CHICAGO — Cameron Elwer of Delphos St. John’s connected on 25 of 25 attempts Saturday to win the Boys 12-13 Division at the Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals.
Elwer was representing Lima Elks Lodge No. 54.
The Elks National “Hoop Shoot” free throw shooting contest was founded in 1971. The contest is funded by the Elks National Foundation, the charitable arm of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America.
The New Knoxville at Parkway baseball game has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. May 9.
The Pandora-Gilboa at Ottoville baseball and softball have been rescheduled for May 9.
Nassar to sign
with Cleveland St.
BLUFFTON — DeAndre Nassar will sign a national letter of intent to compete for Cleveland State University at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Guidance Office at Bluffton High School.
Nassar was the 182-pound Division III state champion this year. He is a three time state qualifier, a four-time NWC champion, and an all-NWC football player.
He is also a tutor at the elementary school and participates in the school choir. Nassar plans to major in criminology.
New Bremen 8,
Fort Recovery 7
NEW BREMEN — The Cardinals held on as the Indians scored six times in the top of the sixth. Marissa Topp had three hits and two RBI, Molly Smith had a triple, a single and an RBI and Kira Bertke had a double and three RBI for New Bremen. Jackie Homan had two doubles and an RBI and Brenna Homa had two hits and an RBI for Fort Recovery.
Marion Local 11,
MARIA STEIN — Emily Nietfeld had two home runs, a double and four RBI and Rachel Partington and Ashlyn Bohman had two hits and two RBI each for Marion Local. Audrey Ziegler had a pair of home runs and four RBI, Grace Stammen had three hits, Molly Steinke had two hits and three RBI, Kate Leichty had two hits and an RBI and Rachel Klosterman had a pair of hits for Coldwater.
Elida 9, Shawnee 2
ELIDA — Jordan Davis had two hits and an RBI, Matt Fish had two hits and Jaden Hullinger had a hit and two RBI for the host Bulldogs. Logan Maxwell had three hits and an RBI for the Indians.
Marion Local 1
COLDWATER — Winning pitcher Jacob Wenning allowed no earned runs, three hits and three walks while striking out eight in seven innings. Jake Hemmelgarn had two hits and an RBI and Noah Miller doubled and had two RBI for the host Cavaliers.
Delphos St. John’s 3
DELPHOS — Lincoln Mueller had a hit and two walks for DSJ.
New Bremen 5,
Fort Recovery 0
FORT RECOVERY — Winning pitcher Spencer Alig allowed five hits and two walks while striking out four in seven innings. Patrick Wells had three hits and an RBI also for the visiting Cardinals.
St. Henry 2, Minster 1
MINSTER — Winning pitcher Rylee Deitsch allowed three hits and six walks while striking out six in seven innings.
Track & field
PERRY TOWNSHIP — The Lehman Catholic girls and Riverside boys won team titles in the five-squad competition. Braden Yingst of Perry won the boys 800 and 1,600. For more on the meet go to the roundup at LimaScores.com.
ANNA — The hosts won the boys and girls team championships. Zoe Lambert of Waynesfield-Goshen won the high jump.
COLUMBUS GROVE — The host Bulldogs won the boys and girls competition. Bath’s Caitlyn Renner (100 hurdles and 300 hurdles), Columbus Grove’s Rylee Sybert (100 and 200), Jon Banal (110 and 300 hurdles) and Alyssa Ellerbrock (400 and 800) and Cory-Rawson’s Hunter Bixler (200 and 400) were among the double individual event winners.
St. John’s quad
DELPHOS — The Wayne Trace girls won the team title and and Crestview and Paulding tied for the boys crown.
Paulding’s Bailey Manz won three individual events (800, 1,600 and high jump).
SPENCERVILLE — The Lincolnview boys and girls won the team titles. Lincolnview’s Dylan Schimmoeller (100 and 200) and Brenna Smith (100 and 200) and Spencerville’s Jackson Goecke (300 hurdles and high jump), Lillee Stewart (400 and 3,200) and Emme Prine (300 hurdles and high jump) were among the double individual event winners.
Van Wert quad
VAN WERT — The host Cougars won the boys and girls team competition. Van Wert’s Caylee Phillips (100 and 800), Tyson Jackson (110 and 300 hurdles), Connor Pratt (400 and pole vault) and Austin Clay (shot and discus) were among those each winning two individual events.
For more track and field coverage go to the roundup at LimaScores.com.
Ohio Northern 5,
LIMA — Third-seeded Ohio Northern advanced with the victory against sixth-seeded Marietta in the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinals at Westwood Tennis and Fitness Center.
With the victory, the Polar Bears improved to 13-8 overall this season. The Pioneers concluded their season with a 7-12 overall mark.
Ohio Northern move on to the OAC Tournament semifinals for the second consecutive season.
Connor Christian and Andrew Cochran were each double-winners in Tuesday’s victory.
The duo claimed an 8-1 victory at No. 3 doubles to open the match, putting Ohio Northern up 1-0 early. Later, Cochran won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 6 singles before Christian clinched the match with a similar scoreline at No. 5 singles.
In doubles play, reigning Vinh Thai and Noah Elliott captured an 8-3 victory in the No. 1 slot while Hoang Do and Ada graduate Zach Beaschler won 8-2 on the No. 2 court.
The third-seeded Polar Bears will now take on second-seeded Otterbein on Friday. Match time is set for 1 p.m. at the Lindner Tennis Center in Mason.
Ohio Northern 10, Capital 9
BEXLEY — Ohio Northern held off a late Capital charge to post a 10-9 victory in the semifinals of the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament on Tuesday night at Bernlohr Stadium.
The fourth-seeded Polar Bears (13-4 overall) will advance to the OAC Tournament finals for the first time in school history and will play the winner of Wednesday’s other semifinal contest between second-seeded Baldwin Wallace and third-seeded John Carroll on Saturday.
The top-seeded Crusaders end their season with a 15-2 record.
ONU goes 0-2
CLEVELAND — Ohio Northern wrapped up its 2019 regular season slate Tuesday with 6-3 and 11-3 losses to nonconference foe Case Western Reserve at Mather Park in Cleveland.
The Polar Bears fall to 21-17 overall on the season with the losses. Meanwhile, the Spartans improve to 25-13 overall.
Senior infielder Hailee Loughmanled the ONU offense with a four-for-five performance at the plate. In addition, she added an RBI and a walk over the two-game stretch.
Meanwhile, junior Gabby Stewart and freshman Hannah Rubel generated three hits in six official at-bats each. The former also chipped in a team-high two RBI while the latter scored twice.
With their performances Tuesday, Stewart and Loughman move into 14th and a tie for 16th on Ohio Northern’s all-time hits list with 143 and 138 hits, respectively.
Ohio Northern will now turn its attention to the OAC Tournament this weekend at Muskingum. Second-seeded ONU will begin its tournament title defense with a 10 a.m. contest against third-seeded Baldwin Wallace at Donna J. Newberry Field in New Concord.
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