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Belmont Bison stampede over Ansonia

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DAYTON — Going into Thursday night’s season opener, Ansonia knew Belmont had some strong running backs it would have to stop to pick up a win.The Tigers couldn’t slow down the Bison backs enough, though, as Ansonia lost 36-22 to Belmont to begin the 2014 varsity football season.“Congratulations to Belmont on a good victory. I think both teams were a little ragged there at times, but we overcame that,” Ansonia coach Eugene Hoening said. “I thought for the most part our boys played hard. Belmont made some big plays that we weren’t able to overcome.”

 

Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since his car hit Kevin Ward Jr. at an Aug. 9 sprint car event in upstate New York. Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen the next morning, then skipped races at Michigan and Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Tri-Village boys defeat MV in golf

WINCHESTER, Ind. — The Tri-Village boys golf team beat Mississinawa Valley 173-245 in a Cross County Conference match on Thursday at Winchester Golf Course.Brandon Peters led Tri-Village with a nine-hole round of 42. Also for the Patriots, Brett Boyter shot a 43, Knox Morris shot a 44, Tyler VanWinkle shot a 44, Jonny Wilson shot a 46, and Luke Wheeler shot a 51.Mississinawa Valley’s Josh Rehmert led all golfers with a round of 40. Also for the Blackhawks, Jo...

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Versailles boys golf beats Marion Local

CELINA — The Versailles boys golf team beat Marion Local 171-195 in a Midwest Athletic Conference match on Thursday at the Mercer County Elks Golf Club.Versailles’ Jacob Watren was the medalist as he shot a nine-hole round of 40. Also for the Tigers, Kyle Cotner shot a 42, Griffen Riegle shot a 44, Nicholas Litten-Stonebraker shot a 45, Kyle Christian shot a 51, and Michael Hemmelgarn shot a 55.Adam Kremer led Marion Local with a round of 43. Also for the Fly...

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Lady Trojans golf team defeats Lady Jets

ARCANUM — Arcanum’s girls golf team beat Franklin Monroe 236-281 on Thursday at Beechwood Golf Course.Arcanum’s Abbe Hissong was the match medalist as she shot a nine-hole round of 55. Also for the Lady Trojans, Haleigh Shaffer shot a 59, Franchesca Hackworth shot a 60, Kate Summers shot a 62, and Brenna Loxley shot a 63.Madison Schlamb led Franklin Monroe with a round of 67. Also for the Lady Jets, Lacy Henninger shot a 69, Kalin McCabe shot a 70, Chel...

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Arcanum boys golf beats Franklin Monroe

ARCANUM — The Arcanum boys golf team beat Franklin Monroe 174-217 on Thursday at Beechwood Golf Course.Arcanum’s Justin Hoke was the match medalist with a nine-hole round of 40. Also for the Trojans, Conner Pohl shot a 42, Nathan Kubik shot a 43, Sam Artz shot a 49, Trent Jones shot a 49, and Steven Vanatta shot a 50.Derek Lusher led Franklin Monroe with a round of 51. Also for the Jets, Hunter Rich shot a 55, Bryce Filbrun shot a 56, Noah Koffer shot a 55, J...

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Versailles girls beat Marion to stay unbeaten

VERSAILLES — The Versailles girls golf team beat Marion Local 186-243 in a Midwest Athletic Conference match on Thursday at Stillwater Valley Golf Club.Versailles’ Madison Covault was the medalist as she shot a nine-hole round of 43. Also for the Lady Tigers, Hannah Niekamp shot a 45, Kaitlyn Middendorf shot a 48, Lauren Heitkamp shot a 50, Jorja Pothast shot a 58, and Morgan Middendorf shot a 61.Jessica Hoit led Marion Local with a round of 58. Also for the ...

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Greenville boys golf loses to Butler, Eaton

GREENVILLE — The Greenville boys golf team lost a tri-match to Vandalia-Butler and Eaton on Thursday at Turtle Creek Golf Course.Butler led the match with a 156 while Eaton shot a 162 and Greenville shot a 191.Jason Shields led Greenville with a nine-hole round of 42. Also for the Green Wave, Parker Allison shot a 48, A.J. Bowers shot a 49, Andrew Harshman shot a 52, Drew New shot a 52, and Connor Null shot a 56.The medalist was Butler’s Zach Crawf...

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Arcanum volleyball sweeps Bradford

BRADFORD — The Arcanum volleyball team swept Bradford in a Cross County Conference match on Thursday 25-19, 25-17, 25-20.Alexis Abner led Arcanum with 13 digs, Elle Siculan led with 20 assists, Amanda McGaffic led with nine kills, and Stevie Johnting added eight kills.Bradford also lost a match at Riverside on Tuesday 25-12, 25-12, 25-19.

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Versailles wins battle of defending state champs

MARIA STEIN — Versailles, the defending Division III state champion volleyball team, swept defending Division IV state champion Marion Local 25-12, 25-15, 25-19 in a Midwest Athletic Conference match on Thursday.Versailles improved to 4-0 overall with the win and 1-0 in the MAC.

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Versailles drops to 15th in state rankings

COLUMBUS — The Versailles girls fell two spots to No. 15 in the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches’ week one Division III cross country poll.The Versailles girls were ranked 13th in the preseason poll before falling to 15th this week. The Lady Tigers received 15 points in the rankings, which has them tied with Independence.Versailles trails Liberty Center, Coldwater, Minster, Gilmour Academy, St. Thomas Aquinas, Russia, Garaway, Berkshire, Co...

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Village construction coming to a close

ARCANUM - South Main Street in Arcanum has been under construction throughout the summer months. However, according to Village Administrator Col. Bill Sinnes, the construction will soon come to a close.He said the project is currently on schedule, depending on what one would consider on schedule to be.“It was originally intended to be completed by Aug. 15, but there were a number of options of things that could be added to the project,” Sinnes said. “Th...

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Lady Wave lose GWOC North opener

GREENVILLE — The Greenville girls tennis team lost its Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division opener on Wednesday, falling 3-2 to Troy as every match went to three sets.Greenville’s Raquel Navas-Davis beat Hannah Essick 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in the first singles match.The Lady Wave also picked up a win at second doubles where Erin Scott and Bavi Kaur beat Akari Nagata and Zoey Scancarello 6-1, 2-6, 6-1.At first doubles Greenville’s Holly Came...

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Fall girls basketball league formed

DARKE COUNTY — Greenville and Versailles will play host to a fall league for junior high and high school girls basketball teams.The Ballin’ in the Fall 2014 Darke County girls fall basketball league will feature games on Sundays from Sept. 14 through Oct. 12. Teams will play two games each Sunday. High school teams will play at Greenville High School while junior high teams will play at Versailles High School.The cost is $50 per player, which includes at leas...

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Versailles boys beat Delphos St. John’s

VERSAILLES — The Versailles boys golf team beat Delphos St. John’s 171-208 in a Midwest Athletic Conference match.Versailles’ Kyle Cotner was the match medalist as he shot a nine-hole round of 42. Also for the Tigers, Nicholas Litten-Stonebraker shot a 43, Jacob Watren shot a 43, Griffen Riegle shot a 43, Alex Ahrens shot a 52, Michael Hemmelgarn shot a 52, Kyle Christian shot a 56, and P.J. Platfoot shot a 59.Brandon Slate led St. John’s with a r...

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Greenville boys golf team loses GWOC North match

TROY — The Greenville boys golf team lost 144-192 to Troy on Wednesday at Troy Country Club.Jason Shields led Greenville with a two-over-par 36 for the nine-hole round. Also for the Green Wave, Connor Null shot a 50, Andrew Harshman shot a 53, A.J. Bowers shot a 53, Drew New shot a 56, and Logan Gonzalez shot a 63.

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Bradford seeks varsity basketball, track coaches

BRADFORD — Bradford has a pair of varsity coaching positions available for the 2014-15 school year.Bradford is looking for a head varsity boys basketball coach and a head varsity boys and girls track coach.Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume and at least three references to Athletic Director Dusty Yingst at dusty_yingst@darke.k12.oh.us or 750 Railroad Ave, Bradford, Ohio 45308. Yingst can be reached by phone at 937-448-6575.The deadl...

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Grain higher, livestock mixed

CHICAGO (AP) - Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at $5.6225 a bushel; Dec corn was 3 cents higher at $3.68 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.41 a bushel; while Nov soybeans gained 5.25 cents to $10.29 a bushel.Beef higher and pork lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Oct live cattle was .68 cent higher at $1.4850 a pound; Oct feeder cattle was .75 cent higher at 2.12...

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