COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the third weekly Associated Press poll of 2013, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
Area schedule for Tuesday, Oct. 1:
O-G at St. Marys
Bath at Elida
Celina at Kenton
Defiance at Shawnee
Bath at Elida
Van Wert at Wapakoneta
Crestview at Coldwater
WAPAKONETA — The top four teams in the Western Buckeye League boys soccer race all had a chance to take a big step towards a league title with a win on Monday night when St. Marys played at Wapakoneta and Celina faced off with Shawnee.
Instead a pair of ties has St. Marys still in control of its own destiny.
St. Marys and Wapakoneta played to a 0-0 tie at Ryan Field on Monday night, leaving St. Marys in the driver’s seat for its first-ever outright championship.
Oct. 1: A book discussion for adults will be held at 10:30 a.m. today in the St. Marys Community Public Library Meeting Room. "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neal Hurston will be discussed.
Asian Pop Culture Club will meet at 3:15 p.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library. Grades 9-12 only.
The Lego Club will be meeting from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at FJ Stallo Memorial Library in Minster. Children in Kindergarten and older are invited to come to the library to create with Legos.
ST. MARYS — Lifelong Reds fan Mike Lackey began research into Bob Ewing, a pitcher for Cincinnati, after answering an ad to provide information about burial sites for baseball players.
Ewing stood out for being a good but largely unknown pitcher from Auglaize County who made a career out of throwing spitballs. The research culminated in writing a book, “Spitballing: The Baseball Days of Long Bob Ewing,” released on Sept. 16, exploring the biography of Ewing and the way it tells the history of both baseball and a time period in America.
Hilda M. Street, 92, formerly of 225 S. Pear St. in St. Marys, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at Otterbein, St. Marys.
She was born on Aug. 21, 1921, in Houston, to Wilfred and Mary (Schmidt) Marchal.
On May 21, 1946, in Dayton, she married Ernest Street, who died on Sept. 27, 1987.
Donald Lee Gehle, 75, of New Bremen, died at 4:20 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on June 12, 1938, in Coldwater, to the late Henry and Josephine (Ables) Gehle.
On Aug. 24, 1963, he married Rita Ann Mueller, who died on June 13, 1979.
On Nov. 23, 1990, he married Judy (Grogean) Schaefer, who survives in New Bremen.
The area sports schedule for Monday, Sept. 30:
St. Marys at Wapakoneta
Bath at Kenton
Celina at Shawnee
Van Wert at Defiance
O-G at Elida
Spencerville at New Knoxville
The St. Marys girls cross country team is entering the stretch run of its season running strong. The Roughriders finished second at the Kalida Invitational on Saturday with 60 points, behind only state-ranked Napoleon’s 29 points.
Kristen Dammeyer paced the Roughrider girls team with a third-place finish and a 20:02 time. Amanda Dues finished 11th (20:49.9), Kelly Wilker was 15th (21:14.1), Lexi Grothause took 17th (21:20.2), Megan Hertenstein finshed 18th (21:24.7), Hannah Tobin was 22nd (21:42.8) and Rochelle Sudman finished 30th (22:11.4).
NEW BREMEN — When the tent was full, people stood in the rain dedicate a stretch of highway to New Bremen’s fallen volunteer firefighters Kenneth Jutte and John Garman, who died 10 years ago, on Oct. 1, 2003.
Retired New Bremen Fire Department Assistant Chief Steve McDermitt said the rain reminded him of baptism, seeing the event in the rain, then connecting that to the two deaths, he was reminded of the term “baptism by fire.”