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May 11th, 2012
WAPAKONETA — The St. Marys track and field team turned in five top-six finishes on the second day of the Western Buckeye League championships on Friday night at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta.
The St. Marys girls team finished ninth with 16 points.
The Roughrider boys team finished 10th with 11 points.
The Celina girls team won the WBL crown in runaway fashion with 174 points. Shawnee was second with 83 points.
NEW BREMEN — It was the Minster Wildcat boys team and the Versailles Tiger girls team that came home with the first-place trophies in the annual Midwest Athletic Conference track meet held Friday at New Bremen.
LIMA — The St. Marys doubles pairing of Troy Newlove and Cole Brooks won a pair of matches on the first day at the Division II sectional at UNOH to advance to Saturday’s semifinals.
Newlove and Brooks, the Riders’ top two singles players during the regular season, teamed up to play doubles for the postseason.
They defeated the Elida team of Greeley and Thompson in the second round, 7-5, 7-5.
Brooks and Newlove then defeated Lima Central Catholic’s Frankart and Kahle by a matching 7-5, 7-5 score.
FORT RECOVERY — The St. Marys boys baseball team clinched the most wins for a Roughrider baseball team in a season in 10 years with a 9-1 win at Fort Recovery on Thursday.
The Riders’ Nick Vogel went 3-for-4 with a home run, a triple and six runs batted in. He also started the game on the mound and earned the win.
Codie Deaton finished the game in relief.
D.J. Manning went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI. Adam Neal went 2-for-4 wiht a double and a run batted in, Michael Huber finished the game 2-for-4.
ST. MARYS — Senior Harle Smith of the St. Marys softball team sent the Riders out with a bang Thursday evening. Smith was 3 for 3 with a walk. She had two two-run doubles and a grand slam and she scored twice as the Riders defeated the Spencerville Bearcats 15-5 in five innings.
The Riders had three seniors on the team. Kiley Schamp, Harle Smith and Hannah Wurmer all contributed for the Riders this season.
Spencerville got the scoring underway with three runs in the first inning.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — An early lead got away from the St. Marys baseball team in slow motion — just like the cotton candy pitches of Shawnee reliever Kyle Miller entering and disappearing from the hitting zone.
Shawnee chipped away at St. Marys’ lead one run at a time while the Roughriders couldn’t figure out a way to add insurance runs against the soft-tossing of Miller.
It meant a quick tournament exit for a Roughrider team that won 17 games this season.
MINSTER — Austin Knapke is no ordinary number three in a rotation.
Minster's senior starter got the ball with injuries afflicting the Wildcats' top two starters and tossed a five-inning no-hitter in Minster's 10-0 win over Fort Recovery in a Division IV sectional title game.
WAPAKONETA — The Western Buckeye League championship meet ran preliminaries along with field event finals and the 3200 meter relay final on Wednesday at Wapakoneta’s Harmon Field.
St. Marys turned in four top-five finishes at the league meet’s first day.
St. Marys girls top finishers
St. Marys’ Erin Kinkley finished fourth in the high jump (5-0) and Ashleigh Falk was fifth (4-8).
NEW BREMEN — Minster crowned five Midwest Athletic Conference champions on the first day of the conference’s track championships.
The Minster boys are out to an early lead in the team standings with 62 points, while the Minster girls (35.5 points) are in second behind Versailles (47 points).
Minster’s Kayla Wuebker earned another Midwest Athletic Conference title in the pole vault, clearing 12 feet.
Minster’s Paul Dues won the boys high jump, clearing six feet.
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen softball team ended its season losing to St. Henry 9-2 in the Division IV sectional finals.
In the bottom of the first inning, the Redskins cracked the scoreboard first when lead off batter, Ashley Heitkamp infield singled. Heitkamp then stole second and third and scored when Kinzie Stammen grounded out an RBI to third base.
The Cardinals offense tied the game up when senior, Kristen Miller had an RBI single to send classmate, Taylor Carter home.