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9 top NASCAR team owners form Race Team Alliance
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, July 07, 2014 8:00 PM


Associated Press


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The top nine teams in NASCAR have for the first time formed a single entity to collaborate on initiatives and issues facing their sport.

The Race Team Alliance was announced Monday and Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman was elected chairman.

The goals of the RTA include lowering costs for NASCAR teams and creating one voice on issues facing the teams. Kauffman insisted the RTA is not a union.

Brazil vs Germany: How do they compare?
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, July 07, 2014 8:00 PM

Associated Press


RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil and Germany are two of the most decorated teams in football, with eight World Cup titles between them. Both have their share of players among the all-time greats and both entered this tournament being touted among the main favorites.

So even without the injured Neymar, today's semifinal in Belo Horizonte provides an intriguing matchup for any neutral fan, as Germany and Brazil play each other at the World Cup for the first time since the 2002 final.

Here is a look at how the teams compare in 2014:

Bath earns ACME State berth at expense of Van Wert
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Monday, July 07, 2014 8:00 PM


DHIMedia Staff Writer

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ELIDA — Bath scored two unearned runs in the top of the first inning versus Van Wert in their ACME summer baseball District Tournament on a warm Monday evening at Ed Sandy Memorial Field in Elida.

Wildcat starter Andrew Renner made it stand up with a 3-hitter as the Wildcats dismissed the Cougars 7-0 to end their season at 15-8.

Cougars keep on winning in ACME
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Sunday, July 06, 2014 8:00 PM
Van Wert’s Joe Lisa makes contact on a first-inning pitch against LCC Sunday at Elida’s Ed Sandy Memorial Field. (DHI Media/Jim Metcalfe)


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ELIDA — Van Wert lost its first ACME District Tournament game Saturday morning at Ed Sandy Memorial Field in Elida.

The Cougars have battled back by winning the next two, including Saturday afternoon’s 8-3 victory over Lima Central Catholic to oust the Thunderbirds.

Van Wert (15-7) opened the scoring in the top of the first against LCC starter Bitler Rumer (4 1/3 innings, 4 hits, 4 earned runs, 5 bases-on-balls, 2 strikeouts). Justice Tussing led off with a double to deep left and scored on consecutive bounceouts to second by Joe Lisa and Brandt Henry.

The T-Birds retaliated with a run in the home half against Van Wert right-hander Kaleb Jenkins (6-plus IPs, 8 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned, 5 BBs, 5 Ks; 114 pitches, 72 strikes): a 1-out walk to Jacob Judy, a steal and a single to left by Liam Stolly.

“Kaleb pitched a great game. You could see him grow in confidence as the game wore on, starting to hit his spots more consistently,” Cougar ACME head coach Carlin Dunlap noted. “It seemed every time he needed a big out, he got it against a good team. On the other hand, we got a big 3-run double by Gavin (Gardner) in the fifth and that just seemed to open it up for us.”

LCC left a pair of runners on in the second, two of the 11 they stranded for the game.

The Cougars left a pair of runners on in the third (Ryan McCracken and Lisa).

Van Wert went up 3-1 in the fourth. Ryan Stoller singled to left, stole second and took third on a wild pitch. Caleb Fetzer walked. The Cougs turned a double steal to plate Stoller and put pinch-runner Bryan Mills at second. Mason Carr walked. An out later, McCracken forced Carr at second to put runners on the corners. Jenkins helped his own cause with a single to right to plate Mills for a 3-1 edge.

The T-Birds got within 3-2 in the home fourth on a 1-out strikeout in the dirt, allowing pinch-hitter Keaton Meyer to be safe, a Regan Altenbach single and a 2-out Judy double.

Lima Junior Golf Association
Written by Staff Reports   
Sunday, July 06, 2014 8:00 PM

McDonald’s Junior Series

Independent Insurance Agents Classic - Lost Creek Golf Club

Tuesday’s Tee Times

(Notes - Special Raffle at Lost Creek on Tuesday. Purchase a raffle ticket to win a Leupold Range Finder. Proceeds benefit the LJGA. $5.00 tickets - Only 60 tickets being sold. Drawing will be held after the boys 16-18 age division at the tournament where the last ticket is sold.)

Hole Tee Time Age Division Names

01 8:00 am Team #1 - Boys 16-18: Wesley Markward, Brandon Pedersen, Kaleb Kuhn

01 8:08 am Team #2 - Boys 16-18: Nathan Clark, Kayne Richardson, Alex Britton

01 8:16 am Team #3 - Boys 16-18: Joshah Rager, Spencer Stubbs, David Jenkins

01 8:24 am Team #4 - Boys 16-18: Devin Mouser, Jared Nelson, Brady Garver

01 8:32 am Team #5 - Boys 16-18: Parker Frey, Xavier Francis, Sam Meredith, Grant Ricketts

01 8:40 am Team #6 - Boys 16-18: Evan Recker, Adam Vieira, Caleb Meadows, Brandon Hernandez

01 8:48 am Team #7 - Boys 16-18: Michael Barber, Chance Campbell, Evan Hall, Michael Omlor

01 8:56 am Team #8 - Boys 16-18

01 9:04 am Team #9 - Boys 14-15: Collin Poling, Derek Klausing, Marcus Mcgee

01 9:12 am Team #10 - Boys 14-15: Ricky Carroll, Jared Hernandez, Jared Miller, Sean Houston

01 9:20 am Team #11 - Boys 14-15: Sam Reed, Logan Miller, Jacob Hollman, Jake Klingler

01 9:28 am Team #12 - Boys 14-15: Austin Lucas, Eli Kuck, Kyle Huffman, Regan Altenbach

01 9:36 am Team #13 - Boys 14-15