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Archie Griffin supporting Olympic hopeful J.D. Bergman

Olympic hopeful J.D. Bergman, a two-time state champion at Oak Harbor and a

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  Archie Griffin           J.D. Bergman

three-time All-American and NCAA Division I runner-up for the Ohio State wrestling team, has joined the Ohio Regional Training Center in supporting seven Olympic hopefuls, including himself.

Bergman, who joined the training center in September 2008, is a multiple-age group national champion as well as a 2006 University World Team Member.

“J.D. will compete in a wide open 96kg weight class, and we are very excited about J.D.’s potential to win numerous world medals during this quadrennium,” says a training center press release.

The seven Olympic hopefuls will represent different weight categories at the 2012 Olympic trials. On Feb. 2, the center will hold a fundraiser at Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons. The featured speaker will be two-time Heisman Award winner and former OSU football player Archie Griffin, but Bergman will speak as well.

Other speakers are Russ Hellickson, Mark Ellis, Olympic hopeful and 2008 Olympic alternate Shawn Bunch (60kg), Lance Palmer, Mitch Clark, Jesse Leng, and Oak Harbor wrestling coach George Bergman. Olympic hopefuls also include J Jaggers (66 kg), Tervel Diagnev, Steve Luke (74-84kg), and James Yonushonis (84 kg).

Local television news broadcaster Jerry Anderson will be master of ceremonies at the fundraising dinner. Cost is $100 per person, which includes dining, draft beer, wine, and an event gift. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner served at 6:15, and the program follows. Registration must be complete by Jan. 26.

Visit, or call Tommy Rowlands at 614-571-3500 or e-mail The Press also has registration forms available for the dinner in its sports department.

Wood County Dartball
Zion Luckey, winners of five in a row, regained a share of first place in the Wood County Dartball League by virtue of its home sweep Jan. 4 against Pemberville Methodist and Bethlehem No. 2’s three losses at home versus eighth-place Pemberville Presbyterian.  After winning 15 straight, B-2 has dropped four of its last five contests. 

In the night’s other surprise, Salem recorded three wins at home against then second-place Stony Ridge. Salem, which moved out of the league cellar ahead of Bowling Green Nazarene, won the season series with SR, 4-2. The sweep marked Salem’s second of the campaign. Of Salem’s 10 victories on the season, six have come via sweeps. 

BG St. Mark’s and Bethlehem No. 1’s 14-inning game in the opener of their series Monday marked the longest game in league play so far this season. Seventh-place BGSM moved to within five games of first place and is just three out of third.

BGSM’s 19 runs for the night matched its season best from November 2 at BG Trinity United Methodist. BGTUM’s 19 runs in its opening-game win against BGN tied the league’s second-highest mark for the year (along with B-2). B-1 owns the league high mark with 21 against PP on November 2.  BGTUM’s 29 runs over its three games on Monday evening were also a team best for the year.

New Rochester’s 13 runs in its middle-game win at BG Cloverdale marked a season high as were its 20 runs for the evening. BGN’s 12 runs (in three defeats) matched its second-best total for the year. PP’s sweep was its second of the year and first since November 16 at NR.

January 4 game results (week 13) are Pemberville Methodist (0-6-2) at Zion Luckey (5-11-5); Stony Ridge (5-1-0) at Salem (6-2-3); BG St. Mark’s (6-4-9) at Bethlehem No. 1 (5-5-2) – 1st game (14 innings); New Rochester (6-13-1) at BG Cloverdale (3-4-3); BG Nazarene (7-2-3) at BG Trinity United Methodist (19-3-7); Pemberville Presbyterian (4-8-2) at Bethlehem No. 2 (3-0-1).

Standings are Bethlehem No. 2 (27-12), Zion Luckey (27-12), Stony Ridge (25-14), BG Trinity United Methodist (24-15), Bethlehem No. 1 (23-16), Pemberville Methodist (23-16), BG St. Mark’s (22-17), Pemberville Presbyterian (18-21), New Rochester (16-23), BG Cloverdale (11-28), Salem (10-29), and BG Nazarene (8-31). (Submitted by Mark Kunstmann.)

Sports Announcements
The Genoa Little League and Genoa Softball Association will be holding sign-ups for all players ages 5-14 as of May 1, 2010 at Allen School on Jan. 16 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact Lee Nissen for baseball at 419-351-2398 or Aaron Wolfe for softball at 419-699-3797.

Lake baseball will hold a chicken chunk dinner fundraiser at the high school cafeteria on Jan 16 from 4-7 p.m. Tickets are $7. Call Ed Blank at 419-508-9693.




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