September 14th, 2012
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
ST. MARYS — Despite the drizzly weather, local students spent their Friday learning an alternative activity that they could turn to instead of making destructive decisions.
Seventh-grade students at St. Marys Middle School spent time at the East Bank of Grand Lake St. Marys to participate in Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs, which Guidance Counselor Rebecca Moore noted is a national recognized drug-prevention program of the Future Fisherman Foundation.
“Leader Look Back” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from Sept. 11-17, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: The Eagles shut out the Wapakoneta Reds 1-0 in the final game of the season for both squads.
Season tickets for Roughriders football games went on sale for $1.75. The Roughriders hosted Liberty of the Hancock County League in the first home game of the year.
The South End Wonders defeated the West End Reds 3-2.
ST. MARYS — With a $1,000 prize on the line, a group of Memorial High School students are showcasing the pride of the St. Marys community in a spirit video they created for Alltel’s second annual Yards 4 Youth competition.
The students in Andrew Klosterman’s Memorial Television class prepared the Yards 4 Youth video, focusing on how St. Marys shows its school pride.
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:
NEW KNOXVILLE — It took some doing for the New Knoxville Ranger volleyball team to stay undefeated in the MAC, but they did it. The Rangers trailed New Bremen 2-0, but came back to defeat he Cardinals 14-25, 22-25, 26-24, 25-8 and 15-8 in a MAC contest played at New Knoxville.