LCC, Wapakoneta tie for second in girls tennis invitational

By Mike Purdy -

WAPAKONETA — Lima Central Catholic and the host Redskins tied for second Saturday behind Ashland in the Wapakoneta Invitational.

Singles player Makayla Schroeder and the C Doubles team of Alyssa Good and Casey Minnig were second in their divisions for Wapak as were LCC’s Anna Janowski and Ally Oravitz (A Doubles) and Maddie Moore and Madie Brinkman (B Doubles)

Boys golf

Flag City Invitational

FINDLAY — Shawnee tied Sylvania Southview for fifth place with a team total of 339 at Red Hawk Run. Van Buren had the low score of 307.

Sam Reed led Shawnee with an 80.


Heath to be honored

URBANA — Urbana Athletics has announced that former Blue Knight baseball player and current Shawnee Athletic Director Dick Heath has been selected for induction into the university’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

The ceremony is planned for Saturday, Oct. 14, and will coincide with the Blue Knights’ 1 p.m. home football game against Notre Dame College.

Heath becomes the 39th member to be enshrined and the fourth baseball player selected to the Hall of Fame. A native of Bellefontaine, Heath has more than 40 years of experience in education and coaching.

“Our great institution has become known for producing quality teachers and coaches during almost 50 years of granting bachelor’s degrees,” said Dave Ross, a 1976 Urbana graduate and 2006 Hall of Fame inductee, who administered the nomination and selection process. “Dick Heath had a Hall of Fame Blue Knight baseball career, and has followed that with a performance that makes the entire university proud.

“We heard from both of his Urbana baseball coaches along with teammates. His current and former employers talked about his passion for teaching, coaching, and athletics, along with his work ethic. I personally contacted the parent of a former student who raved about his teaching.”

From 1971 to 1974, Heath started at catcher for the Blue Knights under former head coaches Richard Hagan and Bob Cawley. He twice earned first-team all-conference recognition, while leading the Mid-Ohio Conference in batting average (.419) in 1974. He was voted team captain and most valuable player as a senior.

By Mike Purdy

Mike Purdy can be reached at 567-242-0451.

Mike Purdy can be reached at 567-242-0451.


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