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September 22nd, 2011
In this part of Ohio, there’s nothing quite like the St. Marys-Celina football rivalry.
Heated and contentious, a rivalry exists between two towns close in proximity and linked by a lake they can’t even agree on what to call. The result is two teams pouring a season’s worth of emotion into one game.
St. Marys (2-2, 1-2 WBL) will travel to Celina (0-4, 0-3 WBL) to face its rival for the 93rd time, hoping to regain the upper hand in a rivalry of which it lost control for the first time in 12 years last fall.
Wapakoneta at Defiance
Wapakoneta fans may need to take moment to familiarize themselves with Nick Lopez’s name.
They’re going to hear a lot of it Friday night when the Wapakoneta Redskins travel to Defiance to take on the Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League matchup.
He runs the ball, he catches the ball, he defends, he plays special teams.
MINSTER — Route 66 rivals Minster and New Bremen meet at New Bremen for a homecoming match-up with the two teams looking to get on track.
Minster (2-2, 0-2 MAC) is coming off a 26-17 loss to Marion Local last week. While the Wildcats jumped out to an early lead, the Flyers scored 19 unanswered points to take control.
Last Friday the New Bremen Cardinals (0-4, 0-2 MAC) played a good game, but turnovers once again turned the tide as the Fort Recovery Indians edged the Cardinals 34-33.
Boys Golf: St. Marys 164, Shawnee 180
The St. Marys boys golf team fired a 164 to improve to 7-4 on the season with a 16-shot win over Lima Shawnee on Wednesday night at Northmoor.
St. Marys' Will Paulus shot a 37 to earn medalist honors for the Roughriders.
Carter Bowman added a 39, Colin Burke carded a 43, and Austin Riggs shot a 45.
Tyler Ramden led Shawnee with a 40.
The Indians fell to 3-11 on the season.
St. Marys competes at the WBL meet today at Ottawa.
OHSAA Playoff Standings released
The Ohio High School Athletic Association released its first Harbin Computer Rankings on Tuesday. The top eight teams in each region will reach the playoffs following Week 10.
Division III, Region 10
St. Marys (2-2) is ranked 15th in Division III Region 10 with a 3.4 average,
with wins over winless Sidney and 2-2 Lima Bath.
Elida (3-1) leads Region 10 with a 6.675 average. Defiance (2-2) is 16th with a 3.125 average, and Shawnee (2-2) is 17th with a 3.05 average.
COLUMBUS (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the second weekly Associated Press poll of 2011, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
CELINA — A half dozen Roughriders slid head-first for the final 15 yards towards their half-submerged bench to celebrate a shutout win over their rival, making sure any of the last remaining areas on their all-blue jerseys uncaked with mud were covered.
The St. Marys boys soccer team blanked Celina 3-0 on Monday night in field conditions only a laundry detergent manufacturer could love.
Local Sports Schedule
Monday, Sept. 19
St. Marys at Celina, 5 p.m.
New Bremen at Ft. Loramie, 5:30
Shawnee at St. Marys, 5 p.m.
Minster at Parkway, 4:30 p.m.
Parkway at Minster, 4:30 p.m.
St. Marys, New Knoxville at O-G
NEW BREMEN – A light seemed to go on for the New Bremen Cardinals volleyball team as the second set of the third match began Saturday.
In a tri-match against the Covington Buccaneers and Anna Rockets the Cardinals defeated Covington 24-26, 25-15 and 25-16 and they defeated Anna 15-25, 25-20 and 25-17. Anna defeated Covington in the second match 25-18, 23-25 and 25-20.
The light went on for the Roughrider offense and Bath’s punishing running back got taken down.
The St. Marys football team delivered a breakthrough 36-19 win over Bath by stonewalling standout tailback Aaron Smith on defense and mixing a powerful ground game with an efficient passing game on Friday night at Skip Baughman Stadium.