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MINSTER — Minster again sought out a young, hungry coach to lead its football program.
After a record-setting three-year run under Nate Moore, the Wildcats will turn to Urbana's Geron Stokes to keep a program that has been to the playoffs three straight seasons and became one of the Midwest Athletic Conference's most consistent winners on the rise.
Minster is expected to hire Stokes as its head football coach, pending approval from the school board at its meeting on May 20.
NEW BREMEN — Going into the final race of the day the St. Henry Redskins boys’ team trailed Sidney Lehman by one point, but in the 3200 relay the Redskins won the race to defeat Sidney Lehman 94-85 to win the 13th annual Cardinal Invitational in a sunny, sunsplashed New Bremen on Saturday.
On the girls side Russia pulled away at the end to defeat Marion Local 134-120. Spencerville was third with 88 points and Sidney was fourth with 78. St. Marys was fifth with 73 and New Bremen was sixth with 33 points. New Knoxville was 12th with 15 points.
ST. MARYS — Johnny Crawford’s bottom of the first could’ve turned disastrous. The first three St. Marys batters reached base off Wapakoneta’s left-handed ace and Roughrider clean-up hitter Mason Gross hit a screamer to the left side of the infield that had multiple runs batted in written all over it.
The ball instead landed in the glove of Wapak third baseman Marshall Gerlach, who snagged the hissing liner and doubled up the runner at third base by stepping on the bag to defuse the potentially explosive half inning.
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys softball team celebrated near home plate as the dust was still settling after a determined effort was rewarded with a walk-off win.
Tannar Rutschilling hit a hard grounder to the right side of the infield to score Josalyn Schamp in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 4-3 walkoff win.
25 Years Ago This Week – 1988
For the previous five seasons, the St. Marys Roughriders’ baseball tournament ended before it even had a chance to get started. From 1983-1987, the Roughriders had the door slammed shut on them in the opening game of sectionals, but their fate all changed this week in 1988 when they posted a dramatic 8-5 win over the Bath Wildcats on their home field in Lima.
LIMA — The St. Marys track team had four individual wins at a tri-meet at Shawnee on Tuesday.
The Roughrider boys finished second with 38.5 points. Celina won with 101 points. Shawnee was third with 35.5 points.
The Celina girls won with 85 points, Shawnee was second (52 points) and St. Marys finished third (38 points). St. Marys’ Amanda Dues won the girls 1600 meter run with a 5:37.44 time.
The Riders’ Kristen Dammeyer won the 3200 meter run with a 12:18.09 time.
DEFIANCE — Weston Rivers earned his fifth win of the season on the mound for Defiance and the Bulldogs scored six runs in the first two innings in a 7-1 win over the St. Marys baseball team on Tuesday.
Codie Deaton pitched and took the loss for the Roughriders.
St. Marys fell to 2-11 while Defiance kept its years long winning streak in the WBL going and went to 16-0 on the season.
NEW BREMEN 4, MARION LOCAL 0
MINSTER — Minster senior Adam Niemeyer has only pitched 22 innings so far this season. Minster head coach Mike Wiss knows he needs his top pitcher fresh for games like the one on Tuesday night.
Minster’s ace and future Buckeye came through in the Wildcats’ biggest game to date.
Niemeyer struck out eight in a two-hit shutout to lead the Minster baseball team to a 2-0 win over Coldwater in a Midwest Athletic Conference showdown at Hanover Street Park.
MINSTER — With a few gift runs in the first couple innings the Minster softball team put the ball in play and defeated the New Bremen Cardinals 6-1 Monday in a MAC game played at Minster.
The first three runs for the Wildcats were unearned due to errors.
New Bremen at Minster softball photos: