November 6th, 2011
A photo slideshow of the OHSAA State Cross Country Meet is available here:
HEBRON -- Runners seemed to like the new course for the OHSAA state cross country championships on Saturday, with area teams and individual running at the event in Hebron.
Celina's Hannah Fleck shined in the girls Division II race. Fleck ran fourth with an 18:31 time as a senior.
SPRINGFIELD -- Minster had been here before and played like a playoff tested team.
After a few first-quarter hiccups, the Minter Wildcats went out and dominated in their second straight appearance against Springfield Catholic Central with a 48-13 win in a regional quarterfinal on Saturday night.
"The glitz and glamour of being in the playoffs , it never crossed anyone's mind," Minster head coach Nate Moore said after the game. "It's been-there, done that."
Nov. 5: Grand Lake Health System will host a health fair from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at the YMCA in New Bremen.
The Lake Improvement Association is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. today at the Celina Moose Lodge.
The fourth annual Tastefully Simple Open House and Raffle will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at 427 W. South St., St. Marys. The event will benefit the Auglaize County Dog Warden and Dog House.
The Glitter-n-Gold Fall Festival will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Memorial High School.
FRANKLIN — The Wapakoneta Redskins scored 18 unanswered points to overcome an early deficit and pull away to a 24-13 win over the Franklin Wildcats (9-2) in a Division II regional football quarterfinal Friday night at Atrium Stadium in Franklin.
Wapak upped its record to 10-1 on the season and earned a trip to Piqua High School next Friday where the Redskins will take on the No. 1-ranked Trotwood-Madison Rams in regional semifinal action.
MINSTER — The good news in playing a Springfield Catholic Central team that is largely unchanged from a season ago when a 5-5 Minster squad stunned the top-seeded Irish is that the Wildcats knows what to expect.
“I think it helps having played them before,” Minster head coach Nate Moore said on Tuesday. “It’s kind of a been-there, done-that thing. We’ve been to their place and seen what the locker room is like, what the field is like. All those little things about going to new place? We don’t have to deal with those.”
Elida 54, Bellevue 20
BELLEVUE — Elida advanced in the playoffs for the second straight year with a convincing 54-20 win over Bellevue on Friday night. The Bulldogs scored on each of their eight possessions. Elida quarterback Reggie McAdamsn threw for 355 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for three more touchdowns. The Bulldogs (8-3) will now face Region 10 top seed Columbus St. Francis DeSales (8-3) next Friday night.
Off. Player of Year
Jake Heitkamp, Marion Local
Def. Player of Year
Daniel Gusching, Minster
ST. MARYS — An Army soldier visited a local physical education class to give the students a taste of what it takes to be a soldier.
Staff Sergeant Brent Burnfield visited Monica VanderHorst’s advanced physical education classes Friday. Burnfield had the students rotate through approximately 10 stations, ranging from push-ups to lunges to bear crawls down the hallway.
“Sometimes we do circuit training,” Burnfield said. “We do all different exercises to help out with our physical fitness tests and physical exercises.”
ST. MARYS — A local school district went into cautionary mode after being informed of a “potentially dangerous” situation by the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office Friday morning.
Superintendent Jerry Skiver noted the district received a phone call informing it of the situation.
“We had information of an issue off campus that could potentially be dangerous to the kids at school,” he said. “We went into controlled access.”
Controlled access, he noted, involves extensive monitoring of visitors.
ST. MARYS — Local high school seniors took time out of their school day to give back as part of an annual blood drive on Friday.
Memorial High School students hosted a blood drive with the American Red Cross in their gymnasium, with high school seniors, their teachers and their administrators donating blood.
Memorial High School senior Joni Brown said Friday was her first time donating blood.
“I’m donating to help save lives,” Brown said while she was giving blood.