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Knights, ‘Riders advance Monday
Written by Daniel Joseph   
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 01, 2014 6:56 PM )


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CONVOY – After playing just two days before, the Lincolnview Lancers and Crestview Knights met at Crestview Monday afternoon in ACME District 5 sectional tournament action.

In the game on Saturday, the Knights walked away with a 14-0, no-hit win, but Monday’s game was much closer. Still, the Knights were too much to handle for Lincolnview as Crestview advanced with a 7-2 win.

In the second game, St. Marys Memorial edged Van Wert 1-0.

In the first contest, Crestview third baseman Jordan Miller doubled to open the home half of the first and eventually scored on a Lancer error.

The Knights added single runs in the third and fourth before Lincolnview could do any damage versus Crestview starter Zach Simerman.

After a leadoff strikeout to begin the top of the fifth, Dustin Hale and Keli Ralston had back-to-back singles before being advanced by a sacrifice bunt. Austin Leeth then belted one to left, scoring both runners.

The Knights retaliated by scoring two runs in the fifth, followed by two more in the sixth inning. Crestview brought eight batters to the dish in the fifth inning but only had one hit as they took advantage of three walks and two Lancer errors.

The two runs in the sixth came with two outs in the inning.

Simerman started the game for the Knights and allowed just four hits and two runs in his five innings worked.

“I’m very pleased with Zach’s start on the mound today,” said Knight coach Jeff Helm. “He gave us some solid innings and I’m proud of Jon (Krouse) for coming in and closing the door. They both hit their spots well today and we kept them (Lincolnview) off the base paths because of that.”

The Lancers have been eliminated from the ACME tournament and finish the tournament with a 1-2 record, with the win being over Jefferson on Sunday night.

In the second battle, hits were few and far between, each team managing just two hits on the day, but St. Marys had the only tally in the bottom of the first.

Elida eliminated from ACME tourney
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Monday, June 30, 2014 8:00 PM


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BATH TOWNSHIP — Bath built a 5-1 lead in its District 6 ACME summer baseball tournament contest with archrival Elida Monday evening.

The Wildcats then held off a 7th-inning uprising to secure a 5-3 victory at Bath High School.

World Cup kisses goodbye to Africa
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, June 30, 2014 8:00 PM


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RIO DE JANEIRO — Nigeria and Algeria made World Cup history for Africa and now leave with their heads held high.

Despite tenacious resistance, Africa's last representatives were sent home on Monday by France and Germany.

Those two former champions will next play each other on Friday in Rio de Janeiro. That quarterfinal means Europe is guaranteed at least one semifinalist in this World Cup that has smiled on the Americas, supplier of eight of the last 16 teams.

With exceptional saves, goalkeepers again starred both in France's 2-0 win over Nigeria and Germany's 2-1 marathon against an Algerian team whose bravura has been among the many revelations of this surprise-packed tournament.

Djokovic beats Tsonga to reach quarterfinals
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, June 30, 2014 8:00 PM


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LONDON — Novak Djokovic's sore left arm prompted a grimace on Monday. It was a minor blip on the way to another victory at Wimbledon.

The top-seeded Serbian beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for the 11th straight time to advance to the quarterfinals at the All England Club with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (5) victory.

Compton, Koepka among those headed to British Open
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Monday, June 30, 2014 8:00 PM


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BETHESDA, Md. — Erik Compton's runner-up finish in the U.S. Open should be enough to get him into the next major championship.

With only two weeks remaining in British Open qualifying, there will not be enough players to fill the 156-man field at Royal Liverpool. The R&A then turns to an alternate list that is almost certain to accommodate Compton, the 2-time heart transplant recipient who is having his best year.