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September 20th, 2012
50 Years Ago This Week – 1962
This week in 1962, St. Marys native Galen Cisco hurled the New York Mets to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs in Cisco’s first starting assignment for his new team.
In the victory, Cisco tied a Major League record by striking out four pinch hitters in a single game, in addition to striking out four others in the victory.
The game marked Cisco’s first complete game in nearly five months since he hurled one for the Red Sox back in April.
ST. MARYS — Like the ominous-looking clouds surrounding the soccer field at West School on Monday night, the St. Marys boys soccer team threatened for much of the evening.
The rain ended up being harmlessly light, and the Roughriders never could put in that goal against a winless Celina squad.
St. Marys and Celina played to a 0-0 draw in the Grand Lake St. Marys rivalry match on Monday night.
Photo Gallery: Celina at St. Marys Boys Soccer
CELINA — Van Wert won the Jordan Moeller Memorial by 10 strokes on Saturday at the Mercer County Elks course, while a quartet of area teams finished in the top eight. New Bremen took fourth with a 338 team score, Celina finished fifth with a 340, Minster was sixth with a 340 and St. Marys finished eighth with a 347. New Knoxville finished 16th with a 418.
OTTAWA — New Knoxville and St. Marys' cross country teams competed at the Ottawa-Glandorf Blue and Gold Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.
The New Knoxville boys scored 247 points for eighth in the Gold Division standings. St. Henry won with 46 points and Spencerville was ninth with 262 points. New Knoxville’s Isaac Kuntz finished third overall with a 16:41.
The St. Marys boys cross country team finished sixth in the Blue Division standings with 175 points.Nick Durkee led St. Marys with a 12th-place finish and a 17:04 time.
BATH TOWNSHIP — St. Marys couldn’t stop Bath quarterback Doug Sanders in the Wildcats’ 50-28 win over the Roughriders on Friday night.
Not as Bath built a 29-0 lead.
Not when St. Marys needed a stop to continue its improbable second-half comeback attempt.
Sanders threw for 269 yards and rushed for 192 yards in Bath’s topsy-turvy victory. When Bath’s defense struggled to hold a lead in the second half, Sanders responded with touchdown runs of 61 and 31 yards in the fourth quarter.
ST HENRY — What started to look like a blowout when the Minster Wildcats scored twice in the first six minutes of the game, turned into something else altogether.
St. Henry came back and won a Midwest Athletic Conference 35-21 victory.
“We stuck to the plan and give credit to our kids for not folding, they could have easily folded there at 14-0 with Minster having all the momentum,” said St. Henry coach Jeff Starkey. “It was great by our kids just hanging in there.”
NEW BREMEN – For the first time in a year and a half the New Bremen football team is able to celebrate a victory.
The Cardinals scored touchdowns in the second and fourth quarters to defeat the Parkway Panthers 13-6 in front of a homecoming crowd to snap a 15-game losing streak that dated back to the 2010 season.
Tristin Hoffmaster's fourth-quarter six-yard touchdown run proved to be the game winner for the Cardinals.
New Bremen's other score came on a Garrett Westerbeck to Justin Heitkamp nine-yard touchdown pass.
CELINA — Celina emerged from a Western Buckeye League struggle with Wapkoneta with a 24-21 win.
Wapakoneta was leading by 4 points about midway through the fourth quarter when Celina started a drive on its own 21 yard line.
A systematic drive with passes of four, nine, 20, 12, 18, six and a eight yards was enough to score the game wining touchdown. The 14-play, 79-yard drive which was capped by a jailbreak screen from Bilger to junior wide receiver Braeken Bader for the touchdown.
Friday's scores from around the WBL, MAC and the state of Ohio:
WESTERN BUCKEYE LEAGUE
Bath 50, St. Marys 28
Celina 24, Wapakoneta 21
Ottawa-Glandorf 70, Defiance 21
Elida 21, Van Wert 7
Kenton 66, Shawnee 42
MIDWEST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
CELINA — The heated St. Marys-Celina girls soccer rivalry produced a winner for the first time since 2009.
Taylor Guingrich’s early long strike held up the rest of the game, giving Celina a 1-0 win over St. Marys on Thursday night after the two rivals played to 1-1 ties in both 2011 and 2010.
Photo Gallery: St. Marys at Celina girls soccer: