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TRACK & FIELD: Area athletes excel on first day at state meet

June 2, 2012

COLUMBUS — Not every victory need be accompanied by a rise to the top of the podium at the state track meet.

Sometimes the consistency of a three-year run of excellence like the one Kayla Wuebker completed on Friday or the perseverance to get back to the state meet and excel after a disappointing hiatus like Wapakoneta’s Megan Hayzlett displayed are achievement enough.

BASEBALL: Minster to play for back-to-back state titles on Saturday night

June 2, 2012

COLUMBUS — The Minster baseball team’s line-up cranked out 14 hits and wallopped Tinora 12-2 in a Division IV state semifinal.

Minster (25-6) will now play for back-to-back state championships when the Wildcats square off for the Division IV crown with Cuyahoga Heights (25-4)on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Huntington Park.


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STATE BASEBALL NOTEBOOK: Minster back at state with new names, Wapak has a 1-2 punch on mound

May 30, 2012

MINSTER — The Minster baseball team remodeled on the fly.

It’s easy to look at Minster’s return to the state tournament in hindsight as a natural extension of last year’s success, but the Wildcats head back to Columbus with a line-up that looks only vaguely similar to the one that lifted them to their first-ever state baseball championship last June. And it’s a team that dealt with adversity throughout the  2012 season.

Remade and retooled, Minster is looking for another title with a lot of new names on the line-up card.

TRACK & FIELD: St. Marys' Heitkamp headed to state in pole vault

May 26, 2012

LEXINGTON — Kelly Heitkamp, a St. Marys Memorial junior, qualified for the state tournament in the girls pole vault with a third-place finish at the Division II regional meet at Lexington on Saturday.

Heitkamp cleared nine feet, six inches — one of seven vaulters to hit that mark. Heitkamp won the tiebreaker (the vaulters' second-best vaults are compared) to tie for third with Liberty-Benton's Alex Johnson.

Heitkamp will compete at state at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus on Saturday, June 2 at 9 a.m.

SOFTALL: Minster bows out in regional title game

May 26, 2012

TIPP CITY — The Covington Buccs jumped out to an 8-0 lead and held off a late Minster rally for a 9-6 win in a Division IV regional final game at Tipp City Tippecanoe Middle School on Saturday afternoon.

The Wildcats bow out of the tournament after the longest postseason run in the program's history. Minster ended its season at 23-7.

Minster spotted the Buccs eight runs before bringing the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the seventh.

Covington moves on to play in the state semifinals on Thursday in Akron.

BASEBALL: Minster headed back to state to defend DIV title

May 26, 2012

SPRINGFIELD —  There was no celebratory pile-up in the middle of the diamond after a dribbler down the first base line clinched Minster’s return to state and capped a methodical 9-1 dismantling of Sidney Lehman Catholic in a Division IV regional title game on Friday.


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TRACK: Minster boys win regional title, girls take 2nd

May 26, 2012

TROY — Minster’s win in the boys 4-by-400 meter relay in the night’s final event in record regional time propelled the Minster boys track team to the Division III regional title on Friday night.

The Wildcat boys finished with 57 points to edge out second-place finishers Covington and West Liberty Salem, who both had 52 points.

The Minster girls finished second behind Versailles. Minster had 49 points while the victorious Tigers had 66.5 points.

BASEBALL: Minster win sets up regional title game rematch with Sidney Lehman

May 25, 2012

SPRINGFIELD — Minster still has that big stage presence.


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The defending state champions rallied back with three runs in the bottom of the fifth and defeated South Charleston Southeastern 6-3 in a Division IV regional semifinal.

TRACK: Kinkley, Rider 4x800 girls relay team run at Lexington

May 25, 2012

LEXINGTON — The St. Marys girls track team competed in two events at the Division II regional track meet at Lexington on Thursday night.

St. Marys sophomore Erin Kinkley took 12th in the girls high jump competition. Kinkley cleared four feet, 10 inches.

Kinkley reached the regional tournament after capturing the district title at Fostoria last week.

The St. Marys girls 4-by-800 meter relay team of Sara Lininger, Kristen Dammeyer, Marissa Schrolucke and Lexi Grothause finished 16th in the finals with a 10:45.02 time.

Hey, I Remember That!: A look back at area sports 10, 25 and 50 years ago

May 24, 2012

50 Years Ago This Week – 1962

KENTON 26, ST. MARYS 7 ST. MARYS — The fourth quarter started so promising for the St....
Western Buckeye League Kenton 26, St. Marys 7 Wapakoneta 17, Elida 0 Bath 42, Defiance...
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — The momentum from St. Marys’ Week 1 win over Sidney simply didn...

 

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