NEW BREMEN 64, FORT RECOVERY 55
COLDWATER — The New Bremen Cardinals survived a rough second quarter and made their free throws down the stretch to advance in the Division IV sectional tournament with a 64-55 victory over the Fort Recovery Indians at Coldwater. The Cardinals (13-8) will advance to the sectional championship on Friday at 8:00 against the Ada Bulldogs. Carson Manger led the Cardinals with 21 points and nine rebounds and Nolan Fox had 14 points.
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.
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.