Boys tennis: Tigers off to rough start
GALION – The Galion boys tennis hosted Kenton last night at Heise Park and lost a tough 2-3 match.
Tanner Amos playing number one singles won 6-2, 6-2 for one of Galion’s points. Tanner improves to 2-0 on the young season. Tristan Baldy playing 3 singles won a tough match 7-5, 5-7 and 6-4 to improve to 2-0 on the season. Lucas Conner at two singles lost a hard fought three-set match, 6-8, 7-6, (tie break 7-4) and 6-4.
First doubles team of Nic Oehler/ Ty Harris lost 1-6 and 0-6. Second doubles team of Matt Sparks/Bryce Barnhart lost 1/6, 2/6. Galion travels to Marion Pleasant in conference play today.
The Tigers also lost to Ontario on Monday 2-3.
Baseball: Northmor falls to Elgin
MARION – Northmor suffered their second extra-inning loss in three games on Wednesday, as host Elgin came from behind to snare a 3-2 victory.
The Knights scored runs in both the first and second innings, but Elgin tied the game with two in the sixth. From there, neither team scored until the bottom of the 10th, when the Comets tallied the winning run.
Bryan Hammond took the mound in the bottom of the 10th and suffered the loss. Jake Farley pitched the first nine innings, striking out 11, walking three and giving up five hits, while surrendering two unearned runs. Farley also had two singles, while Sam Eichorn added a double.
Colonel Crawford track and field grad kicks-off 2016 outdoor season
ALLIANCE – Mount Union’s men’s and women’s track and field teams begin the 2016 outdoor season Friday and Saturday at the Wooster Invitational at The College of Wooster.
Mount Union senior Tyler Orewiler of Bucyrus and a Colonel Crawford alumnus will return in the pole vault after qualifying for the national outdoor meet a year ago. The men’s team is preseason ranked No. 19 in the nation.
He placed third in the pole vault to headline the Purple Raiders day at the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships in Grinnell, Iowa, earlier in March. He posted a mark of 16-feet, 8.75-inches and his third place finish makes him an All-American in the event for a second straight season.
Findlay football team to host high school camps
FINDLAY – The University of Findlay football team will be hosting a pair of camps for high school players looking to improve their skills on the gridiron.
The camps will take place on July 10 (registration at 5 p.m.) and June 25 (registration at 3:00 pm) at the Kohler Fitness and Recreation Center/Football Practice Facility.
Campers will receive instruction from the Oilers coaching staff as well as coaches from other surrounding colleges. The instruction will revolve around the teaching of individual skill, speed development and positional work.
The cost of the camp is $30 for those who pre-register and $40 for walk up registrations. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.
To register email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the participant’s name, high school, position, year in school and t-shirt size.
Ohio Stadium renovations planned for 2017-20
COLUMBUS – The Ohio State University Department of Athletics Tuesday announced a proposed four-year renovation project for Ohio Stadium that will preserve and upgrade parts of the iconic facility.
The $42 million project will:
- restore and re-coat the 94-year old concrete on C-deck.
- upgrade power distribution systems for the east, west and south stands.
- improve and upgrade B-deck to include better lighting, larger televisions, an improved sound system and better scoreboards, which will improve the experience of fans with obstructed-view seats.
- renovate the premium seating area to consolidate the university suites into one University Suite and add 35 loge boxes and 12 luxury suites.
Rob Hamilton contributed to this report.
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