FORT LORAMIE, Ohio — The Indians fought to even the score with eight minutes to play.

They were unable to overtake the Redskins.

Fort Recovery High School’s boys basketball team wasn’t able to complete a rally in a 46-41 loss to the Fort Loramie Redskins on Saturday.

It marked the fourth loss in the last five games for the Indians (7-8).

Fort Recovery trailed 13-7 at the end of the first quarter and the margin grew by two, 29-21, at halftime. The Indians outscored Fort Loramie 13-5 in the third quarter as the game was knotted at 34-34 with one period to play, but the hosts protected their home court to hold off the Indians.

Owen Jutte led Fort Recovery with nine points, while Derek Jutte, Cale Rammel and Gavin Thobe had eight points each.

Fort Recovery’s junior varsity team also lost, 47-25. Landon Post led the Indians with eight points, and Caleb Evers chipped in seven points.

Tribe can’t finish rally

KOKOMO — Jay County’s gymnastics team opened its season by placing sixth at the Northwestern Invitational.

The Patriots scored 80.3 points to take sixth out of eight teams. Other team scores were not available.

Senior Kenzie Ring turned in the team’s best score of 8.55 on vault, edging Macy Miller who had 8.525. Ring also scored 6.475 on uneven bars, 8.425 on balance beam and 7.6 on floor exercise for an all-around total of 31.05.

Miller had 6.325 on bars, 7.55 on beam and 7.525 on floor for a 29.925 all-around score.

Makinsey Murphy scored 7.75 on vault, 5.525 on beam and 6.05 on floor, while Lilly Rogers totaled 5.6 on floor and 4.2 on beam. Cassidy Upp earned 3.7 on floor exercise, her only event of the day.

Myers wins state

FORT WAYNE — AJ Myers claimed the 170-pound championship during the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association Middle School State Finals on Sunday at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

Jay County scored 54 points to take 28th out of 30 scoring teams.

Myers won the title with an 8-5 decision over Jerrid Graves of Parke Heritage to become the program’s first state champion.