Archive - 2013
DAYTON — The Minster baseball team won at a professional ballpark, something that’s becoming a habit for the decorated group.
The Wildcats, who have gone 4-0 the last two years at Huntington Park in Columbus en route to back-to-back Division IV state championships, jumped out to a six-run lead in the first three innings and cruised to a 9-2 win over St. Marys at Fifth Third Field in Dayton on a sunny, mild Saturday afternoon.
St. Marys vs. Minster baseball photos:
CELINA — In an effort to increase aeration in Grand Lake St. Marys, the Lake Improvement Association will be offering financial assistance to homeowners who want to participate in a new project.
The program will offer a maximum of $500 each for up to 20 projects this year. The money will help defray the costs of aeration systems homeowners can purchase to increase circulation in dead-end channels along Grand Lake St. Marys.
Tobias "Toby" Poppe, 39, of St. Marys, died on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the OSU Medical Center in Columbus. Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Home 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel) in St. Marys.
Imogene Lois (Canary) Menchhofer, 80, of 1443 St. Anthony Road, Celina, died at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the St. Marys Living Center.
She was born on Sept. 23, 1932, around Rockford, to the late Lloyd and Zedna (Boise) Canary.
On May 19, 1951, she married the love of her life, Cletus, Jr. Menchhofer of Celina, who died in July 2006.
Ronald L. Riebel, 75, of New Bremen, died on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 3:15 p.m. at his residence, surrounded by his family, following a brief illness.
He was born on Sept. 1, 1937, in Columbus. He was the son of George Lewis and Frances (Hartman) Riebel.
Barbara J. Smith, 83, of 817 Columbia St. in St. Marys, died at 10:10 a.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Otterbein, St. Marys.
She was born on May 30, 1929, in Muncie, Ind. to Ralph and Vivian (McMahon) Campbell.
On Nov. 1, 1952, in Lima, she married Claude “Pete” Smith, who died on April 25, 2002.
OTTAWA — St. Marys head tennis coach Brice Brenneman came into Friday night’s Western Buckeye League tennis opener feeling the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans were the league team most even with his team’s skillset this spring.
The two teams played a close match, with O-G pulling out a 3-2 victory over St. Marys.
“Ottawa is a good team,” Brenneman said. “It would’ve been nice to pull this one out, but the effort was good and I see us getting better at a couple positions.”
CELINA — The New Bremen baseball team had its chances as Celina pitchers walked 11 batters, but six Cardinal errors allowed the Bulldogs to stay undefeated with a 10-2 victory over the Cardinals at Montgomery Field on Friday.
“We walked a lot and left a lot of batters on,” Cardinals head coach Josh Bowersock said. “We also got picked off a lot. We had errors, we got picked off and we lose the ballgame. When you look at the errors and the times we got picked off and that was the basis of the game.”
ST. MARYS — Coldwater’s sophomores have made quite an impression on head baseball coach Brian Harlamert early in the season. Friday night was no different.
Coldwater sophomore back-up catcher Blake Spangler had a key two-run pinch hit single that opened the floodgates for the Coldwater offense while sophomore pitcher Greg Gilliland tossed five one-hit, shutout innings to lead the Cavaliers to an 11-0 win over the Roughriders on Friday night at K.C. Geiger Park.
Coldwater at St. Marys baseball photos:
ST. MARYS — Memorial High School freshman Alexis Sutton loves learning.
Her eyes light up when she talks about school and anything academic-related, so it’s no surprise that she excels in these areas. She is proud of her 4.0. During study hall, she tries to motivate her friends to do their homework when their response is, “Oh, I’ll do it later.”