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SOFTBALL: Minster wins first-ever district softball crown

May 19, 2012

WAPAKONETA — The Minster softball team could start celebrating — and breathe a big sign of relief — when  pitcher Kayla Richards got Michelle Bruns to fly out to left field giving the Wildcats their first-ever Division IV district softball championship at Wapakoneta on Friday.

Minster used a five-run fifth inning and took advantage of five St. Henry errors to defeat the Redskins 7-5.

Memorial Grad Elston says Notre Dame the perfect fit

May 18, 2012

 

SOUTH BEND — Mike Elston says he’s found the perfect home in the collegiate, spiritually-engaging, football-crazy city of South Bend as a defensive assistant and key recruiter for the Fighting Irish.

Elston, one of the driving forces behind St. Marys’ powerhouse football teams of the early 1990s and an all-Ohioan in football, basketball and track for the Roughriders, enters his third season as the defensive line coach at Notre Dame this fall.

A former Michigan man has found Notre Dame to his liking.

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

May 18, 2012

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TRACK: Minster 3200 meter relay team sets new district record on Thursday

May 18, 2012

 

SPENCERVILLE — The Minster boys 3200 meter relay team smashed the Division III district record by four seconds as part of Minster’s strong start on day one of the meet.

The Minster boys team leads the district meet standings with 45 points after the first day. The New Bremen track team is in 11th after the first day with two points.

The Minster girls are in fifth place after the first day with 12 points, highlighted by a win in the girls 3200 meter relay.

OHSAA members say no to competitive balance proposal again

May 17, 2012

COLUMBUS (AP) — For the second consecutive year, Ohio high schools voted down a proposal that would have addressed the ongoing competitive-balance problems between public and private teams.

An OHSAA bylaw that would have changed how schools are assigned to tournament divisions in the team sports of football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball was voted down 339-301. The results of the vote were announced on Wednesday afternoon.

A similar proposal failed by a 332-303 vote a year ago.

BASEBALL: Minster holds off Spencerville to advance to district title game

May 17, 2012

MINSTER — The Minster baseball took the adage 'survive and advance' to its uncomfortable limit, but the Wildcats will play for a second straight district title on Friday night.

Minster came back from an early deficit and weathered a nerve-wracking final inning to advance in the Division IV district tournament with a 4-2 win over Spencerville on Wednesday at Coldwater.

SOFTBALL: Minster rolls into district final

May 17, 2012

WAPAKONETA — The dream season for the Minster softball team continued on course Wednesday as they hit the ball and defeated the Lima Perry Commodores8-3 in the Division IV district Semi-final tournament held at Wapakoneta High School.

The Wildcats (22-6) will come back on Friday to face MAC foe St. Henry in the District championship game at 5 p.m. with the winner advancing to regional competition at Tipp City.

ROUND-UP: St. Marys doubles team bows out at district, St. Marys boys 4x800 relay team takes 7th

May 17, 2012

The St. Marys doubles team of Troy Newlove and Cole Brooks bowed out of the Division II district tennis meet on Wednesdsay.

Brooks and Newlove won their opening match against St. Marys Central Catholic's Alex Opfer and Tanner Roth, 6-7, 6-1, 6-4.

The Riders then faced Maumee Valley Country Day's top-seeded team of Grand McPherson and Stephen Shin. MVCD topped St. Marys, 6-0, 6-1, to advance to the semifinals.

TRACK: St. Marys 4x800 meter relay team takes 7th

BASEBALL: Parkway spoils New Bremen's MAC title bid

May 14, 2012

NEW BREMEN — New Bremen’s hopes of winning the school’s first-ever Midwest Athletic Conference baseball title slipped away in the sixth inning of a 4-2 loss to Parkway on Saturday morning in a resumed game from May 4.

New Bremen needed to defeat Parkway in the conclusion of their May 4 game to clinch the school’s  first-ever  title.

The Cardinals and Panthers played five innings tied 1-1 when lightning suspended the game. Saturday they completed the game.

TENNIS: Rider doubles team headed to district tourney

May 14, 2012

LIMA — The St. Marys doubles team of Cole Brooks and Troy Newlove took third and advanced to the district level in the Division II sectional at UNOH  on Saturday.

Newlove and Brooks, who advanced into the semifinals with a pair of wins on Thursday, won the third-place match against Celina’s Isaac Elston and Kris LeJeune with a marathon tiebreaker win in the second set, 7-5, 7-5 (15-13).

Newlove and Brooks lost their semifinal round match against Derek Smith and Jason Barton of Shawnee, 2-6, 6-4, 4-6.

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