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.
Celina head boys basketball coach Chris Bihn has resigned from the position after 125 wins in 10 seasons.
Bihn went 125-103 over 10 seasons at the Mercer County school.
Bihn led Celina to its first district title in 36 years back in 2010 before falling a game shy of a final four berth. This past season, Celina won another district title with a 48-29 victory over St. Marys at Liberty-Benton before losing to eventual state champion Defiance in a regional semifinal at BGSU.
St.Marys improved to 3-0 in the Western Buckeye League behind a combined shutout by Derek Jay and Joe Pfenning. Dustin Howell drove in two runs for the Riders while Isaac Fitzgerald and Nathan Wilker each had an RBI. Ausitn Quellhorst added two hits.
Minster 3, Marion Local 0
Marion Local rededicated its newly refurbished ballpark, but it was Josh Nixon who stole the show on Friday. Nixon struck out 12 in a complete game win.