COLDWATER, Ohio — Mara Pearson is the best jumper in school history.

Pearson, a Fort Recovery High School freshman, broke the long jump school record for the Tribe girls track and field team as it competed in the first day of the Mercer County Knights of Columbus meet Tuesday at Coldwater.

Pearson had a leap of 17 feet, 1 inch, breaking Jackie Kaup’s 23-year-old record of 16 feet, 6.5 inches. Pearson won the event by more than a foot.

She is also seeded third in the 200-meter dash when the meet concludes on Thursday.

Owen Moorman will be the top seed in the same event, running a time of 23.92 seconds in Tuesday’s preliminaries.

In other completed events, Gavin Thobe was third in high jump, with Ross Pearson placing sixth in the same event. Whitley Rammel finished fifth in discus.



Evers shines for FR

VERSAILLES, Ohio — Evers limited the Versailles Tigers to just two hits and was at the plate when Brock Dues scored the eventual game-winning run in the fourth inning as the Fort Recovery High School baseball team picked up a 3-0 win Tuesday.

It marked back-to-back wins for the Indians (6-12, 3-4 Midwest Athletic Conference), who topped Arcanum 5-2 on Monday to snap an eight-game losing skid.

Evers was efficient on the mound, allowing a two-out single in the first inning and not giving up another hit until the fifth. In that inning, he allowed a leadoff triple but kept the shutout intact. He didn’t issue a walk and struck out three in seven innings. He threw 87 pitches, 63 of them for strikes.

Dues was 2-for-3 to lead the FRHS offense. Riggs Tobe had a hit and drove in the team’s only run. Ryne Post, Cobe Wendel, Landon Post and Derek Lochtefeld all singled as well.



Grisez lifts Tribe

FORT RECOVERY — Chloey Grisez hit a walk-off single in leading the Fort Recovery softball team to a 4-3 victory over the Versailles Tigers on Tuesday.

The Indians move to 13-9 and 2-2 in Midwest Athletic Conference play with the victory.

Cali Wendel drew a one-out walk to start the home half of the seventh inning, and Brenna Homan doubled to put runners on second and third. Grisez then singled to left to bring home Wendel for the win.

Homan tripled and singled to lead the FRHS offense, which led 3-0 after the fourth inning. Grisez finished with two hits, and Sophie Pearson singled as well. Kensey Gaerke and Abby Knapke both had RBis.

Jackie Homan earned the win, allowing three unearned runs on eight hits. She struck out four and walked one.