Shawnee at New Knoxville photo gallery (Link):
NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville boys basketball team’s 20-point loss to Anna simmered in the Rangers players’ minds for 12 days.
“It’s been a long week and a half since we got beat over at Anna pretty soundly,” New Knoxville head coach Kort Fledderjohann said.
MINSTER — Minster got its first win of the season on Thursday night, defeating Lehman 64-53.
Minster started the second quarter on a 10-0 run thanks to four baskets by Ethan Wolf. Wolf finished with 16 points for Minster, while Adam Niemeyer scored 14 and Poeppelman added 13.
“(Wolf is) just a sophomore, but with a lack of physical presence that we have in terms of depth, we need that from him and hopefully this is a confidence builder for him," Lee said.
Delphos St. John’s 61, Celina 52
Minster 64, Sidney Lehman 53
New Knoxville 44, Shawnee 34
Elida 61, Coldwater 34
St. Marys 43, Sidney Lehman 39
Spencerville 49, Allen E. 37
Liberty-Benton 66, Wapak 44
Lima Bath 58, Marion Local 40
Ft. Loramie 49, Houston 47
Botkins 66, Jackson Center 57
Covington 46, Ansonia 21
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ST. MARYS — Local students listened to a recent graduate about the dangers of texting while driving during their health classes on Wednesday.
Shelby Core, a 2011 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School, visited the students in Monica VanderHorst’s health classes on Wednesday to discuss texting while driving, a topic she chose to cover during an advocacy project in one of her classes at Ohio Northern University.
ST. MARYS — The city’s top engineer has been named interim safety-service director in St. Marys.
Mayor-elect Patrick McGowan confirmed to The Evening Leader he has appointed current Engineering Superintendent Craig Moeller to serve as the city’s interim safety-service director. Current Safety-Service Director Tom Hitchcock announced his resignation, effective Dec. 31, so that he could accept the same position with the city of Celina.
Rea M. Bowersock, 95, of rural Spencerville, died at 11:03 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
She was born on April 25, 1916, in Union Township, the daughter of Isaac and Pearl Irelan Shank, and they preceded her in death.
On Oct. 5, 1932, she married G. Harold Bowersock, and he preceded her in death on July 2, 2008.
Irene P. Sommer, 84, of East Fourth Street, Minster, died on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster. She had been a resident there for 13 years.
She was born on Feb. 2, 1927, in Coldwater, to William and Anna Schoenlein, and they preceded her in death.
On Oct. 19, 1946, in Minster, she married Fred F. Sommer, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1996.
Rebecca May Dysert, 83, of 618 W. South St., St. Marys, died at 2:55 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at St. Marys Living Center.
She was born on Aug. 28, 1928, in Mercer County, to Leota (Keiber) Brincefield, and they preceded her in death.
Thursday, Dec. 22
Shawnee at New Knoxville
Del. St. John’s at Celina
Elida at Coldwater
Sidney Lehman at Minster
Sidney Lehman at St. Marys
Allen East at Spencerville
Crestview at LCC
Anna at Russia
Jackson Center at Botkins
Fort Loramie at Houston
Whitmer at Lima Sr.
O-G at Fostoria