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Mistakes cost Scots in loss

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By ROB HAMILTONMCSSports@civitasmedia.comIn a close game, sometimes the deciding factor is what team winds up making the fewest mistakes. Unfortunately for Highland, while they played River Valley much more closely than their first two opponents, mistakes prevented them from breaking into the win column on Friday night, as the Vikings broke a 7-7 halftime tie to take a 21-7 win over the locals.The Scots committed a number of penalties which negated some promising offensive drives. Defensively, they were able to get their opponents into several long-yardage situations, but River Valley was able to find a way to convert them to keep possessions where they would eventually score alive.

 

Indians, Pirates meet on golf course

By ROB HAMILTONMCSSports@civitasmedia.comLast Tuesday saw Cardington fall to Elgin in golf by a score of 160-210. The Pirates were led by Mac Thompson’s 43, while Liam Chandler shot 46, Nadia Kerman scored 51 and Austin Wilson had a round of 70.The next day saw the Pirates take on Fredericktown at Chapel Hill Golf Course. While the Freddies won 186-221, Cardington did have the match medalist, as Thompson shot 42 for nine holes. Chandler and Kerman both h...

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Knights, Scots tune up for Tuesday showdown

By ROB HAMILTONMCSSports@civitasmedia.comNorthmor continued towards their Tuesday showdown with Highland by topping two conference foes in volleyball last week. On Tuesday, the 11-0 (6-0 in league play) Knights beat East Knox 25-12, 27-25, 25-14. Allie Tupps finished with 27 assists and 13 digs, while Kelsey Reeder added 11 digs and six kills.Both Megan Milavec and Lauren Bood added nine digs, while Bood also contributing an ace and seven kills. Lindsay Wisema...

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Pirates fight back late to snare win

By ROB HAMILTONMCSSports@civitasmedia.comCardington fought back in the second half to top South Central 20-16 in a road game Friday.The Pirates took an 8-0 lead in the second quarter after Luke McCarrell hit Devin Fridley for a 15-yard scoring pass and then ran in a two-point conversion. However, the Trojans battled back with two touchdowns, both followed by two-point conversions to take an eight-point lead into the half.However, Cardington got a 15...

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Indian girls take second at Galion

By ROB HAMILTONMCSSports@civitasmedia.comThe Mount Gilead girls took second to Liberty Center at the Galion Invitational Saturday.The Lady Indians finished with 70 points to Liberty Center’s 49 in the 19-team Division III race, but had three runners place in the top 10. Rachel Bush took second in 19:12, while Jenna Shipman ran fifth in 19:55 and Bryanna Bolha placed ninth in 20:15.Hannah Bush ran 24th in 21:32, while Darcy Picker took 30th in ...

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Sports Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 17• Mount Gilead at Fredericktown, golf, 4 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 18• Highland at Northmor, golf, 4 p.m.• Highland at Elgin, volleyball, 4:30 p.m.• Northmor at Cardington, volleyball, 5:30 p.m.• Village Academy at Gilead Christian, volleyball, 5:30 p.m.• Centerburg at Mount Gilead, volleyball, 5:30 p.m.Friday, Sept....

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Sports Briefs

Sports reporting procedureCoaches of local sports teams in Morrow County are asked to submit results of contests (including statistics) their teams compete in to the Morrow County Sentinel. Results may be submitted in several fashions.Coaches may call the Sentinel at 419-946-3010, extension #1807 or fax them to 419-932-6782. Results also may be emailed to either MCSsports@civitasmedia.com or roberthamilton@civitasmedia.com .Mount Gilea...

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Residents question financial forecast at C-L board meeting

Concern over the recently passed teachers contracts was expressed September 5 when the Cardington-Lincoln Board of Education met in regular session.Two residents addressed the board during public participation about the financial health of the district. Jennifer Salyers read a letter to the board, stating her concerns had to do with school finances, specifically the impact of the board’s approval of the employment contracts, on the quality of education which all stud...

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Morrow SWCD to hold Agronomy Day

The Morrow & Delaware Soil & Water Conservation Districts, in conjunction with other agencies, is holding an Agronomy Day on September 24,2014 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.This event will be held at Headwaters Outdoor Education Center, 151 Home Road, Mount Gilead. The Workshop fee is $5 per person and lunch is included.On the agenda:Soybean plots: Jeff McCutcheon, OSU Extension and Dan Barker, Morrow SWCDDrones in agriculture: John Barker O...

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Chess Club meets in Mt. Gilead

The first meeting of the Mount Gilead Public Library Chess Club was a huge success. We had all ages and skill levels represented. If anyone is interested in playing or learning how to play, Pete and Rhonda Dettra will help you learn the game of chess. The Chess Club meets every Tuesday at 4:00 on the third floor.Photo submitted

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News Briefs for September 17, 2014

Republican Women to meet Sept. 18The Morrow County Republican Women will meet Sept. 18 at 6:30 pm in the Mt. Gilead Library Annex. Please come and join us.Grange program coming up Sept. 20The Chester Arbor-Williamsport Grange will present a program at 11 am on Saturday, September 20, at the Grange Hall in Williamsport. Guests are welcome. There will be a carry in dinner at 12 noon. There will be more information on this meetin...

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Ohio Historic Bridge Association to tour Morrow County Bridges

The Ohio Historic Bridge Association is planning a bridge tour in Morrow County on September 21, 2014.The tour is open to the general public. Participants will be meeting at the Pilot Travel Plaza at SR61/I71 at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday September 21, 2014 and will be stopping at eleven (11) bridge sights in the county. The tour is expected to last approximately four hours with a stop for lunch in Cardington.

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Edison Council considers personnel policies, welcomes visitors

Edison Council heard communications from three citizens at the opening of their meeting on Monday, Sept. 8th.Morrow County Commissioner Write-In Candidate Warren Davis took questions from the council on his views. Davis has served as North Bloomfield Trustee for eight years and has been on the DKMM Advisory Board and a member of Farm Bureau. He is running as an Independent write in candidate.Edison resident Jerry Keys asked about annexation of several properties. Mayor S...

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Sheriff’s K9 program gets boost from Kennel Club

The Dan Emmett Kennel Club has, once again, made a generous donation to the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office for their K9 program.Two of the kennel club members, Mary Ham and Natalie Buck, were instrumental in putting together four themed baskets, which were raffled at the dog show in July at the Marion County fairgrounds. The baskets raised $872 which the club presented to the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office on Monday along with a letter requesting that the monies be used...

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Camp Blue Skies comes to Recreation Unlimited

It has been the dream of Camp Blue Skies founder Dick Sesler to bring a camp to his home state of Ohio that will serve the special needs of adults with developmental disabilities. Sesler has an adult son, Brent, who has a diagnosis of Williams Syndrome.

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Fair youth recognized at annual awards

Morrow County’s youth were the recipients of awards made on Sunday, August 31 during the Morrow County Fair.The ceremonies, normally held at the grandstand, were carried out in the arena building because of inclement weather Emceeing the program was Russ Meyer.The Leadership Award, $200, was awarded to Ellie Logan by the Morrow County Republicans. Presenting the award was Pat Davies, Republican candidate for Morrow County Auditor. Logan is the daughter of Rob and...

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Red Cross Quilt goes on display at Perry Cook Library

After four years of planning, cutting and stitching the Morrow County Red Cross quilt will go on display at the Perry Cook Memorial Library in Johnsville at Community Day on Saturday, September 20th from 4 to 7 p.m.. It will be in the Johnsville Library through September and in the Mount Gilead Library in January 2015. The Red Cross hopes to have the quilt in all the libraries in Morrow County before it is placed in the Historical Museum.

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Shelter ready for dedication at Lincoln Center Park

With the completion of the shelter house, another step has been made in the development of Lincoln Center Park at Fulton.To mark the event, an Open House is being held Saturday, September 20 from 2 to 4 pm when home made cookies and punch will be served to all those attending.The 24’ x 40’ shelter has been made possible through many donations. Jim Carroll led the construction of the shelter with help from his brother, Joe Carroll, and Randy Burns, Burgess Cas...

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