Fackler steps down as Kenton head coach


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Brent Fackler had decided to leave his position as Kenton football’s head coach Monday.

In a twitter statement, Fackler said. “After a great deal of reflection and discussion with my wife Diane and my children, Angela, Mark, Brice and Luke, I have decided it is time for me to step down as head coach at Kenton. It has been an amazing 36 years on the sidelines with the last seven years as head coach.”

As the Wildcats head coach, Fackler had a 42-32 overall record, won a Western Buckeye League title in 2019 and guided the team to three playoff appearances. He began at Kenton in 1985 and served as defensive coordinator under Mike Mauk until he was made head coach in 2014.

In a statement posted on the Kenton athletic website, athletic director Brett Purcell said, ““Brent has been an integral part of developing the Kenton Football program into the successful program that it is today.”I greatly appreciate his leadership, counsel, and dedication to not only the Football program, but to Kenton City Schools, and the Kenton community. His presence on the sideline and within the program will definitely be missed.” The Kenton Athletic Department would like to thank Coach Fackler and his family for the countless hours dedicated, and sacrifices made, in the service of the Kenton Football program and a multitude of student-athletes.”

Baseball

Spencerville 11, Bluffton 1

BLUFFTON — Spencerville’s C.J. Johnston and Caden Johnston combined for a five-inning, two-hitter. Offensively for the Bearcats, Emerson Layman was 3 for 3 with a double, 3 RBI and a run scored. Jack Cox was 2 for 4 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Paulding 3, Delphos Jefferson 2

DELPHOS — Paulding pitcher Hunter Kauser scattered five hits over seven innings while fanning 14. Offensively for the Panthers, Blake McGarvey was 3 for 4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. For Delphos Jefferson, Jacob Simmons was 2 for 3 with a run scored and a double and Josh Wiseman was 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI.

Kalida 8, Ayersville 0

AYERSVILLE — Kalida hurler Nathan Schroeder improved to 4-0 after a six inning, six hit shutout while striking out 3 and walking 2. At the plate for the Wildcats, Luke Erhart went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI and Ryan Lucke was 2 for 3. Justin Siebeneck was 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Lima Central Catholic 9, Columbus Grove 0

Lima Central Catholic’s Billy Bourk picked up the win on the mound and at the plate for the Thunderbirds, Connor Gephart had home run and Zac Jacobs and Ross Otto each had doubles.

Crestview 11, Ada 7

ADA — Ada’s Tyler Jameson drove in 3 runs and Cameron Bobler had a double, scored a run and drove in two. Jacob Sutherly drove in 2 runs and Roman Snyder had two hits and a run.

St. Marys 6, St. Henry 1

ST. MARYS — St. Marys’ Karsyn McGlothen fired a one-hit, complete game shutout and struck out 11 while walking two. At the plate McGlothen went 2 for 3 with a home run, 2 RBI and a run scored. Renee Sweigart was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI and a run scored. For St. Marys Claire Wendel had the lone hit.

Parkway 1, Delphos St. John’s 0

ROCKFORD — Parkway’s Justan Felver pitched a complete game, one-hit shutout while fanning 7. In the loss Brady Kerner gave up 2 hits and struck out 7. St. John’s Zane Wertenberger had the lone hit for Delphos and Parkway’s Dylan Hughes went 1 for 2 with a triple and a run scored.

Perry 6, Ridgemont 3

MT. VICTORY — Perry pitcher Joey Hoersten struck out 17 to help pick up the win. At the plate, Ryan Yingst and Brady Shively each had triples and Hunter Klett had a double.

New Bremen 10, Franklin Monroe 0

New Bremen hurler Nick Alig pitched a five-inning, two-hitter while striking out 5. Offensively for the Cardinals Mitchell Hays went 3 for 3 with 3 RBI and a run scored and Alig drove in two runs. Wyatt dicke went 2 for 2 with 2 runs scored.

Holgate 9, Miller City 6

MILLER CITY — Miller City’s Eric Niese went 3 for 4 with three runs scored and Caleb Gieskan drove in 2 runs. Austin Ruhe went 2 for 2 and TJ. Michel was 2 for 3.

Riverdale 4, Pandora-Gilboa 3

PANDORA — Pandora-Gilboa’s Eli Huffman went 2 for 3 with a run scored and Ryan Johnson drove in 2 runs.

St. Francis de Sales 10, Lima Senior 0

St. Francis de Sales 5, Lima Senior 1

Lima Senior’s D’Ontre Cowan had the lone hit for Lima Senior in game one. In game two, Logan Davenport went 2 for 3 and Reece Waithe added a hit.

Ansonia 4, Marion Local 3

ANSONIA — Marion Local’s Jake Topp and Eddy Smith each had hits and drove in runs.

Softball

Lima Central Catholic 15, Columbus Grove 3

Lima Central Catholic’s Zaria Keys had a grand slam home run and drove in 5 runs and Jaylen Roehm scored 4 times and drive in 2 runs. Roehn also pitched five innings and surrendered 4 runs while striking out 4. For Columbus Grove, Gwen Langhals and Cheyanne Mershman each had hits and Megan Bogart was 2 for 2 with a double.

Crestview 12, Ada 1

ADA — Crestview’s Kali Small fired a complete game, 2-hitter while striking out 11 and walking 3. At the plate Small went 2 for 5 with a home run, a triple, 4 RBI and a run scored. Laci McCoy went 3 for 4 with a home run, a double, 4 RBI and 2 runs scored. Liv Cunningham went 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored and Bailey Gregory scored twice and drove in a run. Olivia Heckler also drove in a run. For Ada, Kiersten Cortez and Tori Green had hits.

Bluffton 10, Spencerville 0

SPENCERVILLE — Bluffton hurler Hannah Davis pitched a five-inning, 4-hit shutout while striking out 7. Offensively for the Bearcats Riley Busch was 3 for 3 with 2 doubles and an RBI and Dyllan Worcester was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI. Lauren Swartzlander went 2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI and Kennedy Jordan was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI. Rebekah Hoff drove in 2 runs and Sophia Bricker drove in a run. For Spencerville, Jaelyn Boop, Kenzie Brown, Maddy Layman and Bri Regedanz all had hits.

Paulding 21, Jefferson 0

DELPHOS — Paulding pitcher Leigha Egnor fired a five inning, no-hitter while striking out 7. At the plate, Egnor was 4 for 4 with 4 RBI and 4 runs scored and Gabbie Stallbaum was 4 for 5 with 3 runs and 4 RBI. Jalynn Parrett was 3 for 4 with 4 runs scored and 2 $BI and Kaeli Buston was 4 for 4 with 4 RBI and one run scored. Alivya Backle was 3 for 4 with a run scored and 4 RBI.

Bath 24, Ottawa-Glandorf 0

OTTAWA — Bath pitchers Dylan Grigsby and Claire Foust combined on a five-inning, one hit shutout. The duo combined for 7 strikeouts. At the plate, Foust had a double and drove in 3. Shelby Marstellar went 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored and 3 RBI. Sami Klinger was 2 for 5 with 5 RBI and 2 runs scored. Claire Armentrout went 1 for 2 with 3 runs scored and an RBI and Ruby Bolon drove in 3 runs.

Parkway 7, Elida 3

Parkway’s Claire Langenkamp had a home run and Paige Stephenson drove in a run and scored twice. Madison Louth was 3 for 4. Elida’s Erika Suever was 2 for 4 with a run scored and a triple and Evan Irons went 2 for 3 with a home runs, 2 RBI and a run scored.

Ridgemont 8, Perry 0

MT. VICTORY — Ridgemont pitcher Whitney Bailey pitched a complete game, 2-hitter while striking out 11 and walking 1. At the plate for the Golden Gophers, Brooke Nelson was 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored and Nikki Freshcorn was 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored. Braxton Thomas and Amanda Howland drove in runs. For Perry, Emalie Dalton and Danashia Patton each had a hit.

Upper Scioto Valley 19, Waynesfield-Goshen 18

MCGUFFEY — Upper Scioto Valley’s Emma Hunsicker was 2 for 5 with a home run, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI and Patience Cole was 4 for 5 with 4 runs scored and 2 RBI. Graesan Evans went 2 for 5 with two doubles, 2 RBI and three runs scored and Caitlyn Cunningham was 3 for 3 with 3 runs scored and two RBI. For Waynesfield-Goshen, Leah Werner was 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored and an RBI and Zaria DeLeon was 2 for 3 with a triple, 3 runs scored and 3 RBI. Ryleigh Bigelow drove in 2 runs and Kyleigh Bigelow drove in 3 runs.

Coldwater 5, Celina 3

COLDWATER — Coldwater’s Madison Wendel struck out 13 and scattered 5 hits over seven innings of work. At the plate for the Cavaliers, Kendra Clune hit a home run and Wendel drove in a run. For Celina, Lucy Pier was 1 for 3 with 2 RBI and Gracie Chilcoat was 1 for 4 with an RBI.

New Bremen 13, Franklin-Monroe 7

PITSBURG — New Bremen’s Madi Lozier went 3 for 6 with a home run, 4 RBI and a run scored and Allison Hays was 2 for 4 with a home run, an RBI and a run scored. Emma Krieg went 5 for 6 with 2 doubles, 3 RBI and 3 runs scored and Emma Keller was 3 for 5 with two runs scored.

Ayersville11, Kalida 1

AYERSVILLE — Kalida’s Paige Verhoff was 1 for 3 with an RBI and Aly Hoyt, Brooke Siefker and Melanie Meyers all had hits.

Bradford 6, Wapakoneta 0

WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta’s Kaylie Barnett had the lone hit for the Redskins.

Fairview 10, Van Wert 2

VAN WERT — Van Wert’s Emilee Phillips was 1 for 2 with a run scored and 2 RBI.

South Adams 7, Fort Recovery 4

Fort Recovery’s Jackie Homan was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI and Kensey Gaerke was 2 for 3.

Tennis

St. Marys 3, Lehman 2

St. Marys got a singles win from Joey Vanderhorst and doubles wins from the team of Correy Nelson and Preston Newlson and the duo of Connor Milner and Isaac Wibbeler.

Lexington 5, Ottawa-Glandorf 0

LEXINGTON — Ottawa-Glandorf suffered its first loss of the season.

Kenton 4, Elida 1

Kenton got singles wis from Cameron Zickafoos, Rylee Messenger and Max Haushalter and a doubles victory from the team of Seth Manns and Mitchell Stevens. Elida got a doubles win from the team of Eric Butler and Scott Holmgren.

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