3 PILLAR CHALLENGE: Olympic-theme wristbands are to be provided for finishing the 3 Pillars and a photo with an Olympian and sport bag is to 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 is to play Fostoria in a jamboree football game at 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at Upper Sandusky High. A jamboree is a third preseason football contest used as a “dress rehearsal” for the upcoming regular season and a fundraiser. The OHSAA receives the first $500 of the gate receipts, which go directly into the Catastrophic Injury Insurance Fund which insures every junior and senior high athlete for a catastrophic injury. The remaining proceeds go to the Kiwanis Closet Project which provides emergency clothing for elementary schools in Wyandot County. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for students. No passes are to be accepted.
GOLF: The New Riegel Athletic Boosters is to host the Teresa Kessler Big Cup scramble Sept. 9 at 9 a.m. at Fostoria Country Club. All holes are to have 8-inch cups except for par 3s. Entry fee is $200 per four-player team, which includes golf, cart, lunch and skins. To enter, call (419) 934-0227 or (419) 310-0553 until Sept. 8. All profits are to go the Teresa Kessler Scholarship Fund.
n Tiffin-Seneca United Way is to host its sixth 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 are to be door prizes, hole contests, skins, mulligans and a 50/50 drawing. Larry and CJ Kisabeth, golf outing chairs, seek 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
n Pete Kleinhenz, Mike Hufford, Doug Hufford and P.J. Hufford beat Ron Jones, Dave Welly, Bruce Hickle, Brian Kraves and Jim Banks for the win in the Bump’s Traveling League. Pete Meisner, Ed Lutz, John Englehart, Larry Schalk and Bum Farr took third.
n Debbie Kisabeth and Bonnie Scherger top the standings of the Baumann Women’s Monday Night Scramble League at Clinton Heights. Prizes went to Jill Griffin and Linda Bell (long putt No. 2), Barb Kuhn and Carla Siebenaller (closest to pin No. 5) and Marie Schuey and Amy Mattson (long putt No. 9).
n In the AMVETS League at Seneca Hills, the leaders of the Week 2 second half are Brian Krauss and Herb Love with 38 points. In second is the team of Dan Coppes and Bob Reinhart with 34 ½ points. Rufus Tyree was closest to the pin in one on No. 6, and had the long putt on No. 9. Bob Haefling had the long putt on No. 1.
n Seneca Hills recently hosted the Slate Real Estate Art Graham Adult-Child Open and the National Short Course, named in honor of Wayne Moore and Bob Kline. Todd Focht and his son Jackson beat Scott Ferguson and his son Eli for the 7-under title. Dave Peter and his son Matt won the 8-12 title. Mark Bunting and his son Griffin won the 13-17 title, with Matt Hoover and his son Caden taking the runner-up spot over Jeff Tadda and his son Jeff in a playoff. Mark Kennedy and his son Bryan beat the Taddas for the 18-up title. Prizes went to Griffin Bunting (long putt No. 1), Nate Young (closest to pin No. 2), Cory Belville (closest to pin No. 6, long drive No. 8) and Logan Drum (long putt No. 9).
n The Senior League at Clinton Heights Wednesday was won by the team of Mike Hampp, Dave Seislove, Dave Gase and Craig Neifer at six under. Ted Rombach had the long putt.
n In Tuesday Night PJ Brickhouse Golf League at Loudon Meadows, Jeremy Schumm shot 37 for the low gross, while Chuck Shellhammer had the low net with 30. Dave Depinet had the long putt on No. 11, Chris Hall was closest to the pin on No. 15, and Dennis Walter was farthest from the pin on No. 18.
SOFTBALL: The Ohio Lady Lightning girls softball travel team tryouts for the 2019 squads continue today for players ages 13-18 at the Fostoria softball fields at 6 p.m. Makeup dates due to rain are Aug. 6-7, with the younger age group competing on the first day. A $50 non-refundable down payment is due at tryouts to secure a roster spot if she is selected. For more information, call Clayton Moore at (419) 934-3482.
BASKETBALL: The Senedot Stripes are to begin competing this winter in the ICSO Athletic Conference. Senedot comes from combining Seneca County and Wyandot County. The teams are for sixth through 12th grade boys and girls. Jason DeZurik is to serve as athletic director for this new program based in Wyandot County. Board members are Steve Sturgeon, Steve Bare, Duane Coldiron and DeZurik. The gymnasium for home games are to be at Angeline School and Industries near Upper Sandusky. John Stewart UMC is also be used for practices. The program plans to field four teams, including girls teams at the junior high and varsity levels and boys at the junior high and varsity levels. Practices begin in October. For more information, visit the Senedot Stripes Facebook page at www.facebook.com/StripesSports/ or contact DeZurik at (419) 835-2777 or email@example.com.
FREE YOUTH SOCCER CAMP: Tiffin University Men’s Soccer will host a free youth camp for first-through fifth graders from 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Paradiso practice fields.
OHSAA MEETING: There is to be a mandatory fall OHSAA meeting at the Columbian Auditorium at 6 p.m. today for Columbian and Tiffin Middle School fall athletes.
SOFTBALL: The 21st annual Laurie Mann Memorial Tournament at Port Clinton Waterworks Park is set for Friday-Saturday. It is a USSSA men’s qualifier with 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 is to be a Tiffin Columbian Alumni Run. Call (567) 268-3230 for more information.
SEASON TICKETS: Reserved football tickets for Bellevue football are to 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. Cost is $42 for adults, $35 for parents of football players, varsity cheerleaders or band members. Cost is $30 for students K-12 and also $30 for senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased 7 a.m.-3 p.m. daily at the high school.