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October 28th, 2011
LIMA — Braden Billger went 26-of-34 for 264 yards and a touchdown as the Celina Bulldogs pulled out their second win of the season, 49-34, over Bath on Friday night.
Celina's Derek Waterman led the Bulldogs with 7 catches for 72 yards and a touchdown.
Bath was without leading rusher Aaron Smith for the second straight week. The Wildcats still rushed for 324 yards, with Keanu James picking up the slack for Smith with 188 yards and four TDs rushing on 24 carries.
Celina finishes the season 2-8. Bath finishes the season 4-6.
CELINA — St. Marys’ Kelly Heitkamp bent a 35-yard rainbow from the right wing just over the reach of the goalkeeper’s outstretched arms with 35:42 left in the second half with what proved to be the game winner in a 1-0 Division II district semifinal win at Celina on Wednesday night.
Through all the highs of record-setting rushing nights and a redemptive win over Celina to the lows of disappointing second halves against Kenton, Defiance , Wapak and O-G — St. Marys has a chance to improve its record by four games over last season and get to the .500 mark to end the season it hosts Shawnee at Skip Baughman Stadium on Friday night.
“This is important for us, to close this out,” St. Marys head coach Greg Phillips said.
Combined MAC Record: 46-44 (.511)
MAC Teams Currently in Playoff Spots: 5
Combined WBL Record: 48-42 (.533)
WBL Teams Currently in Playoff Spots: 4
Auglaize County volleyball players were named to the recently released Midwest Athletic Conference All-League list.
New Knoxville senior middle hitter Haley Dillon and Minster senior libero Dana Stucke were named First Team All-MAC.
Kassi Brown, a Minster senior, Karli Jones, a New Bremen sophomore setter, and Haley Horstman, a New Knoxville sophomore setter, all earned Second Team All-MAC.
CELINA — The St. Marys girls soccer team emerged from a tie with rival Celina in mid-September feeling like they'd let one slip away.
St. Marys gets another crack at the Bulldogs — this time with a district title game berth on the line.
The Roughriders (12-1-4) will play Celina (12-1-3) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in a district semi-final match at Celina.
The St. Marys Memorial High School winter sports meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27 in the high school auditorium at 8 p.m. The meeting is mandatory for any student-athlete and parent who desires to participate in winter sports and did not attend the fall sports meeting in August. Anyone with more questions can contact St. Marys athletic director Doug Spencer.
Division II Girls Sectional Soccer
St. Marys 5, Van Wert 0
CELINA — The pretenses of smooth-sailing sectional finals out of the way for both the Celina and St. Marys girls soccer teams, the match they’ve been waiting almost two months to replay is set.
St. Marys captured the Division II sectional title at Celilna with a workmanlike 5-0 win over Van Wert to set up a rematch with rival Bulldogs.
Celina defeated Wapakoneta 3-0 on Saturday in the first sectional title game.
The St. Marys football team lived on the edge.
The Riders played it a little too close for comfort against an 0-8 team for three quarters, but St. Marys also found all the big plays it needed on the flanks of the Van Wert run defense to finally put away the Cougars.
After going to the half tied, St. Marys scored 20 unanswered points keyed by big plays in the second half to snap a three-game losing streak with a 34-14 win over a winless-but-scrappy Van Wert squad at Skip Baughman Stadium on Hall of Fame induction night on Friday.