Spring sports have been scrapped this year. But area readers who are used to getting a daily dose of the exploits of local and area athletes and teams can continue to do so as The Courier Sports Department presents some “On This Date” highlights from the last five years.
2019 — Leipsic’s Cole Rieman threw a six-inning no-hitter, struck out nine and delivered two hits in the Vikings’ 10-0 Blanchard Valley Conference baseball win over Arcadia.
2019 — Chelsey Depinet had three hits and Kenzie Coleman drove in three runs as Hopewell-Loudon clinched at least a share of a second straight Blanchard Valley Conference softball title with a 10-1 win over Riverdale.
2019 — Bluffton’s Libby Schaadt was the winning pitcher, belted a three-run home run and drove in four runs as the Pirates claimed the outright Northwest Conference softball championship with a 14-5 victory over Allen East.
2019 — Alivia Oney pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth inning and Upper Sandusky got clutch RBI hits from Hannah McKinniss and Jordan Franz in beating Bucyrus 4-0 and staking a claim on the Northern 10 Conference softball championship.
2019 — Findlay High School’s boys tennis team posted a school-record 14th shutout and capped an unbeaten regular season with a 5-0 nonconference win against Wapakoneta.
2019 — The University of Findlay women’s golf team overtook Indianapolis on the final day to win the Division II East Regional title and qualify for the NCAA Division II National championship.
2019 — Exactly a year to the day after facing just 16 batters in a five-inning no-hitter against Lima Senior, Findlay High’s Renae McDonald struck out 12 of the 15 batters she faced, didn’t walk anyone and was backed by errorless defense in pitching a perfect game in the Trojans’ 30-0 romp over Toledo Waite in the first round of the OHSAA tournament.
2018 — Findlay High’s Renae McDonald missed a perfect game by walking one Lima Senior batter, but did throw her second no-hitter of the season in the Trojans’ 5-0 win over the Spartans.
2018 — Arlington’s Abbie Sheets tripled in a run in the fourth inning and belted a two-run home run in the fifth to rally the Red Devils to a 10-6 Blanchard Valley Conference softball win over North Baltimore.
2018 — Miller City’s Kylie Berner tossed a complete-game no-hitter, went 2-for-2 at the plate and drove in four runs in the Wildcats’ 10-0 Putnam County League softball win over Pandora-Gilboa.
2018 — New Riegel’s senior trio of Alec Zoeller, Allan Acree and Ben Dryfuse combined to no-hit Hardin Northern, 7-0, in a Division IV district tournament baseball matchup.
2017 — Ottoville’s Brooke Mangas won the high jump title for the fourth straight year, setting a record of 5-63/4 in the process, while Columbus Grove’s Rece Roney uncorked a career-best throw of 56-11/4 in winning a fourth straight shot put title to highlight a record-setting night at the Putnam County League track and field meet.
2017 — Upper Sandusky’s Blayc Hacker held Colonel Crawford without a hit and struck out eight in pitching the Rams to a 1-0 victory and a share of the Northern 10 Conference softball title.
2017 — Miller City’s Jacob Kuhlman fired a complete-game no-hitter as the Wildcats clinched a share of the Putnam County League baseball title with a 2-0 win over Fort Jennings. Miller City finished 6-1 in the PCL and shared the title with Leipsic, which staked a claim to the title on the same night with a 12-0 win over Columbus Grove.
2017 — School records were falling like dominoes when Findlay High’s softball team drubbed Toledo Bowsher 15-0 in a nonconference game. Taylor Steinke set career marks with her 14th triple and 93rd run scored; Shelbi Sargent set a single-season record with her 40th run scored; and Kirsten Paris upped her RBI total to a single-season record 34.
2015 — Findlay High’s Emmanuel Mogolu, Rasheed Ajala, Jordan Jones and Ken Lightner ran a school-record of 43.87 in winning the 400 relay during the first Cooper Tire Invitational held at Findlay High’s Cooper Tire Track and Field Complex.
2015 — Upper Sandusky clinched the Northern 10 Conference softball crown outright with an 11-6 win against Crestline.
2015 — Libby Crow belted her career record 20th double and Kylee Lentz hit her single-season record fourth home run in powering Findlay High’s softball team to a 7-4 Three Rivers Athletic Conference win over Fremont Ross.
2015 — Arcadia’s Shae Watkins set a meet and school record in the discus with a toss of 184-5 at the John Ramsey Invitational at Elmwood.