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October 25th, 2012
LIMA — New Knoxville’s record-setting season came to an end on Wednesday night, as Liberty-Benton edged out the Rangers 1-0 in a Division III district semifinal at Lima Stadium.
L-B’s Zach Garver scored at the 28:31 mark of the first half to score the match’s lone goal. The goal was Garver’s 30th of the season.
New Knoxville bows out of the tournament with an 11-5-1 record. The Rangers set records for team wins and goals scored in a season in 2012.
The Rangers were shut out for just the third time this season.
KALIDA — Ottawa-Glandorf earned a fifth set win to defeat New Bremen, 17-25, 27-25, 25-21, 20-25 and 15-11 in the Division III district semifinals held at Kalida High School on Wednesday.
The Titans (20-5) will go on and face the Coldwater Cavaliers (18-7) , who upset the Liberty-Benton Eagles in four games, 19-25, 25-16, 26-24 and 25-18. The Titans and Cavaliers will play Saturday in the district finals at 6 p.m. at Kalida High School.
The Cardinals finish their season at 13-12.
WAPAKONETA — An exciting district semifinal match between the St. Marys and Shawnee boys soccer teams may be most remembered for the goal that didn’t show up on the scoreboard.
Shawnee won 4-1 to move on to the district final on Saturday, but it was a wild, controversial ride getting to that point.
“We’re happy to be moving on,” Shawnee head coach Dick Hagen said.
VAN WERT — The New Bremen volleyball team took a Midwest Athletic Conference-tested team into a new division and left with a sectional crown.
The Cardinals ousted Division III’s fifth-ranked team, Lima Central Catholic, in four games, 16-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-12, at Lincolnview High School on Saturday.
New Bremen’s brand of volleyball, tested by some of the best teams in the state all regular season, travels well.
LIMA — Gancalo Branco kicked in the overtime golden goal, lifted a finger to his mouth almost as if to silence any fears that the score New Knoxville gave up in the closing minutes of regulation would be too big an emotional hurdle to overcome and then was mobbed near midfield on the turf at Lima Stadium.
The New Knoxville boys soccer team bounced back from losing a late lead in regulation to clinch a 2-1 sudden-victory in overtime over Fort Jennings in a Division III sectional final on Saturday.
VAN WERT — The St. Marys football team knew Van Wert would stick to the ground game after rain made for another sloppy track.
Even with the Riders keyed to stop him Van Wert's Caleb Lloyd ran at will anyways, helping to hand St. Marys a 26-6 loss at Eggerss Stadium in a battle of teams that came into Friday night without a win.
VERSAILLES — Minster quarterback Adam Niemeyer connected with Ethan Wolf on a five-yard touchdown with 31 seconds left in the game to give Minster a thrilling 20-14 win over Versailles on Friday night.
Minster got the ball with 1:39 left in the game and Niemeyer led the Wildcats down the field for the game-winning drive that boosts Minster’s chances of a home playoff game in Week 11.
Driving and tied 14-14, Minster didn’t settle for a game-winning field goal attempt.
DELPHOS — The New Bremen Cardinals had the Delphos St. John’s Blue Jays right where they wanted them at halftime, leading 3-0.
But the Blue Jays came back with 34 unanswered points in the second half to beat the Cardinals 34-3 Friday night at Stadium Park in Delphos.
Photos: New Bremen at Delphos St. John's Football (Staff Photos by John Zwez)
High School Football
Van Wert 26, St. Marys 6
O-G 56, Bath 14
Elida 32, Celina 9
Kenton 42, Defiance 32
Wapakoneta 49, Shawnee 22
WAPAKONETA — The St. Marys boys soccer team ended half a decade of postseason frustration with the help of a quick early strike.
Brennan Brown scored 18 seconds into the match, Zac Nelson added a goal on a direct kick and St. Marys held off Elida in a frantic final four minutes to earn a 2-1 win on Thursday in a Division II sectional final at Wapakoneta.
Photos: St. Marys vs. Elida boys sectional soccer