Division II at Lima Senior
Defiance 3, St. Marys 2
LIMA — St. Marys’ furious rally to extend its season came up just short in a fifth game.
Defiance won the fourth game and then staved off St. Marys in the deciding fifth to oust the Roughriders from the Division II sectional volleyball tournament on Tuesday at Lima Senior High School with a 21-25, 26-24, 18-25, 25-18, 17-15 win.
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NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville boys soccer team played on artificial surface and under unnatural light for the first time all season at Lima Stadium on Monday.
The Rangers looked like naturals in a 6-1 win over Lima Temple Christian in a Division III sectional semifinal.
Photos: New Knoxville vs. Lima Temple Christian sectional soccer
With the soccer ball colored pink and the Riders wearing jerseys with pink numbers for the Cure for Cancer match, the St. Marys Roughriders closed the regular season with a 7-0 win over Greenville on Saturday.
“We did what we had to do to win,” St. Marys head coach Paul Dingledine said.
Photos: Greenville at St. Marys
OTTAWA — The St. Marys cross country teams had four top 25 finishers at Saturday’s Western Buckeye League meet at Memorial Park in Ottawa, as the boys finished fifth and the girls took sixth place at the league championships.
The St. Marys girls team had three finishers in the top 25 runners in the girls race.
Photos: Western Buckeye League Cross Country Meet
ST. MARYS — St. Marys head football coach Greg Phillips sees the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans as the team to emulate in the Western Buckeye League.
With their seven straight playoff appearances, the state’s second-ranked Titans play a physical brand of football that eschews trendiness in favor of brawn — which was on full display in a 62-0 bulldozing of the Roughriders on Friday night at Skip Baughman Stadium.
MINSTER — On homecoming night, the Minster Wildcats did all of their scoring in the first half and dominated Fort Recovery, 28-6.
“The first half looked good,” Minster head coach Nate Moore said. “We were executing the offense and coach (Rob) Messick called a great game. We need to be able to close a game out like we need too. We had an opportunity to close the game out on our terms and we didn’t get that done so it will be something we will be working on this week.”
NEW BREMEN — Anna’s Nick Doseck intercepted a pass to preserve a 21-13 Rocket victory at New Bremen on Friday.
We thought we could get a matchup on the backside and we though our athlete was better than theirs but they double covered him and my quarterback had nowhere else to go and he tried to make something happen and that one is on me," Cardinals head coach Jason McGaharan said.
Elida 42, Bath 20
Kenton 46, Celina 42
Defiance 42, Shawnee 40
O-G 62, St. Marys 0
Wapakoneta 35, Van Wert 0
Coldwater 27, Marion Local 0
DSJ 20, Versailles 18
Minster 28, Ft. Recovery 6
Anna 21, New Bremen 13
St. Henry 34, Parkway 8