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M onday , o ctober 10, 2011 Delphos, Ohio Upfront KofC hall to host blood drive

Upfront

KofC hall to host blood drive

The Delphos Knights of Columbus hall will host a Red Cross Blood Drive from 2-7 p.m. Wednesday. Donors should be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 and be in general good health. A photo ID is required. Call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule an appointment.

Grant forms due Nov. 1

The postmark deadline to return grant applications for the Arnold C. Dienstberger Foundation is Nov. 1. The foundation grants awards to organizations for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, educa- tional and other permit- ted public purpose. Applications can be obtained at the Delphos Public Library or from any foundation trustee, including Rick Miller, Bill Massa, Doug Harter, Jerry Gilden, John Nomina, Nick Clark, Doris Neumeier or Lonna Miller.

Society has booths available

The Ottoville Rosary Altar Society still has booths available for its annual craft show Nov. 5. Booths are $20 and can be reserved by calling Marie at 419-453-3055.

Sports

Sectional draws

Boys soccer Division III At Kalida:

Oct. 17: Ottoville vs.

Lincolnview, 6 p.m. (win- ner vs. No. 1 Kalida

7 p.m. Oct. 20) At Lima Senior: Oct.

17: Fort Jennings vs. LTC,

5 p.m. (winner vs. Liberty- Bentpn 1 p.m. Oct. 22); LCC vs. Spencerville,

7 p.m. (winner vs. New

Knoxville 3 p.m. Oct. 22). Division II at Shawnee:

Oct. 19: Elida vs. Wapak,

5 p.m. (winner vs. St.

Marys 2 p.m. Oct. 22). Girls soccer Divison III at Elida:

Oct. 15: Jefferson vs. Lincolnview, 3 p.m. (win- ner vs. No. 1 LCC 5 p.m.

Oct. 20); St. John’s vs. Allen East, 5 p.m. (winner vs. No.

2 Coldwater 7 p.m. Oct. 20). At Ottoville: Oct. 18: No.

2 Ottoville vs. Crestview, 5:15 p.m. (winner vs. No.

1 Kalida 3 p.m. Oct. 22);

Fort Jennings vs. Miller City, 7:15 p.m. (winner vs. Continental 5 p.m. Oct. 22). Division II at Bath: Oct. 18: Elida vs. Kenton, 7 p.m. (winner vs. Shawnee

5 p.m. Oct. 20). Volleyball Division IV at Ottoville:

Oct. 18: St. John’s vs. Cory- Rawson, 6 p.m.; Kalida vs. Columbus Grove 7:30 p.m. (winners 7:15 p.m. Oct. 22). Oct. 19: Jefferson vs. Continental, 7 p.m. (winner vs. Crestview 6 p.m. Oct. 22).

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A special Tae Kwon Do class was held at Hearts in Motion Saturday morning to teach children about safety and self-defense against predators.

Children kick it up on safety issues

BY STACY TAFF staff@delphosherald.com

DELPHOS — Saturday mornings are usually a time when children get to lounge around in their paja- mas watching cartoons. This past Saturday morning, 16 children and their parents climbed two flights of stairs up to Hearts in Motion at 111 West Third Street for a child safety class where they learned Tae Kwon Do moves for self defense. “Our goal today is to teach the kids some things they can use right away,” Tae Kwon Do Master James P. Taylor said. “Some things

they’ll have to practice a little on.” Taylor owns two martial

arts studios, one in Woodville and one in Columbus Grove. Taylor and Hearts in Motion

Tae Kwon Do instructor

Dusty Schnipke taught the children a series of kicks, blocks and punches to use if they ever need to defend themselves. “It’s good to learn this but the number one rule of Tae Kwon Do is to only use it in self defense,” Taylor said. “No hitting, kicking, punch- ing or striking your grandpar- ents or your parents, brothers and sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles, dogs, cats, ham- sters or goldfish. Only use it when you need to defend yourself.” The parents in attendance were given information to share with their children on how to prevent potentially dangerous situations. These included tips such

as: •Be alert, pay attention to surroundings and gut feel- ings; • Don’t take short cuts

through alleys or parks;

• Take the dog outside to

play or walk;

• Don’t lock the dog in a

room as this prevents it from defending the family;

• Don’t open the door if

alone or answer the phone if the number isn’t familiar;

• If someone stops their car

to ask for directions, stay at least 10 feet away and at the front of the car; and Make sure parents know where you’ll be and when your plans change. Taylor and Schnipke also informed parents that it’s best not to list any personal information that can be seen publicly, such as names or who lives in the house. It

was also suggested parents take the time to inform their children of what to do in emergency situations such as fires, tornadoes and bur- glary.

Stacy Taff photo Students, volunteers plant trees at school Fort Jennings High School and its

Stacy Taff photo

Students, volunteers plant trees at school

Fort Jennings High School and its environmental science class held a community tree planting day Saturday. More than 85 trees were planted on campus and was paid for with a Putnam County Educational Service Center STEM Grant. Most of the trees were different species with very few doubles. The hope was to make the school grounds a sort of arboretum for the outdoor lab area dedicated last spring to long- time teacher MaryLou Altenburger. Community groups including the Lion’s Club, FJ Athletic boosters, Fort Jennings firefighters and the Boy Scouts helped. Above: Sam Ketcham, left, and Doug Sickels help plant a tree.

‘Unions’ enable parents to push for reform

By CHRISTINA HOAG The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Shoehorned into a small living room in a South Los Angeles apartment, a dozen parents discuss why their kids’ school ranks as one of the worst in the nation’s second-largest school district. The answers come quick- ly: Teachers are jaded; gifted pupils aren’t challenged; dis- abled students are isolated; the building is dirty and office staff treat parents disrespect- fully. “We know what the prob- lem is — we’re about fix- ing it,” said Cassandra Perry, the Woodcrest Elementary School parent hosting the meeting. “We’re not against the administrators or the teachers union. We’re hon- estly about the kids.” School parent groups are

no longer just about holding

the next bake-sale fundrais-

er. They’re about education

reform. The Woodcrest mothers

and fathers, all wearing but-

tons saying “parent power,” are one of the newly formed

“parents unions” that are

springing up from San Diego to Buffalo, N.Y., with the same goal — to push schools to improve academic achieve- ment. Behind the parent empow- erment movement is a feisty Los Angeles-based nonprofit, Parent Revolution, which in 2010 pushed through a landmark law giving parents authority to force turnarounds at failing schools through a petition. Known as the “parent trig- ger,” the California law was the first of its kind in the nation. It inspired Texas and Mississippi to adopt similar laws and legislation is under consideration in 20 other states. Two states have voted down parent trigger bills.

“Parents have a different incen- tive structure than anyone else. They’re the only ones who really care about kids.”

Ben Austin,

executive director,

Parent Revolution

“Parents have a different incentive structure than any- one else,” said Ben Austin, Parent Revolution’s execu- tive director. “They’re the only ones who really care about kids.” It’s a compelling argument for many parents. San Diego mother Teresa Drew founded United Parents for Education after her daugh- ter’s reading and math scores fell below grade level for two years. The district is not doing enough to ensure teachers are effective and weed out bad educators, she said. “I talked to other parents and found they had the same experience,” Drew said. “I have nothing against the PTA, but the problem for me is there’s a T in PTA. This is parent-led.” Unions say it’s oversim- plistic to blame teachers. Parents should enlist educa- tors in the solution, not dis- miss them, they say. “It’s well meaning, but misguided,” said Frank Wells, who heads the Southern California chapter of the California Teachers Association. “Parents shouldn’t be acting with authority in a vacuum.” Parents already have a tool to leverage policy change — school board elections, Wells

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Stacy Taff photo ‘Be the Match’ may net 100 new registry members Friends of the

Stacy Taff photo

‘Be the Match’ may net 100 new registry members

Friends of the Ryan Karhoff and Jan Wiechart fami- lies hosted a donor registry drive Saturday. The goals were to raise awareness about the need for marrow donors and to find possible matching donors. A match has already been found for Karhoff and he is tentatively set to receive the transplant in November. The effort will net nearly 100 new registry members. Above: Volunteer Cathy Garman helps Clay Erman with his cheek swabs. One can still join the registry at join.marrow.org/ryan- karhoff or by calling 888-862-7769, ext. 7086.

Marijuana-shaped candy alarms parents, officials

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Candy shaped like marijuana that’s showing up on store shelves around the coun- try won’t get kids high, but aghast city leaders and anti- drug activists say the product and grocers carrying it repre- sent a new low. “We’re already dealing with a high amount of drug abuse and drug activity and try- ing to raise children so they don’t think using illegal sub- stances is acceptable,” said City

CouncilmemberDariusPridgen. “So to have a licensed store sell candy to kids that depicts an illegal substance is just ignorant and irresponsible.” The “Pothead Ring Pots,” “Pothead Lollipops” and bagged candy are distributed to retail stores by the novelty supply company Kalan LP of the Philadelphia suburb of Lansdowne. It also whole- sales online for $1 for a lol- lipop and $1.50 for a package of three rings.

Company president Andrew Kalan said the candy, on the market six to nine months and in 1,000 stores around the country, promotes the legalization of marijuana. “It does pretty well,” he said. “This is the first complaint I’ve heard,” Kalan said, “and people are usually not shy. I’m actually surprised this is the first.” An irate parent brought the candy to Pridgen’s atten-

tion, hoping the city could apply pressure and get it out of stores. Pridgen and Councilmember Demone Smith displayed the candy, along with fake marijua- na known as “K2” that’s also sold in some stores at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting, where Pridgen said he’d refuse to grant licenses to stores in his district that planned to sell the merchan- dise and would seek to embar-

rass stores that carry it. The synthetic marijuana is sold as incense but is smoked. Synthetic marijuana typi- cally involves dried plant mate- rial sprayed with one of sev- eral chemical compounds. The products contain organic leaves coated with chemicals that pro- vide a marijuana-like high when smoked. The Drug Enforcement Administration recently used its emergency powers to outlaw five chemicals found in syn- thetic marijuana.

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FRESNO, Calif. — Dozens of foreign insects and plant diseases slipped unde- tected into the United States in the years after 9/11, when authorities were so focused on preventing another attack that they overlooked a pest explosion that threatened the quality of the nation’s food supply. At the time, hundreds of agricultural scientists respon- sible for stopping invasive species at the border were reassigned to anti-terror- ism duties in the newly formed Homeland Security Department — a move that scientists say cost billions of dollars in crop damage and eradication efforts from California vineyards to Florida citrus groves. The consequences come home to consumers in the form of higher grocery prices, substandard produce and the risk of environmental dam- age from chemicals needed to combat the pests. An Associated Press anal- ysis of inspection records found that border-protection officials were so engrossed in

exposure to destructive new insects and infections — a quietly growing menace that has been attacking fruits and vegetables and even prized forests ever since. “Whether they know it or not, every person in the country is affected by this, whether by the quality or cost of their food, the pesticide residue on food or not being able to enjoy the outdoors because beetles are killing off the trees,” said Mark Hoddle, an entomologist special- izing in invasive species at the University of California, Riverside. Homeland Security offi- cials acknowledge making mistakes and say they are now working to step up agri- cultural inspections at border checkpoints, airports and sea- ports. While not as dire as terror- ism, the threat is considerable and hard to contain. Many invasive species are carried into the U.S. by peo- ple who are either unaware of the laws or are purposely try- ing to skirt quarantine regula- tions. The hardest to stop are fruits, vegetables and spices

tainted with insects or infec- tions, they could carry conta- gions capable of devastating crops. Plants and cut flowers can harbor larvae, as can bags of bulk commodities such as rice. Beetles have been found hitchhiking on the bottom of tiles from Italy, and boring insects have burrowed into the wooden pallets common- ly used in cargo shipments. Invasive species have been sneaking into North America since Europeans arrived on the continent, and many got established long before 9/11. But the abrupt shift in focus that followed the attacks caused a steep decline in agricultural inspections that allowed more pests to invade American farms and forests. Using the Freedom of Information Act, the AP obtained data on border inspections covering the period from 2001 to 2010. The analysis showed that the number of inspections, along with the number of foreign species that were stopped, fell dramatically in the years after the Homeland Security Department was formed.

Connecticut insists on placing a tax on Amazon

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HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut officials are not giving up on requiring Internet sellers to collect state sales taxes, despite signs from online retailer Amazon.com that it has no immediate plans to abide by the state’s new Internet tax law. State officials confirmed to The Associated Press that Amazon wrote the Department of Revenue Services this

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OBITUARIES

Dan Hoersten

Dan Hoersten, 57, of Ottoville died 10:22 a.m. Sunday at his residence. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville. Friends may call from 6-8 pm Tuesday and 2-8 pm Wednesday at Love- Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township. Further arrangements are incomplete.

WEATHER

Delphos weather

High temperature Sunday in Delphos was 78 degrees, low was 49. High a year ago

today was a record-setting 85 degrees, low was 58. Record low for today is 29, set in

1993.

WeAtHer ForeCAst tri-county Associated Press

toniGHt: Mostly

clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Southeast winds around 10 mph. tUesDAY: Mostly sunny

in the morning then becoming

partly cloudy. Highs in the

mid 70s. Southeast winds 5 to

10 mph.

tUesDAY niGHt:

Partly cloudy with a 30 per-

cent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 50s. East winds around 10 mph. WeDnesDAY: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of show- ers. Highs in the upper 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. WeDnesDAY niGHt:

Mostly cloudy with a 40 per- cent chance of showers. Lows

in the mid 50s. tHUrsDAY: Showers

likely and a slight chance of

a thunderstorm. Highs in the

mid 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent. tHUrsDAY niGHt:

Becoming partly cloudy. A

50 percent chance of showers.

Lows in the lower 50s. FriDAY: Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs around 60. FriDAY niGHt: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s.

BIRTHS

A boy, Marshall Paul, was born Oct. 1 at Blanchard Valley Regional Hospital to Nicole and Matthew McConnahea. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Luvina and Eddie Stewart and Chris and Tim McConnahea. Great-grandparents are Ruth Stewart and Paulette Walt Honigford. st. ritA’s A girl was born Oct. 8 to Melissa Swartz and Harry Hahn of Spencerville.

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March 3, 1930-oct. 8, 2011 Lois J. Brinkman, 81, of Delphos, died at 3:05 p.m. Saturday at Sarah Jane Living Center. She was born March 3, 1930, in Delphos to Charles and Nellie (Harter) Stocklin, who preceded her in death. On March 7, 1946, she married John H. Brinkman, who preceded her in death April 2004. Survivors include sons John (Nancy) Brinkman Jr., Don (Sue) Brinkman, Roger (Patty) Brinkman and Dan (Carol) Brinkman of Delphos, Dave (Patti) Brinkman of

Oklahoma and Jim (Trina) Brinkman of Delphos; daugh- ters Judy (Richard) Godwin of North Carolina, Patty (Charles) Gengler of Delphos, Jane (Charles) Lehmkule of Spencerville, Connie (Gary) Stephens of Delphos and Susan Placke of Troy; sisters Mary Katherine Kleman of Lima, Edna Kessler of Delphos, Mae Shawver of Paulding, Joan Halliway of Michigan and Mildred Wiseman of Delphos; brothers Kenny (Dorothy) Stocklin of Delphos and Thomas (Caroline) Stocklin of Delphos; and 36 grand-

children and numerous great- grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by an infant daugh- ter, Karen Sue Brinkman; a son, Terry Brinkman; and 10 brothers and sisters. Mrs. Brinkman worked as a waitress and was a full- time wife and mother. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church; enjoyed crafts, gardening and spending time with her fam- ily. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Mel Verhoff officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Friends may call from 2 -4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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St. John’s Scholars of the Day are Aaron Ledyard and Madison Buettner. Congratulations Aaron and Madison! Jefferson’s Scholars of the Day are Adrianna Miller and Kaytlin Ward. Congratulations Adrianna and Kaytlin! Students can pick up their awards in their school offices.

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POLICE

REPORT

Stereo stolen from vehicle

At 4:20 p.m. on Friday, Delphos police were called to the 300 block of West Third Street in reference to a theft complaint. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim stated someone had entered into the victim’s vehi- cle and taken the car stereo.

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County agrees to provide bilingual election ballots

LORAIN (AP) — A north- east Ohio county with a grow- ing Puerto Rican population has agreed to provide election ballots in Spanish and English. TheU.S.JusticeDepartment announced the agreement Friday with Lorain County, located west of Cleveland. Beginning with next month’s election, Lorain County will provide bilingual ballots on voting machines county-wide and bilingual poll workers on a targeted precinct basis. About one-fourth of Lorain’s population of 64,000 has Hispanic or Latino back- grounds. Earlier census find- ings said one-third of the voting-age Puerto Ricans in Lorain knew limited English. Last year the Justice Department reached a simi- lar agreement with Cuyahoga County, which includes Cleveland.

Ad campaign ramps up against anti-union law

COLUMBUS (AP) — An analysis shows that oppo- nents of Ohio’s contentious new collective bargaining law appear to be outspending its supporters when it comes to television ads. The Ohio Newspaper Organization, a collec- tive of Ohio’s eight largest newspapers, reported that the union-backed opposition group We Are Ohio appears to be outspending business and Republican-supported Building a Better Ohio by a 5-2 ratio. The collective cites files kept by 17 TV stations across the state. Through Oct. 13, the oppo- sition group paid out $1.92 million for television ads in five of Ohio’s largest mar- ket — Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Youngstown. In that same time, the group backing the law spent $741,000. Another group, Make Ohio Great — which is funded by the Republican Governors Association — bought $441,000 of ad time in those same markets. Their ads feature Gov. John Kasich advocating for “reasonable reforms,” but do not specifi- cally reference the fight over the collective bargaining law. Television stations are required by law to disclose advertising paid for by can- didate campaigns, but not for ballot issues, such as the repeal effort. The newspaper collective reported that four stations opted not to disclose ad buys, while 17 did.

Ohio Republicans divided or undecided

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press

WEST CHESTER — The Grand Ole Pub in this Cincinnati suburb is a good place to find Republicans. It’s not so easy, though, to find one who feels settled on, or even enthused about the party’s cur- rent field of presidential can- didates. Patron Jim Goll sat near a portrait of conservative stan- dard-bearer Ronald Reagan, and the walls are decorated with pictures of talk show hosts Sean Hannity and Bill

O’Reilly and other political fig- ures. It seemed that Goll and other patrons couldn’t see any

of the current field joining the

Republican icons on the pub wall.

“They’ve all got some points that I like,” Goll said. “If I could take all the candidates and put them in a pot and mix them together, that would be awesome.” Ohio has been a swing state for decades, and recent polls indicate Republicans could take it back in 2012 after Barack Obama’s 2008 win — Republican George W. Bush carried Ohio twice, as did Democrat Bill Clinton. But first Ohioans would have to rally around a common candidate. Mixed feelings and indeci- sion seem common across a swath of Republican-dominated suburbs that provide votes for Republican nominees — whom history says must win Ohio

to win the general election. A

recent statewide Quinnipiac University poll indicated sup- port for Mitt Romney was at 24 percent, with “don’t know” at 22 and Rick Perry at 21 and the rest scattered among the other candidates. The region’s Republican voters were credited with deliv- ering Ohio — and clinching re-election — in 2004 for Bush. John McCain also ran well in the region in 2008, but shy of Bush’s 2-to-1 margins.

Ohio plans to vote on March

6, the “Super Tuesday” when

about a dozen or so states will

hold primaries or caucuses. The challenge for Republican can- didates is to generate enough enthusiasm out of the current malaise that they rally behind the Republican nominee. Otherwise, low turnout could turn the state toward Obama again.

LoriViars,asocialconserva-

tive activist in Warren County,

a series of suburbs between

Cincinnati and Dayton, is among those Republicans who predict Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, can’t get the region’s base out in suf- ficient numbers. “I think he (Romney) is the only who one would be objec-

“We’re all hankering for a Ronald Reagan and it’s not going to happen.”

- Ohio GOP voter Dan Keith

tionable to my crowd, and I worry that because conserva- tives are split among the other candidates, Romney could win (the nomination) and then we could end up losing to Obama,” said Viars, an anti-abortion leader for whom Romney’s since-changed abortion rights position alienates her. “I defi- nitely fear for our party.” Viars is still undecided, which she said is unusual for her at this stage. When Perry got into the presidential race, Tracy Brewer was hoping that the Texas governor would sweep her off her political feet. More than a month later, she’s still stand- ing, and still undecided. Perry has stumbled in debates, and she opposes his failed attempt to require Texas girls to be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted disease that can cause cancer, or Texas’s policy giving in-state tuition to illegal immigrants. Brewer was dead set against Romney in 2008, but she’s keeping an open mind for 2012 if he looks like the best candi- date to defeat Obama.

The GOP-dominated south- west Ohio region has a substan- tial tea party movement, and many adherents say they sup- port Ron Paul, the libertarian- minded Republican congress- man. Mike Wilson, leader of the Cincinnati tea party, isn’t among them. He disagrees with Paul on foreign policy. “Everybody in has strengths and weaknesses,” said Wilson, who thinks Paul has a loyal base that will keep him in the running late into the race, and

that it’s too soon to crown

candidates as front-runners. “I think the media are wrong if they take this as a two-person race.” He recalled that before the primaries began four years ago, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee were considered top contend-

ers. Wilson this year had liked former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who dropped out, and he is among the growing number of people taking a fresh look at pizza magnate Herman Cain, who won a Florida straw poll and drew praise for debate performances. At the Grand Ole Pub, co-owner Bill Langford likes Cain’s business acumen, which

he thinks is needed to deal with

the nation’s struggling econ- omy, although he’s not sure

Cain can build enough support

to win.

“Quite possibly, the person you like isn’t electable, and you have to be pragmatic,” Langford said. Langford and wife Pat opened the restaurant-bar in a strip shopping center a year ago, and he said the econo- my has taken a toll on small businesses like his. They were busy last Friday night, though, with a number of tea party and Republican partisans in the crowd. Three generations of the Keith family were at one table having burgers, sweet potato fries and other pub fare. “We just have some serious flaws with the two front-run- ners (Romney and Perry),” said family patriarch Dan Keith, a

pilot. “It’s really tough; it’s a toss-up.” “I think he’s still got a lot of Democrat ideas in his head,” chimed in son-in-law Jason Durbin about Perry, referring to Perry’s former party affiliation. Dan’s wife Pat likes Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House. She suggested that

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said. Unions have mobilized

against parent-trigger laws. In July, the American Federation

of Teachers posted a slide pre-

sentation on its website detail- ing how it successfully won

a dilution of the Connecticut

parent-trigger proposal so par- ents can recommend change but have no authority to enact

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tect jobs, but at the same time many schools are failing, espe- cially in the inner-cities. “The system is calcified,” he said. ‘”It’s designed to go against change.” In somewhat of an iron-

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a South Los Angeles park, Spanish-speaking parents from nearby Los Angeles Academy

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“I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated.” — Al McGuire, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (1928-2001)

McGuire, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (1928-2001) I T WAS NEWS THEN One Year Ago

IT WAS NEWS THEN

One Year Ago

• On Sept. 28, Trinity United Methodist Church concluded

the purchase of approximately 15 acres on Ambrose Drive adjacent to U.S. 30 for the construction of a community center, new home for Tender Times Childhood Development Center and worship. The land was purchased from the Wannemacher family and the church will plan through the next few months for a 2011 construction.

25 Years Ago — 1986

• James E. Miller of Delphos, is one of the five finalists

for the Ohio State Young Farmer of the Year award. Miller was selected the young farmer regional winner of Northwest Ohio by the Ohio Young Farmer Council. He will be vying

for state honors with four other Ohio regional winners at the Young Farmers Convention in February, 1987 in Dayton.

• The junior health careers program of the Vantage

Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) held its annu- al re-organizational meeting. Officers elected were Michelle Addis, Antwerp, secretary; Darla Dotson, Continental, presi- dent; Jody Grogg, Van Wert, vice president; and Linda

Kramer, Fort Jennings, treasurer.

• Canton McKinley, CAPE and Delphos Jefferson had no

trouble retaining their No. 1 positions in this week’s United Press International Ohio High School Board of Coaches football ratings. Delphos Jefferson, which blanked Ada 32-0 Friday night for its sixth win without a loss, held the biggest margin of the three leaders. The Wildcats got 13 of 26 first place votes and 217 poll points.

50 Years Ago — 1961

• The Delphos Lions Club held its annual picnic in the

Firemen’s club house at Waterworks Park Sunday after-

noon. Approximately 60 persons including members of the organization and their families were in attendance. John Pitsenbarger and Mickey Vondran were in charge of the event, and Rod Tiernan was the program chairman.

• The annual District No. 8, Order of the Eastern Star

party was held at the Masonic Temple here in Delphos Oct. 6, with approximately 150 in attendance. Entertainment was

provided by fours chapters of the district; Grove chapter presenting an amusing style review; Payne chapter, Eastern Star and Masonic choirs; Spencerville, monologue and piano selections; and Delphos chapter, radio quiz program and organ selections.

• A number of local persons are in Kansas City, Mo.,

this week attending the National Convention of the Future Farmers of America. One of the highlights of the convention will come Wednesday when the American Farmer Degree will be conferred. John Wellman and Richard R. Thompson of the local chapter will both receive the degree.

75 Years Ago — 1936

• Delphos is to have a new municipal swimming pool

before the season starts next summer. Service Director A.

E. Weger received word Thursday afternoon from the Allen County WPA engineers that the Delphos project had been

approved and that work will be started early next month.

• A large number of Delphos people will go to Napoleon

Sunday to attend the first National Union for Social Justice

rally of the Fifth Congressional District. The rally will be held at the fair grounds. Two Delphos men, Albert Hempfling and John Metzner, are members of the committee on arrangements.

• According to a report received at this office, Delphos

Jefferson may be given another invitation to join the Midwest Ohio Athletic League. The league is now composed of Wapakoneta, St. Marys, Van Wert and Ada. Ada is plan- ning to withdraw its membership after the football season.

Moderately confused

membership after the football season. Moderately confused Clock ticking on supercommittee WASHINGTON (AP) — The

Clock ticking on supercommittee

WASHINGTON (AP) — The supercommittee is strug- gling. After weeks of secret meet- ings, the 12-member deficit- cutting panel established under last summer’s budget and debt deal appears no closer to a breakthrough than when talks began last month. While the panel members themselves aren’t doing much talking, other lawmakers, aides and lobbyists closely tracking the committee are increasingly skeptical, even pessimistic, that the panel will be able to meet its assigned goal of at least $1.2 trillion in deficit savings over the next 10 years. The reason? A familiar deadlock over taxes and cuts to major programs like Medicare and the Medicaid health care program for the poor and dis- abled. Democrats won’t go for an agreement that doesn’t include lots of new tax revenue; Republicans are just as ardently anti-tax. The impasse over rev- enues means that Democrats won’t agree to cost curbs on popular entitlement programs like Medicare. “Fairness has to be a pre- requisite for it,” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. “We have just come through passing a bill that was (all spending) cuts, no rev- enue.” Pelosi was referring to the August debt limit bill, which set tight “caps” on agen- cy budgets but didn’t contain revenue increases pressed by Democrats. Democrats are more insis- tent on revenues now. “There’s been no movement on revenues and I’m not sure the Democrats will agree to anything without revenues,” added a Democratic lobbyist who required anonymity to speak candidly. Asked last week whether she is confident that the panel can hit its $1.2 trillion goal, co- chairman Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., sidestepped the question. “I am confident that the public is watching us very closely to see if we can show this country that this democ- racy can work,” Murray told reporters. “I carry that weight on my shoulders every day and so does every member of this committee.” The two parties have equal strength on the panel, which has until Thanksgiving to come up with a plan to submit for up-or-down House and Senate votes in December. That means bipartisan compromise is a prerequisite for a successful result. Thus far, say aides to panel members and other lawmakers, neither side has demonstrated the required flexibility in the super-secret talks. The $1.2 trillion tar- get evolved after efforts by President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to strike a so-called grand bargain on taxes and spending fell apart in July. Those discussions and ear- lier talks led by Vice President Joe Biden identified numerous options for cutting the deficit. They included requiring fed- eral workers to contribute more to their retirement, cutting farm subsidies, auctioning broadcast spectrum and curbing pay- ments to Medicare providers like skilled nursing facilities, rural hospitals and home health care services.

Obama disconnects his rhetoric from reality

By ERICA WERNER Associated Press

WASHINGTON — In President Barack Obama’s sales pitch for his jobs bill, there are two versions of real- ity: The one in his speeches and the one actually unfold- ing in Washington. When Obama accuses Republicans of standing in the way of his nearly $450 billion plan, he ignores the fact that his own party has struggled to unite behind the proposal. When the president says Republicans haven’t explained what they oppose in the plan, he skips over the fact that Republicans who control the House actually have done that in detail. And when he calls on Congress to “pass this bill now,” he slides past the point that Democrats control the Senate and were never prepared to move immedi- ately, given other priorities. Senators are expected to vote Tuesday on opening debate on the bill, a month after the president unveiled it with a call for its immediate pas- sage. To be sure, Obama is not the only one engaging in rhe- torical excesses. But he is the president, and as such, his constant remarks on the bill draw the most attention and scrutiny. The disconnect between what Obama says about his jobs bill and what stands as the political reality flow from his broader aim: to rally the

public behind his cause and

get Congress to act, or, if not,

to pin blame on Republicans.

He is waging a campaign, one in which nuance and con- text and competing responses don’t always fit in if they don’t help make the case. For example, when Obama says his jobs plan is made up of ideas that have histori- cally had bipartisan support, he stops the point there. Not mentioned is that Republicans have never embraced the tax

increases that he is proposing

to cover the cost of his plan.

Likewise, from city to city, Obama is demanding that Congress act (he means Republicans) while it has been clear for weeks that the GOP will not support all of his bill, to say the least. Individual elements of it may well pass, such as Obama’s proposal to extend and expand a payroll tax cut. But Republicans strongly oppose the president’s proposed new spending and his plan to raise taxes on millionaires to pay for the package. The fight over the legis- lative proposal has become something much bigger: a critical test of the president’s powers of persuading the public heading into the 2012 presidential campaign, and of Republicans’ ability to deny him a win and reap victory for themselves. “He knows it’s not going to pass. He’s betting that voters won’t pick up on it, or even if they do they will blame Congress and he can run against the ‘do-nothing

Congress,”’ said Sherry

Bebitch Jeffe, a senior fellow

at the University of Southern

California’s School of Policy, Planning and Development. John Sides, political sci- ence professor at George Washington University, said Obama’s approach on the jobs bill is “more about cam- paigning than governing.” “He’s mostly just going around talking about this and drawing contrasts with what the Republicans want and what he wants and not really

trying to work these legisla- tive levers he might be able to use to get this passed,” Sides said. “That just sug- gests to me that he is ready to use a failed jobs bill as

a campaign message against

the Republicans.” The president’s opponents aren’t exactly laying it all out, either. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., tried to force a vote on the bill last week, innocently claim- ing that the president was entitled to one. McConnell knew full well that the result would be failure for the legis- lation and an embarrassment for Obama. House Speaker John Boehner, meanwhile, claimed that Obama has “given up on the country and decided to campaign full-time” instead of seeking common ground with the GOP. But Boehner neglected to mention that Obama’s past attempts at compromise with Republicans often yielded scant results, as Obama himself pointed out.

Unemployed trapped by discrimination

By SAM HANANEL Associated Press

WASHINGTON — After two years on the unemploy- ment rolls, Selena Forte thought she’d found a tem- porary job at a delivery com- pany that matched her quali- fications. But Forte, a 55-year- old from Cleveland, says a recruiter for an employment agency told her she would not be considered for the job because she had been out of work too long. She had lost her job driving a bus. “They didn’t even want to hear about my experience,” said Forte. “It didn’t make sense. You’re always told just go out there and get a job.” Forte, scraping by now as a part time substitute school bus driver, is part of a grow- ing number of unemployed or underemployed Americans who complain they are being screened out of job openings for the very reason they’re looking for work in the first place. Some companies and job agencies prefer appli- cants who already have jobs, or haven’t been jobless too long. She could get help from a provision in President Barack

Obama’s jobs bill, which would ban companies with 15 or more employees from refusing to consider — or

offer a job to — someone who

is unemployed. The measure

also applies to employment agencies and would prohib-

it want ads that disqualify

applicants just because they are unemployed. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown,

a Democrat who has spon-

sored a separate bill protect- ing the unemployed, said he understands that employers

need the right to hire accord- ing to their needs and to fac- tor in work experience. “But they shouldn’t have the right to discriminate from the start and preemptively deny qualified workers a fair chance at a job they need,” Brown said. But Obama’s bill faces a troubled path in Congress, as Republicans strongly oppose its plans for tax increases on the wealthy and other spend- ing provisions. Should the bill fail, Democrats are sure

to remind jobless voters that

the GOP blocked an attempt to redress discrimination against them at a time when work is so hard to find. The effort to protect the unemployed has drawn praise

from workers’ rights advo- cates, but business groups

say it will just stir up need- less litigation by frustrated job applicants. The provision

would give those claiming discrimination a right to sue, and violators would face fines

of up to $1,000 per day, plus

attorney fees and costs. A survey earlier this year by the National Employment

Law Project found more than 150 job postings on employment Web sites such as CareerBuilder.com and Monster.com requiring that applicants “must be currently employed” or using other exclusionary language based on current employment sta- tus. “It’s really alarming to us that employers continue to ignore the strong public con- demnation of this practice,” said Maurice Emsellem, the legal group’s policy co-direc- tor. The issue has gained more prominence as the unemploy- ment level remains stuck over

9 percent and a record 4.5 million people — nearly one- third of the unemployed —

have been out of work for

a year or more. And older

workers, like Forte, often struggle to find new jobs.

Social conservatives giving Romney a chance despite Baptist preacher pulling ‘Mormon card’

By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press

WASHINGTON — This year, pocketbook issues seem to matter more than pulpit preaching among cultural conservatives and at least some are willing to embrace Republican presidential con- tender Mitt Romney, who many have long looked at skeptically for his reversals on some of their priorities and his Mormon faith. “No one’s perfect,” says Larry Smith of Newport Beach, Calif., one of thou- sands of conservatives gather- ing in Washington this week- end to hear from the slate of GOP candidates at the annu- al Values Voters Summit. Smith cast the choice before him as a compromise, and says he’s leaning toward the former Massachusetts gover- nor. Even though Romney has strayed from conservative orthodoxy on some social issues in the past, he still posts a strong record as a

businessman. “He has the skills to help us on this particular issue, at this particular time,” Smith said. By that, he means the economy, with its stubborn- ly high 9.1 percent unem- ployment rate and sluggish growth. If interviews with confer- ence attendees are any indi- cation, that’s what is giving Romney his best shot at win- ning over some of the social and Christian conservatives who he failed to attract in his first campaign in 2008. He couldn’t overcome skepti- cism of his Mormon faith and his record of reversing him- self on issues like abortion rights and gay rights. Both subjects are start- ing to percolate in this cam- paign. In a speech to the conser- vatives Friday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry criticized Romney for his shifting position on abortion, without ever using his chief rival’s name.

“For some candidates, pro-life is an election-year slogan to follow the prevail- ing political winds,” Perry said in a speech that at times felt more like a sermon than a political pitch. Later, the pastor who ear- lier had endorsed and intro- duced Perry spoke to report- ers — and called Mormonism a cult. “Rick Perry’s a Christian. He’s an evangelical Christian,

a follower of Jesus Christ,”

said Robert Jeffress, senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Dallas. “Mitt Romney’s a good moral person, but he’s not a Christian. Mormonism is not Christianity. It has always been considered a cult by the mainstream of Christianity.” Perry quickly distanced himself from the comment. Asked by reporters Friday night in Tiffin, Iowa, whether Mormonism is a cult, Perry replied, “No.” Romney was speaking Saturday to the gathering.

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6 p.m. — Middle Point

Village Council meets 7-9 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Annex

Museum, 241 N. Main St., will be open.

7 p.m. — Marion Township

trustees at township house. Middle Point council meets at town hall. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos American Legion Auxiliary meets at the post at 415 N. State St.

8 p.m. — Delphos City

Schools Board of Education meets at the administration office. Delphos Knights of Columbus meet at the K of C hall.

TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at

Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street.

6 p.m. — Weight Watchers

meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 211 E. Third St. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Lions Club, Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7:30 p.m. — Ottoville Emergency Medical Service members meet at the municipal building. Ottoville VFW Auxiliary members meet at the hall. Fort Jennings Local School District board members meet at the high school library. Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. 8:30 p.m. — Elida village council meets at the town hall.

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Jefferson outlasts Lima Senior

By MALLORY KEMPER The Delphos Herald

mkemper2011@hotmail.com

LIMA – The Jefferson Wildcats soccer team con- trolled the tempo over the Lima Senior Spartans on the Lima Stadium turf Saturday afternoon, scoring two goals compared to one for Lima Senior. Jefferson took 15 shots on-goal while the Spartans took two. Jefferson improved to

4-8-1 while Lima Senior fell

to 0-15.

The first goal came early for the Jefferson Wildcats —

with 34:01 left in the first half — as senior captain Elizabeth Schosker dribbled her way through the Lima Senior defenders and took

a shot from six yards at the

top; Lima Senior goalkeep- er Aubrie Nuckles was out of the goal and Schosker shot right past her for a 1-0 Jeffcats’ lead. Not even two minutes later, Jefferson took con- trol of the ball and Schosker

later, Jefferson took con- trol of the ball and Schosker SCHOSKER As the second half started,

SCHOSKER

As the second half started,

almostper- Jefferson had more attempts

at the goal with seven sec-

ond-half shots on-goal. Schosker had the first look at the 31:52 mark but it was shot right at the keeper, Nuckles. Five minutes later, Haehn had a wide-open look at the goal but she was wide right on an 8-yarder out on the right side. At the 17:05 mark of the second half, Miles made her way through the Jefferson defenders and while Bevington was out of the goal box, she took a shot at the goal that hit the back right corner of the net for a Lima Senior goal. The Wildcats had four more chances at the goal before the match ended but Nuckles had some diving saves to give her team the chance to win but Jefferson held on for the victory, 2-1. “Overall, we played flat in the first half but came out stronger in the second; we just need to learn how to finish shots on-goal and

at

man Kylee

passed an

fect corner

kick right

fresh-

H a e h n , who hit the right back corner of

the

net

just past Nuckles for a 2-0 Jefferson lead. Haehn was wide open at the 17:47 mark of the open- ing half but she shot right at

Nuckles, who was there for an easy save. At 10:06, Haehn was wide right on a 10-yarder and at 8:20, her 6-yard bullet was deflected and controlled by Nuckles. Finally, Lima Senior got

the chance at the goal with five minutes to play in the first half when Jenna Miles passed up to Hannah Rinehart, who shot from eight yards out at the top of the goal but Jefferson senior goalkeeper Cassidy Bevington was right there with the save.

Vikings remain unbeaten, sweep Jeffcats

By JIM METCALFE

sherald.com

LEIPSIC — Leipsic has

built an unbeaten and fourth- ranked (Division IV) volleyball team in

2011.

The Jefferson Lady Wildcats found out why the hard way Saturday morning in Leipsic as the Vikings hammered out a 25-9, 25-9, 25-12 sweep. “They are just a

good team. They have so many weapons and they are imposing on the front line,” Jefferson coach Joy Early noted. “They run a lot of quick sets at the net. We’ve seen it before but they run them a lot more than we’ve seen before. PLus, they are

smart hitters; they find the holes in your defense.” Leipsic coach Chelsie Rogers agreed. “I have the luxury of hav- ing a lot of girls I can play at the net and not have a drop- off on performance. We can do a lot of variety and that makes it tough to defend,” Rogers explained. “These girls have a way of being pre- pared — we talk about that all the time — for our opponent, no matter their record. They really do take it one match at a time.”

The Vikings (18-0) have that myriad of options at the net and senior setter Emily Gerten used them all. That and good serving —

six aces in the first sets, 15 for the contest — helped the Vikings go on several extended runs: 5-0, 4-0, 5-0 and 5-0; to put the set away on an ace by Gerten (29

assists; 4 aces). That trend continued into set two as the Vikings’ impos- ing front line made things difficult for the young Lady Wildcats as they struggled to get consistent hits against the Leipsic blockers. An open- ing 9-0 spurt put the home team in firm control and play- ers such as Kelly Nadler (7

team in firm control and play- ers such as Kelly Nadler (7 STOCKWELL Napoleon throws zeroes

STOCKWELL

Napoleon throws zeroes at Elida boys

By JIM METCALFE

jmetcalfe@delpho-

sherald.com

ELIDA — Napoleon’s speed and veteran midfield gave Elida’s boys soccer unit fits on a brilliant fall Saturday afternoon at the Elida Athletic Complex. So much so that the Wildcats handed the Bulldogs a 4-0 shut- out. “They are senior-laden in the midfield and that is where this match was won. They con- trolled the midfield and made it easy for their forwards to do their jobs,” Elida coach Tom Thomas said. “At the same time, we couldn’t much going offensively because of their experience in the midfield.” In particular, Wildcat for- wards Jordan Lauf and Brandon Homan, along with Tommy Brown, made things tough for the Bulldog (3-7-1) back line and junior keeper Drew Laing (7 saves versus 13 shots on-goal). As well, the veteran Wildcat (7-7-1) midfield controlled the ball, making the Bulldogs’ charges at the net and sopho- more netminder Robbie Dietrich (3 saves vs. 3 shots on-goal) few and far between. Elida held up for the first 13:27 before the visitors got their first shot on-goal and it was successful. Homan, on the left side, crossed to Lauf in the middle; the pass found the right foot of the junior forward and he slashed it past Laing from eight yards for a 1-0 edge. The Bulldogs then seemed to get some momentum after fall- ing behind. At 13:12, senior Adam Troyer got a good look from eight yards but Dietrich gathered in the attempt. At 12:50, junior Spencer Sciranka got open on the left wing but his shot went just over the crossbar. Laing prevented a 2-0 half- time deficit when he nabbed a shot from Rhett Arps at 10:03. At 1:04, Elida senior Trey Bowman blasted one from the left wing but his 12-yarder was deflected by Dietrich as the blast knocked him down. With just 23 ticks left, Elida sophomore Vince Coolodge

With just 23 ticks left, Elida sophomore Vince Coolodge BEVINGTON quit shoot- ing right at the

BEVINGTON

quit shoot- ing right at

the goalie,”

Jefferson jmetcalfe@delpho-

kills; 4 aces), Lyndsay Krinke (7 kills; 3 aces) and Amber Gerdeman (7 kills) gave the smaller Red and White fits, forcing them to constantly dig up hits. A kill by Ashley Rieman (4 kills) on set point put the hosts up 2 sets. The Wildcats had their only lead of the day at 2-1 in the third set on an ace by freshman Brooke Culp (5 assists) but it was short-lived. Try

as the visitors might,

they simply didn’t have the horses to keep up with the experienced and deep Viking attack. A stuff by Nadler on match point completed the sweep. Jefferson was led by soph- omore Rileigh Stockwell (3 kills), senior Kelsey Goodwin (3 digs) and sophomore Katie Goergens (3 digs). “We only had something like 18 hitting mistakes; that’s a lot fewer than we have had,” Early added. “We were so much smaller; that makes it tough to hit con- sistently against a team so much taller and longer. We actually dug a lot better than we have been. We continue to make progress, though it might not always be evident in the scores.” Haley Gerten added five kills for the Purple and Gold, while libero Molly Ellerbrock added 17 digs. Leipsic has a matchup tonight with BVC power McComb, so Rogers wanted to use the match Saturday as a good tuneup.

“We worked on some things that I hope can ben- efit us in that match. They have an imposing front line, too, with a 6-4 and 6-2 girl,” she added. “For us, we have to serve and serve-receive well. When we serve well, like today, we tend to play aggressively, which is when we are at our best.” Leipsic also won the junior varsity matchup 25-12, 25-9. Jefferson hosts Wayne Trace 6 p.m. today.

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L i n d s e y

D r e r u p

“It

was a good

for us

since we have come off a couple losses in a row. It was a morale boost for the end of the sea- son with two more games left before tournament.” Nuckles had nine saves for the match and Bevington had one save. “They have come a long way since the beginning of the season,” Lima Senior coach Bonnie Wicker said. “We have eight leaving seniors and none of them are

four-year players, so we are a young team. It is really nice

to see them come together as

a team.” Jefferson travels to Cory-Rawson Monday (5 p.m.), while Lima Senior heads to Oregon Clay on Wednesday.

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Bath slides past Ottoville in girls soccer

By MALLORY KEMPER The Delphos Herald

mkemper2011@

hotmail.com

OTTOVILLE – The Bath WildKittens girls soccer team traveled to Ottoville Saturday afternoon and came away with a 3-1 victory over the Lady Green at Bob Kaple Memorial Stadium. The ’Kittens controlled the shots on-goal with 15 while Ottoville had five. The Lady Green fell to 9-5 while Bath improved to 8-3-2 on the season. “I think our speed was slower than normal but we

were still able to create some passing and create offensive attacks at the goal,” Bath coach Morgan Lashaway said. “Defensively, we were really strong — just having one letdown — but overall, I am happy to come away with

a strong win against a solid

team.” It took less than four min- utes for the visiting team to crack the scoreboard. Senior

captain Ali Manley used her quick- ness and dribbled her way past the Ottoville defend- ers and shot from about four yards out right over Ottoville senior goalie Lauren Kramer’s head for a

1-0 Bath lead. At the 24:42 mark, good passing from the Lady Green led freshman Haley Landwehr to have a good look at the goal; she took a shot from about eight yards out but just missed the net as the ball rolled out of bounds. With 14 minutes to play in the opening half, Bath’s Alyssa Manley was wide open but Kramer dove and came up with the nice save for the Lady Green to keep the deficit at 1-0. With 5:45 left in the open- ing half, Bath received a cor-

ner kick from Katie Dackin. She had an almost perfect setup for Lindsay McCoy, who used her head to make it in the back left corner of the

who used her head to make it in the back left corner of the KROUSKOP net

KROUSKOP

net while Kramer was defending the right side and couldn’t get there quick enough to stop the ball for a 2-0 Bath lead. The Lady Green didn’t back down as they got their chance at the goal with 4:24

on the clock when Landwehr dribbled her way up the field. She was wide open and took a shot from about four yards out on the right side; Bath goal keep- er Audrey Brandon dove but came up short to keep Ottoville in the match for a 2-1 scoreboard. The second half was

a more aggressive by both

teams as they were battling it out on the soccer pitch. Just 20 seconds into the second half, Dackin was left wide open from about 20 yards away from the goal and took a shot just over Kramer’s head for a quick 3-1 lead. Dackin had another good look at the goal from about 10 yards out shooting on the

right side but Kramer was there to stop it. Later on, Dackin got the ball down to Manley who hit

the top of the goal post at the 12:58 mark. Ottoville senior Kendra Krouskop used her dribbling skills as she split two defend- ers and took a shot on-goal but Brandon was right there

to scoop the ball up.

Kramer had nine saves for the Lady Green; Brandon had two saves for the visitors.

“I felt like our team could have done better today but

I give a lot of credit to

Bath,” Ottoville coach Tim Kimmet said. “Our last four games have been against top

teams in the area and they get one in the goal and we are trying to fight for an uphill battle. We are going to have to find whatever formula it is that helped us win in the beginning of the season before tournament time comes.” Ottoville travels to St. John’s Tuesday (5 p.m.); Bath takes on Celina (7 p.m.).

LocaL Roundup

Lady Green drops 2 at Coldwater COLDWATER — Ottoville dropped a pair of matches at the Coldwater volleyball tri-match at “The Palace” Saturday. The Lady Big Green fell 25-12, 25-14 to the host Cavaliers and also lost 25-15, 25-5 to Lima Central Catholic. Coldwater (12-8) edged the Lady Thunderbirds 16-25, 25-22, 25-23. Coldwater won both junior varsity matches. Ottoville visits Lima Temple Christian

for a varsity-only match 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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Lancer boys split soccer matches The Lincolnview boys soccer unit traveled to Bryan Saturday to play for their “Kick For A Cure” matchup and the Golden Bears grabbed a 4-0 victory. Bryan scored the first goal at the 17:51 mark in the first half. The Lancer’s defense was definitely getting a workout. Junior keeper Mark Evans ended the half with 11 saves versus Bryan’s 22 shots on-goal. The Lancers took the field for the

second half and fatigue seemed to be a factor as Bryan continued to wear down the defense with three goals scored at the 36:40, 30:01 and 29:10 marks. The last 30 minutes of the match the Lancers (5-4) tight- ened their playing and held off any more goals. The Lancers played Grant County on Oct. 1 and walked away with another victory, 2-0. The first half of the match the

Lancers controlled the majority of the ball-handling, with a mid-half score com- ing from a header from senior Mike Klausing off an assist from sophomore Conner McCleery. The Lancers had 16 shots on-goal the first half. With the second half starting pretty much the same way, Lancer junior Nick Leeth scored at the 25:08 mark with an assist from junior Kade Carey. The Lancers next varsity match will be Thursday (5 p.m.) hosting Spencervile and they will be observing Senior Night.

hosting Spencervile and they will be observing Senior Night. ----- Thunderbirds whump Bearcats on pitch SPENCERVILLE

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combined for six saves for Spencerville. Spencerville hosts Van Wert 5 p.m. today.

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Mohawk sweeps Lady ’Dawgs SYCAMORE — Mohawk entertained Elida’s volleyball crew Saturday and handed the visiting Lady Bulldogs a close 25-20, 25-22, 28-26 loss. Leading the Lady ’Dawgs (8-11) were Katrina Meeks (20 kills; 14 digs),

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(3 blocks). Elida hosts Celina 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. ---- LadyCats swamp Liberty Center KALIDA — The

LadyCats swamp Liberty Center KALIDA — The Kalida girls soccer unit tuned up for its Tuesday show-

down with PCL foe Continental with a 6-0 whipping of invading Liberty Center Saturday at Kalida Soccer Stadium. The LadyCats (11-0-2) dominated the Lady Tigers 24-1 in shots on-goal. Jackie Gardner scored two goals and Nikki Kaufman, Justine Verhoff, Kaylyn Verhoff and Mariah Doepker scored one each. Summer Holtkamp had a pair of assists, while Gardner and Emily McElroy had one each. Erika Brinkman had a save for the LadyCats, while Allyson Bartels stopped 18 shots for Liberty Center. Kalida hosts Continental 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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visiting Columbus Grove a 25-19, 25-19, 25-22 Putnam County League volleyball loss Saturday in Pandora. Leading the visiting Lady Bulldogs were Anna Ricker (14 kills), Nicole Langhals (29 assists) and Sydney McCluer (9 digs). Topping the Lady Rockets were Megan Maag (14 kills), Rachel Kahle (3 blocks), Megan Verhoff (2 aces) and Vivian Nofziger (17 assists). The Bulldogs won the junior varsity match 25-11, 25-14. Columbus Grove visits Kalida 6 p.m. today.

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Van Wert girls soccer rally falls just short BRYAN — The Van Wert Lady Cougars girls soccer team traveled to Bryan to take on the Lady Bears on Saturday in a non- conference matchup. On a lovely fall day, the teams were playing in a “Kick For the Cure” match to bring awareness and raise donations for breast cancer research. The Lady Golden Bears escaped with a 3-2 victory. The teams played a fairly even, back and forth first half until the Lady Bears scored a goal on a tough angle shot with just three minutes to go in the first half. The halftime score was 1-0 in favor of Bryan. Bryan began the second half quickly by scoring two goals in the first five min- utes to take a 3-0 lead.

See LOCAL ROUNDUP, page 7A

min- utes to take a 3-0 lead. See LOCAL ROUNDUP, page 7A tried a header off

tried a header off a corner kick but it just missed high. Napoleon dominated the sec- ond half, limiting the hosts to one shot on-goal at 4:20, a stop by Dietrich. Elida also played the final 34:51 without Bowman, who was yellow-carded twice and ejected. The Wildcats’ speedsters up front and from midfield made things miserable for the Elida defenders and midfield. They made it 2-0 just 21 seconds into the half as Homan got loose on the left wing and his 14-yarder went low and hard to the right side of the cords. Laing denied an in-close header from Lauf at 33:35. Laing made two great deflec- tions at 32:30 and 32:20 when he twice denied Tyler Nation on laser-like tries. However, the onslaught was too much and the guests made it

3-0 at 12:02. Just outside the right box, Homan lofted a pass to the far post, finding Lauf for a 6-yard header that found its mark. Napoleon added the final tally at 2:28. Brown settled down

a long pass on the left side near the end line, made a nice move around a defender and launched

a 6-yarder high over the keeper

for the 4-0 score. “We are a young team and we played one of the toughest schedules in the area. There are

no easy ones,” Thomas added. “We’ve had our ups and downs while we’re learning this game against some stiff competition. These guys keep working hard and improving; that is all you can ask.” Napoleon coach Chris DelFavero can sympathize. “We played really well today. We play a pretty tough sched- ule, too, and we have to com-

pete hard every match to have a chance,” he added. “We’ve got

a lot of speed up front: when we

play into space, we can be tough to deal with. When we hold the ball, we’re not as good. We didn’t hold it today; we moved the ball very well and that is the key for us.” Elida is at Lima Central Catholic today (7 p.m.). Napoleon entertains Perrysburg 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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Knights lance Lady Jays in net action

By Brian Bassett Times Bulletin Sports Editor sports@timesbulletin.com

CONVOY - With the postseason right around the corner, the St. John’s and Crestview volleyball teams met at Crestview High School Saturday for a late-season non-conference match. The Lady Knights, who were 16-3 on the season heading into the match, con- tinued to roll - beating St. John’s in three sets (25-13, 25-9, 25-16). Crestview seized the momentum early in the first set, when a 3-3 tie quickly became a 10-3 Lady Knight lead on a Danica Hicks ace, prompting a timeout by Lady Blue Jay coach Kellie Sterling. A Crestview error following the break gave St. John’s a point but the Lady Knights answered with two to lead 12-4. St. John’s tried to battle back when a Shelby Reindel kill made the deficit six, 13-7, Crestview. Another Reindel kill later in the set kept the deficit at six, 15-9, before Crestview recorded five consecutive points to run the score to 20-9. The Lady Knights coasted the rest of the set, outscoring the Lady Jays 5-4 to take a 25-13 victory and

the 1-0 match lead. The second set

started much like the first, all Crestview,

as they jumped out to

a 10-1 lead that was

capped by three con- secutive McKenzie Nofer kills. A Lady Knight error then momentarily stopped

the run but Crestview would not relinquish the

momentum. Later in the set,

a Nofer ace gave Crestview

a 19-4 lead, which became

20-5 on a Taylor Hamrick kill. From there, St. John’s scored its first consecutive points of the set when two Lady Knight errors and a Reindel block made the score 20-8. The Lady Jays only managed one point the rest of the set, however, as Crestview took the second set 25-9. The Lady Knights jumped

out to a 3-1 lead in the third set and it looked like they may start a run like the one

to begin the second set but an

Emily Horstman point for the Lady Jays made the score 3-2. Crestview opened the lead to five later in the set when a Hamrick kill gave the Lady Knights a 10-5 lead. A Taylor Springer kill and another Hamrick kill made the score

Taylor Springer kill and another Hamrick kill made the score REINDEL 12-5 before a Reindel kill

REINDEL

kill and another Hamrick kill made the score REINDEL 12-5 before a Reindel kill stopped the

12-5 before a Reindel kill stopped the Lady Knight rally. Hamrick and

Springer then notched

two more points for Crestview before Reindel, again, coun- tered with a kill to make the score 14-7, Crestview. The Lady

Knight lead was increased to nine when con- secutive Springer kills made

the score 19-10. St, John’s

would not go away easily as a Reindel and Rebekah Fischer block cut the Crestview advantage to six,

19-13.

A Reindel kill later in the set made the score 20-14 but Springer, MeKale Clifton and Hicks all recorded points to run the score to 23-14. Reindel then answered with

a kill followed by a Lady

Knight error to make the score 23-16.

Hamrick scored a point

to give the Lady Knights set

and match points and tipped

a ball which found floor on

the St. John’s side of the net

to give Crestview the set (25-

16) and match (3-0) win. “With Saturdays, some- times you never know. I know that St. John’s is used to playing in the [Midwest

Athletic Conference] - a lot tougher conference than we face. But the girls have just been playing so well, I felt real comfortable coming in,” Crestview coach Tammy Gregory said. Gregory added that the match Saturday was a good test with the sectional tourna- ment looming. “It’s huge as we prepare for tournament. St. John’s is in our tournament draw; this is always a big game going into that. I keep saying to the girls, ‘Our blocking is coming on;’ we’re just being so aggressive at the net. And our passes are right on,” she added. Hamrick went 18-18 serv- ing for the Lady Knights, with two aces. She added 10 kills. Danica Hicks recorded three aces, 10 kills and 21 assists. Springer had 11 kills and 16 assists. Nofer had two aces, five kills and seven

digs. Holly Genth added seven digs. Sterling was unavailable for comment.

The win improved the Lady Knights record to 17-3

on the season. Both teams are in action

Tuesday: St. John’s visits Fort Recovery (5:30 p.m. junior varsity start) for MAC activ- ity, while the Knights visit Ada in Northwest Conference action.

loCal roundup

(Continued from page 6A)

From there, the Lady Cougars began to mount a comeback. With just over 21 minutes remaining, Van Wert sophomore midfielder Hannah

Hulbert connected on a free kick from just outside of the Bryan penalty area. Hulbert struck again with 51 seconds remaining in the match on a blast from the corner of the Bryan penalty area.

Van Wert kept the pressure on and had

a corner kick with 10 seconds remaining.

After a scramble in front of the Bryan net,

the defense cleared the ball away and the final horn sounded.

Van Wert Coach Rich Nouza said he

was proud of the way his team battled back

after falling behind and never quit until the final whistle. “I have seen some positive things and definite improvement the last few games,” Nouza remarked.

The Lady Cougars play their final home

match of the season 5 p.m. today against Liberty Benton. The match will be the

team’s first at their new field inside the track

at the high school. It will also be Senior Day

with Madeline Blackmore, Lindsay Lamb, Courtney Neuenschwander, Ali Poling and Miranda Rickard being recognized prior to

the match for all of their accomplishments during their careers on the soccer team.

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Sweeney’s field goal gives Bluffton 30-27 overtime win at Manchester By Josh Bruner Sports information assistant NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. - The Bluffton University football team traveled to Manchester College to face the Spartans in an HCAC matchup on Saturday.

The Beavers hit a 37-yard field goal

attempt in overtime to take their second win

a row, 30-27, and their first in OT.

The win bumps the Beavers up to 2-4

overall with a 2-2 record in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The loss dropped the Spartans below the .500 mark

as they fell to 2-3 overall with a 1-2 mark

in

the HCAC.

The

Beavers started the game slowly

as

they went 3-and-out the first two drives. The Manchester offense managed to

split the uprights on their first touch, taking an early 3-0 lead.

The Beavers put together a nice drive

on their third possession as a Tyler Wright (Troy) 49-yard touchdown run gave the Beavers a 7-3 lead with just under four minutes left in the first.

The Bluffton defense forced a 3-and-

out from the Spartans following the touch- down. The Beavers started to drive down

the field as the first quarter expired with Bluffton holding a 7-3 lead. Bluffton continued to move the chains

as Wright connected with Ryan Sabin (Canal

Winchester) for a 38-yard touchdown pass

with 10:24 left in the half. The Beavers failed on the PAT, making the score 13-3.

The Spartans responded by marching

down the field for a touchdown at the 6-min- ute mark in the half. Wright found the end zone once again, this time connecting with Shane Swisher (Findlay/McComb) to make it a 10-point

lead with just two minutes left in the period.

The Spartans wasted no time respond-

ing as a 65-yard touchdown run by Corey

Nelson took just 15 seconds off the clock.

A Spartan interception on the

Manchester 44-yard line with only one min- ute left in the half set up a Kyle Evans 27-yard field goal which made the score 20-20 at the break. Manchester took its second lead of the afternoon, 27-20, when Justin Minnich hit

Skodinski for a 9-yard touchdown comple- tion with 3:02 to play in the third. Bluffton was not fazed as a 44-yard Jason Johnson (Lansing, Mich./Lansing

Eastern) reception from Chris Byrd (Detroit, Mich./Detroit University Prep) put the Beavers on the Manchester 8 as the third quarter expired. Byrd connected twice with Shawn Frost (Edison/Mt. Gilead) to start the fourth, capping the drive with a 2-yard touchdown which knotted the game with 14 minutes remaining.

The teams each had their chances in

the fourth quarter but were forced to punt as the score remained 27-27 at the end of regulation. Manchester started with the ball in the overtime. They made it to the Bluffton 19 but

missed a 36-yard field goal attempt. The Beavers took their shot and after

a 5-yard penalty and nine yards on the

ground, Austin Sweeney (Adrian, Mich./ Whitmer) split the uprights on a 37-yard attempt to give the Beavers their second straight win, 30-27. The offenses proved even in the game as the Spartans had the slight advantage

(367-354) in total yards. Manchester had

the advantage on the ground, rushing for

252 yards, while the Beavers picked up 160.

Bluffton led the air raid, connecting for 194 yards, while the Spartans had just 115 in the air. Both teams threw one interception

in the game.

The difference proved to be third-down conversions as the Beavers moved the chains 9-of-17 attempts, while they held the Spartans to 6-of-17. Bluffton was whistled for nine penalties

totaling 80 yards, while the Spartans were only whistled for four, resulting in 28 yards. The Beaver offense was led by Wright, who ran the ball for 101 yards and a touchdown on just seven carries. He also

threw the ball for 101 yards and two touch- downs, going 7-of-10 with one interception. Following Wright in the running game was Airic Steagall (Hillsboro) with 42 yards on

18 carries. Jason Brown (Napoleon) also

added 26 yards on the ground. Pacing the Bluffton receivers was Sabin with two catches for 61 yards and a touch- down. Hauling in three catches apiece were Swisher, Shawn Frost and Todd Trotter (Cincinnati/Aiken University). The Bluffton defense was led by Shane Hubbard (Johnstown/Big Walnut), who stopped the Spartans 13 times with one sack. Justin Hahn (Rocky River), Preston Huddleston (Benton Harbor, Mich./Eau Claire), and Joe Maldonado (Dade City,

Fla./Zephyrhills) each contributed with six tackles in the game. Justin Crosier (Columbus/Hamilton Township) finished with three TFL’s and Jacob Luthy (Ida, Mich/Ida) came up with an interception. The Beavers return to Salzman Stadium

next Saturday as they host the Ravens of

Anderson University. The contest is slated

to begin at 1:30 p.m.

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Bluffton improves to 3-1 in HCAC with sweep of Earlham By Meghan Mohr Sports information assistant BLUFFTON — For the first volleyball match of the afternoon on Saturday, the Bluffton University Lady Beavers took on HCAC foe Earlham College in Founders Hall. Taking a 3-0 sweep over the Quakers (25-11, 25-20, 25-20), all 21 Beavers in uni- form were able to see action in the match. Senior Nicole Wood (Tiffin/Hopewell- Loudon) came up huge for the Beavers, put-

ting away 18 kills. Fellow seniors Courtney

Zimmerman (Leesburg/Fairfield) and Jenna Eshleman (Landisville, Penn./Hempfield) pounded six and five kills, respectively. Freshmen Ashley Litwiller (Hopedale, Ill./Olympia) and Amber Saddler (Elida) along with sophomore Bethany Behnfeldt (Napoleon) all tallied three kills apiece. Senior Lauren Morrow (Marion/River Valley) and junior Brooke Distal (Carey) both slammed two kills each, while sophomores Alicia Wood (Cleveland Heights) and Hailey Phillips (Malinta/Patrick Henry) added a spike apiece.

Setting up the offense was sophomore Kyleigh Whitsel (Sheffield Lake/Brookside) with 33 assists. Defensively, junior libero Heather Schierer (Crescent Springs, Ky./ St. Henry) picked up 11 digs, while Whitsel finished with 10. Hailey Phillips and Nicole Wood chipped in with six and four digs, respectively. At the net, both Behnfeldt and Zimmerman stuffed two balls for block assists. The second match of the weekend was

a battle of purple when the Beavers faced the Raiders of Mount Union. The home team came out strong in set one and was unstoppable the rest of the match, leading

in every statistical category. The Beavers

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tune of 40 assists. The Beaver defense was on tonight

with three players putting up double-digit numbers for digs. Schierer had a whop- ping 22 digs, while sophomores Lindsay Krohn (Marysville, Ind./New Washington) and Whitsel added 12 and 10 digs, respec- tively. At the net, Zimmerman dominated with four blocks. Distal tallied two blocks and Behnfeldt one for the victors. Bluffton rifled six aces in the match

with Philips (two) leading the way. Whitsel, Eshleman, Zimmerman and Freshman Melissa Wichie (Brunswick) all air-mailed one ace each.

The Beavers are now 14-8 (3-1 HCAC). The next match for Bluffton is Tuesday against the Battling Bishops on the campus

of Ohio Wesleyan University.

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Bluffton knocks off Anderson 1-0 for first win of season By Josh Bruner Sports information assistant BLUFFTON — The Bluffton University men’s soccer team hosted Anderson University for an HCAC matchup on

Saturday The match started slowly, as neither team could find the back of the net in the first half. The home team finished a nice

offensive play, sneaking one past the AU keeper with just 12 minutes left in the game

for their first win of the season. The Beavers

moved to 1-11 overall and 1-3 in the HCAC, while the Ravens fell to 6-6-1 overall and

3-1 following their first conference setback

of the season.

The defenses prevailed early on as both teams were held scoreless in the first 45 minutes. The Beavers made a run at the 78-minute mark and Nate Byrum (London) connected with Andrew Shroll (Van Buren) for a 1-0 lead with less than 12 minutes to

play. The Bluffton defense continued to hold

its ground in the last minutes as the home

team picked up its first W of the season over

a talented Anderson squad that already

has victories over Earlham, Defiance and Franklin to its credit. The Ravens outshot the Beavers, tak- ing 21 attempts, seven on goal. Bluffton

managed just six shots but the most impor-

tant one of the match a score by Shroll

at the 78:09 mark. The Beavers proved

more aggressive as they were whistled for 10 fouls, compared to the Ravens with

eight. Anderson forced all 10 corner kicks

in the match. Dan Saville (Toledo/Central

Catholic) picked up the win while recording seven saves and keeping the visitors off the scoreboard. The Beavers return to the field on Wednesday when they travel to Grand Rapids, Mich., to face Grace Bible College

for a non-conference matchup. The match is

scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. On the women’s side, the Lady Beavers

netted three first-half goals en route to a 4-0 victory over Anderson University. Bluffton moved to 5-3-1 overall and evened its mark in the Heartland Conference

at 2-2, while the Ravens slipped to 2-9 on

the season and 0-4 in the HCAC.

The Beaver offense took control early

as freshman Kathleen Reid (Midlothian, Va./

Manchester) punched one past the keeper just six minutes into the game. Reid found

the back of the net again at the 17-minute mark as she gave the Beavers a 2-0 lead

with her third goal of the season and second

in 11 minutes. Senior Megan Denoi (Bryan) drilled

a deep shot just one minute later to

give Bluffton a 3-0 lead at the break. Bluffton freshman Amanda Hunsberger (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview) pushed in her first goal of the year early in the second

half and the Beavers held AU scoreless, taking the 4-0 victory. The Beaver offense was showcased as the home team outshot the Ravens

21-10. Bluffton put 13 shots on goal, while Anderson only managed six. The teams proved to be equally aggressive as the Ravens had just one more foul (8-7).

Elizabeth Webb (Ashland) was credited

with the win, collecting four saves in the

first

Leading the offense for the Beavers were Reid and Aimee Whitmer (Grand Rapids/Otsego) with four shots apiece. Whitmer placed three shots on frame, while Hunsberger, Denoi, Reed and Kourtney

Lewis (Arlington/Riverdale) all chipped in

with two attempts on target. The Beavers return to the field today

when they host Rochester College at the Sears Complex. The match is slated to begin at 4 p.m.

stanza.

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Touchdown returns by Sierra and Pickett spark DC victory CINCINNATI — Defiance College notched its third victory over Mount St.

Joseph in the past four meetings with a

23-13 triumph over the Lions on Saturday.

The Jackets used a pair of takebacks to

secure the victory, with the first and final strikes of the afternoon coming on touch- down returns. Tony Sierra got things started for Defiance with an 84-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter. The return lifted the Jackets to a 7-0 edge with 6:19 remaining in the first period and set a new

DC record, by besting the previous mark

of 81 yards set by Dustin Winkler against MSJ in 2001.

After the Mount cut the lead to one

point on the ensuing possession, Defiance bumped the spread to 10-6 on a 23-yard

field

goal off the foot of Spencer Saunders

with

14:10 left to play in the second quar-

ter. The score would remain there until the fourth period, when the Lions claimed the

lead

with a six-play, 83-yard scoring march

that

gave the hosts their first lead of the

afternoon at 13-10 with 14:27 showing on

the

clock.

Rick Powell brought the Jackets back

on

the very next touch however, spur-

ring

a 72-yard drive by following a seven-

yard completion to Jon Carrabino with a 16-yard scamper to the MSJ 44-yard line. Powell then handed the ball to Terrance Plummer for a trio of rushes spanning 24 yards, before calling his own number on a 22-yard sprint to paydirt for the 16-13 DC

advantage.

Another key return would open up a 10-point spread just over one minute later, as Gregg Pickett intercepted a pass and

ran it back 32 yards for another Yellow

Jacket score. The touchdown and ensuing point-after from Saunders gave Defiance a

23-13 lead that it would not relinquish over

the final 9:07 of action. The play of DC’s defense and special

teams proved pivotal in the victory, as

the Jackets averaged nearly 30 yards per

kickoff return and just under 50 per punt return, highlighted by Sierra’s record-setting 84-yard strike to open the scoring. Matt Oliver also excelled by averaging

41 yards per punt in six tries, including a

60-yard boot and three kicks inside the MSJ

20-yard line. The Yellow Jacket defense allowed a season-high 278 yards on the ground but

countered by limiting MSJ to only 93 yards through the air on 11-of-27 passing. The Purple and Gold also hauled in three inter-

ceptions to keep the Lions at bay. Pickett provided the gem with the

32-yard interception return for a score, while

Chrys Killebrew also hauled in a MSJ pass

and Kyle Keegan ended the Mount’s final

possession of the game with a pick. Hunter Robertson led the defense with 10 tackles, while Josh Slayton posted seven stops and D.J. Brigham picked up a sack. Powell paced the offense in his return to the starting lineup at the quarterback spot

by completing 13-of-26 passes for 87 yards

and racking up 96 yards on the ground over

11 carries. Powell averaged 8.7 yards per

rush, to go with one touchdown. Defiance (1-4, 1-2 HCAC) will look to even its mark in HCAC action on Saturday when it returns home to welcome Earlham (0-6, 0-4 HCAC) at 1:30 p.m.

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Cross Country results

ROCKET CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL Saturday’s Results at Anna High School BOYS Team Scores:

Columbus Grove 78, W. Liberty-Salem 115, Jackson Center 116, Bellefontaine 117, Anna 147, Tri-Village 196, Covington 200,

Graham Local 210, Botkins 222, Cedarville 265, Lima Central Catholic 267, Mechanicsburg 335, Spencerville 335, Indian Lake 349, Lakota 381, Lehman Catholic 455, Bradford 459, Worthington Christian 481, New Knoxville 551, Triad 612. Top 20 Individuals:

1. Murphy (T-V) 15:46.7; 2.

Orndorf (BE) 15:54.2; 3. Jake Graham (CG) 16:43.6; 4. Runion (BE) 16:49.7; 5. Alex Shafer (CG) 17:05.3; 6. Hamlin

(Bethel) 17:07.1; 7. Scott (W-LS) 17:08.4; 8. White (CO) 17:17.1; 9. Aaron Hefner (SV) 17:21.0; 10. Carder (CO) 17:29.4;

11. Larger (AN) 17:30.5; 12.

Meister (W-LS) 17:34.5; 13. Elchert (JC) 17:35.6; 14. Adams (W-LS) 17:36.1; 15. Pumphrey (GL) 17:37.4; 16.

Colton Grothaus (CG) 17:39.2;

17. Rigg (LCC) 17:47.7; 18.

Newcomer (GL) 17:49.8; 19.

Tussing (JC) 17:50.2; 20. Grant Schroeder (CG) 17:50.6. Other Local Finishers (238 Runners): 38. Jerry Kesselmeyer (CG) 18:26.4; 40. Nick Schmiesing (CG)

18:27.1;

Wisher

Josh

(SV)

Stephens (CG) 18:56.0; 57.

Caleb Vogt (SV) 18:56.2; 58. Troy Meyer (CG) 18:56.4;

75. Will Vorhees (CG) 19:21.5; 82. Drew Schroeder (CG)

19:28.4;

19:47.7;

(CG) 19:55.1;

129.

Gant (CG) 20:17.9;

120. Darrion

94. Alex Tabler (CG) 103. Cody Reynolds

(CG)

Sawmiller (SV) 23:32.9. GIRLS Team Scores: W. Liberty- Salem 34, Botkins 96, Spencerville 112, Covington 113, Anna 184, Bellefontaine 192, Pandora-Gilboa 194, Graham Local 201, Houston 201, Columbus Grove 231, Indian Lake 262, Lima Central Catholic 280, Bradford 303, Bethel 450. Top 20 Individuals: 1. Roeth (HO) 18:58.9; 2. Vogel (W-LS) 19:16.6; 3. Reese (LA) 19:46.2; 4. Smith (W-LS) 19:46.4; 5. Henault (WL-S) 19:52.0; 6. Strickland (W-LS)

218. Kyle

21:41.4;

(WL-S) 19:52.0; 6. Strickland (W-LS) 218. Kyle 21:41.4; 20:20.8; 7. House (ME) 20:35.0; 8. Karri Purdy

20:20.8; 7. House (ME) 20:35.0; 8. Karri Purdy (SV) 20:35.2; 9. Amber Herron (CG) 20:36.6;

10. Holthaus (HO) 20:44.7; 11.

Jackson (Riverside) 20:49.2;

12. Bailey (BO) 20:49.4;

13. Cron (CO) 20:52.5; 14.

Bailey (BO) 20:59.6; 15.

Sprunger (PG) 21:00.8; 16.

Tori Hardesty (SV) 21:02.7;

17. Knoop (BO) 21:05.2; 18.

Snipes (CO) 21:08.9; 19.

Jones (BE) 21:10.9; 20. Albers (AN) 21:14.4. Other Local Finishers (163

Runners): 22. Alexa Brown

(SV) 21:20.0;

39.

Alexis Ricker (CG) 22:12.1;

Miller (SV) 22:04.2;

35. Cortney

54. Schylar Miller (SV) 22:48.4; 56. Jennifer Burnett (SV)

22:48.9;

(SV) 23:06.5; 63. Megan

76.

Cece Utendorf (CG) 23:48.6;

90. Kayla Parlette (CG) 24:35.2; 93. Micah Stechshulte (CG)

24:42.3;

Langhals (CG) 23:06.9;

62. Caitlin Wurst

43.

Joe

56.

18:33.9;

100. Jenna Kahle

(SV) 25:07.0;

124.

MacKenzie Miller (SV) 26:20.6;

131. Brooke Schnipke

Keiber (SV) 25:10.9;

103. Ashley

(CG) 26:56.1;

149.

Alexa Halker (CG) 28:47.8;

163. Heidi Stechshulte (CG)

32:27.5.

Miller (CG) 28:21.3;

147. Quincy

Matthew Hurles (SV) 20:30.6; 170. Corey Schroeder (CG)

21:29.9;

178. Elisha Jones

nFl glanCe

The Associated Press AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East

 

W

L

T

Pct

PF

PA

Buffalo

4

1

0

.800

164

120

New England 4

1

0

.800

165

119

N.Y. Jets

2

3

0

.400

121

125

Miami

0

4

0

.000

69

104

South

 

W

L

T

Pct

PF

PA

Houston

3

2

0

.600

127

95

Tennessee

3

2

0

.600

105

94

Jacksonville

1

4

0

.200

59

115

Indianapolis

0

5

0

.000

87

136

North

 

W

L

T

Pct

PF

PA

Baltimore

3

1

0

.750

119

57

Cincinnati

3

2

0

.600

110

94

Pittsburgh

3

2

0

.600

102

89

Cleveland

2

2

0

.500

74

93

West

 

W

L

T

Pct

PF

PA

San Diego

4

1

0

.800

120

109

Oakland

3

2

0

.600

136

133

Kansas City

2

3

0

.400

77

150

Denver

1

4

0

.200

105

140

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East

 
 

W

L

T

Pct

PF

PA

Washington

3

1

0

.750

83

63

N.Y. Giants

3

2

0

.600

127

123

Dallas

2

2

0

.500

99

101

Philadelphia

1

4

0

.200

125

132

South

 

W

L

T

Pct

PF

PA

New Orleans

4

1

0

.800

157

125

Tampa Bay

3

2

0

.600

87

125

Atlanta

2

3

0

.400

104

130

Carolina

1

4

0

.200

116

132

North

 

W

L

T

Pct

PF

PA

Green Bay

5

0

0

1.000 173

111

Detroit

4

0

0

1.000 135

76

Chicago

2

2

0

.500

94

98

Minnesota

1

4

0

.200

111

106

West

 

W

L

T

Pct

PF

PA

San Francisco 4

1

0

.800

142

78

Seattle

2

3

0

.400

94

122

Arizona

1

4

0

.200

96

121

St. Louis 0

4

0

.000

46

113

——— Sunday’s Results Minnesota 34, Arizona 10 Oakland 25, Houston 20 Kansas City 28, Indianapolis 24

Buffalo 31, Philadelphia 24 New Orleans 30, Carolina 27 Cincinnati 30, Jacksonville 20 Pittsburgh 38, Tennessee 17 Seattle 36, N.Y. Giants 25 San Francisco 48, Tampa Bay 3 San Diego 29, Denver 24

New England 30, N.Y. Jets 21

Green Bay 25, Atlanta 14 Open: Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas, Miami, St. Louis, Washington Today’s Game Chicago at Detroit, 8:30 p.m.

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Weekly athletic schedule

For Week of Oct. 10-16 TODAY Boys Soccer Van Wert at Spencerville, 5 p.m. Elida at Lima Central Catholic,

7 p.m. Girls Soccer Jefferson at Cory-Rawson, 5 p.m. Lincolnview at Allen East, 5 p.m. Liberty-Benton at Van Wert, 5

p.m. Fort Jennings at St. Marys, 7 p.m. Bluffton at Crestview (NWC), 7

p.m. Volleyball Lincolnview at New Knoxville, 5:30 p.m. Wayne Trace at Jefferson, 6 p.m. Minster at Spencerville, 6 p.m. Columbus Grove at Kalida (PCL),

6 p.m. TUESDAY Boys Soccer Fort Jennings at Ottoville (PCL),

7 p.m. Kalida at Bluffton, 7 p.m. Girls Soccer Ottoville at St. John’s, 5 p.m. Elida at Defiance (WBL), 7 p.m. Continental at Kalida (PCL), 7

p.m. Van Wert at Ottawa-Glandorf (WBL), 7 p.m. Volleyball St. John’s at Fort Recovery (MAC), 5:30 p.m. Celina at Elida (WBL), 5:30 p.m. Jefferson at Columbus Grove (NWC), 6 p.m. Ottoville at Lima Temple Christian,

Spencerville

at

Lincolnview,

5

p.m. Ottawa-Glandorf at Van Wert (WBL), 5 p.m. Defiance at Elida (WBL), 7 p.m.

Girls Soccer Allen East at Jefferson (NWC),

5 p.m. St. John’s at LCC, 5 p.m. Van Wert at Coldwater, 5 p.m. Fort Jennings at Ottoville (PCL),

7 p.m. Crestview at Kalida, 7 p.m. Volleyball New Knoxville at St. John’s (MAC), 5:30 p.m. Elida at Defiance (WBL), 5:30

p.m. Kalida at Jefferson, 6 p.m. Continental at Ottoville (PCL), 6

p.m. Van Wert at Ottawa-Glandorf (WBL), 6 p.m. Co-ed Cross Country

MAC at Coldwater, 5 p.m. FRIDAY Football Fort Recovery at St. John’s (MAC), 7:30 p.m. Jefferson at Sidney Lehman, 7:30

p.m. Crestview at Spencerville (NWC), 7:30 p.m. Columbus Grove at Paulding (NWC), 7:30 p.m. Elida at Bath (WBL), 7:30 p.m. Wapak at Van Wert (WBL), 7:30

p.m. Boys Soccer New Knoxville at Ottoville, 7 p.m.

6

p.m. (V only) Paulding at Spencerville (NWC),

SATURDAY Boys Soccer

6

p.m. Lincolnview at Allen East (NWC),

Fort Jennings at Shawnee, 1 p.m. Ottawa-Glandorf at Kalida, 7

6

p.m. Pandora-Gilboa at Kalida (PCL),

p.m.? Girls Soccer

6

p.m. St. Marys at Van Wert (WBL),

Fort Jennings at Elida, noon? Volleyball

6

p.m. Crestview at Ada (NWC), 6 p.m. Co-ed Cross Country Ottoville at Ottawa-Glandorf, 5

Lincolnview and Antwerp at Van Wert, 10 a.m. Columbus Grove at Ottawa- Glandorf, 10 a.m.

p.m.

Hicksville at Crestview, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY

Co-ed Cross Country

THURSDAY

WBL at Kenton, 9 a.m.

Boys Soccer

NWC meet at Paulding, 10 a.m.

NatioNal league ChampioNship series

By CHRIS JENKINS The Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — Even before the first pitch, the

Milwaukee Brewers took a swing at the St. Louis Cardinals. Come Sunday, the Brewers swapped their barbs for bats —

and just kept bashing. Needing a comeback in the NL championship series opener, Milwaukee turned to its power duo of Ryan Braun and Prince

Fielder, then got a clutch hit from Yuniesky Betancourt to beat the Cardinals 9-6. The Brewers celebrated wild- ly as the big hits came during a rapid-fire rally. “It’s the playoffs, bro,” Fielder said. “You’ve got to let

it all out.”

Braun launched a 2-run, 463- foot homer in the first inning and added a 2-run double during a 6-run burst in the fifth. Fielder hit a 2-run homer and the typical- ly light-hitting Betancourt added

a 2-run homer to cap it. The mid-game turnaround came so fast that the crowd wasn’t done cheering Braun’s big hit when Fielder went deep. “I don’t even know if I heard the ball come off Prince’s bat,” Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. “I knew it was a good swing and came off nice but when you can’t hear the ball, the sound of it, because of all the people yell- ing. I wasn’t sure what was going to happen there until I saw the ball flight.” At least for one game, the bit- ter NL Central rivals avoided any on-field confrontations in their first postseason matchup since the 1982 World Series. That’s despite an already

tense atmosphere that gained some steam when Brewers starter Zack Greinke let it slip on Saturday that some of his teammates don’t like the Cardinals’ Chris Carpenter — a comment that drew a stern rebuke from Cardinals manager Tony La Russa. Greinke hinted that he heard a few comments from the Cardinals’ dugout Sunday but he said it was nothing out of the ordinary. “They’re yelling from the dugout some but most teams do that,” Greinke added. “Everyone always makes fun of me grunt- ing when I throw a fastball. It’s kind of funny sometimes but no big deal.”

The atmosphere was tense even before the first pitch, as La Russa was showered with boos during pregame introductions. He calmly tipped his cap to the crowd. La Russa said afterward that

he hoped the tension wouldn’t overshadow the competition — although he added he had a sense that some fans and media mem- bers would be disappointed if there aren’t any repeats of the on-field confrontations the teams have had in the recent past. “I don’t want our players and their players to be egged on and I don’t think they will,” La Russa said. “We’re going to play as hard and good against each other as we can.” Greinke struggled at times but reliever Takashi Saito got Cardinals star Albert Pujols to ground into a key double play in the seventh. Francisco Rodriguez pitched a hitless eighth and closer John Axford threw a hitless ninth

hitless eighth and closer John Axford threw a hitless ninth for a save. Game is at

for a save. Game

is

at Miller Park tonight. Shaun Marcum starts for the Brewers against Edwin Jackson. “We’ll come back out,” Cardinals star Lance Berkman said. “The same thing hap- pened to us in the first game against Philly. We were able to regroup.” David Freese hit a 3-run homer off Greinke in the fourth and the Cardinals led 5-2 in the fifth. But Milwaukee made it tough on Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia, who left after giving up Fielder’s homer. Garcia, who hit Fielder with a pitch earlier in the game, gave up six runs and six hits in 4-plus innings with three walks. He took the loss. Greinke earned the win despite his uneven outing, giv- ing up six runs and eight hits in 6-plus innings. He left the game to a standing ovation after giv- ing up a leadoff single to Rafael Furcal in the seventh. The Cardinals took a 3-run lead into the fifth before Garcia allowed a leadoff single to

Corey Hart and a double to Jerry Hairston Jr. Braun hit a 2-run ground-rule double to right and with the crowd still saluting him, Fielder hit the first pitch from Garcia deep to right for a two- run homer, giving the Brewers the lead. Fielder then showed off his repertoire of celebrations, giving the team’s “Beast Mode” gesture upon his arrival at home plate and exchanging mock knockout blows with Braun as he trotted back to the dugout.

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That was it for Garcia, who left with no outs in the fifth and his team down 6-5. It that wasn’t the end of trouble for the Cardinals, though. Reliever Octavio Dotel field- ed Rickie Weeks’ grounder and threw the ball away, allowing Weeks to go to second on the error. Betancourt — who batted .252 in the regular season with 13 homers — then sent a 2-1 pitch from Dotel deep to left, where it flew into the Brewers’ bullpen and was fielded on the fly by Milwaukee bullpen catch- er Marcus Hanel. Hanel pumped his fist, Betancourt circled the bases and the crowd continued its inning-long eruption. Betancourt has taken plenty of criticism this season but might be among the rare group of athletes who say they don’t pay atten- tion to the critics and actually mean it. Through an interpreter, Betancourt added he manages to avoid criticism because he doesn’t speak much English. With the score 8-5, Pujols came to the plate with runners on first and third and no outs in the seventh. Pujols broke his bat on a double-play grounder — a run scored but the Brewers had limited the damage. Betancourt doubled in the seventh and scored on a single by Jonathan Lucroy. The Brewers and Cardinals split an 18-game series even- ly this season, a sign of what has been one of baseball’s most intense rivalries in recent years. The Cardinals’ success against the Brewers in the final month of the season was one of the main reasons they climbed back into playoff contention.

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would’ve loved and found a way to gut out

 

At Foxborough, Mass., BenJarvus

by Atlanta (2-3), which was trying to make

shot for the win before his pass fell incom-

secutive completions of 41 and 19 yards

Bradshaw.

The Oakland Raiders just won, baby.

Green-Ellis ran for a career-high 136 yards

up for an embarrassing 48-21 loss to

plete in the end zone on the final play.

to

Victor Cruz.

Tennessee’s Chris Johnson ran for a

A day after owner Al Davis died, the Raiders pulled off a fake punt he

and two touchdowns for New England. Tom Brady had another strong game, completing 24-of-33 passes for 321 yards

Green Bay in the playoffs last season. But after settling for three field goals by Mason Crosby, Rodgers finally got

Nick Novak kicked five field goals and Ryan Mathews ran for a career-best 125 yards for San Diego, which takes a 4-1

A procedure penalty on first down pushed the ball back to the 10, then Eli Manning’s pass tipped off Cruz’s hands,

team record with five touchdown passes

a

— including two to Hines Ward.

score but finished with 51 rushing yards on 14 carries. The Titans are 3-2. Vikings 34, Cardinals 10

a

25-20 victory over the Houston Texans

and one touchdown as the Patriots scored

rolling. He connected with James Jones

record into its bye week.

bounced off Kam Chancelor and was

At Minneapolis, Adrian Peterson pow-

on

Sunday.

at least 30 points for the 13th straight

on a 70-yard touchdown that gave Green

Orton was 6-of-13 for 34 yards with

picked off at the 6 by Browner.

ered in for three first-quarter TDs to build

Michael Huff intercepted Matt Schaub’s pass in the end zone on the final play to secure the win. Coach Hue

regular-season game. Meanwhile, New York’s Mark Sanchez had another tough one, passing for just

Bay its first lead late in the third. Then, on the first play of the fourth quarter, Rodgers connected with Greg Jennings

no touchdowns and an interception. 49ers 48, Buccaneers 3 At San Francisco, Alex Smith threw

Chiefs 28, Colts 24 At Indianapolis, Matt Cassel threw for 257 yards and four touchdowns and

lead large enough even Minnesota (1-4) couldn’t lose it. Peterson rushed 29 times for 122

a

Jackson dropped to his knees on the

166

yards against the team that entered

on a 29-yard scoring play that stretched

two of his three touchdown passes to

Kansas City scored the final 21 points

yards and Donovan McNabb jogged in for

sideline, covered his face with his hands

with the NFL’s lowest-ranked defense--.

the lead to 22-14.

Vernon Davis and Frank Gore ran for

against winless Indianapolis.

a

score, too, as the Vikings (1-4) made

Bills 31, Eagles 24

Saints 30, Panthers 27

a score in his second straight 100-yard

Dwayne Bowe and Steve Breaston

it

28-0 less than 12 1/2 minutes into the

and cried as his team celebrated the bit- tersweet victory.

Sebastian Janikowski kicked four field goals, three from at least 50 yards. He was one of those unorthodox moves Oakland was known for under Davis, becoming only the third kicker drafted

At Orchard Park, N.Y., Fred Jackson had 196 yards from scrimmage and line- backer Nick Barnett had two of Buffalo’s four interceptions. After scoring on a 31-yard intercep- tion return in the second quarter, Barnett

At Charlotte, N.C., Drew Brees found Pierre Thomas wide open on the right side for a 6-yard touchdown with 50 seconds left to lift New Orleans (4-1). Brees threw for 359 yards and two touchdowns, including a nearly flawless

rushing game for San Francisco (4-1). Carlos Rogers returned an intercep- tion 31 yards for a touchdown and tight ends Davis and Delanie Walker each caught TD passes of 20-plus yards in the Niners’ third straight win since blowing a

each caught two TD passes to give the Chiefs (2-3) their first win at Indianapolis. The 17-point comeback matched the big- gest in team history. With the injured Peyton Manning watching from the sideline, Curtis Painter

game. Kevin Kolb had three turnovers for the Cardinals (1-4) and finished 21-for-42 for 232 yards and one touchdown pass, a performance so shaky the Vikings were able to confidently run down the clock after stumbling through the second and

the short drive alive, then found Andre

in

the first round when the Raiders took

sealed it by grabbing Michael Vick’s

final drive in which he completed 8-of-9

late lead in a Sept. 18 overtime loss to

had a brilliant first half. He was 12-of-17

third quarters.

him in 2000. Stadiums around the league observed

tipped pass intended for Jason Avant with 1:49 left at the Bills 26.

passes for 80 yards to take back momen- tum after Cam Newton and the Panthers

the Cowboys. Josh Freeman never found the flow

for 237 yards with two TDs and a quar- terback rating of 152.2 as the Colts (0-5)

Bengals 30, Jaguars 20 At Jacksonville, Fla., Andy Dalton

a

moment of silence before the early

Jackson scored on a 5-yard run and

and are off to their worst start since 1999,

(1-4) had taken their first lead early in the

that made him so effective in the rout here

built a 24-7 lead.

threw two touchdown passes and Bernard

games to honor Davis, who died at his Oakland home on Saturday at age 82. The Raiders (3-2) wore black decals on the backs of their helmets with “AL” writ- ten in silver letters. Schaub threw for 416 yards and two touchdowns but missed star receiver Andre Johnson, who sat out with a right hamstring injury. The Texans (3-2) still had a chance to win with under a min- ute left, facing a third-and-23 from the Oakland 39. Schaub scrambled and found tight

finished with 111 yards rushing in help- ing the Bills (4-1) match their best start since 2008. The Eagles (1-4) have lost four straight

coach Andy Reid’s first season. Vick went 26-of-40 for 315 yards and two touchdowns but was undone by a career-worst four interceptions. He added 90 yards rushing to pass Randall Cunningham for most career yards by an NFL quarterback. Packers 25, Falcons 14 At Atlanta, Aaron Rodgers threw for

fourth quarter. The Saints’ defense finally sealed the win, letting the Panthers reach only mid- field before Newton’s desperation heave downfield fell incomplete for the game’s final play. Newton threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead 5-yard scoring pass to Greg Olsen for a 27-23 lead with 12:32 to play. He also scored on a sneak late in the third. Chargers 29, Broncos 24 At Denver, Philip Rivers overcame an interception and a fourth-quarter fumble

last November and the Bucs (3-2) were a step behind in a short week after beating the Colts on Monday night. Seahawks 36, Giants 25 At East Rutherford, N.J., backup Charlie Whitehurst threw a go-ahead 27-yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin and Brandon Browner returned an inter- ception 94 yards to clinch it for Seattle. Whitehurst, who replaced the injured Tarvaris Jackson in the third, led the Seahawks (2-3) on an 80-yard TD drive, capped by his pass to a wide-open Baldwin with 2:37 left on a play that the

But Cassel found Breaston for a 16-yard TD pass just before halftime and Bowe on a 5-yard score with 40 seconds left in the third quarter to get the Chiefs within 24-21. Then, with 5:15 left in the game, Breaston caught the 11-yard go- ahead score. Steelers 38, Titans 17 At Pittsburgh, Ben Roethlisberger tied

Other than a slight limp when he ran, Roethlisberger appeared to have no issues with his sprained left foot, also hitting Mike

Scott scored with 1:56 remaining for Cincinnati (3-2). The Bengals took advantage of Matt Turk’s 22-yard punt into the wind to set up the winning score, a touchdown needed because Mike Nugent missed an extra point in the first half. Dalton hooked up with Jermaine Gresham on a fourth-and-6 play to keep

Caldwell for an 8-yard gain. With the Jaguars (1-4) expecting a pass on third down, Dalton handed to Scott, who weaved his way into the end

end Joel Dreessen open at the 5 and Schaub spiked the ball with seven sec-

396

yards and a pair of touchdowns,

to lead San Diego despite Tim Tebow’s

Giants (3-2) seemed to stop after defen-

Wallace, Heath Miller and David Johnson

zone to make it 23-20.

onds left. Instead of trying to run for the winning score, Schaub lobbed a pass

leading unbeaten Green Bay back from a sluggish start.

best efforts to rally Denver (1-4) from a 16-point deficit.

sive end Osi Umenyiora jumped offside. The Giants, who had staged fourth-

for scores as the Steelers (3-2) ended Tennessee’s 3-game winning streak.

Jacksonville had a chance to tie but Blaine Gabbert fumbled a bad snap

to

Jacoby Jones and Huff stepped in to

The high-scoring Packers (5-0) trailed

Tebow threw for one touchdown and

quarter rallies to win their last two games,

The five TD passes tied a single-

and the Bengals ended up with the ball.

pick it off. Patriots 30, Jets 21

14-0 early in the second quarter and were held without a touchdown in the first half

ran for another after replacing Kyle Orton to start the third quarter and had one final

mounted another late drive and had first- and-goal at the Seahawks 5 after con-

game team record Roethlisberger already shares with Mark Malone and Terry

Cincinnati also scored on a fumble return on the final play.

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