October 24th, 2011
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.
ST. MARYS — Three St. Marys alumni joined the ranks of 12 others to be inducted into the St. Marys Memorial High School Alumni Foundation Hall of Fame.
J. Paul VanderHorst, John D. Kuenzel and Robert W. Reed were the fifth class to be inducted into the hall of fame during the annual event Saturday evening at the St. Marys Eagles.
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.
ROCKFORD — Minster defeated fellow Midwest Athletic Conference opponent Parkway 28-16 in a must-win game for the Wildcats on Friday night.
COLDWATER — With a 53-yard interception return for a touchdown the Coldwater Cavaliers put away the New Bremen Cardinals in a close contest 30-21 Friday night at Coldwater.
“Our quarterback (Elliott Westerbeck) played his best game tonight,” Cardinals head coach Rob Messick said. “At the end in desperation time he threw a couple of interceptions, buthe played really good football.”
Westerbeck threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another touchdown.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Another hurdle cleared.
And now the big one.
The Wapakoneta Redskins came up with a pair of big third-quarter stops and pulled away to a 41-14 win over the Shawnee Indians on Friday night at Shawnee.
Wapak remained unbeaten at 9-0 overall and 8-0 in the Western Buckeye League.
The win sets up what looks to be an epic Week 10 matchup against the also undefeated Kenton Wildcats for all the proverbial marbles.
Leslie Rone McKinney, 55, of 430 Huffman St., St. Marys, died at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at her residence.
She was born on Jan. 3, 1957, in Waynesfield, to Judge Gerald and Patricia (Butler) Rone.
On Oct. 3, 1993, in Waynesfield, she married Victor Lewis McKinney, who survives.
She is also survived by her parents, Judge Gerald and Patricia Rone of Waynesfield; by three sisters; a brother; a sister-in-law; by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister.
WAPAKONETA — A county organization will be hosting a festival this weekend to spread awareness of domestic violence.
The Festival of Hope: Families Standing Together in Peace, hosted by the Auglaize County Crisis Center, will be held Sunday in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The festival begins at 2 p.m. with a vigil at Salem United Methodist Church. After the vigil, attendees are invited to participate in a walk to Veterans Memorial Park.
NEW BREMEN — Students of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) will be traveling around New Bremen this month for their annual fall fruit sale.
The sale, which runs through Nov. 14, helps the group pay for various activities it participates in throughout the year.
“The money raised goes toward the chapter in general and helps pay for trips, contests and leadership conferences,” Adviser Katy McGovern said. “It’s a general fund that helps to cover our students’ costs.”
ST. MARYS — A local law enforcement group recently moved into its new headquarters in the city of St. Marys.
The Fraternal Order of Police in Auglaize County purchased an old church building at 520 W. North St., St. Marys, to serves as its new lodge. FOP President Mark Ernst said the purchase now gives the organization a permanent home.