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Versailles softball beats Coldwater in MAC opener

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COLDWATER — The Versailles softball team won its Midwest Athletic Conference opener on Thursday, defeating Coldwater 8-5.Versailles coach Mechelle Heitkamp said she was pleased with her team’s performance in the victory and really happy with the team’s energy.“I was pretty happy,” Heitkamp said. “We still have a few things we need to work on, but I thought communication was good. I thought our pitch selection at the plate was nice, too, getting a little more disciplined there. I just thought the girls overall had positive energy and came ready to play, which was nice.”

 

Mississinawa baseball beats Bradford 8-6

BRADFORD — The Mississinawa Valley baseball team beat Bradford 8-6 on Thursday in a Cross County Conference game.After Mississinawa Valley took a 1-0 lead in the top half of the first inning, Bradford scored three runs in the first and one in the fourth to go up 4-1.MV responded with a run in the third and four in the fourth to take a 6-4 lead, but Bradford tied the game back up with two runs in the bottom of the fifth.Mississinawa Valley then scored a r...

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Bradford softball run rules Mississinawa

BRADFORD — The Bradford Lady Railroaders started as about as slow as you can before connecting late and putting away the Mississinawa Valley Blackhawks in five innings Thursday.“We struggled to find our timing, just really anxious,” Bradford softball coach Shon Schaffer said.The Railroaders found their grove in the fourth inning, putting together a string of hits starting with Brooke Brower’s double to left field.A Brooke Dunlevy sac bu...

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Arcanum loses CCC game vs. Newton

ARCANUM — The Arcanum baseball team lost 4-0 to Newton Thursday in a Cross County Conference game.Newton scored one run in the second inning and added three more in the sixth.Arcanum had two hits and one error in the game. Newton had five hits and one error.Austin Ripple was the losing pitcher for the Trojans, who fell to 2-5 on the season and 1-1 in the CCC.

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Lady Railroaders shut out St. Henry

ST. HENRY — The Bradford Lady Railroaders travelled to St Henry to take on the Redskins from the Midwest Athletic Conference Wednesday in what turned into be a good defensive match up.The Roaders got on the board early with leadoff batter Haley Patty doubling and scoring on a passed ball.Then in the second inning after leading off with back-to-back singles from Olivia Hart and Mindy Brewer, a Kelly Moore sac bunt added another run. Then Kylie Miller’s ground ...

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Greenville tennis wins GWOC North opener

TROTWOOD — The Greenville boys tennis team beat Trotwood-Madison 4-1 on Thursday in the Green Wave’s Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division opener.At first singles Greenville’s Voja Tatarevic beat Hank Grinner 6-0, 6-4.Greenville’s Evan Kiser lost in second doubles 6-4, 6-3 to Trotwood’s Mario Rodgers.In third singles the Wave’s Javi Bixler beat Emir Moore 6-1, 6-1.In the first doubles match the Green Wave...

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Spring planting delayed by chilly, wet weather

DARKE COUNTY - The dates for spring planting vary from crop to crop, but the “ideal planting” window for one of Darke County’s most plentiful crops, corn, is April 10 to May 10, said Sam Custer, Ohio State University Extension - Darke County, ag and natural resources educator.“During the two to three weeks of optimal corn planting time, there is, on average, only one out of three days when field work can occur,” Custer stated, just one of the many chal...

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7 tons of trash cleaned from roadways

DARKE COUNTY - Darke County roadways are cleaner once again, thanks to the Trash Bash held this past weekend in the Darke County Solid Waste Management event.Krista Fourman, district director, reported 1,124 people registered to help for the seventh annual event.“We had wonderful weather,” she said. “They picked up 7.07 tons of trash and 1.48 tons of recyclable materials.”That’s not the most that was collected in past Trash Bashes...

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