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Marion Local atop D4 boys AP Poll

January 7, 2014

The Marion Local Flyers took home the small-school football championship in the fall. Associated Press voters see Marion Local as the early favorite to take the state title in Division IV boys basketball, too.

Marion Local debuted at No. 1 in the first AP Poll that was released on Monday. The Flyers garnered 11 first-place votes to take the top spot with 144 points – easily outdistancing second-place Crestview (7-0).

Minster girls 13th in first AP hoops poll

January 7, 2014

A small area of Auglaize and Shelby Counties have three of the top 13 ranked teams in Division IV girls basketball in Ohio, as the first statewide poll was released on Monday night.

The Minster girls basketball team (8-2) is 13th in theAP poll, while the Marion Local Flyers are atop Division IV. Fort Loramie, which lost to Minster earlier this season, is ranked third in Division IV.

Versailles is seventh and Coldwater is ranked 10th in Division III. Lima Bath is 13th in Division II.

Weekend Area Sports Schedule

January 4, 2014

Saturday, Jan. 4

Boys Basketball
Western Buckeye League

  • Spencerville at St. Marys
  • St. Henry at Bath
  • New Bremen at Celina
  • Defiance at Findlay
  • O-G at Bluffton
  • Shawnee at Coldwater
  • Van Wert at Carroll (Ind.)
  • Wapakoneta at Liberty-Benton


Midwest Athletic Conference

Area Round-Up: Rangers, Cardinals and Wildcats all suffer MAC losses

January 4, 2014

ST. HENRY — A cold-shooting third quarter by the New Knoxville boys basketball team allowed  St. Henry to wrest control away from the Rangers in a 59-49 Midwest Athletic Conference win.

St. Henry outscored the Rangers 15-6 in the third, as the Rangers went 2 of 14 from the floor.

Friday's Boys Basketball Scores

January 4, 2014

Friday Boys Basketball Scores

  • Delphos St. John’s 62, Coldwater 47
  • Liberty-Benton 78, Kenton 64
  • Ft. Loramie 54, Anna 47
  • Ft. Recovery 64, New Bremen 51
  • Lima Shawnee 63, Van Buren 56
  • Marion Local 51, Minster 41
  • Spencerville 55, Kalida 33
  • St. Henry 59, New Knoxville 49
  • Versailles 57, Parkway 36

Around Ohio

Friday's Area Sports Schedule

January 3, 2014

Friday, Jan. 3

Wrestling

  • St. Marys at Wapakoneta, 6 p.m.

Boys Basketball
Western Buckeye League

  • Liberty-Benton at Kenton
  • Van Buren at Shawnee

Midwest Athletic Conference

Thursday's Girls Basketball Postponements and Make-up Dates

January 2, 2014

Thursday, Jan. 2
Girls Basketball

Marion Local at Minster (PPD to Tuesday, Jan 7)

New Bremen at Fort Recovery (PPD to Tuesday, Jan. 28)

St. Henry at New Knoxville (PPD to Monday, Feb. 10)

Delphos St. John's at Coldwater (PPD to Monday, Jan. 20)

Parkway at Versailles (PPD to TBA)

St. Marys girls basketball earns first win of season at Greenville

January 2, 2014

GREENVILLE — The St. Marys girls basketball team didn’t let the new year arrive without getting that breakthrough first victory of the season out of the way.

The Roughriders went on the road and beat Greenville 45-39 on Monday night.

Monday's Area Sports Schedule

December 30, 2013

Monday, Dec. 30
Boys Basketball

  • Wapakoneta at Lima Cent. Cath.
  • Marion Local at Covington

Girls Basketball

  • Coldwater at Celina
  • Kenton at Arlington
  • St. Marys at Greenville
  • Franklin Monore at Fort Recovery
  • Houston at New Bremen
  • New Knoxville at USV
     

St. Marys pulls away from Indian Lake 56-35, moves to 4-4

December 30, 2013

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.

 

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