MARIA STEIN — Nolan Habodasz had three touchdown runs and Nathan Bruns had a trio of TD throws as Marion Local (10-1) of the Midwest Athletic Conference advanced to play Lima Central Catholic with a 55-7 Division VI, Region 24 opening round victory Friday night against Spencerville (8-3).
Bruns connected with Matt Rethman, Kyle Francis and Nick Tangeman on the scoring throws. Brandon Fleck and Jacob Hartings also each had TD runs. Spencerville scored its touchdown on a 4-yard pass from Dalty Prichard to Kale Lee.
The game against LCC will be played at 7 p.m. Friday at a yet to be announced venue.
Cincinnati Deer Park 14
COLDWATER — Jack Hemmelgarn had five touchdown passes, completing 14 of 23 throws for 215 yards, as the MAC’s Cavaliers (9-2) advanced to play St. Henry at 7 p.m. Friday at a yet to be announced venue.
Mitch Niekamp and Noah Miller each had a pair TD receptions and teammate Cole Frilling also a touchdown catch. The Cavs’ Nathan Grieshop and Alex May each had TD run.
St. Henry 37, Mechanicsburg 7
MECHANICSBURG — The MAC’s Redskins improved to 9-2 while Mechanicsburg finished its season 8-3.
Zach Niekamp ran 13 times for 125 yards and three touchdown, Sam Lefeld completed a 11-yard TD pass to Niekamp and Braden Deal had a touchdown run for St. Henry. Niekamp also finished with four solo tackles and two sacks. The Redskins’ Daylen Froning and Jay Knapke each had an interception.
SPENCERVILLE — The Spencerville School Board has approved a contract with Maumee Bay Turf Center for the installation of artificial turf at Memorial Stadium. Construction will begin immediately and will be completed by the spring.
“We are incredibly grateful that our school board believes in giving our students the best possible education and experiences that a school can offer,” Athletic Director John Zerbe said in a news release. “A turf field is a huge upgrade for the school system as a whole, and not just for the school’s athletic teams. In addition to holding football, soccer and band events, a turf surface will afford the school more opportunities for a variety of activities.”
BATH TOWNSHIP —Bath High School is searching for a head cheer coach, JV cheer coach and middle school cheer coach for the remainder of the school year. Candidates should submit a letter of interest,resume and three references to Todd Fleharty at email@example.com.
BATH TOWNSHIP — Bath High School is searching for a head boys coach for the 2019 school year. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and three references to Todd Fleharty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Shawnee is seeking a qualified coach to lead the program next spring. Call the athletic office at 419-998-9024 for more information.
ONU 2, Capital 1
COLUMBUS — Beelal Hasan scored the winning goal on an assist by Noah Bachwitz as fifth-seeded Ohio Northern (13-7-1) defeated top-seeded Capital (14-4) 2-1 in double overtime to advance to the Ohio Athletic Conference tournament championship at No. 2 seed John Carroll today. Hasan had both ONU goals off assists by Bachwitz.
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