Clay-Notre Dame softball matchup suspended

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Clay-Notre Dame softball matchup suspended, makeup time/date unknown

Due to the continued inclement weather that made its way across the Southeastern Ohio region on Monday, a crucial SOC I bout between the Clay Panthers’ softball program and the Notre Dame Titans’ softball program was suspended before the bottom of the third was able to commence on Monday evening in Portsmouth.

Clay, who finished Monday with a 3-0 lead through three-and-a-half innings of play, obtained a two-out RBI double from Jensen Warnock in the top half of the first inning, then struck in the third inning for the remaining runs as Elisa Collins’ leadoff single, an error on a 1-4 sacrifice bunt by Shaelyn Vassar, and a rare bunt double by Megan Bazler put Collins in a position to come home on an error. Warnock then added a sacrifice fly RBI to set the table whenever play does resume.

Clay, who hasn’t lost an official SOC I contest since April 28, 2015 against Symmes Valley and has reeled off 41 straight conference victories since that time, obtained three punchouts from Julia Swain, who has an active no-hitter going in the contest. Notre Dame’s Cassie Schaefer punched out four runners during her time in the circle before the game was called as the Lady Titans were coming up to bat in the bottom of the third inning.

Portsmouth looking for girls basketball, volleyball head coaches

The Portsmouth Trojans’ Athletic Department is looking for a highly-professional, motivated leader with a passion for student athletes and a desire to lead a program in the sports of girls basketball and volleyball. The candidate must provide leadership, organization and management of the program and staff.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and copy of their resume with any coaching and/or teaching experience to Joe Albrecht, Athletic Director, Portsmouth High School, at

The deadline to apply is Monday, May 14th, at 3 p.m. Kristen Bradshaw and Sarah Prosch, respectively, coached both units last year.

Scioto County Career Technical Center to host Skills USA Golf Scramble May 19

The Scioto County Career Technical Center, in conjunction with the Elks Country Club, will hold the Ninth Annual Skills USA Golf Scramble at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 at the Elks in McDermott.

The scramble, which enables SCCTC students to attend and compete in the Skills USA challenge, costs $240 for a four-man team entry. In addition to a Scioto Ribber dinner and the possibility of $10,000 for a hole-in-one prize, there will be door prizes, awards for the longest drive, closest to pin, and longest putt, and an optional skins game. The championship team will get $800 and individual plaques while the second place unit will obtain $500.

For more information, call (740) 259-6821 or email to enter. Make any and all checks payable to Scioto County CTC.

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