MINSTER — The Minster boys and girls track teams cruised to wins in the Minster Memorial Invitational on a cold and windy Saturday.
The Wildcat girls scored 158 points to distance themselves from the 84 points of second-place Marion Local. Versailles took third with 83 points. St. Marys finished seventh with 43.5 points. New Bremen was 10th with 21 points.
The Minster boys collected 191 points for the win. Versailles finished second with 113.5 points. St. Marys took 5th with 38 points. New Bremen was ninth with 29 points.
GIRLS: Minster earned wins from Olivia Enneking in the 300 meter hurdles (48.7), Kaci Bornhorst in the 3200 meter run (11:58.42), the 3200 meter relay (10:10.7), the 1600 meter relay (4:13.5),
BOYS: St. Marys’ Brennan Brown won the 300 meter hurdles with a 41.97-second time. Minster picked up victories from Korey Schultz in the 400 meter dash (51.89), Dominic Slonkosky in the 800 meter run (2:01.68), Wes Hegeman in the shot put (47-6), the 3200 meter relay team (8:17.7), the 800 meter relay team (1:34.45), the 400 meter relay team (45.92) and the 1600 meter relay team (3:35.3).
ST. MARYS 5, KENTON 0: The St. Marys boys tennis team swpet its way to a 5-0 win over Kenton in a Western Buckeye League match on Saturday. The match was originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 16. Cole Brooks won first singles over Kenton’s Jake Abbott, 6-1, 6-1. The Riders’ Jason Freewalt won second singles against Graham Reese, 6-1, 6-2. St. Marys’ Nick Rohr downed Kenton’s Kyle Phillips, 6-4, 6-3, at third singles. At first doubles, St. Marys’ Kevin Dammeyer and Zac Nelson beat Dale Oats and Troy Goodin, 6-3, 2-6, 6-1. The Roughriders’ second doubles team of Noah Hartsock and Justin Nedderman defeated Dylan Kitchen and Austin Edler, 6-2, 6-0. St. Marys travels to Lima Central Catholic today at 4:30 p.m.
HOUSTON 12, NEW KNOXVILLE 11: The New Knoxville baseball team nearly climbed out a deep early deficit against Houston, but the Rangers couldn’t quite complete the comeback in an 12-11 loss to the Wildcats on Saturday afternoon.
Houston had leads of 6-0 and 8-2 in the first three and a half innings before New Knoxville responded with a five-run fourth inning behind its daring baserunning to pull within 8-7.
Houston kept adding on to the lead, however, to eventually pull out the one-run win.
New Knoxville’s Shane Topp, Wes Meyer and Cody Shaw each collected two hits.
Jake Allen singled and had two stolen bases. Spencer Wolf and Tyler Shreve each had a hit. Adam Howe stole three bases, and KV Mooney had a stolen base.
Tyler Shreve pitched two innings of scoreless relief for the Rangers after Michael Porter started the game and worked four innings and Shane Topp pitched an inning of relief.
VAN WERT SWEEPS TWIN BILL
NEW BREMEN — Van Wert began its doubleheader at New Bremen with a strong first inning and never looked back. The Cougars scored four runs in the first inning of game one in a 5-4 win and they shutout the Cardinals in the second game 9-0.
The Cardinals had a chance to tie or win the first game in the bottom of the seventh. Gilberg led off with a single and stole second. After a strikeout, Bertke drew a walk. Both runners pulled off a double steal and Gilberg scored on an error by the second baseman, but New Bremen struck out for the second out and flied out to center to end the game.
Van Wert jumped out early again in the second game. In the first inning the Cougars strike for five runs with the first two runs scoring on a double to left by Tyler Williams that scored Hurless and Stoller. The next three runs were unearned due to an error. In the fourth inning Van Wert gets two more runs on two hits and they end the scoring with solo runs in the fifth and seventh innings for the 9-0 victory.
The Cardinals (2-10) will entertain Covington on Monday and entertain New Knoxville in a MAC contest on Tuesday.