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August 15th, 2012
MINSTER — The Minster boys golf team distanced itself from the rest of the 14-team field to capture the Cardinal Invitational in the comfort of its home course Arrowhead Golf Club on Tuesday.
Minster sophomore Xavier Francis fired a two-over par 74, Freddie Purdy and John Burke each had 78s, and Josh Tumbusch shot an 82 for the Minster team total of 312.
Minster was 10 shots clear of second-place Russia, which shot a 322 on a day of early rain followed by clear, cool conditions.
50 Years Ago This Week – 1962
The St. Marys Lakers pushed themselves above the .500 mark for the first time since their season-opener when they were 1-0 with an 11-5 victory over Bradfield Center.
St. Marys dug themselves in a one-run hole to start the game, but quickly responded with two runs in the bottom of the first inning and five more over the next three innings.
St. Marys Memorial head football coach Greg Phillips talks to players before the inaugural flag football season in St. Marys at the turf field near Memorial High School. The flag football league begins its first season with 95 players who are ages 6-10.
Individuals who ordered St. Marys football season tickets may pick up their tickets until Thursday, Aug. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the high school office. Season tickets not claimed will be sold to the public on Thursday, Aug. 9 starting at 7 p.m. Those wishing to purchase new seats or trade seats may do so. The athletic department also has 60 parking passes available for sale at $20 per pass.
WAPAKONETA — Treg Drexler watched his dad Tony compete in demolition derbies for years, so he relished the chance when the second session of Thursday night's Auglaize County Fair derby came down to just the two family members.
"He's been at it for over 27 years," Treg said. "I knew he was going to be tough to beat. I knew I had to get on him from the get-go and drive like he'd drive."
Treg, driving a black 1993 Lincoln Continental, bested his father, Tony, who drove a green 1970s Ford station wagon.
50 Years Ago This Week – 1962
This week in 1962, the St. Marys Lakers hosted the Botkins baseball club in non-Western Ohio League action at Memorial Field.
With the high school football season a mere three-and-a-half weeks away, members of a local service club got a sneak peek into the 2012 version of the St. Marys Roughriders.
Greg Phillips briefed the St. Marys Kiwanis Club on all things Roughrider football during the club’s weekly meeting Tuesday night at the St. Marys Eagles. Phillips, who is entering his second season with the Roughriders, said he is optimistic about the team.
WAPAKONETA — Victor Victory led from start to finish to capture the Moon City Trot on Tuesday night to highlight the first night of harness racing at the Auglaize County Fair.
Victor Victory captured the $2,000 purse in the six-horse field for four-year olds and older that is part of the Signature Series, a 17-race series.
After a period of stability and playoff success brought by nationally-recruited, record-setting quarterbacks and gaudy numbers put up by a handful of running backs, the Western Buckeye League will have a lot of new faces in key spots in what should be a wide-open race.
The Midwest Athletic Conference had another banner year with five playoff teams, two teams in state championship games and Marion Local adding a fifth state title. The league has a quartet of teams that look like state title contenders again this season.
CELINA — Trevor Kill and the Grand Lake Mariners both finished the season on quite an upswing.
The Grand Lake Mariners ended their 2012 campaign on an upswing, taking two from the Southern Ohio Copperheads, 4-3 in 11 innnings and 9-8, on Sunday at Jim Hoess Field in Celina.
Grand Lake finished the season winning seven of its eight final games for a 15-23 record. The outscored opponents 61-35 in final eight games, after being outscored 212-145 in the first 30 games of the season.