NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville head coach Kort Fledderjohann can’t remember seeing his team run its offense any more smoothly this season than it did for large patches of Tuesday night’s game against Marion Local.
The Rangers pulled away from Marion Local in the second half for a 46-28 Midwest Athletic Conference win in a make-up game at The Barn, as New Knoxville scored the first 10 points of the second half and held Marion Local to only eight second-half points.
DEFIANCE — St. Marys’ Madison Taylor’s diving title and Jared Deubler’s record-setting performance in the boys’ 100-yard backstroke event headlined the Roughrider boys and girls swim teams competition at the Western Buckeye League Championships at the Defiance YMCA on Thursday and Saturday.
Taylor , a Memorial High School freshman, won convincingly with a 308.45 score on Thursday — 20 points clear of a trio of Celina divers who finished second, third and fourth. Celina’s Dethora Hasenjager finished second.
WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta’s numerous chances to seal the game against Minster went awry, allowing the patient Wildcats to hang around and eventually surpass the Redskins 54-49 in overtime on Saturday night.
MARIA STEIN — Derek Bornhorst of New Bremen calmly sank two free throws with 6.5 seconds left in the game to defeat the Marion Local Flyers 48-47 Friday night in a MAC contest played at the Hanger in Marion Local.
Despite separate scoring droughts of five minutes and seven and a half minutes and a 10-for-21 performance at the free throw line in the second half, the Cardinals pulled out an important MAC win with the free throws that mattered most.
DEFIANCE — The St. Marys boys basketball team gave the Western Buckeye League’s top team all it could handle, but a 30-point night from Tory Guilliam helped Defiance get past a feisty Roughrider squad, 77-71.
The Roughriders got into a shootout with the unbeaten Bulldogs and stayed with them almost shot-for-shot, hitting 10 three-pointers.