Update! Tigers Give 100% in Hall of Fame Game

Coach Adam Burris had his team in a proper frame of mind to battle in a classic David vs. Goliath scenario…

by JP Miklovic
North Baltimore (2-13, 0-7 BVC) was totally undersized vs. their nearest and dearest rival, the Van Buren Black Knights (11-4, 8-1 BVC) in NB’s Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction basketball game.

With 6′ 5″ power forward and junior big-man Levi Gazarek still out with a severe ankle sprain, the young Tigers played inspired and scrappy ball with a Blanchard Vally Conference leader.

With ONLY ONE senior on the roster, Alex Snyder (6’2″) and playing 3 freshmen (Johnny Hagemyer 5’9″, Mitch Clark 5’10, Isaac Sexton 5’9), a sophomore (Zach Weinandy 5’9) and a pair of juniors (Jaden Bucher 5’9, Clayton Heineman 5’8). NB impressed the huge crowd in The Jungle, with their hustle and “game” against a larger (5 guys over 6 foot) and very experienced (all juniors and seniors) squad from down the road by the State Park, who now happen to be tied for the league lead).

The final score was 57 – 50, but it was closer than that most of the evening. Coach Adam Burris had his team in a proper frame of mind to battle in a classic David vs. Goliath scenario, as the Tigers held an 18 – 15 lead after the first quarter! But NB’s aim with the rock needed to be better to knock-off one of the BVC league leaders, their size and experience finally won out.

Coach Burris said, “Great atmosphere with the fans and the young guys are learning more each game!”

Fotos later…

“Great job Tigers from this old NB Hall of Famer (’73 Golf). Keep playing hard and clean and HAVE FUN!!! – Nice effort!” JP

RE: UPDATEThanks to Suzanne Bucher for telling us about Alex being a senior! NBX had to look on last year football roster to find the big fella… (as he came out for the team “late”. But we misinterpreted the info which we viewed, and tried to give him another year of high school!

Van Buren 15-16 – 12-14 – 57
N Baltimore 18 – 9 – 12- 11 – 50

Johnny Hagemyer – 14
Clayton Heineman – 11
Mitch Clark – 9
Jaden Bucher – 8
Alex Snyder – 3
Zach Weinandy – 3
Isaac Sexton – 2

FTM-A: 16-23
3-pt FG: 6 (Hagemyer 3, Bucher 2, Clark 1)
Rebounds: 23 (Snyder 7)
Turnovers: NB 16, VB 17

NB Overall Record 2-14, BVC 0-8
VB Overall Record 11-4, BVC 8-1

Van Buren – 49
N Baltimore – 38

Nick Morales – 13
Gunner Keppling – 10
Hunter Vogelsong – 8
Brayden Holloway – 4
Hunter Baker – 3
NB JV Overall Record 1-15, BVC 0-8

Upcoming Boys Games
Sat 2/9 @ Continental, 6:00
Tue 2/12 @ McComb, 6:00
Fri 2/15 @ Vanlue, 6:00
Sat 2/16 Upper Scioto Valley (H), 6:00

It’s National Pizza Day

Whether it is thin crust, Chicago-style, deep dish or anything in between, pizza is an American favorite…

Today is National Bagel Day, National Toothache Day, and NATIONAL PIZZA DAY.

Pizza….I Love You…..

National Pizza Day is observed annually on February 9th. Whether it is thin crust, Chicago-style, deep dish or anything in between, pizza is an American favorite.

Here are some interesting facts about pizza:
*Pepperoni is the most popular pizza at 36% of all pies ordered.
*Over 3 billion pizzas are sold in the USA each year. Add another 1 billion on frozen pizzas
*17% of all US Restaurants are pizzerias.
*Antica Pizzeria, the first Pizzeria, opened in Naples, Italy, in 1738. *Gennaro Lombardi, the first Pizzeria in the United States, opened in 1895 in New York City.
*Americans consume on average 23 pounds of pizza per person each year.

Source: National Calendar Day

BVHS Weekend Column: Pediatric Food Allergy vs. Intolerance

Food allergies affect roughly five to eight percent of all children…..

Pediatric Food Allergy vs. Intolerance,  byDavid Stukus, MD, Allergy and Immunology

Nationwide Children’s Hospital, an affiliate of Blanchard Valley Health System

Dr. David Stukus

Food allergies affect roughly five to eight percent of all children. A food allergy diagnosis can dramatically alter one’s life as it requires constant vigilance during meals and snacks and preparation in case a severe allergic reaction occurs. While many people experience various symptoms after eating certain foods, it is important to understand the differences between food allergy and intolerance.

What is an allergy?

An allergy is a response by the immune system to a food allergen, which causes symptoms that occur immediately (within a few hours) and with every exposure to that allergen.

While any food can potentially cause an allergy; peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, wheat, soy and fish/ shellfish cause more than 90 percent of allergic reactions.

What is an intolerance?

An intolerance is a non-immunologic response to a food that mainly causes gastrointestinal symptoms with exposure.

Common food intolerances include lactose (milk), wheat, gluten, fruits and vegetables.

Allergy Symptoms vs. Intolerance Symptoms

So how do you know if your child has an allergy or an intolerance? The good news is, for the most part, signs and symptoms vary between the two. The lists below illustrate the different reactions you might see in your child if they have a food allergy or intolerance.

Allergy Intolerance
Hives Not always reproducible
Swelling More subjective complaints
Difficulty breathing Not always immediate
Difficulty swallowing Bloating
Vomiting Gassiness
Hypotentions (passing out) Heartburn
Anaphylaxis Vomiting

Talking to Your Child’s Physician

If you think your child may have a food allergy or intolerance, talk to your child’s pediatrician about the symptoms your child is experiencing. Preparing answers to the following questions will help your pediatrician determine if a referral or testing is necessary:

  1. What do you think your child is allergic to?
  2. What do the signs and symptoms look and feel like?
  3. How long did it take for symptoms to begin after your child ate/encountered it?
  4. How long did the symptoms last?
  5. Need for treatment and what type of treatment
  6. Does this happen every time your child eats/encounters it?
  7. When was the most recent reaction?

How will a physician test if my child has an allergy?

The history is the most important part of the evaluation. Allergy testing may be indicated when the history suggests a possible food allergy. If the history does not suggest a food allergy, then testing may not be necessary.

Testing options include:

  • Skin prick testing
  • Serum specific IgE testing
  • Oral food challenge

Some studies show that up to one in three people report having a food allergy. However, only one in 20 actually do. This discrepancy often comes from an incomplete understanding of the differences between food allergy vs. intolerance, or even normal response to some foods. If you have concerns, talk to your physician.

Lutheran Church News

“I Call You Anyway” based on Luke 5:1-11 is the topic of Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon for February 10

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore
This Sunday, February 10, Pastor Ralph Mineo will offer a message titled “I Call You Anyway” based on Luke 5:1-11 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore at 10:15 a.m.  Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m.  Plan now to join us.  

St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb
“I Call You Anyway” based on Luke 5:1-11 is the topic of Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon for February 10, at St. John ‘s Lutheran in McComb at 8:00 a.m. A joint adult Sunday School with the McComb United Methodist Church begins at 9:15 a.m.  We hope you will worship with us.

Girls Basketball Results

North Baltimore @ Hopewell-Loudon – 2/7/19

High School Girls Basketball Results, by Suzanne Bucher

Varsity Girls

Hopewell-Loudon  12-9-15-16—52

North Baltimore  4-6-7-7—24

Alivia Light – 10

Leah Lee – 6

Grace Hagemyer – 4

Mia McCartney – 2

Simone Thompson – 2

2-PT FGM-A:  4-24 (17%)

3-PT FGM-A:  2-16 (13%)

FTM-A:  10-21 (48%)

Rebounds: 29 (Hagemyer 16)

Assist Leader: Light 2

Steals Leaders: Light 2, Kepling 2

Turnovers: NB 15, HL 12

NB Overall Record 12-8, BVC Record 6-4

HL BVC Record 6-3

JV Girls

N Baltimore – 35

Hopewell-Loudon – 12

Hailey Lennard –12

Gabby Estrada – 9

Kenzie Perez – 6

Cassadie Jacobs – 6

Grace Stanfield – 2

JV Overall Record 7-11, BVC Record 3-6

Upcoming Girls Games

Thur 2/14 Vanlue (Home), 6:00

Sat 2/16 @ New Riegel, 1:00