September 14th, 2012
CELINA — Celina emerged from a Western Buckeye League struggle with Wapkoneta with a 24-21 win.
Wapakoneta was leading by 4 points about midway through the fourth quarter when Celina started a drive on its own 21 yard line.
A systematic drive with passes of four, nine, 20, 12, 18, six and a eight yards was enough to score the game wining touchdown. The 14-play, 79-yard drive which was capped by a jailbreak screen from Bilger to junior wide receiver Braeken Bader for the touchdown.
Friday's scores from around the WBL, MAC and the state of Ohio:
WESTERN BUCKEYE LEAGUE
Bath 50, St. Marys 28
Celina 24, Wapakoneta 21
Ottawa-Glandorf 70, Defiance 21
Elida 21, Van Wert 7
Kenton 66, Shawnee 42
MIDWEST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
ST. MARYS — Despite the drizzly weather, local students spent their Friday learning an alternative activity that they could turn to instead of making destructive decisions.
Seventh-grade students at St. Marys Middle School spent time at the East Bank of Grand Lake St. Marys to participate in Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs, which Guidance Counselor Rebecca Moore noted is a national recognized drug-prevention program of the Future Fisherman Foundation.
“Leader Look Back” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from Sept. 11-17, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: The Eagles shut out the Wapakoneta Reds 1-0 in the final game of the season for both squads.
Season tickets for Roughriders football games went on sale for $1.75. The Roughriders hosted Liberty of the Hancock County League in the first home game of the year.
The South End Wonders defeated the West End Reds 3-2.
ST. MARYS — With a $1,000 prize on the line, a group of Memorial High School students are showcasing the pride of the St. Marys community in a spirit video they created for Alltel’s second annual Yards 4 Youth competition.
The students in Andrew Klosterman’s Memorial Television class prepared the Yards 4 Youth video, focusing on how St. Marys shows its school pride.
CELINA — The heated St. Marys-Celina girls soccer rivalry produced a winner for the first time since 2009.
Taylor Guingrich’s early long strike held up the rest of the game, giving Celina a 1-0 win over St. Marys on Thursday night after the two rivals played to 1-1 ties in both 2011 and 2010.
Photo Gallery: St. Marys at Celina girls soccer:
NEW KNOXVILLE — It took some doing for the New Knoxville Ranger volleyball team to stay undefeated in the MAC, but they did it. The Rangers trailed New Bremen 2-0, but came back to defeat he Cardinals 14-25, 22-25, 26-24, 25-8 and 15-8 in a MAC contest played at New Knoxville.
ST. MARYS 3, BATH 0: The St. Marys volleyball team defeated Bath in three games, 25-16, 27-25, 25-18, on Thursday at Memorial High School. Reagan Aller led the Roughriders with eight kills. Erika Angstmann had 11 digs. Rachel Meier had 14 assists for St. Marys. St. Marys improved to 4-8 and 2-1 in the Western Buckeye League.
Photo Gallery: Bath at St. Marys Volleyball
ST. MARYS — A list of building and grounds improvements is in the works for the St. Marys Community Public Library, as the Board of Trustees approved a handful of recommendations from the library’s building committee at their meeting Wednesday afternoon.
FORT RECOVERY — Deputies seized close to 20 dogs and found between 150 to 200 animals spread across a rural Mercer County property on Wednesday.
While executing a search warrant at 972 State Route 49, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies discovered the dogs living in poor conditions throughout the property. The animals were found living in several out-buildings and campers, as well as the main residence on the property.