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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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