INDIANAPOLIS — A former Jay County High School football player has been named as a coach at Marian University.
Andy Mitchel, a 1996 JCHS graduate, will take over the reigns as offensive coordinator, the university announced Thursday.
Mitchel played wide receiver for the Patriots and later went on to Hanover College where he was named all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference receiver for three years. He also received All-America honorable mention during his senior season.
He is returning to his native state from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, where he held the same position for the previous eight seasons.
During his tenure at Wittenburg, Mitchel led the Tigers to five North Coast Athletic Conference championships and five berths in the Division III NCAA Tournament.

Tribe tames Wildcats
FORT RECOVERY — Since losing their first game of the season to Celina, the Indians have gone on a rampage winning the next three.
The Wildcats were their latest victim.
Mikie Joash tossed a five-inning shutout while scattering three hits, striking out six and walking one as the Fort Recovery High School baseball team beat the Houston Wildcats 10-0 Friday evening.
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Leading 9-0 with runners at the corners in the bottom of the fifth, Mitch Stammen rifled the first pitch of his at bat down the left field line to score Derek Backs as the 10th run to complete the run-rule.
Kent Retz, Cole Wendel and Elijah Kahlig paved the way for Fort Recovery (3-1) with two hits each. Stammen, Retz and Kahlig all drove in a pair of RBIs, and Wendel had one, as the Tribe scored at least one run in every inning but the fourth.

Rally comes up short
OSSIAN — The Starfires baseball team fell behind early, but scored four runs in the top half of the fifth to get within one run of the Knights.
Norwell wasn’t happy with its narrow lead, scoring three insurance runs in the bottom half of the frame en route to a 9-6 victory over South Adams.
The Starfires (1-1) jumped out to an early lead 1-0 lead, scoring the game’s first run in the opening frame. The Knights answered with one in the second, four in the third and one in the fourth for a 6-1 lead after four innings.
Eric Pimentel and Conner Sealscott each had two hits to lead the Starfires. Jared Rife drove in a pair of runs.
Justin Nussbaum took the loss for the Starfires in relief of Pimentel. He surrendered two runs and two walks without recording an out, as six South Adams players saw time on the mound.