Monday, April 16th, 2018
Rain doesn't slow Wildcats at Memorial
By Gary R. Rasberry
From left, St. Henry's Zach Ontrop, Minster's Broc Miller and New Bremen's Avery. . .
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The weather stayed stable enough for Minster to host its annual Memorial Track and Field Invitational at Memorial Field on Saturday.
The host Wildcats dominated the Women's Division with a final score of 124 points, 43 points ahead of runner-up and MAC rival Versailles. New Bremen made it a MAC sweep of the top three spots in scoring 741/2 points. Marion Local was seventh with St. Henry eighth and New Knoxville rounding out the MAC representation with a 13th-place finish.
In the Men's Division, the team title came down to the final event. While Versailles finished second and Fort Loramie placed fourth, Fort Loramie edged the Tigers 971/2 to 97 to win the team title. Marion Local was fourth, Minster fifth, St. Henry 10th and New Bremen 12th in the standings.
Minster's Emma Watcke had a big day on her home track. Watcke opened the day by running a leg of the winning 4x800-meter relay followed by a win in the 1,600 run before wrapping up the day with a distance sweep in the 3,200.
Madeline Magoto added a win for Minster in the 800, setting a meet record with a time of 2:19.27. The Wildcats also won the 4x400 relay.
New Bremen's Macy Puthoff took home first place in the long jump and New Knoxville's Erin Scott won the shot put.
Another record broken came in the 100 hurdles as Spencerville's Nelaya Burden finished with a time of 15.29 seconds. Burden's father, Keith Burden, holds the meet record in the 110 hurdles set in 1993.
In the Men's Division, Max Prenger won the shot put to lead Minster. Marion Local's John Tangeman won the 400 dash. Versailles' Josh Steinbrunner was the top male athlete of the day. Steinbrunner, the defending state champion in the Division II 110 hurdles, swept both hurdle events and also placed first in the high jump.
Mansfield Mehock Relays
Fort Recovery's boys finished 15th in the team standings in Mansfield. The Indian girls did not score any points during the meet.
Robby LeFevre, who broke the school record in the 100, finished third in both the 100 and 200 dashes. The boys' 4x100 relay finished fifth.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Fort Recovery 10, Alter 0
After a two-hour delay, the Indians defeated the Knights at Fifth-Third Field in Dayton on Saturday afternoon.
Ben Homan and Riley Post combined on a two-hitter. Homan pitched the first three innings before leaving to attend Fort Recovery's prom with Post closing the door over the final two innings.
Kody Shinabery had three hits and scored two runs. Cade Wendel scored three runs and Will Homan added two runs.
Fort Recovery is scheduled to play at Shawnee today.
Alter 000 00 - 0 2 4
Fort Recovery 135 1x - 10 5 1
WP - B. Homan
2B - FR: Thwaits.
Records: Fort Recovery 9-3.
Wright State-Lake 11
The Tartan Pride scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth to rally and beat the Lakers down at Grady's Field in Xenia.
The Lake Campus was up 10-5 after 61/2 innings before Sinclair scored twice in the seventh. The Lakers added a run in the eighth before the Tartan Pride took control in the bottom of the inning.
St. Marys graduate Isaac Fitzgerald went 1-for-5 with a double and an RBI for the Lake Campus. Fellow former Roughrider Tristan Becker went 1-for-4 with an RBI. Stephen Hoendorf went 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs and four RBIs.
Coldwater graduate Malave Bettinger went 1-for-4 with two RBIs for Sinclair.
The Lake Campus hosts Ohio State-Lima on Wednesday in a doubleheader.
WSU-LC 010 232 210 - 11 14 1
Sinclair 211 010 26x - 13 12 2
WP - Williamson
LP - Cantelli
Sv - Goonan
2B - WSU-LC: Fitzgerald, Hoendorf. S: Mehmed, Clarke, Shepherd, Carpenter.
3B - WSU-LC: Greathouse. S: Henson.
HR - WSU-LC: Hoendorf (2). S: Carpenter, Pursinger.