NEW BREMEN 64, FORT RECOVERY 55
COLDWATER — The New Bremen Cardinals survived a rough second quarter and made their free throws down the stretch to advance in the Division IV sectional tournament with a 64-55 victory over the Fort Recovery Indians at Coldwater. The Cardinals (13-8) will advance to the sectional championship on Friday at 8:00 against the Ada Bulldogs. Carson Manger led the Cardinals with 21 points and nine rebounds and Nolan Fox had 14 points.
VERSAILLES — The St. Marys baseball team got a pair of complete games on the mound and never trailed during a road doubleheader sweep of Versailles on Saturday. Brandon Coffey and Tristan Becker both went the distance in 4-1 and 6-2 victories.
St. Marys improved to 7-1 with the wins and will host Shawnee in a Western Buckeye League contest on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
MINSTER — One run was enough in a game matching up the two best pitchers in the Midwest Athletic Conference.
Minster’s Marissa Conrad ripped an RBI single over the third base bag off Parkway’s Sierra Fent in the bottom of the third inning for what proved to be the game-winning — and lone — run batted in the Wildcats’ 1-0 win over Parkway on Wednesday night at Four Season’s Park.
CELINA — Celina swept its six-team invitational on Saturday, with the St. Marys girls track team finishing third and the Roughrider boys coming in fourth.
The Roughrider girls scored 98.5 points, behind first-place Celina (155) and Ottawa-Glandorf (116). Celina was led by junior Bekah Carr, who won four events. Carr won the girls 100 hurdles (16.17) the 300 hurdles (48.15) the pole vault (10-0), and the long jump (16-2.75) on Saturday.
NEW KNOXVILLE – The New Knoxville offense sprayed hits all over the field and the pitching was stellar for the Rangers as they swept a twin bill from the Jackson Center Tigers 10-0 in five innings and 7-1 in a shortened five innings in the second game.
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys baseball team put up a combined 25 hits and 21 runs in a doubleheader sweep of the Minster Wildcats on Saturday at K.C. Geiger Park. The Riders run-ruled the Wildats 10-0 in the opener behind the strong pitching Zack Wilker and then jumped on the Cats early in the second game en route to an 11-3 victory.
AUSTIN, Texas — Josh Fleagle, an Ohio State sophomore swimmer and St. Marys native, earned Honorable Mention All-American honors in a pair of relay events at the 2014 men’s NCAA Swimming Championships in the Lonestar state this past weekend.
Fleagle was a member of the 400 freestyle relay team that finished ninth in the nation with a new Ohio State varsity record time of 2:51.26.
Fleagle swam on the 16th-place 800 freestyle relay team with a 6:23.42 time, also good for Honorable Mention All-America.
A slow start and a spectacular close to the season — former University of Dayton standout, Memorial High School grad and longtime Capital University men’s head basketball coach Damon Goodwin sees a common thread running between the 1984 Dayton Flyers and this year’s mens’ basketball team that has become the darling of the NCAA tournament with a run to the Elite Eight.