The Madison baseball team played host to the BW3 Classic this past weekend hosting Mt. Vernon, Mentor, Perrysburg and Massillon Perry going 1-3 over the weekend. After a 6-3 loss to Perrysburg Sunday morning coach Doug Rickert was not in the best of moods saying his team needed to break some bad habits and work harder to get better, especially with OCC play coming up this Tuesday and Wednesday with West Holmes.
After three straight wins to start the season, two over Orrville, another over Bellevue, the Lexington baseball team ran into hardball power Mt.Vernon and lost two straight last Saturday to stand at 3-2 in all games, 2-0 in Ohio Cardinal Conference play. Since then the Minutemen have not been able to play a game because of weather, which for a young team that needs to see live pitching can be difficult to deal with. Despite the youth of the Minutemen, head Kevin Morrow says the team's defense is actually better than last season.
After winning the Ohio Cardinal Conference in baseball a season ago with an overall record of 20-7, the Madison baseball team has started the new year at 2-4. The record might be a bit deceiving considering the Rams have played the likes of Brentwood Academy and Wilson Central, two schools in Tennessee. Madison coach Doug Rickert says the team needs to be more consistent in the field, which he believes will happen the more the team is actually able to get outside and play.
Despite the April showers, high school Spring sports are underway in the area, including a fresh season on the softball diamond. Host Brian Skowronski and "Big" Mike Thompson discussed potential contenders in the sport within their respective conferences.
With March Madness in the air, Mansfield Spanish Immersion School physical education teacher Mrs Broom created a unique lesson to give students a better understanding how brackets work. Little did she know her schooling would develop into one of the greatest sports stories ever told.
Every college basketball season, March Madness infects millions of sports fans worldwide. Many of them also try their hand at predicting winners throughout the NCAA men's Division 1 tournament by filling out a bracket.