Archive - Jun 2013 - Sports Article
50 Years Ago This Week – 1963
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys ACME baseball team added another doubleheader sweep to its late regular-season surge.
St. Marys emerged from a wild eight-inning slugfest with an 11-10 win in the opener and then made quick work of Delphos Jefferson with a 4-0 win in the five-inning nightcap.
The sweep lifts the St. Marys ACME team to 9-6 on the season as they now have three days off before the beginning of the ACME sectional tournament at Minster next week.
With the addition of a seventh football division in 2013, the OHSAA released the breakdown of the 2013 football divisions on Thursday.
St. Marys will remain in Division III with its 293 boys. Both Minster (117 boys) and New Bremen (113 boys) will remain Division VI schools. Wapakoneta and Celina move down a division to DIII. Wapak has 343 boys and Celina has 327 boys Other WBL assignments include Kenton dropping to Divison IV. O-G stays in Division V. Shawnee, Elida and Defiance remain in Division III. Bath stays in Division IV.
COLUMBUS — St. Marys Memorial senior Kelly Heitkamp made this year’s journey to state in the pole vault a business trip. Heitkamp closed the deal with a finish five places better and a foot higher than last year’s trip.
Heitkamp cleared 10 feet, six inches and wrapped up her record-setting senior season with a seventh-place finish in the Division II girls pole vault on Saturday morning at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.
COLUMBUS — Minster junior relay runner Paul Dues stood just outside the wrought-iron gate at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium when a fan wearing a shirt from another part of the Ohio slapped the junior on the back, congratulated him and told Dues he had run the 1600 meter relay race for Minster years ago.
COLUMBUS — Sometimes skill — and not practice — makes perfect.
The high jump was almost an afterthought event for Celina’s Michaela Wenning for much of the season. A standout hurdler, Wenning only practiced the event three times outdoors this spring.
“One of the times was this week,” Wenning said.
The Celina junior just happens to be the best girls high jumper in Division II.
COLUMBUS -- Minster junior Dominic Slonkosky wanted to make sure he at least brought the Wildcats’ 3200 meter relay team a fourth-place finish.
“I didn’t want to slow down or hit a wall,” Slonkosky said.
Slonkosky did a whole lot more than that with a blistering final lap that pushed the Wildcat quartet into third place with a new school record time.
PIQUA — New Knoxville senior Andrew Mackie has a big week of practice ahead of him before heading to state in both the high jump and 400 meter dash.
“It’s two completely different parts of the body,” Mackie said after finishing his third event at the regional meet at Piqua on Saturday. “So you just have to work hard and have good stamina.”