ST. PARIS, Ohio — The skid is over.

Fort Recovery High School’s boys basketball team put an end to a five-game losing streak Saturday as it topped the St. Paris Graham Falcons 53-44.

The Indians (9-6) have been a streaky team. They won six straight games from Dec. 9 through early January and then lost five in a row to St. John’s, Botkins, Coldwater, Maumee Valley Country Day and Marion Local.

The third quarter was key for the Tribe on Saturday after it trailed by one at halftime. It limited the Falcons (6-10) to just three points in the quarter to pull away — Landon Post sparked the offense with three 3-pointers — and then kept the nine-point advantage in the fourth.

Cale Rammel led the way for Fort Recovery with 20 points, including eight in the final period to help seal the game. Post followed with 17 points as he hit another triple in the fourth quarter.

The Indians won the junior varsity game 57-39. Eli Lennartz hit three 3-pointers and scored 20 points to lead FRHS while Gavin Evers followed with 10.

FR girls win mini

Fort Recovery’s girls swim team won five events, including a pair of relays, to fight off Kenton to win the St. Henry St. Marys Mini Meet.

The Indian girls scored 118 points Saturday to finish six ahead of Kenton in the 11-team field. The FHRS boys placed seventh.

The Tribe girls set themselves up well early with Teigen Fortkamp, Audra Bubp, Joelle Kaup and Paige Guggenbiller dominating the 200-yard medley relay by 7.5 seconds with a winning time of 1 minute, 58.56 seconds. The same group later cruised to victory by an even wider margin in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:48.18.

Forktamp obliterated the field in her individual events, taking the 100 backstroke by nearly 11 seconds and the 200 individual medley by six seconds in times of 1:01.07 and 2:21.65, respectively.

Bubp gave the Indians their other win with a time of 59.3 in the 100 freestyle.

Sage Wendel had the only win for the FRHS boys, taking the top spot in the 100 backstroke in 1:00.75.

Four finish first

Jay County Wrestling Club had four wrestlers earn first-place finishes in competition Sunday.

Winning their weight classes at the Yorktown Folkstyle Open were Julian Hudson (16 and younger, 138 pounds), Eli Shannon (10 and younger, 84 pounds) and Grant Linville (14 and younger, 92 pounds). Eli Michael won the 8-and-younger 49-pound class at the Columbus North Beginners meet.

Adding second-place finishes this weekend for Jay County were Blake Wood, Cage Reynolds, Khoden Bentz, Brenna Ruble, Alex Huntsman, Owen Michael and Bryce VanSkyock.

Jay rolls in tourney

MONROEVILLE — The Jay County junior high girls basketball teams clobbered host Heritage Monday in the opening round of the Allen County Athletic Conference Tournament, with the seventh grade team winning 58-4 and the eighth graders scoring a 40-24 victory.

Kylie Shannon, Amelia Heath and Elizabeth Brunswick each had a dozen points for the Patriot seventh graders in their blowout victory. Raylin Hummer added eight points.

Hallie Schwieterman carried the scoring load for the eighth grade team with 28 points. Kady Allred, Stella Skirvin and Bailey Towell each had four points.

Jets edge JH

Jay County’s junior high wrestling team lost 51-45 Thursday to the visiting Adams Central Jets.

Scoring victories by pin for the Patriots (2-2) were Corbin Lothridge (85), Logan Wendel (90), Jackson Bonifas (95), Brenna Ruble (102), Freddie Lingo (175) and Keegan Wittkamp (195). Leighton Brown (160) added a victory by a 3-1 decision.

Picking up junior varsity wins for Jay County were Grant Linville, Josh Brown, Kevin Dues, Miles Jones, Cooper Reynolds, Cooper Glassford, Brayden Fox, Caleb Sibray and Wyatt Bihn.