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Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Monday, 19 May 2014 10:28
Graffin named Port Clinton boys coach
PORT CLINTON —Former Bowling Green High School boys basketball coach Von Graffin will be named the head boys basketball coach at Port Clinton tonight.
Graffin is a 1979 graduate of Port Clinton. Port Clinton officials announced Graffin’s hiring Friday. The district’s board of education will approve the hiring at its meeting tonight.
Graffin was BG’s head coach for 11 seasons before his contract was non-renewed last summer. He was 148-94 overall and 111-43 in the Northern Lakes League at BG.
The Bobcats finished first or second in the NLL seven times and never finished lower than fourth.
Graffin will replace Troy Diels, who resigned after nine seasons. Diels will remain in the PC district as an assistant principal at the middle school.
The Redskins were 8-12 overall and 3-11 in the Sandusky Bay Conference last season.

Powers misses cut
ASHEVILE, N.C. — Bowling Green High School graduate Caroline Powers missed the cut over the weekend in the LPGA Symetra Tour’s Friends of Mission Charity Classic
She had rounds of 73 and 78 for a 7-over-par 151 total.

Falcon baseball wins two
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Bowling Green’s baseball team won its final two games of the regular season Saturday. The Falcons posted 8-5 and 7-1 wins over Buffalo, which started the day by posting an 8-1 win in the completion of a suspended game from Thursday.
The Falcons finished the regular season 25-25 overall and third in the Mid-American Conference East Division with a 15-12 record.
In the 8-5 win, Patrick Lancaster and Brandon Howard each had two hits, and relievers Jason Link and Ethan McKenney held Buffalo scoreless over the final 2 2/3 innings
In the 7-1 win, BG pitchers Andrew Lacinak, Ben Singer, Cody Apthorpe, Tony Landi, Chris Miller and Trevor Blaylock combined on a three-hitter with 14 strikeouts. Lancaster and Greg Basalgya each had two hits and two RBI for BG.

BG women’s track finishes seventh
ATHENS — Bowling Greens’ women’s track and field team finished seventh in the Mid-American Conference meet Saturday.
The Falcons scored 60 points, their most since 1999. Kent State won with 132.
BG’s Jeanette Pettigrew was second in the 100 (11.87) and third in the 200 (23.88), while Elmwood High School graduate Kori Reiser was sixth in the discus (160-0) and Perrysburg High School graduate Andrea Alt was 10th in the 5,000 (17:20.80).

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