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WAPAKONETA — On one great shooting night the New Knoxville Rangers put up more points than they did all last weekend.
New Knoxville scored 20 points in each of the first two quarters in a hot-shooting first half, held off a Wapakoneta rally early in the fourth quarter and then hit its free throws down the stretch for a 77-65 win over the Redskins on Tuesday night.
From Staff Reports
LIMA — The St. Marys wrestling team finished third at the 16-team Lima Senior Spartan Invitational on Saturday led by a trio of second-place finishes.
“We didn’t have anyone win, but it was one of those things where we had enough people finish in the top eight to score well,” St. Marys head coach Larry Gruber said about the depth of his squad.
Saturday, Jan. 11
St. Marys at Lima Sr. Invite
Bath at Coldwater
Kenton at Ada
O-G at Delphos St. John’s
New Bremen at St. Marys
Lincolnview at Van Wert
Marion Local at Minster
ELIDA — Guarding Elida’s Dakota Mathias is a handful for any team. When his sidekicks drain shots like they did on Friday night in a 77-59 win over the St. Marys boys basketball team, the Bulldogs are a force.
Elida (8-2, 2-1 WBL) drained 13 three-pointers and shot 67 percent from the floor.
Mathias scored a game-high 29 points to go with 10 assists and six rebounds. The future Purdue Boilermaker was 6 of 10 from beyond the arc.
It was a night to tip the cap in Elida’s direction, St. Marys head coach Dan Hegemier said.
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
Doug Frye will return to St. Marys as the head football coach, pending board of education approval at the Wednesday, Jan. 15 board meeting. St. Marys Superintendent Shawn Brown on Friday morning confirmed that Frye’s recommendation would appear on next week’s board of education agenda.
The gears began turning on the Frye-to-St. Marys reunion on Thursday afternoon, as Frye informed the Wapakoneta team at an afternoon meeting that he would be stepping down.
The Marion Local Flyers took home the small-school football championship in the fall. Associated Press voters see Marion Local as the early favorite to take the state title in Division IV boys basketball, too.
Marion Local debuted at No. 1 in the first AP Poll that was released on Monday. The Flyers garnered 11 first-place votes to take the top spot with 144 points – easily outdistancing second-place Crestview (7-0).
A small area of Auglaize and Shelby Counties have three of the top 13 ranked teams in Division IV girls basketball in Ohio, as the first statewide poll was released on Monday night.
The Minster girls basketball team (8-2) is 13th in theAP poll, while the Marion Local Flyers are atop Division IV. Fort Loramie, which lost to Minster earlier this season, is ranked third in Division IV.
Versailles is seventh and Coldwater is ranked 10th in Division III. Lima Bath is 13th in Division II.
Saturday, Jan. 4
Western Buckeye League
Spencerville at St. Marys
St. Henry at Bath
New Bremen at Celina
Defiance at Findlay
O-G at Bluffton
Shawnee at Coldwater
Van Wert at Carroll (Ind.)
Wapakoneta at Liberty-Benton
Midwest Athletic Conference
ST. HENRY — A cold-shooting third quarter by the New Knoxville boys basketball team allowed St. Henry to wrest control away from the Rangers in a 59-49 Midwest Athletic Conference win.
St. Henry outscored the Rangers 15-6 in the third, as the Rangers went 2 of 14 from the floor.