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.
ST. MARYS — Celina’s players ran off the field 47-7 victors over St. Marys as the clocktower struck midnight. Many of the Bulldogs looked like they were freshly molded on a potter’s wheel, helmet-to-toe slathered in mud.
The Bulldogs scored 41 unanswered points after a two-hour weather wait — a post-lightning delay doggy paddling on the oozing field of Skip Baughman Stadium.
ST. MARYS 4, DEFIANCE 0: The St. Marys boys soccer team remained unbeaten after a 4-0 win at Defiance on Thursday night. The win pushed the Riders’ record to 7-0-2, 3-0-2 in Western Buckeye League play. Dylan Zink scored a pair of goals for the Roughriders. Zack Wilker and Nathan Wilker added a goal apiece for St. Marys. The Riders host Ottoville on Saturday night at 7 p.m. and then host Wapakoneta on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a WBL match.
CELINA — Van Wert won the Jordan Moeller Memorial by 10 strokes on Saturday at the Mercer County Elks course, while a quartet of area teams finished in the top eight. New Bremen took fourth with a 338 team score, Celina finished fifth with a 340, Minster was sixth with a 340 and St. Marys finished eighth with a 347. New Knoxville finished 16th with a 418.
OTTAWA — New Knoxville and St. Marys' cross country teams competed at the Ottawa-Glandorf Blue and Gold Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.
The New Knoxville boys scored 247 points for eighth in the Gold Division standings. St. Henry won with 46 points and Spencerville was ninth with 262 points. New Knoxville’s Isaac Kuntz finished third overall with a 16:41.
The St. Marys boys cross country team finished sixth in the Blue Division standings with 175 points.Nick Durkee led St. Marys with a 12th-place finish and a 17:04 time.