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www.delphosherald.com Monday, January 28, 2013 Delphos, Ohio Upfront TUMC sets ‘Souper’ Bowl Sunday Trinity United
www.delphosherald.com Monday, January 28, 2013 Delphos, Ohio Upfront TUMC sets ‘Souper’ Bowl Sunday Trinity United


TUMC sets ‘Souper’ Bowl Sunday

Trinity United Methodist Church will serve a variety of soups and salads from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. Carry-outs are available. Proceeds will go toward the church’s mission projects.


Jays, Wildcats sell- ing boys tickets St. John’s and Jefferson are selling pre-sale tickets for their boys basketball games this week. The Jays have two road games: at Marion Local Friday (6:30 p.m.) and Lincolnview Saturday (6 p.m.). Student pre-sales are $4 for both nights:

adults are $6 for Friday and $5 for Saturday. These will be sold until 1 p.m. Friday. Jefferson has a road game at Spencerville. Adults tickets are $5 and students $4 and can be bought at any of the four buildings and the Administration Building.

TODAY Girls Basketball: Van Wert at LCC, 6 p.m.

TUESDAY Girls Basketball (6 p.m.): Lincolnview at St. John’s; Ayersville at Fort Jennings; Ottoville at Elida; Spencerville at Kalida. Wrestling (6 p.m.):

Lincolnview, Columbus Grove and Bluffton at Spencerville; Shawnee at Van Wert (WBL).

WEDNESDAY Wrestling State Team Dual Tourney Regional semi- finals: St. John’s and Spencerville, TBD. Co-Ed Swimming and Diving: Elida at Lima Senior Quad, 6:30 p.m.


and Diving: Elida at Lima Senior Quad, 6:30 p.m. Forecast Showers likely Tuesday with a slight

Showers likely Tuesday with a slight chance of a thunder- storm in the afternoon. Not as cool. Highs in the lower 60s. Showers and scattered thunderstorms Tuesday night. Windy. Lows in the mid 40s. See page 2.


















World News


10 TV 11 World News 12 NCEA/USCCB©2012 Sandy Suever and her 4-year-old granddaughter Carli Sommers

Sandy Suever and her 4-year-old granddaughter Carli Sommers try their luck at bowling during the Relay for Life of Delphos kickoff at the Delphos Recreation Center. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer photos)

Relay kicks off $1 million year at bowling alley

Staff reports

DELPHOS — Less than 50 Relay for Life team members showed for the 2013 kickoff at Delphos Recreation Center on Sunday. Cindy Metzger, this year’s

chair, hosted the event which included bowling, pizza, raffles and more. “I’m glad those who came out to have some fun today are here,” she said. “We are looking forward to a great Relay and ready to mark

down that $1 million under Delphos.” The past 10 Relay totals tally $910,773. There are 13 teams registered online. The next team captains’ meeting is a 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Delphos Eagles Lodge.

meeting is a 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Delphos Eagles Lodge. Survivors at the event

Survivors at the event at the bowling alley include, from left, Jim Bryan, Laura Peters, Monique Bryan and Pat Bryan.

Barge hits Mississippi River bridge; Oil cleanup ongoing

The Associated Press

VICKSBURG, Miss. — Cleanup crews with booms skimmed oily water from the Mississippi River a day after a barge with more than 80,000 gallons of oil struck a rail- road bridge near Vicksburg, spreading a sheen of light crude that kept part of the waterway shut to ship traffic today, authorities said. The spill backed up at least 21 tugboats, barges and other vessels on the normally bus- tling corridor, Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Ryan Gomez said. He said he didn’t know when the shutdown would be lifted. At least 11 northbound vessels and 10 southbound vessels were waiting to pass today, according to Gomez.

“They’re still trying to determine how much leaked, how much was gone from the tank,” Gomez said. He added that details remain unclear,

though investigators reported

a towboat or tug was push-

ing two tank barges when the collision occurred about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. The second barge was damaged, Gomez said, and authorities inspected and cleared the railroad bridge afterward.

The oily sheen was reported up to three miles

downriver from the bridge at Vicksburg on Sunday. Gomez said crews have laid down a boom and also a secondary boom. They also were using

a rotating skimmer device to

See BRIDGE, page 2

‘No budget, no pay’ advances despite reservations

By ANDREW TAYLOR The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — In an earlier era, a move like the one engineered by House GOP leaders to pass a “no budget, no pay” measure probably would have been stopped in its tracks. But with Congress’ approv- al ratings in the gutter, House lawmakers pushed aside ques- tions about fairness and consti- tutionality and tacked the idea on to an unpopular, must-pass measure to increase the govern- ment’s borrowing cap. The measure temporarily would withhold pay from any member of the House or Senate whose chamber doesn’t pass a budget this year. The Senate is expected to approve it in the coming week, but only after leaders make clear they think “no budget, no pay” is rife with flaws and is not going to be repeated. The proposal is before the Senate because the House breezed past objections that the idea is unconstitutional because it could “vary” the pay of law- makers in violation of the 27th Amendment to the Constitution. The House ignored concerns that the measure is unfair to members who are in the minor- ity and are powerless to deter- mine whether a budget passes or not. Nearly unmentioned was the prospect that withholding lawmakers’ pay favors wealthy members over those of more modest means and could, in the- ory, attract more affluent can- didates better able to withstand having some of their $174,000 salary withheld. “The last thing we want to do is to say to people running for Congress, ‘If you’re not a millionaire, don’t run because there’s no guarantee you’ll be paid’,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. For these reasons and more, the idea went nowhere in the last congressional session. But it was embraced about a week ago by House GOP leaders such as Speaker John Boehner of Ohio as they struggled to avoid

“The hardwork- ing people that I represent wouldn’t be paid if they didn’t show up and they didn’t do their job. And this place should operate no differently.”

Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick, R-Pa.

a potential market-crippling

default on government obliga- tions. The proposal is a slap at the Democratic-controlled Senate, which hasn’t passed a budget since 2009. Republicans advanced the measure as a one- year experiment rather than a permanent law. The logic behind “no budget,

no pay” goes like this: Passing a

budget is the core responsibil-

ity of Congress, so why should

lawmakers get paid if they don’t

do their main job?

“The hardworking people that I represent wouldn’t be

paid if they didn’t show up and they didn’t do their job,” said Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick, R-Pa. “And this place should operate

no differently.” For Republicans, much of the appeal of the measure was

that it was a rare opportunity

to cram something down the

Senate’s throat. Two years of polarizing battles over issues big and small have left little good will between the GOP- run House and the Democratic- controlled Senate. In the Senate, traditionalists such as Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., opted to set aside their concerns and avoid the task of beating back such an irresistible message. Reid also welcomed the reprieve from a potential economy-rattling gov- ernment debt crisis.

2013 Peony candidates announced These eight young ladies will vie for the title Queen Jubilee

2013 Peony candidates announced

These eight young ladies will vie for the title Queen Jubilee XXXVIII on April 5 at the Marsh Auditorium. The contestants were announced on Sunday at a spe- cial reception at Central Insurance Company in Van Wert. They are, front from left, Courtney Gorman of Lincolnview High School, Alexis Ford of Parkway High School, Corinne Metzger of Delphos Jefferson High School and Savannah Roughton of Paulding High School; and back, Chelsea Critchfield of Wayne Trace High School, Jordan Rex of Spencerville High School, Karissa Place of Van Wert High School and Kate Bauer of Crestview High School. The winner

will reign over the Peony Festival in Van Wert on June 7-9. (Times Bulletin/Ed Gebert)

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At St. John’s, we are proud of our heritage, and we are even more proud of our tradition of education

continually working to “Raise the Standards.” As we celebrate Catholic Schools Week

this week, we celebrate all of the Blue Jays who have impacted their world with the lessons that they learned here at home. Just as it was when our parish school opened over 150 years ago, in 2013 we know the importance of

faith, academics and service to others.

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Monday, January 28, 2013


The Herald Monday, January 28, 2013 www.delphosherald.com For The Record Martin pleads not guilty in Rockford

For The Record

Martin pleads not guilty in Rockford murder

BY ED GEBERT Times Bulletin Editor




until he was arrested without incident on Jan. 2 at a home in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and was brought back to Mercer County the next day. No official motive for the shoot- ing has been offered, although Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey has already revealed that the cou- ple had been arguing most of the evening of Nov. 7. That was apparent from text

messages received

that night by family members. Shinn’s 9-year-old

son was inside the mobile home

at the time, according to Grey,

but was not injured. The 26-year-old Shinn had shared a home with Martin for


accused of shooting his girl- friend to death in the Rockford mobile home they shared entered a plea of not guilty on Friday. Daniel Charles Martin, 40, is charged with first- degree murder and

is being held in the

Mercer County Jail without bond.

Melinda S. Shinn was found shot to death on the morning of Nov. 8 in

their home at 509 North St.

in Rockford. Martin was not

there when police arrived and was on the run from authorities

when police arrived and was on the run from authorities Martin at least two years. Her


at least two years. Her body was discovered by Rockford Police Chief Paul May around 10:45 a.m. on Nov. 8. Martin’s 1998 Ford Explorer was miss- ing from the address when police arrived, but was found later abandoned in Fort Wayne. Investigators finally caught up with Martin and followed him for several days before moving in for the arrest on Jan. 2. Along with Martin in the Fort Wayne house, deputies also found an AK-47 assault rifle. He was held in the Allen County (Indiana) Jail before being brought back to Ohio. Up next for Martin is a

pretrial hearing in the case. That hearing is scheduled for Feb. 7 in Mercer County Court of Common Pleas.



Delphos weather

High temperature Sunday in Delphos was 34 degrees, low was 15. Precipitation was measured at .32 inch. High a year ago today was 36, low was 30. Record high for today is 64, set in 1943. Record low is -16, set in 1963. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county The Associated Press

Flood watch in effect from tuesday morning through wednesday Morning. TONIGHT: Areas of fog through midnight. Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. TUESDAY: Showers likely in the morning…Then showers likely and a slight chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Not as cool. Highs in the lower 60s. South winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of pre- cipitation 70 percent. TUESDAY NIGHT:

Delphos man arrested on warrant Wife arrested for domestic violence Teens try to lure children
Delphos man
arrested on
Wife arrested
for domestic
Teens try to lure
children into
At 9:01 p.m. on Friday,
Delphos Police were called to
On Jan. 18, Delphos Police
received several complaints
a c t i v e
a residence in the 600 block
a r r e s
of West First Street in refer-
w a r r a n t
from residents and area
school officials reporting sev-
eral of their students had been
on Jeremy
approached by male subjects
K e
driving a vehicle and offering
o m
them a ride and promising
them candy if they did so.
Showers and scattered thunder-
storms. Some thunderstorms
may produce heavy rainfall.
Windy. Lows in the mid 40s.
South winds 15 to 25 mph.
the morning, then snow pos-
sibly mixed with fain in the
afternoon. Cooler. Highs in
the upper 40s. Temperatures
falling into the 30s in the
afternoon. West winds 10 to
20 mph. Chance of rain and
snow 90 percent.
U p o n
i s s u e d
a r r i v a l ,
In all reported cases, no
children had entered the vehi-
cle and had fled from the
Mostly cloudy with a 30 per-
cent chance of snow showers.
Lows around 20.
the Allen
C o u n t y
After a investigation into
the matter, Delphos Police
Sheriff’s Department on a
probation violation.
Kent was later turned
over to deputies from the
Allen County Sheriff ’s
Department and was trans-
ported to the Allen County
v i c t i m
wife, Danielle Osting, 32,
of Delphos had caused or
attempted to cause physical
harm to the victim.
Osting was charged
with domestic violence and
transported to the Van Wert
identified two local male
juveniles as the subjects
involved in the complaints. A
copy of the investigation will
be sent to the county prosecu-
tor for review and possible
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Semi trailer
County Jail. She will appear
Van Wert Municipal Court
the charge.
missing from
Reitz LLC
Amelia Earhart began the
first solo flight by a woman
across the Atlantic Ocean on
May 20, 1932.
At 9:46 a.m. on Friday,
Delphos Police were called to
a business in the 1600 block
of Gressel Drive in reference
to a theft complaint.
Upon officers’ arrival,
someone representing the
business stated someone had
taken a semi trailer from the
business without permission
to do so.
Income Tax and
Business Tax
and Accounting
Students at Pa. school
must ask for toilet paper
Pa. (AP) — An eastern
Pennsylvania high school
945 E. Fifth
says vandalism forced it to
create a policy in which toi-
let paper has been taken out
of the boys’ bathrooms.
(by bowling alley)
Boys at Mahanoy Area
High School now must go to
the school office to request
toilet paper and sign it out.
Principal Thomas Smith
says that’s helped solve a
major problem of inten-
tionally clogging toilets
that’s been going on for
two years.
Smith says boys must
sign out the toilet paper
and then sign it back in.
But the Republican-Herald
of Pottsville reports some
parents are protesting the
Parent Karen Yedsena
says some students are too
embarrassed to go to the
office to get toilet paper
and are going home sick
instead. School officials say
they aren’t aware of any
such problems.
sweep up oily water in the river.
“They have the boom to
contain any crude oil that’s
leaking out of the barge. They
have a secondary boom to cor-
ral any crude oil that gets past
the first boom,” he said.
He said crews also were in
the process of working to trans-
fer the remaining oil.
“They are continuing to try
to remove the product from
the damaged tank to one of
the non-damaged tanks on the
same barge,” he added. “The
ultimate goal is to transfer all of
the crude to a different barge.”
He said the barge was south-
bound at the time of the colli-
sion, but investigators were still
trying to figure out exactly what
happened Sunday.
The oil sheen from Sunday’s
incident was unlikely to pose a
threat to the Gulf of Mexico,
located more than 340 river
miles south of Vicksburg.
But it appeared to be coming
from one or two tanks located
at the stern of the first barge,
Gomez had said previously. He
said that there was no indication
that any oil was leaking from
the second barge and that it was
still unclear whether the second
barge also hit the bridge or was
damaged through a collision
with the first.
United States Environmental
Services, a response-and-reme-
diation company, was work-
ing to contain the oil with
booms before collecting it,
Gomez said. Railroad traffic
was allowed to continue after
the bridge was found safe for
trains, Petty Officer Carlos
Vega said Sunday.
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Thomas A. Minning, 93, of Delphos, passed away at 11:45 a.m. on Friday at Vancrest Healthcare of Delphos. He was born on March 21, 1919, to Arnold and Veronica “Frannie” (Schuerman) Minning, who preceded him in death. In 1952, he married Evelyn Hammond, who preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 1983. Survivors include a step- son, Chuck (Chris) Hammond of Delphos; two sisters, Dorothy Warnecke of Delphos and Patricia Schmitz of Glandorf; three stepdaughters, Joan Buzard of CA, Bonnie Fairfax of Delphos and Helen Hammond of Delphos; and his special companion, Mary Mullen of Ottoville. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Siebeneck and Rita Mae Minning; a brother, Richard “Lou” Minning; and step- sons, Dave, Donald and Paul Hammond. Mr. Minning was a truck driver for Snyder Brothers and later worked for New Delphos Manufacturing, from where he retired. He was a mem- ber of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the Walterick-Hemme VFW Post 3035 of Delphos. He served in the Army during World War II in the 5th Division, 10th Infantry Company D in France, where he received a Purple Heart. Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with Father Melvin Verhoff officiating. Burial was held in St. John’s Cemetery with Military Grave Rights by the Delphos Veterans Council. Memorial contributions can be made to Delphos Veterans Memorial Park or Fort Jennings Memorial Hall.


ST. RITA’S A girl was born Jan. 25 to Alyssa and Chris Boberg of Delphos.


By The Associated Press Today is Monday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2013. There are 337 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History:

On Jan. 28, 1813, the novel “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen was first published anonymously in London. On this date:

In 1547, England’s King Henry VIII died; he was succeeded by his 9-year-old son, Edward VI.

The Delphos Herald

Vol. 143 No. 163

Nancy Spencer, editor Ray Geary, general manager, Delphos Herald Inc. Don Hemple, advertising manager Tiffany Brantley, circulation manager

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Candlelight vigil for Ohio child draws dozens

AKRON (AP) — An Akron street corner was the scene of a candlelight vigil for a 4-year-old boy who was fatally shot in his father’s car last week. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that about 40 people came together Sunday night to remember Jamarcus Allen near the spot where he was killed. Authorities say Jamarcus was riding in a car driven by his father Wednesday when he apparently found a gun and shot himself in the head. The child’s father, Terrence Allen, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, child endan- gering and illegal weapons possession because a previ- ous felony conviction pro- hibited him from carrying a firearm. The 48-year-old Allen is being held in the Summit County Jail. Some people attending the vigil said they hoped people would get rid of their guns.








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Ohio gas prices still rising

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio motorists will see higher gas prices to start the work week. The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was $3.39 in Monday’s sur- vey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s 9 cents higher than a week ago. Experts say prices are continuing to rise because of solid economic recovery in China and the U.S. and other factors. The national average Monday was $3.35 — about 4 cents higher than a week ago and 6 cents higher than this time last month. The Ohio average is about the same as a year ago at this time. The lowest average price in Ohio Monday was about $3.35 in the Toledo and Youngstown areas.

Wind turbines will save OSU money

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State University offi- cials say they expect to save $1 million in energy costs this year thanks to wind turbines in northwest Ohio. The university in Columbus signed a 20-year agreement last fall to buy 50 megawatts of power annually generated by spinning wind turbines at Blue Creek Wind Farm. It’s the state largest commercial wind farm, with 152 turbines in Van Wert and Paulding counties. One megawatt of electric- ity can light about 300 homes. And 50 megawatts are enough to power about a quarter of the campus. The Columbus Dispatch reports that it’s part of the university’s goal of becom- ing carbon neutral. Ohio State recently named energy as one of three priority focus areas for university wide teaching, research and community out- reach over the next 10 years.

Ohio Honda plant installs wind turbines

RUSSELLS POINT (AP) — The Honda transmission plant in western Ohio will be among the first U.S. automo- tive manufacturing facilities to get a substantial amount of electricity from wind turbines on the property. The Bellefontaine Examiner reports that the industrial wind turbines at its Russells Point plant will be up and running sometime this year. Company spokesman Ron Lietzke says it will be the first Honda plant in the world to introduce a wind turbine project of this size. The turbines, built by Juhl Wind Inc. of Pipestone, Minn., will sit atop two 260-foot tow- ers. Each will have blades 160 feet long that will drive gen- erators capable of producing about 10,000-megawatt hours annually. That’s about 10 percent of the plant’s electrical needs. It also will help reduce its car- bon dioxide emissions.

Ohio eliminating travel info jobs

COLUMBUS — The state is eliminating 34 jobs staffing 11 information centers along Ohio’s interstate highways and one on at the Statehouse in Columbus. Ohio Department of Transportation spokesman Steve Faulkner says the jobs are going because travelers can now access the same information on their smart phones and other web devices. But tourism professionals are lamenting the move. They say the face-to-face interac- tion drives more tourism for the state. The travel centers, occupying small rooms at highway rest stops, have oper- ated for decades. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports that cutting the jobs will save $2.1 million for roads and bridges. The travel-center workers are being offered open jobs elsewhere in the department. The transportation depart- ment has cut 500 jobs since Gov. John Kasich took office.

Aging America

Elder abuse, use of shelters rising

By DAN SEWELL The Associated Press

MASON — She raises her hands to her snow-white hair in a gesture of frus- trated bewilderment, then slowly lowers them to cover eyes filling with tears. The woman, in her 70s, is trying to explain how she wound up in a shelter that could well be where she spends the rest of her life. While the woman was liv- ing with a close family mem- ber, officials at the Shalom Center say, her money was being drained away by peo- ple overcharging for her grocery shopping, while her body and spirit were sapped by physical neglect and emo- tional torment. She says she was usually ordered to “go to bed,” where she lay in a dark room, upset, unable to sleep. “She just yelled at me all the time. Screamed at me, cussed me out,” the woman says of a family member. “I don’t know what happened. She just got tired of me, I guess.” The Shalom Center offers shelter, along with medical, psychological and legal help, to elderly abuse victims in this northern Cincinnati sub- urb. It is among a handful in the country that provide sanctuary from such treat- ment, a problem experts say is growing along with the age of the nation’s population. The number of Americans 65 and over is projected to nearly double by 2030 because of the 74 million baby boomers born in 1946- 64, and the number of people 85 and over is increasing at an even faster rate. The num- ber of seniors being abused, exploited or neglected every year is often estimated at about 2 million, judging by available statistics and sur- veys, but experts say the number could be much high- er. Some research indicates that 1 in 10 seniors have suf- fered some form of abuse at least once. “That’s a big number,” said Sharon Merriman- Nai, project director of the Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly, based at the University of Delaware. “It’s a huge issue, and it’s just going to get bigger.” Recognition of and mech-

“My argument always is, if all you do is come in when the crisis has occurred, it is much more costly than preventative care. We’re going to have to pay for it anyway.”

Joy Solomon, a former Manhattan assistant prosecutor, pioneer of elder abuse shelters

anisms for dealing with elder abuse are many years behind strides that have been made in child abuse awareness and protection, experts say. Getting comprehensive numbers of the abused is complicated, experts say, because the vast majority of cases go unreported out of embarrassment, fear of being cut off from family — most abuse is at the hands of rela- tives — or confusion about what has happened. Abuse sometimes comes to light only by chance. County-level adult protec- tive services caseworkers can get anonymous tips. In one recent Ohio case, a hair styl- ist noticed her elderly client was wincing in pain and got her to acknowledge she had been hit in the ribs by a rela- tive. Another Shalom Center patient was referred by sher- iff’s detectives who said his son beat him. “Are these older people going to be allowed to live their lives the way they deserve to?” said Carol Silver Elliott, CEO of the Cedar Village retirement commu- nity, of which the Shalom Center is a part. “We really are not addressing it as a society the way we should.” The Obama administra- tion has said it has increased its focus on protecting American seniors by estab- lishing a national resource center and a consumer pro- tection office, among other steps. But needs are growing at a time when government spending on social services is being cut on many levels or

not keeping up with demand. In Ohio, slowly recov- ering from the recession, budgets have been slashed in such areas as staffs that investigate elderly abuse cases. Staff at the Job and Family Services agency in Hamilton

County in Cincinnati is about half the size it was in 2009, spokesman Brian Gregg said. Even as national sta- tistics indicate elder abuse

is increasing, the number of

elder abuse cases the agency can probe is lower, down from 574 cases in 2009 to

477 last year, he said.

There are no longer enough adult protective ser- vices investigators to rou- tinely check on older adults unless there is a specific report of abuse or neglect. “We do the best we can down here,” Gregg said, not- ing that the agency has a hotline to take anonymous reports and that it is seeing more financial scams target- ing elderly people. The price for not getting ahead of the problem and pre- venting abuse of people who would otherwise be healthy

and financially stable will be high, warned Joy Solomon,

a former Manhattan assis-

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“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what

we would have others think of us.

— From “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen (1775-1817)

From “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen (1775-1817) I T WAS NEWS THEN One Year Ago


One Year Ago • Tom Grothous was the guest speaker at the Delphos Optimist Club meeting. Tom attended the North American Auto Show in Detroit and gave a presentation on new and exciting coming technology in the auto industry. Tom is Academic Dean at UNOH College of Technologies and “Mr. Wheels” on Clear Channel 1150 WIMA Radio.

25 Years Ago – 1988

• Carol Cunningham and Alice Williams are part of a

group of soloists who will deliver singing valentines Feb. 12. The Allen County unit of the American Cancer Society is offering this service to anyone in their homes or business for a $10 minimum donation. The honoree will receive a carnation and copy of the song you choose with your personal message.

• The Delphos Herald, in cooperation with Homemakers

Schools Inc., their national sponsors and local merchants, will present “Something Special” from Homemakers Schools 1988. The program will be Feb. 4 in the Middle School audi-

torium. A bridal show will be the featured entertainment at intermission, hosted by Shenk’s Store.

• Pat Rayman of Delphos won first place in the adult divi-

sion of the Polaroid photography contest sponsored by the Lima Art Association. Other winners were Grady Lohrber of Lima, second; Kay Sluterbeck of Van Wert, third; and John Rausch of Wapakoneta, fourth.

50 Years Ago – 1963

• Delphos St. John’s Blue Jays almost literally “pulled one out of the fire” Sunday in their game with the Thunderbirds of Lima Central Catholic. The Jays won the

game, 70-67, after trailing the T-birds for over three quarters of the game. With nine seconds to go and a slim one point lead, 68-67, that point resulting from Roger Schlereth, St. John’s ran out the clock only to have Lima commit a foul. Gene Klaus made good both of the gift shots to give the Jays a final 70-67 score.

• Rev. Msgr. J. F. Frommherz, pastor of the Immaculate

Conception Catholic Church in Ottoville, installed the new officers of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia during a meet-

ing of the organization held in the parish hall. At the close of the meeting cards were played with prizes going to Veronica Burgei, Bernadine Hoersten, Alma Kaufman and Sylvia Horstman.

• Jennings Twirlers, western square dance club, will hold a

dance Feb. 3 in Memorial Hall at Fort Jennings. Mel Hall will be the caller. Hosts and hostesses will be Mr. and Mrs. James Knott, Mr. and Mrs. John Shaffer and Mr. and Mrs. Norman Knott.

75 Years Ago – 1938

• The Lecturers defeated the Wardens Wednesday night

in the regular weekly K. of C. bowling league match held at the Recreation Alleys. The score was 2104 to 2079. Bowlers on the Warden team were: Wannemacher, Brown, Stallkamp, Mueller, and Shenk. Those on the Lecturer team were: J. Schmit, Gremling, Gemke, Say, and Weger.

• The Jefferson junior high team made it three straight vic-

tories at the expense of the Vaughnsville lads and at the same

time gained satisfaction for its only defeat of the season last year, winning by a score of 26 to 20. Baskets by Russell Bryan and Paul Fuller opened the scoring for the second half and put the locals in the lead which they maintained.

• The members of the Ideal Recreation Club and one

guest, Mrs. Frank Grothouse, were entertained Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Paul Stallkamp, West First Street. Mrs. Al. Beck was high in five-hundred and Mrs. Nick Schmit, second. In two weeks, Mrs. Schmit, East Third Street, will entertain.

Moderately confused

East Third Street, will entertain. Moderately confused Ryan: GOP needs to pick its fights with Obama

Ryan: GOP needs to pick its fights with Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan has a message for fellow Republicans: Let’s stick together and carefully pick our fights with President Barack Obama. In a speech Saturday to conservatives, the Wisconsin congressman and 2012 vice presidential nominee outlined a pragmatic approach for deal- ing with a second Obama administration. Saying that Obama would attempt to divide Republicans, Ryan urged them to avoid internal squabbles. “We can’t get rattled. We won’t play the villain in his morality plays. We have to stay united,” Ryan said at the National Review Institute’s weekend conference on the future of conservatism. “We have to show that if given the chance, we can govern. We have better ideas.” The GOP is reeling from back-to-back presidential defeats and trying to determine whether to oppose Obama at every turn or shape his pro- posals with conservative prin- ciples. How the party rebounds was a major theme of the three-day meeting of conserva- tive activists, a dominant voice in the GOP. A similar theme dominated the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting, which ended Friday in Charlotte, N.C. With a surging minority population altering the elector- ate, Republican leaders have discussed the need to attract more women and Hispanics while at the same time standing firm on the values that unite conservatives. Republicans said despite the losses, the party could return to power by pro- jecting optimism and attracting new voters with a message of economic opportunity.

WASHINGTON — It must be true what they say about women — that they are smarter, stronger, wiser and wilier than your average Joe. How else could one explain the magical thinking that apparently has prompt- ed Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to aban- don all reason and lift the ban on women in direct combat? Methinks the boys have been outmaneuvered. This is a terrible idea for reasons too numerous to list in this space, which forces me to recommend my 2008 book, “Save the Males,” in which I devote a chapter to the issue. The most salient point hap- pens to be a feminist argu- ment: Women, because of their inferior physical capacities and greater vulnerabilities upon capture, have a diminished opportunity for survival. More on this, but first let’s be clear. Arguments against women in direct combat have nothing to do with courage, skill, patriotism or dedica- tion. Most women are equal to most men in all these cat- egories, and are superior to men in many other areas, as our educational graduation rates at every level indicate. Women also tend to excel as sharpshooters and pilots. But ground combat is one area in which women, through quirks of biology and

Senators reach agreement on immigration reform

By ERICA WERNER The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of lead- ing senators has reached agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation’s immigra- tion laws. The deal, which was to be announced at a news con- ference Monday afternoon, covers border security, guest workers and employer veri- fication, as well as a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country. Although thorny details remain to be negotiated and success is far from certain, the development heralds the start of what could be the most significant effort in years toward overhauling the nation’s inefficient patchwork of immigration laws. President Barack Obama also is committed to enacting comprehensive immigration legislation and will travel to Nevada on Tuesday to lay out his vision, which is expected to overlap in important ways with the Senate effort. The eight senators expect- ed to endorse the new prin- ciples Monday are Democrats Charles Schumer of New York, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Robert Menendez of New

Jersey and Michael Bennet

of Colorado; and Republicans

John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Marco Rubio of Florida and Jeff Flake of Arizona. Several of these lawmak- ers have worked for years on the issue. McCain collabo-

rated with the late Democratic Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on comprehensive immigration legislation pushed by then- President George W. Bush in 2007, only to see it collapse

in the Senate when it couldn’t

get enough GOP support. Now, with some Republicans chastened by the November elections which demonstrated the importance of Latino voters and their increasing commitment to Democrats, some in the GOP say this time will be different. “What’s changed, hon- estly, is that there is a new, I think, appreciation on both sides of the aisle — includ- ing maybe more importantly on the Republican side of the aisle — that we have to enact a comprehensive immi- gration reform bill,” McCain said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “I think the time is right,” McCain said. The group claims a nota- ble newcomer in Rubio, a potential 2016 presidential

candidate whose conserva- tive bona fides may help smooth the way for support among conservatives wary of anything that smacks of amnesty. In an opinion piece published Sunday in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Rubio wrote that the existing system amounts to “de facto amnes- ty,” and he called for “com- monsense reform.” According to documents obtained by The Associated Press, the senators will call for accomplishing four goals:

— Creating a path to citi- zenship for illegal immigrants already here, contingent upon

securing the border and better tracking of people here on visas.

— Reforming the legal

immigration system, includ- ing awarding green cards to immigrants who obtain advanced degrees in science,

math, technology or engineer- ing from an American uni- versity.

— Creating an effective

employment verification sys- tem to ensure that employers do not hire illegal immigrants.

— Allowing more low-

skill workers into the country and allowing employers to hire immigrants if they can demonstrate they couldn’t recruit a U.S. citizen; and establishing an agricultural worker program.

Leading Democrat: Gun control faces uphill climb

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who’s lead- ing the push to restore an assault weapon ban, acknowl- edged on Sunday that the effort faces tough odds to pass Congress and she blamed the nation’s largest gun-rights group. Feinstein, D-Calif., on Thursday introduced a bill that would prohibit 157 spe- cific weapons and ammuni- tion magazines that have more than 10 rounds. The White House and fellow Democrats are skeptical the measure is going anywhere, given lawmakers who are look- ing toward re-election might fear pro-gun voters and the National Rifle Association. “This has always been an uphill fight. This has never been easy. This is the hardest of the hard,” Feinstein said. “I think I can get it passed because the American peo- ple are very much for it,” Feinstein said of the measure that follows a similar mea- sure she championed into law 1994 but expired a decade later. She acknowledged,

however, the NRA’s politi- cal clout. “They come after you. They put together large amounts of money to defeat

you,” Feinstein said. She also said the group was a pawn

of those who make weapons.

“The NRA is venal. … The NRA has become an institu- tion of gun manufacturers,” she said. The NRA disputed her characterization. “The NRA is a grass-roots organization. We have more than 4 million dues-paying members and tens of millions of supporters all across this country. Our political power comes from them. Decent and logical people would understand that,” spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said. The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to take up the proposal on Wednesday and hear from the NRA’s CEO and senior vice presi- dent, Wayne LaPierre. Mark Kelly, the husband of for- mer Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., who was shot in an assassination attempt, also plans to testify. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the GOP vice presidential nominee in

2012, said Congress should focus on the causes of vio- lence and not the weapons alone. “We need to look beyond just recycling failed policies of the past. … Let’s go beyond just this debate and make sure we get deeper. What’s our pol- icy on mental illness? What’s going on in our culture that produces this kind of thing? You know, we need to have that kind of a discussion and debate,” Ryan said. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., also urged lawmak- ers to consider mental health issues. “When I hear some of this conversation, I think that we’re looking at symptoms, we’re not looking at the root causes,” she said. “And I understand the senator’s pas- sion for this, but I got to tell you, an assault ban is not the answer to helping keep people safe.” New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who favors the assault weap- ons ban, expressed skepticism that it would be returned to law.

The sirens of the Pentagon

of View

human nature, are not equal to men — a difference that should be celebrated rather than rationalized as incorrect. Remember, we’re not talk- ing about female officers of a certain age pacing the hall- ways of the Pentagon when we speak of placing women in combat, though perhaps we should be. My favorite bum- per sticker remains: “I’m out of estrogen and I have a gun.” We’re potentially talking about 18-year-old girls, not- withstanding their “adult” des- ignation under the law. (Parents know better.) At least 18-year- old males have the advantage of being gassed up on testoster- one, the hormone that fuels not just sexual libido but, more to the point, aggression. To those suffering a sudden onset of the vapors, ignore hormones at your peril. Now, hold the image of your 18-year-old daughter, neighbor, sister or girlfriend as you follow these facts, which somehow have been ignored in the advancement of a fallacy. The fallacy is that because men and women are equal under the law, they are equal in all endeavors

and should have all access to the same opportunities. This is true except when the opportunity requires certain characteristics. Fact: Females have only half the upper-body strength as males — no small point in the field. Further to the fallacy is the operating assumption that military service is just another job. The rules of civil society do not apply to the military, which is a top-down orga- nization in which the rules are created to maximize effi- ciency in killing enemies. It

is not just another job that

can be managed with the human resources depart- ment’s Manual on Diversity and Sensitivity. The argument that wom- en’s performance on de

facto front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan has proved con- cerns about combat roles unwarranted is false logic. Just because women in for- ward support companies can return fire when necessary —

or die — doesn’t necessarily

mean they are equal to men

in combat.

Unbeknownst perhaps to many civilians, combat has

a very specific meaning in

the military. It has nothing to do with stepping on an IED or suffering the conse- quences of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It means AGGRESSIVELY ENGAGING AND ATTACKING the enemy

with deliberate offensive action, with a high probability of face-to-face contact. If the enemy is all around you — and you need every available person — that is one set of circumstances. To ask women to engage vicious men and risk capture under any other is beyond under- standing. This is not a movie or a game. Every objective study has argued against women in direct combat for reasons that haven’t changed. The threat to unit cohesion should require no elaboration.

But let’s leave that obvious point to pedants and cross into enemy territory where somebody’s 18-year-old daughter has been captured. No one wants to imagine a son in these circumstances either, obviously, but women face special tortures. And, no, the rape of men has never held comparable appeal. We can train our men to ignore the screams of their female comrades, but is this the society we want to create? And though some

female veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have endured remarkable suffer-

ing, their ability to withstand or survive violent circum- stances is no rational argu- ment for putting American girls and women in the hands of enemy men. It will kill us in the end.

Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@washpost.com.


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7 p.m. — Ottoville vil-

lage council meets at the municipal building. Marion Township Trustees meet at the town- ship house. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos Eagles Aerie 471 meets at the Eagles Lodge.

TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7:30 p.m. — Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St.


9 a.m. - noon — Putnam

County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite

at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. Noon — Rotary Club meets at The Grind.

6 p.m. — Shepherds of

Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel.

7 p.m. — Bingo at St.

John’s Little Theatre.

THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping.

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The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa has announced upcoming events.

Mystery Lovers Book Club The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will have a Book Talk at 1 p.m. on Thursday. The title is “The Teaberry Stangler” by Laura Childs and regis-

tration is required in so enough books can be ordered. The Mystery Lovers Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays every other month. Some of the authors include: Anne Perry, Debbie Macomber, Susan Albert, Mary Jane Clark, Paul Gaus, Joan Hess and Sue Grafton. For any questions call the library and ask for Jan.

Book Discussion at Ottawa Library The Putnam County

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Register at the library and pick up your copy of “The Zookeeper’s wife:

a War Story by Diane Ackerman.” This book is a true story in which the

keepers of the Warsaw zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. In order

for enough books to be ordered, registration is required.

Story Times Starting Putnam County District Library locations will have “Ready to Read”

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story times will include six critical pre-reading skills that can help your child become better read- ers. The schedule for all locations is as follows:

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LSO set ‘Go Red for Women’ photo shoot

February is women’s heart health month and the Lima Symphony Orchestra is joining the effort to raise awareness of the number- one killer of women. At 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center, women from the region are asked to wear red and join in a photo-

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trifecta from the right wing

that beat the buzzer, that made for a 42-18 edge. Jefferson had its best scor- ing period of the night in the fourth, netting 20 mark- ers — 12 by Smith (2 bombs) and eight by Jettinghoff (2 bombs). After McBride knocked down a triple at the 5-minute mark, giving Arlington

a 48-20 edge, the

Wildcats staged a rally that whittled the deficit to the final margin in shoot- ing 6-of-10 (4-of-5 behind the arc) to go with all four made free throws. Overall, Jefferson

notched 12-of-32 shots (4-of-

11 triples) for 34.4 percent

and 10-of-11 singles (90.9%); nabbed 24 caroms, 10 offen- sive, as Smith and freshman Dalton Hicks (3 assists) had

five; and 11 fouls. Jefferson gets back into Northwest

e action Friday at Spencerville. “Arlington is an excellent and experi- enced team; it came down to our fresh- men and sophomores versus their juniors and seniors,” Coach Smith added. “We went right at them;



ARLINGTON — The Arlington Red Devils used

their experienced crew to con- trol Jefferson 55-38 Saturday night in non-league boys cage action in Arlington. The Red Devils

(13-2) were led by Cody Frysinger with 17 and Blase McBride with 11. They finished shoot- ing 50 percent from the floor (20-of-40, including 8-of-17 beyond the arc). The revamped Wildcats (3-12) had

only three players reach the scoring column:

freshman Trey Smith with a game-high 23, junior Austin Jettinghoff with eight and senior Zach Ricker seven. “I’m very pleased with how we played, especially

the second half. Our cuts to the basket and execu-

tion for an extended time was as good as we’ve had this year,” Jefferson coach Marc Smith began. “We were getting good shots and attacked the basket with two hands; it was a very physical game and that’s what you have

to do. We played the game like we needed to play it, how we talk to the kids about every day.” Jefferson went toe-to-toe with the Red Devils for most of the first period, despite Arlington’s shooting 7-of- 14 from the field against the Wildcat 1-2-2 zone. Jefferson could only hit 3-of-11 and turned it over six times (19

for the night) but made up for it by grabbing six offensive rebounds. Ricker (5 points) and Smith (4) accounted for the Wildcats’ nine markers, while Frysinger dropped in eight. Jefferson led 7-3 on a 3-point play by Ricker at 5:04 but the Red Devils responded with a 7-0 spurt behind four from Frysinger to take a 10-7 edge at the 56-second mark. Smith put in a basket in the paint at 43 ticks but then the Red Devils scored six straight

— two baskets by Frysinger

and then a steal and layin at the horn by Andrew Hunter (6 dimes) — for a 16-9 spread. Jefferson’s rebuilt lineup

— at times using three fresh-

men — struggled in the sec- ond period: thanks to six more miscues, they only managed 1-of-4 fielders, a 5-footer by Smith at 2:45. Arlington cooled off slightly (4-of-9) but steadily built a bigger lead that reached 29-11 on a put- back by Frysinger at 1:45. Jefferson’s offense still couldn’t get untracked against the Red Devil man-to-man defense that extended full- court much of the time. They turned it over five times, thus limiting their field goal tries to seven (2 makes). Smith netted five and Ricker two for the Wildcats but five Red Devils scored at least a point. When Jordan Freed canned a

Devils scored at least a point. When Jordan Freed canned a Smith Jettinghoff o n f


scored at least a point. When Jordan Freed canned a Smith Jettinghoff o n f r









we didn’t have any fear of them and that bodes well for the future that we weren’t intimidated at all. We’ll get through this situ-

ation and be stronger for it; we’ve built before and we will build again.” Arlington finished 7-of-9 at the line (77.8%); securing

16 boards (7 offensive) as

Frysinger had four; and with nine turnovers and 12 fouls. In junior varsity action, Arlington routed the Wildcats (2-12) 44-12. For the Red Devils, Jared Green netted 10. Leading the Wildcats were Kurt Wollenhaupt and Jordan Herron with three each.

VARSITY JEFFERSON (38) Austin Jettinghoff 2-2-8, Zach Ricker 2-3-7, Josh Teman 0-0-0, Trey Smith 8-5-23, Seth Wollenhaupt 0-0-0, Tyler Mox 0-0-0, Dalton Hicks 0-0-0. Totals 8-4-10/11-38.


Score by Quarters:

Andrew Hunter 3-0-7, Jordan Freed 3-0-8, Blase McBride 3-2-11, Cody Frysinger 8-0-17, Andrew Glick 1-0-2, Zach Metzger 0-0-0, Blake Courtney 0-2-2, Alex Steinman 2-0- 5, Jared Green 0-0-0, Mason Wurst 0-1-1, Ryan McDowell 0-2-2. Totals


Jefferson 9 2 7 20 - 38 Arlington 16 13 13 13 - 55 Three-point goals: Jefferson, Jettinghoff 2, Smith 2; Arlington, McBride 3, Freed 2, Hunter, Frysinger, Steinman. —— JUNIOR VARSITY JEFFERSON (12) Ryan Goergens 0-0-0, Josh Teman 0-1-1, Kurt Wollenhaupt 0-3-3, Alex Neubert 0-0-0, Joe Gorman 0-0- 0, Justin Stewart 0-0-0, Zavier Buzard 1-0-2, Jordan Herron 0-3-3, Carter Mox 0-1-1, Tyler Rice 0-2-2. Totals


ARLINGTON (44) Ryan McDowell 1-2-5, Ridge Babb 4-0-9, Matt Glick 3-2-8, Jared Green 4-1-10, Aaron Starr 2-0-5, Mitch Jolliff 1-0-2, Blake Courtney 0-1-1, Justin Rice 0-0-0, Logan Grieser 2-0-4. Totals 13-4-6/7-44. Score by Quarters:

Jefferson 2 1 3 6 - 12 Arlington 14 7 10 13 - 44 Three-point goals: Jefferson, none; Arlington, McDowell, Babb, Green, Starr.

Vikings pull away from Kalida in PCL boys

By DAVE BONINSEGNA The Delphos Herald zsportslive@yahoo.com

KALIDA — The Leipsic Vikings boys basketball team was coming off a 102-point performance against Van Buren on Friday night and went into Kalida looking to continue to mount up the points. In the first few minutes of the contest, it appeared as if the guests were going to pick up where they left off; scor- ing the first five points of the game and 19 in the opening period. However, after a back-and- forth battle in the last two frames, the Wildcats could not contain their Putnam County League rival as the visitors stayed undefeated in the league with a 65-53 victory. Devin Mangas surpassed the 20-point mark for the second straight game, lead- ing all scorers with 21; Zach Kuhlman drained 19 while hitting five shots from long range in the win. Kalida dominated the low post on the offensive side as Austin Horstman knocked

down 20 points; Cody Mathew made sure the out- side game was covered, hit-

ting 16 points and four shots from beyond the arc. The Vikings came out and pressed early and often; Mangas picked off a Kalida dribble at mid-court and took

it in for an easy layup to give

the guests a 13-5 lead midway into the first frame. However, Kalida answered back with a

steal of its own with Horstman taking a half-court pass for

a deuce to cut the deficit to

15-11 late in the frame. The next 90 seconds-plus was a back-and-forth, up-and-down battle; when the horn sounded at the end of the first eight minutes, the Vikings held a 19-13 advantage. The Leipsic pressure con- tinued into the second canto

but in a reverse of the start of the game, the Wildcats were the ones coming out with a 5-0 run; Randy Zeller nailed

a long-range shot to cut the

Leipsic lead to three at 21-18 with 7:23 to go before the break. Mangas answered right back on the next trip down court. Kalida battled back in

See VIKINGS, page 7

Lady Green overwhelms Jeffcats




DELPHOS — The Jefferson girls basketball team usually plays its home games at the high school but Saturday’s clash with top- ranked and unbeaten Ottoville was moved to The Stage of the Jefferson Middle School. It didn’t matter where it was played as the Lady Green

lived up to that top billing

with a 78-35 dismantling of the Lady Wildcats. “They just have too much size and strength; they are a very good team,” Jefferson mentor Dave Hoffman said. “You have to try and pick your poison as to how you defend them and hope they aren’t hitting from the out- side. I think we were also a

little intimidated at the start and that didn’t help us. We didn’t match up physically

with them the first half; it was just a mismatch.” Ottoville (17-0) unleashed a balanced offense: inside-out

and all over the place; as they canned 33-of-57 shots (5-of-

15 treys) for 57.9 percent.

The senior twin towers of 6-0 Rachel Beining and 6-2 Abby Siefker dominated inside with

24 points and nine boards

and 18 and 13, respective- ly. Senior Rachel Turnwald added 11 on three treys. Ottoville dominated on the glass as well 42-24 (17-15 offensive). For Lady Green mentor Dave Kleman, it was what he likes to see. “I’m much more comfort- able when we can spread the wealth and share the basket- ball. We have done a nice job with that this year; we pass the ball well and really work well together,” Kleman said. “I like to see us get

half to 2/3 of our baskets on assists. It’s our second week without Tonya (Kaufman) and though we aren’t quite the same without her, we’re still

a good team. We’re getting

others like Kendra (Eickholt), Haley (Landwehr) and Annie (Lindeman) experience in fill- ing some of what she did.” The long and lanky Ottoville 1-2-2 zone (full- and half-court) limited the

Ottoville 1-2-2 zone (full- and half-court) limited the Sandwiched between Ottoville’s Annie Lindeman and Haley

Sandwiched between Ottoville’s Annie Lindeman and Haley Landwehr, Jefferson junior Katie Goergens battles for a defensive rebound Saturday afternoon at The Stage. The top-ranked Lady Big Green romped past the host Lady Wildcats 78-35. (Delphos Herald/Tom Morris).

second period, though the Ottoville offense slowed down. They turned it over five times out of the game total of 19 but still dropped in 9-of-15 from the field. On the other end, the Red and White were 3-of-15 as Sensibaugh netted all seven of their points. When the sophomore Lindeman took a lob from Siefker to the glass with 51 ticks on the clock, Ottoville’s lead was 42-16.

The trend of the first half continued into the third: the Green and Gold were sim-

Wildcats (6-12) to 11-of-52

shooting (3-of-22 long range) for 21.2 percent. Junior Hannah Sensibaugh led the scoring with 13. The Lady Green explod- ed out of the gate with 28 first-period points against the Jefferson 1-2-2 zone. In particular, Beining was on fire with 12 markers, while Siefker added six and junior Nicole Vorst five. On the other end, the much small-

er Wildcats struggled to get much going inside against

their taller foe, thus relying

ply too big and too loaded for the senior-less Wildcats to deal with. The margin grew to 67-19 on a turn- around from the right block by Siefker before junior Jasmine McDougall scored from in front at 34 ticks and Sensibaugh hit a toss at 28.2 ticks to make it 67-22. With all that was left to be decided was the final score, Ottoville went to its deep

the line to get all their points. When Vorst hit an 18-footer from the left side with a tick

They struggled, going 2-of-9 from the floor and committing seven of their 20 turnovers, and added 4-of-4 shooting at

a lot on their perimeter game.

left, Ottoville led 28-9. They finished 12-of-21 shooting in the canto. The Green and Gold lead continued to grow in the

reserves in the fourth peri- od. Jefferson junior Rileigh Stockwell shook loose for six of her eight points in the stanza as the Red and White outscored their foe 13-11. “The second half, we focused on trying to be more physical with them and we were better at it. We just lost to a better team,” Hoffman added. Ottoville totaled 7-of-10 freebies (70%); and 12 fouls. They visit Elida Tuesday “We went zone, figuring that with the tough shooting background here (windows at each end of the court) and our long and lanky defense, it would be tough for them to shoot,” Kleman added. Jefferson finished 10-of-13 at the line (76.9%); and 11 fouls. They host Spencerville Thursday (tip TBD). In junior varsity action, Ottoville improved to 13-4 with a 34-28 triumph. Sophomore Courtney Von Sossan led the victors with 12 (4 treys). Freshman Taylor Stroh topped Jefferson (5-12) with nine.

VARSITY OTTOVILLE (78) Rachel Turnwald 4-0-11, Chelsea Boecker 0-0-0, Nicole Kramer 0-0-0, Taylor Mangas 3-0-7, Nicole Vorst 3-1-7, Monica Sarka 0-2-2, Kendra Eickholt 0-0-0, Courtney Von Sossan 1-0-3, Haley Landwehr 1-0-2, Annie Lindeman 1-0-2, Rachel Beining 11-2- 24, Lexi Wannemacher 1-0-2, Lindsey Wannemacher 0-0-0, Abby Siefker 8-2-18. Totals 10-2-17/23-43. JEFFERSON (35) Brooke Culp 0-1-1, Katie Goergens

0-0-0, Rileigh Stockwell 1-6-8, Hannah Sensibaugh 5-1-13, Gabby Pimpas 2-2-6, Makayla Binkley 1-0-2, Brooke Hesseling 1-0-3, Jasmine McDougall 1-0-2. Totals 8-3-10/13-35. Score By Quarters:


Jefferson 9 7 6 13 – 35 Three-point goals: Ottoville, Turnwald 3, Mangas, Von Sossan; Jefferson, Sensibaugh 2, Hesseling.

——— JUNIOR VARSITY OTTOVILLE (34) Dana Eickholt 0-0-0, Nicole Kramer 2-0-5, Chelsey Boecker 1-0-2, Courtney Von Sossan 4-0-12, Annie Lindeman 0-0-0, Carly Kortokrax 0-0- 0, Lexi Wannemacher 1-2-4, Lindsey Wannemacher 2-3-7, Monica Sarka 2-0-4. Totals 7-5-5/6-34. JEFFERSON (28) Taylor Stroh 4-1-9, Heather Pohlman 0-4-4, Lindsay Deuel 2-0- 5, Brooke Gallmeier 0-0-0, Shelby

Koenig 3-0-6, Tori Black 0-0-0, Jessica Pimpas 0-1-1, Bailey Gorman 1-1-3. Totals 9-1-7/16-28. Score by Quarters:




11 – 78

Ottoville 8 8


7 - 34

Jefferson 10 6


5 - 28

Three-point goals: Ottoville, Von Sossan 4, Kramer; Jefferson, Deuel.

Panthers survive for 13th win of the year

Both teams in the second quarter started to find some rhythm on the offensive end with each team notching 13 points in the stanza. The Panthers got balanced scor- ing (Kauser-5 points; Neil Roehrig and Guy Harder-3

OTTOVILLE – Saturday night found two teams squar- ing off in a battle at the L.W. Heckman Gymnasium as the

Paulding Panthers (12-3) on the year

faced the Big Green

of Ottoville (6-9).

The Big Green battled the Panthers tooth-and-nail for the entire game; however, the visitors pulled away in the final two minutes to notch a 38-32 non-

league boys basket- D. Schimmoeller was 4-4 and senior

ball win. The game brought two

totally different styles of play together. The Panthers are a very athletic, experienced, up-tempo-style team. On the other hand, the Big Green are more deliber- ate – they want the game to be low-scoring and let their defense and foul shooting keep them in the game. In the first quarter, points came at a premium with both teams only making two shots from the field. The Big Green pulled out to a 5-2 early lead behind a 3-ball by sophomore Brandt Landin and a deuce

Derek Schimmoeller

was 2-2 from the foul line. Senior Cory Fischer added two for the home team with

a putback off of an offensive

rebound. The Panthers led 16-11 after a deep 3-ball by Kauser but the Big Green fought back hard in the final two minutes of play with Luke Schimmoeller completing a 3-point play the hard way; with Landin going 4-4 from the line, the Big Green found themselves ahead 18-16 with

24.9 seconds to go in the half. The Panthers — with 10.0 seconds to go — ran a great set and found junior Harder underneath for a deuce and

a foul; when he connected

by senior Ryan Honigford. The Big Green also got two quick fouls on the Panthers’ leading scorer, Lance Foor, at the 4:11 mark. However, the Panthers weathered the storm

with a big 3-ball from junior Kyle Kauser and a foul shot by junior Julian Salinas to lead 6-5 after eight minutes

Panthers’ third-quarter points

of play.

on the throw, that gave the Panthers a 1-point lead — 19-18 — going into halftime. The third quarter was very similar to the first with both teams struggling from the floor. All five of the

points; Salinas-2 points). The Big Green, as has been the case all year long, took advan- tage of getting to the foul stripe as they went 7-7 in the quarter. Junior Luke Schimmoeller led them with five points in the quarter. Landin

By BOB WEBER The Delphos Herald btzweber@bright.net

Landin By BOB WEBER The Delphos Herald btzweber@bright.net came from the foul line. The Schimmoeller brothers

came from the foul line. The Schimmoeller brothers con- tributed all six of the Big Green’s points with Luke’s four and Derek’s. After three quarters of play, the game was knotted at 24 apiece. The final eight minutes of play saw the Big Green have some great looks at the bas- ket; however, they couldn’t connect and the Panthers out- scored them 14-8 in the final stanza. The Panthers were 6-10 from the stripe and their defensive pressure caused the Big Green to turn the ball over several times in the final couple of minutes to preserve the hard-fought win. Big Green head coach Todd Turnwald was disap- pointed that his team could not pull it out this night: “It’s kind of disappointing because

we played the game that we wanted; we wanted them to play a basketball game tonight because we knew coming in that athlete-to-ath- lete, they had some very good players and lots of them. We felt basketball-to-basketball, we could compete with them and obviously we did tonight; we can play with anybody. We held their leading scorer (Foor) to two points. We just need to be able to beat some of these teams and that’s where the execution at the end of the game comes in and we can’t

foul 3-point shooters like we did tonight twice and turn the ball over late in the game and expect to win games.” The Panthers (13-3) were led in scoring by Kauser with 14 points. The Panthers shot 38 percent from the field (9-23 inside the arc and 2-6

from 3-point land). From the foul line, the Panthers were 14-22 (64%) and brought down 15 rebounds and com- mitted 15 turnovers. The Big Green (6-10) was led in scoring by Landin and (Luke) Schimmoeller with nine points each. The home team shot 29 percent from the field (11-27 inside the arc and 1-14 from beyond the arc). The Big Green was 7-7 from the charity stripe, pulled down 25 rebounds and com- mitted 18 turnovers. The Panthers will next be in action Friday night as they host the T-Birds of Lima Central Catholic. The Big Green will also be on the road Friday as they travel to Kalida to take on the Wildcats in a PCL matchup. The Panthers won the junior varsity game by a score of 25-8.

VARSITY Paulding (38) Kyle Kauser 2-2-4-14, Lance Poor 1-0-0-2, Julian Salinas 1-0-1-3, Neil Roehrig 3-0-3-9, Steven Strayer 0-0-2- 2, Quentin Vance 0-0-1-1, Guy Harder

1-0-1-3, Trey Schroeder 1-0-2-4. Totals


Ottoville (32) Derek Schimmoeller 3-0-2-8, Ryan Honigford 1-0-0-2, Austin Honigford 1-0-0-2, Brandt Landin 1-1-4-9, Luke Schimmoeller 4-0-1-9, Cory Fischer 1-0-0-2, Tyler Roby 0-0-0-0. Totals


Score by Quarters:


Ottoville 5-13-6- 8 — 32 —— JUNIOR VARSITY Paulding (25) Javier Gonzales 2-1-0-7, Guy Harder 1-0-3-5, Treston Gonzales 2-0-0-4, Christian Burtch 2-0-0-4, Ben Heilshorn 1-1-0-5. Totals 8-2-3-25. Ottoville (8) Brendon Schnipke 1-0-2-4, Tyler Roby 1-0-0-2, Matt Turnwald 0-0- 0-0, Rudy Wenzlick 0-0-0-0, Dustin Trenkamp 1-0-0-2. Totals 3-0-2-8. Score by Quarters:

Paulding 18-7 — 25 Ottoville 5-3 — 8

6-13-5-14 — 38


Jays 21st, Grove 22nd, Spencerville 28th, Lincolnview 29th at LCC LIMA — The four local wrestling teams didn’t do so well at the 38-team Lima

Central Catholic Invitational Friday/Saturday. St. John’s was 21st, Columbus Grove 22nd, Spencerville 28th and Lincolnview 29th. Spencerville hosts

Lincolnview and Grove 6 p.m. Tuesday, while St. John’s is

in Regional semifinals of the

State Team Tourney 6 p.m. Wednesday. Most Outstanding Wrestler: 132# Champion - Jared VanVleet(Edgerton) Milestones during the tournament: 152# Champion Zach Wilson (Bluffton) achieved his 150th career win as he became a 3-time

champion at the Thunderbird Invitational.

Team Scores: Covington 157.5, Greeneview 147.5, Dixie 147, Ayersville 140.5, Archbold 136, Carlisle 135.5, Coldwater 111, Wayne Trace 107.5, Lima C.C. 103, Swanton 88.5, Carey and Miami East 87.5, Edgerton and New London 73, Mechanicsburg 62, Van Buren 61.5, Blanchester 61, Bluffton 60, Allen East 53.5, Newark Cath. 53, St. John’s 52.5, Columbus Grove 51, St. Joseph C.C. 50, Madeira 48, Cory-Rawson/ Plymouth/W. Liberty-Salem 44, Spencerville 43.5, Lincolnview 42.5, CHCA 41, Hillsdale 31, Hicksville 25.5,

Tri-County No. 22, Liberty-Benton 20, Northridge 19, Lakota 13, Patrick Henry 10, McComb 8. First Place:

106: Clemens (WT) pin Arce (ARC), 2:55. 113: Ohl (NEW) dec. Gallagher (GRE) 7-3. 120: Seagraves (MIA) dec. Lacure (GRE) 7-3. 126: Anderson (WL-S) dec. Hoskins (GRE) 7-5. 132: VanVleet (EDG) dec. Sandlin (CARL) 5-2. 138: McCormick (LCC) dec. Hawk (DIX) 9-3.

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www.delphosherald.com Monday, January 28, 2013 The Herald — 7


Second half paces Jays over Bearcats



DELPHOS — Both St.

John’s and Spencerville were coming off of tough league losses from Friday night: the Blue Jays to MAC power

St. Henry and Spencerville to NWC stud Crestview; when the two boys basketball

units met up Saturday night at Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium.

The Bearcats had the better of things in the first half, leading 25-24 at the break, but the Blue Jays

dominated the second half — including a shutout in the fourth period — to emerge with a 54-35 non=league triumph.

“You always worry about how your team will come out after a tough league loss the night before. We were playing another good team in Spencerville and they hit some shots early; (Ben) Bowers got them going

right away,” Jays coach Aaron Elwer noted. “I felt that after we got through the first period, we were OK. We started to hit some shots and

that got us into the game a lot more.” For Spencerville mentor Kevin Sensabaugh, it was another Saturday night game that got away. “We had a tough game the night before, a close loss to Crestview, but St. John’s was

in the same boat coming off

a loss,” he explained. “In all

honesty, we have not played well on Saturday nights all season for some reason.” Bowers led the Bearcats with 15 points; 11 of those came in the first period as he netted three treys to stake the visitors to an 18-11 edge. St. John’s senior Ryan Buescher tried to counter Bowers as he dropped in nine of his team- and game-high 18 but Seth

Bockey was the only other scorer for the Jays in the stanza with a deuce. The Jays (10-4) put the clamps on Bowers in the second frame, limiting him to a field goal. Zach Goecke (2), Coleman McCormick (2) and Derek Goecke (1) accounted for the rest of the Bearcats’ points in the period. The Jays weren’t exactly lighting it up but did enough — Buescher and Curtis Geise (limited to 6 points overall) netting four each — to get within 25-24 at the half. The third period saw the hosts outscore the Bearcats (7-6) 20-10 to assume a 44-35 edge. Junior Ryan Koester exploded for three triples — all of his points for the game — for the home team to lead the way, while Spencerville’s Hunter Patton knocked down his two trifectas for the contest to try and help them keep pace. However, Spencerville was done in the fourth, getting shut out from the field and the foul line, as the Jays finished it off. “We started to get some stops after the first period and limited them to one shot; that got us into a better offensive flow because we could run more,” Elwer added. “I felt physically and mentally we kind got back into the flow after a slow start; that is what you are concerned about on the back end of double-weekends, especially after a loss.”

For Sensabaugh, it was about his team running out of bodies. “We came into the game down a couple of players in our rotation due to injuries, so our depth has been a struggle,” he added. “Then we had some issues with kids turning their ankles tonight, limiting their effectiveness. We simply wore down the second half.”

their effectiveness. We simply wore down the second half.” Spencerville defenders like Coleman McCormick had their

Spencerville defenders like Coleman McCormick had their hands full with St. John’s senior Ryan Buescher, here headed to the basket for two of his game-high 18 in Saturday’s 19-point Blue Jay victory at Arnzen Gymnasium. (Delphos Herald/Tom Morris)

Both teams return to league action Friday: St. John’s at Marion Local and Spencerville hosting Jefferson. St. John’s won the junior varsity clash 40-34.

3, Derek Goecke 3-0-1/6-7, Cole Roberts 0-0-0/0-0, Greg Miller 0-0- 2/3-2, Joe Wisher 0-0-0/0-0, Hunter Patton 0-2-0/0-6. Totals 7-5-6/15-35. ST. JOHN’S (54) Andy Grothouse 2-0-1/1-5, Ryan Buescher 6-1-3/4-18, Eric Clark 0-2- 0/0-6, Ryan Koester 0-3-0/0-9, Curtis Geise 2-0-2/4-6, Cole Fischbach 0-0- 0/0-0, Evan Hays 1-0-0/0-2, Tyler Conley 1-0-2/2-4, Seth Bockey 2-0- 0/0-4. Totals 14-6-8/11-54. Score by Quarters:

Spencerville 18 7 10 0 - 35 St. John’s 11 13 20 10 - 54 JV score: 40-34 (St. John’s).

VARSITY SPENCERVILLE (35) Ben Bowers 3-3-0/0-15, Devon Cook 0-0-0/0-0, Zach Goecke 0-0- 2/4-2, Coleman McCormick 1-0-1/2-

Loss of Rondo for year hurts Celts’ playoff chances

By HOWARD ULMAN The Associated Press BOSTON — The Celtics’ grip on the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference already was slipping. Now they’ll have to hang on without Rajon Rondo. Boston’s star point guard

will miss the rest of the sea- son and undergo surgery for

a torn anterior cruciate liga- ment in his right knee. The Celtics won without him on Sunday, beating the Miami Heat 100-98 in double over- time. But what will the Celtics (21-23) do without him for the remaining 38 games with just a 2 1/2-game lead over

the ninth-place Philadelphia


“We’ll see,” coach Doc Rivers said. “Obviously, that’s a blow. It’s a huge blow for us.” Rondo had triple-doubles in his last two games, giving him five for the season. He brought the ball up, got it to the right people and even improved his weak shooting

so much that his 48.4 field goal percentage was third best among NBA guards. He was averaging career highs of 13.7 points and 5.6 rebounds along with 11.1 assists this season. And he was chosen as the starting point guard for the Eastern Conference in the All-Star game in Houston on Feb. 17. Now he’s done. The club said he was hurt late in Friday night’s 123-111 loss, also in double overtime, in Atlanta. “We still like our chances

in the Eastern Conference,” said Paul Pierce, who had his own triple-double Sunday with 17 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. “Responsibilities definitely go up when you have Rondo out of the game. (I’m) more of a facilitator. (I) have to (do) a little bit of everything for this ball club.”

Kevin Garnett led the Celtics with 24 points and 11 rebounds and they respond- ed well without Rondo. Their other guards — Avery Bradley, Courtney Lee, Jason Terry and Leandro Barbosa — each played at least 25 minutes and combined for 35 points. The Celtic’s prospects were bleak even before Rivers learned about 25 min- utes before the game that Rondo wouldn’t play. They had lost six straight games, their longest slide in six sea- sons. The Heat had won their last four and had the best record in the East. At first, Rondo thought he had a hamstring injury, Rivers said. Then he was ruled out of the game with what the team said was a hyperextended right knee. An MRI was done and Rivers learned about the ACL tear during the game. “He’s known to play through injuries,” Pierce said. “If Rondo can suit up, he’s going to suit up. So he didn’t suit up today and we knew it wasn’t good.” Rivers told his players of the severity of Rondo’s injury after the game. Even LeBron James, who

led all scorers with 34 points, expressed sympathy. “As much as I’ve been a rival with Boston over the years, I never want to see anyone go down,” James said. “It’s terrible.” James had a chance to put the Heat ahead after Pierce’s 22-footer gave Boston a 99-98 lead with 31 seconds left in the second overtime. But James missed a 12-foot jumper with 6.8 seconds to go. Pierce got the rebound and was fouled. He sank the first shot. Then, as a fan shouted “This one’s for Rondo,” he missed the second. Miami had one last chance but Shane Battier missed a long jumper at the buzzer. “They defended that very well,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “There are about three different options to it, four different options to it. They defended each one of them.”

The Heat also could have won in the first overtime but Dwyane Wade, who had 17 points, missed a jumper as the buzzer sounded. Boston could have avoided the first overtime when Pierce inbounded from behind his backboard to Terry with 2 seconds left. But Terry’s shot from the top of the key was

short. The Heat had tied it on

a 3-pointer by James with 7

seconds remaining in regula- tion after Ray Allen missed

a 3-pointer with 15 seconds

to go. This game was Allen’s first in Boston since he left the Celtics after five seasons and signed as a free agent with Miami. He scored 21 points. The crowd gave him a standing ovation when high- lights of his career were shown on the video board above center court during a

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and two by Pope, a Taflinger

trifecta gave the Beavers a 36-32 lead at the break. The Beavers came out ready

to roll in the second half and

quickly increased their lead to

10 thanks to consecutive treys

from Ebbeskotte. The lead hov- ered between six and ten points until Gunner Erwin’s layup and

triple with 16 ticks left made it

a two-point game (69-67). With

four seconds left Erwin got to

the rack, pulling Franklin within

a point, but two free throws

from Ebbeskotte sealed the win. Bluffton was led by Pope with

15 points and eight rebounds.

Ebbeskotte contributed a career- high 13 and went 2-of-2 from deep. Taflinger dropped in a career-best 12 markers on 5-of-

7 shooting from the field. Josh

Fisher added 12 points and five dimes. Franklin’s Erwin led all scorers with 29 points on 9-of-


from the field and 8-for-10


the line.

The Beavers went 23-of-50 (46.0 percent) from the field, while Franklin was 24-of-55 (43.6 percent). Bluffton con- verted on 23-of-30 (76.7 per-

cent) at the stripe compared to Franklin’s 16-of-22 (72.7 per- cent). The Beavers went 3-of-

7 (42.9 percent) from distance, while Franklin finished just 5-of-20 (25.0 percent). The win over Franklin, cou- pled with Mount St. Joseph’s loss to HCAC-leading Rose- Hulman, moves Bluffton into a

tie with the Mount for sixth place

and a berth in the Heartland Conference tournament. The Beavers will have a chance to avenge their November 28 loss to the Mount when Bluffton heads to MSJ on Wednesday night. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m. in Cincinnati.


Franklin drops Bluffton 61-50 on Hall of Fame Day By Evan Skilliter Sports information assistant

BLUFFTON — The Bluffton women looked to answer Wednesday’s loss at Earlham with a Saturday win as they welcomed Franklin College to Sommer Center, but the Grizzlies held off a late Bluffton comeback to nail down a 61-50 victory on Hall of Fame Day. Franklin jumped out to a 6-0 lead through the first three-and- a-half minutes before Brenna Kurilec (Mt. Gilead/Gilead Christian) put the Beavers on the board with a layup at the 16-minute mark. The sopho- more wing then followed that up with two free throws which cut the Grizzly lead to two. After a quick Franklin spurt made the score 13-5, Kaitlyn Pennekamp (Hamilton/Ross) hit a three before converting a steal and layup to make it 13-10. Franklin widened the spread until Kylee Burkholder (West Unity/ Hiltop) hit a jumper and Taylor Whitaker (Mansfield/Lexington) drilled a three on consecutive possessions, making the score 20-15 at the 9:26 mark. After a Krista Schott free throw put the visitors up nine, Brooke Ruffer (Stryker) hit two free throws and Brenna Kurilec converted an old-fashioned three-point play on consecutive possessions that quickly cut the deficit to four, 24-20, with 5:31 left in the half. Another Kurilec basket and two free throws

from Ruffer tied the score at 24 just two minutes later, but the Grizzlies closed the half on a 6-2 run for a 30-26 lead. The Grizzlies scored the first four points of the second half before Whitaker found the net for two at the 17:09 mark, but

a 6-2 Franklin run put the visi-

tors ahead 40-30 with 14:13 left Franklin continued to pour it on, going up by as many as 16 at the 10:31 mark before the Beavers began their comeback attempt. A Whitaker three at the 9:08 mark sparked a 10-0 Beaver run that consisted of eight points from her and a jumper by Pennekamp, pulling the home squad within six with 4:37 left. However, poor shooting and costly turnovers by the Beavers helped the Grizzlies close out the game on an 11-6 run while securing their ninth conference victory of the season, 61-50.

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220: Post (COL) dec. Durbin (SJCC)


285: Veller (SWA) pin Overholtz (DIX),


Third Place:

106: Gabe Santa-Rita (EDG) dec. Uhlenhake (COL) 9-4. 113: Sarreshteh (L-B) dec. McCoy (SWA) 5-1. 120: Short (ARC) maj. dec. Baker

(AE) 13-5.

126: Ford (COV) dec. Alvarado (CHCA) 8-1. 132: Ziegler (MEC) dec. Laney (HIC)


138: Sammy Santa-Rita (EDG) dec. Amburgy (NLON) 3-1. 145: Tremoulis (LCC) dec. Jennings (COV) 7-1.

152: Sowers (COV) dec. Vencill (DIX)


160: Sonnenberg (VAN) dec. McAdoo

(AE) 5-2.

170: Will Buettner (SJ) maj. dec. Miller (COV) 12-2. 182: Conley (BLU) pin Horn (PLY),


195: Harding (GRE) dec. Jordan (DIX)


220: Milligan (CARL) maj. dec. Friesner (AY) 11-3. 285: Sexton (VAN) pin Fry (AY), 2:17. Fifth Place:

106: Lynch (BLA) over Buxton (DIX), forfeit. 113: Heldenbrand (HIL) dec. Behringer (AY) 8-3. 120: Alvarado (AY) dec. Tebbe (COL)


126: McKnight (CARL) maj. dec. Morrow (MIA) 12-2. 132: Cummings (CHCA) dec. Rush (MIA) 6-4SV. 138: Showalter (WT) over Higgins (CARE), forfeit. 145: Clark (AY) dec. Huston (BLA)


152: Lytle (NOR) dec. Wes Buettner

(SJ) 7-2.

160: Deeter (COV) over Erwin (MEC),

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195: Huffman (LCC) dec. Dalton West

(LV) 3-0.

220: Zimpher (DIX) pin Oler (C-R),


285: Moran (CARE) dec. Alex Shaffer (CG) 3-1SV. LOCALS:

106: Alex Rodriguez (LV) 0-2; Tregg Keysor (CG) 1-2. 113: Jacquobe Markward (LV) 2-2; Ashley King (SV) 0-2. 120: Evan Mohler (SJ) 1-2; Autumn Proctor (LV) 0-2; Garrett Hauenstein (CG) 1-2. 126: Derrick Smith (SV) 0-2; Eli Schroeder (CG) 0-2. 132: Justin Siefker (SJ) 1-2; Trevor Bockey (SV) 2-2, Jacob Gibson (LV) 1-2; Isaac Siefker (CG) 0-2. 138: Alex Haunhorst (SJ) 0-2; Cory Binkley (SV) 2-2; Josh McKenzie (LV) 0-2; Christian Stechschulte (CG) 1-2. 145: Austin Martin (SJ) 1-2; Cole Bellows (SV) 2-2; Tyler Schroeder (CG)


152: Wes Buettner (SJ) 3-2; Zach Brown (SV) 0-2; Andrew Burgei (CG)


160: Luke Wrasman (SJ) 3-2; Kyle Sawmiller (SV) 0-2; Alec Gladwell (CG)


170: Will Buettner (SJ) 3-1; Doug Hicks (LV) 3-2; Brandon Benroth (CG)


182: Derek Anthony (SJ) 0-2; Wyatt Krouskop (SV) 1-2; Adam Johnson (CG) 0-2. 195: Dalton West (LV) 3-2; Lucas Shumate (SV) 2-2; Will Selhorst (CG) 1-2. 220: Lucas Krouskop (SV) 2-2; Eli Wiswasser (CG) 0-2. 285: Nate Schroeder (SJ) 0-2; Jake Bellows (SV) 2-3; Braxton Matthews

(LV) 0-3; Alex Shaffer (CG) 1-3.


Beavers continue winning ways with 72-69 victory over Franklin By Keisha Holtsberry Sports information assistant

BLUFFTON — The Bluffton University men’s basketball team defeated Franklin College, 72-69, on Saturday, showing off in front of the Alumni Day and Hall of Fame crowd. Bluffton improved to 9-10 overall and 5-7 in the Heartland Conference with its fifth victory in the last six games. Franklin fell to 11-8 overall and 6-6 in the HCAC. Junior Will Pope (Somerville/ Preble Shawnee) made a layup to tie the score up at four just over two mintues into the game. Franklin went back ahead before Pope cashed in with another layup to tie the game at six. The Beavers went ahead by two with a jumper from freshman Billy Taflinger (Lima/Central Catholic). Less than 20 seconds later, Franklin scored for the third tie of the game. The home team pulled ahead once again with a jumper from sophomore Ryan Ebbeskotte (Fort Jennings/Delphos Jefferson) and a layup from Taflinger. With 10:07 on the clock, the Grizzlies took the lead and held on until the 5:35 mark when senior Josh Fisher (Rockford/Parkway) made two free throws. Six Bluffton free- bies, including four from Fisher


enjoyed as Leipsic went on a 7-0 spurt, sparked by a Zach Kuhlman 3-pointer, to give the visitors a 39-33 advan- tage. Kalida made a couple of attempts to get back into the contest; Horstman made another low-post shot to cut the deficit to one at 42-41 late in the third, but as was the trend in the game, every time the home team got close, the Vikings answered back. Mangas did just that with just over a minute left in the third with a bucket from the paint. The contest was a streaky one with the opponents trad- ing 5- or 6-point runs. The guests had their turn to start the final period, scoring six unan- swered points and outscoring the Wildcats 22-11 in the final eight minutes to pull away for the win. Kalida shot 21-of-41 from the field in the game, while turning the ball over just 12

times; the Vikings in turn took care of the ball as well for the most part; giving it up just nine times and draining 21 of 48 attempts from the field and con- necting on 16 of 22 from the foul line. Kalida falls to 3-10 overall and 1-2 in the PCL; Leipsic moves to 12-2 in all games and is 4-0 in league play. In the JV contest the Vikings jumped out to an early lead and maintained it throughout

to take a 34-23 victory.

Leipsic (65) Mangas 8-3-21, Steffan 0-4- 4, Brown 4-3-11, Barrera 1-2-4, Z. Kuhlman 5-4-19, Schroeder 3-0-6. Totals 21-16-65. Kalida (53) Mathew 6-0-16, Kortokrax 2-0- 4, Zeller 3-0-7, Gerdeman 3-0-6, Horstman 8-4-20. Totals 22-4-53. Score by Quarters:

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the period, bringing the Viking lead down to just one — 27-26 — on the strength of another Mathew 3-pointer with just under two minutes left before the break. However, a foul on the hosts on an inbound pass with under 10 seconds left turned the ball back over to the Vikings and Mangas drained his second three of the period, sending the guests into the locker room with a 30-26 lead. Quarter number three start- ed much like the previous with the ’Cats catching the early momentum; Kalida tied the game at 30-30 on a Horstman low-post bank-in and Mathew gave the home team their first lead of the game on a long- range shot from the left side to make it 33-32 two minutes into the frame. Nonetheless, it would be short-lived and the last lead that the Wildcats

8 – The Herald

Monday, January 28, 2013


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Reds expecting continued success

By DAVE BONINSEGNA The Delphos Herald zsportslive@yahoo.com

LIMA — Success breeds interest. The Cincinnati Reds posted a 97-65 record last year and reached the playoffs before losing to the Giants 3-2 in the first round. That is a very good reason

for nearly 1,300 Reds’ fans to turn out to greet the National Central League champions at the Lima Mall on Saturday afternoon. The Reds have won the division title two of the last three years and the group known as the “Rock Star Tour” consisting of my friend and Hall-of-Fame announcer Marty Brenneman; announcer Chris Welsh; All-Star second baseman Brandon Phillips; and former Red and member

of the 1990 World Series team

Todd Benzinger were just a few of the representatives. Gapper and Mr. Red were on hand to greet the young and old alike. The Lima stop has always been a popular one on the tour and fans came out en masse to welcome their heroes. “This has been huge every year; we had a huge crowd in Columbus today and I know that we have a good crowd here today. The enthusiasm is great and I think that we are going to see a good team this year.” Brenneman stated. After the press got some private time with the “Rock Stars,” the group headed to greet the masses for some Q-and-A time. Most of the questions were directed at the very popular Phillips. Number 4 was denied a Gold Glove last year, a honor he arguably deserved much more that the second baseman

chosen, but Phillips answered the “why not you?” question with humility. “To tell you the truth, I have no idea. I thought I was going to get one last year. I don’t know how many I can get. The only thing I can do

is catch the ball the only way

I know how and hopefully

they vote for me,” Phillips commented. The 2013 edition of the Reds is looking bright:

the everyday lineup is set this year with Joey Votto at first, Phillips at second, Zack Cozart at shortstop, Todd Frazier at third, Ryan Hanigan behind the plate and an outfield of Ryan Ludwick in left, Shin-Soo Choo in center and Jay Bruce in right. “That is a good move (Choo for Drew Stubbs) that any team that is a contender has made this off-season, which means that anybody else that had to bat further up in the lineup can move to a position in the lineup that will be more comfortable to them. I think Choo is going to be a good leadoff hitter; now Phillips can move down to second, Cozart can bat seventh and the rest of

move down to second, Cozart can bat seventh and the rest of Austin Arnold of Delphos

Austin Arnold of Delphos met Gapper, one of the Cincinnati Reds mascots, during Saturday afternoon’s Reds Caravan at The Lima Mall. (Delphos Herald/Dave Boninsegna)

the lineup will just fall into place.” Brenneman noted. The topic of the Baseball Hall of Fame came into conversation as this writer and Brenneman lament about nearly every year; the lack of support for Marty’s partner in the booth for three decades, the “old left-hander,” the late Joe Nuxhall. However, this season, no former players were inducted as this ballot mostly comprised of players from “the steroid era.” “That didn’t bother me; I

think that it added credibility

to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Walt Jocketty has said he plans to start spring training with the left-handed Chapman moving from closer to the starting rotation. Last year, Chapman compiled a 1.51 ERA and was 38-of-43 on save chances. In 71 innings, he struck out 122 and walked

23. Former Red and the man that has the distinction for catching the final out of the 1990 World Series, sealing the Reds’ 4-game sweep of the mighty Oakland A’s, Benzinger, said he sees similarities between this

year’s defending Central Division championship team and his 1990 World Champions. “What we have now is a team that won the division in 2010 and 2012 and should be a team that’s a little ticked off and maybe playing with a chip on their shoulder. When you have a good team who is playing a little angry, that’s a great combination; let’s hope the Reds of 2013 are like that,” Benzinger noted. Benzinger lamented about the ’90 Series, where no one gave the Reds any chance of beating the A’s. “Going into the first game of the World Series, we wanted to see in batting practice how far McGwire and Conseco would hit the ball and they were hitting them into the Reds’ seats regularly,” he recalled. “You know how rare that happened

in a game but after Eric Davis hit that 3-run homer off Dave Stewart in the first inning, people started saying ‘hey, this could be something’.” The headlines in newspapers around the United States after game one “Davis Slays Goliath.”

You had Bonds, Clemens and Sosa; those that we said to have juiced,” Brenneman continued. “I think that Craig Biggio got the short end of the stick; he should have gotten in. Next year will be

a banner one with the players

that will be on the ballot:

you got Greg Maddox, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas

and Biggio will be a holdover, so you could see four or five players in next year. It could be the biggest year we have seen in sometime.” There was a lot of talk about the role of Aroldis Chapman; the fireballer is slated to join the starting rotation but the Hall-of-Fame broadcaster noted that it is a chance the Reds are going to have to take. “It’s a crapshoot, I think everybody professes a lot of confidence that he will make

a successful transition and I

think that’s the approach you have to take,” Brenneman remarked. The rotation is looking to be — 1-to-4 — Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Bronson Arroyo and Homer Bailey. Reds’ general manager

“We were winning 3-0 in games, we were missing Eric (Davis was injured in the first inning of game 4) and Billy Hatcher (he got hit by a pitch in the top of the second and was out), Jose Rijo was on the mound and we wouldn’t get him back until game seven,” Benzinger continued. “Carey Lansford came up and if he would have hit a home run, we could have been in trouble. When he hit that pop-up, I was the happiest person on earth; I never get tired talking about

it. Benzinger spends his time now in the booth as the Dayton Dragons’ announcer after spending a couple of years in the dugout as a coach with the Dragons. Benzinger sold the ball to a Reds’ fan several years ago but was sporting the 1990 World Series ring. “I sold that ball five or six years ago to a big Reds’ fan. I never had it on display. I had in it in a box in my basement for 15 years; I’m not a memorabilia guy,” Benzinger added. “I have my ring (which was on his finger). …. They could ask $100,000 for the ring and I wouldn’t give it to them. I would never sell that.” You have players that are in it for “me” but it is good to see that the Reds have a player in Phillips that truly does care about the fans and remembers what it really is all about. “This is why we do this it is for the fans; you have to show love to the fans. I try to brand myself and be a fan-friendly person,” Phillips stated. One of the plethora of fans had a poignant question during the Q-and-A for the Gold-Glover, wanting to know what is first and foremost in the second baseman’s life and what keeps him going in the game. “Family; my family is first. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be the man that I am today and I thank them for that everyday,” he answered. “If it wasn’t for my parents, I don’t know where I would be today. I am just thankful for the fans — you guys are why we are here. We don’t have to do this; I choose to do it. I am a people person and love doing this and getting out with the fans.” The second baseman was awarded with a multi- year contract and stated he couldn’t be happier. “I am happy to be here and let the people in baseball know that I am in Cincinnati to stay and I am happy for that,” Phillips added. Opening day will be a bit different this year with inter- league play a commonplace attraction this season as the Reds open up the season on April 1 against Josh Hamilton and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.


The Associated Press CHICAGO — Nick Leddy scored 2:45 into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks improved to 6-0 — the best start in franchise history — with a 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. After taking a cross-ice pass from Viktor Stalberg, Leddy fired from the left cir- cle and beat Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard with a shot that slipped just under his glove. Detroit’s Johan Franzen connected early in the third to tie the game at 1 and set up overtime. Duncan Keith scored a power-play goal in the first period for Chicago, and Corey Crawford finished with 29 saves in his fifth start in six games. Howard, who has started all five of Detroit’s games, made 25 saves. The Blackhawks started 5-0 in 1971-72 — Hall of Famer Bobby Hull’s final season in Chicago — and

matched it on Saturday night with a 3-2 win in Columbus.

SHARKS 4, CANUCKS 1 SAN JOSE, Calif. — Joe Pavelski had two goals, Patrick Marleau scored again — though only once — and the Sharks stayed undefeated. Joe Thornton also scored for the Sharks, who improved to 5-0-0. Antti Niemi made 23 saves as coach Todd McLellan earned his 200th career victory. Marleau scored two goals in each of the first four games of the season, becoming the first NHL player do pull of that trick since 1917. Alexandre Burrows scored for the Canucks, who had a three-game unbeaten streak end. Cory Schneider also stopped 23 shots. Ryan Clowe tied a Sharks record with eight penalties, all in the first two periods, and a career-high 35 penalty min- utes. The game became feisty even before the drop of the puck as Clowe and Burrows got into it at center ice and it remained that way. JETS 5, ISLANDERS 4, OT WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Evander Kane scored 1:59 into overtime to give the Winnipeg Jets a come-from-behind victory. Kane, who also had an assist, tapped the puck in past goalie Evgeni Nabokov after a rebound from a long Olli Jokinen shot. Alexei Ponikarovsky, Bryan Little, Dustin Byfuglien and Alexander Burmistrov also scored for Winnipeg (3-1- 1), which was down 4-2 midway through the third period. The Jets have now won three games in a row. John Tavares had a goal and two assists for the Islanders (2-3-0). David Ullstrom, Matt Moulson and Mark Streit

also scored for New York. Frans Nielsen had a pair of assists. BLUES 5, WILD 4, OT ST. LOUIS — Vladimir Sobotka scored from close range at 2:16 of over- time to give St. Louis a victory. St. Louis is 5-1, its best start since winning seven of its first eight in 1997- 98. Coming off a 4-3 victory in Dallas on Saturday night, the Blues improved to 3-0 at home. Minnesota’s Dany Heatley forced the overtime, tying it at 4 when he batted the puck out of the air with 4:08 left in regula- tion for his fourth goal of the season. The Wild have lost three straight. Chris Stewart, Barret Jackman, Wade Redden and Patrik Berglund also scored for St. Louis, and Brian Elliott, getting his first home start, made 12 saves. Zach Parise had two goals and an assist for Minnesota after also scoring twice in the Wild’s 5-3 loss in Detroit on Friday night. Mikko Koivu added a goal, and Niklas Backstrom stopped 32 shots. CAPITALS 3, SABRES 2 WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin scored his first goal of the season, and Washington became the last NHL team to get a win. After a fruitless first week, Ovechkin found the net with a one-timer from the left circle on a power play with 14:49 remain- ing in the game. Joel Ward had a goal and an assist, John Erskine also scored, and Michal Neuvirth made 22 saves for the Capitals, who had opened with four con- secutive losses for the first time since the 1993-94 season. Marcus Foligno and Tyler Ennis scored, and Ryan Miller made 27 saves for the Sabres, who have lost three straight after opening the season with a pair of wins. PENGUINS 2, SENATORS 1, SO OTTAWA — Sidney Crosby, Evgeni

Malkin and James Neal scored in the

shootout to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a victory against the Ottawa Senators. Neal also scored in regulation to

a two-game

skid. Colin Greening scored a second-peri- od goal for the Senators, and Jason Spezza and Kyle Turris beat Marc-Andre Fleury in the shootout. But Milan Michalek was stopped with Ottawa’s first attempt. Craig Anderson made 33 saves for the Senators, while Fleury stopped 31 shots. CANADIENS 4, DEVILS 3, OT MONTREAL — Andrei Markov scored 4:22 into overtime on a power play as the Montreal Canadiens recovered from blowing a two-goal lead to defeat the New Jersey Devils. Markov was at the edge of the crease and lifted the rebound of Rene Bourque’s shot off the end boards into an open side for his fourth goal. Brendan Gallagher scored his first NHL goal and linemate Brandon Prust got his first with the Canadiens. Ryan White also scored for Montreal. The Canadiens took a 3-1 lead early in the third period, but David Clarkson scored on a power play and Dainius Zubrus tied the game at 13:02. Patrick Elias also scored. LIGHTNING 5, FLYERS 1 TAMPA, Fla. — Teddy Purcell had a goal and two assists, Martin St. Louis con- tributed four assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers. Tampa Bay also got goals from Eric Brewer, Vincent Lecavalier, Victor Hedman and Steven Stamkos. St. Louis has eight assists and 11 points this season. The Lightning continued their season- long domination of the third period — out- scoring opponents 13-1 — with goals by Hedman and Stamkos. Sean Couturier scored for the Flyers.


the Penguins



The Associated Press








L.A. Clippers




Atlantic Division

Golden State




5 1/2






L.A. Lakers 19




New York




Sacramento 16


.356 16 1/2






Phoenix 15


.333 17 1/2










9 1/2

——— Saturday’s Results







Philadelphia 97, New York 80

Southeast Division


Cleveland 99, Toronto 98






Washington 86, Chicago 73





Charlotte 102, Minnesota 101





4 1/2

Houston 119, Brooklyn 106






San Antonio 108, Phoenix 99




.262 17 1/2

Milwaukee 109, Golden State 102






Denver 121, Sacramento 93

Central Division


Utah 114, Indiana 110, OT






Portland 101, L.A. Clippers 100





Sunday’s Results






Boston 100, Miami 98,2OT





2 1/2

L.A. Lakers 105, Oklahoma City 96





9 1/2

New Orleans 91, Memphis 83






Detroit 104, Orlando 102


New York 106, Atlanta 104 Dallas 110, Phoenix 95 L.A. Clippers 96, Portland 83






Today’s Games

San Antonio




Memphis at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.






Golden State at Toronto, 7 p.m.




.522 11 1/2

Sacramento at Washington, 7 p.m.




.432 15 1/2

Orlando at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.

New Orleans



.341 19 1/2

Charlotte at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Northwest Division


Indiana at Denver, 9 p.m.






Houston at Utah, 9 p.m.

Oklahoma City 34



Tuesday’s Games






Golden State at Cleveland, 7 p.m.





9 1/2

Milwaukee at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.




.500 11 1/2

Dallas at Portland, 10 p.m.






New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 10:30

Pacific Division



The Associated Press










Los Angeles








Atlantic Division







17 20



L OT Pts



New Jersey








NOTE: Two points for a win, one point







15 14

for overtime loss.

N.Y. Islanders






18 18

N.Y. Rangers






14 16

Saturday’s Results







13 18

Anaheim 3, Nashville 2, SO

Northeast Division


San Jose 4, Colorado 0



L OT Pts


N.Y. Rangers 5, Toronto 2









Chicago 3, Columbus 2







16 10

Philadelphia 7, Florida 1









St. Louis 4, Dallas 3







13 15

Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 2







14 17

Calgary 4, Edmonton 3

Southeast Division


Sunday’s Results



L OT Pts


Pittsburgh 2, Ottawa 1, SO

Tampa Bay






24 13

Washington 3, Buffalo 2







15 14

Montreal 4, New Jersey 3, OT









Tampa Bay 5, Philadelphia 1









Chicago 2, Detroit 1, OT









St. Louis 5, Minnesota 4, OT



Winnipeg 5, N.Y. Islanders 4, OT San Jose 4, Vancouver 1



L OT Pts


Today’s Games







22 13

Boston at Carolina, 7 p.m.

St. Louis






24 13

Dallas at Columbus, 7 p.m.









Nashville at Phoenix, 9 p.m.







10 14

Colorado at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.









Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

Northwest Division


Tuesday’s Games



L OT Pts


New Jersey at Boston, 7 p.m.







13 15

Toronto at Buffalo, 7 p.m.







14 16

Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.









Winnipeg at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.









Washington at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.









N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

Pacific Division


Florida at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.



L OT Pts


Dallas at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

San Jose








Columbus at Minnesota, 8 p.m.







15 14

Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.


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timeout with 5:33 left in the first quarter. At the Miami bench, he raised his left hand in recognition. “When I saw it, just all those emotions came stream- ing back from all the great things we did here,” Allen said. “I’ll always be a Celtic in my mind.” Allen entered the game about a minute after the trib- ute and was booed when he touched the ball. The boos came down again when he took two free throws — miss- ing the first, making the sec- ond — three minutes into the second quarter. Now the Celtics have nei- ther member of their starting backcourt from the past five seasons, Allen and Rondo. Rondo’s injury “puts this team and the rest of the guys in a position to be ready to step up,” Pierce added. Sunday’s win “was a perfect example. We showed we are capable.”

NOTES: It was Miami’s first game in Boston since it won Game 6 of the

Eastern Conference finals behind James’

45 points. … James and Chris Bosh each

had 16 rebounds for the Heat. … The

last time the Celtics played consecutive double-overtime games was on March 11 and 13, 1951. LAKERS 105, THUNDER 96 LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant had

21 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds,

Steve Nash added seven of his 17 points in

the final 5 1/2 minutes, and the Lakers held off the NBA-leading Thunder. Pau Gasol scored 16 points in a reserve role as the Lakers picked up the most impressive victory of their thorough- ly unimpressive season, coolly maintain- ing a small lead down the stretch of their second straight win after a four-game skid. Los Angeles had lost nine of its last

11 against the powerful Thunder, includ-

ing four of five in the clubs’ second-round playoff series last spring. Kevin Durant scored 35 points and Russell Westbrook had 17 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds for the road- weary Thunder, who finished their longest trip of the season at 3-3. KNICKS 106, HAWKS 104 NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony tied a franchise record with nine 3-point- ers, then converted a go-ahead, three- point play with 12.5 seconds left to cap a 42-point night and lead the Knicks to the victory. The Hawks shot a season-high 60 percent from the field but had their three- game winning streak snapped when Josh Smith, burned on Anthony’s basket, missed a 3-pointer on Atlanta’s final pos- session. Amare Stoudemire and J.R. Smith each had 18 points for the Knicks, who

were 16 of 27 (59 percent) from 3-point range. Raymond Felton had 12 points and 10 assists in his second game back after a 10-game absence with a broken right pinky. Jeff Teague scored 27 points for the Hawks. Smith added 20 and Al Horford had 16. CLIPPERS 96, TRAIL BLAZERS 83 LOS ANGELES — Blake Griffin had 23 points and nine assists, helping the Clippers stop a four-game losing streak. Clippers star Chris Paul missed his fourth straight game and seventh in the past nine because of a bruised right knee- cap. Eric Bledsoe had 10 points, five assists and five rebounds in his seventh start at point guard, and Lamar Odom added eight points, 13 rebounds and six assists. All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge led the Trail Blazers with 21 points and 11 rebounds. It was Portland’s seventh loss in nine games, and it came in the second part of a home-and-home set with the Clippers. Portland trailed 74-59 after a driv- ing layup by Bledsoe with 3:15 left in

the third quarter. Griffin didn’t play after going to the bench with 10 seconds left in the third and the Clippers leading 78-62. MAVERICKS 110, SUNS 95 DALLAS — Shawn Marion scored 18 points for Dallas in his 1,000th game, and Dirk Nowitzki also had 18 while passing Allen Iverson on the career scoring list. It was the 10th straight home win for the Mavericks against the Suns, who haven’t won in Dallas since March 14,


Nowitzki passed Iverson for 18th on the NBA’s scoring list with a third-quarter jumper that stopped a Phoenix run, and his 3-pointer early in the fourth started a surge that put Dallas in control for good. Phoenix rallied from a first-half deficit and made it interesting for a second straight night in Texas after losing at Western Conference-leading San Antonio. Goran

Dragic led four players in double figures with 18 points. HORNETS 91, GRIZZLIES 83 MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Ryan Anderson scored 22 points for New Orleans, con- necting on seven 3-pointers. Anderson was 7 of 13 from the field,

all of his attempts coming from outside the arc. Fellow reserve Jason Smith was 5 of 7 from the field for 16 points, and Anthony Davis was the only New Orleans starter to finish in double figures with 10 points. The Hornets had dropped consecu- tive games. Zach Randolph led Memphis with 20 points and 13 rebounds for his league- leading 28th double-double. Marc Gasol had 14 points and 11 boards, and Jerryd

Bayless also scored 14. Rudy Gay had 10 points, but was 3 for 17 from the field, including a 1-for-7 performance from long range. New Orleans put the game away by outscoring Memphis 27-15 in the fourth quarter. PISTONS 104, MAGIC 102 ORLANDO, Fla. — Brandon Knight had a career-high 31 points, including five 3-pointers, and Greg Monroe scored 17 to lead Detroit to the road win. The Magic had a chance to tie the game in the closing seconds after a missed free throw, but missed three putback attempts. Orlando’s J.J. Redick tied a career high with 31 points and set a career high with eight 3-pointers. Jameer Nelson had 18 points and eight assists, and Glen Davis added 17 points and 12 rebounds. The Magic have lost five straight games.

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Monday, January 28, 2013 The Herald — 9 Wedding Mr. and Mrs. Kory Witt Erin Elizabeth


Wedding Mr. and Mrs. Kory Witt Erin Elizabeth Clark and Kory Wayne Witt were united in

Mr. and Mrs. Kory Witt

Erin Elizabeth Clark and Kory Wayne Witt were united in marriage on July 7, 2012, at St. John the Evangelist Church, the Rev. Melvin Verhoff officiating. The bride’s parents are Joseph and Nicolette Clark of Delphos. The groom’s parents are Dave and LuAnn Witt of Oak Harbor. Maid of honor was Kristen Steryl of Columbus, friend of the bride; and matron of honor was Melissa Nichols of Delaware, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Karanne Witt of Oak Harbor, sister of the groom; Amy Kerr of Cincinnati, friend of the bride; Brooke Schwieterman of Beavercreek, friend of the bride; and Heidi King of Columbus, friend of the bride. Flower girl was Madelaine Junge of Wauconda, Ill., goddaughter of the bride. Ring bearer was Jacob Witt of Columbus, cousin of the groom. Michael Clifford of Columbus, friend of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were Ethan Clark of Bowling Green, brother of the bride; Keith Witt of Oak Harbor, brother of the groom; Sean Ratliff of Westlake, friend of the groom. Honorary groomsman was Konner Witt of Oak Harbor, brother of the groom. A reception was held at the Delphos Knights of Columbus Hall after the ceremony. Following a two-week wedding trip to the Dominican Republic, the couple reside in Avon. The bride is a graduate of St. John’s High School and The Ohio State University and Cleveland State University. She is employed by Rae Ann Rehabilitation Center in Avon. The groom is a graduate of Oak Harbor High School and The Ohio State University. He is employed by Quicken Loans in Cleveland.


Wedding Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Siefker Katie Marie Kircher and Kevin Michael Siefker were united in

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Siefker

Katie Marie Kircher and Kevin Michael Siefker were united in marriage on Sept. 8, 2012, at st John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Tim Ferris officiating. The bride’s parents are Jim and Cheryl Kircher of Cincinnati. The groom’s parents are Gene and Janet Siefker of Delphos. Nuptial music was provided by vocalists Megan Wehri, Cheryl Kircher, Gene Siefker, Kevin Siefker and Ben Hughes; pianist Elaine Wehri; and organist Lynn Bockey. Maids of honor were Jamie Kircher and Angela Kircher, sisters of the bride. Bridesmaids included, Amanda Siefker, sister of the groom, Jen Siefker, sister-in-law of the groom; Julie Chapman, cousin of the bride and Mary Kate Henrikson and Priscilla Aloyo, friends of the bride. McKenna Siefker, goddaughter of the groom, was the junior bridesmaid. Aiden Siekfer, godson of the groom, was ring bearer. Best man was Matt Siefker, brother of the groom. Groomsmen included Brian Siefert, future brother-in- law; Kevin Kircher, brother of the bride; Dusty Wehri, cousin of the groom; and Dave Graham, Pat DeHaven and Matt Ream, friends of the groom. Grandparents of the bride are Gene and Lois Neltner of Cincinnati and Bill and Joyce Kircher of Cincinnati. Grandparents of the groom i