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Submitted photo Utica’s Emily Londot, back middle, and Highland’s Raina Terry, back second from right, pose with their Mintonette 71 team after a recent tournament. The squad is currently ranked third in the country and is looking to better that mark this weekend.

Locals excelling in club volleyball

Highland High School volleyball player Raina Terry has dreamed about playing Mintonette Volleyball ever since she was in middle school, watching her big sister (former Highland star Kam Terry) play for them.

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Geoff Cowles/News East Knox’s Caleb Gallwitz, middle, celebrates a home run with his teammates while touching home plate in a win over Fredericktown. Gallwitz smashed the homer on the first pitch a Bulldog saw in the game.

Bulldogs edge out Freddies at home

The host East Knox Bulldogs (13-0) wasted no time putting it to the Fredericktown Freddies (10-4) with six runs in the first two innings of their crucial Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference matchup.

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Geoff Cowles/News Cory Auker lends a helping hand to his son, Liam, 4, while the pair fish Saturday at the Pheasants Forever Youth Day.

Pheasants Forever Youth Field Day celebrates outdoors

Ideal weather conditions brought out a large crowd to Saturday’s Pheasants Forever Youth Field Day at Campbell’s Range near Howard. Blue skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 60s gave a big boost to the annual event that was bigger than ever with a record 530 youth.

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Geoff Cowles/News Centerburg Trojans’ shortstop Kaitlyn Tenzos (8) gets the throw too late as East Knox Bulldogs’ Halle Rine (4) safely stole second base in Game 2 of their team’s doubleheader. The Bulldogs won both games 9-3 and 6-5.

Bulldogs sweep Trojans in Saturday doubleheader

East Knox Bulldogs (6-3) pitcher Cami Bailey picked up a pair of wins — one as a starter and another in relief — helping her team to a Saturday doubleheader sweep of the host Centerburg Trojans in Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference softball, 9-3 and 6-5.

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Geoff Cowles/News Utica catcher Hunter Billman tags out Licking Heights’ Brett Weaver (8) for the first out of a 7-6-2-6-5-6 double play in the fourth inning of a 15-4 Redskin loss Wednesday.

Redskins fall in five to Licking County League opponent

The Licking Heights Hornets (2-2, 2-0 LCL) sent their entire lineup to the plate three times in the first three innings of Wednesday’s Licking County League game against the host Utica Redskins (1-4, 0-2 LCL). When they were done, the Hornets, collected 14 hits off four Redskins pitchers in a 15-4 beatdown.

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Geoff Cowles/News Highland Scots’ baserunner Randy Cain (26) slides into second base ahead of Centerburg Trojans’ infielder Trey Kendrick’s (14) tag for a seventh inning steal. The Scots won Tuesday’s Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference matchup, 7-1.

Highland gradually pulls away from Centerburg

In a game where there were few hard hit balls, the visiting Highland Scots made the most of what they got. In the process, they ran the Centerburg Trojans ragged, defeating them, 7-1, in their Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference baseball clash.

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