GOST Fun Run / Walk – “Remember the Horn!”

“NEW” this year – the NBHS Track Team brings back an NB “training” tradition for athletes, walkers and joggers over the years… “Running The Horn”!

After years of a “competitive” 5k race for North Baltimore’s Good Ole Summertime Day, this year the NBHS Track Team brings back an NB “training” tradition for athletes, walkers and joggers over the years… “Running The Horn”!

The Fun Run/Walk (approx. 1.9 miles) will begin at the Old High School Historical Marker (Corner of South Second and State Streets) and will finish at NB’s War Memorial Football Stadium at the NB Village Park.


Date: Saturday, July 27th, 2019

Time: Begins at 8:00 AM

Awards presented to first man and woman in each group – immediately following completion of the race.

Registration: Begins at 7:00 AM (by the Old High School Historical Marker)

Entry Fee: $5.00

Age Groups: Graduation years: 1977 & before, 1978-1982, 1983-1987, 1988-1992, 1993-1997, 1998-2002, 2003-2007, 2008-2012, 2013-2019, 2020-2023, 2024-2025, 2026 & beyond


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NB Black 12U Softball Update – Still Undefeated!

Advancing in Tournament – Plays TONIGHT, 7/3

by James Wilhelm

ARCADIA                                        010 3 — 4
NORTH BALTIMORE 2019     777 x — 21

Arcadia traveled to North Baltimore to play the Tigers in a night game. Red started on the mound and struck out 3, holding Arcadia scoreless in the first. The Tigers scored 7 in the bottom of the first when Arcadia walked 6 batters and Killer hit a 2 RBI grounder to 3rd.

Petunia pitched the 2nd inning and also struck out 3, but not before allowing Ava to steal home. The Arcadia pitching continued to struggle in the 2nd, walking 5 more Tigers before Petunia hit a 2 RBI popup to center. The Tigers scored 7 more and ended the 2nd up by 13 runs.

Special K pitched the 3rd inning; struck out 1, had a ground out to 1st, and then caught Riley stealing home for a quick scoreless inning. Arcadia had 4 more walks in the bottom of the 3rd and Band Aid hit a nice triple with 2 RBIs.

The Tigers ended their last at bat up by 20 runs. Hilda May closed the game out for the Tigers, she struck out 2 but not before allowing a 3 runs.

Band Aid won the game ball with excellent defensive play and the great triple she hit in the bottom of the 3rd. Tigers remain undefeated with one game remaining in the regular season.


ELMWOOD                                         040 0 — 4 
NORTH BALTIMORE 2019          767 x — 20

Elmwood travels to North Baltimore for the Tiger’s last game of the regular season.  Petunia starts the game and held Elmwood scoreless in the first inning.  The Tiger bats were on fire with the first 3 batters scoring hits highlighted by Petunia’s 2 run home run.  NB was run limited and ending the inning up 7 to nothing. 

Elmwood scored a couple of runs and had bases loaded when Red relieved Petunia.  Red walked 2 and then ended the half inning by fielding a grounder.  All 12 Tiger’s got to bat in the 2nd inning highlighted by Hilda May’s 2 run single, yet Elwood was able to hold them to 6 runs.  The inning ended with NB up by 9. 

Red threw 7 pitches in the 3rd inning and had great defensive support with Petunia catching back-to-back line drives.  Elmwood struggled in the bottom of the 3rd walking 7 straight Tigers, followed up with Beast Mode driving a ball to deep left center and scoring the 7 run limit. 

Red closed the game out with 8 more pitches in the 4th including a strike out.  Layla won the game ball with her efficient pitching and smart batting.  Petunia and Beast Mode received honorable mention contributing to a combined 12 runs scored and multiple outs on defense.  A

ll of the Tiger’s play outstanding softball the entire season and ended with a perfect record, 9-0.  



NORTH BALTIMORE ORANGE         000 5 — 5 
NORTH BALTIMORE 2019                 777 x — 21

North Baltimore Black drew North Baltimore Orange in the first round of the tournament, both teams seemed excited to play each other.  NB Black won the coin toss and chose to be the home team. 

Red was the starting pitcher for NB Black; she struck out the first batter and then Hilda May caught back-to-back line drives holding NB Orange scoreless.  NB Black scored the limit 7 runs with the first 9 batters getting on base and Beast Mode’s 2 run triple was the biggest hit of the inning. 

Red struck out the first batter again and then Band Aid fielded back-to-back grounders to hold NB Orange scoreless for the 2nd straight inning.  The next 7 batters for NB Black got on base with Nerbly, Red, and Hilda May all hitting doubles; NB Black hit the run limit again to put them up by 14. 

Petunia pitched the 3rd inning and struck out 3 of the next 4 batters.  NB Orange made back-to-back defensive plays with Dick and Gerdeman fielding grounders, nearly ending the inning.  The bases were loaded when Hilda May hit a grand slam, the 3rd inning ended when 7 runs were scored. 

Special K came in to close for NB Black, she walked the 1st two and then the NB Orange bats came alive.  Trumbull and Dick hit back-to-back grounders to score NB Orange’s first run.  Gerdeman, Hagemyer, and Abrell all made contact and knocked in 4 more runs before the game ended. 

Great game by both Tiger teams! 

NB Black plays Liberty Benton Black July 3rd @ 7pm on Field 1 in Arlington. 

NB Orange plays Vanlue July 2nd @ 5pm on Field 4 in Arlington. 

Good luck to both teams, hopefully they can play again in the Championship.

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12U NB Black Softball

3 games stats in this write-up….

Van Buren at NB

Van Buren traveled to North Baltimore to play in the Tigers’ toughest game yet. 

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Petunia started on the mound for the Tigers and held VB scoreless for the first 3 innings.  Her superb pitching was supported by outstanding defensive play, highlighted by Killer’s outstanding flyball catch to end the top of the 2nd inning. 

Beast mode made back-to-back perfect throws to catch two girls stealing to end the top of the 3rd inning. 

Van Buren’s pitcher was on fire and struck out 9 Tigers in the 1st three innings.  A walk in the 1st and a walk in the 2nd innings enabled Petunia and Band Aid to steal bases and score giving the Tigers a 2-0 advantage going into the 4th inning.  Petunia struck out the 1st batter in the 4th and then beaned the 2nd batter. 

Red relieved Petunia, allow a couple of back to back singles and gave up 2 runs to tie the game at 2.  The Tigers played great defense in the 5th and 6th innings with Band Aid, Petunia, and Red all fielding grounders and an excellent heads up play by Band Aid and Hilda May to pick of a runner at 3rd

In the bottom of the 5th Hilda May got on base with a dropped 3rd strike followed by the lone hit by Beast Mode, a solid line drive between 2nd and 3rd to knock in the game winning run. 

Red scored 3 strike outs in the 7th inning to clench the tough victory.  Beast Mode earned the game ball with her excellent catching, catching two players stealing bases, catching a foul pop up behind home plate, and getting the Tigers’ only hit of the game. 

NB Black remains undefeated at 7-0.


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submitted by: James Wilhelm

Liberty Benton at North Baltimore

After a week off due to the weather, Liberty Benton Blue traveled to NB to play the Tigers. 

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NB7172   17

Petunia started the game and struck out 3 of the 5 first batters and allowed no runs.  Red, Petunia, and Hilda May all scored hits to start the game for the Tigers.  Beast Mode, Killer, and Marsha also scored hits in the 1st to bring in the maximum allowed 7 runs. 

Red pitched the 2nd inning and made quick work of LB with a strike out and fielding 2 grounders hit right back at her.  Red only threw 11 pitches and participated in all 3 outs.  LB played strong defense in the 2nd, with Angelina getting the lone hit and holding the Tigers to a single score. 

Hilda May pitched the 3rd inning and allowed the only 2 scores LB had, but ended the inning strong with 2 Ks.

Special K closed the game strong with a strike out, fielding a grounder, and not allowing a run.   The Tigers scored 2 in the bottom of the 4th to end the game via mercy rule. 

Red received the game ball for her strong pitching performance, excellent defensive play, and solid batting.  The Tigers remain undefeated at 6-0.

submitted by James Wilhelm

 North Baltimore vs. Risingsun.

The Tigers traveled to Risingsun to play the Outlaws. 


The Tigers came ready to play; racking up 18 runs with 8 hits and striking out 12 Outlaws.  Petunia pitched 2 perfect innings and Red followed up in the 3rd by striking out 3 of the next 5 batters.  Red hit the Outlaws first pitch of the game to set the tone and Beast Mode hit a hard flyball to deep center to score the first 2 runs.  O knocked in another run leaving the Tigers up 4-0 after 1.  The Outlaw pitcher struggled in the 2nd walking the first 4 batters before Hilda May hit a line drive double over the 2nd basemen’s head.  There were 2 more walks and popup double hit by Band Aid to end the inning with NB up 11-0.  Petunia and Hilda May both had RBIs in the 4th to put the Tigers up by 18.  Brynlee came in to close and the Outlaws were able to score 3, her 3rd strike out brought the game to a close via mercy rule. 

Petunia received the game ball for her perfect pitching performance and 2 RBIs. 

Hilda May and Beast mode both recognized for solid defensive play and combined 5 RBIs.  The Tigers remain undefeated at 5-0.

OHSAA Announces Football Regions and New Volleyball, Soccer and Basketball Divisions

New football regions follow release of divisional assignments announced on June 4

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced the football region assignments for the upcoming 2019 season, along with the new divisional breakdowns in volleyball, soccer and basketball.

The football regions and soccer, volleyball and basketball divisional breakdowns were approved by the OHSAA Board of Directors and are posted at the following links:

    Football Regions: https://www.ohsaa.org/Sports-Tournaments/Football/Football-2019

     Soccer Divisions: https://www.ohsaa.org/sports/soccer

     Volleyball Divisions: https://www.ohsaa.org/sports/volleyball

     Girls Basketball Divisions: https://www.ohsaa.org/sports/girlsbasketball

     Boys Basketball Divisions: https://www.ohsaa.org/sports/boysbasketball

The official start date for football, soccer and volleyball practice is August 1. The regular season begins August 16 for soccer and volleyball and August 26 for football (first Friday is August 30).

Girls basketball practice begins October 25, with the regular season beginning November 22. Boys basketball practice begins November 1, with the regular season beginning November 27.

2019 OHSAA Football Calendar

August 1                First Day of Coaching

August 9-24         Scrimmage Dates

August 26             Regular-Season Begins (First Friday is August 30)

Sept. 24                First Weekly Computer Points Released

Nov. 2                   Regular-Season Ends

Nov. 3                   Final Computer Points and Playoff Qualifiers Announced

Nov. 8-9                Regional Quarterfinals

Nov. 15-16           Regional Semifinals

Nov. 22-23           Regional Finals

Nov. 28                 Thanksgiving

Nov. 29-30           State Semifinals

Dec. 5-7                State Championships in Canton


WC Parks Programs June 11 – 17

There will be a few nicer days to get outdoors and do something fun AND educational in Wood County Ohio!

Discoverers Nature Summer Camp (9-10 yrs)
Monday-Friday, June 10th-14th; 9:00am-12:00 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Explore, learn, and get dirty at our half-day Nature Camps! Every day offers new educational and entertaining activities to connect campers to the outdoors and all the things that call it home. A field trip to another Wood County Park expands the exploration of the outdoors, and the joy of discovery! Please provide a reliable email address or phone number; additional necessary information will be sent to you following your registration. Scholarships are available for families needing assistance with camp fees. Contact Program Coordinator Jim Witter at 419-661-1697×1 or at jwitter@wcparks.org prior to registration for more information.


Paddle the Pond
Monday, June 10th; 4:00pm – 7:30pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
No Registration Required. Enjoy a float on the pond at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve; perfect for a family outing, comfort-builder for beginners, or relaxing exercise! An instructor will be available for introductory safety and skills education. All boats, life-jackets, and paddles provided. Boats and gear on a first-come-first-served basis. Enjoy a nature walk while you wait! The last Monday of every month will feature kayaks along with canoes: June 24, July 29, August 26. Must be 4 years of age or older to ride, 12 years old for kayaks. Call ahead for special needs accommodations. Kayaking programs made possible with ODNR Division of Watercraft.
No Registration Required


Bird Song I.D. Part Two
Tuesday, June 11th; 10:00am – 11:30am Cedar Creeks Preserve
4575 Walbridge Road, Northwood
Get some experience listening for breeding birds as we build upon concepts discussed in March’s intro to bird song program. Participation in the March program is not necessary for registration.


Archery Skills: The Complete Archer
Tuesday & Thursday, June 11th & 13th; 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Arrowwood Archery Park
11126 Linwood Road, Bowling Green
Part 1: June 11 (6:30-8:30 pm) Part 2: June 13 (6:30-8:30 pm) Attendance at both sessions required. Transform into an arrow-slinging archer! This two-session course is designed to equip the novice with the tools to safely navigate the range, become familiar with basic archery equipment and create a solid foundation to work on precision and accuracy. All archery equipment provided.


Voyages Nature Camp (13-15)
Wed, Thur, & Friday, June 12th-14th; 9:00am – 2:00pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
REGISTER CAMPER ONLY – Prepare for adventure! Campers engage in outdoor activities such as archery and canoeing at different parks throughout the week. Each day has a different natural science theme that is highlighted by educational and recreational activities. Please provide a reliable email address or phone number; additional necessary information will be sent to you following your registration. Scholarships are available for families needing assistance with camp fees. Contact Program Coordinator Jim Witter at 419-661-1697×1 or at jwitter@wcparks.org prior to registration for more information.


Tweenagers: Explore the Wetlands
Friday, June 14th; 9:00am – 12:00pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Search for macro-invertebrates, frogs, and other creatures in and around the wetland. Learn how this ecosystem impacts our lives and how to contribute to good water quality. This is a drop-off program; you are encouraged to leave your tween with us and return for pickup!


Kayak Safety & Rescue
Saturday, June 15th; 10:00am – 3:00pm
Three Meadows Pond: 700 Three Meadows Drive, Perrysburg
Join American Canoeing Association instructors to advance your touring kayak safety and rescue skills. Be prepared to take a swim through this involved course that will help you keep all boats afloat and prepare you for when they don’t float. See online description for full details and registration requirements. Kayaking programs made possible through ODNR Division of Watercraft.

NB Tee-Ball Black Update

Tie ball games and fun all around!

It was a busy week for the tee ballers with games at home and at Grand Rapids. Last Saturday morning, it was  cross town rival N.B. Tee Ball White battling against the Black. Both teams hit the ball hard and played great in the field (with the stones). The game was back and forth and ended in a 22-22 tie. Great job by both teams.

On Thursday evening, the team traveled to Grand Rapids to play the orange team. With the ball players well rested from naps on the way to the game, and another great game was played.

Even though the game ended in a tie, everyone had a good time. Way to go Ericka, Xander, Ryson, Avery, Wade, Gavin, Lucas, Emsley, Bentley, Lyle, and Madilynn.

The Black team travels to Haskins Saturday morning, for a 10:00 am contest against another tough opponent. We hope to see you there. This has been Les Nessman (aka – Edward Chaffin) reporting.  

NB 12U Black Beats Riverdale 2

Riverdale 2 traveled to North Baltimore to play in the Tigers. 

RIVERDALE 2     1  1 0  2  –  –   4 
NB 12U Black      6 7 1  5  –  –  19  

from James Wilhelm

Riverdale 2 traveled to North Baltimore to play in the Tigers. 

Addison (Hilda May) gets her first start of the season at pitcher.  She walked the first 2 batters, then caught a line drive and turned a double play by forcing out Makayla at 2nd base.  The next pitch was a ground out to Hilda May, ending the top of the 1st with the Tigers down 1-0. 

The Tigers bats were very active with 4 hits in the 1st inning, scoring 6 runs.  Hilda May struck out 3 batters in the 2ndinning but also walked 4 batters allowing 1 run.  The Tigers bats continued to rock Riverdale, getting 4 more hits in the 2nd and scoring 7.

MaKenzey (Petunia) relieved Hilda May in the 3rd inning and made quick work of Riverdale, striking out the first 2 batters and the third hit a soft grounder to Olivia (O) at 1st. 

Riverdale brought in their reliever and held the Tigers to a single run in the bottom of the 3rd.  Kaylee (Special K) relieved Petunia in the 4th, striking out 2 batters and picking off Jamie at 2ndto end the inning. 

The Tigers scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 4th to end the game in a mercy rule. 

The entire team received the game ball with 3 lady Tigers receiving honorable mention; Hilda May for great defensive play in the 1st inning and hitting a triple in the 2nd, Special K for the team high 4 RBIs, and Neveah (Beast Mode) for her great catching and hitting a triple in the 1st inning.  The Tigers remain undefeated at 4-0.

Bucher 14th at State Track Pole Vault

Jordan was a Regional qualifier in pole vault all 4 years of high school and a State qualifier her Junior and Senior year.

North Baltimore Senior Jordan Bucher competed at the OHSAA State Div III State Track Meet in girls’ pole vault Friday, May 31st at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at The Ohio State University.

Jordan ended her very successful high school track career finishing 14th place clearing 10’0” – 9th place thru 14th place all cleared 10’0” for their best mark but misses at each height are taken into consideration for placing.

Jordan was a Regional qualifier in pole vault all 4 years of high school and a State qualifier her Junior and Senior year.

She will play golf for Lourdes University beginning this Fall while pursuing a nursing degree.

Jordan clearing 10 feet with room to spare.
Jordan with all her pole vault coaches.
L to R – Shannon DeCooman, Shawn Beamer, Jordan Bucher, Cyndi Hotaling (NB Head Coach), Tim DeCooman

OHSAA Baseball State Tournament Pairings and Information

State tournament begins Friday at Canal Park in Akron

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association regional baseball tournaments concluded Sunday afternoon and the OHSAA has announced the pairings for this week’s state tournament, which begins Friday at Canal Park in Akron. It marks the OHSAA’s final state tournament of the 2018-19 school year.

The divisional order of play this year at the state tournament is I, IV, II and III. Tickets are $8 at the gate. All 12 games will be on the OHSAA Radio Network and there will be a pay-per-view stream option available, as well.

Last year, the OHSAA Board of Directors approved a proposal from the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association to extend the baseball regular-season by one week, thus the sectional tournaments began a week later this year. Huntington Park in Columbus had hosted the state tournament since it opened in 2009, but its home team, the Clippers, have a homestand this week. The baseball state tournament will be at Canal Park this week and again in 2020. Canal Park is home to the RubberDucks, the minor league AA affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.

After hosting the OHSAA softball state tournament this past weekend, Akron has branded these two weeks as “Double Play Akron.” The city’s promotional video is posted at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNr9qMv0up8

2019 OHSAA Baseball State Tournament Pairings

Home team listed first. All games at Canal Park, Akron.

Rankings are from final coaches association state poll.

All games on OHSAA Radio Network: https://www.ohsaa.org/news/radio

Pay-per-view, live stats and state tournament coverage: https://bit.ly/2IjNB66


Division I

No. 12 Springboro (26-6) vs. No. 18 Mentor (21-5), Fri., 10 a.m.

Hilliard Darby (24-7) vs. No. 19 Cleveland St. Ignatius (22-8), Fri., 1 p.m.

Div. I State Championship: Sun., 10 a.m.


Division II

No. 10 Gates Mills Gilmour Academy (24-6) vs. St. Clairsville (20-10), Sat., 10 a.m.

No. 1 Dayton Chaminade Julienne (25-2) vs. Van Wert (27-2), Sat., 1 p.m.

Div. II State Championship: Sun., 4 p.m.


Division III

Coldwater (25-6) vs. St. Bernard Roger Bacon (18-10), Sat., 4 p.m.

West Lafayette Ridgewood (23-9) vs. Canton Central Catholic (24-6), Thurs., 7 p.m.

Div. III State Championship: Sun., 7 p.m.


Division IV

Minster (22-7) vs. No. 4 Jeromesville Hillsdale (22-2), Fri., 4 p.m.

Antwerp (19-5) vs. No. 6 Toronto (25-5), Fri., 7 p.m.

Div. IV State Championship: Sun., 1 p.m.