MARION — A pair of boys joined the 50-second club on Thursday as the Jay County High School swim teams both topped the host Marion Giants.

The boys picked up a 104-40 victory, while the girls prevailed 92-86.

Kyle Sanders joined the 50-second club in the 100-yard butterfly as he was first in 59.96 seconds. Timo Minnich also joined the 50-second club with his time of 59.85 seconds as he was the runner-up in the 100 freestyle.

Sanders also won the 100 backstroke. Ralph Link was a dual winner as well, taking the top spot in the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle. Juan Pablo Wiggins earned a win in the 200 freestyle as well.

Ashlyn Dow was a dual winner for the JCHS girls, taking the top spot in both the 200 IM and 100 butterfly. Emily Dues (200 freestyle), Abigail Johnson (100 freestyle) and Kelly Strausburg (100 backstroke) had individual wins, too.

Both the boys and girls squads won all three relays.



Indians thrash Cavs

COLDWATER, Ohio — Fort Recovery High School’s girls basketball team held the Coldwater Cavaliers without a point in the opening quarter on its way to a 53-23 Midwest Athletic Conference victory Thursday at The Palace.

The win moved the Indians to 13-4 overall and 6-2 in MAC play, while the Cavaliers dipped to 6-9 (2-4 MAC).

After jumping out to an 18-0 lead heading into the second quarter, Fort Recovery went into halftime ahead 33-8. The Indians were on top 41-14 with eight minutes to play and still ran by the Cavaliers in the final eight minutes.

Kierra Wendel matched her jersey number with a game-high 20 points, and Paige Fortkamp added 10 points. Alli Vaughn was third with nine points.

Fort Recovery’s junior varsity team lost in overtime, 42-40. Alexis Wendel scored 11 points, and Cali Wendel chipped in 10 points.



Boys eke out win

BERNE — Despite only getting five individual victories, Fort Recovery’s boys swim team eked out a win against the Coldwater Cavaliers on Thursday at South Adams.

The Tribe boys won 45-34, and the FRHS girls lost 99-70.

Isaac Knapke was a double winner for the FRHS boys with victories in the 100-yard freestyle and 100 backstroke. Alex Hiser also had a 50 freestyle win. Fort Recovery also won the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays.

Audra Bubp (200 individual medley), Teigen Fortkamp (100 freestyle) and Ava Bubp (500 freestyle) had the only victories for the FRHS girls.



Boys fall in semifinal

WOODBURN — Jay County Junior High School’s seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams both lost in the semifinal round of the Allen County Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday at Woodlan.

The seventh graders fell to Bluffton 43-36, and the eighth grade team lost to host Woodlan 55-35.

Jacob Monroe led the seventh graders with 10 points, and Riley Sollars scored 14 points for the eighth graders.