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Arcanum dismantles Tri-Village, 17-1

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NEW MADISON — From the beginning of the game on Tuesday the Arcanum baseball team dominated Tri-Village, winning the Cross County Conference game 17-1 in a five-inning run rule.Arcanum pounded out 16 hits on the night while limiting Tri-Village to just three. The Trojans also played well defensively, committing just one error to the Patriots’ four.“I thought we hit the ball really well,” Arcanum coach Randy Baker said. “We’ve been in a slump for awhile, but then last night we scored nine runs, and tonight we come out and really hit the ball well.”

 

Pujols’ 500th HR helps Angels beat Nationals 7-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Albert Pujols reached 500 homers in a hurry.The Angels first baseman became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, driving in five runs to help Los Angeles beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 Tuesday night.The three-time NL MVP connected twice off Taylor Jordan (0-3) — a three-run homer in the first inning and two-run drive in the fifth — to become the 26th player in big league history to reach the mi...

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Greenville tennis sweeps Piqua

GREENVILLE — The Greenville boys tennis team improved to 2-0 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference with a 5-0 win against Piqua on Tuesday.Greenville’s Voja Tatarevic won his first singles match against Devon Parshall 6-1, 6-0. Evan Kiser won 6-0, 6-1 at second singles against Josh Hanes. In third singles the Wave’s Javi Bixler won 6-1, 6-2 against Tyler Lavey.Greenville’s first doubles duo of Dylan Blinn and Nathan Haviza beat Luke Hanes and And...

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Versailles’ Davidson named district bowler of the year

VERSAILLES — Versailles senior bowler Michael Davidson was named the Southwest District Boys Bowler of the year by the Ohio High School Bowling Coaches Association.The OHSBCA with sponsorship from Ebonite will award one boy and one girl bowler a college scholarship and will be awarded a plaque as the Ohio Southwest District Bowler of the Year. The award is voted on by the Coaches Association Board of Directors.Criteria is a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average and ...

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Ansonia boys, FM girls win track meet

ANSONIA — The Ansonia boys and Franklin Monroe girls won a three-team track and field meet on Monday at Ansonia.Ansonia’s boys won their home meet with 74 points. Franklin Monroe was second with 73 points, and Tri-Village was third with 16 points.Franklin Monroe won the girls meet with 71 points. Ansonia was third with 58 points, and Tri-Village was third with 42 points.Tri-Village’s Savannah Butsch, Heather Ferris, Sam Holzapfel and Olivia M...

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4 generations love riding cycles

GREENVILLE - Denver Harter, 82, of Greenville and four other male members of his family took part in the same event, a cross-country motorcycle race in Roselawn, Ind., several weekends ago.Taking part with him were his son, Bill; Bill’s son, Kyle; and Kyle and wife Sara’s sons, Hunter, 7, and Jacob, 4.“I was thrilled to ride with my grandkids for the first time,” said Denver. “I never dreamed I’d get to ride with my great-grandsons. A ...

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Greenville athletes compete at Vandalia Butler Invitational

VANDALIA — A number of Greenville athletes placed in the Vandalia Butler Invitational track and field meet on Saturday in Vandalia.Paige Keller finished fourth in the girls 100-meter dash with a time of 13.12.Calen Bruner finished third in the boys 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:33.67.Rachel Foreman finished eighth in the girls 300-meter hurdles with a time of 52.93.Calen Bruner finished fourth in the boys 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:1...

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Mississinawa baseball beats Twin Valley South

WEST ALEXANDRIA — The Mississinawa Valley baseball team scored a late run to defeat Twin Valley South 8-7 on Monday.Mississinawa Valley took an early lead with two runs in the first inning, two in the second and one in the third before Twin Valley South got three runs in the bottom half of the third for a 5-3 MV lead.After Mississinawa Valley extended its lead to 7-3 in the fifth inning, Twin Valley South scored four runs in the bottom half of the frame to tie the ...

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Versailles baseball loses to Lehman

SIDNEY — The Versailles baseball team lost 5-2 to Lehman Catholic on Monday in Sidney.Versailles never led in the game as Lehman scored a run in the bottom of the second and two in the third for a 3-0 lead. Versailles scored two runs in the fifth inning, and Lehman responded with two runs in the bottom half of the inning for the 5-2 final.Versailles had five hits and no errors in the game. Lehman had nine hits and one error.Jake Wenning was the losing pi...

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Greenville loses pitchers’ duel to Troy

TROY – The Greenville varsity baseball team lost a 2-1 pitchers’ duel on the road against the Troy Trojans on Monday.“Pitchers’ duel,” Greenville baseball coach Eric Blumenstock said. “(Austin) Baumgardner threw one of the best games I have ever seen him throw … had 10 strikeouts.”The Wave went three up and three down to open inning one with Austin Baumgardner setting the Trojans down in order in the bottom of the first, st...

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Arcanum beats FM at Fifth Third Field

DAYTON — Arcanum beat Franklin Monroe 9-1 Monday in a baseball game at Fifth Third Field in Dayton.Arcanum struck first with a run in the bottom half of the second inning, and Franklin Monroe tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the second.Arcanum took the lead for good with six runs in the fourth inning and added two more runs in the fourth.Arcanum had nine hits and no errors in the game at the Dayton Dragons’ home field. Franklin Monroe had five hi...

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Recycle right this Earth Day

DARKE COUNTY - Today is Earth Day, marking the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.Sara Cullin, senior corporate communication coordinator for Rumpke Waste and Recycling, was recently in town and offered to provide some tips on recycling right.“You already know recycling is an easy way to ‘be green,’ “Cullin said. “Recycling conserves natural resources, landfill space and even energy. But ...

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Versailles hits 5 homers, including walk-off grand slam

VERSAILLES — Rachel Kremer hit a walk-off grand slam as the Versailles softball team beat New Bremen 14-12 in a Midwest Athletic Conference softball game on Monday.Versailles scored two runs in the first inning, six in the third, one in the fourth, one in the fifth and four in the seventh. New Bremen scored six runs in the first inning, one in the second, one in the fifth and four in the sixth.Versailles had 16 hits and three errors while New Bremen had 14 hits and...

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Tri-Village rallies to defeat Union City

NEW MADISON — The Tri-Village baseball team beat Union City (Ind.) 8-6 on Monday, scoring six runs in the bottom half of the fifth inning to erase a 6-2 deficit and seal the win.Tri-Village had six hits and two errors in the game. Union City had four hits and two errors.Jordan Buckley was the winning pitcher for Tri-Village, and Trent Laux earned the save.Tyler Cook led the Patriots offensively as he went 1-for-2 with two RBI and two stolen bases.

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Greenville boys tennis loses OTCA tournament match

CINCINNATI — The Greenville boys tennis team lost 4-1 to Moeller in an Ohio Tennis Coaches’ Association tournament match on Monday.Greenville’s lone win in the match came at first singles where Voja Tatarevic beat Morrison 6-2, 6-1.In second singles Evan Kiser lost 6-2, 6-0 to Tepe. In the third singles match, Noah Haupt lost 6-2, 6-1 to Berky.Greenville’s Dylan Blinn and Nathan Haviza lost the first doubles match 6-1, 6-0 to Farlow and...

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Ansonia softball edges Bradford in 8-inning game

BRADFORD — With a pair of evenly matched teams, Ansonia needed extra innings to defeat Bradford on Monday in a Cross County Conference softball game.Both teams’ coaches left Monday’s game pleased with their squad’s play but still seeing room for improvement. But it was Ansonia and coach Floyd Jenkins who came away with the victory.“We’re pretty young, and I think for the most part they played well and they stepped up against a very goo...

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Top performers headlined fairs past

DARKE COUNTY – This year’s Darke County Fair concert announcement marks one more act in a long series of high caliber performers.Ranging from classic rock, country, oldies and pop music, the fair never fails to deliver a stellar Sunday night show.In 2012, the Darke County Agricultural Society announced in December that Montgomery Gentry and Florida Georgia Line would headline 2013’s fair.The show was so popular that it took less than four mon...

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Country music hit-makers to headline fair

DARKE COUNTY - The Directors for The Great Darke County Fair are pleased to announce that Josh Turner will headline the Sun., Aug. 17 concert during the 158th Great Darke Fair. Scotty McCreery will be the opening act beginning at 7:30 p.m.One of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers earning numerous CMA, ACM and GRAMMY nominations since the release of his debut album, Long Black Train, Josh Turner has sold more than five million albums and garnered four No. 1 hits (inc...

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