OTTOVILLE — Lima Central Catholic’s Corey O’Dowd launched a first-inning grand slam to power the T-Birds to a 15-4 regular-season baseball win over Ottoville Monday.
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SPENCERVILLE — Track teams that can score in both field events and on the track are going to be difficult to beat.
WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen boys and Upper Scioto Valley girls track teams each won the Northwest Central Conference Track and Field Meet at Waynesfield-Goshen on Saturday.
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BATH TOWNSHIP — Heading into this season, it had been 35 years since the Ottawa-Glandorf boys track-and-field team won the Western Buckeye League title.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — It began two pitches into the bottom of the first inning.
LIMA — Meredith Shepherd recorded an impressive Friday night performance for LCC’s softball team, leading the T-Birds to an 8-5 win over Kalida in non-league regular season play.
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CONVOY — Crestview scored seven runs in the bottom of the fifth to put Fort Jennings away 10-0 in the Division IV sectional final baseball game at Crestview on Thursday. The Knights (15-5) advance to play Minster at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Coldwater in the district semifinals.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Lima Central Catholic baseball coach John Schnieders has been waiting for his team to put all three phases of the game together on the same night.
COLUMBUS — The reasons might have changed but the numbers were remarkably similar when an Ohio High School Athletic Association competitive balance proposal was voted down for a third consecutive year.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Turn a corner on the second floor of baseball’s Hall of Fame and there it is.
ELIDA — Shawnee needed someone to take control, literally.
BATH TOWNSHIP — Some might call it improbable, but for Wapakoneta it’s just business as usual.
ELIDA — Bluffton pitcher Sami Fruchey was strong at the plate and from the circle as the Pirates knocked off Kenton 11-3 in a Division III sectional final softball game at Elida on Wednesday. Bluffton will take on the Tinora/Archbold winner at 5 p.m. May 22 at Bath in the district semifinals.
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BATH TOWNSHIP – When Bath junior Kimmy Reynolds steps into the pitching circle, there’s an air of confidence on the field for the Wildkittens.
PERRY TOWNSHIP – The Division IV sectional baseball championship game between Allen East and Perry ran the entire gamut of emotions, as the two teams traded potential knock-out punches for seven innings.
VAN WERT — Van Wert’s Andrew Todd tossed a five-inning perfect game in an 11-0 non-league, regular-season 11-0 baseball victory over Paulding Tuesday at Van Wert.
ELIDA – Somebody was going to be going into uncharted territory when Lima Central Catholic and Allen East met Monday night at Dorothy Edwards Field in Elida for the District III softball Sectional championship.
Columbus Grove clinched a share of the Putnam County League baseball title with an 11-0 win over Pandora-Gilboa on Monday.
BATH TOWNSHIP – When a good hitting team gets off to a fast start, it is tough to stop them. Celina scored 22 runs on 23 hits in defeating St. Marys 22-0 in a Division II softball sectional semifinal at Bath.
DETROIT (AP) — Terry Francona’s Cleveland Indians passed their first test against the defending American League champions.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Don Lutz's mother didn't like the sound of his voice when he called her at home in Germany an hour before he started in left field for the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.
LIMA — When Jim Offenbaker was named Lima Senior High School’s athletic director in July 1999, his experience as an administrator was limited.
On Thursday, the results of the competitive balance proposal being voted on from May 1-15 by high schools across Ohio will be announced by the Ohio High School Athletic Association.
BATH TOWNSHIP — It was like watching two heavyweight boxers attempting to land the one big shot that would send their opponent to the canvas for the count.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Lima Central Catholic began baseball sectional play Saturday hoping to eventually wind up where it finished last season — in the state championship game.
PERRY — Sometimes all it takes is a little momentum from the home crowd to get a team going.
LIMA — It was a day for second chances at the Western Buckeye League boys tennis tournament Saturday.
McGUFFEY — Abbie Patton was unstoppable for Perry in Saturday’s Division IV sectional semifinal softball win over USV, 14-1. Perry will face Ridgemont at 5 p.m. Tuesday at USV in the sectional final.
OTTOVILLE — With less than 100 students total at Fort Jennings High School, it’s not every day that a special athlete like Macy Schroeder comes around.
KALIDA — Ottoville’s baseball team pounded out 12 hits and Luke Schimmoeller threw a two-hitter as the Big Green knocked off Kalida 15-0 in five innings in Putnam County League action Thursday night at Holy Name Ballpark in Kalida.
LIMA — Crestview had control of its own destiny.
LIMA — Lima Central Catholic’s softball team scored five runs in the first two innings and handed Crestview its first Northwest Conference loss of the season, 6-2, on Thursday at LCC.
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Sam Huffman, Drew Jennings, Corey O’Dowd and Brad Stolly all had two hits to lead Lima Central Catholic to a 12-2 high school baseball win over Delphos St. John’s on Wednesday.
Kaycee Rowe hit two home runs and went 3 for 3 and Audrey Rodriguez also had three hits for Allen East when it beat Vanlue 11-6 in a non-league softball game on Tuesday.
BATH TOWNSHIP – Bath’s softball team showed that they are good enough to win even when they don’t play perfectly.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP – Good, sound fundamental baseball is tough to beat.
LIMA — At least three of the running backs selected in this year’s NFL draft were described at some point by their teams or in the media as “Eddie George-type” running backs.
CONVOY — Crestview maintained its first-place hold on the Northwest Conference baseball standings by beating Delphos Jefferson 4-3 on Monday in 12 innings. The Knights managed a run in the bottom of the 12th for the win, slamming 14 hits in the game to Jefferson’s six.
COLUMBUS GROVE — The Lima Central Catholic baseball team has a new bunch of fans rooting for them, namely coach Cory King and his Columbus Grove baseball team.
ELIDA — It’s been a lengthy process for Elida basketball standout Dakota Mathias.
The Bath softball team was one of a few area softball and baseball squads that earned a No. 1 sectional tournament seed at Sunday’s tournament draws for the upcoming OHSAA postseason tournaments.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds survived the Wrigley Field winds to complete a sweep.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Judging by the mood in their clubhouse, it'd be hard to think that Cleveland Indians' six-game winning streak had just ended.
HARROD — Allen East’s baseball team took both ends of a doubleheader Saturday, beating visiting Cory-Rawson 6-0 and 12-11. Braden Goodwin improved his pitching record to 6-2 as he won both games. In the opener, Tanner Stippich, Erik Neeley, Cole Basham, Travis Wireman and Jake Lawrence each doubled for Allen East (11-7). In the second game, Derek Ketchum and Casey Crow each doubled for the Mustangs.