Sports round-up 01.13.10

Written by David Green.

Wins were few and far between for the Bulldog wrestlers last week—at a double dual league meet and at the Clinton tournament.

They’re looking pretty good, but making a lot of young mistakes, said coach Scott Clark. His youthful team needs more mat time, he said, noting that last Wednesday’s matches were the first weekday dual meets of the season.

At Clinton’s Dave Elliott Invitational, freshman John Michael Martinez was the only Bulldog to place. He picked up just one win in the 125-pound class and came in sixth.

Martinez lost to a Clinton wrestler in his opener, but came back to score a 9-0 decision against an East Jackson wrestler. He dropped his next match 2-5 against a Michigan Center.

Jordan Bach (215) scored a pair of pins, but that wasn’t enough to place. He downed a Lee wrestler in 18 seconds and Michigan Center wrestler in 34 seconds.

Mitchell Schmucker scored a 13-11 win against Lee at 150 pounds. Ryan Whitaker had a 7-2 lead before he made a wrong move and was pinned.

Three Bulldogs were out of action for disciplinary reasons.

TCC—At Sand Creek last Wednesday, the Bulldogs fell to Clinton 64-15 and to Sand Creek 66-12.

Dustin Roller (130) scored a pin at 1:51 against Clinton and at 2:45 against Sand Creek.

Kyle Clegg (145) scored a pin at 1:02 against Clinton and Brandt Kelly (112) won a close decision, 7-6.

Martinez was the only other winner for the night, stopping his Sand Creek foe at 1:04.

  • Play Practice
    DRAMA—Fayette schools, in conjunction with the Opera House Theater program, will present two plays Friday night at the Fayette Opera House. From the left is Autumn Black, Wyatt Mitchell, Elizabeth Myers, Jonah Perdue, Sam Myers (in the back) and Lauren Dale. Other cast members are Brynn Balmer, Mason Maginn, Ashtyn Dominique, Stephanie Munguia and Sierra Munguia. Jason Stuckey serves as the technician and Trinity Leady is the backstage manager. The plays will be performed during the day Friday for students and for the public at 7 p.m. Friday.
  • Front.F.school
    PROGRESS continues on the agriculture classroom addition at Fayette High School. The project will add 2,900 square feet of space and include an overhead door that would allow equipment to be driven inside. The building should be ready for the start of school in August. Work on ball fields and a running track is also underway.
  • Front.rover
    CLEARING THE WAY—Road crossings in the area on the construction route of the Rover natural gas pipeline are marked with poles and flags as preliminary work nears. Ditches and field entry points are covered with thick planks in many areas to support equipment for tree clearing operations. Actual pipeline construction is progressing across Ohio toward a collecting station near Defiance. That segment of the project is expected to wrap up in July. The 42-inch line through Michigan and into Ontario is scheduled for completion in November. The line is projected to transport 3.25 billion cubic feet of natural gas every day.
  • Front.geese
    ON THE MOVE—Six goslings head out on manuevers with their parents in an area lake. Baby waterfowl are showing up in lakes and ponds throughout the area.
  • Accident
    FAYETTE resident Patricia Stambaugh, 64, was declared dead on the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday morning south of Morenci. Rescue units were called around 9 a.m., but as of Tuesday, law enforcement officers had not yet determined the time of the accident. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, Stambaugh was driving west on U.S. 20 when her Chevrolet Malibu traveled off the north side of the road and down a steep embankment, coming to rest in Bean Creek (Tiffin River).
  • Front.teacher Leading
    PRESCHOOL MUSIC—Fayette band director Jeffrey Dunford spends the last half hour of the day leading the full-day preschool class in musical activities. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
  • Front.poles
    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.
  • Face Paint
    FUN NIGHT FUN—Savanna Miles sits patiently while Abbie White works on a face paint design Friday during the Morenci PTO Fun Night. Gracie Snead watches the progress after having spent time in the chair. Abbie was one of several volunteer painters, each creating their own unique look. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.

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