The Plymouth Big Red saw their softball season end at Kent State Wednesday evening, in the D-4 regional semifinal falling to Cuyahoga Heights 12-2. The defending state champs got going right away in the top half of the first when the Redskins Dayna Denner with a runner on third hit a home run to straight away center field. 2-0 Heights after a half inning.
Without question, Lexington has established themselves as the premiere high school tennis program in North Central Ohio under the tutelage of head coach Ron Schaub. The longtime Minutemen leader has his squad headed back to state competition this weekend after clinching another boys District Championship. Lexington will now seek a third boys state title under Schaub, with the team's 3-1 victory over Ottawa Hills Wednesday evening.
The Colonel Crawford track team claimed their sixth district championship in the last seven last week at Bucyrus winning both the girls and boys titles. Head Preston Foy will be sending a number of athletes to Tiffin with the finals set for Friday. Both the Eagles 4x800 meter relay teams advanced along with the girls and boys 4x200 and 4x100 meter relay teams. Kristen Verhes advanced in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles.
The Lexington boys tennis team advanced to the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association team state finals in Reynoldsburg, Sunday at 9am after downing Ottawa Hills 3-1 in the district finals at Lexington. Winning for Lexington at number one and number two singles were Mason Dragos and Matt Youse, who both won by scores of 6- 0, 6-0. At number three singles, Lexington's Tommy Barkett was able to stop Ottawa Hills' Austin Stevens 6-4, 3-6, 6-0.
The Madison baseball team earned their first district championship since 2002, by stopping Findlay last Saturday at Mercy Field in Toledo, by a final of 3-1 in 11 innings. Not bad for a team that at one point in the season was at 2-9 and has had to play and win three tournament games in Toledo, all of them from the same league, the Three Rivers Athletic Conference. The Rams defeated Toledo Whitmer 5-3, Toledo St.Johns Jesuit 4-2, and Findlay. Like the other three, Toledo St.Francis is also a member of the TRAC and earned their way in by stopping Sylvania Northview 6-1.
The Bellevue Baseball team got on top early and stayed there in route to a 10-3 win over league rival Shelby, winning the Division II district title Saturday at Madison. The Redmen jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first when Dylan Dewitt doubled to straight away center field. That scored Kyle Geary from first, 1-0 Bellevue.