By Bill Bray
FREMONT – The Little Giants’ Track teams, a pair of tennis players will compete this week in Division I district action, while the baseball team begins sectional tournament play.
Weston Schroeder and Kurt Harrison will represent the Little Giants tennis team at the Division I district tennis tournament in Port Clinton later this morning (weather permitting). The doubles team was rewarded with the trip to Lake Erie after qualifying out of last week’s sectional tournament in Maumee.
Jared King’s 2022 Ross baseball team (11-9, 4-8) who travels to Findlay to take on the (15-7, 8-4) Trojans this afternoon (weather permitting). Findlay visited Alumni Field on April 12 and came away with an 11-5 victory over the Little Giants. The game last eight innings as the teams were deadlocked at 4-4 after seven innings. The Trojans tied the game up in their half of the seventh inning scoring two runs. The Trojan bats erupted for seven runs in the top of the eighth to win the game.
On April 27 the Giants visited Findlay and the Trojans won going away 12-0. Findlay pitching allowed Fremont just two hits. So, is the third time the charm? The Giants will go to Findlay and try their best to bring home a district tournament victory. Little Giant Pride!
Then on Thursday, it is the tracksters turn to travel to the Flag City for their district competition. The preliminary round of action happens Thursday with finals in a few of the events being contested and the majority of the finals happening Saturday. The eight Little Giant seniors will hope to advance to regional action along with the other Little Giants who are competing next week. Alex Menkoff, Ethan Green, and Cal Cahill in the throw’s events and Jadyn Rozzell, Briana Morrisette, and Mckenna Englund in running and jumping events, Allison Taylor in the pole vault and Zack Glotzbecker in the distance events will lead their teammates into battle. Englund was a regional qualifier in 2021 finishing second in the 100-meter hurdles (15.45) and in the high jump with a jump of 5’. Morrisette was a regional qualifier in the 100-meter dash finishing second in 12.53. Morrisette and Rozzell return in the 4×200 regional qualifying team as well as two legs of the regional qualifying 4×100 relay. Rozzell and Morrisette finished first and second in the long jump competition to advance to regional in 2021. Rozzell was the district champion with a school record jump of 17’8” and Morrisette had a leap of 17’2.5”. Menkoff was a sixth-place finisher in the shot-put with a throw of 44’2”. TTaylor won the 2021 district in the pole vault. Her jump of 10’9” won the competition by an inch. Cahill, Green and Glotzbecker did not compete in 2021.
All the best to all the Little Giant competitors. Win or lose, Be Giant in all your competitions
ADDITION TO STORY: The tennis duo lost to a St. John’s pair to end their season. The baseball team’s game with Findlay was rained out Wednesday and now will be played Thursday. Here is a link to the baseball bracket.