July 3rd, 2012
MINSTER — Wapakoneta remained the only team in the Auglaize County ACME sectional tournament without a loss and guaranteed itself a trip to the district tourney on Monday night at Hanover Street Park in Minster.
The Redskins broke a tie with a four-run bottom of the sixth inning and defeated Minster 8-4 in a second round game.
That came after Minster beat St. Marys 4-2 in the first game of the day that sets up an elimination game tonight for the Roughriders against New Bremen.
OMAHA, Neb. — Josh Fleagle finished 133rd in the 50-meter freestyle with a 23.77-second time at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, on Saturday.
The home school student from rural St. Marys who has already started classes at Ohio State this summer said he knew this year’s trials were about getting his feet wet.
The 18-year old future Buckeye swimmer has his eyes on 2016 as his best chance at the Olympics.
MINSTER – Brandon Miller tossed a complete game shutout and the Wapakoneta ACME baseball team put together enough key hits at the right time Sunday afternoon the top-seeded Redskins opened the 2012 Auglaize County ACME sectional tournament with a 5-0 victory over New Bremen to begin the double elimination tournament.
“Brandon Miller did a good job and only had to throw about 85 pitches,” Wapakoneta head coach Willie Sammetinger said. “After the first inning you could tell he was in command.”
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ST. MARYS — Cleanup continues from Friday’s storm that left thousands across the county without power and caused massive damage from fallen limbs and trees.
Sustained winds of 82 mph with gusts of 90 mph socked the region early Friday afternoon. As crews quickly worked to restore power, some residents were left without power into Sunday, with estimates it could take several more days before power is fully restored to outlying areas.
Bring in a canned good or non perishable food item to the Evening Leader between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday and receive an entry to win 2 Stage Front 3 day passes and Preferred parking to Country Concert. There is a limit of 10 items per person and you must be 18 to enter. The drawing will take place at 5:01 p.m. Employees and immediately family of Horizon Publicatons are ineligible for the contest. All items collected via the drive will be donated to Agape Ministries. Winners will be notified by phone unless they are present at the drawing.
ST. MARYS — Felled trees, downed power lines and widespread power outages kept crews busy Friday night as a severe thunderstorm swept across the region — leaving a path of destruction in its wake.
“Right now we are driving around and taking assessments,” St. Marys Police Chief Greg Foxhoven said Friday night. “There’s a lot of damage — there’s homes with trees on roofs, trees on cars and limbs and branches everywhere.”
Saturday issues of The Evening Leader may be delayed tomorrow because of power issues at the printing facility in Wapakoneta.
ST. MARYS — Staff at Grand Lake St. Marys State Park are prepping for what is expected to be a busy week of camping, boating and fishing.
“Attendance has been decent, but we are expecting to have good attendance this weekend into the Fourth of July and next weekend,” Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Manager Brian Miller said. “We have a good weekend this weekend, and some of them are leaving, but we’ll have a good crowd for the Fourth and for the next weekend.”
ST. MARYS — A local marching band will soon be holding its first restaurant fundraiser.
St. Marys All-Brass Marching Band will be hosting “A Taste for Music” St. Marys Band night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, July 9 at Beer Barrel along Indiana Avenue to help raise funds for the band’s trip to the Citrus Bowl parade and Disney parks.
Band Parents Organization President Dan Burke explained how they came up with the idea.