Local roundup: Special Olympics hoops is Saturday

The Area 3 Special Olympics Basketball Tournament will tip off at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bluffton University’s Sommer Center.
Putnam County and Hardin County “B” is the first game of the day at 10 a.m. Van Wert will play Allen County II at 11:30 a.m., Hardin County “A” will play Allen County I at 1:30 p.m., the winner of the 11:30 a.m. will take on Auglaize County and Hancock County will take on Marion County at 4:30 p.m. in the finale.
The winning teams in each division advance to the West Section Tournament March 1-2 at Van Buren High School.
ONU names coach
ADA — Nat St. Laurent has been named as Ohio Northern University’s first-ever men’s lacrosse coach and will begin his duties this spring.
St. Laurent currently is in his fourth season as an assistant lacrosse coach at Washington & Lee (Va.), where he serves as offensive coordinator. He will come to Ohio Northern full-time when W&L’s 2014 season is completed.
The Polar Bears will begin play as a varsity sport in the spring of 2016.


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