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Lady Wave shatter Elks’ undefeated record

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GREENVILLE — This Thursday signified one of the Lady Wave’s most significant wins of the season by taking down the undefeated Centerville Elks 2-1.“It was a great day for Lady Wave,” Greenville softball coach Jerrod Newland said.Centerville entered Thursday’s game 16-0 in Division I, so the Lady Wave knew they had their work cut out for them.Meanwhile, the Lady Wave had just been ranked as No. 3 in their own Division II coaches’ poll and was 14-2 on the season.“We don’t get to circle too many games on the schedule when we put it together. There’s only a half dozen or so, but obviously this is one of them,” Newland said.

 

Nady’s single in 12th lifts Padres over Nats 4-3

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Nationals outfielder Xavier Nady’s tiebreaking RBI single off Craig Stammen in the top of the 12th inning, right after an error let the runner get to third base, gave the San Diego Padres a 4-3 victory over Washington on Thursday night.Nady, who entered the game in the ninth, hit a 2-0 fastball up the middle off Stammen (0-1), who was working his third inning.Jedd Gyorko had singled off Stammen, then stole second and got to third when...

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Lady Jets get back on track by beating Newton

PITSBURG — After losing three of its past five games, the Franklin Monroe softball team practiced in the gym Wednesday, the first time the Lady Jets practiced inside since the season began.The change of routine was meant as a way of resetting the season. On Thursday it seemed to have paid off as Franklin Monroe beat perennial powerhouse Newton 2-1 in a Cross County Conference softball game.“We played excellent,” Franklin Monroe coach Mike Morris said. &...

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Bradford baseball beats Ansonia in slugfest

BRADFORD — The Bradford baseball team beat Ansonia in a high-scoring game on Monday, winning the Cross County Conference matchup 15-8.Both teams came away pleased with their offenses in the game as Bradford pounded out 13 hits and Ansonia recorded 11.“They played well,” Bradford baseball coach Shane Snyder said of his players. “We’ve been waiting around for this game, to get our bats fired up. We’ve struggled at the plate this year, ju...

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Light speaks at student leadership conference

DARKE COUNTY - Thursday marked the 2014 Darke County Student Leadership Conference, where former New England Patriot and Founder of the Light Foundation Matt Light was featured as the conference’s keynote speaker.Around 90 students participated in the event, which included Greenville, Tri-Village, Bradford and Franklin Monroe school districts, and ranged from freshmen to senior students.“I think the kids really enjoyed today. I think they had to overcome some...

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Measles off to a fast start, as cases trend up

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996.Authorities say 129 cases in 13 states were reported by mid-April, the bulk of them in California and New York City. Most were triggered by travelers who caught the virus abroad and spread it in the United States among unvaccinated people. Many of the travelers had been to the Philippines, where a recent measles ...

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Bradford’s Barga joins Cincinnati State basketball team

BRADFORD — An already great year of basketball for Michayla Barga got even better on Thursday as the Bradford senior signed her letter of intent to play college basketball for Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.Barga, the daughter of Sandra Miller, helped lead the Lady Railroaders to a record-breaking season as a senior. The team won a program-record 20 games and won its first Ohio High School Athletic Association sectional tournament championship.The...

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2 students found unconscious in school parking lot

PITSBURG -Two students were found unconscious and unresponsive in a car at the Franklin Monroe School parking lot Thursday morning.At approximately 7:30 a.m. the Darke County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting the unconscious two students.Darke County Sheriff’s deputies, Pitsburg Fire Department and Arcanum Rescue units responded to the scene. Upon investigation it was discovered a male and female student were overcome with carbon monoxide poisoni...

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Greenville Boys and Girls Club gets new look

GREENVILLE - The Greenville Boys and Girls Club is getting a new look, as their indoor faculties now feature bright colors thanks to the painting donations of the Greenville Sherwin-Williams Branch.The project, which was performed in conjunction with National Painting Week in April, was done through the annual efforts of the Greenville branch, which chooses one lucky non-profit each year for the free face lift.The annual organizers selected the Greenville Boys and Girls ...

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Fracking foes challenge Ohio earthquake assurances

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A citizens’ group isn’t taking the word of state regulators that new permitting guidelines will protect public health after earthquakes in northeast Ohio were linked to the gas drilling method of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.Youngstown-based Frackfree Mahoning Valley says the science behind the finding is suspect and new permit conditions won’t prevent future quakes.A Youngstown State University geologist affiliated with...

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Ohio state park facilities to be modernized

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials are preparing to invest $88.5 million to upgrade and modernize trails, campgrounds and recreational facilities in Ohio’s state parks over the next two years.The outlay headed to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources through the state capital budget is more than four times larger than average. Details were announced in Grand Lake St. Mary’s on Wednesday.Natural resources department director James Zehringer told Th...

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Speaker Boehner talks economy, healthcare to business leaders

GREENVILLE – The Darke County Chamber of Commerce held their annual State of the Nation event on Wednesday, where guests were treated to a rousing address from U.S. House Speaker and Congressman John Boehner.More than 200 guests filled Romer’s Catering on Wednesday morning to hear the Boehner’s remarks, signifying a deep interest for local business and community leaders.With a contested primary election less than two weeks away, Boehner faces an unusual...

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Tri-Village softball downs Arcanum

NEW MADISON — The Tri-Village softball team beat Arcanum 3-1 on Tuesday in a Cross County Conference game.Tri-Village scored all three of its runs in the bottom half of the third inning while Arcanum scored its lone run in the top of the fifth.Tri-Village had five hits an one error in the game. Arcanum had seven hits and two errors.Rachel Fickert was the winning pitcher for Tri-Village as she pitched a complete game, allowing one unearned run on seven hi...

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Versailles’ Bey joins Columbus State volleyball team

VERSAILLES — Brett Bey played against some of the state’s top competition as she helped lead the Versailles volleyball team to the 2013 Division III state championship, and now she will face even tougher competition as she continues her career in college.Bey, the daughter of Jerry and Sundra Bey, signed her letter of intent on Tuesday to play volleyball for Columbus State Community College.

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Greenville loses 2nd straight game to Troy

GREENVILLE – The Greenville baseball team fell to the visiting Troy Trojans 8-2 on Tuesday at Sater Park.Troy opened the game with a single to right only to be kept off the scoreboard with a perfect Bailey Haworth throw to second from his catching position, nailing a steal attempt for the third out.Colton Nealeigh drilled a two-out double between right and center only to be stranded with a groundout to short.A second inning opening double and a two-out s...

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Pujols’ 500th HR helps Angels beat Nationals 7-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Albert Pujols reached 500 homers in a hurry.The Angels first baseman became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, driving in five runs to help Los Angeles beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 Tuesday night.The three-time NL MVP connected twice off Taylor Jordan (0-3) — a three-run homer in the first inning and two-run drive in the fifth — to become the 26th player in big league history to reach the mi...

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Greenville tennis sweeps Piqua

GREENVILLE — The Greenville boys tennis team improved to 2-0 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference with a 5-0 win against Piqua on Tuesday.Greenville’s Voja Tatarevic won his first singles match against Devon Parshall 6-1, 6-0. Evan Kiser won 6-0, 6-1 at second singles against Josh Hanes. In third singles the Wave’s Javi Bixler won 6-1, 6-2 against Tyler Lavey.Greenville’s first doubles duo of Dylan Blinn and Nathan Haviza beat Luke Hanes and And...

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Arcanum dismantles Tri-Village, 17-1

NEW MADISON — From the beginning of the game on Tuesday the Arcanum baseball team dominated Tri-Village, winning the Cross County Conference game 17-1 in a five-inning run rule.Arcanum pounded out 16 hits on the night while limiting Tri-Village to just three. The Trojans also played well defensively, committing just one error to the Patriots’ four.“I thought we hit the ball really well,” Arcanum coach Randy Baker said. “We’ve been in a...

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