HUBER HEIGHTS — Fort Loramie’s boys 3200 relay team competed in the Wayne Invitational, which began Thursday night, putting the foursome of Alan Holdheide, Jake Rethman, and Tom and Joe Ballas up against some of the best competition they will see all season.
And not only did they take first place in the event, but they shattered the previous school record when they ran an 8:01.84. They broke that record by nearly seven seconds, the previous mark set in 2002 being 8:08.27.
In addition, they were close to the 8-minute even mark, a time that would put them in the Outdoor Nationals in North Carolina in mid-June.
They weren’t the only county/area track athletes to turn in impressive performances at Wayne.
Sidney High School freshman Ana Adams was third in the 3200 run, becoming the first runner in the county to break the 12-minute mark. Her time was 11:59.40 and it puts her atop the Track Honor Roll in the event.
Sidney’s Devan Rogers heaved the shot put a season’s-best 50-feet, 11.5 inches to take sixth place.
Minster had some excellent performances on Thursday, led by Jordyn Heitbrink, who cleared 5-5 in the high jump to take first place.
The 3200 relay team was second in 9:27.08, and Morgan Pohl was right behind Sidney’s Adams in fourth place in the 3200 run in 12:08.23.
Russia 15, Fairlawn 0
RUSSIA — Russia improved to 8-1 in County play and is 16-4 overall after a 15-0 run-rule verdict over Fairlawn Friday.
The Raiders struck for five in the first and pulled away from there.
Dylan Cordonnier, Drew Sherman, Hunter Cohee and Jack Dapore all had two hits apiece for Russia, with Sherman driving in three runs. Dapore and Trenton Monnin both had doubles.
WP: Lavy; LP: Osborne
Records: Russia 16-4, Fairlawn 1-12.
Anna 2, Marion 0
MARIA STEIN — Anna picked the right time to score its runs, plating two in the top of the fifth. Marion Local couldn’t answer in the bottom of the inning, and the game was called because of lightning in the sixth, giving the Rockets a 2-0 non-league win.
Colin Wuebker’s two-out, two-run single in the top of the fifth accounted for all the runs. Derek Coverstone had a double.
Carter Elliott pitched all five for Anna and allowed just three hits, while striking out five.
Elliott (WP) and White; Bergman (LP) and Hays.
Records: Anna 14-5, Marion 9-13.
Loramie 5, St. Henry 2
FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie ran its record to 13-9 with a 5-2 win over St. Henry in action at Loramie Friday.
The Redskins got three in the first and held the lead the rest of the day. Weather forced the game to be called after five innings.
Dylan Albers was 3-for-3 with two doubles for Loramie, and CJ Billing belted a home run.
Lange (LP) and Bruening; Middendorf (WP) and Berning.
Records: FL 13-9, SH 10-11.
F-M 9, Houston 2
HOUSTON — Houston’s struggles continued, the Wildcats dropping their fifth in a row Friday, 9-2 to Franklin-Monroe in non-league action.
Houston falls to 6-13 on the season.
Howie Ludwig had a single and a double for Houston.
Bridenbaugh (WP) and Cable; Ludwig (LP), Freistuhler (4) and Trent.
Records: Houston 6-13.
Sidney 8, Stebbins 2
Sidney moved back over the .500 mark on the season with its third win in the last four games, 8-2 over Stebbins in a rain-shortened verdict at Aschenbach Field Friday.
The Lady Jackets are now 11-10.
Grace Shell was the winning pitcher and struck out nine, and was also 3-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs. Kacey Swiger had two hits and drove in two, Summer Inman singled and doubled, and Hayden Spurgeon doubled.
WP: Shell; LP: Buckner
Records: Sidney 11-10, Stebbins 5-13.
USV 9, Jackson Center 1
JACKSON CENTER — Jackson Center managed only three hits in losing 9-1 at home to Upper Scioto Valley in non-league softball Friday.
Jackson, now 6-7, got a home run from Ally Russo and a triple from Bryanna Davis.
USV`022 212 0—9`13`0
JC`000 010 0—1`3`4
Records: JC 6-7, USV 4-9.