CANTON — The St. Marys boys 200 yard medley relay team went where no Roughrider relay team has gone before.
St. Marys had four swimmers compete in two events at the OHSAA state swimming
championships on Thursday night at C.T. Branin Natatorium. While the quartet said they were disappointed that they didn’t qualify for Friday’s championship finals or consolation races, the four Roughriders with shaved heads were proud of what they accomplished this winter in the pool.
CANTON — St. Marys sophomore Madison Taylor made the most of her opportunity at the state diving championships, making it past both of the cuts and finishing 15th in the Division II girls competition at Canton McKinley’s venerable C.T. Branin Natatorium on Wednesday morning.
“I just feel honored to make it through all the cuts with it being my first year, it’s just awesome,” said Taylor, draped in a towel on the deck of the pool after the completion of the more than three-hour competition.
ST. MARYS — Garet Fledderjohann wasn’t content to just score his 1,000th point in his next-to-last home game at Memorial High School. The St. Marys senior guard put on a fourth-quarter display that had an entire gymnasium gawking during the Riders’ 60-52 loss to Van Wert on Friday night.
DELPHOS — With a four-point lead with just 16 seconds left in regulation the New Bremen boys basketball team had at least a share of the Midwest Athletic Conference title in its grasp. Delphos St. John’s Curtis Geise’s heroics and later a technical foul at an inopportune time let it slip away.
BOWLING GREEN — St. Marys junior Jared Deubler had a pair of top eight finishes — including a second-place finish — as an individual to highlight the St. Marys swim team’s day in the pool at the Division II district meet at Bowling Green State University on Friday.
Deubler took second in the boys 100 backstroke. Deubler finished in 54.63 seconds. Deubler also finished eighth in the boys 100 freestyle with a 49.47-second time.
COLDWATER — The New Knoxville girls basketball team didn’t wait its turn to get a share of a Midwest Athletic Conference title.
Even with a roster without a single senior that’s likely to make the Rangers the conference favorite for 2013-2014, when the opportunity to earn the MAC championship presented itself this winter No. 11-ranked New Knoxville seized the moment.
Just days after his 18th birthday last year New Bremen’s Drew Charlson made an impressive debut at Daytona International Speedway with a second-place finish in just his second start on the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) series.
Charlson, now 19, is gunning for a win at the fabled Florda raceway this year.
Charlson returns to race at Daytona this weekend in the Lucas Oil 200. The race, in its 50th season, will be televised live on SPEED Channel on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
This week in 2003, the St. Marys Lady Roughriders concluded their regular season at 16-4 overall with a 51-39 win over the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds, who ended their campaign with a 15-5 record.
The Thunderbirds enjoyed a tight 12-10 advantage at the conclusion of the first quarter, before the Roughriders outscored them by eight in the second period to take a 22-16 lead at the break.