The Coshocton County Beacon July 11, 2018 - Page 21

THE BEACON 21 JULY 11, 2018 Ridgewood board meets WEST LAFAYETTE –Th e Ridgewood Local School Board met in regular session on Friday June 29 at 8 a.m. at the adminis- tration building. Th e meeting was called to order and the Pledge of Allegiance was given. All four current members were present. Jay Tingle, district treasurer gave the following report with these items approved by the board: Transfers to the school wide pool fund Transfers to the athletic department Advance to various funds for fi scal year 2018 closeout Advance return of various funds for fi scal year 2018 closeout Th en and now certifi cates Purchase orders over $15,000 for FY 2019 Super Blanket Purchase orders for FY 2019 Donation of $ 50 from Peggy Ball to Beyond the Bell Fund FY 2018 Final Amended appropriations /estimated revenues Temporary appropriations for FY 2019 Superintendent Mike Masloski gave the following report with each item ap- proved by the board: All new hires are pending successful FBI and BCI background reports, drug screening, and proper certifi cations. Chad Massie hired for 2018-2019 as RMS Intervention Specialist Resignation of Alex Keith as of July 31 (RES First Grade) Membership for 2018-2019 OHSAA Overnight trip for FFA students and ad- visers to attend the FFA Leadership Con- ference July 23 - 29 in Washington D.C. Photography agreement with Seibert Studios for 2018-2019 school year Dan Erb as district van driver for 2018- 2019 school year Capital Aluminum & Glass Corp. for re- placement window project. A total cost of $ 174,800 for Ridgewood Elementary School. Cafeteria Prices were set for 2018-2019 school year: Breakfast K-12 – no charge; Adult- $ 1.50; Reduced Breakfast – no charge; Lunch: K-3 - $ 2.50; 4-12 - $ 2.75; Adult - $ 3 without milk; Reduced lunch $ 0.40; Milk, $ 0.40. A special board meeting will be held July 17 to conduct interviews to fi ll the vacant board seat. No action will be taken. Th e next regular board meeting will be Friday July 20 at 7 a.m. at the administra- tion building, 301 S. Oak St., West Lafayette. Contributed | Beacon Road Runner Elite plays in Best of the Best tournament COSHOCTON – Th e Road Runner Elite 18U travel softball team went 1-5 at the sum- mer Best of the Best tournament this past weekend at Willig Park in Canton as injuries continue to wreak havoc on the team. In the fi rst pool game Friday, the Runners committed six errors in the fi eld and managed only one single at the plate resulting in a 12-0 loss to the Wolfpack Dudek. Melanie Clum (Sheri- dan/Ohio Wesleyan) got the single and Payton Werntz (River View) took the loss on the mound. In the second game, the team dropped a 7-4 decision to the Th under Elite. Taylor Gallentine (St. Clairsville) had two singles, two stolen bases and scored two runs to lead the team at the plate and Janessa Dawson (Tri-Valley) had an RBI. Werntz again suff ered the loss in relief of Dawson. In the third game Friday, Gallentine again had two singles and scored a run, Daws on singled and scored a run, Riley Conkle (Coshocton) smacked an RBI double and Shanna Reed (Toronto) had an RBI single to lead the off ense. Clum took the 6-4 loss on the mound. On Saturday, pool play continued with the team facing the Canadian Windsor Wildcats. Dawson knocked in two runs but suff ered the 8-2 loss on the mound. Gallentine ripped a triple, scored two runs and stole a base. In the fi nal pool game, Dawson pitched a complete game 7-3 victory against the Sundogs. Kendyl Hatfi eld (John Glenn/Marietta) led the off ense going 3-3 with two singles and a double, scoring two runs. Werntz rapped a double and a single, Hannah Worth- ington (Tri-Valley) had two singles with an RBI and run scored, and Kieran John- son (Wheeling Park), Lauren Krystek (River View/Air Force) and Dawson each had RBI singles. Th e Elite ran into a buzz saw in the fi rst game of the single elim- ination bracket as the Ohio Emeralds took a 20-5 win. Gallentine and Krystek each had RBI doubles, and Worthington an RBI single. Werntz went 2-2 at the plate but took the loss on the mound. Contributed | Beacon RVHS holds summer track meet By Jen Jones WARSAW - For many years, one of the biggest fundraisers for the River View High School track team has been the annual summer track meet. Th e event was held on July 7 at the high school with about 100 people competing. “I think our numbers may be down this year,” said Mike Gray, who just fi nished his last year as a track coach. He said that every member of the high school team has to pay $100 to be on the track team and then must raise another $150. Th ey can sell laundry deter- gent, apparel or candy bars or their parents can choose to pay the entire $250. “River View track team is one of the best kept secrets in the county. We are a powerhouse in Division II and sent 14 athletes to state in nine events.” - Mike Gray “Th is event helps off set that other $150 for each athlete. We also use the money to buy new equipment, uniforms and we have almost $175,000 worth of equip- ment that needs up keeping,” said Gray. “We have to keep about 120 hurdles on hand and they cost about $100 each.” Anyone age 4 and higher could compete in the sum- mer track meet. Softball throw, long jump, high jump Jen Jones | Beacon Competitors in the girls, ages 4-6, 100 meter dash race to the fi nish line at the River View High School’s Summer Track Meet on Saturday, July 7. and several running events were just a few of the choices that athletes could compete in. Skye Brindley, 9, came to the event with his biddy team from Claymont, his mom and his grandmother, Kathi Hite. When asked what his favorite event was, he said, “Th e softball throw because I love it better.” He also said that he likes to eat healthy and that his mom was doing the discus throw. Hite said that she was going to run in the 1600 meter race and that she had never done it before. “He did biddy track at Claymont and that’s how we heard about this.” Mandi Stickdorn, of Coshocton, brought her fi ve year old daughter, Jordynn, to the event. “She did this last year and loved it. It’s something she loves to do – she’s a rocket when she runs. She always wants to try every- thing.” Jordynn said dancing is her favorite thing to do, but she likes the long jump “because I did good.” “River View track team is one of the best kept secrets in the county,” said Gray. “We are a powerhouse in Divi- sion II and sent 14 athletes to state in nine events.”