Lady Tigers Remain Unbeaten

Tuesday was supposed to be an exciting day in North Baltimore with the baseball and softball teams slated to hold opening day festivities at their beautiful new complex…………

Submitted by Rob Brian

Tuesday was supposed to be an exciting day in North Baltimore with the baseball and softball teams slated to hold opening day festivities at their beautiful new complex.  Unfortunately as often happens in Northwestern Ohio in March, Mother Nature had other plans.  However the Lady Tigers were able to shift their game to Tontogany to play a home game on Otsego’s field.

 

The resilient Lady Tigers (2-0) wasted no time worrying about where they were playing, they just wanted to hit, and hit they did.  A quick 6 run rally in the first inning and 4 more in the second led North Baltimore to a 12-6 victory over a very good Otsego softball team.

 

The Lady Tigers were equally as impressive on the defensive side of the game with a gutsy performance in the circle from sophomore pitcher Jasmine McNett and several highlight plays from a very stingy North Baltimore defense.

 

WP – Jasmine McNett (1-0)

Top Hitters: Katelyn Weinandy 2-1B; Paige Hyatt 2-2B, 2 RBI; Allison Kepling 1B, 2B, 4 RBI

 

 

On Wednesday the 2016 BVC champions traveled to Pandora-Gilboa to begin the defense of their league title.  On a cold and windy night junior pitcher Katelyn Weinandy was able to post a 3 hit shutout against the Rockets with seven strikeouts and some very solid defense behind her.  The Tiger offense struggled at times but led by Senior Bailey Boyer going 3-4 with two doubles and a single they were about to plate 5 runs for a solid 5-0 victory over the Rockets.

Katelyn Weinandy delivers the pitch
Bailey Boyer snags the pop up
Simone Thompson lays down a bunt
Makayla Light rips a double

NB Record: 3-0 / 1-0

 

WP – Katelyn Weinandy (2-0)

Top hitters: Bailey Boyer 1B, 2-2B, RBI; Paige Hyatt 1B, 2 RBI; Makayla Light 1B, RBI; Allison Kepling 1B

Save

NB Community Easter Egg Hunt

The North Baltimore Eagles #2633 & Auxiliary are holding the Annual Community Easter Egg Coloring & Hunt next week – YOU are invited to get involved!

The North Baltimore Eagles #2633 & Auxiliary are holding the Annual Community Easter Egg Coloring & Hunt next week – YOU are invited to get involved!

For children ages 0 thru 10 years, the coloring is Wednesday, April 5, 6 – 7:30 pm at the Eagles Banquet Room on North Main Street.

The Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 8, at 1:00 pm (sharp), starting at Shelter House #1 at NB Village Park.

This event is RAIN or SHINE!

“Free iPad or a Cross?”

An NBXpress devotion from Pastor Ralph J. Mineo……

In the early days of World War II, after Winston Churchill took over the leadership of England, he offered his people “blood, sweat, and tears.” During the siege of Rome in 1849, Garibaldi, the Italian general, made a proclamation: “Soldiers, all our efforts against superior forces have been unavailing. I have nothing to offer you but hunger and thirst, hardship, and death. But I call on all who love their country to join with me.” You would think that people would retreat in these situations. But statements such as this brought more people stepping up to serve.

One of the most well-known and challenging statements of Jesus is: “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves, take up their cross, and follow me.” Jesus certainly isn’t offering an “easy life” here! No, he offered a cross and an invitation to do God’s work.

Several years ago, a church published an advertisement that free iPads would be given away at Easter Sunday worship! YIKES! This is a far cry from Jesus saying, “I offer you to freely take up a cross. What I offer you is an invitation to sacrificial love, to love one another, to take care of those in dire need.”

Jesus didn’t come to make life easy, but to make life meaningful! Jesus came to make us right with God, to have a daily relationship with God.

Of course, Jesus never calls upon his followers to do or face anything that he himself wasn’t prepared to do and face. What he asks us to face, he has already faced. Jesus calls upon us to take up a cross only because he himself first suffered and died on a cross for us.

Sacrificial cross-bearing doesn’t come naturally. It’s a choice. It’s voluntary. It’s an act of love that we freely choose. For Jesus, it meant suffering and death because he loved us so much he could do nothing else. For us, it means reaching out to people who are unlovable and unlovely, even people who never return the love. We keep on loving because that’s what Jesus did, and that’s what Jesus calls us to do.

Here’s an idea for your reflection: take the word “love” and replace it with “cross-bearer” in the “love chapter” of the Bible (First Corinthians 13). “A cross-bearer is patient. A cross-bearer is kind. A cross-bearer does not envy. A cross-bearer does not boast. A cross-bearer is not arrogant or rude. A cross-bearer is not self-seeking. A cross-bearer is not easily angered, nor keeps records of wrongs. A cross-bearer does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. A cross-bearer always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

East of Cheyenne at NB Legion

Everyone is invited to the North Baltimore American Legion Hall for an evening of Classic Country Music, by one of the area’s top bands!

Everyone is invited to the North Baltimore American Legion Hall for an evening of Classic Country Music, by one of the area’s top bands!

East of Cheyenne

Classic Country Music

Saturday, April 1, 2017

7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

North Baltimore American Legion Post

539 E. South Street

North Baltimore, Ohio

_______________________________

OPEN TO PUBLIC

$7.00 Cover Chg.

POSTPONED – Thursday Golf League Organizing

North Baltimore is blessed to have an awesome, 18 hole golf course right here in town! Birch Run Golf Club offers many golf leagues for everyone. The Thursday Night Men’s League (Tournament Club) is THE oldest league at the course. YOU are invited to join the fun!

#7 at Birch Run – toughest par on the course…

North Baltimore is blessed to have an awesome, 18 hole golf course right here in town! Birch Run Golf Club offers many golf leagues for everyone. The Thursday Night Men’s League (Tournament Club) is THE oldest league at the course. YOU are invited to join the fun!

The Thursday Night Men’s League will hold an organizational meeting on Thursday, March 30, April 6, at 8:00 pm, in the beautiful club house at Birch Run.

The Thursday Night Men’s League is an open, individual, handicapped league, with no set schedule, other than teeing off for your round on Thursday’s, from 2:00 pm (?) to enough time to get your round in before you can’t see your balls… You can play your round with any other league member. There are also specials contests and games, skill holes, tournaments and outings planned each year.

Check at the course or call for more details – call 419-257-3641.

visit: Birch Run Golf Club North Baltimore Ohio

NB Legion Post #539 – Nominations & Elections 2017

North Baltimore American Legion Post #539 has announced the schedule for nominations and elections of officers for 2017.

North Baltimore American Legion Post #539 has announced the schedule for nominations and elections of officers for 2017.

(March 9 were 1st Nominations)

March 23 were 2nd Nominations

April 13 – 3rd Elections (run three times)

April 27 – Election of Officers

Contact the Post for more information – 419-257-2158

3/13; 3/14; 3/21; 3/30;