The Kirtland Hornets aren’t into tricks, gimmicks or complication. Two tight ends, a pair of fullbacks, a running back dotting the I-formation and the crunching of shoulder pads.
“Our motto is we’re going to do what we do,” Kirtland head coach Tiger LaVerde said on Monday. “We always say we’re going to learn these five plays and run them better than anybody in the state.”
Those five plays have been enough to make the Hornets into one of Ohio’s best programs.
Dec. 4: Books, Babies & More at the St. Marys Community Public Library will take place at 10:30 a.m. today.
Story Time at the New Knoxville Library will be held from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. today for ages 3 to first grade.
Reader’s Theater will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at New Bremen Public Library for fourth and fifth graders for some reading, acting and dramatic fun. Sign up is appreciated.
ST. MARYS — The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory until 1 p.m. Tuesday for the region.
VIDEO: Ohio State U Football Player Found Dead
An Ohio State football player who disappeared after sending his parents a text message about his concussions was found in a trash bin, the victim of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
NEW BREMEN — A New Bremen resident died as a result of injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash Saturday night.
According to a report from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, troopers responded to a call regarding a crash at 10:19 p.m. Saturday on Plattner Pike, approximately one-tenth of a mile south of Southland Road. The reported driver, Shelby Fear, 19, of New Bremen, was driving a 2004 Dodge Stratus south on Plattner Pike when the vehicle traveled off the right side of the road, struck several trees, overturned and came to rest on its top.
MINSTER — A Minster teen was struck and killed by a car early Saturday morning in Shelby County.
According to a report issued by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a call at 3 a.m. Saturday in the 12000 block of Schmitmeyer Baker Road in McClean Township regarding a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle.
WAPAKONETA —It was only fitting that the game ended with a kick after the major role special teams played in Friday night’s state semifinal contest.
Minster watched, pleaded, prayed as Tinora kicker Josh Camp’s 27-yard field goal attempt in the final seconds of Friday night’s Division VI state semifinal football game drifted wide left. The miss assured the Wildcats of a 14-13 win over previously-unbeaten Tinora and locked in a berth in the state championship game next Friday at the Horseshoe.
Cin. La Salle 48, Lewis Center Olentangy 13
Macedonia Nordonia 52, Mayfield 14
Athens 34, Akr. SVSM 31
Tol. Cent. Cath. 17, Trotwood-Madison 14
Alliance Marlington 67, Hartville Lake Center Christian 25
Ashland 64, Lodi Cloverleaf 53
Ashland Crestview 72, Jeromesville Hillsdale 33
Ashland Mapleton 66, Lucas 27
Batavia 67, Cin. Woodward 17
Beavercreek 57, Miamisburg 43
Bellevue 86, Port Clinton 46
Bloom-Carroll 35, Groveport-Madison 32
Botkins 32, DeGraff Riverside 25
ST. MARYS — While they may be Riders, Cardinals or Bulldogs by day, students at Tri Star united as humanitarians against hunger in collecting for a local food drive that donated almost 6,000 items this week.
Teacher Rob Menker said the annual holiday tradition has continued for at least 16 years; the total amount over all the years topped 40,000 after the students’ most recent haul.
Students have collected money this school year, organizing fundraisers like hot dog and donut sales to raise money.