Archive - Feb 2013 - Sports Article
COLDWATER — The New Knoxville girls basketball team didn’t wait its turn to get a share of a Midwest Athletic Conference title.
Even with a roster without a single senior that’s likely to make the Rangers the conference favorite for 2013-2014, when the opportunity to earn the MAC championship presented itself this winter No. 11-ranked New Knoxville seized the moment.
VAN WERT — Van Wert outscored the St. Marys girls basketball team 18-2 in the third quarter and went on to capture a 45-27 victory over the Roughriders on Thursday night .
LeeAnn Bertke led the Roughriders in scoring for the second straight game with 12 points.
St. Marys finished the regular season with a 3-19 record and a 2-7 mark in Western Buckeye League play. The Roughriders have lost six straight games.
Just days after his 18th birthday last year New Bremen’s Drew Charlson made an impressive debut at Daytona International Speedway with a second-place finish in just his second start on the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) series.
Charlson, now 19, is gunning for a win at the fabled Florda raceway this year.
Charlson returns to race at Daytona this weekend in the Lucas Oil 200. The race, in its 50th season, will be televised live on SPEED Channel on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
BOWLING GREEN — St. Marys sophomore Madison Taylor is headed to state after finishing second at the Division II district diving meet at Bowling Green State University on Wednesday.
Taylor scored a 359.25 to place second and advance to the state meet on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton.
The St. Marys swim team will be sending 10 competitors to the district meet on Friday and Saturday.
10 Years Ago This Week – 2003
This week in 2003, the St. Marys Lady Roughriders concluded their regular season at 16-4 overall with a 51-39 win over the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds, who ended their campaign with a 15-5 record.
The Thunderbirds enjoyed a tight 12-10 advantage at the conclusion of the first quarter, before the Roughriders outscored them by eight in the second period to take a 22-16 lead at the break.
OTTAWA — The St. Marys boys basketball team found its signature victory in one of the toughest places to win in the Western Buckeye League.
St. Marys senior Austin James hit a 3-pointer in the final seconds and the Roughriders stunned No. 4-ranked Ottawa-Glandorf 49-48 on Friday night at The Supreme Court.
“It was a great win,” St. Marys head coach Dan Hegemier said. “Our kids really needed this. They’ve played so well in parts of so many games and we put it together for the entire game.”
FORT RECOVERY — For a quarter, the New Knoxville Rangers couldn’t miss.
New Knoxville hit seven of eight 3-pointers in the first quarter, built a 21-point first-half lead and then staved off state-ranked Fort Recovery’s desperate comeback in the fourth quarter to earn a 65-62 win at the Fort Site Gymnasium on Friday night.
Fort Recovery’s Elijah Kahlig’s 3-pointer at the buzzer caromed off and New Knoxville celebrated near mid-court.
New Knoxville at Fort Recovery Boys Basketball Photos
NEW BREMEN 54, MARION LOCAL 46
NEW BREMEN — It was a rough and physical contest Friday night at New Bremen and with scoring and time from the bench players the New Bremen Cardinals were able to hold off a stubborn Marion Local Flyer squad 54-46 in a MAC contest at New Bremen.
In the game two Flyers fouled out and three more players finished with four fouls, while New Bremen had no players foul out but ended with three players with four fouls.
Marion Local at New Bremen boys basketball photos
ST. HENRY — St. Henry’s players looked around at each other with perplexed looks on their faces as the home stretch of the fourth quarter hit and the New Bremen Cardinals weren’t backing down.
New Bremen had the state’s top-ranked team in Division IV frazzled in its own gym.
Carson Manger and Luke Schwieterman each had 20 points and the Cardinals put on a shooting clinic by hitting their final 12 fourth-quarter free throws in a 60-53 win over the No. 1-ranked Redskins on Friday night.
WAPAKONETA — Heading into the half-time break, St. Marys varsity coach Dan Hegemier watched his team play its heart out against the Wapakoneta Redskins and it showed on the scoreboard and on the stat sheets.
The Roughriders led 24-22 at the break and were shooting 9-of-22 from the field, 4-of-10 from beyond the arc and only had four turnovers. While the Redskins held a slim 11-9 edge on the boards, St. Marys scored 10 points in the paint.