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April 3rd, 2012
ST. MARYS 9, VAN WERT 4
VAN WERT — The St. Marys softball team opened Western Buckeye league play with a 9-4 win over Van Wert on Tuesday night.
The Roughriders improved to 3-4 on the season, 1-0 in WBL play.
St. Marys travels to Shawnee on Thursday for another WBL match-up, with the first pitch scheduled for 5 p.m.
NEW BREMEN 19, SIDNEY LEHMAN 16
FORT RECOVERY – The New Bremen girls and boys track teams both won a tri-meet at Fort Recovery that also featured athletes from New Knoxville.
The New Bremen girls scored 79 points, Fort Recovery was second with 48 points and New Knoxville earned 26 points.
The Cardinal boys team piled up 102 points, New Knoxville was second with 40 points and Fort Recovery had 33 points in third.
VAN WERT — The St. Marys boys tennis team evened its record in Western Buckeye League play with a 5-0 sweep over Van Wert on Tuesday night.
The Roughriders are 3-2 on the season, 1-1 in the WBL.
Troy Newlove captured first singles with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 win over Nathan Knodel.
Cole Brooks defeated Jon Lisa in second singles, 6-4, 6-4.
Rider third singles player Jason Freewalt beat Alex Bair, 6-3, 6-3.
Tuesday, April 3
• St. Marys at Van Wert, 4:30 p.m.
• Van Wert at St. Marys, 5 p.m.
• Perry at New Knoxville, 5 p.m.
• Anna at New Bremen, 5 p.m.
• Botkins at Minster, 5 p.m.
• St. Marys at Van Wert, 5 p.m.
• New Bremen at Lehman, 5 p.m.
• Minster at Jackson Ctr, 5 p.m.
St. Marys 7, New Bremen 3
Another win over a Midwest Athletic Conference team has the St. Marys baseball team entering Western Buckeye League play in its best early-season position in five years.
The Roughriders collected a third win out of the last four games played against a MAC opponent with a patient offensive approach in a 7-3 win over New Bremen on Monday night at K.C. Geiger Park.
St. Marys at 4-2 has its best record through six games since 2007, when the Riders started the season 5-1.
St. Marys 6, Fort Recovery 1
Pitching and defense carried the day for the St. Marys softball team in its 6-1 win over Fort Recovery on Monday at K.C. Geiger Park.
St. Marys pitcher Lexi Roop dominated Fort Recovery, striking out 11 batters.
“She hit her spots,” St. Marys head coach Sue Grothause said. “Her curveball is really working well. She knew she wasn’t on, but sometimes you aren’t on and you have to stay positive and push through it.”
Riders, Minster split doubleheader
The St. Marys baseball team’s bats woke up just in time to salvage a split against Minster and its dominating pitching staff.
Minster’s pitching shut out St. Marys for 12 straight innings, allowing the Wildcats to win the first game of doubleheader, 7-0, and appear to be steaming towards a win in the second game.
Dublin Jerome takes two over Riders
Dublin Jerome swept a Saturday doubleheader against the St. Marys softball team with 7-3 and 15-5 wins at K.C. Geiger Park.
In the 15-5 loss, St. Marys’ Harle Smith hit a two-run home run for the Roughriders.
Lexi Roop pitched and took the loss in both games for St. Marys. St. Marys fell to 1-4 on the season. The Riders host Fort Recovery tonight at 5 p.m.
Minster splits twin bill
VERSAILLES — The Minster boys track team earned a win in the white division at the Versailles Boys Invitational on Saturday.
The Wildcats scored 195 points. Covington finished second with 115 points and New Bremen finished third with 78 points.
Minster senior Francis Slonkosky won the 1600 meter run with a 4:32.37 pace and the 800 meter run with a 2:02.16 time.
Minster’s Ryan Will won the shot put with a throw of 50 feet, 10.5 inches.
Minster’s Jake Winner won the discus throw with a toss of 146 feet.
COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association will again put a competitive balance proposal to a vote with Ohio high school principals in May.
In 2011, a measure attempting to level the playing field in high school sports between private and public schools was defeated, 332-303, by Ohio’s principals.
The OHSAA’s Board of Directors last Friday decided to put the referendum to a vote between May 1 and May 15.
The OHSAA called the proposal “slightly revised” from the 2011 version.