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Ansonia volleyball team exterminates Bethel

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ANSONIA — Ansonia made quick work of Bethel on Tuesday night, sweeping the Bees 25-8, 25-16, 25-18 in a Cross County Conference volleyball match.“Real happy with the way they played,” Ansonia volleyball coach Jason Hemmelgarn said of his team’s performance. ”I think tonight our strength was our serving. Overall we had different girls that made runs in each game on our serving, so I was real happy with that. Brooke Neal had a huge run in game one. Bailey Stammen had a big run. Lydia Sink went on a three- or four-point run every time. Sam Gasper had a big run, too.”

 

Arcanum boys golf takes down Bethel

TIPP CITY — The Arcanum boys golf team beat Bethel 152-160 on Tuesday at Cliffside Golf Course.Conner Pohl and Justin Hoke led Arcanum as they both shot a 36 for the nine-hole round. Also for the Trojans, Steven Vanatta shot a 39, Sam Artz shot a 41, Nathan Kubik shot a 43, and Trent Jones shot a 44.For Arcanum’s junior varsity, Jarrod Archer shot a 45, Luke Cetnar shot a 47, Cameron Reed shot a 52, and Mitchell Sink shot a 55.Bethel’s Tyler ...

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Bradford golf team falls to Covington

PIQUA — The Bradford boys golf team lost 167-222 to Covington on Tuesday at Echo Hills Golf Course.Alex Swabb led Bradford with a nine-hole round of 43. Also for the Railroaders, Hunter Arnett shot a 47, Kyler Locker shot a 64, and KC Fout shot a 68.Covington’s Andrew Slusher was the match medalist with a one-over-par 37. Also for the Buccaneers, Joe Slusher shot a 40, Levi Winn shot a 41, Jacob Blair shot a 49, Ty Boehringer shot a 51, and Ryan Gengler shot ...

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Arcanum girls golf loses to New Bremen

MINSTER — The Arcanum girls golf team lost 220-240 to New Bremen in a match at Arrowhead Golf Club on Tuesday.Kate Summers led Arcanum with a nine-hole round of 56. Also for the Lady Trojans, Haleigh Shaffer shot a 57, Franchesca Hackworth shot a 61, Brenna Loxley, and Abbe Hissong shot a 68.New Bremen’s Sydney Holdren was the match medalist with a 50. Also for the Cardinals, Amy Schmitmeyer shot a 55, Molly Borkowski shot a 56, Peyton Doherty shot a 59, Sara...

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Lady Patriots lose to Covington

COVINGTON — The Tri-Village varsity volleyball team lost to Covington in four games: 25-23, 22-25, 25-11, 25-13.Tri-Village’s junior varsity volleyball team lost to Covington 25-20, 25-12.

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Versailles ranked No. 1 in state

COLUMBUS — The Versailles volleyball team is ranked No. 1 in Division III in the first Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association rankings of the 2014 season.Versailles, the defending Division III state champion, received 216 points in the voting. The Lady Tigers eclipsed Gilmour Academy by eight points in the week one poll.Versailles is the lone Darke County team ranked in the OHSVCA state rankings.

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St. Paul UCC celebrating 150th

GREENVILLE - St. Paul United Church of Christ will be the scene of a 150th anniversary celebration on Sept. 28.Dr. James C. Vandermark, pastor of the church since May 2010, said, worship that morning will be at 10:30 to be followed by a catered lunch at noon.“None of the older pastors will be coming,” he said. “We had 13 full-time pastors since the church began that we know of. Some were here for 12-plus years but not in the last 25 years.”...

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Hillbilly Hot Dogs – Soup and Grilled Cheese

We like to try unique places to eat when we’re traveling so we checked out a couple of food establishments seen on television shows Diner’s, Drive-Ins, and Dives, and Shark Tank.

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A river runs through it

Water is amazing stuff. I frequently need to remind myself of this because I take its properties, existence, and accessibility (to us) for granted.

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Versailles hosts 20-team boys golf invitational

VERSAILLES — The Versailles boys golf team finished sixth as the Tigers hosted their Versailles High School Golf Invitational on Saturday at Stillwater Valley Golf Club.Twenty teams participated in the invitational with Russia 1 winning the championship with a 328, defeating Minster by one stroke. Among other Darke County teams, Tri-Village finished 12th with a 377, Franklin Monroe finished 15th with a 382.Covington’s Joe Slusher won the individual championsh...

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Suisham named a Steelers captain

PITTSBURGH — Greenville resident Shaun Suisham was named one of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ four captains for the 2014 season.Suisham, the Steelers’ kicker, was named a special teams captain along with safety Robert Golden. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was voted as the offensive captain, and safety Troy Polamalu was voted defensive captain.Suisham is entering his 10th season in the NFL and fifth with the Steelers, having joined the organization in the mi...

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Meyer hopes OSU offensive line starting to mature

COLUMBUS – Urban Meyer said it before Braxton Miller’s injury. He’s still saying it.The offensive line is his biggest concern about this year’s Ohio State football team.That line, with four new starters, struggled in the first half of OSU’s 34-17 win over Navy in its season opener before playing better in the second half.The chances of being able to recover from a similar slow start by the line against Virginia Tech on Saturday ni...

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Davisons celebrate 65th

ARCANUM - Hubert Richard “Dick” and Carolyn (Worch) Davison are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on Sept. 3, 1949, at the E.U.B. Church on East South Street in Arcanum.They are both Arcanum High School graduates (1944 and 1949, respectively) and have lived in Arcanum all of their married life in the house on Ivestor Lane that Dick built for them. He is retired from General Motors with 48 years of service and a short time in the Army. Sh...

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EMS levy proposed in Versailles

VERSAILLES - Versailles Village Council discussed and recommended the creation of legislation to place a 3.5 mil EMS levy on the ballot in May 2015 after considering a recommendation from the finance and audit committee at its meeting Wednesday night.“Our EMS service cost continues to increase as the amount of runs have decreased,” said Village Administrator Rodd Hale. “This is a service citizens want and need and we can only provide if we received additional reve...

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Plenty of activities slated

It is always good news when the Legion chicken suppers are offered on the first Saturday night of the month. Starting this Saturday, you can treat yourself and any guests to a good meal. Serving starts at 5 p.m. and can be eaten at the Legion or bought as take out. Like many things, the cost has increased and the dinners will be $8.Laroy Farst American Legion Post 245 is picking up the pace of activities with the signaling of the fall season. A corn hole tournament of double elimin...

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Greenville girls golf team forfeits match to Butler

VANDALIA — Greenville had to forfeit a girls golf match to Vandalia-Butler on Friday as the Lady Wave only had four golfers and one was injured during the match.Butler shot a 218 in the match at Cassel Hills Golf Course while Greenville didn’t record a team score.Casey Mortensen led Greenville with a round of 50. Also for the Lady Wave, Emily Fulton shot a 61, and Kourtney Kretschmar shot a 70.For Butler Ashley Franklin shot a 44, Kayla Brackman sh...

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Wild racing action finds Robinson, Taylor and Bowers atop Baltes Classic

ROSSBURG – A strong World 100 tune-up victory for Kent Robinson, a dramatic Stock Car point finale that found Nick Bowers winning the race but Frank Paldino stealing the thunder and a blistering three-car Modified battle bested by Jonathan Taylor scripted Sunday’s seventh annual Baltes Classic at Eldora Speedway.With the granddaddy of dirt Late Model racing, the World 100 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) just a few days away, Sunday’s Sunoco American Late Model Ser...

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Happy anniversary to Davisons

Happy 65th wedding anniversary to Dick and Carolyn Davison. Dick and Carolyn were married on Sept. 3, 1949, at the E.U.B. Church on East South Street in Arcanum. Dick and Carolyn are both Arcanum High School graduates (1944 and 1949 respectively) and have lived in Arcanum all of their married life in the house on Ivestor Lane that Dick built for them.Dick is retired from General Motors with 48 years of service and a short time in the Army. Carolyn has enjoyed music all of her life ...

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