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January 19th, 2012
50 Years Ago This Week – 1962
If New Knoxville wants to earn its first road win of the season, slowing down one of the Western Buckeye League’s best scorers will be one of the biggest keys.
New Knoxville will be charged with defending Wapakoneta’s Travis Bertram, who has had a breakout season. Bertram averages 17.8 points per game. Bertram scored 25 points against Celina with five three-pointers.
Parkway High School will honor three former athletes and administrators in a Hall of Fame ceremony at the Saturday, Feb. 11 home boys basketball game against Lima Perry.
Jon Sidenbender is a 1953 Rockford High School grad who was the first commissioner of the Midwest Athletic Conference. He served as commissioner for 24 years from 1973 to 1997. Sidenbender was instrumental in adding girls sports to the MAC. He was the head basketball coach at Parkway from 1964 to 1967.
Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship this Saturday: The St Marys Knights of Columbus Council 1592 will sponser the local level of the 2012 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Saturday, January 21 at 4:30 p.m. at Murotech Court in Memorial High School.
The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually with winners progressing through local, district,region and state competions .
ST. MARYS — St. Marys found space on the perimeter and came out of the gate firing from long distance.
By the end of the first quarter against Perry’s Commodores the Riders put up 11 three-pointers — hitting on six of them.
The Roughriders scored a season-high in points in their best offensive display of the season in a 72-61 win over Lima Perry on Saturday night at Murotech Court.
New Knoxville 53, USV 46
MCGUFFEY — Paige Lehman scored 17 points and Haley Dillon scored 14 points in New Knoxville's 53-46 win over Upper Scioto Valley on Saturday afternoon.
The teams went to the half tied at 26-26, but the Rangers outscored the Rams 13-10 in the third and 14-10 in the fourth quarter for the victory.
New Knoxville improved to 9-2 on the season. The Rangers have won five straight games and nine of their last 10 games.
MINSTER — Make it four in a row.
Minster's mid-season turnaround kept going with a fourth straight win to go above .500 just two weeks after starting the season 1-4.
Minster defeated Parkway 48-34 in a Midwest Athletic Conference match-up on Friday night.
“It was a game that was a low-scoring, pretty much defensive struggle, and not a whole lot of flow to the game, which you except in league action,” said Minster head coach Mike Lee, who was pleased with his team’s defensive effort throughout the game.
BATH TOWNSHIP — It was possible to pinpoint the exact second when things fell apart for the St. Marys Roughriders on Friday night at Bath.
J.D. Meyer’s late third-quarter exit with four fouls was the fracture point. Without him on the floor, a spirited Western Buckeye League match-up with the Wildcats turned one-sided.
A tied game turned into a double-digit lead for the Wildcats as Meyer sat on the bench and Bath ran away with a 63-51 Western Buckeye League win on Friday night.
NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Bremen Cardinals were able to stay one step ahead of New Knoxville the whole night to defeat the Rangers 50-42 Friday in a MAC Contest at New Knoxville.
“We just stayed in front of people on defense,” Cardinals head coach Adam Dougherty said. “We stayed in our gap and followed our rules and if we would have done that all night it might have been a different kind of game.