HOUSTON — Houston wasted no time in taking control Monday, and went on to beat Jackson Center 15-4 in County girls softball play.
The victory gave longtime head coach Brent New the 300th victory of his coaching career, all at Houston. He is in his 19th season as head coach.
“No one else has done more for the game of high school bast-pitch softball in Shelby County than Brent,” said Fort Loramie softball coach Brad Turner Monday night.
The Lady Wildcats scored four times in the first inning on their way to a rout of the Lady Tigers. They added two in the second and six more in the third, leading to the game ending after five on the 10-run rule.
Houston had 12 hits in the game, with Macey Stang getting three of them, one being a double.
Sarah Monnier had two doubles and drove in three, Micalah Hensley had two doubloes, Jenna Jarrett belted a home run and Brittney Timmerman had a single, a doble and three RBIs.
BRADFORD – The Bradford softball team opened its season on Saturday with an 8-6 win against Coldwater.
It was the Cavilers striking first on the scoreboard with some miscues from the Railroaders’ defense, taking a 1-0 lead into the second inning.
Lilly Elleman sparked Bradford’s offense by taking a hit pitch for her team. With some precise bunts Chelsea Gill and Hannah Fout reached first base. With the bases loaded junior third baseman Olivia Hart smacked a three-run double in the gap, which was followed by senior Tori Smith hitting Hart home safely.
Hart had a fantastic day, also hitting a two-run homer in the fourth. Hart went 4-for-4.
Also getting hits were junior Emily Huggins and sophomore Bailey Wysong.
Tori Smith went seven innings, giving up two earned runs on four hits while striking out six.
“We had a nice game hitting in key spots of the game,” Bradford coach Shon Schaffer said. “Tori pitched very well, and some of those hits she gave up were on me.”
SIDNEY — Lehman boys tennis team lost the season opener to St. Marys 5-0.
In singles, Griffen West lost 6-1, 6-2; Ryan Goettemoeller lost 6-2, 7-5; and Will Hoersten lost 6-4, 6-1.
In doubles, Sam Ritze and Malachi Bezy lost 6-1, 6-1; and Josh Armstrong and Sean Toner lost 6-0, 6-0.
third in quad
ARCANUM — The Bradford boys and girls track and field teams both finished third in a quad meet at Arcanum Monday.
For the boys, Zach Miller won the 100, 11.77; and long jump, 16-10 1-2; while Rhyan Turner won the 110 hurdles, 16.95.
Karmen Knepp led the Lady Railroaders, sweeping the 400, 69,28 and 1,600, 5:53.98.
Destiny Otte won the 200, 31.10; Maia Stump won the long jump, 12-10 3-4; and Knepp, Otte, Stump and Kelly Moore combined to win the 1,600 relay, 4:49.68.
URBANA — The Miami Valley All-Star Underclassmen basketball games will be played Thursday at Urbana High School.
The D-III-IV game will be played at 6 p.m.
Playing for the North team will be Mandi Bates, Bradford; Sammi Whiteman, Covington; Morgan Haney and Haley Howard, Miami East; and Tatum McBride, Newton.
Playing for the South team coached by Christie Dodane will be Tiffany Hatcher, Russia; and Danielle Winner, Versailles.
The D-I-II game will be played at 7:30 p.m.
Bruce Vanover will coach the North team.
Playing for the South team will be Kami McEldowney, Versailles.
Tickets are $3 for students and seniors and $5 for adults.
Troy Post 43
to hold fundraiser
TROY — The Troy Post 43 American Legion baseball team will hold an All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner on April 2 at Legion Hall in Troy.
The event will run from 3-7 p.m.
Meal includes spaghetti, salad bar, bread, desert and soft drink/coffe
Tickets are $4 for children under 13 and $7 for adults.