LIMA — Locos coach Chad Ehrnsberger guided the Locos to the regular-season title and was named the Great Lakes Collegiate League manager of the year.
Locos outfielder Mitch Carriger (Maryville), first baseman/designated hitter Cole Gordon (Mississippi State) and relief pitcher Drew Faintich (Central Florida) were named first team all-GLCL.
Among the second-team selections were Locos third baseman Will Kilgore (Georgia State), outfielder Brett Murray (Creighton) and outfielder Luke Reynolds (Mississippi State).
Hamilton’s Andy Young was named the player of the year. Licking County’s Brayden Bouchey was named the pitcher of the year.
The Locos went 28-7 during the regular season and set a franchise record with a winning percentage of .800.
Bluffton volleyball earns team Academic Award
BLUFFTON — The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced today that 752 teams have earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2014-2015 season.
It marks the fifth time that the Bluffton volleyball program has earned the AVCA team Academic Award.
The Beavers finished with a stellar 3.36 grade point average for the 2014-15 school year with six individuals being named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. Ashley Litwiller (Hopedale, Ill./Olympia), Jenny Brown (St. Marysl), MacKenzie McFarlin (Ashland), Bailey Dangler (Kalida), Erin Helms (Arlington) and Alexa McCourt (Toledo/Cardinal Stritch) were all recognized for their efforts in the classroom.
Ohio Northern to donate football equipment to Serbia
ADA — Ohio Northern University has partnered with Global Football, the Air National Guard, the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade and the Serbian Ministry of Youth and Sport to help with the growth of American football in Serbia.
Six schools from Ohio and Iowa sent equipment to Ohio Northern, which was then combined with ONU’s donations and transported to the Mansfield Lahm Air National Guard base on Tuesday.
It will be shipped on a KC-135 cargo plane on Saturday and will land in Belgrade, Serbia, on Sunday.
American football in Serbia will benefit from receiving 34 helmets, 160 sets of shoulder pads, 91 pairs of game pants, 100 pairs of thigh pads, 20 pairs of knee pads, 30 jaw pads, 16 neck Rolls, 12 jerseys, several footballs and other pieces of equipment.
“We are excited to join forces with Global Football, the Air National Guard, the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade and the Serbian Ministry of Youth and Sport to help promote the sport of football in Serbia,” ONU head football coach Dean Paul said.
Waynesfield to offer full night of racing
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield Raceway Park ushers in the month of August with a full program of racing Saturday night.
The night of racing includes the Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprint cars, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts.
Saturday’s event will be the first in over a month that all five weekly divisions will run on the same night giving race fans five different A-main features.
Defending Buckeye Machine Non Wing sprint track champion Kyle Simon is currently tied with young driver Luke Hall for the points lead.
Points battles across the board are tight with less than 35 points separating first and second in each of the weekly classes. Pit side gates for Saturday’s crucial points night open at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m.
Hot laps start at 6 p.m., while racing gets under way at 7 p.m.
Adult general admission is $12. Young adults ages 11 to 15 are admitted for $6, with everyone under the age of 10 are admitted for free. Pit admission for all ages is $25.