(1-10-21) It has been a busy 2021 in the Mercer County League.

Ft. Recovery’s two teams have only played one MCL contest, while several schools are close to completing their 2020-21 seasons.

MCL games played…in boys basketball Celina does not play Ft. Recovery and Parkway, all of the girls teams in the MCL do play each other. Thanks to holiday tournaments, Celina, Coldwater, Marion Local and St. Henry are scheduled for at least two games against each other during the season.

HIGHLIGHT
St Henry Coach Eric Rosenbeck earned his 200th career victory in Saturday night’s 73-66 double OT win over Anna.

Mercer County League

BOYS
Won – Lost
Ft. Recovery 1-0
Marion Local 4-1
St. Henry 3-1
Coldwater 2-3
Parkway 0-1
Celina 0-4

12-11-20 – St. Henry 38 Marion Local 36
12-12-20 – Marion Local 41 Celina 30
12-19-20 – Marion Local 49 Coldwater 34 – Alex Eyink with 23 points
12-19-20 – Ft. Recovery 51 Parkway 43 – Dylan Hughes with 29 for the Panthers
12-28-20 – Coldwater 46 St. Henry 43
12-28-20 – Marion Local 27 Celina 23
12-30-20 – St. Henry 50 Celina 40
12-30-20 – Marion Local 41 Coldwater 29

2021
1-8-21 – St. Henry 54 Coldwater 43 – Carter Ontrop with 17 points
1-9-21 – Coldwater 49 Celina 29 – Ethan Post led Coldwater with nine points. Myles Blasingame and Jesse Meyer both scored eight.

GIRLS
Won – Lost
Marion Local 5-0
Ft. Recovery 1-0
Parkway 2-1
Coldwater 3-2
St. Henry 1-4
Celina 0-5

12-3-20 – Parkway 31 St Henry 29
12-17-20 – Fort Recovery 48 Parkway 41 Kierra Wendel with 21 leads the Fort
12-17-20 – Marion Local 47 Coldwater 35 Sammy Hoelscher – 20 points, 7 rebounds
12-21-20 – Parkway 38 Celina 33 – Gabby Stober with 16 points
12-28-20 – Coldwater 56 St. Henry 30 – CW – Riley Rismiller scored 21 points and had 4 rebounds. Madison Wendel scored 10 points and had 7 rebounds. Jenna Leugers scored 6 points and had 6 rebounds. Bria Dues scored 6 points and had 7 assists.
12-28-20 – Marion Local 61 Celina 31 – ML: Alana Pohlman – 15 points, 6 reb., 4 steals AND Heidi Rethman – 13 points, 3 assist, 3 steals
12-29-20 – St. Henry 37 Celina 35
12-29-20 – Marion Local 55 Coldwater 31

2021
1-2-21 – Marion Local 59 St. Henry 34 – Sammy Hoelscher scored 25 points, 9 rebounds, 7 steals and 2 assists
1-5-21 – Marion Local 53 Celina 23 – Sammy Hoelscher – 18 points, 3 reb, 5 steals
1-7-21 – Coldwater 53 St. Henry 22 Coldwater’s Riley Rismiller scored 17 points and had 7 rebounds
1-9-21 – Coldwater 52 Celina 19 – Riley Rismiller scored 13 points and had 11 rebounds

SSN’s Mercer County League
Why the MCL?

To add a little extra excitement to the high school basketball season SSN again will bring you the Mercer County League.

The first year SSN introduced the (mythical) MCL was in 2018-19.

All six Mercer County high schools are included, actual head to head match-ups between the schools that will determine a MCL champion in both boys and girls basketball.

SSN’s Mercer County League Champions

Boys
2019-20 - Ft. Recovery 4-0
2018-19 - St. Henry 6-1

Girls
2019-20 - Ft. Recovery 5-0
2018-19 - Coldwater (5-2), Marion Local (5-2) and St. Henry (5-2)

A look back….

courtesy Mercer County Chronicle