The Circleville Lady Tigers are Division 2 District Track & Field Champs at Washington CH.
Circleville won the girls team title with 121 points, outdistancing runner-up Unioto with 104 points. McClain was third followed by Logan Elm, and Washington CH in the 13 team field.
The Shermans of Unioto won the boys team championship with 79 points. Zane Trace was second with 69 points and Portsmouth third at 68, Logan Elm fourth with 63.5 points and Waverly fifth in the 16 team field.
The Adena Lady Warriors and Nelsonville-York Buckeyes won girls/boys Division 3 District Track & Field championships Saturday at Nelsonville-York High School.
Adena scored 114 points for the team title, cruising past runner-up Nelsonville-York for the girls crown. Waterford was third, Zane Trace fourth and Huntington fifth in the 16 team field. Claire Robinson of Adena set a district pole vault record at 9 feet- 8 inches. Marie Souther of Zane Trace set a new record in the 800 run with a time of 2:15.53
The Buckeyes of Nelsonville-York scored 92 points to edge second place Huntington by two points. Southeastern came in third, Waterford fourth and Paint Valley fifth in the 14 team field. Cole Miller of Paint Valley set a new district long jump record at 22 feet- 4.5 inches.
The Wheelersburg Lady Pirates showed why they are the number one Division 3 softball team in the state, as they played all aspects of the game with the crispness of a top-notched squad, in their 7-0 Division 3 District Championship over Ironton Saturday at Unioto High School.
Coach Teresa Ruby’s Lady Pirates struck quickly in the bottom of the first inning when Macee Eaton blasted a solo homer to right center for a 1-0 lead. Rileigh Lang followed later that inning with an RBI single, with another runner scoring on the throw to the infield, making it 3-0.
That score held up until the bottom of the third inning when the Lady Pirates offense exploded with four runs on a Lyndsay Heimbach RBI single for a 4-0 lead, followed later that inning by a bases loaded double (corrected from Tweet description) by Haley Meyers for a 7-0 lead.
That’s all the offense Wheelersburg would need behind the pitching of AndiJo Howard, who didn’t yield a base hit to Ironton until the fifth inning. Howard would finish the game with a 2-hit shutout, fanning 8 Lady Tigers’ batters.
Wheelersburg advances to the Division 3 Regionals vs Tuscarawas Valley, May 25th at Unioto High School.
(OSP) – Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers will participate in Operation CARE’s All-American Buckle Up Mobilization which runs from May 23 through 30.
The Patrol is partnering with other law enforcement agencies from Ohio and across the nation for the initiative. Operation CARE is a multijurisdictional program of patrol, enforcement and planning activities with the goal of reducing crashes.
“Driving safely is something that all motorists can do to keep each other safe,” said Colonel Richard S. Fambro, Patrol superintendent. “Driving sober and wearing your safety belt are crucial to making sure that you and other motorists get to your destinations safely.”
The CARE campaign is used to help law enforcement educate drivers on the dangers of driving impaired, without a safety belt and distracted.
This effort coincides with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Click It or Ticket campaign, as well as the 6-State Trooper Project, which also focuses on the use of safety belts. This high-visibility effort includes the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, West Virginia State Police and the Patrol. The initiative will also begin May 23 and will continue through May 30.