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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.