Shooter Eller clinches fourth Olympic bid

2008 Olympic gold medalist Glenn Eller clinched his fourth Olympic bid in shotgun double trap Saturday, beating U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit teammate Jeff Holguin of Yorba Linda, Calif., at USA Shooting’s Olympic Trials in Tucson, Ariz.

Eller hit 49 of 50 targets in the final round and totaled 609 of 650 total targets in events this week and last fall in Kerrville. Holguin, a 2008 Olympian, totaled 603, and Billy Crawford of Johnstown, Ohio, was third at 601.

Army Marksmanship Unit member Josh Richmond of Hillsgrove, Pa., qualified earlier for the Olympics, and Eller won an additional berth secured by USA Shooting through the International Shooting Sports Federation.

“After the gold medal there’s nowhere to go but down, so I fell, stumbled and hung around down there for awhile and slowly eased my way back, but that’s what it’s all about, though,” he said. “Now, I have the opportunity to go back and win another one.”

2008 Olympic gold medalist Vincent Hancock of Eatonton, Ga., leads in men’s skeet, which concludes Sunday. B.J. Blanchard of Vidor is tied for third, 12 shots off the lead, and Dustin Perry of Lovelady is 13 behind.

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Graduation

With 2012 graduation season coming up, everything related to graduation seems a hot topic. What’s your plan to celebrate the graduation? Have anything to say to your bros? If possible, it will be really a great idea to hold a graduation party at your house, invite your classmates and friends to enjoy the day with you. Or you can simply prepare a gift, like DIY a photo DVD slideshow with your photos and favorite music, for easy play on TV and permanent preservation. Graduation is only a concept. In real life every day you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life. If you can grasp that, you’ll make a difference.

 

Graduation just has its symbolic meaning that we have finished the study at school, but in fact the road of learning never ends. Anyhow, these meaningful graduation quotes will be perfect for you to express appreciation and prospect to the future.

  • If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
    ~ Milton Berle
  • Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
    ~ Arnold H. Glasow
  • Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.
    ~ David Lloyd George
  • Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
    ~ Albert Einstein
  • Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.
    ~ Leonardo da Vinci
  • If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.
    ~ William Arthur Ward
  • An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
    ~ Benjamin Franklin
  • You schooling may be over, but remember that your education still continues.
    ~ Author Unknown
  • Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
    ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
  • It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
    ~ E.E. Cummings
  • Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”
    ~ Winston Churchill
  • The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
    ~ Bishop Mandel Creighton
  • The best of all things is to learn. Money can be lost or stolen, health and strength may fail, but what you have committed to your mind is yours forever.
    ~ Louis L’Amour
  • Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
    ~ Mahatma Ghandi
  • Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
    ~ Dale Carnegie
  • A professor is someone who talks in someone else’s sleep.
    ~ W.H.Auden
  • Education make a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive, easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
    ~ Baron Henry Peter Brougham
  • Education is what remains when one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
    ~ Albert Einstein
  • Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
    ~ G.K. Chesterton

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Jenkins’ shutout caps Utica win

CENTERBURG — Pitcher Kassi Davidson fired a two-hit shutout to lift the Northridge Vikings to a 1-0 victory over the host Centerburg Trojans in a Division III sectional semifinal clash between the two Mid-Buckeye Conference rivals on Wednesday.Centerburg pitcher Lindsey Mapes was touched up for only five hits in another classic pitchers’ duel between these two teams.“Anytime Centerburg and Northridge have gotten together the past two years, with the excetion of one game, we’ve really had a pitchers’ duel between both teams,” said Centerburg coach Gary Lambert. “It’s like a mini-rivalry. We know that Northridge and Johnstown are big rivals, but we seem to fire up for them and they get fired up for us and it’s good for the conference. The MBC could stand for Most Balanced Competition because this league fights. When we get done, we all shake hands. There’s a lot of sportsmanship among the kids.”

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Bakers Acres Green House Extravaganza

THE NOT QUITE ALL NIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA

This year’s Extravaganza, the 123rd annual, will be held on Friday, May 11th, 2012 from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. 

For those of you who are unaware of this incredible event, it is a great big party in the greenhouse.   Since it’s at night and kinda dark, we string loads of lights everywhere and hope the fuses don’t blow, which they usually do.  The lovely Alexandria Ladies will be serving delicious and nutritious food at absolutely no cost to you or your loved ones. 

This year’s entertainment will not feature the musical and vocal stylings of Dave Harris and Jamburger due to several previous commitments. It will instead feature the incomparable Mary Miller with her Marvelous Misfits (or whatever she’s calling them).  Mary always does a great job and it promises to be a wonderful evening.

Now you’re probably saying to yourself, “That sounds just like every other greenhouse ‘Not Quite All Night Extravaganza’ with free food and Mary Miller.” But wait, there’s more! All plants are 10% off the regular price. That’s right, 10% off. Wowsers!

Be sure to mark the dates on your calendar so you don’t miss these amazing events and don’t forget to call and tell Uncle Bob and Aunt Bernice to remind them.

Johnnies, Redbirds dominate MBC meet

FREDERICKTOWN — It was a good day to be a Johnnie. Or a Redbird.

Johnstown and Loudonville dominated the Mid-Buckeye Conference championship track and field meet in Fredericktown on Tuesday.

The Johnstown girls won first place overall with 149 points, while Loudonville was a close second with 123. For the boys, Loudonville was the clear winner with 133 1-4 points, with Utica coming in second (112).

Overall, Johnstown and Loudonville girls won all but two track events on Tuesday. Only Fredericktown’s Emily Roberts was able to keep it from being a clean sweep among individual events. Roberts won the 3200-meter run with an MBC-record time of 11:31.05, just 12 seconds shy of her PR.

The other event, the 4×800 relay, went to a familiar winner.

The Centerburg Trojans ran away with the title at Friday’s SpecTRACKular. On Tuesday, the team of Amelia Holt, Ali Socie, Torrie Purdy and Alyssa Burton won by nearly 20 seconds (10:28.10).

“(We can reach) regionals, if not farther,” said Holt, who ran the first leg. “We’re a really strong team, and we’re cutting a lot of time. We’re doing really good.”

Holt was also involved in the closest race of the day. Trailing Johnstown’s Meghan Schulze by several seconds in the 800, Holt mustered a final burst in the last few meters. Her final effort fell short by 12/100 of a second; however, had the race been 810 meters, Holt would have prevailed.

“(Schulze) is a really good runner,” said Holt. “She definitely gave me a run for my money. Pushed me really hard. She’s a winner, she deserved it.”

The boys 4×800 was filled with equal drama. Utica wasn’t happy being beaten by Centerburg at SpecTRACKular. On Tuesday, they repaid the Trojans in kind, winning the race by seven seconds (8:39.60).

“This feels great,” said Clay Rowley, who raced with teammates Nick Naylor, Hunter Selmon and Matt Bubis. “Centerburg beat us in Spec at the only race we did. It was our first loss all year. So we came in with an attitude. I’ve never won an MBC title in anything, so it feels great.”

“I was like, ‘All right, let’s get them this time,’” added Naylor, who anchored. “We’re trying to regionals now. Push ourselves all the way.”

Centerburg’s Jeremy Sesma, who finished second in preliminaries of the 200, beat Johnstown’s Ross Franklin by 24/100 of a second to win the final. Teammate Robert Hakes (2:07.90) won the 800. Fredericktown’s Colin Roddy (11:06.67) won the 3200.

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Steelers’ Roethlisberger graduates college in Ohio

AP – 23 hours ago OXFORD, Ohio (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has graduated from Miami University in southwest Ohio, about nine years after leaving for the NFL.

The university said Roethlisberger received his bachelor’s degree in education and joined nearly 600 students during a commencement ceremony on campus. His wife, parents and grandmother attended.

The 30-year-old quarterback, who has led the Steelers to two Super Bowl titles, played football for the university from 2001 to 2003, setting several school passing records.

An associate dean said Roethlisberger was four courses short of graduation when he jumped to the NFL. He completed those courses over several years and finished this spring.

Roethlisberger said he felt it was important to finish his classes to illustrate the value of getting an education.

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More state titles for Granville gymnasts

Olympic Academy’s Ainsley Owen, of Granville, and several other teammates captured more state titles for what has become a very successful season for local Granville gymnasts.

Owens outperformed all others in her competitive category with a combined score of 36.875 to capture the State All-Around Title at the Ohio Level 4 Gymnastics Championships at Bowling Green University.

Along with her overall title, Owen also won the state title on the balance beam and the floor exercise.

“It was her best performance all year,” said her coach, Clint Storey, a coach at the Academy for approximately 25 years.

“Ainsley is a very quiet, mild-mannered, hard-working gymnast” Storey said. “She had a relatively successful pre-season and managed to focus on the task at hand, and come out on top.”

In the level 4 division, Granville gymnasts Chloe Dement and Claire Lilly had their highest event scores of their season. Teammate Anna Krempasky finished sixth on vault (9.3) and sixth on bars (9.1), Abigail Doran finished fourth on vault (9.3) followed by Bailey Quitter’s season high on bars (9.05) for eighth place and a (8.90) for seventh on balance beam to round out the season’s state meet.

In the Level 5 Division, fellow teammates and Granville standouts Ella Large, Liv Piatt, McKenzie Everett and Maria Law also returned home with several state podium awards as well.

Large captured the state title on the uneven bars with a score of 9.50 and went on to win the silver medal in the combined all-around event at level 5.
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Mid-Buckeye Conference officially accepts three new members

MBC commissioner Ron Wintermute confirmed that three schools have been accepted as new members of the conference beginning in the 2013-14 school year.

Lucas, Mansfield Christian and Mansfield St. Peter’s were unanimously voted in by existing members at a scheduled meeting in Mount Vernon Thursday.

The new schools will join Danville, East Knox and Loudonville in 2013. Centerburg and Fredericktown will leave to join the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference. Utica, Northridge and Johnstown are expected to join the reformed Licking County League.

East Knox will join the MOAC in 2014, leaving five schools in the MBC.

The remaining schools will play a round-robin schedule in all major sports except football. Mansfield Christian and Mansfield St. Peter’s do not field football teams. Instead, the other members will become independent in football.

The new alignment, barring any further additions, would mean a shift in the geography of the MBC. Currently, Loudonville is the only MBC school not in the Central District. In the new post-2014 alignment, Danville would be the lone Central District representative.

The MBC was founded in 1948 and has survived in three different incarnations. The most recent reformation took place in 1981, with the last alignment change happening in 2004 when the league inducted Loudonville.

Lucas is a former MBC member, leaving in 1999. Mansfield Christian was a member in the 1982-83 school year.
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