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SOFTBALL: St. Henry downs New Bremen in sectional final

May 9, 2012

NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen softball team ended its season losing to St. Henry 9-2 in the Division IV sectional finals.

In the bottom of the first inning, the Redskins cracked the scoreboard first when lead off batter, Ashley Heitkamp infield singled. Heitkamp then stole second and third and scored when Kinzie Stammen grounded out an RBI to third base.

The Cardinals offense tied the game up when senior, Kristen Miller had an RBI single to send classmate, Taylor Carter home.  

BASEBALL: New Bremen a win away from MAC title, Minster upended by Flyers

May 9, 2012

FORT RECOVERY — Good defense and clutch pitching from Aaron Clune allowed the New Bremen Cardinals to emerge from Fort Recovery with a 3-1 victory and moved the Cardinals a win on Saturday away from at least a share of the Midwest Athletic Conference title.

The victory allowed the Cardinals to remain tied for the MAC lead with a 6-2 record. Overall they are 12-8. Fort Recovery drops to 7-15 and 1-8 in the MAC.

Clune pitched the complete game victory for New Bremen giving up one unearned run on four hits. He struck out three and walked one.

Seventeen St. Marys students named academic All-WBL

May 8, 2012

The Western Buckeye League named its 2011-2012 WBL Academic All-League award winners late last week for student-athletes who excel both on the field and in the classroom.

St. Marys had 17 students earn the honor.

Juniors must carry a 3.75 grade point average and earned at least two varsity letters.

St. Marys juniors Emily Brown, Kevin Dammeyer, Nick Durkee, Mitch Fowler, Kelly Heitkamp, Colleen Magee, Neil Perry and Logan Simons were named to the list.

Seniors must carry a 3.75 GPA with at least three varsity letters in WBL sports.

Softball tournament game moved to Tuesday; St. Marys, Minster and New Bremen baseball play Wednesday

May 8, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Late afternoon storms postponed the Division IV sectional softball final  between New Bremen and St. Henry scheduled for Monday.

The Cardinals and Redskins will play tonight at 5 p.m. at New Bremen. The winner advances to the district tournament at Wapakoneta on Tuesday, May 15 against the winner of Ada and Hardin Northern.

St. Henry won the regular season match-up 10-0 on April 19.

Minster will play in district action at Wapak on Wednesday, May 16 at 5 p.m. against the wnner of today’s Lima Perry-Ridgemont game.

SOFTBALL: Celina ousts Riders from tourney, Minster and Bremen win at sectional

May 7, 2012

CELINA 9, ST. MARYS 2

BATH TOWNSHIP —  Celina’s powerful offense, paired with a strong performance in the pitching circle by Kaitlynn Kerr, muscled Celina past their Western Buckeye League rivals and into the sectional title game.


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BASEBALL: New Knoxville bows out of tourney

May 7, 2012

MINSTER — Four runs in the first inning by the Fort Recovery Indians was all they needed as they defeated the New Knoxville baseball team 4-1 in the opening game of the Division IV sectional tournament held at Hanover Street Park in Minster.

St. Henry defeated Marion Local 1-0 in the second game despite being no-hit until the seventh inning. Second-seeded New Bremen will face the Redskins this week in a sectional final.

TENNIS: St. Marys' Parker and Dammeyer finish fourth at WBL

May 7, 2012

LIMA — The St. Marys first doubles team of Josh Parker and Kevin Dammeyer finished fourth at the Western Buckeye League tournament on Saturday.

After advancing to Saturday’s action with a win on Thursday, Dammeyer and Parker fell to Shawnee’s Derek Smith and Garrett Diltz in a semifinal match, 1-6, 1-6.

Parker and Dammeyer lost to Rex Axbell and Anthony Kennard of Wapakoneta in a third-place match, 1-6, 1-6.

BASEBALL: Minster pulls out MAC win over St. Henry in 11 innings on Friday

May 4, 2012

ST. HENRY — Minster’s foray into Friday night extra innings  produced a happier ending this time thanks to a pair of home runs and a relief appearance from Austin Knapke that had the length of a start.

A week after losing in 15 innings in a Midwest Athletic Conference contest at Coldwater, Minster emerged with a win from a double-digit inning affair against another Mercer County MAC foe.

On a day Minster (19-5, 6-2 MAC) otherwise struggled to hit the ball, it was a pair of home runs that got the job done.

BASEBALL: Huber's homers lead Riders to win on Thursday night

May 4, 2012

MARIA STEIN — As the clean-up hitter in the St. Marys line-up, Michael Huber looked out at the flag in center field whipping directly out and saw the opportunity for a big day.

“As a hitter, I was definitely excited,” he said.

Huber said the wind helped him on the hill, too.

The Rider senior hit two home runs — including a seventh-inning grand slam — and pitched six strong innings in St. Marys’ 8-2 win over Marion Local on Thursday.

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

May 3, 2012

50 Years Ago – 1962

Eddie George talks about the 2014 Ohio State Buckeyes.
Old refrigerators, pieces of scrap metal from area farms, schools and homes along with the more...
Michael Schmitmeyer, a Memorial High Schol grad and former University of Findlay standout golfer...

 

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