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Pemberville Methodist is in first place at 11-1 after three weeks of play in the Wood County Dartball League.

Pemberville Presbyterian and Stony Ridge are tied for fourth at 7-5, and Zion Luckey is tied for sixth with New Rochester and Bowling Green Trinity United Methodist at 6-6 in the 12-team league.

Results on October 25 were BG Cloverdale (5-6-2) at Pemberville Methodist (6-17-5) – first game (10 innings); Luckey Salem (3-1-1) at New Rochester (0-4-9); Zion Luckey (2-4-3) at BG Nazarene (7-3-0); Pemberville Presbyterian (4-12-8) at Stony Ridge (2-6-1); Pemberville Bethlehem No. 1 (2-7-2) at BG St. Mark’s (3-3-1); BG Trinity United Methodist (9-2-9) at Pemberville Bethlehem No. 2 (2-1-10) – third game (12 innings).

BGTUM’s Ivan Carter hit three home runs in the finale against Bethlehem No. 2.  However, B-2, down 9-2 heading into the last of the ninth, rallied for eight runs and the victory.  B-2’s John Keiser had a grand slam in the final inning uprising.


When Eastwood's volleyball team lost a five-game home match to Suburban Lakes League rival Genoa early in the season, Eagles coach Jeff Beck didn't give his team much time to sulk.

“They were disappointed for about one day,” Beck said, “which is all I allowed them to be. It was one of our worst performances of the year.”

The Eagles got their revenge later in the season, when they traveled to Genoa and knocked off coach Amanda Cichocki's Comets on their home floor, again in five games. Eastwood and Genoa tied for the SLL championship with 11-1 records.

“We had two barnburners both times we played each other,” said Beck, whose team tied Otsego for the league crown a year ago. “It couldn't get any more fun than that. You never knew who was going to win until that fifth game and the final whistle blew. A co-championship is still a championship to me. Genoa had their entire team back as well, and I have a lot of respect for Amanda. She's a close friend of mine and I hope to have battles with her every year.”


Lake boys soccer coach Chad Lillich knew the Flyers would have to slow down Oak Harbor's high-scoring forwards, Phil Weirich and Tyler Eoff, to have a chance to beat the Rockets in Wednesday night's Division II district semifinal.

“If we can contain those two kids,” Lillich said, “we'll do all right.”

Weirich and Eoff had combined for 53 goals and 30 assists going into Oak Harbor's game against Lake, but they were no match for the Flyers' defense.

        Bryant Philo

Lake took a 2-0 lead into halftime and went on to a 5-0 victory to advance to Saturday's district final at Fremont Ross. The Flyers will face Lexington (11-7-1), which beat Mansfield Madison 4-1 in Wednesday's semifinal at Norwalk.

“We played aggressive,” Lillich said. “We took the wind in the first half, hoping we could jump into a lead and that would make Oak Harbor press more in the second half, which they did.”


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