Lemaster’s Five-Hit Shutout & Big First Inning Lead WCH To District Baseball Crown

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The Washington CH Blue Lions got all the offense they needed with a three-run top of the first inning, then rode Tanner Lemaster’s pitching arm the rest of the way for the 3-0 Division 2 District Baseball Championship over the Sheridan Generals Wednesday at Ohio University.

Tanner Lemaster fires 5-hit shutout- Litter Media/Mike Smith

Titus Lotz ripped an RBI triple to left center to get the Blue Lions’ first run, followed later that inning with a two-run double by Jonah Waters for the 3-0 lead.

That would hold-up as the only runs scored in the game, although both teams has a couple of threats that went unanswered.

Sheridan’s biggest scoring threat came in the bottom of the third inning where it looked like they would have the bases loaded with only one out. But, off a line drive to the outfield, Sheridan’s lead runner held at third base with the runner behind him missing the sign to stop at second, which caused a run-down that led to the lead runner being thrown out at home trying to score. The next Sheridan batter grounded out, stranding runners at second and third and kept the score at 3-0.

The Generals never mounted a more serious threat than that, the rest of the game.

The Blue Lions finished with 3 runs on 5 hits, and the Generals were blanked on 5 hits.

(18-5) Washington CH now advances to their first Sweet 16 appearance in 15 years, when they travel to Teays Valley High School at 5pm on June 2nd, to face Bishop Hartley.

D-1 & 3 Regional Track & Field Complete Day 1

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Most of the field event finals, and running prelims were completed Wednesday in the Division 3 Regional Track & Field Meet at Southeaster High School.

While a few local athletes advanced to the state meet from Day 1, only Cole Miller of Paint Valley was a regional champ on Day 1, winning the long jump with a leap of 22 feet- 3 inches.

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Cheerleading Scholarship Awarded

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Rick and Kathy Schrader, dba, Schrader Rentals, are sponsoring a one time 2022-2023 college tuition scholarship in honor of their daughter, Emily Schrader Shuter. Emily was a 2002 graduate of Unioto HS, 20-year UHS alumni cheerleader, and Ohio State Cheerleader from 2002-2006.

This year’s winner is Sage Smith.

Sage Smith and Emily Schrader Shuter

They chose now to offer this scholarship since it is the 20 year anniversary of her graduation. Her husband Mark Shuter, II has enhanced the scholarship value for the winning participant, making it a $3,000 scholarship award.

In 2002, Emily joined Unioto alumnus Amy Hawkins, Class of 1999, and CHS graduate Katie Pahl, Class of 1999, when she started cheering at The Ohio State University.  Quite an achievement for three girls from Ross County!

The honor scholarship was limited to Unioto High School seniors registered in a college or trade school.  The applicant was required to show proof of determination and results of classroom academic achievement.  Applicant also had to have shown a dedication to the activity of cheerleading in the Unioto cheerleading program.

A committee, not related to the family or school, was selected to pick the winning applicant who submitted an application, a written personal statement about their career aspirations and the impact of the sport of cheerleading in their life and provided a letter of recommendation.

As parents of a cheerleader, Rick and Kathy recognize the hard work, commitment and dedication that it takes to participate in the activity of cheerleading.  For their daughter it opened many doors of opportunity. 
Academics are extremely important as well. Emily graduated Magna Cum Laude from The Ohio State University with a double major in Spanish and International Studies.  After cheering for The University for 4 years and earning her Masters Degree from The Ohio State University, she was hired to be The Ohio State Assistant Cheerleading Coach.

ODNR Offers Glimpse of Past With Virtual Museum

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(Columbus) – Artifacts, historic patches, sculptures, and artwork- all these things can be found hidden within Ohio State Parks and nature preserves.  The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is putting these pieces of history right at your fingertips with the Cardinal Collection, a brand-new virtual museum.
“Every part of the state has unique stories to tell in both its natural settings and the histories of the people who lived and worked there,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz said.  “Everyone with a thirst for knowledge can take a hike through history, go on a visual tour of artifacts from an old homestead, or examine artwork from another time. This new online platform makes these treasures accessible to each and every person who wants to appreciate them.”
Available in an easy-to-use database, digital images and descriptions reveal what objects you can discover when you visit an ODNR property, or you can simply browse and explore each artifact online.
Some featured items include:

East Liverpool ceramics from the Pioneer Village at Beaver Creek State Park.

Art Deco horse figurines from the Big House at Malabar Farms State Park.

Black and white photos from a 1953 visit to Lake Hope State Park.

Coast Guard surf boat from 1931 at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park.

 You can search by ODNR property or by the type of artifact you would like to view.  New artifacts will be added frequently, so check back often. You can find the Cardinal Collection, our online museum, here.