40 for Wildermuth

Yellow Jacketswin over Cavs


Sidney’s Devan Rogers is chased down by Lehman’s Seth Sargent as Lehman’s Dylan Arnold watches at Sidney High School Saturday night.

Sidney’s Devan Rogers is chased down by Lehman’s Seth Sargent as Lehman’s Dylan Arnold watches at Sidney High School Saturday night.

Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Staff report

JACKSON CENTER — Jackson Center senior post player Brady Wildermuth torched the Marion Local Flyers for 40 points Saturday, leading the Tigers to a 55-33 victory over the visiting Flyers in non-league boys basketball action.

The win puts the Tigers at 8-4 overall heading into a County game Tuesday night at Anna.

Marion Local dips to 8-5 on the year and hosts Fort Recovery in Midwest Athletic Conference play Friday night.

Wildermuth was 13 for 22 from the field and hit 10 of his 11 attempts at the line. He also fell just one rebound short of a double-double with nine.

“Brady did a good job of putting himself in position to get the ball,” said Jackson coach Scott Elchert. “And the kids did a good job of getting him the ball. When Brady got it, he was strong in isolation. It was just a big night for him.”

He had all but 15 of the Tiger points. Colin Everman had 10 for the Flyers, who were without top scorer Tyler Mescher.

Marion Local (33) — Bruns 2, Everman 10, Buening 5, Kahlig 2, Thobe 2, Prenger 4, Huelsman 3, Koening 5.

Jackson Center (55) — Booser 6, Sosby 7, Bunke 2, Wildermuth 40.

Score by quarters:



Three-pointers: JC 3 (Booser 2, Sosby); ML 4 (Everman 4, Buening, Koenig).

Records: JC 8-5, ML 8-5.

Reserve score: ML 54, JC 25.


Sidney 70, Lehman 46

For Sidney, it was the climax to a good weekend.

For the Lehman Cavaliers, it was a sigh of relief now that their toughest weekend of the year is behind them.

The Cavaliers had two road games this week against arguably the two toughest opponents on their schedule. On Friday, they lost in league play to Lima Perry, 87-41, and on Saturday lost to in-town rival Sidney 70-46.

“Thank God that weekend is over,” said Lehman head coach Tim Gleason. “We just can’t play two teams like that back to back. We can’t physically do it. We’re not better than either one, and to play them back to back is brutal, but the key is to not let it lead to more losses. I told the kids, they played two of the best teams around, so they shouldn’t be scared of anyone from now on.”

The Jackets went on the road and posted an impressive win Friday over a Fairborn team that had won four straight, then came back and took care of the Cavs, jumping to a 20-10 lead after one quarter and leading 34-20 at the half.

Lehman came out and got the first bucket of the third quarter, but Sidney responded with the next seven to make it 29-22.

“I thought we played pretty well,” said Sidney coach John Willoughby. “We expended a lot of energy Friday. The place we played was a real sweat box, and we actually let the kids have Saturday morning off. We knew defensively we had to watch (Kam) Lee and (Dylan) Arnold and I thought we did that pretty well.”

Sidney fell behind 9-0 Friday night, and it happened again Saturday, Lehman charging out to a 7-1 lead before the Jackets regrouped and took control.

Sidney got 20 points from Andre Gordon, 12 from Isaiah Bowser and 11 from Ratez Roberts in running its record on the year to 12-3.

Lehman was led by Lee with 16, half of those coming in the fourth quarter, and Arnold with 10.

Both teams jump right back into action Tuesday night. Sidney, now 12-3, travels to Stebbins for a conference game, and the Cavaliers, 5-8, play at Newton.

Lehman (46) — Gilardi 4, Rourke 8, Richard 2, Kennedy 6, Arnold 10, Lee 16.

Sidney (70) — Bowser 12, Conrad 2, Roberts 11, An. Gordon 20, Al. Gordon 5, Rogers 8, Hudgins 5, Heins 7.

Score by quarters:



Three-pointers: Sidney 4 (Bowser, An. Gordon, Hudgins, Heins); Lehman 4 (Lee 2, Arnold, Kennedy).

Records: Sidney 12-3, Lehman 5-8.

Reserve score: Sidney 42, Lehman 34.

Freshman score: Sidney 46, Lehman 40.


Minster 53, Russia 46

MINSTER — Minster upped its record against Shelby County League teams to 3-2, and the latest comes over the league’s co-leader.

The Wildcats upset the visiting Russia Raiders Saturday night, 53-46 to run their overall record to 7-5 going into a big challenge Friday at Versailles.

Russia drops to 12-3 on the year and hosts the Anna Rockets Friday in league action.

Russia rolled to a 14-7 lead after a quarter, but Minster dominated the middle two quarters, pulling even at the half and opening up a five-point lead after three quarters.

The Wildcats were balanced again, with Aaron Ernst being the only one in double figures with 10.

Russia got 11 from Jack Dapore.

Russia (46) — Cordonnier 8, Poling 7, Cohee 3, Tebbe 8, Dapore 11, Kearns 9.

Minster (53) — I. Schmiesing 9, B. Schmiesing 4, Ketner 9, Broeering 3, Huelsman 2, Ernst 10, Frericks 3, Schulze 5, Dorsten 8.

Score by quarters:



Three-pointers: Russia 1 (Kearns); Minster 5 (I. Schmiesing, Ketner, Broering, Ernst).

Records: Russia 12-3, Minster 7-5.

Reserve score: Minster 46, Russia 30.


Anna 73, Miami East 69, OT

ANNA — The Anna Rockets got six points from Mason Platfoot in the overtime and it sparked them to a 73-69 victory over visiting Miami East in non-league action Saturday at Anna.

The win puts the Rockets at 8-7 on the year with Jackson Center coming to the Anna gym Tuesday night.

“It was nip and tuck the whole way,” said Anna coach Nate Barhorst. “They hit a three at the buzzer to send it to overtime.”

Wyatt Bensman had 20 to lead the Rockets, and Nathan Frilling added 16. Griffin Doseck added 14 and Platfoot’s six in OT gave him 11 for the game.

Miami East (69) — Brown 9, Hahn 2, Kearns 8, Coomes 12, West 27, Rutledge 8, Gengler 3.

Anna (73) — Frilling 16, Bensman 20, Doseck 14, Platfoot 11, Fogt 4, Roe 2, Osborne 4, Schmitz 2.

Score by quarters:




Three-pointers: Anna 9 (Frilling 3, Bensman 3, Platfoot 2, Doseck); East 9 (Brown 3, Coomes 3, Rutledge 2, Gengler).

Records: Anna 9-7, East 8-5.

Reserve score: Anna 49, East 34.


Fairlawn 75, Newton 30

The Fairlawn Jets completed their march through Miami County Saturday night, blasting Newton on the road one night after routing Covington at home.

The Jets go to 11-2 with the win and brace for a huge game Tuesday night at home against the Fort Loramie Redskins in County play. They are one game back of Loramie and Russia in the standings.

“It was another good team effort,” said Fairlawn coach Justin Tidwell.

The Jets led just 14-11 after a quarter, but by the half it was 35-18.

Nathan Lessing had 30 for the Jets and Drew Brautigam added 10.

Fairlawn (75) — Lessing 30, Reck 6, N. Brautigam 7, Johnson 9, Blanford 2, Couchot 3, Hickman 8, D. Brautigam 10.

Newton (30) — Jackson 3, Mollette 5, Evans 2, Riffle 13, Blymer 7.

Score by quarters:



Three-pointers: Fairlawn 6 (Lessing 2, Hicman 2, Couchot, Johnson); Newton 2 (Jackson, Mollete).

Records: Fairlawn 11-2, Newton 4-9.

Reserve score: Newton 46, Fairlawn 41, OT.


Botkins 53, New Knoxville 46

BOTKINS — The Botkins Trojans hung on for a 53-46 victory over New Knoxville in non-league boys basketball action Saturday night at Botkins.

The win put the Trojans at 5-10 on the year with Houston coming to town Tuesday night.

New Knoxville is 4-9 and is at New Bremen Friday.

Luke Bergman had 22 points to lead the Trojans, and Alex Bergman and Spencer Heuker added 11 apiece.

A. Bergman was 6-for-6 from the line in the final period.

For New Knoxville, four players scored, all in double figures. Jonah Lageman had 15, Nick Topp 11 and both Nathan Tinnerman and Nick Thobe 10.

New Knoxville (46) — Topp 11, Lageman 15, Thobe 10, Tinnerman 10.

Botkins (53) — Heuker 11, Metz 2, L. Bergman 22, A. Bergman 11, Butcher 7.

Score by quarters:



Three-pointers: Botkins 4 (Butcher 2, L. Bergman, A. Bergman); NK 5 (Tinnerman 3, Topp, Lageman).

Records: Botkins 5-10, NK 4-9.


Wapak 50, Bremen 32

NEW BREMEN — Wapakoneta kept New Bremen winless on the season with a 50-32 verdict in non-league action Saturday.

The Cardinals are 0-12 and host New Knoxville Friday in league play.

Nolan Bornhorst had 11 for the Cardinals.

Wapakoneta (50) — Good 17, Copeland 6, Huffman 6, Scott 6, Schroeder 6, Schenk 4, Schoonover 3, Burton 2.

New Bremen (32) — Bornhorst 11, Vonderhaar 4, Hall 1, Messick 4, Powers 3, Myers 2.

Score by quarters:



Three-pointers: Wapak 6 (Good 4, Schoonover, Huffman); Bremen 2 (Hall, Powers).

Records: Wapak 14-1, Bremen 0-12.

Reserve score: New Bremen 53, Wapak 41.


Franklin-Monroe 80, Houston 47

Houston went on the road and lost 80-47 to Franklin-Monroe in non-league action Saturday.

No other details of the game were available.

Houston is 1-13 and back in action Tuesday at Botkins.

Sidney’s Devan Rogers is chased down by Lehman’s Seth Sargent as Lehman’s Dylan Arnold watches at Sidney High School Saturday night.
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