The Coshocton County Beacon March 28, 2018 - Page 4

4 THE BEACON www . coshoctonbeacontoday . com MARCH 28 , 2018

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The Ashland Lady Eagles deserve to be congratulated on a tremendous season that ended with a loss in the NCAA Division II National Championship game against Central Missouri . During their two season run the Lady Eagles recorded a 73 game win streak and the nation ’ s highest points per game average . The Lady Eagles just couldn ’ t get shots that normally go in to drop despite starting the game seven for seven .

But despite the loss what the Lady Eagles accomplished over the past two seasons will not be forgotten and will go down as the greatest sports feat in Ashland University history . The Lady Eagles are the only team to ever - ever - average more than 100 points per game in the regular season . Wow . There is much more that can be said and written and I am sure it will be . One thing is for sure , they are the team that others will always strive and aspire to be .
If you didn ’ t already know , the link to Coshocton County of course is assistant coach Kari ( Daugherty ) Pickens and senior Andi Daugherty who are two of the three daughters of River View and Ohio University Bobcat legend Carolyn ( Mast ) Daugherty and RV and Wilmington College standout Bill Daugherty .
Did you happen to watch any of the coverage of the March for Our Lives that was held in over 800 locations around the world ? You have to give these youngsters credit for their courage and fortitude to try to force change upon Washington D . C . The problem is a deep social one and somehow the advance and ease of our youngsters ( and adults ) to prey upon one another via social

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media needs to be in the discussion .
It seems that spring and the typically warmer temperatures that accompany this season are just falling behind the calendar a tad but you know that sooner or later they will arrive .
The Cleveland Indians ended the Cactus League season with 19 wins , tying them with Milwaukee and the Cubs . The Reds posted 10 wins and the Pirates had 11 wins in the Grapefruit League . The predictions for the 2018 baseball season are the Washington Nationals and the Yankees in the World Series . Predictions are not always right . Just ask anyone that filled out a NCAA March Madness bracket .
Hopefully you had time to make some bids on all the wonderful items available via the Chamber of Commerce auction last week . Thousands of dollars of merchandise and certificates were donated and volunteers gave their time to round things up for this annual event that helps your Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce . Now , if you did have the winning bid , it ’ s time to go get your items at the Chamber office , located inside Central Ohio Technical College in Roscoe .
It took about three weeks but the amount of water flowing down the Walhonding River finally fell several feet to allow part of the walking path and the shelters at Lake Park to dry out . That was a lot of water !
Are you ready for the big project ? I am referring of course , to the construction and improvement project of the Three Rivers Bridge , cloverleaf and the related overpasses and roads . Hang on !

Snyder earns second place at regional soccer shoot

By Josie Sellers josie @ coshoctoncountybeacon . com
COSHOCTON – Eight-year-old Ari Snyder kicked her way to the regional level of the Elks Soccer Shoot and a second place finish in her age group .
The Mid Atlantic Elks Soccer Shoot was held March 2-4 in Frederick , Md . where Snyder competed with children from Pennsylvania , Kentucky , West Virginia , New Jersey , Maryland / Delaware / Washington DC , and Ohio .
“ I was kind of nervous ,” said Snyder , who is in the second grade at Coshocton Elementary School .
Her mom Barb didn ’ t think she looked nervous at all and her score showed it .
Ari ’ s dad Jake said she had to kick three balls into five goals of different sizes , with each having a different point total . Total points that could be earned were 45 and Ari recorded 42 . “ We are pretty proud of her ,” Barb said . Ari ’ s journey in the Elks Soccer Shoot started with the local event at Lake Park .
“ This is my second time doing it ,” she said . “ I play soccer and thought I could do well at it .”
“ The Elks paid for two nights in the hotel , gave the kids a pizza party and pool party and there was a banquet . It was a nice weekend .”
- Barb Snyder

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Ari Snyder is pictured with her parents Barb and Jake Snyder . Ari , who is wearing her Elks Soccer Shoot jacket , competed at the regional competition in Maryland where she placed second .
After winning at Lake Park , she moved on to districts in New Philadelphia and then the state event at Kids America . Last year her journey stopped at state , but this year she qualified for regionals , where she also earned her spot in Elks Soccer Shoot history . Team Ohio won the all point trophy for having the highest combined total of points . Their 290 points is the most ever at the Mid Atlantic Elks Soccer Shoot .
“ The Elks paid for two nights in the hotel , gave the kids a pizza party and pool party and there was a banquet ,” Barb said . “ It was a nice weekend .”
Ari appreciated the Elks putting on the event .
“ They do a good job ,” she said . “ It probably takes a lot of work .”
Getting to the regional level of the soccer shoot also took a lot of work for Ari . “ She worked really hard practicing with her dad ,” Barb said .
Ari has been playing soccer since she was 3 and said she learned the game from her dad .
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4 THE BEACON www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com |  OPINION T he Ashland Lady media needs to be in the Eagles deserve to discussion. be congratulated It seems that spring on a tremendous and the typically warmer season that ended with a temperatures that loss in the NCAA Division accompany this season II National Championship are just falling behind the game against Central MARK’S MUSINGS calendar a tad but you Missouri. During their two know that sooner or later season run the Lady Eagles recorded they will arrive. a 73 game win streak and the nation’s Th e Cleveland Indians ended the highest points per game average. Th e Cactus League season with 19 wins, Lady Eagles just couldn’t get shots that tying them with Milwaukee and the normally go in to drop despite starting Cubs. Th e Reds posted 10 wins and the the game seven for seven. Pirates had 11 wins in the Grapefruit But despite the loss what the Lady League. Th e predictions for the 2018 Eagles accomplished over the past two baseball season are the Washington seasons will not be forgotten and will Nationals and the Yankees in the World go down as the greatest sports feat in Series. Predictions are not always right. Ashland University history. Th e Lady Just ask anyone that fi lled out a NCAA Eagles are the only team to ever - ever - March Madness bracket. average more than 100 points per game Hopefully you had time to make in the regular season. Wow. Th ere is some bids on all the wonderful items much more that can be said and written available via the Chamber of Commerce and I am sure it will be. One thing is for auction last week. Th ousands of dollars sure, they are the team that others will of merchandise and certifi cates were always strive and aspire to be. donated and volunteers gave their time If you didn’t already know, the link to to round things up for this annual event Coshocton County of course is assistant that helps your Coshocton County coach Kari (Daugherty) Pickens and Chamber of Commerce. Now, if you senior Andi Daugherty who are two did have the winning bid, it’s time to go of the three daughters of River View get your items at the Chamber offi ce, and Ohio University Bobcat legend located inside Central Ohio Technical Carolyn (Mast) Daugherty and RV College in Roscoe. and Wilmington College standout Bill It took about three weeks but the Daugherty. amount of water fl owing down the Did you happen to watch any of the Walhonding River fi nally fell several coverage of the March for Our Lives that feet to allow part of the walking path was held in over 800 locations around and the shelters at Lake Park to dry out. the world? You have to give these Th at was a lot of water! youngsters credit for their courage and Are you ready for the big project? I am fortitude to try to force change upon referring of course, to the construction Washington D.C. Th e problem is a deep and improvement project of the Th ree social one and somehow the advance Rivers Bridge, cloverleaf and the related and ease of our youngsters (and adults) overpasses and roads. Hang on! to prey upon one another via social |  MARCH 28, 2018 Snyder earns second place at regional soccer shoot By Josie Sellers josie@coshoctoncountybeacon.com COSHOCTON – Eight-year-old Ari Snyder kicked her way to the regional level of the Elks Soccer Shoot and a second place fi nish in her age group. Th e Mid Atlantic Elks Soccer Shoot was held March 2-4 in Frederick, Md. where Snyder competed with children from Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland/Delaware/Wash- ington DC , and Ohio. “I was kind of nervous,” said Snyder, who is in the second grade at Coshocton Elementary School. Her mom Barb didn’t think she looked nervous at all and her score showed it. Ari’s dad Jake said she had to kick three balls into fi ve goals of diff erent sizes, with each having a diff erent point total. Total points that could be earned were 45 and Ari recorded 42. “We are pretty proud of her,” Barb said. Ari’s journey in the Elks Soccer Shoot started with the local event at Lake Park. “Th is is my second time doing it,” she said. “I play soccer and thought I could do well at it.” “The Elks paid for two nights in the hotel, gave the kids a pizza party and pool party and there was a banquet. It was a nice weekend.” - Barb Snyder After winning at Lake Park, she moved on to districts in New Philadelphia and then the state event at Kids America. Last year her journey stopped at state, but this year she qualifi ed for regionals, where she also earned her spot in Elks Soccer Shoot history. Team Ohio won the all point trophy for having the highest com- Contributed | Beacon Ari Snyder is pictured with her par- ents Barb and Jake Snyder. 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