Delta High School graduate Megan Born led Marietta College with a 1.17 earned run average through 16 games.
On March 24, she led Marietta to a 1-0 win over Bethany (W.Va.) College. Born, a freshman starting pitcher, allowed just three hits in a complete-game victory. Born, who improved her record to 2-1, walked one batter and struck out one.
Opponents have managed only a .221 batting average against Born. She has struck out 14 batters in 23 innings of work.
Marietta improved to 10-6 on the season after Born s solid performance.
TRACK AND FIELD: Kristen Ameling, a 2005 graduate of Cardinal Stritch High School, has etched her names into the record books at Tiffin University.
Ameling, a senior track and field athlete, recently became the first female NCAA All-American in Tiffin University history. Ameling finished fourth in the nation in the shot put at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 14.
Ameling also established a school record with her throw of 46-4 at the national meet at the University of Houston.
On her second throw of the meet, Ameling beat her personal best effort by 5 inches.
The Millbury native also took second place in the shot put at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship meet. Her throw was 45-11 .
In February, she was named the GLIAC women s track and field female athlete of the week.
She placed fifth in the shot put (44-6) at the Findlay Indoor Classic.
Ameling set a school record at the first meet of the season in December and consistently improved on her own record throughout the season.
Only the top eight individuals in the country are deemed All- Americans.
Ameling will compete in the 2009 outdoor season.
BASKETBALL: Defiance College senior Anthony Pettaway, a Bowsher graduate, has won a slew of postseason awards.
The National Association of Basketball Coaches was the latest to recognize Pettaway for his outstanding 2008-09 campaign. The group recently named the senior center to its All-Midwest District second team.
Pettaway led Defiance to an 18-9 regular season mark. The Toledo native also earned All-Midwest Region honors from D3Hoops.com Pettaway was named to the All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference first team for the third-straight season.
Pettaway established new career highs in points, rebounds, assists, and blocks during his final collegiate campaign. His 16.8 points, 9.5 boards, and 1.1 blocks per game led all Yellow Jacket players. Pettaway also ranked near the top of the HCAC in all three categories, while also moving up the Defiance record books.
Pettaway ended his four-year career with 1,477 points (11th most in school history), 75 blocks (second), 767 rebounds (sixth), and 617 made shots (sixth).
He started all 27 games this year and posted 11 double-doubles.
Pettaway led Defiance to an appearance in the semifinals of the HCAC tournament.
Pettaway was one of four Defiance players selected to the All-HCAC team. St. John s Jesuit graduate Mike Floyd, a junior guard, also earned a spot on the all-conference first team.
Floyd averaged 7.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. He also led the HCAC in assists per game (6.8), which was 10th-best in the nation. Floyd s 178 assists were the fifth-highest single-season total in Defiance history.
The Toledo native broke the HCAC single-game assist record twice. Floyd earned HCAC player-of-the-week honors after racking up 15 and 16 assists in back-to-back contests in late December.
Floyd also was second in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio. He will enter his senior season with the second-highest career assists in school history (367).
BASKETBALL: Ashland University forward Tyler Rosenberger, a senior from Elmore and a graduate of Woodmore High School, was named to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference all-defensive team after averaging 10.1 points a game.
BASEBALL: Brothers Adam and Eric Yunker, of Toledo Christian, are both off to hot starts offensively for Ohio Northern University this spring.
Adam Yunker leads the Polar Bears in hitting with a .429 average. Adam, a sophomore, also is tied for the team lead in runs scored (12). The starting catcher has eight runs batted in and one double. Adam also is tied for the team lead with four stolen bases.
Adam s brother Eric had a .417 average in 10 games this season. Eric, a freshman centerfielder, has seven RBIs and two doubles. ONU was 8-7 overall in the early season.
TENNIS: Anthony Wayne High School s Kyle Doyle was named the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin player of the week on March 10.
Doyle, who is a sophomore at Augustana College, went 7-0 during the week. He had a 3-0 record in singles and a 4-0 mark in doubles.
Doyle won at No. 5, No. 3 singles and No. 4 singles. The Maumee native also paired up with three teammates to go 4-0 in doubles.
Doyle is 8-8 in singles play and had won his last four singles matches. He had a 12-4 record in doubles for Augustana, which is located in Rock Island, Illinois
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