BATH TOWNSHIP — The St. Marys boys and girls track teams had two crowned Western Buckeye League champions and the girls team turned in a fourth-place finish that had St. Marys head coach Kathy Sites beaming.
The Riders’ Kelly Heitkamp set a new school record in the pole vault by clearing 10 feet, eight inches to win the WBL title.
St. Marys’s Luke Lemmerman captured the 110-meter hurdles championship with a 16-second flat time.
“They both wanted it so bad,” Sites said. “They deserved that.”
The organizers of St. Marys’ youth football programs say a league change and reorganization will assure every boy in St. Marys will have the opportunity to play football, no longer held back by weight or roster restrictions that previously kept about a dozen kids off the field each fall.
MINSTER — Adam Niemeyer has another gear to kick into for the postseason.
The Minster senior pitched his first high school no-hitter and struck out 18 Marion Local batters in an overpowering performance as the state’s top-ranked Wildcats beat the Flyers 4-0 in a Division IV sectional title game on Wednesday.
A season after he was limited in his pitching during the tournament because of arm issues, the Ohio State signee returned to tournament action on the mound with a gem.