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.