April 8th, 2013
Ronald L. Riebel, 75, of New Bremen, died on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 3:15 p.m. at his residence, surrounded by his family, following a brief illness.
He was born on Sept. 1, 1937, in Columbus. He was the son of George Lewis and Frances (Hartman) Riebel.
Barbara J. Smith, 83, of 817 Columbia St. in St. Marys, died at 10:10 a.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Otterbein, St. Marys.
She was born on May 30, 1929, in Muncie, Ind. to Ralph and Vivian (McMahon) Campbell.
On Nov. 1, 1952, in Lima, she married Claude “Pete” Smith, who died on April 25, 2002.
OTTAWA — St. Marys head tennis coach Brice Brenneman came into Friday night’s Western Buckeye League tennis opener feeling the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans were the league team most even with his team’s skillset this spring.
The two teams played a close match, with O-G pulling out a 3-2 victory over St. Marys.
“Ottawa is a good team,” Brenneman said. “It would’ve been nice to pull this one out, but the effort was good and I see us getting better at a couple positions.”
CELINA — The New Bremen baseball team had its chances as Celina pitchers walked 11 batters, but six Cardinal errors allowed the Bulldogs to stay undefeated with a 10-2 victory over the Cardinals at Montgomery Field on Friday.
“We walked a lot and left a lot of batters on,” Cardinals head coach Josh Bowersock said. “We also got picked off a lot. We had errors, we got picked off and we lose the ballgame. When you look at the errors and the times we got picked off and that was the basis of the game.”
ST. MARYS — Coldwater’s sophomores have made quite an impression on head baseball coach Brian Harlamert early in the season. Friday night was no different.
Coldwater sophomore back-up catcher Blake Spangler had a key two-run pinch hit single that opened the floodgates for the Coldwater offense while sophomore pitcher Greg Gilliland tossed five one-hit, shutout innings to lead the Cavaliers to an 11-0 win over the Roughriders on Friday night at K.C. Geiger Park.
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ST. MARYS — Memorial High School freshman Alexis Sutton loves learning.
Her eyes light up when she talks about school and anything academic-related, so it’s no surprise that she excels in these areas. She is proud of her 4.0. During study hall, she tries to motivate her friends to do their homework when their response is, “Oh, I’ll do it later.”
ST. MARYS — Though St. Marys residents may know Garet Fledderjohann for his skills on the Roughrider basketball court, the 18-year-old has drive and passion for more than sports.
Fledderjohann is active in the Memorial High School chapter of DECA. The program has given him invaluable experience in an area he hopes to pursue as a career. The past two years he has competed in the DECA state competitions, where he has done well.
One year, he presented a case study to judges as part of a team, but he found that he works better by himself.
Edward J. Miller, 56, of New Bremen, died at 12:45 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013, at his mother’s residence.
He was born on Feb. 18, 1957, in Coldwater. He was the son of the late Clyde and Wanda (Hunsaker) Miller. His mother survives in New Bremen.
WAYNESFIELD — New Knoxville scored six times in the seventh inning to rally past Waynesfield-Goshen 6-4 for its first win of the season on Thursday night.
New Knoxville entered the final frame down 4-0.
After Cody Shaw got on base to start the seventh, back-to-back doubles from Jake Allen and Spencer Wolf cut the lead to 4-2.
Michael Porter, who went 2-for-4, singled home Wolf to make it a one-run game.
After pinch runner Adam Howe stole second, Tyler Shreve singled home Howe to tie the game 4-4.
Robert “Bob” J. Eshleman, 53, of 817 Hackney St. in St. Marys, died at 6:02 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born on May 4, 1959, in St. Marys, to Stanferd and Marilyn (Kohnen) Eshleman.