MILLER CITY — The Miller City Board of Education approved the hiring of Ross Heuerman as the Wildcats’ head girls basketball coach, according to a release from the school on Tuesday.

Heuerman, a graduate of Miller City and the University of Findlay, previously coached the Wildcats’ junior varsity girls basketball team.

Heuerman takes over for Chris Rump, who stepped down this past season after coaching the Wildcats for 16 years. He compiled a 172-188 record that includes four straight Putnam County League titles from 2002-05, two district titles in 2003 and 2004 and the school’s only trip to the state tournament in 2004 when they advanced to the Division IV state semifinals before losing its only game of the year, 54-45, to Mansfield St. Peter’s.

SW’s Rutter to sign

Four-year standout Allie Rutter plans today to sign a letter of intent to continue her volleyball career at Columbus State Community College.

The 5-foot-10 senior led the Mohawks this past season in kills (205), assists (271) and blocks (139) while receiving first-team all-Sandusky River League and second-team all-District 6 honors. She was also a team captain for the third year.

For her career, during which she was a four-year starter, Rutter tallied 815 assists, 629 digs, 528 kills, 267 blocks and 102 aces.

Rutter will join a Columbus State squad that last season had records of 5-25 overall and 2-16 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference.

St. Michael’s wins diocesan titles

BOWLING GREEN — The St. Michael’s track teams won two of four divisions at this year’s Catholic Youth Organization Diocesan meet and finished second in two others.

St. Michael won the cadet boys (grades 4-6) and junior girls (grades 7-8) divisions at the meet held Sunday at Bowling Green High School.

The junior boys and cadet girls teams were runners-up in their respective divisions.

A total of 25 schools from throughout the Catholic Diocese of Toledo were represented at the season-ending championship.

The St. Michael’s boys won the cadet division with 78 points, well ahead of runner-up Tiffin Catholic, which finished with 48 points.

The seventh- and eighth-grade girls from St. Mike’s finished with 59 points to win their division, edging out second-place Toledo St. Patrick of Heatherdowns (51 points).

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