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April 12th, 2012
COLUMBUS – The Ohio High School Athletic Association will add a seventh division in football.
The OHSAA Board of Directors approved the measure with a 6-3 vote on Thursday.
The new division will be in place starting in 2013.
The new Division I will include the top 10 percent of schools in enrollment. The rest of the state's 644 programs will be divided evenly among the other six divisions.
NEW BREMEN — Jason McGaharan fielded some sympathetic responses from people he told in the last week that he’s going to be the new head football coach at New Bremen.
“They’ve looked at me and said, ‘Ooh, that’s going to be challenging,’” McGaharan said.
Challenging McGaharan can do.
McGaharan, who was introduced as New Bremen’s new head coach at a press conference at New Bremen High School on Wednesday night, is no stranger to overcoming life’s obstacles.
NEW BREMEN — The fans huddled beneath blankets, fielders’ teeth chattered as they left the dugout to take their spots in the field and the icy wind howled across the open layout surrounding New Bremen High School.
New Bremen pitcher Brent Bertke thought it was perfectly lovely weather.
Bertke tossed a complete game with eight strikeouts to lead the Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over Coldwater on Tuesday night.
Call him New Bremen’s Mr. Freeze.
KENTON 2, ST. MARYS 1
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Roughriders committed four errors and the Kenton Bulldogs took full advantage as they scored two unearned runs to defeat the Riders 2-1 in a WBL game held at K. C. Geiger Park.
The Riders, down 2-0, got on the board with a run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Kiley Schamp led off with a single to center and went to second on a bunt by Kaitlyn Brown and Schamp scored on a single to left by Harle Smith, but Roop grounded into a double play to end the inning.
The St. Marys boys track team finished second and the Rider girls were second in a tri-meet at Versailles on Tuesday night.
The Riders’ 3200 meter relay team of Lexi Grothause, Amanda Dues, Kristen Dammeyer and Sara Lininger won with a time of 11:03.
St. Marys’ Kami Menchhofer won the 100 meter hurdles with a 17.93-second time.
Dammeyer captured the 1600 meter run victory with a 6:13.47 pace.
Lininger won the 300 meter hurdleswith a 53.07-second time.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys’ Wes Taylor knocked in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Roughrider baseball team to a 7-6 win in the opening game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Versailles.
Versailles used a five-run third inning in the second game to salvage a split with a 7-4 win.
St. Marys rallied back from a 6-1 deficit, scoring single runs in the third, fourth, sixth and seventh inning to go along with a three-run fifth inning.
New Bremen wins two over Anna, 7-6 and 12-2
NEW BREMEN — New Bremen scored eight runs in the third inning of a 12-2 win and Sydney Goens hit a game-winning single in the bottom of the seventh in a 7-6 win in the opening game.
New Bremen improved to 4-6 with the wins.
In the first game, Goens went 3-for-4, including the game-winning hit. Haley Moeller went 2-for-3. Gina Griesdorn was 1-for-3 and scored the game-winning run.
BATH TOWNSHIP — The St. Marys boys and girls track teams both finished seventh at the Jim Ehresman Invitational at Bath on Saturday.
Brennan Brown won the 300 meter hurdles with a 42.58-second time.
Tre Sherman finished second in the 110 meter hurdles (16.09).
The Rider 400 meter relay team of Adam Brown, Will Walter, Tre Sherman and Dustin Fisher finished second with a 46.27-second time.
Nick Durkee ran third in the 3200 meter run (10:45.84).
Alex Mielke took fourth in the 1600 meter run (4:50.38).
NEW BREMEN — The runs came fast and furious Friday evening for both the Jackson Center and New Bremen softball teams, but an 11-run third inning highlighted by a grand slam from Julie Brown gave the Cardinals a 22-10 victory over the Tigers.
NEW BREMEN — Jason McGaharan will be introduced as the next head football coach at New Bremen High School next week.
McGaharan, an assistant coach at Sidney High School, will be announced as the varsity football coach Wednesday, April 11 at a 6 p.m. press conference in the school's auditorium, New Bremen athletic director Gary Jones said yesterday in a release.
McGaharan served as offensive coordinator for the Yellow Jackets last season under head coach Adam Doenges and previously under Dan Cairns.