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Rob Hamilton

Position: Sports Content Manager
E-Mail Address: roberthamilton@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 419-946-3010

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Todd Frazier and Devin Mesoraco homered off Danny Salazar to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 13-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.
Joey Votto drove in three runs with a two-run single and a RBI ground out.
Billy Hamilton doubled and scored and made a diving catch to rob Lonnie Chisenhall in the second inning.
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Reds' home runs sink Salazar and the Indians 13-2

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Todd Frazier and Devin Mesoraco homered off Danny Salazar to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 13-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Joey Votto drove in three runs with a two-run single and a RBI ground out. Billy Hamilton doubled and scored and made a diving catch to rob Lonnie Chisenhall in the second inning. Sal

By ROB HAMILTON
MCSSports@civitasmedia.com
Mount Gilead's Bryanna Bolha will be continuing both her cross country and track careers after high school after recently signing a letter of intent to run for NAIA school Mount Vernon Nazarene University.
For the Indian senior, choosing the Cougars was not a tough decision.
“My cousin went there

Bolha to run for MVNU

By ROB HAMILTON MCSSports@civitasmedia.com Mount Gilead's Bryanna Bolha will be continuing both her cross country and track careers after high school after recently signing a letter of intent to run for NAIA school Mount Vernon Nazarene University. For the Indian senior, choosing the Cougars was not a tough decision. “My cousin went there

Ottawa-Glandorf's Elissa Ellerbrock 1st team all-state

Ottawa-Glandorf senior Elissa Ellerbrock was named first-team all-state in Division III by The Associated Press on Tuesday. The Titans' Troy Yant was among four named coach of the year in D-III. Ellerbrock, who is averaging 12 points a game, and the Titans (25-2) will be playing in a state semifinal against Proctorville Fairland (22-5) at 8 p.m.

Lima area schedule, results

Boys Basketball Regional semifinals Division III Today's game At Bowling Green State University Stroh Center Lima Central Catholic (23-2) vs. Ottawa-Glandorf (19-6), 8 p.m. Division IV Delphos St. John's 45, Cardinal Stritch 32 At BGSU Stroh Center Cardinal Stritch Chris Blazevich 2, Austin Adams 18, Joe Sinay 4, Eddie Uher 4, Bobby Rom

By ROB HAMILTON
MCSSports@civitasmedia.com
Drew Kinzel of Clear Fork competed in the 138-pound weight class in the Division II state wrestling meet last week.
On Thursday, Kinzel was edged 6-5 in the first round by undefeated Nick Wrobel (44-0) of Mantua Crestwood. However, in his second match, the senior was able to bounce back and take an 11-7

Kinzel wrestles in state meet

By ROB HAMILTON MCSSports@civitasmedia.com Drew Kinzel of Clear Fork competed in the 138-pound weight class in the Division II state wrestling meet last week. On Thursday, Kinzel was edged 6-5 in the first round by undefeated Nick Wrobel (44-0) of Mantua Crestwood. However, in his second match, the senior was able to bounce back and take an 11-7

By ROB HAMILTON
MCSSports@civitasmedia.com
For Highland senior Mike Stewart to earn a top-four finish in the Division II 120-pound weight class, it was likely he would have to go through at least one of four highly-decorated wrestlers.
In his weight class were Tyler Warner of Uhrichsville Claymont (two-time state champion at 106 pounds), Eli Sti

Stewart gets fourth at state

By ROB HAMILTON MCSSports@civitasmedia.com For Highland senior Mike Stewart to earn a top-four finish in the Division II 120-pound weight class, it was likely he would have to go through at least one of four highly-decorated wrestlers. In his weight class were Tyler Warner of Uhrichsville Claymont (two-time state champion at 106 pounds), Eli Sti

McCoy runner-up at state meet; Stewart, Mills take fourth

By ROB HAMILTON For the third time this year, Galion 285-pounder Deaken McCoy faced off against Jonathan Alder's Troy Caldwell and for the third time, the final score was 3-2. Unfortunately for the Tiger senior, for the second time, he was on the wrong side of that decision, as Caldwell claimed the Division II state title Saturday night in an all

McCoy going for championship; Stewart and Mills to place

By ROB HAMILTON Galion's Deaken McCoy will have a chance to take home a state championship Saturday night in the Division II state wrestling tournament, held at the Schottenstein Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus. The 285-pounder defeated Brandon Truhn of Perry 3-2 in the quarterfinals and then overwhelmed Thornville Sheridan's Evan

Area wrestlers compete at state meet Thursday

By ROB HAMILTON It didn't take long for Galion senior Deaken McCoy to advance through the first round of the Division II state wrestling tournament into the quarterfinals. Competing in the 285-pound weight class, McCoy wasted no time in taking down Ryan Fessler of Middletown Bishop Fenwick and putting him on his back on his way to claiming a pinf

By ROB HAMILTON
As the second quarter began, things were looking good for the Mount Gilead boys' basketball team as they attempted to add to the winningest season in school history in the district semifinals against Bishop Hartley at Highland High School Wednesday night.
The Indian defense had stifled the Hawks and after they scored a quick baske

Drought dooms MG Wednesday

By ROB HAMILTON As the second quarter began, things were looking good for the Mount Gilead boys' basketball team as they attempted to add to the winningest season in school history in the district semifinals against Bishop Hartley at Highland High School Wednesday night. The Indian defense had stifled the Hawks and after they scored a quick baske

Pirates top Centerburg for sectional title

By ROB HAMILTON MCSSports@civitasmedia.com Cardington was able to pull away late to earn a sectional championship at home against Centerburg Saturday by a 51-41 margin. The win, which also avenged a Pirate league loss in their final game of the regular season, moves the team to 13-10 on the season. They will play Eastmoor Academy at Olentangy Hi

By ROB HAMILTON
MCSSports@civitasmedia.com
A great season for the Mount Gilead boys' basketball team got just a little better on Saturday when the Indians claimed a sectional championship against visiting Linden McKinley.
In moving to 21-3 on the season, this year's Indians took sole possession of the single-season win record, but the 61-46 vict

MG is sectional champ

By ROB HAMILTON MCSSports@civitasmedia.com A great season for the Mount Gilead boys' basketball team got just a little better on Saturday when the Indians claimed a sectional championship against visiting Linden McKinley. In moving to 21-3 on the season, this year's Indians took sole possession of the single-season win record, but the 61-46 vict

Knight boys close season with win

By ROB HAMILTON MCSSports@civitasmedia.com Northmor was able to close their season on a high note by defeating East Knox at home by a 69-61 margin on Tuesday. In the game, which was rescheduled from earlier in the season, the Knights (4-19 overall and 1-13 in Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference action) got 28 points from Gunnar Lilly. The junior hit fo

By ROB HAMILTON
MCSSports@civitasmedia.com
A huge fourth quarter by sophomore guard Tyler Bland helped pace Mount Gilead to a 66-48 win over Northmor in the first round of the Division III basketball playoffs Monday night.
The host Indians held a 43-35 lead going into the final eight minutes, but had not been able to pull away from a pesky Knigh

MG overcomes Knights in fourth

By ROB HAMILTON MCSSports@civitasmedia.com A huge fourth quarter by sophomore guard Tyler Bland helped pace Mount Gilead to a 66-48 win over Northmor in the first round of the Division III basketball playoffs Monday night. The host Indians held a 43-35 lead going into the final eight minutes, but had not been able to pull away from a pesky Knigh

MG takes Blue title

By ROB HAMILTON MCSSports@civitasmedia.com Mount Gilead battled back in the fourth quarter at East Knox to claim sole possession of the Blue Division championship. The Indians, who finished 13-1 in league play to top Fredericktown by one game, trailed 25-23 at the half after neither team could gain an advantage in the first quarter. The Bulldogs

MG girls bow out of tournament

By ROB HAMILTON MCSSports@civitasmedia.com Mount Gilead was eliminated from tournament play on Saturday, as host Liberty Union rode a fast start to a 73-33 win over the Lady Indians. Liberty Union took a 21-5 lead after eight minutes of play and extended their advantage to a 36-9 margin by the half. After being outscored 22-9 in the third quarte

By ROB HAMILTON
The Northmor Knights breezed to a sectional wrestling championship at Cardington over the weekend.
In the 21-team meet, which took place Friday and Saturday, the Knights took first with 235 points. The second place team, Bishop Hartley, finished 71 points behind with 164.
“It was great,” said head coach Scott Carr. &#

Knights dominate sectional

By ROB HAMILTON The Northmor Knights breezed to a sectional wrestling championship at Cardington over the weekend. In the 21-team meet, which took place Friday and Saturday, the Knights took first with 235 points. The second place team, Bishop Hartley, finished 71 points behind with 164. “It was great,” said head coach Scott Carr. &#

By ROB HAMILTON
MCSSports@civitasmedia.com
Offensive struggles doomed the Cardington Lady Pirates to a playoff loss at home to Madison Plains Thursday.
Cardington struggled to score during the opening three quarters in a 36-30 sectional loss to the Golden Eagles. In particular, the team had troubles making shots from the field, not connecting un

Shooting woes hurt Pirates in tourney

By ROB HAMILTON MCSSports@civitasmedia.com Offensive struggles doomed the Cardington Lady Pirates to a playoff loss at home to Madison Plains Thursday. Cardington struggled to score during the opening three quarters in a 36-30 sectional loss to the Golden Eagles. In particular, the team had troubles making shots from the field, not connecting un





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