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Huemmer pays it forward at Echo Hills

By Rob KiserCall Sports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comKirt Huemmer may not be as visible as the Golf Course Working Supervisor at Echo Hills as in the past.But, you can be sure he will continue to make the golfers experience a more enjoyable one — something local golfers have benefitted from since 1987.Huemmer recently retired from full-time duty, but will continue to work up to 30 hours a week.

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Piqua netters edge Sidney

The Piqua tennis team won a nail bitter over Sidney 3-2 Thursday in GWOC North action.“I am proud of all players, we were tenacious at all positions,” Piqua coach Deb Retman said.At singles, Devon Parshall defeated Oakk Wynn 6-0, 6-0; Josh Hanes lost to Conner Bowers 3-6, 7-5, 6-1; and Tyler Lavey lost to Stephen Hendershot 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-4.Piqua swept the doubles matches.Andrew Lamphar and Luke Hanes won 6-1, 6-4; while J...

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McDonald earns PGA-Canada card

Jackson, Ohio native Jon McDonald recently took a big step in his golfing career, earning his PGA Tour-Canada card.For some, his name will ring a bell.That’s because he is married to former Piqua native Scarlett Reinke and is the son-in-law of Carl and Becky Reinke.And those fortunate enough to meet Jon in the last several years during stops in Piqua to play golf know that much like the Reinke family, he is one of the nicest and classiest guys you would ...

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Feeling ‘right at home’

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerPIQUA — Even when he was playing baseball year-round in the warm weather in Alabama, the chance to play in the cold, snowy weather of Piqua was never far from Taylor Baumeister’s mind.“Oh yeah, when we moved back, we had choices of where we wanted to live,” said Baumeister, a senior on the Piqua baseball team and the Piqua Daily Call Athlete of the Week. “When I talked to my parents, I t...

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Hemm born to play quarterback

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerSAGINAW, Mich. — Just as birds were born to fly and fish were born to swim, Justin Hemm seemingly was born to play quarterback.And nothing — not even a five-year layoff from playing at the position — was going to stop the Piqua High School graduate from playing a position that may as well be his birthright.In the spring of 2013, Hemm — who helped lead the Indians to a Division II st...

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Fuller makes college choice

By Rob KiserSports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comSIDNEY — Joe Fuller hopes to run against former GWOC North cross country Runner of the Year Aaron Dinzeo of Sidney next year.And he is heading south to do it.The Lehman Catholic senior, an outstanding distance runner in his own right, signed his letter of intent to run for Saint Leo (Florida) University Monday at Lehman.The Lions qualified for the NCAA D-II national meet las...

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Baumeister goes deep in Piqua win

By Rob KiserCall Sports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comPiqua shortstop Taylor Baumeister didn’t mind a little ribbing from his teammates about the wind Saturday night at Hardman Field.And, truth be told, it had little to do with his first varsity home run.The Piqua senior hit a towering two-run homer to centerfield in the second inning to help propel the Indians to a 7-1 win over Graham Saturday night.“So far, it is m...

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Area graduates power OSU track and field team

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerCOLUMBUS — A pair of area high school graduates helped lead the Ohio State women’s track and field team to a third-place finish at the LSU Battle on the Bayou last weekend in Baton Rouge, La.Junior Katie Borchers, a Russia High School graduate, and sophomore Tammy Berger, a Versailles High School graduate, both competed in the 1,500-meter run and both placed in the top five. Borchers placed fourth with a ...

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Yount signs with Otterbein

Rob KiserCall Sports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comIt may not be exactly the way Piqua High School senior Macy Yount dreamed it.But, the daughter of Doug and Bev Yount is exited about the opportunity in front of her after signing with Otterbein University Thursday in the PHS commons to play basketball for the next four years.“When I dreamed about it as a kid, it was to play for Geno (Auriemma) or Pat (Summitt),” the 5-foot-5 gu...

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Never to be forgotten

This has been a year for the former Piqua Catholic High School to both celebrate the 50th anniversary of its most successful basketball team — and mourn the loss of two of its greatest athletes in a six-month period.John DeBrosse, the star of the 1963-64 Piqua Catholic Final Four team passed away in September, while Tom Bornhorst passed away unexpectedly last week at his residence in Fort Loramie.I will always remember the first time I met John DeBrosse — and...

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Piqua softball uses fast start

Rob KiserCall Sports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comThe wind was blowing out at the Piqua High School softball diamond Thursday.And the Lady Indians took full advantage in the first inning — plating nine runs enroute to a 12-7 victory over Troy to complete the season sweep and start 2-0 in GWOC North play.“I would say we got off to a pretty good start,” Piqua coach Rick Claprood said. “To come out and scored nine run...

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