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May 21st, 2013
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — The St. Marys baseball team cruised through four and a half innings with a 1-0 lead before Shawnee abruptly changed everything with a six-run fifth inning.
Cory Wilder hit a backbreaking three-run home run in the fifth and three Shawnee pitchers held St. Marys to one run in Shawnee’s 6-1 win over the Roughriders on Monday.
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The St. Marys doubles team of Cole Brooks and Jason Freewalt finished fourth at the Division II sectional tournament at UNOH on Saturday after a pair of losses to Celina teams.
Brooks and Freewalt had already assured themselves of a district berth earlier in the week with three wins.
In the semifinals, the St. Marys duo lost to Celina’s Isaac Elston and Kris LeJeune, 2-6, 2-6.
Brooks and Freewalt lost the third-place match to Celina’s Aaron Seibel and Keaton Mohler, 1-6, 2-6.
BATH TOWNSHIP — The St. Marys boys and girls track teams had two crowned Western Buckeye League champions and the girls team turned in a fourth-place finish that had St. Marys head coach Kathy Sites beaming.
The Riders’ Kelly Heitkamp set a new school record in the pole vault by clearing 10 feet, eight inches to win the WBL title.
St. Marys’s Luke Lemmerman captured the 110-meter hurdles championship with a 16-second flat time.
“They both wanted it so bad,” Sites said. “They deserved that.”
The organizers of St. Marys’ youth football programs say a league change and reorganization will assure every boy in St. Marys will have the opportunity to play football, no longer held back by weight or roster restrictions that previously kept about a dozen kids off the field each fall.
MINSTER — Adam Niemeyer has another gear to kick into for the postseason.
The Minster senior pitched his first high school no-hitter and struck out 18 Marion Local batters in an overpowering performance as the state’s top-ranked Wildcats beat the Flyers 4-0 in a Division IV sectional title game on Wednesday.
A season after he was limited in his pitching during the tournament because of arm issues, the Ohio State signee returned to tournament action on the mound with a gem.
LIMA — The St. Marys girls track team received two third-place finishes on the first day of the Western Buckeye League championship meet at Bath Stadium on Wednesday.
The St. Marys girls 3200 meter relay team of Kristen Dammeyer, Lexi Grothause, Tarin Tischler and Amanda Dues finished third with a 10:03.91 time.
St. Marys’ Mariah Heffner finished third in the girls discus throw with a throw of 114 feet, eight inches.
MINSTER — The St. Henry Redskins’ big comeback denied Minster a chance to wrap up a share of the Midwest Athletic Conference title on Monday night.
The Redskins roared back from a late three-run deficit with seven runs in the top of the fifth inning to defeat the Wildcats 8-6 in a MAC showdown.
ELIDA — St. Marys outfielder Tristan Becker dove headfirst in shallow center to snag a quick-sinking liner to end the bottom of the fourth inning, stranding a pair of baserunners and denying Kenton its first and game-tying run.
St. Marys starting pitcher Codie Deaton didn’t need much help in Saturday’s tournament opener, but he found it in plays on defense like Becker's and in the bats of his Roughrider teammates.
ST. MARYS — A couple of perfectly placed bunts helped turn the St. Marys baseball team’s night at the plate from frustrating to fruitful.
St. Marys scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally past Marion Local 7-4 on Thursday at K.C. Geiger Park.
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St. Marys Memorial High School recently had 16 juniors and seniors named to the 2012-2013 Western Buckeye League’s All-Academic list.
Juniors must maintain a 3.75 grade point average through five semesters and earn at least two varsity letters in WBL-recognized sports. Seniors must maintain a 3.75 GPA through seven semesters and earn at least three varsity letters in WBL recognized sports.
St. Marys seniors honored were Cole Brooks, Emily Brown, Katlyn Brown, Kevin Dammeyer, Nick Durkee, Kelly Heitkamp, Colleen Magee, Neil Perry and Logan Simons.