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SOFTBALL: Minster a game away from state

May 24, 2012

TIPP CITY — The Minster offense has a way of wearing down an opponent and taking over a game.


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Hanna Floyd started the attack with a solo home run early.

Stephanie Albers’ soaring shot to left field pounded against the plastic sign above the scoreboard to give Minster some breathing room in the sixth inning.

TRACK: Minster's Collins, boys 3200 meter relay team win regional titles

May 24, 2012

 

TROY — Minster senior long jumper Derek Collins and the boys distance relay team won regional titles while pole vaulter A.J. Huelsman and the girls 3200 meter relay team punched their tickets for Columbus for the Wildcats on the first day of the Division III regional track and field meet at Troy Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.

Collins captured the regional long jump title when he cleared 21 feet, 4.5 inches on his final jump. Collins edged New Lebanon Dixie’s Ryan Jordan, who had a jump of 21 feet, 4.25 inches.

Summer Camps and League Sign-Ups

May 23, 2012

St. Marys football camp slated for July 23-25

The St. Marys football program will hold a youth football camp on July 23, 24 and 25 for players grades 3-8 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Varsity coaches and coaches from all levels of St. Marys football will coach the camp. There will be competitions and  combine agility drills. Sign ups sheets are available at the intermediate and primary schools at St. Marys, at the Roughrider Touchdown Club and at Albert’s Sporting Goods.

 

St. Marys flag football sign-up

SOFTBALL: 3 Riders on All-WBL softball lists

May 22, 2012

The St. Marys softball team had three players named to the All-Western Buckeye League softball list released on Monday.

Harle Smith, a St. Marys senior third baseman, earned first team All-WBL honors.

Kiley Schamp, a Roughrider senior centerfielder, was a second team selection.

Lexi Roop, a junior pjitcher, was honorable mention.

Camille Martin of Bath was named the league’s top player.

Bath’s Laura Ford and Nicole Driggs of Celina were co-coaches of the year.

BASEBALL: St. Marys has five named to All-WBL baseball lists

May 22, 2012

The St. Marys baseball team had five named to the All-Western Buckeye League baseball teams released on Monday.

D.J. Manning, a senior centerfielder and leadoff hitter for the Roughriders, was named to the first team.

St. Marys senior second baseman Michael Huber was named second team All-WBL.

Brad Sawmiller, a senior pitcher and Nick Vogel, a senior shortstop, earned third team All-WBL honors.

St. Marys catcher Steven Paulus was named honorable mention.

TRACK: Riders send individuals to regional, Minster boys and girls track win district titles

May 22, 2012

FOSTORIA — Erin Kinkley won the Division II district high jump championship at Fostoria on Friday night, punching her ticket for this week’s regional meet.

Kinkley, a St. Marys sophomore, cleared five feet, one inch and won a jump-off to earn the district title.

Kinkley will join St. Marys’ Wednesday regional qualifiers Kelly Heitkamp in the pole vault and the St. Marys girls 3200 meter relay team of Sara Lininger, Lexi Grothause, Kristen Dammeyer and Marissa Schrolucke. at the regional meet in Lexington on Thursday and Saturday.

BASEBALL: Minster wins back-to-back district baseball titles

May 18, 2012

COLDWATER — The Cardiac Cats did it again.

Minster won its second straight district title with a 4-3 win over Crestview that — in typical Wildcat style this season — came down to a pulsepounding finish in the seventh inning.

“To be able to do this two years in a row, that’s something special,” Minster head coach Mike Wiss said.


PHOTO GALLERY: Minster repeats as district champion

SOFTBALL: Minster wins first-ever district softball crown

May 18, 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

50 Years Ago This Week – 1962

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