Thursday, July 31, 2014
  • DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletic program has a new leader. DC president Mark Gordon has announced the appointment of Rudy Yovich to the position of athletic director. He succeeds Jenni Morrison who left in July for a position at California University of Pennsylvania. 
  • SHAWNEE — Putnam County golfers played well at the season ending Lima Junior Golf Association Tournament of Champions at the Shawnee Country Club. 
  • ELIDA – It was an evening that featured the Budweiser Thunderstocks division at Limaland Motorsports Park and for spectators of the heat races earlier in the night, it came as little surprise that Tony Anderson and Lima’s Jeff Koz took top honors in the ‘money’ races to cap off the program. 
  • NAPOLEON — The Napoleon River Bandit coaching staff will be running a showcase Tuesday in Lancaster!  Players can still register for this opportunity. 
  • COLUMBUS GROVE — The Columbus Grove Athletic Department will be hosting its mandatory OHSAA fall meeting for all parents and athletes entering grades 7-12 on Tuesday, July 29 at 6 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. 
  • FINDLAY — The University of Findlay women's basketball team was rewarded for their work in the classroom on July 24 as they earned Top-25 Academic accolades from the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). 
  • Toledo, Ohio---New Owens Community College women's soccer head coach Kenny Hewitt will be hosting an open tryout on July 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • FINDLAY —  Four members of the Oilers men's basketball team earned 2013-14 Honors Court recognition by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) on July 21. Mark Frilling, Jake HeagenLuke Kohls and Sean Samsel all were honored by the association for the academic achievements during the season. 
  • OTTAWA — Patrick 'Pat' Siefker, Ottawa, recorded a hole-in-one at the Pike Run Golf Course on Friday. 
  • ELIDA – When weather conditions have been slightly cooler and overcast, it usually serves to create a gripping fast racing surface on a high-banked quarter mile dirt track like Limaland Motorsports Park. Often with a faster track the racing action itself can produce very close competition and on this night it allowed Matt Westfall to edge Todd Sherman at the finish line by a nose. It was a race that saw Westfall trail Sherman by a car length or more with just half a lap remaining in the 20-lap Reineke Modified feature. 
  • OTTAWA — Ottawa's run in the District 1 Legion baseball tournament came to an end Saturday afternoon at Memorial Field. 
  • FINDLAY - Ottawa's American Legion baseball team built a lead, then held off a Findlay rally Friday night to post a 9-5 win in the District 1 tourament at Flag City Field. 
  • PEMBERVILLE — For the second straight day, Ottawa's American Legion baseball team banged out double digit hits. 
  • Ottawa Legion drops District 1 opener
    OTTAWA — Ottawa's American Legion baseball team banged out 17 hits and had 23 total base runners against Port Clinton Wednesday evening. 
  • URBANA – Urbana University Athletic Director Doug Young appointed former Blue Knight standout and assistant coach Haley Ducey as the next Head Women’s Basketball Coach. 

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