Archive - 2014
MINSTER — The Minster Wildcats have won the Division VI State Title with a 46-42 comeback win.
As the Midwest Athletic Conference tries to add three more state football titles to its respective trophy cases this weekend, here’s a look at their staggering accomplishments:
GOETTEMOELLER AND WILKER
For all the pressure that comes with playoff football, Minster head coach Geron Stokes said his team has embraced the atmosphere. Now they’ll get to soak it in one more week in the famed Horseshoe.
“We’re just flying around and having fun,” Stokes said.
While Minster’s opponent Kirtland is making its fourth straight appearance in the state championship game, the move in venue to Ohio Stadium adds to the excitement of Friday’s Division VI state championship game.
The Kirtland Hornets aren’t into tricks, gimmicks or complication. Two tight ends, a pair of fullbacks, a running back dotting the I-formation and the crunching of shoulder pads.
“Our motto is we’re going to do what we do,” Kirtland head coach Tiger LaVerde said on Monday. “We always say we’re going to learn these five plays and run them better than anybody in the state.”
Those five plays have been enough to make the Hornets into one of Ohio’s best programs.
Dec. 4: Books, Babies & More at the St. Marys Community Public Library will take place at 10:30 a.m. today.
Story Time at the New Knoxville Library will be held from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. today for ages 3 to first grade.
Reader’s Theater will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at New Bremen Public Library for fourth and fifth graders for some reading, acting and dramatic fun. Sign up is appreciated.
ST. MARYS — The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory until 1 p.m. Tuesday for the region.
VIDEO: Ohio State U Football Player Found Dead
An Ohio State football player who disappeared after sending his parents a text message about his concussions was found in a trash bin, the victim of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
NEW BREMEN — A New Bremen resident died as a result of injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash Saturday night.
According to a report from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, troopers responded to a call regarding a crash at 10:19 p.m. Saturday on Plattner Pike, approximately one-tenth of a mile south of Southland Road. The reported driver, Shelby Fear, 19, of New Bremen, was driving a 2004 Dodge Stratus south on Plattner Pike when the vehicle traveled off the right side of the road, struck several trees, overturned and came to rest on its top.
MINSTER — A Minster teen was struck and killed by a car early Saturday morning in Shelby County.
According to a report issued by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a call at 3 a.m. Saturday in the 12000 block of Schmitmeyer Baker Road in McClean Township regarding a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle.
WAPAKONETA —It was only fitting that the game ended with a kick after the major role special teams played in Friday night’s state semifinal contest.
Minster watched, pleaded, prayed as Tinora kicker Josh Camp’s 27-yard field goal attempt in the final seconds of Friday night’s Division VI state semifinal football game drifted wide left. The miss assured the Wildcats of a 14-13 win over previously-unbeaten Tinora and locked in a berth in the state championship game next Friday at the Horseshoe.