

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