ST. MARYS — The St. Marys girls soccer team played the match head coach Paul Dingledine has been hoping for, with crisp passing, strong finishes for goals and a shutout from his defense to close out the home portion of the Roughriders’ schedule.
Bela Godinho and Bailey Gottschalk scored goals as St. Marys shut out Fort Jennings for a 2-0 win on Monday at Roughrider Field.
The Western Buckeye League and Midwest Athletic Conference each have a team ranked No. 1 in the latest Associated Press Ohio football poll.
Marion Local (6-0) is the top team in Division VII. The Flyers stayed perfect with a 28-14 win over Delphos St. John’s last Saturday. The Flyers travel to St. Henry on Friday night.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys Roughrider senior Trent Wale’s passion for football is clear with every game that passes this season.
Wale, who plays varsity for the Roughriders, has been playing since he was 9.
“I’ve always loved football and have always wanted to play,” he said.
Dianna J. Bell, 75, of Cridersville, died at 1:03 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System following a short illness.
She was born on Dec. 31, 1937, in Lima, a daughter of Richard C. and Margaret Eva Shinaberry Davisson, who are deceased.
Her stepmother, Clara Davisson, and her stepfather, Benton Carper, are also deceased.
On Sept. 4, 1955, she married Truman J. Bell, who survives in Cridersville.
Monday, Oct. 7
Elida at LCC
Van Wert at Spencerville
New Knoxville at Bellefontaine
Fort Jennings at St. Marys
Van Wert at Antwerp
Minster at Spencerville
Lincolnview at New Knoxville
Fort Loramie at Jackson Center
Area soccer and volleyball teams received their draws for the 2013 fall OHSAA tournaments on Sunday.
DIVISION II BOYS SOCCER
NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville Rangers soccer team managed a goal early in the second half and it was enough to defeat the Botkins Trojans 1-0 in a physical Saturday afternoon contest at New Knoxville.
“Sometimes all it takes is one goal,” Rangers head coach Tony Hunt said. “It was a physical game between us and Botkins. We know each other well and we play club together. Coach Lynch and I have coached together so everybody knows each other well.”
MINSTER — Almost as common as the German Alpine hats, which were sported by dozens of Minster Oktoberfest-goers this weekend in downtown Minster, were the German steins.
There were tents of vendors selling German-themed memorabilia and souvenirs at Oktoberfest, and one of them was a family-owned booth with shelves upon shelves stacked with the steins. Its owners, siblings John, Bob, Jim and Ron Sippel and Margaret Walker, started the business in their hometown, Vandalia, in 1977. John Sippel is the founder of the Oktoberfest there.
Israel B. Menuez, 40, of Warren, and formerly of Millersburg and Celina, died on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Norma (Rutschilling) Huelskamp, 91, died on Oct. 6, 2013, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on Aug. 23, 1922, in Cassella, to the late Lawrence and the late Rose (Henke) Rutschilling.
She married Roman B. Huelskamp on June 5, 1943, and he preceded her in death on July 27, 1998.