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April 16th, 2012
MINSTER — The Minster boys track team won the Minster Memorial Invitational on Saturday, distancing itself from the rest of the 14-team field with 165 points on a soggy day. New Bremen finished fifth, St. Marys took seventh and New Knoxville was 14th in the boys standings.
The Minster girls team finished second to first-place Versailles (116 points) with 105 points. New Bremen finished seventh, St. Marys was ninth and New Knoxville took 15th in the 16-team girls event.
ST. MARYS 6, ELIDA 4
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys baseball team again found a way to deliver in the clutch in the late innings.
The Roughriders won their second last at-bat win in as many nights with three runs in the top of the seventh to rally past the Elida Bulldogs 6-4 on Friday night.
St. Marys improved to 9-4, 3-1 in the Western Buckeye League.
Steven Paulus went 3-for-3 at the plate with three runs batted to lead the Riders at the plate.
ST. MARYS 12, ELIDA 2
ELIDA — St. Marys’ Harle Smith homered and doubled while driving in four runs as the St. Marys softball team run-ruled the Elida Bulldogs in five innings, 12-2, on Friday night.
Smith collected three hits to lead a nine-hit Roughrider hitting attack.
Shelby Goodwin drove in two runs for St. Marys. Kiley Schamp tripled, had two hits and an RBI. Katlyn Brown and Paige Dicus each added an RBI.
ELIDA — The St. Marys boys tennis team got above .500 in Western Buckeye League play with a 5-0 clean sweep of Elida on Friday night.
“It was our best match as a team throughout the line up this season,” St. Marys head coach Bill Ruane said.
Troy Newlove won first singles for the Roughriders over Elida’s Ardie Sayoto, 6-3, 6-1.
St. Marys’ Cole Brooks won second singles over Elida’s Chris Ellison, 7-5, 6-0.
The Riders’ Jason Freewalt won third singles over Aric Thompson, 6-1, 6-2.
ST. MARYS — Austin James laced a two-run game-winning double to left in the eighth inning and the St. Marys Roughriders baseball team registered an 11-10 victory against Lima Senior in a non-league game played at K. C. Geiger Park on Thursday.
In the bottom of the eighth the Riders needed a run to tie and they started off well. With one out, Steven Paulus singled to left and Jarrett Taylor walked. Austin James then launched a double to right to bring Paulus and Taylor home to win the game 11-10.
MINSTER 13, JACKSON CENTER 2
JACKSON CENTER — Minster scored seven runs in the first inning and coasted to a 13-2 run-rule victory over Jackson Center on Thursday.
Minster starting pitcher Austin Knapke allowed just two unearned runs in the first inning to earn the victory. He struck out six and didn’t walk any while giving up two hits.
50 Years Ago This Week – 1962
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.