MINSTER, Ohio — Day one of the conference championships was a record-breaker for the Indians.

Whitley Rammel and Mara Pearson each set new school records for the Fort Recovery High School girls track team Tuesday during the Midwest Athletic Conference Championships.

The effort from the record-breakers help stake the Indian girls to 24 points, which currently has them fifth out of nine teams in the meet. The Tribe boys have six points for eighth place in the meet, which resumes Friday.

Pearson, a sophomore, broke her own school record of 17 feet, 2 inches, set in the first meet of the season by soaring 17 feet, 6 1/4 inches in the long jump. She won by 9 inches over runner-up Izzy Zahn of Coldwater.

Rammel’s record effort came with a toss of 41 feet, 2 inches in the shot put. It gave her second place behind Marion Local’s Molly Winner.

Connor Kaikala led the boys team, placing fourth in the long jump at 19 feet, 4.5 inches.

Top qualifiers for Friday’s finish for the girls team were Abbie Francis (second – 200 dash, fourth – 100 dash), the 4x400 relay team (third) and the 4x100 relay team (fourth).



Softball rolls

FORT RECOVERY — The Fort Recovery High School softball team scored four times in the first inning and cruised to an 11-3 victory over the Versailles Tigers.

The Tribe (12-7, 3-3 Midwest Athletic Conference) unloaded on the host Tigers early as it also tallied three runs in the second and one in the third for an 8-1 lead.

Maddie Guggenbiller had a home run and a double as she drove in five of Fort Recovery’s 11 runs. Jackie Homan was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs, and Chloey Grisez had three hits, two runs and an RBI.

Sophie Pearson earned the win as she struck out eight batters in six innings.



Baseball edges

VERSAILLES, Ohio — Fort Recovery’s baseball team got a stellar outing on the mound from Bo Thien and scraped together the only run it would need Tuesday in a 1-0 victory over the Versailles Tigers.

Thien tossed a gem for the Indian baseball team, shutting out the Tigers (9-9, 4-4 Midwest Athletic Conference) on just two hits and two walks. He struck out four batters as he went the distance.

The game was a scoreless tie before Landon Post singled and came around to score for Fort Recovery (10-8, 5-4 MAC) in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Marcus Gaerke had two hits for the Tribe, and Wyatt Bihn and Riggs Tobe added one hit apiece.