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Austin Prosser of Galion went 3-of-4 with four RBI, including a three-run homer and game-winning single in the 10th during a game against Franklin College on April 24.


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Armour member of Athletic Training Club

ASHLAND — Kori Armour of Bucyrus, OH, is a member of the Athletic Training Club at Ashland University.

Armour is majoring in athletic training.

She is the daughter of Linda Armour of Bucyrus. Armour is a 2012 graduate of Bucyrus High School.

The Athletic Training Club is open to all Ashland University students with an interest in the health profession of athletic training. The Athletic Training Club serves the Ashland University community through its involvement in fundraising events for Cerebral Palsy and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The club also serves to promote the Athletic Training profession and the work Athletic Trainers’ do every day. The work they do keeps individuals healthy, active and ready to physically perform.

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2016, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.

Ruffener to play at college level

NORTH ROBINSON – Colonel Crawford senior Callie Ruffener will continue her athletic and academic career at the University of Central Missouri. She signed her letter of intent Thursday afternoon.

She will compete in the pole vault for Division II Track and Field team, while studying actuarial science.

Prosser aids Bluffton victory

FRANKLIN, Ind. – The Bluffton University baseball team came away with a series victory over Franklin College thanks to a 7-6 win in 10 innings on Sunday, April 24. With the win, the Beavers improved to 12-20 overall and 7-12 in HCAC play, while the Grizzlies fell to 12-20 with a 7-12 HCAC mark.

The Beaver offense picked apart the Grizzlies in the second frame as a base hit by REID MAUS (Hamilton/Badin) drove home Tommy Nobile NOBILE of Reynoldsburg to put Bluffton up 1-0. Then with two men on, Austin Prosser of Galion drove one over the fence and suddenly the Beavers were in control with a 4-0 advantage.

Prosser took a page out of the Metallica songbook as he was the ‘Hero of the Day’. Prosser went 3-of-4 with four RBI, including a three-run homer and game-winning single in the 10th. He also scored two runs, one of them tying the game in the ninth. Reid Maus went 2-for-5 with two RBI singles. Luke Hickey, Jason Colliver of Beavercreek, and Tanner Hamilton finished with two hits apiece for the Beavers.

Meyer honored at Gala

CARY, N.C. — Ohio State Buckeyes head football coach Urban Meyer will be among the growing list of sports and entertainment celebrities to attend the 11th Annual Dick Vitale Gala at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, Fla., on May 13.

The gala supports the V Foundation for Cancer Research, a cancer research funding organizations, with net proceeds of the event to support foundation’s continued effort to find cures for pediatric cancer. In its 10-year history, the Dick Vitale Gala has raised more than $15 million for pediatric cancer research. Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh, son of Crestline native Jack Harbaugh, and OSU’s two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin are also expected to attend.

OHSAA approves changes to football format

COLUMBUS — The tournament format for the OHSAA Division I football playoffs will move from two regions to four regions beginning this fall following a 9‐0 vote this morning by the OHSAA Board of Directors during its April meeting. With four regions (map is linked below), Division I moves back into the same format as Divisions II through VII, with a greater emphasis on the regional championship games and decreased travel.

The proposal, which came jointly from the OHSAA staff and the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association, does not change the number of Division I qualifiers (32, same as other divisions), but will have its tournament field comprised of eight qualifiers coming from each of four regions, rather than 16 teams from two regions, as has been done beginning in 2013 when the OHSAA expanded the football playoffs to seven Divisions and reduced the number of schools in Division I to only the largest 72 schools in Ohio.

“It cuts down significantly on travel, especially in the first round. It also allows Division I to go back to having a true regional championship game in the third round, followed by the state semifinals,” Beau Rugg, OHSAA Assistant Commissioner and the state’s football administrator, said.

For the last three years, the regional finals in Division I were the fourth round, which also served as the state semifinals.

Staff reports

Austin Prosser of Galion went 3-of-4 with four RBI, including a three-run homer and game-winning single in the 10th during a game against Franklin College on April 24.
http://galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_prosser-1.jpgAustin Prosser of Galion went 3-of-4 with four RBI, including a three-run homer and game-winning single in the 10th during a game against Franklin College on April 24.Courtesy of Bluffton University

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