Coldwater baseball coach Harlamert dies at 51

COLDWATER – Longtime Coldwater baseball coach and teacher Brian Harlamert has died at age 51.

Harlamert coached state champion baseball teams at Coldwater in 2014 and 2019 and state runner-up teams in 2004 and 2018. He played for the Cavaliers when they won state baseball championships in 1987 and 1990.

His career record since becoming Coldwater’s head coach in 1998 was 531-159. His teams won 14 Midwest Athletic Conference championships.

Harlamert became the University of Dayton’s first scholarship baseball player after graduating from Coldwater in 1990.

His name appears in UD’s record book of career and season leaders 16 times, including ranking second in career home runs with 38. He finished his college career with a .318 batting average.

Harlamert was inducted into the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in January and joined the University of Dayton Hall of Fame in 2013.


Girls Golf

Lincolnview 208, St. Henry 212

VAN WERT — Lincolnview’s Zoey Tracy and St. Henry’s Audrey Wendel tied for low score with a 46. Other Lancer scores were Liz Phillips (50), Paige Dunn (55) and Morgan Anspach (57). For St. Henry, Courtney Rockwell (52), Lindsay Greishop (55) and Grace Beykey (59).

Boys Golf

Ottoville 163, Leipsic 171, Ft. Jennings 186

FINDLAY — Ottoville’s Keaton Schnipke was the match medalist with a 38. Other Big Green scores were Jace Langhals (40), Michael Turnwald (42), Grant Leis (43), Blake Kortokrax (49) and Aiden Hilvers (49). Brevin Brandt and Nick Schroeder led Leipsic with 41s. Other Viking scores were Luke Spoors (44), Blane Schroeder (45), Adam Lammers (46) and Diego Lomeli (47). Ft. Jennings’ Adam Hoersten led his team with a 43. Other team scores were Adam Hoersten (43), Ryan Aldrich (45), Brayden Hart (48), Dylan Tumlinson (50) and Braden Knippen (54).

Girls Tennis

Elida 5, Lima Senior 0

Elida got singles wins from Ava Long, Bri smith and Ellen Troyer and doubles wins from the teams of Taylor Crates and Emma Stauffer and the duo of Cheyenne Pack and Cara Pack.


Cross Country

ONU ranked No. 33

ADA — The Ohio Northern women’s cross country team is ranked No. 33 nationally in the second of eight weekly USTFCCCA polls, which was released on Wednesday.

The Polar Bears (33-1 overall) received 40 points in the poll and moved down one spot from the Week 1 poll. The team was ranked No. 33 in the preseason poll.

SUNY Geneseo remains No. 1 in the poll with 350 points and all 10 first-place votes. Wartburg (Iowa) is second with 340 points, and two-time defending national champion Johns Hopkins (Md.) is third with 325 points.

Women’s Soccer

ONU 3, Denison 0

GRANVILLE — The Ohio Northern women’s soccer team earned its fourth win of the season Wednesday, scoring a 3-0 victory over Denison at Barclay-Thomsen Field.

The Polar Bears (4-1-2 overall) kept the Big Red winless on the season at 0-6-1.

Sophomores Alyssa Beckett (Monroe) and Elizabeth Pierce (Liberty Township/Mount Notre Dame) and junior Kylie Brown (Jamestown, N.Y./Southwestern Central) each scored a goal for ONU.

Beckett scored the game’s first goal, heading the ball into the back of the net in the 33rd minute off an assist from sophomore Emma Bowman (Novi, Mich./Northville).

That marked Beckett’s team-high fourth goal of the season and Bowman’s team-best third assist of the year.

LIMA — The Ohio Northern men’s tennis team dropped a tight 5-4 to Cedarville on Wednesday indoors at the Westwood Tennis and Fitness Center.


ONU falls

LIMA — The Ohio Northern men’s tennis team dropped a tight 5-4 to Cedarville on Wednesday indoors at the Westwood Tennis and Fitness Center.

The Polar Bears 1-0 overall, while the Yellow Jackets are 1-1.

Northern took a 2-1 lead after doubles as junior Kavya Desai (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Bloomfield Hills) and freshman Nico Rogel (Alicante, Spain/Hoosac) won 8-4 at No. 3 and sophomores Peyton Specht (Munster, Ind.) and Drew Swisher (Findlay) won 8-6 at No. 2.

Sophomore Sam Sran (Punjab, India/St. Stephens and Gian Jyoti Global) won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 3 singles to give ONU a 3-1 lead.