(2-7-21) It was a tough week at Marion Local…Lauren Ruhenkamp, a member of the girls basketball team, was injured in a serious ATV accident last weekend. The Flyer community and residents from the area are showing their support for a healthy recovery in many ways.

Her teammates are close to picking up the MCL title, the only undefeated (boys or girls) team remaining in league play this season.

MCL Standings

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

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
1-15-21 – Marion Local 42 Ft. Recovery 41
1-22-21 – St. Henry 43 Fort Recovery 42
1-29-21 – Ft. Recovery 45 Coldwater 37
1-30-21 – St Henry 65 Celina 42
2-5-21 – Coldwater 49 Parkway 47 – CW: Ethan Post with 14 points and 9 rebounds. PKWY: Caden Slusher led all scorers with 19 points

GIRLS
Won-Lost
Marion Local 6-0
Ft. Recovery 3-1
Coldwater 4-3
Parkway 2-2
St. Henry 1-5
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
1-14-21 – Marion Local 42 Ft. Recovery 32 – Heidi Rethman – 13 pts
Sammy Hoelscher – 12 pts, 3 stl, 3 reb
1-21-21 – Ft. Recovery 52 St Henry 26
1-28-21 – Ft. Recovery 53 Coldwater 23
2-4-21 – Coldwater 53 Parkway 43 – Riley Rismiller scored 26 points and 22 rebounds plus 3 blocked shots

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.

A look back in time…

1963-64 Ft. Recovery Indians, first team coached by Hall of Fame Coach Al Souder during his stay in Mercer County. The Indians did not win one game –

The year before Coach Bob Fiely, in his final year, went 16-1. The only loss came to Mendon 40-24.

From the Mercer Co Chronicle June 13, 1963