SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — First-year Shawnee boys basketball head coach Mark Triplett said his first win in the Western Buckeye League over St. Marys was special all on its own.
Getting a 62-49 win over his alma mater just made it a little sweeter.
“We’re trying to build our tradition here at Shawnee back up to where it has been in the past,” said Triplett, a 2006 Memorial High School grad. “All league wins mean something, but there’s a little something for it to come against the Roughriders.”
ST. MARYS — The sixth annual Warm Hands, Warm Hearts winter clothes and coat drive grew again Thursday at the Wayne Street United Methodist Church as the Women in Business group again collected coats, socks, gloves, pajamas and other cold weather items to donate to those in need in Auglaize and Mercer counties.
Friday, Dec. 13
Bath at Celina
Elida at Defiance
Van Wert at O-G
St. Marys at Shawnee
Midwest Athletic Conference
St. Henry at Minster
New Bremen at Parkway
New Knoxville at Versailles
NEW KNOXVILLE — Versailles rallied from an early fourth quarter deficit to emerge from a defensive battle against the New Knoxville girls basketball team 32-29 on Thursday night.
With the game tied at 26-26, Christa Puthoff scored on a second-chance putback with 36 seconds left.
On the ensuing possession with 16 seconds left, New Knoxville was called for an illegal screen to give the ball back to Versailles. Rachel Kremer was fouled and made both charity tosses for a 30-26 lead.
ST. MARYS — Shawnee made a lot of shots in the third quarter and the Indians usually corralled the ones that did miss the mark in a 54-34 win over the St. Marys girls basketball team on Thursday at Memorial High School.
Shawnee (2-4, 1-1 WBL) grabbed 18 offensive rebounds in the game and exploded for 25 points in the third quarter to win its first Western Buckeye League game.
Thursday, Dec. 12
Western Buckeye League
Shawnee at St. Marys
Celina at Bath
Defiance at Elida
Kenton at Wapakoneta
O-G at Van Wert
Midwest Athletic Conference
VAN WERT — The St. Marys wrestling team swept a pair of matches at a Western Buckeye League super tri at Van Wert High School on Tuesday night. The Roughriders opened the night with a 59-21 over Ottawa-Glandorf and then handled Van Wert 48-28.
“The team made a lot of good choices from top to bottom,” St. Marys assistant coach Tim Heisey said. “They seemed to move constantly. That’s the key. We’ve just got to keep moving, moving, moving.”
Tuesday, Dec. 10
St. Marys at Van Wert Tri
Bath at Anna
Celina at Versailles
Defiance Clinic Classic
Marysville at Kenton
Liberty-Benton at Shawnee
Van Wert at Spencerville
Wapakoneta at Allen East
UNION CITY — The Minster girls basketball team emptied the bench and spread 75 points between 13 different players in a 75-34 win over Mississinawa Valley on Monday night.
The Wildcats improved to 4-0. They will travel to St. Henry on Thursday for another Midwest Athletic Conference game.
Kayla Richard led Minster with 16 points, the lone Wildcat in double figures. Claire Fischer hit three 3-pointers for nine points, along with nine points from Logan Arnold and eight points from Lauren Roetgerman.
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys City Council met briefly Monday night. One topic of discussion was the Energy Efficiency Smart Schedule with American Municipal Power, Inc.
“They have yearly contests for people who turn in the oldest appliances,” Service and Safety Director Greg Foxhoven said. “They do have strong residential programs. Obviously, their focus is industrial (and) commercial (but) there are a lot of benefits for our homeowners.”
Foxhoven also updated councilors on the demolition of several local houses.