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Clay gymnastics coach Nick Distel co-coach of year

Clay gymnastics coach Nick Distel was named Three Rivers Athletic Conference co-coach of the year along with St. Ursula Academy coach Mike McKee, but the Eagles didn’t get the results they wanted.

In part because two Clay gymnasts were injured, the Eagles did not defend their league title. Instead, they finished third. Distel said the team had been dealing with injuries all season long.


Clay gymnasts compete in the Thress Rivers
Athletic Conference girls gymnastics champ-
ionships at Exceleration Gymnastics Center.
(Press photo by Scott Grau)

Findlay won the title with 141.9 points, followed by Notre Dame (130.95), Clay (128.45), St. Ursula (119.55), Whitmer (106.36), and Central Catholic (94.2). The meet was held at Exceleration Gymnastic Center in Toledo.

Clay gymnast Emilie Roman is first team all-conference, Ashley O’Neal is second team, and Kayla Dickerson is honorable mention. Findlay’s Alexa Settlemire is Gymnast of the Year after winning all five events.

Roman finished second and O’Neal fourth in the balance beam, Roman was third in the all-around, fourth in the floor exercise, fifth in the vault, and seventh in the uneven bars.

Sports calendars
The Benton-Carroll-Salem Local Schools administration says a company is soliciting advertising dollars from Oak Harbor businesses in hopes of printing posters with the athletic schedules of Oak Harbor High School sports teams.  The posters would then be distributed throughout the community. 

“BCS Local Schools and Oak Harbor High School would like to urge all Oak Harbor and other local vendors to not participate in this scheme.  The support of our community and local vendors is always tremendous, but we must reiterate that if a request for athletic related sponsorship comes from someone other than a BCS administrator, Oak Harbor High School Athletic Director Drew Grahl, an Oak Harbor High School coach, or an Oak Harbor High School Athletic Booster Club member, the request will not benefit student-athletes in our school,” says a statement released by the school. 

“We continue to urge local vendors to place an ad in the fall and winter athletic sports programs as this is a great way to get your name out to the community and the money earned from these ads benefits Oak Harbor student-athletes through the Oak Harbor Athletic Booster Club.”

Contact Grahl at 419-898-6216, ext. 320, or

Schnitker league champ
In last week’s edition of The Press, an article stated that wrestler Thomas Schnitker, who won a 113 pound Northern Buckeye Conference championship, attended Lake, when he actually is a Woodmore wrestler. Another article has Gibsonburg’s wrestling teams dual record at 17-1, when it is 17-11. The Press regrets the errors.

Sports announcements
Northwood High School is seeking a head volleyball coach. Applicants can send their resume to Athletic Director Reese Snyder at or to Attn: Reese Snyder, Northwood High School, 700 Lemoyne Road, Northwood, OH 43619.*********

The Ottawa County Conservation League is offering a youth shoot for ages 9-15 on Mar. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. free of charge. The event will consist of trap shooting and archery shooting plus lessons on making inline spinners. If participants cannot provide a gun, the club will provide one and adult club members will be there to assist for first-timers. All youth must bring an adult. Lunch is provided. Call Mike Dille at 419-936-7508 by Mar. 16.




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