October 11th, 2013
ST. MARYS — When Jessica Phlipot awoke on July 30, 2011, to feed her baby, she discovered Landen Phlipot, 3-months-old, blue and unresponsive.
She called 911. Her husband, Joey, was on a machine for sleep apnea, and she struggled to wake him, then tried banging on neighbors’ doors near their Minster home.
When paramedics arrived, minutes after the call came, they took the baby to the hospital, but the child had already passed away, a victim of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Friday, Oct. 11
Celina at Van Wert
Shawnee at Bath
Defiance at St. Marys
Kenton at Elida
Wapakoneta at O-G
Anna at Coldwater
Fort Recovery at Delphos St. John’s
Marion Local at St. Henry
Parkway at Minster
Versailles at New Bremen
COLDWATER — The Minster boys and girls cross country teams captured Midwest Athletic Conference cross country titles, fending off strong competition atop the leaderboard to add to the storied programs’ list of conference titles.
The Minster boys scored 58 points and held off rival New Bremen, which had 61 points for the MAC crown. St. Henry finished third. New Knoxville turned in a sixth-place finish with 146 points.
ST. MARYS — After the St. Marys boys soccer team scored a few early goals, Thursday night turned into more of a coronation than a contest.
The St. Marys boys soccer team clinched the program’s first Western Buckeye League championship with an 8-0 against Van Wert at Roughrider Field on Thursday.
“I couldn’t be prouder,” St. Marys head coach Dave Ring said. “This is just a fantastic moment for our team.”
NEW KNOXVILLE — The record for an extrication using jaws of life is around one minute 30 seconds at the annual firemen’s picnic and extrication contest in New Knoxville, but firefighters will be pushing their limits on Saturday so that they will be prepared in the event of an accident.
The competition, at 5 p.m., will be preceded by an opening ceremony at 3 p.m. with food and beverages, and the sale of 600 chicken dinners starting at 4 p.m. in New Knoxville Community Park. A reverse raffle will begin at 6 p.m., while at 8 p.m. the band The Leftoverz will play.
Norman R. Thiebeau, 73, of 14198 Glynwood-New Knoxville Road in St. Marys died at 9:20 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at St. Marys Living Center.
He was born on Nov. 13, 1939 in Versailles to Robert and Druscilla (Berger) Thiebeau.
On Nov. 27, 1959, in Tazwell, Tenn., he married Dorothy Rhodes, who died July 28, 2008.
He is survived by a son Richard (Mindy) Thieubeau of St. Marys, and three grandchildren, Shannon, Casey and Spencer Thiebeau, as well as two sisters, Connie Highley of Del Rio, Texas; and Darlene Kruse of Vandalia.
Vonnie G. (Finke) Martin, 70, of 1201 W. High St., was called home while surrounded by loved ones in the home of her daughter at 11:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2013.
It was the end of a rapid and progressive battle of cancer but a new beginning of pain-free eternal happiness and where she shall wait for her loved ones.
Points Per Game
The area sports slate for Thursday, Oct. 10:
Midwest Athletic Conference Championships at Coldwater
Van Wert at St. Marys
Bath at O-G
Elida at Celina
Defiance at Kenton
Wapakoneta at Shawnee
Lincolnview at Spencerville
A look back at area sports headlines from this week 50, 25 and 10 years ago in Auglaize County:
50 Years Ago This Week – 1963
Fifty years ago this week in 1963, the St. Marys Roughriders hosted the Coldwater Cavaliers at Memorial Stadium and rebounded from their loss the previous week by thumping the Cavs 26-8 in front of a crowd of nearly 3,000 in the stands.
The Roughriders jumped in front early as Ronnie Jones hit pay dirt with a six-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.