Monday, March 7, 2011
Weekend Rains, Waldo, Ohio, Baloney, Basketball, Darbtball, and a Wedding Reception....
Celina boys basketball team moved it's record to 18 wins and 3 loses and headed for District action later this week, after defeating WBL rival Wapak 72-40, for the Sectional Championship. The Bulldogs fell behind 9-0 early, but owned the Redskins the remainder of the game and will face Tiffin Colombian in the District Semi Finals. Van Wert also moved on to the same District....
It was still raining when I awoke in the morning....a trip to Columbus was in the offing. I had to take Sam's Nissan back to him, after getting the vehicle a new alternator installed. I had talked Nick into taking the trip down...he would drive his vehicle and follow me down to OSU, then after getting Sam's car back to the complex, we would head to Waldo for some famous Bologna.
Waldo, Ohio, Population 300____
The small berg of Waldo is located some 25 miles north of Columbus, on US Rt 23....nestled on the north side of the Marion-Delaware County line...12 miles south of the County Seat of Marion, Waldo has some pretty interesting history, you can find much of that if you search my Houseworth Genealogy Blog:
More Flood Waters____
By the time we arrived back in Celina, the early 50 degree temperatures had dropped to the mid 30s...and it didn't take much imagination to figure out, the rain, if it continued, would turn to snow.
It had been a long day, so around 9:30 or so, Patrica, who had been suffering from a cold, and I decided to head out...with her driving of course....I had passed my limit. After saying our goodbyes we walked out, and noticed the cars were covered with about an inch of wet snow....the roads were just wet, and the 10 mile trek back to Celina was no problem.
I arrived home in time to watch much of the second half of the Duke/UNC game. It was for all the marbles, sadly Duke was outgunned in this match up at the Tar Heels home....UNC would take the game and the regular season ACC Title. I hate UNC!...I didn't have time to dwell on it though...I was ready for a good night's sleep.
Sunday would see a mixed bag for me....after the Duke loss on Saturday, I looked forward to the Flyers vs New York Rangers NHL game...the first place Philly team was slumping, but they had owned the New Yorkers all season...not yesterday however. The Rangers scored early in the first minute, and the Flyers never recovered, a 7-0 blowout was the result, Philadelphia's fourth straight loss, but still leading the East.
OK, 0 for 2, in a 18 hours period...maybe the Ohio State Buckeyes, who had clinched the Big Ten regular season when Purdue got knocked off by Iowa the previous day, and who had revenge in mind when they hosted Wisconsin, could make things better. First in football, then last month in basketball, the Badgers had knocked off the Buckeyes when they were undefeated and ranked #1...the one great thing about basketball is, you usually get to extract some revenge. Ohio State did just that, coming away with a 93-65 Victory. Hitting 14 of 15 three point shots(the last 14 in a row) led by John Diebler, who hit 8 of 9, on his way to 27 points. The hot shooting senior has now knocked down 17 of 19 treys in the last two games. The Big Ten Tournament begins Thursday...Ohio State, back at #1, is playing as good as anybody in the nation right now.
Dartball, one more time_____
The last night of Dartball is at hand.....due to snow, they will have both boards running at once at Hopewell Lutheran. Schumm will take on Mt Carmel for the regular season championship...meaning 4 of the 8 teams will trophy. Hopewell won the Tournament, with us(Celina St. John Lutheran) coming in as runners up.
With the finals starting at 7pm, the All Star Game will begin at 7:30, the players on the participating finals teams will be moving back and forth between boards. Playing for the south, I managed to make the team for the 14th time in my 17 years of playing in the league. Next week the season ending banquet will see the final Dartball activity until next October, when season number 76 of The Wabash Valley Dartball League will kick off.
Baseball meeting tomorrow at Indian Lake High School, and then the rest of the week is open....for now!
Photos-Me posing at the famous G&R sign in Waldo, Ohio....now that's a Baloney Sandwich! The typical meal served at G&R...everything goes down better with a cold brew....the inside of the restaurant in sports oriented, the food however, is the highlight, not the surroundings. The Map of property owners and plots at Waldo, Ohio, in 1878....my Great-Great Grandmother, Ursula Houseworth owned large portions of the acres in and near the town. US 23 runs through parts these days, the western property is where the town park in located now. And Flood Waters...from the Scioto River in Prospect on Saturday, and last week when our Grand Lake neighbors at St. Marys at their own issues...including Skip Bachman Stadium under water into the stands and as high as the cross bars of the football goal posts. More rain is on the way for Wednesday.