The Bellevue Baseball team got on top early and stayed there in route to a 10-3 win over league rival Shelby, winning the Division II district title Saturday at Madison. The Redmen jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first when Dylan Dewitt doubled to straight away center field. That scored Kyle Geary from first, 1-0 Bellevue.
The Bellevue Redmen moved on to face Northern Ohio League foe Shelby in the Division II district baseball final at Madison, Saturday at 2pm after an 11-3 win over Lexington on Thursday. The game started well enough for Lexington as the Minutemen took a 1-0 lead in their half of the first when Evan Lee singled home Hunter Biddle. Bellevue answered right back in the bottom of the first on a single by Jake Strayer.
With the upcoming North Central Ohio Football All- Star game being played on June 13th at Lexington at 7pm. Several of the competing players gave their comments on the season past, upcoming practice and the game itself.
Northern Ohio League foes Ontario and Shelby met in the Division II district semifinals at Madison Thursday afternoon, for a spot in Saturday's final. It would be the third meeting between the top-seeded Warriors and #5 Whippets this season, after splitting their series in conference play.
For a fifth consecutive season, the Ontario Warriors are headed to district's under the tutelage of head coach Dan Gorbett. The Ohio high school baseball Hall of Famer has a track record of success in the area, accumulating over 500 career wins with the Warriors, Galion and Colonel Crawford. Gorbett will now try to lead his top-seeded Ontario bunch to a district championship, where they have only been once since he took over in 2010.
She hasn't been in the sport for very long, but powerlifting champion Melissa Stevens has already established herself as force in the game. The Mansfield resident has competed in just two American Powerlifting Association sanctioned events and already owns a trio of state records. After qualifying for national competition with a first place performance at an APA event in Columbus last December, where Stevens earned "Best Overall Lifter" honors, she would further impress at nationals.