How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school boys basketball teams in the Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
Wapakoneta 50, New Knoxville 44
Wapakoneta's Maddi Stiles scored 12 points and Megan Watt had 10 points in the Redskins' win. Meg Reineke scored 14 points and Kalyn Schroer had 11 points for the Rangers, who are now 10-4 on the season.
ST. MARYS — The top spellers at St. Marys Middle School participated in the annual spelling bee on Tuesday. In the end, Xaine LaPoint took home the top prize and Ashley Roth finished second.
ST. MARYS — The sledding hill at K.C. Geiger Park saw a lot of action on Monday. A snow day provided the opportunity for dozens of local residents to hit the hill.
ST. MARYS — Traffic is backed up in the area of Clover Four Road and Tri Township Road because a truck drove off the side of the road.
WAPAKONETA — Tracy W. Mabry, 51, of Celina, withdrew several motions Monday morning in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court related to his aggravated murder case for his alleged role in the 1981 death of St. Marys resident Marcellus Reineke. Mabry is now scheduled to appear in Februrary for a change-of-plea hearing. For complete coverage, pick up Tuesday's edition of the Leader.
Minster 62, Anna 56: Gabe Goodwin led Minster with 14 points. Peter Falk had 13 points and Matthew Trushaw had 10 points and 15 rebounds. Blake Stephens scored 15 points for Anna.
St. Marys 55, Piqua 48: St. Marys moves to 10-4 and can now focus on Friday night’s Western Buckeye League showdown at Celina, where the Grand Lake St. Marys rivals will square off with matching 4-0 league marks. Derek Jay had 24 points for St. Marys.