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04-10-06 MAC track teams looking strong at Rocket Invitational


Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry

  Another weekend, another week of domination by Midwest Athletic Conference track teams at a meet.

  This week, the meet was the Rocket Invitational in Anna and it was Minster and Coldwater battling out for the top spots.

  The Wildcat boys dueled with the Cavaliers in taking the team title with 136 points and Coldwater took second at 125 points.   The Cavalier girls made their announcement on the challenge for the MAC girls title in beating Minster 130-112 for the team title at the meet.

  In the boys meet, Minster used mutliple wins to get the big trophy. Michael McVety pulled the hat trick in taking the 100 and 200-meter dashes and added a win in the long jump, winning by 3/4 of an inch over New Knoxville's Dustan Kruse.

  Andrew Meyer swept the throing events, beating teammate Tony Dahlinghaus by nearly eight feet in the discus before winning by over seven feet in the shot put.

  Marc Prenger added a win in the pole vault as Minster took 1-2 in the event with Albert Barga finishing second.

  Coldwater used its dominance in the distance events to stay close. David Wilker took the win in the 3,200 while Jamie Kuess, runner-up in the 3,200, won the 1,600 open. The Cavaliers also won the 3,200 relay. Devin Swartzel earned himself a pair of wins in taking both the 110 and 300 hurdles.

  Coldwater used depth to win the girls meet as the Cavaliers won just two events. Nicole Griesdorn won the 100 hurdles while Brittany Klenke won the discus for the Cavaliers.

  The Lady Cavs had two finishers in the top seven in five events while the Wildcats had the same result in just three events.

  Minster won three events as Jenna Fausey beat younger sister Lauren in the 3,200 run. Stacey Sudhoff took the high jump and the Wildcat 3,200 relay won.

  The next big meet with MAC teams takes place this Saturday as Minster hosts The Memorial.

Bulldogs do well at Kenton

  Celina used its depth to come up with solid finishes at the Wildcat Relays in Kenton on Saturday.

  The Runnin' Women finished first with 108 points, 20 points more than runner-up Bellefontaine. The boys finished second behind the Chieftain with 82 points.

  Getting wins for the Celina girls was the 6,400-meter relay (4 X 1,600) team of Lindsay Frysinger, Melisssa Roth, Beth Secrest and Amanda Smith in a time of 25 minutes, 28 seconds.

  The shuttle hurdle relay team of Katie Hauge, Trish Vasquex, Cayla Hellwart and Jenna Schmitmeyer also posted a time with a time of 74 seconds. Hague and Schmitmeyer also helped out in wins in the sprint relay (100, 100, 200, 400) along with Julie Snyder and Kelsey Waterman with the quartest also winning the 4 X 100 relay. Waterman also was part of the 800-400-400-1600 relay with Smith, Vasquez and Roth and the 3,200 relay with Secrest, Roth and Smith. Snyder, Hellwarth, Schmitmeyer and Eryn Langenkamp took the 4X400 relay with Vasquez, Snyder, Hellwarth and Schmitmeyer winning the 4X200 relay.

  The boys had big days in the jump events. Erik Chapin, Adam Hoyng and Aaron Snyder teamed up to take the high jump title with a combined effort of 16 feet. Chapin then teamed up with Andy Ball and Kelby Rosengarten to win the long jump relay with a total distance of 54-4 3/4. Chapin also added the shuttle hurdles title, teaming with Justin Chapel, Brad Green and Rosengarten to win in 66.2 seconds.

  Green, Ball and Chapel later teamed up with Shawn Caruso to take the 4X400 title. Caruso was also part of the 800-400-400-1,600 relay title with Isaac Niekamp, Dustin Grinstead and Spencer Foulkes.

  Celina's next action will be Tuesday in a tri-meet with Coldwater and New Bremen. The meet is now set to take place at Celina, being moved from its original locale of New Bremen.


Bulldogs lose a twinbill

  Celina fell to 2-6 on the season after losing a Saturday doubleheader at Sidney, allowing the Yellow Jackets improve to 4-4 on the year.

  Both games were ended on the run rule, with Sidney taking the opener 15-5 in five innings. The Jackets took over the game with a nine-run second inning, chasing starter Scott Luthman from the mound after 1 2/3 innings.

  Eric Braun and Matt Paulus each had two hits in the opening game.

  The second game also went five with Sidney winning 14-2. Braun took the loss despite hitting a two-run home run to account for Celina's runs.

  Celina is off until Tuesday when St. Marys comes in for the Western Buckeye Leauge opener.


Game one

Celina  103  10  --  5  9  5

Sidney  091  23  --  15  13  2

  WP -- Strome

  LP -- Luthman

  2B -- C: Paulus, Braun. S: Bajake, DeLoye, Engle, Yinger.

Game two

Celina  000  20  --  2  3  5

Sidney  004  64  --  14  10  0

  WP -- DeLoye

  LP -- Braun

  2B -- S: Gates

  HR -- C: Braun. S: DeLoye

  Records: Celina 2-6, Sidney 4-4.

Panthers split with Indians

  Parkway ran its record to 6-4 after a doubleheader split with Shawnee at Don Black Field.

  In the opener, Shawnee pitcher Derek Lingenfelter dominated on the mound at the plate, picking up the win in a 10-5 decision. Ligenfelter also doubled, tripled and homered for the Indians.

  Jordan Thompson paced Parkway with two hits, including a double.

  In the wrapup, Trevor Krogman shut down the Indians for the 4-2 win. Jeremy Heiser had two hits and Stevie Hays had a two-run single to help the Panthers.

  Parkway hosts Crestview today.


Game one

Shawnee  430  210  0  --  10  13  1

Parkway  000  040  1  --  5  6  3

  WP -- Lingenfelter

  LP -- Heckler

  2B -- S: Lingenfelter. P: Thompson

  3B -- S: Lingenfelter

  HR -- S: Lingenfelter, Mayer

Game two

Shawnee  000  100  1  --  2  6  1

Parkway  000  220  X  --  4  8  2

  WP -- Krogman

  LP -- Sciranka

  2B -- P: Brandt

  3B -- S: Strawn

  Records: Shawnee  6-2, Parkway 6-4.

Indians thrash Jets

  Fort Recovery improved to 5-3 on the season after dominating a doubleheder with Fairlawn in Fort Recovery.

  In the opener, Bobby Rammel threw four innings of one-hit ball as the Indians won 15-5 in five innings. Rammel struck out four and walkned none to get his second win of the season.

  Curt Hietkamp, Steve Trobridge and Chris Galdeen each had two hits for the Indians.

  In the wrapup, Kevin Schoenherr fired a no-hitter as the Indians won 20-0 in five innnings.

  Schoenherr improved to 1-1 with a six strikeout, two walk performance.

  Rammel had two doubles to pace a 19-hit attack. Trobridge, Troy Metzger, Galdeen and Heitkamp each had two hits for the Indians.

  Fort Recovery hosts Franklin-Monroe today.

LINESCORE (incomplete information from Fort Recovery)

Game one

Fairlawn  010  04  --  5  3  3

Fort Recovery  535  11  --  15  11  3

  WP -- Rammel

  LP -- n/a

  2B -- FR: Schoenherr, C. Heitkamp.

Game two

Fairlawn  000  00  --  0  0  7

Fort Recovery  823  7X  --  20  19  0

  WP -- Schoenherr

  LP -- n/a

  2B -- FR: Rammel (2), C. Heitkamp.

  Records: Fort Recovery 5-3.


Panthers split

  Parkway suffered its first loss of the season as part of a quad-matchup at Crestview on Saturday.

  In the opener, Tiff Steinbrunner was two outs away from a no-hitter before giving up a hit. Steinbrunner recovered to record the 3-0 win over Evergreen. Steinbrunner struck out 14 and walked none in getting the win.

  Steinbrunner and Megan Smith each had RBIs to help the Panthers.

  In the second game, Parkway made five errors and was shut out until the sixth as Archbold won 8-5. Laura Art took the loss despite four of the eight runs being unearned.

  Brittany Young had a double for Parkway, who was limited to four hits.

  Parkway (4-1), opens MAC play today at Minster.


Evergreen  000  000  0  --  0  1  2

Parkway  000  201  X  --  3  2  3

  WP -- Steinbrunner

  LP -- Pinkleman


Archbold  001  200  5  --  8  10  3

Parkway  000  002  3  --  5  4  5

  WP -- Kern

  LP -- Art

  2B -- A: Sindollar. P: Young

  Records: Parkway 4-1, Evergreen 3-1, Archbold 4-5.

Flyers split with Trojans

  Marion went 1-1 on a doubleheader with Botkins on Saturday at Maria Stein.

  The Flyers won the opener 14-4 in five innings. Melissa Otte walked none and struck out four to get the win. Kelly Rosenbeck had a triple and Michelle Fleck added a double as the Flyers pounded out nine hits.

  In the wrapup, Botkins won 10-8.

  Amy Droesch took the loss in a game where she struck out 10 and walked 11.

  Kim Droesch had three hits and three runs scored on the day.

  Marion opens MAC play today at Versailles.


Game one

Botkins  202  00  --  4  8  1

Marion Local  223  16  --  14  9  0

  WP -- Otte

  LP -- Klopfenstein

  2B -- ML: Fleck

  3B -- ML: Rosenbeck

Game two

Botkins  320  302  0  --  10  8  3

Marion Local  000  111  3  --  6  8  0

  WP -- Oellerman

  LP -- A. Droesch

  2B -- B: Meyer (2). ML: K. Droesch

  3B -- ML: K. Droesch

  Records: Botkins 2-3, Marion Local 4-6.

Tigers keep winning

  Versailles picked up a pair of shutouts in taking two games from National Trail on Saturday to improve to 6-3 on the season.

  In the opener, Danielle Stucke and MacKenzie Mayer comibined to shut out the Blazers in a 5-0 win. Stucke struck out six in six inings with Mayer shutting the door in the seven. The Tiger pair walked no Blazer batters as the only baserunner came on an error.

  Stacey Reed homered and plated three runs to pace the Tigers.

  In the wrapup, Mayer allowed two hits and a walk in a complete game 3-0 win. The game was stopped after four ininngs.

  Versailles hosts Marion today in the MAC opener.


Game one

National Trail  000  000  0  --  0  0  0

Versailles  030  002  X  --  5  4  1

   WP -- Stucke

  LP -- Johnson

  2B -- V: Stucke

  HR -- V: Reed

Game two

National Trail  000  0  --  0  2  2

Versailles  002  1  --  3  2  1

  WP -- M. Mayer

  LP -- Johnson

  Records: Versailles 6-3.

Indians swept by Cougars

  Fort Recovery fell to 3-4 on the season after losing a pair of Van Wert.

  The Cougars took the opener 11-6. Tribe starter Beth May gave up 11 hits and walked 12 in sufering the loss. Renee Evers and Sandy Sudhoff had two hits each in the opener game.

  In the wrapup, Van Wert scored four times in the seventh to get a 8-7 win. Lori Osterholt had three hits for the Indians.

  Fort Recovery is at Celina today.

LINESCORE (Incomplete information from Fort Recovery)

Game one

Van Wert  133  040  0  --  11  11  n/a

Fort Recovery  201  030  0  --  6  8  n/a

  WP -- n/a

  LP -- May

  3B -- FR: Rammel

Game two

Van Wert  200  011  4  --  8  8  n/a

Fort Recovery  001  006  0  --  7  13  2

  WP -- n/a

  LP -- Wenning

  2B -- FR: Rammel, Wenning.

  Records: Fort Recovery 3-4.

Redskins remain winless

  St. Henry fell to 0-6 on the season after losing a pair of games to a strong Greenville team.

  In the opener, the Redskins were held to two hits in a 10-0 loss in five innings. Karla Buschur took the loss for St. Henry.

  The Redskins looked to rebound in game two, getting a run in the first before seeing the Green Wave score four in the third and three more in the fifth on the way to a 8-1 win.

  Erica Wilker had a double for the Redskins. Kylie Elking had two hits.

  St. Henry hosts Marion Local on Tuesday.


Game one

St. Henry  000  00  --  0  2  5

Greenville  006  13  --  10  10  1

  WP -- Shell

  LP -- Buschur.

  2B -- G: Brinley, Blumenstock, Gunckel

Game two

St. Henry  100  000  0  --  1  5  1

Greenville  004  301  X  --  8  12  1

  WP-- Shell

  LP -- Uhlenhake

  2B -- SH: Wilker. G: Shell

  3B -- G: Shell

  Records: Greenville 11-2, St. Henry 0-6.


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