For the second time in five days, a 3-pointer in the final seconds downed the St. Marys boys basketball team.
The latest heartbreaker ended the Riders' season.
Wapakoneta junior guard Alex Greve knocked down a 3-pointer from the left wing with 1.5 seconds left to lift Wapakoneta to a 43-40 win over rival St. Marys in a Division II sectional semifinal at Lima Senior on Tuesday night.
COLDWATER — Defense and hot shooting allowed the Minster Wildcats to open Division IV sectional play at Coldwater with a 58-48 victory over the New Knoxville Rangers.
“It is a nice time of the year to be shooting 47 percent,” Wildcats head coach Mike Lee said. “That has been our bugaboo the past couple weeks. It is tournament time and we have stressed from the get go that games are won by what you do defensively and how well you rebound the basketball.”
COLDWATER — It's a super sectional, even if it's not a super sectional by definition.
Northwest Ohio doesn't have the expanded version of the re-seeded first four rounds of the tournament, but the Division IV sectional at Coldwater lived up to the name as the top two seeded teams in the brackets went down on Saturday night.
"It can happy really easily in this sectional," New Knoxville head coach Tim Hegemier said.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — In a season of close calls and frustrating endings, the regular season and Western Buckeye League finale might’ve delivered the most powerful punch to the St. Marys boys basketball team’s collective stomach yet.
Shawnee’s Thad Vernon hit a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Shawnee Indians to a 57-55 victory over St. Marys on Friday night.
NEW BREMEN — Two years ago Fort Recovery had a chance at the outright MAC title, but after a lengthy delay because of fire alarms, new Bremen came back to spoil the party and share a piece of the title.
This time the Indians stayed out of theblotter and atop the MAC standings.
Drew Charlson’s first race at Daytona International Speedway was everything he could ask for.
In his first race at Daytona and in his second career ARCA start, the 19-year old New Bremen resident finished runner-up to eight-time Daytona winner Bobby Gerhart in the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 last weekend.
“To come here and finish second to one of the best racers ever at Daytona is simply a dream come true,” Charlson said.
CANTON — A pair of area swimmers took to the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton on Thursday for state competition.
Jared Deubler, a St. Marys sophomore, competed in the preliminary in the boys Division II OHSAA swimming and diving championships on Thursday.
Deubler, making his second trip to state in his two seasons at St. Marys, finished 22nd in the boys 100 yard backstroke event. Deubler finished with a 56.25-second time. Deubler qualified for the state meet with a 56.02-second time.