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June 13th, 2012
WAPAKONETA — For four innings, Wapakoneta’s bats were quiet.
In the fifth and sixth innings, they started to make some noise.
A lot of noise.
Brandon Miller and Chandler Kaeck combined to drive in six runs in two innings as Wapak rallied from behind for an 8-4 win over Minster in a ACME baseball game Tuesday at Wapakoneta High School between schools that both played in state title games two weeks ago.
Miller and Kaeck were a combined 0-for-4 through four innings as Minster jumped out to a 4-1 lead.
LIMA — Dominic Guarnieri won the match-play battle of St. Marys natives and University of Findlay grads to capture the Dr Pepper Championship golf title at Hawthorne Hills in Lima on Sunday.
Guarnieri, a former St. Marys standout and Roughrider varsity golf coach, defeated former St. Marys state qualifier and University of Findlay golfer Michael Schmitmeyer 4 and 3 in the championship match.
Guarnieri birdied three straight holes to start the back nine to earn his second Dr. Pepper title and his first in five years.
CELINA — Jarrett Taylor singled home the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give St. Marys a 5-4 win over St. Henry in the first game on Saturday and Celina scored three runs with two outs and edged St. Marys 4-2 in the nightcap, as the St. Marys ACME baseball team split a pair of games in the round robin tournament at Celina’s Montgomery Field.
St. Marys finished the two-day round robin tournament 2-1.
Isaac Fitzgerald earned the win on the mound for St. Marys in relief.
10 Years Ago This Week – 2002
For the second time in as many years, the Minster Wildcat girls finished the school year as the Division III state track and field champions, after a grueling two days of competition in Columbus.
Under first-year head coach Kristen Heitkamp, the Orange and Black tallied 54 points, which was 11 better than runners-up Gates Mills Hawken.
ST. MARYS — Aside from a failed early wooden bat experiment, Wapakoneta has continued its success into the summer.
“They tried them in batting practice in the spring and they thought they might want to try them in the game,” Wapakoneta ACME coach Willie Sammetinger said, with a chuckle. “Well, they broke $200 worth of bats last night in Elida. They just fractured them. So we’re slowly but surely starting to go back to metal.”
Whatever the material, Wapak’s baseball team can swing those bats.
ROSSBURG — If it has an engine, Kyle Busch has a good shot at getting it across the finish line first.
Busch is comfortable in any kind of race car, making his win at Eldora Speedway in the Feed the Children Prelude to the Dream on Wednesday night a natural extension of a strong five-year run at the rural Ohio dirt track.
COLUMBUS — The celebration began at home plate and then found its way down the first base line in the form of Minster players leaping into a pile.
The Minster baseball team is king of the hill in Division IV again.
COLUMBUS — Derek Collins just couldn't help it.
The Minster senior broke into a grin as wide as the lead he had over the next closest competitor with 50 meters left to go on the final leg of the boys 4-by-400 meter relay team.
Minster's championship relay team could savor closing out the Division III state track and field meet with a victory even before the race was over.