CORRECTION: Lakota Athletic Director Kevin Yeckley was misidentified in a photo in Tuesday’s edition.
3 PILLAR CHALLENGE: Olympic-theme wristbands will be provided for finishing the 3 Pillars and a photo with an Olympian and sport bag will be provided at the Festival of Champions Oct. 23. The SPORT pillar can be earned by talking to a Seneca County librarian about summer fitness and athletic activities (YMCA classes, sport camps, open gyms, etc.). The education and culture pillars can also be earned at the library this month. Look for the Elite Sport & Culture Week display at the library and downtown farmers market. Open to youth in K-6 grades. More information is available at www.tiffin.edu/elite.
JAMBOREE: Upper Sandusky High School is to play Fostoria in a Jamboree Football Game at 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at Upper Sandusky High School. A Jamboree is a third preseason football contest to be used as a “dress rehearsal” for the upcoming regular season. Admission will be $6 for adults and $5 for students. No passes will be accepted. The OHSAA receives the first $500 of the gate receipts from this contest which go directly into the Catastrophic Injury Insurance Fund which insures every junior and senior high athlete for a catastrophic injury. The remaining proceeds will go to the Kiwanis Closet Project which provides emergency clothing for elementary schools in Wyandot County.
GOLF: The New Riegel Athletic Boosters will host the Teresa Kessler Big Cup scramble Sept. 9 at 9 a.m. at the Fostoria Country Club. All holes will have 8-inch cups except for par 3s. Entry fee is $200 per four-player team, which includes golf, cart, lunch and skins. Entries will be taken by calling Bob at (419) 934-0227 or Darrell (419) 310-0553 until Sept. 8. All profits will go the Teresa Kessler Scholarship Fund.
n Tiffin-Seneca United Way is hosting its 6th annual outing at Clinton Heights Sept. 8. Registration starts at 7:45 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $200 for a team, $100 for a hole sponsor and $500 for a major sponsor. The outing includes golf, cart, lunch and two drink tickets per person. There will be door prizes, hole contests, skins, mulligans and a 50/50 drawing. Larry and CJ Kisabeth, golf outing chairs are looking for major sponsors, hole sponsors, door prize sponsors and teams. To become a sponsor or register a team go online at www.tiffin-seneca-unitedway.org and click on events, or contact Reannon Hayes at (419) 448-0355 or by email at email@example.com for more information.
n In the Baumann Old Fort Ex-High Golf League, Tim Cessna and Ryan Hulse are leading the last five weeks with 16 points. Steve Rau had the closest second shot. Paul Harrison was closest to the pin on No. 4 and Bret Liski had the longest putt on No. 7.
n In the 2018 Seneca Hills Tuesday Morning Ladies Golf League, Linda Lawrencewas closest to the pin in three on No. 12, as well as the longest putt holed on No. 18. Paula Wise had the longest driveon No. 17 Red, and Carol Shook had the longest drive on No. 17 Black.
SOFTBALL: The Ohio Lady Lightning girls softball travel team will be holding tryouts for the 2019 squads. Today, players ages 6-12 will try out, while on Thursday, players ages 13-18 will try out. Tryouts will be held at the Fostoria softball fields. Tryouts will begin at 6 p.m. both days. Makeup dates due to rain will be Monday and Tuesday, with the younger age group competing on the first day. A $50 non-refundable down payment is due at tryouts to secure your daughter’s roster spot if she is selected. For more information, contact Clayton Moore at (419) 934-3482.
FREE YOUTH SOCCER CAMP: Tiffin University Men’s Soccer is hosting a free youth camp for first-through fifth graders from 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Paradiso practice fields.
OHSAA MEETING: All fall sports athletes and parents for Old Fort, there will be a mandatory OHSAA meeting 7 p.m. today in the high school commons. They will be implementing electronic forms that will replace all paperwork that has needed to be filled out at meetings in previous years. Plan to attend this meeting.
n There will be a mandatory fall OHSAA meeting at the Columbian Auditorium at 6 p.m. Thursday for Columbian and Tiffin Middle School fall athletes.
n Hopewell-Loudon will hold its OHSAA fall sports parent and athlete meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the school auditeria. All athletes and parents of fall athletes in grades 7-12 are to attend.
SOFTBALL: The 21st annual Laurie Mann Memorial Tournament at Port Clinton Waterworks Park is Friday-Saturday. It is a USSSA men’s qualifier with the proceeds going to a scholarship fund for a graduating senior. Call Mike Williamson for details at (419) 603-7687.
CROSS COUNTRY: At 6 p.m. Saturday at Hedges-Boyer Park, there will be a Tiffin Columbian Alumni Run. Call (567) 268-3230 for more information.
SEASON TICKETS: Reserved football tickets for Bellevue football will be on sale for those who were reserved ticket holders last season. Monday all remaining reserved seats will be open for sale to the general public and they will no longer be able to guarantee any seats from last season. The Redmen have six home games this season, including a possible playoff game. Reserve ticket holders will receive a complimentary Redmen window decal with the purchase of every seat. It’s $42 for adults, $35 for parents of football players, varsity cheerleaders or band members. It’s $30 for students K-12 and also $30 for senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased daily at the high school from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.