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The American Legion Post 68 is sponsoring Wooster Youth Baseball teams with a gift of $2,000 to reduce the cost of participation from $60 to $35 on two teams. The sponsorship gift also assists in the purchase of equipment for players and umpires.

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American Legion sponsors Wooster Youth Baseball teams

The American Legion Post 68 is sponsoring Wooster Youth Baseball teams with a gift of $2,000 to reduce the cost of participation from $60 to $35 on two teams. The sponsorship gift also assists in the purchase of equipment for players and umpires.

Knights of Columbus Youth Free Throw Championship coming to St. Mary’s

The Wooster Council 789 of the Knights of Columbus will sponsor its annual Youth Free Throw Championship.

Pasho earns NSCAA All-America

Central Christian senior forward Kevin Pasho was named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-America soccer player.

All-Star Alta Weiss: A baseball legend in her own time

Born in Berlin on Feb. 9, 1890, Alta Weiss would go on to become one of the most famous female baseball players of all time.

Competition and inspiration: Local woman proves it’s never too late to pursue a dream

Many years after her dream of showing horses took form, Ruth Kaplan returned to the arena to win both state and national recognition this year.

Cooper to be remembered at Wayne College event

The Wayne College athletics department will host Remembering Kimyata Cooper #22 Forever A Wayne Warrior.

TAASC seeks sponsors and participants for Winter Sports Challenge

The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition will host their 18th annual Winter Sports Challenge at Snow Trails in Mansfield this winter.

Granite Games: ‘It was awesome’

Janine Lytle, the 26-year-old Wooster native, competed in the Granite Games while training for upcoming events.

Wooster Recreation Department taking registration for youth basketball league

The Wooster Recreation Department will take registration for the Wooster Youth Basketball League for grade 3-6.

Golf Scramble a success for local advocacy group

The Friends and Neighbors of OneEighty held their 25th annual Benefit Golf Scramble recently. There were 28 teams participating and $14,000 was raised to benefit OneEighty.

Local teen knows raw horsepower, hard ridin’ and straight shootin’

17-year-old Natalie Lovell of New Philadelphia participates in Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association competitive events. She is from the Northern Ohio Outlaw Club, which is the largest club of its kind in the world with more than 500 members.

Is footgolf a real thing? Yes, and you can play it in Wooster

Take one part soccer and two parts golf. Add 21-inch diameter holes to an existing golf course, and that's the recipe for the relatively new sport of footgolf. The L.C. Boles Golf Course in Wooster is the home of Ohio's first American Footgolf League certified course.

Basketball clinic slated for July 18-19 in Orrville

One Heartbeat Basketball will host a mini clinic July 18-19 for middle school and high school age boys. The clinic will take place at University of Akron Wayne College John E. Boyer Gymnasium, located at 1901 Smucker Road near Orrville.

Mountain ride is so punishing that riders swore to never do it again

In mid-May seven Ohio cyclists undertook one of the toughest rides possible: the Assault on Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi.

Three area skaters head to Lake Placid for championship

Skaters from all across the United States and Canada are preparing for the Lake Placid Figure Skating Championships in upstate New York, and three area athletes will be among these top competitors. The Wooster Figure Skating Club will send Lauren Gwinn, Alliana Werstler and Kylie Snively to the...

Sammy Rhodes shines at state meet as an athlete and a role model

Sammy Rhodes wants to just be an athlete; however, as a wheelchair competitor she understands the great responsibility of being a role model for other people. Rhodes participated in four-seated competitions at state and came away with a gold medal and three silvers.

Waynedale’s golden season of dreams ends as state runner-up

The 2016 Waynedale Golden Bears baseball team did something no Waynedale team before them had ever done in reaching the Div. III state final game. Despite a 7-1 loss to Hiland in that game, it does little to diminish the accomplishment of this group.

Orrville’s Jessica Eby caps stellar right where she belongs, on state podium

Orrville senior Jessica Eby completed a sensational career by flying to second place in the 300-meter hurdles. She tacked on a podium finish as part of the 4x200 relay team and leaves Orrville as one of its greatest athletes.

Red Rider’s Karlie Lax, a surprise All-Ohioan in rookie campaign

Orrville freshman Karlie Lax probably wasn't on anyone's radar for a state tournament berth when the year began, but she surely was when it ended. Lax placed eighth in the Div. II pole vault, giving her the final berth for the podium and All-Ohio status.

Norwayne’s Brevin Harris proves it isn’t where you start but how you finish

Norwayne High School star Brevin Harris didn't shine in the Div. II state preliminaries in the 200. Instead, he waited until it mattered the most, in the finals, where he roared to a third place finish. He tacked on a runner-up in the long jump to complete a sensational weekend.

Sami Ice jumps up to runner-up spot in Div. III pole vault

Waynedale's Sami Ice had already earned a podium spot in last year's state track and field pole vault event, placing fifth. She upped the ante this year, placing second to become a two-time All-Ohioan.

Norwayne litters the podium with Bobcats in girls Div. III sprint relays

Norwayne's lady sprinters had a sensational day on the track at the annual state meet June 3-4 in Columbus. The Bobcats' 4x100 team won the gold while the 4x200 relay team worked its way to the podium too.

Dalton Bulldog 4x100 girls’ relay team gains podium spot in a flash

Dalton's crew of 4x100 girls' athletes were thrilled to be performing at the state track and field meet, but they made sure they left the June 3-4 weekend with accomplishment, capturing fourth in the 4x100 to reach the podium.

Waynedale pulls its late inning Houdini act to advance to final

The Waynedale Golden Bears made a living out of coming from behind to win throughout the state Div. III baseball playoffs. They pulled off the magic again in the state semifinal, where a late rally led them past Clear Fork and into the state finals.

Smithville’s Lucas Clark dresses for success in securing a podium spot in the 800 meter

Lucas Clark only wanted to make it to state; however, once there he and his lucky green and black diamond dress socks found themselves celebrating on the podium as an All-Ohioan in the Div. III 800 meter race.

Waynedale’s Sami Ice and Denise Machamer take their game to state

A pair of state qualifiers from Waynedale are all smiles after both Sami Ice and Denise Machamer went first and third, respectively, at the Div. III Navarre regional.

Carathers a real Bulldog in capturing a spot at state 200

Dalton's Cortney Carathers qualifies for state in the 200 as well as in the 4x100 with Kristen Geiser, Lora Knopp and Madeline Zaleski.

Smithies’ Smith wipes away the fall to grab three spots at state

Smithville sophomore Cole Smith qualifies for state in multiple events, and Smithville takes second in regionals.



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