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Archive - Oct 18, 2012

Around the WBL: A look at this week's match-ups on the Western Buckeye League gridiron

October 18, 2012

St. Marys (0-8, 0-7 WBL) at Van Wert (0-8, 0-7 WBL)

One team’s long wait for a first victory will end on Friday when the St. Marys football team treks north to venerable Egress Stadium in Van Wert to face the Cougars.

St. Marys head coach Greg Phillips hopes it’s his team, but the Roughriders’ second-year coach said his team can’t afford to take anyone lightly as his team looks to avoid the school’s first winless season.

Hey, I Remember That!: A look back at area sports 10, 25 and 50 years ago

October 18, 2012

50 Years Ago This Week – 1962: This week in 1962, Memorial High School celebrated Homecoming weekend in fashion with a 27-8 victory on the football field over the Van Wert Cougars. 

The Roughriders scored their initial touchdown late in the opening period after receiving a punt near midfield.  On the third play of the series, Terry Young ripped through an opening in the offensive line and raced for the 50-yard touchdown.  Tom Hollman’s PAT run was a success, and the Roughriders were in charge 8-0. 

Sectional Volleyball Round-Up: New Knoxville, New Bremen still alive in sectionals

October 18, 2012

Division IV at Coldwater

New Knoxville 3, Parkway 1; St. Henry 3, Spencerville 0

COLDWATER — New Knoxville answered Parkway’s bid to flip the momentum in the teams’ sectional semifinal volleyball match on Wednesday night.

Volleyball: Defiance ousts St. Marys from sectional

October 18, 2012

Division II at Lima Senior
Defiance 3, St. Marys 2

LIMA —  St. Marys’ furious rally to extend its season came up just short in a fifth game.

Defiance won the fourth game and then staved off St. Marys in the deciding fifth to oust the Roughriders from the Division II sectional volleyball tournament on Tuesday at Lima Senior High School with a 21-25, 26-24, 18-25, 25-18, 17-15 win.

Cisco Visits Rotary

October 18, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local baseball legend and OSU football standout regaled members of a local service club with tales from the diamond and field on Wednesday.

Geneva M. Kerber, 92

October 18, 2012

Geneva M. Kerber, 92, formerly of Minster, of Findlay, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at her daughter’s residence in Findlay.

She was born on March 12, 1920, in Screven, Ga., to John and Katherine (Brandewie) Dues, and they preceded her in death.

In 1946, she married William Kerber, and he preceded her in death in 1953. In 1956, she married Paul Kerber, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1977.

Hobert D. Harmon, 94

October 18, 2012

Hobert D. Harmon, 94, of New Bremen, formerly of Dayton, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at the Elmwood Community Assisted Living Center in New Bremen.

Hobert is survived by two nieces, Saundra (Larry) Hirschfeld of Anna and Jane (Dennis) Gruebmeyer of New Bremen; three nephews, Bill (Jane) Moore of New Bremen, Elgon (Charlotte) Hornback of New Carlisle and Ricky (Sharon) Hornback of Dayton; several great-nieces and nephews.

Ruth A. Byers, 91

October 18, 2012

Ruth A. Byers, 91, of 925 Wilkins St., Celina, died at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home.

She was born on April 11, 1921, in Center Township, in Mercer County, to Oscar and Opal (Fleenor) Buck, and they preceded her in death.

On June 6, 1949, she married James Marion Byers, and he preceded her in death in 1955.

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