A near quarter-century as head coach, and almost three decades on the Jackson Center sideline in some capacity, culminated for Scott Elchert on Saturday night with a lopsided win over Riverside and great appreciation for a community that he holds dear.
As defensive as you can imagine, Marion Local and Fort Loramie slugged it out for four quarters, finished tied, then went to overtime to determine who could outlast the other. Loramie prevailed in a preview of Division IV tournament basketball.
Saturday's clash of the Division IV titans proved to be as simple as 2023 Jackson Center basketball. Deny the other team baskets, and athletic, timely offense by Jace Mullenhour (above) and Grant Elchert doomed Marion Local. Read about the game in Sunday's Press Pros.
Head to head...Russia's Hayden Quinter (above, left) and Botkins' Carter Pleiman combined to score 48 points in Tuesday's Shelby County League rematch. Russia improved to 14-1 on the season with a 72-62 win. Read more about the game in Wednesday's Press Pros.