Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
MINSTER — The Minster baseball team did whatever it took to get runs across against Delphos St. John's. It doesn’t take many when senior pitcher Adam Niemeyer is going like he was on Monday.
ST. MARYS — Kenton’s big southpaw Noah Furbush took a shutout into the seventh inning and struck out 10 St. Marys batters over his six-plus innings of work in Kenton’s 5-2 win on Monday night at K.C. Geiger Park.
Furbush gave way to Logan Nichols, who closed out the game after St. Marys finally pushed two runs across, but not before he had stymied the Roughriders’ bats for most of the game.
MINSTER — The Minster boys and girls track teams cruised to wins in the Minster Memorial Invitational on a cold and windy Saturday.
The Wildcat girls scored 158 points to distance themselves from the 84 points of second-place Marion Local. Versailles took third with 83 points. St. Marys finished seventh with 43.5 points. New Bremen was 10th with 21 points.
The Minster boys collected 191 points for the win. Versailles finished second with 113.5 points. St. Marys took 5th with 38 points. New Bremen was ninth with 29 points.
ROCKFORD — The Parkway Panthers had their bats ready Thursday and with seven runs in the first three innings the Panthers defeated the New Knoxville Rangers 11-1 in five innings on a single by Austin Adams that scored Cain Pontsler in a MAC game played at Don Black Stadium in Rockford.
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys softball team finally got back on the field for the first time in nine days after four straight games were rained out. The Roughriders got greeted back to the diamond by a dominant pitching performance and relentless offensive attack from the unbeaten Shawnee Indians.
Shawnee struck for seven early runs and coasted for a 10-0 five-inning win behind the pitching of Kay Shick at K.C. Geiger Park on Thursday.
GREENVILLE — The St. Marys boys tennis team won a pair of close matches at second doubles and second singles and handed Greenville its first loss of the season in a 3-2 road win on Monday night.
The St. Marys second doubles team of Noah Hartsock and Justin Nedderman outlasted Greenville’s Dylan Blinn and Nathan Horiza, 7-5, 6-3.
FT. LORAMIE – The Minster Wildcats baseball team had their bats ready Saturday afternoon as they got out to big leads in both games to sweep a doubleheader at Ft. Loramie 11-1 and 11-2.
CELINA — The St. Marys girls track and field team took third and the Roughrider boys placed fourth at the Walt Shreffler Relays on Friday evening in Celina.
Celina swept the boys and girls titles. The Celina girls scored 110 points, outlasting second place Coldwater (94 points), St. Marys (66), Parkway (32), Rossford (22) and Waynesfield-Goshen (22).
The Bulldog boys won with 103 points ahead of second-place Coldwater (77 points), Waynesfield-Goshen (54), St. Marys (46), Parkway (42) and Rossford (20).
50 Years Ago This Week– 1963
Fifty years ago this week, the New Knoxville Rangers notched an early-season baseball victory over the Coldwater Cavaliers by a final of 9-8, in what was labeled as a hotly-disputed encounter after the teams’ scorebooks didn’t match up in the end.
ST. MARYS — George Matthews spent 23 years teaching middle school students in Summerside, Prince Edward Island in eastern Canada, all the while broadcasting minor league, college and junior hockey. Often Matthews lent his voice to teams for little or no money. He spent hours driving to outposts of the hockey-crazed country, only to make that long drive back home so he could get up and teach the next morning.