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Lives lived both great and small
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Saturday, April 19, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, April 16, 2014 8:44 PM )

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Three deaths in the last week or so caught my eye for different reasons.

The first was about Lacey Holsworth, who I had written about not too long ago.

The 8-year-old girl had befriended Michigan State star Adreian Payne and had become a “fan” favorite of not only the player but his teammates and even the Spartan fans.

Her death came hard to all her newfound friends and supporters because they — like I and I am sure many, many more — were hoping she would win this fight.

There is something about a child dying that affects us — we ask all the questions and, quite frankly, there is no “answer” this side of The Veil; you just have to hope there is one that we will eventually understand and it’s all part of a Divine Plan that we cannot possibly comprehend.

Martz claims Regional Title
Written by Staff Reports   
Friday, April 18, 2014 8:47 PM
Kelsey Martz of Delphos recently competed at the USAG Level 9-10 Region 5 Regional Championships held in Dimondale, MI. The Regional meet consists of qualifiers from Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. With moves like this flip, Martz placed 1st on the Beam with a 9.525. She finished 11th in the All Around with a 36.325. (Photo Submitted)
Stoners take multiple titles
Written by Staff Reports   
Friday, April 18, 2014 8:45 PM
Local youth Brendon Stoner, left, and Carson Stoner of Lear's Martial Arts Academy in Delphos recently received their awards for 2013 season. They received awards for: PKC - Professional Karate Commission Ohio State Champions; UPMAC - United Promoters Martial Arts Circuit  Ohio State Champions; MVTA - Miami Valley Tournament Association Circuit Champions; Alliance Circuit Champions; and 2014 USA Junior Martial Arts Hall of Fame Awards. THey are pictured with trainer/coach Shane Lear. (Photo Submitted)
Track and Field Results
Written by Staff Reports   
Friday, April 18, 2014 8:44 PM

Columbus Grove Bulldog Track and Field Invitational

Late Thursday

Points: 10-8-6-4-2-1

Girls Team Rankings: Columbus Grove 91.33, Botkins 83, Arlington 62, St. John’s 56.33, Riverdale 41, McComb 39, Ottoville 39, Jefferson 37, Ada 34.5, Anna 19.83, Paulding 13, Ft. Jennings 10.

100 Meter Dash: 1. B Archer (AD) 12.8; 2. Madison Burgei (S) 13.6; 3. K Heuker (B) 13.6; 4. Raiya Flores (C) 13.7; 5. Taylor Stroh (J) 14.1; 6. B Knoop (B) 14.1.

200 Meter Dash: 1. B Archer (AD) 26.7; 2. Julia Wynn (C) 27.2; 3. W Bornhorst (B) 27.5; 4. K Heuker (B) 27.8; 5. Brooke Gallmeier (J) 28.6.

Local Roundup
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Friday, April 18, 2014 8:43 PM

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Grove belts Bearcats in NWC softball

COLUMBUS GROVE — Columbus Grove defeated Spencerville 12-2 in Northwest Conference softball action Friday at Columbus Grove in six innings.

Hope Schroeder (6 innings pitched, 2 runs allowed 4 BB, 1 K) got the win, backed by 16 hits. Leading hitters for Columbus Grove: Schroeder (double), Micah Stechschulte and Deanna Kleman (3 hits each), Kyrah Yinger (2 hits, triple) and Monica Delgado (double).

Alex Shumate (2-2; 4 innings pitched, 5 runs allowed, 0 BB, 0 K) took the loss. Leading hitter for Spencerville was Tori Johnston (2 hits).

The Lady Bearcats had eight hits but added eight errors.

Spencerville falls to 4-5; Columbus Grove improves to 4-1.

Score by Innings:

Col. Grove 4 1 0 0 0 7 - 12 16 1

Spencerville 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 2 8 8