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November 4th, 2011
The Minster girls cross country team looks to set a new OHSAA record for most state titles when it runs in the Division III state meet on Saturday at National Trail Raceway in Hebron.
The Wildcats captured their third straight state crown and 10th overall last November at Scioto Downs in Columbus. Now Minster will need to attack a new course after the OHSAA moved the state championships site after 26 years at Scioto Downs. A win would give Minster 10 girls state titles — breaking a tie with the Caldwell boys program.
Wapakoneta head football coach Doug Frye is hoping the rough-and-tumble Western Buckeye League schedule has preapred the Redskins for the playoffs when the Wildcats will face the Franklin Wildcats in a Division II regional quarterfinal at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at Franklin High School.
“You see nine straight teams of a variety of spreads to runs,” Frye said. “You do see a lot of good football teams throughout the year.
Celina falls to Columbus DeSales
ONTARIO — The Cellina volleyball team bowed out of the Division II regional at the hands of Columbus DeSales, 25-14, 25-14, 25-17, on Thursday night.
Celina ended a season in which it won its fourth straight outright Western Buckeye League title.
St. Henry moves on, Fort Loramie loses
TIPP CITY — The St. Henry Redskins are a win away from state after downing Jackson Center, 27-25, 25-13, 25-13, on Thursday night at Tippecanoe High School.
New Bremen High School is seeking an assistant swim coach for this season. Anyone interested should contact Gary Jones at 419-629-8606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
50 Years Ago This Week – 1961
Following a 0-0 deadlock at the end of the first period, St. Marys lit up the scoreboard first in their rivalry battle with Wapakoneta when Terry Young blasted through the Redskin defense for the 22-yard score. The extra point run was unsuccessful, but the Roughriders stayed in command by six points in the second period.
Thursday, Nov. 3
Division II Regional Volleyball
Celina vs. Columbus DeSales, 6 p.m.
Division IV Regional Volleyball
At Tipp City Tippecanoe
St. Henry vs. Jackson Center
Friday, Nov. 4
High School Football
Regional Quarterfinals (All Games at 7:30 p.m.)
D.J. Manning became the first St. Marys Memorial running back to eclipse 2,000 yards in a single season in school history.
Here’s a game-by-game tally of how Manning hit 2K yards and 25 TDs.
Minster enters the postseason for the 11th time in school history on Saturday night when it travels to Springfield Catholic Central. The Wildcats' playoff tradition began back in 1987 under Ken Newland, who led Minster to five straight playoff appearances, an 8-5 postseason record and the 1989 Division V state championship.
Newland took Minster to the playoffs for first five years as head coach, a run of success based on a powerful running game.
Area players dotted the recently released all-district volleyball teams from District 8.
Divisions I, II and III
St. Marys senior Jenny Brown and Rider senior Cierra Anderson were both named First Team All-District 8.
The Minster football team is in the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1991, led by the Midwest Athletic Conference’s top-ranked defense and a balanced offense that features a veteran offensive line and two standout running backs.
The Wildcats (7-3) will travel to Springfield Catholic Central (8-2) on Saturday in a re-match of last season's first round playoff game from last season. Minster upset the top-seeded Irish in that game.
The Wildcats are an even more confident bunch this season.