ST. MARYS — The St. Marys boys basketball team might’ve grabbed the momentum that eluded the Roughriders for the first few weeks of the season.
The Roughriders' switch to man-to-man defense held Indian Lake to just one second-quarter point and St. Marys excelled in their half-court offense to pull away for a 56-35 win on Saturday night at Memorial High School.
Saturday, Dec. 28
St. Marys 56, Indian Lake 35
Minster 41, Botkins 34
New Knoxville 63, Spencerville 45
Fort Loramie 54, New Bremen 52
Defiance 58, Maumee 33
Elida 86, Lima Sr. 80, 2OT
Findlay 70, Cle. E. Tech 49
Ft. Jennings 73, Lima Tem. Chr. 46
Ft. Recovery 42, Jay Co., Ind. 34
Lima Cent. Cath. 67, Liberty-Bent. 38
Saturday, Dec. 28
Friday, Dec. 27
NEW KNOXVILLE — Dan Hegemier’s New Knoxville Rangers were unbeatable on their home floor during a run of three straight 20-win regular seasons in the mid 2000s, with a long list of memorable wins during a 63-game regular season winning streak.
In his second return to The Barn as head coach of the St. Marys Roughriders on Friday night, Hegemier added another signature win on that floor.
John Anthony Bensman, 59, of Russia Versailles Road in Russia, died suddenly at 2:34 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, of natural causes, at his home.
He was born on June 13, 1954, in Coldwater, to parents Mildred Mary (Gehret), who survives in Versailles, and Virgil John Bensman, who preceded him in death.
On Nov. 28, 1974, he married Marian Margaret (Holthaus) Bensman at St. Patrick Catholic Church in St. Patrick, and she survives.
Darrell L. Ralston, 91, of 639 Ash St. in Celina, died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at the Laurels of Shane Hill.
He was born on Aug. 13, 1922, in Miami County, to the late Verdi and Nellie (Allen) Ralston. He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
He married Wilma M. Barker on June 8, 1947, and she survives at Shane Hill.
Nanette “Nan” Bowling, 79, of 8080 Ohio 703, Celina, died on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, following a brief illness.
She was born on Nov. 13, 1934, in St. Marys, the daughter of Thomas and Gertrude (Ruffing) White Jr.
She married Dr. John F. Bowling, M.D., on Aug. 24, 1957, and he survives at the residence.
NEW BREMEN — The village of New Bremen will hold a special council meeting at noon today at the Municipal Center, 214 N. Washington St., New Bremen. The reason for the meeting is to rescind Ordinance 2013-11-25 concerning water rates.
Vivian E. Elshoff, 96, of Lake City, Fla. and formerly of New Knoxville, died at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at the Haven Hospice at the Swaney Valley Care Center in Lake City, Fla.
She was born on July 9, 1917, in New Knoxville.
She was the daughter of George and Sarah (Holtkamp) Fledderjohann.
On Aug. 31, 1940, she married Calvin G. Elshoff, who died on Feb. 13, 2009.